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  • Nationalismby Rabindranath Tagore

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 13.58

    ?More than any other Indian he has . . . broadened the bases of Indian nationalism. He has been India?s internationalist par excellence? ?Jawaharlal Nehru Rabindranath Tagore (1861?1941) was the first Asian to win a Nobel Prize. Nationalism is based on lectures delivered by him during the First World War. While the nations of Europe were doing battle,... more...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 169.99

    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 Politics of Aristotleby Peter L. Phillips Simpson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    A touchstone in Western debates about society and government, the Politics is Aristotle's classic work on the nature of political community. Here, he argues that people band together into political communities to secure a good and self-sufficient life. He discusses the merits and defects of various regimes or ways of organizing political community--democracy... more...

  • Portrait of Indiaby Ved Mehta

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 16.98

    Portrait of India (1970) is a vivid account of 60s? India and some of its mostinteresting figures?Indira Gandhi, Jaya Prakash Narayan and SatyajitRay, among others. Travelling across the country from the Himalayas toKerala, through its villages and cities, Ved Mehta?s observations of andinsights into India remain relevant and thought-provoking even... more...

  • Tales of The Ten Princesby Dandin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 16.98

    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...

  • Train To Pakistanby Khushwant Singh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 16.98

    It is the summer of 1947. But Partition does not mean much to the Sikhs and Muslims of Mano Majra, a village on the border of India and Pakistan. Then, a local money-lender is murdered, and suspicion falls upon Juggut Singh, the village gangster who is in love with a Muslim girl. When a train arrives, carrying the bodies of dead Sikhs, the village... more...

  • Two Measures of Bhaktiby Vijay Nambisan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 11.88

    Late medieval poems from Kerala that still resonate in every Malayali?s hearttouchstones of faith in Kerala. Puntanam?s Jnana-paana may claim to be the first original modern poem in Malayalam; simple and innocent, it still speaks directly to the reader. Melpattur?s Narayaniyam is ?the last great hurrah of classical Sanskrit? in India; the poem excerpted... more...

  • Valmiki Ramayanaby Arshia Sattar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; Not Available

    One of India's two greatest epics, the Ramayana pervades the country's moral and cultural consciousness. For generations it has served as a bedtime story for Indian children, while at the same time emgaging the interest of philosophers and theologians. Now this magnificent new translation makes the monumental work available to a new audience. Believed... more...

  • The Age of Alexanderby Plutarch; Timothy Duff

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 23.98

    Plutarch's parallel biographies of the great men in Greek and Roman history are cornerstones of European literature, drawn on by writers and statesmen since the Renaissance, most notably by Shakespeare. This selection provides intimate glimpses into the lives of these men, depicting, as he put it, 'those actions which illuminate the workings of the... more...

  • Aiasby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 5.99

    Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Aias is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet James Scully. Still powerful and remarkably timely thousands of years after its creation, Aias is the moving story of... more...