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  • Cultural Encounters and Homoeroticism in Sri Lankaby Robert Aldrich

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Ceylon, or Sri Lanka, was long known to travellers for its luxuriant landscapes, colourful temples and friendly inhabitants ? the island once named Serendip. This book explores the sojourns of gay visitors from the late 1800s to the modern day, providing a history of homosexuality, travel and cultural encounter on the island. The book offers profiles... more...

  • The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhiby Mohandas Gandhi; Homer A. Jack

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    This selection of brief and incisive quotations range from religion and theology, personal and social ethics, service, and international and political affairs, to Gandhi's most original concept, satyagraha ? group nonviolent direct action. more...

  • India and Tibetby Sir Francis Younghusband

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 14.95

    One of the last great imperial adventurers, Sir Francis Younghusband (1863?1942) was a British army officer whose explorations yielded major contributions to geographical research. In addition to charting a new route across the Gobi Desert, Younghusband was among the first Britons to enter the forbidden Tibetan city of Lhasa, where he headed a 1904... more...

  • Courtly Indian Women in Late Imperial Indiaby Angma Dey Jhala

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Examines the political worldview of courtly and royal women in India during the late colonial and post-Independence period. This book offers a history of the zenana, which served as the 'women's courts' or 'female quarters of the palace', where women lived behind pardah in seclusion. 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$ 52.95

    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$ 52.95

    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...

  • A History of the Pakistan Armyby Brian Cloughley

    Carrel Books 2016; US$ 49.99

    The scope of this study of the Pakistan Army must be wide and in-depth, as the army has played a major part in the country?s history. The author describes Pakistan?s violent internal politics and erratic international relations with a deep knowledge gained through his long association with the country and its armed forces. Pakistan?s wars with India... more...

  • Culture of Encountersby Audrey Truschke

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    This rich history documents the fascinating, overlooked exchange between the Persian-speaking Islamic elite of the early Mughal Empire and traditional Sanskrit scholars. The book begins with the invitation of Brahman and Jain intellectuals to King Akbar?s court in the 1560s, then details the numerous, Mughal-backed texts they and their Mughal interlocutors... more...

  • Constitution-making in Asiaby H. Kumarasingham

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Britain?s main imperial possessions in Asia were granted independence in the 1940s and 1950s and needed to craft constitutions for their new states. Invariably the indigenous elites drew upon British constitutional ideas and institutions regardless of the political conditions that prevailed in their very different lands. Many Asian nations called... more...