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  • Activist Documentary Film in Pakistan

    The Emergence of a Cinema of Accountability

    By Rahat Imran

    This book, the first academic book on Pakistani documentary cinema, traces the development of activist filmmaking practices in Pakistan which have emerged as a response to the consequences of religious fundamentalism, extremism, and violation of human rights. Beginning with the period of General…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • India and the South Asian Strategic Triangle

    By Ashok Kapur

    This book traces the triangular strategic relationship of India, Pakistan and China over the second half of the twentieth century, and shows how two enmities – Sino-Indian and Indo-Pakistani – and one friendship – Sino-Pakistani – defined the distribution of power and the patterns of relationships…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Security in Asia Series

  • Islamic Banking in Pakistan

    Shariah-Compliant Finance and the Quest to make Pakistan more Islamic

    By Feisal Khan

    Islamic Banking and Finance (IBF) has become a growing force over the past three decades, with Pakistan being one of the IBF pioneers by converting to an ‘interest-free’ banking system in 1985. However, since independence in 1947, there has been continual tension over Pakistan’s essential character…

    Hardback – 2015-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Early Nineteenth-Century Panjab

    Edited by J. S. Grewal, Indu Banga

    The Cha¯r Ba¯gh-i-Panja¯b, written by Ganesh Das Wadera immediately after the annexation of the Lahore kingdom by the British in 1849, is a classic Persian text. Its long descriptive part is the only surviving account of the social, religious, and cultural life of the peoples of the Punjab,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07
    Routledge India

  • State and Nation-Building in Pakistan

    Beyond Islam and Security

    Edited by Roger D. Long, Gurharpal Singh, Yunas Samad, Ian Talbot

    Religion, violence, and ethnicity are all intertwined in the history of Pakistan. The entrenchment of landed interests, operationalized through violence, ethnic identity, and power through successive regimes has created a system of ‘authoritarian clientalism.’ This book offers comparative,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • The Politics of Ethnicity in Pakistan

    The Baloch, Sindhi and Mohajir Ethnic Movements

    By Farhan Hanif Siddiqi

    In order to understand the Pakistani state and government’s treatment of non-dominant ethnic groups after the failure of the military operation in East Pakistan and the independence of Bangladesh, this book looks at the ethnic movements that were subject to a military operation after 1971: the…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Federalism in Asia

    India, Pakistan and Malaysia

    By Harihar Bhattacharyya

    This book analyzes the successes and failures of various federal measures adopted in India, Pakistan and Malaysia for the political accommodation of diversity. Bhattacharyya then assesses their comparative significance for other countries in Asia. In particular, he examines growing tensions between…

    Paperback – 2014-12-23
    Routledge

  • Development, Poverty and Power in Pakistan

    The impact of state and donor interventions on farmers

    By Syed Mohammad Ali

    Rural development remains a major challenge for governments of developing countries such as Pakistan. While a broad range of state and donor interventions impact the lives of poor farmers -who provide a significant proportion of the labour force - comprehensive consideration of these combined…

    Hardback – 2014-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • International Law and Drone Strikes in Pakistan

    The Legal and Socio-political Aspects

    By Sikander Ahmed Shah

    While conventional warfare has an established body of legal precedence, the legality of drone strikes by the United States in Pakistan and elsewhere remains ambiguous. This book explores the legal and political issues surrounding the use of drones in Pakistan. Drawing from international treaty law,…

    Hardback – 2014-11-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in the Law of Armed Conflict

  • The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation

    Livelihoods, agrarian change and the conflicts of development

    By Marcus Taylor

    This book provides the first systematic critique of the concept of climate change adaptation within the field of international development. Drawing on a reworked political ecology framework, it argues that climate is not something ‘out there’ that we adapt to. Instead, it is part of the social and…

    Hardback – 2014-11-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • Water for Food Security

    Challenges for Pakistan

    Edited by Claudia Ringler, Arif Anwar

    Pakistan’s water management is at a critical watershed. Water shortages are growing rapidly as a result of growing demand across all water-using sectors. Rapid population growth, from 175 million people in 2010 to an estimated 236 million by 2030 and 280 million by 2050, and international…

    Hardback – 2014-09-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

  • Radical Politics in Colonial Punjab

    Governance and Sedition

    By Shalini Sharma

    The actions of the radical left in Punjab in pre-Independence India during the 1920s and 30s have often been viewed as foreign and quintessentially un-Indian due to their widely vilified opposition to the Quit India campaign. This book examines some of these deterministic misapprehensions and…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

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