South Asian Economics Products

  • Women, Labour and the Economy in India

    From Migrant Menservants to Uprooted Girl Children Maids

    By Deepita Chakravarty, Ishita Chakravarty

    The last available census estimated around 10 per cent of total urban working women in India are concentrated in the low paid domestic services such as cleaning, cooking, and taking care of the children and the elderly. This is found to be much higher in certain parts of India, emerging as the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

  • The Local Impact of Globalization in South and Southeast Asia

    Offshore business processes in services industries

    Edited by Bart Lambregts, Niels Beerepoot, Robert C. Kloosterman

    In the past two decades, several millions of IT-enabled services jobs have been relocated or ‘offshored’ from the US and Europe to, in particular, low cost economies around the world. Most of these jobs so far have landed in South and South-East Asia, with India and the Philippines receiving the…

    Hardback – 2015-09-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

  • 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 – 2015-09-01 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    India is the second largest country in the world with regard to population, the world’s largest democracy and by far the largest country in South Asia, and one of the most diverse and pluralistic nations in the world in terms of official languages, cultures, religions and social identities. Indians…

    Hardback – 2015-08-13
    Routledge

  • Critical Perspectives on Food Sovereignty

    Global Agrarian Transformations, Volume 2

    Edited by Marc Edelman

    This volume is a pioneering contribution to the study of food politics and critical agrarian studies, where food sovereignty has emerged as a pivotal concept over the past few decades, with a wide variety of social movements, on-the-ground experiments, and policy innovations flying under its broad…

    Hardback – 2015-07-24
    Routledge
    Critical Agrarian Studies

  • The Micro-politics of Microcredit

    Gender and Neoliberal Development in Bangladesh

    By Mohammad Jasim Uddin

    Microcredit has been seen in recent decades as having great potential for aiding development in poor developing countries, with Bangladesh being one of the countries which has pioneered microcredit and implemented it most widely. This book, based on extensive original research, explores how…

    Hardback – 2015-05-14
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Banking on Equality

    Women, work and employment in the banking sector in India

    By Supriti Bezbaruah

    It may well be surprising to say that the world should look to India as a model of gender equality. India’s banking sector proves the exception, with several women reaching the highest positions in India’s top banks, including the country’s largest bank. Based on interviews and surveys of bank…

    Hardback – 2015-03-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

  • Indian Ocean Regionalism

    Edited by Dennis Rumley, Timothy Doyle

    Pan-regional constructions in the Indian Ocean are of relatively recent origin, are contested and remain relatively weak at present. Sub-regional constructions, on the other hand, have tended to be more focussed, especially in terms of security, and have generally been more successful. The…

    Hardback – 2014-11-28
    Routledge

  • Industrial Innovation, Networks, and Economic Development

    Informal Information Sharing in Low-Technology Clusters in India

    By Anant Kamath

    This book offers an innovative examination of how ‘low–technology’ industries operate. Based on extensive fieldwork in India, the book fuses economic and sociological perspectives on information sharing by means of informal interaction in a low-technology cluster in a developing country. In doing…

    Hardback – 2014-11-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development Economics

  • Liberalization and Economic Performance of the Informal Sector

    A study of Indian Economy

    By Indrajit Bairagya

    Impact of liberalization on informality has been a subject of intense debate for many years and the major issue that has come up is whether liberalization helps to grow informal sector and informality in the economy or it is an obstruction for informal sector’s growth. Thus, in the light…

    Hardback – 2014-10-21
    Routledge

  • Indian Capitalism in Development

    Edited by Barbara Harriss-White, Judith Heyer

    Recognising the different ways that capitalism is theorised, this book explores various aspects of contemporary capitalism in India. Using field research at a local level to engage with larger issues, it raises questions about the varieties and processes of capitalism, and about the different roles…

    Hardback – 2014-10-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • India and the Age of Crisis

    The Local Politics of Global Economic and Ecological Fragility

    Edited by Michael Gillan, Rob Lambert

    Much of the discussion of India in the public sphere has focused on economic policy settings and restructuring, annual growth rates, trade relations and the nation’s status as an economic and political actor within the international system. This collection considers other dimensions of…

    Hardback – 2014-10-08
    Routledge

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