Books

The New India Foundation Fellowships are envisaged to enable and support high-quality research on an extraordinary range of topics on post-Independence India, leading to book-length studies. These have resulted in the publication of an eclectic and vibrant collection of twenty-two books published by prestigious publishing houses.

Covering a broad spectrum of subjects and genres, here are list of critically acclaimed books written by eminent scholars, researchers, journalists, and writers published under the aegis of the New India Foundation Fellowships:

Citizenship in a Caste Po...

Publisher - Orient Blackswan | 2020

In the mid-1980s, Goa witnessed mass demonstrations, violent protests and political mobilising, following which Konkani was declared the official lang...

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The Transformative Consti...

Publisher - Harper Collins | 2019

We think of the Indian Constitution as a founding document, embodying a moment of profound transformation from being ruled to becoming a nation of fre...

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Tawaifnama

Publisher - Context Publishing Company | 2019

Dharmman Bibi rode into battle during the revolt of 1857 shoulder to shoulder with her patron lover Babu Kunwar Singh. Sadabahar entranced even snakes...

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An Ordinary Man's Guide T...

Publisher - Amazon | 2018

19 September 2008, the Batla House encounter. That one day changed the life of a young man from Inderwan Bairam in Bihar’s Gopalganj district. A...

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Working Women in India's ...

Publisher - Zubaan Books | 2018

With a domestic market of around 70 billion dollars, the Indian fashion industry employs over 60 million people and accounts for a sizeable chunk of t...

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Delhiā€™s Meatscapes: Mus...

Publisher - OUP India | 2018

Tracing the journey of meat from the farm to the meat shop and other workspaces of the butcher within the multi-sited margins in Delhi, the current vo...

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Rethinking Revolutions: S...

Publisher - Oxford University Press | 2016

This book is an ethnographic study of the processes of agrarian change in the Malwa region of central India, over the last forty years, beginning with...

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The Web of Freedom

Publisher - Oxford University Press | 2016

Freedom fighter, economic philosopher, environmentalist and Gandhian constructive worker, Joseph Cornelius Kumarappa (1892-1960) was a man of many par...

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Growing the Tree of Scien...

Publisher - Oxford University Press | 2016

How does a premier institute of science come into being? How does it foster a culture promoting free thinking and original research? What impact do th...

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Ahmedabad: A City in the ...

Publisher - Bloomsbury Publishing | 2015

Ahmedabad: A City in the World (Bloomsbury, 2015) looks at the experience of a highly entrepreneurial society in one of India's longest surviving ...

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From Soup to Superstar

Publisher - Harper Collins | 2015

Tigers, elephants, lions and other large mammals have so far been central to India’s conservation story. In spite of the country’s vast co...

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Gita Press and the Making...

Publisher - Harper Collins | 2015

Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India is an original, eminently readable and deeply researched account of one of the most influential publishi...

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Our Moon has Blood Clots

Publisher - Pengiun Random House | 2014

Rahul Pandita was fourteen years old in 1990 when he was forced to leave his home in Srinagar along with his family, who were Kashmiri Pandits: the Hi...

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Politics as Performance

Publisher - Permanent Black | 2012

Politics as Performance: A Social History of the Telugu Cinema traces the fifty-year history of Telugu cinema, as an industry and cultural form. It sh...

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Debating Patriarchy - The...

Publisher - Oxford University Press | 2012

The book explores a significant episode of Indian social history, the Hindu Code Bill controversy that stirred the Indian social consciousness in the ...

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A Rogue and Peasant Slave...

Publisher - Navayana | 2012

Why do adivasi societies defend themselves so desperately against the state? What is it that sparks so much protest and conflict in India’s adiv...

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In Freedom's Shade

Publisher - Penguin Random House | 2011

Appearing for the first time in English translation, In Freedom’s Shade (originally written in the Urdu as Azadi ki Chhaon Mein i...

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Conservation at the Cross...

Publisher - Permanent Black | 2010

India faces an ecological crisis of massive proportions today. Over-exploitation of forests, wetlands and coasts, is eating away at vital ecological p...

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Stateless in South Asia

Publisher - Sage Publications | 2009

What does it mean to be ‘stateless’ in the modern postcolonial context? Stateless in South Asia: The Chakmas between Bangladesh and India ...

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Gandhi's Conscience Keepe...

Publisher - Permanent Black | 2009

Drawing upon Rajagopalachari’s voluminous political writings, Gandhi’s Conscience Keeper: C.Rajagopalachari and Indian Politics analyses h...

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The Long Revolution

Publisher - Harper Collins | 2009

The grant of a New India Fellowship to Dinesh Sharma in 2006 resulted in his first book, The Long Revolution: the Birth and Growth of India’s IT...

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India's New Capitalists

Publisher - Permanent Black | 2008

India's New Capitalists: Caste, Business, and Industry in a Modern Nation (Permanent Black/Palgrave Macmillan 2008), looks at the changing social ...

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