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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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Tamil Nationalism in Sri Lanka

Tamil Nationalism in Sri Lanka

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By Ayshwarya Rajith Sriskanda Rajah
October 28, 2022

This book examines Tamil nationalism in Sri Lanka and provides insights on how Tamil nationalism has survived the destruction of the Tamil Tigers after May 2009 and continues to thrive, despite the absence a charismatic leadership to lead it or a centralised organisation to mobilise the Tamils ...

Bangladesh’s Quest for Inclusive Development Challenges and Pathways

Bangladesh’s Quest for Inclusive Development: Challenges and Pathways

1st Edition

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By Mustafa K. Mujeri, Neaz Mujeri
September 30, 2022

The book provides a comprehensive conceptual understanding covering major challenges and pathways to progressively promote inclusive development in Bangladesh. Since independence in 1971, Bangladesh has achieved significant economic growth and social progress, but the benefits have not been shared...

Inside Afghanistan Political Networks, Informal Order, and State Disruption

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

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By Timor Sharan
September 20, 2022

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 state-building project. It argues that ...

Covid-19 in India, Disease, Health and Culture Can Wellness be Far Behind?

Covid-19 in India, Disease, Health and Culture: Can Wellness be Far Behind?

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Edited By Anindita Chatterjee, Nilanjana Chatterjee
September 16, 2022

This book is a cultural exploration of health and wellness, with a focus on impacts of Covid-19 on the population of India. The chapters in this book present original research, systematic reviews, theoretical and conceptual frameworks, encompassing multidisciplinary, inter- and intra-disciplinary...

Health Care in Post-Independence India Kolkata and the Crisis of Private Health Care Services

Health Care in Post-Independence India: Kolkata and the Crisis of Private Health Care Services

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By Amrita Bagchi
September 14, 2022

This book analyses the development of private healthcare in post-Independence Kolkata, India, and the rapid expansion of private nursing homes and hospitals from a historical and sociological perspective. It offers an examination of the changing pattern of the entire health care sector, which over ...

South Asian Canadian Literature A Centennial Journey towards Settlement and Citizenship

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

1st Edition

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By Mariam Pirbhai
July 31, 2022

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 ...

Identity, Nationhood and Bangladesh Independent Cinema

Identity, Nationhood and Bangladesh Independent Cinema

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By Fahmidul Haq, Brian Shoesmith
July 08, 2022

This book analyses how independent filmmakers from Bangladesh have represented national identity in their films. The focus of this book is on independent and art house filmmakers and how cinema plays a vital role in constructing national and cultural identity. The authors examine post-2000 films ...

Indian Literatures in Diaspora

Indian Literatures in Diaspora

1st Edition

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Edited By Sireesha Telugu
July 08, 2022

This book analyses diasporic literatures written in Indian languages written by authors living outside their homeland and contextualize the understanding of migration and migrant identities. Examining diasporic literature produced in Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Indian Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Marathi,...

Media Discourse in Contemporary India A Study of Television News

Media Discourse in Contemporary India: A Study of Television News

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By Sudeshna Devi
June 24, 2022

This book examines the historical trajectory of the growth of the television news and critically analyzes the role of private television news in framing the nature of public discourse in contemporary India. Set in the context of a transformed media landscape, the book attempts to understand and ...

Reading Jhumpa Lahiri Women, Domesticity and the Indian American Diaspora

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

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By Nilanjana Chatterjee
May 10, 2022

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, ...

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
December 22, 2021

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. ...

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
November 09, 2021

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 ...

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