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  1. Diaspora and Identity

    Perspectives on South Asian Diaspora

    Edited by Ajaya Kumar Sahoo, Gabriel Sheffer

    This book investigates the identity issues of South Asians in the diaspora. It engages the theoretical and methodological debates concerning processes of culture and identity in the contemporary context of globalisation and transnationalism. It analyses the South Asian diaspora - a perfect route to...

    Published January 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. South Asia's Nuclear Security

    By Bhumitra Chakma

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    South Asia is often viewed as a potential nuclear flashpoint and a probable source of nuclear terrorism. But, how valid are such perceptions? This book seeks to address this question and assesses the region’s nuclear security from two principal standpoints. First, it evaluates the robustness of the...

    Published January 15th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Warfare in Pre-British India – 1500BCE to 1740CE

    By Kaushik Roy

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    This book presents a comprehensive survey of warfare in India up to the point where the British began to dominate the sub-continent. It discusses issues such as how far was the relatively bloodless nature of pre-British Indian warfare the product of stateless Indian society? How far did technology...

    Published January 8th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Eurasia's Regional Powers Compared – China, India, Russia

    Edited by Shinichiro Tabata

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    Taking a long view, and a wide perspective, this book by Japan's leading scholars on Asia and Eurasia provides a comprehensive and systematic comparison of the three greatest powers in the region and assesses how far the recent growth trajectories of these countries are sustainable in the long...

    Published January 8th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Emotions in Indian Thought-Systems

    Edited by Purushottama Bilimoria, Aleksandra Wenta

    A stimulating account of the wide range of approaches towards conceptualising emotions in classical Indian philosophical–religious traditions, such as those of the Upanishads, Vaishnava Tantrism, Bhakti movement, Jainism, Buddhism, Yoga, Shaivism, and aesthetics, this volume analyses the definition...

    Published December 31st 2014 by Routledge India

  6. 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...

    Published December 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Federalism in Asia

    India, Pakistan and Malaysia

    By Harihar Bhattacharyya

    This book analyzes the successes and failures of various federal measures adopted in India, Pakistan and Malaysia for the political accommodation of diversity. Bhattacharyya then assesses their comparative significance for other countries in Asia. In particular, he examines growing tensions between...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Politics and Reception of Rabindranath Tagore’s Drama

    The Bard on the Stage

    Edited by Arnab Bhattacharya, Mala Renganathan

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This is the first volume to focus specifically on Rabindranath Tagore’s dramatic literature, visiting translations and adaptations of Tagore’s drama, and cross-cultural encounters in his works. As Asia’s first Nobel Laureate, Tagore’s highly original plays occupy a central position in the Indian...

    Published December 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Development, Poverty and Power in Pakistan

    The impact of state and donor interventions on farmers

    By Syed Mohammad Ali

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Rural development remains a major challenge for governments of developing countries such as Pakistan. While a broad range of state and donor interventions impact the lives of poor farmers -who provide a significant proportion of the labour force - comprehensive consideration of these combined...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Bangladesh Cinema and National Identity

    In Search of the Modern?

    By Zakir Hossain Raju

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Throughout the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, cinema has been adopted as a popular cultural institution in Bangladesh. At the same time, this has been the period for the articulation of modern nationhood and cultural identity of Bengali Muslims in Bangladesh. This book analyses the...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge