Asian Studies: South Asian Studies

  • Health and Medicine in the Indian Princely States

    1850-1950

    By Waltraud Ernst, Biswamoy Pati, T.V. Sekher

    Since the 1980s there has been a continual engagement with the history and the place of western medicine in colonial settings and non-western societies. In relation to South Asia, research on the role of medicine has focussed primarily on regions under direct British administration. This book looks…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Death and Dying in India

    Ageing and end-of-life care of the elderly

    By Suhita Chopra Chatterjee, Jaydeep Sengupta

    Most aged in India are experiencing a highly protracted death in hospitals, entangled in tubes and machines. Such ‘medicalised death’ entails huge psychological, social and financial costs for both patients and their caregivers. There are also many who are dying in abject neglect. However,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Eurasia and India

    Regional Perspectives

    Edited by K. Warikoo

    The linkages between Eurasia and India have been apparent throughout history. In the post-Soviet period, Eurasia’s importance has increased, and Siberia has emerged as an important player because of the effectiveness of trans-national routes, inter-regional and intra-regional communication networks…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • Women, Peace and Security in Nepal

    From Civil War to Post-Conflict Reconstruction

    Edited by Ashild Kolas

    This book sheds new light on the important but diverse roles of women in the decade-long civil war in Nepal (1996-2006), and the equally long post-conflict reconstruction period (2006-2016). Engaging critically with the Women, Peace and Security literature, the contributors to this volume question…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge

  • Gender and Labour in Contemporary India

    Eroding Citizenship

    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 – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

  • Jaina Law and Society

    Edited by Peter Flügel

    The struggle for the legal recognition of the Jain community in India as a religious minority from 1992 onwards has generated a renewed interest in Jaina law and an intense debate on the question of Jain identity in the context of the wider question of the interface between religion, society, law…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • The Economic Lives of Women and Girls in India

    A Feminist-Economics Approach

    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 – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge IAFFE Advances in Feminist Economics

  • 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 – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • HIV/AIDS in India

    Voices from the Margins

    By Sunita Manian

    India ranks third in the number of people living with HIV/AIDS globally. The country has high levels of poverty and inequality, poor healthcare infrastructure, especially away from the metropolitan areas, and a legacy of colonialism that bequeathed laws criminalizing non-heteronormative sexualities…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Development and Public Health in the Himalaya: Reflections on healing in contemporary Nepal book cover

    Development and Public Health in the Himalaya

    Reflections on healing in contemporary Nepal

    By Ian Harper

    Engaging with a range of public health issues, this book charts important social and political transitions in Nepal through the lens of medicine and health development. It focuses on mission health care institutions, tuberculosis control programmes as a site of medical intervention, the "…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

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    Women and Conflict in India

    By Sanghamitra Choudhury

    This book analyses the impact that prolonged socio-political conflict in India has had on political and social spaces for women. Focusing in particular on Assam in the North East of India, it looks at how the conflict can be restricting, and yet can also have the potential to expand these spaces…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Tantric Visual Culture: A Cognitive Approach book cover

    Tantric Visual Culture

    A Cognitive Approach

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    Indian culture relies greatly on visual expression, and this book uses both classical Indian and contemporary Western philosophies and current studies on cognitive sciences, and applies them to contextualize Tantric visual culture. The work selects aspects of Tantric language and the practice of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

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