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  • Myanmar/Burmaby Alexis Rieffel

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 26.99

    Burma had the brightest prospects of any Southeast Asian nation after World War II. In the years since, however, it has dropped to the bottom of the world's socioeconomic ladder. The grossly misruled nationofficially known as Myanmaris in the midst of a political transition based on a new constitution and its first multiparty elections in twenty... more...

  • The Illustrated Baburnamaby Som Prakash Verma

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book presents the Persian Baburnama , a key primary source and the earliest record of Babur?s memoirs. The authoritative translation uses paintings from the original work and draws on contemporary texts of the period to delve into the history of the legendary Mughal ruler. It provides a fresh treatment to the source material and highlights... more...

  • Wings of Freedomby Ratan Kaul

    Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd 2014; US$ 8.00

    In the turbulent backdrop of India?s struggle for freedom in British India, destiny brings together Raju, a young Indian aspiring to be a revolutionary and Eileen, the teenage daughter of a British officer. Will their relationship survive the societal pressures, cultural divide, and the political turmoil? It is the year 1911. King George the Fifth... more...

  • The Making of Indiaby Kartar Lalvani

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 28.99

    The story of The Making of India begins in the seventeenth century, when a small seafaring island, one tenth the size of the Indian subcontinent, despatched sailing ships over 11,000 miles on a five-month trading journey in search of new opportunities. In the end they helped build a new nation. The sheer audacity and scale of such an endeavour, the... more...

  • Crossing the Lines of Casteby Adheesh A. Sathaye

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    Crossing the Lines of Caste offers a cultural-historical analysis of the legends of Visvamitra, a sage who is said to have used his ascetic power to change his caste and become a Brahmin. It reveals how and why mythological culture has played an active role in the construction of Brahmin social power for more than three thousand years. more...

  • The Roots of Hinduismby Asko Parpola

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    In this pioneering book, Asko Parpola traces the Indo-Iranian speakers from the Aryan homeland north of the Black Sea through the Eurasian steppes to Central, West and South Asia, presenting new ideas on the origin and formation of the Vedic literature and rites, and the great Hindu epics. more...

  • Elite Forces of India and Pakistanby Kenneth Conboy; Paul Hannon

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    Influenced by the German use of paratroopers early in World War Two, General Sir Robert Cassels, the Commander-in-Chief India, ordered the formation of an airborne cadre in October 1940. Thus marked the origins of India's first élite units. Pakistan can trace the origins of its own army airborne to the common parentage of British-raised forces. Following... more...

  • Between Ethics and Politicsby Eva Pföstl

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    Is it possible to build an authentically democratic system in politics without concrete ethical foundations? Addressing this question in the wake of the contemporary crisis in democracy worldwide, the volume re-evaluates Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi?s key thoughts. It foregrounds their relevance to the ongoing struggles that attempt to reconcile the... more...

  • Becoming Assameseby Madhumita Sengupta

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 150.00

    This book explores the making of colonial Northeast India and offers a new perspective to the study of the Assamese identity in the nineteenth century as a distinctly nineteenth-century cultural phenomenon, not confined to linguistic parameters alone. It studies crucial markers of the self ? history, customs, food, dress, new religious beliefs ? and... more...

  • Pu?pik?: Tracing Ancient India Through Texts and Traditionsby Robert Leach; Jessie Pons

    Oxbow Books 2015; US$ 28.00

    Puṣpikā 3 is the outcome of the third and fourth International Indology Graduate Research Symposiums held in Paris and Edinburgh in 2011 and 2012. This volume presents the results of recent research by early-career scholars into the texts, languages and literary, philosophical and religious traditions of South Asia. The articles offer a... more...