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H-Net reviews posted to the web 13 Feb 2017 - 20 Feb 2017 (Asia-related)

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The following Asia-related reviews were posted to the H-Net web site between 13 Feb 2017 and 20 Feb 2017 (selected from the full list of H-Net reviews for the week).

Author: 
Ines G. Županov, Angela Barreto Xavier
Reviewer: 
Jorge Canizares

Canizares on Županov and Xavier, 'Catholic Orientalism: Portuguese Empire, Indian Knowledge (16th-18th Centuries)'


Ines G. Županov, Angela Barreto Xavier. Catholic Orientalism: Portuguese Empire, Indian Knowledge (16th-18th Centuries). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 416 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-945267-5.

Reviewed by Jorge Canizares (University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Asia (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Silencing the Past

Ahmedabad's Bene Israeli community and the larger question of Indian Jewish identity

This article highlights the situation of Ahmedabad's Bene Israeli community, and more broadly Jewish identity in India. The history of the Jewish community on the subcontinent goes back 2,000 years, and is perhaps unique in that the community in India has remained unaffected by antisemitism (I should add that it is difficult to view the 26/11 attack on Nariman House as an attack on Indian Jews).

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Author: 
Ines G. Županov, Angela Barreto Xavier
Reviewer: 
Jorge Canizares

Canizares on Županov and Xavier, 'Catholic Orientalism: Portuguese Empire, Indian Knowledge (16th-18th Centuries)'


Ines G. Županov, Angela Barreto Xavier. Catholic Orientalism: Portuguese Empire, Indian Knowledge (16th-18th Centuries). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 416 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-945267-5.

Reviewed by Jorge Canizares (University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Asia (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Silencing the Past

Author: 
Cynthia Talbot
Reviewer: 
Audrey Truschke

Truschke on Talbot, 'The Last Hindu Emperor: Prithviraj Chauhan and the Indian Past, 1200-2000'


Cynthia Talbot. The Last Hindu Emperor: Prithviraj Chauhan and the Indian Past, 1200-2000. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 325 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-11856-0.

Reviewed by Audrey Truschke (Rutgers University - Newark)
Published on H-Asia (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Kumkum Roy
Reviewer: 
Divya Cherian

Cherian on Roy, 'Looking Within, Looking Without: Exploring Households in the Subcontinent through Time'


Kumkum Roy. Looking Within, Looking Without: Exploring Households in the Subcontinent through Time. Darmstadt: Primus Books GmbH, 2015. 419 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-93-8408233-8.

Reviewed by Divya Cherian (Columbia University)
Published on H-Asia (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Historicizing Households, in Memory of Nandita Sahai

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H-Net reviews posted to the web 13 Feb 2017 - 20 Feb 2017 (Asia-related)

Your network editor has reposted this from H-Announce. The byline reflects the original authorship.

The following Asia-related reviews were posted to the H-Net web site between 13 Feb 2017 and 20 Feb 2017 (selected from the full list of H-Net reviews for the week).

Ahmedabad's Bene Israeli community and the larger question of Indian Jewish identity

This article highlights the situation of Ahmedabad's Bene Israeli community, and more broadly Jewish identity in India. The history of the Jewish community on the subcontinent goes back 2,000 years, and is perhaps unique in that the community in India has remained unaffected by antisemitism (I should add that it is difficult to view the 26/11 attack on Nariman House as an attack on Indian Jews).