Asian Studies: South Asian Studies

  • Beyond Famines: The Wartime State, Society and Politicization of Food in Colonial India, 1939-1945 book cover

    Beyond Famines

    The Wartime State, Society and Politicization of Food in Colonial India, 1939-1945, 1st Edition

    By Abhijit Sarkar

    The Second World War represents a particularly important moment in the development of the postcolonial Indian state’s welfare policies. Wartime measures regarding state-provisioning of food far outlived the war, and became permanent fixtures of the post-war and post-colonial structure of governance…

    Hardback – 2019-04-20 
    Empires and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-2000

  • Capturing Caste in Law: The Legal Regulation of Caste Discrimination book cover

    Capturing Caste in Law

    The Legal Regulation of Caste Discrimination, 1st Edition

    By Annapurna Waughray

    This book will examine the legal regulation of caste discrimination in three key legal spheres: in India (the world’s largest caste-affected country and the country with the greatest experience of using law to tackle such discrimination); in international human rights law; and in Britain, the first…

    Hardback – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

  • Sri Lanka’s Remittance Economy: An Archetype of Migration-Underdevelopment book cover

    Sri Lanka’s Remittance Economy

    An Archetype of Migration-Underdevelopment, 1st Edition

    By Matt Withers

    Sri Lanka's integration at the lower tiers of a (re)globalising world economy has entailed the mass migration of low-skilled and domestic workers employed as temporary contract labour throughout the oil economies of West Asia. Dominant policy-level assumptions of a mutually-beneficial ‘triple win’…

    Hardback – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge Series on Asian Migration

  • Literary and Non-literary Responses Towards 9/11: South Asia and Beyond book cover

    Literary and Non-literary Responses Towards 9/11

    South Asia and Beyond, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nukhbah Taj Langah

    This book presents a range of analytical responses towards 9/11 through a critical review of its literary, non-literary and cultural representations. It examines the ways in which this event has shaped and complicated the relationship between various national and religious identities in…

    Paperback – 2019-04-04 
    Routledge India

  • Realizing the Right to Water and Sanitation at the International and National Levels: The Case of India book cover

    Realizing the Right to Water and Sanitation at the International and National Levels

    The Case of India, 1st Edition

    By Philippe Cullet

    The realisation of the human right to water and sanitation is one of the crucial challenges that many countries face today. This has been recognised in general policy terms with the inclusion of a water and sanitation goal in the Millennium Development Goals, and in legal terms, there has been…

    Hardback – 2019-04-02 

  • Decolonised, Developmental Social Work: A Model from Nepal book cover

    Decolonised, Developmental Social Work

    A Model from Nepal, 1st Edition

    By Raj Kumar Yadav

    This is the first book to cover existing debates on decolonising social work whilst equipping readers with the understanding of how to translate the idea of decolonisation of social work into practice. Using new empirical data and an extensive detail of social, cultural and political dimensions of…

    Hardback – 2019-04-01 
    Indigenous and Environmental Social Work

  • The Water-Food-Energy Nexus: Power, Politics and Justice book cover

    The Water-Food-Energy Nexus

    Power, Politics and Justice, 1st Edition

    By Jeremy Allouche, Carl Middleton, Dipak Gyawali

    The world of development thinkers and practitioners is abuzz with a new lexicon: the idea of "the nexus" between water, food and energy which is institutively compelling. It promises better integration of multiple sectoral elements, a better transition to greener economies and sustainable…

    Paperback – 2019-03-31 
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Regional Communities of Devotion in South Asia: Insiders, Outsiders, and Interlopers book cover

    Regional Communities of Devotion in South Asia

    Insiders, Outsiders, and Interlopers, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gil Ben-Herut, Jon Keune, Anne E Monius

    This book explores the key motif of the religious Other in devotional (bhakti) literatures and practices from across the Indian subcontinent, for the first time bridging the conventional North-South gap in scholarship by bringing together studies from a subcontinent-wide variety of linguistic,…

    Hardback – 2019-03-31 
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • The Politics of Modern India since Independence book cover

    The Politics of Modern India since Independence

    1st Edition

    By Crispin Bates, Subho Basu

    The textbook offers a detailed, jargon-free, chronological survey of Indian political history from 1947 up to the present. It treats political structures as historically determined, induced by economic transformation, state interventions, popular movements and discourses emanating from and…

    Paperback – 2019-03-30 
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Mapping Place Names of India book cover

    Mapping Place Names of India

    1st Edition

    By Anu Kapur

    What’s in a place name? Would ‘India’ called otherwise, be any different? This book is the first of its kind to chart the terrain of contemporary India’s many place names. It explores different ‘place connections’ and how places are named and renamed and looks at the forces that are remaking the…

    Paperback – 2019-03-30 
    Routledge India

  • The First World War, Anticolonialism and Imperial Authority in British India, 1914-1924 book cover

    The First World War, Anticolonialism and Imperial Authority in British India, 1914-1924

    1st Edition

    By Sharmishtha Roy Chowdhury

    Between 1914, when the Great War began, and 1924, when the Ottoman Caliphate ended, British and Indian officials and activists reformulated political ideas in the context of total war in the Middle East, Gandhian mass mobilisation, and the 1919 Amritsar massacre. Using discussions on travel,…

    Hardback – 2019-03-24 
    Empires in Perspective

  • Gender, Development and the State in India book cover

    Gender, Development and the State in India

    1st Edition

    By Carole Spary

    This book explores the relationship between the state, development policy, and gender (in)equality in India. It discusses the formation of state policy on gender and development in India in the post-1990 period through three key organising concepts of institutions, discourse and agency. The book …

    Hardback – 2019-03-16 
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

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