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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Talk: After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East by Brian Edwards

After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East

by Professor Brian Edwards,
Northwestern University

Date:  Monday, October 5
Time:  2:30 pm
Place:  Nolte 125

The Institute for Global Studies and The African Studies Initiative
Co-sponsored by Anthropology, Asian Languages and Literatures,
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Institute for Advanced Study

A workshop will take place on Monday, October 5 at 10 am in Nolte 125.
Interested faculty and students should sign up by sending an email to

Monday, September 28, 2015

South Asia Seminar 10/1/15 - Colonial Ressentiment: A Global Genealogy by Sunil Agnani

Colonial Ressentiment: A Global Genealogy
by Sunil Agnani
Department of English and Department of History,
University of Illinois at Chicago

Date:  Thursday, October 1
Time:  4:00 p.m.
Place: 710 Social Sciences

But, you will ask, in what does this general will [volonté générale] reside? Where can I consult it?… In the principles of written law of all the civilized nations [les nations policées]; in the social practices of savage and barbarous peoples… and even in those two passions—indignation and resentment [l'indignation & le ressentiment]—which nature seems to have extended as far as animals to compensate for social laws and public retribution.
      —Diderot, “Natural Law” / Droit Naturel  (1755) from Encyclopédie
What might Diderot have meant in proposing that two passions, indignation and ressentiment, were the repositories for a general will, akin to written law (for civilized peoples) or social practices (for peuples sauvages)? This talk aims to trace one term which arises in some eighteenth-century writings on empire and slavery, namely that of ressentiment (in contrast with studies of sympathy, with which it is of course tied).

Sponsored by
: Consortium for the Study of the Asias, Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World, Institute for Global Studies

South Asia Scholarly Events calendar

Webinar: South Asian Resources at CRL 10/14/15 (registration required)

Date:  Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Time:  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Central Time
Location: CRL Webinar - register for instructions

In this topical webinar, CRL staff members and guest speakers will discuss:
  • Significant South Asian resources and documentation from CRL collections
  • Scholarly use of primary sources from the South Asian subcontinent
  • Current collection trends and challenges for small and large libraries
  • Electronic resources for South Asia at CRL, member libraries, and other institutions worldwide
  • Prospects for large-scale digitization of international resources available to CRL member institutions
CRL hosts webinars throughout the year. Participation is open to all librarians, staff, and faculty at CRL member institutions. Most are recorded and available for later access. Additional information on accessing webinars can be found under Membership.

Further information and registrationhttps://www.crl.edu/events/webinar-south-asian-resources-crl

South Asia Scholarly Events calendar 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Selected New Titles in Ames Library - September 2015

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Listing books added in August

Jaina relativism and relativity physics.  Burde, Jayant, (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited, 2014)
Ames Library  B162.5.B87 2014

Great epics and Purāṇās in Sanskrit literature.  (Delhi, India: Bharatiya Kala Prakashan, 2014)
Ames Library  BL1138.26.G74 2014

Hinduism in India.  Paṇḍā, Ravīndra Kumāra, (Delhi, India: Bharatiya Kala Prakashan, 2014)
Ames Library  BL1150.P36 2014

The essence of Jaina scriptures: Pravachanasara of Kundakunda: with Tattvadipika commentary by Amrtachandra Suri.  Kundakunda, (New Delhi: Kaveri Books, 2014)
Ames Library  BL1375.S3 K8613 2014

Politics and religion in contemporary India.  (Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2014)
Ames Library  BL2015.P57 P64 2014

The Junaydī Sufis of the Deccan: discovery of a seventeenth century scroll.  Siddiqi, Muhammad Suleman, (Delhi: Primus Books, 2014)
Ames Library  BP189.7.J86 S53 2014

The man from Samyé: Longchenpa on praxis, its negation and liberation.  Ifergan, Gidi. (New Delhi: International Academy of Indian Culture and Aditya Prakashan, 2014)
Ames Library  Quarto  BQ7950.K667 I34 2014

Theology for a new community: dalit consciousness with a symbolic universe and meaning systems.  (New Delhi: Centre for Dalit/Subaltern Studies, 2013)
Ames Library  BT30.I5 D352 2011

Methodism in Sri Lanka: visions and realities (1814-2014).  (Colombo: Wesley Press, 2014)
Ames Library  BX8316.S7 M48 2014

Socio-economic archaeology of India.  Dhavalikar, M. K. (New Delhi: Archaeological Survey of India 2014.)
Ames Library  Quarto  CC72.4.D43 2014

