South Asia Products

  • Borderland Politics in Northern India

    Edited by Yu-Wen Chen, Chih-yu Shih

    The colonial legacy in the construction of the modern Indian state has left a deep imprint on contemporary Indians’ self-identity and self-determination. Borderland Politics in Northern India is a collection of essays, giving detailed accounts of the many different ways that people throughout India…

    Hardback – 2014-10-13

  • The Underbelly of the Indian Boom

    Edited by Stuart Corbridge, Alpa Shah

    As India emerges as a major economic power, producing dollar billionaires rising at the rate of 17 per year, more than 800 million Indians eke out a living on less than two dollars a day. This book takes the reader to the underbelly of the Indian boom, an India that is not shining but is struggling…

    Hardback – 2014-09-22

  • Being Bengali

    At Home and in the World

    Edited by Mridula Nath Chakraborty

    Bengal has long been one of the key centres of civilisation and culture in the Indian subcontinent. However, Bengali identity – "Bengaliness" – is complicated by its long history of evolution, the fact that Bengal is now divided between India and Bangladesh, and by virtue of a very large…

    Hardback – 2014-03-26
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Development and Public Health in the Himalaya

    Reflections on healing in contemporary Nepal

    By Ian Harper

    Engaging with a range of public health issues, this book charts important social and political transitions in Nepal through the lens of medicine and health development. It focuses on mission health care institutions, tuberculosis control programmes as a site of medical intervention, the "…

    Hardback – 2014-02-03
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Religion and Identity in the South Asian Diaspora

    Edited by Rajesh Rai, Chitra Sankaran

    Religious identity constitutes a key element in the formation, development and sustenance of South Asian diasporic communities. Through studies of South Asian communities situated in multiple locales, this book explores the role of religious identity in the social and political organization of the…

    Hardback – 2013-10-19

  • Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Assa Doron, Alex Broom

    Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia brings together top international scholars from a range of social science disciplines to critically explore the interplay of local cultural and religious practices in the delivery and experiences of health in South Asia. This groundbreaking text provides…

    Paperback – 2013-05-31
    Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

  • The Culturalization of Caste in India

    Identity and Inequality in a Multicultural Age

    By Balmurli Natrajan

    In India, caste groups ensure their durability in an era of multiculturalism by officially representing caste as cultural difference or ethnicity rather than as unequal descent-based relations. Challenging dominant social theories of caste, this book addresses questions of how caste survives the…

    Paperback – 2013-05-31
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • The Modern Anthropology of India

    Ethnography, Themes and Theory

    Edited by Peter Berger, Frank Heidemann

    The Modern Anthropology of India is an accessible textbook providing a critical overview of the ethnographic work done in India since 1947. It assesses the history of research in each region and serves as a practical and comprehensive guide to the main themes dealt with by ethnographers. It…

    Paperback – 2013-05-24

  • Statecraft and Spectacle in East Asia

    Studies in Taiwan-Japan Relations

    Edited by Adam Clulow

    Statecraft and Spectacle in East Asia is a multidisciplinary collection of essays that explores the intertwined histories of Taiwan and Japan across the long sweep of the early modern and modern periods. Drawing on new research by scholars from Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, it moves…

    Paperback – 2013-04-25

  • Nation, Territory, and Globalization in Pakistan

    Traversing the Margins

    By Chad Haines

    The Karakoram Highway was constructed by the Pakistani state in the 1970s as a major development project that furthered the national interest and solidified state control over the disputed region of northern Pakistan. Focusing on this highway, this book provides a unique analysis of the…

    Hardback – 2012-03-07
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • The City in South Asia

    By James Heitzman

    The macro-region of South Asia – including Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka – today supports one of the world’s greatest concentrations of cities, but as James Heitzman argues in the first comprehensive treatment of urban South Asia,  this has been the case for at least 5,000…

    Paperback – 2009-12-22
    Asia's Transformations/Asia's Great Cities

  • Gender Pluralism

    Southeast Asia Since Early Modern Times

    By Michael G. Peletz

    Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009! This book examines three big ideas: difference, legitimacy, and pluralism. Of chief concern is how people construe and deal with variation among fellow human beings. Why under certain circumstances do people embrace even sanctify differences, or at least…

    Paperback – 2009-04-15

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