Asian Studies: Book Series

Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

This series is concerned with recent political developments in the region. It will have a range of different approaches and include both single authored monographs and edited volumes covering issues such as international relations, foreign intervention, security, democracy, political economy, ideology and public policy.

  • 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 
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  • Sharia and the State in Pakistan

    Blasphemy Politics, 1st Edition

    By Farhat Haq

    This book analyses the formulation, interpretation and implementation of sharia in Pakistan and its relationship with the Pakistani state whilst addressing the complexity of sharia as a codified set of laws. Drawing on insights from Islamic studies, anthropology and legal studies to examine the…

    Hardback – 2019-05-15
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  • India's Constitutional Identity

    ideological beliefs and preferences, 1st Edition

    By Bidyut Chakrabarty

    An analysis of selective aspects of India’s constitutional identity, this book provides an analytical account of the changing and changed texture of India’s constitutional identity bearing in mind the historical context in which it is articulated. The book conceptualizes the gradual evolution of an…

    Hardback – 2019-03-05
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  • The Politics of US Aid to Pakistan

    Aid Allocation and Delivery from Truman to Trump, 1st Edition

    By Murad Ali

    This book aims at uncovering the politics behind the provision of US foreign aid to Pakistan during three distinctive periods: the Cold War, the post-Cold War and the "war on terror". Focusing on a comprehensive analysis of aid allocation and delivery mechanisms, this book uncovers the primary…

    Hardback – 2019-02-05
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  • The Socio-political Ideas of BR Ambedkar

    Liberal constitutionalism in a creative mould, 1st Edition

    By Bidyut Chakrabarty

    Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891–1956), popularly known as Babasaheb stands out for his relentless battle against caste discrimination. He was a voice for the marginalized of India’s demography that remained peripheral due to well-entrenched socio-economic and political prejudices. This book is an…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31
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  • The Security State in Pakistan

    Legal Foundations, 1st Edition

    By Syed Sami Raza

    The War on Terror has been going on for over a decade and it shows no signs of winding down in near future, a war which has directly contributed to growing security regimes in frontline states. This book focuses on the legal dimensions of the War on Terror and security in Pakistan. It highlights…

    Hardback – 2018-08-24
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  • Separatist Violence in South Asia

    A comparative study, 1st Edition

    By Matthew J. Webb

    Since decolonization began in the late 1940s, a series of often lengthy and destructive separatist insurgencies have imposed severe financial, economic and human costs upon the states of South Asia. Whereas previous analyses of these conflicts have typically focussed upon the parent state or…

    Paperback – 2018-03-21
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  • Radical Politics and Governance in India's North East

    The Case of Tripura, 1st Edition

    By Harihar Bhattacharyya

    Tripura in India’s Northeast remains the only region in the world which has sustained a strong left radical political tradition for more than a century, in a context not usually congenial for left politics. Tripura is one of the 29 States in India which has returned the Communist Party of India (…

    Hardback – 2018-03-14
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  • Left Radicalism in India

    1st Edition

    By Bidyut Chakrabarty

    Left radicalism in India was rooted in the nationalist movement and was set in motion in the 1920s with the formation of the communist party. The communist movement manifested itself differently in each phase of India’s political history and Communism continues to remain a meaningful alternative…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24
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  • Poverty and Governance in South Asia

    1st Edition

    By Syeda Naushin Parnini

    Across South Asia in the last two decades, there has been widespread emphasis on governance reforms aiming to reduce poverty through Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The recent development agenda has had great impact over the region , and this book finds that it largely widens the gap between…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
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  • Constitutional Democracy in India

    1st Edition

    By Bidyut Chakrabarty

    Constitutional democracy is both a structure of governance and a way of providing an ideological perspective on governance. The 1950 Constitution of India established constitutional democracy in India and the narrative of the rise and consolidation of constitutional democracy in India cannot be…

    Hardback – 2018-01-19
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  • Politics and Governance in Bangladesh

    Uncertain Landscapes, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ipshita Basu, Joe Devine, Geof Wood

    Since its Independence in 1971, Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in terms of reducing poverty levels, achieving high levels of economic growth over a sustained period of time, and meeting its Millennium Development Goals (MDG) targets set by the United Nations. With some justification,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04
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  • Security Community in South Asia

    India - Pakistan, 1st Edition

    By Muhammad Shoaib Pervez

    The security relationship between India and Pakistan is generally viewed through a neo-realist approach of International Relations.. Treading on a different path, this book explains the rivalry of these countries by looking at the socio-cultural norms found at two levels, elites versus popular.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
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  • India's Human Security

    Lost Debates, Forgotten People, Intractable Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jason Miklian, Ashild Kolas

    India's explosive economic growth and emerging power status make it a key country of interest for policymakers, researchers and scholars within South Asia and around the world. But while many of India's threats and conflicts are strategized and discussed extensively within the confines of security…

    Paperback – 2017-05-18
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  • Government and Politics in Sri Lanka

    Biopolitics and Security, 1st Edition

    By A. R. Sriskanda Rajah

    The island of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) was one of the few Asian colonies in which the British Empire experimented liberal state-building in the nineteenth century, and where many British colonial officials predicted that the independent state would become a liberal democratic success story. Sri…

    Hardback – 2017-05-05
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  • Localizing Governance in India

    1st Edition

    By Bidyut Chakrabarty

    Participatory governance has a long history in India and this book traces historical-intellectual trajectories of participatory governance and how older Western discourses have influenced Indian policymakers. While colonial rulers devolved power to accommodate dissenting voices, for independent…

    Hardback – 2017-02-09
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  • Pakistan's Democratic Transition

    Change and Persistence, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ishtiaq Ahmad, Adnan Rafiq

    Politics in Pakistan has traditionally been understood in the context of civil-military relationship. In May 2013, for the first time in history, Pakistan saw an elected government complete a full term in office and transfer power through the ballot box to another civilian government. In view of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18
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  • US-Pakistan Relations

    Pakistan’s Strategic Choices in the 1990s, 1st Edition

    By Talat Farooq

    US foreign policy-making from the end of the Cold War to after 2001 is crucial to understanding the years of strong US engagement with Pakistan that would follow 9/11. This book explains Pakistan’s strategic choices in the 1990s by examining the role of the United States in the shaping of Islamabad…

    Hardback – 2016-07-04
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  • Public Policy and Governance in Bangladesh

    Forty Years of Experience, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nizam Ahmed

    Good policies are an important prerequisite of good governance, and any effort to change one is likely to affect the other. In emerging democracies, such as Bangladesh, a redefinition of roles and responsibilities of different actors in the policy and governing process can be noticed. This book…

    Hardback – 2016-06-20
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  • Nepal and the Geo-Strategic Rivalry between China and India

    1st Edition

    By Sanjay Upadhya

    The importance of the Himalayan state of Nepal has been obscured by the international campaign to free Tibet and the vicissitudes of the Sino-Indian rivalry. This book presents the history of Nepal’s domestic politics and foreign relations from ancient to modern times. Analysing newly declassified…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
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  • Refugees and Borders in South Asia

    The Great Exodus of 1971, 1st Edition

    By Antara Datta

    The crisis in East Pakistan in 1971, which preceded the birth of Bangladesh, led to ten million refugees crossing the border into India. This book argues that this massive influx of refugees within a few short months changed ideas about citizenship and belonging in South Asia. The book looks at how…

    Paperback – 2015-07-18
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