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Author: 
Andrew Flachs
Reviewer: 
Ronald J. Herring

Herring on Flachs, 'Cultivating Knowledge: Biotechnology, Sustainability, and the Human Cost of Cotton Capitalism in India'

Andrew Flachs. Cultivating Knowledge: Biotechnology, Sustainability, and the Human Cost of Cotton Capitalism in India. Global Change/Global Health Series. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2019. Illustrations. 240 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8165-3963-5; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8165-4025-9.

Reviewed by Ronald J. Herring (Cornell University) Published on H-Asia (January, 2022) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Megan Eaton Robb
Reviewer: 
Asiya Alam

Alam on Robb, 'Print and the Urdu Public: Muslims, Newspapers, and Urban Life in Colonial India'

Megan Eaton Robb. Print and the Urdu Public: Muslims, Newspapers, and Urban Life in Colonial India. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. 264 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-008937-5.

Reviewed by Asiya Alam (Louisiana State University) Published on H-Asia (December, 2021) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Wasana Wongsurawat
Reviewer: 
Shelly Chan

Chan on Wongsurawat, 'The Crown and the Capitalists: The Ethnic Chinese and the Founding of the Thai Nation'

Wasana Wongsurawat. The Crown and the Capitalists: The Ethnic Chinese and the Founding of the Thai Nation. Critical Dialogues in Southeast Asian Studies Series. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019. 216 pp.

Recent Threads

Book Symposium: Origins of Moral-Political Philosophy in Early China (OUP, 2021), Feb.3, 8pm EST

There's a book symposium on my new book, Origins of Moral-Political Philosophy in Early China (OUP 2021), on Thursday, Feb 3, 8pm EST (Friday, Feb 4, 9am HKT). It's open to the public, but registration is required. Please email jooglee@cityu.edu.hk to register if interested.

TOC Nidan: International Journal of Indian Studies, Volume 6, no. 2

It gives me great pleasure to announce the publication of the December 2021 issue of Nidan: International Journal for Indian Studies, Volume 6, Issue 2 (https://journals.co.za/journal/nidan). 

1. Editorials (Forward by Editorial Advisor, Editorial Preface, Introduction by Guest Editor)

2.1 Article: Living with the River: Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Majuli: Anouska Tamuli