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- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.74
An accomplished history of the Buddha, An End to Suffering is also a deeply personal story -- the story of Pankaj Mishra's search for meaning, for truth and peace in the modern world and, specifically, in post-colonial, independent India. As he describes his travels to unearth the origins of the Buddha, Mishra offers glimpses into his own quest for... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.83
From Bollywood stars in Bombay worrying whether they are sexy enough to a heroin addict in Pakistan mocking jihad; from Indian mafia dons with political ambitions to Afghans waiting for American benevolence; from Kashmiri Muslims longing for democracy to Tibetan Buddhists fighting to preserve religion in politics ? Temptations of the West is a travel... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 19.99
A surprising, gripping narrative depicting the thinkers whose ideas shaped contemporary China, India, and the Muslim world A little more than a century ago, as the Japanese navy annihilated the giant Russian one at the Battle of Tsushima, original thinkers across Asia, working independently, sought to frame a distinctly Asian intellectual... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.09
From Pankaj Mishra, author the successful Temptations of the West and Butter Chicken in Ludhiana , comes a provocative account of how China, India and the Muslim World are remaking the world in their own image. SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2013 The Victorian period, viewed in the West as a time of self-confident progress, was experienced... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 16.98
Full of unexpected ideas and fresh insights, A Great Clamour is an extraordinary account of contemporary Asia from one of our finest essayists. Journeying through China, Tibet, Mongolia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Japan, Mishra explores the contradictions and dynamism of modernday China, simultaneously drawing a vivid portrait of its neighbours,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2017; Not Available
Modernity, secularism, development, and progress have long been viewed by the powerful few as benign ideals for the many. Today, however, botched experiments in nation-building, democracy, industrialization and urbanization visibly scar much of the world. As once happened in Europe, the wider embrace of revolutionary politics, mass movements, technology,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 8.00
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time Rudyard Kipling?s Kim is the tale of an Irish orphan raised as an Indian vagabond on the rough streets of colonial Lahore. Young Kimball O?Hara?s coming of age takes place in a world of high adventure, mystic quests, and secret games of espionage played out between the Russians... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.74
Set in contemporary India, The Romantics tells the story of Samar, a young man who goes to live in Benares to avoid a small-town job and to lose himself in reading and a world beyond himself. But soon the realities of the bustling holy city begin to intrude as Samar is introduced to a world of Europeans, of modern India and of disappointed love.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00
Set amidst the turbulence of 1950s Cairo, Beer in the Snooker Club is the story of Ram Bey, an over-educated, under-ambitious young Egyptian struggling to find out where he fits in. Ram?s favorite haunt is the fashionable Cairo Snooker Club, whose members strive to emulate English gentility; but his best friends are young intellectuals who devour... more...