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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...

  • The Fishing Fleetby Anne de Courcy

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 21.99

    From the author of the critically acclaimed biographies Diana Mosley and The Viceroy's Daughters comes a fascinating, hugely entertaining account of the Victorian women who traveled halfway around the world on the hunt for a husband. By the late nineteenth century, Britain's colonial reign seemed to know no limit?and India was the sparkling jewel... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Curfewed Night: A Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmirby Basharat Peer

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    Winner of the Crossword Prize for non-fiction, ??Curfewed Night?? is a passionate and important book ? a brave and brilliant report from a conflict the world has chosen to ignore.' Salman Rushdie 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...

  • 'Yogini' in South Asiaby István Keul

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    In different stages in the history of South Asian religions, the term yogin? has been used in various contexts to designate various things: a female adept of yoga, a female tantric practitioner, a sorceress, a woman dedicated to a deity, or a certain category of female deities. This book brings together recent interdisciplinary perspectives on the... 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Linking sport to the emergence and growth of modern Asian society this collection of articles offers a clear, original and highly readable history of politics, culture and sport in the world's most populous region. more...