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  • MORAL ATMOSPHERES

    Lahore?s Hall Road is the largest electronics market in Pakistan. Once the center of film and media piracy in South Asia, it now specializes in smartphones and accessories. For Hall Road?s traders, conflicts between the economic promises and the moral dangers of film loom large. To reconcile their secular trade with their responsibilities as devoted Muslims, they often look to adjudicate the good or bad moral ?atmosphere? (mahaul) that can cling to film and media.

    Timothy P. A. Cooper examines the diverse and coexisting moral atmospheres that surround media in Pakistan, tracing public understandings of ethical life and showing how they influence economic behavior. Drawing on extensive ethnographic work among traders, consumers, collectors, archivists, cinephiles, and cinephobes, Moral Atmospheres explores varied views on what the relationship between film and faith should look, sound, and feel like for Pakistan?s Muslim-majority public. Cooper considers the preservation and censorship of film in and outside of the state bureaucracy, contestations surrounding heritage and urban infrastructure, and the production and circulation of sound and video recordings among the country?s religious minorities. He argues that a focus on atmosphere provides ways of seeing moral thresholds as mutable and affective, rather than as fixed ethical standpoints. At once a vivid ethnography of a market street and a generative theorization of atmosphere, this book offers fresh perspectives on moral experience and the relationship between religion and media.
    ISBN: 9780231210416
    Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: ISLAM AND MEDIA IN A PAKISTANI MARKETPLACE
    Author: TIMOTHY P.C. COOPER

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  • DEFENDING MUHAMMAD IN MODERNITY

    ‘No book offers a richer, more illuminating guide to the origins and complex theological relationship of the Barelvi and the Deobandi orientations than Defending Mu?ammad in Modernity. SherAli Tareen’s deeply researched, theoretically informed, yet remarkably accessible study will help make Islam in modern South Asia part of wider and much-needed conversations among scholars of religion.’

    -Muhammad Qasim Zaman, Princeton University, author of Islam in Pakistan: A History

    ‘Sher Ali Tareen’s detailed exploration of the form and logic of the polemical engagements that marked the development of competing Deobandi and Barelvi visions in the nineteenth century is exceptional and provides a critical backdrop for understanding the divisions that continue to shape the dynamics of South Asian Muslim thinking today.’
    -David Gilmartin, North Carolina State University, author of Empire and Islam: Punjab and the Making of Pakistan

    ‘A masterful study of the polemics over Mu?ammad’s status that have been occurring for more than a century in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh? it shows us that this polemical tradition is founded in a genuine argument, whose philosophical and juridical implications are meaningful even for those outside its purview.’
    -Faisal Devji, University of Oxford, author of Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea

    ‘This book is beautifully written in a language accessible to students and colleagues who have not previously engaged with this topic. If you can only read three books on Islam in South Asia, Defending Mu?ammad in Modernity needs to be one of them.’
    -Margrit Pernau, Max Planck Institute for Human Development

    ‘The thoroughness to detail and depth in his commentary and analysis and in the very wide reading that he has undertaken and conveyed to a reader is most welcome and useful and highly recommended. This is a superb book.’
    -Syed Akbar Zaidi, Institute of Business Administration Karachi, author of Making a Muslim: Reading Publics and Contesting Identities in Nineteenth-Century North India

    ISBN: 9789697834464

    AUTHOR: SHERALI TAREEN
    ISBN: 9789697834464
    Publisher: FOLIO BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: SHERALI TAREEN

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  • THE LOST ART OF SCRIPTURE

    ‘An amazingly wide-ranging book, showing that the world’s religious texts can be a force for good today’ John Barton, author of A History of the Bible. In our increasingly secular world, holy texts are at best seen as irrelevant, and at worst as an excuse to incite violence, hatred and division. The Quran, the Torah and the Bible are often employed selectively to underwrite arbitrary and subjective views. They are believed to be divinely ordained; they are claimed to contain eternal truths. But as Karen Armstrong, a world authority on religious affairs, shows in this fascinating journey through millennia of history, this narrow reading of scripture is a relatively recent phenomenon. Armstrong argues that only by rediscovering an open engagement with their holy texts will the world’s religions be able to curtail arrogance and intolerance. And if scripture is used to engage with the world in more meaningful and compassionate ways, we will find that it still has a great deal to teach us.

    AUTHOR: KAREN ARMSTRONG

    ISBN: 9781784705329
    ISBN: 9781784705329
    Publisher: VINTAGE
    Subtitle: RESCUING THE SACRED TEXTS
    Author: KAREN ARMSTRONG

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  • ALL IS CHANGE


    ISBN: 0316741566
    Publisher: LITTLE
    Subtitle: THE TWO THOUSAND YEAR JOURNEY OF BUDDHISM TO THE WEST
    Author: LAWRENCE SUTIN

     1,220
  • INTRODUCING HINDUISM


    ISBN: 0415392691
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle:
    Author: HILLARY

     5,242
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS


    ISBN: 0226306623
    Publisher: CHICAGO
    Subtitle: WHAT THEY THINK AND WHAT THEY BELIEVE
    Author: ANDREW GREELEY

     5,722
  • GLIMPSES OF WORLD RELIGIONS


    ISBN: 8172241569
    Publisher: JAICO BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: A. SHAH

