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  • Law and Imperialismby Preeti Nijhar

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Laws that were imposed by colonizers were as much an attempt to confirm their own identity as to control the more dangerous elements of a potentially unruly populace. This title uses material from both British Parliamentary Papers and colonial archive material to provide evidence of legal change and response. more...

  • A History of the Pakistan Armyby Brian Cloughley

    Carrel Books 2016; US$ 49.99

    The scope of this study of the Pakistan Army must be wide and in-depth, as the army has played a major part in the country?s history. The author describes Pakistan?s violent internal politics and erratic international relations with a deep knowledge gained through his long association with the country and its armed forces. Pakistan?s wars with India... more...

  • Culture of Encountersby Audrey Truschke

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    This rich history documents the fascinating, overlooked exchange between the Persian-speaking Islamic elite of the early Mughal Empire and traditional Sanskrit scholars. The book begins with the invitation of Brahman and Jain intellectuals to King Akbar?s court in the 1560s, then details the numerous, Mughal-backed texts they and their Mughal interlocutors... more...

  • Constitution-making in Asiaby H. Kumarasingham

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Britain?s main imperial possessions in Asia were granted independence in the 1940s and 1950s and needed to craft constitutions for their new states. Invariably the indigenous elites drew upon British constitutional ideas and institutions regardless of the political conditions that prevailed in their very different lands. Many Asian nations called... more...

  • Contagion and Enclavesby Nandini Bhattacharya

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 72.99

    Contagion and Enclaves studies the social history of medicine within two intersecting enclaves in colonial India; the hill station of Darjeeling which incorporated the sanitarian and racial norms of the British Raj; and in the adjacent tea plantations of North Bengal, which produced tea for the global market. more...

  • Learning femininity in colonial India, 1820-1932by Tim Allender

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 109.99

    This book explores the situation of women in colonial India between 1820 and 1932. Making use of innovative theorisation, it explains the framework of colonial change over this long period, providing important context for the women who lived and worked in Asian colonial domains generally. In the middle of the nineteenth century the British raj created... more...

  • Remnants of the Sikh Empireby Bobby Singh Bansal

    Hay House 2015; US$ 11.99

    A fascinating chronicle that focuses on architectural gems of the Sikh EmpireRemnants of the Sikh Empire is a unique guide to the many important Sikh monuments located both in India and Pakistan. It catalogues numerous structures historically associated with the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh during the early nineteenth century. From Mughal to Sikh... more...

  • The Great Mughals and their Indiaby Dirk Collier

    Hay House 2016; US$ 11.99

    A definitive, comprehensive and engrossing chronicle of one of the greatest dynasties of the world - the Mughal - from its founderBabur to Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last of the clanThe magnificent Mughal legacy - the world-famous Taj Mahal being the most prominent among countless other examples - is an inexhaustible source of inspiration to historians,... more...

  • Awadh From Mughal to Colonial Ruleby Saiyid Zaheer Husain Jafri

    Gyan Publishing House 2016; US$ 67.99

    This volume contains wide-ranging surveys of various aspects of the history of Awadh from its position as a province of the Mughal Empire to a successor state, a semi-colony under the Nawabi regime, the British annexation and the resistance in 1857. The study explores the manner of Mughal administration, the emergence of the class of t'alluqdars, the... more...

  • India Mutiny to Mahatma and Swaraj (A History of Hundred Years)by Kamini Krishna

    Gyan Publishing House 2016; US$ 64.99

    This book gives a brief account of one hundred years of Indian history mainly from mutiny to emergence of Mahatma Gandhi and finally swaraj. It highlights the differences between Hindus and Muslims rulers which gave advantage to the Europeans traders to capture Indian market. Consequently, the British East India Company gained great power in India... more...