Il y a 50 ans... la découverte d'Aï Khanoum: 1964-1978, fouilles de la Délégation archéologique française en Afghanistan (DAFA).  (Paris: De Boccard 2014.)
Ames Library  DS375.A95 I49x 2014

Bangladesh, a perspective of dynamic resilience.  (Dhaka: Palok Publishers, 2014)
Ames Library  DS394.5.M38 2014

The Kokna and the Malhar Koli of Thane district: a case study in the larger socio-cultural context.  Ferreira, J. V. (Kolkata: Anthropological Survey of India, 2013)
Ames Library  DS432.K57 F47 2013

Kuki women.  (New Delhi: Synergy Books India an imprint of Bookwell Publications 2014.)
Ames Library  DS432.K75 K85 2014

Anglo-Lushai relations 1890-1947.  Thangtungnung, H., (New Delhi, India: Mittal Publications, 2014)
Ames Library  DS432.L8 T458 2014

The calling of history: Sir Jadunath Sarkar and his empire of truth.  Chakrabarty, Dipesh, (Chicago; The University of Chicago Press, 2015)
Ames Library  DS435.7.S26 C53 2015

India-China relations in the contemporary era: opportunities, obstacles and outlooks. (Delhi: Kalpaz Publications, 2015)
Ames Library  DS450.C6 I563 2013

Affinities: India and Korea: past and present. (Sonepat, Haryana: Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya; 2014)
Ames Library  DS450.K6 I58 2014

Genesis of modern India: from the Gadar to a revolution.  Goel, Dharmendra, (New Delhi: Westville Publishing House, 2014)
Ames Library  DS463.G62 2014

A history of the new India: past and present.  Irschick, Eugene F., (Abingdon, Oxon; Routledge, 2015)
Ames Library  DS463.I77 2015

Ghadar in Tirhoot: a documentation.  (Patna: Bihar State Archives, 2009)
Ames Library  DS478.A1 G43 2009

Violent Conjuntures in Democratic India.  Basu, Amrita, (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2015)
Ames Library  DS480.853.B378 2015

Radical equality: Ambedkar, Gandhi, and the risk of democracy.  Kumar, Aishwary, (Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2015)
Ames Library  DS481.A6 K86 2015

Sarat Chandra Bose: remembering my father.  Bose, Sisir Kumar, (Calcutta: Netaji Research Bureau; 2014)
Ames Library  DS481.B593 B67 2014

Gandhi and leadership: new horizons in exemplary leadership.  Dhiman, Satinder, (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
Ames Library  DS481.G3 D454 2015

Changing society of twentieth century Bengal. (Kolkata: Progressive Publishers, 2014)
Ames Library  DS485.B49 U33 2013

Secular monuments of Sirpur.  Sharma, A. K. (Delhi: B.R. Publishing Corporation, 2014)
Ames Library  Quarto  DS485.C545 S513 2014

Ta 'Alluqdars of Oudh.   (New Delhi: Bloomsbury Publishing India Private Limited, 2013)
Ames Library  DS485.O93 S56 2013

The fall of the kingdom of the Punjab.  Khushwant Singh, (Gurgaon: Penguin Books India, 2014)
Ames Library  DS485.P87 K547 2014

Knowledge, mediation and empire: James Tod's journeys among the Rajputs.  Florence, D'Souza, (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015)
Ames Library  DS485.R26 F56 2015

War making and state building: the politics of state reform in Sri Lanka.  Marcelline, Sanayi, (Colombo: International Centre for Ethnic Studies, 2014)
Ames Library  DS489.84.M383 2014

Delhi Dialogue IV: India and ASEAN: partners for peace, progress and stability. (New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2012)
Ames Library  DS525.9.I4 D45 2012

Pilgrimage tourism: socio-economic analysis.  Aruljothi, C., (Chennai: MJP Publishers, 2014)
Ames Library  G155.I4 A78 2014

Anthropology and the future of humankind. (Jhargram: Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists; 2014)
Ames Library  GN17.3.I4 I53 2013

Sardi village: a study of tradition and change.  Ekka, William, (Kolkata: Anthropological Survey of India 2012.)
Ames Library  GN635.I4 E35 2012

Resources, tribes and development: competing interests and contours possibilities. (Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2014)
Ames Library  GN635.I4 I58 2012

Modernity and ethnic processes in India.  (Jaipur, India: Rawat Publications [2014])
Ames Library  GN635.I4 S46 2012

Tribal heritage and museum development.  (Udaipur: Himanshu Publications, 2014)
Ames Library  GN635.I4 T75 2014

