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Southern Asia. Indian Ocean Region

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  • Eviction from the Chagos Islandsby Sandra Evers; Marry Kooy

    BRILL 2011; US$ 107.00

    This book examines the history and contemporary living conditions of Chagossians who were evicted from the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean to make way for a strategic U.S. military base. Initially part of colonial Mauritius, Chagos was integrated into a new colony named the British Indian Ocean Territory in 1965. In 1966, Great Britain transferred... more...

  • Global Indian Diasporasby Gijsbert Oonk

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 59.95

    A cross-disciplinary overview of the new historical and anthropological research on South Asian migrants worldwide more...

  • I Didn't Get Where I Am. . .by Charlie Croker

    The History Press 2012; US$ 14.57

    Did you know that Beethoven made every cup of coffee with exactly 60 beans? Or that Shirley Temple always had precisely 56 curls in her hair? Or that the young Frank Sinatra practised underwater swimming as a way of developing his ability to hold long breaths? In I Didn't Get Where I Am, Charlie Croker brings his proven blend of gripping tales and... more...

  • The Ship, the Lady and the Lakeby Meriel Larken

    Bene Factum Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    An extraordinary account of one woman's single-minded campaign to restore a Victorian steamship to her former glory and make her an Andean attraction   Here is a vivid account of Meriel Larken's incredible quest to restore the Yavari steamship against the odds?a ship that is now celebrating its 150 year anniversary in 2012. In 1862 the English-built... more...

  • Perspectives on South Asian Securityby Shanthie Mariet D'Souza; Rajshree Jetly

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book is a collection of speeches and lectures delivered by political luminaries, practitioners and noted scholars on South Asian security at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.It offers interesting insights on the emerging security dynamics of South Asia. The issues covered are highly topical and include analyses... more...

  • Everyday Life in South Asia, Second Editionby Diane P. Mines; Sarah E. Lamb

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    This anthology provides a lively and stimulating view of the lives of ordinary citizens in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. For the second edition of this popular textbook, readings have been updated and new essays added. The result is a timely collection that explores key themes in understanding the region, including gender, caste,... more...

  • A Region in Turmoilby Rob Johnson

    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...

  • South Asia's Weak Statesby T. V. Paul

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    A comprehensive assessment of the multifaceted security challenges faced by the South Asian states by linking it to the weak state problem of the region. more...

  • Partition and the South Asian Diaspora: Extending the Subcontinentby Papiya Ghosh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Preface Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Negotiating nations 2. Claiming Pakistan 3. Resisting Hindutva 4. Redoing South Asia 5. Conclusion Bibliography Index more...

  • Autonomy and Ethnic Conflict in South and South-East Asiaby Rajat Ganguly

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    This book uses empirical evidence from various case studies to examine the relationship between territorial and regional autonomy, the nation-state and ethnic conflict resolution in South and South-East Asia. The concept of territorial or regional autonomy holds centre stage in the literature on ethnic conflict settlement because it is supposed... more...