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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 39 new and published books in the subject of South Asian Politics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Suicide Protest in South Asia

    Consumed by Commitment

    By Simanti Lahiri

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    The radical act of suicide protest is undertaken by social movement participants in order to demand a particular previously articulated political outcome. This book examines the history and impact of suicide protest, which has been increasingly used as a protest tactic since World War II, adding to...

    Published April 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. India's Ocean

    The Story of India's Bid for Regional Leadership

    By David Brewster

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    This book assesses India’s role as a major power in the Indian Ocean. Many see the Indian Ocean as naturally falling within India’s sphere of influence but, as this book demonstrates, India has a long way to go before it could achieve regional dominance. The book outlines the development of Indian...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Political Economy of Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka

    Economic Liberalization, Mobilizational Resources, and Ethnic Collective Action

    By Nikolaos Biziouras

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    At the point of independence in 1948, Sri Lanka was projected to be a success story in the developing world. However, in July 1983 a violent ethnic conflict which pitted the Sinhalese against the Tamils began, and did not come to an end until 2009. This conflict led to nearly 50,000 combatant...

    Published March 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. The Rise of Tamil Separatism in Sri Lanka

    From Communalism to Secession

    By Gnanapala Welhengama, Nirmala Pillay

    Series: Routledge Research in International Law

    Among the examples of civil wars, armed secessionist movements and minority uprisings in the world today, many involve conflict between a minority group’s aim for political self-determination, and the nation state’s resistance to any diminution of sovereignty. With the expansion of the...

    Published February 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Development and Welfare Policy in South Asia

    Edited by Gabriele Koehler, Deepta Chopra

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    This book sheds light on social policies in six South Asian countries introduced between 2003 and 2013, examining the ways in which these policies have come about, and what this reflects about the nature of the state in each of these countries. It offers a detailed analysis of the nature of these...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Politics of Economic Restructuring in India

    Economic Governance and State Spatial Rescaling

    By Loraine Kennedy

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    State re-scaling is the central concept mobilized in this book to interpret the political processes that are producing new economic spaces in India. In the quarter century since economic reforms were introduced, the Indian economy has experienced strong growth accompanied by extensive sectoral and...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Being Middle-class in India

    A Way of Life

    Edited by Henrike Donner

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Hailed as the beneficiary, driving force and result of globalisation, India’s middle-class is puzzling in its diversity, as a multitude of traditions, social formations and political constellations manifest contribute to this project. This book looks at Indian middle-class lifestyles through a...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Pakistan - The Political Economy of Growth, Stagnation and the State, 1951-2009

    By Matthew McCartney

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    This book provides a comprehensive reassessment of the development of the economy of Pakistan since independence to the present. It employs a rigorous statistical methodology, which has applicability to other developing economies, to define and measure episodes of growth and stagnation, and to...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Pakistan's Stability Paradox

    Domestic, Regional and International Dimensions

    Edited by Ashutosh Misra, Michael E. Clarke

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Pakistan, with the second largest Muslim population in the world, is a crucial country in the international system. It is an ally of the United States in the global ‘war on terror’ but is also regarded as a major bastion of some of the most active jihadist organisations. This book highlights and...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge