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- 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...
- 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...
- Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 24.95
South Asia has been the setting for some of the century's most violent invasions, the Western world's bloodiest defeats, and a volatile geopolitical brew of religions, ethnicities, and nationalism that sends unsettling ripples through the global balance of power even today. Rob Johnson writes here the engrossing history of the individual conflicts... more...
- 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 Asiaparticularly, the 2002 riots in Gujarathas brought into sharp focus this relationship between communal violence and partisan state... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00
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 This book, largely based on hitherto unpublished source material, describes the build-up of the base - starting with a secret US-UK bilateral deal in 1966; the deportation...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...
- World Trade Press 2010; US$ 28.50
Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for Maldives will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in Maldives, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95
Taking as its premise the belief that communalism is not a resurgence of tradition but is instead an inherently modern phenomenon, as well as a product of the fundamental agencies and ideas of modernity, and that globalization is neither a unique nor unprecedented process, this book addresses the question of whether globalization has amplified or... more...