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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 16 new and published books in the subject of South Asian History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Non-Aligned Movement and the Cold War

    Delhi - Bandung - Belgrade

    Edited by Natasa Miskovic, Harald Fischer-Tiné, Nada Boskovska

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The idea of non-alignment and peaceful coexistence was not new when Yugoslavia hosted the Belgrade Summit of the Non-Aligned in September 1961. Freedom activists from the colonies in Asia, Africa, and South America had been discussing such issues for decades already, but this long-lasting context...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Afterlives of Monuments

    Edited by Deborah Cherry

    South Asia is famous for its monuments, past and present. Monuments have been created, destroyed and rescued by competing communities and incoming empires in the making and re-making of history, identity and memory. This collection brings together an international cohort of senior scholars and...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Guru in South Asia

    New Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Jacob Copeman, Aya Ikegame

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    This book provides a set of fresh and compelling interdisciplinary approaches to the enduring phenomenon of the guru in South Asia. Moving across different gurus and kinds of gurus, and between past and present, the chapters call attention to the extraordinary scope and richness of the social lives...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. A History of Alcohol and Drugs in Modern South Asia

    Intoxicating Affairs

    Edited by Harald Fischer-Tiné, Jana Tschurenev

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    At the beginning of the 21st century, alcoholism, transnational drug trafficking and drug addiction constitute major problems in various South Asian countries. The production, circulation and consumption of intoxicating substances created (and responded to) social upheavals in the region and had...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Transcultural Encounters between Germany and India

    Kindred Spirits in the 19th and 20th Centuries

    Edited by Joanne Miyang Cho, Eric Kurlander, Douglas T McGetchin

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Providing a comprehensive survey of cutting edge scholarship in the field of German--Indian and South Asian Studies, the book looks at the history of German--Indian relations in the spheres of culture, politics, and intellectual life. Combining transnational, post-colonial, and...

    Published December 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Violence, Torture and Memory in Sri Lanka

    Life after Terror

    By Dhana Hughes

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    Drawing on original ethnographic field-research conducted primarily with former guerrilla insurgents in southern and central Sri Lanka, this book analyses the memories and narratives of people who have perpetrated political violence. It explores how violence is negotiated and lived with in the...

    Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. An Economic History of Early Modern India

    By Tirthankar Roy

    The death of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1707 until the annexation of Maratha territories by the British East India Company in 1818 was a period of transition for the economy of India. This book focuses on these transitions, and shows how a study of this period of Indian history contributes to...

    Published June 24th 2013 by Routledge

  8. New Indian Cinema in Post-Independence India

    The Cultural Work of Shyam Benegal’s Films

    By Anuradha Dingwaney Needham

    Series: Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

    Shyam Benegal is an Indian director and screenwriter whose work is considered central to New Indian cinema. By closely analysing several of Benegal’s films, this book provides an understanding of India’s post-independence history. The book examines the filmmaker’s focus on women by highlighting his...

    Published June 12th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Cinema, Transnationalism, and Colonial India

    Entertaining the Raj

    By Babli Sinha

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    Through the lens of cinema, this book explores the ways in which the United States, Britain and India impacted each other politically, culturally and ideologically. It argues that American films of the 1920s posited alternative notions of whiteness and the West to that of Britain, which stood for...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  10. An Essay on India (Routledge Revivals)

    By Robert Byron

    First published in 1931, Robert Byron’s Essay on India evaluates the state of colonial rule in India and analyses the contemporary problems facing the country. Based upon the Byron’s travelling experiences within India in 1929 as a correspondent for the Daily Express, the work explores...

    Published February 11th 2013 by Routledge