Of Saffron Flags and Skull Caps: Hindutva, Muslim Identity and the Idea of India

We live in an age when most Muslims take pride in singing Saare Jahan Se Achcha, penned by Muhammad Iqbal. Many though have forgotten that the same poet-philosopher called Ram as Imam-e-Hind. The Hindutva forces, meanwhile, have forgotten the unifying Saare Jahan Se Achcha in their pursuit of divisive nationalism. Their exclusionary politics stems...

Published by: SAGE

Author(s) Ziya Us Salam

A History of Adivasi Women in Post-Independence Eastern India: The Margins of the Marginals

A History of Adivasi Women in Post-Independence Eastern India is a path-breaking book that explores the current status of adivasi women in the four states of eastern India with high percentages of adivasis—Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal. Debasree De engages with the recent paradigm of ‘development and displacement’ and adivasi women’s...

Published by: SAGE

Author(s) Debasree De

The Indian Ocean in World History

The Indian Ocean remains the least studied of the world's geographic regions. Yet there have been major cultural exchanges across its waters and around its shores from the third millennium B.C.E. to the present day. Historian Edward A. Alpers explores the complex issues involved in cultural exchange in the Indian Ocean Rim region over the course of...

Published by: OUP

Author(s) Edward A. Alpers

Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780-1840

In this fascinating medical history, Rana A. Hogarth examines the creation and circulation of medical ideas about blackness in the Atlantic World during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. She shows how white physicians deployed blackness as a medically significant marker of difference and used medical knowledge to improve plantatio...

Published by: The University of North Carolina Press

Author(s) Rana A. Hogarth

IIC Quarterly: South Asia's Sporting Mosaic

The articles in this volume touch on the problems that confront the sports scenario in the region as a whole, be it corruption, faulty policies, lack of adequate financing, among several other challenges. the most significant obstacle is lack of state support. While the volume does not claim to be a definitive account of sports in South Asia, its...

Published by: India International Centre, New Delhi

Author(s) Ronojoy Sen, Omita Goyal (Editors)

Kicking Center Gender and the Selling of Women's Professional Soccer

In Kicking Center, Rachel Allison investigates a women’s soccer league seeking to break into the male-dominated center of U.S. professional sport. Through an examination of the challenges and opportunities identified by those working for and with this league, she demonstrates how gender inequality is both constructed and contested in professional s...

Published by: Rutgers University Press

Author(s) Rachel Allison

Ascending India and Its State Capacity Extraction, Violence, and Legitimacy

India’s ascent as a formidable power on the world stage and its geopolitical ramifications have received much attention in recent years. This comprehensive study by Sumit Ganguly and William Thompson, two highly distinguished scholars of political science and international relations, delves into the intricate inner workings of this great Asian nati...

Published by: Yale University Press

Author(s) Sumit Ganguly and William R. Thompson

Is the Personal beyond Private and Public? New perspectives in Social Theory and Practices

Is everything personal also private? The modern world is neatly compartmentalized into the private and the public, and the personal is often used interchangeably with the private as if they are the same. But are they? The book starts a new discourse by distinguishing the two and analyzing existing discourses of history, culture, politics, ethics, a...

Published by: Sage India

Author(s) Arnab Chatterjee

Post-Mandal Politics in Bihar Changing Electoral Patterns

Bihar is politically one of the most significant states of India, with many politicians from this region being prominent in national politics. Post-Mandal Politics in Bihar presents a detailed account of Bihar’s electoral politics from the 1990s right up to the recent breakup of the RJD–JD(U)–Congress Grand Alliance. The book also traces the social...

Published by: Sage India

Author(s) Sanjay Kumar

Mindful Communication for Sustainable Development: Perspectives from Asia

Written by Asian scholars, Mindful Communication for Sustainable Development: Perspectives from Asia analyzes Asian philosophical ideas and communication theories that promote respect for cultural diversity, protection of environment, and ‘sufficiency economic’ models. It discusses how ancient Asian teachings, particularly from the Buddhist, Hindu,...

Published by: Sage India

Author(s) Kalinga Seneviratne (edited by)