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  • 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...

  • The Empire of the Rajby Dr Robert J Blyth

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 175.00

    British India, as a result of history, geopolitics and its unique status within the Empire, controlled a chain of overseas agencies that stretched from southern Persia to eastern Africa. This book examines how, as the relative importance of British interests steadily eclipsed those of India throughout the region, Indian sub-imperial impulses clashed... more...

  • Science, Technology and Medicine in Colonial Indiaby David Arnold

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 54.00

    An historical reinterpretation of the role of science, technology and medicine in the making of colonial India. more...

  • An Agrarian History of South Asiaby David Ludden

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 33.00

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

  • Nur Jahanby Ellison Banks Findly

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 149.99

    Nur Jahan was one of the most powerful and influential women in Indian history. Born on a caravan traveling from Teheran to India, she became the last (eighteenth) wife of the Mughal emperor Jahangir and effectively took control of the government as he bowed to the effects of alcohol and opium. Her reign (1611-1627) marked the highpoint of the Mughal... more...

  • Social and Political Thought of Mahatma Gandhiby Bidyut Chakrabarty

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    During his campaign against racism in South Africa, and his involvement in the Congress-led nationalist struggle against British colonial rule in India, Mahatma Gandhi developed a new form of political struggle based on the idea of satyagraha, or non-violent protest. He ushered in a new era of nationalism in India by articulating the nationalist... more...

  • India - From Regional to World Powerby Ashok Kapur

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This book provides an in-depth account of India's role in world politics at the beginning of the twenty-first century.  The author shows how the approach laid down by Nehru and followed by his successors (an approach that included nuclear self-restraint, the search for friendly relations with Pakistan and China, seeking the high ground in moral and... more...

  • A Concise History of Modern Indiaby Barbara D. Metcalf; Thomas R. Metcalf

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    A revised and expanded edition covering the history of modern India up to the present. more...

  • Gandhi's Passionby Stanley Wolpert

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 14.99

    More than half a century after his death, Mahatma Gandhi continues to inspire millions throughout the world. Yet modern India, most strikingly in its decision to join the nuclear arms race, seems to have abandoned much of his nonviolent vision. Inspired by recent events in India, Stanley Wolpert offers this subtle and profound biography of India's... 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...