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  1. Microcredit and Women's Empowerment

    A Case Study of Bangladesh

    By Aminul Faraizi, Taskinur Rahman, Jim McAllister

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Using a case study of Bangladesh, and based on a long term participatory observation method, this book investigates claims of the success of microcredit, as well as the critiques of it, in the context of women’s empowerment. It confronts the distinction between women’s increasing wealth as a...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Re-Orientalism and South Asian Identity Politics

    The Oriental Other Within

    Edited by Lisa Lau, Ana Cristina Mendes

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Orientalism refers to the imitation of aspects of Eastern cultures in the West, and was devised in order to have authority over the Orient. The concept of Re-Orientalism maintains the divide between the Orient and the West. However, where Orientalism is based on how the West constructs the East,...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Multiplex in India

    A Cultural Economy of Urban Leisure

    By Adrian Athique, Douglas Hill

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    During the decade of its existence in India, the multiplex cinema has been very much a sign of the times – both a symptom and a symbol of new social values. Indicative of a consistent push to create a ‘globalised’ consuming middle class and a new urban environment, multiplex theatres have thus...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Indian Foreign Policy in Transition

    Relations with South Asia

    By Arijit Mazumdar

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    India’s relation with other South Asian countries has been impacted by recent developments in the post-Cold War period. These include India’s economic rise, the recent democratic transitions in many South Asian countries and greater US engagement in the region following 9/11. This book is an effort...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Corporate Social Responsibility and Development in Pakistan

    By Nadeem Malik

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has not only become an important concept for corporate organizations but also civil society, community, state and the multilateral and bilateral development agencies. It has acquired great significance in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008,...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. "Nation-state" and Minority Rights in India

    Comparative Perspectives on Muslim and Sikh Identities

    By Tanweer Fazal

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The blood-laden birth-pangs of the Indian "nation-state" undoubtedly had a bearing on the contentious issue of group rights for cultural minorities. Indeed, the trajectory of the concept ‘minority rights’ evolved amidst multiple conceptualizations, political posturing and violent mobilizations and...

    Published July 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Pakistan's Nuclear Policy

    A Minimum Credible Deterrence

    By Zafar Khan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    In May 1998, in reaction to India’s nuclear weapons tests, Pakistan tested six nuclear weapons. Following this, the country opted for a policy of minimum deterrence, and within a year Pakistan had altered its policy stance by adding the modifier of minimum ‘credible’ deterrence. This book looks at...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas

    Edited by Sean McLoughlin, William Gould, Ananya Jahanara Kabir, Emma Tomalin

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    In 1962, the Commonwealth Immigrants Act hastened the process of South Asian migration to postcolonial Britain. Half a decade later, now is an opportune moment to revisit the accumulated writing about the diasporas formed through subsequent settlement, and to probe the ways in which the South Asian...

    Published July 1st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora

    Secularism, Religion, Representations

    Edited by Claire Chambers, Caroline Herbert

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Literary, cinematic and media representations of the disputed category of the ‘South Asian Muslim’ have undergone substantial change in the last few decades and particularly since the events of September 11, 2001. Here we find the first book-length critical analysis of these representations of...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge