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The Wheel of Health
The Wheel of Health
by Guy T. Wrench
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Good health is an attractive state, but it can be a very dull topic. Everything depends on how it is approached. Dr Wrench attracts our attention at once, by asking Why not research health as well as disease? To him it is more interesting to know why we... (read more)

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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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Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition
Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition
by Nisid Hajari
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Aand#160;and#160;few bloody months in South Asia during the summer of 1947 explainand#160;the world that troubles us today. Nobody expected the liberation of India and birth of Pakistan to be so bloody andmdash; it was supposed to be an answer to the... (read more)

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A History of the New India: Past and Present
A History of the New India: Past and Present
by Eugene Irschick
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This textbook provides a different approach to the History of India than previously advocated. It argues that there was constant interaction between peoples and cultures, and as such, the it presents the history of India in this fashion. This interactive,... (read more)

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Darjeeling: A History of the World's Greatest Tea
Darjeeling: A History of the World's Greatest Tea
by Jeff Koehler
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Darjeeling's tea bushes run across a mythical landscape steeped with the religious, the sacred, and the picturesque. Planted at high elevation in the heart of the Eastern Himalayas, in an area of northern India bound by Nepal to the west, Bhutan to the... (read more)

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The Fishing Fleet: Husband-Hunting in the Raj
The Fishing Fleet: Husband-Hunting in the Raj
by Anne De Courcy
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By the late nineteenth century, Britain's colonial reign seemed to know no limit—and India was the sparkling jewel in the Imperial crown. Many of Her Majesty's best and brightest young men departed for the Raj to make their careers, and... (read more)

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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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The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj
The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj
by David Gilmour
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“[A] lavishly enjoyable book.” —Tunku Varadarajan, The Wall Street Journal Between 1837 and 1901, fewer than one thousand Britons at any one time managed an empire of 300 million people spread over the vast area that now includes... (read more)

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A Long Way Home: A Memoir
A Long Way Home: A Memoir
by Saroo Brierley
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As a little boy in India, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train. Twenty-five years later, from Australia, he found his way back. This is what happened in between. Born in a poor village in India, Saroo lived hand-to-mouth in a one room hut with his mother... (read more)

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Battles of the New Republic: A Contemporary History of Nepal
Battles of the New Republic: A Contemporary History of Nepal
by Prashant Jha
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Battles of the New Republic: A Contemporary History of Nepal is a story of Nepal's transformation from war to peace, monarchy to republic, a Hindu kingdom to a secular state, and a unitary to a potentially federal state. Part-reportage, part-history... (read more)

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The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family and War
The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family and War
by Shahan Mufti
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The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857 (Vintage)
The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857 (Vintage)
by William Dalrymple
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Maximum City : Bombay Lost and Found (04 Edition)
Maximum City : Bombay Lost and Found (04 Edition)
by Suketu Mehta
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Andrzej Stasiuk is a restless and indefatigable traveler. His journeys take him from his native Poland to Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Albania, Moldova, and Ukraine. By car, train, bus, ferry. To small towns and villages with unfamiliar... (read more)

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Muslim Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Empire
Muslim Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Empire
by Seema Alavi
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Muslim Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Empire recovers the stories of five Indian Muslim scholars who, in the aftermath of the uprising of 1857, were hunted by British authorities, fled their homes in India for such destinations as Cairo, Mecca, and... (read more)

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Imperial Divas: The Vicereines of India
Imperial Divas: The Vicereines of India
by Penny Beaumont
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In 1858 the entire landmass of India came under the direct control of the British Crown. To reflect the status and role of the Governor-General as a representative of the monarch to the feudal rulers of the princely states, the term Viceroy was applied... (read more)

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A Hundred Horizons: The Indian Ocean in the Age of Global Empire
A Hundred Horizons: The Indian Ocean in the Age of Global Empire
by Sugata Bose
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A Hundred Horizons takes us to the shores of the Indian Ocean, in a brilliant reinterpretation of how culture developed and history was made at the height of the British raj. Sugata Bose explores the intricate social and economic webs of these shores... (read more)

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Empires of  Indus ; Story of a River (10 Edition)
Empires of Indus ; Story of a River (10 Edition)
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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Blood and Water: The Indus River Basin in Modern History
Blood and Water: The Indus River Basin in Modern History
by David Gilmartin
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"Stanley Wolpert is one of our country's most prominent, prolific and insightful scholars writing about India and Pakistan's complex relationship, which has been too often defined by conflict and tragedy. His new work, India and Pakistan, is not only an... (read more)

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Capitalism: A Ghost Story
Capitalism: A Ghost Story
by Arundhati Roy
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From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and clear-cut forests, to the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt, to the hundreds of millions of people who live on less than two dollars a day, there are ghosts... (read more)

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Colonialism and Its Forms of Knowledge : the British in India (96 Edition)
Colonialism and Its Forms of Knowledge : the British in India (96 Edition)
by Bernard S. Cohn
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Bernard Cohn's interest in the construction of Empire as an intellectual and cultural phenomenon has set the agenda for the academic study of modern Indian culture for over two decades. His earlier publications have shown how dramatic British innovations... (read more)

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