Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas

Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas

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ISBN-13: 9781317679660
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/11/2014
Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 246
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Seán McLoughlin is Senior Lecturer in Religions and Diasporas at the School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science, University of Leeds, UK. He is co-editor of European Muslims and the Secular State (2005) and Diasporas: Concepts, Intersections, Identities (2010).

William Gould is Professor of Indian History in the School of History, University of Leeds, UK. He is the author of Hindu Nationalism and the Language of Politics in Late Colonial India (2004); Bureaucracy, Community and Influence in India: Society and the State 1930s - 1960s (2010); and Religion and Conflict in Modern South Asia (2011).

Ananya Jahanara Kabir is Professor of English Literature at King’s College London having previously lectured at the University of Leeds, UK. Her publications include Territory of Desire: Representing the Valley of Kashmir (2009) and Partition’s Post-Amnesias: 1947, 1971 and Modern South Asia (2013).

Emma Tomalin is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science, University of Leeds, UK. She is co-editor/author of books including Biodivinity and Biodiversity: The Limits to Religious Environmentalism (2009) Dowry: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice (2009);; and Religions and Development (2013).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Seán McLoughlin

Part I: Cities 2. Writing ‘Bradistan’ Across the Domains of Social Reality 

Seán McLoughlin

3. Representing British Bangladeshis in London’s East End: The Global City, Text, Performance and Authenticity

John Eade

4. Writing British Asian Manchester: Vernacular Cosmopolitanism on the ‘Curry Mile’

Virinder S. Kalra

5. Discrepant Representations of Multi-Asian Leicester: Institutional Discourse and Everyday Life in the Model Multicultural City

Seán McLoughlin

6. Between the City Lines: Towards a Spatial Historiography of British Asian Birmingham

Richard Gale

Part II: Themes 7. South Asian histories in Britain: Nation, locality and marginality 

William Gould and Irna Qureshi

8. Writing Religion in British Asian Diasporas

Seán McLoughlin and John Zavos

9. Writing British Asian Women: From purdah and the ‘problematic private sphere’ to new forms of public engagement and cultural production 

Emma Tomalin

10. From Writing to Embodied Vernacular Cosmopolitanisms: The British Asian City and Cultural Production

Ananya Jahanara Kabir

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