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  • Christmas in Calcuttaby Robyn Andrews

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 42.00

    Calcutta has one of the largest Anglo-Indian populations in the world. This is a community with members who occupy a wide range of socio-economic positions and who live a variety of lives that are always nuanced by their being Anglo-Indian. However, the community has been conveniently stereotyped by the media.  Christmas in Calcutta  goes beyond... more...

  • Demystifying Kashmirby Navnita Chadha Behera

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 32.95

    Traces Kashmir history from the prepartition India to the current-day situation. Provides an analysis of the philosophical underpinnings and the local, bilateral, and international dynamics of the key players involved in this conflict. Conclusion focuses on the parameters, players, politics, and prognosis of the ongoing peace process in Kashmir. more...

  • Shopping for Buddhasby Jeff Greenwald

    Travelers' Tales 2014; US$ 15.95

    Jeff Greenwald's classic travelogue follows his quest for the "perfect" Buddha statue. At turns hilarious and moving, his quest features a cast of amazing characters — from a passionate palmist to a flying lama — who provide unforgettable glimpses into the daily life and culture of the former kingdom (including a wild ride on Kathmandu?s very first... more...

  • Suspended Somewhere Betweenby Akbar Ahmed

    PM Press 2011; US$ 12.00

    This collection spanning a half century of writing gives a front row seat to a world in turmoil—from the forbidding valleys and mountains of Waziristan in the tribal areas of Pakistan to the think tanks and halls of power in Washington, DC. And through it all, they carry the message of hope and compassion. Throughout the range of poems from introspective... more...

  • The Rough Guide to Keralaby David Abram

    Rough Guides 2010; US$ 19.99

    The Rough Guide to Kerala will guide you through India's tropical southwest tip, with reliable information and clearly explained cultural background. Whether you're looking for great places to eat and drink, inspiring accommodation or the most exciting things to see and do, you'll find the solution. Discover Kerala with stunning photography and... more...

  • Jammu and Kashmir, the Cold War and the Westby D N Panigrahi

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    This book re-examines the multifaceted reality of the Kashmir problem. The state of Jammu and Kashmir had acceded to India soon after India?s partition. Pakistan laid claim to it waged wars with India to wrest it. The various decisions taken by the USA and Britain in conjunction with India and Pakistan as to how Kashmir should be governed are discussed.... more...

  • Delhi Sightsby MobileReference

    MobileReference 2012; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...

  • Brian on the Brahmaputraby David Fletcher

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Brian on the Brahmaputra is a day-by-day account of an actual wildlife expedition to Assam, by means of a boat trip down the Brahmaputra, and the extension to this expedition in the form of an excursion to the Sundarbans ? the mangrove-covered islands in the mouth of the Ganges, south of Kolkata. more...

  • Confronting the Stateby Nani Gopal Mahanta

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 49.95

    Confronting the State: ULFA's Quest for Sovereignty examines the complex nuances and dynamics that make ULFA (United Liberation Front of Assam) a formidable insurgent group in India. It argues that to understand the phenomenon of insurgency, one has to understand the genesis of conflict between the Indian State and the state of Assam right from the... more...

  • Kashmir in Comparative Perspectiveby Sten Widmalm

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 178.00

    This book investigates the factors that led to the breakdown of democracy and the rise of violent separatism in Jammu and Kashmir in the 1980s, and how the risk of a large-scale war has grown in South Asia in the 1990s. Solutions to this conflict need to be based on knowledge about what caused it as well as perspectives on why this conflict is so particularly... more...