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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Indian Mutinyby Julian Spilsbury

    Orion Publishing Group 2008; Not Available

    Published to mark the 150th anniversary of the Indian Mutiny, this is a real page-turner, an epic story with surprising modern parallels. Fomer army officer-turned-TV scriptwriter, Julian Spilsbury is the ideal author to take us back to the desperate summer of 1857 when thousands of Indian soldiers mutinied. They murdered their officers, hunted down... more...

  • Love and Death in Kathmanduby Amy Willesee; Mark Whittaker

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Amy Willesee and Mark Whittaker won the 2002 Asia-Pacific Travel Writing Award for their book The Road to Mount Buggery . They live in Sydney, Australia. more...