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Life at School

Meenakshi Thapan.

February 2006; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: sociology. 320 pages.

This book reconstructs the subjective interpretation of school life as perceived by teachers and pupils at Rishi Valley School (in Andhra Pradesh, India) which is often considered the...

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Another Asia

Rustom Bharucha.

September 2006; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: sociology. 260 pages.

This book explores the convergence of different notions of Asia through the meeting between Rabindranath Tagore and the Japanese art historian and curator Okakura Tenshin in Calcutta in...

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Since 1947

Ravinder Kaur.

March 2007; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: migration studies. 277 pages.

‘Since 1947’, an oft-encountered phrase in Delhi, has been used in this book for an incursion into the embedded themes of disruption in one's everyday life: forced migration, and then...

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An Ambiguous Journey to the City

Ashis Nandy.

March 2007; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: migration studies. 164 pages.

This book tells the story of an apparently territorial journey—the one between the village and the city—to capture some of the core fantasies and anxieties of the Indian civilization in the...

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Moderate or Militant

Mushirul Hasan.

March 2008; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: sociology. 264 pages.

Though Islam and Muslims form an integral part of the rich history and culture of India, their voice in present times is a muted one. Academic discourse in the West, which is increasingly...

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Enslaved Daughters

Sudhir Chandra.

March 2008; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: gender and sexuality. 282 pages.

This book discusses the case of Dadaji Bhikaji against Rukhmabai, his twenty-two year old wife. Dadaji filed the suit against his spouse when, after eleven years, she refused to live with...

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Violence, Martyrdom and Partition

Nonica Datta.

March 2009; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: gender and sexuality. 264 pages.

This book presents the oral testimony of Subhashini (1914–2003), the woman head of a well-known Arya Samaj institution devoted to women's education in rural north India. Subhashini's...

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Schooling the National Imagination

Shalini Advani.

August 2009; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: sociology. 216 pages.

This book examines English studies in the school curriculum in India and, using this as a lens, explores the shifts in the construction of nationalism, modernity, and identity in...

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Modern Myths, Locked Minds

T.N.M Madan.

January 2010; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: sociology of religion. 400 pages.

This book reflects contemporary concerns about the inadequacies of secularism in the context of religious assertiveness in recent decades. It examines the ideologies of secularism and...

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Writing Labour

Mohammad Talib.

October 2010; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: occupations, professions, and work. 336 pages.

This book is the culmination of research over a period of 25 years. It highlights the relation between the rocks from which India's great capital city is constructed and the people who...

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