Routledge India Originals

Explore the Routledge India Originals publishing programme - making critical interventions in theoretical and empirical research in South Asia.

The Routledge India Originals programme publishes research and scholarship focusing on South Asia, furthering Routledge’s tradition of excellence through academic publishing in social sciences and humanities. Our publishing includes an impressive range of monographs, edited volumes, reference works, and reports across disciplines, regions and subject areas.

We welcome proposals for this exciting publishing programme - please get in touch if you would like to discuss a new idea.

Featured Titles

  • Federation of Himalayan Kingdoms

    Looking for Greater Nepal, 1st Edition

    By Awadhesh C. Sinha

    This book traces the history and politics of the Greater Nepal movement. It looks at major events in modern South Asia, in and around the eastern Himalaya region in particular — colonialism, Independence and Partition, the Chinese aggression in Tibet, formation of Bangladesh and the merger of…

    Hardback – 2019-06-14
    Routledge India
    Nepal and Himalayan Studies

  • Meaning, Agency and the Making of a Social World

    Themes in the Philosophy of Social Science, 1st Edition

    By Amitabha Das Gupta

    This book explores a vital but neglected element in the philosophy of social science – the complex nature of the social world. By a systematic philosophical engagement, it conceives the social world in terms of three basic concerns: epistemic, methodological and ethical. It examines how we cognize,…

    Hardback – 2019-05-03

  • Temporary Migration, Transformation and Development

    Evidence from Europe and Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pirkko Pitkänen, Tomoko Hayakawa, Kerstin Schmidt, Mustafa Aksakal, S. Irudaya Rajan

    In a world grappling with refugee crisis, political unrest and economies on the verge of collapse, temporary migration has become an increasingly common phenomenon. This volume presents a comprehensive picture of the transformative and development potential of temporary transnational migration in…

    Hardback – 2019-03-29
    Routledge India

  • Identities in South Asia

    Conflicts and Assertions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Vivek Sachdeva, Queeny Pradhan, Anu Venugopalan

    This book examines how identities are formed and expressed in political, social and cultural contexts across South Asia. It is a comprehensive intervention on how, why and what identities have come to be, and takes a closer look at the complexities of their interactions. Drawing on an…

    Hardback – 2019-03-19
    Routledge India

  • Media and the Global South

    Narrative Territorialities, Cross-Cultural Currents, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mehita Iqani, Fernando Resende

    What does the notion of the ‘global south’ mean to media studies today? This book interrogates the possibilities of global thinking from the south in the field of media, communication, and cultural studies. Through lenses of millennial media cultures, it refocuses the praxis of the global south in…

    Hardback – 2019-03-08
    Routledge India
    Literary Cultures of the Global South

  • Formatting Religion

    Across Politics, Education, Media, and Law, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marius Timmann Mjaaland

    To talk about religion is to talk about politics, identity, terrorism, migration, gender, and a host of other aspects of society. This volume examines and engages with larger debates around religion and proposes a new approach that moves beyond the usual binaries to analyse its role in our…

    Hardback – 2019-02-21
    Routledge India
    Ethics, Human Rights and Global Political Thought

  • Global Masculinities

    Interrogations and Reconstructions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mangesh Kulkarni, Rimjhim Jain (Associate Editor)

    What does it mean to be male in today’s world? This volume interrogates the myriad practices and myth-making that underlie dominant and subordinate constructions of masculinities around the world. Challenging the patriarchal bias that restricts alternative understanding of masculinities, this…

    Hardback – 2018-12-04
    Routledge India

  • Epidemic Malaria and Hunger in Colonial Punjab

    Weakened by Want, 1st Edition

    By Sheila Zurbrigg

    This book documents the primary role of acute hunger (semi- and frank starvation) in the ‘fulminant’ malaria epidemics that repeatedly afflicted the northwest plains of British India through the first half of colonial rule. Using Punjab vital registration data and regression analysis it also tracks…

    Hardback – 2018-11-27
    Routledge India
    The Social History of Health and Medicine in South Asia

  • Dawn of Democracy in the Eastern Himalayan Kingdoms

    The 20th Century, 1st Edition

    By Awadhesh C. Sinha

    This book traces the beginnings of democracy in the three Himalayan kingdoms of Sikkim, Nepal and Bhutan. Charting the mobilisations and political experimentations that took place in the former buffer states under monarchies to establish democratic regimes, this book investigates their varying…

