Reviews

Author: 
Syed Akbar Hyder, Bhagavan,Manu (eds.)
Reviewer: 
S. Akbar Zaidi

Zaidi on Hyder and Bhagavan, 'Hidden Histories'

Syed Akbar Hyder, Bhagavan,Manu (eds.). Hidden Histories. New Delhi: Primus Books, 2018. 328 pp. $64.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-93-8655284-6.

Reviewed by S. Akbar Zaidi (Columbia University) Published on H-Asia (April, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

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Author: 
Santanu Das
Reviewer: 
Shrabani Basu

Basu on Das, 'India, Empire, and First World War Culture: Writings, Images, and Songs'

Santanu Das. India, Empire, and First World War Culture: Writings, Images, and Songs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. xxiii + 466 pp. $27.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-44159-0.

Reviewed by Shrabani Basu (Historian and journalist) Published on H-Asia (April, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Adheesh A. Sathaye
Reviewer: 
Swami Narasimhananda

Narasimhananda on Sathaye, 'Crossing the Lines of Caste: Visvamitra and the Construction of Brahmin Power in Hindu Mythology'

Adheesh A. Sathaye. Crossing the Lines of Caste: Visvamitra and the Construction of Brahmin Power in Hindu Mythology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 336 pp. $36.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-934111-5.

Reviewed by Swami Narasimhananda (Prabuddha Bharata) Published on H-Asia (March, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Gyanesh Kudaisya
Reviewer: 
Subho Basu

Basu on Kudaisya, 'A Republic in the Making: India in the 1950s'

Gyanesh Kudaisya. A Republic in the Making: India in the 1950s. India: Oxford University Press, 2017. 232 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-809855-3.

Reviewed by Subho Basu (McGill University) Published on H-Asia (February, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Avinash Paliwal
Reviewer: 
Waheguru Sidhu

Sidhu on Paliwal, 'My Enemy's Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal'

Avinash Paliwal. My Enemy's Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 400 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-068582-9.

Reviewed by Waheguru Sidhu (New York University) Published on H-Asia (February, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Upinder Singh
Reviewer: 
Caleb Simmons

Simmons on Singh, 'Political Violence in Ancient India'

Upinder Singh. Political Violence in Ancient India. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017. 616 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-97527-9.

Reviewed by Caleb Simmons (University of Arizona) Published on H-Asia (January, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Arif Dirlik, Ping-Hui Liao, Ya-Chung Chuang, eds.
Reviewer: 
Madeline Hsu

Hsu on Dirlik and Liao and Chuang, 'Taiwan: The Land Colonialisms Made'

Arif Dirlik, Ping-Hui Liao, Ya-Chung Chuang, eds. Taiwan: The Land Colonialisms Made. Volume 45, issue 3 of boundary 2: An International Journal of Literature and Culture. Durham: Duke University Press, 2018. 200 pp. $12.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4780-0357-1.

Reviewed by Madeline Hsu (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Asia (January, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Sunil Sharma
Reviewer: 
Divya Cherian

Cherian on Sharma, 'Mughal Arcadia: Persian Literature in an Indian Court'

Sunil Sharma. Mughal Arcadia: Persian Literature in an Indian Court. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017. 280 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-97585-9.

Reviewed by Divya Cherian (Princeton University) Published on H-Asia (January, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

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Author: 
Bertil Lintner
Reviewer: 
David Buck

Buck on Lintner, 'China's India War: Collision Course on the Roof of the World'

Bertil Lintner. China's India War: Collision Course on the Roof of the World. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018. xxviii + 320 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-947555-1.

Reviewed by David Buck (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) Published on H-Asia (January, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Srinath Raghavan
Reviewer: 
Arjun Subramaniam

Subramaniam on Raghavan, 'Fierce Enigmas: A History of the United States in South Asia'

Srinath Raghavan. Fierce Enigmas: A History of the United States in South Asia. New York: Basic Books, 2018. 496 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-03019-4.

Reviewed by Arjun Subramaniam (Tufts University) Published on H-Asia (January, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Ward Keeler
Reviewer: 
Patrick McCormick

McCormick on Keeler, 'The Traffic in Hierarchy: Masculinity and Its Others in Buddhist Burma'

Ward Keeler. The Traffic in Hierarchy: Masculinity and Its Others in Buddhist Burma. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2017. 350 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-6594-8.

Reviewed by Patrick McCormick (Center for Southeast Asian Studies University of Kyoto and seajunction.org ) Published on H-Asia (January, 2019) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

Author: 
Christina Elizabeth Firpo
Reviewer: 
Natasha Pairaudeau

Pairaudeau on Firpo, 'The Uprooted: Race, Children, and Imperialism in French Indochina, 1890-1980'

Christina Elizabeth Firpo. The Uprooted: Race, Children, and Imperialism in French Indochina, 1890-1980. Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning, and Memory Series. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2016. 288 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-4757-9.

Reviewed by Natasha Pairaudeau (Cambridge University) Published on H-Asia (December, 2018) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

Author: 
Claudio Sopranzetti
Reviewer: 
Erik L. Harms

Harms on Sopranzetti, 'Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok'

Claudio Sopranzetti. Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017. xiv + 314 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-28850-8; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-28849-2.

Reviewed by Erik L. Harms (Yale University) Published on H-Asia (December, 2018) Commissioned by Bradley C. Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

Author: 
Margot Finn, Kate Smith, eds.
Reviewer: 
Rila Mukherjee

Mukherjee on Finn and Smith, 'The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857'

Margot Finn, Kate Smith, eds. The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857. London: UCLPress, 2018. 500 pp. $55.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78735-029-8.

Reviewed by Rila Mukherjee (University of Hyderabad, India) Published on H-Asia (December, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

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