In the light of the Holi celebrations in India, we have become particularly excited about our upcoming textbook publication, The Modern Anthropology of India by Peter Berger and Frank Heidemann.
This accessible textbook provides a critical overview of the ethnographic work done in India since 1947 and assesses the history of research in each region, thus serving as a practical and comprehensive guide to the main themes dealed with by ethnographers. It highlights key analytical concepts and paradigms that came to be of relevance in particular regions in the recent history of research in India, and which possibly gained a pan-Indian or even trans-Indian significance.
Filling a significant gap in the literature, the book is an invaluable resource to students and researchers in the field of Indian anthropology/ethnography, regional anthropology and postcolonial studies. It is also of interest to students of South Asian studies in general as it provides an extensive and critical overview of regionally based ethnographic activity undertaken in India.
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Ethnography, Themes and Theory
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...
Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge
Domestic Identity Politics and Foreign Policy from Nehru to the BJP
Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics
South Asia is one of the most volatile regions of the world, and India’s complex democratic political system impinges on its relations with its South Asian neighbours. Focusing on this relationship, this book explores the extent to which domestic politics affect a country’s foreign policy.
Published March 24th 2013 by Routledge
This Handbook is the first major volume to examine the conservation of Asia’s culture and nature in relation to the wider social, political and economic forces shaping the region today.
Throughout Asia rapid economic and social change means the region’s heritage is at once under threat and...
Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge
Series: Routledge International Handbooks
This International Handbook gives an overview of India’s international relations, given the development of India as a major economic power in the world, and the growing interest in the impact of Asia on the international system in the future. Edited by David Scott of Brunel University, and with...
Published May 16th 2011 by Routledge