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Himalayan Borderlands and India–China Relations

Shadow States: India, China and the Himalayas, 1910-62 by Bérénice Guyot-Réchard, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017; pp 321; ₹ 550.

State Policy and Adivasi Resistance in Contemporary India

First Citizens: Studies on Adivasis, Tribals, and Indigenous Peoples in India edited by Meena Radhakrishna, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016; p ix +444, ₹ 995.

Single-screen Delights

House Full: Indian Cinema and the Active Audience by Lakshmi Srinivas, Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2016; pp xi + 315, $37.50 | £26.50.

The Many Lives of Cotton

A Frayed History: The Journey of Cotton in India by Meena Menon and Uzramma, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2017; pp xxxiv + 384, ₹ 750.

Characterising the Culture of the Mughal Era

Writing Self, Writing Empire: Chandar Bhan Brahman and the Cultural World of the Indo–Persian State Secretary by Rajeev Kinra, Delhi: Primus Books (by arrangement with University of California Press), 2016; pp xix+369, ₹1,250.

Class, State and Islam in Pakistan

The New Pakistani Middle Class by Ammara Maqsood, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017; pp 194, price not indicated. The Politics of Common Sense: State, Society and Culture in Pakistan by Aasim Sajjad Akhtar, Cambridge, New York, Melbourne, New Delhi and Singapore: Cambridge University Press, 2018; pp xiv + 200, price not indicated.

Internationalisation of the Renminbi

The People’s Money: How China Is Building a Global Currency by Paola Subacchi, New York: Columbia University Press, 2016; pp xii+237 `1,884.

Gadadhar Singh

Thirteen Months in China: A Subaltern Indian and the Colonial World (Annotated Translation of Thakur Gadadhar Singh’s Chin Me Terah Mas [1902]) edited by Anand A Yang, Kamal Sheel and Ranjana Sheel, Delhi: Oxford ₹ 950.

The Politics of Memorialising Violent Memories

Violence and the Burden of Memory: Remembrance and Erasure in Sinhala Consciousness by Sasanka Perera, New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2016; pp xvii +322, ₹ 745.

What an Obsession with GDP Denotes

The World after GDP: Economics, Politics and International Relations in the Post-Growth Era by Lorenzo Fioramonti, Cambridge, UK and Malden, US: Polity Press, 2017; pp viii +276, £15.99 (pb)/£50 (hb).

A Concert for the Ages

Tamil: A Biography by David Shulman, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016; pp xii + 402, $35.

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