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  • From the Ruins of Empireby Pankaj Mishra

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 22.00

    The Victorian period, viewed in the West as a time of self-confident progress, was experienced by Asians as a catastrophe. As the British gunned down the last heirs to the Mughal Empire, burned down the Summer Palace in Beijing, or humiliated the bankrupt rulers of the Ottoman Empire, it was clear that for Asia to recover a vast intellectual effort... more...

  • Untouchablesby Narendra Jadhav

    Scribner 2005; US$ 54.00

    Every sixth human being in the world today is an Indian, and every sixth Indian is an untouchable. For thousands of years the untouchables, or Dalits, the people at the bottom of the Hindu caste system, have been treated as subhuman. Their story has rarely been told. This remarkable book achieves something altogether unprecedented: it gives voice to... more...

  • Nation at Playby Ronojoy Sen

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Reaching as far back as ancient times, Ronojoy Sen pairs a novel history of India?s engagement with sport and a probing analysis of its cultural and political development under monarchy and colonialism, and as an independent nation. Some sports that originated in India have fallen out of favor, while others, such as cricket, have been adopted and... more...

  • Missionary Education and Empire in Late Colonial India, 1860-1920by Hayden J A Bellenoit

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Contributes simultaneously to both British imperial and Indian history. This work demonstrates that missionary understandings and interactions with India, rather than being party to imperial ideologies, often diverged from metropolitan and imperial norms. more...

  • Law and Imperialismby Preeti Nijhar

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Laws that were imposed by colonizers were as much an attempt to confirm their own identity as to control the more dangerous elements of a potentially unruly populace. This title uses material from both British Parliamentary Papers and colonial archive material to provide evidence of legal change and response. more...

  • The Age of Aspirationby Dilip Hiro

    The New Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    Nearly four decades ago, Dilip Hiro?s Inside India Today , banned by Indira Gandhi?s government, was acclaimed by The Guardian as simply the best book on India.? Now Hiro returns to his native country to chronicle the impact of the dramatic economic liberalization that began in 1991, which ushered India into the era of globalization. Hiro describes... more...

  • Zafarnamaby Navtej Sarna; Guru Gobind Singh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 18.68

    When all has been tried, yetJustice is not in sight,It is then right to pick up the sword,It is then right to fight.Written in exquisite Persian verse, the Zafarnama was a defiant message composed by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, and addressed to the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, following a series of fierce battles between the imperial forces... more...

  • Tinderboxby M.J. Akbar

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    ?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...

  • Perfect Spyby Larry Berman

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    During the Vietnam War, Time reporter Pham Xuan An befriended everyone who was anyone in Saigon, including American journalists such as David Halberstam and Neil Sheehan, the CIA's William Colby, and the legendary Colonel Edward Lansdale?not to mention the most influential members of the South Vietnamese government and army. None of them ever guessed... more...

  • Midnight?s Descendants: South Asia from Partition to the Present Dayby John Keay

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    The first modern history of all South Asia?s peoples. more...