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Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies


About the Series

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.

Editorial Board:

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

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Caste and Equality in India A Historical Anthropology of Diverse Society and Vernacular Democracy

Caste and Equality in India: A Historical Anthropology of Diverse Society and Vernacular Democracy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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, ...

The Dynamics of Conflict and Peace in Contemporary South Asia The State, Democracy and Social Movements

The Dynamics of Conflict and Peace in Contemporary South Asia: The State, Democracy and Social Movements

1st Edition

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 ...

Sustainable Development in India Groundwater Irrigation, Energy Use, and Food Production

Sustainable Development in India: Groundwater Irrigation, Energy Use, and Food Production

1st Edition

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...

Modernity and Spirit Worship in India An Anthropology of the Umwelt

Modernity and Spirit Worship in India: An Anthropology of the Umwelt

1st Edition

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 ...

Democratic Transformation and the Vernacular Public Arena in India

Democratic Transformation and the Vernacular Public Arena in India

1st Edition

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 ...

Human and International Security in India

Human and International Security in India

1st Edition

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...

Cities in South Asia

Cities in South Asia

1st Edition

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...

Rethinking Social Exclusion in India Castes, Communities and the State

Rethinking Social Exclusion in India: Castes, Communities and the State

1st Edition

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...

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