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Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

Series Editor: Subrata K. Mitra

South Asia, with its burgeoning, ethnically diverse population, soaring economies, and nuclear weapons, is an increasingly important region in the global context. The series, which builds on this complex, dynamic and volatile area, features innovative and original research on the region as a whole or on the countries. Its scope extends to scholarly works drawing on history, politics, development studies, sociology and economics of individual countries from the region as well those that take an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to the area as a whole or to a comparison of two or more countries from this region. In terms of theory and method, rather than basing itself on any one orthodoxy, the series draws broadly on the insights germane to area studies, as well as the tool kit of the social sciences in general, emphasizing comparison, the analysis of the structure and processes, and the application of qualitative and quantitative methods. The series welcomes submissions from established authors in the field as well as from young authors who have recently completed their doctoral dissertations.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 26 results in Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies
  1. Suicide Protest in South Asia

    Consumed by Commitment

    By Simanti Lahiri

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    The radical act of suicide protest is undertaken by social movement participants in order to demand a particular previously articulated political outcome. This book examines the history and impact of suicide protest, which has been increasingly used as a protest tactic since World War II, adding to...

    Published April 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Political Philosophies of Antonio Gramsci and B. R. Ambedkar

    Itineraries of Dalits and Subalterns

    Edited by Cosimo Zene

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Bridging two generations of scholarship on social inequality and modern political forms, this book examines the political philosophies of inclusion of subalterns/Dalits in Gramsci and Ambedkar’s political philosophies. It highlights the full range of Gramsci’s ‘philosophy of praxis’ and presents a...

    Published October 16th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Politics of Refugees in South Asia

    Identity, Resistance, Manipulation

    By Navine Murshid

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Partition and post-colonial migrations – sometimes voluntary, often forced – have created borders in South Asia that serve to oppress rather than protect. Migrants and refugees feel their real home lies beyond the border, and liberation struggles continue the quest for freedoms that have proven to...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Construction of History and Nationalism in India

    Textbooks, Controversies and Politics

    By Sylvie Guichard

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Most studies on nations and nationalism argue that history, or more precisely a 'common past', is crucial for the process of national identity building. However, the existence of one or more concurrent narratives for the construction of this identity is often not accounted for, and there are cases...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Politics of Social Exclusion in India

    Democracy at the Crossroads

    Edited by Harihar Bhattacharyya, Partha Sarkar, Angshuman Kar

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Social exclusion and inclusion remain issues of fundamental importance to democracy. Both exclusion and inclusion relate to the access to participation in the public realm, public goods and services for certain groups of people who are minorities, marginalized and deprived. Democratization has led...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Parliamentary Control and Government Accountability in South Asia

    A Comparative Analysis of Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka

    By Taiabur Rahman

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Parliaments or legislatures are the keystone of democratic governance and they are critical in securing government accountability. This book presents a comparative analysis of the role of parliamentary committees in securing government accountability in the three largest and most important...

    Published March 21st 2012 by Routledge

  7. Party System Change in South India

    Political Entrepreneurs, Patterns and Processes

    By Andrew Wyatt

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This book provides a systematic exploration of party system change. By applying the concept of political entrepreneurship and using a detailed case study of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, it demonstrates how party leaders can exercise their agency and drive party system change. Recent...

    Published February 20th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Dispossession and Resistance in India

    The River and the Rage

    By Alf Gunvald Nilsen

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This book deals with the controversies on developmental aspects of large dams, with a particular focus on the Narmada Valley projects in India. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork and research, the author draws on Marxist theory to craft a detailed analysis of how local demands for...

    Published February 20th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Decentralization, Local Governance, and Social Wellbeing in India

    Do Local Governments Matter?

    By Rani D. Mullen

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Over the past three decades, decentralization has been seen as the means for allowing local governments to become more accountable, and for encouraging the deepening of democracy and the building of village communities. By drawing on original village-level case studies of six villages in three...

    Published October 19th 2011 by Routledge

  10. War and Nationalism in South Asia

    The Indian State and the Nagas

    By Marcus Franke

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This book presents and analyses the oldest sub-national war of postcolonial South Asia, between the Indian state and the Nagas of Northeast India. It offers a serious and thorough political history on the Naga region over three periods, pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial. Drawing on a wealth...

    Published October 6th 2011 by Routledge