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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...

  • 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...

  • Enlightenment and Violenceby Tadd Fernee

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 49.95

    Enlightenment and Violence  is a history of ideas that proposes a multi-centred and non-Eurocentric interpretation of the Enlightenment as a human heritage. This comparative study reconstructs how modernity was negotiated in different intellectual and political contexts as a national discourse within the broader heritage of Enlightenment. The... more...

  • Vidyasagarby Brian A. Hatcher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book offers a new interpretation of the life and legacy of the Indian reformer and intellectual, Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar (1820?91). Drawing upon autobiography, biography, secondary criticism and a range of Vidyasagar?s original writings in Bengali, the book interrogates the role of history, memory and controversy, and emphasises the key... more...

  • The Engagement of Indiaby Ian Hall

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    As India emerges as a significant global actor, diverse states have sought to engage India with divergent agendas and interests. Some states aspire to improve their relations with New Delhi, while others pursue the transformation of Indian foreign policy—and even India itself—to suit their interests. The Engagement of India explores the strategies... more...

  • India's Rise as an Asian Powerby Sandy Gordon

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    India’s Rise as an Asian Power examines India’s rise to power and the obstacles it faces in the context of domestic governance and security, relationships and security issues with its South Asian neighbors, and international relations in the wider Asian region. Instead of a straight-line projection based on traditional measures of power such... more...

  • Akbarby Andre Wink

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

    Widely regarded as the greatest of the Mughal emperors, Jalal ad-Din Akbar (1542-1603) was a formidable military tactician and popular demagogue. Ascending to the throne at the age of thirteen, he ruled for half a century, expanded the Mughal empire, and left behind a legacy to rival his infamous ancestors Chinggis Khan and Timur. In this lucid biography,... more...

  • The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhiby Makarand R. Paranjape

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Who is responsible for the Mahatma?s death? Just one single, but determined, fanatic, the whole ideology of Hindu nationalism, the ruling Congress-led government whichfailed to protect him, or a vast majority of Indians and their descendants who considered Gandhi irrelevant? Such questions mean that Gandhi, even after his tragic and brutal death,... 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...

  • Ramparts of Empireby Brandon Marsh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This cultural and political study examines British perceptions and policies on India's Afghan Frontier between 1918 and 1948 and the impact of these on the local Pashtun population, India as a whole, and the decline of British imperialism in South Asia. more...