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Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series


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The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of South Asia.

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Vulnerable Communities in Neoliberal India Perspectives from a Feminist Ethnographic Approach

Vulnerable Communities in Neoliberal India: Perspectives from a Feminist Ethnographic Approach

1st Edition

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Edited By Deepanshu Mohan, Sakshi Chindaliya, Ashika Thomas
August 01, 2024

Mohan, Chindaliya and Thomas offer an ethnographic critique of modern, neoliberal India from the perspective of studying the daily lives-livelihoods of marginalised, unsecured, informal vulnerable communities residing in the urban, peri-urban spaces across the nation. With case studies ranging from...

Urban Mobility Development in Northeast India Sustainable City with Green and Inclusive Transportation

Urban Mobility Development in Northeast India: Sustainable City with Green and Inclusive Transportation

1st Edition

By Tumbenthung Y. Humtsoe
February 02, 2024

Urban Mobility Development in Northeast India theoretically and empirically explores the interrelationship between and among city, transportation, economic growth and environment to contribute towards engendering green urbanization for green growth. In a time of aggravating environmental crisis, ...

Gender Responsive Budgeting in South Asia Experience of Bangladeshi Local Government

Gender Responsive Budgeting in South Asia: Experience of Bangladeshi Local Government

1st Edition

By Pranab Kumar Panday, Shuvra Chowdhury
January 29, 2024

This book analyzes the practice of local-level participatory planning and budgeting and its impact on gender responsive budgeting (GRB) in Bangladesh. The book offers a conceptual framework that brings into focus the contribution of successful participatory budgeting practice to ensure GRB – the ...

Reading Jhumpa Lahiri Women, Domesticity and the Indian American Diaspora

Reading Jhumpa Lahiri: Women, Domesticity and the Indian American Diaspora

1st Edition

By Nilanjana Chatterjee
January 29, 2024

This book is an innovative and rigorous study of Jhumpa Lahiri's Indian American female characters' lived and imagined diasporic house space, using domesticity and the house as an analytical tool to explore their hidden domestic spaces. The book explores how the house as a spatial construct, ...

Socio-Cultural Insights of Childbirth in South Asia Stories of Women in the Himalayas

Socio-Cultural Insights of Childbirth in South Asia: Stories of Women in the Himalayas

1st Edition

By Sabitra Kaphle
January 29, 2024

This book analyses the significant socio-cultural factors impacting childbirth experiences of women living in remote and complex social settings. This book challenges the notion that childbirth is a universal biological event which women experience in their reproductive lives and provides an ...

The Geopolitics of Energy in South Asia Energy Security of Bangladesh

The Geopolitics of Energy in South Asia: Energy Security of Bangladesh

1st Edition

By Chowdhury Ishrak Ahmed Siddiky
January 29, 2024

This book examines the relation between energy and politics in South Asia and explores the geopolitics surrounding energy security in the region. Analyzing energy security and the scramble for resources in South Asia, the book highlights the important role of energy in light of the rapid economic ...

Fifty Years of Bangladesh Economy, Politics, Society and Culture

Fifty Years of Bangladesh: Economy, Politics, Society and Culture

1st Edition

Edited By Rounaq Jahan, Rehman Sobhan
November 30, 2023

Fifty Years of Bangladesh portrays the multi-faceted dimensions of Bangladesh’s development journey, its economic and social transformation and political and cultural contestations. The book presents new empirical data supplemented with critical analysis of processes, actors and actions that have ...

Gendered Modernity and Indian Cinema The Women in Satyajit Ray’s Films

Gendered Modernity and Indian Cinema: The Women in Satyajit Ray’s Films

1st Edition

By Devapriya Sanyal
September 25, 2023

This book analyses the role of women in the films of one of the leading filmmakers of the ‘Third World’ in the 1950s, Satyajit Ray, a national icon in filmmaking in India. The book explores the portrayal of women in the context of the creation of national culture after India became independent. ...

Nationalism in India Texts and Contexts

Nationalism in India: Texts and Contexts

1st Edition

Edited By Debajyoti Biswas, John Charles Ryan
September 25, 2023

This book offers interdisciplinary perspectives on nationalism in India and examines the ways in which literary-textual representations intervene in debates regarding Hindu, Muslim and other forms of Indian nationalism. The book interrogates questions of nationalism and nationhood in relation to ...

Inside Afghanistan Political Networks, Informal Order, and State Disruption

Inside Afghanistan: Political Networks, Informal Order, and State Disruption

1st Edition

By Timor Sharan
May 31, 2023

This book maps out how political networks and centres of power, engaged in patronage, corruption, and illegality, effectively constituted the Afghan state, often with the complicity of the U.S.-led military intervention and the internationally directed statebuilding project. It argues that politics...

Transdisciplinary Ethnography in India Women in the Field

Transdisciplinary Ethnography in India: Women in the Field

1st Edition

Edited By Rosa Maria Perez, Lina M. Fruzzetti
May 31, 2023

This book familiarises readers with a new way to treat the subject of gender, foregrounding the real voices of women, their experiences doing ethnographic work, and their courage in sharing their stories publicly for the first time in the context of India. A useful companion to more theory-based ...

Civil Society and Pakistan's Economy Robber Barons and Meritocracy

Civil Society and Pakistan's Economy: Robber Barons and Meritocracy

1st Edition

Edited By Fayyaz Baqir
March 17, 2023

This book analyses the paradoxes of Pakistan’s economy, meritocratic domestic policy, and the role of the state and the civil society. It argues that the transition in the county’s foreign policy from geo-politics to geo-economic depends on a fundamental domestic policy transition from kleptocracy ...

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