    Hardback – 2018-11-05
    Routledge India
    Nepal and Himalayan Studies

  • India Migration Report 2019

    Diaspora in Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by S. Irudaya Rajan

    India Migration Report 2019 examines the issues of identity related to integration in European societies. It examines the multifarious nature of social, economic and political engagements of the Indian diaspora with their host societies in Europe. This volume: assesses the historical trends in…

    Hardback – 2018-10-12
    Routledge India

  • India Migration Report 2018

    Migrants in Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by S. Irudaya Rajan

    India Migration Report 2018 looks at Indian migrants in Europe and their lived experiences. It looks at how over the last few decades, the European Union has emerged as the preferred destination for Indian migrants surpassing the United States of America – and is home to Indian students and…

    Hardback – 2018-10-09
    Routledge India

  • Language, Memory and Remembering

    Explorations in Historical Sociolinguistics, 1st Edition

    By Vaidehi Ramanathan

    This volume explores issues of memory, remembering and language in late colonial India. It is the first systematic historical sociolinguistic study of English private and public citizens who lived in and/or worked for India and the Indian cause from the 1920s to the 1940s. While some of the English…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02
    Routledge India

  • Adivasi Rights and Exclusion in India

    1st Edition

    Edited by V. Srinivasa Rao

    This volume examines the processes and impacts of exclusion on the Adivasis (tribal or indigenous people) in India and what repercussions these have for their constitutional rights. The chapters explore a wide range of issues connected to the idea of exclusion — land and forest resources, habitats…

    Hardback – 2018-09-25
    Routledge India

  • Artificial Intelligence

    Evolution, Ethics and Public Policy, 1st Edition

    By Saswat Sarangi, Pankaj Sharma

    What will the future be? A dystopian landscape controlled by machines or a brave new world full of possibilities? Perhaps the answer lies with Artificial Intelligence (AI)—a phenomenon much beyond technology that has, continues to, and will shape lives in ways we do not understand yet. This book…

    Hardback – 2018-09-25
    Routledge India

  • The Idea of the University

    Histories and Contexts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Debaditya Bhattacharya

    What is this ‘idea’ of the university? Why does it need to be defended? Does the work of defense preclude the task of rearranging the idea itself? Drawing on these essential questions, this volume traces the historical transformations of the university in medieval Europe and explores current…

    Hardback – 2018-09-11
    Routledge India

  • The University Unthought

    Notes for a Future, 1st Edition

    Edited by Debaditya Bhattacharya

    Why is it important to have a revolutionary critical pedagogy? What are the new inter/disciplinary engagements possible within the university? What will it be like to live and learn in this university of the future? Drawing on these essential questions, this volume explores the political future(s)…

    Hardback – 2018-09-11
    Routledge India

  • BCIM Economic Cooperation

    Interplay of Geo-economics and Geo-politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gurudas Das, C. Joshua Thomas

    This book examines the strategic and economic logic behind the Bangladesh–China–India–Myanmar (BCIM) Regional Cooperation. According to estimates, BCIM covers approximately 9 percent of the world’s mass and 40 percent of the world’s population spanning across four countries, constituting the…

    Hardback – 2018-09-10
    Routledge India

  • The Syrian Conflict

    The Role of Russia, Iran and the US in a Global Crisis, 1st Edition

    By Ghaidaa Hetou

    This book explores the global impact of the Syrian conflict, and the roles of Russia, Iran and the US in its wake. It looks closely at origins of political turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by analysing the growing influence of Russia and Iran – militarily, economically and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31
    Routledge India

  • Liberal Education and Its Discontents

    The Crisis in the Indian University, 1st Edition

    By Shashikala Srinivasan

    What explains the peculiar trajectory of the university and liberal education in India? Can we understand the crisis in the university in terms of the idea of education underlying it? This book explores these vital questions and traces the intellectual history of the idea of education and the…

    Hardback – 2018-08-07
    Routledge India

  • Modern Mizoram

    History, Culture, Poetics, 1st Edition

    By P. Thirumal, Laldinpuii, C. Lalrozami

    Mizoram is situated at a unique cusp in North East India, in terms of both physical and social contexts. It shares its borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, while cultural influences range from the indigenous to the Western. This book offers an alternative understanding of the modern history of…

    Hardback – 2018-07-24
    Routledge India