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  • Retro-modern Indiaby Manuela Ciotti

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Firmly situated within the analytics of the political economy of a north Indian province, this book explores self-fashioning in pursuit of the modern amongst low-caste Chamars. Challenging existing accounts of national modernity in the non-West, the book argues that subaltern classes shape their own ideas about modernity by taking and rejecting from... more...

  • The Culturalization of Caste in Indiaby Balmurli Natrajan

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    In India, caste groups ensure their durability in an era of multiculturalism by officially representing caste as cultural difference or ethnicity rather than as unequal descent-based relations. Challenging dominant social theories of caste, this book addresses questions of how caste survives the system that gave rise to it and adapts to new demands... more...

  • For A Pagan Songby Jonny Bealby

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.50

    For a Pagan Song tells the story of how Jonny Bealby follows in the footsteps of his two heroes from literature, Kipling and Dravot, travelling across remote parts of India and Pakistan and into war-torn Afghanistan. Picturing himself seated by a roaring fire, listening to the song of a pagan chief, Jonny sets out to experience the ancient ways of... more...

  • The Politics of Belonging in the Himalayasby Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka; Gerard Toffin

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 48.00

    This book, which is part of a series on Governance, Conflict and Civil Action, explores various societal formations throughout history, analyzing change, progress and discourse. more...

  • Lost Years of the RSSby Sanjeev Kelkar

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 22.00

    Lost Years of the RSS is a historical analysis of the events that have shaped the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in its 85 years of existence. Written from an insider's perspective, this in-depth work critically analyzes the major turning points in the history of RSS from the viewpoint of both a follower and an opponent, while digging deep into... more...

  • India After Gandhiby Ramachandra Guha

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 21.70

    Born against a background of privation and civil war, divided along lines of caste, class, language and religion, independent India emerged, somehow, as a united and democratic country. Ramachandra Guha’s hugely acclaimed book tells the full story - the pain and the struggle, the humiliations and the glories - of the world’s largest and least likely... more...

  • Ashokaby Charles Allen

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 15.99

    India's lost emperor Ashoka Maurya has a special place in history. In his quest to govern India by moral force alone he turned Buddhism from a minor sect into a world religion, and set up a new yardstick for government. But Ashoka's bold experiment ended in tragedy and he was forgotten for almost two thousand years. In this beautifully written,... more...

  • Calcutta Mosaicby Himadri Banerjee; Nilanjana Gupta; Sipra Mukherjee

    Anthem Press India 2009; US$ 99.00

    ‘Calcutta Mosiac’ explores the history of the diverse immigrant communities of this great city. more...

  • Civilizing Missions in Colonial and Postcolonial South Asiaby Carey A. Watt; Michael Mann

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    This collection provides a historical exploration of the tensions and complexities of civilizing missions undertaken by British or Indian states or organizations in nineteenth- and twentieth-century South Asia. more...

  • Travellers to the Middle East from Burckhardt to Thesigerby Geoffrey P. Nash

    Anthem Press 2009; US$ 99.00

    An invaluable compendium of writing on the Middle East including extracts from canonical and less well known travellers’ works. more...