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  1. 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 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Pilgrimage in the Hindu Tradition

    Salvific Space

    By Knut A. Jacobsen

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Salvific space is one of the central ideas in the Hindu traditions of pilgrimage, and concerns the ability of space, especially sites associated with bodies of water such as rivers and lakes, to grant salvific rewards. Focusing on religious, historical and sociological questions about the...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Economics of Urban Migration in India

    By Vegard Iversen

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Presenting new research on rural-urban migration in developing countries, this book combines novel economic theories with empirics, and focuses on the social dimensions of such movement. Centering on the movement from villages to cities in South Asia, and in India in particular, the book argues the...

    Published November 29th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Football in Asia

    History, Culture and Business

    Edited by Younghan Cho

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book is the first comprehensive study on history, culture, and business of football in Asia. Football has been a symbol of the modern invention, a catalyst of local, national and regional identities, all time favourite among kids and youths, and even a harbinger for cultural globalization and...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Indian Ocean Regionalism

    Edited by Dennis Rumley, Timothy Doyle

    Pan-regional constructions in the Indian Ocean are of relatively recent origin, are contested and remain relatively weak at present. Sub-regional constructions, on the other hand, have tended to be more focussed, especially in terms of security, and have generally been more successful. The...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Power, Politics and Maritime Governance in the Indian Ocean

    Edited by Jivanta Schoettli

    The Indian Ocean is of tremendous geo-political and strategic relevance. More than eighty per cent of global seaborne trade in oil passes through the Ocean. Access to resources is under-regulated (fishing) or has yet to be conceived (deep sea bed mining) and security concerns such as piracy...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Regional Powers and Global Redistribution

    Edited by Philip Nel, Dirk Nabers, Melanie Hanif

    Emerging regional powers such as India, Brazil and South Africa pose a challenge to the global order, but it is not always clear what and how fundamental that challenge is. This edited volume highlights various dimensions and interpretations of that challenge, arguing that it is characterized by...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Atlas of Islamic History

    By Peter Sluglett, Andrew Currie

    This Atlas provides the main outlines of Islamic history from the immediate pre-Islamic period until the end of 1920, that is, before most parts of the Muslim world became sovereign nation states. Each map is accompanied by a text that contextualises, explains, and expands upon the map, and are...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Reshaping City Governance

    London, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad

    By Nirmala Rao

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    India’s cities are in the midst of an unprecedented urban expansion. While India is acknowledged as a rising power, poised to emerge into the front rank of global economies, the pace and scale of its urbanisation calls for more effective metropolitan management if that growth is not to be...

    Published November 23rd 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,...

    Published November 23rd 2014 by Routledge