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Author: 
Rochona Majumdar
Reviewer: 
Judith Walsh

Walsh on Majumdar, 'Marriage and Modernity: Family Values in Colonial Bengal'

Rochona Majumdar. Marriage and Modernity: Family Values in Colonial Bengal. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009. xii + 343 pp. $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-4462-9; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-4478-0.

Reviewed by Judith Walsh Published on H-Asia (July, 2010) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Family and Marriage in Colonial Bengal

Author: 
Sumit Sarkar, Tanika Sarkar, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sushumna Kannan

Kannan on Sarkar and Sarkar, 'Women and Social Reform in Modern India: A Reader'

Sumit Sarkar, Tanika Sarkar, eds. Women and Social Reform in Modern India: A Reader. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008. vii + 550 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-22049-3; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35269-9.

Reviewed by Sushumna Kannan (Centre for the study of culture and society) Published on H-Asia (July, 2010) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Steven Patterson
Reviewer: 
Peter Robb

Robb on Patterson, 'The Cult of Imperial Honor in British India'

Steven Patterson. The Cult of Imperial Honor in British India. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. x + 263 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-61287-7.

Reviewed by Peter Robb (SOAS) Published on H-Asia (July, 2010) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

British Rulers in India

Author: 
Jonathan Holslag
Reviewer: 
Sumit Ganguly

Ganguly on Holslag, 'China and India: Prospects for Peace'

Jonathan Holslag. China and India: Prospects for Peace. Contemporary Asia in the World Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. x + 234 pp. $37.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-15042-2.

Reviewed by Sumit Ganguly Published on H-Asia (June, 2010) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

China and India in World Strategic Context

Author: 
Dietmar Rothermund
Reviewer: 
Umair A. Muhajir

Muhajir on Rothermund, 'India: The Rise of an Asian Giant'

Dietmar Rothermund. India: The Rise of an Asian Giant. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008. Illustrations. 288 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-11309-9.

Reviewed by Umair A. Muhajir (http://qalandari.blogspot.com) Published on H-Asia (May, 2010) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Missing the Forest for the Trees

Author: 
Mary Gale Mazur
Reviewer: 
Diana Lin

Lin on Mazur, 'Wu Han, Historian: Son of China's Times'

Mary Gale Mazur. Wu Han, Historian: Son of China's Times. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2009. xiii + 515 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7391-2456-7.

Reviewed by Diana Lin (Indiana University Northwest, Dept of History and Philosophy) Published on H-Asia (May, 2010) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

A Twentieth-Century Chinese Intellectual

Author: 
Ritu Birla
Reviewer: 
Prasannan Parthasarathi

Parthasarathi on Birla, 'Stages of Capital: Law, Culture, and Market Governance in Late Colonial India'

Ritu Birla. Stages of Capital: Law, Culture, and Market Governance in Late Colonial India. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009. 360 S. $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-4245-8; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-4268-7.

Reviewed by Prasannan Parthasarathi Published on H-Asia (May, 2010) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Parthasarathi on Stages of Capital

Author: 
Anupama Rao
Reviewer: 
Sasheej Hegde

Hegde on Rao, 'The Caste Question: Dalits and the Politics of Modern India'

Anupama Rao. The Caste Question: Dalits and the Politics of Modern India. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009. xxi + 392 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-25559-3; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-25761-0.

Reviewed by Sasheej Hegde (Central University Hyderabad) Published on H-Asia (May, 2010) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Narender Kumar, Sukhadeo Thorat, eds.
Reviewer: 
Rupa Viswanath

Viswanath on Kumar and Thorat, 'B. R. Ambedkar: Perspectives on Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies'

Narender Kumar, Sukhadeo Thorat, eds. B. R. Ambedkar: Perspectives on Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2008. 432 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-569306-5.

Reviewed by Rupa Viswanath (University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Asia (May, 2010) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Policy and Politics in the Career of B. R. Ambedkar

Author: 
Shabnum Tejani
Reviewer: 
Dilip Simeon

Simeon on Tejani, 'Indian Secularism: A Social and Intellectual History, 1890-1950'

Shabnum Tejani. Indian Secularism: A Social and Intellectual History, 1890-1950. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008. xvi + 302 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35256-9; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-22044-8.

Reviewed by Dilip Simeon (Independent Scholar and Historian) Published on H-Asia (May, 2010) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

The Question of the Century

Author: 
Jana Fortier
Reviewer: 
Bernardo Michael

Michael on Fortier, 'Kings of the Forest: The Cultural Resilience of Himalayan Hunter-Gatherers'

Jana Fortier. Kings of the Forest: The Cultural Resilience of Himalayan Hunter-Gatherers. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2009. xii + 215 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3322-0; $24.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8248-3356-5.

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

Author: 
Omprakash Valmiki
Reviewer: 
Mohd. Asaduddin

Asaduddin on Valmiki, 'Joothan: An Untouchable's Life'

Omprakash Valmiki. Joothan: An Untouchable's Life. Translated by Arun Prabha Mukherjee. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008. 160 pp. $19.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-12973-2.

Reviewed by Mohd. Asaduddin (Jamia Millia University) Published on H-Asia (April, 2010) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Chronicle of an Outcast(e) from India

Author: 
Robert Nichols
Reviewer: 
Karen Leonard

Leonard on Nichols, 'A History of Pashtun Migration, 1775-2006'

Robert Nichols. A History of Pashtun Migration, 1775-2006. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. 350 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-547600-2.

Reviewed by Karen Leonard (University of California-Irvine) Published on H-Asia (March, 2010) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Pashtun Migrants Everywhere, and Especially Now in the Gulf

Author: 
Papiya Ghosh
Reviewer: 
Mahua Sarkar

Sarkar on Ghosh, 'Community and Nation: Essays on Identity and Poltics in Eastern India'

Papiya Ghosh. Community and Nation: Essays on Identity and Poltics in Eastern India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2008. xxii + 218 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-569300-3.

Reviewed by Mahua Sarkar Published on H-Asia (March, 2010) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Partition and Identity

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