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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Strengthen the Country and Enrich the People

    The Reform Writings of Ma Jianzhong

    By Paul Bailey

    Series: Durham East Asia Series

    Ma Jianzhong was a close adviser to the powerful Qing government official, Li Hong-zhang, and wrote several essays between 1878 and 1890 outlining his plans for economic and administrative reform. He was the first Chinese to advocate the creation of a specialized and professional diplomatic corps....

    Published January 12th 1998 by Routledge

  9. Qaidu and the Rise of the Independent Mongol State In Central Asia

    By Michal Biran

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Qaidu (1236-1301), one of the great rebels in the history of the Mongol Empire, was the grandson of Ogedei, the son Genghis Khan had chosen to be his heir. This boof recounts the dynastic convolutions and power struggle leading up to his rebellion and subsequent events....

    Published December 10th 1997 by Routledge

  10. State and Tribe in Nineteenth-Century Afghanistan

    The Reign of Amir Dost Muhammad Khan (1826-1863)

    By Christine Noelle

    With the exception of two short periods of direct British intervention during the Anglo-Afghan Wars of 1839-42 and 1878-80, the history of nineteenth-century Afghanistan has received little attention from western scholars. This study seeks to shift the focus of debate from the geostrategic concern...

    Published October 28th 1997 by Routledge