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  • Catholic Shrines in Chennai, India

    The politics of renewal and apostolic legacy

    By Thomas Charles Nagy

    Though proportionally small, India's Christians are a populous and significant minority. Focussing on various Roman Catholic churches and shrines located in Chennai, a large city in South India where activities concerning saintal revival and shrinal development have taken place in the recent past,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-29 

  • Adorno and the Architects of Late Style in India

    Rabindranath Tagore, Mulk Raj Anand, Vikram Seth, and Dayanita Singh

    By Tania Roy

    Examining works by Rabindranath Tagore, Mulk Raj Anand, and Vikram Seth through the lens of T.W. Adorno's poetics of lateness, Tania Roy reads the category of late style in terms of the "belated" literatures and cultures of the postcolonial world. When does artistic or literary failure become the…

    Hardback – 2016-06-28 

  • The Indian Ladies' Magazine

    Raj and Swaraj

    By Deborah Anna Logan

    The Indian Ladies’ Magazine, published in Madras from 1901 to 1918 and from 1927 to 1938 by Kamala Satthianandhan, was one of the first women-edited periodicals in colonial India. Published in the language of the colonial rulers, it had as its intended readership women in both the East and the West…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28

  • India in Art in Ireland

    Edited 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 – 2016-04-05
    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 – 2015-12-09
    Rethinking Asia and International Relations

  • Hindi Film Songs and the Cinema

    By Anna Morcom

    Since their beginnings in the 1930s, Hindi films and film songs have dominated Indian public culture in India, and have also made their presence felt strongly in many global contexts. Hindi film songs have been described on the one hand as highly standardized and on the other as highly eclectic.…

    Paperback – 2015-10-28
    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 – 2015-07-28

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 – 2014-08-28
    SOAS Musicology Series

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