Re-imagining South Asian Religions is a collection of essays offering new ways of understanding aspects of Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, Theosophical, and Indian Christian experiences. Moving away from canonical texts, established authorities, and received historiography, the essays in this volume draw from a range of methodological perspectives including philosophy, history, hermeneutics, migration and diaspora studies, ethnography, performance studies, lived religion approaches, and aesthetics. Reflecting a balance of theory and substantive content, the papers in this volume call into question key critical terms, challenge established frames of reference, and offer innovative and alternative interpretations of South Asian ways of knowing and being.
Pashaura Singh, Ph.D. (1991), is Professor at the University of California, Riverside. He has published three Oxford monographs, edited five conference volumes and contributed articles to academic journals, books and encyclopedias, including 'Life and Work of Guru Arjan' (OUP 2006).
Michael Hawley, Ph.D. (2002), is Associate Professor in Religious Studies at Mount Royal University and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary. His articles on S. Radhakrishnan and M.K. Gandhi have appeared in edited volumes, academic journals, and encyclopaedias.
Contributors include: Harold Coward, Dyron B. Daughrity, Patricia Dold, Michael Hawley, Sarah Haynes, Toby B. Johnson, Vasudha Narayanan, Ronald Neufeldt, Tinu Ruparell, Pashaura Singh, Michael Stoeber, Charles Townsend, and Paul Younger.
Anyone interested in the history and study of south Asian religions.