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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 South Asian Diaspora Transnational networks and changing identities

The South Asian Diaspora: Transnational networks and changing identities

1st Edition

Edited By Rajesh Rai, Peter Reeves
September 10, 2010

The South Asian Diaspora numbers just under 30 million people worldwide, and it is recognized as the most widely dispersed diaspora. It is, moreover, one which of late has seen phenomenal growth, both due to natural increase and the result of a continued movement of professionals and labourers in ...

India’s Open-Economy Policy Globalism, Rivalry, Continuity

India’s Open-Economy Policy: Globalism, Rivalry, Continuity

1st Edition

By Jalal Alamgir
April 08, 2010

This book is the first major exploration of Indian political economy using a constructivist approach. Arguing that India’s open-economy policy was made, justified, and continued on the basis of the idea of openness more than its tangible effect, the book explains what sustained the idea of openness...

Indian Literature and Popular Cinema Recasting Classics

Indian Literature and Popular Cinema: Recasting Classics

1st Edition

Edited By Heidi R.M. Pauwels
December 10, 2009

This book is about the popular cinema of North India ("Bollywood") and how it recasts literary classics. It addresses questions about the interface of film and literature, such as how Bollywood movies rework literary themes, offer different (broader or narrower) interpretations, shift plots, ...

Labour, Globalization and the State Workers, Women and Migrants Confront Neoliberalism

Labour, Globalization and the State: Workers, Women and Migrants Confront Neoliberalism

1st Edition

Edited By Debdas Banerjee, Michael Goldfield
September 01, 2009

This book explores the impact of neoliberal globalization on labour markets and the state in the developed and developing world. It focuses especially on the United States and the economies of Asia – in particular, India. Liberalized trade and investment are thought by neoliberals to be the best ...

Pakistan - Social and Cultural Transformations in a Muslim Nation

Pakistan - Social and Cultural Transformations in a Muslim Nation

1st Edition

By Mohammad Qadeer
July 09, 2009

This is the first English-language survey of Pakistan’s socio-economic evolution. Mohammad Qadeer gives an essential overview of social and cultural transformation in Pakistan since independence, which is crucial to understanding Pakistan’s likely future direction. Pakistan examines how tradition ...

China-India Relations Contemporary Dynamics

China-India Relations: Contemporary Dynamics

1st Edition

By Amardeep Athwal
April 29, 2009

This book examines the dynamics of the modern relationship between China and India. As key emerging powers in the international system, India and especially China have received much attention. However, most analysts who have studied Sino-Indian relations have done so through a neorealist lens which...

Federalism, Nationalism and Development India and the Punjab Economy

Federalism, Nationalism and Development: India and the Punjab Economy

1st Edition

By Pritam Singh
April 29, 2009

This book throws new light on the study of India's development through an exploration of the triangular relationship between federalism, nationalism and the development process. It focuses on one of the seemingly paradoxical cases of impressive development and sharp federal conflicts that have been...

Madrasas in South Asia Teaching Terror?

Madrasas in South Asia: Teaching Terror?

1st Edition

Edited By Jamal Malik
April 29, 2009

After 9/11, madrasas have been linked to international terrorism. They are suspected to foster anti-western, traditionalist or even fundamentalist views and to train al-Qaeda fighters. This has led to misconceptions on madrasa-education in general and its role in South Asia in particular. ...

The Separatist Conflict in Sri Lanka Terrorism, ethnicity, political economy

The Separatist Conflict in Sri Lanka: Terrorism, ethnicity, political economy

1st Edition

By Asoka Bandarage
November 12, 2008

The book provides a detailed historically-based analysis of the origin, evolution and potential resolution of the civil conflict in Sri Lanka over the struggle to establish a separate state in its Northern and Eastern provinces. This conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the secessionist ...

Human Development and Social Power Perspectives from South Asia

Human Development and Social Power: Perspectives from South Asia

1st Edition

By Ananya Mukherjee Reed
October 22, 2008

In South Asia and beyond, human development continues to be in a state of crisis. Each successive Human Development Report (HDR) and the pervasive global failure to achieve the Millennium Development Goals are constant reminders of this crisis. An equally, and even more distressing dimension of ...

Pakistan-Japan Relations Continuity and Change in Economic Relations and Security Interests

Pakistan-Japan Relations: Continuity and Change in Economic Relations and Security Interests

1st Edition

By Ahmad Rashid Malik
September 19, 2008

This is the first book-length study to explain the complex nature of Pakistan-Japan relations. It analyses the evolution and development of relations between the two countries by defining two key factors: economic interests and security concerns in the US-led global security system. Providing a ...

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