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Hindu-Catholic Encounters in Goa

by Alexander Henn

The state of Goa on India's southwest coast was once the capital of the Portuguese-Catholic empire in Asia. When Vasco Da Gama arrived in India in 1498, he mistook Hindus for Christians, but Jesuit missionaries...


Into the Twilight of Sanskrit Court Poetry

by Jesse Ross Knutson

At the turn of the twelfth-century into the thirteenth, at the court of King Laksmanasena of Bengal, Sanskrit poetry showed profound and sudden changes: a new social scope made its definitive entrance into high...


Ayya's Accounts

by M. P. Mariappan, Anand Pandian & Veena Das

Ayya's Accounts explores the life of an ordinary man?orphan, refugee, shopkeeper, and grandfather?during a century of tremendous hope and upheaval. Born in colonial India into a despised caste of former tree...


The Muslim Heritage of Bengal

by Muhammad Mojlum Khan

"The Muslim Heritage of Bengal is a multidimensional work. . . . I am sure this book will add to the vista of knowledge in the field of Muslim history and heritage of Bengal. I recommend this work."—Dr A. K....


The 1945 Burma Campaign and the Transformation of the British Indian Army

by Raymond Callahan & Daniel Marston

In 1945, the Indian British XIV Army inflicted on the Imperial Japanese Army in Burma the worst defeat in its history. That campaign, the most brilliant and original operational maneuver conducted by any British...


Branding Bhakti

by Nicole Karapanagiotis

How do religious groups reinvent themselves in order to attract new audiences? How do they rebrand their messages and recast their rituals in order to make their followers more diverse?

In Branding Bhakti, Nicole...


Branding Bhakti

by Nicole Karapanagiotis

How do religious groups reinvent themselves in order to attract new audiences? How do they rebrand their messages and recast their rituals in order to make their followers more diverse?

In Branding Bhakti, Nicole...


Restitching Identities in Rural Sri Lanka

by Sandya Hewamanne

Sandya Hewamanne's Stitching Identities in a Free Trade Zone analyzed how female factory workers in Sri Lanka's free trade zones challenged conventional notions about marginalized women at the bottom of the...


Restitching Identities in Rural Sri Lanka

by Sandya Hewamanne

Sandya Hewamanne's Stitching Identities in a Free Trade Zone analyzed how female factory workers in Sri Lanka's free trade zones challenged conventional notions about marginalized women at the bottom of the...


Textures of the Ordinary

by Veena Das

How might we speak of human life amid violence, deprivation, or disease so intrusive as to put the idea of the human into question? How can scholarship and advocacy address new forms of war or the slow, corrosive...


The Ends of Kinship

by Sienna R. Craig, K. Sivaramakrishnan, Padma Kaimal & Anand A. Yang

For centuries, people from Mustang, Nepal, have relied on agriculture, pastoralism, and trade as a way of life. Seasonal migrations to South Asian cities for trade as well as temporary wage labor abroad have...


Making Kantha, Making Home

by Pika Ghosh, K. Sivaramakrishnan, Padma Kaimal & Anand A. Yang

In Bengal, mothers swaddle their infants and cover their beds in colorful textiles that are passed down through generations. They create these kantha from layers of soft, recycled fabric strengthened with running...


Sacred Cows and Chicken Manchurian

by James Staples & K. Sivaramakrishnan

Bovine politics exposes fault lines within contemporary Indian society, where eating beef is simultaneously a violation of sacred taboos, an expression of marginalized identities, and a route to cosmopolitan...


Hidden Women: The Ruling Women of the Rana Dynasty

by Greta Rana

Hidden Women are women about whom we know nothing, or very little, so they are shades or shadows in the life of Jung Bahadur Rana who founded the Rana dynasty that ruled Nepal for 104 years. Nothing is written...


Decoding Intolerance: Riots and the Emergence of Terrorism in India

by Prateep K. Lahiri & Kuldip Nayar

The rioting in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, in 1961 was a watershed event for India. After the Partition, it was the first time such large-scale communal violence had taken place. The author, Prateep K. Lahiri,...


The Raja of Harsil: The Legend of Frederick "Pahari Wilson"

by Robert Hutchison

A young British officer deserted during the First Afghan War (1839-42) and went to ground in the wilds of Tehri-Garhwal. Frederick 'Pahari'Wilson changed the face of the region forever and became a Himalayan...


The Raj on the Move

by Rajika Bhandari

Established in the 1840s by the peripatetic British, dak bungalows forever changed the way officers of the Empire and their families travelled across the subcontinent and got to know the real India. With most...


The Koh-i-noor Diamond

by Iradj Amini

A courtesan had told Nadir Shah that the priceless diamond hidden in Mohammed Shah's turban. Citing an ancient tradition, the victor demanded an exchange of headgear. At last the diamond was his. Or was it?...


Surat: Fall of a Port, Rise of a Prince: Defeat of the East India Company in the House of Commons

by Moin Mir

The ships of the English East India Company first docked at India?s shores in Surat in the early 17th century. In time, the Company through astute politics and superior naval power would become masters of this...


Azadi

by Arundhati Roy

The chant of "Azadi!"—Urdu for "Freedom!"—is the slogan of the freedom struggle in Kashmir against what Kashmiris see as the Indian Occupation. Ironically, it also became the chant of millions on the streets...