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  • Zafarnamaby Navtej Sarna; Guru Gobind Singh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 18.68

    When all has been tried, yetJustice is not in sight,It is then right to pick up the sword,It is then right to fight.Written in exquisite Persian verse, the Zafarnama was a defiant message composed by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, and addressed to the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, following a series of fierce battles between the imperial forces... more...

  • India Since Independenceby Bipan Chandra

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 16.98

    A thorough and incisive introduction to contemporary India The story of the forging of India, the world's largest democracy, is a rich and inspiring one. This volume, a sequel to the best-selling India's Struggle for Independence, analyses the challenges India has faced and the successes it has achieved, in the light of its colonial legacy and century-long... more...

  • New South Asian Feminismsby Srila Roy

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 35.95

    This timely volume provides an original and unprecedented exploration of the current state of South Asian feminist politics. It maps the new sites and expressions of feminism in the region today, addressing issues such as disability, Internet technologies, queer subjectivities and violence as everyday life. Written by young scholars from the region,... more...

  • Kashmirby Humra Quraishi

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 16.98

    Dispatches from a valley under siegeSince 1989, Kashmir has rarely been out of the headlines, as local militants, foreign terrorists and Indian security forces battle it out in a region once known as `paradise on earth'. In all the propaganda, and news and statistics about terrorist strikes, counter insurgency operations and the foreign hand, the human... more...

  • Reimagining Indiaby Inc. McKinsey & Company

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 29.95

    Reimagining India brings together leading thinkers from around the world to explore the challenges and opportunities faced by one of the most important and least understood nations on earth. India?s abundance of life?vibrant, chaotic, and tumultuous?has long been its foremost asset. The nation?s rising economy and burgeoning middle class have earned... more...

  • Shaping Of Modern Gujaratby Achyut Yagnik

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 16.98

    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...

  • Ramayanaby Daljit Nagra

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.12

    Attributed to Valmiki, thought to be India's first poet, the Ramayana's origins date back thousands of years when it was first committed to Sanskrit. Since then, generations of children the world over have grown up with its story of Rama's quest to recover his wife Sita from her abduction by Raavana, the Lord of the Underworld. The tale has been celebrated... more...

  • The Arts of Indiaby Ajit Mookerjee

    Tuttle Publishing 1966; US$ 15.99

    This revised and enlarged edition of The Arts of India has over 150 impressive gravure and full-color illustrations. These include various important objects and monuments not usually seen in general surveys to supplement the many essential art milestones that this book features. It is also unique in beginning its visual survey with relics of India's... 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...

  • 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...