xiv, 205 pages : illustrations , maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Getting (in)To Good Governance 3. Karnataka - The State of a Determined Path 4. Demonstrating Development 5. Can We Have a Civil-Consumer Slum, please... 6. Of Operational Significance 7. Conclusion: The Power to Reform.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415641302 20160611
Since the early 1990s, the achievement of 'good governance' has been a dominant discourse in the pursuit of social and economic development. This book presents a critical challenge to the contemporary development paradigm of good governance. Based on original ethnographic fieldwork on urban water governance reforms in south India (Karnataka), the book examines the two propositions that underlie the current good governance debate. The first refers to a claim that good governance is both democratic and pro-market. The second to the claim that commercially-oriented water services, whether private or public, are good for poor and marginalised citizens. The book analyses these propositions as they intersect on three levels: policy, practice (process) and outcome. It argues that a number of tensions and contradictions exist within and between what the discourse promises, the everyday practises of how good governance policies are implemented and in the outcomes of such. It reveals the networks of power and the complexity of local reforms and their relation to global discourses as well as the motivations and every day practises of those who currently possess the power to reform. The book is of interest to academics in the fields of Development Studies, Asian Studies and Comparative Politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415641302 20160611
Green Library
x, 273 p. ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Premises 2. Periphery in the Making 3. Capital(s) in Conflict and Consensus: The British Plantocracy versus the Provincial Bourgeoisie 4. Plantation Worker-Families: Sources, Social Origins and Gender Divisions 5. Slaves Reborn? The Disciplinary-Punishment Regime 6. Global Accumulation, Local Immiserisation 7. Identities, Historical Consciousness and Conflicts 8. The Post-colonial State: Re-alignment in Power Relations? 9. Colonial Legacy, Neo-liberal Predicaments and Peripheral Labour: Concluding Remarks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415551038 20160603
This book presents a historical account of plantations in India in the context of the modern world economy. It brings history up to the present, thereby showing how history can assist in explaining contemporary conditions and trends. The author focuses on labour and economic development problems and uses the World Systems theory so as to demonstrate the practical utility of the theory and its limitations as a guide to historical research. Based on extensive archival research, the book interprets the dynamics of plantation capitalism by focusing on the work, life and struggle of the dalits on plantations in colonial and post-colonial South India as they evolved from the mid-19th century. It argues that these elements of the plantation life-world were fashioned by the specific characteristics of the workers' location within the capitalist world-economy, the then prevailing local social structure and the scheme of disciplining to which the workers were subjected to. Treating the relations among various social forces -- the planting communities, the oppressed communities (dalits in India), the regional and national state, and the Imperial regime, this book fills a gap in academic literature on capitalism, economic development, and globalization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415551038 20160603
Green Library
xv, 159 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The History of Sino-Indian Relations 2. The Indian Ocean and China and India's Naval Strategy and Modernization 3. Chinese and Indian Economic Liberalization and the Nature of the Sino-Indian Economic Relationship 4. China and India's Energy Policies 5. The Positive Trends in the Sino-Indian Bilateral Dialogue Conclusion Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415437356 20160604
