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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 161 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. Indian Capitalism in Development

    Edited by Barbara Harriss-White, Judith Heyer

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Recognising the different ways that capitalism is theorised, this book explores various aspects of contemporary capitalism in India. Using field research at a local level to engage with larger issues, it raises questions about the varieties and processes of capitalism, and about the different roles...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Borderland Politics in Northern India

    Edited by Yu-Wen Chen, Chih-yu Shih

    The colonial legacy in the construction of the modern Indian state has left a deep imprint on contemporary Indians’ self-identity and self-determination. Borderland Politics in Northern India is a collection of essays, giving detailed accounts of the many different ways that people throughout India...

    Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Democracy and Transparency in the Indian State

    The Making of the Right to Information Act

    By Prashant Sharma

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    The enactment of the national Right to Information (RTI) Act in 2005 has been produced, consumed, and celebrated as an important event of democratic deepening in India both in terms of the process that led to its enactment (arising from a grassroots movement) and its outcome (fundamentally altering...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Politics in Emotion

    The Song of Telangana

    By Himadeep Muppidi

    Series: Interventions

    The work focuses on a subaltern local sovereignty movement called "Telangana" in India. Over the last ten years, this movement has engaged in a massive political mobilization, including strikes, rallies, work stoppages, occupation of public spaces, electoral contests, 200 and more political...

    Published October 6th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Islam and Pakistan's Political Culture

    By Farhan Mujahid Chak

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    This book explores the ideological rivalry which is fuelling political instability in Muslim polities, discussing this in relation to Pakistan. It argues that the principal dilemma for Muslim polities is how to reconcile modernity and tradition. It discusses existing scholarship on the subject,...

    Published September 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Making of Terrorism in Pakistan

    Historical and Social Roots of Extremism

    By Eamon Murphy

    Series: Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies

    This book explains the origins and nature of terrorism in Pakistan and examines the social, political and economic factors that have contributed to the rise of political violence there. Since 9/11, the state of Pakistan has come to be regarded as the epicentre of terrorist activity committed in...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Indian Foreign Policy

    The Politics of Postcolonial Identity from 1947 to 2004

    By Priya Chacko

    Series: Interventions

    The rise of India as a major power has generated new interest in understanding the drivers of its foreign policy. This book argues that analysing India’s foreign and security policies as representational practices which produce India’s identity as a postcolonial nation-state helps to illuminate the...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Revolutionary Lives in South Asia

    Acts and Afterlives of Anticolonial Political Action

    Edited by Kama Maclean, J. Daniel Elam

    The term ‘revolutionary’ is used liberally in histories of Indian anticolonialism, but scarcely defined. Implicitly understood, it functions as a signpost or a badge, generously conferred in hagiographies, loosely invoked in historiography, and strategically deployed in contemporary political...

    Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Colonialism and Resistance

    Society and State in Manipur

    Edited by Arambam Noni, Kangujam Sanatomba

    Series: Transition in Northeastern India

    This book provides a new approach to the study of colonialism and politics of resistance in Northeast India, especially in Manipur, critiquing dominant historiography. It offers significant insights into the phenomena of colonialism and its multiple effects on economy, polity, culture, and faith...

    Published August 30th 2014 by Routledge India

  10. Nuclear South Asia

    Keywords and Concepts

    By Rajesh Rajagopalan, Atul Mishra

    This dictionary provides a comprehensive and ready guide to the key concepts, issues, persons, and technologies related to the nuclear programmes of India and Pakistan and other South Asian states. This will serve as a useful reference especially as the nuclear issue continues to be an important...

    Published August 28th 2014 by Routledge India