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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Behind the Beautiful Forevers Book
Author : Katherine Boo
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2012-02-07
ISBN : 0679643958
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE “Inspiring . . . extraordinary . . . [Katherine Boo] shows us how people in the most desperate circumstances can find the resilience to hang on to their humanity. Just as important, she makes us care.”—People “A tour de force of social justice reportage and a literary masterpiece.”—Judges, PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • The Washington Post • O: The Oprah Magazine • USA Today • New York • The Miami Herald • San Francisco Chronicle • Newsday In this breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget. WINNER OF: The PEN Nonfiction Award • The Los Angeles Times Book Prize • The American Academy of Arts and Letters Award • The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • People • Entertainment Weekly • The Wall Street Journal • The Boston Globe • The Economist • Financial Times • Foreign Policy • The Seattle Times • The Nation • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Denver Post • Minneapolis Star Tribune • The Week • Kansas City Star • Slate • Publishers Weekly

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Behind the Beautiful Forevers Book
Author : Katherine Boo
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-04-08
ISBN : 9780606351737
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A first book by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist profiles everyday life in the settlement of Annawadi as experienced by a Muslim teen, an ambitious rural mother of a prospective female college student and a young scrap metal thief, in an account t

Behind the Beautiful Forever

Behind the Beautiful Forever Book
Author : Katherine Boo
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9780143420309
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities. In this fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees fortune in the recyclable garbage of richer people. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a rural childhood, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap-metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to good times. But then, as the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed."--From publisher description.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers 101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know

Behind the Beautiful Forevers   101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know Book
Author : G Whiz
Publisher : 101BookFacts.com (pub-5999650418488591)
Release : 2014-03-19
ISBN : 1497735696
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Did you know Katherine Boo used around 3,000 public records, notes, photographs, audio and video recordings to do her research work and documentation? Or, did you know Katherine Boo was selected as one of the finalists for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award? What are the amazing facts of Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is an unofficial derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

Summary of Katherine Boo s Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Milkyway Media

Summary of Katherine Boo   s Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Milkyway Media Book
Author : Milkyway Media
Publisher : Milkyway Media
Release : 2018-08-31
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers(2012) follows the lives and aspirations of residents of Annawadi, one of Mumbai’s many densely inhabited slums. Boo, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, spent three years visiting and researching Annawadi, which was located near the Mumbai airport but hidden from travelers’ view by a wall advertising Italian floor tiles that purportedly stayed “beautiful forever.”… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Responsibility and the Enhancement of Life

Responsibility and the Enhancement of Life Book
Author : Günter Thomas,Heike Springhart
Publisher : Evangelische Verlagsanstalt
Release : 2017-08-01
ISBN : 3374050778
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the 21st century and in a globalized world, how can an ethic of responsibility orient the powerful human striving for the enhancement of life? – This question is at the center of the program of theological humanism developed by the American ethicist William Schweiker. His ethic of responsibility takes the integrity of all human as well non-human life as a central criterion for the enhancement of life. The contributions of this collection dedicated to William Schweiker discuss and explore key elements of his work, in exemplary studies and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. They examine the contours of this ethic, analyze the claims of a moral realism, and investigate the backgrounds of his theological humanism. [Verantwortung und Lebensverbesserung] Wie kann eine Ethik der Verantwortung im 21. Jahrhundert in einem globalen Horizont des Handelns das machtvolle menschliche Streben nach einer Verbesserung des Lebens orientieren? – Diese Frage steht im Mittelpunkt des Programms eines theologischen Humanismus des amerikanischen Ethikers William Schweiker. Die von ihm vertretene Verantwortungsethik beansprucht die Integrität des menschlichen wie nicht-menschlichen Lebens als Maßstab. Die Beiträge dieses William Schweiker gewidmeten Bandes diskutieren und befragen aus philosophischen, ethischen, historischen und systematischen Perspektiven anhand exemplarischer Studien zentrale Elemente dieses Entwurfs. Sie beleuchten die Konturen dieser Ethik, analysieren deren Grundlagen in einem moralischen Realismus und erforschen die Hintergründe eines theologischen Humanismus. Mit Beiträgen von Svend Andersen, Maria Antonaccio, Phil Blackwell, Kris Culp, Michael Fishbane, Clark Gilpin, David Hall, Markus Höfner, Kevin Jung, Nico Koopman, Robin Lovin, Jean-Luc Marion, Terence Martin, Charles Mathewes, Paul Mendes-Flohr, Elena Namli, Douglas Ottati, Willemien Otten, Kang Phee Seng, Heike Springhart, Per Sundmann, Günter Thomas, Darlene Fozard Weaver und Michael Welker.