This book examines the dynamics of the modern relationship between China and India. As key emerging powers in the international system, India and especially China have received much attention. However, most analysts who have studied Sino-Indian relations have done so through a neorealist lens which emphasizes the conflictual and competitive elements within the overall relationship. This has had the effect of obscuring how the China-India relationship is currently in the process of transformation.Drawing on a detailed and systematic analysis of the interlinked and increasingly important issues of maritime security in the Indian Ocean region, energy demands and concerns, and economic growth and interchange, Amardeep Athwal shows that not only is there an absence of mutual threat perception, but Sino-Indian bilateral trade is increasingly being framed institutionally and China and India are also beginning to coordinate policy in important areas such as energy policy. He concludes that neorealist accounts of Sino-Indian relations have difficulty in explaining these recent developments. However, rather than rejecting neorealist explanations in their entirety, he points towards a theoretical pluralism with an appeal to 'soft' realism and theories of neoliberalism and peaceful change. "China-India Relations" will be of interest to scholars of international relations and politics, international business and Asian studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415437356 20160604
Green Library
xv, 240 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Caught in the Peace Trap? On the illiberal consequences of liberal peace in Sri Lanka Jonathan Goodhand and Benedikt Korf 2. Government-LTTE Peace Negotiations in 2002-2005 and the Clash of State Formation Projects Jayadeva Uyangoda 3. The Indian Factor in the Peace Process and Conflict Resolution in Sri Lanka S.I. Keethaponcalan 4. Superpowers and Small Conflicts: The United States and Sri Lanka Jeffrey Lunsted 5. The Military Dynamics of the Peace Process and Its Aftermath Chris Smith 6. Would the Real Dutugemunu Please Stand Up? The politics of Sinhala nationalist authenticity and populist discontent David Rampton with Asanga Welikala 7. Whose War? Whose Peace? The LTTE and the Politics of the North East Liz Philipson 8. The Genealogy of Muslim Political Voices in Sri Lanka Nick Lewer and Mohammed Ismail 9. Politics of Market Reforms and the UNF-led Negotiations Sunil Bastian 10. Aiding Peace? An insider's view of donor support for the Sri Lankan peace process, 2000-2005 Adam Burke and Anthea Mulakala 11. Muddling the Peace Process: The political dynamics of the tsunami, aid and conflict Georg Frerks and Bart Klem 12. In the Balance? Civil society and the peace process 2002-2008 Oliver Walton with Paikiasothy Sarrabanmuttu 13. Reflections on an Illiberal Peace: Stories from the East Jonathan Spencer.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415466042 20160605
The period between 2001 and 2006 saw the rise and fall of an internationally supported effort to bring a protracted violent conflict in Sri Lanka to a peaceful resolution. A ceasefire agreement, signed in February 2002, was followed by six rounds of peace talks, but growing political violence, disagreements over core issues and a fragmentation of the constituencies of the key parties led to an eventual breakdown. In the wake of the failed peace process a new government pursued a highly effective 'war for peace' leading to the military defeat of the LTTE on the battlefields of the north east in May 2009. This book brings together a unique range of perspectives on this problematic and ultimately unsuccessful peace process. The contributions are based upon extensive field research and written by leading Sri Lankan and international researchers and practitioners. The framework of 'liberal peacebuilding' provides an analytical starting point for exploring the complex and unpredictable interactions between international and domestic players during the war-peace-war period. The lessons drawn from the Sri Lankan case have important implications in the context of wider debates on the 'liberal peace' and post conflict peacebuilding - particularly as these debates have largely been shaped by the 'high profile' cases such as Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. This book is of interest not only to Sri Lanka specialists but also to the wider policy/practitioner audience, and is a useful contribution to South Asian studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415466042 20160605
Green Library
xiii, 172 p. ; 24 cm.
