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  • Vijayanagara Voicesby Professor William J Jackson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 44.95

    The Vijayanagara Empire flourished in South India between 1336 and 1565. Conveying the depth and creativity of Hindu religious and literary expression during that time, Vijayanagara Voices explores some of the contributions made by poets, singer-saints, and philosophers. Through translations and discussions of their lives and times, Jackson presents... more...

  • Young Sikhs in a Global Worldby Dr Kristina Myrvold; Prof Dr Knut A Jacobsen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    In attempting to carve out a place for themselves in local and global contexts, young Sikhs mobilize efforts to construct, choose, and emphasize different aspects of religious and cultural identification depending on their social setting and context. Young Sikhs in a Global World presents current research on young Sikhs with multicultural and transnational... more...

  • Managing Global Risks in the Urban Ageby Dr Yee-Kuang Heng; Assoc Prof Emilian Kavalski

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The first full-length exposition of what it terms a global city-global risks nexus, this volume crosses disciplinary boundaries to draw upon research from Security Studies; Geography; Sociology; and Urban Studies. Innovative in its approach integrating theories about Global Cities with those positing a Global Risk Society, Yee-Kuang Heng positions... more...

  • US Democracy Promotion in the Middle Eastby Dionysis Markakis

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    US Democracy Promotion in the Middle East seeks to explore the changes in US strategy towards democracy promotion in the Middle East during the Clinton and Bush administrations, with a particular focus on Egypt, Iraq and Kuwait. At a time of regional turmoil and political reform, the topic of democracy promotion has never been more pertinent.... more...

  • We Were Adivasisby Megan Moodie

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    In We Were Adivasis , anthropologist Megan Moodie examines the Indian state?s relationship to ?Scheduled Tribes,? or adivasis ?historically oppressed groups that are now entitled to affirmative action quotas in educational and political institutions. Through a deep ethnography of the Dhanka in Jaipur, Moodie brings readers inside the creative imaginative... more...

  • Three Centuries of Conflict in East Timorby Douglas Kammen

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 55.95

    One of the most troubling but least studied features of mass political violence is why mass violence often recurs in the same place over long periods of time.  Douglas Kammen explores this pattern in Three Centuries of Conflict in East Timor , studying East Timor?s tragic past, and focusing on the small district of Maubara. This book combines an... more...

  • A Brief History of Indonesiaby Tim Hannigan

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 16.95

    Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of the World's Largest Archipelago Indonesia is by far the largest nation in Southeast Asia and has the fourth largest population in the world after the United States. Indonesian history and culture are especially relevant today as the Island nation is an emerging power in the region with a dynamic... more...

  • A Century of Protestsby Arupjyoti Saikia

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Addressing an important gap in the historiography of modern Assam, this book traces the relatively unexplored but profound transformations in the agrarian landscape of late- and post-colonial Assam that were instrumental in the making of modern Assamese peasantry and rural politics. It discusses the changing relations between various sections of peasantry,... more...

  • India--Myanmar Relationsby Rajiv Bhatia

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a comprehensive evaluation of India's multi-faceted relations with Myanmar. It unravels the mysteries of the complex polity of Myanmar as it undergoes transition through democracy after long military rule. Based on meticulous research and understanding, the volume traces the trajectory of India?Myanmar associations from ancient... more...

  • Shifting Sandsby Raja Shehadeh; Penny Johnson

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 10.66

    At a time when the Middle East dominates media headlines more than ever - and for reasons that become ever more heartbreaking - Shifting Sands brings together fifteen impassioned and informed voices to talk about a region with unlimited potential, and yet which can feel, as one writer puts it, 'as though the world around me is on fire'? Collecting... more...