     201 385
  • A SHORT INTRODUCTION BUDDHISM


    ISBN: 1851681868
    Publisher: ONE WORLD
    Subtitle:
    Author: KLAUS K. KLOSTERMAIER

     910
  • RELIGION


    ISBN: 1851682589
    Publisher: VIVA BOOKS
    Subtitle: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE
    Author: MARTIN FORWARD

     692 2,773
  • THE LIFE OF HINDUISM


    ISBN: 0520249143
    Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
    Subtitle:
    Author: JOHN STRATTON HAWLEY

     5,075
  • CLASSICAL FOUNDATION: EARLY CHRISTIANNITY


    ISBN: 0415205395
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle:
    Author: MARK HUMPHIRES

     4,006
  • REGULATING AVERSION


    ISBN: 0691126542
    Publisher: PETERSONS
    Subtitle: TOLERANCE IN THE AGE OF IDENTITY AND EMPIRE
    Author: WENDY BROWN

     7,617
  • OPENING THE DOORS OF WONDER


    ISBN: 0520245458
    Publisher: CALIFORNIA
    Subtitle: REFLECTIONS ON RELIGION RITES OF PASSAGE
    Author: ARTHUR J. MAGIDA

     6,347
  • THE LIBRAL CONCIENCE

    IN RECENT YEARS, the battle between liberalism and theocracy has taken center stage around the globe. To many it is a dispute that can only end in a confrontation of competing values and worldviews. In this bold new work, Lucas Swaine combines discussions of political philosophy and real-world events to provide solutions to this seemingly intractable conflict. By opening a dialogue between theocracy and liberalism and offering strategies for interacting with politically ambitious theocrats, Swaine offers new and vital perspectives on the role of religion in liberal, multicultural societies.

    Swaine begins by exploring the nature and development of theocratic communities and the moral and political challenges they pose to liberal societies. He argues that in their treatment of theocratic communities, liberal societies have failed to uphold their own stated principles of religious toleration. They have also neglected to formulate a suitable schema for treating theocratic communities ensconced in liberal democracies and to provide reasons for theocrats to affirm liberal institutions. Swaine calls upon liberals to redefine and reassert the fundamental importance of liberty of conscience.

    By doing so, liberal societies will reinvigorate their own traditions, while also assuaging religious conflict. In addition to philosophical arguments, Swaine proposes a new legal standard that offers theocratic communities quasi sovereignty within liberal democracies.

    Theocrats also have much to gain from embracing liberalism and the principle of liberty of conscience. Swaine argues that liberalism can be made more appealing to the values and concerns of theocrats if the liberal commitment to freedom of conscience is clarified and modified and if liberals take a fresh approach to conceptualizing and promulgating liberal principles, institutions, and laws.
    ISBN: 0231136048
    Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: POLITICS AND PRINCIPLE IN A WORLD OF RELIGIOUS PLURALISM
    Author: LUCAS SWAINE

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  • THE MAHABHARATA


    ISBN: 8125028463
    Publisher: ORIENT LONGMAN
    Subtitle: AN INQUIRY IN THE HUMAN CONDITION
    Author: CHATURVEDI BADRINATH

     3,373
  • RELIGION AND POLITICS IN TURKEY


    ISBN: 0415348315
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle:
    Author: ALI CARKOGLU AND BARRY RUBIN

     20,055
  • IN SPITE OF THE GODS

    Yet the subcontinent’s spectacular growth is taking place against the backdrop of a society that has yet fully to come to terms with liberal modernity. Emerging India continues to be beset by deep contradictions: it is a fully fledged nuclear weapons state with almost 40 per cent of the world’s malnourished children; a growing economic powerhouse with an enduring anti-materialist philosophy; it plays host to some of the world’s most cutting-edge research and development, and yet is home to one of the most intolerant religious chauvinist movements in the world.

    In this groundbreaking book, which is scholarly and entertaining in equal measure, Edward Luce draws on his extensive personal experience of India to present a compelling snapshot of a country undergoing a remarkable transformation that will increasingly affect the rest of the world? We meet the people who are forging this very distinctive rising power — politicians, industrialists, activists and ordinary Indians of every caste. Luce moves beyond the surface anarchy and apparent contradictions of today’s India to present an incisive but sympathetic perspective on an increasingly nationalistic democracy that will gradually rival Chine — and possibly the’ United States — on the global stage over the coming decades. For all its complexity and many-layered histories, one thing is certain: India’s fate matters.
    ISBN: 0316729817
    Publisher: LITTLE
    Subtitle: THE STRANGE RISE OF MODERN INDIA
    Author: EDWARD LUCE

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  • INDIAN SUFISM SINCE THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY


    ISBN: 0415390400
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle: SAINTS, BOOKS AND EMPIRES IN THE MUSLIM DECCAN
    Author: NILE GREEN

     20,990
  • CONTEMPORARY ISLAM


    ISBN: 0415770114
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle: DYNAMIC, NOT STATIC
    Author: ABDUL AZIZ SAID

     24,683
  • RELIGIONS IN GLOBAL SOCIETY


    ISBN: 0415393191
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle:
    Author: PETER BEYER

     7,092