I also really like Johnny Parry's Death in Benaras and Peter Van Der Veer's Religious Nationalism.
For a synthetic account (rather than an ethnographic monograph) of the anthropology of Hinduism, Chris Fuller's The Camphor Flame is excellent.
I have recently really enjoyed Jana Fortier's Kings of The Forest: The Cultural Resilience of Himalayan Hunter-Gatherers (I reviewed it for the SOAS Bulletin)- highly readable and engaging.
David Gellner's Monk, Householder and Tantric Priest: Newar Buddhism and Its Hierarchy of Ritual is very interesting. Also from Nepal, I recommend Arjun Guneratne's Many Tongues, One People: The Making of Tharu Identity in Nepal, William Fisher's Fluid Boundaries: Forming and Transforming Identity in Nepal, and Lyn Bennett's Dangerous Wives and Sacred Sisters: Social and Symbolic Roles of High-Caste Women in Nepal.
Finally, I also recommend Gloria Raheja's The Poison in the Gift: Ritual, Prestation and the Dominant Caste in a North Indian Village
Hi, I am new in this group. I am doing a research about the Santals in Bangladesh and their relationship with NGOs. One of the books I found very useful is:
Bleie, Tone (2005) Tribal Peoples, Nationalism and the Human Rights Challenge. Dhaka, The University Press Limited.
Here few things on Pakistan;
The Politics of Ethnicity in Pakistan: The Baloch, Sindhi and Mohajir ethnic movements
Farhan Hanif Siddiqi. by Routledge (Although not ethnography but good one).
Political leadership among swat pathan ...by federick barth