Reviews

Author: 
Andrew Flachs
Reviewer: 
Ronald J. Herring

Herring on Flachs, 'Cultivating Knowledge: Biotechnology, Sustainability, and the Human Cost of Cotton Capitalism in India'

Andrew Flachs. Cultivating Knowledge: Biotechnology, Sustainability, and the Human Cost of Cotton Capitalism in India. Global Change/Global Health Series. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2019. Illustrations. 240 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8165-3963-5; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8165-4025-9.

Reviewed by Ronald J. Herring (Cornell University) Published on H-Asia (January, 2022) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Megan Eaton Robb
Reviewer: 
Asiya Alam

Alam on Robb, 'Print and the Urdu Public: Muslims, Newspapers, and Urban Life in Colonial India'

Megan Eaton Robb. Print and the Urdu Public: Muslims, Newspapers, and Urban Life in Colonial India. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. 264 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-008937-5.

Reviewed by Asiya Alam (Louisiana State University) Published on H-Asia (December, 2021) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Wasana Wongsurawat
Reviewer: 
Shelly Chan

Chan on Wongsurawat, 'The Crown and the Capitalists: The Ethnic Chinese and the Founding of the Thai Nation'

Wasana Wongsurawat. The Crown and the Capitalists: The Ethnic Chinese and the Founding of the Thai Nation. Critical Dialogues in Southeast Asian Studies Series. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019. 216 pp.

Author: 
Macabe Keliher
Reviewer: 
Jennifer H. Day

Day on Keliher, 'The Board of Rites and the Making of Qing China'

Macabe Keliher. The Board of Rites and the Making of Qing China. Oakland: University of California Press, 2019. 288 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-97176-9.

Reviewed by Jennifer H. Day (Skidmore College) Published on H-Asia (November, 2021) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=54715

Author: 
Pius Malekandathil, Lotika Varadarajan, Amar Farooqui, eds.
Reviewer: 
Monish Borah

Borah on Malekandathil and Varadarajan and Farooqui, 'India, the Portuguese and Maritime Interactions: Vol. II: Religion, Language and Cultural Expressions' and Malekandathil and Varadarajan and Farooqui, 'India, the Portuguese and Maritime Intera ...

Pius Malekandathil, Lotika Varadarajan, Amar Farooqui, eds. India, the Portuguese and Maritime Interactions: Vol. II: Religion, Language and Cultural Expressions. Delhi: Primus Books, 2019. 610 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-93-5290660-4Pius Malekandathil, Lotika Varadarajan, Amar Farooqui, eds. India, the Portuguese and Maritime Interactions: Vol. I: Science, Economy and Urbanity.

Author: 
Giang Nguyen-Thu
Reviewer: 
Erik L. Harms

Harms on Nguyen-Thu, 'Television in Post-Reform Vietnam: Nation, Media, Market'

Giang Nguyen-Thu. Television in Post-Reform Vietnam: Nation, Media, Market. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2019. xii + 150 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-06902-2.

Reviewed by Erik L. Harms (Yale University) Published on H-Asia (September, 2021) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=55651

Author: 
Jerome Whitington
Reviewer: 
Debjani Bhattacharyya

Bhattacharyya on Whitington, 'Anthropogenic Rivers: The Production of Uncertainty in Lao Hydropower'

Jerome Whitington. Anthropogenic Rivers: The Production of Uncertainty in Lao Hydropower. Expertise: Cultures and Technologies of Knowledge Series. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. 288 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5017-3091-7.

Reviewed by Debjani Bhattacharyya (Drexel University) Published on H-Asia (August, 2021) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

Author: 
Alan Jeffreys
Reviewer: 
Arjun Subramaniam

Subramaniam on Alan Jeffreys, 'Approach to Battle: Training the Indian Army during the Second World War'

Alan Jeffreys. Approach to Battle: Training the Indian Army during the Second World War. Delhi: Primus Books, 2019. 249 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-93-5290627-7.

Reviewed by Arjun Subramaniam (Indian Air Force [Ret.]) Published on H-Asia (August, 2021) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=56539

Author: 
Vijaya Ramaswamy
Reviewer: 
Phillip Wagoner

Wagoner on Ramaswamy, 'In Search of Vishwakarma: Mapping Indian Craft Histories'

Vijaya Ramaswamy. In Search of Vishwakarma: Mapping Indian Craft Histories. Delhi: Primus Books, 2019. x + 282 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-93-5290840-0

Reviewed by Phillip Wagoner (Wesleyan University) Published on H-Asia (July, 2021) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
S. Heijin Lee, Monika Mehta, Robert Ji-Song Ku, eds.
Reviewer: 
Robert Oppenheim

Oppenheim on Lee and Mehta and Ku, 'Pop Empires: Transnational and Diasporic Flows of India and Korea'

S. Heijin Lee, Monika Mehta, Robert Ji-Song Ku, eds. Pop Empires: Transnational and Diasporic Flows of India and Korea. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2019. 360 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8248-8000-2

Reviewed by Robert Oppenheim (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Asia (July, 2021) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
C. Patterson Giersch
Reviewer: 
James Anderson

Anderson on Giersch, 'Corporate Conquests: Business, the State, and the Origins of Ethnic Inequality in Southwest China'

C. Patterson Giersch. Corporate Conquests: Business, the State, and the Origins of Ethnic Inequality in Southwest China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2020. Illustrations. 284 pp. $32.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-1216-7; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-1164-1.

Reviewed by James Anderson (University of North Carolina - Greensboro) Published on H-Asia (July, 2021) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

Author: 
Radhika Singha
Reviewer: 
Arunima Datta

Datta on Singha, 'The Coolie's Great War: Indian Labor in a Global Conflict, 1914-1921'

Radhika Singha. The Coolie's Great War: Indian Labor in a Global Conflict, 1914-1921. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. Illustrations. 256 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-752558-6

Reviewed by Arunima Datta (Idaho State University) Published on H-Asia (June, 2021) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Shih-Diing Liu
Reviewer: 
Ian Rowen

Rowen on Liu, 'The Politics of People: Protest Cultures in China'

Shih-Diing Liu. The Politics of People: Protest Cultures in China. SUNY Series in Global Modernity. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2019. Illustrations. 248 pp. $32.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4384-7622-3; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-7621-6.

Reviewed by Ian Rowen (Nanyang Technological University) Published on H-Asia (June, 2021) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

Author: 
Amit Das Gupta
Reviewer: 
Sumit Ganguly

Ganguly on Das Gupta, 'The Indian Civil Service and Indian Foreign Policy, 1923–1961'

Amit Das Gupta. The Indian Civil Service and Indian Foreign Policy, 1923–1961. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2021. xvi + 314 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-06424-9.

Reviewed by Sumit Ganguly (Indiana University) Published on H-Asia (June, 2021) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=56532

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