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India and Subcontinent

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Himalayan Passagesby Andrew Quintman; Benjamin Bogin

    Wisdom Publications 2014; Not Available

    Explore new research on the religious and cultural traditions of the Himalayan Buddhist world. Over decades, hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad have been introduced to Tibetan culture in India, Nepal, and China by Hubert Decleer. A number went on to become prominent scholars in the field at institutions such as Yale, Berkeley,... more...

  • Himalayan Passagesby Andrew Quintman; Benjamin Bogin

    Wisdom Publications 2014; Not Available

    Explore new research on the religious and cultural traditions of the Himalayan Buddhist world. Over decades, hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad have been introduced to Tibetan culture in India, Nepal, and China by Hubert Decleer. A number went on to become prominent scholars in the field at institutions such as Yale, Berkeley,... more...

  • Himalayan Passagesby Andrew Quintman; Benjamin Bogin

    Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 38.95

    Explore new research on the religious and cultural traditions of the Himalayan Buddhist world. Over decades, hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad have been introduced to Tibetan culture in India, Nepal, and China by Hubert Decleer. A number went on to become prominent scholars in the field at institutions such as Yale, Berkeley,... more...

  • Dancing Bodies of Devotionby Katherine C. Zubko

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    This ethnography examines how contemporary dancers of Bharata Natyam, a traditionally Hindu storytelling dance form, embody Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and Jain narratives. These dancers choreographically adapt various religious identities and ideas in order to emphasize pluralistic cultural and ethical dimensions in their work. Through the dancing... more...