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  • Joothanby Omprakash Valmiki; Arun Prabha Mukherjee

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 23.99

    Omprakash Valmiki describes his life as an untouchable, or Dalit, in the newly independent India of the 1950s. "Joothan" refers to scraps of food left on a plate, destined for the garbage or animals. India's untouchables have been forced to accept and eat joothan for centuries, and the word encapsulates the pain, humiliation, and poverty of a community... more...

  • Babylonby Paul Kriwaczek

    Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    In Babylon , Paul Kriwaczek tells the story of ancient Mesopotamia from the earliest settlements around 5400 BC, to the eclipse of Babylon by the Persians in the sixth century BC. He chronicles the rise and fall of dynastic power during this period; he examines its numerous material, social and cultural innovations and inventions: The wheel, civil,... more...

  • Cultural Encounters and Homoeroticism in Sri Lankaby Robert Aldrich

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Ceylon, or Sri Lanka, was long known to travellers for its luxuriant landscapes, colourful temples and friendly inhabitants – the island once named Serendip. This book explores the sojourns of gay visitors from the late 1800s to the modern day, providing a history of homosexuality, travel and cultural encounter on the island. The book offers profiles... more...

  • The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhiby Mohandas Gandhi; Homer A. Jack

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    This selection of brief and incisive quotations range from religion and theology, personal and social ethics, service, and international and political affairs, to Gandhi's most original concept, satyagraha — group nonviolent direct action. more...

  • India and Tibetby Sir Francis Younghusband

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 14.95

    The leader of a 1904 British civil and military expedition to Tibet surveys the relations between India and Tibet from 1772 to 1910, with particular focus on the 20th-century mission and treaty negotiations. more...

  • Urbanisation, Citizenship and Conflict in Indiaby Tommaso Bobbio

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Urbanisation is rapidly changing the geographic and social landscape of India, and indeed Asia as a whole. Issues of collective violence, urban poverty and discrimination become crucial factors in the redefinition of citizenship not only in legal terms, but also in a cultural and socio-economic dimension. While Indian cities are becoming the centres... more...

  • Courtly Indian Women in Late Imperial Indiaby Angma Dey Jhala

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Examines the political worldview of courtly and royal women in India during the late colonial and post-Independence period. This book offers a history of the zenana, which served as the 'women's courts' or 'female quarters of the palace', where women lived behind pardah in seclusion. more...

  • Midnight’s Descendants: South Asia from Partition to the Present Dayby John Keay

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 11.63

    The first modern history of all South Asia’s peoples. more...

  • Nation at Playby Ronojoy Sen

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Reaching as far back as ancient times, Ronojoy Sen pairs a novel history of India’s engagement with sport and a probing analysis of its cultural and political development under monarchy and colonialism, and as an independent nation. Some sports that originated in India have fallen out of favor, while others, such as cricket, have been adopted and... more...

  • Missionary Education and Empire in Late Colonial India, 1860-1920by Hayden J A Bellenoit

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Contributes simultaneously to both British imperial and Indian history. This work demonstrates that missionary understandings and interactions with India, rather than being party to imperial ideologies, often diverged from metropolitan and imperial norms. more...