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Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies


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South Asia, with its burgeoning, ethnically diverse population, soaring economies, and nuclear weapons, is an increasingly important region in the global context. The series, which builds on this complex, dynamic and volatile area, features innovative and original research on the region as a whole or on the countries. Its scope extends to scholarly works drawing on history, politics, development studies, sociology and economics of individual countries from the region as well those that take an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to the area as a whole or to a comparison of two or more countries from this region. In terms of theory and method, rather than basing itself on any one orthodoxy, the series draws broadly on the insights germane to area studies, as well as the tool kit of the social sciences in general, emphasizing comparison, the analysis of the structure and processes, and the application of qualitative and quantitative methods. The series welcomes submissions from established authors in the field as well as from young authors who have recently completed their doctoral dissertations.

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The History of British Diplomacy in Pakistan

The History of British Diplomacy in Pakistan

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ian Talbot
January 10, 2021

This book is the first account of the British diplomatic mission in Pakistan from its foundation at the end of the Raj in 1947 to the ‘War on Terror’. Drawing on original documents and interviews with participants, this book highlights key events and personalities as well as the influence and ...

Radicalization in Pakistan A Critical Perspective

Radicalization in Pakistan A Critical Perspective

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Muhammad Shoaib Pervez
November 30, 2020

This book offers a critical analysis of radicalization in Pakistan by deconstructing the global and the official state narratives designed to restrain Pakistani radicalization. Chapters are centered around three distinct themes: educational norms, religious practices and geo-political aspects of ...

Society, Resistance and Civil Nuclear Policy in India Nuclearising the State

Society, Resistance and Civil Nuclear Policy in India Nuclearising the State

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Varigonda Kesava Chandra
November 30, 2020

This book explores how anti-nuclear social movements impact the state’s civil nuclear policy and its implementation by presenting a historical-comparative case study of anti-nuclear movements in India. Drawing on social movement theory and empirical methods, the book demonstrates that the ability ...

Perspectives on Contemporary Pakistan Governance, Development and Environment

Perspectives on Contemporary Pakistan Governance, Development and Environment

1st Edition

Ghulam Ali, Ejaz Hussain
July 24, 2020

This book analyses problems of governance, development and environment affecting contemporary Pakistan; issues that lie at the centre of federal and provincial policy deliberations, formulation and implementation. The book offers a comprehensive assessment of the policies, or lack thereof. Authors...

Ethno-political Conflict in Pakistan The Baloch Movement

Ethno-political Conflict in Pakistan The Baloch Movement

1st Edition

Rizwan Zeb
December 09, 2019

This book critically examines the causes of the increase in insurgent violence in Balochistan and explores the relations between the national government of Pakistan and the province of Balochistan. Based on historical analysis, the book argues that the national government of Pakistan and the ...

Governance and Development in India A Comparative Study on Andhra Pradesh and Bihar after Liberalization

Governance and Development in India A Comparative Study on Andhra Pradesh and Bihar after Liberalization

1st Edition

Seyed Hossein Zarhani
August 20, 2018

The study of the political economy of development in India is significant as India has emerged as one of the fastest-growing countries during the last three decades and the rate of economic growth and poverty reduction have not been matched in India’s subnational states. Although the Union ...

Indigenous Identity in South Asia Making Claims in the Colonial Chittagong Hill Tracts

Indigenous Identity in South Asia Making Claims in the Colonial Chittagong Hill Tracts

1st Edition

Tamina M. Chowdhury
August 23, 2018

In the immediate aftermath of the creation of Bangladesh in 1971, an armed struggle ensued in its remote south-eastern corner. The hill people in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, more commonly referred to as paharis, demanded official recognition, and autonomy, as the indigenous people of the Tracts. ...

Globalisation and Governance in India New Challenges to Society and Institutions

Globalisation and Governance in India New Challenges to Society and Institutions

1st Edition

Harihar Bhattacharyya, Lion König
June 28, 2018

This book examines the impact of globalization on some vital aspects of Indian politics, its structures and processes, and identifies the challenges to globalization itself, in order to highlight India’s complex and fascinating story. In 1991, India officially embraced the policy of neo-liberal ...

Indian Muslims and Citizenship Spaces for Jihād in Everyday Life

Indian Muslims and Citizenship Spaces for Jihād in Everyday Life

1st Edition

Julten Abdelhalim
June 28, 2018

Through the creation of post-colonial citizenship, India adopted a hybridisation of specific secular and western conception of citizenship. In this democratic framework, Indian Muslims are observed on how they make use of the spaces and channels to accommodate their Islamic identity within a ...

India-China Relations Politics of Resources, Identity and Authority in a Multipolar World Order

India-China Relations Politics of Resources, Identity and Authority in a Multipolar World Order

1st Edition

Jagannath P. Panda
April 17, 2018

The rise of India and China as two major economic and political actors in both regional and global politics necessitates an analysis of not only their bilateral ties but also the significance of their regional and global pursuits. This book looks at the nuances and politics that the two countries ...

Islam, Sufism and Everyday Politics of Belonging in South Asia

Islam, Sufism and Everyday Politics of Belonging in South Asia

1st Edition

Deepra Dandekar, Torsten Tschacher
April 17, 2018

This book looks at the study of ideas, practices and institutions in South Asian Islam, commonly identified as ‘Sufism’, and how they relate to politics in South Asia. While the importance of Sufism for the lives of South Asian Muslims has been repeatedly asserted, the specific role played by ...

E-Governance in India Interlocking politics, technology and culture

E-Governance in India Interlocking politics, technology and culture

1st Edition

Bidisha Chaudhuri
October 26, 2017

E-Governance has been one of the strategic sectors of reform in India since late 1990s under the rubric of ‘good governance’ agenda promoted by International Organizations. As India’s policy focus changed towards economic liberalization, deregulation and privatization proliferating domestic and ...

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