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  • Thoughts on Indian Discontents (Routledge Revivals)by Edwyn Bevan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    First published in 1929, this title presents some reflections from one of the leading cultural commenters of his day, Edwyn Bevan, on the notoriously controversial subject of burgeoning Indian Nationalism during the twilight of the British Empire. Bevan?s analysis of the peculiarities, tensions and divisive issues of the Indian situation as it... more...

  • Viewing the Islamic Orientby Pallavi Pandit Laisram

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    The Islamic Orient  studies the travel accounts of four British travelers during the nineteenth century. Through a critical analysis of these works, the author examines and questions Edward Said?s concept of "Orientalism" and "Orientalist" discourse: his argument that the orientalist view had such a strong influence on westerners that they invariably... more...

  • Dynamics In Pacific Asiaby Radtke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 300.00

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Origins of the Cold War in the Near Eastby Bruce Robellet Kuniholm

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 67.00

    Bruce Kuniholm takes a regional perspective to focus on postwar diplomacy in Iran, Turkey, and Greece and efforts in these countries to maintain their independence from the Great Powers. Drawing on a wide variety of secondary sources, government documents, private papers, unpublished memoirs, and extensive interviews with key figures, he shows how... 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...

  • 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...

  • Indian Home Ruleby Mahatma Gandhi

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Activist Mahatma Gandhi is best remembered as the freedom fighter who brought the concepts of passive resistance and civil disobedience to the world's attention in his quest for Indian independence from British rule. In the volume Indian Home Rule, Gandhi sets forth a compelling series of arguments against British colonialism in India, giving voice... more...

  • Freedom's Battleby Mahatma Gandhi

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi dedicated his life to fighting British imperialism in his native country. The essays collected in Freedom's Battle offer a detailed account of Gandhi's political ideals and the wrongs he regarded as inherent in imperial rule. 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...

  • 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...