E-books: Asian Studies

  • Mahabharata Now: Narration, Aesthetics, Ethics book cover

    Mahabharata Now

    Narration, Aesthetics, Ethics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Arindam Chakrabarti, Sibaji Bandyopadhyay

    The Mahabharata is at once an archive and a living text, a sourcebook complete by itself and an open text perennially under construction. Driving home this striking contemporary relevance of the famous Indian epic, Mahabharata Now focuses on the issues of narration, aesthetics and ethics, as also…

    eBook – 2017-09-19
    Routledge India

  • Exploring the Senses: South Asian and European Perspectives on Rituals and Performativity book cover

    Exploring the Senses

    South Asian and European Perspectives on Rituals and Performativity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Axel Michaels, Christoph Wulf

    This fascinating volume offers a transdisciplinary and transcultural approach to understanding the senses by exploring themes in anthropologies of sound, sight, smell, taste, touch, and movement as expressed through aesthetic, perceptual, religious, and spiritual experiences. In drawing upon…

    eBook – 2017-09-19
    Routledge India

  • Evil and the Philosophy of Retribution: Modern Commentaries on the Bhagavad-Gita book cover

    Evil and the Philosophy of Retribution

    Modern Commentaries on the Bhagavad-Gita, 1st Edition

    By Sanjay Palshikar

    What is ‘evil’? What are the ways of overcoming this destructive and morally recalcitrant phenomenon? To what extent is the use of punitive violence tenable? Evil and the Philosophy of Retribution compares the responses of three modern Indian commentators on the Bhagavad-Gita — Aurobindo Ghose, Bal…

    eBook – 2017-09-19
    Routledge India
    100 Cases

  • A General Theory of Institutional Change book cover

    A General Theory of Institutional Change

    1st Edition

    By Shiping Tang

    Institutional change is a central driving force behind social changes, and thus a central topic in all major fields of social sciences. Yet, no general theory of institutional change exists. Drawing from a diverse literature, this book develops a general theory of institutional change, based on a…

    eBook – 2017-07-05

  • China and India: The Quest for Energy Resources in the 21st Century book cover

    China and India

    The Quest for Energy Resources in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    By Hong Zhao

    The book sheds understanding on the relations between development and global energy security by looking at China and India. It addresses the following issues: what is the new definition of energy security? How does it affect global politics and international relations? What are the energy security…

    eBook – 2017-07-05

  • Climate Hazard Crises in Asian Societies and Environments book cover

    Climate Hazard Crises in Asian Societies and Environments

    1st Edition

    Edited by Troy Sternberg

    Climate hazards are the world’s most widespread, deadliest and costliest natural disasters. Knowledge of climate hazard dynamics is critical since the impacts of climate change, population growth, development projects and migration affect both the impact and severity of disasters. Current global…

    eBook – 2017-01-20
    Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

  • Island Geographies: Essays and conversations book cover

    Island Geographies

    Essays and conversations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elaine Stratford

    Islands and their environs – aerial, terrestrial, aquatic – may be understood as intensifiers, their particular and distinctive geographies enabling concentrated study of many kinds of challenges and opportunities. This edited collection brings together several emerging and established…

    eBook – 2016-11-03
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities: Sustenance and Sustainability book cover

    Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities

    Sustenance and Sustainability, 1st Edition

    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…

    eBook – 2016-04-22
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Rethinking Innovation: Global Perspectives book cover

    Rethinking Innovation

    Global Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ram Subramanian, Martin Rahe, Vishnuprasad Nagadevara, C. Jayachandran

    Innovation manifests itself as a key driver of improved productivity and sustainable growth in today’s global economic landscape. This book • brings together perspectives and case studies from across the world; • discusses frameworks and actual conditions required for innovation; and • examines…

    eBook – 2016-03-17
    Routledge India

  • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Laos: Perspective for Today's World book cover

    Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Laos

    Perspective for Today's World, 1st Edition

    By Stephanie Phetsamay Stobbe

    Using the case study of Laos, a small landlocked country in Southeast Asia that has seen some of the world’s most brutal forms of poverty and violence, this book examines the power of traditional and indigenous conflict resolution systems as a tool for social justice. It explores how the conflict…

    eBook – 2015-06-19

  • Climate Change and Agriculture in India: Studies from Selected River Basins book cover

    Climate Change and Agriculture in India

    Studies from Selected River Basins, 1st Edition

    By K. Palanisami, C. R. Ranganathan, Udaya Sekhar Nagothu, Krishna Reddy Kakumanu

    This book provides an overview of climate change in India using river basin data and analytical and econometric methods. It, first, makes a quantitative assessment of how climate change affects agricultural and food production systems; second, predicts how these systems may respond to climate…

    eBook – 2014-08-13
    Routledge India

  • Vidyasagar: The Life and After-life of an Eminent Indian book cover


    The Life and After-life of an Eminent Indian, 1st Edition

    By Brian A. Hatcher

    This book offers a new interpretation of the life and legacy of the Indian reformer and intellectual, Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar (1820–91). Drawing upon autobiography, biography, secondary criticism and a range of Vidyasagar’s original writings in Bengali, the book interrogates the role of history,…

    eBook – 2014-08-07
    Routledge India

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