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  • 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 – 2017-06-28 
    Routledge

  • Development and Public Health in the Himalaya

    Reflections on healing in contemporary Nepal

    By Ian Harper

    Engaging with a range of public health issues, this book charts important social and political transitions in Nepal through the lens of medicine and health development. It focuses on mission health care institutions, tuberculosis control programmes as a site of medical intervention, the "…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • India and China in the Colonial World

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-06-22 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2017-06-22 
    Routledge

  • The Sundarbans

    Folk Deities, Monsters and Mortals

    By Sutapa Chatterjee Sarkar

    The book is about the colonization of the Sunderbans that began with the coming of the British. For two centuries, land-hungry peasants strove to transform the tidal forest vegetation into an agro- ecosystem dominated by paddy fields and fish culture. The construction of a permanent railroad led to…

    Hardback – 2017-06-22 
    Routledge

  • The Many Worlds of Sarala Devi: A Diary & The Tagores and Sartorial Style: A Photo Essay

    By Sukhendu Ray, Malavika Karlekar, Bharati Ray

    This charming book The Many Worlds of Sarala Devi and The Tagores and Sartorial Styles, as the titles suggest, contain two separate but related writings on the Tagores. The Tagores were a pre-eminent family which became synonymous with the cultural regeneration of India, specifically of Bengal, in…

    Hardback – 2017-06-22 
    Routledge

  • Dancing with Devtas: Drums, Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal, North India

    By Andrew Alter

    In the Central Himalayan region of Garhwal, the gods (devtas) enjoy dancing. Musicians - whether ritual specialists or musical specialists - are therefore an indispensable part of most entertainment and religious events. In shamanistic ceremonies, their incantations, songs and drumming 'make' the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Nation, Territory, and Globalization in Pakistan

    Traversing the Margins

    By Chad Haines

    The Karakoram Highway was constructed by the Pakistani state in the 1970s as a major development project that furthered the national interest and solidified state control over the disputed region of northern Pakistan. Focusing on this highway, this book provides a unique analysis of the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • The Paradise Bank

    The Mercantile Bank of India, 1893–1984

    By Edwin Green, Sara Kinsey

    The Mercantile Bank of India was one of a small band of British-managed banks which dominated Anglo-Eastern finance for most of the 20th century. Founded in London in 1893, the Mercantile inherited the business, branches, staff and even the distinctive cable address - Paradise, London - of its…

    Paperback – 2017-04-26 
    Routledge
    Studies in Banking and Financial History

  • Indian Ethics

    Classical Traditions and Contemporary Challenges: Volume I

    Edited by Purushottama Bilimoria, Joseph Prabhu, Renuka Sharma

    Indian ethics is one of the great traditions of moral thought in world philosophy whose insights have influenced thinkers in early Greece, Europe, Asia, and the New World. This is the first such systematic study of the spectrum of moral reflections from India, engaging a critical cross-cultural…

    Paperback – 2017-04-26 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-04-20
    Routledge
    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…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

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