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The Calling of HistorySir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of Truth

The Calling of History: Sir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of Truth

Dipesh Chakrabarty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226100449
eISBN:
9780226240244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226240244.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Surveying more than 1,200 letters that two famous Indian historians, Sir Jadunath Sarkar (1870-1958) and his collaborator Govind Sakharam Sardesai (1865-1959), wrote to each other in the first half ... More

The Common CausePostcolonial Ethics and the Practice of Democracy, 1900-1955

The Common Cause: Postcolonial Ethics and the Practice of Democracy, 1900-1955

Leela Gandhi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226019871
eISBN:
9780226020075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020075.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is an ethical history of democracy in the first half of the twentieth-century. In this era, Leela Gandhi argues, the concept of ethics had obtained a ubiquitous application. No longer the ... More

Document RajWriting and Scribes in Early Colonial South India

Document Raj: Writing and Scribes in Early Colonial South India

Bhavani Raman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226703275
eISBN:
9780226703299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703299.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Historians of British colonial rule in India have noted both the place of military might and the imposition of new cultural categories in the making of Empire, but this book uncovers a lesser-known ... More

Elephants and KingsAn Environmental History

Elephants and Kings: An Environmental History

Thomas R. Trautmann

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226264226
eISBN:
9780226264530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226264530.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Because of their enormous size, elephants have been irresistible for kings as symbols of their eminence. In the early civilizations—Egypt, Assyria and Mesopotamia, the Indus Civilization, China—kings ... More

IslandedBritain, Sri Lanka, and the Bounds of an Indian Ocean Colony

Islanded: Britain, Sri Lanka, and the Bounds of an Indian Ocean Colony

Sujit Sivasundaram

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226038223
eISBN:
9780226038360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226038360.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

How did the British come to conquer South Asia in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries? Answers to this question usually start in northern India, neglecting the dramatic events that ... More

KoreaA Cartographic History

Korea: A Cartographic History

John Rennie Short

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226753645
eISBN:
9780226753669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226753669.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book, a general history of Korea as seen through maps, provides an illustrated introduction to how Korea was and is represented cartographically. It encapsulates six hundred years of maps made ... More

The Libertine's FriendHomosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China

The Libertine's Friend: Homosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China

Giovanni Vitiello

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226857923
eISBN:
9780226857954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226857954.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Delving into three hundred years of Chinese literature, from the mid-sixteenth century to the mid-nineteenth, this book looks at the history of male homosexual and homosocial relations in the late ... More

Making Modern Japanese-Style PaintingKano Hogai and the Search for Images

Making Modern Japanese-Style Painting: Kano Hogai and the Search for Images

Chelsea Foxwell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226110806
eISBN:
9780226195971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226195971.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the latter half of the nineteenth century, Western writers claimed to be witnessing the end of pure Japanese art and the beginning of a disappointing phase of westernized cultural hybrids. By the ... More

The Politics of Dialogic ImaginationPower and Popular Culture in Early Modern Japan

The Politics of Dialogic Imagination: Power and Popular Culture in Early Modern Japan

Katsuya Hirano

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226060422
eISBN:
9780226060736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226060736.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The government of early modern Japan (1603-1868), the Tokugawa shogunate, consistently demonstrated a keen interest in regulating the outwardly inconsequential urban popular culture of Edo ... More

Unfinished GesturesDevadasis, Memory, and Modernity in South India

Unfinished Gestures: Devadasis, Memory, and Modernity in South India

Davesh Soneji

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226768090
eISBN:
9780226768113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768113.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book presents the social and cultural history of courtesans in South India, who are generally called devadasis, focusing on their encounters with colonial modernity in the nineteenth and early ... More

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