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  • 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...

  • 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

    This book analyses the socio-economic changes brought about by colonial rule in a frontier area of Bengal, Jalpaiguri. more...

  • Access to History: Britain and India 1945-1947 (Edexcel)by Tim Leadbeater

    Hodder Education 2008; US$ 17.99

    'Britain and India 1845-1947' has been aimed specifically at students following the Edexcel specifications for this period at AS and A2. It charts the political, commercial and cultural relationship between India and Britain during this time, detailing how this shifted as a result of the two world wars. There are also chapters covering the rise of... more...

  • Writing Resistanceby Laura R. Brueck

    Columbia University Press 2014;

    Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary impact on various Indian linguistic regions, yet few scholars have attempted to situate the form within contemporary critical frameworks. Laura... more...

  • Ayya's Accountsby Anand Pandian; M. P. Mariappan; Veena Das

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    Ayya?s Accounts explores the life of an ordinary man?orphan, refugee, shopkeeper, and grandfather?during a century of tremendous hope and upheaval. Born in colonial India into a despised caste of former tree climbers, Ayya lost his mother as a child and came of age in a small town in lowland Burma. Forced to flee at the outbreak of World War II, he... more...

  • The Pariah Problemby Rupa Viswanath

    Columbia University Press 2014;

    Once known as “Pariahs,? Dalits are primarily descendants of unfree agrarian laborers. They belong to India?s lowest castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and continue to be a source of public anxiety. Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, this book follows the conception and evolution of the “Pariah problem? in public... more...

  • Traditional Industry in the Economy of Colonial Indiaby Tirthankar Roy

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 50.00

    Roy's book offers new and penetrating insights into the study of India's economic and social history. more...