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New and Published Books

  1. 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 August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Visual Turn

    South Asia Across the Disciplines

    Edited by Sandria Freitag

    The Visual Turn: South Asia Across the Disciplines explores new perspectives made possible by the evidence drawn from visual culture. This evidence is utilized by historians, literary analysts, anthropologists and, in a new way, art historians. Focusing on built environments within their...

    Published August 5th 2014 by Routledge

  3. "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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 21st 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 5th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi

    By Makarand R. Paranjape

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Who is responsible for the Mahatma’s death? Just one single, but determined, fanatic, the whole ideology of Hindu nationalism, the ruling Congress-led government whichfailed to protect him, or a vast majority of Indians and their descendants who considered Gandhi irrelevant? Such questions...

    Published May 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Indian Arranged Marriages

    A Social Psychological Perspective

    By Tulika Jaiswal

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Despite the fact that more than 80% of cultures practice varying degrees of arranged marriage, scholars have thus far concentrated exclusively on American and European cultures from choice marriages, not yet fully exploring the psychology of arranged marriages. India is a prominent South Asian...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Sport and South Asian Diasporas

    Playing through Time and Space

    Edited by Stanley Thangaraj, Daniel Burdsey, Rajinder Dudrah

    This original collection demonstrates the importance of sporting practices, spaces and leisure affiliations to understanding issues around identity, (post-) migration, diaspora and transnationalism for global South Asian populations. The chapters provide a critical (re-) examination of the roles...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge