Routledge India Originals

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The Routledge India Originals programme publishes research and scholarship focusing on South Asia, furthering Routledge’s tradition of excellence through academic publishing in social sciences and humanities. Our publishing includes an impressive range of monographs, edited volumes, reference works, and reports across disciplines, regions and subject areas.

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Featured Titles

  • Dalit Women

    Vanguard of an Alternative Politics in India

    Edited by S. Anandhi, Karin Kapadia

    Through its investigation of the underlying political economy of gender, caste and class in India, this book shows how changing historical geographies are shaping the subjectivities of Dalits across India in ways that are neither fixed nor predictable. It brings together ethnographies from across…

    Hardback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge India

  • The 21st Century

    Geopolitics, Democracy and Peace

    By Balmiki Prasad Singh

    This book examines a wide range of issues that are expected to play a dominant role in shaping the 21st century. Delineating key concerns in geopolitics, democracy and peace, it studies the functions and influences of educational institutions, progressive religious and social groups, communities,…

    Hardback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge India

  • The Thiri Rama

    Finding Ramayana in Myanmar

    Edited by Dawn F. Rooney

    The Thiri Rama – or the Great Rama – was written for court performance and is the only known illustrated version of the Ramayana story in Myanmar. Based on palm-leaf manuscripts and scenes carved on over 300 sandstone plaques at a mid-nineteenth-century Buddhist pagoda west of Mandalay in Myanmar,…

    Hardback – 2017-04-07
    Routledge India

  • Modern Frames and Premodern Themes in Indian Philosophy

    Border, Self and the Other

    By A. Raghuramaraju

    This book presents a fascinating examination of modern Indian philosophical thought from the margins. It considers the subject from two perspectives – how it has been understood beyond India and how Indian thinkers have treated Western ideas in the context of Indian society. The book discusses the…

    Hardback – 2017-04-04
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  • Digital Queer Cultures in India

    Politics, Intimacies and Belonging

    By Rohit K. Dasgupta

    Sexuality in India offers an expression of nationalist anxieties and is a significant marker of modernity through which subjectivities are formed among the middle class. This book investigates the everyday experience of queer Indian men on digital spaces. It explores how queer identities are formed…

    Hardback – 2017-03-15
    Routledge India

  • Re-Presenting Feminist Methodologies

    Interdisciplinary Explorations

    Edited by Kalpana Kannabiran, Padmini Swaminathan

    This book tracks the trajectory of gender in the social sciences and humanities through an exploration of the challenges and contradictions that confront contemporary feminist analysis as well as future directions. Drawing on research in India, the essays in the volume engage with the subject in…

    Hardback – 2017-03-14
    Routledge India

  • Rethinking Economic Development in Northeast India

    The Emerging Dynamics

    Edited by Deepak K. Mishra, Vandana Upadhyay

    Economic development of frontier and remote regions has long been a central theme of development studies. This book examines the development experience in the northeastern region in India in relation to the processes of globalisation and liberalisation of the economy. Bringing together researchers…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge India
    Transition in Northeastern India

  • Electoral Politics in India

    The Resurgence of the Bharatiya Janata Party

    Edited by Suhas Palshikar, Sanjay Kumar, Sanjay Lodha

    The general elections held in 2014 in India — the largest democracy in the world — to elect the 16th Lok Sabha brought in dramatic results. This important volume explains not only the startling victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) but also the equally surprising downfall of the Congress…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01
    Routledge India

  • Margins of Citizenship

    Muslim Experiences in Urban India

    By Anasua Chatterjee

    Part of the ‘Religion and Citizenship’ series, this book is an ethnographic study of marginality of Muslims in urban India. It explores the realities and consequences of socio-spatial segregation faced by Muslim communities and the various ways in which they negotiate it in the course of their…

    Hardback – 2017-01-23
    Routledge India
    Religion and Citizenship

  • Democratisation in the Himalayas

    Interests, Conflicts, and Negotiations

    Edited by Vibha Arora, N. Jayaram

    Democratisation is a formidable task in the Himalayan region owing to its immense cultural heterogeneity. The process of democratisation has accentuated ethnic competition, assertion of identity, and demand for ethnic homelands to protect, safeguard, and promote political and development interests…

    Hardback – 2017-01-23
    Routledge India
    Nepal and Himalayan Studies