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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 675 new and published books in the subject of South Asian Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Liberalization and Economic Performance of the Informal Sector

    A study of Indian Economy

    By Indrajit Bairagya

    Impact of liberalization on informality has been a subject of intense debate for many years and the major issue that has come up is whether liberalization helps to grow informal sector and informality in the economy or it is an obstruction for informal sector’s growth. Thus, in the light...

    Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Cultural Encounters and Homoeroticism in Sri Lanka

    Sex and Serendipity

    By Robert Aldrich

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Ceylon, or Sri Lanka, was long known to travellers for its luxuriant landscapes, colourful temples and friendly inhabitants – the island once named Serendip. This book explores the sojourns of gay visitors from the late 1800s to the modern day, providing a history of homosexuality, travel and...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Indian Capitalism in Development

    Edited by Barbara Harriss-White, Judith Heyer

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Recognising the different ways that capitalism is theorised, this book explores various aspects of contemporary capitalism in India. Using field research at a local level to engage with larger issues, it raises questions about the varieties and processes of capitalism, and about the different roles...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. South Asia’s Modern History

    Thematic Perspectives

    By Michael Mann

    This comprehensive history of modern South Asia explores the historical development of the Subcontinent from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the present day from local and regional, as opposed to European, perspectives. Michael Mann charts the role of emerging states within the Mughal...

    Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Religion, Heritage and the Sustainable City

    Hinduism and urbanisation in Jaipur

    By Yamini Narayanan

    Series: Routledge Research in Religion and Development

    The speed and scale of urbanisation in India is unprecedented almost anywhere in the world and has tremendous global implications. The religious influence on the urban experience has resonances for all aspects of urban sustainability in India and yet it remains a blind spot while articulating...

    Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theology

    A History of Reception in Premodern India

    By Ajay K. Rao

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Ramayana of Valmiki is considered by many contemporary Hindus to be a foundational religious text. But this understanding is in part the result of a transformation of the epic’s receptive history, a hermeneutic project which challenged one characterization of the genre of the text, as a work of...

    Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Borderland Politics in Northern India

    Edited by Yu-Wen Chen, Chih-yu Shih

    The colonial legacy in the construction of the modern Indian state has left a deep imprint on contemporary Indians’ self-identity and self-determination. Borderland Politics in Northern India is a collection of essays, giving detailed accounts of the many different ways that people throughout India...

    Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Asian Expansions

    The Historical Experiences of Polity Expansion in Asia

    Edited by Geoff Wade

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

    Asia as we know it today is the product of a wide range of polity expansions over time. Recognising the territorial expansions of Asian polities large and small through the last several millennia helps rectify the fallacy, long-held and deeply entrenched, that Asian polities have been interested...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Democracy and Transparency in the Indian State

    The Making of the Right to Information Act

    By Prashant Sharma

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    The enactment of the national Right to Information (RTI) Act in 2005 has been produced, consumed, and celebrated as an important event of democratic deepening in India both in terms of the process that led to its enactment (arising from a grassroots movement) and its outcome (fundamentally altering...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. India and the Age of Crisis

    The Local Politics of Global Economic and Ecological Fragility

    Edited by Michael Gillan, Rob Lambert

    Much of the discussion of India in the public sphere has focused on economic policy settings and restructuring, annual growth rates, trade relations and the nation’s status as an economic and political actor within the international system. This collection considers other dimensions of...

    Published October 7th 2014 by Routledge