Asian Studies: South Asian Studies

  • Researching China in Southeast Asia book cover

    Researching China in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Ngeow Chow-Bing

    China’s rise today is one of the most consequential geopolitical events in the 21st century. Studying and understanding China has become strategically important for many countries. China itself is also attempting to influence the overseas studies of China by establishing Confucius Institutes,…

    Hardback – 2019-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • The Transformation of Tamil Religion: Ramalinga Swamigal and Modern Dravidian Sainthood book cover

    The Transformation of Tamil Religion

    Ramalinga Swamigal and Modern Dravidian Sainthood

    By Srilata Raman

    This book analyses the articulations of Tamil identity in the period of colonial modernity and beyond. It examines the development of Tamil religion by focusing on the important 19th century Tamil Hindu reformer and saint, Ramalinga Swamigal. The transformation of Tamil religion is mapped through…

    Hardback – 2019-03-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • India and China in Asia: Between Equilibrium and Equations book cover

    India and China in Asia

    Between Equilibrium and Equations

    Edited by Jagannath P. Panda

    Accounting for nearly 40 per cent of the world population, India’s and China’s rise as persuasive powers is heavily influencing the balance of global finance, trade, competition over natural resources, technology, foreign investment and intellectual property rights (IPR), not overlooking the…

    Hardback – 2019-03-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on Think Asia

  • From Civil War to Soft Authoritarianism: Ethnonationalism and Democratic Regression in Sri Lanka book cover

    From Civil War to Soft Authoritarianism

    Ethnonationalism and Democratic Regression in Sri Lanka

    By Neil DeVotta

    This book shows how Sri Lanka’s civil war gradually undermined liberal democracy and caused the country to regress toward the current soft authoritarian dispensation. In doing so, it introduces the concept of 'ethnic supererogation,' a governing system built around the notion that a majority ethnic…

    Hardback – 2019-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Indian Business: Understanding a rapidly emerging economy book cover

    Indian Business

    Understanding a rapidly emerging economy

    Edited by Pawan S. Budhwar, Rajesh Kumar, Arup Varma

    The Indian economy is projected to become the world's fourth largest by 2020 and it is central to global economic performance. In a period of rapid change, understanding the business environment becomes challenging. This book brings together a wide range of experts to present a comprehensive…

    Paperback – 2019-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Hierarchy of Labour in a Central Indian Steel Town book cover

    Hierarchy of Labour in a Central Indian Steel Town

    By Jonathan Parry

    The book deals with social transformations brought about by industrialization in and around the steel town of Bhilai in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. The focus is, firstly, on differences in the working lives of regular workers in public and private sector factories, and between both of…

    Hardback – 2019-03-01 
    Routledge

  • International interventions and the garment industry in Bangladesh: After Rana-Plaza book cover

    International interventions and the garment industry in Bangladesh

    After Rana-Plaza

    Edited by Sanchita Saxena

    April 24, 2013 will be known as the day of the deadliest garment factory accident in history. More than 1,100 people died when an eight story building in the outskirts of the capital of Bangladesh, Rana Plaza, collapsed. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Western companies invested in two…

    Hardback – 2019-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Work, Love, and Learning in Utopia: Equality Reimagined book cover

    Work, Love, and Learning in Utopia

    Equality Reimagined

    By Martin Schoenhals

    Work, Love, and Learning in Utopia breathes new life into the age-old human preoccupation with how to create a happier society. With a fascinating mix of research from cross-cultural psychology, macro history, and evolutionary biology, the book gives new credibility to the advocacy of radical…

    Paperback – 2019-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Frugal Innovation and the New Product Development Process: Insights from Indonesia book cover

    Frugal Innovation and the New Product Development Process

    Insights from Indonesia

    By Stephanie B.M. Cadeddu, Jerome D. Donovan, Cheree Topple, Gerrit A. de Waal, Eryadi K. Masli

    This book looks at frugal innovation from a New Product Development (NPD) approach for the bottom-of-pyramid (BOP) markets in developing economies. It explores how frugal innovators manage the process of developing new products for these markets through a case study in Indonesia. It illustrates how…

    Hardback – 2019-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies

  • Conflict in India and China's Contested Borderlands: A Comparative Study book cover

    Conflict in India and China's Contested Borderlands

    A Comparative Study

    By Kunal Mukherjee

    India and China for a long time have been seen as the rising economic giants on the Asiatic mainland. Studies of the conflicts which have plagued the borderlands of India and China however have tended to only take This book compares and contrasts the situation in India’s disputed borderlands –…

    Hardback – 2019-02-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Birth of a Colonial City: Calcutta book cover

    Birth of a Colonial City

    Calcutta

    By Ranjit Sen

    This book brings home the story of how three clustered villages grew into a primate city, in which a garrison town, a port city and the capital of an empire merged into one entity: Calcutta. It examines the geopolitical factors that were significant in securing Calcutta's position in…

    Hardback – 2019-02-20 
    Routledge India

  • Space and the Cultural Politics of Decolonization in India: Pre-figurations of the Postcolony book cover

    Space and the Cultural Politics of Decolonization in India

    Pre-figurations of the Postcolony

    By Sandeep Banerjee

    This book examines the spatial imaginaries of texts from the colonial Indian literary field of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries across a range of genres, namely, historical romances, novels, travelogues, memoirs, poems, and patriotic lyrics. These imaginaries present different registers…

    Hardback – 2019-02-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

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