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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, Frances W. Pritchett & Dennis Dalton 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 Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Subtle lessons in justice, loyalty, and tribal law pervade these 14 imaginative tales, recounted by a master storyteller with a special talent for entertaining audiences of all ages.


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 15, 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....


Nehru

by Shashi Tharoor Arcade (October 17, 2011)

Shashi Tharoor delivers an incisive biography of the great secularist who—alongside his spiritual father, Mahatma Gandhi—led the movement for India’s independence from British rule and ushered his newly...


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...


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,...


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...


Nagarjuna in Context: Mahayana Buddhism and Early Indian Culture

by Joseph Walser Columbia University Press (May 11, 2005)

Joseph Walser provides the first examination of Nagarjuna's life and writings in the context of the religious and monastic debates of the second century CE. Walser explores how Nagarjuna secured the canonical...


Empire and Nation: Selected Essays

by Partha Chatterjee & Nivedita Menon Columbia University Press (April 22, 2010)

Partha Chatterjee is one of the world's greatest living theorists on the political, cultural, and intellectual history of nationalism. Beginning in the 1980s, his work, particularly within the context of India,...


Divorcing Traditions

by Katherine Lemons Cornell University Press (March 15, 2019)

Divorcing Traditions is an ethnography of Islamic legal expertise and practices in India, a secular state in which Muslims are a significant minority and where Islamic judgments are not legally binding. Katherine...


The Cage: The Fight for Sri Lanka and the Last Days of the Tamil Tigers

by Gordon Weiss Bellevue Literary Press (September 04, 2012)

An incisive first account of the formation, history, and bloody dissolution of the rebel Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka.


Contesting Colonial Authority: Medicine and Indigenous Responses in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century India

by Poonam Bala, Sean Lang, Cristiana Bastos & Shrimoy Roy Chaudhary et al. Lexington Books (April 12, 2012)

Poonam Bala’s Contesting Colonial Authority explores the interplay of conformity and defiance amongst the plural medical tradition in colonial India. The contributors reveal how Indian elites, nationalists,...


The Last Englishmen

by Deborah Baker Graywolf Press (August 21, 2018)

A sumptuous biographical saga, both intimate and epic, about the waning of the British Empire in India

John Auden was a pioneering geologist of the Himalaya. Michael Spender was the first to draw a detailed map...


Infant Mortality, Population Growth, and Family Planning in India

by S. Chandrasekhar The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

This study surveys the level, causes, and course of infant mortality in India during the last seventy years. Besides this historical survey, the book examines the implications of high and low infant mortality...


On the Ganges

by George Black St. Martin's Press (July 17, 2018)

Journey along one of the world’s greatest rivers and catch a glimpse into the lives and cultures of the people who live along its banks

The Ganges flows through northern India and Bangladesh for more than 1,500...


Buddhist Learning in South Asia

by Pintu Kumar Lexington Books (May 07, 2018)

This interdisciplinary study is the first book to provide a complete survey of ?r? N?land? Mah?vih?ra from the perspective of its educational curricula as well as its religious influence. It provides detailed...


Islamicate Societies: A Case Study of Egypt and Muslim India Modernization, Colonial Rule, and the Aftermath

by Husain Kassim Lexington Books (July 20, 2012)

The book can be used as a textbook for the courses in the Islamic Studies at the undergraduate and graduate level. The unique feature of this book, unlike other books on the subject, is that it combines and...


Battling the Buddha of Love

by Jessica Marie Falcone Cornell University Press (September 15, 2018)

Battling the Buddha of Love is a work of advocacy anthropology that explores the controversial plans and practices of the Maitreya Project, a transnational Buddhist organization, as it sought to build the "world's...


Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India

by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

In Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes six representative Indian folklore genres from a single regional repertoire to show the influence of their intertextual...


Active Social Capital: Tracing the Roots of Development and Democracy

by Anirudh Krishna Columbia University Press (July 31, 2002)

The idea of social capital allows scholars to assess the quality of relationships among people within a particular community and show how that quality affects the ability to achieve shared goals. With evidence...


No Beast So Fierce

by Dane Huckelbridge William Morrow (February 05, 2019)

A gripping, multifaceted true account of the deadliest animal of all time, equally comparable to Jaws as to Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard.

"A SUBURB WORK OF NATURAL HISTORY." —Booklist, starred review...


My Experiments with Truth

by Mahatma Gandhi & Sbp Editors Samaira Book Publishers (October 13, 2017)

The Story of My Experiments with Truth, the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi, is a very popular and influential book. It covers the period from his birth (1869) to the year 1921, describing his childhood, his...


Smritichitre

by Lakshmibai Tilak & Shanta Gokhale Speaking Tiger Books (October 10, 2017)

Lakshmibai Tilak was born in 1868 into a strict Maharashtrian Brahmin family in a village near Nashik. And at the age of eleven, she was married off to poet Narayan Waman Tilak, a man much older than her.

In ...


The Story of Anuradhapura

by Senani Ponnamperuma NSM Ponnamperuma (September 27, 2017)

For nearly 1400 years, the Anuradhapura Kingdom flourished as one of the great civilisations of the ancient world. Its capital, resplendent with gleaming white dagobas and huge monasteries with thousands of...


Waiting for Dawn

by Muhammad Ali Siddiqi Filament Publishing (September 05, 2017)

No one could be more qualified to write a memoir on Pakistan’s turbulent history than a grandstand viewer - and a journalist to boot. With more than half a century of experience in journalism - 49 years at...


Imagining Pakistan

by Rasul Bakhsh Rais Lexington Books (August 30, 2017)

Imagining Pakistan argues that the creation of Pakistan is a result of Muslim modernism in the Subcontinent, as it defined the struggle for identity, nationalism, and empowerment of Muslim communities. This...


India, China, and the World

by Tansen Sen & Wang Gungwu Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2017)

This pathbreaking study provides the first comprehensive examination of India-China interactions in the broader contexts of Asian and world history. By focusing on material exchanges, transmissions of knowledge...


India and the Patent Wars

by Murphy Halliburton ILR Press (November 15, 2017)

India and the Patent Wars contributes to an international debate over the costs of medicine and restrictions on access under stringent patent laws showing how activists and drug companies in low-income countries...


The Elephant in the Temple

by John Lockwood Kipling Speaking Tiger Books (August 05, 2017)

From military camels and hunting cheetahs, to herding dogs and talking mynahs, animals have been living, working, playing and performing with humans in India for centuries. In this intimate book, John Lockwood...


Tinderbox

by M.J. Akbar Harper Perennial (June 26, 2012)

“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...


Is That Even a Country, Sir!: Journeys in Northeast India by Train, Bus and Tractor

by Anil Yadav & Anurag Basnet Speaking Tiger Books (August 05, 2017)

‘The story of India’s most neglected region told by the narrative voice of a poor, petulant reporter… Stripped of the exotic, the Northeast in [this book] appears bare, burnt and betrayed…’

—Scroll.in...


Ants Among Elephants

by Sujatha Gidla Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 18, 2017)

A Wall Street Journal Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2017

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2017

A Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2017

"Ants Among Elephants is an arresting, affecting and ultimately enlightening memoir....


A Moral Technology

by Leo Coleman Cornell University Press (May 09, 2017)

In India over the past century, electrification has meant many things: it has been a colonial gift of modern technology, a tool of national integration and political communication, and a means of gauging the...