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  • The Pariah Problemby Rupa Viswanath

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 59.99

    Once known as “Pariahs,? Dalits are primarily descendants of unfree agrarian laborers. They belong to India?s lowest castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and continue to be a source of public anxiety. Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, this book follows the conception and evolution of the “Pariah problem? in public... more...

  • "Nation-state" and Minority Rights in Indiaby Tanweer Fazal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The blood-laden birth-pangs of the Indian "nation-state" undoubtedly had a bearing on the contentious issue of group rights for cultural minorities. Indeed, the trajectory of the concept ?minority rights? evolved amidst multiple conceptualizations, political posturing and violent mobilizations and outbursts. Accommodating minority groups posed a predicament... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Bengalisby Kunal Chakrabarti; Shubhra Chakrabarti

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 139.99

    The Historical Dictionary of the Bengalis provides an overview of the Bengalis across the world from the earliest Chalcolithic cultures to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 750 cross-referenced dictionary entries on politicians, educators and... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...