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  1. Tamil Cinema

    The Cultural Politics of India's other Film Industry

    Edited by Selvaraj Velayutham

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Hitherto, the academic study of Indian cinema has focused primarily on Bollywood, despite the fact that the Tamil film industry, based in southern India, has overtaken Bollywood in terms of annual output. This book examines critically the cultural and cinematic representations in Tamil cinema. It...

    Published February 24th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Settlers, Saints and Sovereigns

    An Ethnography of State Formation in Western India

    By Farhana Ibrahim

    Series: Critical Asian Studies

    This book is an anthropological study located along India’s western border with Pakistan. The core arguments are situated within the context of contemporary religious nationalism, communal strife, and border politics in the Indian state of Gujarat. It seeks to understand how, within these contexts,...

    Published December 30th 2008 by Routledge India

  3. The Intimate State

    Love-Marriage and the Law in Delhi

    By Perveez Mody

    Series: Critical Asian Studies

    This book provides an ethnography of love-marriages in the late 1990s in Delhi, identifying the ways in which marriage is ever more a pitch of intense political contestation. It bears upon anthropological understandings of marriageability, urban morality, gender, kinship and the study of the...

    Published October 23rd 2008 by Routledge India

  4. The Vernacularisation of Democracy

    Politics, Caste and Religion in India

    By Lucia Michelutti

    Series: Exploring the Political in South Asia

    The book is an ethnographic exploration of how ‘democracy’ takes social and cultural roots in India and in the process shapes the nature of popular politics. It centres on a historically marginalised caste who in recent years has become one of the most assertive and politically powerful communities...

    Published October 23rd 2008 by Routledge India

  5. In an Outpost of the Global Economy

    Work and Workers in India's Information Technology Industry

    Edited by Carol Upadhya, A.R. Vasavi

    While much has been written on the growth of information technology (IT) and IT-enabled services in India, little is known about the people who work in these industries, about the nature of the work itself, and about its wider social and cultural ramifications. The papers in this collection combine...

    Published November 30th 2007 by Routledge India

  6. Contested Coastlines

    Fisherfolk, Nations and Borders in South Asia

    By Charu Gupta, Mukul Sharma

    This book is about the tragic journeys and livelihood insecurities of coastal fisherfolk jailed by India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for having entered each other’s territorial waters. While reflecting on national anxieties and the deleterious politics of boundaries, it reveals how these...

    Published August 31st 2007 by Routledge India

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Underbelly of the Indian Boom
    Edited by Stuart Corbridge, Alpa Shah
    To Be Published September 12th 2014
  2. Borderland Politics in Northern India
    Edited by Yu-Wen Chen, Chih-yu Shih
    To Be Published October 7th 2014

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