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Emerging Trends in Indian Politics: The Fifteenth General Election

by Ajay K Mehra

This study presents 13 articles interrogating themes likely to impinge on India's 15th general elections in 2009. These were written following intense discussion between the contributors and use available data...


Becoming a Borderland: The Politics of Space and Identity in Colonial Northeastern India

by Sanghamitra Misra

This book discusses the politics of space and identity in the borderlands of northeastern India between the early 1800s and the 1930s. Critiquing contemporary post-colonial histories where this region emerges...


India's Foreign Relations, 1947-2007

by Jayanta Kumar Ray

The book examines the lapses in leadership which led to certain crucial problems in foreign policy at the time of India's independence in 1947, unresolved even in the first decade of the 21st century. It argues...


History and the Making of a Modern Hindu Self

by Aparna Devare

Taking the contentious debates surrounding historical evidence and history writing between secularists and Hindu nationalists as a starting point, this book seeks to understand the origins of a growing historical...


India's National Security: Annual Review 2010

by Satish Kumar

This book gives readers an in-depth and up-to-date account of India's external and internal threats in a deteriorating global security environment. It shows that while partnerships with some countries have strengthened,...


Frontiers of Embedded Muslim Communities in India

by Vinod K. Jairath

This volume approaches the study of Muslim societies through an evolutionary lens, challenging Islamic traditions, identities, communities, beliefs, practices and ideologies as static, frozen or unchangeable....


Justice before Reconciliation: Negotiating a 'New Normal' in Post-riot Mumbai and Ahmedabad

by Dipankar Gupta

The book explores how Muslims in Mumbai and Ahmedabad coped with the aftermath of the violence directed against them in 1993 and 2002 respectively, and how they responded to the ethnic carnages of which they...


Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec): The First Decade

by Werner Draguhn, Eva Manske & Jürgen Rüland

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) was founded in 1989. Since then the forum has developed into a major player in tri-partite relations between North America, East Asia and Europe. The Seattle and...


China's Accession to the World Trade Organization: National and International Perspectives

by Robert Ash & Heike Holbig

With China's accession to the World Trade Organization imminent, this book brings together the expert views of scholars, policy-makers and business representatives on the consequences of this historic event....


Literary Structures of Religious Meaning in the Qu'ran

by Issa J Boullata

This volume studies how the literary elements in the Qur'an function in conveying its religious message effectively. It is divided into three parts. Part one includes studies of the whole Qur'an or large segments...


Qur'an Translation: Discourse, Texture and Exegesis

by Hussein Abdul-Raof

The Qur'an is read by millions of Muslims on a daily basis, yet there is no book available to the reader, Arab or non-Arab, which provides a linguistic and rhetorical insight into Qur'anic discourse. This book...


The Development of Exegesis in Early Islam: The Authenticity of Muslim Literature from the Formative Period

by Herbert Berg

The most important debate in Islamic origins is that of the reliability of the lists of transmitters (isnads) that are said to guarantee the authenticity of the materials to which they are attached. Many scholars...


Religion and Biography in China and Tibet

by Benjamin Penny

The Chinese and Tibetan traditions value biography as a primary historiographical and literary genre. This volume analyses biographies as texts, taking seriously the literary turn in historical and religious...


The Origins of Islamic Law: The Qur'an, the Muwatta' and Madinan Amal

by Yasin Dutton

This book considers the methods used to derive the judgements of the law from the Qur'an, demonstrating in detail the various methods used, both linguistic and otherwise, in interpreting the legal verses.


Islamic Art Collections: An International Survey

by Karin Adahl

An annotated index and general orientation of Islamic art collections in museums, libraries, other institutions and on private hands. Includes a short description of each collection, its main characteristics,...


Global Media: The Television Revolution in Asia

by James D. White

This book is about the processes of globalization, demonstrated through a comparative study of three television case histories in Asia. Also illustrated are different approaches to providing television services...


Liberalism and War: The Victors and the Vanquished

by Andrew Williams

Military power is now the main vehicle for regime change. The US army has been used on more than 30 different occasions in the post-Cold War world compared with just 10 during the whole of the Cold War era....


Southeast Asian Paper Tigers

by K. S. Jomo

This important collection is a timely contribution to the debate on the Asian financial crisis. With chapters written by well-established international experts in Asian economics, this book constitutes a finely...


China Threat: Perceptions Myths

by Herbert Yee & Ian Storey

Since the end of the Cold War, one of the most significant debates in international relations has been the question of whether the rise of China as a major economic, political and military power will be a force...


Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty

by Ashoka Mody & Catherine Pattillo

In this volume, world-renowned contributors, including Martin Ravallion, Michael Kremer and Robert Townsend, deal with the institutional characteristics of poverty resulting from the time pattern of aid, the...