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  • Noir Urbanismsby Gyan Prakash

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.76

    Dystopic imagery has figured prominently in modern depictions of the urban landscape. The city is often portrayed as a terrifying world of darkness, crisis, and catastrophe. Noir Urbanisms traces the history of the modern city through its critical representations in art, cinema, print journalism, literature, sociology, and architecture. It focuses... more...

  • After Colonialismby Gyan Prakash

    Princeton University Press 1994; US$ 57.50 US$ 49.45

    After Colonialism offers a fresh look at the history of colonialism and the changes in knowledge, disciplines, and identities produced by the imperial experience. Ranging across disciplines--from history to anthropology to literary studies--and across regions--from India to Palestine to Latin America to Europe--the essays in this volume... more...

  • Bonded Historiesby Gyan Prakash

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 54.00

    An original and compelling view of transformations in the relationship of bondage in southern Bihar. more...

  • Mumbai Fablesby Gyan Prakash

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 25.95 US$ 22.32

    A place of spectacle and ruin, Mumbai exemplifies the cosmopolitan metropolis. It is not just a big city but also a soaring vision of modern urban life. Millions from India and beyond, of different ethnicities, languages, and religions, have washed up on its shores, bringing with them their desires and ambitions. Mumbai Fables explores the mythic... more...

  • Utopia/Dystopiaby Michael D. Gordin; Helen Tilley; Gyan Prakash

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 35.00 US$ 30.10

    The concepts of utopia and dystopia have received much historical attention. Utopias have traditionally signified the ideal future: large-scale social, political, ethical, and religious spaces that have yet to be realized. Utopia/Dystopia offers a fresh approach to these ideas. Rather than locate utopias in grandiose programs of future totality,... more...

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