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  • India 1885-1947by Ian Copland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    The establishment of the Indian National Congress in 1885 marked a turning point in modern South Asian history. At the time, few grasped the significance of the event, nor understood the power that its leader would come to wield. From humble beginnings, the Congress led by Gandhi would go on to spearhead India s fight for independence from British... more...

  • Malcolmby John Malcolm

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 18.94

    Highly regarded in India to this day, Sir John Malcolm is remarkably little known in his native Scotland. This book describes his extraordinary journey from humble origins to become a leading player in the transformation of the East India Company from a largely commercial enterprise into an agent of imperial government, during a crucial period of... more...

  • Vidyasagar: The Life and After-life of an Eminent Indianby Brian A. Hatcher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book offers a new interpretation of the life and legacy of the Indian reformer and intellectual, Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar (1820?91). Drawing upon autobiography, biography, secondary criticism and a range of Vidyasagar?s original writings in Bengali, the book interrogates the role of history, memory and controversy, and emphasises the key... more...

  • Enlightenment and Violenceby Tadd Fernee

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 49.95

    Enlightenment and Violence  is a history of ideas that proposes a multi-centred and non-Eurocentric interpretation of the Enlightenment as a human heritage. This comparative study reconstructs how modernity was negotiated in different intellectual and political contexts as a national discourse within the broader heritage of Enlightenment. The... more...

  • The Engagement of Indiaby Ian Hall

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    As India emerges as a significant global actor, diverse states have sought to engage India with divergent agendas and interests. Some states aspire to improve their relations with New Delhi, while others pursue the transformation of Indian foreign policy—and even India itself—to suit their interests. The Engagement of India explores the strategies... more...

  • Akbarby Andre Wink

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

    Widely regarded as the greatest of the Mughal emperors, Jalal ad-Din Akbar (1542-1603) was a formidable military tactician and popular demagogue. Ascending to the throne at the age of thirteen, he ruled for half a century, expanded the Mughal empire, and left behind a legacy to rival his infamous ancestors Chinggis Khan and Timur. In this lucid biography,... more...

  • India's Rise as an Asian Powerby Sandy Gordon

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    India’s Rise as an Asian Power examines India’s rise to power and the obstacles it faces in the context of domestic governance and security, relationships and security issues with its South Asian neighbors, and international relations in the wider Asian region. Instead of a straight-line projection based on traditional measures of power such... more...

  • Oh Du, geliebter Führerby Thomas Kunze; Thomas Vogel

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 15.94

    »Honig der Welt«, »Neuer Bonaparte« oder »Vom Himmel geboren« - so ließen und lassen sich Diktatoren wie Nicolae Ceausescu, Kaiser Bokassa oder Kim Jong Un huldigen. Elogen werden gedichtet, Hymnen komponiert, gigantische Denkmale in Berge gehauen, Zehntausende versammeln sich, um einen Menschen exzessiv als »Vater«, »Führer« oder »Ewigen« zu feiern... more...

  • India-China Borderlandsby Nimmi Kurian

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 49.95

    The India?China borderlands have remained largely in a freeze frame, awaiting a new political imagination that has been a long time coming. This book offers a critical comparative analysis of India?China relations at the subregional level, an analytical level that remains an understudied aspect in both research and policy. The study situates their... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 37.00

    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...