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  1. Bollywood and Globalization

    The Global Power of Popular Hindi Cinema

    Edited by David J. Schaefer, Kavita Karan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The field of Bollywood studies has remained predominantly critical, theoretical and historical in focus. This book brings together qualitative and quantitative approaches to tackle empirical questions focusing on the relationship between soft power, hybridity, cinematic texts, and audiences....

    Published October 28th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Ritual and Recovery in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka

    By Jane Derges

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Following over twenty years of war, Sri Lanka’s longest cease-fire (2002-2006) provided a final opportunity for an inclusive peace settlement between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). However, hostilities resumed with ever increasing desperation and ferocity...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Religious Freedom in India

    Sovereignty and (Anti) Conversion

    By Goldie Osuri

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Drawing on the critical and theoretical concepts of sovereignty, biopolitics, and necropolitics, this book examines how a normative liberal and secular understanding of India’s religious identity is translatable by Hindu nationalists into discrimination and violence against minoritized religious...

    Published August 30th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Nepal

    Identities and Mobilization after 1990

    Edited by Mahendra Lawoti, Susan I. Hangen

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Identity movements, based on ethnicity, caste, language, religion and regional identity, have become increasingly significant in Nepal, reshaping debates on the definition of the nation, nationalism and the structure of the state. This book analyzes the rapid rise in ethnic and nationalist...

    Published August 15th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Islam and Higher Education

    Concepts, Challenges and Opportunities

    By Marodsilton Muborakshoeva

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book is the first study to qualitatively explore the concepts of higher education in Muslim contexts. It examines the different concepts of ‘a university’ and the way they shape practice in Muslim contexts, with a particular focus on the Islamic republic of Pakistan. Contributing to...

    Published August 8th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Everyday Ethnicity in Sri Lanka

    Up-country Tamil Identity Politics

    By Daniel Bass

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Focusing on notions of diaspora, identity and agency, this book examines ethnicity in war-torn Sri Lanka. It highlights the historical development and negotiation of a new identification of Up-country Tamil amidst Sri Lanka’s violent ethnic politics. Over the past thirty years, Up-country (Indian...

    Published July 31st 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Maoist Insurgency in Nepal

    Revolution in the Twenty-first Century

    Edited by Mahendra Lawoti, Anup Kumar Pahari

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The book deals with the dynamics and growth of a violent 21st century communist rebellion initiated in Nepal by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) – CPN(M). It contextualizes and explains why and how a violent Maoist insurgency grew in Nepal after the end of the Cold War, in contrast to the...

    Published April 30th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The State in India after Liberalization

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Akhil Gupta, Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book assesses the impact of liberalization on practices of government and relations between state and society. It is clear that liberalization as state policy has complex forms of regulation and deregulation inbuilt, and these policies have resulted in dramatic increases in productivity and...

    Published April 30th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Politics of Ethnicity in Pakistan

    The Baloch, Sindhi and Mohajir Ethnic Movements

    By Farhan Hanif Siddiqi

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    In order to understand the Pakistani state and government’s treatment of non-dominant ethnic groups after the failure of the military operation in East Pakistan and the independence of Bangladesh, this book looks at the ethnic movements that were subject to a military operation after 1971: the...

    Published April 25th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Development, Democracy and the State

    Critiquing the Kerala Model of Development

    Edited by K. Ravi Raman

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The Indian state of Kerala is known for its high social model of development and social democratic governance. This book presents the most comprehensive analysis of the Kerala Model of Social Development to date. The model has often been identified as one worth emulating because it is seen to have...

    Published April 15th 2012 by Routledge