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Many Mahābhāratas
Many Mahābhāratas (April 2021)
Nell Shapiro Hawley - Editor
Sohini Pillai - Editor

 
 
The Hagiographer and the Avatar
The Hagiographer and the Avatar (April 2021)
The Life and Works of Narayan Kasturi
Antonio Rigopoulos - Author

 
 
The World of Agha Shahid Ali
The World of Agha Shahid Ali (February 2021)
Tapan Kumar Ghosh - Editor
Sisir Kumar Chatterjee - Editor

Critical essays on the transnational Kashmiri-American poet.

Featuring essays by American, Indian, and British scholars, this collection offers critical appraisals and personal reflections on the life and work of the transnational poet Agha Shahid Ali (1949–2001). Though sometimes identified as an “Indian writer in English,” Shahid came to designate himself as a Kashmiri-American ...(Read More)
 
 
The Muslim World in Modern South Asia
The Muslim World in Modern South Asia (January 2021)
Power, Authority, Knowledge
Francis Robinson - Author

Sets out the challenges presented to Muslim societies by Western dominance over the past two hundred years, and explores Muslim responses, particularly in the context of South Asia.

Over the past two hundred years, two great processes have shaped Muslim societies: Western domination and the industrial capitalism that came with it, and the Islamic revival that preceded the Western ...(Read More)
 
 
Till Kingdom Come
Till Kingdom Come (January 2021)
Medieval Hinduism in the Modern Himalaya
Lokesh Ohri - Author

The first book to offer a detailed framework, a fine-grained history, and an analytically nuanced understanding of one of the rarest branches of Hindu worship.

Hinduism, as is well known, has taken a multitude of shapes and forms. Some Hindu “little traditions” have remained obscure or understudied to this day due to their regional remoteness. One such offshoot is the influential ...(Read More)
 
 
South of the Future
South of the Future (December 2020)
Marketing Care and Speculating Life in South Asia and the Americas
Anindita Banerjee - Editor
Debra A. Castillo - Editor

Unique interdisciplinary analysis of gendered and racialized economies of care in South Asia and the Americas.

South Asia and Latin America represent two epicenters of migrant care work and the globalized reproductive market. Yet scholars and the media continue to examine them in geographical and conceptual isolation. South of the Future closes both these gaps. It investigates nannying, elder care, domestic work, and othe...(Read More)
 
 
The Other Rāma
The Other Rāma (November 2020)
Matricide and Genocide in the Mythology of Paraśurāma
Brian Collins - Author

A systematic analysis of the myth cycle of Paraśuráma (“Rāma with the Axe”), an avatára of Viṣṇu with a much darker reputation.

The Other Rāma presents a systematic analysis of the myth cycle of Paraśuráma (“Rāma with the Axe”), an avatára of Viṣṇu best known for decapitating his own mother and annihilating twenty-one generations of the Kṣatriya warrior...(Read More)
 
 
Material Acts in Everyday Hindu Worlds
Material Acts in Everyday Hindu Worlds (October 2020)
Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger - Author

Broadens the parameters of religious studies by accounting for material acts that help shape religious worlds.

In Material Acts in Everyday Hindu Worlds, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes the agency of materiality—the ability of materials to have an effect on both humans and deities—beyond human intentions. Using materials from three regions where Flueckiger conducted ex...(Read More)
 
 
Living Landscapes
Living Landscapes (April 2020)
Meditations on the Five Elements in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Yogas
Christopher Key Chapple - Author

Explores the role of meditation on the five elements in the practice of Yoga.

In Living Landscapes, Christopher Key Chapple looks at the world of ritual as enacted in three faiths of India. He begins with an exploration of the relationship between the body and the world as found in the cosmological cartography of Sāṃkhya philosophy, which highlights the interplay between consciousness (puruṣa) and ...(Read More)
 
 
The Great Agrarian Conquest
The Great Agrarian Conquest (September 2019)
The Colonial Reshaping of a Rural World
Neeladri Bhattacharya - Author

Groundbreaking analysis of how colonialism created new conceptual categories and spatial forms that reshaped rural societies.

This book examines how, over colonial times, the diverse practices and customs of an existing rural universe—with its many forms of livelihood—were reshaped to create a new agrarian world of settled farming. While focusing on Punjab, India, this pathbreakin...(Read More)
 
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