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 City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi William Dalrymple 9780142001004
Sparkling with irrepressible wit, City of Djinns peels back the layers of Delhi's centuries-old history, revealing an extraordinary array of characters along the way-from eunuchs to descendants of great Moguls. With refreshingly open-minded curiosity, William Dalrymple explores the seven "dead" cities of Delhi as well as the eighth city today's Delhi. Underlying his quest is the legend of...
cena: 428
    
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
 White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India William Dalrymple 9780142004128
White Mughals is the romantic and ultimately tragic tale of a passionate love affair that crossed and transcended all the cultural, religious and political boundaries of its time.

James Achilles Kirkpatrick was the British Resident at the court of the Nizam of Hyderabad when in 1798 he glimpsed Kahir un-Nissa 'Most excellent among Women' the great-niece of the Nizam's Prime Minister and...

cena: 497
    
White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India
 Bastions of the Believers: Madrasas and Islamic Education in India Yoginder Sikand 9780144000203
The emergence of radical Islamist movements in various parts of the world, the rise and fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the 9/11 attacks, widespread vilification spearheaded by Hindutva groups all these and more have made madrasas a much talked about institution. Focussing on the madrasas of India, Bastions of the Believers seeks to critically interrogate sensationalist and stereotypical...
cena: 448
    
Bastions of the Believers: Madrasas and Islamic Education in India
 In Light of India Octavio Paz 9780156005784
One of the most brilliant and original essayists in any language (Washington Post Book World) reflects on the six years he spent in India as Mexican ambassador-and reveals how the people and culture of that extraordinary land changed his life. Translated by Eliot Weinberger.
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cena: 427
    
In Light of India
 Selected Subaltern Studies Ranajit Guha Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Edward W. Said 9780195052893
This provocative volume presents the most wide-ranging essays from the first five volumes of Subaltern Studies, along with an introductory essay by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak--the translator of Derrida's Of Grammatology into English--and a foreword by eminent critic Edward W. Said. Addressed to students and scholars throughout the humanities, these essays address what Antonio...
cena: 1482
    
Selected Subaltern Studies
 Superpower Rivalry in the Indian Ocean Selig S. Harrison K. Subrahmanyam 9780195054972
(Note for Jacket--see Marketing File-so/10/26]The vast, politically turbulent region encompassing the Indian Ocean, the Persian Gulf, forty-two littoral states, and one third of the world's population is one of the most potentially explosive theaters of superpower rivalry. In this study, three American and three Indian authors, reflecting different perspectives and areas of expertise, examine the...
cena: 5662
    
Superpower Rivalry in the Indian Ocean
 Classifying the Universe: The Ancient Indian Varna System and the Origins of Caste Ali Smith Brian K. Smith 9780195084986
The first book to analyze why India's caste system has authoritatively endured for so long, this path-breaking text provides, for the first time anywhere, an exhaustive analysis of the historical predecessor to caste: the ancient Indian varna system as it was laid out in the Vedic literature. Presenting a revisionist overview of the way the religion of the Veda is to be understood,...
cena: 2671
    
Classifying the Universe: The Ancient Indian Varna System and the Origins of Caste
 Sacrificed Wife/Sacrificer's Wife: Women, Ritual, and Hospitality in Ancient India Stephanie W. Jamison 9780195096637
This book concerns the conceptual position of women in early India, specifically in the Vedic and early epic periods (c.1500-200 BCE), and it seeks to make contributions both to Indology and to gender studies. By focusing on a single female role--the activities of the "Sacrificer's Wife" in solemn ritual--and by extracting the rich materials on her role from the voluminous technical ritual...
cena: 2447
    
Sacrificed Wife/Sacrificer's Wife: Women, Ritual, and Hospitality in Ancient India
 Querying the Medieval: Texts and the History of Practices in South Asia Ronald B. Inden Jonathan Walters Daud Ali 9780195124309
Indologist Ronald Inden has in the past raised questions about the images of a "traditional" or "medieval" India deployed by colonial scholars and rulers--"Orientalists"--and has also argued that a history of "early medieval" India very different from both the colonial and nationalist accounts could be written. This volume is designed as an important first step towards that goal. The authors look...
cena: 3733
    
Querying the Medieval: Texts and the History of Practices in South Asia
 Precolonial India in Practice: Society, Region, and Identity in Medieval Andhra Cynthia Talbot 9780195136616
The society of traditional India is frequently characterized as static and dominated by caste. This study challenges older interpretations, arguing that medieval India was actually a time of dynamic change and fluid social identities. Using records of religious endowments from Andhra Pradesh, author Cynthia Talbot reconstructs a regional society of the precolonial past as it existed in...
cena: 4376
    
Precolonial India in Practice: Society, Region, and Identity in Medieval Andhra
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