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  • Malaria in Colonial South Asia: Uncoupling Disease and Destitution book cover

    Malaria in Colonial South Asia

    Uncoupling Disease and Destitution, 1st Edition

    By Sheila Zurbrigg

    This book highlights the role of acute hunger in malaria lethality in colonial South Asia and investigates how this factor came to be lost in modern medical, epidemic, and historiographic thought. Using the case studies of colonial Punjab, Sri Lanka, and Bengal, it traces the loss of fundamental…

    Hardback – 2019-09-17 
    Routledge India

  • The Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya: Constructing Sacred Placeness, Deconstructing the ‘Great Case’ of 1895 book cover

    The Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya

    Constructing Sacred Placeness, Deconstructing the ‘Great Case’ of 1895, 1st Edition

    By Nikhil Joshi

    This volume investigates the historic and ethnographic accounts of the ongoing religious contestations over the status of the Mahābodhi Temple complex in Bodhgayā (a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002) and its surrounding landscape to critically analyse the working and construction of sacredness…

    Hardback – 2019-09-17 
    Routledge

  • Social Development and the Sustainable Development Goals in South Asia book cover

    Social Development and the Sustainable Development Goals in South Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nitya Mohan Khemka, Suraj Kumar

    This book assesses the roadmap for the implementation of the SDGs in South Asia, focusing in particular on the areas of poverty reduction, inequality, health/well-being and water and sanitation. South Asia is amongst the fastest growing regions in the world, with an aggregate GDP in excess of …

    Hardback – 2019-09-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Asian Development

  • Asian Social Work: Professional Work in National Contexts book cover

    Asian Social Work

    Professional Work in National Contexts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Shaw, Rosaleen Ow

    The countries of East and Southeast Asia, taken as a whole, display a laboratory of social and political conditions, with individual countries presenting a variety of political, cultural and social characteristics. Some with one-party state systems, others with stable liberal democracies and yet…

    Hardback – 2019-09-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • Chinese Maritime Power in the 21st Century: Strategic Planning, Policy and Predictions book cover

    Chinese Maritime Power in the 21st Century

    Strategic Planning, Policy and Predictions, 1st Edition

    By Hu Bo

    This book analyses China’s maritime strategy for the 21st century, integrating strategic planning, policy thinking and strategic prediction. This book explains the construction and application of China's military, political, economic and diplomatic means for building maritime power, and…

    Hardback – 2019-09-16 
    Routledge
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • Criminal Legalities in the Global South: Cultural Dynamics, Political Tensions, and Institutional Practices book cover

    Criminal Legalities in the Global South

    Cultural Dynamics, Political Tensions, and Institutional Practices, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pablo Ciocchini, George Radics

    This edited volume presents the work of academics from the Global South and explores, from local and regional settings, how the legal order and people’s perceptions of it translates into an understanding of what constitutes "criminal" behaviors or activities. This book aims to address the gap…

    Hardback – 2019-09-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South

  • Young Adults in Urban China and Taiwan: Aspirations, Expectations, and Life Choices book cover

    Young Adults in Urban China and Taiwan

    Aspirations, Expectations, and Life Choices, 1st Edition

    By Désirée Remmert

    This book compares aspirations and life-choices among educated young adults in urban China and Taiwan. As two places that share a cultural heritage but very different political and economic systems, it assesses how the socioeconomic and political trajectories of China and Taiwan have influenced…

    Hardback – 2019-09-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

  • Tracing Indo-Russian Diplomatic History book cover

    Tracing Indo-Russian Diplomatic History

    1st Edition

    By Arun Mohanty

    The India-Russia relationship has been through a number of phases since its formal establishment in April 1947. Prime Minister Nehru’s strategic vision led him to seek diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union (USSR) even before India attained Independence. The enthusiastic Soviet response…

    Hardback – 2019-09-13 
    Routledge

  • From Mountain Fastness to Coastal Kingdoms: Hard Money and ‘Cashless’ Economies in the Medieval Bay of Bengal World book cover

    From Mountain Fastness to Coastal Kingdoms

    Hard Money and ‘Cashless’ Economies in the Medieval Bay of Bengal World, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Deyell, Rila Mukherjee

    Money is central to the functioning of economies, yet for the pre modern period, our knowledge of monetary systems is still evolving. Until recently, historians of the medieval world have conflated the use of coins with a high degree of monetization. States without coinage were considered…

    Hardback – 2019-09-13 
    Routledge

  • A History of Intoxication: Opium in Assam, 1800–1959 book cover

    A History of Intoxication

    Opium in Assam, 1800–1959, 1st Edition

    By Kawal Deep Kour

    This volume unearths the emerging pattern of consumption of opium in colonial Assam and the creation of drug-dependency in a social context. It analyses the competing forces of the empire which played a key role in the production and distribution of opium; national politics alongside international…

    Hardback – 2019-09-13 
    Routledge

  • Gender and Hindu Nationalism: Understanding Masculine Hegemony book cover

    Gender and Hindu Nationalism

    Understanding Masculine Hegemony, 1st Edition

    By Prem Kumar Vijayan

    This book presents an innovative approach to gender, nationalism, and the relations between them and analyses the broader social base of Hindu nationalist organisation to understand the growth of 'Hindutva', or Hindu nationalism, in India. Arguing that Hindu nationalist thought and predilections…

    Hardback – 2019-09-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

  • How China's Silk Road Initiative is Changing the Global Economic Landscape book cover

    How China's Silk Road Initiative is Changing the Global Economic Landscape

    1st Edition

    Edited by Yuan Li, Markus Taube

    China’s New Silk Road initiative constitutes one of the most ambitious projects in recent decades designed to change the pattern of the global economic division of labour as well as the geostrategic balance of power. It has the potential to create a new fabric of industrial value creation that…

    Hardback – 2019-09-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

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