South Asian History 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

  • 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

  • Colonial Encounter

    Telugu–English Literary and Cultural Interface

    Edited by C. Vijayasree, M. Sridhar, Mahasweta Sengupta

    This book focuses on transactions between English and Telugu through a study of translations and related works published from about the early-nineteenth century to mid-twentieth century. Moving beyond Edward Said’s theoretical paradigms that these interfaces were driven by imperial and colonial…

    Hardback – 2018-05-31 
    Routledge India

  • 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 – 2018-05-25 
    Routledge India

  • Northeast India

    A Reader

    Edited by Bhagat Oinam, Dhiren A. Sadokpam

    Northeast India is a multifaceted and dynamic region that is constantly in focus because of its fragile political landscape characterised by endemic violence and conflicts. One of the first of its kind, this Reader on Northeast India examines myriad aspects of the region — its people and its…

    Hardback – 2018-05-07 
    Routledge India

  • The Genesis of Baloch Nationalism

    Politics and Ethnicity in Pakistan, 1947–1977

    By Salman Rafi Sheikh

    This book explores the ideological, political and military interventions of the state of Pakistan in Balochistan, and traces the genesis of today’s secessionist movement. It delves into the historical question of Balochistan’s integration into Pakistan in 1947 and brings out the true political…

    Hardback – 2018-04-19 
    Routledge India

  • A History of the Dasnami Naga Sannyasis

    Edited by Ananda Bhattacharyya

    Organized Naga military activity originally flourished under state patronage. During the latter half of the sixteenth century and the early part of the seventeenth century, a number of bands of fighting ascetics formed into akharas with sectarian names and identities.The Dasnami Sannyasis…

    Hardback – 2018-04-11 

  • Deliberative Democracy

    Understanding the Indian Experience

    Edited by Teresa Joseph, Siby K. Joseph

    Deliberative democracy can be seen as a part of the agenda of deepening democracy, wherein the public deliberation of citizens forms the basis of legitimate decision-making, with the people participating directly in the deliberations or making of decisions that affect them. Although political…

    Hardback – 2018-04-11 

  • Religion, Space and Conflict in Sri Lanka

    Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts

    By Elizabeth J. Harris

    Space is dynamic, political and a cause of conflict. It bears the weight of human dreams and fears. Conflict is caused not only by spatial exclusivism but also by an inclusivism that seeks harmony through subordinating the particularity of the Other to the world view of the majority. This book uses…

    Hardback – 2018-04-10 
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Foreign Policy of Colonial India


    By Sneh Mahajan

    The foreign policy of a colonial country is very different from that of a sovereign country. Two features of the foreign policy of colonial India were: one, that it was framed in the interest of Britain; and two, that till the very end, the British showed an unflinching determination to maintain…

    Hardback – 2018-04-09 
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Theravada Buddhism in Colonial Contexts

    Edited by Thomas Borchert

    Over the course of the nineteenth century, most of the Theravada world of Southeast Asia came under the colonial domination of European powers. While this has long been seen as a central event in the development of modern forms of Theravada Buddhism, most discussions have focused on specific…

    Hardback – 2018-04-02 
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Towards a Cease-Fire in Kashmir

    British Official Reports from South Asia, 18 September – 31 December 1948

    Edited by Lionel Carter

    The central theme of this volume is deteriorating India-Pakistan relations. It opens in the aftermath of the Indian takeover of Hyderabad. This had been accomplished so rapidly that there was a widespread feeling in Pakistan that their country would be next to attract the attention of the Indian…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 

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