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- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 15.50
The great city of Beijing, capital of China from the ninth century, and given its form for five hundred years by the Ming Dynasty, was for a millennium one of the most extraordinary places on earth. At a time when London, Paris, or Rome had only several hundred thousand residents, Beijing held over a million. This book tells the history of this great... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99
?Among many recent books on Pakistan, Mr. Akbar?s stands out?.A fine and detailed history of Indian Muslim anger and insecurity.? ? The Economist In Tinderbox , India?s leading journalist delivers a fascinating narrative history of Pakistan, chronicling the conflict between Muslim and Hindu cultures in South Asia and describing the role that their... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 14.99
No other land has captured man's imagination quite like Tibet. Hidden away behind the highest mountains on earth, and ruled over by a mysterious God-king, it was for centuries a land forbidden to all outsiders. In this remarkable and ultimately tragic narrative, Peter Hopkirk recounts the forcible opening up of this medieval Buddhist kingdom by... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 25.00
Sir Alexander Grantham was Governor of Hong Kong from 1947 to 1957, one of the most dramatic decades in the citys history. This was a time of rapid reconstruction after World War II and growing prosperity. But civil war and revolution in China posed new challenges to the precarious British colony and tested Granthams skills as a diplomat.... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 4.99
This title is an introduction to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi. It investigates: his background and the times he lived in, Britain's role in the history of India, the events leading up to the Salt March, his assassination and his legacy. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 20.38
Land of Two Rivers chronicles the story of one of the most fascinating and influential regions in the Indian subcontinent. The confluence of two major river systems, Ganga and Brahmaputra, created the delta of Bengal?an ancient land known as a centre of trade, learning and the arts from the days of the Mahabharata and through the ancient dynasties.... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 49.30
The history of classical India is a huge and complex maze with many snares to entrap the explorer. Much of it is so thickly encrusted with myths that it is often difficult to separate facts from fables. Undaunted by this prospect Abraham Eraly unfolds, in First Spring, a profoundly illuminating panorama of an age that flowered luxuriantly before its... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 129.99
The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Tajikistan chronicles this country through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions, as well as significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects. more...
- Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 42.99
Contemporary North and South Korea are nations of radical contrasts: one a bellicose totalitarian state with a failing economy; the other a peaceful democracy with a strong economy. Yet their people share a common history that extends back more than 3,000 years. In this comprehensive new history of Korea from the prehistoric era to the present day,... more...