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This work explores the processes of creation, expression and articulation of social identities of Muslims in Delhi, their spatial components of identification like residential segregation and 'community cohesion', the interaction of urban Muslims with urban public spaces and institutions; and the socio-political positionality of Muslims in the urban social fabric. It, presents an account of a marginalised people whose sense of belonging with each other is a complex feeling that is subject to the forces of regional, linguistic and class identities and not subject to their ubiquitous 'Muslimness'. For them, being on the margins of the city is less about one's undeviating and subservient status in the city and more a process of experiencing continuous progression of events and processes such as globalisation, liberalisation, communal violence, and stereotyping of the Muslim identity. These experiences, the author argues need to be continually reviewed and evaluated afresh to expand the opportunities and choices available to a marginalized population.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199470655 20180604
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)
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
Green Library
xxviii, 450 pages ; 23 cm
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR), as a mechanism to resolve disputes, has gained wide acceptance in India. This is primarily because the traditional adversarial system of dispensing justice is dilatory, expensive, and, many a time, ineffective. The recent spurt in India's economic development coupled with the renewed confidence of foreign investors to invest in India has also made it imperative that India provides a swifter justice delivery system to resolve commercial disputes. The volume examines some of the important aspects of dispute resolution being practiced in India.
Law Library (Crown)
American Journal of Indic Studies (AJIS) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Academy of Indic Studies (AAIS).

6. Amitabh Bachchan [2018]

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
Green Library
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
Green Library
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
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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)
xvii, 786 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
The first critical, annotated edition of M. K. Gandhi's most famous written work, published seventy years after his death In the mid-1920s, prompted by a "small, still voice" that encouraged him to lay bare what was known only to him and his God, M. K. Gandhi began writing and publishing his autobiography. Drafted during a period of intensive fasting and "in-dwelling" at his ashram in Ahmedebad, his story of the soul portrayed the deeper, more inward experiences that made him externally an innovator in the struggles against violence, racism, and colonialism. The book, written in Gujarati and translated into English by Mahadev Desai, would become an international classic, hailed as one of the "100 Best Spiritual Books of the 20th Century." This first critical edition of this seminal work by leading Gandhi scholar Tridip Suhrud offers an unprecedented window into the original Gujarati text. Including both alternative English translations and illuminating notes, as well as a deeply researched introduction, it will bring renewed critical attention to one of the world's most widely read books.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300234077 20180430
Green Library
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The book is a study of the current state of nationalist imagination in three states in India: Assam, West Bengal, and Delhi. It analyses the perceptions of the key political parties and civil society members about the presence of Bangladeshi migrants in these three states. India since Independence has gone through a number of competing nationalist thoughts: secular, Hindutva, and ethnic. The existence of these nationalisms denotes that although India is a modern nation state, its project of attaining a singular nationalism is still ongoing and incomplete. The presence of Bangladeshi migrants in Assam, West Bengal, and Delhi has been a persistent election platform of sectarian Hindu nationalists and ethnic Assamese nationalists. How these various nationalisms position the Bangladeshi migrants, and therefore what these perceptions and ongoing discourses indicate about the current nationalism, is the primary enquiry of this book. This study is an ethnographic record and a personal account that uses in-depth interviews with influential members from key political parties, civil society organizations, and Hindu and ethnic nationalist bodies in Assam, West Bengal, and Delhi. Civil society members are representatives from media, academia, think tanks, and human rights organizations. While Assam and West Bengal give a regional perspective on nationalist discourses, Delhi gives both a regional and a national perspective. The perceptions derived from interviews were analysed against the backdrop of relevant theories of nationalism. This book argues that the perception of Bangladeshi migrants in Assam, West Bengal, and Delhi varies greatly due to the historical, ethnic, and religious affinities of the people in each of the three states.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199476411 20180604
100 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm
Music Library
xiv, 160 pages ; 22 cm
Winner of FC2's Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize. An imaginative, erotic rethinking of Bhopal's disaster-and perhaps our own. On the night of December 2, as 1984 drew to its Reaganomic close, an explosion at an American-owned factory in Bhopal, India, released untold amounts of toxic gas on uncounted numbers of people, creating a human and environmental disaster of insurmountable proportions. Known as the Bhopal disaster, it once dominated international headlines, and is now barely remembered. Yet Bhopal remains emblematic of all the many quickly forgotten disasters that followed, and of the permanent state of globalized disaster in which we now dwell. What does it mean when corporations instead of states control not only the means to create environmental disasters, but also the tools to bury them? How does one revolt against these unelected entities? How do our most private desires get shaped by this stateless horror? Jennifer Natalya Fink's Bhopal Dance is an epic and epochal tale of such a horror and its buried consequences. At the center of the novel is Cordelia, an owlish woman with a menage of lovers, who leads a revolutionary Canadian political movement catalyzed by the Bhopal disaster, only to end up imprisoned with only a toilet to talk to. Who she hallucinates is her father. Who is her father. Who is the State. Who may be her mother. Or her twin/lover. Cordelia is a remarkable bird in her own right, and `owlishness' is a feathery conceit deployed in both the book's form and content, a way of exploring queer possibilities for altering the terms of one's imprisonment. For setting corporatized corporeality alight. Ablaze. Pets and punk rock, dentists and dyslexia, Shakespeare and salsa: they all dance together here.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781573660648 20180611
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xix, 229 pages ; 22 cm
  • Translator's Preface: Marked Bodies, Marked Minds Introduction: The Buried Treasure I Found - Perumal Murugan A Relentless Voice - N. Arulmurugan Caste in Folk Theatre - K. Anbazhagan Discrimination - M. Ananthan Of What Use? - N. Ranjan Only Son of the Family - R. Rajasekaran The Ugly Face of Caste - P. Rajeskannan Of the Soil - P. Ezhilarasi In Which Ganges Do We Bathe? - T. Kalaichelvan Futile Whimpering - K. Kasimariyappan Pollution and Untouchability - V. Krishnan Ugly Grin - P. Gunasekaran A Kind of Pain - P. Kumaresan A Wedding Feast with Mutton - S. Gopi Empty Pride - Govindaraj The Deep Pain of Identity - S. Sathiskumar Snatched Freedom and Life - C. Chandiran Like Eating Faeces - A. Chinnadurai Born of a Father, Born into a Caste - P. Suresh Upper Caste Goddess - C. Sureshkumar Non-Existent - M. Senthamarai Dealing with Inability - V. Dharmalingam Testimony - M. Natarajan Keeping Friends - P. Nallusamy Black Coffee in a Coconut Shell - P. Balasubramaniam Acceptance or Rejection? - R. Prabhakar Distancing - K. Poonkothai Everyday Moments - Perumal Murugan Excommunication - R. Mahendiran Penalty - P. Muthusamy Family of Snake Charmers - R. Venkatachalam Stale Food - M. Venkatesan Taking Life as It Comes - M. Venugopal.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789352804979 20180423
Caste, as it is experienced in everyday life, is the piece de resistance of this book. Thirty-two voices narrate how from childhood to adulthood, caste intruded upon their lives-food, clothes, games, gait, love, marriage and every aspect of one's existence including death. Like the editor Perumal Murugan says, caste is like god, it is omnipresent. The contributors write about the myriad ways in which they have experienced caste. It may be in the form of forgoing certain kinds of food, or eating food at secluded corners of a household, or drinking tea out of a crushed plastic cup, or drinking black coffee in a coconut shell or water poured from above into a cupped hand. Such experiences may also take the form of forbidden streets, friends disapproved of and love denied. And when one leaves behind the fear of caste while living one's life, there is still death to deal with.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789352804979 20180423
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Fluctuations in the global price of cotton had a cataclysmic effect on the people of Bombay. This work is based on the petitions of insolvents submitted to the Bombay High Court during the second half of the nineteenth century. Drawing on petitions of close to 20,000 individual insolvents, it maps patterns of income, literacy levels and connections between religion and occupation. It deals with the credit structure of the bigger merchants and highlights the importance of indigenous sources of credit. Citing the cases of individual traders, the author shows the way in which Indian merchants suffered from the iniquities of colonial trade. The study of incomes suggests that many people not directly involved in trade were also affected by commercial fluctuations. Focusing on the social scenario, the manuscript discusses the situation of women insolvents-many of whom were courtesans, dancing and singing girls-and explores how these women were integrated in the society. The author explores local, colonial and global relationships during a crucial phase of the transformation of Indian economy and society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199472208 20180604
xii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : regional nuclear crises in a unipolar world
  • Section I. Conceptual and theoretical issues. Understanding nuclear crisis behavior : a survey of the literature
  • Setting up the inquiry : an introduction to brokered bargaining
  • Section II. India-Pakistan crises in the overt nuclear era. The Kargil crisis
  • The 2001-2002 military standoff
  • The Mumbai crisis
  • Section III. Lessons and implications. Brokered bargaining : observations and lessons for South Asia
  • Beyond South Asia : generalizing the application of brokered bargaining
  • Brokered bargaining : implications for theory and practice.
Green Library
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.
xii, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
This interdisciplinary study is the first book to provide a complete survey of Sri Nalanda Mahavihara from the perspective of its educational curricula as well as its religious influence. It provides detailed descriptions of the origin, growth, management, and academic and cultural life of Nalanda, with particular attention to its pedagogy, curriculum, teachers, and students. It also presents an alternative interpretation of nationalist and popular notions about Sri Nalanda as an international university and proves that it was, at its core, a Buddhist monastery and an institution of Buddhist learning focused on the study and promotion of Buddhism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498554923 20180611
Green Library
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
Green Library
vii, 412 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • 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
  • Conclusion.
Around 1800, the English East India Company controlled half of the world's trade and deployed a vast network of political influencers. Yet the story of its 17th-century beginnings has remained largely untold. Rupali Mishra's account of the Company's formative years sheds light on one of the most powerful corporations in the history of the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674984561 20180514
Law Library (Crown)