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New and Published Books

  1. Development and Gender Capital in India

    Change, Continuity and Conflict in Kerala

    By Shoba Arun

    Series: Routledge Research on Asian Development

    The Indian state of Kerala has invoked much attention within development and gender debates, specifically in relation to its female capital- an outcome of interrelated historical, cultural and social practices. On the one hand, Kerala has been romanticised, with its citizenry, particularly women,...

    To Be Published August 18th 2017 by Routledge

  2. Global Hindu Diaspora

    Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

    Edited by Hiralal Kalpana

    This book examines Hinduism from both a historical and contemporary perspective. It provides some interesting insights into factors that shaped and defined Hinduism in the diaspora. It also examines the challenges facing Hinduism in the twenty-first century. In recent years the growing conversions...

    To Be Published August 18th 2017 by Routledge

  3. Idolatry and the Colonial Idea of India

    Visions of Horror, Allegories of Enlightenment

    By Swagato Ganguly

    Series: South Asian History and Culture

    This book explores literary and scholarly representations of India from the 18th to the early 20th centuries in South Asia and the West with idolatry as a point of entry. It charts the intellectual horizon within which the colonial idea of India was framed, tracing sources and genealogies which...

    Published August 15th 2017 by Routledge India

  4. Geographies of Difference

    Explorations in Northeast Indian Studies

    Edited by Mélanie Vandenhelsken, Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh, Bengt G. Karlsson

    This book rethinks Northeast India as a lived space, a centre of interconnections and unfolding histories, instead of an isolated periphery. Questioning dominant tropes and assumptions around the Northeast, it examines socio-political and historical processes, border issues, the role of the state,...

    Published August 11th 2017 by Routledge India

  5. Social Exclusion and Justice in India

    By P. S. Krishnan

    This book draws upon nearly seven decades of first-hand experiences from the ground to understand social exclusion, and movements and efforts for social justice in India. The author, a renowned champion of social justice for deprived social classes, delves into the roots of discrimination in Indian...

    Published August 10th 2017 by Routledge India

  6. Rethinking Social Exclusion in India

    Castes, Communities and the State

    Edited by Minoru Mio, Abhijit Dasgupta

    Series: Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies

    In recent years exclusionary policies of the Indian state have raised questions concerning social harmony and economic progress. During the last few decades the emergence of identity politics has given new lease of life to exclusionary practices in the country. Castes, communities and ethnic groups...

    Published August 10th 2017 by Routledge

  7. Imagining India as a Global Power

    Prospects and Challenges

    Edited by Sangit K. Ragi, Sunil Sondhi, Vidhan Pathak

    This book provides a comprehensive understanding of the various dimensions of India’s international positioning and foreign relations. Already a dominant player in South Asian politics, India has gained a strong footing in the international pecking order with the signing of the Indo-US nuclear...

    Published August 2nd 2017 by Routledge

  8. The Ascent of John Company

    From Traders to Rulers (1756-1787)

    By G.S. Cheema

    The Ascent of John Company is the story of the founding of the British empire in India. The process of founding empires is rarely, if ever, edifying. It is invariably a sordid story of brutality and violence, tempered to some extent by blatant lies, corruption, skullduggery and intrigue. Robert...

    Published August 2nd 2017 by Routledge

  9. The Buddha in Sri Lanka

    Histories and Stories

    By Gananath Obeyesekere

    Gananath Obeyesekere is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University, USA where he has taught for 20 years. His recent publications include The Awakened Ones: An Essay on the Phenomenology of the Visionary Experience (2012); Cannibal Talk: The Man-eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in...

    Published August 1st 2017 by Routledge India

  10. New Mansions For Music

    Performance, Pedagogy and Criticism

    By Lakshmi Subramanian

    The essays in New Mansions for Music: Performance, Pedagogy and Criticism look at one of the most ancient and rigorous classical musical traditions of India, the Karnatik music system, and the kind of changes it underwent once it was relocated from traditional spaces of temples and salons to the...

    Published August 1st 2017 by Routledge