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  • Migration, Development and Social Change in the Himalayas

    An Ethnographic Village Study, 1st Edition

    By Madleina Daehnhardt

    This book teases out the reasons for, and the socioeconomic impacts of, different types of migration on contemporary rural households and individuals. The author creatively depicts the dynamic microcosm of one village in the North Indian Kumaun Himalayas, near the border with Chinese Tibet, giving…

    Hardback – 2019-08-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

  • Adorno and the Architects of Late Style in India

    Rabindranath Tagore, Mulk Raj Anand, Vikram Seth, and Dayanita Singh, 1st Edition

    By Tania Roy

    Examining works by Rabindranath Tagore, Mulk Raj Anand, and Vikram Seth through the lens of T.W. Adorno's poetics of lateness, Tania Roy reads the category of late style in terms of the "belated" literatures and cultures of the postcolonial world. When does artistic or literary failure become the…

    Hardback – 2019-06-28 
    Routledge

  • The Paradise Bank

    The Mercantile Bank of India, 1893–1984, 1st Edition

    By Edwin Green, Sara Kinsey

    The Mercantile Bank of India was one of a small band of British-managed banks which dominated Anglo-Eastern finance for most of the 20th century. Founded in London in 1893, the Mercantile inherited the business, branches, staff and even the distinctive cable address - Paradise, London - of its…

    Paperback – 2019-05-15 
    Routledge
    Studies in Banking and Financial History

  • Fertility, Health and Reproductive Politics

    Re-imagining Rights in India, 1st Edition

    By Maya Unnithan

    Set in the context of the processes and practices of human reproduction and reproductive health in Northern India, the book examines the institutional exercise of power by the state, caste and kin groups. Drawing on ethnographic research over the past 18 years amongst poor Hindu and Muslim…

    Hardback – 2019-04-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Modern Slavery and Bonded Labour in South Asia

    A Human Rights-Based Approach, 1st Edition

    By Elena Samonova

    This book investigates one of the most pervasive forms of modern slavery: bonded labour, whereby labour is linked with a credit agreement, leaving a debtor bound to repay their debt through long-term servitude. Drawing on cases from Nepal and India, the author adopts a human rights-based…

    Hardback – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Asian Development

  • Objects and Frontiers in Modern Asia

    Between the Mekong and the Indus, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lipokmar Dzüvichü, Manjeet Baruah

    Focusing on the geographies between the Mekong and the Indus, this book brings objects to the centre of enquiry in the understanding of modern Asian frontiers. It explores how a range of objects have historically been significant bearers and agents of frontier making. For instance, how are objects…

    Paperback – 2019-03-20
    Routledge India

  • Of Colonial Bungalows and Piano Lessons

    An Indian Woman's Memoirs, 1st Edition

    Edited by Malavika Karlekar

    Of Colonial Bungalows and Piano Lessons can be read as a metaphor — as an icon — of the encounter between cultures. The memoir is based on Monica Chanda’s recollections between about 1913 and 1927, of life in Calcutta, districts of undivided Bengal, holidays in Kashmir and in Europe. There is more…

    Hardback – 2019-01-16
    Routledge

  • India's Development and Public Policy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stuart S. Nagel

    This title was forst published in 2000:  An analysis of India’s development and public policy from the perspectives of five major fields of public policy. 1. Economic policy, including public policy toward industrial development. 2. Social policy, including religion, education and women’s…

    Paperback – 2018-12-31
    Routledge

  • Work, Love, and Learning in Utopia

    Equality Reimagined, 1st Edition

    By Martin Schoenhals

    Work, Love, and Learning in Utopia breathes new life into the age-old human preoccupation with how to create a happier society. With a fascinating mix of research from cross-cultural psychology, macro history, and evolutionary biology, the book gives new credibility to the advocacy of radical…

    Paperback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge

  • Hereditary Physicians of Kerala

    Traditional Medicine and Ayurveda in Modern India, 1st Edition

    By Indudharan Menon

    This book examines the history and evolution of Ayurveda and other indigenous medical traditions in juxtaposition with their encounter with colonial modernity. Through the lens of hereditary folk and Ayurvedic practitioners, it focuses on Kerala’s heterogeneous medical traditions and presents them…

    Hardback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge India

  • From Popular Movements to Rebellion

    The Naxalite Decade, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ranabir Samaddar

    From Popular Movements to Rebellion: The Naxalite Decade argues that without an understanding of the popular sources of the rebellion of that time, the age of the Naxalite revolt will remain beyond our understanding. Many of the chapters of the book bring out for the first time unknown peasant…

    Hardback – 2018-11-22
    Routledge

  • Land-Water Management and Sustainability in Bangladesh

    Indigenous practices in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, 1st Edition

    By Ranjan Datta

    Indigenous sustainability and environmental management cannot be understood apart from a community, its traditions, and ways of practices. Interest in Indigenous environmental sustainability has grown steadily in past years, reflecting traditional cultural perspectives about the environment and…

    Hardback – 2018-10-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

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