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ID:   162476

Jane's fighting ships 2018-2019 / Brown, Nick (et. al) 2019  Book
Brown, Nick (et. al) Book
Publication Surrey, IHS Markit, IHS Global Limited, 2019.
Description 1165p.hbk
Standard Number 9780710632838
Key Words Navy  China  India  France  Korea  Italy 
Germany  Marine  US  World Navies  Fighting Ship  Patrol Force 
Major Surface Ships 
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Jane's all the world's aircraft 2018-2019: in service / Hunter, Jamie (ed.) 2019  Book
Hunter, Jamie (ed.) Book
Publication Surrey, IHS Jane's, IHS Global Limited, 2019.
Description 593p.hbk
Contents 1. Jane's all the world's aircraft 2018-2019: development and production 2. Jane's all the world's aircraft 2018-2019: unmanned 3. Jane's all the world's aircraft 2018-2019: in service Total price of Three Volumne: Rs. 2,57770.80 (USD 3,710)
Standard Number 9780710632760
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Jane's all the world's aircraft 2018-2019: unmanned / Streetly, Martin (ed.); Bernardi, Beatrice (ed.) 2019  Book
Streetly, Martin (ed.) Book
Publication Surrey, IHS Jane's, IHS Global Limited, 2019.
Description 524p.hbk
Contents 1. Jane's all the world's aircraft 2018-2019: development and production 2. Jane's all the world's aircraft 2018-2019: unmanned 3. Jane's all the world's aircraft 2018-2019: in service Total price of Three Volumne: Rs. 2,57770.80 (USD 3,710)
Standard Number 9780710632777
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Jane's all the world's aircraft 2018-2019: development and production / Jackson, Paul (ed.) 2019  Book
Jackson, Paul (ed.) Book
Publication Surrey, IHS Jane's, IHS Global Limited, 2019.
Description 1116p.hbk
Series Jane's Series
Contents 1. Jane's all the world's aircraft 2018-2019: development and production 2. Jane's all the world's aircraft 2018-2019: unmanned 3. Jane's all the world's aircraft 2018-2019: in service Total price of Three Volumne: Rs. 2,57770.80 (USD 3,710)
Standard Number 9780710632753
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Maritime dimension of sustainable energy security / Narula, Kapil 2019  Book
Narula, Kapil Book
Publication Singapore, Springer Nature, 2019.
Description xxiv, 212p.: figures, tableshbk
Series Lecture Notes in Energy
Standard Number 9789811315886
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ID:   162471

Kautilya and non-western IR theory / Shahi, Deepshikha 2019  Book
Shahi, Deepshikha Book
Publication Switzerland, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
Description xi, 167p.hbk
Series Global Political Thinkers
Standard Number 9783030017279
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ID:   162470

Photographs of people, monument for a city / Roychoudhuri, Ranu   Journal Article
Roychoudhuri, Ranu Journal Article
Summary/Abstract In the late 1970s, a photo-documentation project titled ‘People of Calcutta’ aimed at bringing about positive social change through imaging the everyday lives of ordinary Calcuttans. These photographs responded to a post-colonial situation and created a ‘counter-narrative’ of the agency of the urban poor. Weaving together photographs and their intellectual history, this paper charts the ways in which this visual documentation invested deeply in human development while providing a ‘positive image’ of the urban poor.
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Dissenting against the Defence of India Rules : Emergency Regulations and the Space of Extreme Government Action / Rook-Koepsel, Emily   Journal Article
Rook-Koepsel, Emily Journal Article
Summary/Abstract Indian democracy has been plagued by a long history of ‘rules’ and ‘acts’, defined broadly as assigning to the state the power to impose order, but without clear guidelines as to their use. Understanding agitations against these rules and acts is helpful in seeing a line of challenge to state authority from the position of democracy. This paper will describe the agitations by the All India Newspaper Editors’ Conference (AINEC) against Article 41 of the Defence of India Rules (1939), which focused on the government's ability to censor, ban and fine newspapers. AINEC's fight made visible the effect of capricious and unpredictable government actions on actors outside the elite. In addition, the shifts in censorship brought about by the Defence of India Rules highlighted how groups, ideas or writing could shift from being regarded as ‘responsible’ and credible to ‘irresponsible’ and dangerous on the basis of state decisions.
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Business beyond Empire: German Multinationals in Pre- and Post-Independence India (1890s–1960s) / Lubinski, Christina   Journal Article
Lubinski, Christina Journal Article
Summary/Abstract The activities of multinationals in India have so far been described as a British–Indian story. However, the British Empire was never an impenetrable economic area, but, rather, a contact zone for firms of many different origins. This article diversifies the historiography of Indian business history by tracing the commercial interactions between Germany and India from the 1890s to the 1960s as one example of non-British multinationals. It shows continuities in actors, debates and strategies and across major political turning points. In particular, it highlights the alignment of aspirations between Germans and nationalistic Indians as a coalition against British dominance.
Key Words Nationalism  Political Economy  Germany  Multinationals  Swadeshi  Cold War 
Imperialism  Legitimisation 
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Constitutionalism as Discipline: Benegal Shiva Rao and the Forgotten Histories of the Indian Constitution / Elangovan, Arvind   Journal Article
Elangovan, Arvind Journal Article
Summary/Abstract Ironically, despite being acclaimed as one of the foremost biographers of the Indian Constitution, little is known about Benegal Shiva Rao (1891–1975) or his ideas about constitutionalism. By delving into Rao's published writings and his incomplete, unpublished autobiography, this essay reconstructs his idea of constitutionalism as one that primarily sought to discipline politics. However, I argue that such a view also leads to erasing the accounts of political conflict that comprise the history of the Indian Constitution. By analytically bringing together this curious triadic relationship between politics, constitutionalism and history, this essay explores how an isolated focus on constitutionalism leads to troubling historical amnesia.
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Discovery of India(s): resisting the National Biography / Bhattacharyya, Debjani   Journal Article
Bhattacharyya, Debjani Journal Article
Summary/Abstract The four essays in this special issue focus their attention on excavating particular strands within Indian historiography that look askance at the existing schools of thought be they nationalist, Marxist, or subaltern. However, this is not a project of recovering the forgotten or arranging these events into a long shelf of fragments that disrupt the unified history of the nation-state; rather it is a project of discovering various moments that went into the making of India-projects that were elite but forgotten; projects that were for the forgotten peoples of India, but ironically remembered only by a handful elites, projects that speak of the European, but not the colonial, entanglements in the making of the thirties and forties and, finally, these projects unearth some of the conservative energies and impetus locked within our master- and counter-narratives of state-formation, liberalism, nationalism and democratic republic. The essays return to the biography of the nation, to resist not simply its homogenising impulses, but to ask critical questions about acts of remembering, commemorating and excising that go into the narration of the nation's biography.
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Unorthodox ‘Orthodoxy’ of Shah Jahan: A Reassessment of His Religiosity / Calabria, Michael D   Journal Article
Calabria, Michael D Journal Article
Summary/Abstract In spite of the many beautiful works of art and architecture produced under the patronage of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (r. 1628–58 CE), including the incomparable Taj Mahal, historians have not generally been kind to him. In scholarship both past and present, he is often compared unfavourably with his grandfather, Akbar, and his father, Jahangir, described pejoratively as an ‘orthodox’ Muslim whose reign was characterised by a stricter adherence to shari‘a and religious intolerance of Hindus and Christians. This article re-examines recurrent issues in the historiography of Shah Jahan's life and rule, his religious views and his attitudes towards Hindus, Jains, Christians and Sufis. Based on a diversity of historical and art historical sources, it concludes that the so-called evidence for his ‘orthodoxy’ has been largely misconstrued. This is perhaps due in part to the inflated rhetoric of royal chronicles and colonial critics, as well as to post-Partition prejudice against Islam.
