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  • From the Ruins of Empireby Pankaj Mishra

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 22.00

    The Victorian period, viewed in the West as a time of self-confident progress, was experienced by Asians as a catastrophe. As the British gunned down the last heirs to the Mughal Empire, burned down the Summer Palace in Beijing, or humiliated the bankrupt rulers of the Ottoman Empire, it was clear that for Asia to recover a vast intellectual effort... more...

  • Devil's Guardby George R. Elford

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 7.99

    The personal account of a guerrilla fighter in the French Foreign Legion, reveals the Nazi Battalion's inhumanities to Indochinese villagers. more...

  • Sinister Yogisby David Gordon White

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Since the 1960s, yoga has become a billion-dollar industry in the West, attracting housewives and hipsters, New Agers and the old-aged. But our modern conception of yoga derives much from nineteenth-century European spirituality, and the true story of yoga?s origins in South Asia is far richer, stranger, and more entertaining than most of us realize.... more...

  • Relocating Modern Scienceby Kapil Raj

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 32.00

    Relocating Modern Science challenges the belief that modern science was created uniquely in the West and was subsequently diffused elsewhere. Through a detailed analysis of key moments in the history of science, it demonstrates the crucial roles of circulation and intercultural encounter for their emergence. more...

  • Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World, Volume Twoby Anna Winterbottom; Facil Tesfaye

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This interdisciplinary work presents essays on disease, medicine, and healing in the Indian Ocean World. It is the first work on medical history in the region. Themes include medical theory, concepts of fertility, material culture, healing, diplomacy, and colonialism, public health, slavery, migrant labour, and medicine. more...

  • Lascars and Indian Ocean Seafaring, 1780-1860by Aaron Jaffer

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 115.00

    Cases of mutiny and other forms of protest are used to reveal full and interesting details of lascar shipboard life. 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...

  • Perfect Spyby Larry Berman

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    During the Vietnam War, Time reporter Pham Xuan An befriended everyone who was anyone in Saigon, including American journalists such as David Halberstam and Neil Sheehan, the CIA's William Colby, and the legendary Colonel Edward Lansdale?not to mention the most influential members of the South Vietnamese government and army. None of them ever guessed... more...

  • Midnight?s Descendants: South Asia from Partition to the Present Dayby John Keay

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    The first modern history of all South Asia?s peoples. more...

  • Gandhi: A Beginner's Guideby Genevieve Blais

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available

    This title is an introduction to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi. It investigates: his background and the times he lived in, Britain's role in the history of India, the events leading up to the Salt March, his assassination and his legacy. more...