Author:Vasudha Dalmia

Sort

Showing 1-8 of 8

Godaan (The Gift of a Cow)

By: Dhanpat Rai Premchand; Translated By Gordon C. Roadarmel; with a New Introduction By Vasudha Dalmia

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Ranikhet, India, Permanent Black: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031487

ISBN: 8178240408

Condition: New


Premchand is the most famous Hindi novelist, and Godaan is Premchand’s most celebrated novel. Economic and social conflict in a north Indian village are brilliantly captured in the story of Hori, a poor farmer, and his family’s struggle for survival and self-respect. Hori does everything he can to fulfill his life’s desire: to own a cow, the peasant’s measure of wealth and well-being. Like many Hindus of his time, he believes that making the gift of a cow to a Brahman before he dies will help him achieve salvation. An engaging introduction to India before Independence, Godaan is at onc... View more info

India's Literary History: Essays on the Nineteenth Century

By: Stuart Blackburn and Vasudha Dalmia (eds)

Price: $16.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Permanent Black: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015666

ISBN: 8178241722

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 524 with numerous b/w illustrations. View more info

Orienting India: European Knowledge Formation in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

By: Vasudha Dalmia

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Gurgaon, India, Three Essays: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019738

ISBN: 8188789011

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 93. Slightly rubbed dust jacket. View more info

Hindu Pasts: Women, Religion, Histories

By: Vasudha Dalmia

Price: $23.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd: 2018

Seller ID: 1202345

ISBN: 8178245264

Condition: New


In her Introduction to this book-which showcases her work as a scholar of social, literary, and religious history-Vasudha Dalmia outlines the central ideas which thread her writings: first, to understand in greater historical depth the relationship between language, religion, and society in India, as well as the ever-changing role of its religious and social institutions; second, to recognize that the Hindu tradition, which colonials and nationalists tend to see as monolithic, is in fact a multiplicity of distinct and semi-autonomous strands. Professor Dalmia s work reveals a steady focus on I... View more info

Hindu Pasts: Women, Religion, Histories

By: Vasudha Dalmia

Price: $17.96

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan/Permanent Black: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 102277

ISBN: 8178243997

Condition: New


In her Introduction to this book—which showcases her work as a scholar of social, literary, and religious history—Vasudha Dalmia outlines the central ideas which thread her writings: first, to understand in greater historical depth the relationship between language, religion, and society in India, as well as the ever-changing role of its religious and social institutions; second, to recognize that the Hindu tradition, which colonials and nationalists tend to see as monolithic, is in fact a multiplicity of distinct and semi-autonomous strands. Professor Dalmia’s work reveals a steady focu... View more info

Fiction As History: The Novel and the City in Modern North India

By: Vasudha Dalmia

Price: $49.75

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2017

Seller ID: 111473

ISBN: 817824487X

Condition: New


This book provides a panoramic view of the intellectual and cultural life of North India over a century – from the aftermath of the 1857 uprising to the end of the Nehruvian era.The North’s historical cities, rooted in an Indo-Persianate culture, began changing more slowly than the Presidency towns founded by the British. Focusing on six major cities – Agra, Allahabad, Banaras, Delhi, Lahore, and Lucknow – Dalmia takes up eight canonical Hindi novels set in them to trace a literary history of domestic and political cataclysms. Her exploration of emerging Hindu middle classes, changing ... View more info

Religious Interactions in Mughal India

By: Vasudha Dalmia and Munis D. Faruqui (eds)

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038930

ISBN: 0198081677

Condition: New


Hindu-Muslim interactions in medieval and early modern India have been mostly studied in monolithic or antagonistic terms. This volume not only explores the multiplicity within a given religious tradition but also focuses on the exchanges across the various religious communities in north India from AD 1500 to 1800—thereby presenting a panoramic view of religious interactions during the period broadly regarded as Mughal. Drawing on a wide range of sources, the essays in this volume focus on Islamicate and Hindu traditions in their interactions with one another. They interrogate the idea of... View more info

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Indian Culture

By: Vasudha Dalmia and Rashmi Sadana (eds)

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2012

Seller ID: 037636

ISBN: 1107641039

Condition: New


India is changing at a rapid pace as it continues to move from its colonial past to its globalised future. This Companion offers a framework for understanding that change, and how modern cultural forms have emerged out of very different histories and traditions. The book provides accounts of literature, theatre, film, modern and popular art, music, television and food; it also explores in detail social divisions, customs, communications and daily life. In a series of engaging, erudite and occasionally moving essays the contributors, drawn from a variety of disciplines, examine not merely what ... View more info