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  • Wronged by Empireby Manjari Miller

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 22.95

    Although India and China have very different experiences of colonialism, they respond to that history in a similar way?by treating it as a collective trauma. As a result they have a strong sense of victimization that affects their foreign policy decisions even today. Wronged by Empire breaks new ground by blending this historical phenomenon,... more...

  • Nehruby Shashi Tharoor

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Shashi Tharoor delivers an incisive biography of the great secularist who?alongside his spiritual father, Mahatma Gandhi?led the movement for India?s independence from British rule and ushered his newly independent country into the modern world. The man who would one day help topple British rule and become India?s first prime minister started out... more...

  • Das moderne Indien 1498 bis 2004by Jürgen Lütt

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2012; US$ 974.00

    Seit dem 16. Jahrhundert musste Indien sich mit der Expansion Europas auseinander setzen. Jürgen Lütt beschreibt, wie es schließlich zur britischen Kolonie wurde und wie die Inder sich mit ihrer nationalen Unabhängigkeitsbewegung unter der Führung Mahatma Gandhis von der britischen Herrschaft befreiten. Die Teilung des Subkontinents, die Chancen und... more...

  • First Raj of the Sikhsby Harish Dhillon

    Hay House 2013; US$ 8.95

    Banda Singh Bahadur appeared in Sikh history for a relatively short period (1708-1716) but, after the Sikh gurus, influenced it more significantly than any other individualBanda Singh Bahadur is among the most colourful and fascinating characters in Sikh history. From an ascetic he was transformed into Guru Gobind Singh’s most trusted disciple.... more...

  • Gandhi und Nehruby Dietmar Rothermund

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2010; US$ 18.93

    Mahatma Gandhi und Jawaharlal Nehru prägten den indischen Freiheitskampf gegen die britische Fremdherrschaft nachhaltig. Ihre Partnerschaft war ertragreich, aber reich an Spannungen. Trotz ihrer unterschiedlichen Persönlichkeiten ergänzten sie sich vorzüglich in ihren politischen Zielen, der Verwirklichung der Selbstbefreiung Indiens und der Gründung... more...

  • Out of Indiaby Michael Foss

    Michael O'Mara 2012; US$ 9.99

    Born in India in 1937, Michael Foss's childhood was spent between the cold, grey austerity of Britain under threat, and the brightly lit and teeming vitality of wartime India. Here, beautifully evoked, is a childhood spent amongst grudging and unloving English relations; a sufferance of cruelly harsh schooling, a bleak, dank landscape; and a sense... more...

  • Mahatma Gandhiby Douglas Allen

    Reaktion Books 2011; US$ 16.95

    The idea of nonviolent resistance is still as essential and almost as radical today as it was when Mahatma Gandhi (1869?1948) first pioneered in India the protest of political tyranny?in his case against British colonialism?through massive displays of civil disobedience. Gandhi?s ideas of peaceful protest went on to inspire the marches and sit-ins... more...

  • Bürgerinnen im Kaiserreichby Sylvia Schraut

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 15.32

    Wer kennt heute noch typische Bürgerinnen des Wilhelminischen Zeitalters? Hedwig Heyl (1850-1934), die "beste Hausfrau der Nation", Franziska Tiburtius (1843-1927), die erste promovierte Ärztin Berlins, oder Lily Braun (1865-1916) - sie forderte die Vergesellschaftung der Hausarbeit - sind heute fast vergessen. Doch die Entwicklung Deutschlands... more...

  • How India Became Territorialby Itty Abraham

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    Why do countries go to war over disputed lands? Why do they fight even when the territories in question are economically and strategically worthless? Drawing on critical approaches to international relations, political geography, international law, and social history, and based on a close examination of the Indian experience during the 20th century,... more...

  • An Indian Political Lifeby Paul R. Brass

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 49.95

    Charan Singh and Congress Politics, 1967 to 1987 , the third and final volume in the trilogy of  The Politics of Northern India , begins with the dramatic political event of the fall of the Congress in the most critical state of UP and the formation of the first non-Congress government. This event was of the utmost concern to Indira Gandhi, for... more...