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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Vietnam Warby Mitchell K. Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    The Vietnam War examines the conflict from its origins through to 1975 and North Vietnam's victory.  This new revised edition   is completely up-to-date with current academic debates and includes new source material.  Mitchell Hall explores all the key elements of the conflict, including: ·        US motivations for entering the war and the military... 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...

  • 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 Drawing on a wide variety of secondary sources, government documents, private papers, unpublished memoirs, and extensive interviews with key figures, he shows how...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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Frost Weedsby Kathleen Murphy Willer; Alyson Flippo

    Hellgate Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    During the early years of the Vietnam War, a small group of American soldiers carried the fight to the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army, often under difficult circumstances. Their sacrifices generally went unrecognized and unappreciated by a mostly indifferent nation. But a massive influx of American troops would soon alter the entire nature... more...

  • A Daughter's Memoir of Burmaby Wendy Law-Yone; David I. Steinberg

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Wendy Law-Yone was fifteen at the time of Burma's military coup in 1962. The daughter of Ed Law-Yone, daredevil proprietor of Rangoon Nation, Burma?s leading postwar English-language daily, she experienced firsthand the perils and promises of a newly independent Burma. On the eve of Wendy?s studies abroad, Ed Law-Yone was arrested, his newspaper... more...