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New and Published Books

  1. India and Southeast Asia (Routledge Revivals)

    Indian Perceptions and Policies

    By Mohammed Ayoob

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This title, first published in 1990, provides a close contextual analysis of how influential Indian policy-makers have perceived India's interests within the ASEAN region since Indian independence in 1947. Placing these perceptions in the context of India's broad strategic and foreign policy...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Pilgrimage in the Hindu Tradition

    Salvific Space

    By Knut A. Jacobsen

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Salvific space is one of the central ideas in the Hindu traditions of pilgrimage, and concerns the ability of space, especially sites associated with bodies of water such as rivers and lakes, to grant salvific rewards. Focusing on religious, historical and sociological questions about the...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Remaking Buddhism for Medieval Nepal

    The Fifteenth-Century Reformation of Newar Buddhism

    By Will Tuladhar-Douglas

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

    Will Tuladhar-Douglas sheds new light on an important branch of Mahayana Buddhism and establishes the existence, character and causes of a renaissance of Buddhism in the fifteenth century in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. He provides the basis for the historical study of Newar Buddhism as...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Chaitanya Vaishnava Vedanta of Jiva Gosvami

    When Knowledge Meets Devotion

    By Ravi M. Gupta

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Chaitanya Vaishnava tradition is famous for its depth of devotion to Krishna, the blue-hued Deity. Chaitanya Vaishnavas are known for having refined the practice and aesthetics of devotion into a sophisticated science. This imposing devotional edifice was constructed upon a solid foundation of...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Macroeconomics and Markets in India

    Good Luck or Good Policy?

    Edited by Ashima Goyal

    India was one of the better performers after the global financial crisis, and has done well despite opening out in a period of great international volatility. This book asks if this was due to luck or to good management. How much did macroeconomic policy contribute and did it do as much as it could...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Making of Terrorism in Pakistan

    Historical and Social Roots of Extremism

    By Eamon Murphy

    Series: Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies

    This book explains the origins and nature of terrorism in Pakistan and examines the social, political and economic factors that have contributed to the rise of political violence there. Since 9/11, the state of Pakistan has come to be regarded as the epicentre of terrorist activity committed in...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Indian Foreign Policy

    The Politics of Postcolonial Identity from 1947 to 2004

    By Priya Chacko

    Series: Interventions

    The rise of India as a major power has generated new interest in understanding the drivers of its foreign policy. This book argues that analysing India’s foreign and security policies as representational practices which produce India’s identity as a postcolonial nation-state helps to illuminate the...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge