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Southern Asia. Indian Ocean Region

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

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 104.99

    Indologist Ronald Inden has in the past raised questions about the images of a "traditional" or "medieval" India deployed by colonial scholars and rulers--"Orientalists"--and has also argued that a history of "early medieval" India very different from both the colonial and nationalist accounts could be written. This volume is designed as an important... more...

  • Postcolonial Insecuritiesby Sankaran Krishna

    University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 84.00

    This ambitious work explores the vexed connections among nation building, ethnic identity, and regional conflict by focusing on a specific event: Indian political and military intervention in the ethnic conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka. Postcolonial Insecurities counters the perception of ?ethnicity? as an inferior and subversive... more...

  • Regionalism in South Asiaby Kishore C. Dash

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    The dramatic surge in regional integration schemes over the past two decades has been one of the most important developments in world politics. Virtually all countries are now members of at least one regional grouping. South Asia is no exception to this trend. In December 1985, seven South Asian countries came together to establish South Asian Association... more...

  • The South Asian Diasporaby Rajesh Rai; Peter Reeves

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    The South Asian Diaspora numbers just under 30 million people worldwide, and it is recognized as the most widely dispersed diaspora. It is, moreover, one which of late has seen phenomenal growth, both due to natural increase and the result of a continued movement of professionals and labourers in the late 20 th and early 21 st century from the subcontinent... more...

  • The Politics of Extremism in South Asiaby Deepa M. Ollapally

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00

    Questions the dominant understanding of extremism in South Asia as religiously and ethnically motivated. 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...

  • The Geopolitics of South Asiaby Professor Graham P Chapman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 64.95

    Anyone who is planning on carrying out research in South Asia or indeed anyone who simply wishes to understand more about this cultural heartland should read this book. It shows how geological movements moulded the land of this unique cradle and how they still impact on it. Discussions are woven around the three major forces of integration. These... more...

  • Ethnic Activism and Civil Society in South Asiaby David N. Gellner

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 49.95

    This volume, the second in the Governance, Conflict, and Civic Action series, examines civil society in South Asia through case studies of different kinds of ethnic (‘communal’) activism. With chapters covering Nepal, Sri Lanka, and India (Darjeeling, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Tamil Nadu), it avoids the ‘methodological nationalism’... more...

  • Monsoonby Robert D. Kaplan

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    On the world maps common in America, the Western Hemisphere lies front and center, while the Indian Ocean region all but disappears. This convention reveals the geopolitical focus of the now-departed twentieth century, but in the twenty-first century that focus will fundamentally change. In this pivotal examination of the countries known as ?Monsoon... more...

  • Democracy and Dictatorship in South Asia: Dominant Classes and Political Outcomes in India, Pakistan, and Bangladeshby Robert Stern

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 138.00

    In reaction to British imperialism during the 19th and 20th centuries, Indian Muslims and Hindus imagined and invented their separate and distinct religious communities and communal nationalisms. These were institutionalized in the subcontinent's political systems by the British government in collaboration with Indian politicians. Stern argues that... more...