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Thursday, February 15, 2018

New Book: Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

If your background is not focused on India, but you find yourself taking a class or an internship or work project in or focused on India, reading this book is one good option for getting a sense of the context, complexities, and contestations around teaching, learning, and work in India.


You can find it in the Ames Library at DS423 .J44 2017

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Dissertation to book workshop at Madison South Asia Conference, 2018

Workshop: Transforming your dissertation into a book
Sponsored by AIIS and  AIPS

Sponsored by the several organizations devoted to the study of South Asia, this workshop aims to help a select number of recent PhDs re-vision their doctoral dissertations as books.  Applications to participate are due by July 30, 2018, emailed to Susan S. Wadley, wadleysusansnow@gmail.com Participants must arrange their own transport to  and all costs for the University of Wisconsin Annual Conference  on South Asia in October. The workshop will begin at 7 pm Wednesday evening, Oct. 10 , and all participants are expected to be present at this time. 

For selection: Required is an email containing a current cv; the dissertation abstract, its table of contents,  and either the introduction or the first content chapter (whichever best explains the dissertation focus and content)  plus a book prospectus.  These should all be in ONE PDF file. (For the prospectus, guidelines from a press: here is the link to SUNY Press guidelines  http://www.sunypress.edu/l-45-submissions-guidelines.aspx)

Senior Faculty Participants:  Susan S. Wadley (Anthropology, Syracuse), Convener; Geraldine Forbes (History, SUNY Oswego);  Sarah Lamb (Brandeis); Tulasi Srinivas (Emerson College); Anand Yang, (U,. of Washington), more tba.  Our role is to read the materials prior to the meeting and be prepared to intervene and comment, “in the background” primarily, though with key interventions as needed. AIPS has been sending one scholar focused on Pakistan as well.


Wednesday evening:

7-9 Introductions plus discussion by one or two recent successful authors of the transformation process (Kalyani Menon and tba), plus “pairing assignments” for Thursday’s discussion.

Thursday morning is divided into 8 half-hour segments for discussion of the 8 projects (plus two 15 minute breaks).  For each half-hour session, one participant will have been assigned on Wednesday evening to make a 5 minute presentation of someone else's project—preferably how that individual would revise the dissertation, and the key themes to be emphasized.  During the remaining 25 minutes of that session, all of the other participants join in discussing the project -- except the project's author, who is not allowed to speak.  The author of the project under discussion can only listen, take notes, even record, how their project is being understood, mis-understood, stretched, queried, and critiqued by knowledgeable peers with closely related interests, but working in varying theoretical perspectives, disciplines, time periods, etc.  

On Thursday afternoon/evening, each participant is given a 40 minute time slot to respond to the more important queries, issues, and suggestions raised in the morning, and, most important, to seek feedback or further discussion of areas of their projects with which they recognize they are having difficulty. 

We will take an hour break for dinner Thursday evening before continuing the final two discussions after dinner.

Conversations can carry over into Friday and Saturday at the South Asia Conference!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

AIIS 2018 fellowship competition for fellowships to conduct projects in India

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) invites applications from scholars from all disciplines who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are given to doctoral candidates at universities in the U.S. to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior long-term (six to nine months) and short-term (four months or less) fellowships are available for scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree. Scholarly/Professional development fellowships are available to scholars and professionals who have not previously worked in India. Creative and Performing Arts fellowships are available to practitioners of the arts of India. Eligible applicants include 1) U.S. citizens; and 2) citizens of other countries who are students or faculty members at U.S. colleges and universities (this rule does not apply to U.S. citizens). Applications can be downloaded from the web site www.indiastudies.org. For more information please contact the American Institute of Indian Studies  (773) 702-8638. Email: aiis@uchicago.edu. Web site: www.indiastudies.org. Application deadline is July 1, 2018.

