New and Published Books
11-20 of 93 results in Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series
A Cultural Economy of Urban Leisure
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 14th 2014 by Routledge
Relations with South Asia
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 14th 2014 by Routledge
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 13th 2014 by Routledge
Comparative Perspectives on Muslim and Sikh Identities
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 17th 2014 by Routledge
A Minimum Credible Deterrence
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 9th 2014 by Routledge
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 June 30th 2014 by Routledge
Secularism, Religion, Representations
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 21st 2014 by Routledge
Spies and "Terrorists"
As the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath influence new developments in spy fiction as a popular genre, an examination of these literary narratives concerned with espionage and terrorism can reshape our approach to non-fictive representations of the same concerns. Post-9/11 Espionage...
Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge
A Social Psychological Perspective
Despite the fact that more than 80% of cultures practice varying degrees of arranged marriage, scholars have thus far concentrated exclusively on American and European cultures from choice marriages, not yet fully exploring the psychology of arranged marriages. India is a prominent South Asian...
Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge
Pakistan has over the decades become a hotbed for the terrorist ideology often referred to as Jihadism. This book investigates the underlying principles of Pakistan’s foreign policy from 1947 until the present day, and explains the rise of Jihadism as an offshoot of Pakistan’s security concerns....
Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge
The Labour Movement in the Global South: Trade Unions in Sri Lanka
To Be Published December 31st 2014
Ethnic Subnationalist Insurgencies in South Asia: Identities, Interests and Challenges to State Authority
To Be Published March 17th 2015
International Migration and Development in South Asia
To Be Published April 13th 2015
Dalit Women of Nepal: Strategies of Resistance
To Be Published April 30th 2015
Politics of Development in Pakistan: Living Village
To Be Published May 1st 2015
Twenty-First Century Bollywood
To Be Published May 14th 2015
Political Economy of Development in India: Indigeneity in Transition in the State of Kerala
To Be Published May 31st 2015
From Civil War to Soft Authoritarianism: Ethnonationalism and Democratic Regression in Sri Lanka
To Be Published July 1st 2015
Islamic Banking in Pakistan
To Be Published July 15th 2015
Devotional Islam in Contemporary South Asia: Shrines, Journeys and Wanderers
To Be Published July 31st 2015