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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...

  • Conflict and Reconciliationby Uddipana Goswami

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00

    Diverging from reductionist studies of Northeast India and its multifarious conflicts, this book presents an exclusive and intricate, empirical and theoretical study of Assam as a conflict zone. It traces the genesis and evolution of the ethnic and nationalistic politics in the state, and explores how this gave birth to nativist and militant movements.... more...

  • On a Shoestring to Coorgby Dervla Murphy

    Eland Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    Dervla Murphy and her five-year-old daughter Rachel- with little money, no taste for luxury and few concrete plans- meander slowly from Bombay to the southernmost tip of India. Interested in everything they see but only truly enchanted by people, they stay in fisherman?s huts and no-star hotels, travelling in packed-out buses, on foot and by local... 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...