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Mala's Dream: Economic Policies, National Debates, and Sri Lankan Garment Workers
Everyday Life in South Asia (2010)
  • Caitrin Lynch

This anthology provides a lively and stimulating view of the lives of ordinary citizens in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. For the second edition of this popular textbook, readings have been updated and new essays added. The result is a timely collection that explores key themes in understanding the region, including gender, caste, class, religion, globalization, economic liberalization, nationalism, and emerging modernities. New readings focus attention on the experiences of the middle classes, migrant workers, and IT professionals, and on media, consumerism, and youth culture. Clear and engaged writing makes this text particularly valuable for general and student readers, while the range of new and classic scholarship provides a useful resource for specialists.

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Diane P. Mines and Sarah Lamb
Indiana University Press
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© 2010 Indiana University Press. This book chapter was published in Everyday Life in South Asia, Diane P. Mines and Sarah Lamb (Eds).

Citation Information
Caitrin Lynch. "Mala's Dream: Economic Policies, National Debates, and Sri Lankan Garment Workers" 2ndBloomingtonEveryday Life in South Asia (2010)
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