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  • India and China: Interactions through Buddhism and Diplomacyby Bangwei Wang; Tansen Sen

    Anthem Press India 2011; US$ 99.00

    This volume collates the classic works of the preeminent Indian scholar of Chinese history and Buddhism, Professor Prabodh Chandra Bagchi (1898–1956). more...

  • Afterimage of Empireby Zahid R. Chaudhary

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 90.00

    Afterimage of Empire provides a philosophical and historical account of early photography in India that focuses on how aesthetic experiments in colonial photography changed the nature of perception. Considering photographs from the Sepoy Revolt of 1857 along with landscape, portraiture, and famine photography, Zahid R. Chaudhary explores larger issues... more...

  • Zafarnamaby Guru Gobind Singh; Navtej Sarna

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Written in exquisite Persian verse; the Zafarnama or ?Epistle of Victory? 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 and Sikh warriors. Despite the ravages of the war and the loss of his four sons and many brave... more...

  • India Since Independenceby Bipan Chandra

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    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; Not Available

    Dispatches from a valley under siege Since 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... 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...

  • Visible Histories, Disappearing Womenby Mahua Sarkar

    Duke University Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    Argues that the discursive erasure of Muslim women within colonial and Hindu nationalist discourse underpinned the construction of other identity categories in late colonial Bengal and remains linked to violence against Indian Muslim women today. 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...

  • 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...