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India and Subcontinent

  • The Bullet and the Ballot Boxby Aditya Adhikari

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Bullet and the Ballot Box offers a rich and sweeping account of a decade of revolutionary upheaval. When Nepal?s Maoists launched their armed rebellion in the nineties, they had limited public support and many argued that their ideology was obsolete. Twelve years later they were in power, and their ambitious plan of social transformation dominated... more...

  • Annihilation of Casteby B.R. Ambedkar; Arundhati Roy; S. Anand

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    ?What the Communist Manifesto is to the capitalist world, Annihilation of Caste is to India.? ?Anand Teltumbde, author of The Persistence of Caste B.R. Ambedkar?s Annihilation of Caste is one of the most important, yet neglected, works of political writing from India. Written in 1936, it is an audacious denunciation of Hinduism and its caste... more...

  • Revolutionary Pamphlets, Propaganda and Political Culture in Colonial Bengalby Shukla Sanyal

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    It demonstrates the effectiveness of pamphlets as a medium of propaganda within the context of political life in colonial Bengal. more...

  • Caricaturing Culture in Indiaby Ritu Gairola Khanduri

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    A highly original study of newspaper cartoons throughout India's history and culture, and their significance for the world today. more...

  • The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhiby Makarand R. Paranjape

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Who is responsible for the Mahatma?s death? Just one single, but determined, fanatic, the whole ideology of Hindu nationalism, the ruling Congress-led government whichfailed to protect him, or a vast majority of Indians and their descendants who considered Gandhi irrelevant? Such questions mean that Gandhi, even after his tragic and brutal death,... more...

  • In Stereotypeby Mrinalini Chakravorty

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    In Stereotype confronts the importance of cultural stereoptypes in shaping the ethics and reach of global literature. Mrinalini Chakravorty focuses on the seductive force and explanatory power of stereotypes in multiple contexts, whether depicting hunger, crowdedness, filth, slums, death, migrant flight, terror, or outsourcing. She argues such commonplaces... more...

  • Rule by Numbersby U. Kalpagam

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    Rule by Numbers offers original perspectives on the construction of the colonial state and colonial power in the framework of governmentality and draws implications for the postcolonial nation-state in the contemporary period. This book specifically focuses on the production of statistical knowledge as part of colonial governance. 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...

  • Muslim Politics in Bihar: Changing Contoursby Mohammad Sajjad

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    This book studies the engagement of various Muslim communities with Bihar politics from colonial times to present-day India. It debunks several myths in highlighting Muslim resistance to the Two-Nation theory, and counters the ?Isolation Syndrome? faced by Muslim communities after Independence. Using rare archival sources and hitherto unexamined Urdu... more...

  • The Oppressive Present: Literature and Social Consciousness in Colonial Indiaby Sudhir Chandra

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    Marking a departure from studies on history and literature in colonial India, The Oppressive Present explores the emergence of social consciousness as a result of and in response to the colonial mediation in the late nineteenth century. In focusing on contemporary literature in Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, and Marathi, it charts an epochal change in... more...