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  • 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...

  • Heinrich Zimmerby Margaret H. Case

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Muslim Politics in Bihar: Changing Contoursby Mohammad Sajjad

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    This book studies the engagement of various Muslim communities with Bihar politics from colonial times to present-day India. It debunks several myths in highlighting Muslim resistance to the Two-Nation theory, and counters the ?Isolation Syndrome? faced by Muslim communities after Independence. Using rare archival sources and hitherto unexamined Urdu... more...

  • The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhiby Makarand R. Paranjape

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Who is responsible for the Mahatma?s death? Just one single, but determined, fanatic, the whole ideology of Hindu nationalism, the ruling Congress-led government whichfailed to protect him, or a vast majority of Indians and their descendants who considered Gandhi irrelevant? Such questions mean that Gandhi, even after his tragic and brutal death,... 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...

  • South Asia?s Modern Historyby Michael Mann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This comprehensive history of modern South Asia explores the historical development of the Subcontinent from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the present day from local and regional, as opposed to European, perspectives. Michael Mann charts the role of emerging states within the Mughal Empire, the gradual British colonial expansion in the... more...

  • Island of Bloodby Anita Pratap

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 15.99

    In this distillation of frontline experiences and cultural insights, Anita Pratap, one of the finest journalists India has ever produced, faithfully reports on the consequences of war, ethnic conflict, earthquakes, cyclones, prejudices, and the mindless hatred and fear that has hurt so much of the world. Wherever there was a story to be told-from her... more...

  • Pathways to Powerby Arjun Guneratne; Anita M. Weiss

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 38.99

    Pathways to Power introduces the domestic politics and ongoing transformative social processes of South Asia in their broadest possible context by exploring the interplay between politics, cultural values, and human security that looms large on a daily basis. In a cohesive set of country case studies, the text moves beyond conventional views of... 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...