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Southern Asia. Indian Ocean Region

  • ASEAN-Russiaby Victor Sumsky; Mark Hong; Amy Lugg

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 68.90

    In 2012, Russia assumes the Chairmanship of APEC, and is keen to build on its memberships of both the East Asia Summit (EAS) and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). Russia is geographically and historically part of Asia and the Asia Pacific, and has been a dialogue partner of ASEAN since 1996. Still, the obstacles of distance and languages have led ASEAN... more...

  • Avoiding Armageddonby Bruce O. Riedel

    Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    India and Pakistan will be among the most important countries in the twenty-first century. In Avoiding Armageddon , Bruce Riedel clearly explains the challenge and the importance of successfully managing America's affairs with these two emerging powers and their toxic relationship. Born from the British Raj, the two nations share a common heritage,... more...

  • Boundaries, Dynamics and Construction of Traditions in South Asiaby Federico Squarcini

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 130.00

    This collection of essays features a significant selection of the specialized fields of knowledge that have shaped classical South Asian intellectual history, focusing on the different and complex processes employed during the ?invention?, construction, preservation and renewal of a given tradition. more...

  • Chagos Islanders in Mauritius and the UKby Laura Jeffery

    Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00

    The Chagos islanders were forcibly uprooted from the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean between 1965 and 1973. This is the first book to compare the experiences of displaced Chagos islanders in Mauritius with the experiences of those Chagossians who have moved to the UK since 2002. It thus provides a unique ethnographic comparative study of forced... 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...

  • Coolitudeby Marina Carter; Khal Torabully

    Anthem Press 2002; US$ 27.50

    A deconstruction of the stereotypical depictions of the coolie in the British Empire. more...

  • Deep Currents and Rising Tidesby John Garofano; Andrea J. Dew

    Georgetown University Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    The Indian Ocean region has rapidly emerged as a hinge point in the changing global balance of power, and the geographic nexus of economic and security issues with vital global consequences. The security of energy supplies, persistent poverty and its contribution to political extremism, piracy and related threats to seaborne trade, competing nuclear... 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...

  • Early Interactions between South and Southeast Asiaby Pierre-Yves Manguin; A Mani; Geoff Wade

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2011; US$ 77.90

    This book takes stock of the results of some two decades of intensive archaeological research carried out on both sides of the Bay of Bengal, in combination with renewed approaches to textual sources and to art history. To improve our understanding of the trans-cultural process commonly referred to as Indianisation, it brings together specialists of... 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...