Contemporary South Asia

(The median citation count of Contemporary South Asia is 0. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
Digital inclusion challenges in Bangladesh: the case of the National ICT Policy36
Exposure of mobile phones and mass media in maternal health services use in developing nations: evidence from Urban Health Survey 2013 of Bangladesh12
The hydro-social dynamics of exclusion and water insecurity of Dalits in peri-urban Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: fluid yet unchanging11
Buddha and Nilima: the city after communism9
The specter of hate and intolerance: sectarian-jihadi nexus and the persecution of Hazara Shia community in Pakistan8
Students, movements, and the threat to authoritarianism in Bangladesh8
Public sector employment, class mobility, and differentiation in a tribal coal mining village in India8
‘New’ terrains of precarity – gig work in India6
Marginal gains: borderland dynamics, political settlements, and shifting centre-periphery relations in post-war Nepal5
Pakistan caught between Iran and Saudi Arabia5
Claiming crisis: narratives of tension and insurance in rural India5
Women’s struggles over religion and citizenship in contemporary India4
The caste question in West Bengal politics: continuing inconsequentiality or rising relevance?4
Transnational land and property disputes: the British-Bangladeshi experience4
Gendering the everyday state: Muslim women, claim-making & brokerage in India4
A permanent cordon sanitaire: intra-village spatial segregation and social distance in India4
‘Give me the space to live’: trauma, casted land and the search for restitution among the Meghwal survivors of the Dangawas massacre3
Why Muslims join the Muslim wing of the RSS3
‘This is all waste’: emptying, cleaning and clearing land for renewable energy dispossession in borderland India3
After cyclone Aila: politics of climate change in Sundarbans3
Muslim Woman/Muslim women: lived experiences beyond religion and gender in South Asia and its diasporas3
Social mobility and politicisation of caste among the Rayeens of Uttar Pradesh3
Living religions across transnational spaces: experiences of South Asian American Hindu and Muslim women3
The prospects of the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): the importance of understanding western China3
The Indian military and environmental affairs: an analysis through the lens of military change3
Introduction: Calcutta characters3
Social media as online archives: inserting religious identities within educational spaces in India3
Ayodhya 2.0 in Banaras? Judicial discourses and rituals of place in the making of Hindu majoritarianism2
Women and South Asian Hinduism and Islam: in the subcontinent and the diaspora2
Migration, patriarchy and ‘modern’ Islam: views from left behind wives in rural northern Bangladesh2
Securing health care within a ‘magical’ state: the construction of eligibility in India2
Rural decentralization and infant mortality among select Indian states: a preliminary analysis2
Seeking certainty, security and spirituality: religious conditioning and everyday aspirations amongst female university students in Bangladesh2
The dynamic of stepwise migrations of Nepalese high-skilled migrants via the Middle East2
Managing mobility: commuting domestic workers, mobile phones, and women’s ‘honour’ in Kolkata2
Joyraj and Debanuj: queer(y)ing the city2
India and maritime governance in the Indian ocean: the impact of geopolitics on India’s involvement in maritime governance2
When pastoralists urbanize: Intersecting spatiotemporalities of small town Himalaya2
Hijras of Assam: undocumented ‘citizens’ in the National Register of Citizens2
Gift of a temple: socio-economic and cultural changes around diasporic engagement in Jaffna Peninsula, Sri Lanka2
Dynastic dilemma in South Asia: influence, networks and shamefacedness2
Relational approaches to poverty in rural India: social, ecological and technical dynamics2
Role of anti-/pro-public sector bias in shaping perceived performance and fairness: an experimental exploration in South Asia1
After compliance in India and beyond: a theory of implementation dilemmas and comparative institutional analysis1
India and Africa in the pandemic imagination1
Kinship as a ‘public fiction’. Substance and emptiness in South Indian inter-caste and inter-religious families1
Old imaginaries in a new frame: the politics of Bollywood’s ‘social problem films’ on Kashmir1
Everyday violence and care: insights from fictive kin relations between madams and sex workers in India1
Networks, space and belonging: the Marwaris in Manipur1
Reimagining familial relationships: intimate networks and kinship practices in Odisha, India1
Policy for cultural and creative industries in India: the issue of regulation through digital policy1
Afterword: questions for the study of Muslim castes and anti-caste Islam1
‘A mobile phone is like a friendship. It depends from person to person how it is used': mobile phone relationships among low-income women in urban Bangladesh1
Producing multiple ‘others’: spatial upheaval and Hindutva politics in urban India1
Organising the Sheikh sanitation workers in Srinagar: from the politics of dignity to Pasmanda activism?1
Courting agency: gender and divorce in an English sharia council1
Caste politics, minority representation, and social mobility: the associational life of Muslim caste in India1
