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Forthcoming South Asian Studies Books

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  1. Liberalization and Economic Performance of the Informal Sector

    A study of Indian Economy

    By Indrajit Bairagya

    Impact of liberalization on informality has been a subject of intense debate for many years and the major issue that has come up is whether liberalization helps to grow informal sector and informality in the economy or it is an obstruction for informal sector’s growth. Thus, in the light...

    To Be Published October 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Religion, Heritage and the Sustainable City

    Hinduism and urbanisation in Jaipur

    By Yamini Narayanan

    Series: Routledge Research in Religion and Development

    The speed and scale of urbanisation in India is unprecedented almost anywhere in the world and has tremendous global implications. The religious influence on the urban experience has resonances for all aspects of urban sustainability in India and yet it remains a blind spot while articulating...

    To Be Published October 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Bhakti and Embodiment

    Fashioning Divine Bodies and Devotional Bodies in Krsna Bhakti

    By Barbara A. Holdrege

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The historical shift from Vedic traditions to post-Vedic bhakti (devotional) traditions is accompanied by a shift from abstract, translocal notions of divinity to particularized, localized notions of divinity and a corresponding shift from aniconic to iconic traditions and from temporary...

    To Be Published October 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. South Asia’s Modern History

    Thematic Perspectives

    By Michael Mann

    This comprehensive history of modern South Asia explores the historical development of the Subcontinent from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the present day from local and regional, as opposed to European, perspectives. Michael Mann charts the role of emerging states within the Mughal...

    To Be Published October 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Women in Pali Buddhism

    Walking the Spiritual Paths in Mutual Dependence

    By Pascale Engelmajer

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    The Pali tradition presents a diverse and often contradictory picture of women. This book examines women’s roles as they are described in the Pali canon and its commentaries. Taking into consideration the wider socio-religious context and drawing from early brahmanical literature and epigraphical...

    To Be Published October 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Politics, Landlords and Islam in Pakistan

    By Nicolas Martin

    Series: Exploring the Political in South Asia

    Politics, Landlords and Islam in Pakistan explores the linkages between politics, religion, class, and caste in politics in rural Pakistan. It documents how landlords continue to wield arbitrary and despotic power over much of Pakistan’s rural population in the 21st century, and how participatory...

    To Be Published October 29th 2014 by Routledge India

  7. Conflict, Negotiations and Natural Resource Management

    A legal pluralism perspective from India

    Edited by Maarten Bavinck, Amalendu Jyotishi

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    Conflicts over natural resources abound in India, where much of the population is dependent on these resources for their livelihoods. Issues of governance and management are complicated by the competing claims of parallel legal systems, including state, customary, religious, project and local laws....

    To Be Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Emptiness Appraised

    A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy

    By David F. Burton

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Emptiness means that all entities are empty of, or lack, inherent existence - entities have a merely conceptual, constructed existence. Though Nagarjuna advocates the Middle Way, his philosophy of emptiness nevertheless entails nihilism, and his critiques of the Nyaya theory of knowledge are shown...

    To Be Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Origins of Himalayan Studies

    Brian Houghton Hodgson in Nepal and Darjeeling

    By David Waterhouse

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    Brian Hodgson lived in Nepal from 1820 to 1843 during which time he wrote and published extensively on Nepalese culture, religion, natural history, architecture, ethnography and linguistics. Contributors from leading historians of Nepal and South Asia and from specialists in Buddhist studies, art...

    To Be Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Left Radicalism in India

    By Bidyut Chakrabarty

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

    Left radicalism in India was rooted in the nationalist movement and was set in motion in the 1920s with the formation of the communist party. The communist movement manifested itself differently in each phase of India’s political history and Communism continues to remain a meaningful alternative...

    To Be Published November 3rd 2014 by Routledge