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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...

  • India-China Borderlandsby Nimmi Kurian

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 49.95

    Despite the compelling immediacy of a 4,056 km long border, it is intriguing that when we think of India and China, we typically think of Delhi and Beijing and not locations along the shared border. The book will engage with this interesting puzzle through a critical comparative analysis of India?China relations at the subregional level. It will locate... more...

  • Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857by Crispin Bates

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 39.95

    The  Mutiny at the Margins  series takes a fresh look at the revolt of 1857 from a variety of original and unusual perspectives, focusing in particular on neglected socially marginal groups and geographic areas which have hitherto tended to be unrepresented in studies of this cataclysmic event in British imperial and Indian historiography. Perception,... more...

  • Civilizing Missions in Colonial and Postcolonial South Asiaby Carey A. Watt; Michael Mann

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    This collection provides a historical exploration of the tensions and complexities of civilizing missions undertaken by British or Indian states or organizations in nineteenth- and twentieth-century South Asia. more...

  • Travellers to the Middle East from Burckhardt to Thesigerby Geoffrey P. Nash

    Anthem Press 2009; US$ 99.00

    An invaluable compendium of writing on the Middle East including extracts from canonical and less well known travellers’ works. more...

  • The Rough Guide to First-Time Asiaby Lesley Reader; Lucy Ridout

    Rough Guides 2010; US$ 18.99

    The Rough Guide First-Time Asia tells you everything you need to know before you go to Asia, from visas and vaccinations to budgets and packing. It will help you plan the best possible trip, with advice on when to go and what not to miss, and how to avoid trouble on the road. You'll find insightful information on what tickets to buy, where to stay,... more...

  • Ashokaby Charles Allen

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; Not Available

    India's lost emperor Ashoka Maurya has a special place in history. In his quest to govern India by moral force alone he turned Buddhism from a minor sect into a world religion, and set up a new yardstick for government. But Ashoka's bold experiment ended in tragedy and he was forgotten for almost two thousand years. In this beautifully written,... more...

  • Oh Du, geliebter Führerby Thomas Kunze; Thomas Vogel

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 15.57

    »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...