South Asian Literature Products

  • Idolatry and the Colonial Idea of India

    Visions of Horror, Allegories of Enlightenment

    By Swagato Ganguly

    This book explores literary and scholarly representations of India from the 18th to the early 20th centuries in South Asia and the West with idolatry as a point of entry. It charts the intellectual horizon within which the colonial idea of India was framed, tracing sources and genealogies which…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge India
    South Asian History and Culture

  • Debating the ‘Post’ Condition in India

    Critical Vernaculars, Unauthorised Modernities, Postcolonial Contentions ?

    By Makarand R. Paranjape

    How was the post-modernist project contested, subverted and assimilated in India? This book offers a personal account and an intellectual history of its reception and response. Tracing independent India’s engagement with Western critical theory, Paranjape outlines both its past and ‘post’. The book…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge India

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan

    Edited by Aparna Pande

    With a population of 190 million, Pakistan is strategically located at the crossroads of the Middle East, Central and South Asia and has the second largest Muslim population in the world. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan provides an in-depth and comprehensive coverage of issues from…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • 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,…

    Paperback – 2017-07-18 
    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…

    Paperback – 2017-07-16 
    Routledge

  • Literature, Gender, and the Trauma of Partition

    The Paradox of Independence

    By Debali Mookerjea-Leonard

    Partition occurring simultaneously with British decolonization of the Indian subcontinent led to the formation of independent India and Pakistan. While the political and communal aspects of the Partition have received some attention, its enormous personal and psychological costs have been mostly…

    Hardback – 2017-04-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Routledge Library Editions: British in India

    By Various

    This set of previously-out-of-print titles reissues a selection of classic works on India. These range from works on the Indian princes, the palaces of the Raj, the plight of the untouchables, Congress, and British attitudes and politics. Taken together, these books form an essential reference…

    Hardback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: British in India

  • The Congress in Tamilnad

    Nationalist Politics in South India, 1919-1937

    By David Arnold

    Although primarily defined in cultural terms, as the land of the Tamil-speaking people, Tamilnad’s geographical location in the south-eastern corner of the Indian sub-continent has enabled it to develop and maintain a distinctive character. The story of the Congress in Tamilnad has two essential…

    Hardback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: British in India

  • Bharati Mukherjee

    Critical Perspectives

    By Emmanuel S. Nelson

    The twelve essays that form this book, first published in 1993, interpret Bharati Mukherjee’s oeuvre from a variety of critical perspectives. The authors’ approaches range from the biographical to the poststructuralist, from cultural analysis to comparative commentary to deconstructive reading.…

    Hardback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: British in India

  • Early Child Care in India

    By Margaret Khalakdina

    In India, in the second half of the twentieth century, there was a vastly increased concern for the welfare of children. Various developmental programs were undertaken for the improvement of children’s status, especially in rural families. This book, first published in 1979, examines these programs…

    Hardback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: British in India

  • From Sepoy to Subedar

    Being the Life and Adventures of Subedar Sita Ram, a Native Officer of the Bengal Army, Written and Related by Himself

    Edited by James Lunt

    British military history in India has been amply documented, but From Sepoy to Subedar by Sita Ram is the only published account by an Indian soldier of his experiences serving in the East India Company’s Army. These memoirs cover a span of more than forty years of active service, and provide a…

    Hardback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: British in India

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