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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 48 new and published books in the subject of South Asian Culture & Society — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Diaspora and Identity

    Perspectives on South Asian Diaspora

    Edited by Ajaya Kumar Sahoo, Gabriel Sheffer

    This book investigates the identity issues of South Asians in the diaspora. It engages the theoretical and methodological debates concerning processes of culture and identity in the contemporary context of globalisation and transnationalism. It analyses the South Asian diaspora - a perfect route to...

    Published January 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Informal Labour in Urban India

    Three Cities, Three Journeys

    By Tom Barnes

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    During the last two decades, rapid economic growth and development in India has been based upon the mass employment of informal labour. Using case studies from three urban regions, this book examines this growth in modern India’s cities and towns. It argues that India has undergone a process of...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Indian Partition in Literature and Films

    History, Politics, and Aesthetics

    Edited by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta, Debali Mookerjea-Leonard

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book presents an examination of fictional representations, in books and films, of the 1947 Partition that led to the creation of the sovereign nation-states of India and Pakistan. While the process of representing the Partition experience through words and images began in the late 1940s, it is...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Football in Asia

    History, Culture and Business

    Edited by Younghan Cho

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book is the first comprehensive study on history, culture, and business of football in Asia. Football has been a symbol of the modern invention, a catalyst of local, national and regional identities, all time favourite among kids and youths, and even a harbinger for cultural globalization and...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Parties and Political Change in South Asia

    Edited by James Chiriyankandath

    Over the past seven decades and more, political parties have become an essential feature of the political landscape of the South Asian subcontinent, serving both as a conduit and product of the tumultuous change the region has experienced. Yet they have not been the focus of sustained scholarly...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Suicide in Sri Lanka

    The Anthropology of an Epidemic

    By Tom Widger

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Why people kill themselves remains an enduring and unanswered question. With a focus on Sri Lanka, a country that for several decades has reported ‘epidemic’ levels of suicidal behaviour, this book develops a unique perspective linking the causes and meanings of suicidal practices to social...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on a Contested Buddhist Site

    Bodh Gaya Jataka

    Edited by David Geary, Matthew R. Sayers, Abhishek Singh Amar

    Series: Routledge South Asian Religion Series

    Bodh Gaya in the North Indian state of Bihar has long been recognized as the place where the Buddha achieved enlightenment. This book brings together the recent work of twelve scholars from a variety of disciplines - anthropology, art history, history, and religion – to highlight their...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Inside India Today (Routledge Revivals)

    By Dilip Hiro

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Events in the Indian sub-continent during the 1970s, where, in the summer of 1975, the ruling party engineered a ‘constitutional’ coup by declaring a national emergency, re-emphasised the need for a fuller understanding of India’s social system and people. First published the following year, in...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  10. "Nation-state" and Minority Rights in India

    Comparative Perspectives on Muslim and Sikh Identities

    By Tanweer Fazal

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    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 18th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Women and Climate Change in Bangladesh
    By Margaret Alston
    To Be Published February 2nd 2015
  2. Tantric Visual Culture: A Cognitive Approach
    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina
    To Be Published February 16th 2015
  3. Bollywood
    Edited by Rachel Dwyer
    To Be Published March 19th 2015
  4. Mapping South Asian Masculinities: Men and Political Crises
    Edited by Chandrima Chakraborty
    To Be Published March 19th 2015
  5. Urban Development in India: Global Indians in the Remaking of Kolkata
    By Pablo Shiladitya Bose
    To Be Published March 22nd 2015

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