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Performance and the Political: Power and Pleasure in Contemporary Kerala

By: Ameet Parameswaran

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2017

Seller ID: 1202378

ISBN: 9789386392459

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In Performance and the Political, Ameet Parameswaran demonstrates how cultural performances can stage the political in ways that add to the more visible and traditional practices of popular politics. Through the lens of Performance Studies, the book explores Kerala’s transformation into a neoliberal region. Influenced by contemporary theories of ‘affect’, Parameswaran highlights bodily sensory locations and actions, and embodiment in general, as important but neglected sites of enormous political significance. His first two chapters focus on two sensory locations central to the experien... View more info

Children’s Games, Adults’ Gambits: from Vidyasagar to Satyajit Ray

By: Anindita Mukhopadhyay

Price: $49.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2019

Seller ID: 1202836

ISBN: 9789352875177

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About the Book: Children's Games, Adults' Gambits studies how childhood was depicted by writers of note in Bengal, some of whom also wrote for children. Late-eighteenth century and early nineteenth-century Bengali fiction for children was influenced by the reality of colonial India. Bengal saw the opening up of the metropolitan space of the West, and the Bengali literate elite re-oriented their understanding of the world and of themselves in relation to these new Western spaces through books and textbooks that included depictions of new lands. Childhood thus became the foundation for bui... View more info

Interpreting Islam, Modernity, and Women’s Rights in Pakistan

By: Anita M. Weiss

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan:

Seller ID: 1202397

ISBN: 8125057730

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Throughout the world, and especially in South Asia, myriad constituencies are grappling with rethinking and renegotiating the contours of society, particularly women’s place in the larger social order. This is raising profound questions regarding women’s social roles and rights eliciting disparate, conflicting images concerning what constitutes women’s rights, who is to define these rights, where responsibility lies for ensuring rights, and the role states should play in articulating and clarifying what is acceptable and unacceptable within local contexts. This book analyzes various eff... View more info

Foundations of Human Development: A Life Span Approach

By: Asha Singh (Ed.)

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan:

Seller ID: 1202396

ISBN: 8125059075

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‘Human Development’ is the study of humans, from conception to death. It provides an understanding of the physical, socio-cultural and environmental influences on growth and development, and the different roles that individuals play at different stages. It also focuses on the changes that take place in individuals as they progress through the human lifecycle. This book focuses on human development in all domains—physical, social, cognitive, linguistic, and emotional. It discusses the norms of growth and development, and the factors influencing their progress, in the Indian context, with... View more info

Sons Of Sarasvati : Late Exemplars of the Indian Intellectual Tradition

By: Chinya V. Ravishankar

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2017

Seller ID: 1202382

ISBN: 8178244969

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The classical Indian tradition of panditya (scholarship) has a long and distinguished history, but is practically extinct today. Its decline is remarkably recent — traditional panditya flourished as recently as 150 years ago. The decline is also paradoxical, having occurred precipitously following a broad and remarkable flowering of the tradition between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. The important questions this decline poses are the subject of much ongoing work, and the intellectual history of the period is still under construction. The present book makes a major contribution to t... View more info

Language and Cultural Diversity: the Writings of Debi Prasanna Pattanayak, Volumes 1

By: D P Pattanayak

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan:

Seller ID: 1202412

ISBN: 8125053948

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This collection of essays by Debi Prasanna Pattanayak brings together for the first time the writings of this eminent Indian linguist. The essays were compiled by the author himself, under the aegis of the IGNCA with whom these two volumes have been co-published. It contains his speeches and writings spanning a career over forty years. Printed Pages: 944 View more info

Language and Cultural Diversity: the Writings of Debi Prasanna Pattanayak (Volumes 2)

By: D.P. Pattanayak

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan:

Seller ID: 1202413

ISBN: 8125053956

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This collection of essays by Debi Prasanna Pattanayak brings together for the first time the writings of this eminent Indian linguist. The essays were compiled by the author himself, under the aegis of the IGNCA with whom these two volumes have been co-published. It contains his speeches and writings spanning a career over forty years. Printed Pages: 592 View more info

