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  1. Building Bangalore

    Architecture and urban transformation in India’s Silicon Valley

    By John C. Stallmeyer

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Examining spatial transformations in Bangalore, one of India's fastest growing cities, this book highlights the influence of information and communications technology (ICT) development on the city. Focusing on the production of urban space and the processes that inform such production, the author...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Conflict and Peacebuilding in Sri Lanka

    Caught in the Peace Trap?

    Edited by Jonathan Goodhand, Benedikt Korf, Jonathan Spencer

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The period between 2001 and 2006 saw the rise and fall of an internationally supported effort to bring a protracted violent conflict in Sri Lanka to a peaceful resolution. A ceasefire agreement, signed in February 2002, was followed by six rounds of peace talks, but growing political violence,...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Pakistan's Stability Paradox

    Domestic, Regional and International Dimensions

    Edited by Ashutosh Misra, Michael E. Clarke

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Pakistan, with the second largest Muslim population in the world, is a crucial country in the international system. It is an ally of the United States in the global ‘war on terror’ but is also regarded as a major bastion of some of the most active jihadist organisations. This book highlights and...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Enterprise Culture in Neoliberal India

    Studies in Youth, Class, Work and Media

    Edited by Nandini Gooptu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The promotion of an enterprise culture and entrepreneurship in India in recent decades has had far-reaching implications beyond the economy, and transformed social and cultural attitudes and conduct. This book brings together pioneering research on the nature of India’s enterprise culture, covering...

    Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Counterinsurgency, Democracy, and the Politics of Identity in India

    From Warfare to Welfare?

    By Mona Bhan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    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...

    Published September 4th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka

    By Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka offers a new perspective on contemporary debates about Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism in Sri Lanka. In this book de Silva Wijeyeratne argues forcefully that ‘Sinhalese Buddhism’ in the period prior to its engagement with the British colonial State...

    Published July 31st 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Culturalization of Caste in India

    Identity and Inequality in a Multicultural Age

    By Balmurli Natrajan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    In India, caste groups ensure their durability in an era of multiculturalism by officially representing caste as cultural difference or ethnicity rather than as unequal descent-based relations. Challenging dominant social theories of caste, this book addresses questions of how caste survives the...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Water, Democracy and Neoliberalism in India

    The Power to Reform

    By Vicky Walters

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Since the early 1990s, the achievement of ‘good governance’ has been a dominant discourse in the pursuit of social and economic development. This book presents a critical challenge to the contemporary development paradigm of good governance. Based on original ethnographic fieldwork on urban water...

    Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Displacement and Resettlement in India

    The Human Cost of Development

    By Hari Mohan Mathur

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    In the past ten years or so, displacement by development projects has gone on almost untamed under the globalization pressures to meet the demand for land from local and increasingly foreign investors. Focusing on India, this book looks at the complex issue of resettling people who are displaced...

    Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Islamic Revival in Nepal

    Religion and a New Nation

    By Megan Adamson Sijapati

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book draws on extensive fieldwork among Muslims in Nepal to examine the local and global factors that shape contemporary Muslim identity and the emerging Islamic revival movement based in the Kathmandu valley. Nepal's Muslims are active participants in the larger global movement of Sunni...

    Published May 6th 2013 by Routledge