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  • Refugees and the Politics of the Everyday State in Pakistanby Elisabetta Iob

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The Partition of India in 1947 involved the division of two provinces, Bengal and the Punjab, based on district-wise Hindu or Muslim majorities. The Partition displaced between 10 and 12 million people along religious lines. This book provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the resettlement and rehabilitation of Partition refugees in Pakistani... more...

  • The Shadow of the Great Gameby Narendra Singh Sarila

    Little, Brown Book Group 2017; US$ 12.99

    The untold story of Indias Partition. The partition of India in 1947 was the only way to contain intractable religious differences as the subcontinent moved towards independence - or so the story goes. But this dramatic new history reveals previously overlooked links between British strategic interests - in the oil wells of the Middle East... more...

  • The Sikhsby Patwant Singh

    The Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.00

    Five hundred years ago, Guru Nanak founded the Sikh faith in India. The Sikhs defied the caste system; rejected the authority of Hindu priests; forbade magic and idolatry; and promoted the equality of men and women -- beliefs that incurred the wrath of both Hindus and Muslims. In the centuries that followed, three of Nanak's nine successors met violent... more...

  • The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayanaby Vatsyayana

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Kama Sutra (alternative spellings: Kamasutram or simply Kamasutra), is an ancient Indian text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by the Indian scholar Vatsyayana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sex. Kama means sensual or sexual pleasure, and sutra are the guidlines... more...

  • The Mughal Empireby John F. Richards

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 41.00

    The Mughal empire was one of the largest centralised states in the pre-modern world and this new volume traces the history of this magnificent empire from its creation in 1526 to its breakup in 1720. more...

  • Democracy, Development, and the Countrysideby Ashutosh Varshney

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 24.00

    This book examines how the rural sector in India uses its numbers in a democracy to further its economic and political interests. more...

  • Florence Nightingale's Spiritual Journey: Biblical Annotations, Sermons and Journal Notesby Lynn McDonald

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 95.00

    Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) is widely known as the heroine of the Crimean War and the founder of the modern profession of nursing. She was also a scholar and political activist who wrote and worked assiduously on many reform causes for more than forty years. This series will confirm Nightingale as an important and significant nineteenth-century... more...

  • Florence Nightingale on Society and Politics, Philosophy, Science, Education and Literatureby Lynn McDonald

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 95.00

    Florence Nightingale on Society and Politics, Philosophy, Science, Education and Literature , Volume 5 in the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale , is the main source of Nightingale's work on the methodology of social science and her views on social reform. Here we see how she took her "call to service" into practice: by first learning how... more...

  • Tinderboxby M.J. Akbar

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99

    “Among many recent books on Pakistan, Mr. Akbar’s stands out….A fine and detailed history of Indian Muslim anger and insecurity.” — The Economist In Tinderbox , India’s leading journalist delivers a fascinating narrative history of Pakistan, chronicling the conflict between Muslim and Hindu cultures in South Asia and describing the role that their... more...

  • Gandhi: A Beginner's Guideby Genevieve Blais

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 4.99

    This title is an introduction to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi. It investigates: his background and the times he lived in, Britain's role in the history of India, the events leading up to the Salt March, his assassination and his legacy. more...