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India and Subcontinent

  • House Fullby Lakshmi Srinivas

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 37.50

    India is the largest producer and consumer of feature films in the world, far outstripping Hollywood in the number of movies released and tickets sold every year. Cinema quite simply dominates Indian popular culture, and has for many decades exerted an influence that extends from clothing trends to music tastes to everyday conversations, which are... more...

  • Colonialism, Environment and Tribals in South India,1792?1947by Velayutham Saravanan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book offers a bird?s eye view of the economic and environmental history of the Indian peninsula during colonial era. It analyses the nature of colonial land revenue policy, commercialisation of forest resources, consequences of coffee plantations, intrusion into tribal private forests and tribal-controlled geographical regions, and disintegration... more...

  • Language Policy and Education in Indiaby M. Sridhar; Sunita Mishra

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book presents a history of English and development of language education in modern India. It explores the role of language in colonial attempts to establish hegemony, the play of power, and the anxieties in the nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century India. The essays in the volume discuss language policy, debates and pedagogy as well as larger... more...

  • The Archaeology of Sacred Spacesby Susan Verma Mishra; Himanshu Prabha Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 150.00

    This volume focuses on the religious shrine in western India as an institution of cultural integration in the period spanning 200 BCE to 800 CE. It presents an analysis of religious architecture at multiple levels, both temporal and spatial, and distinguishes it as a ritual instrument that integrates individuals and communities into a cultural fabric.... more...

  • Trialsby Isabel Buchanan

    Random House 2016; US$ 23.96

    In 2011, Isabel Buchanan, a twenty-three-year-old Scottish lawyer, moved to Pakistan to work in a new legal chambers in Lahore. The chambers was run by a determined thirty-three-year-old Pakistani lawyer, Sarah Belal, who had finally found her calling in defending inmates on Pakistan?s death row. Belal and Buchanan struck up an unlikely friendship,... more...

  • Defending British India against Napoleonby Amita Das; Aditya Das

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 109.38

    A study of how Napoleon's very real and very serious threat to British India was countered. more...

  • Spiritual Despotsby J. Barton Scott

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Historians of religion have examined at length the Protestant Reformation and the liberal idea of the self-governing individual that arose from it. In Spiritual Despots , J. Barton Scott reveals an unexamined piece of this story: how Protestant technologies of asceticism became entangled with Hindu spiritual practices to create an ideal of the ?self-ruling... more...

  • The East India Company, 1600?1857by William A. Pettigrew; Mahesh Gopalan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book employs a wide range of perspectives to demonstrate how the East India Company facilitated cross-cultural interactions between the English and various groups in South Asia between 1600 to 1857 and how these interactions transformed important features of both British and South Asian history. Rather than viewing the Company as an organization... more...

  • Living Class in Urban Indiaby Sara Dickey

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Sara Dickey considers how urban Indians? notions of class and caste are rapidly transforming in the wake of globalization. Introducing the reader to four residents in the city of Madurai from varied backgrounds, she documents their palpable day-to-day experiences of class. By analyzing the intertwined symbolic and economic importance of phenomena... more...

  • Becoming Religious in a Secular Ageby Mark Elmore

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Religion is often viewed as a universally ancient element of the human inheritance, but in the Western Himalayas the community of Himachal Pradesh discovered its religion only after India became an independent secular state. Based on extensive ethnographic and archival work, Becoming Religious in a Secular Age tells the story of this discovery... more...