Asian Studies: South Asian Studies

  • Language in Indenture: A Sociolinguistic History of Bhojpuri-Hindi in South Africa book cover

    Language in Indenture

    A Sociolinguistic History of Bhojpuri-Hindi in South Africa, 1st Edition

    By Rajend Mesthrie

    Originally published in 1991. The transplantation of thousands of Indian workers to South Africa under indenture between 1860 and 1911 was a political act with far-reaching consequences for their linguistic traditions. In this book, the history of one of these Indic languages, Bhojpuri, and its…

    Paperback – 2020-02-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

  • An Earthly Paradise: Trade, Politics and Culture in Early Modern Bengal book cover

    An Earthly Paradise

    Trade, Politics and Culture in Early Modern Bengal, 1st Edition

    Edited by Raziuddin Aquil, Tilottama Mukherjee

    This collection of articles on varied facets of early modern Bengal showcases cutting edge work in the field and hopes to encourage new research. The essays explore the trading networks, religious traditions, artistic and literary patronage, and politico-cultural practices that emerged in roughly…

    Hardback – 2020-02-25
    Routledge

  • Prime Time Soap Operas on Indian Television book cover

    Prime Time Soap Operas on Indian Television

    2nd Edition

    By Shoma Munshi

    This book examines the phenomenon of prime time soap operas on Indian television. An anthropological insight into social issues and practices of contemporary India through the television, this volume analyzes the production of soaps within India’s cultural fabric. It deconstructs themes and issues…

    Hardback – 2020-02-21
    Routledge India

  • India's Strategy in the South China Sea book cover

    India's Strategy in the South China Sea

    1st Edition

    By Tridib Chakraborti, Mohor Chakraborty

    The tensions in the South China Sea pose considerable challenges to the rules-based liberal international maritime order. The situation demonstrates the interplay between maritime nationalism and geostrategic rivalry; fuelling militarisation and endangering freedom of navigation, over-flight and…

    Hardback – 2020-02-20
    Routledge
    International Relations in Southeast Asia

  • German Nationalism and Indian Political Thought: The Influence of Ancient Indian Philosophy on the German Romantics book cover

    German Nationalism and Indian Political Thought

    The Influence of Ancient Indian Philosophy on the German Romantics, 1st Edition

    By Alexei Pimenov

    This book examines the influence of Indian socio-political thought, ideas, and culture on German Romantic nationalism. It suggests that, contrary to the traditional view that the concepts of nationalism have moved exclusively from the West to the rest of the world, in the crucial case of German…

    Hardback – 2020-02-20
    Routledge

  • Parliaments in South Asia: India, Pakistan and Bangladesh book cover

    Parliaments in South Asia

    India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, 1st Edition

    By Nizam Ahmed

    This book explores the development, decline and resurgence of parliaments in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Although the three parliaments formally have a common origin and follow almost similar rules and procedures, substantial variations can be observed in their behavior. By analyzing the…

    Hardback – 2020-02-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

  • Performing Faith: Christian Music, Identity and Inculturation in Indonesia book cover

    Performing Faith

    Christian Music, Identity and Inculturation in Indonesia, 1st Edition

    By Marzanna Poplawska

    This book is a study of music inculturation in Indonesia. It shows how religious expression can be made relevant in an indigenous context and how grassroots Christianity is being realized by means of music. Through the discussion of indigenous expressions of Christianity, the book presents multiple…

    Hardback – 2020-02-13
    Routledge
    SOAS Studies in Music Series

  • The Crafts and Capitalism: Handloom Weaving Industry in Colonial India book cover

    The Crafts and Capitalism

    Handloom Weaving Industry in Colonial India, 1st Edition

    By Tirthankar Roy

    This book presents a comprehensive history of handloom weaving industry in India to challenge and revise the view that competition from machine-produced textiles destroyed the country’s handicrafts as claimed by historians until recently. It shows that skill-intensive handmade textiles survived the…

    Hardback – 2020-02-12
    Routledge India

  • Graphic Novels and Visual Cultures in South Asia book cover

    Graphic Novels and Visual Cultures in South Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by E. Dawson Varughese, Rajinder Dudrah

    Graphic Novels and Visual Cultures in South Asia explores the shifting landscapes of the graphic narratives and related visual cultures scene in South Asia today. This exciting volume explores the ever-developing scene of graphic novels, graphic narratives and related visual cultures in South Asia…

    Hardback – 2020-02-12
    Routledge

  • Ahmadiyya Islam and the Muslim Diaspora: Living at the End of Days book cover

    Ahmadiyya Islam and the Muslim Diaspora

    Living at the End of Days, 1st Edition

    By Marzia Balzani

    This book is a study of the UK-based Ahmadiyya Muslim community in the context of the twentieth-century South Asian diaspora. Originating in late nineteenth-century Punjab, the Ahmadis are today a vibrant international religious movement; they are also a group that has been declared heretic by…

    Hardback – 2020-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) South Asian Series

  • Gandhi in Contemporary Times book cover

    Gandhi in Contemporary Times

    1st Edition

    Edited by S K Srivastava, Ashok Vohra

    This volume brings together essays that discuss and contextualise Gandhi’s ideas on pluralism, religious identity, non-violence, satyagraha, and modernity. It interrogates the epistemic foundations of Gandhian thinking and weltanschauung, identifies diverse strands within his arguments, and gives…

    Hardback – 2020-02-05
    Routledge India

  • Lovers of God: Sufism and the Politics of Islam in Medieval India book cover

    Lovers of God

    Sufism and the Politics of Islam in Medieval India, 1st Edition

    By Raziuddin Aquil

    This book addresses some of the fiercely contested issues about religion and politics in medieval India, especially with regard to the crucial presence of Sufis who styled themselves as friends and lovers of God. Enjoying widespread veneration even in situations of hostility with regard to Islam…

    Hardback – 2020-02-04
    Routledge

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