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  • 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...

  • The Origins of Modern Historiography in Indiaby Rama Sundari Mantena

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This book uncovers practices surrounding acts of collecting, surveying, and antiquarianism during British colonial rule in India. By examining these practices, this book traces the colonial conditions of the production of "sources," the forging of a new historical method, and the ascendance of positivist historiography in nineteenth-century India. more...

  • Gandhi's Religionby J. T. F. Jordens

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 168.00

    This is the first systematic study of Mohandas Gandhi's conception of religion and of his personal religious practices to be based on the ninety volumes of his Collected Works . With a constant awareness of chronology, it focuses on Gandhi's own statements, revealing the considerable development of his ideas within a lasting and consistent ideological... more...

  • An Autobiography or The Story of my Experiments with Truthby Mohandas K. Gandhi

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Translated by Mahadev DesaiThe first edition of Gandhiji's Autobiography was published in two volumes, Vol. I in 1927 and Vol. II in 1929. The original in Gujarati which was priced at Re. 1/- has run through five editions, nearly 50,000 copies having been sold. The price of the English translation (only issued in library edition) was prohibitive... more...

  • The Elephant, The Tiger, and the Cellphoneby Shashi Tharoor

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 17.95

    Interest in India has never been greater. Here Shashi Tharoor, one of the subcontinent?s most respected writers and diplomats, offers precious insights into this complex, multifaceted land, which despite its dazzling diversity of languages, customs, and cultures remains?more than sixty years after its founding?the world?s largest democracy. He describes... more...

  • M.K. Gandhi, Attorney at Lawby Charles R. DiSalvo

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    In 1888, at the age of eighteen, Mohandas Gandhi sets out from his modest home in India. Shy, timid, and soft-spoken, he embarks on what he believes will be a new life abroad. Twenty-seven years later, at the age of forty-five, he returns?this time fearless, impassioned, and ready to lead his country to freedom. What transformed him?  The law.... more...

  • Oh Du, geliebter Führerby Thomas Kunze; Thomas Vogel

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 14.00

    »Honig der Welt«, »Neuer Bonaparte« oder »Vom Himmel geboren« - so ließen und lassen sich Diktatoren wie Nicolae Ceausescu, Kaiser Bokassa oder Kim Jong Un huldigen. Elogen werden gedichtet, Hymnen komponiert, gigantische Denkmale in Berge gehauen, Zehntausende versammeln sich, um einen Menschen exzessiv als »Vater«, »Führer« oder »Ewigen« zu feiern... 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...