Kinship as fiction: exploring the dynamism of intimate relationships in South Asia1
Capsizing the gaze: gender non-conforming communities as monitorial citizens1
The view from Mathura: nationalist projections in local perspective1
Asserting caste? Bhishti sanitation workers and Muslim caste associations in Jaipur1
Marketing affect: mapping the centredness of the election campaign through a comparison of party strategies in the Delhi assembly elections1
Bottom-up imaginaries: examining discursive construction of social media roles and affordances in India1
The material and the moral: contradictory imperatives and the production of trafficking narratives in South India1
Of the (im)mobility regime in India: the post-COVID medicalisation of mobilities1
A song for Jains or a song for India: contesting narratives during the COVID-19 crisis1
Caste and two types of status. Comparing Dumont and Weber for studies of caste today1
Anjuman, jami‘at, and association: what Sayyid organizations tell us about associational forms among Muslim caste groups1
From ‘house of horrors’ to ‘sensitive’ governance: sex workers’ shelter detention in India1
Dirty politics and political care in local politics: gendered barriers to moral boundary crossing in Dehradun, India1
Women, goddesses and tantric praxis: a liberatory antidote to ‘Hindutva' nationalist politics1
Thief plates: the mediation of extortion in the rickshaw business in Dhaka, Bangladesh1
The shape of the Sangh: rethinking Hindu nationalist organisational ties1
Poetics and politics of post-partition cultural memories in Kamila Shamsie’sKartography1
The political life of Muslim caste: articulations and frictions within a Pasmanda identity1
A study of risk perception of radiofrequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) exposure from mobile phones and base stations in India1
Institutional initiatives towards expanding democracy: the Election Commission of India and electoral mobilisation1
The National Register of Citizens (NRC) in India and the potential for statelessness in situ: a cautionary tale from Assam1
Institutional trust paradox: understanding the dynamics of trust among different ethnic groups in Sri Lanka1
Taking the bull by its horns: the political economic logics of new farm laws and agrarian dissent in India1
Identifying ‘authorized users’, identifying kin: negotiating relational worlds through Geographical Indications registration1
The Ayodhya case, freedom of religion, and the making of modernist ‘Hinduism’1
Shyamoli and the unknown male: the city’s violent margins1
The changing shape of the Indian recorded music industry in the age of platformisation1
Devotional contextures: the māla songs and Muslim ethical formation in contemporary Kerala0
Women, Gender and Religious Nationalism Women, Gender and Religious Nationalism , edited by Amrita Basu and Tanika Sarkar, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2022, x0
Political conflict in Pakistan Political conflict in Pakistan , by Mohammad Waseem, London, Hurst, 2021, 576 pp., £35.00 (Hardcover), ISBN: 978-1-787-38400-20
Surrender, rehabilitation and hybrid regimes: the making of the northeast frontier0
Mother cow, mother India, a multispecies politics of dairy in India Mother cow, mother India, a multispecies politics of dairy in India , by Yamini Narayanan, Stanford, 0
Caste and partition in Bengal: the story of Dalit refugees, 1946–1961 Caste and partition in Bengal: the story of Dalit refugees, 1946–1961 , by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay and0
Nirmala and Sonia: the city through embodiment0
Whither utopia?0
Musicoplia in Mumbai: performing subjects and the metropolitan unconscious0
Muslim New Womanhood in Bangladesh0
Walking with pilgrims: the Kanwar pilgrimage of Bihar, Jharkhand and the Terai of Nepal0
How India became territorial: foreign policy, diaspora, geopolitics0
Hindutva and communal polarization in Goa0
India and the framework convention on tobacco control: the politics of rising power attitudes toward international rules0
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Risk and the rupee in Pakistan’s new economy0
Memories and Postmemories of the Partition of India0
Rethinking conflict at the margins: dalits and borderland Hindus in Jammu and Kashmir0
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The politics of hope0
Highways and hierarchies: ethnographies of mobility from the Himalaya to the Indian Ocean0
The dynamics of federal (in)stability and negotiated cooperation under single-party dominance: insights from Modi’s India0
Village ties: women, NGOs, and informal institutions in rural Bangladesh0
Pour une autre idée du Pakistan: nationalisme et construction identitaire dans le Sindh0
In the shadow of a sword: the memoir of a woman leader in the LTTE0
Undignified names: caste, politics, and everyday life in North India0
Reflections on Bangladesh at 500
House of the people: parliament and the making of Indian democracy House of the people: parliament and the making of Indian democracy , by Ronojoy Sen, Cambridge, Cambri0
Afterword: a forgotten individual, a forgotten milieu0
Press charges: renegotiating free speech and citizenship in post-partition Delhi0
Destroying one’s own home: resource frontiers and indigenous governance in Northeast India0
