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Some Reflections on South Asia's Independence

ZeeTV/Wion in India asked me to write a piece on South Asia's independece on the completiion of its seventieth year. It is titled: "Turning 70, will India and Pakistan have the maturity to forgive each other?" and was published on 14 August, 2017. It can be consulted on:

 http://www.wionews.com/south-asia/turning-70-will-india-and-pakistan-have-the-maturity-to-...

 

 

Position, Assistant Professor of History (South Asian History specialization), Salisbury University

For details, see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=55345

Salisbury University, History
Assistant Professor of History (South Asian History specialization)

The Department of History at Salisbury University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of History. This is a full-time tenure-track position.

Area of Specialization: South Asian History. Ideal candidate will complement existing strengths of the department.

Re: Cambridge UP thread, CQ editor Pringle's op-ed in Guardian

Dr. Tim Pringle, the editor of the China Quarterly, has now published an op-ed in The Guardian. He places the current furore in the context of changes in political and academic openness over the past decade, and in particular since President Xi Jinping rose to power in 2012.

Tim Pringle, "China’s Bid to Block My Journal’s Articles is a New Attack on Academic Freedom," The Guardian*, August 21, 2017.

Re: Cambridge UP accepting censorship of academic content in PRC

It seems that the response from CUP should be to add these articles to Open Access. 

Even if these items cannot be officially accessed through the journal website in China, they will be even more available to scholars elsewhere.

The obvious irony here is of course that in attempting to remove these articles from view, China's censors have simply given them more visibility.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Lakshmi Subramaniam
Reviewer: 
Johan Mathew

Mathew on Subramaniam, 'The Sovereign and the Pirate: Ordering Maritime Subjects in India's Western Littoral'


Lakshmi Subramaniam. The Sovereign and the Pirate: Ordering Maritime Subjects in India's Western Littoral. New Delhi: Oxford University Press (India), 2016. 296 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-946704-4.

Reviewed by Johan Mathew (Rutgers University)
Published on H-Asia (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Piracy and Sovereignty in the Indian Ocean

Author: 
Pamela D. McElwee
Reviewer: 
Nga Dao

Dao on McElwee, 'Forests Are Gold: Trees, People, and Environmental Rule in Vietnam'


Pamela D. McElwee. Forests Are Gold: Trees, People, and Environmental Rule in Vietnam. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016. 312 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-99548-9.

Reviewed by Nga Dao (York University)
Published on H-Asia (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Environmental Governance in Vietnam

Author: 
Anjali Nerlekar
Reviewer: 
Madhuri Deshmukh

Deshmukh on Nerlekar, 'Bombay Modern: Arun Kolatkar and Bilingual Literary Culture'


Anjali Nerlekar. Bombay Modern: Arun Kolatkar and Bilingual Literary Culture. FlashPoints Series. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2016. xix + 292 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8101-3274-0; $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8101-3273-3.

Reviewed by Madhuri Deshmukh (Oakton Community College)
Published on H-Asia (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Recent Threads

Some Reflections on South Asia's Independence

ZeeTV/Wion in India asked me to write a piece on South Asia's independece on the completiion of its seventieth year. It is titled: "Turning 70, will India and Pakistan have the maturity to forgive each other?" and was published on 14 August, 2017. It can be consulted on:

 http://www.wionews.com/south-asia/turning-70-will-india-and-pakistan-have-the-maturity-to-...

 

 

Position, Assistant Professor of History (South Asian History specialization), Salisbury University

For details, see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=55345

Salisbury University, History
Assistant Professor of History (South Asian History specialization)

The Department of History at Salisbury University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of History. This is a full-time tenure-track position.

Area of Specialization: South Asian History. Ideal candidate will complement existing strengths of the department.