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  • Castes of Mindby Nicholas B. Dirks

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 41.95

    When thinking of India, it is hard not to think of caste. In academic and common parlance alike, caste has become a central symbol for India, marking it as fundamentally different from other places while expressing its essence. Nicholas Dirks argues that caste is, in fact, neither an unchanged survival of ancient India nor a single system that reflects... more...

  • Finding Santanaby Jill Jolliffe

    Wakefield Press 2011; US$ 9.95

    In Finding Santana Jill Jolliffe tells of her clandestine journey across the Indonesian archipelago pursued by the Suharto dictatorship's notorious secret police. Her goal is an interview with East Timorese guerilla commander Nino Konis Santana. more...

  • Does the Elephant Dance?by David M. Malone

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 31.99

    India today looms large globally, where it hardly loomed at all twenty years ago. It is likely to be a key global actor throughout the twenty-first century and could well emerge soon as one of the top five global powers.Does the Elephant Dance? seeks to survey the main features of Indian foreign policy. It identifies elements of Indian history relevant... more...

  • Die Kurden - ein Volk in drei Nationenby A. Kadir Özdemir

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 14.31

    Hauptbeschreibung Jeder, der die Nachrichten verfolgt, hat die Begriffe "Kurde", "Kurdisch" und "Kurdistan" schon einmal gehört. Wenn man aber eine politische Weltkarte aufschlägt, wird kein Nationalstaat mit dem Namen "Kurdistan" zu finden sein. Gerade mit Blick auf die Beitrittsverhandlungen der Türkei zur EU wird die Frage der Minderheiten, insbesondere... more...

  • Tiger auf dem Sprungby Karl Pilny

    Campus Verlag 2008; US$ 19.60

    Die politischen, wirtschaftlichen, geschichtlichen Verbindungen der südostasiatischen Länder untereinander, aber auch zu Indien und China, sind intensiv. Sie zu kennen ist für das Verständnis des asiatischen Wirtschaftsraums, aber auch jedes einzelnen asiatischen Landes unerlässlich. Karl Pilny bietet eine spannende und kenntnisreiche Bestandsaufnahme... more...

  • Riots and after in Mumbaiby Meena Menon

    SAGE India 2011; US$ 32.95

    Riots and After in Mumbai provides a synoptic record of events in Mumbai, focusing essentially on the history of riots in the city. Using this framework, it attempts to understand the sociopolitical and cultural realities of present-day Mumbai through a collection of narratives of the people affected by the communal riots of 1992–93. The author... more...

  • Altered Destinationsby Makarand R. Paranjape

    Anthem Press India 2009; US$ 99.00

    ‘Altered Destinations’ addresses the complex interrelations of state, nation and identity in India through the medium of culture, and compellingly reframes the debate in the context of the Gandhian concept of swaraj. more...

  • Rethinking Cultural Resource Management in Southeast Asiaby John N. Miksic; Geok Yian Goh; Sue O?Connor

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    ‘Rethinking Cultural Resource Management in Southeast Asia’ explores the challenges facing efforts to protect the cultural assets of Southeast Asia from the ravages of tourism and economic development. more...

  • The Anthropologist and the Nativeby H. L. Seneviratne

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    ‘The Anthropologist and the Native’ is a multidisciplinary volume of twenty essays by internationally known scholars of different persuasions, honouring the distinguished anthropologist Gananath Obeyesekere. more...

  • Bangkok, Thailand & Beyondby Christopher Evans

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    This is a city that is full of architectural wonders, ancient and modern, on both sides of a flourishing river. It is full of rare contrasts. The saffron-robed monks wander along congested sidewalks where ladies of the night ply their trade. The smartly dressed European businessperson towers over the short Thai street trader. It is religious and risqué.... more...