New Horizons in South Asian Studies is a multi-disciplinary series, addressing the fields of history, sociology, economics, politics, and anthropology. It offers a Japanese perspective on South Asia, through translations of outstanding works originally published in Japanese or international collaborative research under the leadership of Japanese scholars and institutions. The series encompasses academic monographs and edited volumes concerning the Indian subcontinent as a whole. It makes a significant contribution to the development of South Asian Studies.
Crispin BATES, University of Edinburgh, UK
Akio TANABE, University of Kyoto, Japan
Minoru MIO, National Museum of Ethnology, Japan
Nobuko NAGASAKI, Ryukoku University, Japan
Shinji MIZUSHIMA, University of Tokyo, Japan
Hidenori OKAHASHI, Hiroshima University, Japan
Toshie AWAYA, Tokyo University for Foreign Studies, Japan
Haruka YANAGISAWA, Chiba University, Japan
Takenori HORIMOTO, Chuo University, Japan
Kaoru SUGIHARA, University of Kyoto, Japan
Caste and Equality in India A Historical Anthropology of Diverse Society and Vernacular Democracy
The Dynamics of Conflict and Peace in Contemporary South Asia The State, Democracy and Social Movements
Sustainable Development in India Groundwater Irrigation, Energy Use, and Food Production
Human and International Security in India
Cities in South Asia
By Akio Tanabe
July 30, 2021
This book presents an alternative view of caste in Indian society by analyzing caste structure and change in local communities in Orissa from historical and anthropological perspectives. Focusing on the agricultural society in the Khurda district of Orissa between the eighteenth century and 2019, ...
Edited By Minoru Mio, Kazuya Nakamizo, Tatsuro Fujikura
December 24, 2020
This book engages with the concept, true value, and function of democracy in South Asia against the background of real social conditions for the promotion of peaceful development in the region. In the book, the issue of peaceful social development is defined as the conditions under which the ...
Edited By Koichi Fujita, Tsukasa Mizushima
September 24, 2020
This book explores and interrogates the food–water–energy nexus, arguably the most crucial factor in sustaining India’s economic development. The book sheds light on different experiences faced in states across India, including the consequences of electricity tariff reforms and related policies on...
By Miho Ishii
November 13, 2019
This book investigates the entangled relations between people’s daily worship practices and their umwelt in South India. Focusing on the practices of spirit (būta) worship in the coastal area of Karnataka, it examines the relationship between people and deities. Based on extensive fieldwork, this ...
Edited By Taberez Ahmed Neyazi, Akio Tanabe, Shinya Ishizaka
June 01, 2018
Since the structural change in Indian society that began in the 1990s - the result of the liberalisation of the economy, devolution of power, and decentralisation of the government–an unprecedented, democratic transformation has been taking place. This has caused the emergence of unexpected ...
Edited By Crispin Bates, Akio Tanabe, Minoru Mio
March 21, 2018
With its common colonial experience, an overarching cultural unity despite apparent diversities, and issues of nation-building cutting across national frontiers, South Asia offers a critical site on which to develop a discourse on regional security that centres on the notion of human security. This...
Edited By Crispin Bates, Minoru Mio
October 13, 2017
Globalisation has long historical roots in South Asia, but economic liberalisation has led to uniquely rapid urban growth in South Asia during the past decade. This book brings together a multidisciplinary collection of chapters on contemporary and historical themes explaining this recent explosive...
Edited By Minoru Mio, Abhijit Dasgupta
August 07, 2017
In recent years exclusionary policies of the Indian state have raised questions concerning social harmony and economic progress. During the last few decades the emergence of identity politics has given new lease of life to exclusionary practices in the country. Castes, communities and ethnic groups...