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  • 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...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Bengalisby Kunal Chakrabarti; Shubhra Chakrabarti

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 149.99

    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...

  • Indian Diasporaby Amarjit Singh

    SensePublishers 2014; US$ 49.99

    This book celebrates both the past and present existence of the Indian diasporic grandparents who live their daily lives in different countries ? the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, South Africa, Fiji, Mauritius, Australia, Suriname and Malaysia ? and in different economic, social, cultural, religious contexts and specific household and... more...

  • At Home in Indiaby Salman Khurshid

    Hay House 2014; US$ 11.99

    A comprehensive, definitive and forceful account - by a witness to recent history in the making - which highlights the fact that Muslims do feel at home in India and also provides rare insights into their thought processes, their aspirations and their problemsAs a former Union minister who has held several crucial portfolios, Salman Khurshid, on the... more...

  • Womanhood In The Makingby Mary Hancock

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 25.99

    In this book, Mary Hancock challenges readers to rethink the notions of tradition and modernity that have figured centrally in anthropological discussions of social change in South Asia. She shows tradition and modernity to be categories created, deployed, and objectified by Tamil Brahmans as they produce their own class, gender, national, and sectarian... 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...

  • 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$ 54.95

    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$ 54.95

    Firmly situated within the analytics of the political economy of a north Indian province, this book explores self-fashioning in pursuit of the modern amongst low-caste Chamars. Challenging existing accounts of national modernity in the non-West, the book argues that subaltern classes shape their own ideas about modernity by taking and rejecting from... more...