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  • Islam and Nationalism in India

    South Indian contexts

    By M.T. Ansari

    Islam in India, as elsewhere, continues to be seen as a remainder in its refusal to "conform" to national and international secular-modern norms. Such a general perception has also had a tremendous impact on the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent, who as individuals and communities have been shaped…

    Hardback – 2015-11-17 
    Routledge
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

  • Gender, Governance and Empowerment in India

    By Sreevidya Kalaramadam

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

    Hardback – 2015-11-14 
    Routledge

  • Yoga in Jainism

    Edited by Christopher Key Chapple

    Jaina Studies is a relatively new and rapidly expanding field of inquiry for scholars of Indian religion and philosophy. In Jainism, "yoga" carries many meanings, and this book explores the definitions, nuances and applications of the term in relation to Jainism from early times to the present.…

    Hardback – 2015-10-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Indian Muslims and Citizenship

    Spaces for Jihad 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…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

  • Subaltern Movements in India

    Gendered Geographies of Struggle Against Neoliberal Development

    By Manisha Desai

    Social struggles in India target both the state and private corporations. Three subaltern struggles against development in Gujarat, India, succeeded, to varying degrees, due to legalism from below and translocal solidarity, but that success has been compromised by its gendered geographies. Based…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Bollywood and Globalization

    The Global Power of Popular Hindi Cinema

    Edited by David J. Schaefer, Kavita Karan

    The field of Bollywood studies has remained predominantly critical, theoretical and historical in focus. This book brings together qualitative and quantitative approaches to tackle empirical questions focusing on the relationship between soft power, hybridity, cinematic texts, and audiences.…

    Paperback – 2015-09-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Hindi Cinema

    Repeating the Subject

    By Nandini Bhattacharya

    Hindi Cinema is full of instances of repetition of themes, narratives, plots and characters. By looking at 60 years of Hindi cinema, this book focuses on the phenomenon as a crucial thematic and formal code that is problematic when representing the national and cinematic subject. It reflects on the…

    Paperback – 2015-09-22 
    Routledge
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    India is the second largest country in the world with regard to population, the world’s largest democracy and by far the largest country in South Asia, and one of the most diverse and pluralistic nations in the world in terms of official languages, cultures, religions and social identities. Indians…

    Hardback – 2015-08-16 
    Routledge

  • Mixed-Race and Modernity in Colonial India

    Changing Concepts of Hybridity Across Empires

    By Adrian Carton

    Focusing on Portuguese, British and French colonial spaces, this book traces changing concepts of mixed-race identity in early colonial India. Starting in the sixteenth century, it discusses how the emergence of race was always shaped by affiliations based on religion, class, national identity,…

    Paperback – 2015-08-13 
    Routledge
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

  • Counterinsurgency, Democracy, and the Politics of Identity in India

    From Warfare to Welfare?

    By Mona Bhan

    The rhetoric of armed social welfare has become prominent in military and counterinsurgency circuits with profound consequences for the meanings of democracy, citizenship, and humanitarianism in conflict zones. By focusing on the border district of Kargil, the site of India and Pakistan’s fourth…

    Paperback – 2015-08-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Gender and Masculinities

    Histories, Texts and Practices in India and Sri Lanka

    Edited by Assa Doron, Alex Broom

    Gender persists as a key site of social inequality globally, and within contemporary south Asian contexts, the cultural practices which make up ‘masculinities’ remain vital for understanding everyday life and social relations. Yet masculinities, and their discontents, are an understudied and often…

    Paperback – 2015-07-22
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

  • Political Economy of Development in India

    Indigeneity in Transition in the State of Kerala

    By Darley Jose Kjosavik, Nadarajah Shanmugaratnam

    In the Global South, indigenous people have been continuously subjected to top-down, and often violent, processes of post-colonial state and nation building. This book examines the development dilemmas of the indigenous people (adivasis) of the Indian state of Kerala. It explores the different…

    Hardback – 2015-06-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

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