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New and Published Books

  1. Reading the Sacred Scriptures

    From Oral Tradition to Written Documents and their Reception

    Edited by Fiachra Long, Siobhán Dowling Long

    Reading the Sacred Scriptures: From Oral Tradition to Written Documents and their Reception examines how the scriptures came to be written and how their authority has been constructed and reinforced over time. Highlighting the measures taken to safeguard the stability of oral accounts, this book...

    To Be Published June 26th 2017 by Routledge

  2. Dalit Women

    Honour and Patriarchy in South India

    By Clarinda Still

    One of the only ethnographic studies of Dalit women, this book gives a rich account of individual Dalit women’s lives and documents a rise in patriarchy in the community. The author argues that as Dalits’ economic and political position improves, ‘honour’ becomes crucial to social status. One of...

    Published June 21st 2017 by Routledge

  3. Gandhi

    Anti-Biography of a Great Soul

    By Michaël de Saint-Cheron

    This book is not just another biography of Gandhi. It is valuable because it offers us a French view--- and Jewish too perhaps---- of a man and times so familiar to us and yet which acquires another dimension as it is represented through another culture. There are eloquent accounts in this book of...

    Published June 21st 2017 by Routledge

  4. Rebels From the Mud Houses

    Dalits and the Making of the Maoist Revolution in Bihar

    By George J. Kunnath

    This book examines Dalit mobilization and the transformation of rural power relations in the context of intense agrarian violence involving Maoist guerrillas and upper caste militias backed by state forces in Bihar in the 1980s. The book investigates why thousands of Dalits took up arms and...

    Published June 21st 2017 by Routledge

  5. Economics and its Stories

    By Amal Sanyal

    The book explains the basic ideas of economics along with their historical context. It includes the events and traditions of the era of mentors—Smith, Ricardo, Marx, Walras, Keynes—with the economics they developed and controversies around them....

    Published June 21st 2017 by Routledge

  6. Calcutta

    The Stormy Decades

    Edited by Tanika Sarkar, Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

    Politics and culture are organically related in the city of Calcutta. The period (1940s to 1950s), was chaotic and turbulent, yet, this was also a time of significant creativity in literature, art, films and music in the city. This is an unusual feature of any city but is interestingly...

    Published June 21st 2017 by Routledge

  7. Marriage, Love, Caste and Kinship Support

    Lived Experiences of the Urban Poor in India

    By Shalini Grover

    This book makes use of interesting case studies and photographs to describe everyday life in a squatter settlement in Delhi. The book helps to understand the marital experiences of these people most of whom belong to the Scheduled Caste and live in one identified geographical space. The author...

    Published June 21st 2017 by Routledge

  8. Cultural Encounters in India

    The Local Co-workers of Tranquebar Mission, 18th to 19th Centuries

    By Heike Liebau

    The book is an English translation of an award winning German book. The history of social and religious encounter in 18th century South India is narrated through fascinating biographies and day to day lives of Indian workers in the Tranquebar Mission (1706-1845). The book...

    Published June 21st 2017 by Routledge

  9. India and China in the Colonial World

    Edited by Madhavi Thampi

    India and China in the Colonial World brings together thirteen essays by eminent Indian and Chinese scholars as well as young researchers who look at the multidimensional interaction between the two countries. This interaction was of many kinds and took place at various levels. This volume casts...

    Published June 21st 2017 by Routledge

  10. Savage Attack

    Tribal Insurgency in India

    Edited by Crispin Bates, Alpa Shah

    In Savage Attack: Tribal Insurgency in India the authors ask whether there is anything particularly adivasi about the forms of resistance that have been labelled as adivasi movements. What does it mean to speak about adivasi as opposed to peasant resistance? Can one differentiate adivasi resistance...

    Published June 21st 2017 by Routledge