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  1. South Asian Cinemas

    Widening the Lens

    Edited by Sara Dickey, Rajinder Dudrah

    This path-breaking collection explores the breadth and depth of South Asia’s many vibrant cinemas. It extends well beyond Bollywood to Nepali, Sri Lankan, Pakistani Panjabi, Bhojpuri, Bengali, Kannada, and early Tamil cinemas, while unpacking the category of 'Bollywood' itself. The coverage of...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Emergence of Daoism

    Creation of Tradition

    By Gil Raz

    Series: Routledge Studies in Taoism

    At the core of Daoism are ancient ideas concerning the Way, the fundamental process of existence (the Dao). Humans, as individuals and as a society, should be aligned with the Dao in order to attain the fullness of life and its potential. This book presents the history of early Daoism, tracing the...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Indian Foreign Policy

    The Politics of Postcolonial Identity from 1947 to 2004

    By Priya Chacko

    Series: Interventions

    The rise of India as a major power has generated new interest in understanding the drivers of its foreign policy. This book argues that analysing India’s foreign and security policies as representational practices which produce India’s identity as a postcolonial nation-state helps to illuminate the...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Migration of Indian Human Capital

    The Ebb and Flow of Indian Professionals in Southeast Asia

    By Faizal bin Yahya, Arunajeet Kaur

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    In an increasingly globalised world manifested in greater economic integration, human capital is an important factor. One of the key sources of human capital to the global economy is India, and the main destinations for Indian professionals has been Western developed economies, the Middle East and...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Politics of Religion in Indonesia

    Syncretism, Orthodoxy, and Religious Contention in Java and Bali

    Edited by Michel Picard, Rémy Madinier

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Indonesia is a remarkable case study for religious politics. While not being a theocratic country, it is not secular either, with the Indonesian state officially defining what constitutes religion, and every citizen needing to be affiliated to one of them. This book focuses on Java and Bali, and...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Singapore Malays

    Being Ethnic Minority and Muslim in a Global City-State

    By Hussin Mutalib

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    The Malay population makes up Singapore's three largest ethnic groups. This book presents holistic and extensive analysis of the 'Malay Muslim story' in Singapore. Comprehensively and convincingly argued, the author examines their challenging circumstances in the fields of politics, education,...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. A History of State and Religion in India

    By Ian Copland, Ian Mabbett, Asim Roy, Kate Brittlebank, Adam Bowles

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    Offering the first long-duration analysis of the relationship between the state and religion in South Asia, this book looks at the nature and origins of Indian secularism. It interrogates the proposition that communalism in India is wholly a product of colonial policy and modernisation, questions...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge