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  1. The Courts of Pre-Colonial South India

    Material Culture and Kingship

    By Jennifer Howes

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    This book investigates how the material culture of South Indian courts was perceived by those who lived there in the pre-colonial period. Howes peels away the standard categories used to study Indian palace space, such as public/private and male/female, and replaces them with indigenous...

    Published December 5th 2002 by Routledge

  2. Rural Capitalists in Asia

    A Comparative Analysis on India, Indonesia and Malaysia

    By Mario Rutten

    This is a comparative study of small capitalists and rural industrialists in three Asian countries. Studies on the entrepreneurial class in South Asia tend to focus on the structural aspects of entrepreneurial behaviour, while studies on this class in Southeast Asia tend to focus on cultural...

    Published November 28th 2002 by Routledge

  3. Boats of South Asia

    By Sean Mcgrail, Lucy Blue, Eric Kentley, Colin Palmer

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asia

    This book sets new standards for the documentation of water transport, and introduces styles of boat-building which are unlikely to be found outside the sub-Continent. A fascinating and accessible read for anyone interested in boats or the South Asian way of life, as well as ethnographers,...

    Published October 31st 2002 by Routledge

  4. A System of Indian Logic

    The Nyana Theory of Inference

    By John Vattanky

    Nyana is the most rational and logical of all the classical Indian philosophical systems. In the study of Nyana philosophy, Karikavali with its commentary Muktavali, both by Visvanatha Nyayapancanana, with the commentaries Dinakari and Ramarudri, have been of decisive significance for the last few...

    Published October 10th 2002 by Routledge

  5. The Territories and States of India

    By Tara Boland-Crewe, David Lea

    Series: Europa Territories of the World series

    This invaluable collection of information provides an in-depth guide to the regional dimension of the politics and economy of this vast and complex country. Incomparable in its coverage, it supplies the reader with a more complete understanding of India as a whole.Part One: IntroductionAn...

    Published September 26th 2002 by Routledge

  6. Ramopakhyana - The Story of Rama in the Mahabharata

    A Sanskrit Independent-Study Reader

    By Peter Scharf

    The most popular story in all of India and a classic of world literature is summarised in 728 verses in the great epic Mahabharata. Intended for independent study or classroom use for students of various levels who have had a basic introduction to Sanskrit, this fully annotated edition of the...

    Published September 5th 2002 by Routledge

  7. Religious Motivation and the Origins of Buddhism

    A Social-Psychological Exploration of the Origins of a World Religion

    By Torkel Brekke

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Why did people in North India from the 5th century BC choose to leave the world and join the sect of the Buddha? This is the first book to apply the insights of social psychology in order to understand the religious motivation of the people who constituted the early Buddhist community. It also...

    Published August 29th 2002 by Routledge

  8. Transformations on the Bengal Frontier

    Jalpaiguri 1765-1948

    By Subhajyoti Ray

    An analysis of the socio-economic changes brought about by colonial rule in a frontier area of Bengal, Jalpaiguri. Challenging long established debates focused around the powers of dominant groups over a settled peasantry, this book broadens our perspective on the 18th century, promoting a deeper...

    Published August 22nd 2002 by Routledge

  9. The Tibetan Independence Movement

    Political, Religious and Gandhian Perspectives

    By Jane Ardley

    Tibet has been occupied for over fifty years, yet no progress has been made in solving the Tibetan problem. The first serious analysis of the Tibetan independence movement, this book is also the first to view the struggle from a comparative perspective, making an overt comparison with the Indian...

    Published August 22nd 2002 by Routledge

  10. Christians, Cultural Interactions and India's Religious Traditions

    Edited by Judith M. Brown, Robert Eric Frykenberg

    Christianity has been one of India's religious traditions since its beginning, but the 19th and 20th centuries saw a new wave of Protestant missionary concern with India which coincided with British rule on the subcontinent, and the growth of modern forms of communications. Christians became...

    Published August 22nd 2002 by Routledge