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India and Subcontinent

  • The Punditsby Derek Waller

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    On a September day in 1863, Abdul Hamid entered the Central Asian city of Yarkand. Disguised as a merchant, Hamid was actually an employee of the Survey of India, carrying concealed instruments to enable him to map the geography of the area. Hamid did not live to provide a first-hand count of his travels. Nevertheless, he was the advance guard of... more...

  • Creating a New Medinaby Venkat Dhulipala

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    This book challenges the fundamental assumptions regarding the foundations of Pakistani nationalism during colonial rule in India. more...

  • Sri Lanka in the Modern Age: A HIstoryby Nira Wickramasinghe

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Sri Lanka in the Modern Age recounts the modern history of the island in an accessible yet unconventional manner. Where other histories have tended to focus on the state's failure to accommodate the needs and demands of minority communities, Wickramasinghe places their claims alongside the political, social and economic demands of other communities,... more...

  • Imperial Childhoods and Christian Missionby Karen Vallgårda

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Making an important addition to the highly Britain-dominated field of imperial studies, this book shows that, like numerous other evangelicals operating throughout the colonized world at this time, Danish missionaries invested remarkable resources in the education of different categories children in both India and Denmark. more...

  • Ramparts of Empireby Brandon Marsh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This cultural and political study examines British perceptions and policies on India's Afghan Frontier between 1918 and 1948 and the impact of these on the local Pashtun population, India as a whole, and the decline of British imperialism in South Asia. more...

  • The East India Company and the Natural Worldby Vinita Damodaran; Anna Winterbottom; Alan Lester

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book is the first to explore the deep and lasting impacts of the largest colonial trading company, the British East India Company on the natural environment. The contributors ? drawn from a wide range of academic disciplines - illuminate the relationship between colonial capital and the changing environment between 1600 and 1857. more...

  • Gilgit Rebelionby William Brown

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    In 1942 William Brown was posted as a recently commissioned Indian Army Officer to the Gilgit Agency in the very north of the North West Frontier. He travelled widely, learnt the local dialects and built the Chilas Polo ground. After a brief period away from Gilgit, just prior to Partition in early 1947 he was appointed acting Commandant of the Gilgit... more...

  • Indian National Security and Counter-Insurgencyby Namrata Goswami

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book, based on extensive field research, examines the Indian state?s response to the multiple insurgencies that have occurred since independence in 1947. In reacting to these various insurgencies, the Indian state has employed a combined approach of force, dialogue, accommodation of ethnic and minority aspirations and, overtime, the state... more...

  • Left Radicalism in Indiaby Bidyut Chakrabarty

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Left radicalism in India was rooted in the nationalist movement and was set in motion in the 1920s with the formation of the communist party. The communist movement manifested itself differently in each phase of India?s political history and Communism continues to remain a meaningful alternative ideological discourse in India. This book examines... more...

  • Manuscript, Print and Memoryby Eva Maria Wilden

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    The ancient Tamil poetic corpus of the Cankam is at the same time a national treasure and a common battle ground for linguists and historians alike. Going back to oral predecessors from about the early first millennium, it became part of a canon, slowly fell into near oblivion and was finally rediscovered and printed in the 19th century.... more...