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  • Political Novelby Purnima Anil; Sandhya Saxena

    Aadi Publications 2012; US$ 33.99

    Being the 'unacknowledged legislator' of the world a literary artist derives substance for his legislation from diverse sources including politics. In the bewildering modern world which witnesses the overthrow of existing conceptualized versions and definitions political situations have also altered astonishingly. Politics, today, has acquired awesome... more...

  • A Garden of Marvelsby Robert Ford Campany

    University of Hawaii Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Between 300 and 600 C.E., Chinese writers compiled thousands of accounts of the strange and the extraordinary. Some described weird spirits, customs, and flora and fauna in distant lands. Some depicted individuals of unusual spiritual or moral achievement. But most told of ordinary people?s encounters with ghosts, demons, or gods; sojourns in the... more...

  • Records of the Three Kingdoms in Plain Languageby Anonymous; Wilt L. Idema; Stephen H. West

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2016; US$ 15.50

    The saga of the Three Kingdoms?which recounts the dramatic story of the civil wars (ca. 180?220 CE) that divided the old Han Empire into the Shu, Wei, and Wu states?remains as popular as ever in China, having served as the basis of not only traditional operas and ballads, but also, in more recent years, of movies, television dramas, and video games.... more...

  • Haikuby Stephen Addiss; Fumiko Y. Yamamoto; Akira Y. Yamamoto

    Shambhala 2009; US$ 9.99

    This celebration of what is perhaps the most influential of all poetic forms takes haiku back to its Japanese roots, beginning with poems by the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters Basho, Busson, and Issa, and going all the way up to the late twentieth century to provide a survey of haiku through the centuries, in all its minimalist glory.... more...

  • Haiku Mindby Patricia Donegan

    Shambhala 2010; US$ 13.99

    Haiku, the Japanese form of poetry written in just three lines, can be miraculous in its power to articulate the profundity of the simplest moment?and for that reason haiku can be a useful tool for bringing us to a heightened awareness of our lives. Here, the poet Patricia Donegan shares her experience of the haiku form as a way of insight that anyone... more...

  • The Sound of Waterby Sam Hamill

    Shambhala 2006; US$ 9.99

    Here are more than two hundred of the best haiku of Japanese literature translated by one of America?s premier poet-translators. The haiku is one of the most popular and widely recognized poetic forms in the world. In just three lines a great haiku presents a crystalline moment of image, emotion, and awareness. This illustrated collection includes... more...

  • Drinking From Love's Cupby Rahuldeep Singh Gill

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99

    Bhai Gurdas Bhalla (d. 1636 CE) is widely considered the most important non-canonical poet in Sikh history, having shaped the theology and ethics of the tradition for centuries. Not only are his beautiful poems considered an authoritative illustration of Sikh life, they also defined Sikh identity during a tumultuous period of upheaval in the early... more...

  • Beyond Bollywood and Broadwayby Neilesh Bose

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 28.99

    This collection of 11 plays, from North America, the U.K., and South Africa?many published here for the first time?delves into the vibrant, cosmopolitan theatre of the South Asian diaspora. These original and provocative works explore the experience of diaspora by drawing on cultural references as diverse as classical Indian texts, adaptations of... more...

  • Harp of Burmaby Michio Takeyama; Howard Hibbett

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    Harp of Burma is Japan's haunting answer to Germany's well-known requiem for the First World War, All Quiet on the Western Front . Winner of the prestigious Mainichi Shuppan Bunkasho prize, and the subject of an acclaimed film by Ichikawa Kon, Harp of Burma portrays a company of Japanese troops who are losing a desperate campaign against British... more...

  • The River With No Bridgeby Sue Sumii; Susan Wilkinson

    Tuttle Publishing 2005; US$ 18.95

    The River With No Bridge (Hashi no nai kawa) explores with outspoken frankness a subject still taboo in Japan: the intolerance and bigotry faced daily by Japan's largest minority group, the burakumin . Racially no different from other Japanese, over the centuries the burakumin have been cruelly ostracized for their association with occupations... more...