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Southern Asia. Indian Ocean Region

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  • The Indian Ocean in World Historyby Milo Kearney

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 35.95

    Throughout history, dominance of the Indian Ocean has been a critical factor in defining a nation's supremacy and power. It is well known that it played a major part in the success of the Portugese nation at the start of the sixteenth century. In this concise survey, Milo Kearney shows how the trading and imperial expansion offered by the Indian Ocean... more...

  • Circumambulations in South Asian historyby J. Gommans; O. Prakash

    BRILL 2003; US$ 177.00

    This volume, written by a small number of scholars on colonial and medieval Indian history, ethnohistory and the new military history of South Asia, forms a tribute to one of the leading scholars in the field of Indian history, Professor Dirk Kolff. more...

  • South Asians in the diasporaby K.A. Jacobsen; P.P. Kumar

    BRILL 2004; US$ 252.00

    This work deals with a phenomenon of increasing global significance, the South Asian diaspora. The case studies explore and analyze the social, religious and cultural reality of people in the diaspora belonging to Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, and Sikhism. more...

  • Imperial Connectionsby Thomas R. Metcalf

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 31.95

    An innovative remapping of empire, Imperial Connections offers a broad-ranging view of the workings of the British Empire in the period when the India of the Raj stood at the center of a newly globalized system of trade, investment, and migration. Thomas R. Metcalf argues that India itself became a nexus of imperial power that made possible British... 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...