History: Asian History

  • The Chronicle of a People's War: The Military and Strategic History of the Cambodian Civil War, 1979-1991 book cover

    The Chronicle of a People's War: The Military and Strategic History of the Cambodian Civil War, 1979-1991

    By Boraden Nhem

    The Chronicle of a People's War: The Military and Strategic History of the Cambodian Civil War, 1979-1991 narrates the strategic and military history of the Cambodian Civil War, especially the People’s Republic of Kampuchea (PRK), from when it deposed the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime in 1979…

    Hardback – 2017-08-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Contemporary India: The Basics book cover

    Contemporary India: The Basics

    By Rekha Datta

    Contemporary India: The Basics provides readers with a clear and accessible guide through the richness, diversity and complexity of 21st Century India. The book explores the political, social, cultural and economic landscape of India and addresses key questions such as: How has India risen to be…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Refugees and the Politics of the Everyday State in Pakistan: Resettlement in Punjab, 1947-1962 book cover

    Refugees and the Politics of the Everyday State in Pakistan

    Resettlement in Punjab, 1947-1962

    By Elisabetta Iob

    This book is a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the resettlement and the rehabilitation of Partition refugees in Pakistani Punjab between 1947 and 1962. It weaves a chronological and thematic plot into a single narrative, and focuses on the Punjabi refugee middle and upper-middle class.…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Anglo-Indians and Minority Politics in South Asia: Race, Boundary Making and Communal Nationalism book cover

    Anglo-Indians and Minority Politics in South Asia

    Race, Boundary Making and Communal Nationalism

    By Uther Charlton-Stevens

    Anglo-Indians are a mixed-race, Christian and Anglophone minority community which arose in India during the long period of European colonialism. An often neglected part of the British ‘Raj’, their presence complicates the traditional binary through which British imperialism in South Asia is viewed…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • India and Turkey: Past Connections, Contemporary Debates book cover

    India and Turkey

    Past Connections, Contemporary Debates

    Edited by Smita Tewari Jassal, Halil Turan

    India and Turkey, Asia Minor and the Subcontinent of Hindustan and the Ottomans and Mughals have had shared histories of contact, engagement, and dialogue over the centuries. Using the inter-cultural dialogue signaled by such contacts as a starting point, this book builds on the historical…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Memory, Identity and the Colonial Encounter in India: Essays in Honour of Peter Robb book cover

    Memory, Identity and the Colonial Encounter in India

    Essays in Honour of Peter Robb

    Edited by Ezra Rashkow, Sanjukta Ghosh, Upal Chakrabarti

    This book sheds new light on the dynamics of the colonial encounter between Britain and India. It highlights how various analytical approaches to this encounter can be creatively mobilised to re-think entanglements of memory and identity emerging from British rule in the subcontinent. The volume…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge India

  • Understanding the City through its Margins: Pluridisciplinary Perspectives from Case Studies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East book cover

    Understanding the City through its Margins

    Pluridisciplinary Perspectives from Case Studies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

    Edited by André Chappatte, Ulrike Freitag, Nora Lafi

    Cities the world over and in particular developing countries suffer from uneven development and inequality. This is often coupled with the view that these inequalities constitute unfortunate anomalies. In contrast, this edited volume draws out the ways in which the city has not been able to exist…

    Hardback – 2017-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Women Warriors in Southeast Asia book cover

    Women Warriors in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Tobias Rettig, Vina A. Lanzona

    Based on multidisciplinary perspectives, this book brings together a wide range of case studies covering women as agents of violence in periods of armed conflict in Southeast Asia. It discusses why these women were active in a domain traditionally preserved for men, and how it arguably transgressed…

    Hardback – 2017-07-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Indigeneity, Landscape and History: Adivasi Self-fashioning in India book cover

    Indigeneity, Landscape and History

    Adivasi Self-fashioning in India

    By Asoka Kumar Sen

    This book engages with notions of self and landscape as manifest in water, forest and land via historical and current perspectives in the context of indigenous communities in India. It also brings processes of identity formation among tribes in Africa and Latin America into relief. Using…

    Hardback – 2017-07-25 
    Routledge India

  • The Sundarbans: Folk Deities, Monsters and Mortals book cover

    The Sundarbans

    Folk Deities, Monsters and Mortals

    By Sutapa Chatterjee Sarkar

    The book is about the colonization of the Sunderbans that began with the coming of the British. For two centuries, land-hungry peasants strove to transform the tidal forest vegetation into an agro- ecosystem dominated by paddy fields and fish culture. The construction of a permanent railroad led to…

    Hardback – 2017-07-24 
    Routledge

  • Transitions to Modernity in Taiwan: The Spirit of 1895 and the Cession of Formosa to Japan book cover

    Transitions to Modernity in Taiwan

    The Spirit of 1895 and the Cession of Formosa to Japan

    By Niki Alsford

    On 19 April 1895, British Consul Lionel Charles Hopkins, at the northern port of Tamsui, was summoned by Tang Jingsong, the governor of Taiwan, to his yamen in the western district of Taipei. Shortly after his arrival, Hopkins was handed a petition. Signed by a number of Taiwanese ‘notables’, the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

  • Colonial Modernities: Midwifery in Bengal, c.1860-1947 book cover

    Colonial Modernities

    Midwifery in Bengal, c.1860-1947

    By Ambalika Guha

    The subject of medicalization of childbirth in colonial India has so far been identified with three major themes: the attempt to reform or ‘sanitize’ the site of birthing practices, establishing lying-in hospitals, and replacing traditional birth attendants with trained midwives and qualified…

    Hardback – 2017-07-17 
    Routledge India
    The Social History of Health and Medicine in South Asia

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