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The Weave of My Life: A Dalit Woman's Memoirs

by Urmila Pawar, Maya Pandit & Wandana Sonalkar

"My mother used to weave aaydans, the Marathi generic term for all things made from bamboo. I find that her act of weaving and my act of writing are organically linked. The weave is similar. It is the weave...


Burmese Looking Glass: A Human Rights Adventure and a Jungle Revolution

by Edith T. Mirante

As captivating as the most thrilling novel, Burmese Looking Glass tells the story of tribal peoples who, though ravaged by malaria and weakened by poverty, are unforgettably brave. Author Edith Mirante first...


The Walls of Delhi

by Uday Prakash & Jason Grunebaum

A street sweeper discovers a cache of black market money and escapes to see the Taj Mahal with his underage mistress; an Untouchable races to reclaim his life that’s been stolen by an upper-caste identity...


Ajanta Paintings: 86 Panels of Jatakas and Other Themes

by Rajesh Kumar Singh

Under a new title this book is an abridged edition of An Introduction to the Ajanta Caves: With Examples of Six Caves, 1st ed. (Baroda: Hari Sena Press, 2012) by the same author. This edition is focused on the...


Writing Resistance: The Rhetorical Imagination of Hindi Dalit Literature

by Laura R. Brueck

Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary...


Sources of Indian Traditions: Modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

by Rachel Fell McDermott, Leonard A. Gordon & Ainslee Embree

For more than fifty years, students and teachers have made the two-volume resource Sources of Indian Traditions their first pick for an accessible yet thorough introduction to Indian and South Asian civilizations....


Buddhist Teaching in India

by Johannes Bronkhorst

The earliest records we have today of what the Buddha said were written down several centuries after his death, and the body of teachings attributed to him continued to evolve in India for centuries afterward...


The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: Its Fundamentals and History

by Dudjom, Gyurme Dorje & Matthew Kapstein

Written by a great modern Nyingma master, Dudjom Rinpoche's The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism covers in detail and depth both the fundamental teachings and the history of Tibetan Buddhism's oldest school....


India: A Short History

by Andrew Robinson

India’s unfolding story, from the ancient Hindu dynasties to the coming of Islam, from the Mughal Empire to the present day

  India has always been a land of great contradictions. To Alexander the Great,...


Capitalism: A Ghost Story

by Arundhati Roy

With anger and compassion, Roy exposes the sordid underbelly and dark inhumanity of capitalism in India and around the globe.


The Bargain from the Bazaar: A Family's Day of Reckoning in Lahore

by Haroon K. Ullah

Awais Reza is a shopkeeper in Lahore’s Anarkali Bazaar—the largest open market in South Asia—whose labyrinthine streets teem with shoppers, rickshaws, and cacophonous music.

But Anarkali’s exuberant hubbub...


Censorship and Sexuality in Bombay Cinema

by Monika Mehta

India produces an impressive number of films each year in a variety of languages. Here, Monika Mehta breaks new ground by analyzing Hindi films and exploring the censorship of gender and heterosexuality in Bombay...


Curfewed Night: One Kashmiri Journalist's Frontline Account of Life, Love, and War in His Homeland

by Basharat Peer

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


The Power of Love

by Kamaraju Susila & Uma Eachempati

Young Malati and her mother, Purna, move to her uncle's house in Vizag when Malati's father dies in a scooter accident. There she meets and falls in love with her cousin, Bhaskar, a medical student. Bhaskar's...


Midnight's Descendants: A History of South Asia since Partition

by John Keay

A celebrated historian presents a history of Southern Asia since the Partition of British India in 1947, revealing how the twin forces of democracy and extremism are shaping the region’s future.


Indian Fairy Tales

by Joseph Jacobs

Classic compilation of 29 traditional tales by a leading British folklorist includes "The Lion and the Crane," "Sun, Moon, and Wind Go Out to Dinner," "The Prince and the Fakir," and other illustrated fables....


Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

by Mohandas Gandhi

Boyhood, legal studies, purification, the growth of the Satyagraha — nonviolent protest — movement. Critical, inspiring work of the man responsible for the freedom of India.


The Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling

Subtle lessons in justice, loyalty, and tribal law pervade these 14 imaginative tales, recounted by a master storyteller with a special talent for entertaining audiences of all ages.


The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

by Mohandas Gandhi & Homer A. Jack

This selection of brief and incisive quotations range from religion and theology, personal and social ethics, service, and international and political affairs, to Gandhi's most original concept, satyagraha —...


The Muslim Heritage of Bengal: The Lives, Thoughts and Achievements of Great Muslim Scholars, Writers and Reformers of Bangladesh and West Bengal

by Muhammad Mojlum Khan

"The Muslim Heritage of Bengal is a multidimensional work. . . . I am sure this book will add to the vista of knowledge in the field of Muslim history and heritage of Bengal. I recommend this work."—Dr A. K....