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A Concise History of Modern India (Cambridge Concise Histories)
A Concise History of Modern India (Cambridge Concise Histories)
by Barbara D Metcalf
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A new history of modern India challenges traditional interpretations, and explores the politics and cultural life of a unique society.... (read more)

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The Checkbook and the Cruise Missile: Conversations with Arundhati Roy
The Checkbook and the Cruise Missile: Conversations with Arundhati Roy
by Arundhati Roy
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A skillful interviewer can reveal aspects of a writer’s voice in simple yet telling ways. As a novelist, Arundhati Roy is known for her lush language and intricate structure. As a political essayist, her prose is searching and fierce. All of these... (read more)

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Bombay Smiles: The Trip That Changed My Life
Bombay Smiles: The Trip That Changed My Life
by Jaume Sanllorente
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“[Jaume] Sanllorente’s story, reminiscent of Greg Mortenson’s Three Cups of Tea, is remarkable and uplifting.”—Booklist In 2003, Jaume Sanllorente was a young journalist leading an active and exciting life in Barcelona... (read more)

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India: A Portrait (Vintage Departures)
India: A Portrait (Vintage Departures)
by Patrick French
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A monumental biography of the Indian 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... (read more)

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Sita's Daughters: Coming Out of Purdah: The Rajput Women of Khalapur Revisited
Sita's Daughters: Coming Out of Purdah: The Rajput Women of Khalapur Revisited
by Leigh Minturn
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Leigh Minturn in this work recounts the dramatic changes in the role and status of Indian women in the Rajput caste of Khalapur that have taken place between 1955 and 1975. She explains the relationship of these changes to the decline in the observance... (read more)

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Nagaland. by Jonathan Glancey
Nagaland. by Jonathan Glancey
by Jonathan Glancey
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Landlocked, almost inaccessible to foreigners, Nagaland has been fighting a secret, often brutal war for independence for more than half a century. Portrayed either as a land of ruthless guerrillas or exotic natives, Nagaland is in fact a complex and... (read more)

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White Saris and Sweet Mangoes
White Saris and Sweet Mangoes
by Sarah Lamb
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By examining both gender and aging in this ethnography of an Indian village, Sarah Lamb forces a re-examination of major debates in feminist anthropology and contributes to the small but growing literature on aging in contemporary culture.... (read more)

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Vishnu's Crowded Temple: India Since the Great Rebellion. Maria Misra
Vishnu's Crowded Temple: India Since the Great Rebellion. Maria Misra
by Maria Misra
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As it enters its sixtieth year of independence, India stands on the threshold of superpower status. Yet India is strikingly different from all other global colossi. While it is the world's most populous democracy and enjoys the benefits of its... (read more)

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Engaging India: Diplomacy, Democracy, and the Bomb
Engaging India: Diplomacy, Democracy, and the Bomb
by Strobe Talbott
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On May 11, 1998, three nuclear devices detonated under the Thar Desert in India shook the surrounding villages — and the rest of the world. The immediate effect was to plunge U.S.-India relations, already vexed by decades of tension and estrangement,... (read more)

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Public Faces, Private Lives: Community and Individuality in South India
Public Faces, Private Lives: Community and Individuality in South India
by Mattison Mines
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Individuality is often viewed as an exclusively Western value. In non-Western societies, collective identities seem to eclipse those of individuals. These generalities, however, have overlooked the importance of personal uniqueness, volition, and... (read more)

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Nehru: A Biography
Nehru: A Biography
by Shashi Tharoor
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-270) and index.... (read more)

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Changing India: Bourgeois Revolution on the Subcontinent
Changing India: Bourgeois Revolution on the Subcontinent
by Robert W Stern
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Revised edition brings India"s remarkable story up to date in a comprehensive and readable introduction.... (read more)

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India Becoming: A Portrait of Life in Modern India
India Becoming: A Portrait of Life in Modern India
by Akash Kapur
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A New Republic Editors' and Writers' Pick 2012 A New Yorker Contributors' Pick 2012 A Newsweek "Must Read on Modern India" “For people who savored Katherine Boos Behind the Beautiful Forevers.”—Evan Osnos, newyorker.com A portrait... (read more)

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Emerging India in Asia-Pacific
Emerging India in Asia-Pacific
by Y Yagama Reddy
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Following independence in 1947, India was found to be more inward-looking than showing concern for its eastern neighbors. Its indifference to the ASEAN process and inclination towards the Soviet Union only widened the gulf between India and the ASEAN... (read more)

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A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi
A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi
by Aman Sethi
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Like Dave Eggers’s Zeitoun and Alexander Masters’s Stuart, this is a tour de force of narrative reportage. Mohammed Ashraf studied biology, became a butcher, a tailor, and an electrician’s apprentice; now he is a homeless day laborer in... (read more)

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Vishnu's Crowded Temple: India Since the Great Rebellion
Vishnu's Crowded Temple: India Since the Great Rebellion
by Maria Misra
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As it enters its sixtieth year of independence, India stands on the threshold of superpower status. Yet India is strikingly different from all other global colossi. While it is the worlds most populous democracy and enjoys the benefits of its... (read more)

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Contemporary South Asia #04: The Untouchables: Subordination, Poverty and the State in Modern India
Contemporary South Asia #04: The Untouchables: Subordination, Poverty and the State in Modern India
by Oliver Mendelsohn
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This book explores the background and position of the Untouchables in India.... (read more)

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India Briefing: Quickening the Pace of Change
India Briefing: Quickening the Pace of Change
by Alyssa Ayres
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Since 1998, India has held two national elections, begun the second phase of economic reforms, achieved new intellectual and literary prominence, and opened itself to a new spirit of Indo-U.S. cooperation. This edition of India Briefing covers these most... (read more)

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Sustaining India's Growth Miracle
Sustaining India's Growth Miracle
by Jagdish N. Bhagwati and Charles W. Calomiris
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The economy of India is growing at a rate of 8 percent per year, and its exports of goods and services have more than doubled in the past three years. Considering these trends, economists, scholars, and political leaders across the globe are beginning to... (read more)

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Democracy and Discontent: India's Growing Crisis of Governability
Democracy and Discontent: India's Growing Crisis of Governability
by Atul Kohli
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In this study, Atul Kohli analyzes political change in India from the late 1960s to the late 1980s.... (read more)

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