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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • AIDS in South Asiaby Stephen Moses

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    South Asia's HIV epidemic is highly heterogeneous. As a result, informed, prioritized, and effective responses necessitate an understanding of the epidemic diversity between and within countries. Further spread of HIV in South Asia is preventable. The future size of South Asia's epidemic will depend on an effective two-pronged approach: firstly,... more...

  • The Airmen and the Headhuntersby Judith M. Heimann

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 12.99

    November 1944: Their B-24 bomber shot down on what should have been an easy mission off the Borneo coast, a scattered crew of Army airmen cut themselves loose from their parachutes?only to be met by loincloth-wearing natives silently materializing out of the mountainous jungle. Would these Dayak tribesmen turn the starving airmen over to the hostile... more...

  • Boot, Hooves and Wheelsby Saikat K Bose

    Vij Books India Private Limited 2015; US$ 40.00

    The books title has an apparent misnomer?boots were not used in early armies, at least as apparent from temple sculptures which depict bare-bodied and barefooted soldiers. But is it likely to have been true? Or social reasons led to suppression of footgear on temple walls? The book explores these and myriad other questions on the military experience... more...

  • A Brief History of Indiaby Judith E Walsh

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 59.40

    As recently as the turn of the century, Western images of India pictured it as a land of religion, luxury, and desperate poverty holy men sitting cross-legged by the roadside, fat maharajas on bejeweled elephants, or poverty-stricken beggars picking garbage for scraps to eat. Now that image has started to change. Today Americans are more likely to... more...

  • British Policy in India 1858-1905by S. Gopal

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 56.00

    Examines British policy towards India during the second half of the nineteenth century. more...

  • Buddhist Teaching in Indiaby Johannes Bronkhorst

    Wisdom Publications 2013; US$ 28.95

    The earliest records we have today of what the Buddha said were written down several centuries after his death, and the body of teachings attributed to him continued to evolve in India for centuries afterward across a shifting cultural and political landscape. As one tradition within a diverse religious milieu that included even the Greek kingdoms... more...

  • Celebrating Delhiby Mala Dayal

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 25.48

    Delhi, located at the crossroads of history, has been occupied, abandoned and rebuilt over the centuries. It has been the capital of the Pandavas, the Rajputs, Central Asian dynasties, the Mughals and the British, and is best described as a melting pot of these vastly varying traditions and customs.A galaxy of experts come together to offer fresh perspectives... more...

  • The Changing Identity of Rural Indiaby Elisabetta Basile; Ishita Mukhopadhyay

    Anthem Press India 2009; US$ 99.00

    The book explores the pattern of rural development in contemporary India from a multidisciplinary and historical perspective. more...