Reviews

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

Author: 
Cynthia Talbot
Reviewer: 
Audrey Truschke

Truschke on Talbot, 'The Last Hindu Emperor: Prithviraj Chauhan and the Indian Past, 1200-2000'


Cynthia Talbot. The Last Hindu Emperor: Prithviraj Chauhan and the Indian Past, 1200-2000. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 325 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-11856-0.

Reviewed by Audrey Truschke (Rutgers University - Newark)
Published on H-Asia (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Kumkum Roy
Reviewer: 
Divya Cherian

Cherian on Roy, 'Looking Within, Looking Without: Exploring Households in the Subcontinent through Time'


Kumkum Roy. Looking Within, Looking Without: Exploring Households in the Subcontinent through Time. Darmstadt: Primus Books GmbH, 2015. 419 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-93-8408233-8.

Reviewed by Divya Cherian (Columbia University)
Published on H-Asia (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Historicizing Households, in Memory of Nandita Sahai

Author: 
Yasmin Khan
Reviewer: 
Rohit Wanchoo

Wanchoo on Khan, 'India at War: The Subcontinent and the Second World War'


Yasmin Khan. India at War: The Subcontinent and the Second World War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 432 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-975349-9.

Reviewed by Rohit Wanchoo (Delhi University)
Published on H-Asia (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

A Social History of War

Author: 
Coralynn V. Davis
Reviewer: 
Jessica V. Birkenholtz

Birkenholtz on Davis, 'Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border'


Coralynn V. Davis. Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2014. 272 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03842-6.

Reviewed by Jessica V. Birkenholtz (University of Illinois)
Published on H-Asia (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Maithili Stories

Author: 
Thomas Fingar, ed.
Reviewer: 
Sumit Ganguly

Ganguly on Fingar, 'The New Great Game: China and South and Central Asia in the Era of Reform'


Thomas Fingar, ed. The New Great Game: China and South and Central Asia in the Era of Reform. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016. 360 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-9763-4.

Reviewed by Sumit Ganguly (Indiana University)
Published on H-Asia (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Felicia Gottman
Reviewer: 
Amar Farooqui

Farooqui on Gottman, 'Global Trade, Smuggling, and the Making of Economic Liberalism: Asian Textiles in France 1680-1760'


Felicia Gottman. Global Trade, Smuggling, and the Making of Economic Liberalism: Asian Textiles in France 1680-1760. Europe's Asian Centuries Series. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 288 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-44487-5.

Reviewed by Amar Farooqui (University of Delhi)
Published on H-Asia (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Shailaja Paik
Reviewer: 
Anupama Rao

Rao on Paik, 'Dalit Women's Education in Modern India: Double Discrimination'


Shailaja Paik. Dalit Women's Education in Modern India: Double Discrimination. Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series. New York: Routledge, 2014. xiv + 356 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-49300-0.

Reviewed by Anupama Rao (Columbia University Barnard College)
Published on H-Asia (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Salman Bangash
Reviewer: 
Robert Nichols

Nichols on Bangash, 'The Frontier Tribal Belt: Genesis and Purpose Under the Raj'


Salman Bangash. The Frontier Tribal Belt: Genesis and Purpose Under the Raj. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2016. xiv + 365 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-940341-7.

Reviewed by Robert Nichols (Stockton University)
Published on H-Asia (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Historical Reappropriation: The Post-Colony Writes Back

Author: 
Srinath Raghavan
Reviewer: 
Anirudh Deshpande

Deshpande on Raghavan, 'India's War: World War II and the Making of Modern South Asia'


Srinath Raghavan. India's War: World War II and the Making of Modern South Asia. New York: Basic Books, 2016. 576 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-03022-4.

Reviewed by Anirudh Deshpande
Published on H-Asia (October, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

World War II in India

Author: 
Shrabani Basu
Reviewer: 
Kate Imy

Imy on Basu, 'For King and Another Country: Indian Soldiers on the Western Front, 1914-18'


Shrabani Basu. For King and Another Country: Indian Soldiers on the Western Front, 1914-18. New Delhi: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016. 256 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-93-8405291-1.

Reviewed by Kate Imy (University of North Texas)
Published on H-Asia (October, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Indian Soldiers WWI

Author: 
Stewart Gordon
Reviewer: 
Cynthia Talbot

Talbot on Gordon, 'A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks'


Stewart Gordon. A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks. Lebanon: ForeEdge, 2015. 290 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61168-540-4.

Reviewed by Cynthia Talbot (University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Asia (October, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Shipwrecks and World History

Pages

Subscribe to H-Asia: Reviews