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Sakuntala: texts, readings, histories
Thapar, Romila
2010, Paperback

this book attempts to explore some of the links between culture, history and gender, and between literature and history, through reading variant versions of the narrative of sakuntala.
Mapping histories: essays presented to Ravinder Kumar
Chandhoke, Neera (ed.)
2000, Hardcover

contibutors: romila thapar, uma chakravarti, rajeswari sundar rajan, kumkum sangari, susan visvanathan, meena radhakrishna, dilip m menon, nasir tyabji, rani dhavan shankardass, gyanesh kudaisya, as bhasin, da low, geeta kapur, krishna kumar, meenakshi thapan, mahesh rangarajan, neera chandhoke, achin vanaik.
The nation and its fragments: colonial and post-colonial histories
Chatterjee, Partha
1994, N

contents: (i) whose imagined community? (ii) the colonial state (iii) the nationalist elite (iv) the nation and its pasts (v) histories and nations (vi) the nation and its women (vii) women and the nation (viii) the nation and its peasants (ix) the nation and its outcasts (x) the national state (xi) communities and the nation.
Architecture in medieval India: forms, contexts, histories
Juneja, Monica (ed.)
2002, Hardcover

from the first half of the nineteenth century, the architectural history of medieval india has been the subject of diverse books, essays and miscellaneous writings. the present book pulls together the most significant of these writings, revealing the impressive array of historical ideas about india\'s past that has emerged through the study of its monuments.
Hybrid histories: forests, frontiers and wildness in western India
Skaria, Ajay
2001, Paperback

examines the environmental and cultural histories of the dangs region of south gujarat in western india.
Prejudice and pride: school histories of the freedom struggle in India and Pakistan
Krishna Kumar (b.1951)
2001, Hardcover
Multiple histories: culture and society in the study of Rajasthan
Babb, Lawrence A et al. (ed.)
2002, Hardcover

the authors of the papers presented here represent a wide variety of disciplines-- history, anthropology, art history, religious studies, and political science- and the papers deal with the region\'s past as seen from both highly contrastive and complementary points of view.
Chronicles of British business in Asia 1850-1960: a bibliography of printed company histories with short accounts of the concerns
Carter, Lionel
2002, Hardcover

it provides descriptions of more than a hundred british firms which have had \'company histories\' written about their activities in asia.
Lost worlds: Indian labour and its forgotten histories
Joshi, Chitra
2007, Paperback

using a wide range of oral and archival sources as well as popular literature, the author reconstructs working class lives, exploring their everyday worlds at the workplace and within community life outside, as well as their moments of conflict and struggle.
Monuments, objects, histories: institutions of art in colonial and postcolonial India
Guha-Thakurta, Tapati
2005, Hardcover

the book surveys the practices of archaeology, art history, and museums in nineteenth and twentieth century india. it looks at processes by which \'lost pasts\' came to be produced in india.
Fabulous geographies, catastrophic histories: the lost landof Lemuria, USA, 2004
Ramaswamy, Sumathi
2005, Hardcover

first published in usa as: the lost land of lemuria: fabulous geographies, catastrophic histories. during the nineteenth century, lemuria was imagined as a land that once bridged india and africa. much like atlantis, lemuria is supposed to have been submerged by the oceans long ago. this elegantly written book is the first to explore lemuria\'s incarnations across cultures, fro ...
Azaadi!: stories and histories of the Indian subcontinent after Independence
Massey, Reginald (b.1932)
2005, Hardcover
Women as subjects: south Asian histories
Nita Kumar (ed.)
1994, N

contents: (i) gender, violence and power: rajasthani stories of shakti (ii) women\'s speech genres (iii) between two worlds (iv) others voices, other rooms (v) killing my heart\'s desire (vi) gender and politics in garhwal (vii) oranges for the girls, or the half-known story of the education of girls in twentieth-century banaras.
The states of Indian cricket: anecdootal histories
Guha, Ramachandra
2005, Hardcover

