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India and Subcontinent

  • Manuscript, Print and Memoryby Eva Maria Wilden

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    The ancient Tamil poetic corpus of the Cankam is at the same time a national treasure and a common battle ground for linguists and historians alike. Going back to oral predecessors from about the early first millennium, it became part of a canon, slowly fell into near oblivion and was finally rediscovered and printed in the 19th century. The present... more...

  • Cultural Encounters and Homoeroticism in Sri Lankaby Robert Aldrich

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Ceylon, or Sri Lanka, was long known to travellers for its luxuriant landscapes, colourful temples and friendly inhabitants ? the island once named Serendip. This book explores the sojourns of gay visitors from the late 1800s to the modern day, providing a history of homosexuality, travel and cultural encounter on the island. The book offers profiles... more...

  • Tracing the New Indian Diasporaby Om Prakash Dwivedi

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 88.00

    The growing importance of the Indian diaspora is felt today across the globe due to its emergence as the second-largest dias¬poric community. By examining historical, socio-cultural, economic, political, and lite¬rary aspects of the Indian diaspora, this volume sets out to trace the latest devel¬opments in the field of Indian diaspora studies. It brings... more...

  • The Bullet and the Ballot Boxby Aditya Adhikari

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Bullet and the Ballot Box offers a rich and sweeping account of a decade of revolutionary upheaval. When Nepal?s Maoists launched their armed rebellion in the nineties, they had limited public support and many argued that their ideology was obsolete. Twelve years later they were in power, and their ambitious plan of social transformation dominated... more...

  • Annihilation of Casteby B.R. Ambedkar; Arundhati Roy; S. Anand

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    ?What the Communist Manifesto is to the capitalist world, Annihilation of Caste is to India.? ?Anand Teltumbde, author of The Persistence of Caste B.R. Ambedkar?s Annihilation of Caste is one of the most important, yet neglected, works of political writing from India. Written in 1936, it is an audacious denunciation of Hinduism and its caste... 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...

  • 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...

  • In Stereotypeby Mrinalini Chakravorty

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    In Stereotype confronts the importance of cultural stereoptypes in shaping the ethics and reach of global literature. Mrinalini Chakravorty focuses on the seductive force and explanatory power of stereotypes in multiple contexts, whether depicting hunger, crowdedness, filth, slums, death, migrant flight, terror, or outsourcing. She argues such commonplaces... more...

  • Sailors, Slaves, and Immigrantsby Alessandro Stanziani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Slaves, convicts, and unfree immigrants have traveled the oceans throughout human history, but the conventional Atlantic World historical paradigm has narrowed our understanding of modernity. This provocative study contrasts the Atlantic conflation of freedom and the sea with the complex relationships in the Indian Ocean in the long 19th century.... more...

  • Gender and Violence in British Indiaby Robert McLain

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    In British India, the years during and following World War I saw imperial unity deteriorate into a bitter dispute over "native" effeminacy and India's postwar fitness for self-rule. This study demonstrates that increasingly ferocious dispute culminated in the actual physical violence of the Amritsar Massacre of 1919. more...