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  1. Popular Culture in a Globalised India

    Edited by K. Moti Gokulsing, Wimal Dissanayake

    As India celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of its independence, much praise was lavished on its emergence as a major player on the global stage. Its economic transformation and geopolitical significance as a nuclear power are matched by its globally resonant cultural resources. This book...

    Published December 16th 2008 by Routledge

  2. Taming the Anarchy

    Groundwater Governance in South Asia

    By Tushaar Shah

    In 1947, British India-the part of South Asia that is today's India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh-emerged from the colonial era with the world's largest centrally managed canal irrigation infrastructure. However, as vividly illustrated by Tushaar Shah, the orderly irrigation economy that saved millions...

    Published December 14th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Politics of Modern South Asia

    Edited by Subrata K. Mitra

    Series: Critical Issues in Modern Politics

    Comprising the states of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives, South Asia has gained considerable international visibility over the past decade. Nuclear proliferation, the rapid evolution of India as a major global economic player, the emergence of new markets,...

    Published December 11th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Water, Sovereignty and Borders in Asia and Oceania

    Edited by Devleena Ghosh, Heather Goodall, Stephanie Hemelryk Donald

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Geography and Environment

    This book restores water, both fresh and salt, to its central position in human endeavour, ecology and environment. Water access and the environmental and social problems of development are major issues of concern in this century. Drawing on water's many formations in debating human relationship...

    Published December 4th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Trade Liberalisation and Regional Disparity in Pakistan

    By Muhammad Shoaib Butt, Jayatilleke S. Bandara

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    Pakistan’s military, which has directly controlled the country’s affairs for more than half of its post-independence history and which often retained real political power even during periods of democratic rule, has played a significant role in trade liberalisation. Regional disparities have...

    Published December 3rd 2008 by Routledge

  6. Democracy and Party Systems in Developing Countries

    A comparative study of India and South Africa

    By Clemens Spiess

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This book examines and compares the emergence, development and impact of the party systems in post-colonial India and post-apartheid South Africa. It sheds light on the crucial role and function of party systems in democratising developing countries. Although often described as political miracles...

    Published November 27th 2008 by Routledge

  7. The Changing Face of People Management in India

    Edited by Pawan S. Budhwar, Jyotsna Bhatnagar

    Series: Working in Asia

    India has been identified as one of the biggest emerging markets in the world. Indian organizations have increasingly begun to understand the importance of human resources and have started to take into account the motivation, commitment and morale of its workforce. Despite great advances in...

    Published November 25th 2008 by Routledge

  8. The Separatist Conflict in Sri Lanka

    Terrorism, ethnicity, political economy

    By Asoka Bandarage

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The book provides a detailed historically-based analysis of the origin, evolution and potential resolution of the civil conflict in Sri Lanka over the struggle to establish a separate state in its Northern and Eastern provinces. This conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the secessionist...

    Published November 3rd 2008 by Routledge

  9. Public-Private Partnerships in Health Care in India

    Lessons for developing countries

    By A. Venkat Raman, James Warner Björkman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Public-private partnerships are increasingly advocated to alleviate deficiencies in the public health system as well as to reduce economic stress on those who seek services from an expensive, burgeoning and unregulated private health sector. Focusing on India, this book examines how the private...

    Published November 3rd 2008 by Routledge

  10. Buddhist Meditation

    An Anthology of Texts from the Pali Canon

    By Sarah Shaw

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

    Meditative practice lies at the heart of the Buddhist tradition. This introductory anthology gives a representative sample of the various kinds of meditations described in the earliest body of Buddhist scripture, the Pali canon. It provides a broad introduction to their traditional context and...

    Published October 31st 2008 by Routledge