Vinay Lal’s Books on Amazon.com and other online vendors:
All of my books can be purchased from Amazon (in US/Britain) or through other online bookstores – for instance, in India/South Asia at:
Here are some titles — the most recent one is
Deewaar: The Footpath, the City, and the Angry Young Man (Delhi: HarperCollins, 2011).
In India, from Flipkart: http://www.flipkart.com/deewaar-vinay-lal-book-9350290231
Political Hinduism was released in late September 2009 by Oxford UP, Delhi:
The Other Indians: A Political and Cultural History of South Asians in America
(Delhi: HarperCollins, 2008; and UCLA, Asian American Studies Center Press, 2008).
In India: http://www.harpercollins.co.in/BookDetail.asp?Book_Code=1894
The History of History: Politics and Scholarship in Modern India (Delhi: Oxford UP, 2003; rev. paperback ed., 2005).
In India: http://www.oup.co.in/search_detail.php?id=126333
Of Cricket, Guinness and Gandhi: Essays on Indian History and Culture (Calcutta: Seagull Books, 2003; paperback ed., Penguin, 2005):
In India, at: http://www.seagullindia.com/books (hardcover) and at
(paperback) and at
Introducing Hinduism, with Boris van Loon (London: Icon Books, 2005).
This book was reissued on 1 February 2010 as “Introducing Hinduism: A Graphic Guide” (Icon Books):
Introducing Hinduism is still available:
Also available in Spanish translation at Amazon, and in Korean and Finnish
Empire of Knowledge: Culture and Plurality in the Global Economy (London: Pluto Press, 2002)
Enlarged and revised Indian edition available from Sage India Publishers:
Also available in Urdu translation as Ilm ki Sultanat: Maghrib ki Bay Reham Ijaradari (Karachi: Mashal Books, 2009):
The Future of Knowledge and Culture: A Dictionary for the 21st Century, co-edited with Ashis Nandy (Delhi: Viking Penguin, 2006, hardcover).
In India, at: http://www.penguinbooksindia.com/Bookdetail.aspx?bookId=2807
Fingerprinting Popular Culture: The Mythic and the Iconic in Indian Cinema, co-edited with Ashis Nandy (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2006).
In India, from Oxford: http://www.oup.co.in/search_detail.php?id=144237
In US: http://www.amazon.com/Fingerprinting-Popular-Culture-Mythic-Iconic/dp/0195692675/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1253810941&sr=1-3
PAMPHLET SERIES, founded and edited by Vinay Lal — Dissenting Knowledges Pamphlet Series
There are 11 titles in the series so far; the series is not available commerically, except in Malaysia (from where it is published) and India. However,
according to the publishers, Citizens International (Penang), an order can be placed in the following manner: Order by email to email@example.com. “You can pay us through cheque (payable to Consumers Association of Penang) or by credit card (16 digits needed and expiry date details needed).
Each pamphlet is priced at USD 3, except for no. 11, by Claude Alvares, which is priced at USD4. The prices include airmail postage and handling.”
The titles published in the series are as follows:
No. 1 Gustavo Esteva Celebration of Zapatismo
No. 2 Frédérique Apffel-Marglin & Margaret Bruchac
Exorcising Anthropology’s Demons
No. 3 Ashis Nandy The Twentieth Century: The
Ambivalent Homecoming of Homo Psychologicus
No. 4 Vinay Lal Empire and the Dream-Work of America
No. 5 Roby Rajan The Tyranny of Economics: Global
Governance and the Dismal Science
No. 6 Nancy Scheper-Hughes The Last Commodity: Post-Human
Ethics, Global (In)justice and the Traffic in Organs
No. 7 C. Douglas Lummis Terror and the Terrorist
No. 8 C. K. Raju Is Science Western in Origin?
No. 9 James Carse Ignorance and the Durability of Religion
No. 10 D. P. Agrawal Traditional Knowledge Systems:
Culture, Ecology and Ways of Knowing
No.11 Claude Alvares A Farewell to the Eurocentric Imagination
There is also a new pamphlet series, entitled “Asian Thinkers”, founded and edited by Vinay Lal.
One title has been released so far: M. K. Gandhi, “Colonialism and the Call to Freedom”, edited
and introduced by Vinay Lal. This is priced at $3; to order, follow the instructions above.