New and Published Books
11-20 of 87 results in Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series
Secularism, Religion, Representations
Literary, cinematic and media representations of the disputed category of the ‘South Asian Muslim’ have undergone substantial change in the last few decades and particularly since the events of September 11, 2001. Here we find the first book-length critical analysis of these representations of...
Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge
Spies and "Terrorists"
As the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath influence new developments in spy fiction as a popular genre, an examination of these literary narratives concerned with espionage and terrorism can reshape our approach to non-fictive representations of the same concerns. Post-9/11 Espionage...
Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge
A Social Psychological Perspective
Despite the fact that more than 80% of cultures practice varying degrees of arranged marriage, scholars have thus far concentrated exclusively on American and European cultures from choice marriages, not yet fully exploring the psychology of arranged marriages. India is a prominent South Asian...
Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge
Pakistan has over the decades become a hotbed for the terrorist ideology often referred to as Jihadism. This book investigates the underlying principles of Pakistan’s foreign policy from 1947 until the present day, and explains the rise of Jihadism as an offshoot of Pakistan’s security concerns....
Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge
At Home and in the World
Bengal has long been one of the key centres of civilisation and culture in the Indian subcontinent. However, Bengali identity – "Bengaliness" – is complicated by its long history of evolution, the fact that Bengal is now divided between India and Bangladesh, and by virtue of a very large...
Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge
Economic Liberalization, Mobilizational Resources, and Ethnic Collective Action
At the point of independence in 1948, Sri Lanka was projected to be a success story in the developing world. However, in July 1983 a violent ethnic conflict which pitted the Sinhalese against the Tamils began, and did not come to an end until 2009. This conflict led to nearly 50,000 combatant...
Published March 24th 2014 by Routledge
The Role of Regional Cooperation
Rapid changes have taken place in the structure of the global economy, and this book looks at how South Asia can take advantage of these changes. The author argues that the developing global economy will be more complex than originally thought, that instead of a bipolar model with two countries,...
Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge
Perspectives on Otherism and Otherness
This book introduces the term "otherism" and looks at the discourse of otherism and the issue of otherness in South Asian religion, literature and film. It examines cultural questions related to the human condition of being the "other," of the process of "othering" and of the representation of...
Published December 24th 2013 by Routledge
Economic Governance and State Spatial Rescaling
State re-scaling is the central concept mobilized in this book to interpret the political processes that are producing new economic spaces in India. In the quarter century since economic reforms were introduced, the Indian economy has experienced strong growth accompanied by extensive sectoral and...
Published December 5th 2013 by Routledge
Since the 1990s, the Indigenous movement worldwide has become increasingly relevant to research in India, re-shaping the terms of engagement with Adivasi (Indigenous/tribal) peoples and their pasts. This book responds to the growing need for an inter-disciplinary re-assessment of Tribal studies in...
Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge
Bangladesh Cinema and National Identity: In Search of the Modern?
To Be Published November 17th 2014
Suicide in Sri Lanka: The Anthropology of an Epidemic
To Be Published November 19th 2014
Reshaping City Governance: London, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad
To Be Published November 25th 2014
The Economics of Urban Migration in India
To Be Published November 30th 2014
The Indian Partition in Literature and Films: History, Politics, and Aesthetics
To Be Published December 17th 2014
The Labour Movement in the Global South: Trade Unions in Sri Lanka
To Be Published December 31st 2014
Development, Poverty and Power in Pakistan: The impact of state and donor interventions on farmers
To Be Published January 19th 2015
Ethnic Subnationalist Insurgencies in South Asia: Identities, Interests and Challenges to State Authority
To Be Published March 17th 2015
The Bengal Diaspora: Muslim Migrants in Britain, India and Bangladesh
To Be Published April 1st 2015
Devotional Islam in Contemporary South Asia: Shrines, Journeys and Wanderers
To Be Published April 30th 2015