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India and the Silk RoadsThe History of a Trading World

India and the Silk Roads: The History of a Trading World

Jagjeet Lally

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197581070
eISBN:
9780197583296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197581070.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

India and the Silk Roads is a global history of a continental interior, the first to comprehensively examine the textual and material traces of India’s caravan trade with central Asia. But what was ... More

India's First Dictatorship

India's First Dictatorship

Christophe Jaffrelot and Pratinav Anil

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197577820
eISBN:
9780197583302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197577820.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

In June 1975 Prime Minister Indira Gandhi imposed a state of emergency, resulting in a twenty-one-month suspension of democracy. Jaffrelot and Anil revisit the Emergency to re-evaluate ... More

Mutating GoddessesBengal's Laukika Hinduism and Gender Rights

Mutating Goddesses: Bengal's Laukika Hinduism and Gender Rights

Saswati Sengupta

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190124106
eISBN:
9780190993269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190124106.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

It is an enduring contradiction that Hindus revere their goddesses but their society is dominated by Brahmanical patriarchy. Although we assume that the worship of goddesses implies the celebration ... More

Archaeology and the Public PurposeWritings on and by M.N. Deshpande

Archaeology and the Public Purpose: Writings on and by M.N. Deshpande

Nayanjot Lahiri

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190130480
eISBN:
9780190993870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190130480.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This book interleaves the history of post-Independence archaeology in India with the life and times of Madhukar Narhar Deshpande (1920–2008), a leading Indian archaeologist who went on to become the ... More

Curing Madness?A Social and Cultural History of Insanity in Colonial North India, 1800-1950s

Curing Madness?: A Social and Cultural History of Insanity in Colonial North India, 1800-1950s

Shilpi Rajpal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190128012
eISBN:
9780190993337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190128012.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Curing Madness? focuses on the institutional and non-institutional histories of madness in colonial north India. ‘Madness’ and ‘cure’ are explored as shifting categories which travelled across ... More

Words of Her OwnWomen Authors in Nineteenth-Century Bengal

Words of Her Own: Women Authors in Nineteenth-Century Bengal

Maroona Murmu

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199498000
eISBN:
9780199098224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498000.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Drawing on a spectrum of genres, such as autobiographies, diaries, didactic tracts, novels and travelogues, this book examines the sociocultural incentives that enabled the emergence of middle-class ... More

Royals and RebelsThe Rise and Fall of the Sikh Empire

Royals and Rebels: The Rise and Fall of the Sikh Empire

Priya Atwal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197548318
eISBN:
9780197554593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548318.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

In late-eighteenth-century India, the glory of the Mughal emperors was fading, and ambitious newcomers seized power, changing the political map forever. Enter the legendary Maharajah Ranjit Singh, ... More

The Coolie's Great WarIndian Labour in a Global Conflict, 1914-1921

The Coolie's Great War: Indian Labour in a Global Conflict, 1914-1921

Radhika Singha

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197525586
eISBN:
9780197554562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197525586.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Though largely invisible in histories of World War one, over 550,000 men in the ranks of the Indian Army were followers or non-combatants. From porters and construction workers in the ‘Coolie Corps’, ... More

A Brief History of Āyurveda

A Brief History of Āyurveda

M. R. Raghava Varier

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190121082
eISBN:
9780190992118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190121082.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

For over two and a half millennia Āyurveda was the mainstream healthcare programme in the Indian subcontinent. However, what was once seen as indispensable, is now often officially described as ... More

Jumbos and Jumping DevilsA Social History of Indian Circus

Jumbos and Jumping Devils: A Social History of Indian Circus

Nisha P R

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780199496709
eISBN:
9780190992088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199496709.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Jumbos and Jumping Devils is an original and pioneering exploration of not only the social history of the subcontinent but also of performance and popular culture. The domain of analysis is entirely ... More

KudankulamThe Story of an Indo-Russian Nuclear Power Plant

Kudankulam: The Story of an Indo-Russian Nuclear Power Plant

Raminder Kaur

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780199498710
eISBN:
9780199099986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498710.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The book tells the many stories that circulate around a nuclear power plant in Kudankulam in the southern peninsular region of Tamil Nadu in India from the late 1980s. The tales are by way of ... More

Mega Mammals in Ancient IndiaRhinos, Tigers, and Elephants

Mega Mammals in Ancient India: Rhinos, Tigers, and Elephants

Shibani Bose

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190120412
eISBN:
9780199099887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190120412.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The book ventures to look into eras bygone in order to chronicle the passage of three mega species—the rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), tiger (Panthera tigris), and elephant (Elephas ... More

Poetry of BelongingMuslim Imaginings of India 1850-1950

Poetry of Belonging: Muslim Imaginings of India 1850-1950

Ali Khan Mahmudabad

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190121013
eISBN:
9780190991678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190121013.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book examines facets of North Indian Muslim identity, c. 1850–1950. It focuses specifically on the role of literature and poetry as the medium through which certain Muslim ‘voices’ articulated, ... More

Frontiers into BordersDefining South Asian States, 1757-1857

Frontiers into Borders: Defining South Asian States, 1757-1857

Ainslie T. Embree

Mark Juergensmeyer (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190121068
eISBN:
9780190990183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190121068.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The contemporary status of the eight South Asian nations were determined by creation of the British Indian empire and by the process of decolonization. This book by the late Ainslie T. Embree is an ... More

The Arthur Crawford ScandalCorruption, Governance, and Indian Victims

The Arthur Crawford Scandal: Corruption, Governance, and Indian Victims

Michael D. Metelits

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199498611
eISBN:
9780190991319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498611.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Political History

The Arthur Crawford Scandal explores how nineteenth century Bombay tried a British official for corruption. The presidency government persuaded Indians, government officials, to testify against the ... More

Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708)Master of the White Hawk

Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708): Master of the White Hawk

J.S. Grewal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199494941
eISBN:
9780190990398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199494941.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The unifying theme in the life of Guru Gobind Singh was confrontation with the Mughals, which culminated in a struggle for political power. This fact is brought into sharp focus when we consider the ... More

Krishna's PlaygroundVrindavan in the 21st Century

Krishna's Playground: Vrindavan in the 21st Century

John Stratton Hawley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190123987
eISBN:
9780190991357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190123987.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Many call Vrindavan the spiritual capital of India, for it’s long been recognized as the playground where Krishna spends his eternal youth. Today, however, the world is gobbling it up. Delhi’s sprawl ... More

Indian Sex LifeSexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought

Indian Sex Life: Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought

Durba Mitra

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691196350
eISBN:
9780691197029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196350.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

During the colonial period in India, European scholars, British officials, and elite Indian intellectuals—philologists, administrators, doctors, ethnologists, sociologists, and social ... More

The Unquiet RiverA Biography of the Brahmaputra

The Unquiet River: A Biography of the Brahmaputra

Arupjyoti Saikia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199468119
eISBN:
9780190990435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199468119.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

At the turn of the twentieth century the human reshaping of the Brahmaputra and its extended ecological relations has become a reality. This biography of the Brahmaputra reimagines the layered ... More

India and Civilizational FuturesBackwaters Collective on Metaphysics and Politics II

India and Civilizational Futures: Backwaters Collective on Metaphysics and Politics II

Vinay Lal (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199499069
eISBN:
9780190990428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199499069.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, Indian History

India and Civilizational Futures is the second volume to emerge from the deliberations of the Backwaters Collective on Metaphysics and Politics, a group comprised largely of Indian scholars, writers, ... More

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