E-books: South Asian Studies

  • Landscape, Ritual and Identity among the Hyolmo of Nepal: The Buddha and the Drum book cover

    Landscape, Ritual and Identity among the Hyolmo of Nepal

    The Buddha and the Drum, 1st Edition

    By Davide Torri

    This book analyses the social, political and religious life of the Hyolmo people of Nepal. Highlighting patterns of change and adaptation, it addresses the Shamanic-Buddhist interface that exists in the animated landscape of the Himalayas. Opening with an analysis of the ethnic revival of Nepal,…

    eBook – 2020-03-20
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • Classes of Labour: Work and Life in a Central Indian Steel Town book cover

    Classes of Labour

    Work and Life in a Central Indian Steel Town, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Parry

    Classes of Labour: Work and Life in a Central Indian Steel Town is a classic in the social sciences. The rigour and richness of the ethnographic data of this book and its analysis is matched only by its literary style. This magnum opus of 732 pages, an outcome of fieldwork covering twenty-one years…

    eBook – 2020-03-20
    Routledge

  • Urban Renewal in India: Accommodating People, Ideas and Lifeworlds in Mumbai's Redeveloping Chawls book cover

    Urban Renewal in India

    Accommodating People, Ideas and Lifeworlds in Mumbai's Redeveloping Chawls, 1st Edition

    By Pablo Holwitt

    This book interrogates contemporary processes of neoliberal urban renewal in the Global South by studying the model of chawl redevelopment in Mumbai, India. The model of chawl redevelopment is used to address questions surrounding contemporary urban renewal. Focusing on attempts to redevelop Mumbai…

    eBook – 2020-03-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Urban South Asia

  • The Christian Ashram Movement in India book cover

    The Christian Ashram Movement in India

    1st Edition

    By Zdeněk Štipl

    This book is one of the first to present a definitive history of the Christian Ashram Movement. It offers insights into the development of the Movement, Europe’s Orientalist view of Eastern mysticism and how the concept of the "ashram" spread beyond the borders of India. Drawing extensively from…

    eBook – 2020-03-20
    Routledge India

  • The Wahhabi Movement in India book cover

    The Wahhabi Movement in India

    1st Edition

    By Qeyamuddin Ahmad

    Founded by Sayyid Ahmad (1786-1831) of Rae Bareli, the Wahhabi Movement in India was a vigorous movement for socio-religious reforms in Indo-Islamic society in the nineteenth century with strong political undercurrents. It stood for a strong affirmation of Tauhid (unity of God), the efficacy of…

    eBook – 2020-03-20
    Routledge

  • Dialogue and Doxography in Indian Philosophy: Points of View in Buddhist, Jaina, and Advaita Vedānta Traditions book cover

    Dialogue and Doxography in Indian Philosophy

    Points of View in Buddhist, Jaina, and Advaita Vedānta Traditions, 1st Edition

    By Karl-Stéphan Bouthillette

    This is the first book fully dedicated to Indian philosophical doxography. It examines the function such dialectical texts were intended to serve in the intellectual and religious life of their public. It looks at Indian doxography both as a witness of inter- and intra-sectarian dialogues and as a…

    eBook – 2020-03-18
    Routledge
    Dialogues in South Asian Traditions: Religion, Philosophy, Literature and History

  • India’s Strategic Culture: The Making of National Security Policy book cover

    India’s Strategic Culture

    The Making of National Security Policy, 2nd Edition

    By Shrikant Paranjpe

    This book provides a comprehensive understanding of the evolution of India’s strategic culture in the era of globalization. It examines dominant themes that have governed India’s foreign and security policy and events which have shaped India’s role in global politics. The author Examines the…

    eBook – 2020-03-13
    Routledge India

  • From Obscurity to Light: Women in Early Medieval Orissa (Seventh to Twelfth Centuries AD) book cover

    From Obscurity to Light

    Women in Early Medieval Orissa (Seventh to Twelfth Centuries AD), 1st Edition

    By Devika Rangachari

    This book attempts to reintegrate women into the socio-political milieu of early medieval Orissa. Its sources are inscriptions, mostly Sanskrit, that date from the seventh century to the end of the reign of the Imperial Ganga ruler, Anantavarman Codagangadeva (CE 1078-1147). The evidence indicates…

    eBook – 2020-03-10
    Routledge

  • China: Confucius in the Shadows book cover

    China

    Confucius in the Shadows, 1st Edition

    By Poonam Surie

    The book is a study of Confucius and the Confucian philosophy of being non-confrontationist, benevolent and with values such as filial piety and harmony. It covers an array of themes including Qufu: Confucius Country, Music and Poetry across China, Chinese Foreign Policy, Philosophy and China’s…

    eBook – 2020-03-10
    Routledge

  • Spinning Yarns: Bengal Textile Industry in the Backdrop of John Taylor’s Report on ‘Dacca Cloth Production’ (1801) book cover

    Spinning Yarns

    Bengal Textile Industry in the Backdrop of John Taylor’s Report on ‘Dacca Cloth Production’ (1801), 1st Edition

    By Sushil Chaudhury

    Since time immemorial Indian textiles, especially textiles from Bengal, were in great demand and exported to different parts of the world. Textiles from Bengal were appreciated by the Romans as early as first century ad. Numerous foreign travellers including Chinese, Portuguese, Arab and Persian,…

    eBook – 2020-03-10
    Routledge

  • The Cultural Heritage of Sikkim book cover

    The Cultural Heritage of Sikkim

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sarit K. Chaudhuri, Sameera Maiti, Charisma K. Lepcha

    Sikkim has been a region of anthropological interest since the 1930s when Geoffrey Gorer and John Morris did their fieldwork among the Lepchas of Dzongu, north Sikkim. While it was mentioned in various writings of travellers and administrators during the British period, there is a dearth of…

    eBook – 2020-03-10
    Routledge

  • The Portuguese and the Socio-Cultural Changes in Kerala: 1498-1663 book cover

    The Portuguese and the Socio-Cultural Changes in Kerala

    1498-1663, 1st Edition

    By James John

    The momentous interaction between Portugal and Kerala com­menced with the historic voyage of Vasco da Gama in 1498. It had lasting impact on the society of Kerala. The voyage, with the express purpose of searching for ‘Christians and Spices’, left longlasting imprint on the life of the people…

    eBook – 2020-03-10
    Routledge

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