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Rauwolfia: Gandhi's favourite tranquiliser? / Weber, Thomas   Journal Article
Weber, Thomas Journal Article
Summary/Abstract Many recent botanical articles on the medicinal plant Rauwolfia serpentina and on its therapeutic uses inform us that Mahatma Gandhi regularly took it because of its tranquilising effects; some go so far as to suggest that his peacefulness (and even the Indian non-violent struggle against the British colonisers) could be attributed to it. However, there is little evidence to support this. Although Gandhi did occasionally take some drops of an infusion made from the plant for his severe hypertension, the sensational claims that Rauwolfia tea was his favourite daily nightcap demonstrate how the results of poor research, where one unsubstantiated source is copied by others with further exaggerations added, can eventually assume the status of ‘fact’.
Key Words Drugs  Non-violence  Gandhi  Hypertension  Blood Pressure  Rauwolfia Serpentina 
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Pluralising the Narrative: Reconfiguring ‘Vernacular Modernism’ in Assamese Literary Culture / Borah, Abikal   Journal Article
Borah, Abikal Journal Article
Summary/Abstract The term ‘vernacular modernism’ came into being amidst proliferating conceptual frameworks to explain the diverse paradigms of modernity as a global process. More specifically, ‘vernacular modernism’ as a category of analysis emerged in an effort to democratise the term ‘modern’ with respect to non-metropolitan cultural formations. However, this conceptual category does not necessarily encompass the complex elements of all non-metropolitan vernacular cultural formations; rather, it offers a complementary gesture towards a universal history of modernity. Historicising a debate on modernism in Assamese literary culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this paper grapples with the problematic that ‘vernacular modernism’ as a conceptual category represents.
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Safe Natal Home and Other Myths: Sibling Violence and Incest in India / Sharangpani, Mukta   Journal Article
Sharangpani, Mukta Journal Article
Summary/Abstract This article focuses on childhood-based sibling violence against adolescent girls in urban India and highlights the ways in which culture shapes, morphs, disguises and elides particular forms of kin-based aggression and presents it as protection, love and routine. It extends the study of familial violence by highlighting women's narratives about violence perpetrated by adolescent brothers or brother-like figures. Contrary to an imagined childhood as a time of benevolent nurturing and care, it reveals that it is in the natal home that the young learn the script of violence and that such forms of aggression help to eventually crystallise their subjectivities. By shifting the issue of violence against women away from the discourse of rights and reframing it within discourses of power, it disturbs traditional definitions of family, victim, survivor, perpetrator and ally, and reveals how women navigate within the shifting contradictions of kinship regimes.
Key Words Violence  India  urban  Family  Marriage  Kinship 
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Understanding the Creation and Radicalisation of the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and the Indian Mujahideen (IM) / Arosoaie, Aida   Journal Article
Arosoaie, Aida Journal Article
Summary/Abstract This paper analyses the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and the Indian Mujahideen (IM) through the lens of social movement theory. By locating these movements in a larger historical and socio-political configuration, the paper documents the national and international political opportunities that fostered SIMI and IM's emergence and radicalisation, including the rise of Hindu extremism, socially institutionalised discrimination and international Islamist revival. Further, the paper investigates the emergence of a seemingly new collective identity and the resources it mobilised. Finally, it investigates the frames employed in justifying calls for violence by deconstructing and contextualising the groups’ Islamic cultural repertoires.
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Dalit cinema / Yengde, Suraj   Journal Article
Yengde, Suraj Journal Article
Summary/Abstract This article offers introductory remarks on the position of the Dalit in Indian cinema. It starts with the observation that the Indian film industry is an inherently caste-based, biased, mechanised product of technological industrialisation in which Dalit inclusion is not a moral concern. The mainstream film industry in India delivers the desires and principles of market and society by excluding a Dalit framework outright—a problem now being addressed by the entry of an explicitly Dalit cinema. By briefly looking at two films, Fandry (2013) and Sairat (2016), both written and directed by Dalit film-maker Nagraj Manjule, I offer a critical reading of ‘Dalit Cinema’. Taking the work of Manjule, a maverick film-maker who is establishing a new discourse of Dalit-centred socio-culturism, I demonstrate the extent to which caste narratives are absent in the Indian film industry.
