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  1. Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora

    Secularism, Religion, Representations

    Edited by Claire Chambers, Caroline Herbert

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Literary, cinematic and media representations of the disputed category of the ‘South Asian Muslim’ have undergone substantial change in the last few decades and particularly since the events of September 11, 2001. Here we find the first book-length critical analysis of these representations of...

    Published July 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Invention of God in Indigenous Societies

    By James Cox

    Indigenous societies around the world have been historically disparaged by European explorers, colonial officials and Christian missionaries. Nowhere was this more evident than in early descriptions of indigenous religions as savage, primitive, superstitious and fetishistic. Liberal intellectuals,...

    Published July 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. "Nation-state" and Minority Rights in India

    Comparative Perspectives on Muslim and Sikh Identities

    By Tanweer Fazal

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The blood-laden birth-pangs of the Indian "nation-state" undoubtedly had a bearing on the contentious issue of group rights for cultural minorities. Indeed, the trajectory of the concept ‘minority rights’ evolved amidst multiple conceptualizations, political posturing and violent mobilizations and...

    Published July 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Buddhist Moral Philosophy

    An Introduction

    By Christopher W. Gowans

    The first book of its kind, Buddhist Moral Philosophy: An Introduction introduces the reader to contemporary philosophical interpretations and analyses of Buddhist ethics. It begins with a survey of traditional Buddhist ethical thought and practice, mainly in the Pali Canon and early Mahayana...

    Published July 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Health Policy and the Public Interest

    By Lok-sang Ho

    This book is written with an acute awareness of the need for new insight to ensure (1) universal protection in basic healthcare; (2) providing choice; (3) efficient production and consumption of healthcare services; (4) financial sustainability of the healthcare system. Defining the public interest...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Real and Financial Integration in Asia

    Edited by Shandre M. Thangavelu, Aekapol Chongvilaivan

    Series: Routledge-ERIA Studies in Development Economics

    This book investigates the impact of both real and financial integration to growth and to welfare, and to enquire whether increases in either or both forms build the linkage between the real and financial economy. It contributes to the following two areas: (1) Research of economic developments in...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Transnational Feminism and Global Advocacy in South Asia

    Edited by Gita Rajan, Jigna Desai

    Transnational feminism has been critical to feminist theorizing in the global North over the last few decades. Perhaps due to its broad terminology, transnational feminism can become vague and dislocated, losing its ability to name specific critiques of and responses to empire, race, and...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Knowledge Systems and Change in Climate Governance

    Comparing India and South Africa

    By Babette Never

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    The success of international efforts to manage climate change depends on the participation of emerging economies. This book uses a comparative study of two of the most important, India and South Africa, to reveal new insights into managing climate change on a global scale. The book provides a...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Transformation of the International Order of Asia

    Decolonization, the Cold War, and the Colombo Plan

    Edited by Shigeru Akita, Gerold Krozewski, Shoichi Watanabe

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In Asia the 1950s were dominated by political decolonization and the emergence of the Cold War system, and newly independent countries were able to utilize the transformed balance of power for their own economic development through economic and strategic aid programmes. This book examines the...

    Published July 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Dalit Women's Education in Modern India

    Double Discrimination

    By Shailaja Paik

    Series: Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

    Inspired by egalitarian doctrines, the Dalit communities in India have been fighting for basic human and civic rights since the middle of the nineteenth century. In this book, Shailaja Paik focuses on the struggle of Dalit women in one arena - the realm of formal education – and examines a range of...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge