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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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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
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 ...

Nationalism in India Texts and Contexts

Nationalism in India: Texts and Contexts

1st Edition

Edited By Debajyoti Biswas, John Charles Ryan
September 14, 2021

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 ...

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
August 19, 2021

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 ...

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
July 30, 2021

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
July 30, 2021

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 ...

Globalising Everyday Consumption in India History and Ethnography

Globalising Everyday Consumption in India: History and Ethnography

1st Edition

Edited By Bhaswati Bhattacharya, Henrike Donner
July 22, 2021

This book brings together historical and ethnographic perspectives on Indian consumer identities. Through an in-depth analysis of local, regional, and national histories of marketing, regulatory bodies, public and domestic practices, this interdisciplinary volume charts the emergence of Indian ...

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

Edited By Sanchita Banerjee Saxena
June 30, 2021

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, ...

The Bangladesh Garment Industry and the Global Supply Chain Choices and Constraints of Management

The Bangladesh Garment Industry and the Global Supply Chain: Choices and Constraints of Management

1st Edition

By Shahidur Rahman
June 18, 2021

This book analyzes the choices and constraints of management within the Bangladesh garment industry and how management negotiates these challenges to ensure the global garment supply chain is sustainable. Exploring the international South Asian garment industry and using middle management and the ...

Ethnic Inequality in the Northeastern Indian Borderlands Social Structures and Symbolic Violence

Ethnic Inequality in the Northeastern Indian Borderlands: Social Structures and Symbolic Violence

1st Edition

By Anita Lama
December 24, 2020

Ethnic Inequality in the Northeastern Indian Borderlands analyses the relationship between symbolic violence, inequality and ethnicity, and addresses the question of unequal integration of small ethnic groups into state structures by using the Limbus of the Northeastern Indian borderlands as a case...

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

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

1st Edition

By Maya Unnithan
April 11, 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 ...

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