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Antiman: A Hybrid Memoir

Growing up a Guyanese Indian immigrant in Central Florida, Rajiv Mohabir is fascinated by his family’s abandoned Hindu history and the legacy of his ancestors, who were indentured laborers on British sugarcane plantations. In Toronto he sits at the feet of Aji, his grandmother, listening to her stories and songs in her Caribbean Bhojpuri. By now Aj...

Published by: Restless Books, New York, USA

Author(s) Rajiv Mohabir

Civilization and Disease (with a new Foreword by Elizabeth Fee)

Originally published in 1943, Civilization and Disease was based on a series of lectures that the medical historian Henry E. Sigerist delivered at Cornell University in 1940. Now back in print, the book is a wide-ranging account of the importance of social factors on health and illness and the impact that disease has had on societies throughout hum...

Published by: Cornell University Press

Author(s) Henry E. Sigerist

Worlds of Journalism: Journalistic Cultures Around the Globe

How do journalists around the world view their roles and responsibilities in society? Based on a landmark study that has collected data from more than 27,500 journalists in 67 countries, Worlds of Journalism offers a groundbreaking analysis of the different ways journalists perceive their duties, their relationship to society and government, and th...

Published by: Columbia University Press

Author(s) Thomas Hanitzsch, Folker Hanusch, Jyotika Ramaprasad, and Arnold S. de Beer (Editors)

Mapping Dalit Feminism: Towards an Intersectional Standpoint

Anandita Pan argues that dalit women are an intersectional category, simultaneously affected by caste and gender. The use of intersectionality permits observation of the ways in which different forms of discrimination combine and overlap, challenging the apparent homogeneity of the categories ‘woman’ and ‘dalit’ as seen by mainstream Indian Feminis...

Published by: SAGE Stree

Author(s) Anandita Pan

Shadow States: India, China and the Himalayas, 1910-1962

2018. 347 pp. $31.99, paper, ISBN 978-1-316-62724-2.

Published by: Cambridge University Press

Author(s) Bérénice Guyot-Réchard

Political Journeys in Health: Essays by and for AmitSengupta

The is in honour of Amit Sengupta. It traces how his work and his personal and political development as an activist were integral to the history of the health movement. The sections here trace this development, from ‘medicines for all’ to ‘health for all’.

Published by: LeftWord

Author(s) Edited by Prabir Purkayastha, Indranil, Richa Chintan

Black Baseball's Last Team Standing: The Birmingham Black Barons, 1919-1962

The Birmingham Black Barons was a nationally known team in baseball's Negro leagues from 1920-1962. Among its storied players were Baseball Hall of Famers Satchel Paige, Willie Mays, and Mule Suttles. The Black Barons played in the final Negro Leagues World Series in 1948 and were a major drawing card when barnstorming throughout the United States...

Published by: McFarland & Co Ltd

Author(s) William J Plott

Empire and Ecology in the Bengal Delta The Making of Calcutta

What happens when a distant colonial power tries to tame an unfamiliar terrain in the world's largest tidal delta? This history of dramatic ecological changes in the Bengal Delta from 1760 to 1920 involves land, water and humans, tracing the stories and struggles that link them together. The story of ecological change is narrated alongside emergent...

Published by: Cambridge University Press

Author(s) Debjani Bhattacharyya

Battling for India: A Citizen's Reader

For well over a decade, there has been a battle going on in India, as old divisions and inequalities have become deeper. Since 2014, this battle has reached a feverish pitch with the combined onslaught of majoritarian politics and market-driven policies. There are now, as the editors of this anthology argue, two signposts as we enter the Indian nat...

Published by: Speaking Tiger Publishing Pvt Ltd

Author(s) Githa Hariharan, Salim Yusufji

Nine Innings for the King: The Day Wartime London Stopped for Baseball, July 4, 1918

On a sunny Fourth of July during World War I, King George V went out to a ball game. Along with Queen Mary and other royalty, Winston Churchill, dozens of VIPs, thousands of troops and ordinary Londoners, the monarch cheered an extraordinary “baseball match” between American soldiers and sailors. This historic event helped solidify the transatlanti...

Published by: McFarland

Author(s) Jim Leeke
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