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  • India: The Ancient Pastby Burjor Avari

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    India: The Ancient Past provides a clear and systematic introduction to the cultural, political, economic, social and geographical history of ancient India from the time of the pre-Harappan culture nine thousand years ago up until the beginning of the second millennium of the Common Era. The book engages with methodological and controversial issues... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

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

  • The Buddha: A Very Short Introductionby Michael Carrithers

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Michael Carrithers guides us through the complex and sometimes conflicting information that Buddhist texts give about the life and teaching of the Buddha. He discusses the social and political background of India in the Buddha's time, and traces the development of his thought. He also assesses the rapid and widespread assimilation of Buddhism and its... more...

  • The Business of Empireby H. V. Bowen

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Study of the impact in Britain when the East India Company acquired a South Asian 'empire' . more...

  • 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...