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  • Mapping Biharby Surendra Gopal

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 55.00

    Written Indian history begins in sixth century bc with the history of Magadh (present day states of Jharkhand and Bihar). For almost a millennium Magadh dominated Indian history. The situation changed when Islamicized Turks entered India. The Mughals who followed the Turks ensured Bihar's economic prosperity; Patna became the most important centre... more...

  • An Outline of the Aryan Civilizationby Ramendra Nath Nandi

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In a first of its kind, this book attempts a comprehensive account of the old Vedic society with particular focus on the physical conditions of life during the Bronze Age in north western South Asia. Based primarily on textual evidence, the narrative relates wherever necessary to the known archaeological information from the area. With territorial... more...

  • Learning femininity in colonial India, 1820-1932by Tim Allender

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 109.99

    This book explores the situation of women in colonial India between 1820 and 1932. Making use of innovative theorisation, it explains the framework of colonial change over this long period, providing important context for the women who lived and worked in Asian colonial domains generally. In the middle of the nineteenth century the British raj created... more...

  • The Sikhsby Patwant Singh

    The Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.00

    Five hundred years ago, Guru Nanak founded the Sikh faith in India. The Sikhs defied the caste system; rejected the authority of Hindu priests; forbade magic and idolatry; and promoted the equality of men and women -- beliefs that incurred the wrath of both Hindus and Muslims. In the centuries that followed, three of Nanak's nine successors met violent... more...

  • The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayanaby Vatsyayana

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Kama Sutra (alternative spellings: Kamasutram or simply Kamasutra), is an ancient Indian text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by the Indian scholar Vatsyayana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sex. Kama means sensual or sexual pleasure, and sutra are the guidlines... more...

  • The Mughal Empireby John F. Richards

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 41.00

    The Mughal empire was one of the largest centralised states in the pre-modern world and this new volume traces the history of this magnificent empire from its creation in 1526 to its breakup in 1720. more...

  • Democracy, Development, and the Countrysideby Ashutosh Varshney

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 24.00

    This book examines how the rural sector in India uses its numbers in a democracy to further its economic and political interests. more...

  • Florence Nightingale's Spiritual Journey: Biblical Annotations, Sermons and Journal Notesby Lynn McDonald

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 95.00

    Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) is widely known as the heroine of the Crimean War and the founder of the modern profession of nursing. She was also a scholar and political activist who wrote and worked assiduously on many reform causes for more than forty years. This series will confirm Nightingale as an important and significant nineteenth-century... more...

  • Florence Nightingale on Society and Politics, Philosophy, Science, Education and Literatureby Lynn McDonald

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 95.00

    Florence Nightingale on Society and Politics, Philosophy, Science, Education and Literature , Volume 5 in the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale , is the main source of Nightingale's work on the methodology of social science and her views on social reform. Here we see how she took her "call to service" into practice: by first learning how... more...

  • Tinderboxby M.J. Akbar

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99

    “Among many recent books on Pakistan, Mr. Akbar’s stands out….A fine and detailed history of Indian Muslim anger and insecurity.” — The Economist In Tinderbox , India’s leading journalist delivers a fascinating narrative history of Pakistan, chronicling the conflict between Muslim and Hindu cultures in South Asia and describing the role that their... more...