  • List of Charts and Tables Acknowledgments Abbreviations and Acronyms Introduction 1. The Political Landscape of Bangladesh 2. Islamist Politics and the Militants: A Taxonomy 3. The Missing State and the Homegrown Militants 4. A "Friendly" Neighborhood and the Proxy-Wars 5. The Long Shadow of the Distant World 6. Future Trajectories of Islamist Militancy in Bangladesh Appendix 1 Constitutional Provisions of the Caretaker Government Appendix 2 Bomb Attacks in Bangladesh 1999-2005 Appendix 3 Militant Islamist Organizations in Bangladesh Appendix 4 Profiles of Islamist militant leaders Appendix 5 The JMB Leaflet Calls for Islamic Rule The Original Text of the JMB Leaflet Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415451727 20160528
In an unprecedented show of force, organization and skills, two proscribed Islamist militant organizations exploded more than 450 bombs within a span of less than an hour throughout Bangladesh on 17 August 2005 sending a strong message that they were a force to be reckoned with. This catastrophic event, followed by a number of suicide attacks, forced the then reluctant Bangladeshi government, a coalition of center-right parties with two Islamists among them, to acknowledge the existence of a network of militants and take action against this threat.Against this backdrop, this book is the first academic study on the growing Islamist militancy in Bangladesh. It examines the relevance, significance and trajectories of militant Islamist groups in Bangladesh, exploring the complex web of domestic, regional and international events and dynamics that have both engendered and strengthened Islamist militancy in Bangladesh. The three factors - domestic, regional and international aspects - are each discussed separately and their connection and links are analysed. It goes on to consider possible future trajectories of militant Islamism in Bangladesh. This book addresses an issue of great importance for contemporary Bangladeshi politics, and will be of interest to scholars.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415451727 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
138 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The development of modern education in Bhutan
  • Competing ideas at the political and policy level
  • The translation of policy into the living and designed curriculum
  • At the juncture of change : teachers as mediators of traditional and modern knowledges in state education
  • Looking across three levels of Bhutan's education sector
  • Implications for present and future developments in education.
Green Library
xvii, 148 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: The paradise poisoned 2. Arsenic poisoning: Culture, health and development perspectives 3. Arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh: Causes, health impacts and healthcare services 4. Ghaa: The social construction of arsenicosis 5. Arsenicosis as ghaa and health-seeking behaviour 6. Arsenic mitigation strategies: Why do they fail? 7. Conclusion: The primacy of culture in health and development.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138654082 20160704
Recently, mass arsenic poisoning of groundwater has emerged as a disastrous public health concern in Bangladesh. Apart from hundreds of deaths that have already been reported, 85 million people are estimated to be at high risk of developing deadly arsenicosis symptoms. The severity and extent of arsenicosis have obliged the government of Bangladesh to declare it the "worst national disaster" the country has ever faced, and further to be deemed a "state of emergency." To fight this pervasive public health disaster, the Bangladesh government has collaborated with the international and national NGOs to implement development projects to provide arsenic-free water to rural villagers. Drawing upon ethnographic research in rural Southwestern Bangladesh, this book discusses arsenic contamination and its resultant health impact from a medical anthropological and anthropology of development perspectives. It examines how the actual patients perceive, explain, manage and respond to this catastrophic public health outbreak, and goes on to analyse how such lay perceptions shape health-seeking behaviour of subjects in a medically plural context. To make the issue more holistic, this book further examines mitigation strategies and community participation in these projects. Challenging approaches to development and development project management, the book is of interest to policy makers, practitioners and academics working in the field of development studies, South Asian studies, medical anthropology, anthropology and sociology of development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138654082 20160704
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
159 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Variation in Social Movement Outcomes 2. Mobilizing Beyond the Secular 3. Founding, Goals, and Nationalism 4. Marginalization and Mainstreaming 5.Sowing Seeds of Discontent 6. Crisis and Opportunity 7. Rebuilding 8. Transnational Links 9. Activists and the Secular.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138851122 20160619
