Reviews

Author: 
Michael W. Charney, Kathryn Wellen, eds.
Reviewer: 
Faizah B. Zakaria

Zakaria on Charney and Wellen, 'Warring Societies of Pre-colonial Southeast Asia: Local Cultures of Conflict Within a Regional Context'

Michael W. Charney, Kathryn Wellen, eds. Warring Societies of Pre-colonial Southeast Asia: Local Cultures of Conflict Within a Regional Context. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2018. 272 pp. $29.00 (paper), ISBN 978-87-7694-229-8

Author: 
Ling Zhang
Reviewer: 
Mahesh Rangarajan

Rangarajan on Zhang, 'The River, the Plain, and the State: An Environmental Drama in Northern Song China, 1048–1128'

Ling Zhang. The River, the Plain, and the State: An Environmental Drama in Northern Song China, 1048–1128. Studies in Environment and History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 328 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-15598-5.

Reviewed by Mahesh Rangarajan (Ashoka University) Published on H-Asia (July, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Prashant Kidambi, Manjiri Kamat, Rachel Dwyer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Frank F. Conlon

Conlon on Kidambi and Kamat and Dwyer, 'Bombay Before Mumbai: Essays in Honour of Jim Masselos'

Prashant Kidambi, Manjiri Kamat, Rachel Dwyer, eds. Bombay Before Mumbai: Essays in Honour of Jim Masselos. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. 336 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-006170-8

Reviewed by Frank F. Conlon (University of Washington) Published on H-Asia (July, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Martin Thomas, Andrew Thompson, eds.
Reviewer: 
Rohit Wanchoo

Wanchoo on Thomas and Thompson, 'The Oxford Handbook of the Ends of Empire'

Martin Thomas, Andrew Thompson, eds. The Oxford Handbook of the Ends of Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. 760 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-871319-7

Reviewed by Rohit Wanchoo (Jagellonian University) Published on H-Asia (July, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Nhung Tuyet Tran
Reviewer: 
Wynn Gadkar-Wilcox

Gadkar-Wilcox on Tran, 'Familial Properties: Gender, State, and Society in Early Modern Vietnam, 1463–1778'

Nhung Tuyet Tran. Familial Properties: Gender, State, and Society in Early Modern Vietnam, 1463–1778. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2018. 280 pp. $68.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-7482-7

Reviewed by Wynn Gadkar-Wilcox (Western Connecticut State University) Published on H-Asia (June, 2020) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

Author: 
Sebastian R. Prange
Reviewer: 
Samira Sheikh

Sheikh on Prange, 'Monsoon Islam: Trade and Faith on the Medieval Malabar Coast'

Sebastian R. Prange. Monsoon Islam: Trade and Faith on the Medieval Malabar Coast. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 358 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-42438-7.

Reviewed by Samira Sheikh (Vanderbilt University) Published on H-Asia (June, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

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Author: 
Vasudha Dalmia
Reviewer: 
Leslie Orr

Orr on Dalmia, 'Hindu Pasts: Women, Religion, Histories'

Vasudha Dalmia. Hindu Pasts: Women, Religion, Histories. Albany: State University of New York Press (SUNY), 2017. 390 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-6805-1.

Reviewed by Leslie Orr (Concordia University) Published on H-Asia (June, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=51744

Author: 
Peter Keppy
Reviewer: 
Jorge Bayona

Bayona on Keppy, 'Tales of the Southeast Asia's Jazz Age: Filipinos, Indonesians and Popular Culture, 1920-1936'

Peter Keppy. Tales of the Southeast Asia's Jazz Age: Filipinos, Indonesians and Popular Culture, 1920-1936. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2019. xiii + 269 pp. $36.00 (paper), ISBN 978-981-3250-51-2

Author: 
Pankaj Jha
Reviewer: 
Dalpat Rajpurohit

Rajpurohit on Jha, 'A Political History of Literature: Vidyapati and the Fifteenth Century'

Pankaj Jha. A Political History of Literature: Vidyapati and the Fifteenth Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. Illustrations, tables, chart. 272 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-948955-8.

Reviewed by Dalpat Rajpurohit (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Asia (May, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Rohit De
Reviewer: 
Sunila Kale

Kale on De, 'A People's Constitution: The Everyday Life of Law in the Indian Republic'

Rohit De. A People's Constitution: The Everyday Life of Law in the Indian Republic. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. ix + 296 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-17443-3

Reviewed by Sunila Kale (University of Washington International Studies Department) Published on H-Asia (May, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Corinne Lefèvre
Reviewer: 
Gail Minault

Minault on Lefèvre, 'Pouvoir impérial et élites dans l'Inde moghole de Jahangir'

Corinne Lefèvre. Pouvoir impérial et élites dans l'Inde moghole de Jahangir. Asie - Pacifique Series. Paris: Les Indes Savantes, 2017. 506 pp. EUR 35 (paper), ISBN 978-2-84654-474-0

Reviewed by Gail Minault (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Asia (April, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
M. Reza Pirbhai
Reviewer: 
Siobhan Lambert-Hurley

Lambert-Hurley on Pirbhai, 'Fatima Jinnah: Mother of the Nation'

M. Reza Pirbhai. Fatima Jinnah: Mother of the Nation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Illustrations. viii + 279 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-19276-8

Reviewed by Siobhan Lambert-Hurley (University of Sheffield) Published on H-Asia (April, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Jennifer Dubrow
Reviewer: 
S. Akbar Zaidi

Zaidi on Dubrow, 'Cosmopolitan Dreams: The Making of Modern Urdu Literary Culture in Colonial South Asia'

Jennifer Dubrow. Cosmopolitan Dreams: The Making of Modern Urdu Literary Culture in Colonial South Asia. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2018. xv + 175 pp. $62.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-7270-0

Reviewed by S. Akbar Zaidi (Columbia University) Published on H-Asia (April, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Patton Burchett
Reviewer: 
Aloka Parasher-Sen

Parasher-Sen on Burchett, 'A Genealogy of Devotion: Bhakti, Tantra, Yoga, and Sufism in North India'

Patton Burchett. A Genealogy of Devotion: Bhakti, Tantra, Yoga, and Sufism in North India. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019. 456 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-19032-9.

Reviewed by Aloka Parasher-Sen (University of Hyderabad) Published on H-Asia (April, 2020) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Gerard Sasges, Shi Wen Ng, eds. Teo
Reviewer: 
Michael Barr

Barr on Sasges and Ng and Teo, 'Hard at Work: Life in Singapore Today'

Gerard Sasges, Shi Wen Ng, eds. Teo. Hard at Work: Life in Singapore Today. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2019. xxxvi + 377 pp. $32.00 (paper), ISBN 978-981-3250-50-5.

Reviewed by Michael Barr (Flinders University) Published on H-Asia (April, 2020) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

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