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  • 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...

  • East India Company , Theby Philip Lawson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    This is the first short history of the East India Company from its founding in 1600 to its demise in 1857, designed for students and academics. The Company was central to the growth of the British Empire in India, to the development of overseas trade, and to the rise of shareholder capitalism, so this survey will be essential reading for imperial and... more...

  • Bürgerinnen im Kaiserreichby Sylvia Schraut

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 15.59

    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...

  • The Longest Augustby Dilip Hiro

    Nation Books 2015; US$ 35.00

    The partitioning of British India into independent Pakistan and India in August 1947 occurred in the midst of communal holocaust, with Hindus and Sikhs on one side and Muslims on the other. More than 750,000 people were butchered, and 12 million fled their homes—primarily in caravans of bullock-carts—to seek refuge across the new border: it was the... more...

  • India Rememberedby India Hicks; Pamela Mountbatten

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 10.19

    In March 1947 Lord Louis Mountbatten became the last Viceroy of India, with the mandate to hand over 'the jewel in the crown' of the British Empire within one year. Mountbatten worked with Nehru, Gandhi and the leader of the Muslim League, Jinnah, to devise a plan for partitioning the empire into two independent sovereign states, India and Pakistan,... more...

  • The History of Indiaby John McLeod

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    This accessible, narrative account follows Indian history over its 9,000 year trajectory, from the ancient Harappans to today, emphasizing events and issues of the 20th and 21st centuries. more...

  • Reinventing Indiaby Stuart Corbridge; John Harriss

    Wiley 2013; US$ 36.95

    When India was invented as a "modern" country in the years after Independence in 1947 it styled itself as a secular, federal, democratic Republic committed to an ideology of development. Nehru's India never quite fulfilled this promise, but more recently his vision of India has been challenged by two "revolts of the elites": those of economic liberalization... more...