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    Senior Editor, Central, South and Southeast Asia
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    Publisher, East Asia

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    Editor, Asia

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Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

  1. The Politics of Refugees in South Asia

    Identity, Resistance, Manipulation

    By Navine Murshid

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Partition and post-colonial migrations – sometimes voluntary, often forced – have created borders in South Asia that serve to oppress rather than protect. Migrants and refugees feel their real home lies beyond the border, and liberation struggles continue the quest for freedoms that have proven to...

    Published September 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Decentralization, Local Governance, and Social Wellbeing in India

    Do Local Governments Matter?

    By Rani D. Mullen

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Over the past three decades, decentralization has been seen as the means for allowing local governments to become more accountable, and for encouraging the deepening of democracy and the building of village communities. By drawing on original village-level case studies of six villages in three...

    Published October 19th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Vision and Strategy in Indian Politics

    Jawaharlal Nehru’s Policy Choices and the Designing of Political Institutions

    By Jivanta Schoettli

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    The 1950s in India were a crucial transition phase where the legacy and institutions of British rule had to be transformed to fit the needs of a post-colonial state. This period is closely associated with India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru (1947 – 64). Selecting three key policies...

    Published September 12th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Sufism and Saint Veneration in Contemporary Bangladesh

    The Maijbhandaris of Chittagong

    By Hans Harder

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Focusing on the Maijbhandari movement in Chittagong, south-eastern Bangladesh, which claims the status of the only Sufi order originated in Bengal and which has gained immense popularity in recent years, this book provides a comprehensive picture of an important aspect of contemporary Bengali Islam...

    Published March 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  5. New Cultural Identitarian Political Movements in Developing Societies

    The Bharatiya Janata Party

    By Sebastian Schwecke

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Applying an intercultural and comparative theoretical approach across Asia and Africa, this book analyses the rise and moderation of political movements in developing societies which mobilise popular support with references to conceptions of cultural identity. The author includes not only the Hindu...

    Published December 1st 2010 by Routledge

  6. Political Survival in Pakistan

    Beyond Ideology

    By Anas Malik

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Presenting a framework that incorporates macro-level forces into micro-level strategic calculations, this book explains key political choices by leaders and challengers in Pakistan through the political survival mechanism. It offers an explanation for continuing polity weakness in the country, and...

    Published October 21st 2010 by Routledge

  7. The Construction of History and Nationalism in India

    Textbooks, Controversies and Politics

    By Sylvie Guichard

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Most studies on nations and nationalism argue that history, or more precisely a 'common past', is crucial for the process of national identity building. However, the existence of one or more concurrent narratives for the construction of this identity is often not accounted for, and there are cases...

    Published June 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  8. Dispossession and Resistance in India

    The River and the Rage

    By Alf Gunvald Nilsen

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This book deals with the controversies on developmental aspects of large dams, with a particular focus on the Narmada Valley projects in India. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork and research, the author draws on Marxist theory to craft a detailed analysis of how local demands for...

    Published March 24th 2010 by Routledge

  9. The Politics of Social Exclusion in India

    Democracy at the Crossroads

    Edited by Harihar Bhattacharyya, Partha Sarkar, Angshuman Kar

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Social exclusion and inclusion remain issues of fundamental importance to democracy. Both exclusion and inclusion relate to the access to participation in the public realm, public goods and services for certain groups of people who are minorities, marginalized and deprived. Democratization has led...

    Published December 7th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Party System Change in South India

    Political Entrepreneurs, Patterns and Processes

    By Andrew Wyatt

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This book provides a systematic exploration of party system change. By applying the concept of political entrepreneurship and using a detailed case study of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, it demonstrates how party leaders can exercise their agency and drive party system change. Recent...

    Published December 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  11. War and Nationalism in South Asia

    The Indian State and the Nagas

    By Marcus Franke

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This book presents and analyses the oldest sub-national war of postcolonial South Asia, between the Indian state and the Nagas of Northeast India. It offers a serious and thorough political history on the Naga region over three periods, pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial. Drawing on a wealth...

    Published December 15th 2008 by Routledge

  12. Democracy and Party Systems in Developing Countries

    A comparative study of India and South Africa

    By Clemens Spiess

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This book examines and compares the emergence, development and impact of the party systems in post-colonial India and post-apartheid South Africa. It sheds light on the crucial role and function of party systems in democratising developing countries. Although often described as political miracles...

    Published November 28th 2008 by Routledge

  13. Trade Policy, Inequality and Performance in Indian Manufacturing

    By Kunal Sen

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    The relationship between trade policy and economic performance is one of the oldest controversies in economic development. In recent years, there has been a revival of interest in the debate on the implications of trade reforms for productivity growth and domestic pricing behaviour due in part to...

    Published September 2nd 2008 by Routledge

  14. The Tibetan Government-in-Exile

    Politics at Large

    By Stephanie Römer

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This book provides a detailed account of the structure and political strategies of the Tibetan government-in exile, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), in northern India. Since its founding in 1959, it has been led by the 14th Dalai Lama who struggles to regain the Tibetan homeland. Based on...

    Published May 14th 2008 by Routledge

  15. Sikh Nationalism and Identity in a Global Age

    By Giorgio Shani

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Sikh Nationalism and Identity in a Global Age examines the construction of a Sikh national identity in post-colonial India and the diaspora and explores the reasons for the failure of the movement for an independent Sikh state: Khalistan. Based on a decade of research, it is argued that the failure...

    Published December 6th 2007 by Routledge

  16. Political Mobilisation and Democracy in India

    States of Emergency

    By Vernon Hewitt

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This book addresses the paradox of political mobilization and the failings of governance in India, with reference to the conflict between secularism and Hindu nationalism, authoritarianism and democracy. It demonstrates how the Internal Emergency of 1975 led to increased support of groups such as...

    Published October 29th 2007 by Routledge

  17. Military Control in Pakistan

    The Parallel State

    By Mazhar Aziz

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This volume examines the role of the military, the most influential actor in Pakistan, and challenges conventional wisdom on the causes of political instability in this geographically important nuclear state. It rejects views that ethnic and religious cleavages and perceived economic or political...

    Published October 23rd 2007 by Routledge

  18. Parliamentary Control and Government Accountability in South Asia

    A Comparative Analysis of Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka

    By Taiabur Rahman

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Parliaments or legislatures are the keystone of democratic governance and they are critical in securing government accountability. This book presents a comparative analysis of the role of parliamentary committees in securing government accountability in the three largest and most important...

    Published August 21st 2007 by Routledge