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You are currently browsing 11–18 of 18 new and published books in the subject of South Asia — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. The City in South Asia

    By James Heitzman

    Series: Asia's Transformations/Asia's Great Cities

    The macro-region of South Asia – including Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka – today supports one of the world’s greatest concentrations of cities, but as James Heitzman argues in the first comprehensive treatment of urban South Asia, this has been the case for at least 5,000...

    Published December 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  2. Gender Pluralism

    Southeast Asia Since Early Modern Times

    By Michael G. Peletz

    Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009! This book examines three big ideas: difference, legitimacy, and pluralism. Of chief concern is how people construe and deal with variation among fellow human beings. Why under certain circumstances do people embrace even sanctify differences, or at least...

    Published April 15th 2009 by Routledge

  3. 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 25th 2009 by Routledge

  4. 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 31st 2008 by Routledge India

  5. 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 24th 2008 by Routledge India

  6. 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 24th 2008 by Routledge India

  7. 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 December 1st 2007 by Routledge India

  8. 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 September 1st 2007 by Routledge India

Forthcoming Books

  1. Psychopharmaceuticals in India
    By Stefan Ecks
    To Be Published September 30th 2015

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