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Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series


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The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of South Asia.

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Labour, Global Supply Chains and the Garment Industry in South Asia: Bangladesh after Rana Plaza

Labour, Global Supply Chains and the Garment Industry in South Asia: Bangladesh after Rana Plaza

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sanchita Saxena
July 15, 2019

This book argues that larger flaws in the global supply chain must first be addressed to change the way business is conducted to prevent factory owners from taking deadly risks to meet clients’ demands in the garment industry in Bangladesh. Using the 2013 Rana-Plaza disaster as a departure point,...

Fertility, Health and Reproductive Politics: Re-imagining Rights in India

Fertility, Health and Reproductive Politics: Re-imagining Rights in India

1st Edition

Maya Unnithan
April 09, 2019

Set in the context of the processes and practices of human reproduction and reproductive health in Northern India, this book examines the institutional exercise of power by the state, caste and kin groups. Drawing on ethnographic research over the past eighteen years among poor Hindu and...

Political Transformations in Nepal: Dalit Inequality and Social Justice

Political Transformations in Nepal: Dalit Inequality and Social Justice

1st Edition

Mom Bishwakarma
March 05, 2019

This book offers an in-depth analysis of the interrelationship between long-standing caste discrimination in Nepal, its vicious circle of impact upon the Dalit groups and the changes brought by the recent political transformations. It explores the links between identity politics, Dalit struggle and...

Identity and Marginality in India: Settlement Experience of Afghan Migrants

Identity and Marginality in India: Settlement Experience of Afghan Migrants

1st Edition

Anwesha Ghosh
December 04, 2018

Decades of conflict and war have forced millions of men, women and children to flee from their homes and seek refuge in other parts of the country or in foreign lands - Afghanistan is one such country. This book is a study of the displaced Afghan migrant population in India, in particular the...

Dalits, Subalternity and Social Change in India

Dalits, Subalternity and Social Change in India

1st Edition

Ashok K. Pankaj, Ajit K. Pandey
November 05, 2018

The linguistic origin of the term Dalit is Marathi, and pre-dates the militant-intellectual Dalit Panthers movement of the 1970s. It was not in popular use till the last quarter of the 20th century, the origin of the term Dalit, although in the 1930s, it was used as Marathi-Hindi translation of the...

Health Communication and Sexual Health in India: Interpreting HIV and AIDS messages

Health Communication and Sexual Health in India: Interpreting HIV and AIDS messages

1st Edition

Ravindra Kumar Vemula
October 25, 2018

Over the past few years, ever since the advent of HIV and AIDS, there has been increasing discussion of the concept of sexual health. This upsurge is especially noticeable not only in the field of health education and promotion but also in academic sources. The recent discourse on sexual health is...

Land-Water Management and Sustainability in Bangladesh: Indigenous practices in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

Land-Water Management and Sustainability in Bangladesh: Indigenous practices in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

1st Edition

Ranjan Datta
October 17, 2018

Indigenous sustainability and environmental management cannot be understood apart from a community, its traditions, and ways of practices. Interest in Indigenous environmental sustainability has grown steadily in past years, reflecting traditional cultural perspectives about the environment and...

Bangladesh’s Maritime Policy: Entwining Challenges

Bangladesh’s Maritime Policy: Entwining Challenges

1st Edition

Abul Kalam
September 13, 2018

Following successive international legal verdicts, Bangladesh is now an accredited maritime state. Possessing a spacious territorial sea and an extended continental shelf, with a maritime zone almost equalling its land borders, a ‘window of opportunity’ has opened for the country to realise its...

Contemporary Literature from Northeast India: Deathworlds, Terror and Survival

Contemporary Literature from Northeast India: Deathworlds, Terror and Survival

1st Edition

Amit R. Baishya
August 31, 2018

The Northeast Indian borderlands, a cultural crossroads between South, Southeast and East Asia, constitute an important post-colonial exception to the narratives of nation, troubling the common perception of India as an ostensibly liberal regime. This book is the first to consider the...

Gender, Nation and Popular Film in India: Globalizing Muscular Nationalism

Gender, Nation and Popular Film in India: Globalizing Muscular Nationalism

1st Edition

Sikata Banerjee
August 23, 2018

Interpretations of manhood have unfolded in India within a middle class cultural milieu shaped by an assertive self-confidence fuelled by liberalisation, a process by which India has been integrated into the global political economy and the prominence of Hindutva or Hindu nationalist politics. ...

State and Nation-Building in Pakistan: Beyond Islam and Security

State and Nation-Building in Pakistan: Beyond Islam and Security

1st Edition

Roger D. Long, Gurharpal Singh, Yunas Samad, Ian Talbot
August 14, 2018

Religion, violence, and ethnicity are all intertwined in the history of Pakistan. The entrenchment of landed interests, operationalized through violence, ethnic identity, and power through successive regimes has created a system of ‘authoritarian clientalism.’ This book offers comparative,...

Islamic NGOs in Bangladesh: Development, Piety and Neoliberal governmentality

Islamic NGOs in Bangladesh: Development, Piety and Neoliberal governmentality

1st Edition

Mohammad Musfequs Salehin
August 14, 2018

NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) have emerged in both a development and aid capacity in Bangladesh, providing wide-reaching public services to the country’s population living in extreme poverty. However, resistance to and limitations of NGO-led development - which in conjunction with...

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