Religious nationalists and women's activists have transformed India over the past century. They debated the idea of India under colonial rule, shaped the constitutional structure of Indian democracy, and questioned the legitimacy of the postcolonial consensus, as they politicized one dimension of identity. Using a historical comparative approach, the book argues that external events, activist agency in strategizing, and the political economy of transnational networks explain the relative success and failure of Hindu nationalism and the Indian women's movement rather than the ideological claims each movement makes. By focusing on how particular activist strategies lead to increased levels of public support, it shows how it is these strategies rather than the ideologies of Hindutva and feminism that mobilize people. Both of these social movements have had decades of great power and influence, and decades of relative irrelevance, and both challenge postcolonial India's secular settlement - its division of public and private. The book goes on to highlight new insights into the inner dynamics of each movement by showing how the same strategies - grassroots education, electoral mobilization, media management, donor cultivation - lead to similarly positive results. Bringing together the study of Hindu nationalism and the Indian women's movement, the book will be of interest to students and scholars of South Asian Religion, Gender Studies, and South Asian Politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138851122 20160619
Green Library
xvi, 207 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Colonialism and indentured 2. Transnational locality: Identity and social movements among the South Asian Indentured Diaspora 3. Challenging Democracy: Ethnicity in post-colonial Fiji and Trinidad 4. Mauritius and the South Asian Diaspora 5. Indians in South Africa 6. Culture and Diaspora 7. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138900639 20160619
With the elevation of Islam and Muslim transnational networks in international affairs, from the rise of Al Qaeda to the revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East, the study of Diasporas and transnational identities has become more relevant. Using case studies from Fiji, Mauritius, Trinidad and South Africa, this book explores the diaspora identities and impact of social movements on politics and nationalism among indentured Indian diaspora. It analyses the way in which diasporas are defined by themselves and others, and the types of social movements they participate in, showing how these are critical indicators of the threat they are perceived to pose. The book examines the notions of national and transnational identity, and how they are determined by the placement of Diasporas in the transnational locality. It argues that the transnationality intrinsic to diaspora identities mark them as others in the nation-state, and simultaneously separates them from the perceived motherland, thus displacing them from both states and situating them in a transnational locality. It is from this placement that social movements among Diasporas gain salience. As outsiders and insiders, they are well placed to offer a formidable challenge to the host state, but these challenges are limited by their hybrid identities and perceived divided loyalties. Providing an in-depth analysis of Indian Diasporas, the book will be of interest to those studying South Asian Studies, Migration and Diaspora Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138900639 20160619
Green Library
xxiii, 152 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Legalism From Below, Translocal Fields of Protest, and Gendered Geographies 2. The Making of Translocal Fields of Protest 3. Resisting Displacement, Challenging Exclusion in Nar-Par Adivasi Sangathan 4. From Strategic Visibility to Marginality in the Mahuva Movement 5. Ongoing Engagement in Gender Justice in MASS 6. Towards a Gender Just Development and Democracy.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138938298 20160619
Social struggles in India target both the state and private corporations. Three subaltern struggles against development in Gujarat, India, succeeded, to varying degrees, due to legalism from below and translocal solidarity, but that success has been compromised by its gendered geographies. Based on extensive field research, this book examines the reasons for the three social movements succeess. It analyses the contradictory reality of the deepening of democracy along with coercive state measures in the era of neoliberal development, the importance of the legal changes in the state, the nature of the local fields of protest, and the translocal field of protest in contemporary subaltern protests. Addressing gender inequalities within and outside the struggle, the author shows that despite subaltern women having symbolic visibility in the public spaces of the struggles - such as rallies, protests, and meetings with government officials - they are absent from the private spaces of decision-making and collective dialogues. This book offers a new approach on the politics of social movements in contemporary India by discussing the nuanced relationship between development and democracy, social justice and gender justice. It will be of interest to academics in the field of Development and Gender studies, Studies of social movements and South Asian Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138938298 20160619
Green Library
xiv, 156 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Bollywood in the Age of Digital Reproduction 1. Disassembling Bollywood: Coming to Terms with a Moniker and a Style 2. Reconstructing Femininity: From the Vamp to Bollywood's New Woman 3. The Gori in the Story: The Shifting Dynamics of Whiteness in Bollywood 4. Smooth as Silk: Metrosexual Masculinity in Contemporary Bollywood 5. Bollywood 101: Teaching Hindi Cinema in the West Conclusion, or Where Did my Bollywood Go? Bibliography Filmography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138793606 20160618
Key changes have emerged in Bollywood in the new millennium. Twenty-First Century Bollywood traces the emerging shifts in both the content and form of Bollywood cinema and examines these new tendencies in relation to the changing dynamics of Indian culture. The book historically situates these emerging trends in relation to previous norms, and develops new, innovative paradigms for conceptualizing Bollywood in the twenty-first century. The particular shifts in contemporary Bollywood cinema that the book examines include the changing nature of the song and dance sequence, the evolving representations of male and female sexuality, and the increasing presence of whiteness as a dominant trope in Bollywood cinema. It also focuses on the increasing presence of Bollywood in higher education courses in the West, as well as how Bollywood's growing presence in such academic contexts illuminates the changing ways in which this cinema is consumed by Western audiences. Shifting the focus back on the cinematic elements of contemporary films themselves, the book analyses Bollywood films by considering the film dynamics on their own terms, and related to their narrative and aesthetic usage, rather than through an analysis of large-scale industrial practices. It will be of interest to students and scholars of South Asian Studies, Film Studies, and Cultural Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138793606 20160618
Green Library
xii, 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: reading Hindi cinema- a short critical introduction
  • Efficacy on the Screen: The Unseen and the Workings of Gaze and Sound
  • The aesthetic Structures: Framing, Layering, Fleshing out a Subject
  • Debating the Visual: Reflections on the Ontology of Cinema in the Hindu Context
  • Constructing an Exalted Aesthetic Experience: Revisiting Rasa in Hindi Films
  • Questioning the Soteriological in the Visual Landscapes of Hindi film
  • Winds of change in the Age of New Media.
Green Library
xxxv, 190 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Sachin Chaturvedi and Anthea Mulakala 1. Shaping Indian Development Cooperation: India's Mission Approach in a Theoretical Framework Saroj Kumar Mohanty 2. The Role of Aid in India's Economic Development: Finance, Capacity Building and Policy Advice Manmohan Agarwal 3. India's Development Cooperation through Capacity-Building Kumar Tuhin 4. Towards Health Diplomacy: Emerging Trends in India's South-South Health Cooperation Sachin Chaturvedi 5. India's Credit Lines: Instrument of Economic Diplomacy Prabodh Saxena 6. Civil Society Organisations and Indian Development Assistance: Emerging Roles for Commentators, Collaborators and Critics Emma Mawdsley and Supriya Roychoudhury 7. Prosper Thy Neighbour: India's Cooperation with South Asia Bishwambher Pyakuryal and Sachin Chaturvedi 8. The India-Afghanistan Development Partnership Gulshan Sachdeva 9. India's Evolving Blueprint for Cooperation with Africa Ruchita Beri 10. Chinese Perspectives on India's Development Cooperation Xiaoyun Li and Taidong Zhou 11. Australian and Indian Development Cooperation: Some Similarities, More Contrasts Stephen Howes and Jonathan Pryke 12. Conclusion Anthea Mulakala and Sachin Chaturvedi.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138947733 20160725
India is emerging as a key player in the development cooperation arena, not only because of the increasing volume and reach of its south-south cooperation but more so because of its leadership and advocacy for the development of a distinctly southern development discourse and knowledge generation. This book traces and analyses the evolution of Indian development cooperation. It highlights its significance both to global development and as an effective tool of Indian foreign policy. Focussing on how India has played an important role in supporting development efforts of partner countries in South Asia and beyond through its various initiatives in the realm of development cooperation, the book tracks the evolution, genesis, and the challenges India faces in the current international context. The contributions provide a rich mix of academic and government, policy and practice, Indian and external perspectives. Theory is complemented with empirical research, and case studies on countries and sectors as well as comparisons with other aid providing countries are presented. The book is of interest to researchers and policy makers in the field of development cooperation, the role of emerging powers from the South, international development, foreign policy and global political economy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138947733 20160725
Green Library
xxiii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
In migration studies, the nexus between migration and development in the global South has been meticulously debated. However, a unanimous resolution to this debate has not been found, due to the ever-changing nature of international migration. This book advances knowledge on the global debate on the migration-development relationship by documenting experiences in a number of countries in South Asia. Drawing on the experiences of global South Asians, this volume documents the impact of migration on the social, economic, and political fields in the broader context of development. It also presents a regional experience by looking into the migration-development nexus in the context of South Asia, and analyses the role South Asian migrants and diaspora communities play in the South Asian society. Contributions from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including sociology, anthropology, political science, international relations and economics, document the development implications of South Asian migration. Broad in scope in terms of contents, timeline of migration, and geographical coverage, the book presents empirically-based case studies involving India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Nepal and their emigrants living and working in different parts of the world. Going beyond reporting the impacts of migration on economic development by highlighting the implications of 'social development' on society, this book provides a fascinating contribution to the fields of Asian Development, Migration Studies and South Asian Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415724234 20160618
Green Library
xiv, 168 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Indigeneity in Transition: Locating Indigenous People (adivasis) in the Indigeneity-Class Intersection 2. Property Rights Transitions and Alienation of Indigenous People's (adivasis') Land: Pre-colonial Period 3. Pauperisation and Proletarianisation of Adivasis: Colonial and Post-colonial Property Relations 4. Not a Frozen Class: Indigenous People (adivasis) in the Kerala Model of Development 5. Adivasis in a Development Triangle: Decentralisation, Neoliberalism and the Kerala Model 6. Contested Frontiers: Adivasi Land Restitution Law and Settler Narratives 7. Re-articulating Adivasi Land Rights and Identities: Tensions in the Indigeneity-Class intersection 8. Epilogue: The Struggle Continues: Indigeneity and Social Change.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138844568 20160618
In the Global South, indigenous people have been continuously subjected to top-down, and often violent, processes of post-colonial state and nation building. This book examines the development dilemmas of the indigenous people (adivasis) of the Indian state of Kerala. It explores the different facets of change in their lives and livelihoods in the context of modernisation under different political regimes. As part of the Indian Union, Kerala followed a development approach in tune with the Government of India with regard to indigenous communities. However, within the framework of India's quasi-federal polity, the state of Kerala has been tracing a development path of its own, which has come to be known as the 'Kerala model of development'. Adopting a historical political economic approach, the book locates the adivasi communities in the larger contextual shifts from late colonialism through the post-independence years, and critically analyses the Kerala model of development with particular reference to the adivasis' changing political status and rights to land. It pays special attention to policy dynamics in the neoliberal phase, and the actual practices of decentralisation as a way of including the socially excluded and marginalised. Offering a theoretical elaboration of the interaction between class and indigeneity based on intensive fieldwork in Kerala, the book addresses adivasi development in relation to the general development experience of Kerala, and goes on to relate this particular study to the global context of indigenous people's struggles. It will be of interest to those working in the fields of South Asian Development, Political Economy and South Asian Politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138844568 20160618
Green Library
xv, 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Authority, Shrines and Spaces: Scrutinizing Devotional Islam from South Asia, Michel Boivin Part I: Authority and the Figures of Sainthood 2. Vagrancy and pilgrimage according to the Sufi Qalandari path: The illusions of anti-structure, Alexandre Papas 3. Qalandars and Ahl-e Haqq, Mojan Membrado 4. Woman [Un] like Woman: The question of spiritual authority among female fakirs of Sehwan Sharif, Omar Kasmani 5. Negotiating Religious Authority at a Shrine Inhabited by a Living Saint - The dargah of "Zinda" Shah Madar, Ute Falasch 6. How Discourses Construct Figures of Holiness: The Example of the Indo-Muslim Martyr Ghazi Miyan (Uttar Pradesh, North India), Delphine Ortis Part II: Shrine and Circulation 7. Meditative Practice, aesthetics and entertainment Music in an Indian Sufi shrine, Mikko Viitamaki 8. Evolution of the Chishti Shrine and the Chishtis in Pakpattan (Pakistan), Muhammad Mubeen 9. The Mother and the Other. Tourism and pilgrimage at the shrine of Hinglaj Devi/Bibi Nani in Baluchistan, Jurgen Schaflechner 10. Sacred Journeys, Worship and reverence: The Sufi legitimation of the ziyarat in Hyderabad, Mauro Valdinoci 11. An ambiguous and contentious politicization of Sufi shrines and pilgrimages in Pakistan, Alix Philippon.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415657501 20160619
The Muslim shrine is at the crossroad of many processes involving society and culture. It is the place where a saint - often a Sufi - is buried, and it works as a main social factor, with the power of integrating or rejecting people and groups, and as a mirror reflecting the intricacies of a society. The book discusses the role of popular Islam in structuring individual and collective identities in contemporary South Asia. It identifies similarities and differences between the worship of saints and the pattern of religious attendance to tombs and mausoleums in South Asian Sufism and Shi'ism. Inspired by new advances in the field of ritual and pilgrimage studies, the book demonstrates that religious gatherings are spaces of negotiation and redefinitions of religious identity and of the notion of sainthood. Drawing from a large corpus of vernacular and colonial sources, as well as the register of popular literature and ethnographic observation, the authors describe how religious identities are co-constructed through the management of rituals, and are constantly renegotiated through discourses and religious practices. By enabling students, researchers and academics to critically understand the complexity of religious places within the world of popular and devotional Islam, this geographical re-mapping of Muslim religious gatherings in contemporary South Asia contributes to a new understanding of South Asian and Islamic Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415657501 20160619
Green Library
xvii, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Ethnic Subnationalist Insurgencies in Contemporary South Asia: An Introduction Jugdep S. Chima 2. The Kashmir Insurgency: Multiple Actors, Divergent Interests, Institutionalized Conflict Deepti Sharma 3. The Political Economy and Changing Organizational Dynamics of the ULFA Insurgency in Assam Pahi Saikia 4. The Khalistan Movement in Punjab, India and the Post-Militancy Era: Structural Change and New Political Compulsions Virginia Van Dyke 5. Insurgencies of Northeast India: Ethnic/Tribal Competition, State Responses, and Underdevelopment Lawrence E. Cline 6. The LTTE and Tamil Insurgency in Sri Lanka: Political/Cultural Grievance, Unsuccessful Negotiations, and Organizational Evolution Jayadeva Uyangoda 7. Renewed Ethnonationalist Insurgency in Balochistan, Pakistan: The Militarized State and Continuing Economic Deprivation Adeel Khan 8. Conflict in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh: An Unimplemented Accord and Continued Violence Pranab Kumar Panday & Ishtiaq Jamil 9. The Naxalites of India, Maoists of Nepal, and Taliban of Pakistan: Ideological Insurgencies in South Asia Vasundhara Sirnate 10. Ethnic Subnationalist Insurgencies in Contemporary South Asia: A Conclusion Jugdep S. Chima.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138839922 20160618
This book provides a micro-historical analysis of the emergence and contemporary dynamics of recent ethnic sub-nationalist insurgencies in South Asia. Using comparative case studies, it discusses the causes of each insurgency, analyses the trajectory and dynamics of each including attempts at resolution, and highlights the wider theories of ethno-nationalist insurgency and mobilization. Bringing together an international group of contributors, the book covers insurgencies in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh. It questions why ethnic sub-nationalist insurgencies occurred at particular points in time and not at others, and explores the comparative trajectories of these movements. The book goes on to discern reappearing patterns of conflict escalation/de-escalation through the method of comparative process-tracing. It argues that while identity is a necessary factor for insurgency, it is not a sufficient one. Instead, ethnic mobilization and insurgency only emerge when it is activated by tension emerging from political competition between ethnic and central state elites. These elite-led dynamics, when combined with favourable socio-economic and political conditions, make the ethnic masses primed to accept the often symbolically-rich appeals from their leaders to mobilize against the central state. Providing an important study on ethno-nationalist insurgencies in South Asia, the book will be of interest to those working in the fields of South Asian Politics, Security Studies and Ethnic Conflict.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138839922 20160618
Green Library
xv, 231 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Becoming Brogpas 2. The Hill Council and the Healing Touch 3. Pajlus, Porters, and Heroes 4. Heart Warfare? 5. Blurred Boundaries 6. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415819800 20160612
The rhetoric of armed social welfare has become prominent in military and counterinsurgency circuits with profound consequences for the meanings of democracy, citizenship, and humanitarianism in conflict zones. By focusing on the border district of Kargil, the site of India and Pakistan's fourth war in 1999, this book analyses how humanitarian policies of healing and heart warfare infused the logic of democracy and militarism in the post-war period. Compassion became a strategy to contain political dissension, regulate citizenship, and normalize the extensive militarization of Kargil's social and political order. The book uses the power of ethnography to foreground people's complex subjectivities and the violence of compassion, healing, and sacrifice in India's disputed frontier state. Based on extensive research in several sites across the region, from border villages in Kargil to military bases and state offices in Ladakh and Kashmir, this engaging book presents new material on military-civil relations, the securitization of democracy and development, and the extensive militarization of everyday life and politics. It is of interest to scholars working in diverse fields including political anthropology, development, and Asian Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415819800 20160612
Green Library
xvi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Domesticity and Decolonization 2. Country and City 3. The Trouser Under the Cloth 4. Nationalist Dreams 5. The Pioneers 6. Metropolitan Cultures 7. Domesticating the Nation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415630023 20160610
The role of the home, the domestic sphere and the intimate, ethno-cultural identities that are cultivated within it, are critical to understanding the polemical constructions of country and city; tradition and modernity; and regionalism and cosmopolitanism. The home is fundamental to ideas of the homeland that give nationalism its imaginative form and its political trajectory. This book explores positions that are vital to ideas of national belonging through the history of colonial, bourgeois self-fashioning and post colonial identity construction in Sri Lanka. The country remains central to related architectural discourses due to its emergence as a critical site for regional architecture, post-independence. Suggesting patterns of indigenous accommodation and resistance that are expressed through built form, the book argues that the nation grows as an extension of an indigenous private sphere, ostensibly uncontaminated by colonial influences, domesticating institutions and appropriating rural geographies in the pursuit of its hegemonic ideals. This ambitious, comprehensive, wide-ranging book presents an abundance of new and original material and many imaginative insights into the history of architecture and nationalism from the mid nineteenth century to the present day.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415630023 20160610
Green Library
xii, 263 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction Part 1: Idea to Nation 1. 1947 2. 1971 Part 2: Islamic Nation? Islamic State? 3. Islam before Pakistan 4. Zia's Islamization Part 3: Multicultural Nation Privileged State 5. Karachi 6. The Zamindari System Part 4: Failed State, Nation in Crisis 7. 9/11.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415682763 20160612
Looking at a wide selection of Pakistani novels in English, this book explores how literary texts imaginatively probe the past, convey the present, and project a future in terms that facilitate a sense of collective belonging. The novels discussed cover a range of historical movements and developments, including pre-20th century Islamic history, the 1947 partition, the 1971 Pakistani war, the Zia years, and post-9/11 Pakistan, as well as pervasive themes, including ethnonationalist tensions, the zamindari system, and conspiracy thinking. The book offers a range of representations of how and whether collective belonging takes shape, and illustrates how the Pakistani novel in English, often overshadowed by the proliferation of the Indian novel in English, complements Pakistani multi-lingual literary imaginaries by presenting alternatives to standard versions of history and by highlighting the issues English-language literary production bring to the fore in a broader Pakistani context. It goes on to look at the literary devices and themes used to portray idea, nation and state as a foundation for collective belonging. The book illustrates the distinct contributions the Pakistani novel in English makes to the larger fields of postcolonial and South Asian literary and cultural studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415682763 20160612
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