Asian Law

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South Asia

  1. Jaina Law and Society

    Edited by Peter Fluegel

    Series: Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

    The struggle for the legal recognition of the Jain community in India as a religious minority from 1992 onwards has generated a renewed interest in Jaina law and an intense debate on the question of Jain identity in the context of the wider question of the interface between religion, society, law...

    To Be Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  2. "Nation-state" and Minority Rights in India

    Comparative Perspectives on Muslim and Sikh Identities

    By Tanweer Fazal

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The blood-laden birth-pangs of the Indian "nation-state" undoubtedly had a bearing on the contentious issue of group rights for cultural minorities. Indeed, the trajectory of the concept ‘minority rights’ evolved amidst multiple conceptualizations, political posturing and violent mobilizations and...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka

    By Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka offers a new perspective on contemporary debates about Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism in Sri Lanka. In this book de Silva Wijeyeratne argues forcefully that ‘Sinhalese Buddhism’ in the period prior to its engagement with the British colonial State...

    Published August 1st 2013 by Routledge

  4. Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka

    By Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka offers a new perspective on contemporary debates about Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism in Sri Lanka. In this book de Silva Wijeyeratne argues forcefully that ‘Sinhalese Buddhism’ in the period prior to its engagement with the British colonial State...

    Published July 31st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Transitional Justice in South Asia

    A Study of Afghanistan and Nepal

    By Tazreena Sajjad

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Offering a comparative case study of transitional justice processes in Afghanistan and Nepal, this book critically evaluates the way the "local" is consulted in post-conflict efforts toward peace and reconciliation. It argues that there is a tendency in transitional justice efforts to contain the...

    Published April 18th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Religious Freedom in India

    Sovereignty and (Anti) Conversion

    By Goldie Osuri

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Drawing on the critical and theoretical concepts of sovereignty, biopolitics, and necropolitics, this book examines how a normative liberal and secular understanding of India’s religious identity is translatable by Hindu nationalists into discrimination and violence against minoritized religious...

    Published August 31st 2012 by Routledge

  7. Kashmir’s Right to Secede

    A Critical Examination of Contemporary Theories of Secession

    By Matthew J. Webb

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    A separatist conflict has been ongoing in India-administered Kashmir since 1989. Focusing on this region, this book critiques the existing normative theories of secession, and offers a comprehensive examination of the right of sub-groups to secede. The book looks at the different accounts of the...

    Published February 16th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Non-discrimination and Equality in India

    Contesting Boundaries of Social Justice

    By Vidhu Verma

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Social Justice is a concept familiar to most Indians but one whose meaning is not always understood as it signifies a variety of government strategies designed to enhance opportunities for underprivileged groups. By tracing the trajectory of social justice from the colonial period to the present,...

    Published November 16th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Honour, Violence, Women and Islam

    Edited by Mohammad Mazher Idriss, Tahir Abbas

    Why are honour killings and honour-related violence (HRV) so important to understand? What do such crimes represent? And how does HRV fit in with Western views and perceptions of Islam? This distinctively comparative collection examines the concept of HRV against women in general and Muslim women...

    Published August 19th 2011 by Routledge-Cavendish

  10. Justice, Democracy and State in India

    Reflections on Structure, Dynamics and Ambivalence

    By Amarnath Mohanty

    This book explores how the liberal conception of justice with all its ideological underpinnings is reflected in the framing and working of the Constitution of India, in the adoption of broader socio-economic objectives, in the functioning of judicial and state institutions, and in the formulation...

    Published March 31st 2011 by Routledge India

  11. Development–induced Displacement, Rehabilitation and Resettlement in India

    Current Issues and Challenges

    Edited by Sakarama Somayaji, Smrithi Talwar

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Compulsory land acquisition and involuntary displacement of communities for a larger public purpose captures the tension of development in the modern state, with the need to balance the interests of the majority while protecting the rights of the minority. In India, informal estimates of...

    Published March 28th 2011 by Routledge

  12. The Meaning of the Local

    Politics of Place in Urban India

    Edited by Geert de Neve, Henrike Donner

    By zooming in on urban localities in India and by unpacking the 'meaning of the local' for those who live in them, the ten papers in this volume redress a recurrent asymmetry in contemporary debates about globalisation. In much literature, the global is associated with transnationalism,...

    Published February 9th 2011 by UCL Press

  13. Makeshift Migrants and Law

    Gender, Belonging, and Postcolonial Anxieties

    By Ratna Kapur

    This book unmasks the cultural and gender stereotypes that inform the legal regulation of the migrant. It critiques the postcolonial perspective on how belonging and non-belonging are determined by the sexual, cultural, and familial norms on which law is based as well as the historical backdrop of...

    Published July 27th 2010 by Routledge India

  14. Redefining Family Law in India

    By Archana Parashar, Amita Dhanda

    ‘Family Law’ refers to the set of legal rules which are in practice in India with regards to ‘family’ issues – marriage, divorce, inheritance, etc. This volume is a collection of articles by different scholars across disciplines to generate a discourse on just Family Law. Main features: it is...

    Published May 12th 2009 by Routledge India

  15. Erotic Justice

    Law and the New Politics of Postcolonialism

    By Ratna Kapur

    The essays in Erotic Justice address the ways in which law has been implicated in contemporary debates dealing with sexuality, culture and `different' subjects - including women, sexual minorities, Muslims and the transnational migrant. Law is analyzed as a discursive terrain, where these different...

    Published February 2nd 2005 by Routledge-Cavendish