Download Gender, Identity, and Imperialism: Women Development Workers by Nancy Cook (auth.) PDF

By Nancy Cook (auth.)

An ethnographic learn exhibiting how Western ladies residing in Pakistan as foreign improvement employees built new identities in a Muslim group. prepare dinner indicates how those transnational migrants either perpetuate and withstand unequal international strength relatives in lifestyle, tracing the legacy of this from the colonial interval to the present.

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Download The Princes of the Mughal Empire, 1504-1719 by Munis D. Faruqui PDF

By Munis D. Faruqui

For greater than 2 hundred years, the Mughal emperors governed splendid in northern India. How used to be it attainable Muslim, ethnically Turkish, Persian-speaking dynasty tested itself within the Indian subcontinent to develop into one of many greatest and so much dynamic empires in the world? during this rigorous new interpretation of the interval, Munis D. Faruqui explores Mughal nation formation during the pivotal position of the Mughal princes. In a problem to prior scholarship, the booklet means that faraway from undermining the principles of empire, the court docket intrigues and political backbiting that have been good points of Mughal political lifestyles - and that often led to rebellions and wars of succession - truly helped unfold, deepen, and mobilize Mughal energy via an empire-wide community of buddies and allies. This attractive ebook, which trawls an unlimited archive of eu and Persian assets, takes the reader from the founding of the empire less than Babur to its decline within the 1700s. while the princely establishment atrophied, so too did the Mughal Empire.

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Download An Economist in the Real World: The art of policymaking in by Kaushik Basu PDF

By Kaushik Basu

Appointed because the leader fiscal adviser (CEA) to the govt of India in 2009, Basu—a theorist, with exact curiosity in improvement economics, and a professor of economics at Cornell University—discovered the complexity of employing monetary types to the genuine global. powerful policymaking, Basu discovered, integrates technical wisdom with political understanding. during this booklet, he describes the artwork of financial policymaking, seen during the lens of his and a part years as CEA.

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Download Enlightenment in the Colony: The Jewish Question and the by Aamir R. Mufti PDF

By Aamir R. Mufti

Enlightenment within the Colony opens up the historical past of the "Jewish question" for the 1st time to a broader discussion--one of the social exclusion of spiritual and cultural minorities nowa days, and specifically the problem of Muslim identification in smooth India.

Aamir Mufti identifies the Hindu-Muslim clash in India as a colonial version of what he calls "the exemplary situation of minority"--Jewishness in Europe. He exhibits how the emergence of this clash within the past due 19th century represented an early example of the reinscription of the "Jewish question" in a non-Western society present process modernization below colonial rule. In so doing, he charts one specific path during which this eu phenomenon associated with realms takes on an international significance.

Mufti examines the literary dimensions of this quandary of id via shut readings of canonical texts of contemporary Western--mostly British-literature, in addition to significant works of contemporary Indian literature in Urdu and English. He argues that the only attribute shared through all rising nationwide cultures because the 19th century is the minoritization of a few social and cultural fragment of the inhabitants, and that nationwide belonging and minority separatism cross hand in hand with modernization.

Enlightenment within the Colony demands the adoption of secular, minority, and exilic views in feedback and highbrow existence as a method to critique the very different types of marginalization that supply upward push to the uniquely robust minority voice in global literatures.

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"By the overdue eighteenth-century...the 'protean Jew' was...'neither outsider nor one in all us'. Mufti starts off with the 'paradigmatic narratives' of minority life inside a liberal state state...which constituted the so-called Jewish query in glossy Europe. he's specifically all for the approaches of secularization...[and focuses] at the connections among the violent answer of the 'Jewish Question' and the formation of 'majoritarian' cultures. Mufti [provides] nuanced and traditionally grounded debts of the 'Jewish Question'. At a time while those concerns have assumed a renewed urgency--under the febrile signal of a 'new' anti-Semitism--[this] striking [book bargains] a contextualized and scholarly method of the subject."--Bryan Cheyette, instances Literary Supplement

"Aamir Mufti's Enlightenment within the Colony: The Jewish query and the quandary of Postcolonial tradition bargains the main vast theoretical intervention, one who is probably going to have an important impression at the box in destiny years."--
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"This is a striking exploration of the assumption of the 'minority.' via shut and traditionally located readings of literary and political texts in German, English, and Urdu, Mufti has produced a comparative account of Jewish and Muslim minority-ness in Europe and India that's either staggering and profound. an exceptional first e-book from a super younger mind."--Partha Chatterjee, Director of the Centre for stories in Social Sciences, Calcutta

