Reviews

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

Author: 
Gerald Prenderghast
Reviewer: 
Kate Imy

Imy on Prenderghast, 'Britain and the Wars in Vietnam: The Supply of Troops, Arms and Intelligence, 1945-1975'


Gerald Prenderghast. Britain and the Wars in Vietnam: The Supply of Troops, Arms and Intelligence, 1945-1975. Jefferson: McFarland, 2015. 328 pp. $49.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9924-3.

Reviewed by Kate Imy (Rutgers)
Published on H-Asia (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Akiko Takenaka
Reviewer: 
John Nelson

Nelson on Takenaka, 'Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan's Unending Postwar'


Akiko Takenaka. Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan's Unending Postwar. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2015. 287 pp. $57.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-4678-7.

Reviewed by John Nelson
Published on H-Asia (August, 2016)
Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
Latika Gupta
Reviewer: 
Usha Sanyal

Sanyal on Gupta, 'Education, Poverty and Gender: Schooling Muslim Girls in India'


Latika Gupta. Education, Poverty and Gender: Schooling Muslim Girls in India. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2015. 206 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-90084-4.

Reviewed by Usha Sanyal (Queens University of Charlotte)
Published on H-Asia (August, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Schooling Muslim Girls

Author: 
Thomas R. Trautmann
Reviewer: 
J. Patrick Olivelle

Olivelle on Trautmann, 'Elephants and Kings: An Environmental History'


Thomas R. Trautmann. Elephants and Kings: An Environmental History. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2015. xvi + 372 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-26422-6; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-26436-3; ISBN 978-0-226-26453-0.

Reviewed by J. Patrick Olivelle (University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Asia (August, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Narendra Subramanian
Reviewer: 
Balmurli Natrajan

Natrajan on Subramanian, 'Nation and Family: Personal Law, Cultural Pluralism, and Gendered Citizenship in India'


Narendra Subramanian. Nation and Family: Personal Law, Cultural Pluralism, and Gendered Citizenship in India. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. 400 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8878-6.

Reviewed by Balmurli Natrajan (William Paterson University)
Published on H-Asia (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Family and Pluralism

Author: 
Ian Talbot
Reviewer: 
Rohit Wanchoo

Wanchoo on Talbot, 'A History of Modern South Asia: Politics, States, Diasporas'


Ian Talbot. A History of Modern South Asia: Politics, States, Diasporas. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 368 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-300-19694-8.

Reviewed by Rohit Wanchoo (Delhi University)
Published on H-Asia (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

An Introduction to South Asia

Author: 
Mitra Sharafi
Reviewer: 
Amrita Shodhan

Shodhan on Sharafi, 'Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia: Parsi Legal Culture, 1772-1947'


Mitra Sharafi. Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia: Parsi Legal Culture, 1772-1947. Studies in Legal History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 368 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-04797-6.

Reviewed by Amrita Shodhan (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-Asia (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Parsi Legal Culture: A Detailed Ethnography of a Distinctive Tradition

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