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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

11-20 of 27 results in Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies
  1. 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

  2. New Dimensions of Politics in India

    The United Progressive Alliance in Power

    Edited by Lawrence Saez, Gurharpal Singh

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Following India’s general election in May 2009, this book undertakes a critical evaluation of the performance of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). It presents a thorough analysis of the UPA coalition government, and by providing an understanding of the new innovations in the UPA’s policies,...

    Published September 21st 2011 by Routledge

  3. Vision and Strategy in Indian Politics

    Jawaharlal Nehru’s Policy Choices and the Designing of Political Institutions

    By Jivanta Schoettli

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    The 1950s in India were a crucial transition phase where the legacy and institutions of British rule had to be transformed to fit the needs of a post-colonial state. This period is closely associated with India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru (1947 – 64). Selecting three key policies...

    Published September 11th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Sufism and Saint Veneration in Contemporary Bangladesh

    The Maijbhandaris of Chittagong

    By Hans Harder

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Focusing on the Maijbhandari movement in Chittagong, south-eastern Bangladesh, which claims the status of the only Sufi order originated in Bengal and which has gained immense popularity in recent years, this book provides a comprehensive picture of an important aspect of contemporary Bengali Islam...

    Published March 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  5. New Cultural Identitarian Political Movements in Developing Societies

    The Bharatiya Janata Party

    By Sebastian Schwecke

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Applying an intercultural and comparative theoretical approach across Asia and Africa, this book analyses the rise and moderation of political movements in developing societies which mobilise popular support with references to conceptions of cultural identity. The author includes not only the Hindu...

    Published December 1st 2010 by Routledge

  6. Political Survival in Pakistan

    Beyond Ideology

    By Anas Malik

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Presenting a framework that incorporates macro-level forces into micro-level strategic calculations, this book explains key political choices by leaders and challengers in Pakistan through the political survival mechanism. It offers an explanation for continuing polity weakness in the country, and...

    Published October 20th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Sikh Nationalism and Identity in a Global Age

    By Giorgio Shani

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Sikh Nationalism and Identity in a Global Age examines the construction of a Sikh national identity in post-colonial India and the diaspora and explores the reasons for the failure of the movement for an independent Sikh state: Khalistan. Based on a decade of research, it is argued that the failure...

    Published April 7th 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Tibetan Government-in-Exile

    Politics at Large

    By Stephanie Roemer

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This book provides a detailed account of the structure and political strategies of the Tibetan government-in exile, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), in northern India. Since its founding in 1959, it has been led by the 14th Dalai Lama who struggles to regain the Tibetan homeland. Based on...

    Published April 7th 2010 by Routledge

  9. India's Nuclear Bomb and National Security

    By Karsten Frey

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    India’s Nuclear Bomb and National Security gives an analytic account of the dynamics of India's nuclear build up. It puts forward a new comprehensive model, which goes beyond the classic strategic model of accepting motives of arming behaviour, and incorporates the dynamics in India’s nuclear...

    Published April 20th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Starvation and India’s Democracy

    By Dan Banik

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This book analyzes India’s impressive efforts in responding to sensational and easily visible disasters in contrast to the ‘silent emergency’ of drought-induced under nutrition and starvation deaths. Building on Amartya Sen’s famous claim that no famine has ever occurred in a democratic country, it...

    Published April 20th 2009 by Routledge