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  • Tracing an Indian Diasporaby Parvati Raghuram; Ajaya Kumar Sahoo; Brij Maharaj

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 39.95

    The Indian diaspora, comprising over 20 million people spread across a hundred. countries, continues to grow in size and make its presence felt. This collection. traces various forms of plurality within the diaspora: geographical dispersion,. historical contexts, temporal frames, authorial positions and political affiliations. It is an assemblage,... more...

  • Identity Politics in India and Europeby Michael Dusche

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 49.95

    This book highlights the present perceptions of the East and the West as seen through the eyes of eminent scholars from India, and in doing so, theorises on identity politics. Identity Politics in India and Europe combines qualitative methods (20 interviews) with historical and philosophical analysis. The first part of the book discusses the history... more...

  • Samdhong Rinpocheby Donovan Roebert

    World Wisdom 2006; US$ 9.99

    This is the first-ever series of in-depth dialogues with the current Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, Samdhong Rinpoche, presenting his views on the plight of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism in the face of the communist Chinese invasion. more...

  • The Politics of Belonging in Indiaby Daniel J. Rycroft; Sangeeta Dasgupta

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 53.95

    Since the 1990s, the Indigenous movement worldwide has become increasingly relevant to research in India, re-shaping the terms of engagement with Adivasi (Indigenous/tribal) peoples and their pasts. This book responds to the growing need for an inter-disciplinary re-assessment of Tribal studies in postcolonial India and defines a new agenda for Adivasi... more...

  • Retro-modern Indiaby Manuela Ciotti

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    Focusing on the low caste Chamar community, this book examines how some of them abandoned their traditional polluting work, and strategically entered the upper-caste weaving profession. Located within the changing politics of the time, it outlines human agency and its search for dignity. more...

  • Comparative study of religious traditions of the Saora tribe of Orissa and the influence of Christian traditionsby Thampi Thomas Panangatu

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 27.99

    Hauptbeschreibung Social changes are a gradual process, the result of constant effort and support. They cannot be compared to chemical reactions or sudden occurrences. Changes in societies have occurred only when those were ready for change in attitudes and thinking patterns. Christian missionary activities have contributed greatly to the process... more...

  • The Warrior Merchantsby Mattison Mines

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 28.00

    This book presents a study of one of the most important artisan-merchant communities, the weavers, who form the second largest sector of the south Indian economy. more...

  • `How Best Do We Survive??by Kenneth McPherson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    The book traces the social and political history of the Muslims of south India from the later nineteenth century to Independence in 1947. It describes a community in search of political survival amidst rising Indian nationalism, the local political nuances of that rise, and its own changing position. more...

  • Education and Society in a Changing Mizoramby Lakshmi Bhatia

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    This book is an ethnographic study in cultural politics that aims to analyse the geopolitically significant Mizo society in transition through the lens of education. It focuses on the experience and practice of education and the role it can play to usher in peace and promote tolerance. more...

  • Being Brahmin, Being Modernby Ramesh Bairy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    This book is a study of caste in contemporary India centred around a sociological reading of Brahmins in Karnataka. Pushing beyond older binaries like legitimation?contestation and dominance?resistance it suggests new registers of inquiry to understand the multivalent worlds of caste today. more...