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  • State, Market and Peasant in Colonial South and Southeast Asia

    By Michael Adas

    The essays collected in this volume, first published in 1998, address the profound changes and disruptions wrought in peasant societies as a result of European colonial domination and the spread of the capitalist world economy from its European base. Detailed case study evidence is included in the…

    Hardback – 2018-12-15 
    Routledge Library Editions: Business and Economics in Asia

  • Land-Water Management and Sustainability in Bangladesh

    Indigenous practises in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

    By Ranjan Datta

    Interest in Indigenous environmental sustainability has grown steadily in past years, reflecting traditional cultural perspectives about the environment and developing research priorities. This book analyses the meanings and implications of South Asia Indigenous sustainability, which focuses on…

    Hardback – 2018-12-15 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Imagining the Sacred in Popular Culture

    Visual Representations in Japanese Religion

    By Mark MacWilliams

    This book explores central issues of religion in an age of globalization, questioning how religion speaks to us in contemporary society, and how representations of religion impact in popular culture. Focusing on Japanese popular culture, MacWilliams examines Japanese comic books in particular:…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 

  • Landscape, Ritual and Identity among the Hyolmo of Nepal

    The Buddha and the Drum

    By Davide Torri

    Highlighting patterns of change and adaptation among the Hyolmo of Nepal, their religious life in the villages and in the urban context, this book addresses the Shamanic-Buddhist interface and their dynamics of change, mutual appropriations and negotiations over time. An important contribution to…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • Routledge Handbook of Urban South Asia

    Edited by Henrike Donner

    Research on urban South Asia, the history, material and cultural aspects of South Asian cities, has become an established scholarly concern over the last decades. Of particular importance is the role of the city in wider processes of globalization, and the transformation of urban space and urban…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 

  • Barefoot across the Nation

    M F Husain and the Idea of India

    Edited by Sumathi Ramaswamy

    This book is the first inter-disciplinary engagement with the work of Maqbool Fida Husain, arguably India’s most iconic contemporary artist today, whose life and work are intimately entangled with the career of independent India as a democratic, secular and multi-ethnic nation. For more than half a…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 
    Visual and Media Histories

  • Kinship, Honour and Money in Rural Pakistan

    Subsistence Economy and the Effects of International Migration

    By Alain Lefebvre

    International migration is favoured by the governments of many poorer countries despite often well-publicized abuses affecting individual migrant workers. Not only is local unemployment reduced but also it is expected that the migrants will learn new skills, with many even becoming entrepreneurs on…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 

  • Aging in Chinese Society

    A Holistic Approach to the Experience of Aging in Taiwan and Singapore

    By Margaret B Jernigan, Homer L Jernigan

    This intriguing book details the impact of rapid cultural change on the elderly in two predominantly Chinese societies--Taiwan and Singapore. As Taiwan and Singapore become more urban and industrial, and large, extended families shrink and become more isolated, experiences of older family members…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 

  • Hybrid Christianity

    Dalit Culture, Identity and Theology

    By Anderson H.M. Jeremiah

    Commonly known as Dalits, or Untouchables, Paraiyar Christians are a large socially marginalised group living in India within a dynamic and complex social matrix dominated by the caste system. This book presents a detailed exploration of Paraiyar communities, focusing on their religious and…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30 

  • Gender, Nationalism, and Genocide in Bangladesh


    By Azra Rashid

    Women have a curious place in nationalism as they are subjected to violence, specific to their gender, both in the nationalist discourses and in the struggle to acquire nationhood. Because of this particular role ascribed to women within nationalism, we see that from the Holocaust to the rape camps…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Identity and Marginality in India

    Afghan Sikh and Hindu Migrants

    By Anwesha Ghosh

    ‘Lala Hindu’ is a term used by ethnic Afghans to denote the religious minorities, the Sikhs and Hindus of Afghanistan, while living in the country. Indians often use the term ‘Afghani log’ to indicate the Afghans living in India. This book is a study of the displaced Afghan migrant population in…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Power and Knowledge in Southeast Asia

    Indonesia and the Philippines

    By Rommel A. Curaming

    The Sejarah Nasional Indonesia (SNI) and the Tadhana Project are two state-sponsored history-writing projects that took shape in two comparable Southeast Asian countries, Indonesia and the Philippines. These projects germinated at about the same time in the 1970s and under the auspices of…

    Hardback – 2018-11-10 
    Rethinking Southeast Asia

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