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India and Subcontinent

  • Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World Warby Raghu Karnad

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    The debut of a brilliant young writer, Farthest Field tells the lost history of India?s Second World War narrated through the joys and tragedies of a single family, the author?s own. If you loved The English Patient or Rohinton Mistry?s Fine Balance or Katherine Boo?s Behind the Beautiful Forevers, you will love this book. more...

  • Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World Warby Raghu Karnad

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    The debut of a brilliant young writer, Farthest Field tells the lost history of India?s Second World War narrated through the joys and tragedies of a single family, the author?s own. If you loved The English Patient or Rohinton Mistry?s Fine Balance or Katherine Boo?s Behind the Beautiful Forevers, you will love this book. more...

  • Blood and Waterby David Gilmartin

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 75.00

    The Indus basin was once an arid pastoral watershed, but by the second half of the twentieth century, it had become one of the world?s most heavily irrigated and populated river basins. Launched under British colonial rule in the nineteenth century, this irrigation project spurred political, social, and environmental transformations that continued... more...

  • The Camera as Witnessby Joy L. K. Pachuau; Willem van Schendel

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 104.00

    The book challenges the stereotypes about and narrates the daily lives of the Mizos through the use of vernacular photography. more...

  • From Sufism to Ahmadiyyaby Adil Hussain Khan

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    The Ahmadiyya Muslim community represents the followers of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835?1908), a charismatic leader whose claims of spiritual authority brought him into conflict with most other Muslim leaders of the time. The controversial movement originated in rural India in the latter part of the 19th century and is best known for challenging current... more...

  • The Shi?a in Modern South Asiaby Justin Jones; Ali Usman Qasmi

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 64.00

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  • Bollywood's Indiaby Priya Joshi

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Priya Joshi is associate professor of English at Temple University. She is the author of In Another Country: Colonialism, Culture, and the English Novel in India, winner of the Modern Language Association's Prize for the Best First Book, the Sonya Rudikoff Prize for best first book in Victorian studies by the Northeast Victorian Studies Association,... more...

  • Islamabad and the Politics of International Development in Pakistanby Markus Daechsel

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Offers a transnational history of Pakistan's development in the 1950s and 1960s and the creation of the capital city Islamabad. more...

  • Silk Roadsby Axel Madsen

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 11.99

    One of the greatest art theft stories of the 20th century: André Malraux, French novelist, art theorist, and eventually France?s Minister of Cultural Affairs, and his wife, Clara, traveled to Cambodia in 1923, planning to steal and smuggle artifacts out of the country and sell them in America. The Cambodian treasure hunt promised to be a mix of cultural... more...

  • The Modi Effectby Lance Price

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 22.92

    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...