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Author Jacobsen, Knut A., 1956-

Title Routledge handbook of contemporary India / edited by Knut A. Jacobsen.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.0954 ROUT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 506 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Series Routledge handbooks.
Routledge handbooks.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contemporary India: foundation, relations, diversity and innovations -- Part I. Foundation -- 1. Dreams, memories and legacies: partitioning India / Pippa Virdee -- 2. Symbiosis and resilience: the dynamics of social change and transition to democracy in India / Subrata Kumar Mitra -- 3. Foundations for a sustainable growth: India's Constitution and its Supreme Court / Ananth Padmanabhan -- 4. Economic foundation of India / Kunal Sen -- 5. Equity, quantity and quality: the precarious balancing act in India's schools / Vimala Ramachandran -- 6. Agriculture and the development burden / Rajeswari S. Raina -- Part II. India and the world -- 7. Politics, security and foreign policy / Rajat Ganguly -- 8. Is India a South Asian or an Asian power? / Manjeet S. Pardesi -- 9. India's role as an international development actor / Emma Mawdsley -- 10. Dispersals, migrations, diversity of communities and the notion of an Indian diaspora / Brij V. Lal and Knut A. Jacobsen -- 11. Yoga and physical culture: transnational history and blurred discursive contexts / Mark Singleton -- 12. Modernised Ayurveda in India and the West / Maya Warrier -- Part III. Society, class, caste and gender -- 13. The politics of economic reforms in India / Diego Maiorano -- 14. Divided we stand: the Indian city after economic liberalisation / Nandini Gooptu -- 15. India's middle class in contemporary India / Leela Fernandes -- 16. Caste: why does it still matter? / Surinder S. Jodhka -- 17. Corruption and anti-corruption in modern India: history, patronage and the moral politics of anti-colonialism / William Gould -- 18. Regional perspective: Gujarat and the contradictory co-existence of economic enterprise and political illiberalism / Harald Tambs-Lyche and Nikita Sud -- 19. Intimate spaces of struggle: rethinking family and marriage in contemporary India / Mallarika Sinha Roy -- 20. Adivasis and contemporary India: engagements with the state, non-state actors and the capitalist economy / Uday Chandra -- Part IV. Religion and diversity -- 21. Myth as history and history as myth: the instructive case of India / Gerald James Larson -- 22. Matters that matter: material religion in contemporary Hinduism / Vasudha Narayanan -- 23. Hindu pilgrimage sites and travel: infrastructure, economy, identity and conflicts / Knut A. Jacobsen -- 24. Ambedkar's life and his Navayana Buddhism / Eleanor Zelliot -- 25. Religion, identity and empowerment: the making of Ravidassia Dharm (Dalit religion) in contemporary Punjab / Ronki Ram -- 26. Muslims in contemporary India: socio-religious diversity and the questions of citizenship / R. Santhosh -- 27. Religions violence, crime statistics and India's Muslim minority / Marika Vicziany -- 28. Christians in India: living on the margins with a diverse and controversial past / John C.B. Webster -- Part V. Cultural change and innovations -- 29. Combative constructions of femininity in the late twentieth-century narratives of India / Nandita Ghosh -- 30. The new Indian male: muscles, masculinity and middle classness / Michiel Baas -- 31. Changing food habits in contemporary India: discourses and practices from the middle classes in Chennai (Tamil Nadu) / Michaël Bruckert -- 32. Coping with the diseases of modernity: the use of siddha medical knowledge and practices to treat diabetics / Brigitte Sébastia.
Summary This handbook is essential reading for students and scholars interested in Indian and South Asian culture, politics, and society. It contains chapters by the field's foremost scholars dealing with fundamental issues in India's current cultural and social transformation. It concentrates on India as it emerged after the economic reforms and the new economic policy of the 1980s and 1990s and as it develops in the twenty-first century.
Subject India -- Social conditions.
India -- Economic conditions.
India -- History -- Partition, 1947.
ISBN 9780415738651 (hbk. ;) (alk. paper)
0415738652 (hbk. ;) (alk. paper)
9781315682570 (ebk.)
1315682575 (ebk.)