Humanities & Social Sciences – South Asia Editions

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Featured Titles

  • Therapeutic Interventions in Severe Mental Illness

    A Guide for Acute Care Settings

    By Billy Mathers

    Therapeutic interventions have been taught and well evaluated in community settings for many years but this has not been as well established in acute care. This practical book remedies this, outlining how to efficiently and effectively use therapeutic interventions in acute mental…

    Paperback – 2018-09-15 

  • Demonetisation Decoded

    A Critique of India's Currency Experiment

    By Jayati Ghosh, C. P. Chandrasekhar, Prabhat Patnaik

    On the night of 8 November 2016, at 8:15 pm, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, announced in a televised broadcast to the nation that with effect from midnight, currency notes of denominations Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 would no longer be legal tender. In one stroke, this involved the de-recognition…

    Hardback – 2017-03-14
    Routledge India

  • Marxist Political Economy

    Essays in Retrieval: Selected Works of Geoff Pilling

    By Geoff Pilling

    Edited by Doria Pilling

    Geoff Pilling’s work shows that Marxist theory is relevant to those struggling to understand the problems of capitalist society today, and that the work not only of Marx and Engels but that of later Marxist theorists, including Lenin is worth studying. It also shows that to understand the problems…

    Paperback – 2016-12-09
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Hindu Divorce

    A Legal Anthropology

    By Livia Holden

    This comparative study investigates the place of Hindu divorce in the Indian legal system and considers whether it offers a way out of a matrimonial crisis situation for women. Using the narratives of the social actors involved, it poses questions about the relationship between traditional…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Narratives, Routes and Intersections in Pre-Modern Asia

    Edited by Radhika Seshan

    This book traces connections in pre-modern Asia by looking at different worlds across geography, history and society. It examines how regions were connected by people, families, trade and politics as well as how they were maintained and remembered. The volume analyses these intersections of memory…

    Hardback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge India

  • Macroeconomics and Markets in Developing and Emerging Economies

    By Ashima Goyal

    The book presents and further develops basic principles and concepts in international finance and open economy macroeconomics to make them more relevant for emerging and developing economies (EDEs). The volume emphasises the necessity of greater knowledge of context as populous Asian economies…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01
    Routledge India

  • India and the Global Game of Gas Pipelines

    By Gulshan Dietl

    Gas pipelines constitute an important, yet unexplored, aspect of strategic geography. As one of the fastest growing economies in the world, India’s need for energy is paramount. Though surrounded by gas-rich regions – Myanmar and Bangladesh to the east, the Gulf to the west and Central…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01
    Routledge India

  • Indian Ocean and Maritime Security

    Competition, Cooperation and Threat

    Edited by Bimal N. Patel, Aruna Kumar Malik, William Nunes

    This book provides a synoptic view of the Indian Ocean and maritime security in its contested waters. Using a historical approach, it reveals vital links to events in the present day. The volume: Highlights the competition between major Asian powers to control the ‘String of Pearls’ — a reference…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31
    Routledge India

  • Subjects, Citizens and Law

    Colonial and independent India

    Edited by Gunnel Cederlöf, Sanjukta Das Gupta

    This volume investigates how, where and when subjects and citizens come into being, assert themselves and exercise subjecthood or citizenship in the formation of modern India. It argues for the importance of understanding legal practice – how rights are performed in dispute and negotiation – from…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28
    Routledge India

  • The Idea of Nation and its Future in India

    By Shibani Kinkar Chaube

    This volume is a theoretico-empirical study of nations and nationalism on a global scale. It enquires if the idea of the nation, by its own logic, is feasible and whether India fulfils the requirement of nationhood with a reasonable prospect of survival. The monograph engages with the theories of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge India

  • Critical Buddhism

    Engaging with Modern Japanese Buddhist Thought

    By James Mark Shields

    In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the relative calm world of Japanese Buddhist scholarship was thrown into chaos with the publication of several works by Buddhist scholars Hakamaya Noriaki and Matsumoto Shiro, dedicated to the promotion of something they called Critical Buddhism (hihan bukkyo). In…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17

