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xii, 222 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 27 cm.
  • Preface Note on the Transliteration Acknowledgements List of Figures About The Contributors Introduction Kishwar Rizvi Emotion and Subjectivity in an Early Modern Context Chapter 1 Sussan Babaie Chasing After the Muhandis: Visual Articulations of the Architect and Architectural Historiography Chapter 2 Marianna Shreve Simpson Who's Hiding Here? Artists and Their Signatures in Timurid and Safavid Manuscripts Chapter 3 Emine Fetvaci Ottoman Author Portraits in the Early-Modern Period Chapter 4 Christiane Gruber In Defense and Devotion: Affective Practices in Early Modern Turco-Persian Manuscript Paintings Chapter 5 Sylvia Houghteling Sentiment in Silks: Safavid Figural Textiles in Mughal Courtly Culture Chapter 6 Chanchal Dadlani The City Built, The City Rendered: Locating Urban Subjectivity in Eighteenth-Century Mughal Delhi Chapter 7 Sunil Sharma Fa'iz Dihlavi's Female-Centered Poems and the Representation of Public Life in Late Mughal Society Chapter 8 Jamal Elias Mevlevi Sufis and the Representation of Emotion in the Arts of the Ottoman World Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004340473 20180219
Affect, Emotion and Subjectivity in Early Modern Muslim Empires presents new approaches to Ottoman Safavid and Mughal art and culture. Taking artistic agency as a starting point, the authors consider the rise in status of architects, the self-fashioning of artists, the development of public spaces, as well as new literary genres that focus on the individual subject and his or her place in the world. They consider the issue of affect as performative and responsive to certain emotions and actions, thus allowing insights into the motivations behind the making and, in some cases, the destruction of works of art. The interconnected histories of Iran, Turkey and India thus highlight the urban and intellectual changes that defined the early modern period. Contributors are: Sussan Babaie, Chanchal Dadlani, Jamal Elias, Emine Fetvaci, Christiane Gruber Sylvia Hougteling, Kishwar Rizvi, Sunil Sharma, Marianna Shreve Simpson.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004340473 20180219
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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vi, 183 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Slum Tourism, Subalternity and Gentrification 2. The Authentic Slum or Former Street Children as Prisms of Authenticity? 3. Playing with Privilege? The Ethics of Aestheticizing the Slum 4 The Affective Economy of Slum Tourism 5. The Post-Humanitarian Logic of Slum Tourism 6 The Emotional Labour of CW-Guides 7 The Economy of Resocialisation: The Slumming Researcher? Conclusion and Further Perspectives.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138729896 20180326
Each year, approximately a million tourists visit slum areas on guided tours as a part of their holiday to Asia, Africa or Latin America. This book analyses the cultural encounters that take place between slum tourists and former street children, who work as tour guides for a local NGO in Delhi, India. Slum tours are typically framed as both tourist performances, bought as commodities for a price on the market, and as appeals for aid that tourists encounter within an altruistic discourse of charity. This book enriches the tourism debate by interpreting tourist performances as affective economies, identifying tour guides as emotional labourers and raising questions on the long-term impacts of economically unbalanced encounters with representatives of the Global North, including the researcher. This book studies the `feeling rules' governing a slum tour and how they shape interactions. When do guides permit tourists to exoticise the slum and feel a thrilling sense of disgust towards the effects of abject poverty, and when do they instead guide them towards a sense of solidarity with the slum's inhabitants? What happens if the tourists rebel and transgress the boundaries delimiting the space of comfortable affective negotiation constituted by the guides? This book will be essential reading for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers working within the fields of Human Geography, Slum Tourism Research, Subaltern Studies and Development Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138729896 20180326
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Law Library (Crown)
American Journal of Indic Studies (AJIS) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Academy of Indic Studies (AAIS).

