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- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00
In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1996; US$ 13.50
Based on the complete edition of his works, this new volume presents Gandhis most important political writings arranged around the two central themes of his political teachings: satyagraha (the power of non-violence) and swaraj (freedom). Dennis Daltons general Introduction and headnotes highlight the life of Gandhi, set the readings in... more...
- SAGE India 2009; US$ 34.95
Kancha Ilaiah, the author of the best selling book Why I am Not a Hindu , pens a thought-provoking critique of Brahmanism and the caste system in India, while anticipating the death of Hinduism as a direct consequence of, what he says is, its anti-scientific and anti-nationalistic stand. This work challenges Hinduism`s interpretation of history, with... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Ceylon, or Sri Lanka, was long known to travellers for its luxuriant landscapes, colourful temples and friendly inhabitants ? the island once named Serendip. This book explores the sojourns of gay visitors from the late 1800s to the modern day, providing a history of homosexuality, travel and cultural encounter on the island. The book offers profiles... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95
This selection of brief and incisive quotations range from religion and theology, personal and social ethics, service, and international and political affairs, to Gandhi's most original concept, satyagraha ? group nonviolent direct action. more...
- Dover Publications 2014; US$ 14.95
One of the last great imperial adventurers, Sir Francis Younghusband (1863?1942) was a British army officer whose explorations yielded major contributions to geographical research. In addition to charting a new route across the Gobi Desert, Younghusband was among the first Britons to enter the forbidden Tibetan city of Lhasa, where he headed a 1904... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95
Examines the political worldview of courtly and royal women in India during the late colonial and post-Independence period. This book offers a history of the zenana, which served as the 'women's courts' or 'female quarters of the palace', where women lived behind pardah in seclusion. more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
Reaching as far back as ancient times, Ronojoy Sen pairs a novel history of India?s engagement with sport and a probing analysis of its cultural and political development under monarchy and colonialism, and as an independent nation. Some sports that originated in India have fallen out of favor, while others, such as cricket, have been adopted and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95
Contributes simultaneously to both British imperial and Indian history. This work demonstrates that missionary understandings and interactions with India, rather than being party to imperial ideologies, often diverged from metropolitan and imperial norms. more...