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  • 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

  • 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 – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • 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

  • 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

  • New Perspectives on India and Turkey

    Connections and Debates

    Edited by Smita Tewari Jassal, Halil Turan

    India and Turkey, Asia Minor and the Subcontinent of Hindustan and the Ottomans and Mughals have had shared histories of contact, engagement, and dialogue over the centuries. Much of northern India was under the control of rulers from Central Asia since at least the thirteenth century. Startling…

    Hardback – 2018-03-12 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • India’s Agony with Religion Revisited

    By Gerald Larson

    The volume is a sequel to "India's Agony Over Religion" (State University of New York Press, 1995, and Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1997) in the sense that it develops a theory of religion first set forth in the original volume but expands the horizon of the first volume to encompass the general…

    Hardback – 2018-03-01 

  • Hierarchy of Labour in a Central Indian Steel Town

    By Jonathan Parry

    The book deals with social transformations brought about by industrialization in and around the steel town of Bhilai in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. The focus is, firstly, on differences in the working lives of regular workers in public and private sector factories, and between both of…

    Hardback – 2018-03-01 

  • Cultural Encounters and Homoeroticism in Sri Lanka

    Sex and Serendipity

    By Robert Aldrich

    Ceylon, or Sri Lanka, was long known to travellers for its luxuriant landscapes, colourful temples and friendly inhabitants – the island once named Serendip. This book explores the sojourns of gay visitors from the late 1800s to the modern day, providing a history of homosexuality, travel and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-20 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Left Radicalism in India

    By Bidyut Chakrabarty

    Left radicalism in India was rooted in the nationalist movement and was set in motion in the 1920s with the formation of the communist party. The communist movement manifested itself differently in each phase of India’s political history and Communism continues to remain a meaningful alternative…

    Paperback – 2018-02-20 
    Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

  • Dacca

    A Study in Urban History and Development

    By Sharif Uddin Ahmed

    Originally published in 1986, this work discusses the development in Dacca of western-style municipal organization and its financial and practical problems and also explores the economic transition of the city after 1840. It is one of the few urban studies which carries through from the ‘old order’…

    Hardback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

  • Celebrating the Third Decade and Beyond

    New Challenges to ASEAN-India Economic Partnership

    Edited by Prabir De, Suthiphand Chirathivat

    The ASEAN-India economic integration has made substantial progress in recent years. India’s engagements with Southeast and East Asia have received new momentum under the Act East Policy (AEP). This book is a timely initiative to review the past and suggest the ways to further strengthen the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-15 

  • India and World War I

    A Centennial Assessment

    Edited by Roger D. Long, Ian Talbot

    World War I directly and indirectly caused events and social and political trends which defined the history of the world for the rest of the century, including the Russian Revolution and the rise of communism to the Great Crash of 1929 which lead to the Great Depression and the rise of Hitler and…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05 
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

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