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Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers
Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers
by Arundhati Roy
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"Gorgeously wrought...pitch-perfect prose...In language of terrible beauty, she takes India's everyday tragedies and reminds us to be outraged all over again."—Time Magazine Combining fierce conviction, deft political analysis, and beautiful... (read more)

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Leaving India: My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents
Leaving India: My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents
by Minal Hajratwala
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Imelda Connor is a classic Irish lass—a fiery, red-headed beauty, quick to anger, and fiercely protective of her younger siblings. Growing up on a small farm in the rolling hills of County Cork, she thinks she has her life completely mapped out... (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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Based on research conducted at the local, state and national level from the 1960s through the 1980s, this study analyzes the changing patterns of authority in India to reveal emerging challenges to political order and stability.... (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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The five-pointed star is the Wiccan symbol of the Spirit, and that's how Cooper wears it. Those not versed in the ways of the Craft find it unsettling, however. Will Cooper, Annie, and Kate be able to withstand the tide of controversy bearing down upon... (read more)

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Event, Metaphor, Memory: Chauri Chaura, 1922-1992
Event, Metaphor, Memory: Chauri Chaura, 1922-1992
by Shahid Amin
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Shahid Amin is Professor of History at Delhi University. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Stanford, Princeton, and Berlin. He has authored Sugarcane and Sugar in Gorakhpur (1984), as well as several seminal essays in Subaltern Studies—of which... (read more)

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India in Mind (05 Edition)
India in Mind (05 Edition)
by Pankaj Mishra
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Capital: The Eruption of Delhi
Capital: The Eruption of Delhi
by Rana Dasgupta
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An extraordinary portrait of the fastest-growing city in the world—and the rise of a new global elite Since the opening up of Indias economy in 1991, wealth has poured into the country, and especially into Delhi. Capital bears witness to the... (read more)

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Notes from Another India
Notes from Another India
by Jeremy Seabrook
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A critical account of the politics of aid-giving.... (read more)

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India: From Midnight to the Millennium
India: From Midnight to the Millennium
by Shashi Tharoor
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Whether or not one agrees with one historian's assessment of India as "the most important country for the future of the world," it is a land of fascinating cultural and political paradoxes--here portrayed by Tharoor, executive assistant to the... (read more)

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Pilgrimage One Woman's Return to a Changing India
Pilgrimage One Woman's Return to a Changing India
by Pramila Jayapal
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A combination memoir and analysis of modern India, based on former director of an international aid program Jayapal's two year stay after a 25-year absence dating from when she was four years old. She explores issues such as child labor, literacy... (read more)

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Banaras, City of Light
Banaras, City of Light
by Diana L Eck
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The Description for this book, Banaras: City of Light, will be forthcoming.... (read more)

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Indian security policy
Indian security policy
by Raju G C Thomas
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Professor Thomas relates security policy to the country's economy and technological capacity, discusses the capabilities of each of the armed services, and considers the issue of arms importation vs. indigenous production. He also explores the prospects... (read more)

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Motiba's Tattoos: A Granddaughter's Journey Into Her Indian Family's Past
Motiba's Tattoos: A Granddaughter's Journey Into Her Indian Family's Past
by Mira Kamdar
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In an extension of her academic work on economic and political transition in India, Kamdar (World Policy Institute, New York U.) traces the Indian diaspora through this fascinating memoir of her tattooed grandmother's world and her own bicultural... (read more)

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Kashmir and Sindh; Nation-building, Ethnicity, and Regional Politics in South Asia.
Kashmir and Sindh; Nation-building, Ethnicity, and Regional Politics in South Asia.
by Suranjan Das
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The Kashmir insurrectiona case where decolonization has left an area where ethnic loyalty group (nation) and political state are not coterminousis the author's first focus. The Kashmiri example is then used to look at the situation in Sindh (often... (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
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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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A thousand suns
A thousand suns
by Dominique Lapierre
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No one knows the pulse of our world and its people better than Dominique Lapierre, author of such modern classics as Is Paris Burning? and The City of Joy. Awarded the International Rainbow Prize by Italy for his great humanitarian work, this acclaimed... (read more)

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The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone: Reflections on India: The Emerging 21st-Century Power
The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone: Reflections on India: The Emerging 21st-Century Power
by Shashi Tharoor
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Being Indian: The Truth about Why the Twenty-First Century Will Be India's. Pavan K. Varma
Being Indian: The Truth about Why the Twenty-First Century Will Be India's. Pavan K. Varma
by Pavan Varma
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No Full Stops in India
No Full Stops in India
by Mark Tully
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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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