Informal Labor, Formal Politics, and Dignified Discontent in India

Author: Rina Agarwala
2009 Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellow

About the book: This book offers a fresh and provocative look into the alternative social movements informal workers in India are launching. It also offers a unique analysis of the conditions under which these movements succeed or fail. Drawing from 300 interviews with informal workers, government officials and union leaders, Rina Agarwala argues that Indian informal workers are using their power as voters to demand welfare benefits from the state, rather than demanding traditional work benefits from employers.

Year of publication: 2013

A School Counsellor Casebook

Author: Lisa Aronson
2010 Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer

About the book: The book is intended to provide a solid foundation for counselling practice in schools.

Year of publication: 2013

Golden Reflection

Author: Bal Barot
2010 Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer

About the book: This is a novel of an immigrant, Harry alias Harish Kumar. He is reflecting about incidents and people in his life. It starts with his arrival as a student in early sixties in New York City, where he shares a room with a fellow Indian student. How their lives mingle is the unexpected twist of the tale.

Year of publication: 2015

Sonic Liturgy: Ritual and Music in Hindu Tradition

Author: Guy Beck
2010 Fulbright-Nehru Senior Researcher

About the book: The book builds on the foundation of Guy L. Beck's earlier work, which described the theoretical role of sound in Hindu thought. Sonic Liturgy continues the discussion of sound into the realm of Hindu ritual and musical traditions of worship.

Year of publication: 2014

Forms of Collective Violence: Riots, Pogroms, and Genocide in Modern India

Author: Paul Brass
2012 Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Scholar

About the book: This collection of essays focus on the various forms of collective violence that have occurred in India during the past six decades, which include riots, pogroms, and genocide. It is argued that these various forms of violence must be understood not as spontaneous outbreaks of passion, but as productions by organized groups. Moreover, it is also evident that government and its agents do not always act to control violence, but often engage in or permit gratuitous acts of violence against particular groups under the cover of the imperative of restoring order, peace, and tranquility.

Year of publication: 2006

They Become Her

Author: Rebbecca Brown
2012 Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer

About the book: The book tells the story of Delia Bacon, the first to propose that Shakespeare did not write his own works and whose own literary ambition inspired a life filled with fame and scandal. It is poetically rich, provocatively questioning identity, the relationships between texts and their authors, and the predicaments in which many artists inevitably find themselves.

Year of publication: 2014

Envisioning Peace Educating Through Narratives:Understanding Our Stories to Learn and Teach

Author: Susan Carson
2010 Fulbright-Nehru Senior Researcher

About the book: Envisioning Peace is a collection of individual narratives and commentaries meant for everyone, and especially educators. These stories address some of life’s major challenges and show how these individuals have transformed their lives through the power of compassion and care, illuminating both our profound diversity and our connectedness

Year of publication: 2015

Movies, Masculinity and Modernity: An Ethnography of Men's Filimgoing in India

Author: Steve Derne
2010 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Abroad Fellow

About the book: Men in India are attracted to Hindi films partly because of their attraction to depictions of modern lifestyles. The author argues that films help men handle their ambivalence about modernity by rooting their sense of Indianness in women's acceptance of traditional food habits, clothing, and gender subordination. The book is one of the first ethnographic studies of filmgoing and one of the first to focus on mainstream male audiences.

Year of publication: 2000

Delhi: Pages from a Forgotten History

Author: Arthur Dudney
2010 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Program Fellow

About the book: The megacity that is today’s Delhi is built upon thick layers of history. For a millennium, Delhi has been at the crossroads of trade, culture, and politics. The stories of its buildings and great historical personalities have been told many times, but this book approaches the past of India’s capital through its literary culture.

Year of publication: 2015

Looking Toward the Future through the Windows of the Past: A History of Lexington County School District One

Author: Victoria Gadecki
2011 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program Fellow

Year of publication: 2010