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Module Reading List

Introduction to South Asian Religions, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Mikel Burley
m.m.burley@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Background Reading for Lectures

Please note that the list below includes only the background reading for each week plus some further reading suggestions. For the required reading and study questions for seminars, please see the Module Handbook.

Week 14 (week beginning 28th January 2019)

Background reading:

Mittal, Sushil, and Gene Thursby. 2018. ‘Introduction’, in Sushil Mittal and Gene Thursby, eds. Religions of India [electronic resource] / an introduction ISBN: 9781134791866 (e-book); 9781138681262 (pbk.) :; 9781134791934 (ePub ebook) :; 9781134791866 (PDF ebook) :; 9781134792009 (Mobipocket ebook) :; 9781315545967 (ebook). New York: Routledge, pp. 1–10.  

Week 15 (week beginning 4th February 2019)

Background reading:

Grimes, John, Sushil Mittal, and Gene Thursby. 2018. ‘Hindu Dharma’, in Sushil Mittal and Gene Thursby, eds. Religions of India [electronic resource] / an introduction ISBN: 9781134791866 (e-book); 9781138681262 (pbk.) :; 9781134791934 (ePub ebook) :; 9781134791866 (PDF ebook) :; 9781134792009 (Mobipocket ebook) :; 9781315545967 (ebook). New York: Routledge. Please read pp. 15–20, 26–31, 42–44 and 60–64. (If you have time to read everything from page 15 to page 68, then please do so.)  

Week 16 (week beginning 11th February 2019)

Background reading:

Grimes, John, Sushil Mittal, and Gene Thursby. 2018. ‘Hindu Dharma’, in Sushil Mittal and Gene Thursby, eds. Religions of India [electronic resource] / an introduction ISBN: 9781134791866 (e-book); 9781138681262 (pbk.) :; 9781134791934 (ePub ebook) :; 9781134791866 (PDF ebook) :; 9781134792009 (Mobipocket ebook) :; 9781315545967 (ebook). New York: Routledge. Please read pp. 68–81.  

Week 17 (week beginning 18th February 2019)

Background reading:

Vallely, Anne. 2018. ‘Jaina Dharma’, in Sushil Mittal and Gene Thursby, eds. Religions of India [electronic resource] / an introduction ISBN: 9781134791866 (e-book); 9781138681262 (pbk.) :; 9781134791934 (ePub ebook) :; 9781134791866 (PDF ebook) :; 9781134792009 (Mobipocket ebook) :; 9781315545967 (ebook). New York: Routledge, pp. 83–103.  

Week 18 (week beginning 25th February 2019)

Background reading:

Singhvi, L. M. 1990. The Jain Declaration on Nature. London: Office of Jaina High Commissioner for India. Available online at: http://www.jainworld.com/jainbooks/Books/Jaindecl.htm

Week 19 (week beginning 4th March 2019)

Background reading:

Kilby, Christina A. 2018. ‘Bauddha Dharma’, in Sushil Mittal and Gene Thursby, eds. Religions of India [electronic resource] / an introduction ISBN: 9781134791866 (e-book); 9781138681262 (pbk.) :; 9781134791934 (ePub ebook) :; 9781134791866 (PDF ebook) :; 9781134792009 (Mobipocket ebook) :; 9781315545967 (ebook). New York: Routledge, pp. 107–130 (up to ‘Modern Expressions’).  

Week 20 (week beginning 11th March 2019)

Background reading:

Kilby, Christina A. 2018. ‘Bauddha Dharma’, in Sushil Mittal and Gene Thursby, eds. Religions of India [electronic resource] / an introduction ISBN: 9781134791866 (e-book); 9781138681262 (pbk.) :; 9781134791934 (ePub ebook) :; 9781134791866 (PDF ebook) :; 9781134792009 (Mobipocket ebook) :; 9781315545967 (ebook). New York: Routledge, pp. 130–134 (from ‘Modern Expressions’ onwards).  

Week 21 (week beginning 18th March 2019)

Background reading:

Singh, Pashaura. 2018. ‘Sikh Dharam’, in Sushil Mittal and Gene Thursby, eds. Religions of India [electronic resource] / an introduction ISBN: 9781134791866 (e-book); 9781138681262 (pbk.) :; 9781134791934 (ePub ebook) :; 9781134791866 (PDF ebook) :; 9781134792009 (Mobipocket ebook) :; 9781315545967 (ebook). New York: Routledge, pp. 139–157 (up to ‘Modern Expressions’).  

Week 22 (week beginning 25th March 2019)

Background reading:

Singh, Pashaura. 2018. ‘Sikh Dharam’, in Sushil Mittal and Gene Thursby, eds. Religions of India [electronic resource] / an introduction ISBN: 9781134791866 (e-book); 9781138681262 (pbk.) :; 9781134791934 (ePub ebook) :; 9781134791866 (PDF ebook) :; 9781134792009 (Mobipocket ebook) :; 9781315545967 (ebook). New York: Routledge, pp. 157–161 (from ‘Modern Expressions’ onwards).  

