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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Politics of Education in Colonial India book cover

    Politics of Education in Colonial India

    1st Edition

    By Krishna Kumar

    In retracting from the popular view that India’s modern educational policy was shaped almost entirely by Macaulay, this incisive work reveals the complex ideological and institutional rubric of the colonial educational system. It examines its wide-ranging and lasting impact on curriculum, pedagogy,…

    eBook – 2015-08-12
    Routledge India

  • Tribal Development in Western India book cover

    Tribal Development in Western India

    1st Edition

    Edited by Amita Shah, Jharna Pathak

    Tribal communities in western India, as elsewhere in the country, have been facing increasing marginalisation and poverty. This is so despite a relatively better record of social movements and work by civil society organisations among them and their political inclusion. Further, the existing…

    eBook – 2015-08-12
    Routledge India

  • A Century of Protests: Peasant Politics in Assam Since 1900 book cover

    A Century of Protests

    Peasant Politics in Assam Since 1900, 1st Edition

    By Arupjyoti Saikia

    Addressing an important gap in the historiography of modern Assam, this book traces the relatively unexplored but profound transformations in the agrarian landscape of late- and post-colonial Assam that were instrumental in the making of modern Assamese peasantry and rural politics. It discusses…

    eBook – 2015-08-12
    Routledge India

  • Head and Heart: Valour and Self-Sacrifice in the Art of India book cover

    Head and Heart

    Valour and Self-Sacrifice in the Art of India, 1st Edition

    By Mary Storm

    An extensive study of self-sacrificial images in Indian art, this book examines concepts such as head-offering, human sacrifice, blood, suicide, valour, self-immolation, and self-giving in the context of religion and politics to explore why these images were produced and how they became paradigms…

    eBook – 2015-08-12
    Routledge India

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