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  • The Mughal Empireby John F. Richards

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 41.00 US$ 33.62

    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 Hollow Crownby Nicholas B. Dirks

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 56.00 US$ 45.92

    The Hollow Crown reconstructs the sociocultural history of a warrior polity in south India between the fourteenth and the twentieth centuries. more...

  • Behind the Beautiful Foreversby Katherine Boo

    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...

  • Cultural Encounters and Homoeroticism in Sri Lankaby Robert Aldrich

    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...

  • The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhiby Mohandas Gandhi; Homer A. Jack

    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...

  • India and Tibetby Sir Francis Younghusband

    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...

  • Courtly Indian Women in Late Imperial Indiaby Angma Dey Jhala

    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...

  • Nation at Playby Ronojoy Sen

    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...

  • Missionary Education and Empire in Late Colonial India, 1860-1920by Hayden J A Bellenoit

    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...

  • Law and Imperialismby Preeti Nijhar

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Laws that were imposed by colonizers were as much an attempt to confirm their own identity as to control the more dangerous elements of a potentially unruly populace. This title uses material from both British Parliamentary Papers and colonial archive material to provide evidence of legal change and response. more...