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India and Subcontinent

  • Doctoring Traditionsby Projit Bihari Mukharji

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Like many of the traditional medicines of South Asia, Ayurvedic practice transformed dramatically in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With Doctoring Tradition , Projit Bihari Mukharji offers a close look at that recasting, upending the widely held yet little-examined belief that it was the result of the introduction of Western... more...

  • Linguistic Rivalriesby Sonia N. Das

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 38.99 US$ 33.53

    Linguistic Rivalries weaves together anthropological accounts of diaspora, nation, and empire to explore and analyze the multi-faceted processes of globalization characterizing the migration, social integration, and language learning experiences of Tamil-speaking immigrants and refugees, from India and Sri Lanka to Montréal, Québec, in the late twentieth... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: The True India (1939)by C.F. Andrews

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1939, this book sets out to refute some of the ?unjust charges laid at India?s door? and correct the ?false impressions? that prevailed at the time. The author argues that the distorted view of the social conditions in India in the contemporary press and literature were detrimental to the relationships between East and West. Attempting... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: India and the Simon Report (1930)by C.F. Andrews

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1930, this book sought to explain to western readers the vital necessity of approaching the ?Indian problem? from the emerging national standpoint in India, and of appreciating its ideals. The author relates this necessity directly to the task undertaken by the Simon Commission in 1928 to make a survey of India and the resultant... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: The Indian Earthquake (1935)by C.F. Andrews

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1935, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the 1934 Nepal-Bihar earthquake, giving a background to the earthquake zone, describing the event itself and surveying the ensuing devastation. The author also looks at the government?s actions and the response of India?s other states as well as the religious and social dimension... more...

  • Imagining Kashmirby Patrick Colm Hogan

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 60.00

    During the 1947 partition of the Indian subcontinent, Kashmir?a Muslim-majority area ruled by a Hindu maharaja?became a hotly disputed territory. Divided between India and Pakistan, the region has been the focus of international wars and the theater of political and military struggles for self-determination. The result has been great human suffering... more...

  • Buddhist Extremists and Muslim Minoritiesby John Clifford Holt

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    The rise of right-wing groups of Sinhala Buddhists in Sri Lanka in recent years has caused a new wave of religious violence, in this case with Muslims being the primary targets. Buddhist Extremists and Muslim Minorities presents a collection of essays that investigate the history and current conditions of Buddhist-Muslim relations in the country... more...

  • Sikunder Burnesby Craig Murray

    Birlinn 2016; US$ 11.99

    This is an astonishing true tale of espionage, journeys in disguise, secret messages, double agents, assassinations and sexual intrigue. Alexander Burnes was one of the most accomplished spies Britain ever produced and the main antagonist of the Great Game as Britain strove with Russia for control of Central Asia and the routes to the Raj. There are... more...

  • Incarnationsby Sunil Khilnani

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 30.99

    An entertaining and provocative account of India?s past, written by one of the country?s leading thinkers For all of India?s myths, its sea of stories and moral epics, Indian history remains a curiously unpeopled place. In Incarnations , Sunil Khilnani fills that space, recapturing the human dimension of how the world?s largest democracy came... more...

  • Law and the Economy in Colonial Indiaby Tirthankar Roy; Anand V. Swamy

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Since the economic reforms of the 1990s, India?s economy has grown rapidly. To sustain growth and foreign investment over the long run requires a well-developed legal infrastructure for conducting business, including cheap and reliable contract enforcement and secure property rights. But it?s widely acknowledged that India?s legal infrastructure is... more...