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Secularism, the State and Muslim Personal Law

Governing Islam: Law, Empire, and Secularism in Modern South Asia by Julia Stephens, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (South Asian Edition), 2019; pp xiv + 220, price not indicated. Divorcing Traditions: Islamic Marriage Law and the Making of Indian Secularism by Katherine Lemons, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019; pp x + 232, price not indicated.

No Limits to ‘Jugaad’

Jugaad Time: Ecologies of Everyday Hacking in India by Amit S Rai, Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2019; pp xix + 208, US $24.95/UK £19.99 (pb); $94.95/ £79.00 (library cloth).

The RMG Industry

Unmaking the Global Sweatshop: Health and Safety of the World’s Garment Workers edited by Rebecca Prentice and Geert De Neve, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017; pp viii + 291, ₹ 7,652.

The Special States of India

Special Category States of India by Govind Bhattacharjee, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2016; pp xxiii + 506 , ₹ 1,195.

Representing Cultural Evolution through Song-text

Shabd aur Sangeet: Unravelling Song-Text in India edited by Shubha Mudgal, Aneesh Pradhan and Kunal Ray, New Delhi: Three Essays Collective, 2019; pp 362; ₹ 7 50

Seeking Truth and Practising Satyagraha

Tracing Gandhi: Satyarthi to Satyagrahi by Samir Banerjee, Routledge, Oxon and New York and Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 2020; pp ix + 205, ₹ 995.

The ‘Ideal’ Brahmin

Renunciation and Untouchability in India: The Notional and the Empirical in the Caste Order by Srinivasa Ramanujam, New Delhi: Routledge, 2019; pp xiii + 172, ₹ 995.

The Divine Sovereign and Our Predicament

The Mortal God: Imagining the Sovereign in Colonial India by Milinda Banerjee, Cambridge University Press: India, 2018; pp 422 + 12, ₹ 995.

Dialectics of Flexibility

​ 1–800-Worlds: The Making of the Indian Call Centre Economy edited by Mathangi Krishnamurthy, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018; pp xv + 234, ₹ 795.

Proscribing the ‘Inconvenient’

War over Words: Censorship in India, 1930–1960 by Devika Sethi, Cambridge University Press, 2019; pp 325, ₹ 676 (hardcover).

A New Framework for Social Science

Experience, Caste and the Everyday Social by Gopal Guru and Sundar Sarukkai, India: Oxford University Press, 2019; pp 224, ₹ 4,339 (hardcover).

Nehru’s Enlightened Middle Way

Who Is Bharat Mata? On History, Culture and the Idea of India: Writings by and on Jawaharlal Nehru, edited and with an introduction by Purushottam Agrawal, Speaking Tiger, New Delhi, 2019; pp 474, ₹359.


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