5. Amitabh Bachchan [2018]

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vii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
  • Introduction.- Chapter 1: Birth - and rebirth - of a star.- Chapter 2: A Star Greater than the Industry.- Chapter 3: Creation and Recreation of a Superstar.- Chapter 4: Impact on contemporary cultural production.- Conclusion.- Filmography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844576319 20180312
In this unique study of the star, Sunny Singh examines Amitabh Bachchan's film performances and his star persona, locating them in the context of cultural phenomena and global branding, and explores the reasons behind the longevity of his stardom. This illuminating analysis assesses the full range of Bachchan's work, personality and influence - political, social, economic and technological. With in-depth analyses of key films and their wide-ranging social contexts, Singh offers a provocative and in-depth study of the superstar, his extensive career to date as well as the nature of Indian, Asian, and global stardom. An ideal resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of film and television studies, this fascinating guide will also appeal to film lovers and anyone interested in this famed actor's transnational career.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844576319 20180312
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xvi, 321 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction I. East Indians II. The `Eurasian Problem' III. Becoming Anglo-Indians IV. Making a Minority V. Escapisms of Empire VI. Constituting the Nation Epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138847224 20180312
Anglo-Indians are a mixed-race, Christian and Anglophone minority community which arose in South Asia during the long period of European colonialism. An often neglected part of the British Raj, their presence complicates the traditional binary through which British imperialism is viewed - of ruler and ruled, coloniser and colonised. The book analyses the processes of ethnic group formation and political organisation, beginning with petitions to the East India Company state, through the Raj's constitutional communalism, to constitution-making for the new India. It details how Anglo-Indians sought to preserve protected areas of state and railway employment amidst the growing demands of Indian nationalism. Anglo-Indians both suffered and benefitted from colonial British prejudices, being expected to loyally serve the colonial state as a result of their ties of kinship and culture to the colonial power, whilst being the victims of racial and social discrimination. This mixed experience was embodied in their intermediate position in the Raj's evolving socio-racial employment hierarchy. The question of why and how a numerically small group, who were privileged relative to the great majority of people in South Asia, were granted nominated representatives and reserved employment in the new Indian Constitution, amidst a general curtailment of minority group rights, is tackled directly. Based on a wide range of source materials from Indian and British archives, including the Anglo-Indian Review and the debates of the Constituent Assembly of India, the book illuminatingly foregrounds the issues facing the smaller minorities during the drawn out process of decolonisation in South Asia. It will be of interest to students and researchers of South Asia, Imperial and Global History, Politics, and Mixed Race Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138847224 20180312
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368 pages ; 23 cm
  • 1. Introduction, 2. The Background: Bengal Before Plassey, 3. Plassey and The Fall, 4. The Puppets and The Puppeteers, 5. The Plight of Nawab Ali Jah, 6. The Tragedy of Mir Qasim, Nawab Ali Jah, 7. Amongst False Friends, 8. The Bengal Mutinies, 9. Buxar and Thereafter, 10. Clive Sets Things in Order, 11. The Fading of The Nizamat, 12. The Company Bahadur's Rule, 13. The Entry of Warren Hastingsã -ã A Prelude, 14. Hastings in Bengalã -ã The First Casualties, 15. Hastings and His Council, 16. Nand Kumar's Attack, 17. The Counter-Attack, 18. Sir Elijah's Court in India, 19. Warren Hastings and Munny Begum, 20. The Destruction of Chait Singh, 21. The Turn of The Begums, 22. The Hastings Return Home, 23. The Nabob's Life in India, 24. Shaking The Pagoda Tree 25. Epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138095380 20171227
The Ascent of John Company is the story of the founding of the British empire in India. The process of founding empires is rarely, if ever, edifying. It is invariably a sordid story of brutality and violence, tempered to some extent by blatant lies, corruption, skullduggery and intrigue. Robert Clive and Warren Hastings, the two names that come most readily to mind when one thinks of the founders, were no heroes in their times. Still less were Vansittart, Verelst, or Coote `Bahadur'. We have a governor who was overthrown and imprisoned by his own Councillors, and a general who had to be bribed to take the field! Many of them were accused of atrocious crimes, of murder and extortion. Bribe taking, peculation and corruption were the least of their `high misdemeanours' and the most egregious were ruined by the judicial processes to which they were subjected on their return. The word nabob, which was applied to them by their own countrymen was anything but complimentary. The romanticization of the empire came much later; it was a phenomenon of the later Victorian period, but in spite of the fact that the empire has long since faded away, nostalgia for the Raj still lingers among some circles. For such people this volume will be a useful corrective; the past always seems better than the contentious present. Even for others, who may not see the past through rose tinted glasses, this book will help to place things in perspective. To paraphrase Dickens, `this is the best of times, and the worst of times' - and it has always been so.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138095380 20171227
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xiii, 289 pages ; 22 cm
  • Introduction: `A Political theory of Indian Democracy' by Peter Ronald deSouza.- Section I: State, Nation, Democracy.- Chapter 1: Historicizing India's Nationhood: History as Contemporary Politics.- Chapter 2: State-Nation Building: The Making of Liberal Democracy.- Chapter 3: Crisis of Political Authority.- Section II: Parapolitics of Democracy.- Chapter 4: Civil Society and Non-party Political Formations.- Chapter 5: Transformative Politics of Grassroots Movements.- Chapter 6: Law and Outcasts of Development.- Section III: Social Power and Democracy.- Chapter 7: Secularization of Caste and the Making of the New Middle-Class.- Chapter 8: The Dalit Question in Four Frames.- Chapter 12: The Great Language Debate: Politics of Metropolitan Versus Vernacular India.- Section IV: Representation in Liberal Democracy.- Chapter 10: Interests and Identities: The Changing Politics of Representation.- Chapter 11: Minority Politics: The Shifting Terms of Policy Discourse.- Chapter 12: Growth of Communal Polarization in Gujarat and the Making of a Hindutva Laboratory.- Section V: Emerging Challenges of Democracy.- Chapter 13: Revisiting the Reservations Policy.- Chapter 14: Entering the Twenty-first Century: Changes in National Politics and Discourse.- Chapter 15: Democratizing Global Governance: A Minimalist Perspective.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811064111 20180312
This book presents numerous discussions of specific aspects of democratic politics, showing how `democracy' can be projected as a model of deliberate imperfection - a model that tolerates various loose ends in the system - and how democracy recognizes a multiplicity of possible courses open to the system at any point in time. Against this backdrop, the book carefully analyzes the lifetime work of D.L. Sheth, which, seen as a whole, offers us with a theory of Indian politics. The selection of fifteen essays has been clustered into five sections that signify the major domains of democratic politics: State, Nation, Democracy; Parapolitics of Democracy; Social Power and Democracy; Representation in Liberal Democracy; and Emerging Challenges of Democracy. These essays give a sense of the transformations and struggles that are underway in India, brought about by the dynamics of democratic politics. Each of the fifteen chapters focuses on one aspect, providing a unique analysis of the deepening of democracy in India.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811064111 20180312
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xvii, 786 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
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100 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm
Music Library
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xix, 229 pages ; 22 cm
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1 online resource (streaming video file) (114 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: video file; MPEG-4; Flash.
This documentary tells the story of the Buddha's life, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. It features the work of some of the world's greatest artists and sculptors, who across two millennia, have depicted the Buddha's life in art rich in beauty and complexity. Hear insights into the ancient narrative by contemporary Buddhists, including Pulitzer Prize winning poet W.S. Merwin and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Join the conversation and learn more about meditation, the history of Buddhism, and how to incorporate the Buddha's teachings on compassion and mindfulness.
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xiv, 203 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm
  • List of Illustrations Preface 1. City Ascending, City Imploding 2. The Integrated Subject 3. Ecology in Practice: Environmental Architecture as Good Design 4. Rectifying Failure: Imagining the New City and the Power to Create it 5. More than Human Nature and the Open Space Predicament 6. Consciousness and Indian-ness: Making Design "Good" 7. A Vocation in Waiting: Ecology in Practice 8. Soldiering Sustainability Notes References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520296008 20171211
At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Building Green explores the experience of environmental architects in Mumbai, one of the world's most populous and population-dense urban areas and a city iconic for its massive informal settlements, extreme wealth asymmetries, and ecological stresses. Under these conditions, what does it mean to learn, and try to practice, so-called green design? By tracing the training and professional experiences of environmental architects in India's first graduate degree program in Environmental Architecture, Rademacher shows how environmental architects forged sustainability concepts and practices and sought to make them meaningful through engaged architectural practice. The book's focus on practitioners offers insights into the many roles that converge to produce this emergent, critically important form of urban expertise. At once activists, scientists, and designers, the environmental architects profiled in Building Green act as key agents of urban change whose efforts in practice are shaped by a complex urban development economy, layered political power relations, and a calculus of when, and how, their expert skills might be operationalized in service of a global urban future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520296008 20171211
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  • Part One. Governing the Company: The patent and the formation of the Company
  • Constituting authority: the court of committees and the generality
  • Wooing adventurers: membership and useful men
  • Division within the Company: the problem of faction and representation
  • Merchants, trading companies, and public appeal
  • Part Two. The Company and the State: The changing patent: negotiating privileges between Company and regime
  • "What his men have done abroad": martial engagements and the Company
  • The Dutch East India Company and Amboyna: crisis and response in the Company
  • Taking stock and looking forward: the difficulties of the late 1620s
  • Crown manipulations of the East Indies trade: dismantling the Company in the 1630s.
