Reviews

Author: 
Chitralekha Zutshi
Reviewer: 
Umair A. Muhajir

Muhajir on Zutshi, 'Kashmir's Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination'


Chitralekha Zutshi. Kashmir's Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014. xv + 360 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-945067-1.

Reviewed by Umair A. Muhajir (http://qalandari.blogspot.com)
Published on H-Asia (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Bradley R. Simpson
Reviewer: 
Jaroslaw Suchoples

Suchoples on Simpson, 'Economists with Guns: Authoritarian Development and U.S.-Indonesian Relations, 1960-1968'


Bradley R. Simpson. Economists with Guns: Authoritarian Development and U.S.-Indonesian Relations, 1960-1968. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008. viii + 367 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5634-1.

Reviewed by Jaroslaw Suchoples (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Asia (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Frank Dhont

Author: 
Walter Hauser, Kailash Chandra Jha, eds. and trans.
Reviewer: 
Donald W. Attwood

Attwood on Hauser and Jha, 'Culture, Vernacular Politics, and the Peasants: India, 1889-1950: An Edited Translation of Swami Sahajanand's Memoir'


Walter Hauser, Kailash Chandra Jha, eds. and trans. Culture, Vernacular Politics, and the Peasants: India, 1889-1950: An Edited Translation of Swami Sahajanand's Memoir. Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2015. 708 pp. n.p. (cloth), ISBN 978-93-5098084-2.

Reviewed by Donald W. Attwood (McGill University)
Published on H-Asia (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Attwood on Hauser Peasants and Politics

Author: 
Tim Allender
Reviewer: 
Geraldine Forbes

Forbes on Allender, 'Learning Femininity in Colonial India, 1820-1932'


Tim Allender. Learning Femininity in Colonial India, 1820-1932. Studies in Imperialism Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016. 352 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-8579-6.

Reviewed by Geraldine Forbes (State University of New York, Oswego)
Published on H-Asia (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Femininity in Colonial India

Author: 
Manan Ahmed Asif
Reviewer: 
Andre Wink

Wink on Asif, 'A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia'


Manan Ahmed Asif. A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. 272 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-66011-3.

Reviewed by Andre Wink (University of Wisconsin)
Published on H-Asia (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Tonio Andrade, Xing Hang, eds.
Reviewer: 
Lakshmi Subramaniam

Subramaniam on Andrade and Hang, 'Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai: Maritime East Asia in Global History, 1550-1700'


Tonio Andrade, Xing Hang, eds. Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai: Maritime East Asia in Global History, 1550-1700. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2016. viii + 386 pp. $69.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-5276-4.

Reviewed by Lakshmi Subramaniam (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences)
Published on H-Asia (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Richard M. Eaton, Phillip B. Wagoner
Reviewer: 
Pushkar Sohoni

Sohoni on Eaton and Wagoner, 'Power, Memory, Architecture: Contested Sites on India's Deccan Plateau, 1300-1600'


Richard M. Eaton, Phillip B. Wagoner. Power, Memory, Architecture: Contested Sites on India's Deccan Plateau, 1300-1600. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014. Illustrations. xxvi + 395 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-809221-6.

Reviewed by Pushkar Sohoni (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research)
Published on H-Asia (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Bruce O. Riedel
Reviewer: 
Robert Rakove

Rakove on Riedel, 'JFK's Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA, and Sino-Indian War'


Bruce O. Riedel. JFK's Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA, and Sino-Indian War. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2015. 177 pp. $29.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8157-2699-9.

Reviewed by Robert Rakove (Stanford University)
Published on H-Asia (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

The Other October Crisis

Author: 
Sumit Ganguly
Reviewer: 
Malcolm M. Craig

Craig on Ganguly, 'Deadly Impasse: Indo-Pakistani Relations at the Dawn of a New Century'


Sumit Ganguly. Deadly Impasse: Indo-Pakistani Relations at the Dawn of a New Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. xi + 176 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-76361-5; $26.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-12568-0.

Reviewed by Malcolm M. Craig (University of Edinburgh)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Andrew Campion
Reviewer: 
Sudha Mahalingam

Mahalingam on Campion, 'Geopolitics of Red Oil: Constructing the China Threat through Energy Security'


Andrew Campion. Geopolitics of Red Oil: Constructing the China Threat through Energy Security. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge Press, 2016. 206 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-95568-4.

Reviewed by Sudha Mahalingam (Member, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, India Retd.)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

China's Oil

Author: 
Doris G. Bargen
Reviewer: 
Keller Kimbrough

Kimbrough on Bargen, 'Mapping Courtship and Kinship in Classical Japan: "The Tale of Genji" and Its Predecessors'


Doris G. Bargen. Mapping Courtship and Kinship in Classical Japan: "The Tale of Genji" and Its Predecessors. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2015. xix + 372 pp. + 8 unnumbered pp. of plates. $59.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-5154-5.

Reviewed by Keller Kimbrough (University of Colorado)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
Amrita Pande
Reviewer: 
Sharmila Rudrappa

Rudrappa on Pande, 'Wombs in Labor: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India'


Amrita Pande. Wombs in Labor: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. 272 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16990-5; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-16991-2.

Reviewed by Sharmila Rudrappa (University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

International Surrogacy

Author: 
Stephen Legg
Reviewer: 
Sandy Chang

Chang on Legg, 'Prostitution and the Ends of Empire: Scale, Governmentalities, and Interwar India'


Stephen Legg. Prostitution and the Ends of Empire: Scale, Governmentalities, and Interwar India. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. xi + 281 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5773-5; $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5759-9.

Reviewed by Sandy Chang (University of Texas)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Prostitution and Empire

Author: 
Ines G. Županov, Angela Barreto Xavier
Reviewer: 
Jorge Canizares

Canizares on Županov and Xavier, 'Catholic Orientalism: Portuguese Empire, Indian Knowledge (16th-18th Centuries)'


Ines G. Županov, Angela Barreto Xavier. Catholic Orientalism: Portuguese Empire, Indian Knowledge (16th-18th Centuries). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 416 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-945267-5.

Reviewed by Jorge Canizares (University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Asia (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Silencing the Past

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