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Forthcoming South Asian Studies Books

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  1. 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...

    To Be Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Origins of Himalayan Studies

    Brian Houghton Hodgson in Nepal and Darjeeling

    By David Waterhouse

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    Brian Hodgson lived in Nepal from 1820 to 1843 during which time he wrote and published extensively on Nepalese culture, religion, natural history, architecture, ethnography and linguistics. Contributors from leading historians of Nepal and South Asia and from specialists in Buddhist studies, art...

    To Be Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    To Be Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation

    Livelihoods, agrarian change and the conflicts of development

    By Marcus Taylor

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    This book provides the first systematic critique of the concept of climate change adaptation within the field of international development. Drawing on a reworked political ecology framework, it argues that climate is not something ‘out there’ that we adapt to. Instead, it is part of the social and...

    To Be Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Parties and Political Change in South Asia

    Edited by James Chiriyankandath

    Over the past seven decades and more, political parties have become an essential feature of the political landscape of the South Asian subcontinent, serving both as a conduit and product of the tumultuous change the region has experienced. Yet they have not been the focus of sustained scholarly...

    To Be Published November 6th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Food Security and Development

    Country Case Studies

    Edited by Udaya Sekhar Nagothu

    The global food system is characterized by large numbers of people experiencing food insecurity and hunger on the one hand, and vast amounts of food waste and overconsumption on the other. This book brings together experiences from different countries addressing the challenges associated with food...

    To Be Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Forest Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa

    Local Control for Improved Livelihoods and Forest Management

    Edited by Randall Bluffstone, Elizabeth J.Z. Robinson

    Series: Environment for Development

    Forest tenure reforms are occurring in many developing countries around the world. These reforms typically include devolution of forest lands to local people and communities, which has attracted a great deal of attention and interest. While the nature and level of devolution vary by country, all...

    To Be Published November 12th 2014 by RFF Press

  8. Industrial Innovation, Networks, and Economic Development

    Informal Information Sharing in Low-Technology Clusters in India

    By Anant Kamath

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    This book offers an innovative examination of how ‘low–technology’ industries operate. Based on extensive fieldwork in India, the book fuses economic and sociological perspectives on information sharing by means of informal interaction in a low-technology cluster in a developing country. In doing...

    To Be Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Suicide in Sri Lanka

    The Anthropology of an Epidemic

    By Tom Widger

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Rates of suicide and self-harm are rising across the globe, and Sri Lanka has been among the highest in the world for several decades. Through a close ethnographic analysis of suicidal behaviour in western Sri Lanka, this book seeks to understand this problem. In particular, it uses ethnographic...

    To Be Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. International Law and Drone Strikes in Pakistan

    The Legal and Socio-political Aspects

    By Sikander Ahmed Shah

    Series: Routledge Research in the Law of Armed Conflict

    While conventional warfare has an established body of legal precedence, the legality of drone strikes by the United States in Pakistan and elsewhere remains ambiguous. This book explores the legal and political issues surrounding the use of drones in Pakistan. Drawing from international treaty law,...

    To Be Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge