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The Longest August: The Unflinching Rivalry Between India and Pakistan
The Longest August: The Unflinching Rivalry Between India and Pakistan
by Dilip Hiro
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The partitioning of British India into independent Pakistan and India in August 1947 occurred in the midst of communal holocaust, with Hindus and Sikhs on one side and Muslims on the other. More than 750,000 people were butchered, and 12 million fled... (read more)

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Kashmir in Conflict: India, Pakistan and the Unending War
Kashmir in Conflict: India, Pakistan and the Unending War
by Victoria Schofield
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"...the dense information presented here cannot but be helpful to the interested observer." --Asian Voice "...provides excellent context for understanding the continuing terrorist violence perpetuated by militants..." -- Foreign Affairs... (read more)

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Dancing with the River: People and Life on the Chars of South Asia (Yale Agrarian Studies)
Dancing with the River: People and Life on the Chars of South Asia (Yale Agrarian Studies)
by Kuntala Lahiri Dutt
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With this book Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Gopa Samanta offer an intimate glimpse into the microcosmic world of andldquo;hybrid environments.andrdquo; Focusing on charsandmdash;the part-land, part-water, low-lying sandy masses that exist within the... (read more)

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Martyr as Bridegroom: A Folk Representation of Bhagat Singh (Anthem South Asian Studies)
Martyr as Bridegroom: A Folk Representation of Bhagat Singh (Anthem South Asian Studies)
by Ishwar Dayal Gaur
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‘Martyr As Bridegroom: A Folk Representation of Bhagat Singh’ is written from the viewpoint of vernacular Punjabi culture and tries to tread on the marginalized path of vernacular culture as a methodology of a historian's craft. The book... (read more)

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Curfewed Night (10 Edition)
Curfewed Night (10 Edition)
by Basharat Peer
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Since 1989, when the separatist movement exploded in Kashmir, more than 70,000 people have been killed in the battle between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. Born and raised in the war-torn region, Basharat Peer brings this little-known part of the world... (read more)

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Fragments of Grace: My Search for Meaning in the Strife of South Asia
Fragments of Grace: My Search for Meaning in the Strife of South Asia
by Pamela Constable
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Constable (a South Asia correspondent for the ) arrived in South Asia in 1998 as a neophyte after years of covering Latin American issues in her journalism. Combining journalistic reportage, memoir, political analysis, and travelogue, she reflects on... (read more)

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Shadow War: The Untold Story of Jihad in Kashmir
Shadow War: The Untold Story of Jihad in Kashmir
by Arif Jamal
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In the Valley of Mist: Kashmir: One Family in a Changing World
In the Valley of Mist: Kashmir: One Family in a Changing World
by Justine Hardy
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A personal, moving, and vibrant picture of one of the most beautiful and troubled places in the world, described through the experiences of one family, whose fortunes have changed dramatically with those of the region. If there is a paradise on earth, it... (read more)

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Midnight's Descendants: A History of South Asia Since Partition
Midnight's Descendants: A History of South Asia Since Partition
by John Keay
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Dispersed across India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, Midnights Descendants—the generations born since the 1947 “midnight hour partition” of British India—are the worlds fastest growing population. This vast region and... (read more)

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Culture, Creation & Procreation: Concepts of Kinship in South Asian Practice
Culture, Creation & Procreation: Concepts of Kinship in South Asian Practice
by Monika Bock
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These 12 chapters discuss the constitution of kinship among different communities in South Asia and addressing the relationship between ideology and practice, cultural models, and individual strategies. Chapters center around three topics: community... (read more)

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Comparative Studies in Religion and Society #10: Leveling Crowds
Comparative Studies in Religion and Society #10: Leveling Crowds
by Stanley Jey Tambiah
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Stanley J. Tambiah is Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University. Among his several books is Sri Lanka: Ethnic Fratricide and the Dismantling of Democracy (1991).... (read more)

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Bangladesh and Pakistan: Flirting with Failure in South Asia (ADST-DACOR Diplomats and Diplomacy)
Bangladesh and Pakistan: Flirting with Failure in South Asia (ADST-DACOR Diplomats and Diplomacy)
by William B Milam
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An active member of the U. S. Foreign Service until 2001, William B. Milam possesses an exhaustive knowledge of the history and culture of Bangladesh and Pakistan. His insightful study expresses a profound empathy for both countries and, with the death... (read more)

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Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy
Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy
by Sugata Bose
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The South Asian subcontinent is home to nearly a billion people and has been the site of fierce historical contestation. It is a panoply of languages and religions with a rich and complex history and culture. Drawing on the newest and most sophisticated... (read more)

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Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond
Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond
by Pankaj Mishra
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Government and Politics in South Asia
Government and Politics in South Asia
by Craig Baxter
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A Certain Age: Colonial Jakarta Through the Memories of Its Intellectuals (John Hope Franklin Center Books)
A Certain Age: Colonial Jakarta Through the Memories of Its Intellectuals (John Hope Franklin Center Books)
by Rudolf Mrazek
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A Certain Age is an unconventional, evocative work of history and a moving reflection on memory, modernity, space, time, and the limitations of traditional historical narratives. Rudolf Mrandaacute;zek visited Indonesia throughout the 1990s, recording... (read more)

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History of the Indian Ocean
History of the Indian Ocean
by Auguste Toussaint
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Class Structure & Economic Growth: India & Pakistan since the Moghuls
Class Structure & Economic Growth: India & Pakistan since the Moghuls
by Angus Maddison
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History of Tamilnad To Ad 1336
History of Tamilnad To Ad 1336
by N Subrahmanian
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Peak of Limuria the Story of Diego Garci
Peak of Limuria the Story of Diego Garci
by Richard Edis
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