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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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 5th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. South Asian Tissue Economies

    Edited by Jacob Copeman

    Questions of the social implications of biotechnology and biological exchange (the extraction of human tissues such as blood, skin and organs for testing, storage and/or distribution for therapeutic or research purposes) have recently been brought strongly to the analytical fore across the social...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Afterlives of Monuments

    Edited by Deborah Cherry

    South Asia is famous for its monuments, past and present. Monuments have been created, destroyed and rescued by competing communities and incoming empires in the making and re-making of history, identity and memory. This collection brings together an international cohort of senior scholars and...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Being Bengali

    At Home and in the World

    Edited by Mridula Nath Chakraborty

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Bengal has long been one of the key centres of civilisation and culture in the Indian subcontinent. However, Bengali identity – "Bengaliness" – is complicated by its long history of evolution, the fact that Bengal is now divided between India and Bangladesh, and by virtue of a very large...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Narratives of Gendered Dissent in South Asian Cinemas

    By Alka Kurian

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book conducts a post-colonial, gendered investigation of women-centred South Asian films. In these films, the narrative becomes an act of political engagement and a site of feminist struggle: a map that weaves together multiple strands of subjectivity—gender, caste, race, class, religion, and...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Women and Climate Change in Bangladesh
    By Margaret Alston
    To Be Published January 11th 2015
  2. Diaspora and Identity: Perspectives on South Asian Diaspora
    Edited by Ajaya Kumar Sahoo, Gabriel Sheffer
    To Be Published January 26th 2015
  3. Tantric Visual Culture: A Cognitive Approach
    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina
    To Be Published February 22nd 2015
  4. Bollywood
    Edited by Rachel Dwyer
    To Be Published March 12th 2015
  5. Mapping South Asian Masculinities: Men and Political Crises
    Edited by Chandrima Chakraborty
    To Be Published March 19th 2015

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