100 Unexpected Statements about Behind the Beautiful Forevers

100 Unexpected Statements about Behind the Beautiful Forevers Book
Author : Sarah Boeing
Publisher : Lennex
Release : 2013-03
ISBN : 9785458907415
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Hangover Wisdom 100 Thoughts on Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Hangover Wisdom  100 Thoughts on Behind the Beautiful Forevers Book
Author : Max Garling
Publisher : Lennex
Release : 2013-02
ISBN : 9785458889285
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Postcolonial Lack

Postcolonial Lack Book
Author : Gautam Basu Thakur
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 2020
ISBN : 1438477694
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Examines representations of surplus enjoyment in postcolonial literature and film to focus on self-other relations rather than difference.

Mediated Intercultural Communication in a Digital Age

Mediated Intercultural Communication in a Digital Age Book
Author : Ahmet Atay,Margaret U. D'Silva
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-03-13
ISBN : 1351399896
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses on mediated intercultural communication in the context of globalization. Analyzing social and traditional media using qualitative, interpretive, and critical and cultural perspectives, contributors engage with diverse topics - ranging from hybrid identities in different communities, to journalistic collaborations in the global media landscape. In addition, the authors also examine the placeless and borderless communities of diaspora members, their transnational identities, and the social media stories that shape and are shaped by them.

Granta 130

Granta 130 Book
Author : Ian Jack
Publisher : Granta
Release : 2015-01-29
ISBN : 190588186X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For a long time - too long - the mirror that India held to its face was made elsewhere. 'What writer about the country would you recommend I read?' first-time travellers to India would ask, and in the late twentieth century the answer was still Forster or Naipaul or even the long-dead Kipling. In fiction, that changed with Rushdie. Now it has changed in all kinds of non-fiction. Narrative history, reportage, memoir, biography, the travel account: all have their gifted exponents in a country perfecting its own frank gaze. In this special issue, Aman Sethi's 'Love Jihad' gives us insight into the riots, religious fractiousness, mob mentality and political manipulations that have come to define day-to-day life in Uttar Pradesh; Samanth Subramanian investigates the legacy of postcolonialism among Mumbai's elite at one of the city's oldest exclusive clubs; Raghu Karnad reveals the secret and terrible history of a great Delhi monument; Amitava Kumar brings us with him into a richly detailed world of grief at his mother's funeral pyre on the banks of the Ganges; and Sam Miller follows Gandhi's footsteps through Victorian London. Photographer Gauri Gill and artist Rajesh Vangad take a fresh look at an Indian village and embellish its present with its past, and Katherine Boo introduces the photographs that helped her write Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Hari Kunzru imagines an Indian future where inequality is taken to an all-too-imaginable extreme; the 'English Summer' of 1985 is brought to life in an excerpt from Amit Chaudhuri's Odysseus Abroad; and Anjali Joseph invites us into the mind of an ageing cobbler as he splices together the loose strands of his memories. Granta 130: India features more fiction by Upamanyu Chatterjee, Deepti Kapoor, Kalpana Narayanan, Vivek Shanbhag, Neel Mukherjee; a story by one of India's finest - and unduly neglected - prose writers, Arun Kolatkar; and poetry by Tishani Doshi, Anjum Hasan, Vinod Kumar Shukla and Karthika Nar.

Structural Injustice

Structural Injustice Book
Author : Madison Powers,Ruth Faden
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2019-08-26
ISBN : 0190053992
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Madison Powers and Ruth Faden here develop an innovative theory of structural injustice that links human rights norms and fairness norms. Norms of both kinds are grounded in an account of well-being. Their well-being account provides the foundation for human rights, explains the depth of unfairness of systematic patterns of disadvantage, and locates the unfairness of power relations in forms of control some groups have over the well-being of other groups. They explain how human rights violations and structurally unfair patterns of power and advantage are so often interconnected. Unlike theories of structural injustice tailored for largely benign social processes, Powers and Faden's theory addresses typical patterns of structural injustice-those in which the wrongful conduct of identifiable agents creates or sustains mutually reinforcing forms of injustice. These patterns exist both within nation-states and across national boundaries. However, this theory rejects the claim that for a structural theory to be broadly applicable both within and across national boundaries its central claims must be universally endorsable. Instead, Powers and Faden find support for their theory in examples of structural injustice around the world, and in the insights and perspectives of related social movements. Their theory also differs from approaches that make enhanced democratic decision-making or the global extension of republican institutions the centerpiece of proposed remedies. Instead, the theory focuses on justifiable forms of resistance in circumstances in which institutions are unwilling or unable to address pressing problems of injustice. The insights developed in Structural Injustice will interest not only scholars and students in a range of disciplines from political philosophy to feminist theory and environmental justice, but also activists and journalists engaged with issues of social justice.

Going Places

Going Places Book
Author : Robert Burgin
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2013-01
ISBN : 1598849727
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Postcolonial Urban Outcasts

Postcolonial Urban Outcasts Book
Author : Madhurima Chakraborty,Umme Al-wazedi
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-10-14
ISBN : 1317195876
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Extending current scholarship on South Asian Urban and Literary Studies, this volume examines the role of the discontents of the South Asian city. The collection investigates how South Asian literature and literature about South Asia attends to urban margins, regardless of whether the definition of margin is spatial, psychological, gendered, or sociopolitical. That cities are a site of profound paradoxes is nowhere clearer than in South Asia, where urban areas simultaneously represent both the frontiers of globalization as well as the deeply troubling social and political inequalities of the global south. Additionally, because South Asian cities are defined by the palimpsestic confluence of, among other things, colonial oppression, anticolonial nationalism, postcolonial governance, and twenty-first century transnational capital, they are sites where the many faces of empowerment and disempowerment are elaborated. The volume brings together essays that emphasize myriad critical approaches—geospatial, urban-theoretical, diasporic, subaltern, and others. United in their critical empathy for urban outcasts, the chapters respond to central questions such as: What is the relationship between the politico-economic narratives of globally emerging South Asian cities and the dispossessed? How do South Asian cities stand in relationship to the nation and, conversely, how might South Asians in diaspora construct these cities within larger narratives of development, globalization, or as sources of authentic ethnic identities? How is the very skeleton—the space, the territory—of South Asian cities marked with and by exclusionary politics? How do the aesthetic and formal choices undertaken by writers determine the potential for and limit to emancipation of urban outcasts from their oppressive circumstances? Considering fiction, nonfiction, comics, and genre fiction from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka; literature from the twentieth and the twenty-first century; and works that are Anglophone and those that are in translation, this book will be valuable to a range of disciplines.

Banyan Tree Adventures

Banyan Tree Adventures Book
Author : Keith Forrester
Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
Release : 2018-12-14
ISBN : 178535809X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drawing upon his own travel experiences and those of others, Keith Forrester interrelates travel writing, tourism and serious commentary to produce an account of the delights, challenges and excitement of visiting old and new India. Banyan Tree Adventures: Travels in India is not the usual travelogue or tourist guide to India. It is a book that not only discusses the Indian experiences and views of non-domestic travellers in their explorations and adventures, but also a text that helps understand the simple question of why tourists keep returning to the country. What is it about India that prompts the interest and loyalty of returning tourists? Where do they go and why? What areas do tourists visit and what aspects of Indian culture, policy and history interests them? How do overseas tourists cope with and understand the shocking evidence of poverty while travelling around the country? Few countries embody the blending of tradition and the ancient with the new and the modern. So yes, it is a good time to be interested in and thinking about India. It’s an even better time to be travelling around the country.

Bombay Swastika

Bombay Swastika Book
Author : Braham Singh
Publisher : Om Books International
Release : 2017-09-28
ISBN : 9384625574
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bombay Swastika swings from a Nazi Berlin gearing up for its Final Solution, to 1964 Bombay, where Ernst Steiger, a German Jew, accidentally finds himself caught up in the murder of a young tribal, killed amidst allegations of something being stolen from a secure American compound. With the monsoons laying siege on the city, the reader accompanies Ernst past Bombay’s refugee camps and haunted whorehouses; food shortages, textbook mafias, communist protests against American PL 480 Food Aid, and peculiar happenings at India’s nuclear facility; where Dr. Homi J. Bhabha, the nation’s atomic mastermind, gets drawn into a conspiracy hatched in his absence. This one-of-a-kind thriller unfolds through the eyes of a motley cast-Salim Ali, the South Indian, Muslim engineer and committed Marxist; Bhairavi, the enigmatic and sensual refugee girl; Sethji, the dowry messiah; Tsering Tufan-Homi Bhabha’s Smiling Buddha-dying from radiation exposure; and Andhi Ma, the blind mendicant who sees what we can’t. Bombay Swastika is an exploration of the dark world of absolute truths. “The author has picked an unusual premise for this complex thriller. The characters are as unique as the setting. What a terrific debut!” —SHOBHAA DE Bestselling Novelist & Columnist With the amazing ease of a seasoned storyteller, Braham Singh takes the reader to a world that is alive with history and throbbing with details. Bombay Swastika is a compelling first novel and an exciting thriller. ―ANEES SALIM Award-winning Author Braham Singh's narrative keeps you going till the end. From Nazi camps to Mumbai's deepest secrets, and to Homi Bhabha's nuclear program, Bombay Swastika keeps you gripped. Eagerly looking forward to seeing this story on a movie screen. ―Dr. RADHAKRISHNAN PILLAI Award-winning Author What an amazing literary mash-up: taking the cauldron that is India, with its communal and industrial turmoil, and adding in tortured fragments of the Holocaust and the impact of exile and displacement from Europe. The result is a tumultuous and haunting tour de force and a stunning debut novel. ―MONROE E. PRICE Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York City

Immersion

Immersion Book
Author : Ted Conover
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2016-10-24
ISBN : 022611323X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Over three and a half decades, Ted Conover has ridden the rails with hoboes, crossed the border with Mexican immigrants, guarded prisoners in Sing Sing, and inspected meat for the USDA. His books and articles chronicling these experiences, including the award-winning Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, have made him one of the premier practitioners of immersion reporting. In immersion reporting—a literary cousin to ethnography, travel writing, and memoir—the writer fully steps into a new world or culture, participating in its trials, rites, and rituals as a member of the group. The end results of these firsthand experiences are familiar to us from bestsellers such as Nickel and Dimed and Behind the Beautiful Forevers. But in a world of wary strangers, where does one begin? Conover distills decades of knowledge into an accessible resource aimed at writers of all levels. He covers how to “get into” a community, how to conduct oneself once inside, and how to shape and structure the stories that emerge. Conover is also forthright about the ethics and consequences of immersion reporting, preparing writers for the surprises that often surface when their piece becomes public. Throughout, Conover shares anecdotes from his own experiences as well as from other well-known writers in this genre, including Alex Kotlowitz, Anne Fadiman, and Sebastian Junger. It’s a deep-in-the-trenches book that all aspiring immersion writers should have in hand as they take that first leap into another world.

Mumbai Bombay

Mumbai   Bombay Book
Author : Sujata Patel,D. Parthasarathy,George Jose
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2022-06-17
ISBN : 1000595005
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mumbai/Bombay is a quintessential urban expression which represents the questions and puzzles related to Indian urbanity. This book traces the various ways through which majoritarianism and neoliberal capitalist accumulation has reorganised Bombay or Mumbai in India. The book assesses Mumbai’s present trajectories and processes as being embedded in its recent past. It looks at these changes by exploring work and labour; health and education; spatial planning and infrastructural development; politics and identity; and shows how financialisation, land speculation, deregulation and informality has impacted the city’s culture and everyday living. The contributors to this volume analyse the consequences of these changes for women and men across ages, as they live their material and cultural lives; evaluate the role of changing nature of work, urban infrastructure and planning; determine its outcome for public health and education; and take a measure of its manifestation in the field of arts and culture. The volume explores the processes that reorient these changes, the socio-spatial and political implications of these on the inhabitants of the city, and the resistance and response to marginalisation. This interdisciplinary volume will interest students and researchers of economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, public policy and urban studies. It will also be useful to urban practitioners, planners, bureaucrats, activists and general readers.

Language Policy and Education in India

Language Policy and Education in India Book
Author : M. Sridhar,Sunita Mishra
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-08-05
ISBN : 1134878249
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents a history of English and development of language education in modern India. It explores the role of language in colonial attempts to establish hegemony, the play of power, and the anxieties in the nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century India. The essays in the volume discuss language policy, debates and pedagogy as well as larger overarching questions such as identity, nationhood and sub-nationhood. The work also looks at the socio-cultural and economic factors that shaped the writing and publishing of textbooks, dictionaries and determined the direction of language teaching, specifically, of English language teaching. Drawing on a variety of archival sources — policy documents, books, periodicals — this book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of linguistics, language teaching, cultural studies and modern Indian history.

South Asia in the World An Introduction

South Asia in the World  An Introduction Book
Author : Susan S Wadley
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-12-18
ISBN : 1317459598
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This first book in the new Foundations in Global Studies series offers a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary introduction to South Asia. The variations in social, cultural, economic, and political life in this diverse and complex region are explored within the context of the globalising forces affecting all regions of the world. In a simple strategy that all books in the series employ, the volume begins with foundational material (including chapters on history, language, and, in the case of South Asia, religion), moves to a discussion of globalisation, and then focuses the investigation more specifically through the use of case studies. The cases expose the student to various disciplinary lenses that are important in understanding the region and are meant to bring the region to life through subjects of high interest and significance to today's readers. Resource boxes, an important feature of the book, are included to maintain currency and add utility. They offer links that point readers to a rich archive of additional material, connections to timely data, reports on recent events, official sites, local and country-based media, visual material, and so forth. A website developed by Syracuse University's South Asia Center will feature additional graphic, narrative, and case study material to complement the book.