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  • Incarnationsby Sunil Khilnani

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 22.50

    An entertaining and provocative account of India?s past, written by one of the country?s leading thinkers For all of India?s myths, its sea of stories and moral epics, Indian history remains a curiously unpeopled place. In Incarnations , Sunil Khilnani fills that space, recapturing the human dimension of how the world?s largest democracy came... more...

  • Nomadic Narrativesby Tanuja Kothiyal

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Nomadic Narratives explores long-term relationships between mobility, martiality, memory and identity in the desert expanses of the Thar. more...

  • The Company-Stateby Philip J. Stern

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 28.99 US$ 24.93

    The Company-State offers a political and intellectual history of the English East India Company in the century before its acquisition of territorial power. It argues the Company was no mere merchant, but a form of early modern, colonial state and sovereign that laid the foundations for the British Empire in India. more...

  • The Limits of Toleranceby C.S. Adcock

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 35.99 US$ 30.95

    This book provides a critical history of the distinctive tradition of Indian secularism known as Tolerance. Examining debates surrounding the activities of the Arya Samaj - a Hindu reform organization regarded as the exemplar of intolerance - it finds that Tolerance functioned to disengage Indian secularism from the politics of caste. more...

  • Ramchandra Gandhiby A. Raghuramaraju

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    Ramchandra Gandhi, famous for his rich and varied interests, left behind a large corpus of writings, both philosophical and non-philosophical. Introducing the readers to the creative Indian philosopher, this volume highlights the principal thrust of his works, critically locates them within the larger political, philosophical, literary and socio-cultural... more...

  • Armed Forces and Insurgents in Modern Asiaby Kaushik Roy; Sourish Saha

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 150.00

    This volume traces the historical roots and evolution of insurgencies and counter-insurgencies in modern Asia. Focusing on armed rebellions and use of armed forces by both Western powers and indigenous states from the nineteenth century till present day, the volume unravels the problematic of change?continuity and addresses key questions on the nature... more...

  • Knowledge, mediation and empireby Florence D'Souza

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 104.99 US$ 90.29

    This study of the British colonial administrator James Tod (1782-1835), who spent his last five years in north-western India (1818-22) collecting every conceivable type of material of historical or cultural interest on the Rajputs and the Gujaratis, gives special attention to his role as a mediator of knowledge about this little-known region of the... more...

  • Environment and Pollution in Colonial Indiaby Janine Wilhelm

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    India is facing a river pollution crisis today. The origins of this crisis are commonly traced back to post-Independence economic development and urbanisation. This book, in contrast, shows that some important early roots of India?s river pollution problem, and in particular the pollution of the Ganges, lie with British colonial policies on wastewater... more...

  • India: The Ancient Pastby Burjor Avari

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    India: The Ancient Past provides a clear and systematic introduction to the cultural, political, economic, social and geographical history of ancient India from the time of the pre-Harappan culture nine thousand years ago up until the beginning of the second millennium of the Common Era. The book engages with methodological and controversial issues... more...

  • The East India Company, 1600?1857by William A. Pettigrew; Mahesh Gopalan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book employs a wide range of perspectives to demonstrate how the East India Company facilitated cross-cultural interactions between the English and various groups in South Asia between 1600 to 1857 and how these interactions transformed important features of both British and South Asian history. Rather than viewing the Company as an organization... more...