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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Nationbuilding, Gender and War Crimes in South Asia

    By Bina D’Costa

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book gives a detailed political analysis of nationbuilding processes and how these are closely linked to statebuilding and to issues of war crime, gender and sexuality, and marginalization of minority groups. With a focus on the Indian subcontinent, the author demonstrates how the state...

    Published May 6th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Capitalist Development in India's Informal Economy

    By Elisabetta Basile

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book explores the economy and society of Provincial India in the post-Green Revolution period. It argues that the low 'quality' of capital development in India's villages and small towns is the joint outcome of the informal economic organisation, that is strongly biased in favour of...

    Published April 24th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Transitional Justice in South Asia

    A Study of Afghanistan and Nepal

    By Tazreena Sajjad

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Offering a comparative case study of transitional justice processes in Afghanistan and Nepal, this book critically evaluates the way the "local" is consulted in post-conflict efforts toward peace and reconciliation. It argues that there is a tendency in transitional justice efforts to contain the...

    Published April 17th 2013 by Routledge