New Mandala readers will be keen to know that a new book on highland Southeast Asia has been recently published. Edited by Fran├зois Robinne and Mandy Sadan it is titled Social Dynamics in the Highlands of Southeast Asia: Reconsidering Political Systems of Highland Burma by E.R. Leach. More information about this important collection is available here.

Robinne has also recently released another book, which focusses specifically on the Kachin, titled Pr├кtres et chamanes: Métamorphoses des Kachin de Birmanie.

When I get my hands on copies I will be sure to provide more details for interested readers.