Much Ado Over Coffee: Indian Coffee House Then and Now

Price : ? 975.00; ISBN : 978-93-83166-16-9; Pp:432; 2017. Based on oral history, fiction, interesting intellectual gossip, and records of the Coffee Board of India, the book is a many-sited description of the Indian Coffee House, possibly the world’s first coffee house chain.

Published by: Orient Longman, Social Science Press

Author(s) Bhaswati Bhattacharya

STAY TUNED : The Story of Radio in India

Radio communication as a technology started developing post-1850. What began as wireless telegraphy subsequently became popular as "radio" after the First World War. In India, radio broadcasting started in 1924 when the erstwhile Madras Presidency Club radio started its services. Till the advent of television and mobile phone, radio ruled the enter...

Published by: Indus Source Books

Author(s) Pankaj Athawale

Revolutionary Violence Versus Democracy

This book focuses on the interFace between democracy and violence, with specific reference to revolutionary strategies and mobilisations.

Published by: SAGE Publishing

Author(s) Ajay Gudavarthy

A Frayed History: The Journey of Cotton in India

Though India is the largest producer of cotton, its farmers are trapped in debt; handloom weavers are barely able to scrape together a living; and then there is the competition with artificial fibres. Amid the bleakness, there may be a silver lining: reviving indigenous cotton—and the handloom industry that spun its fame. 418 pp; Rs 750

Published by: Oxford University Press

Author(s) Meena Menon and Uzramma

The 1857 Indian Uprising and the British Empire

Situating the 1857 Indian uprising within an imperial context, Jill C. Bender traces its ramifications across the four different colonial sites of Ireland, New Zealand, Jamaica, and southern Africa. Bender argues that the 1857 uprising shaped colonial Britons' perceptions of their own empire, revealing the possibilities of an integrated empire that...

Published by: Cambridge University Press

Author(s) Jill C. Bender

The Writer, The Reader And The State: Literary Censorship In India

This book offers a comprehensive account of the censorship of literature in India since Independence and the recent trends in literature banning

Published by: SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

Author(s) Mini Chandran

Journalism Through RTI: Information Investigation Impact

The RTI Act has helped investigative journalism in getting information that otherwise would have been almost impossible to unearth despite legal provisions.

Published by: SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

Author(s) Shyamlal Yadav

Selfing The City: Single Women Migrants And Their Lives In Kolkata

This ethnographical study explores the process of migration and its economic, social and psychological dimensions, throwing light on the connection between middle-class women migrants and city spaces.

Published by: SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

Author(s) Ipshita Chanda

Tagore's Ideas Of The New Woman: The Making and Unmaking Of Female Subjectivity

This book theorizes the continuous reconfigurations—‘making’ and ‘unmaking’—of female subjectivity in Tagore’s life, his times, and his works. This transhistorical approach in the book makes gender formations and discourses of the past relevant and necessary to the understanding of postmodern gender issues and ideologies.

Published by: SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

Author(s) Chandrava Chakravarty and Sneha Kar Chaudhuri

Lifted: A Cultural History of the Elevator

Before skyscrapers forever transformed the landscape of the modern metropolis, the conveyance that made them possible had to be created. Invented in New York in the 1850s, the elevator became an urban fact of life on both sides of the Atlantic by the early twentieth century. While it may at first glance seem a modest innovation, it had wide-ranging...

Published by: NYU Press

Author(s) Andreas Bernard