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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
145 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Gender, Nation, and Popular Film in a Globalizing India 2. Changing Norms and Contexts of Masculinity in Indian Popular Film 3. Nation, Manhood, and the Legacy of the British Gaze: The Presentist Use of History in Film 4. The Muslim Body in Indian Muscular Nationalism 5. Imagining the Diaspora: Social Anxieties, and the Transnational Middle Class in India 6. Conclusion: Muscular Nationalism and Film: Some Final Thoughts.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138653993 20170206
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. This book unpacks a particular gendered vision of nation in the modern Indian context by drawing on popular films. This muscular nationalism is an intersection of a specific vision of masculinity with the political doctrine of nationalism. The idea of nation is animated by an idea of manhood associated with martial prowess, muscular strength and toughness, but coupled with the image and construct of virtuous woman - a gendered binary of martial man and chaste woman. The author skilfully and convincingly draws together issues of political economy, including globalization and neoliberalism with majoritarian politics and popular culture, thus showing how disparate strands intersect and build on each other. Using interpretive methodologies and popular media, the book presents new interpretations of Bollywood films through the lenses of gender, masculinity and nationalism. It will be of interest to scholars of South Asian politics and culture, in particular Indian nationalism, popular culture, media and gender studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138653993 20170206
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
Green Library
x, 223 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
vii, 206 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction, Chowdhury Ishrak Ahmed Siddiky 1. Rule of Law in Bangladesh: The Good, Bad and the Ugly?, Ridwanul Haque 2. The Judicial Appointment Process in Bangladesh: Transparency versus Accountability, Imran A. Siddiq 3. Scandalising the Court and the Law on Contempt, Ehsan A. Siddiq 4. The International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh: An Analysis, Toby Cadman, Carl Buckley and Pilar Lovelle Moraleda Conclusion, Chowdhury Ishrak Ahmed Siddiky.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138574571 20180409
Bangladesh, one of the most densely populated countries in the world and second in South Asia, is known for its natural disasters, floods and political violence. However, the country plans to become a middle-income country by 2020 due to rapid economic growth led by strong and vibrant garments and pharmaceutical sectors. A developing country, Bangladesh cannot reach its true potential if there is a weak legal system and the executive have no regard for the rule of law. This book discusses and analyses the legal system of Bangladesh. It studies the various weaknesses and whether the judiciary of the country is really independent. International experts, scholars and lawyers with significant experience of working in Bangladesh and at international agencies and universities examine the role of the judiciary in maintaining the rule of law in the country and the critical role it can play in strengthening democracy. The chapters show the various roles played by the judiciary in promoting its independence and thereby strengthening democracy in the country. The first book to analyse the role of the judiciary and the various weaknesses in the legal system of Bangladesh, it is a relevant case study in the context of developing countries. The problems found in the legal system of Bangladesh prevail in most of the developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The book will be of interest to academics in the field of development studies, South Asian Studies and Asian Law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138574571 20180409
Green Library
xxi, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Method in the sample survey 3. Socio-economic status of migrants before migration 4. Channels of information, job expectation and the process of migration 5. Retrospective on the process of migration - two decades later 6. Discovering and characterising groups of migrants 7. Who stays and who returns 8. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138962736 20160823
Migration - both within and between countries - is increasingly one of the world's most important policy issues. The faster the Indian economy grows, the larger will be the geographical redistribution of the workforce from localities of low to those of high employment growth. Thus, territorial mobility is fundamental both to realizing the full economic potential of India's people and to allowing the population to escape from rural poverty. The book analyses the decisive factors in labour migration. Based upon a thorough and robust examination of migrants to three slum localities of Delhi stretching over four decades, the author examines why people migrate, the circumstances of their decision and their experience at their destination. He investigates the myths of urban policy - that "rural development" will reduce migration to the cities, that "growth poles" can be created to divert migrant flows, and that government has the power to influence significantly migration scales and directions while pursuing essentially unpredictable market-driven economic growth. Testing the essential theoretical basis for urban policy in India, the book is of interest to academics studying migration of labour and urbanization, and those interested in South Asian Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138962736 20160823
Green Library
xxv, 235 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Towards a Theory of Cinema of Accountability: Critical Perspectives on Activist Film Practices 2. Injustices on Film: A Reading of Activist Documentaries Against the Legacy of Islamization 3. Cinema on Terror: Charting the Militant Mix of Politics, Religion, and Talibanization 4. Victims of a Vicious System: Women, Violence, and Human Rights.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138885769 20160823
This book, the first academic book on Pakistani documentary cinema, traces the development of activist filmmaking practices in Pakistan which have emerged as a response to the consequences of religious fundamentalism, extremism, and violation of human rights. Beginning with the period of General Zia-ul-Haq's Islamization process (1977-88), it discusses a selection of representative documentary films that have critically addressed and documented the various key transformations, events, and developments that have shaped Pakistan's socio-political, socio-economic, and cultural history. Such activist filmmaking practice in Pakistan is today an influential factor in addressing the politics, and negative and oppressive effects of the Islamization era, discriminatory laws, particularly gender-discriminatory Sharia laws, violation of human and citizen rights, authoritarianism, internal strife, the spread of religious fundamentalism, and the threat of Talibanization, and oppressive tribal customs and traditions. The contribution of Pakistani documentary filmmakers stands as a significant body of work that has served the cause of human rights, promoting awareness and social change in Pakistan, particularly regarding gender rights.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138885769 20160823
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
Green Library
138 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. The development of modern education in Bhutan 3. Competing ideas at the political and policy level 4. The translation of policy into the living and designed curriculum 5. At the juncture of change: Teachers as mediators of traditional and modern knowledges in state education 6. Looking across three levels of Bhutan's education sector 7. Implications for present and future developments in education.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138125698 20160802
Bhutan's education sector has attracted international attention for recent reforms driven by the national development philosophy of Gross National Happiness, which aspires to balance change with the continuity of tradition. This book traces the history of education in Bhutan and reveals that, as the country has modernised and become globally connected and further influenced by international and Western mores, tensions have emerged across the education sector. The author examines how these tensions between the curriculum and local knowledges can impact teaching and learning, and offers approaches to addressing them. Based on extensive empirical data, including in-depth interviews and classroom observations, Robles analyzes the discourses of high-level officials who were involved in the early development of the modern system of education, a range of education leaders, and teachers. Filling a gap in the literature, this book is an invaluable resource for students and researchers interested in the formation of education policy, social and political reform in Bhutan, and South Asia Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138125698 20160802
Education Library (Cubberley)
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
136 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Global Factory Workers and Forbidden Zones 2. "Secret" Lives of Good Girls: On Romances, Sexualities and Unuttered Desires 3. Romance on the Street: Sexual Banter and Sexual Harassment 4. "Would Good Girls Read Such Filth?" Reading and Writing Sex among Global Factory Workers 5. In the Service of the Nation: Sex, Marriage and Social Mobility in Times of War 6. Guardians of Girls: Policing and Saving Workers in Crises of Love and Sex 7. Man-power Workers, Contract Workers, and Tamil Workers: Sexual Empowerment, from Here to Where?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415819862 20160823
In Sri Lanka, the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) employs thousands of unmarried rural women, and their migration has aroused deep anxieties over female morality and ideal conduct. This book focuses on the global factory workers based in the FTZ, and analyzes intersections of gender, class and sexuality by looking at the sexual lives and struggles of the female workers. Exploring the alternative sexual world created by Sri Lanka's female global factory workers who engage in practices-such as premarital sex, unmarried cohabitation, and, to a lesser extent, lesbianism-that mainstream Sinhalese Buddhist culture considers taboo, the author demonstrates that the articulations of good and bad women in relation to sexual behavior has rendered global workers' sexual lives "unutterable, " leading to zones of silence, contradictory articulations and performances. Taking the reader into the forbidden zones of sexual discourses, choices, acts, and texts enacted and expressed in visible arenas yet remain unseen, unread or misread by onlookers, the book critically investigate how cultural, economic and political processes are implicated in the construction and expression of working class female sexualities. An important contribution to the field of gender studies, the book addresses issues surrounding sexuality, particularly how it is shaped by global production networks as well as patriarchal nationalist projects. It is of interest to students and scholars of South Asian Studies and Gender Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415819862 20160823
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
xviii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction 1. History's Fragments 2. Around the Films Division 3. The Growth of Independent Practices 4. The Advent of Video Technology 5. Articulation of Performance and Performativity 6. Film Festivals, Small Media and Online Networks 7. Sites of Cultural Activism 8. Open-ended Archives: Film, Art and Anthropology Filmography Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138551732 20180213
This book maps a hundred years of documentary film practices in India. It demonstrates that in order to study the development of a film practice, it is necessary to go beyond the classic analysis of films and filmmakers and focus on the discourses created around and about the practice in question. The book navigates different historical moments of the growth of documentary filmmaking in India from the colonial period to the present day. In the process, it touches upon questions concerning practices and discourses about colonial films, postcolonial institutions, independent films, filmmakers and filmmaking, the influence of feminism and the articulation of concepts of performance and performativity in various films practices. It also reflects on the centrality of technological change in different historical moments and that of film festivals and film screenings across time and space. Grounded in anthropological fieldwork and archival research and adopting Foucault's concept of `effective history', this work searches for points of origin that creates ruptures and deviations taking distance from conventional ways of writing film histories. Rather than presenting a univocal set of arguments and conclusions about changes or new developments of film techniques, the originality of the book is in offering an open structure (or an open archive) to enable the reader to engage with mechanisms of creation, engagement and participation in film and art practices at large. In adopting this form, the book conceptualises `Anthropology' as also an art practice, interested, through its theoretico-methodological approach, in creating an open archive of engagement rather than a representation of a distant `other'. Similarly, documentary filmmaking in India is seen as primarily a process of creation based on engagement and participation rather than a practice interested in representing an objective reality. Proposing an innovative way of perceiving the growth of the documentary film genre in the subcontinent, this book will be of interest to film historians and specialists in Indian cinema(s) as well as academics in the field of anthropology of art, media and visual practices and Asian media studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138551732 20180213
Green Library
ix, 161 pages ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Poverty of Dying in India: A Comparative Landscape 2. Dying in the Homeland 3. Are Indian Hospitals Good Places for the Dying Elderly? 4. The Rhetoric of Dying in Home 5. Is Palliative Care the Answer to Care for the Dying Elderly in India? 6. The Failing Empirics of Biomedicine in Dying Matters 7. End-of-life Care: Retrieving Death from the Zone of Obscurity.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415403177 20170731
Most aged in India are experiencing a highly protracted death in hospitals, entangled in tubes and machines. Such 'medicalised death' entails huge psychological, social and financial costs for both patients and their caregivers. There are also many who are dying in abject neglect. However, Government response to end-of-life care has been almost negligible and there is an acute information deficit on dying matters. This book examines different settings where elderly die, including hospitals, family homes and palliative set-ups. The discourse is set in the backdrop of international attempts to restructure and reconfigure the health delivery system for ageing population. It makes critical commentaries on global developments, offers state-of-art reviews of recent advances, substantiates and corroborates facts by personal narratives and case histories. The book overcomes a segmental understanding of the field by weaving various sociological, medical, legal and cultural issues together. Finally, the authors critically examine biomedicine's potential to meet the complex needs of the dying elderly. In an attempt to bring cultural sensitivity in end-of-life care, they explore the lost Indic 'art of dying' which has the potential to de- medicalise death. Increasing public sensitivity to poor dying conditions of the elderly in India and facilitating changes to improve care systems, this book also demonstrates the limitations of the western specialization of death. It will be of interest to academics in the field of Medical Sociology/Anthropology, Medicine, Palliative care, Public Health and Social Work, Social Policy and Asian Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415403177 20170731
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
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