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  1. Industrial Innovation, Networks, and Economic Development

    Informal Information Sharing in Low-Technology Clusters in India

    By Anant Kamath

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    This book offers an innovative examination of how ‘low–technology’ industries operate. Based on extensive fieldwork in India, the book fuses economic and sociological perspectives on information sharing by means of informal interaction in a low-technology cluster in a developing country. In doing...

    Published November 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Suicide in Sri Lanka

    The Anthropology of an Epidemic

    By Tom Widger

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Why people kill themselves remains an enduring and unanswered question. With a focus on Sri Lanka, a country that for several decades has reported ‘epidemic’ levels of suicidal behaviour, this book develops a unique perspective linking the causes and meanings of suicidal practices to social...

    Published November 21st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Parties and Political Change in South Asia

    Edited by James Chiriyankandath

    Over the past seven decades and more, political parties have become an essential feature of the political landscape of the South Asian subcontinent, serving both as a conduit and product of the tumultuous change the region has experienced. Yet they have not been the focus of sustained scholarly...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Textual Authority in Classical Indian Thought

    Ramanuja and the Vishnu Purana

    By Sucharita Adluri

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Theistic Vedanta originated with Ramanuja (1077-1157), who was one of the foremost theologians of Visistadvaita Vedanta and also an initiate of the Srivaisnava sectarian tradition in South India. As devotees of the God Visnu and his consort Sri, the Srivaisnavas established themselves through...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation

    Livelihoods, agrarian change and the conflicts of development

    By Marcus Taylor

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    This book provides the first systematic critique of the concept of climate change adaptation within the field of international development. Drawing on a reworked political ecology framework, it argues that climate is not something ‘out there’ that we adapt to. Instead, it is part of the social and...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Contemporary English-Language Indian Children’s Literature

    Representations of Nation, Culture, and the New Indian Girl

    By Michelle Superle

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Concurrent with increasing scholarly attention toward national children’s literatures, Contemporary English-language Indian Children’s Literature explores an emerging body of work that has thus far garnered little serious critical attention. Superle critically examines the ways Indian children’s...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Food Security and Development

    Country Case Studies

    Edited by Udaya Sekhar Nagothu

    The global food system is characterized by large numbers of people experiencing food insecurity and hunger on the one hand, and vast amounts of food waste and overconsumption on the other. This book brings together experiences from different countries addressing the challenges associated with food...

    Published November 7th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Forest Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa

    Local Control for Improved Livelihoods, Forest Management, and Carbon Sequestration

    Edited by Randall Bluffstone, Elizabeth J.Z. Robinson

    Series: Environment for Development

    Forest tenure reforms are occurring in many developing countries around the world. These reforms typically include devolution of forest lands to local people and communities, which has attracted a great deal of attention and interest. While the nature and level of devolution vary by country, all...

    Published November 6th 2014 by RFF Press

  9. 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...

    Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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...

    Published November 1st 2014 by Routledge