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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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The Economics of Urban Migration in India

The Economics of Urban Migration in India

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Vegard Iversen
January 01, 2021

Presenting new research on rural-urban migration in developing countries, this book combines novel economic theories with empirics, and focuses on the social dimensions of such movement. Centering on the movement from villages to cities in South Asia, and in India in particular, the book argues the...

From Civil War to Soft Authoritarianism: Ethnonationalism and Democratic Regression in Sri Lanka

From Civil War to Soft Authoritarianism: Ethnonationalism and Democratic Regression in Sri Lanka

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Neil DeVotta
January 01, 2021

This book shows how Sri Lanka’s civil war gradually undermined liberal democracy and caused the country to regress toward the current soft authoritarian dispensation. In doing so, it introduces the concept of 'ethnic supererogation,' a governing system built around the notion that a majority ethnic...

Politics of Development in Pakistan: Living Village

Politics of Development in Pakistan: Living Village

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Haider Nizamani
January 01, 2021

Pakistan, sixth most populous country in the world, has not gone through systematic and effective land or agrarian reforms in sixty-three years of its existence. Almost 67 per cent of its 167 million inhabitants still live in rural areas and directly or indirectly rely on agriculture for their...

Renewable Energy Policies in South Asia: The World Bank's Solar Lighting Strategies and Design Principles

Renewable Energy Policies in South Asia: The World Bank's Solar Lighting Strategies and Design Principles

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Sam Wong
January 01, 2021

The World Bank’s ‘Design Principles’ for successful renewable energy interventions are cost management, good governance and a choice of technology that meets local needs. Focusing on solar lighting and drawing on case studies in Bangladesh and India, this book problematicises the underpinning...

Dalit Women of Nepal: Strategies of Resistance

Dalit Women of Nepal: Strategies of Resistance

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Jung H. Lee
January 01, 2021

This book examines the strategies of resistance among the Dalit women of Nepal in their struggle against the social injustice of the caste system and related practices of "untouchability", particularly in regard to the ways in which these injustices lead to capability failures that diminish human...

Political Networks Power and the State in Afghanistan

Political Networks Power and the State in Afghanistan

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Timor Sharan
January 01, 2021

This book argues that post-2001 Afghanistan is best understood in terms of political networks. It discusses how informal political networks, engaging in patronage, corruption and illegality, effectively constitute the state, overriding state-centric and system-centric approaches to state building....

South Asian Canadian Literature: A Centennial Journey towards Settlement and Citizenship

South Asian Canadian Literature: A Centennial Journey towards Settlement and Citizenship

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Mariam Pirbhai
January 01, 2021

South Asians have been settling in Canada for over a century, and now comprise Canada’s largest visible minority group. In the national imaginary, however, the South Asian presence is perceived as a strictly post-1960s phenomenon, when Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s Liberal government exercised a major...

Labor, Global Supply Chains, and the Garment Industry in South Asia: Bangladesh after Rana Plaza

Labor, Global Supply Chains, and the Garment Industry in South Asia: Bangladesh after Rana Plaza

1st Edition

Sanchita Banerjee Saxena
July 16, 2019

This book argues that larger flaws in the global supply chain must first be addressed to change the way business is conducted to prevent factory owners from taking deadly risks to meet clients’ demands in the garment industry in Bangladesh. Using the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster as a departure point,...

Fertility, Health and Reproductive Politics: Re-imagining Rights in India

Fertility, Health and Reproductive Politics: Re-imagining Rights in India

1st Edition

Maya Unnithan
April 09, 2019

Set in the context of the processes and practices of human reproduction and reproductive health in Northern India, this book examines the institutional exercise of power by the state, caste and kin groups. Drawing on ethnographic research over the past eighteen years among poor Hindu and...

Political Transformations in Nepal: Dalit Inequality and Social Justice

Political Transformations in Nepal: Dalit Inequality and Social Justice

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Mom Bishwakarma
March 05, 2019

This book offers an in-depth analysis of the interrelationship between long-standing caste discrimination in Nepal, its vicious circle of impact upon the Dalit groups and the changes brought by the recent political transformations. It explores the links between identity politics, Dalit struggle and...

Identity and Marginality in India: Settlement Experience of Afghan Migrants

Identity and Marginality in India: Settlement Experience of Afghan Migrants

1st Edition

Anwesha Ghosh
December 04, 2018

Decades of conflict and war have forced millions of men, women and children to flee from their homes and seek refuge in other parts of the country or in foreign lands - Afghanistan is one such country. This book is a study of the displaced Afghan migrant population in India, in particular the...

Dalits, Subalternity and Social Change in India

Dalits, Subalternity and Social Change in India

1st Edition

Ashok K. Pankaj, Ajit K. Pandey
November 05, 2018

The linguistic origin of the term Dalit is Marathi, and pre-dates the militant-intellectual Dalit Panthers movement of the 1970s. It was not in popular use till the last quarter of the 20th century, the origin of the term Dalit, although in the 1930s, it was used as Marathi-Hindi translation of the...

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