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  • Religion, Power & Violenceby Ram Puniyani

    SAGE India 2005; US$ 33.95

    The rise of communalism in recent years as the major claimant to power in Indian politics has posed a serious challenge to the survival of democracy and is even threatening the fabric of the Constitution. Coupled with the fact that political discourse in the international arena has been increasingly using the language of religion, this phenomenon has... more...

  • An American Witness To India's Partitionby Phillip Talbot

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 51.00

    This volume is a collection of Phillips Talbot's letters written between 1938 and 1950, on the buildup to the independence of India and Pakistan, and the early experiences of the new states. Talbot's letters and reports from the field, presented here in the original, include his first-hand observations on student life at Aligarh Muslim University,... more...

  • State Violence and Punishment in Indiaby Taylor C. Sherman

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Exploring violent confrontation between the state and the population in colonial and postcolonial India, this book is both a study of the many techniques of colonial coercion and state violence and a cultural history of the different ways in which Indians imbued practices of punishment with their own meanings and reinterpreted acts of state violence... more...

  • A History of Indiaby Burton Stein; David Arnold

    Wiley 2010; US$ 48.95 US$ 44.06

    This new edition of Burton Stein's classic A History of India builds on the success of the original to provide an updated narrative of the development of Indian society, culture, and politics from 7000 BC to the present. New edition of Burton Stein’s classic text provides a narrative from 7000 BC up to the twenty-first century Includes... more...

  • Clothing for Liberationby Peter Gonsalves

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 36.00

    This is the first analysis of Gandhi's dressing style in terms of communication theory and an exploration of the subliminal messages that were subtly communicated to a large audience. Peter Gonsalves chooses three famous theorists from the field of communication studies and looks at Gandhi through the lens of each one, to give us a fascinating and... more...

  • The Construction of History and Nationalism in Indiaby Sylvie Guichard

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Most studies on nations and nationalism argue that history, or more precisely a 'common past', is crucial for the process of national identity building. However, the existence of one or more concurrent narratives for the construction of this identity is often not accounted for, and there are cases where the ‘common past’ or a ‘collective memory’ is... more...

  • Postmodern Gandhi and Other Essaysby Lloyd I. Rudolph; Susanne Hoeber Rudolph

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    Gandhi, with his loincloth and walking stick, seems an unlikely advocate of postmodernism. But in Postmodern Gandhi , Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph portray him as just that in eight thought-provoking essays that aim to correct the common association of Gandhi with traditionalism. Combining core sections of their influential book Gandhi: The Traditional... more...

  • Producing Indiaby Manu Goswami

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    When did categories such as a national space and economy acquire self-evident meaning and a global reach? Why do nationalist movements demand a territorial fix between a particular space, economy, culture, and people? Producing India mounts a formidable challenge to the entrenched practice of methodological nationalism that has accorded an exaggerated... more...

  • Gandhi's Spinning Wheel and the Making of Indiaby Rebecca Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Gandhi’s use of the spinning wheel was one of the most significant unifying elements of the nationalist movement in India. Spinning was seen as an economic and political activity that could bring together the diverse population of South Asia, and allow the formerly elite nationalist movement to connect to the broader Indian population. This book... more...

  • Gandhi: Selected Political Writingsby Mahatma Gandhi; Dennis Dalton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1996; US$ 13.50

    Based on the complete edition of his works, this new volume presents Gandhi's most important political writings arranged around the two central themes of his political teachings: satyagraha (the power of non-violence) and swaraj (freedom). Dennis Dalton's general Introduction and headnotes highlight the life of Gandhi, set the readings in historical... more...