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Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) South Asian Series

About the Series

This series is published in cooperation with the ASAA to promote outstanding work in the social sciences and humanities on South Asia. The series publishes excellent research on the countries and peoples of South Asia across a wide range of disciplines including history, politics and political economy, anthropology, geography, literature, sociology and the fields of cultural studies, communication studies, studies of religion and ethnicity, and women, gender, and sexuality studies. Interdisciplinary and comparative research is encouraged, and the co-editors are also interested in work that stretches the interstices of area studies, identity studies, and technology studies in/of South Asia today.

Works in the series are published simultaneously in UK and Indian editions as well as in e-book format. Publications include monographs and edited volumes by authors based anywhere in the world.

The series welcomes new submissions!

Please contact Dorothea Schaefter, Senior Editor, Routledge with "ASAA South Asia series" in the subject line if you wish to submit a new proposal.
Email: [email protected]


Editorial Board
Assa Doron, Australian National University
Ramaswami Harindranath, UNSW Australia
Kama Macelan, UNSW Australia
Priya Chacko, University of Adelaide, Australia
Meera Ashar, Australian National University
Michael Gillan, University of Western Australia

8 Series Titles

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Children and NGOs in India Development as Storytelling and Performance

Children and NGOs in India: Development as Storytelling and Performance

1st Edition

By Annie McCarthy
May 31, 2021

This book is an ethnographic exploration of slum children’s participation in NGO programs that centres children’s narratives as key to understanding the lived experience of development in India where 50% of the population is under the age of 25. Weaving theoretical and methodological ...

Pakistan, Regional Security and Conflict Resolution The Pashtun ‘Tribal’ Areas

Pakistan, Regional Security and Conflict Resolution: The Pashtun ‘Tribal’ Areas

1st Edition

By Farooq Yousaf
October 21, 2020

This book explains how colonial legacies and the postcolonial state of Pakistan negatively influenced the socio-political and cultural dynamics and the security situation in Pakistan’s Pashtun ‘tribal’ areas, formerly known as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). It offers a local ...

Ahmadiyya Islam and the Muslim Diaspora Living at the End of Days

Ahmadiyya Islam and the Muslim Diaspora: Living at the End of Days

1st Edition

By Marzia Balzani
February 03, 2020

This book is a study of the UK-based Ahmadiyya Muslim community in the context of the twentieth-century South Asian diaspora. Originating in late nineteenth-century Punjab, the Ahmadis are today a vibrant international religious movement; they are also a group that has been declared heretic by ...

India and the Anglosphere Race, Identity and Hierarchy in International Relations

India and the Anglosphere: Race, Identity and Hierarchy in International Relations

1st Edition

By Alexander E. Davis
November 15, 2018

India has become known in the US, the UK, Canada and Australia as ‘the world’s largest democracy’, a ‘natural ally’, the ‘democratic counterweight’ to China and a trading partner of ‘massive economic potential’. This new foreign policy orthodoxy assumes that India will join with these four states ...

Sovereignty, Space and Civil War in Sri Lanka Porous Nation

Sovereignty, Space and Civil War in Sri Lanka: Porous Nation

1st Edition

By Anoma Pieris
October 01, 2018

Analyses of the Sri Lankan civil war (1983–2009) overwhelmingly represent it as an ethnonationalist contest, prolonging postcolonial arguments on the creation and dissolution of the incipient nation-state since independence in 1948. While colonial divide-and-rule policies, the rise of ...

Transitional Justice in Nepal Interests, Victims and Agency

Transitional Justice in Nepal: Interests, Victims and Agency

1st Edition

By Yvette Selim
June 18, 2018

The conflict in Nepal (1996 – 2006) resulted in an estimated 15,000 deaths, 1,300 disappearances, along with other serious human rights and humanitarian law violations. Demands for peace, democracy, accountability and development, have abounded in the post-conflict context. Although the conflict ...

Women and Domestic Violence in Bangladesh Seeking A Way Out of the Cage

Women and Domestic Violence in Bangladesh: Seeking A Way Out of the Cage

1st Edition

By Laila Ashrafun
April 18, 2018

After the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, the country has experienced large-scale transformations owing to national and international migration, urbanization, the development of many national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and economic dynamism. Globalization and ...

Suicide and Society in India

Suicide and Society in India

1st Edition

By Peter Mayer
July 16, 2015

In India about 123,000 people take their own lives each year, the second highest total in the world. There is a suicide death in India almost every 4 minutes, and it is the leading cause of death for rural Indians especially women in early adulthood. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of ...

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