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By Javed Dar (photographer)

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9780822362784 | Duke Univ Pr, February 3, 2017, cover price $84.95

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9780822362890 | Duke Univ Pr, February 3, 2017, cover price $23.95

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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

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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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9780226403670 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 28, 2016, cover price $95.00

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9780226403700 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, November 28, 2016), cover price $35.00

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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. Studying bastes, says Gautam Bhan, provokes six clear lines of inquiry applicable to studies of urbanism across the global south.The first is the long-standing debate over urban informality and illegality: the debate’s impact on conceptions and practices of urban planning, the production of space, and the regulation of value. The second is a set of debates on “good governance,” read through their intersections with ideas of “planned development” within rapidly transforming cities. The third is the political field of urban citizenship and the possibilities of substantive rights and belonging in the city. The fourth is resistance and the ability of a city’s subaltern residents to struggle against exclusion. The two remaining inquiries both cut across and unify the first four. One of these is the role of the judiciary and the relationships between law and urbanism in cities of the global south. The other is the relationship between democracy and inequality in the city.What emerges about Delhi in particular are a set of new modes for the reproduction of inequality. When rights are lost, citizenship is unequal and differentiated, the promise of development is refused, and poverty and inequality are reproduced and deepened. The task at hand, says Bhan, is not just to explain evictions but also to listen to what they are telling us about “the city that is as well as the city that can be.”

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9780820350097 | Univ of Georgia Pr, November 15, 2016, cover price $89.95

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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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9781781791196 | Equinox, December 31, 2016, cover price $100.00

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9781781791202 | Reprint edition (Equinox, December 31, 2016), cover price $29.95

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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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9781781791288 | Equinox, October 31, 2016, cover price $100.00

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9781781791295 | Reprint edition (Equinox, October 31, 2016), cover price $29.95

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