South Asian Studies Products

  • Beyond Famines

    The Wartime State, Society and Politicization of Food in Colonial India, 1939-1945

    By Abhijit Sarkar

    The Second World War represents a particularly important moment in the development of the postcolonial Indian state’s welfare policies. Wartime measures regarding state-provisioning of food far outlived the war, and became permanent fixtures of the post-war and post-colonial structure of governance…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Empires and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-2000

  • The Politics of Modern India since Independence

    By Crispin Bates, Subho Basu

    The textbook offers a detailed, jargon-free, chronological survey of Indian political history from 1947 up to the present. It treats political structures as historically determined, induced by economic transformation, state interventions, popular movements and discourses emanating from and…

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Dalit Women of Nepal

    Strategies of Resistance

    By Jung H. Lee

    This book examines the strategies of resistance among the Dalit women of Nepal in their struggle against the social injustice of the caste system and related practices of "untouchability", particularly in regard to the ways in which these injustices lead to capability failures that diminish human…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Security and Precarity in Pakistan

    By Syed Sami Raza

    The War on Terror has been going on for over a decade and it shows no signs of winding down in near future. The book examines the legal regime of security in Pakistan. It revolves around the oncept of "precarity" of life and rights in the face of a growing legal security regime in the country.…

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

  • Agency and Knowledge in Northeast India

    The Life and Landscapes of Dreams

    By Michael Heneise

    Access to Northeast India has been difficult for researchers due to the ongoing Indo-Naga political conflict. The anthropology of dreams is an emerging field of research. This book explores the relationship between dreams and agency among the Angami Naga in Northeast India. Based on two years of…

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Public Women in British India

    Icons and the Urban Stage

    By Rimli Bhattacharya

    This book foregrounds the subjectivity of ‘acting women’ amidst violent debates on femininity and education, livelihood and labour, sexuality and marriage. It looks at the emergence of the stage actress as an artist and an ideological construct at critical phases of performance practice in British…

    Hardback – 2018-06-19 
    Routledge India

  • Gender and Hindu Nationalism

    Understanding masculine hegemony

    By Prem Kumar Vijayan

    Hindu nationalism – as a discourse, a set of organisations, and as a movement – has gained a lot of ground in India, as is evident in the coming to power of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the last general elections in 2014. This book analyses the broader social base of Hindu…

    Hardback – 2018-06-15 
    Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

  • Rise of Saffron Power

    Reflections on Indian Politics

    By Mujibur Rehman

    This volume looks at the changing political landscape in India, especially after the landmark 2014 elections — one that has transformed the ideological discourse of India. It discusses a variety topical issues in Indian politics, including the Modi wave, Aam Aadmi Party and the challenges it is…

    Hardback – 2018-06-15 
    Routledge India

  • Global Health Governance and Commercialisation in India

    Emerging contradictions and paradoxical solutions

    Edited by Anuj Kapilashrami, Rama V Baru

    Symbols of globalisation abound in daily life in India. Notwithstanding the global diffusion of technologies and advancement of the informational age, significant disparities in health remain and are widening in India. A defining aspect of globalisation, as relevant to health, lies in the…

    Hardback – 2018-06-10 
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Depression in Kerala

    Ayurveda and Mental Health Care in 21st Century India

    By Claudia Lang

    This book examines depression as a widely diagnosed and treated common mental disorder in India and offers a significant ethnographic study of the application of a traditional Indian medical system (Ayurveda) to the very modern problem of depression. Based on over a year of fieldwork, it…

    Hardback – 2018-06-08 
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Religion and Technology in India

    Spaces, Practices and Authorities

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristina Myrvold

    Religion tends to flourish when technological developments create new possibilities for communication and representation, and simultaneously change as a consequence of these developments. This book explores intersections between religion and technology in India, at the present and in the colonial…

    Hardback – 2018-06-05 
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Transitions in Indian Nationalism

    By Shail Mayaram

    Using historical and ethnographic methods, this book explores transitions in popular Indian nationalism. It highlights the shifts and transitions from the Pax Britannica to the Pax Americana over the last two centuries, and examines new sources of the self as the local intersects, collides and…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

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