Tag Archives: Colonialism

Tamil Buddhism & Anti-caste Consciousness

A review of Foundations of Anti-caste Consciousness: Pandit Iyothee Thass, Tamil Buddhism, and the Marginalized in South India, by Gajendran Ayyathurai. Iyothee Thass (1845-1914) was…

Chinese Geology & German Imperialism

A review of Underground Empires: German Imperialism and the Introduction of Geology in China, 1860-1919, by Shellen Xiao Wu. After the German geologist Ferdinand von…

Tibetan Medicine in Indian Exile

A review of Tibetan Medicine in Exile: The Ethics, Politics and Science of Cultural Survival, by Stephan Kloos. This dissertation offers the first comprehensive ethnographic…

“All India” Politics, 1940-1956

A review of Unity, Democracy, and the All India Phenomenon, 1940-1956, by Emily Rook-Koepsel. Emily Rook-Koepsel’s dissertation provides a fresh approach to the genealogy of…