"Enlightenment within the Colony is a daring and unique e-book which demonstrates the profound hyperlink among the 'Jewish question,' because it tragically unfolds in twentieth-century Europe, and the problem of partition and of Muslim identification in India. it truly is a type of arguments that, once it really is made, turns out straight away unanswerable and of unparalleled importance. With notable erudition, Aamir Mufti grounds his research in readings of literary works, from George Eliot's Daniel Deronda to the lyrical poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, that are refined and persuasive. a big contribution to our knowing of minority cultures, Enlightenment within the Colony should still identify Mufti as a key highbrow presence in debates approximately secularism and postcolonial tradition today."--Jacqueline Rose, writer of The query of Zion

"A attractive and provocative paintings of cross-disciplinary and comparative literary scholarship that deploys the severe legacies of the 'Jewish question' in German and English literature to investigate the main issue of postcolonial secularism and Muslim identification in Indian and Pakistani writers. In a chain of marvelous readings of dramatic, narrative, and poetic texts, Aamir Mufti posits a vernacular modernity and strikes us towards a serious secularism that absolutely captures the fractures and disjunctions of Enlightenment proposal that proceed to gas political conflicts within the heart East and in South Asia today."--Andreas Huyssen, Columbia collage, writer of current Pasts: city Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory

"This is a wonderful, difficult, significant paintings. Mufti combines infrequent erudition with nice serious intelligence and an recognition to significant matters. The booklet consists of ahead its inquiry by way of superb insights. First, one may perhaps either light up and reposition the query of communalism inside of democratic, secular, autonomous India by way of spotting its structural relation and old connections to the 'Jewish question' in the ecu liberal Enlightenment. moment, one may well additional concentration the problem by means of pursuing the evolution of the Urdu language and its literature, as reshaped first within the aftermath of the 1857 uprising after which through the twin nationalist pressures of India and Pakistan after partition. Mufti's hindrance with the stipulations that make attainable, and intricate, this type of factor as 'minority identity' signifies that this publication will provide assets to scholars of Palestine, eire, and without doubt different tricky cases."--Jonathan Arac, collage of Pittsburgh, writer of The Emergence of yankee Literary Narrative, 1820-1860

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Download Home Informatics and Telematics: ICT for The Next Billion: by Alladi Venkatesh, Timothy Gonsalves, Andrew Monk, Kathy PDF

By Alladi Venkatesh, Timothy Gonsalves, Andrew Monk, Kathy Buckner (auth.)

International Federation for info Processing

The IFIP sequence publishes cutting-edge leads to the sciences and applied sciences of knowledge and conversation. The scope of the sequence comprises: foundations of laptop technological know-how; software program idea and perform; schooling; desktop functions in expertise; verbal exchange platforms; platforms modeling and optimization; details platforms; pcs and society; desktops expertise; protection and defense in info processing platforms; man made intelligence; and human-computer interplay. court cases and post-proceedings of referred overseas meetings in machine technological know-how and interdisciplinary fields are featured. those effects usually precede magazine book and symbolize the most up-tp-date study. The central objective of the IFIP sequence is to motivate schooling and the dissemination and trade of knowledge approximately all points of computing.

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Download Immortals of Meluha (The Shiva Trilogy, Book 1) by Amish Tripathi PDF

By Amish Tripathi

This present day, Shiva is a god. yet 4 thousand years in the past, he used to be only a guy. 1900 BC: the once-proud Suryavanshi rulers of the Meluha Empire are in dire peril. The empire's fundamental river, the Saraswati, is slowly drying up. There are devastating terrorist assaults from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis - and to make concerns worse, the Chandravanshis seems to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracised race of deformed people with fantastic martial abilities. the single desire for the Suryavanshis is an historical prophecy: while evil reaches epic proportions and all turns out misplaced, a hero will emerge...

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Download Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolent Power in Action by Dennis Dalton PDF

By Dennis Dalton

Dennis Dalton's vintage account of Gandhi's political and highbrow improvement makes a speciality of the leader's sign triumphs: the civil disobedience stream (or salt satyagraha) of 1930 and the Calcutta quick of 1947. Dalton basically demonstrates how Gandhi's lifelong occupation in nationwide politics gave him the chance to enhance and refine his beliefs. He then concludes with a comparability of Gandhi's tools and the innovations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, drawing a desirable juxtaposition that enriches the biography of all 3 figures and asserts Gandhi's relevance to the research of race and political management in the US. Dalton situates Gandhi in the "clash of civilizations" debate, choosing the results of his paintings on carrying on with nonviolent protests. He additionally broadly stories Gandhian reviews and provides a close chronology of occasions in Gandhi's lifestyles.

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Download The Pariah Problem: Caste, Religion, and the Social in by Rupa Viswanath PDF

By Rupa Viswanath

Once referred to as "Pariahs," Dalits are basically descendants of unfree agrarian employees. They belong to India's lowest castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and stay a resource of public nervousness. Drawing on a wealth of formerly untapped resources, this booklet follows the perception and evolution of the "Pariah problem" in public awareness within the Nineties. It exhibits how high-caste landlords, country officers, and well-intentioned missionaries conceived of Dalit oppression and avoided important ideas to the "Pariah Problem" — with outcomes that remain felt today.

The ebook starts with an outline of the typical lives of Dalit workers within the Nineties and highlights the systematic efforts made by means of the kingdom and Indian elites to guard Indian slavery from public scrutiny. Protestant missionaries have been the 1st non-Dalits to attract cognizance to their plight. even though, their imaginative and prescient of the Pariahs' affliction due to Hindu non secular prejudice obscured the truth that the complete agrarian political-economic procedure trusted Pariah hard work. The Indian public in addition to colonial officers got here to percentage a view appropriate with missionary causes, which intended all next welfare efforts directed at Dalits desirous about non secular and social transformation instead of on structural reform. Methodologically, theoretically, and empirically, this publication breaks new floor to illustrate how occasions within the early a long time of state-sponsored welfare directed at Dalits laid the foundation for the current day, the place the postcolonial kingdom and well-meaning social and non secular reformers proceed to downplay Dalits' landlessness, violent suppression, and political subordination.

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Rupa Viswanath has conducted a rare feat of ancient scholarship within the new box of Dalit stories. Skillfully negotiating diversified information -- the reliable and the missionary -- she grounds the cultural struggles of the untouchable castes of Tamil Nadu within the 19th and 20th centuries within the political economic climate of land and exertions. Viswanath powerfully argues that there has been a government--missionary nexus that sought to show the pariah from conventional kinds of slavery to trendy types of dispossessed hard work. so much remarkably, she indicates that the initiative for conversion to Christianity got here now not from missionaries yet from Dalits who have been prompted no longer by means of summary principles of emancipation yet by means of strategic concerns of fabric virtue of their day-by-day struggles. The Pariah challenge is a step forward in sleek South Asian studies.

(Partha Chatterjee, Columbia college and the Centre for reviews in Social Sciences, Calcutta)

The mixture of ancient intensity and theoretical nuance makes The Pariah challenge either an excellent scholarly success and an immense political intervention. Taking the agrarian unfreedom that marked rural lifestyles in Madras Presidency as her start line, Viswanath reconstructs with meticulous precision the matter of the 'Pariah' -- hereditarily unfree Dalit workers -- that via the overdue 19th century forced the reluctant consciousness of the colonial nation and the elite indigenous public sphere. The Pariah challenge is such a lot far-reaching in its implications, and at its devastating top, in documenting the 'caste--state nexus' that constructed to comprise -- instead of to resolve -- this challenge and proceed to thwart real suggestions this day. This publication will take its position justifiably among the finest at the Dalit fight for equality in India.

(Mrinalini Sinha, college of Michigan)

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Download For the Record: On Sexuality and the Colonial Archive in by Anjali Arondekar PDF

By Anjali Arondekar

Anjali Arondekar considers the connection among sexuality and the colonial archive via posing the subsequent questions: Why does sexuality (still) search its fact within the ancient archive? What are the spatial and temporal logics that compel any such go back? And conversely, what sort of “archive” does one of these recuperative hermeneutics produce? instead of render sexuality’s dating to the colonial archive in the course of the hottest lens of ancient invisibility (which might presume that there's whatever approximately sexuality that's misplaced or silent and wishes to “come out”), Arondekar engages sexuality’s recursive strains in the colonial archive opposed to and during our very wish for access.

The good judgment and the interpretive assets of For the Record come up out of 2 entangled and minoritized historiographies: one in South Asian reports and the opposite in queer/sexuality reports. concentrating on overdue colonial India, Arondekar examines the spectacularization of sexuality in anthropology, legislation, literature, and pornography from 1843 till 1920. by way of turning to fabrics and/or destinations which are wide-spread to such a lot students of queer and subaltern experiences, Arondekar considers sexuality on the middle of the colonial archive instead of at its margins. every one bankruptcy addresses a sort of archival loss, troped both in a language of disappearance or paucity, simulacrum or detritus: from Richard Burton’s lacking document on male brothels in Karáchi (1845) to a failed sodomy prosecution in Northern India, Queen Empress v. Khairati (1884), and from the ever present India-rubber dildos present in colonial pornography of the mid-to-late 19th century to the archival detritus of Kipling’s tales in regards to the Indian Mutiny of 1857.

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