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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. "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

  7. Transnational Feminism and Global Advocacy in South Asia

    Edited by Gita Rajan, Jigna Desai

    Transnational feminism has been critical to feminist theorizing in the global North over the last few decades. Perhaps due to its broad terminology, transnational feminism can become vague and dislocated, losing its ability to name specific critiques of and responses to empire, race, and...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora

    Secularism, Religion, Representations

    Edited by Claire Chambers, Caroline Herbert

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Literary, cinematic and media representations of the disputed category of the ‘South Asian Muslim’ have undergone substantial change in the last few decades and particularly since the events of September 11, 2001. Here we find the first book-length critical analysis of these representations of...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Democratic Transformation and the Vernacular Public Arena in India

    Edited by Taberez Ahmed Neyazi, Akio Tanabe, Shinya Ishizaka

    Series: Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies

    Since the structural change in Indian society that began in the 1990s - the result of the liberalisation of the economy, devolution of power, and decentralisation of the government–an unprecedented, democratic transformation has been taking place. This has caused the emergence of unexpected...

    Published June 20th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Post-9/11 Espionage Fiction in the US and Pakistan

    Spies and "Terrorists"

    By Cara N. Cilano

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    As the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath influence new developments in spy fiction as a popular genre, an examination of these literary narratives concerned with espionage and terrorism can reshape our approach to non-fictive representations of the same concerns. Post-9/11 Espionage...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge