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Product Description: In Of Gardens and Graves Suvir Kaul examines the disruption of everyday life in Kashmir in the years following the region's pervasive militarization in 1990. Kaul's autobiographical and analytical essays, which were prompted by his yearly visits to Kashmir, are a combination of political analysis, literary criticism, memoir, and journalistic observation...read more
By Javed Dar (photographer)

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9780822362784 | Duke Univ Pr, February 3, 2017, cover price $84.95 | About this edition: In Of Gardens and Graves Suvir Kaul examines the disruption of everyday life in Kashmir in the years following the region's pervasive militarization in 1990.

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9780822362890 | Duke Univ Pr, February 3, 2017, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: In Of Gardens and Graves Suvir Kaul examines the disruption of everyday life in Kashmir in the years following the region's pervasive militarization in 1990.

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Product Description: The first thorough study of the co-existence of crime and democratic processes in Indian politics   In India, the world’s largest democracy, the symbiotic relationship between crime and politics raises complex questions. For instance, how can free and fair democratic processes exist alongside rampant criminality? Why do political parties recruit candidates with reputations for wrongdoing? Why are one-third of state and national legislators elected—and often re-elected—in spite of criminal charges pending against them? In this eye-opening study, political scientist Milan Vaishnav mines a rich array of sources, including fieldwork on political campaigns and interviews with candidates, party workers, and voters, large surveys, and an original database on politicians’ backgrounds to offer the first comprehensive study of an issue that has implications for the study of democracy both within and beyond India’s borders...read more

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9780300216202 | Yale Univ Pr, January 24, 2017, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The first thorough study of the co-existence of crime and democratic processes in Indian politics   In India, the world’s largest democracy, the symbiotic relationship between crime and politics raises complex questions.

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Tantra occupies a unique position in Western understandings of Hindu spirituality. Its carnal dimension has made its name instantly recognizable, but this popular fascination with sex has obscured its philosophical depth and ritual practices, to say nothing of its overall importance to Hinduism.   This book offers a clear, well-grounded overview of Tantra that offers substantial new insights for scholars and practitioners. André Padoux opens by detailing the history of Tantra, beginning with its origins, founding texts, and major beliefs. The second part of the book delves more deeply into key concepts relating to the tantric body, mysticism, sex, mantras, sacred geography, and iconography, while the final part considers the practice of Tantra today, both in India and in the West. The result is an authoritative account of Tantra’s history and present place in the world.  

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9780226423937 | Univ of Chicago Pr, December 26, 2016, cover price $90.00

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9780226424095 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, December 26, 2016), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Tantra occupies a unique position in Western understandings of Hindu spirituality.

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By Paul Dundas (editor)

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9780674660397 | Harvard Univ Pr, January 5, 2017, cover price $35.00

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Product Description: The Life of Harishchandra, Raghavanka’s thirteenth-century masterpiece, is the first poetic rendering of one of ancient India’s most enduring legends. When his commitment to truth is tested by a powerful sage, King Harishchandra suffers utter deprivation―the loss of his wife and son, his citizens and power, and, dearest of all, his caste status―but refuses to yield...read more

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9780674545663 | Harvard Univ Pr, January 9, 2017, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: The Life of Harishchandra, Raghavanka’s thirteenth-century masterpiece, is the first poetic rendering of one of ancient India’s most enduring legends.

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9780674660427 | Harvard Univ Pr, January 9, 2017, cover price $29.95

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Akbarnāma, or The History of Akbar, by Abu’l-Fazl (d. 1602), is one of the most important works of Indo-Persian history and a touchstone of prose artistry. Marking a high point in a long, rich tradition of Persian historical writing, it served as a model for historians throughout the Persianate world. The work is at once a biography of the Mughal emperor Akbar (r. 1556–1605) that includes descriptions of his political and martial feats and cultural achievements, and a chronicle of sixteenth-century India. The first volume details the birth of Akbar, his illustrious genealogy, and in particular the lives and exploits of his grandfather, Babur, and his father, Humayun, who laid the foundations of the Mughal Empire. The Persian text, presented in the Naskh script, is based on a careful reassessment of the primary sources.The Murty Classical Library of India makes available original texts and modern English translations of the masterpieces of literature and thought from across the whole spectrum of Indic languages over the past two millennia in the most authoritative and accessible formats on offer anywhere.

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9780674659827 | Harvard Univ Pr, January 9, 2017, cover price $32.95
9780674504943 | Bilingual edition (Harvard Univ Pr, January 5, 2016), cover price $32.95
9780674427754 | Harvard Univ Pr, January 6, 2015, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Akbarnāma, or The History of Akbar, by Abu’l-Fazl (d.

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Product Description: Does substantial expansion of educational facilities by itself create the required demand for education? Since demand for education depends on many socio-economic, political, and religious factors, is the supply of free schooling alone adequate? Schooling for All demonstrates that there is still a substantial need to create demand for schooling among all levels of society, especially in those socio-economic groups which are yet to see the importance of education...read more

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9780199467051 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 29, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Does substantial expansion of educational facilities by itself create the required demand for education?

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Product Description: There are two ways of looking at democracy. One is the view of the state, policymakers, and so on, which shows the dissemination and spread of democracy in statistical terms. The other view is the one from the bottom. This view helps us understand and grapple with the reality of the spread of democracy, and enables us to observe the groups and communities excluded from the process of democratic empowerment...read more

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9780199466283 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 29, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: There are two ways of looking at democracy.

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Product Description: Policing as a global form is often fraught with excessive violence, corruption, and even criminalization. These sorts of problems are especially omnipresent in postcolonial nations such as India, where Beatrice Jauregui has spent several years studying the day-to-day lives of police officers in its most populous state, Uttar Pradesh...read more

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9780226403670 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 28, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Policing as a global form is often fraught with excessive violence, corruption, and even criminalization.

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9780226403700 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, November 28, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Policing as a global form is often fraught with excessive violence, corruption, and even criminalization.

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Product Description: This book studies the recent legacy of basti “evictions” in Delhi―mass clearings of some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods―as a way to understand how the urban poor are disenfranchised in the name of “public interest” and, in the case of Delhi, by the very courts meant to empower and protect them...read more

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9780820350097 | Univ of Georgia Pr, November 15, 2016, cover price $89.95 | About this edition: This book studies the recent legacy of basti “evictions” in Delhi―mass clearings of some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods―as a way to understand how the urban poor are disenfranchised in the name of “public interest” and, in the case of Delhi, by the very courts meant to empower and protect them.

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9780820350103 | Univ of Georgia Pr, November 15, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This book studies the recent legacy of basti “evictions” in Delhi―mass clearings of some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods―as a way to understand how the urban poor are disenfranchised in the name of “public interest” and, in the case of Delhi, by the very courts meant to empower and protect them.

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Product Description: In more than 400 verses the Buddha clearly expounds his noble path of virtue for everyman. This foundation scripture teaches the supreme doctrine of nirvana and the way to the highest possible happiness for mankind. Oxford professor Dr...read more

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9781780289694 | Watkins Pub Ltd, November 15, 2016, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: In more than 400 verses the Buddha clearly expounds his noble path of virtue for everyman.

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Product Description: Roots of Wisdom, Branches of Devotion is the natural continuation of the two previous edited collections on animals and minerals in South Asian religions. This volume reflects on plant life in South Asian traditions. It explores the way in which various religious traditions, including Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism, have represented and reflected upon the botanical environment - the sacred nature of trees and flora, the significance of plants as food and medicine, agriculture and the use of plants in ritual and myth...read more

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9781781791196 | Equinox, December 31, 2016, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: Roots of Wisdom, Branches of Devotion is the natural continuation of the two previous edited collections on animals and minerals in South Asian religions.

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9781781791202 | Reprint edition (Equinox, December 31, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Roots of Wisdom, Branches of Devotion is the natural continuation of the two previous edited collections on animals and minerals in South Asian religions.

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When the civil war in Sri Lanka between Sinhala Buddhists and Tamils ended in 2009, many Sri Lankans and foreign observers alike hoped to see the re-establishment of relatively harmonious religious and ethnic relations among the various communities in the country. Instead, a different type of violence erupted, this time aimed at the Muslim community. The essays in Buddhist Extremists and Muslim Minorities investigate the history and current state of Buddhist-Muslim relations in Sri Lanka, in an attempt to identify the causes of this newly emergent conflict. Euro-American readers unfamiliar with this story will be surprised to learn that it inverts common stereotypes of the two religious groups. In this context, certain groups of Buddhists, generally considered peace-oriented in the West, are engaged in victimizing Muslims, who are increasingly seen as militant. The authors examine the historical contexts and substantive reasons that gave rise to Buddhist nationalism and aggressive attacks on Muslim communities. The rise of Buddhist nationalism in general is analyzed and explained, while the specific role, methods, and character of the militant Bodu Bala Sena ("Army of Buddhist Power") movement receive particular scrutiny. The motivations for attacks on Muslims may include deep-seated perceptions of economic disparity, but elements of religious culture (ritual and symbol) are also seen as catalysts for explosive acts of violence. This much-needed, timely commentary promises to shift the standard narrative on Muslims and religious violence.
By John Clifford Holt (editor)

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9780190624378 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 31, 2016, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: When the civil war in Sri Lanka between Sinhala Buddhists and Tamils ended in 2009, many Sri Lankans and foreign observers alike hoped to see the re-establishment of relatively harmonious religious and ethnic relations among the various communities in the country.

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9780190624385 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 31, 2016, cover price $35.00

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Product Description: Soulless Matter, Seats of Energy is the natural continuation of the two previous edited collections on animals and plants in South Asian religions. This volume reflects on the mineral world in South Asian traditions. It explores the way in which various religious traditions, including Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism, have represented and reflected upon the environment - in this case: minerals, gems, metals but also geological formations such as mountains and the earth itself...read more

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9781781791288 | Equinox, October 31, 2016, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: Soulless Matter, Seats of Energy is the natural continuation of the two previous edited collections on animals and plants in South Asian religions.

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9781781791295 | Reprint edition (Equinox, October 31, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Soulless Matter, Seats of Energy is the natural continuation of the two previous edited collections on animals and plants in South Asian religions.

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