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South Asian religions : tradition and today

Author: Karen Pechilis; Selva J Raj
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013.
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"The religious landscape of south Asia is complex and fascinating. While existing literature tends to focus on the majority religions of Hinduism and Buddhism, much less attention is given to Jainism, Sikhism, Islam or Christianity. While not nelecting the majority traditions, this valuable resource also explores the important role which the minority traditions play in the religious life of the subcontinent,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Pechilis; Selva J Raj
ISBN: 9780415448512 0415448514 9780415448529 0415448522 0203079930 9780203079935
OCLC Number: 166361331
Description: x, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: In a shared world: Selva J. Raj and the study of religion / Karen Pechilis --
Tribal religions in India: practicing tradition today / Joseph Marianus Kujur --
Hinduism: practicing tradition today / Nasudha Narayanan --
Jain traditions: practicing tradition today / M. Whitney Kelting --
Buddhism in South Asia: practicing tradition today / Sunil Goonasekera --
South Asian Judaisms: practicing tradition today / Nathan Katz --
South Asian Christianity: practicing tradition today / M. Thomas Thangaraj --
Islam in South Asia: practicing tradition today / Karen G. Ruffle --
Sikhism: practicing tradition today / Pashaura Singh.
Responsibility: edited by Karen Pechilis and Selva J. Raj.

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"The religious landscape of south Asia is complex and fascinating. While existing literature tends to focus on the majority religions of Hinduism and Buddhism, much less attention is given to Jainism, Sikhism, Islam or Christianity. While not nelecting the majority traditions, this valuable resource also explores the important role which the minority traditions play in the religious life of the subcontinent, covering popular as well as elite expressions of religious faith. By examining the realities of religious life, and the ways in which the traditions are practised on the ground, this book provides an illuminating introduction to Asian religions"--

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