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My Family and Other Saints
My Family and Other Saints
by Kirin Narayan
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In 1969, young Kirin Narayans older brother, Rahoul, announced that he was quitting school and leaving home to seek enlightenment with a guru. From boyhood, his restless creativity had continually surprised his family, but his departure shook up everyone&... (read more)

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Idea of India
Idea of India
by Sunil Khilnani
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The key book on India in the postnuclear era, with a new Introduction by the author.Our appreciation of the importance of India can only increase in light of the recent revelations of its nuclear capabilities. Sunil Khilnani's exciting, timely study... (read more)

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The Cost of Living (Modern Library)
The Cost of Living (Modern Library)
by Arundhati Roy
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From the bestselling author of The God of Small Things comes a scathing and passionate indictment of big government's disregard for the individual. In her Booker Prize-winning novel, The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy turned a compassionate but... (read more)

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India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy
India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy
by Ramachandra Guha
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Amagisterial account of the pains, the struggles, the humiliations, and the glories of the world's largest and least likely democracy, Ramachandra Guha's India After Gandhi is a breathtaking chronicle of the brutal conflicts that have rocked a giant... (read more)

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Sacred India
Sacred India
by Sharan Kaur
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From a humble postal worker performing puja for the safe passage of a parcel, to people who believe they are gods, religion suffuses every aspect of daily life in India. Sacred India explores the presence of the divine in the mundane through breathtaking... (read more)

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Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars
Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars
by Sonia Faleiro
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Already published in India to great acclaim and named a Time Out Subcontinental Book of the Year and an Observer Book of the Year, Beautiful Thing is a stunning piece of reportage that offers a rare firsthand glimpse into Bombays notorious sex industry... (read more)

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Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and Muslims in India, Second Edition
Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and Muslims in India, Second Edition
by Ashutosh Varshney
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This timely book, updated for the paperback edition, examines how civic ties between Hindus and Muslims in different Indian cities serve to contain, or even prevent, ethnic violence. It is of interest not only to South Asian scholars and policymakers but... (read more)

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Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India
Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India
by A P J Abdul Kalam
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When A.PJ. Abdul Kalam wrote "India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium with Y.S. Rajan in 1998, little did they expect the magnitude of the response they would get. The idea that India could actually be a developed nation in a short time rather than... (read more)

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Religious Nationalism : Hindus and Muslims in India (94 Edition)
Religious Nationalism : Hindus and Muslims in India (94 Edition)
by Peter Van Der Veer
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Religious nationalism is a subject of critical importance in much of the world today. Peter van der Veer's timely study on the relationship between religion and politics in India goes well beyond other books on this subject. He brings together several... (read more)

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In Spite of the Gods : the Rise of Modern India (Rev 08 Edition)
In Spite of the Gods : the Rise of Modern India (Rev 08 Edition)
by Edward Luce
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Luce presents an enlightening study of the forces shaping India as it tries to balance the stubborn traditions of the past with an unevenly modernizing present. Deeply informed by scholarship and history, this work shows that India has huge opportunities... (read more)

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From Frontier Policy to Foreign Policy: The Question of India and the Transformation of Geopolitics in Qing China
From Frontier Policy to Foreign Policy: The Question of India and the Transformation of Geopolitics in Qing China
by Matthew W Mosca
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Between the mid-eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries, Qing rulers, officials, and scholars fused diverse, fragmented perceptions of foreign territory into one integrated worldview. In the same period, a single "foreign" policy emerged as an... (read more)

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Rogue Elephant: Harnessing the Power of India's Unruly Democracy
Rogue Elephant: Harnessing the Power of India's Unruly Democracy
by Simon Denyer
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Five years ago, India was an emerging world power being courted by the worlds most powerful political and business leaders, an upbeat story of unparalleled economic growth. Since then, it has failed to account for the human capital at the heart of its... (read more)

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India a Portrait an Intimate Biography of 1.2 Billion People
India a Portrait an Intimate Biography of 1.2 Billion People
by Patrick French
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A monumental biography of the subcontinent from the award-winning author of The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul. Second only to China in the magnitude of its economic miracle and second to none in its potential to shape the... (read more)

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A Life Less Ordinary: A Memoir
A Life Less Ordinary: A Memoir
by Baby Halder
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When she was very young, Baby Halder was abandoned by her mother and left with a cruel, abusive father. She was married off at twelve to a man twice her age who beat her. At fourteen, she was a mother herself. Her early life was marked by overwhelming... (read more)

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Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation
Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation
by Nandan Nilekani
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A visionary look at the evolution and future of India by a preeminent business leader India’s recent economic boom—similar in scope to that of the United States during the early 1990s or Europe’s during the 1970s—has triggered tremendous social... (read more)

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Snakes and Ladders: Glimpses of Modern India
Snakes and Ladders: Glimpses of Modern India
by Gita Mehta
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In this personally charged work of reflection and reminiscence, readers are guided through India's multi-hued mosaic. A high profile writer, Mehta gives a loving but unflinching assessment of India today--entertaining, informative and wholly personal.... (read more)

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India Express: The Future of the New Superpower
India Express: The Future of the New Superpower
by Daniel Lak
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These days India is in the news almost daily, and it is taking on a much more involved role in international politics, policy, and military intervention. Daniel Lak concludes that the strength that democracy gives it means that India is much better... (read more)

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India's New Middle Class: Democratic Politics in an Era of Economic Reform
India's New Middle Class: Democratic Politics in an Era of Economic Reform
by Leela Fernandes
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Today Indias middle class numbers more than 250 million people and is growing rapidly. Public reports have focused mainly on the emerging groups consumer potential, while global views of Indias new economy range from excitement about market prospects to... (read more)

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Born Into Brothels: Photographs by the Children of Calcutta
Born Into Brothels: Photographs by the Children of Calcutta
by Zana Briski
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A powerful story that unfolds in the red-light district of Calcutta: a photographer that becomes a teacher and the extraordinary children she meets who learn to dream with cameras in their hands. Accompanies an Academy Award-winning documentary.... (read more)

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India a Wounded Civilization
India a Wounded Civilization
by V S Naipaul
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Returning to India -- the subject of his acclaimed An Area of Darkness -- in 1975, at the height of Indira Gandhi's Emergency, V. S. Naipaul produced this concise masterpiece of journalism and cultural analysis, a vibrant, defiantly unsentimental... (read more)

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