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Cultural, Historical and Textual Studies of South Asian Religions

The volumes featured in the Anthem Cultural, Historical and Textual Studies of South Asian Religions series are the expression of an international community of scholars committed to the reshaping of the field of textual and historical studies of religions. The volumes in this series examine practice, ritual, and other textual religious products, crossing different area studies and time frames. Featuring a vast range of interpretive perspectives, this innovative series aims to enhance the way we look at religious traditions.

Series Editor

Federico Squarcini, University of Florence, Italy

Editorial Board

Piero Capelli, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy

Vincent Eltschinger, ICIHA, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

Christoph Emmrich, University of Toronto, Canada

James Fitzgerald, Brown University, USA

Jonardon Ganeri, University of Sussex, UK

Barbara A. Holdrege, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Sheldon Pollock, Columbia University, USA

Karin Preisendanz, University of Vienna, Austria

Alessandro Saggioro, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Cristina Scherrer-Schaub, University of Lausanne and EPHE, France

Romila Thapar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Ananya Vajpeyi, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

Marco Ventura, University of Siena, Italy

Vincenzo Vergiani, University of Cambridge, UK


We welcome submissions of proposals for challenging and original works that meet the criteria of this series. We make prompt editorial decisions. Our titles are published simultaneously in print and eBook editions and are subject to peer review by recognized authorities in the field. Should you wish to send in a proposal for a collection of essays, a single or multi-authored monograph, or a course reader, please contact us at: proposal@anthempress.com

  1. Ascetics and Brahmins
    Studies in Ideologies and Institutions
    Patrick Olivelle

    This volume brings together papers on Indian ascetical institutions and ideologies published by Patrick Olivelle over a span of about thirty years.
    PRICE:  £70.00  /  $115.00
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    Hardback | December 2011 | ISBN 9780857284327

  2. Studies on the Cārvāka/Lokāyata
    Ramkrishna Bhattacharya

    This volume is the first attempt at a scientific study of the Carvaka/Lokayata, the materialist system of philosophy that flourished in ancient India between the eighth and the twelfth century CE.

    PRICE:  £60.00  /  $99.00
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    Hardback | December 2011 | ISBN 9780857284334

  3. Language, Texts, and Society
    Explorations in Ancient Indian Culture and Religion
    Patrick Olivelle

    This collection brings together the research papers of Patrick Olivelle, published over a period of about ten years. The unifying theme of these studies is the search for historical context and developments hidden within words and texts.

    PRICE:  £60.00  /  $99.00
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    Hardback | December 2011 | ISBN 9780857284310

  4. Religion and Identity in South Asia and Beyond
    Essays in Honor of Patrick Olivelle
    Edited by Steven E. Lindquist

    This volume brings together sixteen articles on the religions, literatures and histories of South and Central Asia in tribute to Patrick Olivelle, one of North America's leading Sanskritists and historians of early India.

    PRICE:  £60.00  /  $99.00
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    Hardback | October 2011 | ISBN 9780857287908