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  1. Asian Americans and the Shifting Politics of Race

    The Dismantling of Affirmative Action at an Elite Public High School

    By Rowena Robles

    Series: Studies in Asian Americans

    Asian Americans and the Shifting Politics of Race examines the political and discursive struggles around the dismantling of race-based admissions policies in an elite public high school in San Francisco. The book analyzes the arguments put forth by plaintiffs in and the media's depiction of the...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  2. The Diary of a Manchu Soldier in Seventeenth-Century China

    "My Service in the Army", by Dzengseo

    By Nicola Di Cosmo

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

    Providing original insights into Chinese military history, Nicola Di Cosmo gives an annotated translation of the only known military diary in pre-modern Chinese history, providing fresh and extensive information on the inner workings of the Ch'ing army. The personal experience of the...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  3. Self-Surrender (prapatti) to God in Shrivaishnavism

    Tamil Cats or Sanskrit Monkeys?

    By Srilata Raman

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Filling the most glaring gap in Shrivaishnava scholarship, this book deals with the history of interpretation of a theological concept of self-surrender-prapatti in late twelfth and thirteenth century religious texts of the Shrivaishnava community of South India. This original study shows that...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  4. Caste, Colonialism and Counter-Modernity

    Notes on a Postcolonial Hermeneutics of Caste

    By Debjani Ganguly

    One prevalent socio-cultural structure that is peculiar to South Asia is caste, which is broadly understood in socio-anthropological terms as an institution of ranked, hereditary and occupational groups. This book discusses the enigmatic persistence of caste in the lives of South Asians as they...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  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 21st 2009 by Routledge

  10. 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