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  • The Siegeby Cathy Scott-Clark; Adrian Levy

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    Winner of the CWA Nonfiction Dagger Award, the definitive account of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai Mumbai, 2008. On the night of November 26, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the city, including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, one of the world?s most exclusive luxury hotels. For sixty-eight hours, hundreds were held... more...

  • Shaping Of Modern Gujaratby Achyut Yagnik; Suchitra Sheth

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    Looking at the 19th and 20th centuries, and drawing on scholarly sources, this book traces the history of Gujurat from the time of the Indus Valley civilization, where Gujarati society came to be a synthesis of diverse cultures, to the state's encounters with the Turks, Marathas and the Portuguese. more...

  • Everyday Technologyby David Arnold

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    In 1909 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, on his way back to South Africa from London, wrote his now celebrated tract Hind Swaraj , laying out his vision for the future of India and famously rejecting the technological innovations of Western civilization. Despite his protestations, Western technology endured and helped to make India one of the leading... more...

  • Still Counting the Deadby Frances Harrison

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 19.98

    The tropical island of Sri Lanka is a paradise for tourists, but in 2009 it became a hell for its Tamil minority, as decades of civil war between the Tamil Tiger guerrillas and the government reached its bloody climax. Caught in the crossfire were hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren, doctors, farmers, fishermen, nuns and other civilians. And the... more...

  • Judges and Generals in Pakistan Volume IIby Inam Sehri

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57

    Judges & Generals In Pakistan: Vol-II by Inam R Sehri is another book comprising of his articles [in continuity with Vol-I]; mostly covering the historical scenarios of Gen Musharraf?s military regime from years 2000-08. The main emphasis remained on militarized governance and alleged compromises of the Supreme judiciary. Vicious accounts of corruption... more...

  • Gandhi Before Indiaby Ramachandra Guha

    Random House of Canada 2014; US$ 35.00

    The first volume of a magisterial biography: the definitive portrait of the life and work of one of the most abidingly influential--and controversial--men in modern history.      Here is a revelatory work of biography that takes us from Gandhi's birth in 1869 through his upbringing in Gujarat, his 2 years as a student in London, and his 2 decades... more...

  • Capitalby Rana Dasgupta

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    In Capital , Commonwealth Prize?winning author Rana Dasgupta examines one of the great trends of our time: the expansion of the global elite. Capital is an intimate portrait of the city of Delhi which bears witness to the extraordinary transmogrification of India?s capital. But it also offers a glimpse of what capitalism will become in the coming,... more...

  • The Walls of Delhiby Uday Prakash; Jason Grunebaum

    Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 23.95

    A street sweeper discovers a cache of black market money and escapes to see the Taj Mahal with his underage mistress; an Untouchable races to reclaim his life that?s been stolen by an upper-caste identity thief; a slum baby?s head gets bigger and bigger as he gets smarter and smarter, while his family tries to find a cure. One of India?s most original... more...

  • Transformations on the Bengal Frontierby Subhajyoti Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    An analysis of the socio-economic changes brought about by colonial rule in a frontier area of Bengal, Jalpaiguri. Challenging long established debates focused around the powers of dominant groups over a settled peasantry, this book broadens our perspective on the 18th century, promoting a deeper understanding of the change-over from the pre-colonial... more...

  • Vice in the Barracksby Erica Wald

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    This book examines the colonial state's approach to venereal disease and 'vice'-driven health risks in the first half of the nineteenth century. Further, it shows that these decisions had wide-ranging and often surprising consequences not simply for the army itself, but for India and the empire more broadly. more...