• The appropriation of a religion: The case of Zoroastrianism in contemporary Russia 

      Stausberg, Michael; Tessmann, Anna (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2013-10-10)
      This paper distinguishes between the (ontological) creation, (historical) emergence and (legal) ‘making’ of religion. Many religions claim plausibility by invoking long chains of (invented) traditions, while some post-modern ...
    • Leaving Hinduism: deconversion as liberation 

      Stausberg, Michael (Brill Handbooks on Contemporary Religion, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Dr. Bhimrao Amebdkar (1891–1956) was an activist intellectual, journalist, lawyer and a prominent figure in Indian politics. A Mahar, Ambedkar campaigned against the various sorts of discrimination suffered by so-called ...
    • On dragons and elephants: Religion in domestic and international tourism in China and India 

      Stausberg, Michael; Aukland, Knut (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018)
      This introductory essay explores some of the commonalities and differences that emerge from reading this thematic issue on religion and tourism in China and India. Economic growth has led to an explosion in domestic tourism ...