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India and Subcontinent

  • The Madhesi Upsurge and the Contested Idea of Nepalby Kalpana Jha

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 46.29

    This book is set against the burning issue of ethnic uprisings in the Madhes region of Nepal and analyses debates on the idea of contemporary Nepal. The limited view of Nepal as a primarily hill nation with Nepali-speaking people ignores the vast ethnic and linguistic diversity of the country. It has particularly rendered stateless the... more...

  • The Spiral Pathby Matt Griffin; Matt Griffin

    The O'Brien Press 2017; US$ 7.49

    The conclusion of the Ayla trilogy. The battle was won but the enemy has escaped and Ayla, Sean, Finny and Benvy know their home of Kilnabracka is in serious danger. The town looks untouched, but the friends are being drawn into a trap. Only they can save themselves and the townsfolk. more...

  • Tagore and Nationalismby K. L. Tuteja; Kaustav Chakraborty

    Springer India 2017; US$ 107.67

    This volume brings together eminent Tagore scholars and younger writers to revisit the concepts of nation, nationalism, identity and selfhood, civilization, culture and homeland in Tagore?s writings. As these ideas take up the centre-stage of politics in the subcontinent as also elsewhere in the world in the 21st century, it becomes extremely relevant... more...

  • South Asia in World Historyby Marc Jason Gilbert

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 12.99

    This book explores how world historical processes, from changes in environment to the movement of peoples and ideas, have shaped and continue to shape the history of South Asia and its place in the wider world. As the region has continually proved able to draw inspiration from its traditional patterns of life to innovate in the face of rapid change... more...

  • The Hindu Tantric Worldby André Padoux

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    Tantra occupies a unique position in Western understandings of Hindu spirituality. Its carnal dimension has made its name instantly recognizable, but this popular fascination with sex has obscured its philosophical depth and ritual practices, to say nothing of its overall importance to Hinduism.   This book offers a clear, well-grounded overview... more...

  • Building Historiesby Mrinalini Rajagopalan

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 55.00

    Building Histories offers innovative accounts of five medieval monuments in Delhi?the Red Fort, Rasul Numa Dargah, Jama Masjid, Purana Qila, and the Qutb complex?tracing their modern lives from the nineteenth century into the twentieth. Mrinalini Rajagopalan argues that the modern construction of the history of these monuments entailed the careful... more...

  • Far Outby Mark Liechty

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 35.00

    Westerners have long imagined the Himalayas as the world?s last untouched place and a repository of redemptive power and wisdom. Beatniks, hippie seekers, spiritual tourists, mountain climbers?diverse groups of people have traveled there over the years, searching for their own personal Shangri-La. In Far Out , Mark Liechty traces the Western... more...

  • India's Long Roadby Vijay Joshi

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    India's economic resurgence has been the subject of many extravagant predictions and hopes. In this powerful and wide-ranging book, distinguished economist Vijay Joshi lays out a penetrating analysis of the shaky foundations of the country's performance, and charts the course that it should follow to achieve widely-shared prosperity. more...

  • The East India Company, 1600?1858by Ian Barrow

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2017; US$ 15.50

    In existence for 258 years, the English East India Company ran a complex, highly integrated global trading network. It supplied the tea for the Boston Tea Party, the cotton textiles used to purchase slaves in Africa, and the opium for China?s nineteenth-century addiction. In India it expanded from a few small coastal settlements to govern territories... more...

  • Islam in Tropical Africaby I. M. Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1980, this second edition of Islam in Tropical Africa presents specialist studies of the history and sociology of Muslim communities in Africa south of the Sahara. The studies cover an extensive and range of time and place, and include consideration of particular aspects of Muslim belief and practice in regions such as Senegal... more...