Current Book Reviews


South Asia & the Himalayas

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THE DIFFICULT POLITICS OF PEACE: Rivalry in Modern South Asia | By Christopher ClaryTHE DIFFICULT POLITICS OF PEACE: Rivalry in Modern South Asia | By Christopher Clary
Yelena Biberman

EMPIRE NEWS: The Anglo-Indian Press Writes India | By Priti JoshiEMPIRE NEWS: The Anglo-Indian Press Writes India | By Priti Joshi
Robin Jeffrey

AT RISK: Indian Sexual Politics and the Global AIDS Crisis | By Gowri VijayakumarAT RISK: Indian Sexual Politics and the Global AIDS Crisis | By Gowri Vijayakumar
Bishnupriya Ghosh

MUMBAI TAXIMEN: Autobiographies and Automobilities in India | By Tarini BediMUMBAI TAXIMEN: Autobiographies and Automobilities in India | By Tarini Bedi
Abdul Shaban

BEING SINGLE IN INDIA: Stories of Gender, Exclusion, and Possibility | By Sarah LambBEING SINGLE IN INDIA: Stories of Gender, Exclusion, and Possibility | By Sarah Lamb
Shivani Gupta

THE CURIOUS TRAJECTORY OF CASTE IN WEST BENGAL POLITICS: Chronicling Continuity and Change | By Ayan GuhaTHE CURIOUS TRAJECTORY OF CASTE IN WEST BENGAL POLITICS: Chronicling Continuity and Change | By Ayan Guha
Pratick Mallick

ETHICAL ENCOUNTERS: Transnational Feminism, Human Rights, and War Cinema in Bangladesh | By Elora Halim ChowdhuryETHICAL ENCOUNTERS: Transnational Feminism, Human Rights, and War Cinema in Bangladesh | By Elora Halim Chowdhury
Gemini Wahhaj

JUNGLE PASSPORTS: Fences, Mobility, and Citizenship at the Northeast India-Bangladesh Border | By Malini SurJUNGLE PASSPORTS: Fences, Mobility, and Citizenship at the Northeast India-Bangladesh Border | By Malini Sur
Saleh Shahriar

Southeast Asia

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PATHWAYS FOR IRREGULAR FORCES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: Mitigating Violence with Non-State Armed Groups | Edited by Atsushi Yasutomi, Rosalie Arcala Hall, Saya KibaPATHWAYS FOR IRREGULAR FORCES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: Mitigating Violence with Non-State Armed Groups | Edited by Atsushi Yasutomi, Rosalie Arcala Hall, Saya Kiba
Jemma Purdey

PRACTICING PEACE: Conflict Management in Southeast Asia and South America | By Aarie GlasPRACTICING PEACE: Conflict Management in Southeast Asia and South America | By Aarie Glas
Florian Weigand

NUMBER ONE REALIST: Bernard Fall and Vietnamese Revolutionary Warfare | By Nathaniel L. MoirNUMBER ONE REALIST: Bernard Fall and Vietnamese Revolutionary Warfare | By Nathaniel L. Moir
Eddie Lim

NARRATING DEMOCRACY IN MYANMAR: The Struggle between Activists, Democratic Leaders and Aid Workers | By Tamas WellsNARRATING DEMOCRACY IN MYANMAR: The Struggle between Activists, Democratic Leaders and Aid Workers | By Tamas Wells
Renaud Egreteau

COMMUNAL INTIMACY AND THE VIOLENCE OF POLITICS: Understanding the War on Drugs in Bagong Silang, Philippines | By Steffen Bo Jensen and Karl HapalCOMMUNAL INTIMACY AND THE VIOLENCE OF POLITICS: Understanding the War on Drugs in Bagong Silang, Philippines | By Steffen Bo Jensen and Karl Hapal
Tom Smith

MONETARY AUTHORITIES: Capitalism and Decolonization in the American Colonial Philippines | By Allan E. S. LumbaMONETARY AUTHORITIES: Capitalism and Decolonization in the American Colonial Philippines | By Allan E. S. Lumba
Katherine G. Lacson

MYANMAR DIARIES | By Myanmar Film Collective \\ PADAUK: Myanmar Spring | A film by Jeanne Marie Hallacy and Rares Michael Ghilezan.MYANMAR DIARIES | By Myanmar Film Collective \\ PADAUK: Myanmar Spring | A film by Jeanne Marie Hallacy and Rares Michael Ghilezan.
Htet Thiha Zaw

Australasia & the Pacific Islands

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MOBILISING THE MASSES: Populist Conservative Movements in Australia and New Zealand During the Great Depression | By Matthew CunninghamMOBILISING THE MASSES: Populist Conservative Movements in Australia and New Zealand During the Great Depression | By Matthew Cunningham
Liz Ward

DECOLONIZING RESEARCH: Indigenous Storywork as Methodology | Edited by Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem, Jenny Bol Lee-Morgan, and Jason de Santolo, with a foreword by Linda Tuhiwai SmithDECOLONIZING RESEARCH: Indigenous Storywork as Methodology | Edited by Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem, Jenny Bol Lee-Morgan, and Jason de Santolo, with a foreword by Linda Tuhiwai Smith
Ashley Meredith

FIRE ON THE ISLAND: Fear, Hope and a Christian Revival in Vanuatu | By Tom BratrudFIRE ON THE ISLAND: Fear, Hope and a Christian Revival in Vanuatu | By Tom Bratrud
John Barker

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Government, Economy and Society | Edited by Stephen Howes and Lekshmi N. PillaiPAPUA NEW GUINEA: Government, Economy and Society | Edited by Stephen Howes and Lekshmi N. Pillai
Penelope Schoeffel

THE GLOBAL ANTI-CORRUPTION REGIME: The Case of Papua New Guinea | By Hannah HarrisTHE GLOBAL ANTI-CORRUPTION REGIME: The Case of Papua New Guinea | By Hannah Harris
Rodolfo Maggio

LIKE FIRE: The Paliau Movement and Millenarianism in Melanesia | By Theodore Schwartz and Michael French SmithLIKE FIRE: The Paliau Movement and Millenarianism in Melanesia | By Theodore Schwartz and Michael French Smith
Jaap Timmer

WIVES AND WANDERERS IN A NEW GUINEA HIGHLANDS SOCIETY: Women’s Lives in the Wahgi Valley | By Marie Olive ReayWIVES AND WANDERERS IN A NEW GUINEA HIGHLANDS SOCIETY: Women’s Lives in the Wahgi Valley | By Marie Olive Reay
Michael O’Hanlon

TIK MERAUKE: An Epidemic Like No Other | By John RichensTIK MERAUKE: An Epidemic Like No Other | By John Richens
Hermann Mückler