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  1. Water Policy Processes in India

    Discourses of Power and Resistance

    By Vandana Asthana

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The privatization of water is a keenly contested issue in an economically-liberalizing India. Since the 1990s, large social groups across India's diverse and disparate peoples have been re-negotiating their cultural relationships with each other as to whether they support or oppose...

    Published March 29th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Minority Governments in India

    The Puzzle of Elusive Majorities

    By Csaba Nikolenyi

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    India's national parliamentary elections typically result in the election of majority parliaments and the formation of a single-party majority government. However, India’s national party system has changed beyond recognition since the parliamentary elections of 1989. The Congress Party has lost its...

    Published March 29th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Regionalism in South Asia

    Negotiating Cooperation, Institutional Structures

    By Kishore C. Dash

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The dramatic surge in regional integration schemes over the past two decades has been one of the most important developments in world politics. Virtually all countries are now members of at least one regional grouping. South Asia is no exception to this trend. In December 1985, seven South Asian...

    Published March 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  4. NGOs in India

    The challenges of women's empowerment and accountability

    By Patrick Kilby

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via www.tandfebooks.com as well as the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license and is part of the OAPEN-UK research project. By...

    Published March 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Nation, Territory, and Globalization in Pakistan

    Traversing the Margins

    By Chad Haines

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    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...

    Published March 7th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Economic and Human Development in Contemporary India

    Cronyism and Fragility

    By Debdas Banerjee

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book deals with issues in economic development in India. It highlights those factors that are indicative of India’s emergence in the global economy yet indicates negative "trickle down" effects, such as malnutrition, poverty, bonded labourers, high adult unemployment and the widespread use of...

    Published March 5th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Himalayan Frontiers of India

    Historical, Geo-Political and Strategic Perspectives

    Edited by K. Warikoo

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The Himalaya, which is a great natural frontier for India, symbolises India’s spiritual and national consciousness. The Himalayan region displays wide diversity of cultural patterns, languages, ethnic identities and religious practices. Along the Himalayas converge the boundaries of South and...

    Published February 21st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Maoism in India

    Reincarnation of Ultra-Left Wing Extremism in the Twenty-First Century

    By Bidyut Chakrabarty, Rajat Kumar Kujur

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The rise of Maoism as one of the organized political movement in India is the outcome of a historical situation. Both colonialism and the failure of the Indian state to implement land reforms more stringently in the aftermath of independence resulted in terrible sufferings of the marginalized, land...

    Published February 21st 2012 by Routledge

  9. Kashmir’s Right to Secede

    A Critical Examination of Contemporary Theories of Secession

    By Matthew J. Webb

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    A separatist conflict has been ongoing in India-administered Kashmir since 1989. Focusing on this region, this book critiques the existing normative theories of secession, and offers a comprehensive examination of the right of sub-groups to secede. The book looks at the different accounts of the...

    Published February 16th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Culture and the Environment in the Himalaya

    Edited by Arjun Guneratne

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book is concerned with human-environment relations in the Himalaya. It explores how different populations and communities in the region understand or conceive of the concept of environment, how their concepts vary across lines of gender, class, age, status, and what this implies for policy...

    Published February 6th 2012 by Routledge