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  • India in Art in Ireland

    Ends of Empire, Medieval Manuscripts to Contemporary Photography

    By Kathleen James-Chakraborty

    India in Art in Ireland is the first book to address how the relationship between these two ends of the British Empire played out in the visual arts. It demonstrates that Irish ambivalence about British imperialism in India complicates the assumption that colonialism precluded identifying with an…

    Hardback – 2016-03-24 
    British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700

  • India and the Responsibility to Protect

    By Alan Bloomfield

    Bloomfield charts India’s profoundly ambiguous engagement with the thorny problem of protecting vulnerable persons from atrocities without fatally undermining the sovereign state system, a matter which is now substantially shaped by debates about the responsibility to protect (R2P) norm. Books…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28
    Rethinking Asia and International Relations

  • Hindi Film Songs and the Cinema

    By Anna Morcom

    Hindi films and film songs have dominated Indian public culture, and have made their presence felt strongly in many global contexts. While the existence of songs in Hindi films is commonly dismissed as ‘purely commercial’, this book demonstrates that in terms of the production process, musical…

    Paperback – 2015-10-29
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Young Sikhs in a Global World

    Negotiating Traditions, Identities and Authorities

    By Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristina Myrvold

    In attempting to carve out a place for themselves in local and global contexts, young Sikhs mobilize efforts to construct, choose, and emphasize different aspects of religious and cultural identification depending on their social setting and context. Young Sikhs in a Global World presents current…

    Hardback – 2015-07-31

  • On the Economic Encounter Between Asia and Europe, 1500-1800

    By Om Prakash

    The history of the economic contacts between Asia and Europe dates back to at least the early years of the Common Era. But it was only after the overcoming of the transport technology barrier to the growth of trade between the two continents following the discovery by the Portuguese at the end of…

    Hardback – 2014-11-04
    Variorum Collected Studies Series

  • Borderland Politics in Northern India

    Edited by Yu-Wen Chen, Chih-yu Shih

    The colonial legacy in the construction of the modern Indian state has left a deep imprint on contemporary Indians’ self-identity and self-determination. Borderland Politics in Northern India is a collection of essays, giving detailed accounts of the many different ways that people throughout India…

    Hardback – 2014-10-13

  • Categorisation in Indian Philosophy

    Thinking Inside the Box

    Edited by Jessica Frazier

    It is by fitting the world into neatly defined boxes that Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain philosophers were able to gain unparalleled insights into the nature of reality, God, language and thought itself. Such categories aimed to encompass the universe, the mind and the divine within an all-encompassing…

    Hardback – 2014-09-29
    Dialogues in South Asian Traditions: Religion, Philosophy, Literature and History

  • India's Kathak Dance in Historical Perspective

    By Margaret E. Walker

    Kathak, the classical dance of North India, combines virtuosic footwork and dazzling spins with subtle pantomime and soft gestures. As a global practice and one of India's cultural markers, kathak dance is often presented as heir to an ancient Hindu devotional tradition in which men called Kathakas…

    Hardback – 2014-09-25
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • The Underbelly of the Indian Boom

    Edited by Stuart Corbridge, Alpa Shah

    As India emerges as a major economic power, producing dollar billionaires rising at the rate of 17 per year, more than 800 million Indians eke out a living on less than two dollars a day. This book takes the reader to the underbelly of the Indian boom, an India that is not shining but is struggling…

    Hardback – 2014-09-22

  • The Architecture of Edwin Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew

    Twentieth Century Architecture, Pioneer Modernism and the Tropics

    By Iain Jackson, Jessica Holland

    Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew were pioneers of Modern Architecture in Britain and its former colonies from the late 1920s through to the early 1970s. As a barometer of twentieth century architecture, their work traces the major cultural developments of that century from the development of modernism,…

    Hardback – 2014-07-09
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Muslim and Catholic Pilgrimage Practices

    Explorations Through Java

    By Albertus Bagus Laksana

    Exploring the distinctive nature and role of local pilgrimage traditions among Muslims and Catholics, Muslim and Catholic Pilgrimage Practices draws particularly on south central Java, Indonesia. In this area, the hybrid local Muslim pilgrimage culture is shaped by traditional Islam, the…

    Hardback – 2014-06-05
    Ashgate Studies in Pilgrimage

  • Empire, Education, and Indigenous Childhoods

    Nineteenth-Century Missionary Infant Schools in Three British Colonies

    By Helen May, Baljit Kaur

    Taking up a little-known story of education, schooling, and missionary endeavor, Helen May, Baljit Kaur, and Larry Prochner focus on the experiences of very young ‘native’ children in three British colonies. In missionary settlements across the northern part of the North Island of New Zealand,…

    Hardback – 2014-04-14
    Ashgate Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

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