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  • Naval Resistance to Britain's Growing Power in India, 1660-1800by Philip MacDougall

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Reveals, from a non-Eurocentric perspective, how Indian states developed and implemented maritime strategies which posed a serious threat to British naval power in the region. more...

  • Nur Jahan of Indiaby Shirin Yim Bridges; Albert Nguyen

    Goosebottom Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    From the deepest heart of the Moghul palace, tucked away in purdah, her face hidden by veils, one princess came to rule all of Moghul India. She introduced efficiencies, encouraged trade, and made possible a great flowering of the arts. What gave her this power was love. This is a love story, the story of Nur Jahan, who, without breaking any of the... more...

  • Presenting the Past: Anxious History and Ancient Future in Hindutva Indiaby S. Udayakumar

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 125.00

    The interface of identity construction practices and the role of knowledge of the past in that continual process manifests itself in contemporary Hindu-Muslim relations and political governance. Presenting' the Past studies the religious, cultural, sociological, and ideological dimensions of the Hindutva historiographical project going back and... more...

  • Singapore Swingby John Malathronas

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2007; US$ 10.99

    For generations of Britons, Singapore was the international crossroads of the Empire, the ultimate colonial posting, the stimulus for writers such as Joseph Conrad, Somerset Maugham or Noel Coward. Can today’s hightech 24-hour city with its gleaming skyscrapers and high standard of living provide a similar kind of inspiration to a visitor?John... more...

  • Perception, Politics and Security in South Asiaby P R Chari; Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema; Stephen P Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a detailed examination of the compound crisis between India and Pakistan that brought the region to the brink of a nuclear war in 1990. Placing the crisis in the context of concurrent international events such as the fall of the Soviet Union, the authors draw out the lesson for present-day South Asian affairs. The book also makes... more...

  • India-Pakistan in War and Peaceby J. N. Dixit

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    As the Kashmir dispute brings India and Pakistan ominously close to nuclear war this book provides a compelling account of the history and politics of these two great South Asian rivals. Like the Israel-Palestine struggle, the Indian-Pakistan rivalry is a legacy of history. The two countries went to war within months of becoming independent and, over... more...

  • The Aftermath of Partition in South Asiaby Gyanesh Kudaisya; Tan Tai Yong

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 62.95

    This book draws upon new theoretical insights and fresh bodies of data to historically reappraise partition in the light of its long aftermath. It uses a comparative approach by viewing South Asia in its totality, rather than looking at it in narrow 'national' terms. As the first book to focus on the aftermath of partition, it fills a distinctive niche... more...

  • Nationalisms and Post-Colonial Identityby Anshuman A Mondal

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    How have nations and nationhood become the dominant form of political organization today? What is the role of culture in nationalism? In what ways have the ideological development of nationalisms in the post-colonial world shaped understandings of contemporary political problems such as the rise of radical Islam, communalism, and the failure of secular-liberal... more...

  • Akbar and the Jesuitsby Father Pierre du Jarric Jarric

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 210.00

    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...

  • India's Partitionby Devendra Panigrahi

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Based on new source material available in both England and India, India's Partition examines the partition in the context of the retreat of the British Empire. The freeing of India from British rule was the result of internal forces in both countries, while the split of the subcontinent along religious lines served as a harbinger for things to come.... more...