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  1. Rise of the Plebeians?

    The Changing Face of the Indian Legislative Assemblies

    Edited by Christophe Jaffrelot, Sanjay Kumar

    Series: Exploring the Political in South Asia

    For decades, India has been a conservative democracy governed by the upper caste notables coming from the urban bourgeoisie, the landowning aristocracy and the intelligentsia. The democratisation of the ‘world’s largest democracy’ started with the rise of peasants’ parties and the politicisation of...

    Published March 9th 2009 by Routledge India

  2. Muhammad Iqbal

    Islam, Aesthetics and Postcolonialism

    By Javed Majeed

    Series: Pathfinders

    Bringing together Islamic studies, a postcolonial literary perspective, and a focus on the interaction between aesthetics and politics, this book analyses Iqbal’s Islamism through his poetry. It argues that his notion of an Islamist selfhood was expressed in his verse through the interplay between...

    Published March 9th 2009 by Routledge India

  3. The Sanskrit Language

    An Introductory Grammar and Reader Revised Edition

    By Walter Maurer

    Edited by Gregory P. Fields

    Now available in paperback, this grammar offers a completely new approach to the study of Sanskrit, aimed at students with no previous specialist knowledge of the categories of grammar. It is a stimulating and infectious approach, designed to cultivate rapid and lasting enthusiasm for...

    Published February 27th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Tamil Cinema

    The Cultural Politics of India's other Film Industry

    Edited by Selvaraj Velayutham

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Hitherto, the academic study of Indian cinema has focused primarily on Bollywood, despite the fact that the Tamil film industry, based in southern India, has overtaken Bollywood in terms of annual output. This book examines critically the cultural and cinematic representations in Tamil cinema. It...

    Published February 25th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Settlers, Saints and Sovereigns

    An Ethnography of State Formation in Western India

    By Farhana Ibrahim

    Series: Critical Asian Studies

    This book is an anthropological study located along India’s western border with Pakistan. The core arguments are situated within the context of contemporary religious nationalism, communal strife, and border politics in the Indian state of Gujarat. It seeks to understand how, within these contexts,...

    Published December 31st 2008 by Routledge India

  6. 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 17th 2008 by Routledge

  7. 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 15th 2008 by Routledge

  8. 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 12th 2008 by Routledge

  9. 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 5th 2008 by Routledge

  10. 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 4th 2008 by Routledge