Week 23 (week beginning 29th April 2019)

Background reading:

Gottschalk, Peter. 2018. ‘Beyond the Introduction—Alternative Perspectives’, in Sushil Mittal and Gene Thursby, eds. Religions of India [electronic resource] / an introduction ISBN: 9781134791866 (e-book); 9781138681262 (pbk.) :; 9781134791934 (ePub ebook) :; 9781134791866 (PDF ebook) :; 9781134792009 (Mobipocket ebook) :; 9781315545967 (ebook). New York: Routledge, pp. 291–313.  

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Further Reading Suggestions

General

Clothey, Fred W. 2006. Religion in India : a historical introduction ISBN: 0415940249 (pbk.) : £18.99. Abingdon and New York: Routledge.

Hirst, Jacqueline Suthren, and John Zavos. 2011. Religious traditions in modern South Asia ISBN: 9780415447881 (pbk.) : £21.99; 9780415447874 (hbk.) : £75.00; 0415447879 (hbk.) : £75.00; 0415447887 (pbk.) : £21.99; 9780203802427 (ebook); 020380242X (ebook). London: Routledge.

Buddhism

Harvey, Peter. 2000. An introduction to Buddhist ethics : foundations, values and issues ISBN: 0521556406 (pbk.) : £17.95; 0521553946. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Harvey, Peter. 2013. An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices, 2nd edn. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Keown, Damien. 2000. Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Keown, Damien. 2005. Buddhist ethics : a very short introduction ISBN: 019280457X (pbk.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lopez, Donald S., ed. 2007. Buddhism in Practice, abridged edn. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Williams, Paul. 2009. Mahāyāna Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations, 2nd edn. Abingdon: Routledge, esp. chapter 9.

Hinduism

Brockington, J. L. 1981. The sacred thread : Hinduism in its continuity and diversity ISBN: 0852243936 (pbk). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Cush, Denise, Catherine Robinson, and Michael York, eds. 2008. Encyclopedia of Hinduism ISBN: 0700712674 (hbk.) : £125.00. London: Routledge.

Flood, Gavin. 1996. An Introduction to Hinduism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Johnson, W. J., trans. 1994. The Bhagavad Gita ISBN: 0192829521 (pbk). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Knott, Kim. 1998. Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lipner, Julius. 1994. Hindus : their religious beliefs and practices ISBN: 0415051827 (pbk). London: Routledge.

Minor, Robert N. 1982. Bhagavad-Gītā : an exegetical commentary. New Delhi: Heritage.

Minor, Robert N., ed. 1986. Modern Indian interpreters of the Bhagavadgita ISBN: 0887062970; 0887062989 (pbk). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Mittal, Sushil, and Gene Thursby, eds. 2004. The Hindu world ISBN: 9780415772273; 0415215277. London: Routledge.

Rodrigues, Hillary P. 2006. Introducing Hinduism ISBN: 0415392691 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0415392683 (hardback : alk. paper). London: Routledge.

Jainism

Carrithers, Michael, and Caroline Humphrey, eds. 1991. The assembly of listeners : Jains in society ISBN: 0521365058 (hardcover). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Chapple, Christopher Key. 2001. ‘The Living Cosmos of Jainism: A Traditional Science Grounded in Environmental Ethics’, Daedalus. ISSN: 0011-5266, Vol. 130, No. 4, pp. 207–224.

Chapple, Christopher Key, ed. 2002. Jainism and ecology : nonviolence in the web of life ISBN: 0945454341 : No price; 0945454333 (cased). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Cort, John E. 2001. Jains in the world : religious values and ideology in India ISBN: 0195132343. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Jain, Andrea R., and Jeffrey J. Kripal. 2009. ‘Quietism and Karma: Non-Action as Non-Ethics in Jain Asceticism’, Common Knowledge ISSN: 0961-7541, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 197–207.

Long, Jeffery D. 2009. Jainism : an introduction ISBN: 1845116259 (hbk.); 9781845116255 (hbk.); 1845116267 (pbk.); 9781845116262 (pbk.). London and New York: I.B. Tauris.

Long, Jeffery. 2011. ‘Jainism: Key Themes’, Religion Compass, Vol. 5, No. 9, pp. 501–510.

Sikhism

Cole, W. Owen. 1984. Sikhism and its Indian context 1467-1708 : the attitude of Guru Nanak and early Sikhism to Indian religious beliefs and practices ISBN: 0232515085. London: Darton, Longman & Todd.

Cole, W. Owen. 2004. Understanding sikhism ISBN: 1903765153 (pbk.). Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press.

Mandair, Arvind-Pal Singh. 2013. Sikhism: A Guide for the Perplexed. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

Nesbitt, Eleanor. 2005. Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Shackle, Christopher, and Arvind-pal Singh Mandair, eds. 2005. Teachings of the Sikh Gurus : selections from the Sikh scriptures ISBN: 0415266033 (alk. paper); 0415266041 (alk. paper). London and New York: Routledge. Introduction available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

This list was last updated on 21/01/2019