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Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) South Asian Series


About the Series

Founded in 1986 to publish outstanding work in the social sciences and humanities, the series entered a new phase in 2010 when it joined with Routledge to continue a notable tradition of Australian-based research about South Asia. Works in the series are published in both UK and Indian editions.

The series publishes outstanding research on the countries and peoples of South Asia across a wide range of disciplines including history, politics and political economy, anthropology, geography, literature, sociology and the fields of cultural studies, communication studies and gender studies. Interdisciplinary and comparative research is encouraged.

New submissions are welcome! Please contact Duncan McDuie-Ra, d.mcduie@unsw.edu.au

Editorial Board:

Assa Doron, Australian National University

Ramaswami Harindranath, UNSW Australia

Kama Macelan, UNSW Australia

Priya Chacko, University of Adelaide, Australia

Meera Ashar, Australian National University

Michael Gillan, University of Western Australia

 

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India and the Anglosphere: Race, Identity and Hierarchy in International Relations

India and the Anglosphere: Race, Identity and Hierarchy in International Relations

Forthcoming

Alexander E. Davis
November 06, 2018

India has become known in the US, the UK, Canada and Australia as ‘the world’s largest democracy’, a ‘natural ally’, the ‘democratic counterweight’ to China and a trading partner of ‘massive economic potential’. This new foreign policy orthodoxy assumes that India will join with these four states...

Sovereignty, Space and Civil War in Sri Lanka: Porous Nation

Sovereignty, Space and Civil War in Sri Lanka: Porous Nation

Forthcoming

Anoma Pieris
October 15, 2018

Analyses of the Sri Lankan civil war (1983-2009) overwhelmingly represent it as an ethnonationalist contest, prolonging postcolonial arguments on the creation and dissolution of the incipient nation-state since independence in 1948. While colonial divide-and-rule policies, the rise of...

Transitional Justice in Nepal: Interests, Victims and Agency

Transitional Justice in Nepal: Interests, Victims and Agency

Yvette Selim
June 28, 2018

The conflict in Nepal (1996 – 2006) resulted in an estimated 15,000 deaths, 1,300 disappearances, along with other serious human rights and humanitarian law violations. Demands for peace, democracy, accountability and development, have abounded in the post-conflict context. Although the conflict...

Women and Domestic Violence in Bangladesh: Seeking A Way Out of the Cage

Women and Domestic Violence in Bangladesh: Seeking A Way Out of the Cage

Laila Ashrafun
April 24, 2018

After the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, the country has experienced large-scale transformations owing to national and international migration, urbanization, the development of many national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and economic dynamism. Globalization and...

Suicide and Society in India

Suicide and Society in India

Peter Mayer
August 14, 2015

In India about 123,000 people take their own lives each year, the second highest total in the world. There is a suicide death in India almost every 4 minutes, and it is the leading cause of death for rural Indians especially women in early adulthood. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of...

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