South Asian Culture & Society Products

  • Land-Water Management and Sustainability in Bangladesh

    Indigenous practises in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

    By Ranjan Datta

    Interest in Indigenous environmental sustainability has grown steadily in past years, reflecting traditional cultural perspectives about the environment and developing research priorities. This book analyses the meanings and implications of South Asia Indigenous sustainability, which focuses on…

    Hardback – 2018-12-15 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Urban South Asia

    Edited by Henrike Donner

    Research on urban South Asia, the history, material and cultural aspects of South Asian cities, has become an established scholarly concern over the last decades. Of particular importance is the role of the city in wider processes of globalization, and the transformation of urban space and urban…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 

  • Masculinity and Modern Slavery in South Asia

    By Matthew Maycock

    South Asia is the region with the highest number of slaves globally according to the Global Slavery Index. Bonded labour affects between 15 and 20 million labourers within the region, and is shaped by locally specific interconnections between ethnicity, class, caste and, critically, gender…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge ISS Gender, Sexuality and Development Studies

  • Gender, Nationalism, and Genocide in Bangladesh


    By Azra Rashid

    Women have a curious place in nationalism as they are subjected to violence, specific to their gender, both in the nationalist discourses and in the struggle to acquire nationhood. Because of this particular role ascribed to women within nationalism, we see that from the Holocaust to the rape camps…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Identity and Marginality in India

    Afghan Sikh and Hindu Migrants

    By Anwesha Ghosh

    ‘Lala Hindu’ is a term used by ethnic Afghans to denote the religious minorities, the Sikhs and Hindus of Afghanistan, while living in the country. Indians often use the term ‘Afghani log’ to indicate the Afghans living in India. This book is a study of the displaced Afghan migrant population in…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Dalits, Subalternity and Social Change in India

    Edited by Ashok Kumar Pankaj, Ajit Kumar Pandey

    The changing nature of caste and Dalits has become a topic of increasing interest in India. This book analyses Dalits, subalternity and social change in India. It argues that subalternity and exclusion deal with the problem of marginality and emphasizes to treat them as integrated one.…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Evolution, Race and Public Spheres in India

    Vernacular Concepts and Sciences (1860-1930)

    By Luzia Savary

    Imperial raciology is a burgeoning field of historical research. Studies on the British Empire in South Asia have concentrated on the writing of Western-educated elites in English. This book provides an in-depth exploration of South Asian readaptations of race in vernacular languages. The focus is…

    Hardback – 2018-10-23 

  • Adventure Comics and Youth Cultures in India

    By Raminder Kaur, Saif Eqbal

    This pioneering book presents a history and ethnography of adventure comic books in India with a particular focus on vernacular superheroism. It chronicles popular and youth culture in the subcontinent from the pre- and post-liberalisation periods of the 1980s and 1990s to the contemporary era…

    Paperback – 2018-10-19 
    Routledge India

  • Time, Space and Capital in India

    Longing and Belonging in an Urban-Industrial Hinterland

    By Atreyee Majumder

    At this western corner of the confluence of the Bay of Bengal and the busy river Hooghly, West Bengal in eastern India lies a geography that has hosted many outsiders – traders, merchants, colonial masters, missionaries and wanderers. This book is fundamentally concerned with the relations among…

    Hardback – 2018-10-11 
    Routledge Research on Urban Asia

  • Health Communication and Sexual Health in India

    Interpreting HIV and AIDS messages

    By Ravindra Kumar Vemula

    Over the past few years, ever since the advent of HIV and AIDS, there has been increasing discussion of the concept of sexual health. 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 is…

    Hardback – 2018-09-14 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Decolonizing Heritage in South Asia

    The Global, the National and the Transnational

    Edited by Himanshu Prabha Ray

    This volume cross-examines the stability of heritage as a concept. It interrogates the past which materializes through multi-layered narratives on monuments and other objects that sustain cultural diversity. It seeks to understand how interpretations of ‘monuments’ as ‘texts’ are affected at the…

    Hardback – 2018-09-10 
    Routledge India

  • The Anglo-Kuki War, 1917–1919

    A Frontier Uprising against Imperialism during World War I

    Edited by Jangkhomang Guite, Thongkholal Haokip

    This book explores the Kuki uprising against the British Empire during the First World War in Northeast frontier of India (then Assam-Burma frontier). It underlines how of the three-year war (1917–1919), spanning over 6000 square miles, is crucial to understanding present-day Northeast India. The…

    Hardback – 2018-09-05 
    Routledge India

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