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New and Published Books

  1. Public-Private Partnerships in Health Care in India

    Lessons for developing countries

    By A. Venkat Raman, James Warner Björkman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Public-private partnerships are increasingly advocated to alleviate deficiencies in the public health system as well as to reduce economic stress on those who seek services from an expensive, burgeoning and unregulated private health sector. Focusing on India, this book examines how the private...

    Published May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  2. Ending Forced Labour in Myanmar

    Engaging a Pariah Regime

    By Richard Horsey

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) efforts since the early 1990s to address the forced labour situation in Myanmar represent a rare example of success in influencing the behaviour of that regime, and this book gives a first-hand account of these efforts. As the ILO’s representative in...

    Published May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  3. 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 May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  4. New Perspectives on the History and Historiography of Southeast Asia

    Continuing Explorations

    Edited by Michael Arthur Aung-Thwin, Kenneth R. Hall

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Using a unique "old–new" treatment, this book presents new perspectives on several important topics in Southeast Asian history and historiography. Based on original, primary research, it reinterprets and revises several long-held conventional views in the field, covering the period from the "...

    Published May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  5. 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 May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  6. 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 May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  7. Daoist Ritual, State Religion, and Popular Practices

    Zhenwu Worship from Song to Ming (960-1644)

    By Shin-Yi Chao

    Series: Routledge Studies in Taoism

    Zhenwu, or the Perfected Warrior, is one of the few Chinese Deities that can rightfully claim a countrywide devotion. Religious specialists, lay devotees, the state machine, and the cultural industry all participated, both collaboratively and competitively, in the evolution of this devotional...

    Published May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  8. Everyday Ethnicity in Sri Lanka

    Up-country Tamil Identity Politics

    By Daniel Bass

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Focusing on notions of diaspora, identity and agency, this book examines ethnicity in war-torn Sri Lanka. It highlights the historical development and negotiation of a new identification of Up-country Tamil amidst Sri Lanka’s violent ethnic politics. Over the past thirty years, Up-country (Indian...

    Published May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  9. Christianity in Contemporary China

    Socio-cultural Perspectives

    Edited by Francis Khek Gee Lim

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    Christianity is one of the fastest growing religions in China. Despite its long history in China and its significant indigenization or intertwinement with Chinese society and culture, Christianity continues to generate suspicion among political elites and intense debates among broader communities...

    Published May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  10. Princely India Re-imagined

    A Historical Anthropology of Mysore from 1799 to the present

    By Aya Ikegame

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    India’s Princely States covered nearly 40 per cent of the Indian subcontinent at the time of Indian independence, and they collapsed after the departure of the British. This book provides a chronological analysis of the Princely State in colonial times and its post-colonial legacies. Focusing on...

    Published May 24th 2017 by Routledge