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  • Islam and Open Society Fidelity and Movement in the Philosophy of Muhammad Iqbalby Bachir Diagne

    CODESRIA 2011; US$ 20.90

    In the atmosphere of suspicion and anger that characterizes our time, it is a joy to hear the voice of Iqbal, both passionate and serene. It is the voice of a soul that is deeply anchored in the Quranic Revelation, and precisely for that reason, open to all the other voices, seeking in them the path of his own fidelity. It is the voice of a man who... more...

  • Signless Signification in Ancient India and Beyondby Tiziana Pontillo; Maria Piera Candotti

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    The collection of interdisciplinary essays in this book examines the speculative, linguistic, literary and artistic theories on signless ways of expressing meanings in the context of traditional Indian language and culture.  more...

  • Pool of Lifeby Kailash Puri; Eleanor Nesbitt

    Sussex Academic Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    This life story of Kailash Puri, a Punjabi author and advice columnist, connects the narrative of her life to the history of Punjabi diaspora and themes in Sikh studies. Beginning with her memories of childhood in West Punjab, the work evokes the rural customs and religious practices consistent with recent scholarship on Punjabi religion rather than... more...

  • Of Sacred and Secular Desireby Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 14.95

    The fertile land of the five rivers (punj+ab in Persian) has persistently stirred the imagination of its peoples. Its story is the story of invasion. In 326 ??e Alexander the Great marched through the Hindu Kush, conquered the verdant plains now divided between India and Pakistan, and stamped Greek cultural and linguistic influence on the region. Over... more...

  • Working Memory and Languageby Susan E. Gathercole; Alan D. Baddeley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    This book evaluates the involvement of working memory in five central aspects of language processing: vocabulary acquisition, speech production, reading development, skilled reading, and comprehension. The authors draw upon experimental, neuropsychological and developmental evidence in a wide-ranging evaluation of the contribution of two components... more...

  • Writing Resistanceby Laura R. Brueck

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary impact on various Indian linguistic regions, yet few scholars have attempted to situate the form within contemporary critical frameworks. Laura... more...

  • I Too Have Some Dreamsby A. Sean Pue

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 70.00

    I Too Have Some Dreams explores the work of N. M. Rashed, Urdu's renowned modernist poet, whose career spans the last years of British India and the early decades of postcolonial South Asia. A. Sean Pue argues that Rashed’s poetry carved out a distinct role for literature in the maintenance of doubt, providing a platform for challenging the certainty... more...

  • Globalization, Nationalism and the Text of ‘Kichaka-Vadha’by Rakesh H. Solomon

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 82.50

    This volume offers the first English translation of one of India’s most celebrated works of anticolonial resistance. It is also the first edition of the play to provide an extensive historical-critical commentary and to draw on a comprehensive range of colonial archival documents. more...

  • Hindi Dalit Literature and the Politics of Representationby Sarah Beth Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    This study explores how Dalits in north India have used literature as a means of protest against caste oppression. Including fresh ethnographic research and interviews, it traces the trajectory of modern Dalit writing in Hindi and its pivotal role in the creation, rise and reinforcement of a distinctive Dalit identity. The book challenges the... more...

  • Say to the Sun, "Don't Rise," and to the Moon, "Don't Set"by Anne Feldhaus; Ramdas Atkar; Rajaram Zagade

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 104.99

    This volume presents two examples of ovi, a genre typical of the oral literature of the Dhangar shepherds of theMarathi-language region of India. The extensive introduction discusses the literary art of the ovis and thecosmology, geography, society, administrative structures, economy, and values of their performers' world. more...