South Asian Studies Products

  • Hinduism in Colonial Bengal

    Beyond the Renaissance

    Edited by Ferdinando Sardella, Lucian Wong

    Vaishnavism, is one of the major traditions within Hinduism and inspired by the Bengali Krishna devotee Chaitanya (1486-1533), has been a central feature of the religious and cultural landscape of Bengal since the sixteenth century. It has also had significant impact on other regions of the…

    Hardback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Calibrating Western Philosophy for India

    Rousseau, Derrida, Deleuze, Guattari and Vaddera Chandidas

    By A. Raghuramaraju

    Hardback – 2019-01-31 
    Routledge India

  • Space and the Cultural Politics of Decolonization in India

    Pre-figurations of the Postcolony

    By Sandeep Banerjee

    This book examines the spatial imaginaries of texts from the colonial Indian literary field of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries across a range of genres, namely, historical romances, novels, travelogues, memoirs, poems, and patriotic lyrics. These imaginaries present different registers…

    Hardback – 2019-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Ritual Journeys in South Asia

    Constellations and Contestations of Mobility and Space

    Edited by Jürgen Schaflechner, Christoph Bergmann

    Scholars of pilgrimage have shifted their attention from focal destinations, the religious site or spiritual centre, towards the pilgrims’ movement and the experiences they make en route. From that perspective it has become evident that pilgrimages are not only coined by feelings of social…

    Hardback – 2019-01-30 
    Routledge

  • Urban Activism in India

    Transparency, Accountability and Ethical Politics

    By Martin Webb

    This book explores the intersections between good governance initiatives and rights activism, between different normative conceptions of how the citizen-state relationship should be, and the projects and practices which flow from them. In an era in which subscribing to transparency, accountability,…

    Hardback – 2019-01-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Urban South Asia

  • Evolution, Race and Public Spheres in India

    Vernacular Concepts and Sciences (1860-1930)

    By Luzia Savary

    Imperial raciology is a burgeoning field of historical research. Studies on the British Empire in South Asia have concentrated on the writing of Western-educated elites in English. This book provides an in-depth exploration of South Asian readaptations of race in vernacular languages. The focus is…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23 
    Routledge

  • Gender, Development and the State in India

    By Carole Spary

    Gender, Development and the State in India offers an original contribution in two ways: firstly as an explicitly gender-focused study of the politics of development policy-making in India, and secondly, as an empirical study of the Indian case which rarely finds mention in the gender mainstreaming…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Postcolonial Politics of Ashis Nandy

    By Christine Deftereos

    The Postcolonial Politics of Ashis Nandy explores the work of India’s leading public intellectual and political and cultural critics Ashis Nandy. Nandy has contributed extensively to social and political criticism for over forty years and to a range of academic and public debates in India and…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Postcolonial Politics

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