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  • Land of Two Riversby Nitish Sengupta

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 20.38

    Land of Two Rivers chronicles the story of one of the most fascinating and influential regions in the Indian subcontinent. The confluence of two major river systems, Ganga and Brahmaputra, created the delta of Bengal?an ancient land known as a centre of trade, learning and the arts from the days of the Mahabharata and through the ancient dynasties.... more...

  • The First Springby Abraham Eraly

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 49.30

    The history of classical India is a huge and complex maze with many snares to entrap the explorer. Much of it is so thickly encrusted with myths that it is often difficult to separate facts from fables. Undaunted by this prospect Abraham Eraly unfolds, in First Spring, a profoundly illuminating panorama of an age that flowered luxuriantly before its... more...

  • Crimes Against Womenby The Staff of The Wall Street Journal

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • An Uncertain Gloryby Jean Dreze; Amartya Sen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.50

    From two of India's leading economists, Jean Drze ( Hunger and Public Action ) and Nobel Prize-winner Amartya Sen ( The Idea of Justice ), An Uncertain Glory is a passionate, considered argument for the need for a greater understanding of inequalities in India, despite economic development. When India regained independence from colonial... 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$ 3.99

    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...

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

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • Heinrich Zimmerby Margaret H. Case

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Heinrich Zimmer (1890-1943) is best known in the English-speaking world for the four posthumous books edited by Joseph Campbell and published in the Bollingen Series: Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization, Philosophies of India, The Art of Indian Asia, and The King and the Corpse. These works have inspired several generations of students... more...

  • Gandhiby David Arnold

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Gandhi's is an extraordinary and compelling story. Few individuals in history have made so great a mark upon their times. And yet Gandhi never held high political office, commanded no armies and was not even a compelling orator. His 'power' therefore makes a particularly fascinating subject for investigation. David Arnold explains how and why the shy... more...

  • Creating a New Medinaby Venkat Dhulipala

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 30.00 US$ 24.60

    This book challenges the fundamental assumptions regarding the foundations of Pakistani nationalism during colonial rule in India. more...