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Re-examining a Famine

A Haunting Tragedy: Gender, Caste and Class in the 1866 Famine of Orissa by Bidyut Mohanty, New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2022; pp 421, `2,095

A Quality Collection of Historical Themes

The Varied Facets of History: Essays in Honour of Aniruddha Ray edited by Ishrat Alam and Syed Ejaz Hussain (Delhi: Primus Books), 2011; pp vii + 305, Rs 795.

Perspectives on Medieval India

Rethinking a Millennium - Perspectives on Indian History from the Eighth to the Eighteenth Century - Essays for Harbans Mukhia edited by Rajat Datta;

Modernity and the Tamil Identity

the Tamil Identity In Those Days There Was No Coffee: Writings in Cultural History by A R Venkatachalapathy; Yoda Press, New Delhi, 2006; pp xxiv+199, Rs 495 KANAKALATHA MUKUND The Dravidian movement was perhaps the single most important influence to emerge in late colonial Tamil Nadu. A truly revolutionary movement, built on the ideology of rationalism, anti-caste and antireligious society and a profound belief in Tamil identity, it has certainly changed the face of politics and society not only in Tamil Nadu but in many other parts of India also. However diluted these early ideals may have become in the day to day reality of practical politics, they still exercise a strong influence over intellectuals and thinkers in Tamil Nadu.

Welts and Warps of History

Welts and Warps of History Mughals and Franks; From the Tagus to the Ganges, Explorations in Connected History by Sanjay Subrahmanyam; OUP, India, 2005; pp xiv + 232 and pp xii + 264, Rs 575 each.

Trade on Indian Ocean

Trade on Indian Ocean Maritime India, with an Introduction by Sanjay Subrahmanyam; Oxford University Press, Delhi, 2004;
KANAKALATHA MUKUND This is one of the many omnibus volumes that Oxford University Press has been bringing out, which would make available several major works, some which may even be out of print, to students and libraries at a reasonable price. This particular volume comprises three books

New Social Elites and the Early Colonial State

When the Europeans began to trade in India, their commerce was completely dependent on the services of the Indian mercantile class who served as the conduits to the primary producers and local markets. This relationship did not change materially after the European enclaves of Madras and Pondicherry were established. It was, however, redefined, since the indigenous merchants in these early colonial port cities were, at least formally, subservient to the authority of the Europeans. At the same time, the growing importance of the local merchants in these commercial centres created an opening and a space for them in indigenous society through which they could create a new identity for themselves as the new social elite and patrons of local institutions, arts and culture.

Regional Disparities

in the state as well as each region during Regional Disparities the 1990s, which can only be explained Development of Andhra Pradesh: 1956-2001

History and Sources that Whisper

Structure and Society in Early South India – Essays in Honour of Noboru Karashima edited by Kenneth R Hall; Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2001; pp xiii+332, Rs 595.

On the Nilgiris

Bibliographie des Nilgiri/Bibliography for the Nilgiri 1603-1996 by Paul Hockings; Dymset, Universite Michel de Montaigne-Bordeaux; 1996; (Espaces Tropicaux, pp xxv + 326,


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