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  • 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$ 41.00

    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

    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...

  • Florence Nightingale on Society and Politics, Philosophy, Science, Education and Literatureby Lynn McDonald

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 95.00

    Florence Nightingale on Society and Politics, Philosophy, Science, Education and Literature , Volume 5 in the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale , is the main source of Nightingale's work on the methodology of social science and her views on social reform. Here we see how she took her "call to service" into practice: by first learning how... more...

  • Tinderboxby M.J. Akbar

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99

    ?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...

  • Gandhi: A Beginner's Guideby Genevieve Blais

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 4.99

    This title is an introduction to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi. It investigates: his background and the times he lived in, Britain's role in the history of India, the events leading up to the Salt March, his assassination and his legacy. 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...