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India and Subcontinent

  • A Muslim Conspiracy in British India?by Chandra Mallampalli

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book explores how belief in a global conspiracy against the British Empire ignited local politics and schemes in southern India. more...

  • Health and Medicine in the Indian Princely Statesby Waltraud Ernst; Biswamoy Pati; T.V. Sekher

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    Since the 1980s there has been a continual engagement with the history and the place of western medicine in colonial settings and non-western societies. In relation to South Asia, research on the role of medicine has focussed primarily on regions under direct British administration. This book looks at the ‘princely states’ that made up about two fifths... more...

  • Koh-i-Noorby William Dalrymple; Anita Anand

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    The first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i-Noor, arguably the most celebrated and mythologised jewel in the world. On 29 March 1849, the ten-year-old Maharajah of the Punjab was ushered into the magnificent Mirrored Hall at the centre of the great Fort in Lahore. There, in a public ceremony, the frightened but dignified child... more...

  • Brides of the Buddhaby Karen Muldoon-Hules

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 95.00

    This study uses ten stories from the Avadānaśataka , the collection of Buddhist narratives compiled from the second to fifth centuries CE, to examine the social landscape of early India. The author analyzes marital customs and the development of nuns’ hagiographies, while revealing regional variations of Buddhism in South Asia during this period.... more...

  • Indiaby V. S. Naipaul

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 19.10

    With an introduction from Paul Theroux V.S. Naipaul first visited India in 1962 at twenty-nine. His most recent visit was in 2015 at eighty-two. The intervening years and visits sparked by an inquisitiveness about a country he had never seen but had been a dream of his since childhood have resulted in three books: India: An Area of Darkness... more...

  • The Living History of Pakistan (2014-15)by Inam R Sehri

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2017; US$ 0.99

    The 9th volume of Inam Sehri's books on the contemporary history of Pakistan [since 1971] is in your hand. Each chapter is a different scenario but they continue on from the ‘Judges & Generals in Pakistan’ Volumes I-IV and travel through ‘The Living History of Pakistan’ Volumes I-IV, making this book a milestone in the sustained effort of keeping the... more...

  • Fatima Jinnahby M. Reza Pirbhai

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    The first major scholarly biography of Fatima Jinnah, both nuancing and gendering the socio-political history of modern South Asia. more...

  • A Short History of Indiaby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2017; US$ 8.99

    The world's largest democracy and second-most populous country, 21st century India is a dynamic nation with a thrusting economy, made up of a variety of beliefs and peoples united under one flag. Its history is a unique story of ancient empires and civilizations, some dating back to humankind's earliest history. Ancient India was home to myriad kingdoms... more...

  • Aurangzebby Audrey Truschke

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 19.95

    This brief, accessible biography sheds new light on one of India's most controversial and misunderstood figures, arguing that the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb was not a Hindu-hating fanatic but rather a premodern Indian king driven by a thirst for power, piety, and justice. more...

  • Coolies of Capitalismby Nitin Varma

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 98.00

    This series will trace at the example of work the historical connections between regions and critically engage with the idea of the North Atlantic World as normal and the rest as exceptional . The aim is to publish studies that change focus back and forth from the intimacy and complexity of relationships in specific places and their... more...