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Contemporary South Asia #9: India in the World Order: Searching for Major-Power Status
Contemporary South Asia #9: India in the World Order: Searching for Major-Power Status
by Thazha Varkey Paul
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 272-283) and index.... (read more)

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Snakes & Ladders: Glimpses of Modern India
Snakes & Ladders: Glimpses of Modern India
by Gita Mehta
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In this personally charged work of reflection, reminiscence, and reportage, Gita Mehta serves as a guide to India's multihued mosaic. India is a land of great contrasts. It is the world's most populous democracy, but still upholds the caste system. It is... (read more)

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India: Perspectives on Equitable Development
India: Perspectives on Equitable Development
by S Mahendra Dev
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A collection of research papers written by eminent economists and social scientists, this volume presents the contributions made at an international conference on the “Perspectives on Equitable Development,” organized by the Centre for... (read more)

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City of Joy
City of Joy
by Dominique Lapierre
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Because the new high-temperature superconductors cannot be grown as large single crystals, interfaces and junctions play an important role in their properties. The chapters in this book, each by leading researchers in the field, examine the state of our... (read more)

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The Nehrus: Personal Histories
The Nehrus: Personal Histories
by Mushirul Hasan
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A definitive pictorial biography on the first family of Indian... (read more)

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In Kashmir: Gender, Militarization, and the Modern Nation-State
In Kashmir: Gender, Militarization, and the Modern Nation-State
by Seema Kazi
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Kashmir is the worlds most heavily militarized region—once described as both “an earthly paradise and the nuclear powder keg of South Asia.” Since the 1947 partition of “British” India, the independent state of Kashmir has... (read more)

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In Service of Emergent India: A Call to Honor
In Service of Emergent India: A Call to Honor
by Jaswant Singh
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In Service of Emergent India is an evocative insider's account of a crucial period in India's history. It provides an in-depth look at events that changed the way the world perceived India, and a unique view of Indian statecraft. As Minister of External... (read more)

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Outlaw Indias Bandit Queen & Me
Outlaw Indias Bandit Queen & Me
by Roy Moxham
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A fascinating portrait of an Englishman's friendship with India's world-famous Bandit Queen, Phoolan Devi In June 1992, author Roy Moxham did a very strange thing: he wrote to Phoolan Devi. The controversial and charismatic "Bandit Queen" has... (read more)

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Calcutta: Two Years in the City
Calcutta: Two Years in the City
by Amit Chaudhuri
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The award-winning author Amit Chaudhuri has been widely praised for the beauty and subtle power of his writing and for the ways in which he makes “place” as complex a character as his men and women. Now he brings these gifts to a spellbinding... (read more)

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Breaking Out: An Indian Woman's American Journey
Breaking Out: An Indian Woman's American Journey
by Padma Desai
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Padma Desai grew up in the 1930s in the provincial world of Surat, India, where she had a sheltered and strict upbringing in a traditional Gujarati Anavil Brahmin family. Her academic brilliance won her a scholarship to Bombay University, where the first... (read more)

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Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity
Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity
by Sam Miller
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A provocative portrait of one of the worlds largest cities, delving behind the tourist facade to illustrate the people and places beyond the realms of the conventional travelogue Sam Miller set out to discover the real Delhi, a city he describes as... (read more)

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Politics After Television
Politics After Television
by Arvind Rajagopal
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An analysis of the use of media by political and religious interest groups in... (read more)

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A Concise History of Modern India (Cambridge Concise Histories)
A Concise History of Modern India (Cambridge Concise Histories)
by Barbara Metcalf
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A Concise History of Modern India, by Barbara D. Metcalf and Thomas R. Metcalf, has become a classic in the field since it was first published in 2001. As a fresh interpretation of Indian history from the Mughals to the present, it has informed students... (read more)

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Sonia Gandhi: An Extraordinary Life, an Indian Destiny
Sonia Gandhi: An Extraordinary Life, an Indian Destiny
by Rani Singh
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Sonia Gandhi's story represents the greatest transformational journey made by any world leader in the last four decades. Circumstance and tragedy, rather than ambition, paved her path to power. Born into a traditional, middle-class ... (read more)

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In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India
In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India
by Edward Luce
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India remains a mystery to many Americans, even as it is poised to become the worlds third largest economy within a generation, outstripping Japan. It will surpass China in population by 2032 and will have more English speakers than the United States by... (read more)

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Transforming India: Challenges to the World's Largest Democracy
Transforming India: Challenges to the World's Largest Democracy
by Sumantra Bose
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A Foreign Affairs Best Book of 2013 on Asia and the... (read more)

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Changing India 2ND Edition Bourgeois Revolution
Changing India 2ND Edition Bourgeois Revolution
by Robert W Stern
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A comprehensive, provocative, and highly readable introduction to contemporary India's modern history and social institutions.... (read more)

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Imagining India (10 Edition)
Imagining India (10 Edition)
by Nandan Nilekani
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A visionary look at the evolution and future of India In this momentous book, Nandan Nilekani traces the central ideas that shaped India's past and present and asks the key question of the future: How will India as a global power avoid the mistakes of... (read more)

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Avoiding Armageddon: America, India, and Pakistan to the Brink and Back (Brookings Focus Books)
Avoiding Armageddon: America, India, and Pakistan to the Brink and Back (Brookings Focus Books)
by Bruce O Riedel
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"CIA veteran and former presidential advisor Reidel presents two possible scenarios in South Asia, arguing that India and Pakistan will either anchor a prosperous, peaceful nexus or wage nuclear war. He urges the U.S. to get involved, as stakes are high:... (read more)

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Modern India: The Origins of an Asian Democracy (Short Oxford History of the Modern World)
Modern India: The Origins of an Asian Democracy (Short Oxford History of the Modern World)
by Judith M Brown
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A new edition of this widely used text covers the last two centuries of Indian history, concluding with an epilogue written from the perspective of the 1990s. It thematically and analytically discusses the emergence of India as one of the world's largest... (read more)

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