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India and Tibet

by Sir Francis Younghusband Dover Publications (November 18, 2014)

One of the last great imperial adventurers, Sir Francis Younghusband (1863–1942) was a British army officer whose explorations yielded major contributions to geographical research. In addition to charting...

Paradise on Fire: Syed Ali Geelani and the Struggle for Freedom in Kashmir

by Abdul Hakeem Revival (June 02, 2014)

A passionate and committed account of Kashmir's struggle for freedom and a study of its leading figure, Syed Ali Geelani.

Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan

by Dana Burde Columbia University Press (August 05, 2014)

Foreign-backed funding for education does not always stabilize a country and enhance its statebuilding efforts. Dana Burde shows how aid to education in Afghanistan bolstered conflict both deliberately in the...

The Pariah Problem: Caste, Religion, and the Social in Modern India

by Rupa Viswanath Columbia University Press (July 08, 2014)

Once known as “Pariahs,” Dalits are primarily descendants of unfree agrarian laborers. They belong to India’s lowest castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and continue to be a source of...

A Daughter's Memoir of Burma

by Wendy Law-Yone & David I. Steinberg Columbia University Press (July 01, 2014)

Wendy Law-Yone was fifteen at the time of Burma's military coup in 1962. The daughter of Ed Law-Yone, daredevil proprietor of Rangoon Nation, Burma’s leading postwar English-language daily, she experienced...

Himalayan Passages

by Andrew Quintman & Benjamin Bogin Wisdom Publications (August 12, 2014)

Explore new research on the religious and cultural traditions of the Himalayan Buddhist world.

Over decades, hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad have been introduced to Tibetan culture...

The Weave of My Life: A Dalit Woman's Memoirs

by Urmila Pawar, Maya Pandit & Wandana Sonalkar Columbia University Press (July 15, 2009)

"My mother used to weave aaydans, the Marathi generic term for all things made from bamboo. I find that her act of weaving and my act of writing are organically linked. The weave is similar. It is the weave...

Writing Resistance: The Rhetorical Imagination of Hindi Dalit Literature

by Laura R. Brueck Columbia University Press (May 27, 2014)

Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary...

Sources of Indian Traditions: Modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

by Rachel Fell McDermott, Leonard A. Gordon, Ainslie T. Embree & Frances W. Pritchett et al. Columbia University Press (April 08, 2014)

For more than fifty years, students and teachers have made the two-volume resource Sources of Indian Traditions their top pick for an accessible yet thorough introduction to Indian and South Asian civilizations....

Buddhist Teaching in India

by Johannes Bronkhorst Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

The earliest records we have today of what the Buddha said were written down several centuries after his death, and the body of teachings attributed to him continued to evolve in India for centuries afterward...

The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism

by Dudjom, Gyurme Dorje & Matthew Kapstein Wisdom Publications (July 23, 2012)

Written by a great modern Nyingma master, Dudjom Rinpoche's The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism covers in detail and depth both the fundamental teachings and the history of Tibetan Buddhism's oldest school....

Curfewed Night

by Basharat Peer Scribner (February 02, 2010)

Since 1989, when the separatist movement exploded in Kashmir, more than 70,000 people have been killed in the battle between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. Born and raised in the war-torn region, Basharat...

Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

by Mohandas Gandhi Dover Publications (March 21, 2012)

Boyhood, legal studies, purification, the growth of the Satyagraha — nonviolent protest — movement. Critical, inspiring work of the man responsible for the freedom of India.

The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

by Mohandas Gandhi & Homer A. Jack Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

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 —...

Pathways to Power: The Domestic Politics of South Asia

by Arjun Guneratne & Anita M. Weiss Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 19, 2013)

Pathways to Power introduces the domestic politics and ongoing transformative social processes of South Asia in their broadest possible context by exploring the interplay between politics, cultural values, and...

The Muslim Heritage of Bengal: The Lives, Thoughts and Achievements of Great Muslim Scholars, Writers and Reformers of Bangladesh and West Bengal

by Muhammad Mojlum Khan Kube Publishing Ltd (October 21, 2013)

"The Muslim Heritage of Bengal is a multidimensional work. . . . I am sure this book will add to the vista of knowledge in the field of Muslim history and heritage of Bengal. I recommend this work."—Dr A. K....

Reimagining India

by McKinsey & Company, Inc. Simon & Schuster (November 19, 2013)

Reimagining India brings together leading thinkers from around the world to explore the challenges and opportunities faced by one of the most important and least understood nations on earth. India’s abundance...

