Welcome to H-Asia, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online. The primary purpose of H-ASIA is to enable historians and other Asia scholars to easily communicate current research and teaching interests; to discuss new articles, books, papers, approaches, methods and tools of analysis; to test new ideas and share comments and tips on teaching. H-Asia is especially committed to discussing region wide, comparative and professional issues important to scholars of Asia.

 

Recent Posts

Author: 
Richard H. Davis
Reviewer: 
Devika Rangachari

Rangachari on Davis, 'Global India circa 100 CE: South Asia in Early World History'

Richard H. Davis. Global India circa 100 CE: South Asia in Early World History. Key Issues in Asian Studies Series. Ann Arbor: Association for Asian Studies, 2009. Maps, illustrations. 90 pp. $10.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-924304-59-0.

Reviewed by Devika Rangachari Published on H-Asia (July, 2011) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

A Perspective on Globalization

Author: 
Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
Reviewer: 
Diana Lin

Lin on Wasserstrom, 'China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know'

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom. China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. xxii + 164 pp. $16.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-539412-2; $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-539447-4.

Reviewed by Diana Lin (Indiana University Northwest,) Published on H-Asia (July, 2011) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Peter Heehs
Reviewer: 
Hanna H. Kim

Kim on Heehs, 'The Lives of Sri Aurobindo'

Peter Heehs. The Lives of Sri Aurobindo. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008. xiv + 496 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14098-0.

Reviewed by Hanna H. Kim (Adelphi University) Published on H-Asia (June, 2011) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Ineffable or Not: Understanding and Writing about Sri Aurobindo

Author: 
Tulasi Srinivas
Reviewer: 
Hanna H. Kim

Kim on Srinivas, 'Winged Faith: Rethinking Globalization and Religious Pluralism through the Sathya Sai Movement'

Tulasi Srinivas. Winged Faith: Rethinking Globalization and Religious Pluralism through the Sathya Sai Movement. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. 448 pp. $89.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14932-7; $29.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-14933-4.

Reviewed by Hanna H. Kim (Adelphi University) Published on H-Asia (May, 2011) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Kalyani Devaki Menon
Reviewer: 
Sunila Kale

Kale on Menon, 'Everyday Nationalism: Women of the Hindu Right in India'

Kalyani Devaki Menon. Everyday Nationalism: Women of the Hindu Right in India. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010. 224 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4196-9.

Reviewed by Sunila Kale (University of Washington International Studies Department) Published on H-Asia (May, 2011) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Kale on Menon Women of the Hindu Right

Author: 
Devika Rangachari
Reviewer: 
Leslie Orr

Orr on Rangachari, 'Invisible Women, Visible Histories: Gender, Society and Polity in North India, 7-12th Century AD'

Devika Rangachari. Invisible Women, Visible Histories: Gender, Society and Polity in North India, 7-12th Century AD. New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 2009. 531 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-81-7304-808-1.

Reviewed by Leslie Orr Published on H-Asia (April, 2011) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Women in Medieval Indian History: The Problem of Finding Them

Author: 
Omar Khalidi
Reviewer: 
Arvind Verma

Verma on Khalidi, 'Khaki and the Ethnic Violence in India: Armed Forces, Police, and Paramilitary Forces during Communal Riots'

Omar Khalidi. Khaki and the Ethnic Violence in India: Armed Forces, Police, and Paramilitary Forces during Communal Riots. Second Edition. Revised and Enlarged. Gurgaon: Three Essays Collective, 2010. xi + 196 pp. $12.00 (paper), ISBN 978-81-88789-71-9.

Reviewed by Arvind Verma (Indiana University) Published on H-Asia (April, 2011) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Communal Stain on Khaki

Author: 
Indira Peterson, Devesh Soneji, eds.
Reviewer: 
Archana Venkatesan

Venkatesan on Peterson and Soneji, 'Performing Pasts: Reinventing the Arts in Modern South India'

Indira Peterson, Devesh Soneji, eds. Performing Pasts: Reinventing the Arts in Modern South India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2008. xi + 356 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-569084-2.

Reviewed by Archana Venkatesan (University of California-Davis) Published on H-Asia (April, 2011) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Arts in South India

Author: 
Iftikhar Haider Malik
Reviewer: 
Robert Nichols

Nichols on Malik, 'Pakistan after Musharraf: Democracy, Terror and the Building of a Nation'

Iftikhar Haider Malik. Pakistan after Musharraf: Democracy, Terror and the Building of a Nation. London: New Holland, 2010. 208 pp. GBP 9.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84773-453-2.

Reviewed by Robert Nichols Published on H-Asia (April, 2011) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Pakistan Today

Author: 
Peter X. Zhou
Reviewer: 
Tao Yang

Yang on Zhou, 'Collecting Asia: East Asian Libraries in North America, 1868-2008'

Peter X. Zhou. Collecting Asia: East Asian Libraries in North America, 1868-2008. Ann Arbor: Association for Asian Studies, 2010. xxi + 342 pp. $125.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-924304-56-9.

Reviewed by Tao Yang (Rutgers University) Published on H-Asia (March, 2011) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Breaking New Ground in East Asia Library History

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Kaveh Yazdani
Reviewer: 
Monish Borah

Borah on Yazdani, 'India, Modernity and the Great Divergence: Mysore and Gujarat (17th to 19th C.)'

Kaveh Yazdani. India, Modernity and the Great Divergence: Mysore and Gujarat (17th to 19th C.). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2017. xxxii + 669 pp. $246.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-33079-5.

Reviewed by Monish Borah (University of California- Irvine) Published on H-Asia (June, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Julia Anne Stephens
Reviewer: 
David Gilmartin

Gilmartin on Stephens, 'Governing Islam: Law, Empire, and Secularism in South Asia'

Julia Anne Stephens. Governing Islam: Law, Empire, and Secularism in South Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. xiii + 220 pp. $28.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-62628-3.

Reviewed by David Gilmartin (North Carolina State University) Published on H-Asia (May, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Syed Akbar Hyder, Bhagavan,Manu (eds.)
Reviewer: 
S. Akbar Zaidi

Zaidi on Hyder and Bhagavan, 'Hidden Histories'

Syed Akbar Hyder, Bhagavan,Manu (eds.). Hidden Histories. New Delhi: Primus Books, 2018. 328 pp. $64.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-93-8655284-6.

Reviewed by S. Akbar Zaidi (Columbia University) Published on H-Asia (April, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

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CfP: International Workshop "China and the West: Reconsidering Chinese Reverse Glass Painting" (Romont, Switzerland)

The Vitrocentre and Vitromusée Romont are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for an international workshop on Chinese reverse glass painting and related research fields including other media to be held at the museum in Romont, Switzerland on February 14–16, 2020.