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Anthropology of Police Authority

Provisional Authority: Police, Order, and Security in India by Beatrice Jauregui, Chicago, London: Chicago University Press, 2016; pp ix+ 205, $35 /£24.50.

A Revolutionary Woman

A Passionate Life: Writings by and on Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay edited by Ellen Carol Dubois and Vinay Lal, Zubaan Publishers, 2017; pp xvi + 483, ₹ 995.

A Casualised Ethnography of the Jamshedpur Working Class

Criminal Capital: Violence, Corruption and Class in Industrial India by Andrew Sanchez, Routledge, Oxon, UK; New York, 2016; pp xxi + 185, ₹ 795.

Of Slaves, Arms and Gold in the Arabian Sea

Margins of the Market: Trafficking and Capitalism across the Arabian Sea by Johann Mathew, Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2016; pp XV + 248, £24.95.

Western Medical Education and Women’s Healthcare in Colonial Bengal

Gender, Medicine, and Society in Colonial India: Women’s Health Care in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Bengal by Sujata Mukherjee, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2017; pp XXXV + 223, ₹ 895.

Navigating Spaces of Economic Growth

The Political Economy of India’s Growth Episodes by Sabyasachi Kar and Kunal Sen, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016; pp xii + 105, price not indicated.

A Forgotten Page of Indian History

​ Hope and Despair: Mutiny, Rebellion and Death in India, 1946 by Anirudh Deshpande, New Delhi: Primus Books, 2016; pp 122 (134 including preliminary pages), ₹ 950.

Interrogating the Hegemony of Biomedicine

Pharmocracy: Value, Politics and Knowledge in Global Biomedicine by Kaushik Sunder Rajan, Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, 2017; pp 328 , ₹ 1,095.

States That Might Have Been

Different Nationalisms: Bengal, 1905–1947 by Semanti Ghosh, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2017; pp xiv + 425, ₹995.

The Corruption of Economics

Twilight of the Money Gods: Economics as a Religion and How It All Went Wrong by John Rapley, London: Simon and Schuster, 2017; pp 468, £20.

Chaos or Conquest

India Conquered: Britain’s Raj and the Chaos of Empire by Jon Wilson, London: Simon & Schuster, 2016; pp 564, ₹ 799.

An International Dimension

Internationalization of Higher Education in India by Vidya Rajiv Yeravdekar and Gauri Tiwari, New Delhi, California, London and Singapore: Sage Publications, 2017; pp xliii + 284, ₹ 895.


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