From 'People' To 'Citizen': Democracy's Must Take Road

By: Dipankar Gupta

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2017

Seller ID: 1202373

ISBN: 9789383166237

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Contents: Preface. Introduction. 1. Being a Citizen: From Passions to Fraternity. 2. From Nationalism to Citizenship: Majority Concessions and Democratic Consensus. 3. Planning for the Poor: Limits of the Targeted Approach. 4. Threshold Markers: Citizens or Beneficiaries. 5. Skilling Citizens: Raising the Human Resource Base. 6. Beyond Interest Enclave Politics: Civic Consumerism and Citizenship Aspirations. 7. Space and Non Space in City Master Plans: Urban Utilities and Citizen Membership. 8. Civil Society and Democracy: Bringing back the Citizen. 9. Social Science and Democracy: An Elective... View more info

Institutsprosa: Zwanzig Jahre Schreibschule Hildesheim.

By: Dirk Brall, Thomas Klupp, Mariana Leky & Katrin Zimmermann (Authors)

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Publisher: Olms Verlag: 2019

Seller ID: 1203741

ISBN: 3487157780

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Zum zwanzigjährigen Jubiläum des Studiengangs "Kreatives Schreiben und Kulturjournalismus" erzählen fünfunddreißig Autorinnen und Autoren von ihrer Zeit am Hildesheimer Literaturinstitut – davon, wie sich ihr Verhältnis zum Lesen, zum Schreiben und mitunter sogar zum Leben entwickelt, formiert und verändert hat. Printed Pages: 254 View more info

The Languages of Nagaland: Volume 21, Part 2 - People’s Linguistic Survey of India

By: G. N. Devy & Duovituo Kuolie (Eds)

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan:

Seller ID: 1202392

ISBN: 8125063129

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Contents: Foreword. Introduction. 1. Introduction. 2. The Tenyidie Group of Languages: 3. Ao. 4. Chang. 5. Khiamniungan. 6. Konyak. 7. Kyon Yi/Lotha. 8. Phom. 9. Sangtam/Sangtam-Yu. 10. Sümi. 11. Yimchungrü. Index. The People s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India. It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities. This volume attempts to bring to the reader the wealth of languages of Nagaland and contextualise them within c... View more info

Peoples Linguistic Survey of India: Volume 11 Part 2, the Languages of Himachal Pradesh

By: G. N. Devy & Tobdan (Eds)

Price: $56.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2017

Seller ID: 1202385

ISBN: 9789386296863

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The People’s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the languages of India-the widely spoken ones as well as the ones slowly going out of use. The book is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities. This volume covers the languages that are spoken in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The book tries to document all these languages before they disappear and are no longer spoken. The detailed linguistic descriptions given in the book have been taken from native speakers ... View more info

The Being of Bhasha: A General Introduction People`s Linguistic Survey of India, Volume 1

By: G. N. Devy (Ed.)

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan:

Seller ID: 1202419

ISBN: 812505488X

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Sign Language: People's Linguistic Survey of India (Volume Thirty-Eight)

By: G. N. Devyc, Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Nisha Grover & Surinder P. K. Randhawa (Eds)

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan:

Seller ID: 1202411

ISBN: 8125054898

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Contents: Foreword. Introduction. Part I: Features of the Indian Sign Language. 1. Overview and early history of indian sign language/Madan M. Vasishta. 2. Distinctive features of the Indian sign language in comparison to foreign sign languages. 3. Space, units and order in ISL/Hidam Gourashyam Singh. 4. Local representative signs of the western region/Nisha Grover. 5. Fingerspelling/Rajesh Ketkar. 6. Sign writing/Hidam Gourashyam Singh. Part II: Education and Policy. 7. Sign Bilingualism/Surinder P. K. Randhawa. 8. Alipur, a village with hereditary deafness in India: a sociolinguistic and soc... View more info

People's Linguistic Survey of India: Volume 10, Part 2: the Languages of Haryana

By: G.N. Devy, Roop Krishen Bhat & Omkar N. Koul (Eds)

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2017

Seller ID: 1202384

ISBN: 9789386296856

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The People’s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India. It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities. The Languages of Haryana (volume ten, part two) covers the languages that are spoken in the state of Haryana. The book gives a detailed description of Hindi as well as Hindi language and literature. In addition, the volume gives information about the contribution of Haryana to the development of Punjabi and Urdu language an... View more info

Bharatiya Bhasha Lok Sarvekshan: Haryana Ki Bhashayen, Volume 10, Part 1 (Hindi)

