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  • 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...

  • Contagion and Enclavesby Nandini Bhattacharya

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    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...

  • 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...

  • A Companion to South Asia in the Pastby Gwen Robbins Schug; Subhash R. Walimbe

    Wiley 2016; US$ 54.95 US$ 47.62

    A Companion to South Asia in the Past provides the definitive overview of research and knowledge about South Asia?s past, from the Pleistocene to the historic era in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal, provided by a truly global team of experts. The most comprehensive and detailed scholarly treatment of South Asian archaeology and... more...

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

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 109.99 US$ 94.59

    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 US$ 8.82

    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 Kama Sutra of Vatsyayanaby Vatsyayana

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Kama Sutra (alternative spellings: Kamasutram or simply Kamasutra), is an ancient Indian text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by the Indian scholar Vatsyayana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sex. Kama means sensual or sexual pleasure, and sutra are the guidlines... more...

  • The Mughal Empireby John F. Richards

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    The Mughal empire was one of the largest centralised states in the pre-modern world and this new volume traces the history of this magnificent empire from its creation in 1526 to its breakup in 1720. more...

  • Democracy, Development, and the Countrysideby Ashutosh Varshney

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    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...