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India and Subcontinent

  • South Asian Cultures of the Bombby Itty Abraham

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 21.20

    Since their founding as independent nations, nuclear issues have been key elements of nationalism and the public sphere in both India and Pakistan. Yet the relationship between nuclear arms and civil society in the region is seldom taken into account in conventional security studies. These original and... more...

  • Civilizations in Embraceby Amitav Acharya

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 42.90

    This study revisits one of the most extensive examples of the spread of ideas in the history of civilization: the diffusion of Indian religious and political ideas to Southeast Asia before the advent of Islam and European colonialism. Hindu and Buddhist concepts and symbols of kingship and statecraft helped to legitimize Southeast Asian rulers, and... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Afghanistanby Ludwig W. Adamec

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 94.99

    The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan contains substantial new material to reflect the rapid changes in the region. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an expansive bibliography, and over 1,000 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations, and other aspects... more...

  • Coalition Politics and Hindu Nationalismby Katharine Adeney; Lawrence Saez

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This new collection examines the emergence of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India and the ways in which its Hindu nationalist agenda has been affected by the constraints of being a dominant member of a coalition government. Religious influence in contemporary politics offers a fertile ground for political-sociological analysis, especially in... more...

  • The Bullet and the Ballot Boxby Aditya Adhikari

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Bullet and the Ballot Box offers a rich and sweeping account of a decade of revolutionary upheaval. When Nepal?s Maoists launched their armed rebellion in the nineties, they had limited public support and many argued that their ideology was obsolete. Twelve years later they were in power, and their ambitious plan of social transformation dominated... more...

  • India?s New Economic Policyby Waquar Ahmed; Amitabh Kundu; Richard Peet

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 39.95

    This edited volume critically examines the neoliberal shifts in India's economic policies that have been implemented since 1991. Bringing together the leading figures in the discussion on India?s economic policy, this volume is the authoritative critical study of India?s New Economic Policy. more...

  • Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistanby M J Akbar

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 20.08

    An historical whodunnit tracing a thousand years of conflict, here could be no better guide to the greatest political faultline of our times: the relationship between India and Pakistan. "Tinderbox" - It's defined as a small container holding flint, firesteel and tinder, used together to help kindle a fire/a potentially explosive place or situation... more...

  • Tinderboxby M.J. Akbar

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    ?Among many recent books on Pakistan, Mr. Akbar?s stands out?.A fine and detailed history of Indian Muslim anger and insecurity.? ? The Economist In Tinderbox , India?s leading journalist delivers a fascinating narrative history of Pakistan, chronicling the conflict between Muslim and Hindu cultures in South Asia and describing the role that their... more...

  • Tinderboxby M.J. Akbar

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.99

    ?Among many recent books on Pakistan, Mr. Akbar?s stands out?.A fine and detailed history of Indian Muslim anger and insecurity.? ? The Economist In Tinderbox , India?s leading journalist delivers a fascinating narrative history of Pakistan, chronicling the conflict between Muslim and Hindu cultures in South Asia and describing the role that their... more...

  • Writing the Mughal Worldby Muzaffar Alam; Sanjay Subrahmanyam

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Two leading historians of early modern South Asia present nine major joint essays on the Mughal Empire, framed by an important introductory reflection. Stretching from the mid-sixteenth to the early nineteenth century, this Indo-Islamic dynasty came to rule as far as Bengal in the east and Kabul in the west, as high as Kashmir in the north and the... more...