Reviews

Author: 
Haimanti Roy
Reviewer: 
Rohini Hensman

Hensman on Roy, 'Partitioned Lives: Migrants, Refugees, Citizens in India and Pakistan, 1947-65'

Haimanti Roy. Partitioned Lives: Migrants, Refugees, Citizens in India and Pakistan, 1947-65. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012. xii + 254 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-808177-7.

Reviewed by Rohini Hensman (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Asia (July, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Aftermath of Partition

Author: 
Rana Partap Behal
Reviewer: 
Arnab Dey

Dey on Behal, 'One Hundred Years of Servitude: Political Economy of Tea Plantations in Colonial Assam'

Rana Partap Behal. One Hundred Years of Servitude: Political Economy of Tea Plantations in Colonial Assam. New Delhi: Tulika Books, 2014. xiii + 387 pp. INR 720.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-93-8238143-3.

Reviewed by Arnab Dey (State University of New York at Binghamton) Published on H-Asia (July, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Who Built the Empire’s Garden? The Assam Plantations and Its Labor World

Author: 
Peter D. Shapinsky
Reviewer: 
Ethan Segal

Segal on Shapinsky, 'Lords of the Sea: Pirates, Violence, and Commerce in Late Medieval Japan'

Peter D. Shapinsky. Lords of the Sea: Pirates, Violence, and Commerce in Late Medieval Japan. Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies Publications, University of Michigan, 2014. Maps. xiii + 327 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-929280-80-3; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-929280-81-0.

Reviewed by Ethan Segal (Michigan State University) Published on H-Asia (July, 2015) Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
Ayesha Jalal, ed.
Reviewer: 
Rohit Wanchoo

Wanchoo on Jalal, 'The Oxford Companion to Pakistani History'

Ayesha Jalal, ed. The Oxford Companion to Pakistani History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. xiv + 558 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-547578-4.

Reviewed by Rohit Wanchoo (Delhi University) Published on H-Asia (June, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

History of Pakistan

Author: 
Edward A. Alpers
Reviewer: 
Anirudh Deshpande

Deshpande on Alpers, 'The Indian Ocean in World History'

Edward A. Alpers. The Indian Ocean in World History. New Oxford World History Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 172 pp. Illustrations, maps. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-533787-7; $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-516593-7.

Reviewed by Anirudh Deshpande Published on H-Asia (June, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Bill Hayton
Reviewer: 
Jeremi Suri

Suri on Hayton, 'The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia'

Bill Hayton. The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. xviii + 298 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-18683-3.

Reviewed by Jeremi Suri (The University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Asia (June, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Conflicts in the South China Sea

Author: 
Andrea S. Wiley
Reviewer: 
Sudha Raj

Raj on Wiley, 'Cultures of Milk: The Biology and Meaning of Dairy Products in the United States and India'

Andrea S. Wiley. Cultures of Milk: The Biology and Meaning of Dairy Products in the United States and India. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014. xi + 193 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-72905-6.

Reviewed by Sudha Raj (Syracuse University) Published on H-Asia (May, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Milk in India and the USA

Author: 
Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Reviewer: 
Sukhee Lee

Lee on Ebrey, 'Emperor Huizong'

Patricia Buckley Ebrey. Emperor Huizong. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013. 696 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-72525-6.

Reviewed by Sukhee Lee (Rutgers University) Published on H-Asia (May, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Song Emperor Huizong

Author: 
Andrew G. Walder
Reviewer: 
David Buck

Buck on Walder, 'China under Mao: A Revolution Derailed'

Andrew G. Walder. China under Mao: A Revolution Derailed. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015. Illustrations. xiv + 413 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05815-6.

Reviewed by David Buck (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) Published on H-Asia (May, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

A Root and Branch Criticism of Mao Zedong’s Leadership

Author: 
Mary Louise Becker
Reviewer: 
Dharitri Bhattacharjee

Bhattacharjee on Becker, 'The All-India Muslim League, 1906-1947: A Study of Leadership in the Evolution of a Nation'

Mary Louise Becker. The All-India Muslim League, 1906-1947: A Study of Leadership in the Evolution of a Nation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. xlii + 295 pp. GBP 16.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-906014-6.

Reviewed by Dharitri Bhattacharjee (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Asia (April, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Muslim League leaders before 1947

Author: 
Patrick Olivelle, trans.
Reviewer: 
Richard Davis

Davis on Olivelle, 'King, Governance, and Law in Ancient India: Kauṭilya's Arthaśāstra'

Patrick Olivelle, trans. King, Governance, and Law in Ancient India: Kauṭilya's Arthaśāstra. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. xxvii + 753 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-989182-5.

Reviewed by Richard Davis (Bard College) Published on H-Asia (April, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Ancient Indian Political Thought

Author: 
Devika Chawla
Reviewer: 
Nishat Zaidi

Zaidi on Chawla, 'Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition'

Devika Chawla. Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition. New York: Fordham University Press, 2014. 288 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-5643-3; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-5644-0.

Reviewed by Nishat Zaidi (Jamia Millia Islamia University) Published on H-Asia (April, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Oral Histories of Partition

Author: 
Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger
Reviewer: 
Anne Feldhaus

Feldhaus on Flueckiger, 'When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian Goddess'

Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger. When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian Goddess. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013. xvi + 314 pp. $27.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-00956-2.

Reviewed by Anne Feldhaus (Arizona State University) Published on H-Asia (April, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Playing with Gender in South India

Author: 
Kojin Karatani
Reviewer: 
Steffi Richter

Richter on Karatani, 'The Structure of World History: From Modes of Production to Modes of Exchange'

Kojin Karatani. The Structure of World History: From Modes of Production to Modes of Exchange. Translated by Michael K. Bourdaghs. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. xxi + 352 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5676-9; $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5665-3.

Reviewed by Steffi Richter (Universität Leipzig, Ostasiatisches Institut/Japanologie) Published on H-Asia (April, 2015) Commissioned by Douglas Slaymaker

Author: 
Michelle T. King
Reviewer: 
Alice Clark

Clark on King, 'Between Birth and Death: Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China'

Michelle T. King. Between Birth and Death: Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, Illustrations. 2014. 283 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8598-3.

Reviewed by Alice Clark (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Asia (April, 2015) Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Baby Girls and Death in China's History

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