Tag Archives: India

Alcohol & Indian Nationalism

A Review of A World Without Drink: Temperance in Modern India, 1880-1940 by Robert Eric Colvard Between 1880 and 1940, the association between alcohol and…

Postcolonial Indian Novels

A review of Speaking Voices in Postcolonial Indian Novels from Orientalism to Outsourcing, by Barbara J. Gardner. This timely dissertation argues that while Orientalism was…

Tourism & Authenticity in Varanasi, India

A review of Sacred Journeys and Profane Travelers: Representation and Spatial Practice in Varanasi (India), by Cristiana Zara. The city of Varanasi, located on the…

Asianist Projects in India 1917-37

A review of Orienting India: Interwar Internationalism in an Asian Inflection, 1917-1937, by Carolien Stolte. Carolien Stolte’s dissertation explores a variety of expressions of Asianism…

Rock Music in Post-Liberalization Bangalore

A review of Rock Bands/Rock Brands: Mediation and Musical Performance in Post-liberalization Bangalore, by Chloe Louise Coventry. In Rock Bands/Rock Brands, Coventry addresses the manifold…

Jute in the Bengal Delta 1850s-1950s

A Review of The Envelope of Global Trade: The Political Economy and Intellectual History of Jute in the Bengal Delta, 1850s to 1950s, by Tariq…

Homoeopathic Medicine & Colonialism in Bengal

A review of Homoeopathic Families, Hindu Nation and the Legislating State: Making of a Vernacular Science, Bengal: 1866-1941, by Shinjini Das. Homoeopathic Families, Hindu Nation…

Colonialism & Ethnic Conflict in India

A review of Colonialism and Patterns of Ethnic Conflict in Contemporary India, by Ajay Verghese. This important dissertation asks why ethnic violence in multiethnic states…