Social Scientist. v 25, no. 292-293 (Sep-Oct 1997) p. Back material.

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Representing the Other? Sanskrit Sources and the Muslims

Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya

While accepting that written sources alone cannot reveal all strands of thinking, this monograph nevertheless examines a wide range of epigraphic and historical texts to examine how differently newcomers to Indian society could figure in different contexts. The monograph also seeks to offer, in cultural terms, an j explanation for these different, often contradictory representations, of those who are singled out as outsiders to Indian society. * R.D. CHATTOPADHYAYA tearhes Ancient Indian History at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. ISBN 81-7304-252-7 1998 DemySvo 130pp. Rs. 250

Caste: Origin, Function and Dimensions of Change

Suvira Jaiswal

The work provides a critique of the current theories of caste system which locate its essence in endogamy and argues that the present morphology of caste is the result of the changes the institution has undergone over centuries of its existence, but its origins are embedded in the ecology of the Vedic cattle-keepers. SUVIRA JAISWAL is Professor of Ancient Indian History at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, where she has been teaching since 1971. ISBN81-7304-238-1 1988 DemySvo 292pp. Rs. 500

Muslims, Nationalism and the Partition: 1946 Provincial Elections in India

Sho Kuwajima

India is one of a few countries in Asia where the parliamentary system has survived despite occasional threats. This work tries to grasp the meaning of the 1946 Provincial Elections under historical background, and considers their relevance to the present age.

SHO KUWAJIMA is currently Professor, South Asian Studies, Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Japan. ISBN81-7304-211-X 1998 258pp. Rs. 450

Islam: Communities and the Nation Muslim Identities in South Asia and Beyond

Mushirul Hasan

This volume is principally concerned with the notion, definition and development of identity politics in South Asia, former Yugoslavia, and parts of the Arab world. Each essay exemplifies some of the key features of recent scholarship on how individuals and groups negotiate the complex world of identities. MUSHIRUL HASAN is currently a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg, Institute of Advanced Study, Berlin. ISBN81-7304-070-2 DemySvo 1998 530pp. Rs. 750


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