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  1. Emptiness Appraised

    A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy

    By David F. Burton

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Emptiness means that all entities are empty of, or lack, inherent existence - entities have a merely conceptual, constructed existence. Though Nagarjuna advocates the Middle Way, his philosophy of emptiness nevertheless entails nihilism, and his critiques of the Nyaya theory of knowledge are shown...

    To Be Published November 1st 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 November 1st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Politics, Landlords and Islam in Pakistan

    By Nicolas Martin

    Series: Exploring the Political in South Asia

    Politics, Landlords and Islam in Pakistan explores the linkages between politics, religion, class, and caste in politics in rural Pakistan. It documents how landlords continue to wield arbitrary and despotic power over much of Pakistan’s rural population in the 21st century, and how participatory...

    Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge India

  4. Conflict, Negotiations and Natural Resource Management

    A legal pluralism perspective from India

    Edited by Maarten Bavinck, Amalendu Jyotishi

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    Conflicts over natural resources abound in India, where much of the population is dependent on these resources for their livelihoods. Issues of governance and management are complicated by the competing claims of parallel legal systems, including state, customary, religious, project and local laws....

    Published October 28th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Legal Pluralism and Governance in South Asia and Diasporas

    Edited by Livia Holden

    Legal Pluralism and Governance in South Asia and the Diasporas contributes to the already heated debate about legal pluralism and the ontology of law by shifting the attention toward the relationship between what is treated as law and its impact on governance at the fora of dispute resolution. This...

    Published October 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Women in Pali Buddhism

    Walking the Spiritual Paths in Mutual Dependence

    By Pascale Engelmajer

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    The Pali tradition presents a diverse and often contradictory picture of women. This book examines women’s roles as they are described in the Pali canon and its commentaries. Taking into consideration the wider socio-religious context and drawing from early brahmanical literature and epigraphical...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 October 24th 2014 by Routledge India

  8. 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 October 24th 2014 by Routledge India

  9. 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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge