• Rupture and repairs in south Asia

Rupture and repairs in south Asia

This book illustrates an exciting approach to understanding both momentous and everyday events in the history of South Asia. It advances notions of rupture and repair to comprehend the aftermath of natural, social and personal disasters, and demonstrates the generality of the approach by seeking their historical resolution. The introduction of rice milling technology in a rural landscape in Bengal, the post-cold war global shift in international relations, the assassination attempt on a journalist in a rented city house in Kathmandu, the alternate and simultaneous existence of violence in non-violent movements, a flash flood caused by torrential rains in the plains of Nepal, the closure of a China-India border after the army invasion in Tibet, and the appearance of outsiders in an ethnic Tharu hinterland – scholars in this volume have analysed the origins, anatomies and development of these events as ruptures and raised interesting questions regarding their impact on the ways people live and earn, keep healthy, write and report, change regimes, and reproduce caste.