New and Published Books
41-50 of 93 results in Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series
Idea, Nation, State
Looking at a wide selection of Pakistani novels in English, this book explores how literary texts imaginatively probe the past, convey the present, and project a future in terms that facilitate a sense of collective belonging. The novels discussed cover a range of historical movements and...
Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge
Institutions, Ideologies and Interests
Developing a distinctive theoretical framework on civil society, this book examines how Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) contribute towards democratization in India and what conditions facilitate or inhibit their contribution. It assesses three different kinds of politics within civil society...
Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge
Trapped in Conflict?
South Asia today is among the most unstable regions in the world, riddled by both intra- and inter-state conflict. This book presents a comprehensive technical analysis of the trade–conflict relationship within the region, and explores how South Asia demonstrates underperformance of its potential...
Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge
The Trouser Under the Cloth
The role of the home, the domestic sphere and the intimate, ethno-cultural identities that are cultivated within it, are critical to understanding the polemical constructions of country and city; tradition and modernity; and regionalism and cosmopolitanism. The home is fundamental to ideas of the...
Published November 25th 2012 by Routledge
The Global Power of Popular Hindi Cinema
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
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
Sovereignty and (Anti) Conversion
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
Identities and Mobilization after 1990
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
Concepts, Challenges and Opportunities
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
Up-country Tamil Identity Politics
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
The Labour Movement in the Global South: Trade Unions in Sri Lanka
To Be Published December 30th 2014
Ethnic Subnationalist Insurgencies in South Asia: Identities, Interests and Challenges to State Authority
To Be Published March 16th 2015
International Migration and Development in South Asia
To Be Published April 12th 2015
Dalit Women of Nepal: Strategies of Resistance
To Be Published April 29th 2015
Politics of Development in Pakistan: Living Village
To Be Published April 30th 2015
Twenty-First Century Bollywood
To Be Published May 13th 2015
Political Economy of Development in India: Indigeneity in Transition in the State of Kerala
To Be Published May 30th 2015
From Civil War to Soft Authoritarianism: Ethnonationalism and Democratic Regression in Sri Lanka
To Be Published June 30th 2015
Islamic Banking in Pakistan
To Be Published July 14th 2015
Devotional Islam in Contemporary South Asia: Shrines, Journeys and Wanderers
To Be Published July 30th 2015