Book Review

October 30, 2019

Seditious Histories: Contesting Thai and Southeast Asian Pasts

Seditious Histories: Contesting Thai and Southeast Asian Pasts By Craig J. Reynolds. 2006. Seattle: University of Washington Press. 376 pages. ISBN: 0-295-98610-7 (soft cover). Reviewed by Mahendra K. Mishra, Independent Scholar [Review length: 1305 words • Review posted on June 18, 2009] The book is comprised of eleven well-researched essays on various aspects of Southeast […]

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October 30, 2019

Indian Folktales from Mauritius

Indian Folktales from Mauritius Translated by Dawood Auleear and Lee Haring. Edited by Dawood Auleear and Lee Haring. 2006. Nungambakkam: National Folklore Support Centre. 116 pages. ISBN: 81-901481-7-6 (soft cover). Reviewed by Mahendra K. Mishra, Independent Scholar [Review length: 917 words • Review posted on October 10, 2007 In Journal of  Folklore Research, Indiana  University […]

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October 30, 2019

Stories about Posts: Vedic Variations Around the Hindu Goddess

Stories about Posts: Vedic Variations Around the Hindu Goddess By Madeleine Biardeau. Translated by Alf Hiltebeitel, Marie-Louise Reiniche, and James Walker. Edited by Alf Hiltebeitel and Marie-Louise Reiniche. 2004. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN: 0-226-04595-1 (hard cover). Reviewed by Mahendra K. Mishra, Independent Scholar [Review length: 988 words • Review posted on May 4, […]

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October 30, 2019

Popular Culture

Popular Culture by John Weaver Publisher Peter Lang 2009  Reviewed by Dr Mahendra Kumar Mishra  The Peter Lang publication entitled Popular Culture PRIMER written by John A. Weaver is a commendable work in the field of understanding the paradigm shift from conventional definition of culture to popular culture cutting across the history of human civilization.  […]

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October 30, 2019

Fierce Gods: Inequality, Ritual, and the Politics of Dignity in a South Indian Village

Category: Ethnography and Areal Anthologies Fierce Gods:  Inequality, Ritual, and the Politics of Dignity in a South Indian Village By Diane P. Mines. 2006. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 240 pages. ISBN: 0-253-34576-6 (hard cover), 0-253-21765-2 (soft cover). Reviewed by Mahendra K. Mishra, Independent Scholar [Review length: 567 words • Review posted on August 22, 2006 […]

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