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New and Published Books

  1. Modern Art in Pakistan

    History, Tradition, Place

    By Simone Wille

    Series: Visual and Media Histories

    This book explores modern art in Pakistan and its innovative interpretation of ‘space’ since the country’s independence. It shows that modernism and artistic subjectivity have been shaped by numerous lineages, including the colonial era and its legacies, and is a product of South Asian Islamic...

    Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge India

  2. Democracy, Development and Decentralisation in India

    Continuing Debates

    Edited by Chandan Sengupta, Stuart Corbridge

    First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge India

  3. New Media and International Development

    Representation and affect in microfinance

    By Anke Schwittay

    Series: Rethinking Development

    New Media and International Development is the first in-depth examination of microfinance’s enduring popularity with Northern publics. Through a case study of Kiva.org, the world’s first person-to-person microlending website, and other microfinance organizations, the book argues that international...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Water for Food Security

    Challenges for Pakistan

    Edited by Claudia Ringler, Arif Anwar

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    Pakistan’s water management is at a critical watershed. Water shortages are growing rapidly as a result of growing demand across all water-using sectors. Rapid population growth, from 175 million people in 2010 to an estimated 236 million by 2030 and 280 million by 2050, and international...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Underbelly of the Indian Boom

    Edited by Stuart Corbridge, Alpa Shah

    As India emerges as a major economic power, producing dollar billionaires rising at the rate of 17 per year, more than 800 million Indians eke out a living on less than two dollars a day. This book takes the reader to the underbelly of the Indian boom, an India that is not shining but is struggling...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Islam and Pakistan's Political Culture

    By Farhan Mujahid Chak

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    This book explores the ideological rivalry which is fuelling political instability in Muslim polities, discussing this in relation to Pakistan. It argues that the principal dilemma for Muslim polities is how to reconcile modernity and tradition. It discusses existing scholarship on the subject,...

    Published September 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Remaking Buddhism for Medieval Nepal

    The Fifteenth-Century Reformation of Newar Buddhism

    By Will Tuladhar-Douglas

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

    Will Tuladhar-Douglas sheds new light on an important branch of Mahayana Buddhism and establishes the existence, character and causes of a renaissance of Buddhism in the fifteenth century in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. He provides the basis for the historical study of Newar Buddhism as...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Chaitanya Vaishnava Vedanta of Jiva Gosvami

    When Knowledge Meets Devotion

    By Ravi M. Gupta

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Chaitanya Vaishnava tradition is famous for its depth of devotion to Krishna, the blue-hued Deity. Chaitanya Vaishnavas are known for having refined the practice and aesthetics of devotion into a sophisticated science. This imposing devotional edifice was constructed upon a solid foundation of...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Macroeconomics and Markets in India

    Good Luck or Good Policy?

    Edited by Ashima Goyal

    India was one of the better performers after the global financial crisis, and has done well despite opening out in a period of great international volatility. This book asks if this was due to luck or to good management. How much did macroeconomic policy contribute and did it do as much as it could...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. South Asian Cinemas

    Widening the Lens

    Edited by Sara Dickey, Rajinder Dudrah

    This path-breaking collection explores the breadth and depth of South Asia’s many vibrant cinemas. It extends well beyond Bollywood to Nepali, Sri Lankan, Pakistani Panjabi, Bhojpuri, Bengali, Kannada, and early Tamil cinemas, while unpacking the category of 'Bollywood' itself. The coverage of...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge