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  1. Madrasas in South Asia

    Teaching Terror?

    Edited by Jamal Malik

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    After 9/11, madrasas have been linked to international terrorism. They are suspected to foster anti-western, traditionalist or even fundamentalist views and to train al-Qaeda fighters. This has led to misconceptions on madrasa-education in general and its role in South Asia in particular....

    Published April 16th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Gender Pluralism

    Southeast Asia Since Early Modern Times

    By Michael G. Peletz

    Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009! This book examines three big ideas: difference, legitimacy, and pluralism. Of chief concern is how people construe and deal with variation among fellow human beings. Why under certain circumstances do people embrace even sanctify differences, or at least...

    Published April 15th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Women and Labour Organizing in Asia

    Diversity, Autonomy and Activism

    Edited by Kaye Broadbent, Michele Ford

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book investigates the role of women and labour activism in Asia, demonstrating that women have been active in union and non union based campaigns throughout the region. Although focusing primarily on women, the contributions to this book address issues that affect all workers. Chapters on...

    Published April 3rd 2009 by Routledge

  4. Connecting Cultures

    Edited by Emma Bainbridge

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    This lively and incisive collection of essays from an international group of scholars explores the interactions between cultures originating in Africa, India, the Caribbean, and Europe. Those interactions have been both destructive and richly productive, and the consequences continue to 'trouble...

    Published March 18th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Lives in Exile

    Exploring the Inner World of Tibetan Refugees

    By Honey Oberoi Vahali

    This book recounts the life stories - stories of loss and hope, of anxieties and aspirations - of generations of exiled Tibetans living in India since the late 1950s after the Chinese takeover of Tibet. Located in the realm of psycho-historical analysis, this work has a dual focus in interpreting...

    Published March 9th 2009 by Routledge India

  6. Rise of the Plebeians?

    The Changing Face of the Indian Legislative Assemblies

    Edited by Christophe Jaffrelot, Sanjay Kumar

    Series: Exploring the Political in South Asia

    For decades, India has been a conservative democracy governed by the upper caste notables coming from the urban bourgeoisie, the landowning aristocracy and the intelligentsia. The democratisation of the ‘world’s largest democracy’ started with the rise of peasants’ parties and the politicisation of...

    Published March 9th 2009 by Routledge India

  7. Muhammad Iqbal

    Islam, Aesthetics and Postcolonialism

    By Javed Majeed

    Series: Pathfinders

    Bringing together Islamic studies, a postcolonial literary perspective, and a focus on the interaction between aesthetics and politics, this book analyses Iqbal’s Islamism through his poetry. It argues that his notion of an Islamist selfhood was expressed in his verse through the interplay between...

    Published March 9th 2009 by Routledge India

  8. The Sanskrit Language

    An Introductory Grammar and Reader Revised Edition

    By Walter Maurer

    Edited by Gregory P. Fields

    Now available in paperback, this grammar offers a completely new approach to the study of Sanskrit, aimed at students with no previous specialist knowledge of the categories of grammar. It is a stimulating and infectious approach, designed to cultivate rapid and lasting enthusiasm for...

    Published February 27th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Tamil Cinema

    The Cultural Politics of India's other Film Industry

    Edited by Selvaraj Velayutham

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Hitherto, the academic study of Indian cinema has focused primarily on Bollywood, despite the fact that the Tamil film industry, based in southern India, has overtaken Bollywood in terms of annual output. This book examines critically the cultural and cinematic representations in Tamil cinema. It...

    Published February 25th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Settlers, Saints and Sovereigns

    An Ethnography of State Formation in Western India

    By Farhana Ibrahim

    Series: Critical Asian Studies

    This book is an anthropological study located along India’s western border with Pakistan. The core arguments are situated within the context of contemporary religious nationalism, communal strife, and border politics in the Indian state of Gujarat. It seeks to understand how, within these contexts,...

    Published December 31st 2008 by Routledge India