Planning in the 20th century and beyond: India’s Planning Commission and the NITI Aayog0
A small car for a small family: building India’s first ‘people’s car’0
The greater India experiment: Hindutva and the Northeast0
Childlessness in Bangladesh: intersectionality, suffering and resilience Childlessness in Bangladesh: intersectionality, suffering and resilience , by Papreen Nahar, Lon0
Beyond regimes: China and India compared0
Jugaad time: ecologies of everyday hacking in India0
Debates on agricultural loan waiver schemes in India: myths and realities0
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Independence & accountability of the Indian higher judiciary0
‘I don’t know how we can stop ragging’: a qualitative study on the perceptions of staff and work-affiliated individuals at a Sri Lankan University, on the phenomena of ragging0
The university as a site of resistance: identity and student politics0
Politics of (dis)contentment. Restitching identities in rural Sri Lanka: gender, neoliberalism, and the politics of contentment0
Building the state and conceiving the nation: the origins of separatist insurgency in the Mizo Hills, 1945-610
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Identity, nationhood and Bangladesh independent cinema0
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Reordering Adivasi worlds: representation, resistance, memory Reordering Adivasi worlds: representation, resistance, memory , by Sangeeta Dasgupta, New Delhi, Oxford Uni0
Hindus in India, Bengalis in Bengal: the role of religious and regional identities in West Bengal politics0
Jurisprudence and geography of Hindu majoritarianism: thinking with the 2019 Ayodhya judgement0
Voluntarism in partition’s aftermath: the Faridabad story0
Forging new partnerships, breaching new frontiers: India's diplomacy during the UPA rule 2004–14 Forging new partnerships, breaching new frontiers: India's diplomacy during the UPA rule0
Cancer and the Kali Yuga: gender, inequality and health in South India Cancer and the Kali Yuga: gender, inequality and health in South India , by Cecilia Coale Van Holl0
Passionate politics: democracy, development and India’s 2019 general election0
Un/common schooling: educational experiments in twentieth-century India Un/common schooling: educational experiments in twentieth-century India , edited by Janaki Nair, 0
Muslim daughters and inheritance in India:Sharīcat, custom and practice0
The return of the 1990s in Kashmir0
Crooked cats: beastly encounters in the Anthropocene0
Intimate Connections: Love and Marriage in Pakistan’s high mountains0
Playing it the nation’s way: tradition, cosmopolitanism, and the native-masculine of Hindi sports films0
Political parties and initial COVID-19 policies: subnational trends in India0
Defending Muhammad in Modernity, by0
Rohini Mohan's The Seasons of Trouble (2014): Sri Lanka's Tamil women in war and its aftermath0
South Asian regionalism: the limits of cooperation0
India’s Pakistan conundrum: managing a complex relationship0
Shiptown: between rural and urban North India0
Graphic diversity and ethnic identification in contemporary Manipur0
Limits of bargaining: capital, labour and the state in contemporary India0
Misters Mukharji and Kathotia: the economies of the city0
Imagined and unimagined relatedness: a child of ‘one’s own’ in third-party reproduction in India0
The gender of caste: representing Dalits in print0
Himalayan histories: economy, polity, religious traditions0
History and collective memory in South Asia, 1200–20000
Jungle Passports: Fences, Mobility, and Citizenship at the Northeast India-Bangladesh Border0
Introduction to the BASAS 2019 special section0
The ethics of staying: social movements and land rights politics in Pakistan0
Emotions, identity and the entrepreneurial self: narratives of working Muslim women in rural India0
Sensitive space: fragmented territory at the India–Bangladesh border0
Pentecostalism and politics of conversion in India0
The quotidian revolution: vernacularization, religion, and the premodern public sphere in India0
A preliminary review of India’s rural economic crisis: stagnant wages, piling debt and waning demand0
Poetry of belonging: Muslim Imaginings of India 1850-19500
The ritual of parikramā, Hinduization of space and the case of Ayodhyā0
Remembering deceased kin through assisted conception in India0
Unravelling the constitutional settlement: devolution, democracy and patronage in eastern Sri Lanka0
Reflections of Amma: Devotees in a Global Embrace0
Holy science: the biopolitics of Hindu nationalism0
‘Still disappeared’: reconstructing the 1990 ‘truth commission’ in Nepal0
Kashmir at the crossroads: inside a 21st-century conflict0
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Popular geopolitics of ‘nuclear India’: tracing the evolution of India’s ‘regional’ and ‘global’ identities in the English daily The Hindu from 2011–20200
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Radiant infrastructures: media, environment and cultures of uncertainty0
Police matters: the everyday state and caste politics in South India, 1900–19750
In a Pure Muslim Land: Shi’ism between Pakistan and the Middle East0
Urban development and environmental history in Modern South Asia0
Introduction to the BASAS 2021 special section0
Culture, Context and Aging of Older Indians Narratives from India and Beyond0
The final straw? Bhola cyclone, 1970 election, disaster politics, and the making of Bangladesh0
The Indian Economy0
Markets, capitalism and urban space in India: right to sell0
The archive of loss: lively ruination in mill land Mumbai0
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Till kingdom come: medieval Hinduism in the modern Himalaya Till kingdom come: medieval Hinduism in the modern Himalaya , by Lokesh Ohri, Albany, State University of New0
Of histories (un)shared: India – Pakistan, postage stamps, and 18570
A strategic myth: ‘Underdevelopment’ in Jammu and Kashmir0
Digitalization and Informality in media industries: beyond the platform-portal divide?0
Women’s participation in the Central Superior Services of Pakistan 1973–20200
In the name of the father? Northeast India and problems of national kinship0
Multilingual education in south Asia: at the intersection of policy and practice Multilingual education in south Asia: at the intersection of policy and practice , edite0
Muslim marriages, the South African state and the courts: between limbo, liberation, and the spaces for contestation in-between0
Energy cooperation in South Asia: utilising natural resources for peace and sustainable development0
Why the digital classroom is a bad model for digital learning0
Moving beyond faith: Muslim Jogis and religious conversion in north India0
South Asian governmentalities: Michel Foucault and the question of postcolonial orderings0
Dreaming in the shadow of history: micro-mobilities and belonging in Lucknow0
Life, labour, and dreams: one woman’s life in Old Delhi0
Being single in India: stories of gender, exclusion, and possibility0
Provincial globalization in India: transregional mobilities and development politics0
Depression in Kerala: Ayurveda and mental health care in 21st century India0
Christianity and politics in tribal India0
Women entrepreneurship in the Indian middle class: interdisciplinary perspectives0
Prophet and statesmen in crafting democracy in India: political leadership, ideas, and compromises0
The relationship between female labor force participation and violent conflicts in South Asia0
Legalizing sex: sexual minorities, AIDS, and citizenship in India0
Voting for security: evidence from a Maoist-affected region in India0
Men and feminism in India0
Neoliberal city and exclusive communities: the politics of contemporary urbanisation in northern India0
Bangladesh: Writings on 1971, Across Borders0
A Secular Need: Islamic Law and State Governance in Contemporary India0
Neoliberalism and the transforming left in India: a contradictory manifesto0
Nightmarch: among India’s revolutionary guerrillas0
Contested Capital: Rural Middle Classes in India0
Freedom inc.: gendered capitalism in new Indian literature and culture Freedom inc.: gendered capitalism in new Indian literature and culture , by Mukti Lakhi Mangharam,0
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The Outsiders Within: A Dalit Feminist Standpoint in the Life Narratives of Dalit Women The Outsiders Within: A Dalit Feminist Standpoint in the Life Narratives of Dalit Women 0
Privileged minorities: Syrian Christianity, gender, and minority rights in postcolonial India0
Madrasas and the making of Islamic womanhood0
From family to police force: security and belonging on a South Asian border0
The Ayodhya decision and Marwari mercantile patronage: materializing a devotional geography for Rāma through Hanumān0
India and global governance across international regimes and time0
Bridging neoliberalism and Hindu nationalism: the role of education in bringing about contemporary India Bridging neoliberalism and Hindu nationalism: the role of education in bringing 0
Chronotopes of sovereign power in In the Name of the Nation0
Money, Culture, Class: Elite women as modern subjects0
Essays in celebrity culture: Stars and styles0
Subcontinental drift: domestic politics and India’s foreign policy0
Violent conjunctures in democratic India0
Gendered division of paid, unpaid, and total work in India: who bears more burden?0
Defining Girlhood in India: a transnational history of sexual maturity laws0
Being seen: the political and bureaucratic entanglements of Muslim women in West Bengal0
The next billion users: Digital life beyond the West0
At the limits of cure0
Perspectives on work, home, and identity from artisans in Telangana0
Making the right choice: narratives of marriage in Sri Lanka0
Body on the barricades: life, art and resistance in contemporary India Body on the barricades: life, art and resistance in contemporary India , by Brahma Prakash, Delhi,0
I am the people: reflections on popular sovereignty today0
Painting stories: lives and legacies from an Indian crafts village Painting stories: lives and legacies from an Indian crafts village , by Helle Bundgaard, Toronto, Univ0
Intimacy and industry: the multiple heterosexual intimacies shaping cycle rickshaw men’s labor and migration in India0
Encountering the state: situated strategies and perspectives of Tanchangya villagers in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh0
Dharmaśāstra and the legal personality of deities in the Ayodhya verdicts (2010 & 2019)0
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Renunciation and longing: the life of a twentieth-century Himalayan Buddhist saint Renunciation and longing: the life of a twentieth-century Himalayan Buddhist saint , b0