American Institute of Indian Studies
1130 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Monday, January 29, 2018

Selected New Titles in Ames Library, January 2018

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Listing books added in December

Ātmatīrtham: life and teachings of Sri Śaṅkarāchārya: an independent Vedantic epic. Venkataraman, Nochur, (Chennai: Nikaya Trust - Rishi Prakasana Sabha, 2015)
Ames Library B133.S5 V45 2015

Krishna Yajur Veda Taittirīya Āraṇyaka: text in Devanāgari, translation and notes. Kashyap, Rangasami L. (Bangalore: Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture, 2014)
Ames Library BL1123.42.E5 2014

Dharma: the Hindu, Jain, Buddhist and Sikh traditions of India. Howard, Veena R., (London: I.B.Tauris, 2017)
Ames Library BL2003.D43 2017

The Grańth of Guru Gobind Singh: essays, lectures, and translations. Singh, K. (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2015)
Ames Library BL2017.456.S56 2015

4th Zakat Fair 2016: making a difference with zakat. (Dhaka: Zakat Fair Organizing Committee, 2016)
Ames Library Quarto BP180.Z366 2016

What is Buddhist studies?. (Santiniketan [India]: Department of Indo-Tibetan Studies, Visva-Bharati, in association with Buddhist World Press, Delhi, 2017)
Ames Library BQ156.W48 2017

Archaeology and Buddhism in South Asia. Ray, Himanshu Prabha. (London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018)
Ames Library BQ239 S64.R38 2018

The lion's roar: Anagarika Dharmapala & the making of modern Buddhism. Amunugama, Sarath. (Colombo, Sri Lanka: Vijitha Yapa Publications, 2016)
Ames Library BQ950.H387 A48 2016

Understanding religion: a panoramic view. Kharchandy, David Arnold, (Guwahati: EBH Publishers (India), 2015)
Ames Library BV3265.3.U53 2015

Traversing Travancore through the ages on coins. Sarasan, Beena, (Calicut: Poorna Publications, 2016)
Ames Library Quarto CJ60.I4 S27 2016

Under European skies. Shirin, Pratiti, (Dhaka: Jatiya Sahitya Prokash, 2016)
Ames Library D863.7.S55 U53 2016

Imagining Pakistan: modernism, state, and the politics of Islamic revival. Rais, Rasul Bux, (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2017)
Ames Library DS383.5.A2 B35 2017

Untold stories of Tanguar Haor. Nawaz, Iffat, (Dhaka: International Union for Conservation of Nature, 2016)
Ames Library DS396.9.T35 N38 2016

History of ancient India: a relook at the facts. Srinivasan, Ramakrishnan, (Bangalore: Sri Sri Publications Trust, 2016)
Ames Library DS425.S747 2016

Indigeneity, landscape and history: Adivasi self -fashioning in India. Sen, Asoka Kumar, (London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018)
Ames Library DS432.A2 S457 2018

Anglo-Indian women in transition: pride, prejudice and predicament. Sen, Sudarshana, ([Singapore, Singapore]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
Ames Library DS432.A55 S83 2017

Engaging the world: Indian foreign policy since 1947. Ganguly, Sumit, (New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2016)
Ames Library DS448.E659 2016

India turns east: international engagement and US-China rivalry. Grare, Frédéric, (Oxford; Oxford University Press, 2017)
Ames Library DS450.C6 G73 2017

Call of empire: from the Highlands to Hindostan. Baillie, Alexander Charles, (Montreal; McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017)
Ames Library DS463.B35 2017

Indian Muslim minorities and the 1857 Rebellion: religion, rebels, and jihad. Morgenstein Fuerst, Ilyse R., (London: I.B.Tauris, 2017)
Ames Library DS478.M764 2017

From midnight to glorious morning?: a midnight child's look at how India has changed. Bose, Mihir, (New Delhi: Wide Canvas, Vikas Publishing House, 2016)
Ames Library DS480.84.B564 2016

A glimpse of Assam. Ward, Susan R., (Guwahati: EBH Publishers (India), 2016)
Ames Library DS485.A87 W37 2016

The rebirth of Bodh Gaya: Buddhism and the making of a World Heritage site. Geary, David, (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2017)
Ames Library DS486.B9 G43 2017

Colonizing, decolonizing, and globalizing Kolkata: from a colonial to a post-Marxist city. Sen, Siddhartha, (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2017)
Ames Library DS486.C2 S46 2017

Life at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Gopalakrishnan, Sudha, ([New Delhi]: Publication Division, Government of India, 2016)
Ames Library Quarto DS486.D3 L54 2016

Ethnicity and political economy in Northeast India. Srikanth, H., (Guwahati: DVS Publishers, 2016)
Ames Library GN635.I4 E84 2016

