South Asian Literature Products

  • 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

  • Fiction, Film, and Indian Popular Cinema

    Salman Rushdie’s Novels and the Cinematic Imagination

    By Florian Stadtler

    This book analyses the novels of Salman Rushdie and their stylistic conventions in the context of Indian popular cinema and its role in the elaboration of the author’s arguments about post-independence postcolonial India. Focusing on different genres of Indian popular cinema, such as the ‘Social’,…

    Paperback – 2015-07-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Mapping South Asian Masculinities

    Men and Political Crises

    Edited by Chandrima Chakraborty

    This book offers the first substantial critical examination of men and masculinities in relation to political crises in South Asian literatures and cultures. It employs political crisis as a frame to analyze how South Asian men and masculinities have been shaped by critical historical events,…

    Hardback – 2015-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

  • The Visual Turn

    South Asia Across the Disciplines

    Edited by Sandria Freitag

    The Visual Turn: South Asia Across the Disciplines explores new perspectives made possible by the evidence drawn from visual culture. This evidence is utilized by historians, literary analysts, anthropologists and, in a new way, art historians. Focusing on built environments within their…

    Hardback – 2015-04-23
    Routledge

  • The Politics and Reception of Rabindranath Tagore’s Drama

    The Bard on the Stage

    By Arnab Bhattacharya, Mala Renganathan

    This is the first volume to focus specifically on Rabindranath Tagore’s dramatic literature, visiting translations and adaptations of Tagore’s drama, and cross-cultural encounters in his works. As Asia’s first Nobel Laureate, Tagore’s highly original plays occupy a central position in the Indian…

    Hardback – 2014-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Revolutionary Lives in South Asia

    Acts and Afterlives of Anticolonial Political Action

    Edited by Kama Maclean, J. Daniel Elam

    The term ‘revolutionary’ is used liberally in histories of Indian anticolonialism, but scarcely defined. Implicitly understood, it functions as a signpost or a badge, generously conferred in hagiographies, loosely invoked in historiography, and strategically deployed in contemporary political…

    Hardback – 2014-09-03
    Routledge

  • Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora

    Secularism, Religion, Representations

    Edited by Claire Chambers, Caroline Herbert

    Literary, cinematic and media representations of the disputed category of the ‘South Asian Muslim’ have undergone substantial change in the last few decades and particularly since the events of September 11, 2001. Here we find the first book-length critical analysis of these representations of…

    Hardback – 2014-06-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Post-9/11 Espionage Fiction in the US and Pakistan

    Spies and "Terrorists"

    By Cara N. Cilano

    As the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath influence new developments in spy fiction as a popular genre, an examination of these literary narratives concerned with espionage and terrorism can reshape our approach to non-fictive representations of the same concerns. Post-9/11 Espionage…

    Hardback – 2014-05-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • The Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Film

    Perspectives on Otherism and Otherness

    Edited by Diana Dimitrova

    This book introduces the term "otherism" and looks at the discourse of otherism and the issue of otherness in South Asian religion, literature and film. It examines cultural questions related to the human condition of being the "other," of the process of "othering" and of the representation of…

    Hardback – 2013-12-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Security, Socialisation and Affect in Indian Families

    Unfamiliar Ground

    Edited by Ira Raja

    Sociological research on Indian families has largely focused on questions of household form and structure, to the exclusion of not only the more nebulous dimensions of family life and relationships but also the discursive and imagined aspects of our familial worlds such as may be accessed through…

    Hardback – 2013-08-12
    Routledge

  • A Woman's Ramayana

    Candravati's Bengali Epic

    By Mandakranta Bose, Sarika Priyadarshini Bose

    The Ramayana, an ancient epic of India, with audiences across vast stretches of time and geography, continues to influence numberless readers socially and morally through its many re-tellings. Made available in English for the first time, the 16th century version presented here is by Candravati, a…

    Hardback – 2013-06-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Contemporary Pakistani Fiction in English

    Idea, Nation, State

    By Cara N. Cilano

    Looking at a wide selection of Pakistani novels in English, this book explores how literary texts imaginatively probe the past, convey the present, and project a future in terms that facilitate a sense of collective belonging. The novels discussed cover a range of historical movements and…

    Hardback – 2013-03-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

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