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Calcutta (Vintage Departures)
Calcutta (Vintage Departures)
by Amit Chaudhuri
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Chapter One: A Purchase   It was probably three years ago that the poet Utpal Kumar Basu reported to me a couple of observations he’d overheard in the nocturnal din of North Calcutta. They both came from the same source, an old woman whom... (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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India Unbound: The Social and Economic Revolution from Independence to the Global Information Age
India Unbound: The Social and Economic Revolution from Independence to the Global Information Age
by Gurcharan Das
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India today is a vibrant free-market democracy, a nation well on its way to overcoming decades of widespread poverty. The nations rise is one of the great international stories of the late twentieth century, and in India Unbound the acclaimed columnist... (read more)

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Pages of My Life: Autobiography and Selected Stories
Pages of My Life: Autobiography and Selected Stories
by Popati Hiranandani
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Popati Hiranandani's (1924-2007) autobiograpy unfolds the experiences of her personal life trapped in the geo-political debris of pre- and post-Partition India. She traces the agony and ecstasy of her life, the critical junctures of becoming and... (read more)

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Net of Magic: Wonders and Deceptions in India
Net of Magic: Wonders and Deceptions in India
by Lee Siegel
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Listen to what I am about to tell you: do not read this book alone. You really shouldnand#8217;t. In one of the most playful experiments ever put between two covers, every other section of Trance-Migrations prescribes that you read its incantatory tales... (read more)

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Motibas Tattoos a Granddaughters Journey
Motibas Tattoos a Granddaughters Journey
by Mira Kamdar
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"From the Bible to the Odyssey to Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon, the journey or quest has been a staple motif of Western literature. Motiba's Tattoos is a welcome addition to that list." (The Washington Post) Mira Kamdar was born in the United States... (read more)

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India: From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond
India: From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond
by Shashi Tharoor
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"One of the best in a generation of Indian authors" (New York Times Book Review) shows how the challenges facing the world's largest and most diverse democracy will also affect America and the West in the 21st century--now available in paperback, with a... (read more)

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India Divided: Diversity and Democracy Under Attack
India Divided: Diversity and Democracy Under Attack
by Vandana Shiva
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In India Divided, environmental, human rights, and antiglobalization activist Vandana Shiva chronicles the internal battles of a nation that is both the world's largest democracy and a leading nuclear power. Shiva describes a society where traditional... (read more)

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Planet India: The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy and the Future of Our World
Planet India: The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy and the Future of Our World
by Mira Kamdar
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India is everywhere: on magazine covers and cinema marquees, at the gym and in the kitchen, in corporate boardrooms and on Capitol Hill. Through incisive reportage and illuminating analysis, Mira Kamdar explores India's astonishing transformation from a... (read more)

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In Pursuit of Lakshmi: The Political Economy of the Indian State
In Pursuit of Lakshmi: The Political Economy of the Indian State
by Lloyd Rudolph
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The pursuit of Lakshmi, the fickle goddess of prosperity and good fortune, is a metaphor for the aspirations of the state and people of independent India. In the latest of their distinguished contributions to South Asian studies, scholars Lloyd I... (read more)

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Love in a Different Climate: Men Who Have Sex with Men in India
Love in a Different Climate: Men Who Have Sex with Men in India
by Jeremy Seabrook
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City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
by William Dalrymple
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 Sparkling with irrepressible wit, City of Djinns peels back the layers of Delhi's centuries-old history, revealing an extraordinary array of characters along the way-from eunuchs to descendants of great Moguls. With refreshingly open-minded... (read more)

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The Invisibles: A Tale of the Eunuchs of India
The Invisibles: A Tale of the Eunuchs of India
by Zia Jaffrey
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A spellbinding book--part travelogue, part history--about eunuchs in India today. They are both reviled and accepted, not officially acknowledged but a constant topic of conversation, believed to bring good luck to newlyweds and newborns but accused of... (read more)

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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 this... (read more)

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The Bandit Queen of India: An Indian Woman's Amazing Journey from Peasant to International Legend
The Bandit Queen of India: An Indian Woman's Amazing Journey from Peasant to International Legend
by Phoolan Devi
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She was born in India to the lowest caste, a group with few rights and even fewer prospects. Enduring cruel poverty, Phoolan Devi survived the humiliation of an abusive marriage, the savage killing of her bandit-lover and horrifying gang rape to claim... (read more)

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Heterotopias: Nationalism and the Possibility of History in South Asia
Heterotopias: Nationalism and the Possibility of History in South Asia
by Manu Bhagavan
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Laid out as a series of three inter-related conversations, Heterotopias investigates the diverse discourses of identity politics that relate the nationalist movement to current concerns and debates. Focusing upon the peripheries of modern India-states of... (read more)

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The Siege: 68 Hours Inside the Taj Hotel
The Siege: 68 Hours Inside the Taj Hotel
by Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy
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In the page-turning tradition of Black Hawk Down, the definitive account of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Mumbai, 2008. On the night of November 26, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the city, including the Taj Mahal Palace... (read more)

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The Power of Promise: Examining Nuclear Energy in India
The Power of Promise: Examining Nuclear Energy in India
by M V Ramana
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Examining different aspects of India's nuclear energy program and the claims of success made on its behalf, M.V. Ramana makes a historically nuanced and compelling argument as to why it has failed in the past and why its future is dubious.... (read more)

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Reinventing India: Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and Popular Democracy
Reinventing India: Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and Popular Democracy
by Stuart Corbridge
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Reinventing India examines the history of modern India and its contemporary transformation, proving a lucid and eminently readable account of the changes which are shaking India today. Part I of the book describes India’s transformation under... (read more)

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India Unbound
India Unbound
by Gurcharan Das
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"Gurcharan Das, a Harvard-educated businessman who has managed to run Procter & Gamble's Indian operations successfully while authoring three plays, a novel and a stream of newspaper columns, has seen Indian socialism up close and personal. . . .... (read more)

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