Contemporary Indian Studies

Gallery View  List View 

  1. Art and Devotion at a Buddhist Temple in the Indian Himalaya
    Sixteenth-century wall paintings in a Buddhist temple in the Tibetan cultural zone of northwest India are the focus of this innovative and richly illustrated study. Initially shaped by one set of religious beliefs, the paintings... Learn More
    Published: 6th July 2015
    Hardback | £56.00
  2. Reconsidering Untouchability
    Often identified as leatherworkers or characterized as a criminal caste, Chamars of North India have long been stigmatized as untouchables. In this pathbreaking study, Ramnarayan S. Rawat shows that in fact the majority of Chamars... Learn More
    Published: 23rd March 2011
    Paperback | £22.99
  3. Language, Emotion, and Politics in South India
    What makes someone willing to die, not for a nation, but for a language? In the mid-20th century, southern India saw a wave of dramatic suicides in the name of language. Lisa Mitchell traces the colonial-era changes in knowledge... Learn More
    Published: 18th March 2009
    Paperback | £22.99
  4. India's Immortal Comic Books
    Combining entertainment and education, India's most beloved comic book series, Amar Chitra Katha, or "Immortal Picture Stories," is also an important cultural institution that has helped define, for several generations of readers,... Learn More
    Published: 4th March 2009
    Paperback | £25.99
  5. Wives, Widows, and Concubines
    The family was at the center of intense debates about identity, community, and nation in colonial Tamil Nadu, India. Emerging ideas about love, marriage, and desire were linked to caste politics, the colonial economy, and nationalist... Learn More
    Published: 13th June 2008
    Paperback | £17.99
  6. Wandering with Sadhus
    In this moving ethnographic portrait of Hindu renouncers—sadhus or ascetics—in northern India and Nepal, Sondra L. Hausner considers a paradox that shapes their lives: while ostensibly defined by their solitary spiritual practice,... Learn More
    Published: 5th December 2007
    Paperback | £18.99
  7. Art of the Court of Bijapur
    [A]n impressive and original work of synthetic scholarship that one hopes will be emulated by others." —Phillip B. Wagoner, Wesleyan University[A]n excellent and important work... [with] a wonderful sophistication of method."... Learn More
    Published: 18th December 2006
    Hardback | £43.00
  8. Temple to Love
    [A]n excellent analytical study of a sensationally beautiful type of temple.... This work is not just art historical but embraces... religious studies, anthropology, history, and literature." —Catherine B. Asher[A]dvances our... Learn More
    Published: 20th April 2005
    Hardback | £26.99
  9. The Regional Roots of Developmental Politics in India
    India is widely regarded as the most celebrated case of a "failed" developmental state, seemingly the exception that belies the prediction of a triumphant Asian century. Its central political and economic institutions have been... Learn More
    Published: 14th April 2005
    Paperback | £22.99