South Asian Politics Products

  • An Alternative Philosophy of Development

    From Economism to Human Well-being

    By B. P. Mathur

    While development has been the foremost agenda before successive governments in India, it has been viewed narrowly — from the perspective of economic development and particularly in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This book questions such an approach. It breaks from the conventional wisdom…

    Hardback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge India

  • Gandhi

    An Impossible Possibility

    By Sudhir Chandra

    For a man who made such a powerful intervention in the history of the 20th century, many of Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas were misunderstood or obfuscated during his lifetime. This book draws our attention to Gandhi’s last years, particularly the marked change in his understanding of the acceptance of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge India

  • Political Agency and Gender in India

    By Manuela Ciotti

    This book explores the distinctive forms of women’s political engagement in democratic politics in contemporary India. It focuses on women from historically marginalised strata of society whose spaces for political participation opened up as a result of the explosion of low-caste identity politics…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Governance in South Asia

    Edited by Rumki Basu, M. Shamsur Rahman

    This book presents a nuanced analysis of governance in South Asia. It examines a range of themes including civil service reforms, women and development, environmental governance and public sector programmes, together with the impact of the globalisation on local issues and their influence on…

    Hardback – 2016-11-17 
    Routledge India

  • India and the Global Game of Gas Pipelines

    By Gulshan Dietl

    Gas pipelines constitute an important, yet unexplored, aspect of strategic geography. As one of the fastest growing economies in the world, India’s need for energy is paramount. Though surrounded by gas-rich regions — Myanmar and Bangladesh to the east, the Gulf to the west and Central Asia to the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-17 
    Routledge India

  • Subjects, Citizens and Law

    Colonial and independent India

    Edited by Gunnel Cederlof, Sanjukta Das Gupta

    This volume investigates how, where and when subjects and citizens come into being, assert themselves, and exercise subjecthood or citizenship in the formation of modern India. It argues for the importance of understanding legal practice—how rights are performed in dispute and negotiation—from the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-10 
    Routledge India

  • Indigenous Identity in South Asia

    Making Claims in the Colonial Chittagong Hill Tracts

    By Tamina Mahmud Chowdhury

    In the immediate aftermath of the creation of Bangladesh in 1971, an armed struggle ensued in its remote south-eastern corner. The hill people in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, more commonly referred to as paharis, demanded official recognition, and autonomy, as the indigenous people of the Tracts.…

    Hardback – 2016-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

  • Indian Ocean and Maritime Security

    Competition, cooperation and threat

    Edited by Bimal N. Patel, Aruna Kumar Malik, William Nunes

    This book provides a synoptic view of the Indian Ocean and maritime security in its contested waters. Using a historical approach, it reveals vital links to events in present day. The volume: Highlights the competition between major Asian powers to control the ‘string of pearls’ — a reference to…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge India

  • The Idea of Nation and its Future in India

    By Shibani Kinkar Chaube

    This volume is a theoretico-empirical study of nations and nationalism on a global scale. It enquires if the idea of the nation, by its own logic, is feasible and whether India fulfils the requirement of nationhood with a reasonable prospect of survival. The monograph engages with the theories of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge India

  • Pakistan's Democratic Transition

    Change and Persistence

    Edited by Ishtiaq Ahmad, Adnan Rafiq

    Politics in Pakistan has traditionally been understood in the context of civil-military relationship. In May 2013, for the first time in history, Pakistan saw an elected government complete a full term in office and transfer power through the ballot box to another civilian government. In view of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

  • Hindu Nationalism, History and Identity in India

    Narrating a Hindu past under the BJP

    By Lars Tore Flaten

    When the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) assumed power in India in 1998 as the largest party of the National Democratic Alliance, it soon became evident that it prioritized educational reforms. In 2002, under BJP rule, a reorganization of the National Council of Educational Research…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Human Rights Mechanism in South Asia

    By Shveta Dhaliwal

    This book provides an ideological framework for the establishment of a comprehensive human rights system in South Asia. Presents theoretical bases for a human rights mechanism. Studies existing international frameworks under United Nations and regional initiatives in Europe, the Americas,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-14 
    Routledge India

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