Asian Studies: South Asian Studies

  • India and World War I: A Centennial Assessment book cover

    India and World War I

    A Centennial Assessment

    Edited by Roger D. Long, Ian Talbot

    World War I directly and indirectly caused events and social and political trends which defined the history of the world for the rest of the century, including the Russian Revolution and the rise of communism to the Great Crash of 1929 which lead to the Great Depression and the rise of Hitler and…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Citizenship, Community and Democracy in India: From Bombay to Maharashtra, c. 1930 - 1960 book cover

    Citizenship, Community and Democracy in India

    From Bombay to Maharashtra, c. 1930 - 1960

    By Oliver Godsmark

    On 1 May 1960, Bombay Province was bifurcated into the two new provinces of Gujarat and Maharashtra, amidst scenes of great public fanfare and acclaim. This decision marked the culmination of a lengthy campaign for the creation of Samyukta (‘united’) Maharashtra in western India, which had first…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Political Agency and Gender in India book cover

    Political Agency and Gender in India

    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 – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Transition in Afghanistan: Hope, Despair and the Limits of Statebuilding book cover

    Transition in Afghanistan

    Hope, Despair and the Limits of Statebuilding

    By William Maley

    This book, by one of the leading authorities on the subject, presents a deep analysis of the very difficult current situation in Afghanistan. Covering a wide range of important subjects including state-building, democracy, war, the rule of law and international relations, the book draws out two…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • The Road to Federalism in Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka: Finding the Middle Ground book cover

    The Road to Federalism in Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka

    Finding the Middle Ground

    By Michael G Breen

    Nations built on exclusion and assimilation, decades of civil war, widespread poverty, authoritarianism and the decline of democracy. Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka are travelling a road to federalism. Institutions and ethnic identity have interacted to privilege some and marginalise others. But when…

    Hardback – 2018-01-30 
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • Modern Hindu Traditionalism in Contemporary India: The Sri Ma?h and the Jagadguru Ramanandacarya in the Evolution of the Ramanandi Sampradaya book cover

    Modern Hindu Traditionalism in Contemporary India

    The Sri Ma?h and the Jagadguru Ramanandacarya in the Evolution of the Ramanandi Sampradaya

    By Daniela Bevilacqua

    Modern Hindu Traditionalism addresses Hindu traditions that resisted contact with both Neo-Hindu thought and views of ‘classical’ Hinduism perceived to be outmoded. This books provides an in-depth understanding of Modern Hindu Traditionalism through the case study of the Rāmānandī order (…

    Hardback – 2018-01-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • The Postcolonial Epic: From Melville to Walcott and Ghosh book cover

    The Postcolonial Epic

    From Melville to Walcott and Ghosh

    By Sneharika Roy

    This book demonstrates the epic genre’s enduring relevance to the Global South. It identifies a contemporary avatar of classical epic, the ‘postcolonial epic’, ushered in by Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, a foundational text of North America, and exemplified by Derek Walcott’s Caribbean masterpiece…

    Hardback – 2018-01-23 
    Routledge India
    Literary Cultures of the Global South

  • Migrations, Identities and Democratic Practices in India book cover

    Migrations, Identities and Democratic Practices in India

    By Samir Kumar Das

    This book explores contesting identities, international politics, migration and democratic practices in the context of globalising India. Drawing on extensive ethnographic research, it looks at one of the oldest migratory routes across a volatile region in eastern India which is fraught with…

    Hardback – 2018-01-22 
    Routledge India

  • Constitutional Democracy in India book cover

    Constitutional Democracy in India

    By Bidyut Chakrabarty

    Constitutional democracy is both a structure of governance and a way of providing an ideological perspective on governance. The 1950 Constitution of India established constitutional democracy in India and the narrative of the rise and consolidation of constitutional democracy in India cannot be…

    Hardback – 2018-01-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

  • Conservation and Development in India: Reimagining Wilderness book cover

    Conservation and Development in India

    Reimagining Wilderness

    Edited by Shonil Bhagwat

    Despite decades of efforts to integrate conservation and development, India is torn between two very different worldviews of peoples’ place in the country’s natural environment. This book takes a critical look at nature conservation and poverty alleviation in India. It opens up discussion of the…

    Hardback – 2018-01-18 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Conservation and Development

  • The Political Psychology of Attitudes towards the West: An Empirical Analysis from Tamil Nadu book cover

    The Political Psychology of Attitudes towards the West

    An Empirical Analysis from Tamil Nadu

    By Björn Goldstein

    Why do some individuals from the imagined "non-West" view the "West" favorably and others do not?  Grounded in psychological authoritarianism and the psychological reactions to experiences of rejection, Björn Goldstein provides a theoretical model to explain and predict attitude toward the "West."…

    Hardback – 2018-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

  • South Asia's Nuclear Security book cover

    South Asia's Nuclear Security

    By Bhumitra Chakma

    South Asia is often viewed as a potential nuclear flashpoint and a probable source of nuclear terrorism. But, how valid are such perceptions? This book seeks to address this question and assesses the region’s nuclear security from two principal standpoints. First, it evaluates the robustness of the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

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