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  • A Concise History of Modern Indiaby Barbara D. Metcalf; Thomas R. Metcalf

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    The third edition of the Metcalfs' classic history of India charts developments across the last twenty years. more...

  • Demystifying Kashmirby Navnita Chadha Behera

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 32.95

    Traces Kashmir history from the prepartition India to the current-day situation. Provides an analysis of the philosophical underpinnings and the local, bilateral, and international dynamics of the key players involved in this conflict. Conclusion focuses on the parameters, players, politics, and prognosis of the ongoing peace process in Kashmir. more...

  • An American Witness to India’s Partitionby Phillips Talbot

    SAGE India 2007; US$ 59.95

    In 1938 the New York-based Institute of Current World Affairs awarded 23-year-old Phillips Talbot a fellowship with a mandate: visit South Asia and learn about the intricacies of life in India. Till 1950, Talbot graphically recounted the buildup to Indian and Pakistani independence, and the early experiences of the new states in the form of several... more...

  • The Mughal Empireby John F. Richards

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 36.00

    The Mughal empire was one of the largest centralised states in the pre-modern world and this new volume traces the history of this magnificent empire from its creation in 1526 to its breakup in 1720. more...

  • Gandhiby David Arnold

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Gandhi's is an extraordinary and compelling story. Few individuals in history have made so great a mark upon their times. And yet Gandhi never held high political office, commanded no armies and was not even a compelling orator. His 'power' therefore makes a particularly fascinating subject for investigation. David Arnold explains how and why the shy... more...

  • Heinrich Zimmerby Margaret H. Case

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Heinrich Zimmer (1890-1943) is best known in the English-speaking world for the four posthumous books edited by Joseph Campbell and published in the Bollingen Series: Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization, Philosophies of India, The Art of Indian Asia, and The King and the Corpse. These works have inspired several generations of students... more...

  • Muslim Politics in Biharby Mohammad Sajjad

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    This book studies the engagement of various Muslim communities with Bihar politics from colonial times to present-day India. It debunks several myths in highlighting Muslim resistance to the Two-Nation theory, and counters the ?Isolation Syndrome? faced by Muslim communities after Independence. Using rare archival sources and hitherto unexamined Urdu... more...

  • The Indian Ideologyby Perry Anderson

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    Today, the Indian state claims to embody the values of a stable political democracy, a harmonious territorial unity, and a steadfast religious impartiality. Even many of those critical of the inequalities of Indian society underwrite such claims. The Indian Ideology suggests that the roots of the current ills of the Republic go much deeper,... more...

  • Gandhi: A Beginner's Guideby Genevieve Blais

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 5.99

    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...

  • The Indian Mutinyby Julian Spilsbury

    Orion Publishing Group 2008; US$ 8.99

    Published to mark the 150th anniversary of the Indian Mutiny, this is a real page-turner, an epic story with surprising modern parallels. Fomer army officer-turned-TV scriptwriter, Julian Spilsbury is the ideal author to take us back to the desperate summer of 1857 when thousands of Indian soldiers mutinied. They murdered their officers, hunted down... more...