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Southern Asia. Indian Ocean Region

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  • The Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Filmby Diana Dimitrova

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book introduces the term "otherism" and looks at the discourse of otherism and the issue of otherness in South Asian religion, literature and film. It examines cultural questions related to the human condition of being the "other," of the process of "othering" and of the representation of "otherness" and its religious, cultural and ideological... more...

  • The Post-Colonial States of South Asiaby Amita Shastri; A. Jeyaratnam Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    This text discusses the principal political and constitutional questions that have arisen in the states of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka following fifty years of independence. In Sri Lanka the pressing problems have been around the inter-ethnic civil war, experiments with constitutional designs, widespread prevalence of corruption and... more...

  • Global Muslims in the Age of Steam and Printby James L. Gelvin; Nile Green

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    The second half of the nineteenth century marks a watershed in human history. Railroads linked remote hinterlands with cities; overland and undersea cables connected distant continents. New and accessible print technologies made the wide dissemination of ideas possible; oceangoing steamers carried goods to faraway markets and enabled the greatest long-distance... more...

  • South Asia in the Worldby Ramesh Thakur; Oddny Wiggen

    United Nations University Press 2004; US$ 43.00

    Presents issues of particular relevance to the region, and explores the potential for improvement both in domestic and international efforts at alleviating the problems of South Asia. more...

  • Querying the Medievalby Ronald Inden; Jonathan Walters; Daud Ali

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 94.99

    The authors look closely at three genres of texts that have been crucial to the representations of pre-colonial India. All three essays challenge not only colonialist scholarship but the attempts by religious nationalists to identify Hinduism as the essence of national identity in India and Buddhism as the essence of nationality in Sri Lanka. more...

  • Superpower Rivalry in the Indian Oceanby Selig S. Harrison; K. Subrahmanyam

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 144.99

    Focusing on a major area of superpower rivalry embracing the Indian Ocean, the Persian Gulf, 42 littoral states and one-third of the world's population, Indian and American authors examine the factors leading to the escalation of tension in this region and the effects of India's military power. more...

  • South Asiaby John E. Benhart; George Pomeroy

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 30.00

    This new series puts people in the world geographic landscape, showing students how people are affected by and respond to, economic, social, and political forces at the global and the local scale. more...

  • On the Grand Trunk Roadby Steve Coll

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.00

    Available for the first time in paperback, Steve Coll's trek across a socially and politically damaged South Asia Bestselling author Steve Coll is one of the preeminent journalists of the twenty-first century. His last two books, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars and New York Times bestseller The Bin Ladens , have been praised for their... more...

  • Religion, Violence and Political Mobilisation in South Asiaby Ravinder Kaur

    SAGE India 2005; US$ 35.95

    An oft-neglected theme in studies on communal violence is the role of the state, particularly of its institutions of law enforcement and policing. Recent experience with religion-based violence in South Asia—particularly, the 2002 riots in Gujarat—has brought into sharp focus this relationship between communal violence and partisan state... more...

  • United States and Britain in Diego Garciaby Peter H. Sand

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    The coral atoll of Diego Garcia (British Indian Ocean Territory) today is a pivotal US naval and air base for all Middle East operations (Afghanistan, Iraq, and potentially, Iran). This book, largely based on hitherto unpublished source material, describes the build-up of the base - starting with a secret US-UK bilateral deal in 1966; the deportation... more...