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

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New and Published Books

  1. Being Bengali

    At Home and in the World

    Edited by Mridula Nath Chakraborty

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Bengal has long been one of the key centres of civilisation and culture in the Indian subcontinent. However, Bengali identity – "Bengaliness" – is complicated by its long history of evolution, the fact that Bengal is now divided between India and Bangladesh, and by virtue of a very large...

    Published March 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Development and Public Health in the Himalaya

    Reflections on healing in contemporary Nepal

    By Ian Harper

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    Engaging with a range of public health issues, this book charts important social and political transitions in Nepal through the lens of medicine and health development. It focuses on mission health care institutions, tuberculosis control programmes as a site of medical intervention, the "...

    Published February 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Religion and Identity in the South Asian Diaspora

    Edited by Rajesh Rai, Chitra Sankaran

    Religious identity constitutes a key element in the formation, development and sustenance of South Asian diasporic communities. Through studies of South Asian communities situated in multiple locales, this book explores the role of religious identity in the social and political organization of the...

    Published October 18th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Assa Doron, Alex Broom

    Series: Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

    Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia brings together top international scholars from a range of social science disciplines to critically explore the interplay of local cultural and religious practices in the delivery and experiences of health in South Asia. This groundbreaking text provides...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Culturalization of Caste in India

    Identity and Inequality in a Multicultural Age

    By Balmurli Natrajan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    In India, caste groups ensure their durability in an era of multiculturalism by officially representing caste as cultural difference or ethnicity rather than as unequal descent-based relations. Challenging dominant social theories of caste, this book addresses questions of how caste survives the...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Modern Anthropology of India

    Ethnography, Themes and Theory

    Edited by Peter Berger, Frank Heidemann

    The Modern Anthropology of India is an accessible textbook providing a critical overview of the ethnographic work done in India since 1947. It assesses the history of research in each region and serves as a practical and comprehensive guide to the main themes dealt with by ethnographers. It...

    Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Statecraft and Spectacle in East Asia

    Studies in Taiwan-Japan Relations

    Edited by Adam Clulow

    Statecraft and Spectacle in East Asia is a multidisciplinary collection of essays that explores the intertwined histories of Taiwan and Japan across the long sweep of the early modern and modern periods. Drawing on new research by scholars from Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, it moves...

    Published April 24th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Nation, Territory, and Globalization in Pakistan

    Traversing the Margins

    By Chad Haines

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The Karakoram Highway was constructed by the Pakistani state in the 1970s as a major development project that furthered the national interest and solidified state control over the disputed region of northern Pakistan. Focusing on this highway, this book provides a unique analysis of the...

    Published March 6th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The City in South Asia

    By James Heitzman

    Series: Asia's Transformations/Asia's Great Cities

    The macro-region of South Asia – including Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka – today supports one of the world’s greatest concentrations of cities, but as James Heitzman argues in the first comprehensive treatment of urban South Asia, this has been the case for at least 5,000...

    Published December 21st 2009 by Routledge

  10. Gender Pluralism

    Southeast Asia Since Early Modern Times

    By Michael G. Peletz

    Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009! This book examines three big ideas: difference, legitimacy, and pluralism. Of chief concern is how people construe and deal with variation among fellow human beings. Why under certain circumstances do people embrace even sanctify differences, or at least...

    Published April 14th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Underbelly of the Indian Boom
    Edited by Stuart Corbridge, Alpa Shah
    To Be Published September 11th 2014
  2. Borderland Politics in Northern India
    Edited by Yu-Wen Chen, Chih-yu Shih
    To Be Published October 6th 2014
  3. Psychopharmaceuticals in India
    By Stefan Ecks
    To Be Published March 31st 2015

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