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India and Subcontinent

  • Freedom at Midnight: Inspiration for the major motion picture Viceroy?s Houseby Larry Collins; Dominique Lapierre

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 8.93

    Inspiration for the major film starring Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal and Huma Qureshi and directed by Gurinder Chadha. more...

  • Far Outby Mark Liechty

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 35.00

    Westerners have long imagined the Himalayas as the world?s last untouched place and a repository of redemptive power and wisdom. Beatniks, hippie seekers, spiritual tourists, mountain climbers?diverse groups of people have traveled there over the years, searching for their own personal Shangri-La. In Far Out , Mark Liechty traces the Western... more...

  • India's Long Roadby Vijay Joshi

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    India's economic resurgence has been the subject of many extravagant predictions and hopes. In this powerful and wide-ranging book, distinguished economist Vijay Joshi lays out a penetrating analysis of the shaky foundations of the country's performance, and charts the course that it should follow to achieve widely-shared prosperity. more...

  • The East India Company, 1600?1858by Ian Barrow

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2017; US$ 15.50

    In existence for 258 years, the English East India Company ran a complex, highly integrated global trading network. It supplied the tea for the Boston Tea Party, the cotton textiles used to purchase slaves in Africa, and the opium for China?s nineteenth-century addiction. In India it expanded from a few small coastal settlements to govern territories... more...

  • Islam in Tropical Africaby I. M. Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1980, this second edition of Islam in Tropical Africa presents specialist studies of the history and sociology of Muslim communities in Africa south of the Sahara. The studies cover an extensive and range of time and place, and include consideration of particular aspects of Muslim belief and practice in regions such as Senegal... more...

  • Islam in Indiaby Ja'far Sharif; William Crooke

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 170.00

    First published in 1832, this work was at the time considered an authoritative account of the beliefs and practices of the Musalm?ns of India. This 1921 reprint includes an introduction from the editor, Dr William Crooke, which presents what is known about both Ja?far Sharif and the translator, G. A. Herklots. It also distinguishes the original... more...

  • The Defiant Borderby Elisabeth Leake

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 24.00

    This book explores why the Afghan-Pakistan borderlands have remained largely independent of state controls throughout the twentieth century. more...

  • Coolies of Capitalismby Nitin Varma

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 74.26

    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...

  • Provisional Authorityby Beatrice Jauregui

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    Policing as a global form is often fraught with excessive violence, corruption, and even criminalization. These sorts of problems are especially omnipresent in postcolonial nations such as India, where Beatrice Jauregui has spent several years studying the day-to-day lives of police officers in its most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. In this book,... more...

  • Early Tantric Medicineby Michael Slouber

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99

    Early Tantric Medicine explores the mantra-based systems for healing snakebite found in the ancient Hindu texts called the Garuda Tantras. It engages with broader questions of medical efficacy, and describes a worldview in which powerful gods and goddesses are available to anyone who learns the secret methods of propitiating them. more...