South Asian History Products

  • The Archaeology of Sacred Spaces

    The temple in western India, 2nd century BCE–8th century CE

    By Susan Verma Mishra, Himanshu Prabha Ray

    This volume focuses on the religious shrine in western India as an institution of cultural integration in the period spanning 200 BCE to 800 CE. It presents an analysis of religious architecture at multiple levels, both temporal and spatial, and distinguishes it as a ritual instrument that…

    Hardback – 2016-08-26 
    Routledge India
    Archaeology and Religion in South Asia

  • Gender and Hindu Nationalism

    Understanding masculine hegemony

    By Prem Kumar Vijayan

    Hindu nationalism – as a discourse, a set of organisations, and as a movement – has gained a lot of ground in India, as is evident in the coming to power of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the last general elections in 2014. This book analyses the broader social base of Hindu…

    Hardback – 2016-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

  • The Kashmir Conflict

    From Empire to the Cold War, 1945-66

    By Rakesh Ankit

    This book presents a study of the international dimensions of the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan from before its outbreak in October 1947 until the Tashkent Summit in January 1966. By focusing on Kashmir’s under-researched transnational dimensions, it represents a different approach to…

    Hardback – 2016-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • The Mughal Empire at War

    Babur, Akbar and the Indian Military Revolution, 1500-1605

    By Andrew de la Garza

    The Mughal Empire was one of the great powers of the early modern era, ruling almost all of South Asia, a conquest state, dominated by its military elite. Many historians have viewed the Mughal Empire as relatively backward, the Emperor the head of a traditional warband from Central Asia, with…

    Hardback – 2016-05-12
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • Environment and Pollution in Colonial India

    Sewerage Technologies along the Sacred Ganges

    By Janine Wilhelm

    India is facing a river pollution crisis today. The origins of this crisis are commonly traced back to post-Independence economic development and urbanisation. This book, in contrast, shows that some important early roots of India’s river pollution problem, and in particular the pollution of the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Media and Utopia

    History, imagination and technology

    Edited by Arvind Rajagopal, Anupama Rao

    Collective political projects have become ephemeral and are subject to radical forms of erasure through cooptation, division, redefinition or intimidation in present times. Media and Utopia responds to the resulting crisis of the social by investigating the links between mediation and political…

    Hardback – 2016-04-07
    Routledge India
    Critical Interventions in Theory and Praxis

  • Constitution-making in Asia

    Decolonisation and State-Building in the Aftermath of the British Empire

    Edited by H. Kumarasingham

    Britain’s main imperial possessions in Asia were granted independence in the 1940s and 1950s and needed to craft constitutions for their new states. Invariably the indigenous elites drew upon British constitutional ideas and institutions regardless of the political conditions that prevailed in…

    Hardback – 2016-03-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • India and South Africa

    Edited by Javed Majeed, Isabel Hofmeyr

    South Africa and India constitute two key nodes in the global south and have inspired new modes of non-Western transnational history. Themes include anti-imperial movements; Gandhian ideas; comparisons of race and caste; Afro-Asian ideals; Indian Ocean public spheres. This volume extends these…

    Hardback – 2016-03-17
    Routledge

  • The Battlefields of Imphal

    The Second World War and North East India

    By Hemant Singh Katoch

    In 1944, the British Fourteenth Army and the Japanese Fifteenth Army clashed around the town of Imphal, Manipur, in North East India in what has since been described as one of the greatest battles of the Second World War. Over 200,000 soldiers from several nations fought in the hills and valley of…

    Hardback – 2016-03-11
    Routledge India

  • The Tamil Separatist War in Sri Lanka

    By Channa Wickremesekera

    The complex and long-drawn war between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended with the defeat of the Tigers in 2009. This book provides a military history of the conflict in tracing its evolution from a battle between a ragtag guerrilla force and a mainly…

    Hardback – 2016-03-07
    Routledge India

  • 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

  • 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 – 2016-02-17
    Routledge India
    Archaeology and Religion in South Asia

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