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Book Reviews

Water Conflicts and Resistance: Issues and Challenges in South Asia edited by Venkatesh Dutta, New Delhi: Routledge India, South Asia Edition, 2022; pp xxviii + 285, ` 1,495.

Reading the R ā mcaritm ā nas: A Companion to the Awadhi Ramayana of Tulsidas by Rupert Snell with Neha Tiwari, Delhi: Primus Books, 2023; pp xxiii + 503, ` 1,995.

Disaster Studies: Exploring Intersectionalities in Disaster Discourse edited by Janki Andharia, Springer Nature, 2020; pp 462, € 139.

Housing and Politics in Urban India: Opportunities and Contention by Swetha Rao Dhananka, Cambridge University Press, 2020; pp xvi + 232, ` 446.

The Mughals and the North East: Encounter and Assimilation in Medieval India edited by Sajal Nag, New Delhi: Manohar Publishers and Distributors, 2023; pp 538, ` 2,695.

Inclusive Development through Guaranteed Employment: India’s MGNREGA Experiences by Ashok Pankaj, Singapore: Springer, 2023; pp 313, $99.

The Hunger of the Republic: Our Present in Retrospect edited by Ashish Rajadhyaksha, New Delhi: Tulika Books, and West Heavens, Shanghai, 2021; pp 405,`1,200.

Reordering Adivasi Worlds: Representation, Resistance, Memory by Sangeeta Dasgupta, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2022; pp 345, ` 1,695.

Affairs of Caste: A Young Diary by Sumeet Samos, Nagpur: Panther’s Paw Publication, 2022; pp 164, ` 599.

The School at Ajmeri Gate: Delhi’s Educational Legacy by Azra Razzack and M Atyab Siddiqui, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2022; pp xxv + 501, ` 2,295.

The New Republic: Populism, Power and the Trajectories of Indian Democracy edited by Shray Mehta and Ravi Kumar, New Delhi: Aakar Books, 2022; pp 192, ` 495.

Mumbai/Bombay: Majoritarian Neoliberalism, Informality, Resistance, and Wellbeing edited by Sujata Patel, D Parthasarathy and George Jose, Routledge, 2022 (Reprint in 2023); pp 257, ` 995.

Contested Representation: Dalits, Popular Hindi Cinema, and Public Sphere by Dhananjay Rai, London: Lexington Books, 2022; pp 268, $105.

The 2019 Parliamentary Elections in India: Democracy at the Crossroads? edited by Subrata K Mitra, Rekha Saxena and Pampa Mukherjee, Routledge, 2022; pp XXX-354, ` 1,595 (hardback).

Towards Freedom in Pondicherry: Society, Economy and Politics under French Rule (1816–1862) by J B P More, New Delhi: Manohar, 2022; pp 456, ` 2,300 (hardcover).