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  • A History of the Modern Middle Eastby William L Cleveland; Martin Bunton

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 52.00

     This definitive history of the modern Middle East includes significant new material covering major transformative developments over the past four years. more...

  • Christmas in Calcuttaby Robyn Andrews

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 42.00

    Calcutta has one of the largest Anglo-Indian populations in the world. This is a community with members who occupy a wide range of socio-economic positions and who live a variety of lives that are always nuanced by their being Anglo-Indian. However, the community has been conveniently stereotyped by the media.  Christmas in Calcutta  goes beyond... more...

  • Demystifying Kashmirby Navnita Chadha Behera

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 32.95

    Traces Kashmir history from the prepartition India to the current-day situation. Provides an analysis of the philosophical underpinnings and the local, bilateral, and international dynamics of the key players involved in this conflict. Conclusion focuses on the parameters, players, politics, and prognosis of the ongoing peace process in Kashmir. more...

  • An American Witness to India’s Partitionby Phillips Talbot

    SAGE India 2007; US$ 59.95

    In 1938 the New York-based Institute of Current World Affairs awarded 23-year-old Phillips Talbot a fellowship with a mandate: visit South Asia and learn about the intricacies of life in India. Till 1950, Talbot graphically recounted the buildup to Indian and Pakistani independence, and the early experiences of the new states in the form of several... more...

  • They Marched Into Sunlightby David Maraniss

    Simon & Schuster 2003; US$ 17.00

    Here is the epic story of Vietnam and thesixties told through the events of a few tumultuous days in October 1967. David Maraniss takes the reader on an unforgettable journey to the battlefields of war and peace. With meticulous and captivating detail, They Marched Into Sunlight brings that catastrophic time back to life while examining questions... more...

  • Timor-Lesteby Abraham Joseph; Takako Hamaguchi; José Ramos-Horta

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    After enduring years of conflict and destruction, Timor-Leste has risen from the ashes and, within a short span of time, made remarkable strides toward recovery and reconstruction. It is today a nation well on its way to peace and prosperity, creating an example to be followed by other fragile and underdeveloped countries. Timor-Leste: The History... more...

  • Third Class in Indian Railwaysby Mahatma Gandhi

    The Floating Press 1917; US$ 4.95

    From the text: I have now been in India for over two years and a half after my return from South Africa. Over one quarter of that time I have passed on the Indian trains travelling third class by choice. I have travelled up north as far as Lahore, down south up to Tranquebar, and from Karachi to Calcutta. Having resorted to third class travelling,... more...

  • Ethnic Relations and Nation-Building in Southeast Asiaby Leo Suryadinata

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2004; US$ 75.90

    Ethnic/racial relations have been a perennial theme in Southeast Asian studies. Current events have highlighted the tensions among ethnic groups and the need to maintain ethnic/racial harmony for national unity. This book analyses ethnic/race relations in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia, with special reference to the roles of ethnic Chinese in nation-building.... more...

  • On the Orientby Rudyard Kipling

    Hesperus Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Travel with Kipling through India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canton (now Guangzhou), Japan, and Burma Rudyard Kipling spent many years abroad and his relationship with India is explored in several of his works, both fiction and non-fiction. After leaving school, Kipling was sent to Lahore to work at a local newspaper. He would go on, a few years later,... more...

  • History of the Kingdom of Siamby Francois Henri Turpin; Basil Osborne Cartwright

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The country now known as Thailand was long referred to as "Siam," and it has a rich history that dates back thousands of years. This in-depth history details the series of states that were established in the region from the early classical period to the late eighteenth century, as well as the social, economic, political and cultural characteristics... more...