Asian Studies: South Asian Studies

  • Gender, Development and the State in India book cover

    Gender, Development and the State in India

    By Carole Spary

    Gender, Development and the State in India offers an original contribution in two ways: firstly as an explicitly gender-focused study of the politics of development policy-making in India, and secondly, as an empirical study of the Indian case which rarely finds mention in the gender mainstreaming…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • 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

    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 – 2019-01-02 
    Routledge

  • Asceticism and Power in South and Southeast Asia book cover

    Asceticism and Power in South and Southeast Asia

    Edited by Peter Flügel, Gustaaf Houtman

    Including analyses by top academics in the field, this book takes a unique look at questions of power and asceticism in the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist traditions of South and Southeast Asia. Ideas about power and purity in these three traditions are crucially related to ascetic practices.…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Routledge Handbook of Indian and South Asian History book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Indian and South Asian History

    Edited by Crispin Bates

    This Handbook presents key issues in Indian and South Asian history from earliest time to 1947, with an emphasis on the modern period since 1600. Written by experts in their respective areas, the Handbook introduces the reader to the field. The book is structured chronologically and highlights…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge

  • India's Changing Political, Economic and Social Environment: Improvising Lives book cover

    India's Changing Political, Economic and Social Environment

    Improvising Lives

    By Patricia Jeffery

    This book by one of the most accomplished sociologists working on contemporary Indian society explores the intersections between secular changes in the wider polity and economy of India and beyond. Using the lives of villagers as they progress through the “domestic cycle” in an area of western…

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

  • India’s Economy: An Introduction book cover

    India’s Economy

    An Introduction

    By R. Nagaraj

    Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this comprehensive textbook provides an analytical overview of the main trends, policies, performance, advances, and debates around India’s post independence economy. Each chapter provides a thorough examination of a key issue that has impacted the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge

  • The Postcolonial Politics of Ashis Nandy book cover

    The Postcolonial Politics of Ashis Nandy

    By Christine Deftereos

    The Postcolonial Politics of Ashis Nandy explores the work of India’s leading public intellectual and political and cultural critics Ashis Nandy. Nandy has contributed extensively to social and political criticism for over forty years and to a range of academic and public debates in India and…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Postcolonial Politics

  • Jaina Narratives book cover

    Jaina Narratives

    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 – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

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

    Jaina Rituals of Death

    History, Doctrine and Practice

    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 – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Political Transformations in Nepal: Dalit Inequality and Social Justice book cover

    Political Transformations in Nepal

    Dalit Inequality and Social Justice

    By Mom Bishwakarma

    This book offers an in-depth analysis of the interrelationship between long-standing caste discrimination, its vicious circle of impact to the Dalit groups in Nepal and the changes brought by the recent political transformations. It explores the links between identity politics, Dalit struggle and…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia 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 – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on Think Asia

  • The Economics of Urban Migration in India book cover

    The Economics of Urban Migration in India

    By Vegard Iversen

    Presenting new research on rural-urban migration in developing countries, this book combines novel economic theories with empirics, and focuses on the social dimensions of such movement. Centering on the movement from villages to cities in South Asia, and in India in particular, the book argues the…

    Hardback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

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