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  1. Making the Modern Slum
    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Bombay was beset by crises such as famine and plague. Yet, rather than halting the flow of capital, these crises served to secure it. In colonial Bombay, capitalists and governors,... Learn More
    Published: 2nd December 2019
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  2. History and Collective Memory in South Asia, 1200–2000
    In this far-ranging and erudite exploration of the South Asian past, Sumit Guha discusses the shaping of social and historical memory in world-historical context. He presents memory as the result of both remembering and forgetting... Learn More
    Published: 31st October 2019
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  3. Climate Change and the Art of Devotion
    In the enchanted world of Braj, the primary pilgrimage center in north India for worshippers of Krishna, each stone, river, and tree is considered sacred. In Climate Change and the Art of Devotion, Sugata Ray shows how this place-centered... Learn More
    Published: 28th July 2019
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  4. Mountain Temples and Temple Mountains
    From approximately the third century BCE through the thirteenth century CE, the remote mountainous landscape around the glacial sources of the Ganga (Ganges) River in the Central Himalayas in northern India was transformed into... Learn More
    Published: 14th May 2019
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  5. Bhakti and Power
    Bhakti, a term ubiquitous in the religious life of South Asia, has meanings that shift dramatically according to context and sentiment. Sometimes translated as “personal devotion,” bhakti nonetheless implies and fosters public... Learn More
    Published: 14th May 2019
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  6. Creating the Universe
    Winner, 2018 Edward Cameron Dimock, Jr. Prize in the Indian HumanitiesBuddhist representations of the cosmos across nearly two thousand years of history in Tibet, Nepal, and India show that cosmology is a rich language for the... Learn More
    Published: 7th March 2019
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  7. Marrying for a Future
    The civil war between the Sri Lankan state and Tamil militants, which ended in 2009, lasted more than three decades and led to mass migration, mainly to India, Canada, England, and continental Europe. In Marrying for a Future,... Learn More
    Published: 5th March 2019
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  8. Gandhi’s Search for the Perfect Diet
    Mahatma Gandhi redefined nutrition as a holistic approach to building a more just world. What he chose to eat was intimately tied to his beliefs. His key values of nonviolence, religious tolerance, and rural sustainability developed... Learn More
    Published: 8th February 2019
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  9. Privileged Minorities
    Although demographically a minority in Kerala, India, Syrian Christians are not a subordinated community. They are caste-, race-, and class-privileged, and have long benefitted, both economically and socially, from their privileged... Learn More
    Published: 9th October 2018
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  10. High-Tech Housewives
    Tech companies such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft promote the free flow of data worldwide, while relying on foreign temporary IT workers to build, deliver, and support their products. However, even as IT companies use technology... Learn More
    Published: 29th March 2018
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  11. Making New Nepal
    One of the most important political transitions to occur in South Asia in recent decades was the ouster of Nepal’s monarchy in 2006 and the institution of a democratic secular republic in 2008. Based on extensive ethnographic... Learn More
    Published: 26th February 2018
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  12. The Rebirth of Bodh Gaya
    This multilayered historical ethnography of Bodh Gaya — the place of Buddha’s enlightenment in the north Indian state of Bihar — explores the spatial politics surrounding the transformation of the Mahabodhi Temple Complex... Learn More
    Published: 24th October 2017
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  13. Mobilizing Krishna's World
    Savant Singh (1694–1764), the Rajput prince of Kishangarh-Rupnagar, is famous for commissioning beautiful works of miniature painting and composing devotional (bhakti) poetry to Krishna under the nom de plume Nagaridas. After... Learn More
    Published: 17th October 2017
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  14. Banaras Reconstructed
    Between the late sixteenth and early twentieth centuries, Banaras, the iconic Hindu center in northern India that is often described as the oldest living city in the world, was reconstructed materially as well as imaginatively,... Learn More
    Published: 31st May 2017
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  15. Displaying Time
    From the fluttering fabric of a tent, to the blurred motion of the potter’s wheel, to the rhythm of a horse puppet’s wooden hooves—these scenes make up a set of mid-1980s art exhibitions as part of the U.S. Festival of India.... Learn More
    Published: 11th May 2017
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  16. Sensitive Space
    Enclaves along the India-Bangladesh border have posed conceptual and pragmatic challenges to both states since Partition in 1947. These pieces of India inside of Bangladesh, and vice versa, are spaces in which national security,... Learn More
    Published: 9th March 2016
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