The South Asian edition of my book, What is Religion? A Theological Answer is finally out. While the first time I held the Wipf & Stock edition (2013) was exciting, this edition is very very special because it is a subsidized price edition that makes it more accessible to the initial intended audience.
The original Wipf & Stock edition and the South Asian edition are essentially the same, though the formatting of the South Asian edition is different (as well as the paper thickness) and so the number of pages of the South Asian Edition is more. The South Asian edition also has a few corrections, which I have informed Wipf & Stock about, and hopefully they will be correcting their edition as well. Details of the changes are in the South Asian preface. I am grateful to Wipf & Stock for entering into this partnership with SAIACS Press. And I am also thankful to SAIACS Press for making the effort, and taking the risk, of printing this edition. Academic books in India are tough to sell, but I’m glad that SAIACS Press is persevering.
You can view a sample of the book, the first 15 pages, on the SAIACS website.
SAIACS page link: http://www.saiacs.org/SAIACSPress-LatestBooks.html
You can also view the mother-of-all-samples, GOOGLE BOOKS! http://books.google.co.in/books/about?id=yV6fAgAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y
Currently, the book is also listed for sale on ebay.in for purchase. This is an experiment and I hope it works. If you (in India) feel comfortable enough to buy it online, then you can do so here: http://www.ebay.in/itm/What-is-Religion-A-Theological-Answer-/271407071041?pt=IN_Books_Magazines&hash=item3f311f3f41 (if the link does not work, go to ebay.in and search for “what is religion?” Nigel Kumar)
On ebay it is being sold for 375 + 50 rs for shipping.