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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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Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora Secularism, Religion, Representations

Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora: Secularism, Religion, Representations

1st Edition

Edited By Claire Chambers, Caroline Herbert
October 26, 2017

Literary, cinematic and media representations of the disputed category of the ‘South Asian Muslim’ have undergone substantial change in the last few decades and particularly since the events of September 11, 2001. Here we find the first book-length critical analysis of these representations of ...

Indian Arranged Marriages A Social Psychological Perspective

Indian Arranged Marriages: A Social Psychological Perspective

1st Edition

By Tulika Jaiswal
October 26, 2017

Despite the fact that more than 80% of cultures practice varying degrees of arranged marriage, scholars have thus far concentrated exclusively on American and European cultures from choice marriages, not yet fully exploring the psychology of arranged marriages. India is a prominent South Asian ...

The Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Film Perspectives on Otherism and Otherness

The Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Film: Perspectives on Otherism and Otherness

1st Edition

Edited By Diana Dimitrova
October 26, 2017

This book introduces the term "otherism" and looks at the discourse of otherism and the issue of otherness in South Asian religion, literature and film. It examines cultural questions related to the human condition of being the "other," of the process of "othering" and of the representation of...

The Political Economy of Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka Economic Liberalization, Mobilizational Resources, and Ethnic Collective Action

The Political Economy of Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka: Economic Liberalization, Mobilizational Resources, and Ethnic Collective Action

1st Edition

By Nikolaos Biziouras
October 26, 2017

At the point of independence in 1948, Sri Lanka was projected to be a success story in the developing world. However, in July 1983 a violent ethnic conflict which pitted the Sinhalese against the Tamils began, and did not come to an end until 2009. This conflict led to nearly 50,000 combatant ...

The Politics of Economic Restructuring in India Economic Governance and State Spatial Rescaling

The Politics of Economic Restructuring in India: Economic Governance and State Spatial Rescaling

1st Edition

By Loraine Kennedy
October 23, 2017

State re-scaling is the central concept mobilized in this book to interpret the political processes that are producing new economic spaces in India. In the quarter century since economic reforms were introduced, the Indian economy has experienced strong growth accompanied by extensive sectoral and ...

International Migration and Development in South Asia

International Migration and Development in South Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Md Mizanur Rahman, Tan Tai Yong
October 13, 2017

In migration studies, the nexus between migration and development in the global South has been meticulously debated. However, a unanimous resolution to this debate has not been found, due to the ever-changing nature of international migration. This book advances knowledge on the global debate on ...

Post-9/11 Espionage Fiction in the US and Pakistan Spies and

Post-9/11 Espionage Fiction in the US and Pakistan: Spies and "Terrorists"

1st Edition

By Cara N. Cilano
October 13, 2017

As the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath influence new developments in spy fiction as a popular genre, an examination of these literary narratives concerned with espionage and terrorism can reshape our approach to non-fictive representations of the same concerns. Post-9/11 Espionage ...

Capitalist Development in India's Informal Economy

Capitalist Development in India's Informal Economy

1st Edition

By Elisabetta Basile
October 12, 2017

This book explores the economy and society of Provincial India in the post-Green Revolution period. It argues that the low 'quality' of capital development in India's villages and small towns is the joint outcome of the informal economic organisation, that is strongly biased in favour of ...

Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka

Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka

1st Edition

By Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne
October 12, 2017

Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka offers a new perspective on contemporary debates about Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism in Sri Lanka. In this book de Silva Wijeyeratne argues forcefully that ‘Sinhalese Buddhism’ in the period prior to its engagement with the British colonial State...

Water, Democracy and Neoliberalism in India The Power to Reform

Water, Democracy and Neoliberalism in India: The Power to Reform

1st Edition

By Vicky Walters
October 12, 2017

Since the early 1990s, the achievement of ‘good governance’ has been a dominant discourse in the pursuit of social and economic development. This book presents a critical challenge to the contemporary development paradigm of good governance. Based on original ethnographic fieldwork on urban water ...

Death and Dying in India Ageing and end-of-life care of the elderly

Death and Dying in India: Ageing and end-of-life care of the elderly

1st Edition

By Suhita Chopra Chatterjee, Jaydeep Sengupta
June 27, 2017

Most aged in India are experiencing a highly protracted death in hospitals, entangled in tubes and machines. Such ‘medicalised death’ entails huge psychological, social and financial costs for both patients and their caregivers. There are also many who are dying in abject neglect. However, ...

Civil Society and Democratization in India Institutions, Ideologies and Interests

Civil Society and Democratization in India: Institutions, Ideologies and Interests

1st Edition

By Sarbeswar Sahoo
June 16, 2017

Developing a distinctive theoretical framework on civil society, this book examines how Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) contribute towards democratization in India and what conditions facilitate or inhibit their contribution. It assesses three different kinds of politics within civil society ...

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