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  1. Anglo-Iranian Relations since 1800

    Edited by Vanessa Martin

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    With contributions from renowned experts in the field, this book provides an excellent background to the history of Anglo-Iranian relations. Focusing on the political and economic relationship of Britain and issues of strategic sensitivity, the book also illuminates British relations with...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  2. Buddhism in the Public Sphere

    Reorienting Global Interdependence

    By Peter D. Hershock

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    The core teachings and practices of Buddhism are systematically directed toward developing keen and caring insight into the relational or interdependent nature of all things. Hershock applies Buddhist thought to reflect on the challenges to public good, created by emerging social, economic, and...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  3. Beyond Enlightenment

    Buddhism, Religion, Modernity

    By Richard Cohen

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    The vast majority of books on Buddhism describe the Buddha using the word enlightened, rather than awakened. This bias has resulted in Buddhism becoming generally perceived as the eponymous religion of enlightenment. Beyond Enlightenment is a sophisticated study of some of the underlying...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  4. The Politics of Self-Expression

    The Urdu Middleclass Milieu in Mid-Twentieth Century India and Pakistan

    By Markus Daechsel

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    The 1930s to 1950s witnessed the rise and dominance of a political culture across much of North India which combined unprecedented levels of mobilization and organization with an effective de-politicization of politics. On the one hand obsessed with world events, people also came to understand...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  5. 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 21st 2009 by Routledge

  6. Muslim Women, Reform and Princely Patronage

    Nawab Sultan Jahan Begam of Bhopal

    By Siobhan Lambert-Hurley

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    This is a new and engaging examination of the emergence of a Muslim women’s movement in India. The state of Bhopal, a Muslim principality in central India, was ruled by a succession of female rulers throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, most notably the last Begam of Bhopal, Nawab...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  7. 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 21st 2009 by Routledge

  8. Buddhism, Power and Political Order

    Edited by Ian Harris

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Weber's claim that Buddhism is an otherworldly religion is only partially true. Early sources indicate that the Buddha was sometimes diverted from supramundane interests to dwell on a variety of politically-related matters. The significance of Asoka Maurya as a paradigm for later traditions of...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  9. China-India Relations

    Contemporary Dynamics

    By Amardeep Athwal

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book examines the dynamics of the modern relationship between China and India. As key emerging powers in the international system, India and especially China have received much attention. However, most analysts who have studied Sino-Indian relations have done so through a neorealist lens which...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  10. Political Mobilisation and Democracy in India

    States of Emergency

    By Vernon Hewitt

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This book addresses the paradox of political mobilization and the failings of governance in India, with reference to the conflict between secularism and Hindu nationalism, authoritarianism and democracy. It demonstrates how the Internal Emergency of 1975 led to increased support of groups such as...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge