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  • Social Transformation in Post-conflict Nepal

    A Gender Perspective

    By Punam Yadav

    The concept of social transformation has been increasingly used to study significant political, socio-economic and cultural changes affected by individuals and groups. This book uses a novel approach from the gender perspective and from bottom up to analyse social transformation in Nepal, a country…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Activist Documentary Film in Pakistan

    The Emergence of a Cinema of Accountability

    By Rahat Imran

    This book, the first academic book on Pakistani documentary cinema, traces the development of activist filmmaking practices in Pakistan which have emerged as a response to the consequences of religious fundamentalism, extremism, and violation of human rights. Beginning with the period of General…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Popular Hindi Cinema

    Aesthetic Formations of the Seen and Unseen

    By Ronie Parciack

    The popular Hindi film industry is the largest in India and the most conspicuous film industry in the non-Western world. This book analyses the pivotal visual and narrative conventions employed in popular Hindi films through the combined prism of film studies and classical Indian philosophy and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Capturing Caste in Law

    The Legal Regulation of Caste Discrimination

    By Annapurna Waughray

    This book will examine the legal regulation of caste discrimination in three key legal spheres: in India (the world’s largest caste-affected country and the country with the greatest experience of using law to tackle such discrimination); in international human rights law; and in Britain, the first…

    Hardback – 2016-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

  • Salaam Bollywood

    Representations and Interpretations

    Edited by Vikrant Kishore, Amit Sarwal, Parichay Patra

    This book traces the journey of popular Hindi cinema from 1913 to contemporary times when Bollywood has evolved as a part of India’s cultural diplomacy. Avoiding a linear, developmental narrative, the book re-examines the developments through the ruptures in the course of cinematic history. The…

    Hardback – 2016-04-25 
    Routledge India

  • Culture, Health and Development in South Asia

    Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh

    By M. Saiful Islam

    Recently, mass arsenic poisoning of groundwater has emerged as a disastrous public health concern in Bangladesh. Apart from hundreds of deaths that have already been reported, 85 million people are estimated to be at high risk of developing deadly arsenicosis symptoms. The severity and extent of…

    Hardback – 2016-04-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Gender, Governance and Empowerment in India

    By Sreevidya Kalaramadam

    Since the mid-1980s, the presence of women in governance has become a major marker of successful democracy in global and national discourses on the democratization of society. A diverse set of nation-states have legislatively mandated gender quotas to ensure the presence of elected women…

    Hardback – 2016-04-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • India and South Africa

    Edited by Javed Majeed, Isabel Hofmeyr

    South Africa and India constitute two key nodes in the global south and have inspired new modes of non-Western transnational history. Themes include anti-imperial movements; Gandhian ideas; comparisons of race and caste; Afro-Asian ideals; Indian Ocean public spheres. This volume extends these…

    Hardback – 2016-04-04 
    Routledge

  • Women and Conflict in India

    By Sanghamitra Choudhury

    This book analyses the impact that prolonged socio-political conflict in India has had on political and social spaces for women. Focusing in particular on Assam in the North East of India, it looks at how the conflict can be restricting, and yet can also have the potential to expand these spaces…

    Hardback – 2016-03-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Women and Monastic Buddhism in Early South Asia

    Rediscovering the Invisible Believers

    By Garima Kaushik

    This book uses gender as a framework to offer unique insights into the socio-cultural foundations of Buddhism. Moving away from dominant discourses that discuss women as a single monolithic, homogenous category—thus rendering them invisible within the broader religious discourse—this monograph…

    Hardback – 2016-03-03 
    Routledge India
    Archaeology and Religion in South Asia

  • Religion and Modernity in the Himalaya

    Edited by Megan Adamson Sijapati, Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz

    Religion has long been a powerful cultural, social, and political force in the Himalaya. Increased economic and cultural flows, growth in tourism, and new forms of governance and media, however, have brought significant changes to the religious traditions of the region in the twentieth and…

    Hardback – 2016-02-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • The Indian Graphic Novel

    Nation, history and critique

    By Pramod K. Nayar

    This book is a detailed study of the Indian graphic novel as a significant category of South Asian literature. It focuses on the genre’s engagement with history, memory and cultural identity and its critique of the nation in the form of dissident histories and satire. Deploying a nuanced…

    Hardback – 2016-02-25 
    Routledge India

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