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New and Published Books

  1. The Politics and Reception of Rabindranath Tagore’s Drama

    The Bard on the Stage

    Edited by Arnab Bhattacharya, Mala Renganathan

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This is the first volume to focus specifically on Rabindranath Tagore’s dramatic literature, visiting translations and adaptations of Tagore’s drama, and cross-cultural encounters in his works. As Asia’s first Nobel Laureate, Tagore’s highly original plays occupy a central position in the Indian...

    Published December 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Bangladesh Cinema and National Identity

    In Search of the Modern?

    By Zakir Hossain Raju

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Throughout the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, cinema has been adopted as a popular cultural institution in Bangladesh. At the same time, this has been the period for the articulation of modern nationhood and cultural identity of Bengali Muslims in Bangladesh. This book analyses the...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Chinese and Indian Warfare – From the Classical Age to 1870

    Edited by Kaushik Roy, Peter Lorge

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    This book examines the differences and similarities between warfare in China and India before 1870, both conceptually and on the battlefield. By focusing on Chinese and Indian warfare, the book breaks the intellectual paradigm requiring non-Western histories and cultures to be compared to the West,...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Tibetan Buddhism in Diaspora

    Cultural re-signification in practice and institutions

    By Ana Cristina O. Lopes

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    The imperialist ambitions of China – which invaded Tibet in the late 1940s – have sparked the spectacular spread of Tibetan Buddhism worldwide, and especially in western countries. This work is a study on the malleability of a particular Buddhist tradition; on its adaptability in new contexts. The...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Informal Labour in Urban India

    Three Cities, Three Journeys

    By Tom Barnes

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    During the last two decades, rapid economic growth and development in India has been based upon the mass employment of informal labour. Using case studies from three urban regions, this book examines this growth in modern India’s cities and towns. It argues that India has undergone a process of...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Indian Partition in Literature and Films

    History, Politics, and Aesthetics

    Edited by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta, Debali Mookerjea-Leonard

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book presents an examination of fictional representations, in books and films, of the 1947 Partition that led to the creation of the sovereign nation-states of India and Pakistan. While the process of representing the Partition experience through words and images began in the late 1940s, it is...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Development, Poverty and Power in Pakistan

    The impact of state and donor interventions on farmers

    By Syed Mohammad Ali

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Rural development remains a major challenge for governments of developing countries such as Pakistan. While a broad range of state and donor interventions impact the lives of poor farmers -who provide a significant proportion of the labour force - comprehensive consideration of these combined...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Poverty and Governance in South Asia

    By Syeda Naushin Parnini

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

    Across South Asia in the last two decades, there has been widespread emphasis on governance reforms aiming to reduce poverty through Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The recent development agenda has had great impact over the region , and this book finds that it largely widens the gap between...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Indian National Security and Counter-Insurgency

    The use of force vs non-violent response

    By Namrata Goswami

    Series: Studies in Insurgency, Counterinsurgency and National Security

    This book, based on extensive field research, examines the Indian state’s response to the multiple insurgencies that have occurred since independence in 1947. In reacting to these various insurgencies, the Indian state has employed a combined approach of force, dialogue, accommodation of ethnic...

    Published December 5th 2014 by Routledge

  10. India and Southeast Asia (Routledge Revivals)

    Indian Perceptions and Policies

    By Mohammed Ayoob

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This title, first published in 1990, provides a close contextual analysis of how influential Indian policy-makers have perceived India's interests within the ASEAN region since Indian independence in 1947. Placing these perceptions in the context of India's broad strategic and foreign policy...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge