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Indian Studies

Our Indian Studies collection spans many key themes within the broad discipline, from gender and social issues, health, and education to the challenges and opportunities presented by the rapid economic growth seen in the Indian subcontinent. Authors include influential academics, emergent researchers, decision-makers and practitioners both Indian and international, offering a wealth of unique perspectives in this important discipline.

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"Quit India"

This book looks at the changing image of the Indian Patriot’s war for India’s Independence and its reflection, which were shown during the Cold War period on the screens of commercial British films and TV.By using a variety of primary and secondary sources, as demonstrated by utilizing Gramsci’s theory of Common Sense/Folklore, the...
£34.99

A Different Freedom

Kite flying is a sport native to South-East Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Symbolic of both freedom and control, the kite has been used as a metaphor in classical Indian literature, poetry, language and folklore. Uttarayan, a kite festival celebrated in the state of Gujarat, is not merely a religious observance, but also a time ...
£34.99

A Student’s Handbook of In...

Art and life in India have been inextricably intertwined from ancient times to the present day. Art as a way of life, as ritual, as decoration and as unity with the Sublime bore testament to the socio-cultural milieu; the high level of sophistication that developed in ancient India was reflected in the arts in a holistic light. The...
£58.99

Commercialization of Hinte...

There is a great deal of controversy and debate on land acquisition and transactions concerning the economic development of India, particularly the rural parts of the country. This book explicates, from a sociological perspective, the effect of increasing land transactions on social mobility, based on a detailed study of selected v...
£58.99

Dalit Women and Dropout Ra...

Caste is an inescapable aspect in terms of education in the Indian state, as it is in many other aspects of public life. Education standards have changed throughout the course of Indian history, but the subjugated Dalits, and particularly female children belonging to this caste, still face the hurdles of caste discrimination in soc...
£34.99

Dalits' Struggle for Socia...

The complete alienation of Dalits from resources like land, water, and agricultural implements has led to the collective demand for an equal share in productivity. This book discusses the range of socio-economic and cultural problems faced by the Dalit community. The movement advancing the rights of Dalits took place both before an...
£52.99

De-stereotyping Indian Bod...

Stereotypes result in deceptive generalizations about groups and are held in a manner that renders them as derogatory. As such, this volume advocates an active, goal-oriented effort in order to reduce prejudice through contact. Deconstructing the motivated ‘otherizing’ of the marginalized, the book offers an alternative reading of ...
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Education and Hegemony

Globalization is a multidimensional concept that encompasses the politico-economic, socio-cultural and educational spheres of contemporary societies across time and space. The ideological convictions and methodological subscriptions of social scientists guide the discourse on globalization to unravel the meanings and implications f...
£44.99

Health Outcomes and the Pa...

This book examines dietary habits and physical activity among older people in Mirpur, Pakistan, through an exploration of changes in diet over time, and investigates the cultural enablers and barriers to the participation of older people in physical activity....
£41.99

Heritage and Ruptures in I...

This book investigates the millennial history of the Indian subcontinent. Through the various methods adopted, the objects and moments examined, it questions various linguistic, literary and artistic appropriations of the past, to address the conflicting comprehensions of the present and also the figuring/imagining of a possible fu...
£61.99

How India Found its Feet

The economic growth of India during the decades of the 1990s and 2000s is well documented. There is, however, little available explanation for this growth and thus how this can be repeated. This book documents the unequivocal effort by some individuals and teams that fashioned globally competitive businesses during this short span ...
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