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  • The Rough Guide to First-Time Asiaby Lesley Reader; Lucy Ridout

    Rough Guides 2010; US$ 18.99

    The Rough Guide First-Time Asia tells you everything you need to know before you go to Asia, from visas and vaccinations to budgets and packing. It will help you plan the best possible trip, with advice on when to go and what not to miss, and how to avoid trouble on the road. You'll find insightful information on what tickets to buy, where to stay,... more...

  • 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...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 41.00

    This book opens up a frequently neglected aspect of the rise of British power in India: namely, the impact of that process upon the lives the Indian people themselves for three centuries. 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$ 27.99

    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...

  • 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...