South Asian History Products

  • Women and Monastic Buddhism in Early South Asia

    Rediscovering the Invisible Believers

    By Garima Kaushik

    This book uses gender as a framework to offer unique insights into the socio-cultural foundations of Buddhism. Moving away from dominant discourses that discuss women as a single monolithic, homogenous category—thus rendering them invisible within the broader religious discourse—this monograph…

    Hardback – 2016-03-03 
    Routledge India
    Archaeology and Religion in South Asia

  • Migrations in Medieval and Early Colonial India

    Edited by Vijaya Ramaswamy

    This book looks at movements of communities which formed the lower and middle rungs of society in medieval and early colonial India. It presents migration, mobility and memories from a specifically Indian perspective, breaking away from previous Eurocentric studies. The essays in the volume focus…

    Hardback – 2016-03-03 
    Routledge India

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Bangladesh

    Edited by Ali Riaz, Mohammad Sajjadur Rahman

    In the past decade, Bangladesh has achieved significant social and economic progress. Despite high population density, a limited natural-resource base, underdeveloped infrastructure, frequent natural disasters and political uncertainty, the country has recorded positive developments in terms of…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05 

  • Pandita Ramabai

    Life and landmark writings

    By Meera Kosambi

    This book looks at the life of Pandita Ramabai, one of the major social reformers of 19th-century India. Her unique life trajectory spanned across a pan-Indian, orthodox Hindu mould to being part of Brahmo Samaj and Prarthana Samaj, and further to Christianity. At the age of 30 she had travelled…

    Hardback – 2016-01-28 
    Routledge India

  • Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian Constitution

    By Narendra Chapalgaonker

    Why did the Constituent Assembly of India discard Mahatma Gandhi’s concept of constitutional structure that gave prominence to villages, and prefer parliamentary democracy instead? Why did the self-sufficient and self-governing village of his dream not find a place in India’s political edifice?…

    Hardback – 2016-01-28 
    Routledge India

  • Unheeded Hinterland

    Identity and sovereignty in Northeast India

    Edited by Dilip Gogoi

    This book presents a comprehensive account of the debates on sovereignty, self-determination and nationalist upsurges in India’s Northeast, especially Assam. At a deeper level, it analyses how multi-ethnic societies engage with the nation state. Based on the framework of international relations and…

    Hardback – 2016-01-28 
    Routledge India

  • 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 – 2015-12-15 
    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 Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Human and International Security in India

    Edited by Crispin Bates, Akio Tanabe, Minoru Mio

    With its common colonial experience, an overarching cultural unity despite apparent diversities, and issues of nation-building cutting across national frontiers, South Asia offers a critical site on which to develop a discourse on regional security that centres on the notion of human security. This…

    Hardback – 2015-09-21
    Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies

  • A New Economic History of Colonial India

    Edited by Latika Chaudhary, Bishnupriya Gupta, Tirthankar Roy, Anand V. Swamy

    A New Economic History of Colonial India provides a new perspective on Indian economic history. Using economic theory and quantitative methods, it shows how the discipline is being redefined and how new scholarship on India is beginning to embrace and make use of concepts from the larger field of…

    Paperback – 2015-08-28

  • Mixed-Race and Modernity in Colonial India

    Changing Concepts of Hybridity Across Empires

    By Adrian Carton

    Focusing on Portuguese, British and French colonial spaces, this book traces changing concepts of mixed-race identity in early colonial India. Starting in the sixteenth century, it discusses how the emergence of race was always shaped by affiliations based on religion, class, national identity,…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

  • Empire, Industry and Class

    The Imperial Nexus of Jute, 1840-1940

    By Anthony Cox

    Presenting a new approach towards the social history of working classes in the imperial context, this book looks at the formation of working classes in Scotland and Bengal. It analyses the trajectory of labour market formation, labour supervision, cultures of labour and class formation between two…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

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