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India and Subcontinent

  • Valmiki's Uttara Kandaby Arshia Sattar

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 27.00

    The last and most intriguing book of the Ramayana , the Uttara is rendered here by Arshia Sattar in vivid, sensuous detail. Accompanied by her thoughtful essays that explore the moral complexity of this most enduring of epics, this translation crystallizes Sattar’s deep and intimate knowledge of the Ramayana in a way that is utterly compelling.... more...

  • Global Hindu Diasporaby Hiralal Kalpana

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    This book examines Hinduism from both a historical and contemporary perspective. It provides some interesting insights into factors that shaped and defined Hinduism in the diaspora. It also examines the challenges facing Hinduism in the twenty-first century. In recent years the growing conversions of Hindus to other religions, the complexities of... more...

  • Persistence of Poverty in Indiaby Nandini Gooptu; Jonathan Parry

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    What distinguishes Persistence of Poverty from most other poverty studies is the way in which it conceptualises the problem. This volume offers a variety of alternative analytical perspectives and fresh insights into poverty that are key to addressing the problem. In looking at the day to day lived realities of the poor the volume points out that in... more...

  • Memory, Identity and the Colonial Encounter in Indiaby Ezra Rashkow; Sanjukta Ghosh; Upal Chakrabarti

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book sheds new light on the dynamics of the colonial encounter between Britain and India. It highlights how various analytical approaches to this encounter can be creatively mobilised to rethink entanglements of memory and identity emerging from British rule in the subcontinent. This volume reevaluates central, long-standing debates about the... more...

  • Idolatry and the Colonial Idea of Indiaby Swagato Ganguly

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book explores literary and scholarly representations of India from the 18th to the early 20th centuries in South Asia and the West with idolatry as a point of entry. It charts the intellectual horizon within which the colonial idea of India was framed, tracing sources and genealogies which inform even contemporary descriptions of the subcontinent.... more...

  • The Shadow of the Great Gameby Narendra Singh Sarila

    Little, Brown Book Group 2017; US$ 12.99

    The untold story of Indias Partition. The partition of India in 1947 was the only way to contain intractable religious differences as the subcontinent moved towards independence - or so the story goes. But this dramatic new history reveals previously overlooked links between British strategic interests - in the oil wells of the Middle East... more...

  • The Epic Cityby Kushanava Choudhury

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 15.99

    A masterful and entirely fresh portrait of great hopes and dashed dreams in a mythical city from a major new literary voice Everything that could possibly be wrong with a city was wrong with Calcutta . When Kushanava Choudhury arrived in New Jersey at the age of twelve, he had already migrated halfway around the world four times. After graduating... more...

  • An Outline of the Aryan Civilizationby Ramendra Nath Nandi

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In a first of its kind, this book attempts a comprehensive account of the old Vedic society with particular focus on the physical conditions of life during the Bronze Age in north western South Asia. Based primarily on textual evidence, the narrative relates wherever necessary to the known archaeological information from the area. With territorial... more...

  • Unforgetting Chaitanyaby Varuni Bhatia

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 97.99

    In Unforgetting Chaitanya , Varuni Bhatia examines late-nineteenth-century transformations of Vaishnavism--a vibrant and multifaceted religious tradition emanating from the Krishna devotee Chaitnaya (1486-1533)-in Bengal. Drawing on an extensive body of hitherto unexamined archival material, Bhatia finds that both Vaishnava modernizers and secular... more...

  • Transaction and Hierarchyby Harald Tambs-Lyche

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    In this volume, the author challenges a number of widely held cultural stereotypes about India. Caste is not as old as Indian civilization itself, and current changes are no more radical than in the past, for caste has evolved throughout its history. It is not a colonial invention, nor does it result from weak state control. There is no single form... more...