This series is published in cooperation with the ASAA to support and promote outstanding scholarship in the humanities, arts, and social sciences on South Asia, here widely understood as work emerging from or dealing with Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, the Indian Ocean region, and comparative work on South Asia and its diasporas with and in other countries. The series publishes excellent, innovative research across a wide range of disciplines including history, politics and political economy, anthropology, geography, literature, sociology and social sciences, the fields of cultural studies, communication studies, security and surveillance studies, studies of religion and ethnicity, and women, gender, and sexuality studies. Interdisciplinary and comparative research is encouraged, and the Editor is also interested in work that stretches the interstices of area studies, identity studies, and technology studies in/ of South Asia into the 21st century.
Works in the series are published simultaneously in UK/ US and India editions, as well as in e-book format. Publications include single-authored monographs and edited volumes by authors based anywhere in the world.
The series welcomes new submissions!
Series Editor: Rahul K. Gairola, Murdoch University, Australia
Please contact Dorothea Schaefter, Senior Editor, Routledge with "ASAA South Asia series" in the subject line if you wish to submit a new proposal.
Email: [email protected] with a copy to [email protected]
International Editorial Advisory Board
Meera Ashar, Australian National University; Nandi Bhatia, University of Western Ontario, Canada; Chandan Bose, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India; Priya Chacko, University of Adelaide, Australia; Assa Doron, Australian National University; Bina Fernandez, The University of Melbourne, Australia; Rashmi Gaur, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India; Amanda Gilbertson, The University of Melbourne, Australia; Michael Gillan, University of Western Australia; Rachita Gulati, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India; Ramaswami Harindranath, UNSW Australia; Nalini Iyer, Seattle University, USA; Ritu Khanduri, University of Texas at Arlington, USA; Ketu Katrak, University of California, Irvine, USA; Suvir Kaul, University of Pennsylvania, USA; Kama Macelan, UNSW Australia; Irfan Nooruddin, Georgetown University, USA; Geeta Patel, University of Virginia, USA; Jasbir Puar, Rutgers University, USA; Dibyadyuti Roy, University of Leeds, UK; Debjani Sengupta, University of Delhi, India; Sunera Thobani, University of British Columbia, Canada; Asha Varadharajan, Queen’s University, Canada; Anand Yang, University of Washington, USA.
By 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 ...