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31-40 of 86 results in 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
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
A Study of Afghanistan and Nepal
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
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
Epigraphy and Islamic Culture: Arabic and Persian Inscriptions of Bengal and Their Historical and Cultural Implications
To Be Published October 1st 2014
Indian Capitalism in Development
To Be Published October 7th 2014
Bangladesh Cinema and National Identity: In Search of the Modern?
To Be Published October 8th 2014
Suicide in Sri Lanka: The Anthropology of an Epidemic
To Be Published November 19th 2014
Reshaping City Governance: London, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad
To Be Published November 25th 2014
The Economics of Urban Migration in India
To Be Published November 30th 2014
The Indian Partition in Literature and Films: History, Politics, and Aesthetics
To Be Published December 17th 2014
Development, Poverty and Power in Pakistan: The impact of state and donor interventions on farmers
To Be Published January 19th 2015
The Bengal Diaspora: Muslim Migrants in Britain, India and Bangladesh
To Be Published April 1st 2015
Sri Lanka’s Global Factory Workers: (Un) Disciplined Desires....
To Be Published April 1st 2015