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  • A Daughter's Memoir of Burmaby Wendy Law-Yone; David I. Steinberg

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Wendy Law-Yone was fifteen at the time of Burma's military coup in 1962. The daughter of Ed Law-Yone, daredevil proprietor of Rangoon Nation, Burma?s leading postwar English-language daily, she experienced firsthand the perils and promises of a newly independent Burma. On the eve of Wendy?s studies abroad, Ed Law-Yone was arrested, his newspaper... more...

  • Diaspora, Development, and Democracyby Devesh Kapur

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    What happens to a country when its skilled workers emigrate? The first book to examine the complex economic, social, and political effects of emigration on India, Diaspora, Development, and Democracy provides a conceptual framework for understanding the repercussions of international migration on migrants' home countries. Devesh Kapur finds that... more...

  • Superstar Indiaby Shobhaa De

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    It all began when, viewing the breathless preparations for independent India's 60th birthday celebrations - and poised then on her own sixth decade - Shobhaa De was struck by the thought: 'Surely my life has taken the same trajectory as the country's?' In an intimate confession to her readers, she answers that question, and many more: Does India really... more...

  • Dancing Bodies of Devotionby Katherine C. Zubko

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    This ethnography examines how contemporary dancers of Bharata Natyam, a traditionally Hindu storytelling dance form, embody Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and Jain narratives. These dancers choreographically adapt various religious identities and ideas in order to emphasize pluralistic cultural and ethical dimensions in their work. Through the dancing... more...

  • The Siegeby Cathy Scott-Clark; Adrian Levy

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    Winner of the CWA Nonfiction Dagger Award, the definitive account of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai Mumbai, 2008. On the night of November 26, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the city, including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, one of the world?s most exclusive luxury hotels. For sixty-eight hours, hundreds were held... more...

  • The Beautiful and the Damnedby Siddhartha Deb

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 21.00

    The one book you need on the New India. In 2004, after six years in New York, Siddhartha Deb returned to India to look for a job. He discovered that sweeping change had overtaken the country. With the globalization of its economy, the relaxation of trade rules, the growth in technology, and the shrinking down of the state, a new India was being born.... more...

  • Indian Fairy Talesby Joseph Jacobs

    The Floating Press 1912; US$ 7.95

    Soils and national characters differ; but fairy tales are the same in plot and incidents, if not in treatment. The majority of the tales in this volume have been known in the West in some form or other, and the problem arises how to account for their simultaneous existence in farthest West and East. Some - as Benfey in Germany, M. Cosquin in France,... more...

  • Everyday Technologyby David Arnold

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    In 1909 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, on his way back to South Africa from London, wrote his now celebrated tract Hind Swaraj , laying out his vision for the future of India and famously rejecting the technological innovations of Western civilization. Despite his protestations, Western technology endured and helped to make India one of the leading... more...

  • Transformations on the Bengal Frontierby Subhajyoti Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    An analysis of the socio-economic changes brought about by colonial rule in a frontier area of Bengal, Jalpaiguri. Challenging long established debates focused around the powers of dominant groups over a settled peasantry, this book broadens our perspective on the 18th century, promoting a deeper understanding of the change-over from the pre-colonial... more...

  • The Oppressive Present: Literature and Social Consciousness in Colonial Indiaby Sudhir Chandra

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    Marking a departure from studies on history and literature in colonial India, The Oppressive Present explores the emergence of social consciousness as a result of and in response to the colonial mediation in the late nineteenth century. In focusing on contemporary literature in Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, and Marathi, it charts an epochal change in... more...