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  • Portrait of Indiaby Ved Mehta

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Portrait of India (1970) is a vivid account of 60s? India and some of its most interesting figures?Indira Gandhi, Jaya Prakash Narayan and Satyajit Ray, among others. Travelling across the country from the Himalayas to Kerala, through its villages and cities, Ved Mehta?s observations of and insights into India remain relevant and thought-provoking... more...

  • A Childhood In Malabarby Kamala Das

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    It Is The Second World War And Kamala And Her Brother Are Removed From Their Parents Home In Calcutta To The Safer Environs Of Their Village In Northern Kerala. At Once An Outsider And An Integral Part Of Her Ancestral Home, Kamala Struggles To Fathom The Intricacies Of Class, Caste And Language. But Surrounded By People Like Her Adoring Ammamma, The... more...

  • De clementia libri duoby Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Ermanno Malaspina

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 84.00

    This edition is published just a century after the precedent (C. Hosius 1914). The improvements in the comprehension of the manuscript tradition and of the historical context made during this century find their embedding in the text, introduction and apparatus of Malaspina?s edition. As the completion of the revival of De clementia in the last two... more...

  • Tales of The Ten Princesby Dandin; A N D Haskar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    Dandin's work as a novelist, poet and pioneering theorist of literary style has secured for him an important place in classical Sanskrit literature. He lived in Kanchi, near present-day Chennai, in the period c. AD 650?750, during the Pallava rule. The Dasa Kumara Charitam is a prose romance recounting the exploits of Prince Rajavahana and his nine... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Latin Literatureby Ralph Hexter; David Townsend

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 159.99

    The twenty-eight essays in this handbook represent the best of current thinking in the study of Latin language and literature in the Middle Ages. The insights offered by the collective of authors not only illuminate the field of medieval Latin literature but shed new light on broader questions of literary history, cultural interaction, world literature,... more...

  • The Essential Ved Mehtaby Ved Mehta

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    The Essential Ved Mehta is the definitive collection of the author?s work, containing excerpts from nearly all his writings, many of which first appeared in William Shawn?s New Yorker. It begins with his first book, the classic autobiography highlighting his blindness, Face to Face, and goes on to feature, among others, his iconic books about India... more...

  • Night and Horses and the Desertby Robert Irwin

    Overlook 2000; US$ 13.99

    The first collection of poetry and prose from a rich and all too unfamiliar literary tradition. Spanning the fifth to the sixteenthcenturies, from Afghanistan to Spain, Night and Horses and the Desert includes translated extracts from all the major classics in an invaluable introduction to the subject. Robert Irwin has selected a wide range of... more...

  • Fighting Words and Feuding Wordsby Thomas R. Walsh

    Lexington Books 2005; US$ 37.99

    Fighting Words and Feuding Words engages the powerful tools of Homeric poetic analysis and the anthropological study of emotion in an analysis of two anger terms highlighted in the Iliad by the Achaean prophet Calchas. Walsh argues that kotos and kholos locate two focal points for the study of aggression in Homeric poetry, the first presenting Homer's... more...

  • De clementia libri duoby Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Ermanno Malaspina

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.00

    This edition is published just a century after the precedent (C. Hosius 1914). The improvements in the comprehension of the manuscript tradition and of the historical context made during this century find their embedding in the text, introduction and apparatus of Malaspina?s edition. As the completion of the revival of De clementia in the last two... more...

  • De usu astrolabii eiusque constructione / Über die Anwendung des Astrolabs und seine Anfertigungby Ioannes Philoponus; Alfred Stückelberger

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 84.00

    This treatise on the astrolabe by the Alexandrian scholar John Philoponos includes the earliest preserved description of the planispherical device that was later widely disseminated during the Middle Ages. Stückelberger?s edition is intended for philologists as well as historians and astronomers. The newly edited Greek text is accompanied by a German... more...