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  • The Pariah Problemby Rupa Viswanath

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 59.99

    Once known as “Pariahs,? Dalits are primarily descendants of unfree agrarian laborers. They belong to India?s lowest castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and continue to be a source of public anxiety. Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, this book follows the conception and evolution of the “Pariah problem? in public... more...

  • The Rani of Jhansiby Harleen Singh

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book engages a theory of power which remains attentive to gender as its main category of articulation. more...

  • A History of Indiaby Romila Thapar

    Penguin Books Ltd 1990; Not Available

    A history of India upto 1300 AD introducing the beginnings of India's cultural dynamics more...

  • Jakarta, Drawing the City Nearby AbdouMaliq Simone

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 81.00

    Jakarta, a city rife with disparities like many cities in the Global South, is undergoing rapid change. Alongside its megastructures, high-rise residential buildings, and franchised convenience stores, Jakarta?s massive slums and off-hour street markets foster an unsettled urban population surviving in difficult conditions. But where does the vast... more...

  • The Annihilation of Casteby Arundhati Roy; B.R. Ambedkar

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    ?Reading Ambedkar bridged the gap between what most Indians are schooled to believe and the reality we experience every day of our lives.? ?Arundhati Roy The Annihilation of Caste is one of the most important?and still most controversial?works of Indian political writing. Completed in 1936, the book is an audacious denunciation of Hinduism and... more...

  • India: A Historyby John Keay

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    The first single-volume history of India since the 1950s, combining narrative pace and skill with social, economic and cultural analysis. Five millennia of the sub-continent?s history are interpreted by one of our finest writers on India and the Far East. This edition does not include illustrations. more...

  • Vidyasagarby Brian A. Hatcher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 25.99

    This book offers a new interpretation of the life and legacy of the Indian reformer and intellectual, Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar (1820?91). Drawing upon autobiography, biography, secondary criticism and a range of Vidyasagar?s original writings in Bengali, the book interrogates the role of history, memory and controversy, and emphasises the key... more...

  • The Return of the Buddhaby Himanshu Prabha Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00

    The Return of the Buddha traces the development of Buddhist archaeology in colonial India, examines its impact on the reconstruction of India?s Buddhist past, and the making of a public and academic discourse around these archaeological discoveries. The book discusses the role of the state and modern Buddhist institutions in the reconstitution... more...

  • Island of Bloodby Anita Pratap

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 14.99

    In this distillation of frontline experiences and cultural insights, Anita Pratap, one of the finest journalists India has ever produced, faithfully reports on the consequences of war, ethnic conflict, earthquakes, cyclones, prejudices, and the mindless hatred and fear that has hurt so much of the world. Wherever there was a story to be told-from her... more...

  • Reflexion und Ritual in der Purvamimamsaby Lars Göhler

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 41.94

    Der Übergang von der Ideenwelt des Veda zu derjenigen der Upanisaden wird in der Regel als Beginn der indischen Philosophie angesehen. Lars Göhler zeigt in seiner Monographie zur frühen Philosophie in Indien, dass es neben den Upanisaden hingegen noch eine weitere Traditionslinie in der Entstehung der indischen Philosophie gegeben hat: Sie führt von... more...