By: Ganesh Devy, Omkar N. Kaul & Roop Krishen Bhat (Eds)

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient Blackswan: 2019

Seller ID: 1202417

ISBN: 9789352875115

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The Peoples' Linguistic Survey of India is a right based movement for carrying out a nation-wide survey of Indian languages especially languages of fragile communities such as nomadic, coastal, island, hill and forest communities. This book is Part 1of Volume 10 ( Haryana ki Bhaashyen [Hindi]) of The People's Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) undertaken and executed by Bhasha Research and Publication Center, Baroda. The book contains the information on language and linguistic variety of the Haryana State of India supported by linguistic maps given in the appendix. The chapters include... View more info

Queer Studies: Texts, Contexts, Praxis

By: Kaustav Bakshi & Rohit K. Dasgupta (Authors)

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2019

Seller ID: 1203349

ISBN: 9789352875849

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This book draws on historiography, cultural theory and empirical research to explore contemporary concerns around issues of queer representation, sexual citizenship and activism. Using a variety of case studies, texts and ethnographic research, it explores these conceptual issues within a global and local context, and demonstrates the disruptive mechanisms of reading/seeing queerly. It focuses on the importance of locating the understanding of queer lives within geopolitics, academic institutions and cultural policies. Stressing on academic activism that is grounded in scholarship, the book at... View more info

Class, Patriarchy and Ethnicity on Sri Lankan Plantations: Two Centuries of Power and Protest

By: Kumari Jayawardena & Rachel Kurian (Authors)

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan:

Seller ID: 1202395

ISBN: 8125058788

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Class, Patriarchy and Ethnicity on Sri Lankan Plantations takes as its central theme the plantations of Sri Lanka, from their inception in the early nineteenth century to almost the present day in the twenty-first. Drawing on a wealth of archival material, it offers a detailed and compelling empirical narrative of the lives and struggles of plantation workers, who have constituted, for much of modern Sri Lankan history, the single largest organised workforce in the country. In doing so, it explores the complex links between power and class, gender and ethnic hierarchies both on the plantations... View more info

Raising the Curtain: Recasting Women Performers in India

By: Lata Singh

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2017

Seller ID: 1202380

ISBN: 9789386392756

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Raising the Curtain, through the study of women performers in colonial and Independent India, problematises the question of gender and patriarchy. Women performers, being the most public women, unsettle the category of gender divided along castes, class, sexuality and the private/public paradigm. Women performers do not form a homogenous category; their roles, agency, issues, concerns and lives differ significantly because of their different social and cultural locations. They ranged from the royally patronised nagarbandhu and ganika in ancient India, to the lower-caste performers of popular ... View more info

Caste In Modern India and Other Essays

By: M.N. Srinivas

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Publisher: Mysore, Central Institute of Indian Languages: 2017

Seller ID: 1202838

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Über die Sprache Hinaus: Translatorisches Handeln in semiotischen Grenzräumen

By: Marco Agnetta

Price: $83.60

Publisher: Olms Verlag: 2018

Seller ID: 1203365

ISBN: 3487157667

Condition: New


Alltägliche und ästhetische Kommunikationsprozesse, insbesondere die heutigen, zeichnen sich durch den Einsatz unterschiedlicher Ausdrucksmittel aus: In Filmen, Opern, Comics, Werbe-kommunikaten u. v. m. interagieren die sprachlichen Anteile mit Bildern, Bewegtbildern, Musik und anderen akustischen Elementen, eventuell auch mit olfaktorischen und taktilen Mitteln. Welche Auswirkungen diese Interaktion der Ausdrucksformen auf das interlinguale und inter-semiotische Übersetzen haben können, ist Gegenstand des vorliegenden Bandes. In zwei größeren Sektionen – Die Übersetzung zwischen Ver... View more info

Gitanjali Reborn: William Radice’s Writings on Rabindranath Tagore

By: Martin Kämpchen (Ed.)

