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  • A Concise History of Modern Indiaby Barbara D. Metcalf; Thomas R. Metcalf

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    The third edition of the Metcalfs' classic history of India charts developments across the last twenty years. more...

  • The Blood Telegramby Gary J. Bass

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    A riveting history?the first full account?of the involvement of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in the 1971 atrocities in Bangladesh that led to war between India and Pakistan, shaped the fate of Asia, and left in their wake a host of major strategic consequences for the world today. Giving an astonishing inside view of how the White House really... more...

  • An Uncertain Gloryby Drè; Jean ze; Amartya Sen

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    When India became independent in 1947 after two centuries of colonial rule, it immediately adopted a firmly democratic political system, with multiple parties, freedom of speech, and extensive political rights. The famines of the British era disappeared, and steady economic growth replaced the economic stagnation of the Raj. The growth of the Indian... more...

  • Crafting the Nation in Colonial Indiaby Abigail McGowan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 120.00

    "Well before Gandhi popularized hand-spun, hand-woven cloth, British and Indian activists had made crafts central to plans for India's economic and cultural revival. Combining tradition and employment at a time of industrial transition, crafts appealed to both government officials and nationalist activists alike - even as they bemoaned artisans as... more...

  • India before Europeby Catherine B. Asher; Cynthia Talbot

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 32.00

    The first survey of the political, economic, religious and cultural landscapes of medieval India. more...

  • Connected Placesby Anne Feldhaus

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 40.00

    This book examines the words and actions of people who live in regions in the state of Maharashtra in Western India to illustrate the idea that regions are not only created by humans, but given meaning through religious practices. By exploring the people living in the area of Maharashtra, Feldhaus draws some very interesting conclusions about how people... 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...

  • The Mughal Empireby John F. Richards

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 40.00

    The Mughal empire was one of the largest centralised states in the pre-modern world and this new volume traces the history of this magnificent empire from its creation in 1526 to its breakup in 1720. more...

  • The Indian Ideologyby Perry Anderson

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    Today, the Indian state claims to embody the values of a stable political democracy, a harmonious territorial unity, and a steadfast religious impartiality. Even many of those critical of the inequalities of Indian society underwrite such claims. The Indian Ideology suggests that the roots of the current ills of the Republic go much deeper,... 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...