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India and Subcontinent

  • Coolies of Capitalismby Nitin Varma

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 98.00

    This series will trace at the example of work the historical connections between regions and critically engage with the idea of the North Atlantic World as normal and the rest as exceptional . The aim is to publish studies that change focus back and forth from the intimacy and complexity of relationships in specific places and their... more...

  • The Gift of Angerby Arun Gandhi

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 28.19

    'Anger is good. It is an energy that compels us to define what is right and wrong.' - Mahatma Gandhi, to his grandson, Arun This major new work of non-fiction illuminates ten vital, extraordinary life lessons taught to Arun Gandhi by his beloved grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi. Told through the author's moving, often irreverent story of his years... more...

  • What Is Moderate Islam?by Richard L. Benkin; Navras Jaat Aafreedi; Anonymous; Aziz Baloch; Meerain Baloch; Richard L. Benkin; Naseer Dashti; Umar Duad Khattak; Sunil Kukreja; Daniel Pipes; Amitabh Tripathi; Kulbhushan Warikoo

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 99.99

    This wide-ranging collection examines the relationship among Islam, civil society, and the state. The contributors?including both Muslims and non-Muslims?investigate how radical Islamists can be distinguished from moderate Muslims, analyze the potential for moderate Islamic governance, and challenge monolithic conceptions of Islam. more...

  • Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nationby Adam Roberts

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 17.31

    Today, India stands on the threshold of global dominance. And as it faces the road ahead, attention focuses on one man: its Prime Minister, Nahrendra Modi. A controversial figure in his own country and abroad, he has garnered unprecedented political support while facing criticism for his nationalism, his record in government and his economic policies.... more...

  • Theravada Traditionsby John Clifford Holt

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Theravada Traditions offers a unique comparative approach to understanding Buddhism: it examines popular rituals of central importance in the predominantly Theravada Buddhist cultures of Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia. Instead of focusing on how religious ideas have impacted the ideals of government or ethical practice, author... more...

  • The Madhesi Upsurge and the Contested Idea of Nepalby Kalpana Jha

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 46.69

    This book is set against the burning issue of ethnic uprisings in the Madhes region of Nepal and analyses debates on the idea of contemporary Nepal. The limited view of Nepal as a primarily hill nation with Nepali-speaking people ignores the vast ethnic and linguistic diversity of the country. It has particularly rendered stateless the... more...

  • The Spiral Pathby Matt Griffin; Matt Griffin

    The O'Brien Press 2017; US$ 7.49

    The conclusion of the Ayla trilogy. The battle was won but the enemy has escaped and Ayla, Sean, Finny and Benvy know their home of Kilnabracka is in serious danger. The town looks untouched, but the friends are being drawn into a trap. Only they can save themselves and the townsfolk. more...

  • Tagore and Nationalismby K. L. Tuteja; Kaustav Chakraborty

    Springer India 2017; US$ 108.60

    This volume brings together eminent Tagore scholars and younger writers to revisit the concepts of nation, nationalism, identity and selfhood, civilization, culture and homeland in Tagore?s writings. As these ideas take up the centre-stage of politics in the subcontinent as also elsewhere in the world in the 21st century, it becomes extremely relevant... more...

  • South Asia in World Historyby Marc Jason Gilbert

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 12.99

    This book explores how world historical processes, from changes in environment to the movement of peoples and ideas, have shaped and continue to shape the history of South Asia and its place in the wider world. As the region has continually proved able to draw inspiration from its traditional patterns of life to innovate in the face of rapid change... more...

  • The Hindu Tantric Worldby André Padoux

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    Tantra occupies a unique position in Western understandings of Hindu spirituality. Its carnal dimension has made its name instantly recognizable, but this popular fascination with sex has obscured its philosophical depth and ritual practices, to say nothing of its overall importance to Hinduism.   This book offers a clear, well-grounded overview... more...