Asian Studies: South Asian Studies

  • Post-Politics and Civil Society in Asian Cities: Spaces of Depoliticization book cover

    Post-Politics and Civil Society in Asian Cities

    Spaces of Depoliticization, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sonia Lam-Knott, Creighton Connolly, Kong Chong Ho

    Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, Post-Politics and Civil Society in Asian Cities examines how the concept of ‘post-politics’ has manifested across a range of Asian cities, and the impact this has had on state-society relationships in processes of urban governance. This…

    Paperback – 2019-10-31 
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • Politics and Religion in India book cover

    Politics and Religion in India

    1st Edition

    Edited by Narender Kumar

    This volume examines how religion is intrinsically related to politics in India. Based on studies from states across the length and breadth of India, it looks at political formations that inform political discourse on the national level and maps the trajectory of religion in politics. The essays…

    Paperback – 2019-10-24 
    Routledge India

  • Fighting Rommel: The British Imperial Army in North Africa during the Second World War, 1941–1943 book cover

    Fighting Rommel

    The British Imperial Army in North Africa during the Second World War, 1941–1943, 1st Edition

    By Kaushik Roy

    Fighting Rommel examines how and why some armies innovate under pressure while others do not. Focusing on the learning culture of the British Imperial Forces, it looks at the Allied campaign during the Second World War against the Afrika Korps of Rommel. The volume highlights the hitherto…

    Paperback – 2019-10-17 
    Routledge India

  • The Ocean of Mirth: Reading Hāsyārṇava-Prahasanaṁ of Jagadēśvara Bhaṭṭāchārya, A Political Satire for All Times book cover

    The Ocean of Mirth

    Reading Hāsyārṇava-Prahasanaṁ of Jagadēśvara Bhaṭṭāchārya, A Political Satire for All Times, 1st Edition

    By Jyotirmaya Sharma

    The Ocean of Mirth brings together an English translation and an analytical interpretation of a singularly crucial, but obscure, Sanskrit mediaeval text, the Hāsyārṇava-Prahasanaṁ of Jagadēśvara Bhaṭṭāchārya. A political satire, the volume finds significant resonances among contemporary questions…

    Paperback – 2019-10-11 
    Routledge India

  • Dalit Feminist Theory: A Reader book cover

    Dalit Feminist Theory

    A Reader, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sunaina Arya, Aakash Singh Rathore

    Dalit Feminist Theory: A Reader radically redefines feminism by introducing the category of Dalit into the core of feminist thought. It supplements feminism by adding caste to its study and praxis; it also re-examines and re-thinks Indian feminism by replacing it with a new paradigm, namely that…

    Paperback – 2019-10-03 
    Routledge India

  • India's Social Sector and SDGs: Problems and Prospects book cover

    India's Social Sector and SDGs

    Problems and Prospects, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rangachar Govinda, Poornima M.

    This book explores the intersectional perspective of sustainable social development in key sectors such as education and skill development, health and nutrition, gender concerns, and food security and agriculture in India. It delves into contemporary concerns of poverty, employment and inclusive…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30 
    Routledge India

  • The Buffalo Century: Vāñchśvara Dīkṣita’s Mahiṣaśatakam, A Political Satire for All Centuries book cover

    The Buffalo Century

    Vāñchśvara Dīkṣita’s Mahiṣaśatakam, A Political Satire for All Centuries, 1st Edition

    By Kesavan Veluthat

    This book presents a critical analysis and English translation of the Sanskrit epic, the Mahiṣaśataka, “A Hundred Verses in Praise of a Buffalo”. It was one of the first text on political satire, which heavily criticises the king, the bureaucracy, the nobility and society. With the help of…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30 
    Routledge India

  • 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, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Indian Agriculture after the Green Revolution: Changes and Challenges book cover

    Indian Agriculture after the Green Revolution

    Changes and Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Binoy Goswami, Madhurjya Prasad Bezbaruah, Raju Mandal

    From a country plagued with chronic food shortage, the Green Revolution turned India into a food-grain self-sufficient nation within the decade of 1968-1978. By contrast, the decade of 1995-2005 witnessed a spate in suicides among farmers in many parts of the country. These tragic incidents were…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Women’s Human Rights in India book cover

    Women’s Human Rights in India

    1st Edition

    By Christine Forster, Jaya Sagade

    This book focuses on women’s human rights in India. Drawing on case studies, it provides a clear overview of the key sources of gender and rights in the country. Further, it contextualizes women’s rights at the critical intersection of caste, religion, and class, and analyses barriers to the…

    Paperback – 2019-09-12 
    Routledge India

  • The Politics of Personal Law in South Asia: Identity, Nationalism and the Uniform Civil Code book cover

    The Politics of Personal Law in South Asia

    Identity, Nationalism and the Uniform Civil Code, 1st Edition

    By Partha S. Ghosh

    It is a political study of the controversy surrounding the issue of the uniform civil code vis-à-vis personal laws from a South Asian perspective. At the centre of the debate is whether there should be a centralized view of the legal system in a given society or a decentralized view, both…

    Paperback – 2019-09-03 
    Routledge India

  • Rise of the Plebeians?: The Changing Face of the Indian Legislative Assemblies book cover

    Rise of the Plebeians?

    The Changing Face of the Indian Legislative Assemblies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christophe Jaffrelot, Sanjay Kumar

    For decades, India has been a conservative democracy governed by the upper caste notables coming from the urban bourgeoisie, the landowning aristocracy and the intelligentsia. The democratisation of the ‘world’s largest democracy’ started with the rise of peasants’ parties and the politicisation of…

    Paperback – 2019-09-03 
    Routledge India

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