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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 159 new and published books in the subject of South Asian Politics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Ritual and Recovery in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka

    By Jane Derges

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Following over twenty years of war, Sri Lanka’s longest cease-fire (2002-2006) provided a final opportunity for an inclusive peace settlement between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). However, hostilities resumed with ever increasing desperation and ferocity...

    Published June 16th 2017 by Routledge

  2. Security Community in South Asia

    India - Pakistan

    By Muhammad Shoaib Pervez

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

    The security relationship between India and Pakistan is generally viewed through a neo-realist approach of International Relations.. Treading on a different path, this book explains the rivalry of these countries by looking at the socio-cultural norms found at two levels, elites versus popular....

    Published June 16th 2017 by Routledge

  3. Civil Society and Democratization in India

    Institutions, Ideologies and Interests

    By Sarbeswar Sahoo

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Developing a distinctive theoretical framework on civil society, this book examines how Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) contribute towards democratization in India and what conditions facilitate or inhibit their contribution. It assesses three different kinds of politics within civil society...

    Published June 16th 2017 by Routledge

  4. Politics of the 'Other' in India and China

    Western Concepts in Non-Western Contexts

    Edited by Lion Koenig, Bidisha Chaudhuri

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    The social sciences have been heavily influenced by modernization theory, focusing on issues of economic growth, political development and social change, in order to develop a predictive model of linear progress for developing countries following a Western prototype. Under this hegemonic paradigm...

    Published June 15th 2017 by Routledge

  5. Maritime Terrorism and Piracy in the Indian Ocean Region

    Edited by Awet T. Weldemichael, Patricia Schneider, Andrew C. Winner

    Unregulated or lesser regulated maritime spaces are ideal theatres of operation and mediums of transportation for terrorists, insurgents and pirates. For more than a decade, the Indian Ocean waters adjoining Somalia have been a particular locus of such activities, with pirates hijacking vessels,...

    Published May 31st 2017 by Routledge

  6. Hindu Mahasabha in Colonial North India, 1915-1930

    Constructing Nation and History

    By Prabhu Bapu

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    Hindu nationalism has emerged as a political ideology represented by the Hindu Mahasabha. This book explores the campaign for Hindu unity and organisation in the context of the Hindu-Muslim conflict in colonial north India in the early twentieth century. It argues that India's partition...

    Published May 31st 2017 by Routledge

  7. Media as Politics in South Asia

    Edited by Sahana Udupa, Stephen D. McDowell

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The dramatic expansion of the media and communications sector since the 1990s has brought South Asia on the global scene as a major center for media production and consumption. This book is the first overview of media expansion and its political ramifications in South Asia during these years of...

    Published May 30th 2017 by Routledge

  8. Women and Conflict in India

    By Sanghamitra Choudhury

    Series: Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

    This book analyses the impact that prolonged socio-political conflict in India has had on political and social spaces for women. Focusing in particular on Assam in the North East of India, it looks at how the conflict can be restricting, and yet can also have the potential to expand these spaces...

    Published May 25th 2017 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. 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 18th 2017 by Routledge