expanding and updating the material in his two earlier cricket classics, the author provides wonderful sketches of india\'s cricketors.
Everyday lives, everyday histories: beyond the kings and Brahmans of `ancient' India
Chakravarti, Uma
2006, Hardcover
The Nehrus: personal histories, photo research, editing and captions by Priya Kapoor
Hasan, Mushirul
2006, Hardcover

the book includes rare photographs from the private collection of family members and those closely associated with them. tracing the roots from when the first nehru migrated to the mughal court to the present day, the book tells the story of a fascinating family whose history has come to be inextricably linked with that of modern india.
Histories for the subordinated
Hardiman, David
2006, Hardcover

this collection pulls together hardiman\'s core ideas and writings on politics, environmental issues, gandhi, moneylending, disease, and subaltern history. many of these writings are not otherwise easily available.
Routine violence: nations, fragments, histories
Pandey, Gyanendra
2006, Hardcover

this book is about minorities, and hence about majorities. it investigates how these categories are constituted in the modern political community. it also discusses about the routine violence of contemporary history and politics, about the enabling conditions of violence.
A constituency suitable for ladies: and other social histories of Indian elections
Singer, Wendy
2007, Hardcover

this book focuses on the indian tradition, since before independence, of establishing separate electoral constituencies for women. it examines the evolution of women as special catagory in indian politics.
Sacred landscapes in Asia: shared traditions, multiple histories, preface by Kapila Vatsyayan
Ray, Himanshu Prabha (ed.)
2007, Hardcover

the present volume explores the aesthetic theories underlying many genres of the asian arts. the contributors identify the multi-layered discourse comprising the nature of monuments, as also the movement of motifs and symbols through sculptured and picturised representation. this is evident in architectural structures, sculptural forms, particularly in iconography, and of cours ...
Himalayan mountain cults: Sailung, Kalingchok, Gosainkund, territorial rituals and Tamang histories
Tautscher, Gabriele
2007, Paperback

an anthropological study on the history and formation of communal feasts and rituals on sailung, kalingchok and gosainkund.
Architecture in medieval India: forms, contexts, histories
Juneja, Monica (ed.)
2008, Paperback

this book pulls together diverse writings on the subject, revealing an impressive array of ideas about india\'s past through the study of its monuments.
Landscapes and the law: environmental politics, regional histories, and contests over nature
Cederlof, Gunnel
2008, Hardcover
The girl from foreign: a search for shipwrecked ancestors, forgotten histories, and a sense of home
Shepard, Sadia
2008, Paperback

the author writes with compassion and humility about her journey to discover the disparate forces-- cultural, ethnic, and religious-- that make up her identity.
Shared histories of modernity: China, India and the OttomanEmpire
Islamoglu, Huri et al.(ed.)
2009, Hardcover

this volume addresses a key concern of historians and social scientists today by undermining conventional assumptions of a binary division between \'modern\' european nation states and \'pre-modern\' asian empires. it brings together historians of the qing, ottoman, mughal and british indian empires to address the modern transformation of these regions without dividing world hi ...
Fugitive histories
Hariharan, Githa
2009, Hardcover

marked by an astonishing clarity of observation and deep compassion, this book exposes the legacy of prejudice that, sometimes insidiously, sometimes perceptibly, continues to affect disparate lives in present-day india.
History of the social determinants of health: global histories, contemporary debates
Cook, Harold J. et al (ed.)
2009, Hardcover
Texts, histories, geographies: reading Indian literature
Raveendran, PP
2009, Hardcover

this book provides a critical reading of trends, texts and authors belonging to the broad field of indian literature from a theoretically informed perspective.
Visible histories, disappearing women: producing Muslim womanhood in late colonial Bengal
Sarkar, Mahua
2008, Hardcover

the author examines how muslim women in colonial bengal came to be more marginalized in nationalist discourse than their hindu counterparts. she considers how their near-invisibility, except as victims, underpins the construction of the ideal citizen-subject in late colonial india.
Labour matters: towards global histories, studies in honourof Sabyasachi Bhattacharya
Linden, Marcel van der et al. (ed.)
2009, Hardcover

this volume, in honour of sabyasachi bhattacharya, brings together a set of essays that highlight some of the major tranformations in the field of labour history today.