タイトルRoutledge Handbook of Contemporary India
著者・編者;Knut A. Jacobsen 編集
出版社;Routledge
出版年;2015年
ISBN;9780415738651
テキストリンクamazon

内容紹介

India is the second largest country in the world with regard to population, the world’s largest democracy and by far the largest country in South Asia, and one of the most diverse and pluralistic nations in the world in terms of official languages, cultures, religions and social identities. Indians have for centuries exchanged ideas with other cultures globally and some traditions have been transformed in those transnational and transcultural encounters and become successful innovations with an extraordinary global popularity. India is an emerging global power in terms of economy, but in spite of India’s impressive economic growth over the last decades, some of the most serious problems of Indian society such as poverty, repression of women, inequality both in terms of living conditions and of opportunities such as access to education, employment, and the economic resources of the state persist and do not seem to go away.

This Handbook contains chapters by the field’s foremost scholars dealing with fundamental issues in India’s current cultural and social transformation and 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.

Following an introduction by the editor, the book is divided into five parts:
Part I: Foundation
Part II: India and the world
Part III: Society, class, caste and gender
Part IV: Religion and diversity
Part V: Cultural change and innovations

Exploring the cultural changes and innovations relating a number of contexts in contemporary India, this Handbook is essential reading for students and scholars interested in Indian and South Asian culture, politics and society.

著者について

Knut A. Jacobsen is Professor in the History of Religions at the University of Bergen, Norway.

目次
  • Introduction 
  • Contemporary India: Foundation, Relations, Diversity and Innovations Knut A. Jacobsen 
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 School Education 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 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 Warrier, Maya Part III Society, Class, Caste and Gender 
  • 13. Politics of Economic Reforms in India Diego Maiorano 
  • 14. Divided We Stand: The Indian City after Economic Liberalisation Nandini Gooptu
  • 15. India’s Middle Classes 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 in Contemporary India: Engagements with 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 India 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. Religious 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, Masculinities 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