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India and Subcontinent

  • The Rani of Jhansiby Harleen Singh

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book engages a theory of power which remains attentive to gender as its main category of articulation. more...

  • The Pariah Problemby Rupa Viswanath

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 59.99

    Once known as “Pariahs,? Dalits are primarily descendants of unfree agrarian laborers. They belong to India?s lowest castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and continue to be a source of public anxiety. Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, this book follows the conception and evolution of the “Pariah problem? in public... more...

  • Between Monopoly and Free Tradeby Emily Erikson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    The English East India Company was one of the most powerful and enduring organizations in history. Between Monopoly and Free Trade locates the source of that success in the innovative policy by which the Company?s Court of Directors granted employees the right to pursue their own commercial interests while in the firm?s employ. Exploring trade network... more...

  • Heinrich Zimmerby Margaret H. Case

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Heinrich Zimmer (1890-1943) is best known in the English-speaking world for the four posthumous books edited by Joseph Campbell and published in the Bollingen Series: Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization, Philosophies of India, The Art of Indian Asia, and The King and the Corpse. These works have inspired several generations of students... more...

  • The King and the Clown in South Indian Myth and Poetryby David Dean Shulman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 58.00

    The author discusses the tragi-comic aspect of Chola kingship in relation to other Indian expressions of comedy, such as the Vidiisaka of Sanskrit drama, folk tales of the jester Tenali Rama, and clowns of the South Indian shadow-puppet theaters. The symbolism of the king emerges as part of a wider range of major symbolic figures--Brahmins, courtesans,... more...

  • The Making of Colonial Lucknow, 1856-1877by Veena Talwar Oldenburg

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    Examining the history of Lucknow, Veena Talwar Oldenburg shows how the results of its transformation after the Mutiny of 1857 continue to pervade the city even today. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished... more...

  • Islamic Revival in British Indiaby Barbara D. Metcalf

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    In a study of the vitality of Islam in late-nineteenth-century north India, Barbara Metcalf explains the response of Islamic religious scholars ('ulama) to the colonial dominance of the British and the collapse of Muslim political power. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again... more...

  • Sites of Asian Interactionby Tim Harper; Sunil Amrith

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book sheds new light on the history of political and religious globalisation in modern Asia. more...

  • Critical Reflections on Health Services Development in Indiaby Kesavan Rajasekharan Nayar

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book offers a teleological explanation for the under-development of health services in India by knitting together various actors and subactors within it, while providing rich insights for future research in global public health. more...

  • A Daughter's Memoir of Burmaby Wendy Law-Yone; David I. Steinberg

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Wendy Law-Yone was fifteen at the time of Burma's military coup in 1962. The daughter of Ed Law-Yone, daredevil proprietor of Rangoon Nation, Burma?s leading postwar English-language daily, she experienced firsthand the perils and promises of a newly independent Burma. On the eve of Wendy?s studies abroad, Ed Law-Yone was arrested, his newspaper... more...