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When Does History Begin?
When Does History Begin? (January 2022)
Religion, Identity, and Narrative in the Sikh Religion
Harjot Oberoi - Author

 
 
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 (September 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)
 
 
Many Mahābhāratas
Many Mahābhāratas (May 2021)
Nell Shapiro Hawley - Editor
Sohini Sarah Pillai - Editor

A major contribution to the study of South Asian literature, offering a landmark view of Mahābhārata studies.

Many Mahābhāratas is an introduction to the spectacular and long-lived diversity of Mahābhārata literature in South Asia. This diversity begins with the Sanskrit Mahābhārata, an early epic poem that narrates the events of a catastrophic fratricidal war. Along ...(Read More)
 
 
The Hagiographer and the Avatar
The Hagiographer and the Avatar (April 2021)
The Life and Works of Narayan Kasturi
Antonio Rigopoulos - Author

Examines the key role of a hagiographer within a charismatic religious movement.

In this biographical study, Antonio Rigopoulos explores the fundamental role of a hagiographer within a charismatic religious movement: in this case, the postsectarian, cosmopolitan community of the Indian guru Sathya Sai Baba. The guru’s hagiographer, Narayan Kasturi, was already a distinguished litt...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
 
Partition's Legacies
Partition's Legacies (January 2021)
Joya Chatterji - Author
David Washbrook - Introduction

Essays on modern Indian history and the legacy of Partition.

Partition’s Legacies offers a selection of Joya Chatterji’s finest and most influential essays. “Partition, nation-making, frontiers, refugees, minority formation, and categories of citizenship have been my preoccupations,” she writes in the preface, and these are also the major themes of this book.

Chatte...(Read More)
 
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