South Asian Politics Products

  • Islam and Nationalism in India

    South Indian contexts

    By M.T. Ansari

    Islam in India, as elsewhere, continues to be seen as a remainder in its refusal to "conform" to national and international secular-modern norms. Such a general perception has also had a tremendous impact on the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent, who as individuals and communities have been shaped…

    Hardback – 2015-11-17 
    Routledge
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

  • Gender, Governance and Empowerment in India

    By Sreevidya Kalaramadam

    Since the mid-1980s, women have become a major marker of democracy, their presence an index of "good governance" in global and national discourses on the democratization of society. A large and diverse set of nation-states have legislatively mandated "gender quotas" to ensure the presence of…

    Hardback – 2015-11-14 
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to South Asian Politics

    Edited by Neil DeVotta

    This introductory textbook provides students with a fundamental understanding of the social, political, and economic institutions of six South Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. It adopts a broad theoretical framework and evaluates the opportunities and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-05 
    Routledge

  • India's Ocean

    The Story of India's Bid for Regional Leadership

    By David Brewster

    This book assesses India’s role as a major power in the Indian Ocean. Many see the Indian Ocean as naturally falling within India’s sphere of influence but, as this book demonstrates, India has a long way to go before it could achieve regional dominance. The book outlines the development of Indian…

    Paperback – 2015-10-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

  • Politics of the 'Other' in India and China

    Western Concepts in Non-Western Contexts

    Edited by Lion König, Bidisha Chaudhuri

    The social sciences have been heavily influenced by modernization theory, focusing on issues of economic growth, political development and social change, in order to develop a predictive model of linear progress for developing countries following a Western prototype. Under this hegemonic paradigm…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • 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 – 2015-10-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Subaltern Movements in India

    Gendered Geographies of Struggle Against Neoliberal Development

    By Manisha Desai

    Social struggles in India target both the state and private corporations. Three subaltern struggles against development in Gujarat, India, succeeded, to varying degrees, due to legalism from below and translocal solidarity, but that success has been compromised by its gendered geographies. Based…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06 
    Routledge
    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 – 2015-09-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies

  • Transforming Urban Water Supplies in India

    The Role of Reform and Partnerships in Globalization

    By Govind Gopakumar

    The absence of water supply infrastructure is a critical issue that affects the sustainability of cities in the developing world and the quality of life of millions of people living in these cities. Urban India has probably the largest concentration of people in the world lacking safe access to…

    Paperback – 2015-09-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • The Politics of Ethnicity in Pakistan

    The Baloch, Sindhi and Mohajir Ethnic Movements

    By Farhan Hanif Siddiqi

    In order to understand the Pakistani state and government’s treatment of non-dominant ethnic groups after the failure of the military operation in East Pakistan and the independence of Bangladesh, this book looks at the ethnic movements that were subject to a military operation after 1971: the…

    Paperback – 2015-09-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Transitional Justice in South Asia

    A Study of Afghanistan and Nepal

    By Tazreena Sajjad

    Offering a comparative case study of transitional justice processes in Afghanistan and Nepal, this book critically evaluates the way the "local" is consulted in post-conflict efforts toward peace and reconciliation. It argues that there is a tendency in transitional justice efforts to contain the…

    Paperback – 2015-09-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • The Politics of Refugees in South Asia

    Identity, Resistance, Manipulation

    By Navine Murshid

    Partition and post-colonial migrations – sometimes voluntary, often forced – have created borders in South Asia that serve to oppress rather than protect. Migrants and refugees feel their real home lies beyond the border, and liberation struggles continue the quest for freedoms that have proven to…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

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