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Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics


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This series is concerned with recent political developments in the region. It will have a range of different approaches and include both single authored monographs and edited volumes covering issues such as international relations, foreign intervention, security, democracy, political economy, ideology and public policy.

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Parliaments in South Asia: India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Parliaments in South Asia: India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Nizam Ahmed
February 26, 2020

This book explores the development, decline and resurgence of parliaments in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Although the three parliaments formally have a common origin and follow almost similar rules and procedures, substantial variations can be observed in their behaviour. By analysing the...

Government and NGOs in South Asia: Local Collaboration in Bangladesh

Government and NGOs in South Asia: Local Collaboration in Bangladesh

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Mohammad Jahangir Hossain Mojumder, Pranab Kumar Panday
December 20, 2019

This book analyses efforts of Bangladeshi government and NGOs to strengthen local governance, and identifies the challenges posed by collaboration with NGOs. Presenting a dominantly qualitative study, the analysis explores whether engagement between the Sharique project to strengthen local...

Hindu Nationalism in India: Ideology and Politics

Hindu Nationalism in India: Ideology and Politics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Bidyut Chakrabarty, Bhuwan Kumar Jha
December 12, 2019

This book offers an in-depth study of right-wing politics in India by analysing the shifting ideologies of Hindu nationalism and its evolution in the late nineteenth century through to the twenty-first century. The authors provide a thorough overview of the chronological evolution of Hindu...

Gender and Hindu Nationalism: Understanding Masculine Hegemony

Gender and Hindu Nationalism: Understanding Masculine Hegemony

1st Edition

Prem Kumar Vijayan
September 18, 2019

This book presents an innovative approach to gender, nationalism, and the relations between them, and analyses the broader social base of Hindu nationalist organisation to understand the growth of 'Hindutva', or Hindu nationalism, in India. Arguing that Hindu nationalist thought and predilections...

Sharia and the State in Pakistan: Blasphemy Politics

Sharia and the State in Pakistan: Blasphemy Politics

1st Edition

Farhat Haq
May 15, 2019

This book analyses the formulation, interpretation and implementation of sharia in Pakistan and its relationship with the Pakistani state whilst addressing the complexity of sharia as a codified set of laws. Drawing on insights from Islamic studies, anthropology and legal studies to examine the...

India's Constitutional Identity: ideological beliefs and preferences

India's Constitutional Identity: ideological beliefs and preferences

1st Edition

Bidyut Chakrabarty
March 05, 2019

An analysis of selective aspects of India’s constitutional identity, this book provides an analytical account of the changing and changed texture of India’s constitutional identity bearing in mind the historical context in which it is articulated. The book conceptualizes the gradual evolution of an...

The Politics of US Aid to Pakistan: Aid Allocation and Delivery from Truman to Trump

The Politics of US Aid to Pakistan: Aid Allocation and Delivery from Truman to Trump

1st Edition

Murad Ali
February 05, 2019

This book aims at uncovering the politics behind the provision of US foreign aid to Pakistan during three distinctive periods: the Cold War, the post-Cold War and the "war on terror". Focusing on a comprehensive analysis of aid allocation and delivery mechanisms, this book uncovers the primary...

The Socio-political Ideas of BR Ambedkar: Liberal constitutionalism in a creative mould

The Socio-political Ideas of BR Ambedkar: Liberal constitutionalism in a creative mould

1st Edition

Bidyut Chakrabarty
August 31, 2018

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891–1956), popularly known as Babasaheb stands out for his relentless battle against caste discrimination. He was a voice for the marginalized of India’s demography that remained peripheral due to well-entrenched socio-economic and political prejudices. This book is an...

The Security State in Pakistan: Legal Foundations

The Security State in Pakistan: Legal Foundations

1st Edition

Syed Sami Raza
August 24, 2018

The War on Terror has been going on for over a decade and it shows no signs of winding down in near future, a war which has directly contributed to growing security regimes in frontline states. This book focuses on the legal dimensions of the War on Terror and security in Pakistan. It highlights...

Separatist Violence in South Asia: A comparative study

Separatist Violence in South Asia: A comparative study

1st Edition

Matthew J. Webb
March 21, 2018

Since decolonization began in the late 1940s, a series of often lengthy and destructive separatist insurgencies have imposed severe financial, economic and human costs upon the states of South Asia. Whereas previous analyses of these conflicts have typically focussed upon the parent state or...

Radical Politics and Governance in India's North East: The Case of Tripura

Radical Politics and Governance in India's North East: The Case of Tripura

1st Edition

Harihar Bhattacharyya
March 14, 2018

Tripura in India’s Northeast remains the only region in the world which has sustained a strong left radical political tradition for more than a century, in a context not usually congenial for left politics. Tripura is one of the 29 States in India which has returned the Communist Party of India (...

Left Radicalism in India

Left Radicalism in India

1st Edition

Bidyut Chakrabarty
January 24, 2018

Left radicalism in India was rooted in the nationalist movement and was set in motion in the 1920s with the formation of the communist party. The communist movement manifested itself differently in each phase of India’s political history and Communism continues to remain a meaningful alternative...

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