Caricaturing tradition in India is a hugely unique heritage of political cartoons in India. Drawing at the research of newspaper cartoons because the 1870s, archival examine and interviews with widespread Indian cartoonists, this bold learn combines old narrative with ethnographic testimony to provide a pioneering account of the function that cartoons have performed through the years in political communique, public discourse and the refraction of beliefs imperative to the production of the Indian postcolonial nation. conserving that cartoons are greater than illustrative representations of stories, Ritu Gairola Khanduri uncovers the genuine power of cartoons as a visible medium the place thoughts jostle, heritage is imagined and features of empathy are demarcated. putting the argument inside a much wider context, this thought-provoking e-book highlights the heritage and gear of print media in debates on unfastened speech and democratic techniques around the globe, revealing why cartoons nonetheless topic at the present time.
First staged in 1892, the South Indian play ladies on the market (Kanyasulkam) is taken into account the best glossy paintings of Telugu literature and the 1st significant drama written in an Indian language that critiqued British colonialism’s results on Indian society. packed with humor, biting social remark, parody, and masquerade, the plot revolves round a smart courtesan, a tender widow, and a really outdated guy who desires to purchase as his spouse a really younger lady. Velcheru Narayana Rao has ready the 1st idiomatic English translation, with notes and a serious essay. Itself a masterpiece of Indian literature in translation, this variation makes Apparao’s paintings to be had to new audiences.
Foreword by means of DR. S. RADHAKRISHNAN
Former President of India
“SWARAJ IS MY BIRTHRIGHT,
AND I SHALL HAVE IT!”
This biography of Lokmanya Tilak used to be written in collaboration via Prof. A.K. Bhagwat and Prof. G.P. Pradhan in 1956, the birth-centenary yr of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak. The booklet used to be presented a prize within the All India pageant held below the auspices of the All India Congress Committee. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan had written the foreword to this biography.
By George K. McGilvary
By Debjani Ganguly
One universal socio-cultural constitution that's abnormal to South Asia is caste, that's greatly understood in socio-anthropological phrases as an establishment of ranked, hereditary and occupational teams.
This publication discusses the enigmatic endurance of caste within the lives of South Asians as they step into the twenty-first century. It investigates the boundaries of sociological and secular historic research of the caste approach in South Asia and argues for methods of describing life-forms generated through caste at the subcontinent that complement the debts of caste within the social sciences. by means of targeting the literary, oral, visible and non secular practices of 1 specific staff of ex-untouchables in western India referred to as ‘Mahars’, the writer means that you can comprehend caste now not as an essence that's answerable for South Asia’s backwardness, yet as a constellation of variegated practices which are in a continuing kingdom of flux and can't be thoroughly encapsulated inside a story of nation-building, modernization and development.
By Melvyn C. Goldstein
By Crispin Bates
The Mutiny on the Margins sequence takes a clean examine the rebellion of 1857 from quite a few unique and weird views, focusing particularly on overlooked socially marginal teams and geographic parts that have hitherto tended to be unrepresented in reports of this cataclysmic occasion in British imperial and Indian historiography.
Global views (Volume 3) widens the geographical remit of the sequence and examines the worldwide dissemination and portrayal of the occasions of the rebellion within the foreign press and literature. It additionally examines the socio-economic aftermath of the occasions of 1857 and the reports of displaced mutineers within the broader colonial world.
By Sumit Ganguly
This publication considers the awesome changes that experience taken position in India seeing that 1980, a interval that begun with the assassination of the bold leading Minister Indira Gandhi. Her loss of life, and that of her son Rajiv seven years later, marked the tip of the Nehru-Gandhi period. even supposing the rustic is still one of many few democracies within the constructing international, the various regulations instigated by means of those previous regimes were swept away to make room for dramatic adjustments within the political, financial, and social panorama. Sumit Ganguly and Rahul Mukherji, major political scientists of South Asia, chart those advancements with specific connection with social and political mobilization, the increase of the BJP and its problem to Nehruvian secularism, and the adjustments to international coverage that, together with its meteoric fiscal improvement, have ensured India an important position at the global degree. The e-book is meant for college students and somebody drawn to realizing this varied, lively, and younger democracy.
By Binayak Ray
Water: The Looming drawback in India analyzes the foremost concerns in constructing nationwide freshwater regulations for the mainland nations of the South Asian sub-continent. Ray means that freshwater coverage needs to hide all facets of actual surroundings and human existence, by way of noting that nutrition and drought administration are components of freshwater coverage and acknowledging that water is a scarce traditional source and has financial worth. He demands the improvement of basin-wide guidelines to lessen conflicts inside riparian nations, in addition to a freshwater coverage baseline to reduce inner conflicts on water sharing preparations. via stating the necessity for complete participation of all stakeholders in constructing a baseline coverage together with humans displaced via the development of huge dams, Ray indicates a brand new process within which riparian nations are assured that no water-related undertaking proceeds with out a transparently built environmental effect evaluate and evaluate of other concepts.