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India and Subcontinent

  • The Common Causeby Leela Gandhi

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    Europeans and Americans tend to hold the opinion that democracy is a uniquely Western inheritance, but in  The Common Cause , Leela Gandhi recovers stories of an alternate version, describing a transnational history of democracy in the first half of the twentieth century through the lens of ethics in the broad sense of disciplined self-fashioning.... more...

  • Gandhi Before Indiaby Ramachandra Guha

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 35.00

    Here is the first volume of a magisterial biography of Mohandas Gandhi that gives us the most illuminating portrait we have had of the life, the work and the historical context of one of the most abidingly influential?and controversial?men in modern history.             Ramachandra Guha?hailed by Time as ?Indian democracy?s preeminent chronicler??takes... more...

  • Kashmir in Comparative Perspectiveby Sten Widmalm

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 178.00

    This book investigates the factors that led to the breakdown of democracy and the rise of violent separatism in Jammu and Kashmir in the 1980s, and how the risk of a large-scale war has grown in South Asia in the 1990s. Solutions to this conflict need to be based on knowledge about what caused it as well as perspectives on why this conflict is so particularly... more...

  • Travels in India, Ceylon and Borneoby Captain Basil Hall; H. G. Rawlinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 220.00

    First published in 1931. 'Hall is the ideal travel-writer. He never wearies his readers, but makes them love him.' Times Literary Supplement Basil Hall's Fragments of Voyages and Travels originally appeared in nine volumes. Miscellaneous in their topics, and arranged without any order the volumes re-issued here have been selected for their clarity... more...

  • Science and the Indian Traditionby David L. Gosling

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This new text is a detailed study of an important process in modern Indian history. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, India experienced an intellectual renaissance, which owed as much to the influx of new ideas from the West as to traditional religious and cultural insights. Gosling examines the effects of the introduction... more...

  • Remaking Buddhism for Medieval Nepalby Will Tuladhar-Douglas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 168.00

    Will Tuladhar-Douglas sheds new light on an important branch of Mahayana Buddhism and establishes the existence, character and causes of a renaissance of Buddhism in the fifteenth century in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. He provides the basis for the historical study of Newar Buddhism as one distinct tradition among the many that comprise Indic Buddhism.... more...

  • Law and Identity in Colonial South Asiaby Mitra Sharafi

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book explores the legal culture of the Parsis, an ethno-religious community unusually invested in the colonial legal system of British India and Burma. more...

  • Vice in the Barracksby Erica Wald

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    This book examines the colonial state's approach to venereal disease and 'vice'-driven health risks in the first half of the nineteenth century. Further, it shows that these decisions had wide-ranging and often surprising consequences not simply for the army itself, but for India and the empire more broadly. more...

  • Capitalby Rana Dasgupta

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 34.99

    Capital is a compelling biography of a critically important megacity, and the effects of sudden and all-consuming capitalist transformation. At the turn of the twenty-first century acclaimed novelist Rana Dasgupta arrived in the Indian capital with a single suitcase. He had no intention of staying for long. But the city beguiled him - he fell... more...

  • Partition and the South Asian Diasporaby Papiya Ghosh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    Preface Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Negotiating nations 2. Claiming Pakistan 3. Resisting Hindutva 4. Redoing South Asia 5. Conclusion Bibliography Index more...