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Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies


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New Horizons in South Asian Studies is a multi-disciplinary series, addressing the fields of history, sociology, economics, politics, and anthropology. It offers a Japanese perspective on South Asia, through translations of outstanding works originally published in Japanese or international collaborative research under the leadership of Japanese scholars and institutions. The series encompasses academic monographs and edited volumes concerning the Indian subcontinent as a whole. It makes a significant contribution to the development of South Asian Studies.

Editorial Board:

Crispin BATES, University of Edinburgh, UK

Akio TANABE, University of Kyoto, Japan

Minoru MIO, National Museum of Ethnology, Japan

Nobuko NAGASAKI, Ryukoku University, Japan

Shinji MIZUSHIMA, University of Tokyo, Japan

Hidenori OKAHASHI, Hiroshima University, Japan

Toshie AWAYA, Tokyo University for Foreign Studies, Japan

Haruka YANAGISAWA, Chiba University, Japan

Takenori HORIMOTO, Chuo University, Japan

Kaoru SUGIHARA, University of Kyoto, Japan

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Democratic Transformation and the Vernacular Public Arena in India

Democratic Transformation and the Vernacular Public Arena in India

1st Edition

Taberez Ahmed Neyazi, Akio Tanabe, Shinya Ishizaka
June 01, 2018

Since the structural change in Indian society that began in the 1990s - the result of the liberalisation of the economy, devolution of power, and decentralisation of the government–an unprecedented, democratic transformation has been taking place. This has caused the emergence of unexpected...

Human and International Security in India

Human and International Security in India

1st Edition

Crispin Bates, Akio Tanabe, Minoru Mio
March 21, 2018

With its common colonial experience, an overarching cultural unity despite apparent diversities, and issues of nation-building cutting across national frontiers, South Asia offers a critical site on which to develop a discourse on regional security that centres on the notion of human security. This...

Cities in South Asia

Cities in South Asia

1st Edition

Crispin Bates, Minoru Mio
October 13, 2017

Globalisation has long historical roots in South Asia, but economic liberalisation has led to uniquely rapid urban growth in South Asia during the past decade. This book brings together a multidisciplinary collection of chapters on contemporary and historical themes explaining this recent explosive...

Rethinking Social Exclusion in India: Castes, Communities and the State

Rethinking Social Exclusion in India: Castes, Communities and the State

1st Edition

Minoru Mio, Abhijit Dasgupta
August 07, 2017

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...

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