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Singing the Goddess into Place
Singing the Goddess into Place (May 2022)
Locality, Myth, and Social Change in Chamundi of the Hill, a Kannada Folk Ballad
Caleb Simmons - Author

Explores how a folk ballad in southern India transforms the landscape and embeds the deities that are its subject within the social worlds of their devotees.

Singing the Goddess into Place examines Chamundi of the Hill, a collection of songs that tells the stories of the gods and goddesses of the region around the city of Mysore in southern Karnataka. The ballad activ...(Read More)
 
 
Hindutva and Violence
Hindutva and Violence (March 2022)
V. D. Savarkar and the Essentials of History
Vinayak Chaturvedi - Author

 
 
Religion and Empire in Portuguese India
Religion and Empire in Portuguese India (March 2022)
Conversion, Resistance, and the Making of Goa
Ângela Barreto Xavier - Author

 
 
The Truths and Lies of Nationalism as Narrated by Charvak
The Truths and Lies of Nationalism as Narrated by Charvak (March 2022)
Partha Chatterjee - Edited and annotated

Rejects Hindu nationalism and pluralist secularism in favor of a revitalized politics of Indian federalism.

Written in the voice of the mythical atheist, naysayer, and general all-purpose heretic of Indian philosophy, The Truths and Lies of Nationalism as Narrated by Charvak presents a completely new way of telling the history of Indian nationalism. Severely criticizing the ...(Read More)
 
 
When Does History Begin?
When Does History Begin? (January 2022)
Religion, Identity, and Narrative in the Sikh Tradition
Harjot Oberoi - Author

Documents how the premodern techniques of narrating the past in South Asia were deeply transformed by colonial modernity, resulting in newer forms of truth-telling within the Sikh community.

Focusing on important issues in Sikh religious identity and memory, Harjot Oberoi shows how premodern techniques of narrating the past and truth-telling in South Asia were deeply transformed by...(Read More)
 
 
Christianity and Politics in Tribal India
Christianity and Politics in Tribal India (November 2021)
Baptist Missionaries and Naga Nationalism
G. Kanato Chophy - Author

Chronicles the astonishing and counterintuitive spread of Christianity among a group of previously isolated tribes in a remote and hilly part of Northeastern India.

Through an ethnohistorical study of the Nagas—a congeries of tribes inhabiting the Indo-Myanmar frontier—this book explores an unusually interesting region of India that is all too often seen as peripheral. G. Kanato Ch...(Read More)
 
 
Nine Nights of Power
Nine Nights of Power (October 2021)
Durgā, Dolls, and Darbārs
Ute Hüsken - Editor
Vasudha Narayanan - Editor
Astrid Zotter - Editor

Explores the rich diversity of narratives, rituals, and participants connected with one of the most important celebrations for Hindus in South Asia and in the diaspora.

The autumnal Navarātri festival—also called Durgā Pūjā, Dassehra, or Dasain—is the most important Hindu festival in South Asia and wherever Hindus settle. A nine-night-long celebration in honor of the goddess Durgā,...(Read More)
 
 
The Mughals and the Sufis
The Mughals and the Sufis (August 2021)
Islam and Political Imagination in India, 1500–1750
Muzaffar Alam - Author

Examines the relationship between Mughal political culture and the two dominant strains of Islam’s Sufi traditions in South Asia: one centred around orthodoxy, the other focusing on a more accommodating and mystical spirituality.

Based on a critical study of a large number of contemporary Persian texts, court chronicles, epistolary collections, and biographies of sufi mystics, T...(Read More)
 
 
Empire News
Empire News (July 2021)
The Anglo-Indian Press Writes India
Priti Joshi - Author

Examines English-language Indian newspapers from the mid-nineteenth century and their role in simultaneously sustaining and probing British colonial governance.

In Empire News, Priti Joshi examines the neglected archive of English-language newspapers from India to unpack the maintenance and tensions of empire. Focusing on the period between 1845 and 1860, she analyzes circul...(Read More)
 
 
Higher Education for Democracy
Higher Education for Democracy (July 2021)
The Role of the University in Civil Society
William G. Tierney - Author

Uses a cross-national comparison of Los Angeles, New Delhi, and Hong Kong to develop strategies universities should employ to strengthen democracy and resist fascism.

Democracy and higher education are inextricably linked: universities not only have the ability to be key arbiters of how democracy is advanced, but they also need to reflect democratic values in their practices, objec...(Read More)
 
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