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  • The Indian Mutinyby Julian Spilsbury

    Orion Publishing Group 2008; US$ 8.99

    Published to mark the 150th anniversary of the Indian Mutiny, this is a real page-turner, an epic story with surprising modern parallels. Fomer army officer-turned-TV scriptwriter, Julian Spilsbury is the ideal author to take us back to the desperate summer of 1857 when thousands of Indian soldiers mutinied. They murdered their officers, hunted down... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A History of Indiaby Romila Thapar

    Penguin Books Ltd 1990; Not Available

    A history of India upto 1300 AD introducing the beginnings of India's cultural dynamics more...

  • Tinderboxby M.J. Akbar

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.99

    ?Among many recent books on Pakistan, Mr. Akbar?s stands out?.A fine and detailed history of Indian Muslim anger and insecurity.? ? The Economist In Tinderbox , India?s leading journalist delivers a fascinating narrative history of Pakistan, chronicling the conflict between Muslim and Hindu cultures in South Asia and describing the role that their... more...

  • Island of Bloodby Anita Pratap

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 14.99

    In this distillation of frontline experiences and cultural insights, Anita Pratap, one of the finest journalists India has ever produced, faithfully reports on the consequences of war, ethnic conflict, earthquakes, cyclones, prejudices, and the mindless hatred and fear that has hurt so much of the world. Wherever there was a story to be told-from her... more...

  • Almond Eyes, Lotus Feetby Sharada Dwivedi; Shalini Devi Holkar

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    A national bestseller in India, Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet is the fictional memoir of a wise Indian princess, who recalls the ways the women of the Indian court found friendship, faith, and love through their beauty traditions. We journey with her as she recounts a lifetime of comforting rituals, tantalizing textures, colors, and fragrances, exquisite... more...