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  • Through the Eye of Timeby Michael Aram Tarr; Stuart Blackburn

    BRILL 2008; US$ 105.00

    Here is the first visual history of Arunachal Pradesh, a state in northeast India bordering on Tibet/China, Burma and Bhutan. Based on ample archival and field research, it illustrates a century and a half of cultural change in this culturally diverse and little-known region of the Himalayas. more...

  • Taj Mahalby Giles Tillotson

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    'Marble enigma, most photographed of structures, the Taj Mahal lends its name to a prime brand of Indian tea bags and stands too as the world's great, extravagant monument to eternal love. This wry, brisk book is a delightful and fascinating excavation of the Taj Mahal's many layers of meanings. Giles Tillotson deploys his formidable knowledge of... more...

  • An Area of Darknessby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    A classic of modern travel writing, An Area of Darkness is Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul?s profound reckoning with his ancestral homeland and an extraordinarily perceptive chronicle of his first encounter with India. Traveling from the bureaucratic morass of Bombay to the ethereal beauty of Kashmir, from a sacred ice cave in the Himalayas to an... more...

  • Samdhong Rinpocheby Donovan Roebert

    World Wisdom 2006; US$ 9.99

    This is the first-ever series of in-depth dialogues with the current Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, Samdhong Rinpoche, presenting his views on the plight of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism in the face of the communist Chinese invasion. more...

  • The Politics of Belonging in Indiaby Daniel J. Rycroft; Sangeeta Dasgupta

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    Since the 1990s, the Indigenous movement worldwide has become increasingly relevant to research in India, re-shaping the terms of engagement with Adivasi (Indigenous/tribal) peoples and their pasts. This book responds to the growing need for an inter-disciplinary re-assessment of Tribal studies in postcolonial India and defines a new agenda for Adivasi... more...

  • Grass in their Mouths: The Upper Doab of India under the Company's Magna Charta, 1793-1830by Dirk H.A. Kolff

    BRILL 2010; US$ 248.00

    Scholarship on the pre-Bentinck period of Indian history has taken little notice of the inevitable dilemmas of colonial rule as they became visible in the districts. This book argues that the disdain the eighteenth-century Westminster parliaments expressed both for Indians and the East India Company induced the Bengal civil service to formulate for... more...

  • The India-Pakistan Military Standoffby Zachary S. Davis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Focusing on the 2001-2002 crisis which brought the nuclear rivals to the brink of war, this book explores the dynamics of strategic stability between India and Pakistan. The contributors focus on five main areas: the political history that led to the crisis; the conventional military environment during the crisis; the nuclear environment during the... more...

  • For A Pagan Songby Jonny Bealby

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.09

    For a Pagan Song tells the story of how Jonny Bealby follows in the footsteps of his two heroes from literature, Kipling and Dravot, travelling across remote parts of India and Pakistan and into war-torn Afghanistan. Picturing himself seated by a roaring fire, listening to the song of a pagan chief, Jonny sets out to experience the ancient ways of... more...

  • The Culturalization of Caste in Indiaby Balmurli Natrajan

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    In India, caste groups ensure their durability in an era of multiculturalism by officially representing caste as cultural difference or ethnicity rather than as unequal descent-based relations. Challenging dominant social theories of caste, this book addresses questions of how caste survives the system that gave rise to it and adapts to new demands... more...

  • The Politics of Belonging in the Himalayasby Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka; Gérard Toffin

    SAGE India 2011; US$ 34.95

    The Politics of Belonging in the Himalayas is an exploration of the various forms of bonds and attachments by which individuals are bounded to their collectivities and localities in the Himalayan regions of India and Nepal. To grasp these phenomena adequately, the book proposes a new analytical approach through the concept of belonging. The book is... more...