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- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00
This interdisciplinary work presents essays on disease and medicine in the Indian Ocean World, spanning over a millennium. It is the first work on medical history in the region. Themes include medical theory, concepts of fertility, material culture, healing, diplomacy, and colonialism, public health, slavery, migrant labour, and medicine. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...