Tilt pause shift: dance ecologies in India. Cherian, Anita E., (New Delhi, India: Tulika Books in association with Gati Dance Forum, 2016)
Ames Library GV1693.T55 2016

Kuchipudi: gurus, performers and performance traditions. Sarma, M. N. (Hyderabad: Ranga Sampada, 2016)
Ames Library GV1796.K83 S275 2016

Forty years in the mountains. Śerpā, Lākpā Phuṭī, (Kathmandu, Nepal: Lhakpa Phuti Trust, 2016)
Ames Library GV199.92.S47 A3 2016

Education household survey 2014. (Dhaka: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Statistics and Informatics Division, Ministry of Planning, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, 2015)
Ames Library Quarto HB1050.6.A3 E38 2015

Nepami: an idol of Yalambar - a Nepami who became Akas Bhairab of Ongha by using his tantric power. Singh, Mrigendra Lal, ([Kathmandu, Nepal]: Prof. Dr. Mrigendra Lal Singh, 2016)
Ames Library Quarto HB3636.9.A3 S56 2016

AYS Gnanam: my father's story. Gnanam, Jey, ([Colombo]: publisher not identified, 2016)
Ames Library HC424.A5 G63 2016

On pauperism in present and past. Breman, Jan, (New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2016)
Ames Library HC437.G85 B74 2016

The crisis of 1974: railway strike and the rank and file. Samāddāra, Raṇabīra, (Delhi: Primus Books, 2016)
Ames Library HD5419.R12 I47 2016

Skilling strategy for startup. Singh, K. P. (Delhi, India: Bookwell, 2017)
Ames Library HD62.5.S5745 2017

Promoting jobs, protecting youth: ILO's work on youth employment and entrepreneurship. (Colombo, Sri Lanka: ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, 2015)
Ames Library HD6276.S682 P76 2015

Filmy manager: what Bhuvan and Bittoo can teach you about leadership, entrepreneurship and strategy. Vijayaraghavan, Srinivas B., (Gurgaon: Hachette India, 2016)
Ames Library HD70.I4 V55 2016

Documentation on land governance. Akther, Rashida, (Dhaka, Bangladesh: Uttaran, 2015)
Ames Library HD880.6.Z7 D63 2015

The man behind the wheel: how Onkar S. Kanwar created a global giant. Bouquet, Tim, (New Delhi: Maven/Rupa, 2016)
Ames Library HD9161.5.T574 A66 2016

Report on rural credit survey 2014. (Dhaka: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Statistics and Information Division, Ministry of Planning, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, 2014)
Ames Library Quarto HG2051.B28 R47 2014

National survey on volunteerism Sri Lanka 2014: volunteering Sri Lanka. (Colombo: National Volunteering Secretariat, Ministry of Social Services, Welfare and Livestock Development, 2014)
Ames Library Quarto HN670.8.Z9 V637 2014

Caste and equality: friendship patterns among young academics in urban India. Stocker, Stephanie, (Bielefeld: Transcript, 2017)
Ames Library HN690.M325 S76 2017

Ribbons among the Rajahs: a history of British women in India before the Raj. Wheeler, Patrick, (Barnsley, South Yorkshire: Pen & Sword History, 2017)
Ames Library HQ1742.W44 2017

The new Pakistani middle class. Maqsood, Ammara, (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2017)
Ames Library HT690.P18 M37 2017

The unsafe sex: the female binary and public violence against women. Natarajan, Nalini, (New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2016)
Ames Library HV6250.4.W65 N3765 2016

Politics in India: structure, process and policy. Mitra, Subrata Kumar, (Abingdon, Oxon; Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa Business, 2017)
Ames Library JQ231.M56 2017

The access regime: patent law reforms for affordable medicines. Khader, Feroz Ali, (New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2016)
Ames Library KNS1150.M44 K458 2016

Courts of India: past to present, ([New Delhi, India]: Publications Division, Government of India, 2016)
Ames Library Quarto KNS3441.C68x 2016

Quality education, teachers for the next generation: a research report. Ahmed, Manzoor, (Dhaka: Campaign for Popular Education, 2015)
Ames Library Quarto LA1166.A36 2015

Every rock has a rose lining. Monalisa (Delhi, India: Abha Prakashan, 2015)
Ames Library LB2376.5.I4 M66 2015

