Friday, October 13, 2017

South Asia Library news October 2017 UVa

South Asia Library news
October 2017 University of Virginia
Philip McEldowney

Sufi music and books, an Indian actor passing, 25 new books, and articles from recent issues of Biblio (2), Seminar (5) and the Indian Economic and Political Weekly (7 articles).

Sufi Music concert and books - I hope people will spread the word and enjoy the free Sufi music concert this coming Sunday, 15 October, 2017 at 7-9 pm Cabel Hall
Pooja Goswami Pavan – ‘A Night of Sufi Music and Ghazals’
Sunday, Oct. 15th, 7-9pm, Old Cabell Hall, UVA
The Music Library has 20 collections of CDs on Sufi music. Here are two recently acquired books on Sufi music – check them out and have a listen
1) Saints and Singers: Sufi Music in the Indus Valley
Music Stacks ML3197 .P36 2014 (with CD?)
2) Shah jo raag.  ĽĀbidah Parvīn; [2016?]
This 11 CD set of Abida Parveen singing Sufi music should
soon be cataloged and available in the Music Library also.
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TomMAzad1Indian actor passing. Some of you may have known Tom Alter, Padma Shri actor and writer, who died aged 67 in late September 2017.  He acted in over 300 India films, as well as Urdu stage performances such as his he two-and-a-half-hour-long solo play, as 'Maulana' and other characters and the theatrical reproduction of William Dalrymple's 'City of Djinns,' He occasionally was a cricket sports commentator, etc. I enjoyed getting to know him in recent years as a Woodstock School (Mussoorie) alumni, though he was 8 years my junior at school. A very interesting and entertaining person.
Text Box: Tom Alter as Mulana Azad


 25 Books. We have recently received and added over 25 new titles from South Asia.  See them here as the October list of South Asia titles or
Included are books on Dara Shukuh, an Oxford history of Pakistan, a study of Hindu asceticism, two books on Calcutta, a children’s book on Tibet, and a Pakistan food book of dessert recipes.

Articles. Listed and liked below are some interesting articles and reviews from recent journals -  Biblio (2), Seminar (4), and the Indian Economic and Political Weekly (6).
Two Biblios of 2017
**The July-September 2017 issue of Biblio has some interesting reviews, such as Arundhan Roy’s recent Happiness book, two reviews on Indira books, several books on Indian Wildlife and the Environment, old Delhi, and The Novel and the City in Modern North India.
* * Reviews in the January-March 2017 issue of Biblio Vol xxii Nos. 1&3
-- The Burning Forest: India’s War in Bastar by Nandini Sundar. Reviewed by Suvojit Bagchi   
-- Out of War: Voices of Surrendered Maoists by Swati Sengupta;  Blood Red River: A Journey into the Heart of India’s Development Conflict by Rohit Prasad. Reviewed by Latha Jishnu 
Indian Historical Review, v. 43, No. 1, 2016
**Dirk H. A. Kolff, Grass in their Mouths: The Upper Doab of India under the Company’s Magna Charta, 1793-1830. Reviewed by Amar Farooqi., p. 174-178.
**Meena Bhargava (ed.), The Decline of the Mughal Empire Reviewed by Chhanda Chatterjee, p. 195-197.
Seminar 2017 (four articles)

**India 2016 #689 January 2017
*The Importance Of Being Mahasweta
Anjum Katyal, writer, editor and translator; Co-Director, Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival and Consultant, Publications, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata
**Modern Magazine #692 April 2017
*Coming of Age in Delhi
Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Consulting Editor, 'Biblio', and Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
**Democratic Authoritarianism  # 693 May 2017

*Moral Transcendence? The Guru in Democracy
Aya Ikegame, Associate Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo
*India's Democratic Marketplace For Criminality
Milan Vaishnav, Senior Fellow, South Asia, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC
Seminar 2016 (one)
Three book reviews December 2016
1) The Burning Forest: India’s War in Bastar by Nandini Sundar. Juggernaut Books, New Delhi, 2016.
2) Rupture, Loss and Living: Minority Women Speak About Post-Conflict Life by K. Lalita and D. Dhanraj. Orient Blackswan, Hyderabad, 2016.
3) Culture, Vernacular Politics and The Peasants: India, 1889-1950, an edited translation of Swami Sahajanand Saraswati’s Mera Jivan Sangharsh (My Life Struggle), translated and edited by Walter Hauser with Kailash Chandra Jha. Manohar, New Delhi, 2015. By Jacques Pouchepadass, Senior Research Fellow (emeritus), South Asia Studies Centre, School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences, Paris
Indian Economic and Political Weekly 2017 (seven articles)
India’s Rotten Democracy and the Maoist Movement. Vol. 52, Issue No. 3, 21 Jan, 2017. Book Reviews. Bernard D’Mello
Storming the Gates of Heaven: The Maoist Movement in India—A Critical Study, 1972–2014 by Amit Bhattacharyya, Kolkata: Setu Prakashani, 2016; pp v + 557, ₹ 1,200.
The Burning Forest: India’s War in Bastar by Nandini Sundar, New Delhi: Juggernaut Books, 2016; pp xvi + 413, ₹ 699.
Widening the Frames of Subaltern Studies. Vol. 52, Issue No. 4, 28 Jan, 2017. Book Reviews. Bhangya Bhukya. New Subaltern Politics: Reconceptualizing Hegemony and Resistance in Contemporary India edited by Alf Gunvald Nilsen and Srila Roy, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2015; pp x + 318, ₹ 850.
A Voice to the Dalit Cause Vol. 52, Issue No. 4, 28 Jan, 2017 Book Reviews Raj Sekhar Basu Readings on Dalit Identity: History, Literature and Religion edited by Swaraj Basu; Hyderabad: Orient Black Swan, 2016; pp 403, ₹ 895
Poverty Alleviation in Bihar. Vol. 52, Issue No. 6, 11 Feb, 2017. Discussion. Pradeep Kumar Mishra
The paper “Eliminating Poverty in Bihar: Paradoxes, Bottlenecks and Solutions” is near perfect in terms of the issues raised. But there is a need to go beyond focusing on the economic and infrastructural aspects of development. A complex society like Bihar needs a revolution in terms of bureaucratic restructuring, remittance-based planning, and promotion of an entrepreneurial culture.
The Creative Zeal of the Rays Vol. 52, Issue No. 6, 11 Feb, 2017 Book Reviews Utsa Ray
The Rays before Satyajit: Creativity and Modernity in Colonial India by Chandak Sengoopta, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016; pp xi+418, ₹ 995.
Forest Rights in Baiga Chak, Madhya Pradesh Vol. 52, Issue No. 25-26, 24 Jun, 2017 Forest Rights Act R Venkat Ramanujam
Translating the potential of the Forest Rights Act into reality is a challenge even in regions “meant for” Adivasis, such as the Baiga Chak in eastern Madhya Pradesh, given the weak capacity for collective action, tangled relationship with the forest department, changing youth aspirations, and people’s conception of the environment at variance with some provisions of the act.