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  1. In the Shadow of the Mahatma

    Bishop Azariah and the Travails of Christianity in British India

    By Susan Billington Harper

    This is a biography of Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah (1874-1945), bishop of the Anglican Church in India from 1912 until his death in 1945. His life sheds new light on the challenges and opportunities faced by religious minorities throughout the world today. As a Christian leader in a non-Christian...

    Published February 16th 2000 by Routledge

  2. Korea

    A Historical and Cultural Dictionary

    By Keith Pratt, Richard Rutt

    Series: Durham East Asia Series

    Compiled by specialists from the University of Durham Department of East Asian Studies, this new reference work contains approximately 1500 entries covering Korean civilisation from early times to the present day. Subjects include history, politics, art, archaeology, literature, etc. The Dictionary...

    Published September 12th 1999 by Routledge

  3. Cold War in the High Himalayas

    The USA, China and South Asia in the 1950s

    By S Mahmud Ali, S. Mahmud Ali

    This text examines elite-insecurity perceptions in India, Pakistan and the USA in the 1950s. The book highlights the consequent linkages in alliance-building efforts and the subsequent triangular covert collaboration against Communist China, especially along Tibet's Himalayan frontiers. This...

    Published August 24th 1999 by Routledge

  4. Tradition and Liberation

    The Hindu Tradition in the Indian Women's Movement

    By Catherine A Robinson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

    The text examines the role of the Hindu tradition in the ideology and methodology of the Indian women's movement. By showing how leaders of the movement have restated aspects of the tradition, it provides insight into the ways in which a women's movement can restate a religious tradition....

    Published August 24th 1999 by Routledge

  5. The Great Indian Education Debate

    Documents Relating to the Orientalist-Anglicist Controversy, 1781-1843

    By Martin Moir, Lynn Zastoupil

    A bitter debate erupted in 1834 between Orientalists and Anglicists over what kind of public education the British should promote in their growing Indian empire. This collection of the main documents pertaining to the controversy (some published for the first time) aims to recover the major British...

    Published July 22nd 1999 by Routledge

  6. Missionaries, Rebellion and Proto-Nationalism

    James Long of Bengal

    By Geoffrey A. Oddie

    The Rev. James Long was one of the most remarkable Protestant missionaries working in India in the nineteenth century. Sent to Calcutta at the age of 22 in 1840, he devoted his life to representing what he passionately believed were the best interests of the forgotten poor and oppressed among the...

    Published June 27th 1999 by Routledge

  7. Constructing the Colonial Encounter

    Right and Left Hand Castes in Early Colonial South India

    By Niels Brimnes

    This book offers a systematic analysis of the violent clashes between the South Indian 'right' and 'left' hand caste divisions that repeatedly rocked the European settlements on the Coromandel Coast in the early colonial period. Whereas the Indian population expected the colonial authorities to...

    Published December 17th 1998 by Routledge

  8. Caste, Class and Catholicism in India 1789-1914

    By Kenneth Ballhatchet

    This is a study of the ways in which changing social expectations among Indian Catholics confronted the Roman Church with new questions, as well as giving fresh urgency to the old problem of the persistence of caste among Christians. Low-caste restiveness prompted different reactions among European...

    Published June 22nd 1998 by Routledge

  9. Pilgrimage in Tibet

    By Alex McKay

    The Western image of Tibet as a sacred land is in many ways a mythical construction. But the Tibetans themselves have traditionally mapped out their land in terms of areas of sacred space, and pilgrimage, ensuring a high degree of mobility within all classes of Tibetan society. Pilgrims travelled...

    Published March 24th 1998 by Routledge

  10. Tajikistan

    The Trials of Independence

    By Shirin Akiner, Mohammad-Reza Djalili, Frederic Grare

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Since its independence in 1991 Tajikistan has suffered a painful series of political crises followed by a civil war, still continuing, whose repercussions extend far beyond its borders. This work examines the causes of the turmoil, and analyses, through the case of Tajikistan, social and political...

    Published January 26th 1998 by Routledge