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  • India Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic [2 volumes]by Arnold Kaminsky; Roger Long

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 191.00

    With more than a billion citizens?almost 18 percent of the world's population?India is a reflection of over 5,000 years of interaction and exchange across a wide spectrum of cultures and civilizations. India Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic describes the growth and development of the nation since it achieved independence from the British... more...

  • Castes of Mindby Nicholas B. Dirks

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 41.95

    When thinking of India, it is hard not to think of caste. In academic and common parlance alike, caste has become a central symbol for India, marking it as fundamentally different from other places while expressing its essence. Nicholas Dirks argues that caste is, in fact, neither an unchanged survival of ancient India nor a single system that reflects... more...

  • Finding Santanaby Jill Jolliffe

    Wakefield Press 2011; US$ 9.95

    In Finding Santana Jill Jolliffe tells of her clandestine journey across the Indonesian archipelago pursued by the Suharto dictatorship's notorious secret police. Her goal is an interview with East Timorese guerilla commander Nino Konis Santana. more...

  • Does the Elephant Dance?by David M. Malone

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 31.99

    India today looms large globally, where it hardly loomed at all twenty years ago. It is likely to be a key global actor throughout the twenty-first century and could well emerge soon as one of the top five global powers.Does the Elephant Dance? seeks to survey the main features of Indian foreign policy. It identifies elements of Indian history relevant... more...

  • Tiger auf dem Sprungby Karl Pilny

    Campus Verlag 2008; US$ 19.60

    Die politischen, wirtschaftlichen, geschichtlichen Verbindungen der südostasiatischen Länder untereinander, aber auch zu Indien und China, sind intensiv. Sie zu kennen ist für das Verständnis des asiatischen Wirtschaftsraums, aber auch jedes einzelnen asiatischen Landes unerlässlich. Karl Pilny bietet eine spannende und kenntnisreiche Bestandsaufnahme... more...

  • Riots and after in Mumbaiby Meena Menon

    SAGE India 2011; US$ 32.95

    Riots and After in Mumbai provides a synoptic record of events in Mumbai, focusing essentially on the history of riots in the city. Using this framework, it attempts to understand the sociopolitical and cultural realities of present-day Mumbai through a collection of narratives of the people affected by the communal riots of 1992–93. The author... more...

  • Altered Destinationsby Makarand R. Paranjape

    Anthem Press India 2009; US$ 99.00

    ‘Altered Destinations’ addresses the complex interrelations of state, nation and identity in India through the medium of culture, and compellingly reframes the debate in the context of the Gandhian concept of swaraj. more...

  • Bangkok, Thailand & Beyondby Christopher Evans

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    This is a city that is full of architectural wonders, ancient and modern, on both sides of a flourishing river. It is full of rare contrasts. The saffron-robed monks wander along congested sidewalks where ladies of the night ply their trade. The smartly dressed European businessperson towers over the short Thai street trader. It is religious and risqué.... more...

  • Vietnam - Hué, Danang & Hoi Anby Janet Arrowood

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    The arrival of Emperor Gia Long in 1802 began the flowering of Hué, with the building of a Chinese-style Forbidden City and the construction of royal tombs along the Perfume River. When Emperor Bao Dai abdicated in 1945, Hué ceased to be the capital of Vietnam, and Hanoi was reinstated. Hué was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in... more...

  • Vietnam - Nha Trang, Dalat & the Southern Highlandsby Janet Arrowood

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    Nha Trang has a huge variety of hotels, almost all within a few blocks of the Pacific beaches. Most of the hotels have gardens with restaurants, and all offer decent Asian and Western food. There are lots of ocean-front bars and some discos open until all hours. People come to Nha Trang for three reasons: To eat seafood, to chill out, and to try the... more...