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Module Reading List 2 B. Sarkar for January-June 2018

Introduction to South Asian Religions, 2017/18, Semester 2
Bihani Sarkar
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Mittal, Sushil and Thursby, Gene (eds.), Religions of South Asia : an introduction ISBN: 0415223911 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0415223903 (hardback : alk. paper); 0203087763 (e-book), Routledge: London and New York, 2006.  2nd ed. Religions of India : an introduction ISBN: 9781134791866 (e-book), Routledge, 2017.

Armstrong, Karen, 'The Moghul Empire' in Islam: A Short History, Phoenix Press: London, pp. 105-109 (for the political context for the rise of Sufism in South Asia and Akbar's pluralism).

Basham, A.L., Chapter VII. 'Religion: Cults, Doctrines and Metaphysics' in The Wonder that was India: A Survey of the History and sub-culture of the Indian Sub-continent before the coming of the Muslims, First Published 1954, Third Revised Edition 2004, Picador: London, pp. 234-347.

Bronkhorst, Johannes, Buddhist teaching in India ISBN: 0861715667 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780861715664 (pbk. : alk. paper), Wisdom Publications: Boston, 2009.

Dundas, Paul, The Jains ISBN: 9781134501663 (e-book), Routledge: London and New York, 2003.

Franco, Eli and Preisendanz, Karin (eds)., 1997, Beyond Orientalism : the work of Wilhelm Halbfass and its impact on Indian and cross-cultural studies ISBN: 9789042002401 (pbk.); 9042002476 (bound); 9789042002470 (bound); 9042002409 (pbk.), Rodopi: Atlanta, Ga. (read in particular Halbfass's own essays here for his views on comparative religion which takes into account the study of Indian religion for Theology as a discipline-- note especially that he is arguing against Said)

This list was last updated on 15/01/2018