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Southern Asia. Indian Ocean Region

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Indian Ocean Studiesby Shanti Moorthy; Ashraf Jamal

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    The Indian Ocean is famously referred to as the "cradle of globalization," as it facilitated cultural and economic exchanges between Africa, the Arab world, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and China, for 5000 years prior to European presence in the region. As this ocean's significance has gained increasing attention from scholars in recent... 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...