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  • Historical Dictionary of Bangladeshby Syedur Rahman

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 109.99

    The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Bangladesh greatly expands on the previous edition through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, places, events, and institutions, as well as significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects. more...

  • In the Forestby Vishvajit Pandya

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 69.99

    This extraordinary book brings long years of ethnographic engagement with the Ongee and the Jarawa, otherwise known as the Andaman Islanders, to render an intimate history of their contact with traders, colonialists, global tourists and the developmental state. ?Veena Das more...

  • Islamicate Societiesby Husain Kassim

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 79.99

    The book can be used as a textbook for the courses in the Islamic Studies at the undergraduate and graduate level. The unique feature of this book, unlike other books on the subject, is that it combines and presents a complete picture of the ?Islamicate? nature of the Egyptian and Muslim Indian societies by demonstrating the changes that took place... more...

  • The Siegeby Cathy Scott-Clark; Adrian Levy

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    In the page-turning tradition of Black Hawk Down , 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... 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...

  • Gilgit Rebelionby William Brown

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    In 1942 William Brown was posted as a recently commissioned Indian Army Officer to the Gilgit Agency in the very north of the North West Frontier. He travelled widely, learnt the local dialects and built the Chilas Polo ground. After a brief period away from Gilgit, just prior to Partition in early 1947 he was appointed acting Commandant of the Gilgit... 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...

  • Diaspora, Development, and Democracyby Devesh Kapur

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    What happens to a country when its skilled workers emigrate? The first book to examine the complex economic, social, and political effects of emigration on India, Diaspora, Development, and Democracy provides a conceptual framework for understanding the repercussions of international migration on migrants' home countries. Devesh Kapur finds that... more...

  • Locked in Placeby Vivek Chibber

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 32.95

    Why were some countries able to build "developmental states" in the decades after World War II while others were not? Through a richly detailed examination of India's experience, Locked in Place argues that the critical factor was the reaction of domestic capitalists to the state-building project. During the 1950s and 1960s, India launched an extremely... 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...