South Asian Culture & Society Products

  • Women, Religion and the Body in South Asia

    Living with Bengali Bauls

    By Kristin Hanssen

    Noted for their haunting melodies and enigmatic lyrics, Bauls have been portrayed as spiritually enlightened troubadours traveling through the countryside in West Bengal in India and in Bangladesh. As icons of Bengali culture, Bauls have long been a subject of scholarly debates which center on…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Regional Diasporas and Transnational Flows to India

    Provincial Globalisation

    Edited by Carol Upadhya, Mario Rutten, Leah Koskimaki

    Patterns of international migration have produced complex transnational networks that directly link towns and villages in India to people and places abroad. Although the Government of India has forged a strong relationship with Overseas Indians, the ties that migrants and diasporic groups maintain…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Urban Marginalisation in South Asia

    Waste Pickers in Calcutta

    By Nandini Sen

    The book examines the lives and society of a marginalised urban community of waste-pickers living within the city of Calcutta (India), and yet on the periphery of mainstream society. Through interpretive ethnography of the studied community focusing on ideological marginalisation, as distinct from…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Divinizing in South Asian Traditions

    Edited by Diana Dimitrova, Tatiana Oranskaia

    This book analyses divinizing in South Asian traditions. It studies cultural questions related to the representations and mythologizing of the divine, and the human relations to the "divine other," as well as the process of interpreting the divine in religious texts and the embodying the "divine…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • 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 – 2018-04-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • New Perspectives on India and Turkey

    Connections and Debates

    Edited by Smita Tewari Jassal, Halil Turan

    India and Turkey, Asia Minor and the Subcontinent of Hindustan and the Ottomans and Mughals have had shared histories of contact, engagement, and dialogue over the centuries. Much of northern India was under the control of rulers from Central Asia since at least the thirteenth century. Startling…

    Hardback – 2018-03-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • The Rule of Law in Developing Countries

    The Case of Bangladesh

    Edited by Chowdhury Ishrak Ahmed Siddiky

    Bangladesh, one of the most densely populated countries in the world and second in South Asia, is known for its natural disasters, floods and political violence. However, the country plans to become a middle income country by 2020 due to rapid economic growth led by a strong and vibrant garments…

    Hardback – 2018-02-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • State, Society and Health in Nepal

    By Madhusudan Subedi

    This book focuses on health, healing and healthcare in Nepal. It presents an intriguing picture: the interplay between the natural processes that cause ill-health or diseases and the socio-cultural processes through which people try to understand and cope with them. The work places medical…

    Hardback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge India
    Nepal and Himalayan Studies

  • Dance Matters Too

    Markets, Memories, Identities

    Edited by Pallabi Chakravorty, Nilanjana Gupta

    Dance Matters Too: Markets, Memories, Identities is a rich intellectual contribution to the growing field of Dance Studies in India. It forges new avenues of scholarly inquiry and critical engagement and opens the field in innovative ways. This volume builds on Dance Matters (2009) which mapped the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-15 
    Routledge India

  • Violence against Women in India

    Edited by N. Prabha Unnithan, Mahesh K. Nalla

    Women in India constitute nearly half of its population of over a billion people, and this book is a rigorous social scientific examination of the issue of violence against women in India. It draws from the latest criminological research on the nature and extent of such violence; discusses cultural…

    Hardback – 2018-02-15 
    Routledge

  • Exploring Alterity in a Globalized World

    Edited by Christoph Wulf

    This volume develops a unique framework to understand India through indigenous and European perspectives, and examines how it copes with the larger challenges of a globalized world. Through a discussion of religious and philosophical traditions, cultural developments as well as contemporary theatre…

    Paperback – 2018-02-15 
    Routledge India

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-02-15 
    Routledge India

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