Asian Studies Textbooks Catalog 2012

New Titles and Key Backlist

South Asia: Politics and International Relations

  1. The Politics of Modern India since Independence

    By Crispin Bates, Subho Basu

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    The textbook offers a detailed, jargon-free, chronological survey of Indian political history from 1947 up to the present. It treats political structures as historically determined, induced by economic transformation, state interventions, popular movements and discourses emanating from and...

    To Be Published December 31st 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Routledge Atlas of South Asian Affairs

    By Robert W. Bradnock

    South Asia has developed from a group of newly independent post-Colonial states of at most secondary importance to the wider world to its current position as a region of central strategic importance to both global economic development and world peace and stability. This Atlas highlights the global...

    To Be Published November 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Political Conflict in Pakistan

    By Mohammad Waseem

    Political Conflict in Pakistan addresses the issue of political instability in the country. While Pakistan is moving into the second decade of the 21st century, its long-standing conflicts have acquired a new level of intensity and brutality. This not only threatens the sovereign existence of the...

    To Be Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Understanding India’s New Political Economy

    A Great Transformation?

    Edited by Sanjay Ruparelia, Sanjay Reddy, John Harriss, Stuart Corbridge

    A number of large-scale transformations have shaped the economy, polity and society of India over the past quarter century. This book provides a detailed account of three that are of particular importance: the advent of liberal economic reform, the ascendance of Hindu cultural nationalism, and the...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Politics in India

    Structure, Process and Policy

    By Subrata K. Mitra

    Providing a comprehensive analysis of the broad spectrum of India’s politics, this undergraduate textbook explains the key features of politics in India in a comparative and accessible narrative, illustrated with relevant maps, life stories, statistics and opinion data. Familiar concepts of...

    Published October 26th 2010 by Routledge

  6. India, Pakistan, and Democracy

    Solving the Puzzle of Divergent Paths

    By Philip Oldenburg

    The question of why some countries have democratic regimes and others do not is a significant issue in comparative politics. This book looks at India and Pakistan, two countries with clearly contrasting political regime histories, and presents an argument on why India is a democracy and Pakistan is...

    Published July 29th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Indian Political Thought

    A Reader

    Edited by Aakash Singh, Silika Mohapatra

    This Reader provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of contemporary Indian political theory. Tracing the development of the discipline and offering a clear presentation of the most influential literature in the field, it brings together contributions by outstanding and well-known...

    Published June 29th 2010 by Routledge