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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 158 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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Dalit Women

    Vanguard of an Alternative Politics in India

    Edited by S. Anandhi, Karin Kapadia

    Through its investigation of the underlying political economy of gender, caste and class in India, this book shows how changing historical geographies are shaping the subjectivities of Dalits across India in ways that are neither fixed nor predictable. It brings together ethnographies from across...

    Published May 16th 2017 by Routledge India

  5. 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 May 16th 2017 by Routledge

  6. Government and Politics in Sri Lanka

    Biopolitics and Security

    By A. R. Sriskanda Rajah

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

    The island of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) was one of the few Asian colonies in which the British Empire experimented liberal state-building in the nineteenth century, and where many British colonial officials predicted that the independent state would become a liberal democratic success story. Sri...

    Published May 5th 2017 by Routledge

  7. Activism and Agency in India

    Nurturing Resistance in the Tea Plantations

    By Supurna Banerjee

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    During the period 2000 to 2010, tea plantations in India experienced a crisis and were at the threshold of transformation, framed by conflict and turbulence. This book is an interdisciplinary and intersectional work examining the nature of victimhood and agency among women workers on tea...

    Published May 4th 2017 by Routledge

  8. India-Russia Post Cold War Relations

    A New Epoch of Cooperation

    By Chandra Rekha

    Post Cold War international relations have undeniably been a litmus test for the bilateral relations between India and Russia. With the emergence of a new international system, the foreign policies of both countries vacillated to explore new avenues of partnerships with other international players,...

    Published April 21st 2017 by Routledge

  9. India’s Soft Power

    A New Foreign Policy Strategy

    By Patryk Kugiel

    It is sometimes said that, in the 21st century, the country that tells the better story wins, rather than the country whose army can prevail on the battlefield. That ability to attract others, persuade and set the agenda, soft power, plays an increasingly important role in international relations...

    Published April 11th 2017 by Routledge

  10. India-Iran Relations

    Progress, Problems and Prospects

    By Sujata Ashwarya

    This book examines India’s relationship with Iran since the post-World War II period and its unique search for meaningful bilateral ties in the West Asian region in the context of the changing regional and international scenarios. The four chapters highlight the achievements and constraints on the...

    Published April 11th 2017 by Routledge