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  • Taj Mahalby Diana Preston

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    While Galileo suffered under house arrest at the hands of Pope Urban VIII, the Thirty Years War ruined Europe, and the Pilgrims struggled to survive in the New World, work began on what would become one of the Seven Wonders of the World: the Taj Mahal. Built by the Moghul emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, its flawless... more...

  • The King and the Clown in South Indian Myth and Poetryby David Dean Shulman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 58.00

    The author discusses the tragi-comic aspect of Chola kingship in relation to other Indian expressions of comedy, such as the Vidiisaka of Sanskrit drama, folk tales of the jester Tenali Rama, and clowns of the South Indian shadow-puppet theaters. The symbolism of the king emerges as part of a wider range of major symbolic figures--Brahmins, courtesans,... more...

  • The Making of Colonial Lucknow, 1856-1877by Veena Talwar Oldenburg

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    Examining the history of Lucknow, Veena Talwar Oldenburg shows how the results of its transformation after the Mutiny of 1857 continue to pervade the city even today. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished... more...

  • Perfect Spyby Larry Berman

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    During the Vietnam War, Time reporter Pham Xuan An befriended everyone who was anyone in Saigon, including American journalists such as David Halberstam and Neil Sheehan, the CIA's William Colby, and the legendary Colonel Edward Lansdale?not to mention the most influential members of the South Vietnamese government and army. None of them ever guessed... more...

  • Midnight?s Descendants: South Asia from Partition to the Present Dayby John Keay

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    The first modern history of all South Asia?s peoples. more...

  • Himalayan Passagesby Andrew Quintman; Benjamin Bogin

    Wisdom Publications 2014; Not Available

    Explore new research on the religious and cultural traditions of the Himalayan Buddhist world. Over decades, hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad have been introduced to Tibetan culture in India, Nepal, and China by Hubert Decleer. A number went on to become prominent scholars in the field at institutions such as Yale, Berkeley,... more...

  • Himalayan Passagesby Andrew Quintman; Benjamin Bogin

    Wisdom Publications 2014; Not Available

    Explore new research on the religious and cultural traditions of the Himalayan Buddhist world. Over decades, hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad have been introduced to Tibetan culture in India, Nepal, and China by Hubert Decleer. A number went on to become prominent scholars in the field at institutions such as Yale, Berkeley,... more...

  • Himalayan Passagesby Andrew Quintman; Benjamin Bogin

    Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 38.95

    Explore new research on the religious and cultural traditions of the Himalayan Buddhist world. Over decades, hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad have been introduced to Tibetan culture in India, Nepal, and China by Hubert Decleer. A number went on to become prominent scholars in the field at institutions such as Yale, Berkeley,... more...

  • Between Love and Freedomby Nikhil Govind

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00

    Between Love and Freedom interprets the figure of the revolutionary in the Hindi novel by establishing its lineage in representative Bengali novels, as well as in the contending moralities of Mahatma Gandhi and Bhagat Singh on the idea of violence. It reveals how conventional social realism and emergent modernist modes were brought together in the... 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...