The Argumentative Indian

by Amartya Sen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 14, 2013)

A Nobel Laureate offers a dazzling new book about his native country

India is a country with many distinct traditions, widely divergent customs, vastly different convictions, and a veritable feast of viewpoints....


by Shashi Tharoor Arcade (October 17, 2011)

Shashi Tharoor delivers an incisive biography of the great secularist whoalongside his spiritual father, Mahatma Gandhiled the movement for India's independence from British rule and ushered his newly independent...

The Fishing Fleet

by Anne De Courcy Harper (March 11, 2014)

From the author of the critically acclaimed biographies Diana Mosley and The Viceroy's Daughters comes a fascinating, hugely entertaining account of the Victorian women who traveled halfway around the world...

Historical Dictionary of Ancient India

by Kumkum Roy Scarecrow Press (December 04, 2008)

The Historical Dictionary of Ancient India provides information ranging from the earliest Paleolithic cultures in the Indian subcontinent to 1000 CE. The ancient history of this country is related in this book...

The World Beneath Their Feet

by Scott Ellsworth Little, Brown and Company (February 17, 2020)

A saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement -- all set against the backdrop of a world headed toward war -- that became one of the most compelling international...

Sorcerer's Apprentice

by Tahir Shah Arcade (July 01, 2011)

Sorcerer's Apprentice is the amazing story of Shah's apprenticeship to one of India's master conjurers, Hakim Feroze, and his initiation into the brotherhood of Indian godmen. Told with self-deprecating wit,...

Delirious Delhi

by David Prager Skyhorse (June 01, 2013)

When the Big Apple no longer felt big enough, Dave Prager and his wife, Jenny, moved to a city of sixteen million people--with seemingly twice as many honking horns. Living and working in Delhi, the couple wrote...

The Elephant, The Tiger, and the Cellphone

by Shashi Tharoor Arcade (September 01, 2011)

Interest in India has never been greater. Here Shashi Tharoor, one of the subcontinent's most respected writers and diplomats, offers precious insights into this complex, multifaceted land, which despite its...

Puspika: Tracing Ancient India Through Texts and Traditions

by Nina Mirnig, Peter-Daniel Szanto & Michael Williams Oxbow Books (December 23, 2013)

It is perhaps commonplace to say that India is one of the world's richest and most enticing cultures. One thousand years have passed since Albiruni, arguably the first "Indologist", wrote his outsider's account...

Unruly Waters

by Sunil Amrith Basic Books (December 10, 2018)

From a MacArthur "Genius," a bold new perspective on the history of Asia, highlighting the long quest to tame its waters

Asia's history has been shaped by her waters. In Unruly Waters, historian Sunil Amrith...

Army of Empire

by George Morton-Jack Basic Books (December 03, 2018)

Drawing on untapped new sources, the first global history of the Indian Expeditionary Forces in World War I

While their story is almost always overlooked, the 1.5 million Indian soldiers who served the British...

Fierce Enigmas

by Srinath Raghavan Basic Books (October 15, 2018)

The two-hundred-year history of the United States' involvement in South Asia -- the key to understanding contemporary American policy in the region

South Asia looms large in American foreign policy. Over the...

The Taste of Empire

by Lizzie Collingham Basic Books (October 02, 2017)

A history of the British Empire told through twenty meals eaten around the world

In The Taste of Empire, acclaimed historian Lizzie Collingham tells the story of how the British Empire's quest for food shaped...

The Chaos of Empire

by Jon Wilson PublicAffairs (October 24, 2016)

The popular image of the British Raj-an era of efficient but officious governors, sycophantic local functionaries, doting amahs, blisteringly hot days and torrid nights-chronicled by Forster and Kipling is a...

Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nation

by Adam Roberts PublicAffairs (April 24, 2017)

Who can foretell India's future? Mr. Joshi is a fortune teller in a slum in south Delhi who uses a soothsaying green parrot to make predictions. When Adam Roberts visited him in 2012, Joshi's parrot declared...

In the Forest: Visual and Material Worlds of Andamanese History (1858-2006)

by Vishvajit Pandya UPA (April 16, 2009)

This extraordinary book brings long years of ethnographic engagement with the Ongee and the Jarawa, otherwise known as the Andaman Islanders, to render an intimate history of their contact with traders, colonialists,...

India and South Asia

by David Ludden Oneworld Publications (November 01, 2013)

A completely revised edition offering insight into the key economic, social and political developments that have shaped both the individual countries of South Asia and region as a whole

Combining factual information...

Husain Ahmad Madani

by Barbara D. Metcalf Oneworld Academic (December 01, 2012)

Maulana Husain Ahmad Madani (1879 - 1957) was a political activist, Islamic scholar, and supporter of Gandhi during the struggle for India’s independence. Humane and fiercely dedicated whether campaigning...


by Andre Wink Oneworld Academic (December 01, 2012)

The greatest of the Mughal emperors, Jalal ad-Din Akbar (1542-1603) was a formidable military tactician and popular demagogue. Ascending to the throne at the age of thirteen, he ruled for half a century, expanded...

The Path of Modern Yoga

by Elliott Goldberg Inner Traditions (July 18, 2016)

A history of yoga’s transformation from sacred discipline to exercise program to embodied spiritual practice

• Identifies the origin of exercise yoga as India’s response to the mania for exercise sweeping...

India: A Civilization of Differences

by Alain Daniélou Inner Traditions (July 05, 2005)

A collection of Daniélou's writings that builds a bold and cogent defense of India's caste system

• Looks at the Hindu caste system not as racist inequality but as a natural ordering of diversity

• Reveals...

Indian Mythology

by Devdutt Pattanaik Inner Traditions (April 24, 2003)

An exploration of 99 classic myths of India from an entirely non-Western paradigm that provides a fresh understanding of the Hindu spiritual landscape

• Compares and contrasts Indian mythology with the stories...

A Brief History of India

by Alain Daniélou & Kenneth F. Hurry Inner Traditions (February 11, 2003)

Daniélou's powerful rebuttal to the conventional view of India's history, which calls for a massive reevaluation of the history of humanity

• Explores historical occurrences from each major time period starting...

Vasco da Gama

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (April 09, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Vasco da Gama in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the maritime voyages of Vasco da...

The Patient Assassin

by Anita Anand Simon & Schuster Audio (June 25, 2019)

The dramatic true story of a celebrated young survivor of a 1919 British massacre in India, and his ferocious twenty-year campaign of revenge that made him a hero to hundreds of millions--and spawned a classic...

The World Beneath Their Feet

by Scott Ellsworth Little, Brown (February 18, 2020)

One of the most compelling international dramas of the 20th century and an unforgettable saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement-all set against the backdrop of...

Chasing the Monsoon

by Alexander Frater & Bernard Mayes Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2012)

This is the inspiring story of how one man realized his dream of witnessing firsthand the most dramatic of meteorological events: the Indian monsoon.

Alexander Frater spent the first six years of his life on...

Taj Mahal

by Diana Preston, Michael Preston & James Adams Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

While Galileo was suffering under house arrest at the hands of Pope Urban VIII, the Thirty Years War was ruining Europe, and the Pilgrims were struggling to survive in the New World, work began on what would...

India and Pakistan

by Gregory Kozlowski, Peter Hackes, Mike Hassell & Pat Childs Knowledge Products (January 24, 2006)

As one of the world's most ancient civilizations, India presents a rich mosaic of political, religious, and cultural influences. In 1947, this vast region was split; Pakistan was created to separate Muslims...

Army of Empire

by George Morton-Jack & Roger Davis Basic Books (December 04, 2018)

Drawing on untapped new sources, the first global history of the Indian Expeditionary Forces in World War I

While their story is almost always overlooked, the 1.5 million Indian soldiers who served the British...

Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nation

by Adam Roberts & Graeme Malcolm PublicAffairs (April 25, 2017)

Who can foretell India's future? Mr. Joshi is a fortune teller in a slum in south Delhi who uses a soothsaying green parrot to make predictions. When Adam Roberts visited him in 2012, Joshi's parrot declared...

Indian Sun

by Oliver Craske Hachette Books (April 07, 2020)

A definitive biography of Ravi Shankar, one of the most influential musicians and composers of the 20th century and the best-known practitioner of Hindustani classical music, told with the cooperation of his...

Historical Dictionary of Medieval India

by Iqtidar Alam Khan Scarecrow Press (April 25, 2008)

For the purpose of the Historical Dictionary of Medieval India, the period from 1000 A.D. to 1526 A.D. will be considered India's medieval times. The turbulent history of this period is told through the book's...