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India (Bharat)

  • How India Became Territorialby Itty Abraham

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    Why do countries go to war over disputed lands? Why do they fight even when the territories in question are economically and strategically worthless? Drawing on critical approaches to international relations, political geography, international law, and social history, and based on a close examination of the Indian experience during the 20th century,... more...

  • On a Shoestring to Coorgby Dervla Murphy

    Eland Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    Dervla Murphy and her five-year-old daughter Rachel- with little money, no taste for luxury and few concrete plans- meander slowly from Bombay to the southernmost tip of India. Interested in everything they see but only truly enchanted by people, they stay in fisherman?s huts and no-star hotels, travelling in packed-out buses, on foot and by local... more...

  • Conflict and Reconciliation: The Politics of Ethnicity in Assamby Uddipana Goswami

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    Diverging from reductionist studies of Northeast India and its multifarious conflicts, this book presents an exclusive and intricate, empirical and theoretical study of Assam as a conflict zone. It traces the genesis and evolution of the ethnic and nationalistic politics in the state, and explores how this gave birth to nativist and militant movements.... more...

  • Vidyasagar: The Life and After-life of an Eminent Indianby Brian A. Hatcher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book offers a new interpretation of the life and legacy of the Indian reformer and intellectual, Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar (1820?91). Drawing upon autobiography, biography, secondary criticism and a range of Vidyasagar?s original writings in Bengali, the book interrogates the role of history, memory and controversy, and emphasises the key... more...

  • India's Rise as an Asian Powerby Sandy Gordon

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    India’s Rise as an Asian Power examines India’s rise to power and the obstacles it faces in the context of domestic governance and security, relationships and security issues with its South Asian neighbors, and international relations in the wider Asian region. Instead of a straight-line projection based on traditional measures of power such... more...

  • Malcolmby John Malcolm

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 18.94

    Highly regarded in India to this day, Sir John Malcolm is remarkably little known in his native Scotland. This book describes his extraordinary journey from humble origins to become a leading player in the transformation of the East India Company from a largely commercial enterprise into an agent of imperial government, during a crucial period of... more...

  • Nation-state and Minority Rights in Indiaby Tanweer Fazal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The blood-laden birth-pangs of the Indian "nation-state" undoubtedly had a bearing on the contentious issue of group rights for cultural minorities. Indeed, the trajectory of the concept ?minority rights? evolved amidst multiple conceptualizations, political posturing and violent mobilizations and outbursts. Accommodating minority groups posed a predicament... more...

  • India-China Borderlandsby Nimmi Kurian

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 49.95

    The India?China borderlands have remained largely in a freeze frame, awaiting a new political imagination that has been a long time coming. This book offers a critical comparative analysis of India?China relations at the subregional level, an analytical level that remains an understudied aspect in both research and policy. The study situates... more...

  • The Pariah Problemby Rupa Viswanath

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 59.99

    Once known as “Pariahs,? Dalits are primarily descendants of unfree agrarian laborers. They belong to India?s lowest castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and continue to be a source of public anxiety. Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, this book follows the conception and evolution of the “Pariah problem? in public... more...

  • Shopping for Buddhasby Jeff Greenwald

    Travelers' Tales 2014; US$ 15.95

    Jeff Greenwald's classic travelogue follows his quest for the "perfect" Buddha statue. At turns hilarious and moving, his quest features a cast of amazing characters — from a passionate palmist to a flying lama — who provide unforgettable glimpses into the daily life and culture of the former kingdom (including a wild ride on Kathmandu?s very first... more...