  • South Asian Christian Diaspora

    Invisible Diaspora in Europe and North America

    By Selva J. Raj

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    The South Asian Christian diaspora is largely invisible in the literature about religion and migration. This is the first comprehensive study of South Asian Christians living in Europe and North America, presenting the main features of these diasporas, their community histories and their religious…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03

  • The Bhagavad-Gita for the Modern Reader

    History, interpretations and philosophy

    By M. V. Nadkarni

    What is the Bhagavad-Gita? Is it just a religious text? When was it composed? How relevant is it to the modern world? This book answers these foundational questions and goes beyond. It critically examines the Bhagavad-Gita in terms of its liberal, humanist and inclusive appeal, bringing out its…

    Hardback – 2016-09-26
    Routledge India

  • Human Rights Mechanism in South Asia

    By Shveta Dhaliwal

    Shveta Dhaliwal teaches at the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, Patiala, India. Her areas of specialisation are geopolitics, regional human rights systems, comparative political thought and international relations. She has published more than 40 research papers and presented over…

    Hardback – 2016-09-26
    Routledge India

  • Culture and Emotional Economy of Migration

    By Badri Narayan

    This book studies how the act of migration is a motivating constituent in the production of popular culture in both the homeland and the destination. It looks at the formations of cultures in the process of identity-making of approximately 200 million Indians scattered across the world, from…

    Hardback – 2016-09-20
    Routledge India

  • Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities

    Sustenance and Sustainability

    By Pankaj Jain

    In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this nature worship in India, its natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. This has led several scholars to raise questions about the…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Tantric Buddhism and Altered States of Consciousness

    Durkheim, Emotional Energy and Visions of the Consort

    By Louise Child

    This book explores the role of altered states of consciousness in the communication of social and emotional energies, both on a societal level and between individual persons. Drawing from an original reading of Durkheimian social theorists (including Mauss, Hertz, and Hubert) and Jungian psychology…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Jataka Stories in Theravada Buddhism

    Narrating the Bodhisatta Path

    By Naomi Appleton

    Jataka stories (stories about the previous births of the Buddha) are very popular in Theravada Buddhist countries, where they are found in both canonical texts and later compositions and collections, and are commonly used in sermons, children's books, plays, poetry, temple illustrations, rituals…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

  • Hindu and Christian in South-East India

    By Geoffrey Oddie

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26

  • The Theory of Citrasutras in Indian Painting

    A Critical Re-evaluation of their Uses and Interpretations

    By Isabella Nardi

    The study of technical treatises in Indian art has increasingly attracted much interest. This work puts forward a critical re-examination of the key Indian concepts of painting described in the Sanskrit treatises, called citrasutras. In an in-depth and systematic analysis of the texts on the theory…

    Paperback – 2016-06-20
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Pali Buddhism

    Edited by Frank Hoffman, Deegalle Mahinda

    This is an interdisciplinary and holistic survey of Pali Buddhism, covering philological, indigenous and philosophical approaches in a single volume.The work is divided into three main sections: Philological Foundations; Insiders' Understandings; and Philosophical Implications.…

    Paperback – 2016-06-09

  • Resisting Bondage in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia

    Edited by Edward A. Alpers, Gwyn Campbell, Michael Salman

    This important collection of essays examines the history and impact of the abolition of the slave trade and slavery in the Indian Ocean World, a region stretching from Southern and Eastern Africa to the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia and the Far East. Slavery studies have traditionally…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge Studies in Slave and Post Slave Societies

  • Courtly Indian Women in Late Imperial India

    By Angma Dey Jhala

    Examines the political worldview of courtly and royal women in India during the late colonial and post-Independence period. This book offers a history of the zenana, which served as the 'women's courts' or 'female quarters of the palace', where women lived behind pardah in seclusion.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    "The Body, Gender and Culture"

  • Bonded Labour and Debt in the Indian Ocean World

    Edited by Gwyn Campbell, Alessandro Stanziani

    This volume of essays contains case studies of debt bondage covering the impact of an expanding globalized economy, increased commercialization, colonial and post-colonial societies, and emerging economies.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Financial History

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