The experience of relocation policy in flood zones of Maharashtra.  Kamat, Shreedutt, (Mumbai: Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, 2009)
Ames Library  HB2100.M34 K36 2009

Population, resource and development.  (New Delhi: Genuine Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd., 2014)
Ames Library  HB3639.N38 2011

Adjusting to global economic volatility: the case of South Asia.  (New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2014)
Ames Library  HB3722.A35 2014

Leveraging economic growth for collective prosperity in South Asia.  (Chandigarh: Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, 2013)
Ames Library  HC430.6.L48 2013

Rethinking urban development: exploring cosmopolitanism and regionalism in post-industrial cities (case of Hyderabad).  Pandey, Vinita. (Jaipur: Rawat Publications c2014.)
Ames Library  HC438.H93 P36 2014

Integrated land use management in the Eastern Himalayas. (Delhi; Akansha Publishing House, 2015)
Ames Library  HD879.N6 I58 2014

Darjeeling: the colorful history and precarious fate of the world's greatest tea.  Koehler, Jeff, (New York, NY, USA; Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015)
Ames Library  HD9198.I42 K64 2015

Handloom industry in India: an overview.  Suresh Kumar, K. S. (New Delhi: Abhijeet Publications, 2014)
Ames Library  HD9866.I4 S87 2014

Reform in financial sector.  Siddiqui, M. S., (Dhaka: Palok Publishers, 2014)
Ames Library  HG1240.6.S53 2014

The banking sector of Bangladesh: reforms, antecedents, and economic outcomes.  Moral, Md. Liakat Hossain, (Dhaka: Palok Publishers, 2014)
Ames Library  HG3290.6.A6 M67 2014

FDI in retail: a self goal.  Kabra, Kamal Nayan. (New Delhi: Vitasta Pub c2014.)
Ames Library  HG5732.K33 2014

Fiscal reforms and sub-national governments: reflections from state studies. (Chandigarh, India: Centre for Research in Rural Industrial Development (CRRID), 2014)
Ames Library  HJ65.H37 N38 2013

Navigating austerity: currents of debt along a South Asian river.  Bear, Laura, (Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2015)
Ames Library  HJ8782.B43 2015

Marxism as scientific enterprise.  Joshi, Puran Chandra, (Delhi: Aakar Books, 2014)
Ames Library  HN683.5.J67 2014

Empowerment of women through micro credit based enterprises in India: an analytical study based on the performance and prospects of micro credit enterprises.  Vasanthakumari P. (New Delhi: Serials Publications 2014.)
Ames Library  HQ1240.5.I4 V37 2014

Sexuality, identity and health: same-sex behaviour of urban Indian men.  (New Delhi: Ashwin-Anoka Press 2014.)
Ames Library  HQ76.2.I4 S49 2014

Changing spectrum of human settlements and planning education. (New Delhi, India: Cyber Tech Publications, 2014)
Ames Library  HT147.I4 N38 2014

Naan Australian.  Paramasivam, Gaja Lakshmi, (Pannipitiya: A Stamford Lake Publication, 2014)
Ames Library  HT1521.P37 2014

NGOs and dalit development.  Shahare, Virendra B., (New Delhi, India: Serials Publications Pvt. Ltd., 2014)
Ames Library  HV393.S53 2014

Towards disaster resilience index for vulnerable communities: a Mumbai study.  Andharia, Janki, (Mumbai: Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, 2010)
Ames Library  HV551.5.I4 A537 2010

Setting a public policy agenda for disaster research in India.  Vatsa, Krishna, (Mumbai: Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, 2010)
Ames Library  HV555.I4 V37 2010

Federalism in India: towards a fresh balance of power.  (Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2014)
Ames Library  JQ220.S8 F42 2014

Five years of saffron rule in Karnataka.  (New Delhi: Manak Publications 2013.)
Ames Library  JQ298.B55 F58 2013

Information book on Meghalaya elections, 1972-2009.  ([Shillong]: Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, 2010)
Ames Library  JQ620.M4565 I54 2010

Police reform opportunities for Bangladesh: a comparative survey of police legislation in India, Pakistan, Northern Ireland, South Africa and Kenya.  Patil, Sanjay, (Dhaka: Police Reform Programme, 2012)
Ames Library  Quarto  KNG1550.P38 2012

Destruction of the Babri Masjid: a national dishonour.  Noorani, Abdul Gafoor Abdul Majeed, (New Delhi, India: Tulika Books, 2014)
Ames Library  KNS46.B33 N66 2014

