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  • Midnight's Descendantsby John Keay

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    A celebrated historian presents a history of Southern Asia since the Partition of British India in 1947, revealing how the twin forces of democracy and extremism are shaping the region?s future. more...

  • India and South Asiaby David Ludden

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 17.99

    Combining factual information with a critical approach, which probes the nature of culture and identity, this concise yet authoritative account paints a graphic picture of an area stretching from the Indian Ocean to the Himalayan mountains. With coverage not only of India, but also of Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, this book surveys nearly... more...

  • Western Power in Asiaby Arthur Cotterell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 29.95

    For centuries, the major poweres of the West were seduced by the allure of the countries of "the Far East". Spices, textiles, silk and tea were the staples of East- West trade. But competition between Western traders eventually caused military intervention in Asian affairs and the establishment of colonial empires. These actions have shapred the history... more...

  • Is Australia an Asian Country?by Stephen FitzGerald

    Allen & Unwin 1997; US$ 19.95

    The author shows what can be done to change Australia into a society which will hold an honoured place in the region: a small, independent nation contributing as an equal partner to a community of Asian nations. more...

  • The Battle for Asiaby Mark T. Berger

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 68.95

    Asia has long been an ideological battleground between capitalism and communism, between nationalism and Westernisation and between the nation-state and globalization. This book is a history of the Asian region from 1945 to the present day which delineates the various ideological battles over Asia's development. Subjects covered include: * theories... more...

  • South Asia in the Worldby Ramesh Thakur; Oddny Wiggen

    United Nations University Press 2004; US$ 43.00

    Presents issues of particular relevance to the region, and explores the potential for improvement both in domestic and international efforts at alleviating the problems of South Asia. more...

  • Querying the Medievalby Ronald Inden; Jonathan Walters; Daud Ali

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 94.99

    The authors look closely at three genres of texts that have been crucial to the representations of pre-colonial India. All three essays challenge not only colonialist scholarship but the attempts by religious nationalists to identify Hinduism as the essence of national identity in India and Buddhism as the essence of nationality in Sri Lanka. more...

  • Iran's First Revolutionby Mangol Bayat

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 124.99

    An historical survey of the Iranian constitutional revolution of 1905-1909, which resulted in the establishment of Iran's first parliamentary democracy. The text aims to provide a context for an understanding of the country's religious revolution of 1978-1979. more...

  • Superpower Rivalry in the Indian Oceanby Selig S. Harrison; K. Subrahmanyam

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 144.99

    Focusing on a major area of superpower rivalry embracing the Indian Ocean, the Persian Gulf, 42 littoral states and one-third of the world's population, Indian and American authors examine the factors leading to the escalation of tension in this region and the effects of India's military power. more...

  • Intellectual Trends in Twentieth-Century Iranby Negin Nabavi

    UPF 2003; US$ 59.95

    ''This book is the first collection of its kind. It brings together articles by historians, sociologists and political scientists as well as contributions by intellectuals and essayists currently engaged in the intellectual scene in Iran, thus outlining not only a range of intellectual concerns and trends in the tumultuous 20th century but also presenting... more...