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India and Subcontinent

  • Becoming Assameseby Madhumita Sengupta

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 150.00

    This book explores the making of colonial Northeast India and offers a new perspective to the study of the Assamese identity in the nineteenth century as a distinctly nineteenth-century cultural phenomenon, not confined to linguistic parameters alone. It studies crucial markers of the self ? history, customs, food, dress, new religious beliefs ? and... more...

  • Environment and Pollution in Colonial Indiaby Janine Wilhelm

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    India is facing a river pollution crisis today. The origins of this crisis are commonly traced back to post-Independence economic development and urbanisation. This book, in contrast, shows that some important early roots of India?s river pollution problem, and in particular the pollution of the Ganges, lie with British colonial policies on wastewater... more...

  • A Companion to South Asia in the Pastby Gwen Robbins Schug; Subhash R. Walimbe

    Wiley 2016; US$ 54.95

    A Companion to South Asia in the Past provides the definitive overview of research and knowledge about South Asia’s past, from the Pleistocene to the historic era in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal, provided by a truly global team of experts. The most comprehensive and detailed scholarly treatment of South Asian archaeology... more...

  • Constitution-making in Asiaby H. Kumarasingham

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Britain?s main imperial possessions in Asia were granted independence in the 1940s and 1950s and needed to craft constitutions for their new states. Invariably the indigenous elites drew upon British constitutional ideas and institutions regardless of the political conditions that prevailed in their very different lands. Many Asian nations called... more...

  • Armed Forces and Insurgents in Modern Asiaby Kaushik Roy; Sourish Saha

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 150.00

    This volume traces the historical roots and evolution of insurgencies and counter-insurgencies in modern Asia. Focusing on armed rebellions and use of armed forces by both Western powers and indigenous states from the nineteenth century till present day, the volume unravels the problematic of change?continuity and addresses key questions on the nature... more...

  • Ramchandra Gandhiby A. Raghuramaraju

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    Ramchandra Gandhi, famous for his rich and varied interests, left behind a large corpus of writings, both philosophical and non-philosophical. Introducing the readers to the creative Indian philosopher, this volume highlights the principal thrust of his works, critically locates them within the larger political, philosophical, literary and socio-cultural... more...

  • Between Ethics and Politicsby Eva Pföstl

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    Is it possible to build an authentically democratic system in politics without concrete ethical foundations? Addressing this question in the wake of the contemporary crisis in democracy worldwide, the volume re-evaluates Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi?s key thoughts. It foregrounds their relevance to the ongoing struggles that attempt to reconcile the... more...

  • The Making of Indiaby Kartar Lalvani

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 28.99

    The story of The Making of India begins in the seventeenth century, when a small seafaring island, one tenth the size of the Indian subcontinent, despatched sailing ships over 11,000 miles on a five-month trading journey in search of new opportunities. In the end they helped build a new nation. The sheer audacity and scale of such an endeavour, the... more...

  • Culture of Encountersby Audrey Truschke

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    This rich history documents the fascinating, overlooked exchange between the Persian-speaking Islamic elite of the early Mughal Empire and traditional Sanskrit scholars. The book begins with the invitation of Brahman and Jain intellectuals to King Akbar?s court in the 1560s, then details the numerous, Mughal-backed texts they and their Mughal interlocutors... more...

  • Afghanistan and Its Neighbors after the NATO Withdrawalby Amin Saikal; Kirill Nourzhanov; Shahram Akbarzadeh; Christian Bleuer; Michael Clarke; Reuel R. Hanks; Nargis Kassenova; Emilian Kavalski; Kirill Nourzhanov; Sebastien Peyrouse; Amin Saikal; Nazif Shahrani; Meena Singh Roy; Mahmadyusuf Tashrifov; Aly Zaman

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    This study examines regional and international security dynamics related to Afghanistan and focuses on the role of foreign troops and the potential effects of a final withdrawal. more...