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An Open Question

Confessions of a Dying Mind: The Blind Faith of Atheism by Haulianlal Guite, New Delhi: Bloomsbury, 2017; pp xxxvi+378, ₹ 559.

Tourism in Nepal

Far Out: Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal by Mark Liechty, Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2017; pp xiv +387, $35.

Daring to Imagine Caste’s Antithesis

Republic of Caste: Thinking Equality in the Time of Neoliberal Hindutva by Anand Teltumbde, Delhi: Navayana, 2018; pp 432, ₹ 600.

A World of Curiosity and Inquiry

Refractions of Islam in India: Situating Sufism and Yoga by Carl W Ernst, Sage/Yoda Press, 2016; pp 520, ₹1,050.

Maithili’s Resistance to Hindi’s Hegemony and Undemocratic Nationalism

Language Politics and Public Sphere in North India: Making of the Maithili Movement by Mithilesh Kumar Jha, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2017; pp 368, ₹ 1,195.

A Tale of Tangled Lines

​ A Bureaucrat Fights Back: The Complete Story of Indian Reforms by Pradip Baijal, Noida: HarperCollins, 2016; pp xvi +366, ₹ 499.

Hydraulic Citizenship in a Leaky State

Hydraulic City: Water and the Infrastructures of Citizenship in Mumbai by Nikhil Anand, New Delhi: Durham; London: Duke University Press, 2017; pp xiv + 296, ₹ 995 .

Politics of Peace Building in Chittagong Hill Tracts

Life in Peace and Conflict: Indigeneity and State in the Chittagong Hill Tracts edited by Nasir Uddin, Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, 2017; pp xix+248, ₹ 495 .

Adding Meaning to ‘Democracy’

Claiming India from Below: Activism and Democratic Transformation edited by Vipul Mudgal, Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2016; pp xxi + 329, ₹ 995.

The Story of Kashmir and Its People

Kashmir: History, Politics, Representation edited by Chitralekha Zutshi, Cambridge, UK; NY, USA; Melbourne, Australia; New Delhi and Singapore: Cambridge University Press, 2018; pp xii+338, price not indicated.

Looking at Hinduism

Hinduism in India: The Early Period edited by Greg Bailey, New Delhi: Sage, 2017; pp 215, ₹ 695. Hinduism in India: Modern and Contemporary Movements edited by Will Sweetman and Aditya Malik, Series Editor–Geoffrey A Oddie, New Delhi: Sage, 2016; pp 311, ₹ 785.

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.

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