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  1. Nationbuilding, Gender and War Crimes in South Asia

    By Bina D’Costa

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book gives a detailed political analysis of nationbuilding processes and how these are closely linked to statebuilding and to issues of war crime, gender and sexuality, and marginalization of minority groups. With a focus on the Indian subcontinent, the author demonstrates how the state...

    Published May 6th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Capitalist Development in India's Informal Economy

    By Elisabetta Basile

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book explores the economy and society of Provincial India in the post-Green Revolution period. It argues that the low 'quality' of capital development in India's villages and small towns is the joint outcome of the informal economic organisation, that is strongly biased in favour of...

    Published April 24th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Transitional Justice in South Asia

    A Study of Afghanistan and Nepal

    By Tazreena Sajjad

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Offering a comparative case study of transitional justice processes in Afghanistan and Nepal, this book critically evaluates the way the "local" is consulted in post-conflict efforts toward peace and reconciliation. It argues that there is a tendency in transitional justice efforts to contain the...

    Published April 17th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Contemporary Pakistani Fiction in English

    Idea, Nation, State

    By Cara N. Cilano

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    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

  5. Civil Society and Democratization in India

    Institutions, Ideologies and Interests

    By Sarbeswar Sahoo

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    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

  6. Regional Economic Integration in South Asia

    Trapped in Conflict?

    By Amita Batra

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    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

  7. Architecture and Nationalism in Sri Lanka

    The Trouser Under the Cloth

    By Anoma Pieris

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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