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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. Decentralised Democracy in India

    Gandhi's Vision and Reality

    By M. V. Nadkarni, N. Sivanna, Lavanya Suresh

    This book provides a vantage point of comparison, of the actual reality of decentralisation in India with Gandhi’s vision of decentralised democracy, or what he referred to as Gram Swaraj. It looks at the historical evolution of panchayats from ancient times to India’s independence, and critically...

    Published August 8th 2017 by Routledge India

  3. Afghanistan – Challenges and Prospects

    Edited by Srinjoy Bose, Nishank Motwani, William Maley

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    After decades of turmoil a new phase is opening up for Afghanistan, in which a new generation comes to the fore as many of the key players from earlier phases, including foreign interventionist powers, leave the scene. Although this new phase offers new possibilities and increased hope for...

    Published July 27th 2017 by Routledge

  4. Emerging Powers in International Politics

    The BRICS and Soft Power

    Edited by Mathilde Chatin, Giulio Gallarotti

    The rise of large and rapidly growing nations is having a significant impact on the global order, as their expanding influence reshapes the structure of power in the international system. These emerging powers are increasingly asserting themselves as major actors on the global scene. Leading this...

    Published July 21st 2017 by Routledge

  5. Water Conflicts in Northeast India

    Edited by K. J. Joy, Partha J. Das, Gorky Chakraborty, Chandan Mahanta, Suhas Paranjape, Shruti Vispute

    Northeast India, apart from being the rainiest in India, is drained by two large river systems of the world – the Brahmaputra and the Barak (Meghna) – both transnational rivers cutting across bordering countries. The region, known for its rich water resources, has been witnessing an increasing...

    Published July 18th 2017 by Routledge India

  6. Women, Peace and Security in Nepal

    From Civil War to Post-Conflict Reconstruction

    Edited by Åshild Kolås

    This book sheds new light on the important but diverse roles of women in the civil war in Nepal (1996-2006), and the post-conflict reconstruction period (2006-2016). Engaging critically with the women, peace and security literature, Women, Peace and Security in Nepal questions the...

    Published July 18th 2017 by Routledge

  7. India's Naval Strategy and Asian Security

    Edited by Anit Mukherjee, C. Raja Mohan

    Series: Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

    This book examines India’s naval strategy within the context of Asian regional security. Amidst the intensifying geopolitical contestation in the waters of Asia, this book investigates the growing strategic salience of the Indian Navy. Delhi’s expanding economic and military strength has generated...

    Published July 13th 2017 by Routledge

  8. The Indian Constituent Assembly

    Deliberations on Democracy

    Edited by Udit Bhatia

    The Indian Constituent Assembly laid the foundations of the largest democracy in the world. The debates between the members of the Assembly form the bedrock of the Indian Constitution. The chapters in this volume propose a range of methodological perspectives from which these critical debates...

    Published July 4th 2017 by Routledge India

  9. 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

  10. 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