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1-10 of 84 results in Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series
Comparative Perspectives on Muslim and Sikh Identities
The blood-laden birth-pangs of the Indian "nation-state" undoubtedly had a bearing on the contentious issue of group rights for cultural minorities. Indeed, the trajectory of the concept ‘minority rights’ evolved amidst multiple conceptualizations, political posturing and violent mobilizations and...
Published July 18th 2014 by Routledge
A Minimum Credible Deterrence
In May 1998, in reaction to India’s nuclear weapons tests, Pakistan tested six nuclear weapons. Following this, the country opted for a policy of minimum deterrence, and within a year Pakistan had altered its policy stance by adding the modifier of minimum ‘credible’ deterrence. This book looks at...
Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge
In 1962, the Commonwealth Immigrants Act hastened the process of South Asian migration to postcolonial Britain. Half a decade later, now is an opportune moment to revisit the accumulated writing about the diasporas formed through subsequent settlement, and to probe the ways in which the South Asian...
Published July 1st 2014 by Routledge
Secularism, Religion, Representations
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...
Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge
Spies and "Terrorists"
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...
Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge
A Social Psychological Perspective
Despite the fact that more than 80% of cultures practice varying degrees of arranged marriage, scholars have thus far concentrated exclusively on American and European cultures from choice marriages, not yet fully exploring the psychology of arranged marriages. India is a prominent South Asian...
Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge
Pakistan has over the decades become a hotbed for the terrorist ideology often referred to as Jihadism. This book investigates the underlying principles of Pakistan’s foreign policy from 1947 until the present day, and explains the rise of Jihadism as an offshoot of Pakistan’s security concerns....
Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge
At Home and in the World
Bengal has long been one of the key centres of civilisation and culture in the Indian subcontinent. However, Bengali identity – "Bengaliness" – is complicated by its long history of evolution, the fact that Bengal is now divided between India and Bangladesh, and by virtue of a very large...
Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge
Economic Liberalization, Mobilizational Resources, and Ethnic Collective Action
At the point of independence in 1948, Sri Lanka was projected to be a success story in the developing world. However, in July 1983 a violent ethnic conflict which pitted the Sinhalese against the Tamils began, and did not come to an end until 2009. This conflict led to nearly 50,000 combatant...
Published March 24th 2014 by Routledge
The Role of Regional Cooperation
Rapid changes have taken place in the structure of the global economy, and this book looks at how South Asia can take advantage of these changes. The author argues that the developing global economy will be more complex than originally thought, that instead of a bipolar model with two countries,...
Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge
Corporate Social Responsibility and Development in Pakistan
To Be Published August 19th 2014
Indian Foreign Policy in Transition: Relations with South Asia
To Be Published August 20th 2014
Epigraphy and Islamic Culture: Arabic and Persian Inscriptions of Bengal and Their Historical and Cultural Implications
To Be Published October 1st 2014
Bangladesh Cinema and National Identity: In Search of the Modern?
To Be Published October 8th 2014
Indian Capitalism in Development
To Be Published October 8th 2014
Suicide in Sri Lanka: The Anthropology of an Epidemic
To Be Published November 19th 2014
Reshaping City Governance: London, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad
To Be Published November 27th 2014
The Economics of Urban Migration in India
To Be Published November 30th 2014
The Indian Partition in Literature and Films: History, Politics, and Aesthetics
To Be Published December 17th 2014
Politics of Development in Pakistan: Living Village
To Be Published December 31st 2014