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  • Masculinity and Modern Slavery in South Asia

    By Matthew Maycock

    South Asia is the region with the highest number of slaves globally according to the Global Slavery Index. Bonded labour affects between 15 and 20 million labourers within the region, and is shaped by locally specific interconnections between ethnicity, class, caste and, critically, gender…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30 
    Routledge ISS Gender, Sexuality and Development Studies

  • Evolution, Race and Public Spheres in India

    Vernacular Concepts and Sciences (1860-1930)

    By Luzia Savary

    Imperial raciology is a burgeoning field of historical research. Studies on the British Empire in South Asia have concentrated on the writing of Western-educated elites in English. This book provides an in-depth exploration of South Asian readaptations of race in vernacular languages. The focus is…

    Hardback – 2018-10-23 

  • The Continuing Imperialism of Free Trade

    Developments, Trends and the Role of Supranational Agents

    Edited by Jo Grady, Chris Grocott

    In 1953, John Gallagher and Ronald Robinson shook the foundations of imperial history with their essay ‘The Imperialism of Free Trade’. They reshaped how historians saw the British empire, focussing not on the ‘red bits on the map’ and the wishes of policy makers in London, but rather on British…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Monetary Foundations of the Raj

    Edited by Sanjay Garg

    In the administration of colonial finances, the monetary policy of the Imperial power relating to their dependencies has tremendous impact on the colonial economy. The British East India Company, therefore, adopted a policy of gradually subsuming the local currencies of India and replacing them…

    Hardback – 2018-10-05 

  • Time, Space and Capital in India

    Longing and Belonging in an Urban-Industrial Hinterland

    By Atreyee Majumder

    The book is fundamentally concerned with the relations among the theoretical categories of time, space and capital in India. It shows registers of temporality and spatiality generated by historical phases of interaction with industrial capital. Such temporal and spatial sensibilities render…

    Hardback – 2018-10-01 

  • Britain in India, 1765-1905

    By Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay

    Seeks to explore the nature of the relationship between Britain and India at the height of imperial expansion. This collection is of interest among academic communities exploring British and Indian history. It is useful for literary, cultural and urban historians working in this area.…

    Paperback – 2018-09-30 

  • Blacks and Blackness in European Art of the Long Nineteenth Century

    Edited by Adrienne L. Childs, Susan H. Libby

    Compelling and troubling, colorful and dark, black figures served as the quintessential image of difference in nineteenth-century European art; the essays in this volume further the investigation of constructions of blackness during this period. This collection marks a phase in the scholarship on…

    Paperback – 2018-09-30 

  • Black Cosmopolitanism and Anticolonialism

    Pivotal Moments

    By Babacar M'Baye

    This book examines the cosmopolitanism and anticolonialism that black intellectuals, such as the African American W.E.B. Du Bois, the Caribbeans Marcus Garvey and George Padmore, and the Francophone West Africans (Kojo Touvalou-Houénou, Lamine Senghor, and Léopold Sédar Senghor) developed during…

    Paperback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Insurgency and Counter Insurgency

    By Warren Chin

    This collection provides a comprehensive overview of the historical evolution of the art and practice of insurgency and counter insurgency. This is a dimension of war whose significance has been contested but, since 9/11, many would argue has become the single most important challenge facing…

    Hardback – 2018-09-28 

  • Twentieth Century Land Settlement Schemes

    Edited by Roy Jones, Alexandre M.A. Diniz

    Land settlement schemes, sponsored by national governments and businesses, such as the Ford Corporation and the Hudson’s Bay Company, took place in locations as diverse as the Canadian Prairies, the Dutch polders, and the Amazonian rainforests. By 1900, any land that remained available for…

    Hardback – 2018-09-26 
    Routledge Research in Historical Geography

  • Southeast Asian Education in Modern History

    Schools, Manipulation, and Contest

    Edited by Pia Maria Jolliffe, Thomas Richard Bruce

    Social, political and economic change in Southeast Asia of the last two hundred years has been faster and more substantial than in any previous age as the impact of the Industrial Revolution intruded into the region and, particularly over the last fifty years, manifested itself in patent and…

    Hardback – 2018-09-25 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

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