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  • Lost Years of the RSSby Sanjeev Kelkar

    SAGE India 2011; US$ 25.95

    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 analyses the major turning points in the history of RSS from the viewpoint of both a follower and an opponent, while digging deep... more...

  • Singapore Swingby John Malathronas

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2007; US$ 10.99

    For generations of Britons, Singapore was the international crossroads of the Empire, the ultimate colonial posting, the stimulus for writers such as Joseph Conrad, Somerset Maugham or Noel Coward. Can today’s hightech 24-hour city with its gleaming skyscrapers and high standard of living provide a similar kind of inspiration to a visitor?John... more...

  • Ashokaby Charles Allen

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; Not Available

    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...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 41.00

    'There has been, of course, an abundance of scholarship, but no good synthesis to make it widely available. This is what St. John set out to provide, and he has succeeded admirably. . . .This is a splendid introduction to its remarkable story. Summing Up: Essential. All levels/libraries." - Choice more...

  • The Crisis in the Punjab from the 10th of May until the Fall of Delhi (1857)by Frederic Cooper

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 17.49

    A vivid account of the first four months of the Mutiny, detailing the fate met by many mutinous regiments including the annihilation of the disarmed 26th Bengal NI by the author’s command: "ten by ten the sepoys were called forth. Their names having been taken down in succession, they were pinnioned, linked together, & marched to execution;... more...

  • Mahatma Gandhiby Dennis Dalton

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    First published in 1993, Dennis Dalton's iconoclastic account of Gandhi's political and intellectual development gained prominence for its balance and extensive research, as well as its portrayal of Gandhi as a deeply human and complex force. Focusing on the leader's two signal triumphs: the civil disobedience movement (or salt satyagraha) of 1930... more...

  • Writing the Mughal Worldby Muzaffar Alam; Sanjay Subrahmanyam

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 31.99

    Two leading historians of early modern South Asia present nine major joint essays on the Mughal Empire, framed by an important introductory reflection. Stretching from the mid-sixteenth to the early nineteenth century, this Indo-Islamic dynasty came to rule as far as Bengal in the east and Kabul in the west, as high as Kashmir in the north and the... more...

  • The Origins of Modern Historiography in Indiaby Rama Sundari Mantena

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This book uncovers practices surrounding acts of collecting, surveying, and antiquarianism during British colonial rule in India. By examining these practices, this book traces the colonial conditions of the production of "sources," the forging of a new historical method, and the ascendance of positivist historiography in nineteenth-century India. more...