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New and Published Books

  1. Islamic Tolerance

    Amir Khusraw and Pluralism

    By Alyssa Gabbay

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Although pluralism and religious tolerance are most often associated today with Western Enlightenment thinkers, the roots of these ideologies stretch back to non-Western and premodern societies, including many under Muslim rule. This book explores the development of pluralism in Islam in South Asia...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Divine and the Demonic

    Supernatural Affliction and its Treatment in North India

    By Dr Graham Dwyer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

    Based on fieldwork in the north Indian state of Rajasthan, this book focuses on supernatural affliction - illness and misfortune ascribed to demonic spirits or ghosts and to other mystical agents, such as sorcerers and witches. The study augments and extends the existing scholarship on a range of...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Explaining Pakistan’s Foreign Policy

    Escaping India

    By Aparna Pande

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Pakistan has over the decades become a hotbed for the terrorist ideology often referred to as Jihadism. This book investigates the underlying principles of Pakistan’s foreign policy from 1947 until the present day, and explains the rise of Jihadism as an offshoot of Pakistan’s security concerns....

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Separatist Conflict in Sri Lanka

    Terrorism, ethnicity, political economy

    By Asoka Bandarage

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The book provides a detailed historically-based analysis of the origin, evolution and potential resolution of the civil conflict in Sri Lanka over the struggle to establish a separate state in its Northern and Eastern provinces. This conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the secessionist...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Worker Identity, Agency and Economic Development

    Women's empowerment in the Indian informal economy

    By Elizabeth Hill

    Series: New Political Economy

    More than nine out of every ten working women in India are employed in the informal economy, unprotected by labour laws and excluded from basic forms of social security. They work as daily labourers in the fields, small producers and industrial outworkers in their own homes and as vendors on the...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. South Asia in the New World Order

    The Role of Regional Cooperation

    By Shahid Javed Burki

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Rapid changes have taken place in the structure of the global economy, and this book looks at how South Asia can take advantage of these changes. The author argues that the developing global economy will be more complex than originally thought, that instead of a bipolar model with two countries,...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Narratives of Gendered Dissent in South Asian Cinemas

    By Alka Kurian

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book conducts a post-colonial, gendered investigation of women-centred South Asian films. In these films, the narrative becomes an act of political engagement and a site of feminist struggle: a map that weaves together multiple strands of subjectivity—gender, caste, race, class, religion, and...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Making of Western Indology

    Henry Thomas Colebrooke and the East India Company

    By Rosane Rocher, Ludo Rocher

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    For thirty years in India at the cusp of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Henry Thomas Colebrooke was an administrator and scholar with the East India Company. The Making of Western Indology explains and evaluates Colebrooke’s role as the founder of modern Indology. The book discusses how...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Religion and Security in South and Central Asia

    Edited by K. Warikoo

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Religion and security play an important role in traditional societies. In South and Central Asia, traditional and moderate Islamic beliefs and practices with strong indigenous and Sufi content are diametrically opposed to radical Wahabi and Taliban brands of Islam intolerant of other cultures and...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge