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  • India-China Borderlandsby Nimmi Kurian

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 49.95

    Despite the compelling immediacy of a 4,056 km long border, it is intriguing that when we think of India and China, we typically think of Delhi and Beijing and not locations along the shared border. The book will engage with this interesting puzzle through a critical comparative analysis of India?China relations at the subregional level. It will locate... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhiby Makarand R. Paranjape

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Who is responsible for the Mahatma?s death? Just one single, but determined, fanatic, the whole ideology of Hindu nationalism, the ruling Congress-led government whichfailed to protect him, or a vast majority of Indians and their descendants who considered Gandhi irrelevant? Such questions mean that Gandhi, even after his tragic and brutal death,... more...

  • Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857by Crispin Bates

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 39.95

    The  Mutiny at the Margins  series takes a fresh look at the revolt of 1857 from a variety of original and unusual perspectives, focusing in particular on neglected socially marginal groups and geographic areas which have hitherto tended to be unrepresented in studies of this cataclysmic event in British imperial and Indian historiography. Perception,... 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...

  • Presenting the Past: Anxious History and Ancient Future in Hindutva Indiaby S. Udayakumar

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 138.00

    The interface of identity construction practices and the role of knowledge of the past in that continual process manifests itself in contemporary Hindu-Muslim relations and political governance. Presenting' the Past studies the religious, cultural, sociological, and ideological dimensions of the Hindutva historiographical project going back and... more...

  • The India-Pakistan Military Standoffby Zachary S. Davis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Focusing on the 2001-2002 crisis which brought the nuclear rivals to the brink of war, this book explores the dynamics of strategic stability between India and Pakistan. The contributors focus on five main areas: the political history that led to the crisis; the conventional military environment during the crisis; the nuclear environment during the... more...