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2017

Seller ID: 1202388

ISBN: 9789383166152

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About the Book After his path-breaking translation of Tagore?s poems in 1985, Radice evolved into an ambassador of the poet in the Western world. He also translated Tagore?s short stories and brief poems, and finally translated Gitanjali afresh, restoring Tagore?s original English manuscript. W.B. Yeats had, in his attempt to edit them, seriously tampered with many Gitanjali poems. From 2011 to 2013, when the poet?s 150th birth anniversary was celebrated, Radice went from city to city in Asia, Europe and North America to advocate Rabindranath?s importance as a poet and what he means to him. Ra... View more info

Law and Identity In Colonial South Asia: Parsi Legal Culture 1772-1947

By: Mitra Sharafi

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2017

Seller ID: 1202375

ISBN: 8178244977

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This book explores the legal culture of the Parsis, or Zoroastrians, an ethnoreligious community unusually invested in the colonial legal system of British India and Burma. Rather than trying to maintain collective autonomy and integrity by avoiding interaction with the state, the Parsis sank deep into the colonial legal system itself. From the late eighteenth century until India’s independence in 1947, they became heavy users of colonial law, acting as lawyers, judges, litigants, lobbyists, and legislators. They de-Anglicized the law that governed them and enshrined in law their own distinc... View more info

Of Indian Origin: Writings From Australia

By: Paul Sharrad & Meeta C. Padmanabhan (Eds)

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2018

Seller ID: 1203554

ISBN: 9789352872954

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Of Indian Origin is a dazzling collection of short stories and poetry by Australian writers of Indian origin. Cultures collide as children encounter racism in the playgrounds of Canberra, migrant women scrounge for a living nursing Melbourne's elderly, and a young author moves to a strange and unfamiliar country where she suffers from dreamlessness. These searing works bring new meaning to the field of ‘Asian-Australian writing’ and new perspectives on the Indian diasporic experience. Though the field of Indian-Australian writing is still small, this vibrant mix of emerging and established... View more info

Culture, Cognition and Competence

By: Praman Singh

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Mysore, Central Institute of Indian Languages: 2017

Seller ID: 1202837

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Wording the World: Veena Das and Scenes of Inheritance

By: Roma Chatterji (Ed.)

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan:

Seller ID: 1202407

ISBN: 8125057331

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The essays in this book explore the critical possibilities that have been opened by Veena Das’s work. Taking off from her writing on pain as a call for acknowledgment, several essays explore how social sciences render pain, suffering, and the claims of the other as part of an ethics of responsibility. They search for disciplinary resources to contest the implicit division between those whose pain receives attention and those whose pain is seen as out of sync with the times and hence written out of the historical record. Another theme is the co-constitution of the event and the everyday, esp... View more info

Indian Ethos and Culture in Nissim Ezekiel s Poetry: A Critical Study

By: Sandeep K. Thorat

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Publisher: New Delhi, Atlantic Publishers: 2018

Seller ID: 1202421

ISBN: 8126927534

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Nissim Ezekiel was a prominent Indian poet. He was among the foundational figures in postcolonial India s literary history. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1983 for his poetry collection, Latter-Day Psalms. It appears that the meaning and worth of his works are still inexhaustible for critical works have been appearing continuously on his poetry. Apart from the existing critical corpus, this book explores Ezekiel s poetry on an entirely different level. It studies his poetry in terms of Indian ethos and culture and tries to discuss it into two phases-the early phase and the recent ... View more info

The Trouble with Marriage: Feminists Confront Law and Violence in India

By: Srimati Basu

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan:

Seller ID: 1202405

ISBN: 8125058648

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Contents: Acknowledgments. 1. Introduction: law, marriage, and feminist reform. 2. Construction zones: marriage law in formation. 3. Beyond equivalence: on reading and speaking law. 4. Justice without lawyers? Living the family court experiment. 5. In sanity and in wealth: diagnosing conjugality and kinship. 6. Sexual property: rape and marriage conjoined. 7. Strategizing spaces: negotiating the violence out of domestic violence claims. 8. The trouble is marriage: conclusions and worries. Notes. References. Index. The Trouble with Marriage considers the legacies of legal reforms around marriag... View more info

The Popular Arts

By: Stuart Hall & Paddy Whannel (Authors)

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2018

Seller ID: 1203670

ISBN: 9789352873913

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When it first appeared in 1964, Stuart Hall and Paddy Whannel's The Popular Arts opened up an almost unprecedented field of analysis and inquiry into contemporary popular culture. In contrast to prevailing views of the time, Hall and Whannel recognized popular culture's social importance and considered it worthy of serious study. In their analysis of everything, from Hollywood Westerns and the novels of Mickey Spillane, Ian Fleming, and Raymond Chandler, to jazz, advertising, and the television industry, they were guided by the belief that studying popular culture demanded an ethical evaluatio... View more info

Society and Culture in India: A Reader

By: Subas Mohapatra (Ed.)