A Business of State reveals how the English state took an active role in the creation and functioning of the East India Company in the early years of its existence, and, reciprocally, how institutions like the Company helped create the early Stuart state. To understand how the Company operated, the author delves into the political life of the body as well as constructing a richly detailed account of the interactions between the Company and the regime. Viewing politics and political engagement through the lens of the Company exposes a version of the English polity in which Company members regularly appeared before the monarch and privy council, saw themselves as active agents in government, and used the tools of public appeal to sway both Company and state policies. In return, monarch and privy council promoted and protected the Company, depended on Company expertise and resources, and shaped state policy objectives in response to Company needs and requirements.-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
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xxii, 252 pages ; 22 cm
  • List of Tables. Glossary. Preface and Acknowledgements. Introduction to the Second Edition. Introduction: The Idea of Caste. I: Hierarchies and the Politics of Citizenship 1. Pollution and Prejudice: Vestiges of Untouchability in Rural Punjab 2. Atrocities and Resistance: Dalit Assertions for Citizenship 3. Caste and Democratic Politics: A Differentiated View II: Caste in the Neo-Liberal Economy 4. Dalits in Business: Self-Employed Scheduled Castes in Urban India 5. `Caste-Blinding' and Corporate Hiring Part Three: Mobility and Mobilizations 6. Social Mobility and Quest for Autonomy: Global Contours of Ravidasi Identity 7. Battling for Dignity: Dalit Activists of Delhi. Conclusions: The Futures of Caste. Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815381211 20180213
Caste is a contested terrain in India's society and polity. This book explores contemporary realities of caste in rural and urban India. It examines questions of untouchability, citizenship, social mobility, democratic politics, corporate hiring and Dalit activism. Using rich empirical evidence from the field across Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and other parts of north India, this volume presents the reasons for the persistence of caste in India from a new perspective. The book offers an original theoretical framework for comparative understandings of the entrenched social differences, discrimination, inequalities, stratification, and the modes and patterns of their reproduction. This second edition, with a new Introduction, delves into why caste continues to matter and how caste-based divisions often tend to overlap with the emergent disparities of the new economy. A delicate balance of lived experience and hard facts, this persuasive work will serve as essential reading for students and teachers of sociology and social anthropology, social exclusion and discrimination studies, political science, development studies and public policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815381211 20180213
Green Library
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xxiv, 293 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction 2. ASEAN-India Political Cooperation: How to Reinforce a Much Needed Pillar? 3. Act East Policy and India's Cultural Diplomacy with ASEAN 4. Reassessing the Impact of the ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement 5. Will India Gain from India-ASEAN FTA? Analysis of Simulated Scenarios based on Phased Implementation 6. ASEAN Attempts at the Initiatives to Broaden Free Trade Agreements in East Asia 7. India-Thailand Partnership: Way Towards Greater Cooperation 8. India-ASEAN Production Networks: What is There for Indian SMEs? 9. Trade in Services in Asia-Pacific: Assessing Barriers and Implications for Services Trade Facilitation in India 10. ASEAN-India Connectivity: Progress So Far 11. Look East to Act East 12. Education and Knowledge Institutional Cooperation with Special Reference to Science.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138484788 20180409
The ASEAN-India economic integration has made substantial progress in recent years. India's engagements with Southeast and East Asia have received new momentum under the Act East Policy (AEP). In 2017, ASEAN and India will be celebrating 25 years of their dialogue relations. The relationship is set to deepen in coming days as ASEAN and India step up their collaboration across a range of economic and strategic issues, including trade and connectivity, culture, people-to-people links, trans-national terrorism, and maritime security. However, both of them have been facing several challenges which call for concerted efforts by ASEAN and India. With ASEAN and India working towards establishing a Comprehensive Free Trade Area through Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, their cooperation will be key in promoting economic stability, competitiveness, growth and integration in the region. This book is a timely initiative to review the past and suggest the ways to further strengthen the economic partnership. It primarily deals with the economic integration issues between ASEAN and India, and assesses policy priorities, effectiveness, implementation imperatives and challenges. Each chapter in this book tries to capture essential features of the crosscutting issues and attempts to draw some policy implications. It will be a valuable reference for policymakers, academics and practitioners. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138484788 20180409
Green Library
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ix, 135 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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ix, 154 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. The Last Days of Sail 2. The Beginnings of a Modernization Project 3. A Dangerous and Difficult Workplace 4. The Culmination of a Crisis 5. The Limits of Resistance Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138962828 20180205
In the days of the British Raj Calcutta was a great port city. Thousands of men, women, and children worked there, loading and unloading valuable cargoes that sustained the regional economy, and contributed significantly to world trade. In the second half of the nineteenth century, in response to a shift from sailing ships to steamers, port authorities in Calcutta began work on a massive modernization project. This book is the first study of port labor in colonial Calcutta and British India. Drawing on primary source material, including government documents and newspaper records, the author demonstrates how the modernization process worsened class conflict and highlights the important part played by labor in the shaping of the port's modernization. Class Conflict and Modernization in India places this history in a comparative context, highlighting the interconnected nature of port and port labor histories. It examines how the port's modernization affected the port workforce and the port's managers, as well as the impact on class formation that emerged as labourers resisted through acts of everyday resistance and organized strikes. A detailed study of state power, technological change, and class conflict, this book will be of interest to academics of modern Indian history, labour history and the history of science and technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138962828 20180205
Green Library
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xiii, 305 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • List of Figures. List of Maps. List of Tables and Boxes. Contributors. Preface and Acknowledgements. 1. Migration in the context of climate change: An Introduction R. B. Bhagat and S. Irudaya Rajan 2. Climate change, vulnerability and migration in India: overlapping hot spots R. B. Bhagat 3. Migrating to adapt? exploring the climate change, migration and adaptation nexus Himani Upadhyay and Divya Mohan 4. Exploring vulnerability in flood affected remittance-recipient and non-recipient households of Upper Assam in India Soumyadeep Banerjee, Dominic Kniveton, Richard Black and Partha Jyoti Das 5. Institutional response to displacement due to chronic disasters: the Art of muddling through Ritumbra Manuvie 6. Remittances as self-insured life: On migration, flood and conflict in north-western Pakistan Giovanna Gioli 7. Situating migration in planned and autonomous adaptation practices to climate change in Bangladesh Tasneem Siddiqui, Mohammad Rashed Alam Bhuiyan, Dominick Kniveton, Richard Black, Md. Towheedul Islam and Maxmilan Martin 8. Migration in response to environmental change: A risk perception study from Sundarban Biosphere Reserve Avijit Mistri and Bhaswati Das 9. Gender processes in rural outmigration and socio-economic development in the Himalaya Prakash C. Tiwari and Bhagwati Joshi 10. Climate change, drought and vulnerability: A historical narrative approach to migration from Eastern India Architesh Panda 11. Dynamics of distress seasonal migration: A Study of a drought-prone Mahabubnagar District in Telangana Vijay Korra 12. Seasonal migration from dry climatic zone: A case study of rural Maharashtra Abdul Jaleel C. P. and Aparajita Chattopadhyay 13. Migrant ecology Shareena Banu C. P. 14. Spaces of Recognition of Climate Migrants Inin India: Question of Rights and Responsibilities Bratati Dey. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415790727 20180213
This book highlights how climate change has affected migration in the Indian subcontinent. Drawing on field research, it argues that extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, cyclones, cloudbursts as well as sea level rise, desertification and declining crop productivity have shown higher frequency in recent times and have depleted bio-physical diversity and the capacity of the ecosystem to provide food and livelihood security. This volume shows how the socio-economically poor are worst affected in these circumstances and resort to migration to survive. The chapters in this volume study the role of remittances sent by migrants to their families in environmentally fragile zones in providing an important cushion and adaptation capabilities to cope with extreme weather events. This book looks at the socio-economic and political drivers of migration, different forms of mobility, mortality and morbidity levels in the affected population, and discusses mitigation and adaption strategies. This volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of environment and ecology, migration and diaspora studies, development studies, sociology and social anthropology, governance and public policy and politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415790727 20180213
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