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Author: 
Jacqueline M. Moore, Rebecca Woodward Wendelken, eds.
Reviewer: 
Stewart Gordon

Gordon on Moore and Wendelken, 'Teaching the Silk Road: A Guide for College Teachers'


Jacqueline M. Moore, Rebecca Woodward Wendelken, eds. Teaching the Silk Road: A Guide for College Teachers. Albany: SUNY Press, 2010. ix + 238 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-3103-1; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-3102-4.

Reviewed by Stewart Gordon (Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan)
Published on H-Asia (January, 2011)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Paul S. Ropp
Reviewer: 
David Buck

Buck on Ropp, 'China in World History'


Paul S. Ropp. China in World History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. xvi + 184 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-517073-3; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-538195-5.

Reviewed by David Buck (University of Wisconsin=Milwaukee)
Published on H-Asia (January, 2011)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Fitting China into World History

Author: 
Philip Oldenburg
Reviewer: 
Sumit Ganguly

Ganguly on Oldenburg, 'India, Pakistan, and Democracy: Solving the Puzzle of Divergent Paths'


Philip Oldenburg. India, Pakistan, and Democracy: Solving the Puzzle of Divergent Paths. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2010. x + 273 pp. $145.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-78018-6; $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-415-78019-3.

Author: 
Ian Talbot, Gurharpal Singh
Reviewer: 
Andrew Major

Major on Talbot and Singh, 'The Partition of India'


Ian Talbot, Gurharpal Singh. The Partition of India. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 206 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-67256-6.

Reviewed by Andrew Major (Zayed University)
Published on H-Asia (December, 2010)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Understanding the Partition of India

Author: 
Michael Herbert Fisher
Reviewer: 
Shrabani Basu

Basu on Fisher, 'The Inordinately Strange Life of Dyce Sombre: Victorian Anglo Indian MP and Chancery "Lunatic"'


Michael Herbert Fisher. The Inordinately Strange Life of Dyce Sombre: Victorian Anglo Indian MP and Chancery "Lunatic". New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. xx + 396 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-70108-2.

Reviewed by Shrabani Basu (Historian and journalist)
Published on H-Asia (November, 2010)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
James R. Fichter
Reviewer: 
Tirthankar Roy

Roy on Fichter, 'So Great a Proffit: How the East Indies Trade Transformed Anglo-American Capitalism'


James R. Fichter. So Great a Proffit: How the East Indies Trade Transformed Anglo-American Capitalism. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010. 384 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05057-0.

Reviewed by Tirthankar Roy (London School of Economics)
Published on H-Asia (November, 2010)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Lucy P. Chester
Reviewer: 
Bernardo Michael

Michael on Chester, 'Borders and Conflicts in South Asia: The Radcliffe Boundary Commission and the Partition of Punjab'


Lucy P. Chester. Borders and Conflicts in South Asia: The Radcliffe Boundary Commission and the Partition of Punjab. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009. xv + 222 pp. $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-7899-6.

Reviewed by Bernardo Michael (Messiah College)
Published on H-Asia (October, 2010)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Edward Simpson, Kai Kresse, eds.
Reviewer: 
Andre Wink

Wink on Simpson and Kresse, 'Struggling with History: Islam and Cosmopolitanism in the Western Indian Ocean'


Edward Simpson, Kai Kresse, eds. Struggling with History: Islam and Cosmopolitanism in the Western Indian Ocean. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008. xxii + 377 pp. $32.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-70024-5; $79.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-70023-8.

Reviewed by Andre Wink (University of Wisconsin)
Published on H-Asia (October, 2010)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
David Sneath, ed.
Reviewer: 
Thomas J. Barfield

Barfield on Sneath, 'Imperial Statecraft: Political Forms and Techniques of Governance in Inner Asia, Sixth-Twentieth Centuries'


David Sneath, ed. Imperial Statecraft: Political Forms and Techniques of Governance in Inner Asia, Sixth-Twentieth Centuries. Bellingham: Western Washington University Center for East Asian Studies, 2006. 279 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-914584-27-8.

Reviewed by Thomas J. Barfield (Boston University)
Published on H-Asia (October, 2010)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Chitralekha Zutshi
Reviewer: 
Umair A. Muhajir

Muhajir on Zutshi, 'Kashmir's Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination'


Chitralekha Zutshi. Kashmir's Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014. xv + 360 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-945067-1.

Reviewed by Umair A. Muhajir (http://qalandari.blogspot.com)
Published on H-Asia (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Bradley R. Simpson
Reviewer: 
Jaroslaw Suchoples

Suchoples on Simpson, 'Economists with Guns: Authoritarian Development and U.S.-Indonesian Relations, 1960-1968'


Bradley R. Simpson. Economists with Guns: Authoritarian Development and U.S.-Indonesian Relations, 1960-1968. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008. viii + 367 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5634-1.

Reviewed by Jaroslaw Suchoples (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Asia (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Frank Dhont

Author: 
Walter Hauser, Kailash Chandra Jha, eds. and trans.
Reviewer: 
Donald W. Attwood

Attwood on Hauser and Jha, 'Culture, Vernacular Politics, and the Peasants: India, 1889-1950: An Edited Translation of Swami Sahajanand's Memoir'


Walter Hauser, Kailash Chandra Jha, eds. and trans. Culture, Vernacular Politics, and the Peasants: India, 1889-1950: An Edited Translation of Swami Sahajanand's Memoir. Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2015. 708 pp. n.p. (cloth), ISBN 978-93-5098084-2.

Reviewed by Donald W. Attwood (McGill University)
Published on H-Asia (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Attwood on Hauser Peasants and Politics

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