Strange Parallels

Pub Date : 2009 | Author : Victor B. Lieberman | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780521823524
ISBN 13 : 0521823528

Blending fine-grained case studies with overarching theory, this book seeks to rethink 1,000 years of Eurasian history...

Nine Lives

Pub Date : 2009-10-07 | Author : William Dalrymple | Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781408803417
ISBN 13 : 1408803410

Three brothers from a remote village in the Himalayas are driven by poverty to become monks. One becomes a famous masked dancer; the second an accomplished player of the Tibetan te..

Text To Tradition

Pub Date : 2014-01-07 | Author : Deven M. Patel | Publisher : Columbia University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780231536530
ISBN 13 : 0231536534

Written in the twelfth century, the Naisadhiyacarita ( The Adventures of Nala, King of Nisadha) is a seminal Sanskrit poem beloved by South Asian literary communities for nearly a ..

Ethical Life In South Asia

Pub Date : 2010 | Author : Anand Pandian | Publisher : Indiana University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780253355287
ISBN 13 : 0253355281

Outgrowth of an international workshop on the subject of South Asian ethical practices held in Vancouver, Canada in September 2007...

Cultural Sociology Of The Middle East Asia And Africa

Pub Date : 2012-01-05 | Author : Andrea L. Stanton | Publisher : SAGE Publications

ISBN 10 : 9781452266626
ISBN 13 : 145226662X

In our age of globalization and multiculturalism, it has never been more important for Americans to understand and appreciate foreign cultures and how people live, love, and learn ..

Making Sense Of Tantric Buddhism

Pub Date : 2012-12-04 | Author : Christian K Wedemeyer | Publisher : Columbia University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780231530958
ISBN 13 : 0231530951

Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism fundamentally rethinks the nature of the transgressive theories and practices of the Buddhist Tantric traditions, challenging the notion that the T..