Reviews

Author: 
Amit Das Gupta
Reviewer: 
TCA Raghavan

Raghavan on Das Gupta, 'Serving India: A Political Biography of Subimal Dutt (1903-1992), India's Longest Serving Foreign Secretary'

Amit Das Gupta. Serving India: A Political Biography of Subimal Dutt (1903-1992), India's Longest Serving Foreign Secretary. New Delhi: Manohar, 2017. 613 pp. INR 1795.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-93-5098163-4.

Reviewed by TCA Raghavan (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Asia (March, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Erik Linstrum
Reviewer: 
Madhu Sarin

Sarin on Linstrum, 'Ruling Minds: Psychology in the British Empire'

Erik Linstrum. Ruling Minds: Psychology in the British Empire. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. 309 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-08866-5.

Reviewed by Madhu Sarin (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Asia (March, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Madeline Y. Hsu
Reviewer: 
Karen Leonard

Leonard on Hsu, 'The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority'

Madeline Y. Hsu. The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority. Politics and Society in Modern America Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. 352 pp. $37.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-16402-1.

Reviewed by Karen Leonard (University of California-Irvine) Published on H-Asia (January, 2018) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Audrey Truschke
Reviewer: 
Supriya Gandhi

Gandhi on Truschke, 'Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court'

Audrey Truschke. Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 384 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-17362-9.

Reviewed by Supriya Gandhi (Yale University) Published on H-Asia (December, 2017) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
L. H. M. Ling, Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Payal Banerjee, Nimmi Kurian, Mahendra P. Lama, Li Bo
Reviewer: 
Anirudh Deshpande

Deshpande on Ling and Abdenur and Banerjee and Kurian and Lama and Bo, 'India China: Rethinking Borders and Security'

L. H. M. Ling, Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Payal Banerjee, Nimmi Kurian, Mahendra P. Lama, Li Bo. India China: Rethinking Borders and Security. Configurations: Critical Studies of World Politics Series. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2016. 192 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-13006-1.

Reviewed by Anirudh Deshpande (University of Delhi) Published on H-Asia (December, 2017) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Charu Gupta
Reviewer: 
Joel Lee

Lee on Gupta, 'The Gender of Caste: Representing Dalits in Print'

Charu Gupta. The Gender of Caste: Representing Dalits in Print. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016. 352 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-99564-9.

Reviewed by Joel Lee (Williams College) Published on H-Asia (November, 2017) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Ooi Keat Gin, ed.
Reviewer: 
Zaidul Anwar

Anwar on Gin, 'Brunei – History, Islam, Society and Contemporary Issues'

Ooi Keat Gin, ed. Brunei – History, Islam, Society and Contemporary Issues. Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series. New York: Routledge, 2015. 274 pp. $163.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-78765-0.

Reviewed by Zaidul Anwar (Thammasat Institute of Area Studies (TIARA), Thammasat University) Published on H-Asia (November, 2017) Commissioned by Frank Dhont

Author: 
Paul Arthur Van Dyke
Reviewer: 
Tirthankar Roy

Roy on Van Dyke, 'Merchants of Canton and Macao: Success and Failure in Eighteenth-Century Chinese Trade'

Paul Arthur Van Dyke. Merchants of Canton and Macao: Success and Failure in Eighteenth-Century Chinese Trade. Hong Kong, China: Hong Kong University Press, 2016. xlvii + 443 pp. Illustrations. $79.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-988-8139-32-3.

Reviewed by Tirthankar Roy (London School of Economics) Published on H-Asia (September, 2017) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
John Stratton Hawley
Reviewer: 
William Pinch

Pinch on Hawley, 'A Storm of Songs: India and the Idea of the Bhakti Movement'

John Stratton Hawley. A Storm of Songs: India and the Idea of the Bhakti Movement. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015. Maps, illustrations. 464 pp. $51.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-18746-7.

Reviewed by William Pinch (Wesleyan University) Published on H-Asia (September, 2017) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Walking in the Shadow of Bhakti Mountain

Author: 
Ramnarayan S. Rawat, K. Satyanarayana, eds.
Reviewer: 
Shraddha Kumbhojkar

Kumbhojkar on Rawat and Satyanarayana, 'Dalit Studies'

Ramnarayan S. Rawat, K. Satyanarayana, eds. Dalit Studies. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016. 320 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-6132-9.

Reviewed by Shraddha Kumbhojkar (Savitribai Phule Pune University) Published on H-Asia (September, 2017) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Vesna A. Wallace, ed.
Reviewer: 
Erdenchuluu Khochahar

Khochahar on Wallace, 'Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society'

Vesna A. Wallace, ed. Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. xxii + 325 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-995864-1; $36.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-995866-5.

Reviewed by Erdenchuluu Khochahar (University of Tokyo) Published on H-Asia (September, 2017) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Buddhism in Mongolia

Author: 
Lakshmi Subramaniam
Reviewer: 
Johan Mathew

Mathew on Subramaniam, 'The Sovereign and the Pirate: Ordering Maritime Subjects in India's Western Littoral'

Lakshmi Subramaniam. The Sovereign and the Pirate: Ordering Maritime Subjects in India's Western Littoral. New Delhi: Oxford University Press (India), 2016. 296 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-946704-4.

Reviewed by Johan Mathew (Rutgers University) Published on H-Asia (August, 2017) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Piracy and Sovereignty in the Indian Ocean

Author: 
Pamela D. McElwee
Reviewer: 
Nga Dao

Dao on McElwee, 'Forests Are Gold: Trees, People, and Environmental Rule in Vietnam'

Pamela D. McElwee. Forests Are Gold: Trees, People, and Environmental Rule in Vietnam. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016. 312 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-99548-9.

Reviewed by Nga Dao (York University) Published on H-Asia (July, 2017) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Environmental Governance in Vietnam

Author: 
Anjali Nerlekar
Reviewer: 
Madhuri Deshmukh

Deshmukh on Nerlekar, 'Bombay Modern: Arun Kolatkar and Bilingual Literary Culture'

Anjali Nerlekar. Bombay Modern: Arun Kolatkar and Bilingual Literary Culture. FlashPoints Series. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2016. xix + 292 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8101-3274-0; $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8101-3273-3.

Reviewed by Madhuri Deshmukh (Oakton Community College) Published on H-Asia (July, 2017) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

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

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