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  • 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...

  • Flying Black Poniesby Kit Lavell

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    The tragic, the comic, the terrifying, the poignant are all part of the story of the Black Pony pilots who distinguished themselves in the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War. Flying their turboprop Broncos down and dirty, low and slow, they killed more of the enemy and saved more allied lives with close-air support than all the other naval squadrons... more...

  • 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...

  • Freya Starkby Caroline Moorehead

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19

    Born in Paris 1893, a precocious and tough Freya Stark spent her childhood wondering across Europe, speaking three languages by the time she was five. She became one of the twentieth-century?s most remarkable and inspirational women. Renowned for her flamboyant and unorthodox behaviour, Freya was also self-disciplined, courageous and remained fearlessly... more...

  • An Empire of the Eastby Norman Lewis

    Eland Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    Norman Lewis was eighty-three years old when he embarked on a series of three arduous journeys into the most contentious corners of Indonesia: western Sumatra, East Timor and Irian Jaya. Presenting himself as the picture of innocence, he reports only what he observes, using his well honed tools of irony and humour to deliver a devastating assessment... 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...

  • Against a Peacock Skyby Monica Connell

    Eland Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    For two years in the early 1980s, Monica Connell lived as a paying guest of Kalchu and Chola in the Nepalese village of Talphi. Gradually she was accepted as a member of the family, sharing its joys and sorrows as well as taking part in its various tasks, from mud plastering the house to rice planting in the terraced fields. The village, in the Jumla... 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...