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Forthcoming South Asian Studies Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Television at Large in South Asia

    Edited by Aswin Punathambekar, Shanti Kumar

    Series: Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

    This book explores the empirical and theoretical significance of understanding television as a dynamic technology, a creative industry, and a vibrant cultural form that is "at large" in South Asia. Bringing together prominent scholars who have shaped television studies in South Asia, as well as...

    To Be Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Post-9/11 Espionage Fiction in the US and Pakistan

    Spies and "Terrorists"

    By Cara N. Cilano

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    As the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath influence new developments in spy fiction as a popular genre, an examination of these literary narratives concerned with espionage and terrorism can reshape our approach to non-fictive representations of the same concerns. Post-9/11 Espionage...

    To Be Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi

    By Makarand R. Paranjape

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Who is responsible for the Mahatma’s death? Just one single, but determined, fanatic, the whole ideology of Hindu nationalism, the ruling Congress-led government whichfailed to protect him, or a vast majority of Indians and their descendants who considered Gandhi irrelevant? Such questions...

    To Be Published May 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. E-Governance in India

    Interlocking politics, technology and culture

    By Bidisha Chaudhuri

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    E-governance has been one of the strategic sectors of reform in India since late 1990s under the rubric of ‘good governance’ agendas promoted by International Organisations. As India’s policy focus changed towards economic liberalisation, deregulation, and privatisation proliferating domestic and...

    To Be Published May 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Political Leadership, Nascent Statehood and Democracy

    A comparative study

    By Ulrika Möller, Isabell Schierenbeck

    Series: Democratization Studies

    Do political leaders determine whether a polity will receive a democratic future or not? Research and advocates of democracy agree on the significance of political elites for democratization, yet there is a need for a more specific understanding of their role. This book develops a theory of...

    To Be Published May 25th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Socio-Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies

    Building new spaces

    Edited by Khayaat Fakier, Ellen Ehmke

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    Taking a unique comparative approach to the respective development paths of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA), this book shows that people and governments in all three countries are faced with similar challenges of heightened insecurity, caused by liberalization and structural adjustment. The...

    To Be Published May 28th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Ethical Practice, Religious Reform, and the Buddhist Art of Living in Nepal

    Seeing Things as They Are

    By Lauren Leve

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Theravada has experienced a powerful and far-reaching revival, especially among the Newar Buddhist laity, many of whom are reorganizing their lives according to its precepts, practices and ideals. This book documents these far-reaching social and personal transformations and links them to...

    To Be Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Low Carbon Transitions for Developing Countries

    By Frauke Urban

    Series: Routledge Studies in Low Carbon Development

    Global climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our times and in order to tackle this carbon emissions need to be mitigated. China and India have recently become some of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters. Transitions to low carbon energy, for reducing emissions that lead to...

    To Be Published June 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Left Radicalism in India

    By Bidyut Chakrabarty

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

    Left radicalism in India was rooted in the nationalist movement and was set in motion in the 1920s with the formation of the communist party. The communist movement manifested itself differently in each phase of India’s political history and Communism continues to remain a meaningful alternative...

    To Be Published June 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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...

    To Be Published June 16th 2014 by Routledge