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India and Subcontinent

  • South Asian Cultures of the Bombby Itty Abraham

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 21.20

    Since their founding as independent nations, nuclear issues have been key elements of nationalism and the public sphere in both India and Pakistan. Yet the relationship between nuclear arms and civil society in the region is seldom taken into account in conventional security studies. These original and... more...

  • Islamic Reform and Colonial Discourse on Modernity in Indiaby Jose Abraham

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    In Kerala, Vakkom Moulavi motivated Muslims to embrace modernity, especially modern education, in order to reap maximum benefit. In this process, he initiated numerous religious reforms. However, he held fairly ambivalent attitudes towards individualism, materialism and secularization, defending Islam against the attacks of Christian missionaries.... more...

  • Civilizations in Embraceby Amitav Acharya

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 42.90

    This study revisits one of the most extensive examples of the spread of ideas in the history of civilization: the diffusion of Indian religious and political ideas to Southeast Asia before the advent of Islam and European colonialism. Hindu and Buddhist concepts and symbols of kingship and statecraft helped to legitimize Southeast Asian rulers, and... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Afghanistanby Ludwig W. Adamec

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 104.00

    The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan contains substantial new material to reflect the rapid changes in the region. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an expansive bibliography, and over 1,000 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations, and other aspects... more...

  • The Limits of Toleranceby C.S. Adcock

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 35.99

    This book provides a critical history of the distinctive tradition of Indian secularism known as Tolerance. Examining debates surrounding the activities of the Arya Samaj - a Hindu reform organization regarded as the exemplar of intolerance - it finds that Tolerance functioned to disengage Indian secularism from the politics of caste. more...

  • Coalition Politics and Hindu Nationalismby Katharine Adeney; Lawrence Saez

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This new collection examines the emergence of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India and the ways in which its Hindu nationalist agenda has been affected by the constraints of being a dominant member of a coalition government. Religious influence in contemporary politics offers a fertile ground for political-sociological analysis, especially in... more...

  • Where the Wild Frontiers Areby Manan Ahmed

    Just World Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    Since 2004 Manan Ahmed, a deeply informed Pakistani-American historian, has been casting his keen and always wry eye on the U.S.-Pakistani interaction on his blog, Chapati Mystery. Where the Wild Frontiers Are is a collection of his blogged essaysa work that will forever change the way its American readers think about Pakistan. The book captures the... more...

  • India’s New Economic Policyby Waquar Ahmed; Amitabh Kundu; Richard Peet

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95

    Conventional interpretations of the New Economic Policy introduced in India in 1991 see this program of economic liberalization as transforming the Indian economy and leading to a substantial increase in the rate of India’s economic growth. But in a country like India, growth is not enough. Who benefits from the new growth regime, and can it significantly... more...

  • Great Administrators of Indiaby M.L. Ahuja

    Kalpaz Publications 2009; US$ 54.99

    In democracy, the responsibility for delivering good government rests on the performance of the executive, yet the bureaucracy plays a significant part in its success. Though the bureaucracy is required to function under political direction, but their knowledge and erudition certainly facilitate success in administrators of India, contains the profiles... more...

  • Tinderboxby M.J. Akbar

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99

    “Among many recent books on Pakistan, Mr. Akbar’s stands out….A fine and detailed history of Indian Muslim anger and insecurity.” — The Economist In Tinderbox , India’s leading journalist delivers a fascinating narrative history of Pakistan, chronicling the conflict between Muslim and Hindu cultures in South Asia and describing the role that their... more...