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  • Challenge and Strategyby Rajiv Sikri

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 39.95

    The book examines India’s current and looming foreign policy challenges from a strategic and policy-oriented perspective. It analyzes the long-term factors and trends that should determine the country’s foreign policy formulation. The author urges a reappraisal of India’s approach if it is to become a major player in the complex and... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 138.00

    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...

  • The India-Pakistan Military Standoffby Zachary S. Davis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Focusing on the 2001-2002 crisis which brought the nuclear rivals to the brink of war, this book explores the dynamics of strategic stability between India and Pakistan. The contributors focus on five main areas: the political history that led to the crisis; the conventional military environment during the crisis; the nuclear environment during the... more...

  • Lost Years of the RSSby Sanjeev Kelkar

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 22.00

    Lost Years of the RSS is a historical analysis of the events that have shaped the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in its 85 years of existence. Written from an insider's perspective, this in-depth work critically analyzes the major turning points in the history of RSS from the viewpoint of both a follower and an opponent, while digging deep into... more...

  • Does the Elephant Dance?by David M. Malone

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 31.99

    India today matters, and thus its foreign policy matters at the global level. Drawing primarily and extensively on a wide range of Indian views, Malone seeks to explain what issues and partners most command Indian attention and why, and what shape its foreign policy could (and sometimes should) take in the years ahead. more...

  • India After Gandhiby Ramachandra Guha

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 21.87

    Born against a background of privation and civil war, divided along lines of caste, class, language and religion, independent India emerged, somehow, as a united and democratic country. Ramachandra Guha’s hugely acclaimed book tells the full story – the pain and the struggle, the humiliations and the glories – of the world’s largest and least likely... more...

  • Ashokaby Charles Allen

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • 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 Making of the Raj: India under the East India Companyby Ian St. John

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 41.00

    Most traditional Raj histories deal with the actions, motives, and thoughts of the British who occupied, governed, and administered the subcontinent. The Making of the Raj: India under the East India Company flips the focus and tells not of the rulers but concentrates on the Indian workers—the farmers, the millhands, the servants, and the gardeners.... more...