The Routledge Handbook of South Asian Politics examines key issues in politics of the five independent states of the South Asian region: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Written by experts in their respective areas, it introduces the reader to the politics of South Asia by presenting the prevailing agreements and disagreements in the literature. Editorial Board: David Gellner, Oxford University, UK Gary Jacobsohn, University of Texas, Austin, US. Gurharpal Singh, University of Birmingham, UK Harry Blair, Yale University, US Ian Talbot, University of Southampton, UK. Jayadev Uyangoda, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka John Harriss, Simon Frasier University, Canada Stephen P. Cohen, Brookings Institution, Washington D.C., US Tariq Rahman, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Paul R. Brass is Professor (Emeritus) of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. His most recent books are Forms of Collective Violence: Riots, Pogroms, and Genocide in Modern India (2006) and The Production of Hindu-Muslim Violence in Contemporary India (2003).