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  • Amazing Graceby Eric Metaxas

    HarperCollins 2007; US$ 10.99

    Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament. At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave... more...

  • Dalits in Indiaby Sukhadeo Thorat

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 39.95

    Dalits in India: Search for Common Destiny explores the status of Dalits in the. country by presenting all-India and state-level analyses of various human development. and related social and economic indicators. It provides a comprehensive understanding. of the processes and dynamics that exclude them from mainstream development and. are causative... more...

  • India's New Capitalistsby Harish Damodaran

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 120.00

    In order to do business effectively in contemporary South Asia, it is necessary to understand the culture, the ethos, and the region's new trading communities. In tracing the modern-day evolution of business communities in India, this book uses social history to systematically document and understand India's new entrepreneurial groups. more...

  • Caste, Culture and Hegemonyby Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

    SAGE India 2004; US$ 24.95

    It is widely believed that, because of its exceptional social development, the caste system in colonial Bengal differed considerably from the rest of India. Through a study of the complex interplay between caste, culture and power, this book convincingly demonstrates that Bengali Hindu society preserved the essentials of caste discrimination in colonial... more...

  • Bengali Womenby Manisha Roy

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Drawing on personal experiences and interviews with others, Roy explores the frustrations and rewards in the lives of Hindu Bengali women in upper and upper-middle class families in India. Roy traces the psychological dimensions of these women as they play their specific roles, including daughter, wife, mother, and sister-in-law. In a new Afterword,... more...

  • Abolitionby Seymour Drescher

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 23.00

    This book examines the impact of violence, economics, and civil society in the ebb and flow of slavery and antislavery during the last five centuries. more...

  • Women of the Upper Classby Susan Ostrander

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    In a unique departure from the usual stereotypes, Susan Ostrander gained access to this elite community and interviewed the women in one U.S. region to study their roles, activities, and self-images. Among her conclusions, Ostrander shows that although these women are economically and socially powerful, they are for the most part, unliberated, being... more...

  • China's Emerging Middle Classby Cheng Li

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    As recently as two decades ago there was no distinct middle class in the People’s Republic of China. Today, any meaningful discussion of China’s economy, politics, or society must take into account the rapid emergence and explosive growth of the Chinese middle class. Cheng Li, a Brookings scholar and noted expert on China, leads a team of... more...

  • Aristocrats in Bourgeois Italyby Anthony L. Cardoza

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 49.00

    A full account of the Italian nobility in the period after national unification. more...

  • Urban Space and National Identity in Early Twentieth Century São Paulo, Brazilby Cristina Peixoto-Mehrtens

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This book focuses on how the political, cultural, and technical networks within the field of engineering provided the space within which an important professional middle class prospered in the city of São Paulo and made lasting contributions to the development of modern Brazil. more...