Reaching for the sky: empowering girls through education. Sahni, Urvashi, (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2017)
Ames Library LC2322.S25 2017

Architecture in India. Dhaky, Madhusudan A., (New Delhi: Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture, Sub-Project: Consciousness, Science, Society, Value, and Yoga, Centre for Studies in Civilizations, 2016)
Ames Library Quarto N72.A75 A73 2016

Howard Hodgkin: painting India. Hodgkin, Howard, (London: Lund Humphries in association with The Hepworth Wakefield, 2017)
Ames Library ND497.H665 A4 2017

The languages of Nagaland. Devy, G. N., (New Delhi, [India]: Bhasha: 2016)
Ames Library PK1541.L367 2016

Lessons from the past. Ṭāṇṭiyā, Rāmeśvara, (Kolkata: Sri Sarada Math, 2015)
Ames Library PK2098.4.A63 A2 2015

The apocalypse: a fiction based on historical facts. Tripāṭhī, Devaprakāśa, (Kathmandu: Brother Books Publication Private Limited, 2016)
Ames Library PK2598.T72 M3413 2016

Mughal Arcadia: Persian literature in an Indian court. Sharma, Sunil, (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2017)
Ames Library PK80.S53 2017

Subramania Bharati. Pāratiyār, (New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 2016)
Ames Library Quarto PL4758.9.S8437.A2 2016

Indian horror cinema: (en)gendering the monstrous. Dhusiya, Mithuraaj, (Abingdon, Oxon; Routledge, 2018)
Ames Library PN1995.9.H6 D48 2018

SRK and global Bollywood. (New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2015)
Ames Library PN2888.S48 S53 2010

Idolatry and the colonial idea of India: visions of horror, allegories of enlightenment. Ganguly, Swagato, (London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018)
Ames Library PN56.3.I57 G36 2018

Devlin's chakra. Sarony, Neville, (Kathmandu, Nepal: Vajra Books, 2016)
Ames Library PR9450.9.S27 D48 2016

Houses of madness: insanity and asylums of Bengal in nineteenth-century India. Das, Debjani (New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2015)
Ames Library RC451.I6 D37 2015

Status of jointness in Indian security apparatus. Rana, Vijai Singh, (New Delhi: Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses, 2016)
Ames Library UA840.R36 2016

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Selected New Titles in Ames Library, December 2017

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Listing books added in November

Buddhist tales for young and old. Piyatissa, Kuruṇēgoḍa, (Parkside Hills, New York, U.S.A.: Buddhist Literature Society, 2017)
Ames Library BQ1462.E5 P56 2017

Baloch in search of identity. Gichki, Naimatullah, (Quetta: Gosha-e-Adab, 2017)
Ames Library DS392.B28 G52 2017

Raghubir Singh: Modernism on the Ganges. Fineman, Mia, (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2017)
Ames Library DS414.2.F55 2017

Living without the dead: loss and redemption in a jungle cosmos. Vitebsky, Piers, (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2017)
Ames Library DS432.S37 V58 2017

My enemy's enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet invasion to the US withdrawal. Paliwal, Avinash, (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017)
Ames Library DS450.A3 P35 2017

The insecurity state: Punjab and the making of colonial power in British India. Condos, Mark, (Cambridge, United Kingdom; Cambridge University Press, 2017)
Ames Library DS485.P87 C66 2017

Rethinking social exclusion in India: castes, communities and the state. Mio, Minoru, (Abingdon, Oxon; Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018)
Ames Library HN690.Z9 M2665755 2018

Restorative justice in India: traditional practice and contemporary applications. Thilagaraj, R., (Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2017)
Ames Library HV9960.I4 R47 2017

India and the patent wars: pharmaceuticals in the new intellectual property regime. Halliburton, Murphy, (Ithaca: ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2017)
Ames Library KNS1150.M44 H35 2017

Erotic poems from the Sanskrit: an anthology. Parthasarathy, R., (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017)
Ames Library PK4474.A3 E76 2017

Collected papers in Dravidian studies. Levitt, Stephan Hillyer. (Chitlapakkam, Chennai: Kaviri Pathippakam, 2017)
Ames Library Quarto PL4621.L48 2017

Ghost in the tamarind: a novel. Shankar, Subramanian, (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2017)
Ames Library PS3569.H332614 G48 2017