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1 Edward Simpson
Muslim Society and the Western Indian Ocean: The Seafarers of Kachchh
Manohar; New Delhi, India; 2006; 0415376106 / 9780415376105; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 208. 036167

Price: 130.00 USD
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2 Edward Simpson
Society and History of Gujarat since 1800: A Select Bibliography of the English and European Language Sources
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2011; 8125041885 / 9788125041887; Hardcover; New; New; 
This book consolidates scholarship on Gujarat in English and other European languages, notably, Dutch, German, French, Italian and Portuguese. It draws together well-known sources, as well as rare and under-exploited research material. Detailed bibliographical references are provided for books, chapters, periodical literature, dissertations, project reports, other materials published since 1800; anonymous works and select government publications, such as gazetteers and census reports, are also included. The titles considered spread across the disciplinary boundaries of history, political and development studies, literature and the liberal arts, sociology, cultural and social anthropology. In these respects, the book is a comprehensive introduction to modern traditions of scholarship on Gujarat. The reader is however also encouraged to treat the references as artefacts of power – each entry playing some role in the way we have come to know what we know about Gujarat today. Writing often has a social life, entertaining relations with other texts, with other authors, and with a readership. Annotations pointing to some of these connections are provided, especially when titles are uninformative, argument, data or provenance notable, or when serendipity has demanded. In this respect, the text can be read to trace the genealogy of certain ideas, regional traditions and preoccupations in the literature. Taken as a whole, the book can be read creatively as an alternative form of regional history, as a condensation of the literature from which current ideas about Gujarat have been formed.Printed Pages: 392. 101949

Price: 19.75 USD
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3 Kai Kresse and Edward Simpson (eds)
Struggling with History: Islam and Cosmopolitanism in the Western Indian Ocean
Hurst & Company; London, UK; 185065879X / 9781850658795; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
This volume compares and contrasts anthropological and historical approaches to the study of the Indian Ocean by focusing on the vexed nature of 'cosmopolitanism'. The chapters contribute to debates on the nature of cosmopolitanism, the comparative study of Muslim societies, and the study of colonial and post-colonial contexts. There are few books on the market that combine serious interdisciplinary scholarship and regional ethnographic expertise with comparable ambition. Contents Preface and Acknowledgement Notes on Language Notes on Contributors Map Foreword Introduction Cosmopolitanism Contested: Anthropology and History in the Western Indian Ocean – Edward Simpson and Kai Kreese 1. Islam in Indian Ocean Africa Prior to the Scramble - Gwyn Campbell 2. The History of Bhuj as Told by its Own Historians – Edward Simpson 3. Saints, Rebels and Bookesellers: Sufis in the Cosmopolitan Western Indian Ocean, c. 1780-1920 – Nile Green 4. Cosmopolitanism Colonised? Three Cases from Zanzibar, 1890-1920 – Anne Bang 5. The ‘Respectable Citizens’ of Shaykh Uthman: Religious Discourse, Trans-locality and the Construction of Local Contexts in Colonial Aden – Scott Reese 6. The Use of History: Rhetorics of Muslim Unity and Difference on the Kenyan Swahili Coast – Kai Kresse 7. Cosmopolitanism Beyond the Towns: Rural-Urban Relation in the History of the Southern Swahili Coast in the Twentieth Century – Felicitas Becker 8. Drumming and Praying: Sidi at the Interface of Spirit Possession and Islam – Helene Basu 9. ‘I am Gulf’: The Production of Cosmopolitanism in Kozhikode, Kerala, India – Filippo Osella & Caroline Osella Afterword Index. Printed Pages: 400. 027040

Price: 22.00 USD
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4 Edward Simpson
The Idea of Gujarat: History, Ethnography and Text
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2010; 8125041133 / 9788125041139; Hardcover; New; New; 
The hegemony of India’s states on the way the country is imagined is such that it is often forgotten that Gujarat only emerged as both a political unit and as a form of cultural identity over the course of the last century. The Idea of Gujarat: History, Ethnography and Text critically examines the processes that went into the formation of the region and in the process unsettles a series of conventional wisdoms about the land and its inhabitants. Individual chapters examine the work of courts, colonial officers, politicians, scholars and gods and goddesses in the making of the state. As a whole, the book provides a broad introduction to the idea of Gujarat, the scope of its history, the nature of its politics, and the dynamics of its society.Printed Pages: 284. 101783

Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Edward Simpson
The Political Biography of an Earthquake: Aftermath and Amnesia in Gujarat, India
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 0199453683 / 9780199453689; Softcover; New; 
Printed Pages: 330. 108808

Price: 18.50 USD
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