E-books: Area Studies

  • 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

  • Shaping Jerusalem: Spatial planning, politics and the conflict book cover

    Shaping Jerusalem

    Spatial planning, politics and the conflict, 1st Edition

    By Francesco Chiodelli

    Shaping Jerusalem: Spatial planning, politics and the conflict focuses on a hidden facet of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; the relentless reshaping of the Holy City by the Israeli authorities through urban policies, spatial plans, infrastructural and architectural projects, land use and building…

    eBook – 2016-10-14
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • 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

  • Muslim/Arab Mediation and Conflict Resolution: Understanding Sulha book cover

    Muslim/Arab Mediation and Conflict Resolution

    Understanding Sulha, 1st Edition

    By Doron Pely

    Inter- and intra-clan conflicts in Northern Israel pit hundreds against each other in revenge cycles that take years to resolve and impact the entire community. The Sulha is a Shari’a-based traditional conflict resolution process that works independently of formal legal systems and is widely…

    eBook – 2016-02-05
    Israeli History, Politics and Society

  • Politics of the Islamic Tradition: The Thought of Muhammad Al-Ghazali book cover

    Politics of the Islamic Tradition

    The Thought of Muhammad Al-Ghazali, 1st Edition

    By Mohammed Moussa

    Over the last two centuries the Muslim world has undergone dramatic transformations, impacting the Islamic tradition and throwing into question our understanding of tradition. The notion of tradition as an unmoving edifice is contradicted by the very process of its transmission, and the complex…

    eBook – 2015-10-05
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government

  • Boundaries, Identity and belonging in Modern Judaism book cover

    Boundaries, Identity and belonging in Modern Judaism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Maria Diemling, Larry Ray

    The drawing of boundaries has always been a key part of the Jewish tradition and has served to maintain a distinctive Jewish identity. At the same time, these boundaries have consistently been subject to negotiation, transgression and contestation. The increasing fragmentation of Judaism into…

    eBook – 2015-09-07
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • 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
    3D Photorealistic Rendering

  • 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

  • Emigration in 21st-Century India: Governance, Legislation, Institutions book cover

    Emigration in 21st-Century India

    Governance, Legislation, Institutions, 1st Edition

    By S. Krishna Kumar, S. Irudaya Rajan

    Emigration in 21st-Century India is the first definitive exposition of contemporary Indian labour migration. The book provides a comprehensive appraisal of the policies, legislation and institutional architecture governing emigration at both federal and state levels. It posits that, geographically,…

    eBook – 2015-07-17
    Routledge India

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