Ayesha Rauf: a pioneer of Muslim women's emancipation in Sri Lanka.  Haniffa, Farzana, (Colombo, Sri Lanka: Social Scientists' Association, 2014)
Ames Library  LA2383.S722 R38 2014

Right to food for children in Juvenile justice institutions and government schools.  Sharma, Neetu, (Bangalore: Centre for Child and the Law, National Law School of India University, 2013)
Ames Library  LB3479.I43 K37 2013

Inclusion of children with special needs: a perspective.  Unnikrishnan, Praseetha, (New Delhi: Ruby Press & Co., 2015)
Ames Library  LC1203.I43 U56 2015

Mahiṣāuramardinī in art, iconography and cult practices.  Mahapatra, Sanjaya Kumar, (Delhi: Agam Kala Prakashan 2014.)
Ames Library  N8195.3.M34 M34 2014

Nāyaka temples: history, architecture & iconography.  Ragunath, M., (Delhi: Sharada Pub House 2014.)
Ames Library  NA6002.R34 2014

Husain Doshi Gufa.  Rai, Raghu, (New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery, 2014)
Ames Library  Quarto  NA6700.A25 R35 2014

Iconography of Vināyaka, Gaṇapati and Gaṇeśa.  Rangarajan, Haripriya. (Delhi: Sharada Pub House 2014.)
Ames Library  NB1912.G35 R36 2014

Santa and the scribes: the making of Fort Kochi.  Unny. (New Delhi: Niyogi Books 2014.)
Ames Library  NC1709.U56 A4 2014

Rooted creativity.  (Dhaka: Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, 2010)
Ames Library  ND1010.8.B3 R66 2011

Art and devotion at a Buddhist temple in the Indian Himalaya.  Kerin, Melissa R., (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2015)
Ames Library  Quarto  ND2829.N35 K47 2015

Beyond extravagance: a royal collection of gems and jewels.  (New York, NY: Assouline ©2013.)
Ames Library  Folio  NK7376.A1 B49 2013

India Art Festival: India's contemporary art fair: 19-22 Dec 2013, Nehru Centre, Mumbai, India. (Mumbai: India Art Festival, 2013)
Ames Library  NX430.I4 I53 2013

Reconsidering English studies in Indian higher education.  Gupta, Suman, (Abingdon, Oxon; Routledge, 2015)
Ames Library  PE68.I4 G87 2015

Narrating the nation: [a critique of three novels by Muslim writers of the Indian subcontinent].  Nanda, Liza. (Chandigarh: Unistar Books 2014.)
Ames Library  PK2173.5.H57 N36 2014

Grandmothers.  Vijēmānna, Piyasīli, (Colombo: S. Godage & Brothers, 2013)
Ames Library  PK2859.V485 E5 2013

Film and politics in India: cinematic charisma as a gateway to political power.  Pongiyannan, Dhamu, (Bern: Peter Lang AG, 2015)
Ames Library  PN1993.5.I8 P66 2015

Postcards to Bentham.  Perera, Vihanga, (Kandy: Vihanga Perera and Trustees, 2014)
Ames Library  PR9440.9.P5 A6 2014

Multilayered literary innovations: Sahitya Akademy award inning English novels.  (New Delhi: Gnosis, 2014)
Ames Library  PR9492.5.M86 2014

The song of the magpie robin: a memoir.  Futehally, Zafar, (New Delhi: Published in Rainlight by Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd., 2014)
Ames Library  QH31.F88 A3 2014

Anthropology and health issues. (Bhopal: Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya; 2014)
Ames Library  RA418.3.I4 I58 2014

Sociology of sanitation: environmental sanitation, public health and social deprivation. (Delhi: Kalpaz Publications, 2015)
Ames Library  RA529.N38 2015

Communication needs assessment on HIV/AIDS in Mizoram.  Lalnilawma, (Delhi: Akansha Publishing House, 2015)
Ames Library  RA643.86.I42 M59 2015

Maternal and child health in India: policies and challenges.  (Delhi, India: Bookwell, 2015)
Ames Library  RG965.I4 N38 2015

Beastly encounters of the Raj: livelihoods, livestock, and veterinary health in North India, 1790-1920. (Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2015)
Ames Library  SF703.M57 2015

Empire to independence: Indian soldiers bugle the last post for the British Raj.  Kaushik, Jai Krishan, (New Delhi: Standard Publishers (India), 2015)
Ames Library  UA842.K38 2015

Politics, debates and discourses of state reform in Sri Lanka: an annotated bibliography.  Uyangoda, Jayadeva, (Colombo: Social Scientists' Association, 2013)
Ames Library  Z7161.U93 2013