We have received the book by Alex Watson, Dominic Goodall, and S. L. P. Anjaneya Sarma (eds. and transl.), An Enquiry into the Nature of Liberation: Bhaṭṭa Rāmakaṇṭha's Paramokṣanirāsakārikāvṛtti, A Commentary on Sadyojyotiḥ's Refutation of Twenty Conceptions of the Liberated State (mokṣa), Institut Français de Pondichéry/Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient, 2013 (Collection Indologie - 122).
This is the first critical edition of a short philosphical treatise in 59 Sanskrit verses on twenty rival teories of librated state (mokṣa) composed by Sadyojyotiḥ's (c. 675-725 AD), its long commentary by Bhaṭṭa Rāmakaṇṭha's (c. 950-1000 AD), along with an annotated translation of both works, and an introduction.
The Società Italiana di Storia Internazionale (SISI - Italian Society of International History) is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association established in Padua (Italy) in March 15, 2011. It is the first society of this kind in Italy. Its aims are “promoting the development of International History in Italy, supporting contacts and cooperation among Italian and foreign scholars working in this area, representing its members in the Italian academic institutional bodies and more generally in public and private bodies responsible for research, teaching and dissemination of historical culture.”
We have just received the book by Amina Jamal, Jamaat-e-Islami Women in Pakistan. Vanguard of a New Modernity? Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2013.
Through an ethnographic and textual study of Jamat women elected to local, provincial, and national bodies in Pakistan (2002-2008), Jamal draws attention to the forces that enabled these women to cover important roles within the party and in the two major centers of Karachi and Lahore.