Price: $22.10

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2017

Seller ID: 1202381

ISBN: 9789383166145

Condition: New


Society and Culture in India is a collection of eighteen carefully chosen essays written by internationally famous sociologists whose work is on India. It has been designed to take the reader through the discipline of Sociology to get an understanding of the complex nature of Indian society. The editor of the volume, Subas Mohapatra has very perceptively grouped the various readings in the book under five main heads, they are: ‘An Introduction to Sociology and Pioneering Sociologists’, ‘Sociology of Caste Past and Present’, ‘Rural and Agrarian Society’, ‘Poverty and Development... View more info

Indian Diaspora: Study of Emerging Sandwich Cultures

By: Surendra K. Gupta

Price: $16.70

Publisher: New Delhi, Atlantic Publishers & Distributors: 2013

Seller ID: 1202763

ISBN: 8126917741

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About the Book The book explores the emerging sandwich cultures of Indian diaspora in three countries, namely Trinidad, the United States of America and Thailand. These countries provide a varied picture of Indians settled abroad, ranging from indentured labour in Trinidad, to highly educated professionals in the United States of America. The Indians in Bangkok fall in between these two countries. Not only the circumstances under which people migrated to these countries differed, but also their socio-economic backgrounds were heterogeneous. The conditions faced by them and their personal exper... View more info

The Toda Landscape: Explorations in Cultural Ecology

By: Tarun Chhabra

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Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan:

Seller ID: 1202404

ISBN: 8125060014

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The Toda people of the Nilgiris District in south India are one of the oldest indigenous groups in South Asia; they are also reportedly among the most studied and written-about in the region. While the field was dominated by Western scholars in the beginning, Indian researchers and writers began contributing to Toda studies from the early twentieth century. The Toda Landscape: Explorations in Cultural Ecology represents a major breakthrough in Toda studies. From his interactions with the Todas from 1990 onwards, the author, Tarun Chhabra, has collected and analysed ethnographic data that had ... View more info

The Languages of Uttarakhand: People’s Linguistic Survey of India Volume 30, Part 2

By: Uma Bhatt & Shekhar Pathak (Eds)

Price: $48.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan:

Seller ID: 1202403

ISBN: 8125056262

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Contents: Part I: Tribal Languages: 1. Buksa/Buksari/Jagdish Pant. 2. Jad/Tchhongsa/Suresh Chandra Mamgai. 3. Jaunsari/Indra Singh Negi. 4. Johari/Sher Singh Pangtey. 5. Marchha/Bhupendra Singh Rana. 6. Raji/Sobha Ram Sharma.7. Rang Lvu/D. R. Singh Seepal. 8. Tharu/Sidheswar Singh. Part II: Non-Scheduled Languages: 9. Bangani/Balbir Singh Rawat. 10. Garhwali/A. N. Jakhmola. 11. Jaunpuri/Surender Pundir. 12. Kumaoni/Kailash Chandra Lohani, Uma Bhatt, Chandra Kala Rawat. 13. Ranwalti/Mahavir Ranwalta Nazir Ahmed Dhar. The People s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant a... View more info

Zugänge zur literatur- und kulturwissenschaftlichen Bohemistik: Band 1

By: Wolfgang F. Schwarz, Andreas Ohme, & Jan Jirousek (Authors)

Price: $136.50

Publisher: Olms Verlag: 2018

Seller ID: 1203364

ISBN: 3487155745

Condition: New


Die zweibändige Edition gibt für das Gebiet der Literatur- und Kulturwissen-schaft im Bereich Bohemistik Einblicke in den aktuellen Stand des Fachs. Dabei werden die Wissensbestände und die Reserven der Forschung zur Literatur und Kultur der Tschechischen Republik und der historischen Böhmischen Länder mit Blick auf Brennpunkte ausgelotet, die aus literatur- und kulturhistorischer Sicht für die Forschung und Lehre bedeutsam sind. Die Artikel führen in grundlegende Problemkomplexe ein, mit Schwerpunkt auf der Entwicklung von der Wende des 18./19. Jahrhunderts bis zur Gegenwart. Während ... View more info