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Forthcoming South Asian Culture & Society Books

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Forthcoming 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...

    To Be Published November 7th 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...

    To Be Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    To Be Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    To Be Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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...

    To Be Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Tantric Visual Culture

    A Cognitive Approach

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    Series: Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

    Indian culture relies greatly on visual expression, and this book uses both classical Indian and contemporary Western philosophies and current studies on cognitive sciences, and applies them to contextualize Tantric visual culture. The work selects aspects of Tantric language and the practice of...

    To Be Published January 19th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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...

    To Be Published January 27th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Women and Climate Change in Bangladesh

    By Margaret Alston

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Bangladesh is by no means a high emitter of carbon, but it is nevertheless one of the countries most critically affected. There is a significant risk of damage to lives and livelihoods due to climate change in the form of cyclones, flooding and storm surges, and slow-onset impacts such as droughts,...

    To Be Published February 6th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Dharma and Science in India

    Experiments with Sustainability

    By Pankaj Jain, George A James

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    The Himalayan Environmental Studies and Conservation Organization (HESCO) arose in the 1970s as a new movement looking at the economic and development needs of rural villages in the Indian Himalayas, and encouraging them to use local resources in order to open up new avenues to self-reliance. This...

    To Be Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Deliberating Environmental Policy in India

    Participation and the Role of Advocacy

    By Sunayana Ganguly

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia and the Environment

    As one of the world’s largest and most bio-diverse countries, India’s approach to environmental policy will be very important in tackling global environmental challenges. Since the economic liberalization of the 1990s in India, environmental policy making has seen a slow shift from top-down...

    To Be Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge