Identities in South Asia: Conflicts and Assertions

1st Edition

Vivek Sachdeva, Queeny Pradhan, Anu Venugopalan

Routledge India
Published March 19, 2019
Reference - 204 Pages
ISBN 9780815361992 - CAT# K347066

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Summary

This book examines how identities are formed and expressed in political, social and cultural contexts across South Asia. It is a comprehensive intervention on how, why and what identities have come to be, and takes a closer look at the complexities of their interactions.

Drawing on an interdisciplinary approach, combining methodologies from history, literary studies, politics, and sociology, this book:

• Explores the multiple ways in which personal and collective identities manifest and engage, are challenged and resisted across time and space.;

• Highlights how the shared history of colonialism and partition, communal violence, bloodshed and pogrom are instrumental in understanding present-day developments in identity politics.;

• Sheds light on a number of current themes such as borders and nations, race and ethnicity, identity politics and fundamentalism, language and regionalism, memory and community, and resistance and assertion.

A key volume in South Asian Studies, this book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of modern South Asian history, politics, sociology, literary studies and social exclusion.

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