Skip to Content

Books by Subject

South Asian Studies Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 1,083 new and published books in the subject of South Asian Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books

  1. Imperialism and Sikh Migration

    The Komagata Maru Incident

    By Anjali Gera Roy

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    Punjab, a region divided between India and Pakistan, has witnessed multiple nomadic, mendicant, trading and pastoral mobilities for centuries. Imperial assisted mobilities in the 19th century produced a category of hypermobile Sikhs, who left their villages in Punjab to seek their fortunes in South...

    Published October 16th 2017 by Routledge

  2. Chinese and Indian Warfare – From the Classical Age to 1870

    Edited by Kaushik Roy, Peter Lorge

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    This book examines the differences and similarities between warfare in China and India before 1870, both conceptually and on the battlefield. By focusing on Chinese and Indian warfare, the book breaks the intellectual paradigm requiring non-Western histories and cultures to be compared to the West,...

    Published October 13th 2017 by Routledge

  3. China–India Relations

    Cooperation and conflict

    Edited by Kanti Bajpai, Jing Huang, Kishore Mahbubani

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    The question of whether China and India can cooperate is at the core of global geopolitics. As the two countries grow their economies, the potential for conflict is no longer simply a geopolitical one based on relative power, influence and traditional quarrels over land boundaries. This book...

    Published October 13th 2017 by Routledge

  4. Hinduism and Environmental Ethics

    Law, Literature, and Philosophy

    By Christopher G. Framarin

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    This book argues that the standard arguments for and against the claim that certain Hindu texts and traditions attribute direct moral standing to animals and plants are unconvincing. It presents careful, extensive, and original interpretations of passages from the Manusmrti (law), the Mahābhārata (...

    Published October 13th 2017 by Routledge

  5. Cities in South Asia

    Edited by Crispin Bates, Minoru Mio

    Series: Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies

    Globalisation has long historical roots in South Asia, but economic liberalisation has led to uniquely rapid urban growth in South Asia during the past decade. This book brings together a multidisciplinary collection of chapters on contemporary and historical themes explaining this recent explosive...

    Published October 13th 2017 by Routledge

  6. International Migration and Development in South Asia

    Edited by Md Mizanur Rahman, Tan Tai Yong

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    In migration studies, the nexus between migration and development in the global South has been meticulously debated. However, a unanimous resolution to this debate has not been found, due to the ever-changing nature of international migration. This book advances knowledge on the global debate on...

    Published October 13th 2017 by Routledge

  7. Post-9/11 Espionage Fiction in the US and Pakistan

    Spies and "Terrorists"

    By Cara N. Cilano

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    As the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath influence new developments in spy fiction as a popular genre, an examination of these literary narratives concerned with espionage and terrorism can reshape our approach to non-fictive representations of the same concerns. Post-9/11 Espionage...

    Published October 13th 2017 by Routledge

  8. Women's Empowerment in South Asia

    NGO Interventions and Agency Building in Bangladesh

    By Pranab Panday

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Economic development in the poorest countries often makes better progress when women become involved in, and take a lead in, development projects. Encouraging women’s involvement, however, is often a major difficulty in societies where traditionally women’s status has been inferior and where women...

    Published October 12th 2017 by Routledge

  9. The Mughal Empire at War

    Babur, Akbar and the Indian Military Revolution, 1500-1605

    By Andrew de la Garza

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    The Mughal Empire was one of the great powers of the early modern era, ruling almost all of South Asia, a conquest state, dominated by its military elite. Many historians have viewed the Mughal Empire as relatively backward, the Emperor the head of a traditional warband from Central Asia, with...

    Published October 12th 2017 by Routledge

  10. Capitalist Development in India's Informal Economy

    By Elisabetta Basile

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book explores the economy and society of Provincial India in the post-Green Revolution period. It argues that the low 'quality' of capital development in India's villages and small towns is the joint outcome of the informal economic organisation, that is strongly biased in favour of...

    Published October 12th 2017 by Routledge