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India: Development Debates



This page lists selected library resources about religion and philosophy in India.  Unless otherwise indicated, the books are housed in the University Library.  The libraries own many more items dealing with issues related to religion in India than are listed here.  To find more items, search the online catalog.

To find journal and magazine articles, use the tab in this guide marked "Journal Articles."

Featured Books

General Sources

Indian Philosophy, by S. Radhakrishnan. Two volumes.  [B 131 R32 2008]

Religions of India in Practice, edited by Donald S. Lopez, Jr. [BL 2001.2 R384 1995]

The Religious Culture of India: Power, Love, and Wisdom, by Friedhelm Hardy. [BL 2001.2 H37 1994]

Religion in India, edited by T.N. Madan. [BL 2010 R45X 1991]

Sources of Indian Tradition.  Two volumes.  [DS 423 D33 1988]


Prominent Religions

Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and Muslims in India, by Ashutosh Varshney.  [DS 422 C64 V37 2002]

Beyond Modern Hindu Thought: The Essential Texts, by Arvind Sharma. [BL 1202 S3855 2002] 

The Camphor Flame: Popular Hinduism and Society in India, by C.J. Fuller.   [BL 1150 F85 1992]

Legacy of a Divided Nation:India's Muslims Since Independence, by Mushirul Hasan. [DS 479 L36 1997]

Haunting the Buddha: Indian Popular Religions and the Formation of Buddhism, by Robert DeCaroli. [BQ 336 D43 2004]

Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition, by Paul Williams.  [BQ 4012 W55X 2000]

Christianity in India: Two Thousand Years of Faith, by Leonard Fernando and G. Gispert-Sauch. [BR 1155 F47 2004]

The Jains, by Paul Dundas.  [BL 1351.2 D86 1992]

The Sikhs: History, Religion, and Society, by W.H. McLeod. [DS 485 P3 M39 1989]

The Zoroastrian Faith: Tradition and Modern Research, by S.A. Nigosian.  [BL 1571 N54X 1993]

A History of Zoroastrianism, by Mary Boyce.  [BL 1525 B58X]

Religion and Politics

Hindu Nationalism: Origins, Ideologies and Modern Myths, by Chetan Bhatt.  [BL 1215 P65 B43 2001]

Contesting the Nation: Religion, Community, and the Politics of Democracy in India, edited by David Ludden. [DS 422 C64 C66 1996]

Religious Nationalism: Hindus and Muslims in India, by Peter Van der Veer.  [BL 2015 N26 V44 1994]

Religion and Political Conflict in South Asia: India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, edited by Douglas Allen. [DS 341 R46 1992]

Utopias in Conflict: Religion and Nationalism in Modern India, by Ainslie T. Embree.[BL 2015 N26 E52 1990]