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  • Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World Warby Raghu Karnad

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    The debut of a brilliant young writer, Farthest Field tells the lost history of India?s Second World War narrated through the joys and tragedies of a single family, the author?s own. If you loved The English Patient or Rohinton Mistry?s Fine Balance or Katherine Boo?s Behind the Beautiful Forevers, you will love this book. more...

  • Blood and Waterby David Gilmartin

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 75.00

    The Indus basin was once an arid pastoral watershed, but by the second half of the twentieth century, it had become one of the world?s most heavily irrigated and populated river basins. Launched under British colonial rule in the nineteenth century, this irrigation project spurred political, social, and environmental transformations that continued... more...

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

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    Assembled with skill and sensitivity by social activist Homer A. Jack, this selection of brief and incisive quotations range from religion and theology, personal and social ethics, service, and international and political affairs, to the family, education, culture, Indian problems, and Gandhi's most original concept, satyagraha ? group nonviolent... 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...

  • A Winter in Indiaby Archibald B. Spens

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    A charming travelogue set in the British Raj, A Winter in India presents a fascinating journey across people, customs, languages, cities, monuments, and landscapes. Spens? thrilling and amusing anecdotes and multifarious experiences ? of the rugged Khyber Pass and its tribes, the military history and the Mutiny of 1857 at Kanpur and Lucknow, religion... more...

  • Third Class in Indian Railwaysby Mahatma Gandhi

    The Floating Press 1917; US$ 4.95

    From the text: I have now been in India for over two years and a half after my return from South Africa. Over one quarter of that time I have passed on the Indian trains travelling third class by choice. I have travelled up north as far as Lahore, down south up to Tranquebar, and from Karachi to Calcutta. Having resorted to third class travelling,... more...

  • The Moor's Last Sighby Salman Rushdie

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.38

    Moares 'Moor' Zogoiby is a 'high-born crossbreed', the last surviving scion of a dynasty of Cochinise spice merchants and crime lords. He is also a compulsive storyteller and an exile. As he travels a route that takes him from India to Spain, he leaves behind a labyrinthine tale of mad passions and volcanic family hatreds, of titanic matriarchs and... more...

  • Democracy, Development, and the Countrysideby Ashutosh Varshney

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 24.00

    This book examines how the rural sector in India uses its numbers in a democracy to further its economic and political interests. more...

  • Florence Nightingale's Spiritual Journey: Biblical Annotations, Sermons and Journal Notesby Lynn McDonald

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 95.00

    Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) is widely known as the heroine of the Crimean War and the founder of the modern profession of nursing. She was also a scholar and political activist who wrote and worked assiduously on many reform causes for more than forty years. This series will confirm Nightingale as an important and significant nineteenth-century... more...

  • Florence Nightingale on Society and Politics, Philosophy, Science, Education and Literatureby Lynn McDonald

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 95.00

    Florence Nightingale on Society and Politics, Philosophy, Science, Education and Literature , Volume 5 in the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale , is the main source of Nightingale's work on the methodology of social science and her views on social reform. Here we see how she took her "call to service" into practice: by first learning how... more...