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  • Tales of Old Bataviaby Kami Ehrich

    Earnshaw Books 2016; US$ 12.99

    The city of Jakarta, today the capital of Indonesia, has had other incarnations and other names, most notably as the regional headquarters of the Dutch East Indies when it was known around the world as Batavia. As the capital of the Netherlands? highly unlikely empire in the far east of Asia, Batavia was for 200 years the lynchpin for the international... more...

  • The Everest Effectby Elizabeth Mazzolini

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    In The Everest Effect Elizabeth Mazzolini traces a series of ideological shifts in the status of Mount Everest in Western culture over the past century to the present day and links these shifts to technologies used in climbs. By highlighting the intersections of technology and cultural ideologies at this site of environmental extremity, she shows... more...

  • The Demands of Recognitionby Townsend Middleton

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    Since the British colonial period anthropology has been central to policy in India. But today, while the Indian state continues to use ethnography to govern, those who were the "objects" of study are harnessing disciplinary knowledge to redefine their communities, achieve greater prosperity, and secure political rights. In this groundbreaking study,... more...

  • Royal Patronage, Power and Aesthetics in Princely Indiaby Angma Dey Jhala

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Investigating the aesthetics of the zenana ? the female quarters of the Indic home or palace ? this study discusses the history of architecture, fashion, jewellery and cuisine in princely Indian states during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 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$ 16.99

    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$ 52.95

    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...