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  • Tinderboxby M.J. Akbar

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.99

    ?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...

  • China in Disintegrationby James E. Sheridan

    Free Press 2008; Not Available

    After the 1911 fall of the Manchus came the most hideous breakdown in Chinese history. Sheridan, a Northwestern University scholar, concentrates on the Kuomintang movement of Chiang Kai-shek, insisting that we judge a political force by whether it solves the problems posed to it, not, as Chiang's partisans prefer, by means of what-if's. Sheridan's... more...

  • Trespassers on the Roof of the Worldby Peter Hopkirk

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 17.78

    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... more...

  • Trespassers on the Roof of the Worldby Peter Hopkirk

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available

    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... more...

  • Via Portsby Alexander Grantham

    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 city’s 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 Grantham’s skills as a diplomat.... more...

  • Gandhi: A Beginner's Guideby Genevieve Blais

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 4.69

    This title is an introduction to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi. more...

  • Gandhi: A Beginner's Guideby Genevieve Blais

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available

    This title is an introduction to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi. more...

  • Land of Two Riversby Nitish Sengupta

    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...

  • The First Springby Abraham Eraly

    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...

  • Human Adaptation in the Asian Palaeolithicby Ryan J. Rabett

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 88.00

    This book examines the first human colonization of Asia and particularly the tropical environments of Southeast Asia during the Upper Pleistocene. more...