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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... (read more)

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Dependence and Disillusionment: Emergence of National Consciousness in Later Nineteenth Century India
Dependence and Disillusionment: Emergence of National Consciousness in Later Nineteenth Century India
by Sudhir Chandra
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This book provides a comprehensive framework for the study of Indian nationalism. Departing from uni-dimensional explanations of Indian nationalism--which see it as a product of of caste, interest or power groups, personalities or elites--it presents an... (read more)

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Caste in History Themes in Indian History
Caste in History Themes in Indian History
by Ishita Banerjee Dube
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This volume, a part of the prestigious Themes in Indian History series, brings together the work of distinguished scholars on the analyzing caste and related socio-cultural processes. There are anthropological and ethnological collections on the issue of... (read more)

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History of India Volume 1
History of India Volume 1
by Romila Thapar
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A full account of Indian history from the establishment of Aryan culture to the coming of the Mughals in 1526 A.D.... (read more)

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In the Dragon's Claws: The Story of Rostam & Esfandiyar from the Persian Book of Kings
In the Dragon's Claws: The Story of Rostam & Esfandiyar from the Persian Book of Kings
by Jerome W Clinton
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The story of Rostam and Estandiyar is one of the most moving tragedies in Ferdowsi's epic "Shahnameh. In this story, Esfandiyar, the designated heir to the throne of Iran, has just returned in triumph from his campaign against the shah of Turan. He slain... (read more)

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Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River
Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River
by Alice Albinia
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One of the largest rivers in the world, the Indus rises in the Tibetan mountains and flows west across northern India and south through Pakistan. It has been worshipped as a god, used as a tool of imperial expansion, and today is the cement of Pakistan's... (read more)

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The Britannica Guide to India: A Comprehensive Introduction to the World's Fastest Growing Country
The Britannica Guide to India: A Comprehensive Introduction to the World's Fastest Growing Country
by Encyclopedia Britann
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With over a billion people, 21st-century India stands on the verge of being one of the worlds newest superpowers. In the sixty years since its independence, it has transformed into a modern nation with limitless resources—yet it is also a nation of... (read more)

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A Brief History of India, Second Edition (Brief History Of...)
A Brief History of India, Second Edition (Brief History Of...)
by Judith E. Walsh
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Admired for its spiritual traditions (two of the world's major religions Hinduism and Buddhism originated here), for its peaceful struggle for independence led by Mohandas K. Gandhi, and for its vibrant culture (from Bollywood and spicy cuisine to... (read more)

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Sisters of the Sari
Sisters of the Sari
by Brenda L Baker
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A debut novel about an American woman and an Indian woman who are about to dramatically change each other's lives-along with the lives of those around them. While vacationing in India, Kiria Langdon, the opinionated and driven CEO of a major company... (read more)

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Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru (1 January - 31 March 1958): Second Series, Vol. 41
Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru (1 January - 31 March 1958): Second Series, Vol. 41
by Jawaharlal Nehru
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Part of the Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru series, this volume includes lectures, writings, letters, speeches, and other literary works of Nehru, covering three months of his Prime Ministership, from 1 January to 31 March 1958. It reveals his wide... (read more)

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State of India's Livelihoods Report 2010: The 4p Report
State of India's Livelihoods Report 2010: The 4p Report
by Sankar Datta
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The State of India s Livelihoods (SOIL) Report is an annual publication that aims to document recent trends and issues in the sphere of livelihoods promotion of the poor. A one-of-its-kind report, it is the only document that aggregates the experiences... (read more)

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India
India
by Michael Wood
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In the 13th Century, Marco Polo described India as “a land of wonders,” and his observation is no less true today. India is the worlds largest democracy, a nuclear power, and a rising economic giant-but also the worlds most ancient surviving... (read more)

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India
India
by Stanley Wolpert
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Praise for previous editions: "To all of us who delightedly and sometimes repetitively call ourselves Old India hands, Stanley Wolpert is the acknowledged authority. This book tells why. Indian history, art, culture, and contemporary politics are here in... (read more)

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Ashoka: The Search for India's Lost Emperor
Ashoka: The Search for India's Lost Emperor
by Charles Allen
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Ashoka Maurya—or Ashoka the Great as he was later known—holds a special place in the history of India. Through his third century BCE quest to govern the Indian subcontinent by moral force alone, Ashoka transformed Buddhism from a minor sect... (read more)

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Crime Through Time (Themes in Indian History)
Crime Through Time (Themes in Indian History)
by Anupama Rao
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Part of the prestigious Themes in Indian History series, this book deals with notions, ideas, and concepts of crime and justice from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Divided into four sections, the first deals with the pre-colonial period with... (read more)

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Private Life of the Mughals of India 1526 1803 Ad
Private Life of the Mughals of India 1526 1803 Ad
by R Nath
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The opulent, sometimes scandalous, private lives of the Mughals of India is brought to life in this book. The text covers various aspects of their lifestyles, such as their food and drinks; clothes and ornaments; perfumes and incense; addictions and... (read more)

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India Before Europe
India Before Europe
by Catherine Asher
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The first survey of the political, economic, religious and cultural landscapes of medieval India.... (read more)

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A Vision of Splendour: Indian Heritage in the Photographs of Jean Philippe Vogel, 1901-1913
A Vision of Splendour: Indian Heritage in the Photographs of Jean Philippe Vogel, 1901-1913
by Gerda Theuns De Boer
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Indian Heritage in the Photographs of Jean Philippe Vogel, 1901-1913... (read more)

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The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India, Third Edition
The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India, Third Edition
by Gyanendra Pandey
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This is a radically new analysis of communalism along with nationalism and colonialism. It is a part of a larger exercise aimed at understanding the construction of Indian society, and politics in recent times by challenging the conventional analysis of... (read more)

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Empires of the Indus
Empires of the Indus
by Alice Albinia
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One of the largest rivers in the world, the Indus rises in the Tibetan mountains and flows west across northern India and south through Pakistan. It has been worshipped as a god, used as a tool of imperial expansion, and today is the cement of Pakistan's... (read more)

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