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  • Crimes Against Womenby The Staff of The Wall Street Journal

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    As 2012 came to a close, news of the gang rape of a young woman in India?s capital generated headlines around the world. Her assault on a moving bus with a metal rod, and her death two weeks later from her injuries, focused attention on the dark side of the world?s largest democracy: the struggle that faces many Indian women in a country where chauvinistic... more...

  • India: A Historyby John Keay

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    The first single-volume history of India since the 1950s, combining narrative pace and skill with social, economic and cultural analysis. Five millennia of the sub-continent?s history are interpreted by one of our finest writers on India and the Far East. This edition does not include illustrations. more...

  • Thugby Mike Dash

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 13.90

    For nearly two centuries, Thugs haunted the roads of India, slaughtering travellers whom they met along the way. Mike Dahs tells the story of the Thugs' rise and fall from the cult's beginnings in the late seventeenth century to its demise at the hands of British East India Company officer William Sleeman in 1840. more...

  • The Road to Delhiby M. Sivaram

    Tuttle Publishing 1967; US$ 12.95

    Although the peaceful struggles of Mahatma Gandhi are well known in the West, the armed resistance of many Indians during World War II is far less understood; this epic drama ads an important layer to the history of India and the British Empire. The east Asian battlefronts serve as the backgrounds for this story of the attempt by patriotic Indians... more...

  • SPORT IN SOUTH ASIAN SOCIETYby Boria Majumdar; J A Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    A detailed study of sports' arrival, spread and advance in colonial and post-colonial South Asia. A selection of articles addresses critical issues of nationalism, communalism, commercialism and gender through the lens of sport. This book makes the point that the social histories of South Asian sport cannot be understood by simply looking at the... more...

  • Manuscript, Print and Memoryby Eva Maria Wilden

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    The ancient Tamil poetic corpus of the Cankam is at the same time a national treasure and a common battle ground for linguists and historians alike. Going back to oral predecessors from about the early first millennium, it became part of a canon, slowly fell into near oblivion and was finally rediscovered and printed in the 19th century. The present... more...

  • Pathways to Powerby Arjun Guneratne; Anita M. Weiss

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 38.99

    Pathways to Power introduces the domestic politics and ongoing transformative social processes of South Asia in their broadest possible context by exploring the interplay between politics, cultural values, and human security that looms large on a daily basis. In a cohesive set of country case studies, the text moves beyond conventional views of... more...

  • Indiaby Winston S. Churchill

    RosettaBooks 2013; US$ 9.99

    In 1931, Britain's Conservative Party proposed the India Bill--a piece of proposed legislation that made significant changes to the way India governed itself under British rule. Winston Churchill, with a distinguished history of military service and war correspondence in India behind him, took a position on this bill independent of the party line--and... more...

  • Capitalby Rana Dasgupta

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 34.99

    Capital is a compelling biography of a critically important megacity, and the effects of sudden and all-consuming capitalist transformation. At the turn of the twenty-first century acclaimed novelist Rana Dasgupta arrived in the Indian capital with a single suitcase. He had no intention of staying for long. But the city beguiled him - he fell... more...

  • The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhismby Dudjom; Matthew Kapstein; Gyurme Dorje

    Wisdom Publications 2012; Not Available

    Written by a great modern Nyingma master, Dudjom Rinpoche's The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism covers in detail and depth both the fundamental teachings and the history of Tibetan Buddhism's oldest school. This, the first English translation of His Holiness' masterwork, constitutes the most complete work of its type in the West. An absolute... more...