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  • The Savage Borderby Jules Stewart

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    <div>For centuries, Pakistan's North West Frontier has been seen as a lawless wilderness, which has given sanctuary to Osama Bin Laden and other fundamentalist Muslim leaders. This book on the territory for 40 years, includes first hand accounts of life and soldiering on the Frontier since the Second World War.</div> more...

  • A Frontier Campaignby The Viscount Fincastle; P. C. Eliott-Lockhart

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 13.49

    Authentic account of the Field Forces operating on the NW Frontier of India 1897–98. Fincastle was awarded the VC during the Tirah campaign 1897 while serving with 16th Lancers. more...

  • The Military in British Indiaby T. A. Heathcote

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 12.99

    T.A. Heathcote’s study of the conflicts that established British rule in South Asia, and of the military’s position in the constitution of British India, is a classic work in the field. By placing these conflicts clearly in their local context, his account moves away from the Euro-centric approach of many writers on British imperial military... more...

  • The Bargain from the Bazaarby Haroon K. Ullah

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 25.99

    Awais Reza is a shopkeeper in Lahore?s Anarkali Bazaar—the largest open market in South Asia—whose labyrinthine streets teem with shoppers, rickshaws, and cacophonous music. But Anarkali?s exuberant hubbub cannot conceal the fact that Pakistan is a country at the edge of a precipice. In recent years, the easy sociability that had once made up this... more...

  • Edge of Empireby Dr Christian Tripodi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Britain's often rather ad hoc approach to colonial expansion in the nineteenth century resulted in a variety of imaginative solutions designed to exert control over an increasingly diverse number of territories. One such instrument of government was the political officer. Created initially by the East India Company to manage relations with the princely... more...

  • The Grandeur of Gandharaby Rafi-us Samad

    Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 23.95

    The northwestern regions of Pakistan and southeastern regions of Afghanistan were once the heart of a highly developed civilization whose cultural impact was felt from China to Persia. A major center of Buddhism, its cultural attainments were highlights of ancient civilization. The author's research, accompanied by some 60 illustrations, offers... more...

  • India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihadby Praveen Swami

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad  explores the history of jihadist violence in Kashmir, and argues that the violent conflict which exploded after 1990 was not a historical discontinuity, but, rather, an escalation of what was by then a five-decade old secret war. Praveen Swami addresses three key issues: the history of jihadist violence in... more...

  • The Khyber Riflesby Jules Stewart

    The History Press 2013; US$ 13.11

    <div>Still recruited from the Pathan tribes that live in the no-man's land between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Khyber Rifles continue to stand guard over this area, one of the world's most volatile borders. This title tells the story of Colonel Sir Robert Warburton, the man who raised the Khyber Rifles in 1878, and describes these rifles... more...

  • Living Islamby Magnus Marsden

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

    Marsden's 2005 book is a powerful contribution to the understanding of religion in the Muslim societies of southern Asia and beyond. more...

  • The Army in India and the Development of Frontier Warfare, 1849-1947by T. R. Moreman

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 195.00

    This comprehensive study is the first scholarly account explaining how the British and Indian armies adapted to the peculiar demands of fighting an irregular tribal opponent in the mountainous no-man's-land between India and Afghanistan. It does so by discussing how a tactical doctrine of frontier fighting was developed and 'passed on' to succeeding... more...