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  • The Excavation of Nong Norby C. F. W. Higham; R. Thosarat

    Fine Arts Department of Thailand 2014; US$ 60.00

    Nong Nor is a prehistoric coastal site located in the Chonburi Province, Southeast Asia. It was excavated between 1991 and 1993 and shows two phases of occupation: the first, c.2500 BC, a brief stay by a community of hunter-gatherers living on shellfish, dolphins and sharks; the second, an extensive cemetery of 170 graves dating to 1100-700 BC, some... more...

  • Puspika: Tracing Ancient India Through Texts and Traditionsby Nina Mirnig; Peter-Daniel Szanto; Michael Williams

    Oxbow Books 2013; US$ 38.00

    It is perhaps commonplace to say that India is one of the world's richest and most enticing cultures. One thousand years have passed since Albiruni, arguably the first "Indologist", wrote his outsider's account of the subcontinent and two hundred years have passed since the inception of Western Indology. And yet, what this monumental... 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...

  • Third Class in Indian Railwaysby Mahatma Gandhi

    The Floating Press 1917; US$ 4.95

    From the text: I have now been in India for over two years and a half after my return from South Africa. Over one quarter of that time I have passed on the Indian trains travelling third class by choice. I have travelled up north as far as Lahore, down south up to Tranquebar, and from Karachi to Calcutta. Having resorted to third class travelling,... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    A detailed study of sports' arrival, spread and advance in colonial and post-colonial South Asia. A selection of articles addresses critical issues of nationalism, communalism, commercialism and gender through the lens of sport. This book makes the point that the social histories of South Asian sport cannot be understood by simply looking at the... 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...

  • 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...

  • Reflexion und Ritual in der Purvamimamsaby Lars Göhler

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 41.05

    Der Übergang von der Ideenwelt des Veda zu derjenigen der Upanisaden wird in der Regel als Beginn der indischen Philosophie angesehen. Lars Göhler zeigt in seiner Monographie zur frühen Philosophie in Indien, dass es neben den Upanisaden hingegen noch eine weitere Traditionslinie in der Entstehung der indischen Philosophie gegeben hat: Sie führt von... more...

  • Die zeitgenössische singhalesische Kurzgeschichteby Sonja Wengoborski

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 53.79

    Die zeitgenössische singhalesische Kurzgeschichte ist in Sri Lanka äußert beliebt. Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts als eigenständiges Genre entstanden, stellt sie einen wichtigen Zweig der modernen singhalesischen Literatur dar. Sonja Wengoborski geht in ihrer grundlegenden Studie der Frage nach, wodurch sich die singhalesische zeitgenössische Kurzgeschichte... more...

  • The Bullet and the Ballot Boxby Aditya Adhikari

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Bullet and the Ballot Box offers a rich and sweeping account of a decade of revolutionary upheaval. When Nepal?s Maoists launched their armed rebellion in the nineties, they had limited public support and many argued that their ideology was obsolete. Twelve years later they were in power, and their ambitious plan of social transformation dominated... more...