South Asian Culture & Society Products

  • Contemporary Literature from Northeast India

    Deathworlds, Terror and Survival

    By Amit R. Baishya

    The Northeast Indian borderlands, a cultural crossroads between South, Southeast and East Asia, constitute an important post-colonial exception to the narratives of nation, troubling the common perception of India as an ostensibly liberal regime. This book is the first to consider the…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Women, Mobility and Incarceration

    Love and Recasting of Self across the Bangladesh-India Border

    By Rimple Mehta

    This book explores how Bangladeshi women from poor and undereducated/semi-educated backgrounds who have crossed the Indo-Bangladesh border find themselves in prisons serving sentences under the Foreigners Act, 1946. Drawing on original fieldwork, this book explores these women’s understanding of…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    Routledge Studies in Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship

  • Health Communication and Sexual Health in India

    Interpreting HIV and AIDS messages

    By Ravindra Kumar Vemula

    The past few years ever since the advent of HIV and AIDS, has shown an increasing use of the concept of sexual health around the world. This upsurge is especially noticeable not only in the field of health education and promotion but also in academic sources. The recent discourse on sexual health…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Hindu-Muslim Relations

    What Europe Might Learn from India

    By Jörg Friedrichs

    This book reconstructs Hindu–Muslim relations from a European standpoint. Drawing from the Indian context, the author explores options for Western Europe - a region grappling with the refugee crisis and populist reactions to the growth of Muslim minorities. The author shows how India can serve…

    Paperback – 2018-08-30 
    Routledge India

  • Global Health Governance and Commercialisation in India

    Actors, Institutions and the Dialectics of Global and Local

    Edited by Anuj Kapilashrami, Rama V Baru

    Global health governance has been the subject of wide scholarship, more recently brought to the fore by priorities for global health defined by the Sustainable Development Agenda. The health landscape itself has changed dramatically in the last two decades, shaped by cross-border flows of capital,…

    Hardback – 2018-08-14 
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • The Rohingya in South Asia

    People Without a State

    Edited by Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury, Ranabir Samaddar

    The Rohingya of Myanmar are one of the world’s most persecuted minority populations without citizenship. After the latest exodus from Myanmar in 2017, there are now more than half a million Rohingya in Bangladesh living in camps, often in conditions of abject poverty, malnutrition, and without…

    Paperback – 2018-07-31 
    Routledge India

  • Agency and Knowledge in Northeast India

    The Life and Landscapes of Dreams

    By Michael Heneise

    The Nagas of Northeast India give great importance to dreams as sources of divine knowledge, especially knowledge about the future. Although British colonialism, Christian missions, and political conflict have resulted in sweeping cultural and political transformations in the Indo-Myanmar…

    Hardback – 2018-07-23 
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Shakespeare and Indian Cinemas

    Edited by Poonam Trivedi, Paromita Chakravarti

    This book is the first to explore the rich archive of Shakespeare in Indian cinemas, including less familiar, Indian language cinemas to contribute to the assessment of the expanding repertoire of Shakespeare films worldwide. Essays cover mainstream and regional Indian cinemas such as the better…

    Hardback – 2018-07-04 
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Youth, Class and Education in Urban India

    The year that can break or make you

    By David Sancho

    Urban India is undergoing a rapid transformation, which also encompasses the educational sector. Since 1991, this important new market in private English-medium schools, along with an explosion of private coaching centres, has transformed the lives of children and their families, as the attainment…

    Paperback – 2018-06-29 
    Routledge Series on Urban South Asia

  • Indian Muslims and Citizenship

    Spaces for Jihād in Everyday Life

    By Julten Abdelhalim

    Through the creation of post-colonial citizenship, India adopted a hybridisation of specific secular and western conception of citizenship. In this democratic framework, Indian Muslims are observed on how they make use of the spaces and channels to accommodate their Islamic identity within a…

    Paperback – 2018-06-29 
    Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

  • India’s New Independent Cinema

    Rise of the Hybrid

    By Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram

    This is the first-ever book on the rise of the new wave of independent Indian films that is revolutionising Indian cinema. Contemporary scholarship on Indian cinema so far has focused asymmetrically on Bollywood—India’s dominant cultural export. Reversing this trend, this book provides an in-depth…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28 

  • Urban Development in India

    Global Indians in the Remaking of Kolkata

    By Pablo Shiladitya Bose

    Indian diaspora has had a complex and multifaceted role in catalyzing, justifying and promoting a transformed urban landscape in India. Focussing on Kolkata/ Calcutta, this book analyses the changing landscapes over the past two decades of one of the world’s most fascinating and iconic cities.…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge Series on Urban South Asia

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