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ANN: Collection of papers in tribute to Professor Christopher A. Bayly (1945-2015)

In tribute to Professor Sir Christopher A. Bayly, the well respected and eminent historian, Cambridge University Press has brought together a collection of his articles published during a long and successful career. 

www.journals.cambridge.org/cabayly

All articles are available for free download until the end of 2015. 

Martine Walsh
Senior Commissioning Editor
HSS Journals
Cambridge University Press

Call for submissions for the John F. Richards Prize for books in South Asian History (deadline May 15)

Authors and publishers of books on South Asian History published in 2014: Please note that the deadline for the submission of books for this prize is May 15, 2015. Please read the instructions below if you wish to submit a book for consideration for this prize.

John F. Richards Prize

New Book: Folk Legends from Tono: Japan’s Spirits, Deities, and Phantastic Creatures (In Japanese: Tono monogatari shui 遠野物語拾遺)

I would like to bring to your attention the first-time English language translation and publication of Part II (a 299 tale supplement compiled in 1935) to the well-known 1910 Japanese book Tono monogatari (遠野物語 Tales of Tono) by Yanagita Kunio.

NEW BOOK TITLE: Folk Legends from Tono: Japan’s Spirits, Deities, and Phantastic Creatures (In Japanese: Tono monogatari shui 遠野物語拾遺)

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Mary Louise Becker
Reviewer: 
Dharitri Bhattacharjee

Bhattacharjee on Becker, 'The All-India Muslim League, 1906-1947: A Study of Leadership in the Evolution of a Nation'


Mary Louise Becker. The All-India Muslim League, 1906-1947: A Study of Leadership in the Evolution of a Nation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. xlii + 295 pp. GBP 16.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-906014-6.

Reviewed by Dharitri Bhattacharjee (University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Muslim League leaders before 1947

Author: 
Patrick Olivelle, trans.
Reviewer: 
Richard Davis

Davis on Olivelle, 'King, Governance, and Law in Ancient India: Kauṭilya's Arthaśāstra'


Patrick Olivelle, trans. King, Governance, and Law in Ancient India: Kauṭilya's Arthaśāstra. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. xxvii + 753 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-989182-5.

Reviewed by Richard Davis (Bard College)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Ancient Indian Political Thought

Author: 
Devika Chawla
Reviewer: 
Nishat Zaidi

Zaidi on Chawla, 'Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition'


Devika Chawla. Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition. New York: Fordham University Press, 2014. 288 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-5643-3; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-5644-0.

Reviewed by Nishat Zaidi (Jamia Millia Islamia University)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Oral Histories of Partition

Recent Threads

ANN: Collection of papers in tribute to Professor Christopher A. Bayly (1945-2015)

In tribute to Professor Sir Christopher A. Bayly, the well respected and eminent historian, Cambridge University Press has brought together a collection of his articles published during a long and successful career. 

www.journals.cambridge.org/cabayly

All articles are available for free download until the end of 2015. 

Martine Walsh
Senior Commissioning Editor
HSS Journals
Cambridge University Press