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  1. Indian Arranged Marriages

    A Social Psychological Perspective

    By Tulika Jaiswal

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Explaining Pakistan’s Foreign Policy

    Escaping India

    By Aparna Pande

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Separatist Conflict in Sri Lanka

    Terrorism, ethnicity, political economy

    By Asoka Bandarage

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The book provides a detailed historically-based analysis of the origin, evolution and potential resolution of the civil conflict in Sri Lanka over the struggle to establish a separate state in its Northern and Eastern provinces. This conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the secessionist...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Being Bengali

    At Home and in the World

    Edited by Mridula Nath Chakraborty

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    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 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Political Economy of Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka

    Economic Liberalization, Mobilizational Resources, and Ethnic Collective Action

    By Nikolaos Biziouras

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. South Asia in the New World Order

    The Role of Regional Cooperation

    By Shahid Javed Burki

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    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 20th 2014 by Routledge

  7. From Civil War to Soft Authoritarianism

    Ethnonationalism and Democratic Regression in Sri Lanka

    By Neil DeVotta

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book shows how Sri Lanka’s civil war gradually undermined liberal democracy and caused the country to regress toward the current soft authoritarian dispensation. In doing so, it introduces the concept of 'ethnic supererogation,' a governing system built around the notion that a majority ethnic...

    Published February 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Bengal Diaspora

    Muslim Migrants in Britain, India and Bangladesh

    By Claire Alexander, Joya Chatterji, Annu Jalais

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Recent decades have witnessed the growth of a new interest, both scholarly and political, in migration and diaspora. This book focuses on three groups of Muslim Bengali migrants. One group had migrated across international borders after partition and settled in Britain; the second had crossed...

    Published February 28th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Islamic Banking in Pakistan

    By Feisal Khan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Pakistan was one of the pioneers of Islamic Banking and Finance (IBF) as it converted to an interest-free banking system in 1985. This book critically analyzes the experience of Pakistan with IBF. Drawing on first-hand experience of the Pakistani banking environment and practices, the...

    Published January 31st 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Film

    Perspectives on Otherism and Otherness

    Edited by Diana Dimitrova

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    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...

    Published December 23rd 2013 by Routledge