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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
by Katherine Boo
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From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century’s great, unequal cities. In... (read more)

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Ashoka: The Search for India's Lost Emperor
Ashoka: The Search for India's Lost Emperor
by Charles Allen
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Through his third century BCE quest to govern the Indian subcontinent by moral force alone, Ashoka transformed Buddhism from a minor sect into a major world religion. His bold experiment ended in tragedy, and in the tumult that followed the historical... (read more)

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Peasant Pasts: History and Memory in Western India
Peasant Pasts: History and Memory in Western India
by Vinayak Chaturvedi
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"This book offers an imaginatively conceived new model of combining structural analysis, meticulous social history, and fine-grained attention to the dynamic unfolding of political narratives. Anyone interested in the dialectics of state formation and... (read more)

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The Britannica Guide to India: A Comprehensive Introduction to the World's Fastest Growing Country
The Britannica Guide to India: A Comprehensive Introduction to the World's Fastest Growing Country
by Encyclopedia Britann
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In a world of excess information, the Britannica Guides are the essential tools to understand the key issues of the times. Written and compiled by experts, they cut through the mass of unreliable opinion to bring to the general reader a comprehensive... (read more)

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Sisters of the Sari
Sisters of the Sari
by Brenda L Baker
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A debut novel about an American woman and an Indian woman who are about to dramatically change each other's lives-along with the lives of those around them. While vacationing in India, Kiria Langdon, the opinionated and driven CEO of a major company... (read more)

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Impressions of Rajasthan
Impressions of Rajasthan
by Carisse Busquet
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The Busquets, who have lived in India for decades, have written a text highlighting the history and unique architectural decoration of this state in the northwest of India, supplemented by the richly colorful photographs of Morandi. Carisse Busquet... (read more)

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Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru (1 January - 31 March 1958): Second Series, Vol. 41
Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru (1 January - 31 March 1958): Second Series, Vol. 41
by Jawaharlal Nehru
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Part of the Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru series, this volume includes lectures, writings, letters, speeches, and other literary works of Nehru, covering three months of his Prime Ministership, from 1 January to 31 March 1958. It reveals his wide... (read more)

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India
India
by Stanley Wolpert
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"To all of us who delightedly and sometimes repetitively call ourselves Old India hands, Stanley Wolpert is the acknowledged authority. This book tells why. Indian history, art, culture, and contemporary politics are here in accurate, wide-ranging, and... (read more)

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Dependence and Disillusionment: Emergence of National Consciousness in Later Nineteenth Century India
Dependence and Disillusionment: Emergence of National Consciousness in Later Nineteenth Century India
by Sudhir Chandra
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This book provides a comprehensive framework for the study of Indian nationalism. Departing from uni-dimensional explanations of Indian nationalism--which see it as a product of of caste, interest or power groups, personalities or elites--it presents an... (read more)

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State of India's Livelihoods Report 2010: The 4p Report
State of India's Livelihoods Report 2010: The 4p Report
by Sankar Datta
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The State of India s Livelihoods (SOIL) Report is an annual publication that aims to document recent trends and issues in the sphere of livelihoods promotion of the poor. A one-of-its-kind report, it is the only document that aggregates the experiences... (read more)

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India
India
by Michael Wood
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From the Buddha and Alexander the Great to Genghis Khan, Akbar the Great and Mahatma Gandhi, an acclaimed historian offers a sumptuously illustrated history of five-thousand years of... (read more)

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Annihilation of Caste
Annihilation of Caste
by B.r. Ambedkar
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Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born in 1891 into an “Untouchable” family of modest means. One of India’s most radical thinkers, he transformed the social and political landscape in the struggle against British colonialism. He was a prolific... (read more)

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India
India
by Stanley Wolpert
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Praise for previous editions: "To all of us who delightedly and sometimes repetitively call ourselves Old India hands, Stanley Wolpert is the acknowledged authority. This book tells why. Indian history, art, culture, and contemporary politics are here in... (read more)

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India: A Short History
India: A Short History
by Andrew Robinson
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India has always been a land of great contradictions. To Alexander the Great, the country was a place of clever naked philosophers and massive armies mounted on elephants - which eventually forced his army to retreat. To ancient Rome, it was a source of... (read more)

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A History of India
A History of India
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A History of India is a compact synthesis presenting the grand sweep of Indian history from antiquity to the present. This new edition has been thoroughly revised containing new research, and an updated preface, index and dateline. The authors examine... (read more)

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Caste in History Themes in Indian History
Caste in History Themes in Indian History
by Ishita Banerjee Dube
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This volume, a part of the prestigious Themes in Indian History series, brings together the work of distinguished scholars on the analyzing caste and related socio-cultural processes. There are anthropological and ethnological collections on the issue of... (read more)

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Crime Through Time (Themes in Indian History)
Crime Through Time (Themes in Indian History)
by Anupama Rao
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Part of the prestigious Themes in Indian History series, this book deals with notions, ideas, and concepts of crime and justice from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Divided into four sections, the first deals with the pre-colonial period with... (read more)

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Calcutta a Cultural & Literary History
Calcutta a Cultural & Literary History
by Krishna Dutta
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Calcutta (renamed Kolkata in 2001) is a city of extremes, where exquisite refinement rubs shoulder with coarse commercialism and political violence. Krishna Dutta explores these multiple paradoxes, giving personal insight into Calcutta's unique history... (read more)

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India Before Europe
India Before Europe
by Catherine Asher
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"Asher and Talbot's survey is distinguished by its original engagement with the artistic styles and architectural achievements of different royal courts and dynasties...India before Europe constructs an intriguing picture of the composite synergy of... (read more)

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Empires of the Indus
Empires of the Indus
by Alice Albinia
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One of the largest rivers in the world, the Indus rises in the Tibetan mountains and flows west across northern India and south through Pakistan. It has been worshipped as a god, used as a tool of imperial expansion, and today is the cement of Pakistan's... (read more)

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