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Author: 
Mahua Sarkar
Reviewer: 
Elora Shehabuddin

Shehabuddin on Sarkar, 'Visible Histories, Disappearing Women: Producing Muslim Womanhood in Late Colonial Bengal'

Mahua Sarkar. Visible Histories, Disappearing Women: Producing Muslim Womanhood in Late Colonial Bengal. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008. xi + 338 pp. $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-4215-1; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-4234-2.

Reviewed by Elora Shehabuddin (Rice University) Published on H-Asia (September, 2011) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Muslim Women in Bengal

Author: 
Shah Mahmoud Hanifi
Reviewer: 
Thomas J. Barfield

Barfield on Hanifi, 'Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier'

Shah Mahmoud Hanifi. Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011. 288 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-7411-6.

Reviewed by Thomas J. Barfield (Boston University) Published on H-Asia (September, 2011) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Markets in Afghanistan

Author: 
Arkotong Longkumer
Reviewer: 
Jason Cons

Cons on Longkumer, 'Reform, Identity and Narratives of Belonging: The Heraka Movement in Northeast India'

Arkotong Longkumer. Reform, Identity and Narratives of Belonging: The Heraka Movement in Northeast India. London: Continuum, 2010. xiv + 258 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8264-3970-3.

Reviewed by Jason Cons (Cornell University) Published on H-Asia (September, 2011) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Northeastern Belongings: Engaging Reform and Identity among the Heraka

Author: 
David C. Kang
Reviewer: 
Valerie Hansen

Hansen on Kang, 'East Asia Before the West: Five Centuries of Trade and Tribute'

David C. Kang. East Asia Before the West: Five Centuries of Trade and Tribute. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. xiv + 221 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-15318-8; ISBN 978-0-231-52674-6.

Reviewed by Valerie Hansen (Yale University History Department) Published on H-Asia (September, 2011) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
J. Mark Baker
Reviewer: 
Christopher V. Hill

Hill on Baker, 'The Kuhls of Kangra: Community-Managed Irrigation in the Western Himalaya'

J. Mark Baker. The Kuhls of Kangra: Community-Managed Irrigation in the Western Himalaya. Culture, Place, and Nature Series. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007. 271 pp. $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-98764-4.

Reviewed by Christopher V. Hill Published on H-Asia (September, 2011) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Paula Richman
Reviewer: 
Adheesh Sathaye

Sathaye on Richman, 'Ramayana Stories in Modern South India: An Anthology'

Paula Richman. Ramayana Stories in Modern South India: An Anthology. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008. xxiii + 258 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-34988-0; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-21953-4.

Reviewed by Adheesh Sathaye (University of British Columbia - Asian Studies Center) Published on H-Asia (August, 2011) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Neil F. Gregory, Stanley D. Nollen, Stoyan Tenev
Reviewer: 
Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen

Bagchi-Sen on Gregory and Nollen and Tenev, 'New Industries from New Places: The Emergence of the Hardware and Software Industries in China and India'

Neil F. Gregory, Stanley D. Nollen, Stoyan Tenev. New Industries from New Places: The Emergence of the Hardware and Software Industries in China and India. Stanford: Stanford Economics and Finance/Stanford University Press, 2009. xvii + 255 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8213-6478-9; $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-6280-9.

Author: 
Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, ed.
Reviewer: 
Syed-Mohsin Naquvi

Naquvi on Lambert-Hurley, 'A Princess's Pilgrimage: Nawab Sikandar Begum's A Pilgrimage to Mecca'

Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, ed. A Princess's Pilgrimage: Nawab Sikandar Begum's A Pilgrimage to Mecca. Translated by Emma Laura Willoughby-Osborne. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008. 248 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35194-4; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-22003-5.

Reviewed by Syed-Mohsin Naquvi (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Asia (August, 2011) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Charles Maisels
Reviewer: 
Nayanjot Lahiri

Lahiri on Maisels, 'The Archaeology of Politics and Power: Where, When, and Why the First States Formed'

Charles Maisels. The Archaeology of Politics and Power: Where, When, and Why the First States Formed. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2010. Illustrations. 300 pp. $60.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84217-352-7.

Reviewed by Nayanjot Lahiri (Delhi University) Published on H-Asia (August, 2011) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Emergence of States

Author: 
Nalini Iyer, Bonnie Zare, eds.
Reviewer: 
KumKum Chatterjee

Chatterjee on Iyer and Bonnie Zare and eds., 'Other Tongues: Rethinking the Language Debates in India.'

Nalini Iyer, Bonnie Zare, eds. Other Tongues: Rethinking the Language Debates in India. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009. 248 pp. $71.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-420-2519-6.

Reviewed by KumKum Chatterjee (Pennsylvania State University) Published on H-Asia (July, 2011) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

“Indian” Literatures Today: English and Bhasha Literatures in an Uneasy Relationship

Author: 
Alan Kam-leung Chan, Yuet Keung Lo, eds.
Reviewer: 
Richard Serrano

Serrano on Chan and Lo, 'Interpretation and Literature in Early Medieval China'

Alan Kam-leung Chan, Yuet Keung Lo, eds. Interpretation and Literature in Early Medieval China. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2010. vi + 288 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-3217-5.

Reviewed by Richard Serrano Published on H-Asia (July, 2011) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

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

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