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  • In the Shadow of the Mahatma

    Bishop Azariah and the Travails of Christianity in British India

    By Susan Billington Harper

    This is a biography of Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah (1874-1945), bishop of the Anglican Church in India from 1912 until his death in 1945. His life sheds new light on the challenges and opportunities faced by religious minorities throughout the world today. As a Christian leader in a non-Christian…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 

  • Protestant Origins in India

    Tamil Evangelical Christians 1706-1835

    By D. Dennis Hudson

    Protestant Christianity was established as a religion of India when in 1706 missionaries from the the German Evangelical Church sponsored by the King of Denmark landed at the Danish factory in Tamil-speaking Tranquebar. An indigenous congregation soon developed, with worship and catechising in…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 

  • Cold War in the High Himalayas

    The USA, China and South Asia in the 1950s

    By S. Mahmud Ali

    This text examines elite-insecurity perceptions in India, Pakistan and the USA in the 1950s. The book highlights the consequent linkages in alliance-building efforts and the  subsequent triangular covert collaboration against Communist China, especially along Tibet's Himalayan frontiers. This…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 

  • 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

  • Historical Injustice and Democratic Transition in Eastern Asia and Northern Europe

    Ghosts at the Table of Democracy

    Edited by Kenneth Christie, Robert Cribb

    The memory of past atrocity lingers like a ghost at the table of democracy. Injustices carried out in the past - from massacres and murder to repression and detention - embitter societies and distort their structures so that the process of establishing and running a democracy carries an extra…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 

  • Constructing the Colonial Encounter

    Right and Left Hand Castes in Early Colonial South India

    By Niels Brimnes

    This book offers a systematic analysis of the violent clashes between the South Indian 'right' and 'left' hand caste divisions that repeatedly rocked the European settlements on the Coromandel Coast in the early colonial period. Whereas the Indian population expected the colonial authorities to…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 

  • The Pacific War between America and Japan

    Its Impact and Legacy

    Edited by Yasuko Claremont

    This book examines three major interlocking components of the Pacific war that took place between Japan and the allied forces led by America from 1941 to 1945, namely the origins of the war, its impact on combatants, civilians and the huge changes that took place in the postwar governance of…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • 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

  • The Emergence of Civilizational Consciousness in Early China

    History Word by Word

    By Uffe Bergeton

    This book provides a comparative history of Chinese and European concepts of civilization. Studying how language has been used in the West and China to construct identities and negotiate relationships between a 'civilised self' and 'uncivilised others', it provides a re-examination of the origins…

    Hardback – 2018-11-18 
    Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

  • 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

  • The United States and Southeast Asian Regionalism

    Collaborative Defence and Economic Security, 1945-75

    By Sue Thompson

    The Nixon or Guam Doctrine of 1969 stressed the importance of progress towards regional cooperation and Asian collective security, indicating that Asian countries themselves should take the initiative in creating programs in which the United States could participate. This book analyses the…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Dalits, Subalternity and Social Change in India

    Edited by Ashok Kumar Pankaj, Ajit Kumar Pandey

    The changing nature of caste and Dalits has become a topic of increasing interest in India. This book analyses Dalits, subalternity and social change in India. It argues that subalternity and exclusion deal with the problem of marginality and emphasizes to treat them as integrated one.…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

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