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  • India-Pakistan in War and Peaceby J. N. Dixit

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 53.55

    As the Kashmir dispute brings India and Pakistan ominously close to nuclear war this book provides a compelling account of the history and politics of these two great South Asian rivals. Like the Israel-Palestine struggle, the Indian-Pakistan rivalry is a legacy of history. The two countries went to war within months of becoming independent and, over... more...

  • The Aftermath of Partition in South Asiaby Gyanesh Kudaisya; Tan Tai Yong

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 52.28

    This book draws upon new theoretical insights and fresh bodies of data to historically reappraise partition in the light of its long aftermath. It uses a comparative approach by viewing South Asia in its totality, rather than looking at it in narrow 'national' terms. As the first book to focus on the aftermath of partition, it fills a distinctive niche... more...

  • India's Partitionby Devendra Panigrahi

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 44.62

    Based on new source material available in both England and India, India's Partition examines the partition in the context of the retreat of the British Empire. The freeing of India from British rule was the result of internal forces in both countries, while the split of the subcontinent along religious lines served as a harbinger for things to come.... more...

  • Nehruby Benjamin Zachariah

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 33.15

    This engaging new biography dispels many myths surrounding Nehru, and distinguishes between the icon he has become and the politician he actually was. Benjamin Zachariah places Nehru in the context of the issues of his time, including the central theme of nationalism, the impact of Cold War pressures on India and the transition from colonial control... more...

  • The Empire of the Rajby Dr Robert J Blyth

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 175.00

    British India, as a result of history, geopolitics and its unique status within the Empire, controlled a chain of overseas agencies that stretched from southern Persia to eastern Africa. This book examines how, as the relative importance of British interests steadily eclipsed those of India throughout the region, Indian sub-imperial impulses clashed... more...

  • An Agrarian History of South Asiaby David Ludden

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 22.00

    Originally published in 1999, this book offers a comprehensive historical framework for understanding the regional diversity of agrarian South Asia. more...

  • Science, Technology and Medicine in Colonial Indiaby David Arnold

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 22.00

    An historical reinterpretation of the role of science, technology and medicine in the making of colonial India. more...

  • Nur Jahanby Ellison Banks Findly

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 159.99

    Nur Jahan was one of the most powerful and influential women in Indian history. Born on a caravan traveling from Teheran to India, she became the last (eighteenth) wife of the Mughal emperor Jahangir and effectively took control of the government as he bowed to the effects of alcohol and opium. Her reign (1611-1627) marked the highpoint of the Mughal... more...

  • Social and Political Thought of Mahatma Gandhiby Bidyut Chakrabarty

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 40.80

    During his campaign against racism in South Africa, and his involvement in the Congress-led nationalist struggle against British colonial rule in India, Mahatma Gandhi developed a new form of political struggle based on the idea of satyagraha, or non-violent protest. He ushered in a new era of nationalism in India by articulating the nationalist... more...

  • India - From Regional to World Powerby Ashok Kapur

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 44.62

    This book provides an in-depth account of India's role in world politics at the beginning of the twenty-first century.  The author shows how the approach laid down by Nehru and followed by his successors (an approach that included nuclear self-restraint, the search for friendly relations with Pakistan and China, seeking the high ground in moral and... more...