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  • Gandhi In Contemporary Times

    1st Edition

    Edited by S K Srivastava, Ashok Vohra

    This volume brings together essays which discuss and contextualise Gandhi’s ideas on pluralism, religious identity, non-violence, satyagraha, and modernity. It interrogates the epistemic foundations of Gandhian thinking and weltanschauung, identifies diverse strands within his arguments and gives…

    Hardback – 2020-03-01 
    Routledge India

  • Caste in Early Modern Japan

    Danzaemon and the Edo Outcaste Order, 1st Edition

    By Timothy Amos

    ‘Caste’, a word normally used in relation to the Indian subcontinent, is rarely associated with Japan in contemporary scholarship. This has not always been the case, and the term was often used among earlier generations of scholars, who introduced the Buraku problem to Western audiences. Amos…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Folk Theatres of North India

    Contestation, Amalgamation and Transference, 1st Edition

    By Karan Singh

    This book examines folk theatres of North India as a unique performative structure, a counter stream to the postulations of Sanskrit and Western realistic theatre. In focusing on their historical, social and cultural imprints, it explores how these theatres challenge the linearity of cultural…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge India

  • Dance, Music and Cultures of Decolonisation in the Indian Diaspora

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tina K Ramnarine

    Dance, Music and Cultures of Decolonisation in the Indian Diaspora provides fascinating examples of dance and music projects across the Indian Diaspora to highlight that decolonisation is a creative process, as well as a historical and political one. The book analyses creative processes in…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Urban Renewal in India

    Accommodating people, ideas and lifeworlds in Mumbai's redeveloping chawls, 1st Edition

    By Pablo Holwitt

    This book interrogates contemporary processes of neoliberal urban renewal in the Global South by studying the model of chawl-redevelopment in Mumbai, India. The model of chawl-redevelopment is used to address questions surrounding contemporary urban renewal. Focusing on attempts to redevelop Mumbai…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Graphic Narratives and the Mythological Imagination in India

    1st Edition

    By Roma Chatterji

    This book explores graphic narratives and comics in India and demonstrates how these forms serve as sites on which myths are enacted and recast. It uses the case studies of a comics version of the Mahabharata war, a folk artist’s rendition of a comic book story, and a commercial project to…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge India

  • Migrant Health Professionals and the Global Labour Market

    The Dreams and Traps of Nepali Nurses, 1st Edition

    By Radha Adhikari

    This book offers a fresh perspective on gender debates in Nepal and analyses how the international migration of the first generation of professional female Nepali nurses has been a catalyst for social change. With unprecedented access to study participants in Nepal (the source country),…

    Hardback – 2019-11-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Modernity and Spirit Worship in India

    An Anthropology of the Umwelt, 1st Edition

    By Miho Ishii

    This book investigates the entangled relations between people’s daily worship practices and their umwelt in South India. Focusing on the practices of spirit (būta) worship in the coastal area of Karnataka, it examines the relationship between people and deities. Based on extensive fieldwork, this…

    Hardback – 2019-11-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies

  • The Sarvodaya Movement

    Holistic Development and Risk Governance in Sri Lanka, 1st Edition

    By Praveena Rajkobal

    This book provides an important case study of how local cultures, religions and spiritualties can enhance development activities, and provide helpful frameworks for contemporary societies facing the pressures of neoliberalism. It specifically traces how the influential Sri Lankan Sarvodaya Movement…

    Hardback – 2019-11-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • The Legacy of M. N. Srinivas

    His Contribution to Sociology and Social Anthropology in India, 1st Edition

    By A. M. Shah

    M. N. Srinivas is acclaimed as a doyen of modern sociology and social anthropology in India. In this book, A. M. Shah, a distinguished Indian sociologist and a close associate of Srinivas’, reflects on his legacy as a scholar, teacher, and institution builder. The book is a collection of Shah’s…

    Hardback – 2019-11-18 
    Routledge India

  • Migration, Gender and Home Economics in Rural North India

    1st Edition

    By Dinesh K. Nauriyal, Nalin Singh Negi, Rahul K. Gairola

    This book critically examines the socio-economic impacts of out-migration on households and gender dynamics in rural northern India. The first of its kind, this study unearths, through detailed regional and demographical research, the ways in which economic and migratory trends of male family…

    Hardback – 2019-11-08 
    Routledge India

  • The Buffalo Century

    Vāñcheśvara Dīkṣita’s Mahiṣaśatakam: A Political Satire for All Centuries, 1st Edition

    By Kesavan Veluthat

    The Buffalo Century is a keen exploration of satire and its role in society and politics. Written in praise of a buffalo, Vāñcheśvara Dīkṣita’s Mahiṣaśatakam is timeless in its treatment of power, and its subversion. In resurrecting eighteenth-century Tanjore for the modern reader, Kesavan…

    Paperback – 2019-10-30 
    Routledge India

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