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  • 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Love and Death in Kathmanduby Amy Willesee; Mark Whittaker

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    On June 1, 2001, the heir to the Nepalese throne, Crown Prince Dipendra, donned military fatigues, armed himself with automatic weapons, walked in on a quiet family gathering, and, without a word, mowed his family down before turning a gun on himself. But Dipendra did not die immediately, and while lying in a coma was declared king. He was now a living... more...

  • The Bullet and the Ballot Boxby Aditya Adhikari

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    In 1996, when Nepal?s Maoists launched their armed rebellion, their ideology was widely considered obsolete and they had limited public support. By 2008 they had gained access to state power and their ambitious plan of social transformation dominated the national agenda. How did this become possible? The Bullet and the Ballot Box offers a rich and... more...

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

    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...

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

    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...