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India and Subcontinent

  • Gilgit Rebelionby William Brown

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    In 1942 William Brown was posted as a recently commissioned Indian Army Officer to the Gilgit Agency in the very north of the North West Frontier. He travelled widely, learnt the local dialects and built the Chilas Polo ground. After a brief period away from Gilgit, just prior to Partition in early 1947 he was appointed acting Commandant of the Gilgit... more...

  • Culinary Culture in Colonial Indiaby Utsa Ray

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    This book discusses cuisine to understand the construction of the colonial middle class in Bengal, India. more...

  • Indian National Security and Counter-Insurgencyby Namrata Goswami

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book, based on extensive field research, examines the Indian state?s response to the multiple insurgencies that have occurred since independence in 1947. In reacting to these various insurgencies, the Indian state has employed a combined approach of force, dialogue, accommodation of ethnic and minority aspirations and, overtime, the state... more...

  • Left Radicalism in Indiaby Bidyut Chakrabarty

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Left radicalism in India was rooted in the nationalist movement and was set in motion in the 1920s with the formation of the communist party. The communist movement manifested itself differently in each phase of India?s political history and Communism continues to remain a meaningful alternative ideological discourse in India. This book examines... more...

  • Manuscript, Print and Memoryby Eva Maria Wilden

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    The ancient Tamil poetic corpus of the Cankam is at the same time a national treasure and a common battle ground for linguists and historians alike. Going back to oral predecessors from about the early first millennium, it became part of a canon, slowly fell into near oblivion and was finally rediscovered and printed in the 19th century.... more...

  • The Military and Denied Development in the Pakistani Punjabby Shahrukh Rafi Khan; Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 82.50

    This book explores retrogressive agrarian interventions by Pakistan?s military in the Punjab and details the social resentment and resistance it has initiated. more...

  • Archives of Originsby Pascale Rabault-Feuerhahn; Dominique Bach; Rick Willet

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 69.30

    In 1784 British administrators created the Asiatic Society of Bengal and started editing Sanskrit texts with the help of native Pandits. In 1804 Friedrich Schlegel commenced his study of the Sanskrit manuscripts in the French National Library in Paris. Within twenty short years, the study of Sanskrit by Europeans had undergone a profound shift. It... more...

  • A History of Modern Indiaby Ishita Banerjee-Dube

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 34.00

    This book deals with a very important phase of Indian history, covering developments from the eighteenth century to independent India. more...

  • South Asia?s Modern Historyby Michael Mann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This comprehensive history of modern South Asia explores the historical development of the Subcontinent from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the present day from local and regional, as opposed to European, perspectives. Michael Mann charts the role of emerging states within the Mughal Empire, the gradual British colonial expansion in the... more...

  • Cultural Encounters and Homoeroticism in Sri Lankaby Robert Aldrich

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Ceylon, or Sri Lanka, was long known to travellers for its luxuriant landscapes, colourful temples and friendly inhabitants ? the island once named Serendip. This book explores the sojourns of gay visitors from the late 1800s to the modern day, providing a history of homosexuality, travel and cultural encounter on the island. The book offers profiles... more...