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
Sustainable Development in India Groundwater Irrigation, Energy Use, and Food Production
Caste and Equality in India A Historical Anthropology of Diverse Society and Vernacular Democracy
Human and International Security in India
Cities in South Asia
By Haruka Yanagisawa, Tsukasa Mizushima
December 16, 2022
This book investigates the roots of rapid economic growth of India in recent decades, by exploring historical processes from the late colonial period. Based upon decades-long archival and field research, this book deals with the period from the late nineteenth century to 2013 and offers an ...
By Tsukasa Mizushima
December 16, 2022
This book describes and analyses the transformation of Indian economy taking into account historical changes and present dynamics of the rural-urban nexus. India has recently experienced a period as a high-performing economy, with the great improvement of indices of human development including ...
By Koichi Fujita, Tsukasa Mizushima
August 01, 2022
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 Minoru Mio, Kazuya Nakamizo, Tatsuro Fujikura
August 01, 2022
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 ...
By Riho Isaka
October 29, 2021
This book is a historical study of modern Gujarat, India, addressing crucial questions of language, identity, and power. It examines the debates over language among the elite of this region during a period of significant social and political change in the late nineteenth and early twentieth ...
By Akio Tanabe
July 30, 2021
This book presents an alternative view of caste in Indian society by analysing 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, ...
By Miho Ishii
June 30, 2021
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
By Minoru Mio, Abhijit Dasgupta
August 10, 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...