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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...

  • Vice in the Barracksby Erica Wald

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book examines the colonial state's approach to venereal disease and 'vice'-driven health risks in the first half of the nineteenth century. Further, it shows that these decisions had wide-ranging and often surprising consequences not simply for the army itself, but for India and the empire more broadly. more...

  • The Sikhs of the Punjabby J. S. Grewal

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 40.00

    A revised edition traces the history of the Sikhs right through to the present day. more...

  • The Origins of the Civilization of Angkor, Volume VIby Charles Higham; A. Kijngam

    Fine Arts Department of Thailand 2013; US$ 102.00

    This volume completes the series of reports on the excavationsof Ban Non Wat, Noen U-Loke and Ban Lum Khao. more...

  • The Origins of the Civilization of Angkor, Volume Vby Charles Higham; Ampham Kijngam

    Fine Arts Department of Thailand 2012; US$ 120.00

    Ban Non Wat is a large, moated prehistoric settlement in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Northeast Thailand. Excavations in 2002-8 revealed a cultural sequence that began with a group of hunter-gatherers, followed by 10 mortuary phases covering the Neolihtic to the Iron Age. This report describes the Bronze Age occupation of this site. The five phases... more...

  • Until the Sun Fallsby Cecelia Holland

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    Cecelia Holland?s historical fiction is well known for its immersion in exotic cultures, and  Until the Sun Falls , one of her most successful books, takes the reader into the heart of the Mongol horde during the conquest of Russia and eastern Europe in the thirteenth century. Genghis Khan had told his people they were destined to rule the world,... more...

  • Islamic Toleranceby Alyssa Gabbay

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 155.00

    Although pluralism and religious tolerance are most often associated today with Western Enlightenment thinkers, the roots of these ideologies stretch back to non-Western and premodern societies, including many under Muslim rule. This book explores the development of pluralism in Islam in South Asia through the work of the poet, historian and musician... 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...

  • Gandhi Before Indiaby Ramachandra Guha

    Random House of Canada 2014; US$ 24.00

    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...

  • The Modi Effectby Lance Price

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    How did a 'chai wallah' who sold tea on trains as a boy become Prime Minister of India? On May 16, 2014, Narendra Modi was declared the winner of the largest election ever conducted anywhere in the world, having fought a campaign unlike any before. Political parties in Britain, Australia and North America pride themselves on the... more...