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  • An Agrarian History of South Asiaby David Ludden

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 32.00

    Originally published in 1999, this book offers a comprehensive historical framework for understanding the regional diversity of agrarian South Asia. more...

  • Akbar and the Jesuitsby Father Pierre du Jarric Jarric

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1926. 'These documents are full of intimate interest' Times Literary Supplement 'A serious and intensely interesting piece of work' The Guardian The Jesuit missionaries were some of the earliest Europeans to find their way into the Mogul empire in the sixteenth century. Spending more years at Akbar's court than others did months,... 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...

  • An Arab Ambassador in the Mediterranean Worldby Nabil Matar

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book provides translated selections from the writings of Muhammad Ibn Othman al-Miknasi (d. 1799). The only writings by an Arab-Muslim in the pre-modern period that present a comparative perspective, his travelogues provide unique insight with in to Christendom and Islam. Translating excerpts from his three travelogues, this book tells the... more...

  • Barney Barnfatherby Angus Mansfield

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Riversdale Robert 'Barney' Barnfather was an RAF fighter pilot who flew Spitfires in action almost continuously from November 1941 until the end of the war in Europe. Barney was often in the thick of the fighting and saw action in the offensive sweeps over France, in the desperate air battle for Malta, the fighting in North Africa, the invasions of... more...

  • Birds of Passageby Henrietta Clive; Nancy K Shields

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    The journals of Lady Henrietta Clive, a feisty, independent-minded traveller, are among the very earliest written accounts of India by a British woman. Married to Lord Edward Clive, son of Clive of India and Governor of Madras (1798"1803), she travelled through southern India with her daughters and retinue in the aftermath of the war against Tipu Sultan.... more...

  • Britain and Indian Nationalismby D. A. Low

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 44.00

    Anthony Low examines the distinctive character of the most momentous independence struggle of the twentieth century. more...

  • Chitral Charlieby N S Nash

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 8.99

    Charles Townshend achieved international fame, as a captain, when he commanded the besieged garrison at Chitral (now Pakistan) in 1895. As a result, he became known as ‘Chitral Charlie’.Decorated by Queen Victoria and lionized by the British public, his passage up through the Army was assured and, in 1916, he was given command on 6th Indian... more...

  • Clothing Gandhi's Nationby Lisa N. Trivedi

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 23.95

    In Clothing Gandhi's Nation, Lisa Trivedi explores the making of one of modern India's most enduring political symbols, khadi: a homespun, home-woven cloth. The image of Mohandas K. Gandhi clothed simply in a loincloth and plying a spinning wheel is familiar around the world, as is the sight of Gandhi,... more...

  • Coalition Politics and Hindu Nationalismby Katharine Adeney; Lawrence Saez

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This new collection examines the emergence of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India and the ways in which its Hindu nationalist agenda has been affected by the constraints of being a dominant member of a coalition government. Religious influence in contemporary politics offers a fertile ground for political-sociological analysis, especially in... more...