Key Words Caste  Hollywood  Dalit  Bollywood  Bahujan  Dalit Cinema 
Dalit Relationships  Indian Films 
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IDP resettlement and collective targeting during civil wars: evidence from Colombia / Steele, Abbey   Journal Article
Steele, Abbey Journal Article
Summary/Abstract Refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) are not always safe where they resettle in ethnic civil wars, in which civilians’ identities overlap with the ethnic profile of armed combatants. This article argues that IDPs are also vulnerable in non-ethnic civil wars, through two related mechanisms that indicate civilians’ loyalties: (1) where the displaced are from and when they left; and (2) resettlement patterns. The first can suggest loyalties when the displacement is associated with territorial conquest and expulsion of suspected sympathizers. In turn, the displaced would be considered disloyal by the armed group responsible for the expulsion, and could be subject to further violence where they resettle. The second mechanism relates to the first: if displaced civilians are considered disloyal, then resettling with other, similarly stigmatized civilians can improve their security by reducing the household’s risk of discovery. However, clustering together with other IDPs can have a perverse effect: even though living in an enclave may reduce a particular household’s likelihood of suffering violence, the group itself is endangered because it is more easily detected. Armed groups can collectively target IDPs who resettle in clusters, either for strategic or retributive reasons. Implications of the argument are tested with detailed subnational panel data on IDP arrivals and massacres in Colombia, and the analyses provide support for the argument. The findings indicate that collective targeting of IDPs occurs even in civil wars without an ethnic cleavage, following voluntary resettlement patterns, and reinforces IDP security as a policy priority.
Key Words Civil Wars  Colombia  Resettlement  Displacement  Collective Targeting 
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Breaking state impunity in post-authoritarian regimes: why transitional justice processes deter criminal violence in new democracies / Trejo, Guillermo   Journal Article
Trejo, Guillermo Journal Article
Summary/Abstract This article claims that cross-national variation in criminal violence in new democracies is highly dependent on whether elites adopt transitional justice processes to address a repressive past. State specialists in violence who repress political dissidents under authoritarian rule often play a crucial role in the operation of criminal markets and in the production of criminal violence in democracy. Some of them defect from the state to become the armed branch of criminal organizations in their deadly fights against the state and rival groups; others remain but protect criminal organizations from positions of state power; and still others use state power to fight criminals through iron-fist policies. When post-authoritarian elites adopt transitional justice processes to expose, prosecute, and punish state specialists in violence for gross human rights violations committed during the authoritarian era, they redefine the rules of state coercion and deter members of the armed forces and the police from becoming leading actors in the production of criminal violence. Using a dataset of 76 countries that transitioned from authoritarian rule to democracy between 1974 and 2005, we show that the adoption of strong truth commissions is strongly associated with lower murder rates; we also find that the implementation of trials that result in guilty verdicts is associated with lower homicide rates only when the trials are jointly implemented with a strong truth commission. In contrast, amnesty laws appear to stimulate criminal violence. Our findings are particularly robust for Latin America and remain unchanged even after addressing selection effects via matching techniques.
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Case for courts: resolving information problems in authoritarian regimes / Sievert, Jacqueline M   Journal Article
Sievert, Jacqueline M Journal Article
Summary/Abstract Authoritarian regimes are not known for adopting independent courts, yet the frequency of states empowering their judiciaries has steadily increased. In 1961 only 9% of autocracies had a partially or fully independent court, but by 1987 more than one-third of authoritarian states had reformed their judiciaries. Initiating judicial reform is risky for a regime that seeks to maintain its authority over its populace, including risks to their preferred policy positions and judgments that run contrary to the preferences of the regime. Given these risks, why do authoritarian leaders often relinquish authority to independent courts? This article argues regime leaders will choose to empower at least nominally independent courts in order to resolve information problems that lead to bargaining failures and civil war. This project uses propensity score matching to account for the complex relationship between institutional arrangement and civil war, and finds that states that adopt an independent court reduce their risk of civil war between 54% and 75% when compared to states that are equally likely to have adopted an independent court, but did not. These results suggest that leaders seeking to reduce uncertainty when bargaining with potential oppositions groups have strong incentives to implement independent judiciaries, and improve our understanding of how and why authoritarian leaders choose to delegate authority to independent judicial institutions.
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