Asian Studies: South Asian Studies

  • 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 – 2019-07-14 
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies 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, 1st Edition

    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 – 2019-07-14 
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Transitions in Indian Nationalism book cover

    Transitions in Indian Nationalism

    1st Edition

    By Shail Mayaram

    Using historical and ethnographic methods, this book explores transitions in popular Indian nationalism. It highlights the shifts and transitions from the Pax Britannica to the Pax Americana over the last two centuries, and examines new sources of the self as the local intersects, collides and…

    Hardback – 2019-07-14 
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

  • Jaina Narratives book cover

    Jaina Narratives

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Flügel

    There is a growing recognition that scholarship on Indian religions has been hampered by the lack of knowledge of Jain sources. This book analyses different aspects of the extensive, more than two thousand years long tradition of Jaina narrative literature composed in Prakrit, Sanskrit and…

    Hardback – 2019-07-14 
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Jaina Rituals of Death: History, Doctrine and Practice book cover

    Jaina Rituals of Death

    History, Doctrine and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Peter Flügel

    In this book, the author presents recent, somewhat unexpected, findings on the thriving cult of bone relic stupas and the ritual role of the materiality of the dead amongst contemporary Jains. Based on extensive fieldwork in India, clear evidence is offered for the ubiquity of bone relic stupas and…

    Hardback – 2019-07-14 
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Political Agency and Gender in India book cover

    Political Agency and Gender in India

    1st Edition

    By Manuela Ciotti

    This book explores the distinctive forms of women’s political engagement in democratic politics in contemporary India. It focuses on women from historically marginalised strata of society whose spaces for political participation opened up as a result of the explosion of low-caste identity politics…

    Hardback – 2019-07-01 
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • The Economic Lives of Women and Girls in India: A Feminist-Economics Approach book cover

    The Economic Lives of Women and Girls in India

    A Feminist-Economics Approach, 1st Edition

    By Sanjukta Chaudhuri

    A recent report by the United Nations has stated that based on mortality figures, India is the world’s most dangerous country to be born as a girl. This book presents a much-needed feminist-economics analysis of the status of females in India, combining empirical and theoretical analysis so as to…

    Paperback – 2019-06-30 
    Routledge IAFFE Advances in Feminist Economics

  • Understanding Politics in Pakistan book cover

    Understanding Politics in Pakistan

    1st Edition

    By Mariam Mufti

    The world watches political developments in Pakistan attentively but also with a great deal of consternation. Pakistan’s location neighbouring Afghanistan, Iran, India and China makes it a critical geostrategic flashpoint. This also partially explains why Pakistan is simultaneously seen as a state…

    Hardback – 2019-06-15 

  • Federation of Himalayan Kingdoms: Looking for Greater Nepal book cover

    Federation of Himalayan Kingdoms

    Looking for Greater Nepal, 1st Edition

    By Awadhesh C. Sinha

    This book traces the history and politics of the Greater Nepal movement. It looks at major events in modern South Asia, in and around the eastern Himalaya region in particular — colonialism, Independence and Partition, the Chinese aggression in Tibet, formation of Bangladesh and the merger of…

    Hardback – 2019-06-14 
    Routledge India
    Nepal and Himalayan Studies

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

    India and China in Asia

    Between Equilibrium and Equations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jagannath P. Panda

    This book analyses the structure of the India-China relationship and the two prominent powers’ positions with and against each other, bilaterally and globally, in a complex Asian environment and beyond. India and China’s perceptions of one another are evaluated to reveal how the order of Asia is…

    Hardback – 2019-06-14 
    Routledge Studies on Think Asia

  • Gender and Labour in Contemporary India: Eroding Citizenship book cover

    Gender and Labour in Contemporary India

    Eroding Citizenship, 1st Edition

    By Amrita Chhachhi

    Providing a comprehensive analysis of the electronics industry in India, this book highlights the gendered nature of labour regimes and domestic regimes and also the linkages between households, labour markets, factories and the state, to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the…

    Hardback – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

  • Sikh Communal Identity in Southeast Asia book cover

    Sikh Communal Identity in Southeast Asia

    1st Edition

    By Arunajeet Kaur

    This book analyses Sikh communal identity as it was established in the Far East under the auspices of the British Empire. Focusing on Singapore with a comparative case study with Malaysia, where Sikh communities form a significant minority in terms of numbers and visibility and have had significant…

    Hardback – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

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