India and South Asian Studies

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Partition's Legacies

By Joya Chatterji
Introduction by David Washbrook
Subjects: Asian Studies

Essays on modern Indian history and the legacy of Partition.

Material Acts in Everyday Hindu Worlds

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

Till Kingdom Come

By Lokesh Ohri
Subjects: Asian Studies

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.

The Muslim World in Modern South Asia

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.

The World of Agha Shahid Ali

Critical essays on the transnational Kashmiri-American poet.

South of the Future

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

Higher Education for Democracy

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.

Fiction as History

Explains the Hindi novel’s role in anticipating and creating the story of middle-class modernity and modernization in North India.

The Great Agrarian Conquest

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

Living Landscapes

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

Himalayan Histories

A rare look at the history of Himalayan peasant society and the relationship between culture and environment in the Himalayas.

Essays of a Lifetime

A distillation of the historian’s finest writings on modern Indian historical themes.

Sons of Sarasvatī

Edited and translated by Chinya V. Ravishankar
Introduction by Chinya V. Ravishankar
Subjects: Asian Studies

Presents rare biographies of traditional Indian scholars during the nineteenth century, a critical moment of transition for the Indian intellectual tradition.

Nine Nights of the Goddess

Explores the contemporary nature and the diverse narratives, rituals, and performances of the Navarātri Festival.

The Concept of Bharatavarsha and Other Essays

This exploration of key terms related to social and political order, found in early Indian texts, challenges the idea of a unified ancient India and a unified national identity at that time.

Ritual Innovation

Challenges prevailing conceptions of what religious ritual does and how it achieves its ends.

Religious Journeys in India

Explores how religious travel in India is transforming religious identities and self-constructions.

Hindu Pasts

Challenges the monolithic view of Hinduism in the nineteenth century, and instead offers a vision of India that contains a rich multiplicity of Hinduisms, women’s stories, and cultural histories.

Protestant Christianity in the Indian Diaspora

Captures how Indian Protestant Christians negotiate their religious and cultural identities within the Indian diaspora.

Everyday Sustainability

Illuminates the contradictions that emerge within conscious capitalism initiatives that are designed to empower women.

Text and Tradition in South India

Essays on Telugu and South Indian literature and culture by distinguished Telugu scholar Narayana Rao.

Vernacular Catholicism, Vernacular Saints

A collection of Raj’s groundbreaking ethnographic studies of “vernacular” Catholic traditions in Tamil Nadu, India.

Re-ending the Mahābhārata

Offers a fresh perspective on the Mahābhārata based on an exploration of its ending, the Svargārohaṇa parvan.

Undervalued Dissent

Uses two case studies to demonstrate how neoliberal reforms in India have de-democratized labor politics.

The Dashing Ladies of Shiv Sena

Explores the activities and political personas of women activists in Shiv Sena, a militant Indian political party.