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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Mohajir Militancy in Pakistan

    Violence and Transformation in the Karachi Conflict

    By Nichola Khan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Synthesizing political, anthropological and psychological perspectives, this book addresses the everyday causes and appeal of long-term involvement in extreme political violence in urban Pakistan. Taking Pakistan’s ethno nationalist Mohajir party, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) as a case study,...

    Published April 15th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Bollywood Travels

    Culture, Diaspora and Border Crossings in Popular Hindi Cinema

    By Rajinder Dudrah

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Using an interdisciplinary framework, this book offers a fresh perspective on the issues of diaspora culture and border crossings in the films, popular cultures, and media and entertainment industries from the popular Hindi cinema of India. It analyses and discusses a range of key contemporary...

    Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Global Capital and Peripheral Labour

    The History and Political Economy of Plantation Workers in India

    By Ravi Raman

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book presents a historical account of plantations in India in the context of the modern world economy. It brings history up to the present, thereby showing how history can assist in explaining contemporary conditions and trends. The author focuses on labour and economic development problems...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Water Policy Processes in India

    Discourses of Power and Resistance

    By Vandana Asthana

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The privatization of water is a keenly contested issue in an economically-liberalizing India. Since the 1990s, large social groups across India's diverse and disparate peoples have been re-negotiating their cultural relationships with each other as to whether they support or oppose...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Minority Governments in India

    The Puzzle of Elusive Majorities

    By Csaba Nikolenyi

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    India's national parliamentary elections typically result in the election of majority parliaments and the formation of a single-party majority government. However, India’s national party system has changed beyond recognition since the parliamentary elections of 1989. The Congress Party has lost its...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Regionalism in South Asia

    Negotiating Cooperation, Institutional Structures

    By Kishore C. Dash

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The dramatic surge in regional integration schemes over the past two decades has been one of the most important developments in world politics. Virtually all countries are now members of at least one regional grouping. South Asia is no exception to this trend. In December 1985, seven South Asian...

    Published March 21st 2012 by Routledge