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  • Asceticism and Power in South and Southeast Asia

    Edited by Peter Flügel, Gustaaf Houtman

    Including analyses by top academics in the field, this book takes a unique look at questions of power and asceticism in the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist traditions of South and Southeast Asia. Ideas about power and purity in these three traditions are crucially related to ascetic practices.…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Routledge Handbook of Indian and South Asian History

    Edited by Crispin Bates

    This Handbook presents key issues in Indian and South Asian history from earliest time to 1947, with an emphasis on the modern period since 1600. Written by experts in their respective areas, the Handbook introduces the reader to the field. The book is structured chronologically and highlights…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge

  • India's Changing Political, Economic and Social Environment

    Improvising Lives

    By Patricia Jeffery

    This book by one of the most accomplished sociologists working on contemporary Indian society explores the intersections between secular changes in the wider polity and economy of India and beyond. Using the lives of villagers as they progress through the “domestic cycle” in an area of western…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • The Political Economy of Central Asia

    By Gul Berna Ozcan

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Central Asian republics are still coming to terms with their post-communist economies, their role in the region and the wider world, and their needs for identity, governance and growth. The Political Economy of Central Asia is an original study addressing…

    Paperback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge

  • India’s Economy

    An Introduction

    By R. Nagaraj

    Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this comprehensive textbook provides an analytical overview of the main trends, policies, performance, advances, and debates around India’s post independence economy. Each chapter provides a thorough examination of a key issue that has impacted the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine

    Edited by Vivienne Lo, Michael Stanley-Baker

    This handbook aims to showcase the latest research on medicine in China as it has developed over 3,000 years. It will identify themes concerned with both history and culture and the significance of Chinese medicine in the modern world, and invite established experts together with some of the most…

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    Routledge

  • Early Sources of the Jaina Tradition

    By Bansidhar Bhatt

    Looking at the early history of Jainism, from 6th century BCE onwards, this book focuses on one of the 24 Jinas that are identified as the main religious leaders of Jainism. It is a commonly accepted hypothesis that Parsvanatha, the 23rd Jina, is an historical figure whose values were modified by…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Introducing the Anthropology of Islam

    By Jens Kreinath

    This introduction presents an anthropological approach to the study of Islam. It focuses on the main tenets of the religion and considers the various aspects of social and cultural life practiced among Muslims. In concentrating on the five pillars of Islam, Jens Kreinath shows ritual practice to be…

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    Routledge

  • Jaina Narratives

    Edited by Peter Flügel

    There is a growing recognition that scholarship on Indian religions has been hampered by the lack of knowledge of Jain sources. This book analyses different aspects of the extensive, more than two thousand years long tradition of Jaina narrative literature composed in Prakrit, Sanskrit and…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Women in Asian Politics

    Descriptive, Diverse, Substantive, and Sustainable Representations

    By Devin K. Joshi

    Why has Asia fallen behind other world regions in women’s parliamentary representation? What kinds of social and institutional transformations could further advance women’s political representation across the Asian continent? Focusing on national parliaments, Devin K. Joshi provides scholars and…

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    Routledge
    Gender and Comparative Politics

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Timor-Leste

    Edited by Andrew McWilliam, Michael Leach

    Reflecting on the legacies of Timor-Leste's remarkable journey from colonialism to sovereign and democratic Independence, the Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Timor-Leste provides a comprehensive and up-to –date reference work on the politics, economics, cultural and social life in Timor-Leste.…

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    Routledge

  • Environmental Policy in Asia

    By Akihisa Mori

    In Asia, export-led industrialization, coupled with foreign direct investment has been proved as the most effective and powerful source of economic development. However, it has caused serious local, regional and trans-boundary environmental problems. Governments in Asia have implemented a variety…

    Paperback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge

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