An Historical Background on the Coming and Spread of Islam and Christianity in Southeast Asia
     Cesar Adib MAJUL

A Note on the Rise of the Plantations and the Genesis of Indian Labour Immigration to Sri Lanka
     I.H Vanden DRIESEN

The Encomienda in Early Philippine Colonial History
     Eric A. ANDERSON

Ideology in Indonesia's Colonial Administration
     Roman DUBSKY

The Spanish-Defined Separatismo in Taal, 1895-96: A Prologue to a Revolution
     Manuelito M. RECTO

The Role of Sikkim in Indo-Nepalese Relations in the Nineteenth Century 
     Kanchanmoy MOJUMDAR


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