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The Pariah Problem: Caste, Religion, and the Social in Modern India

by Rupa Viswanath

Once known as “Pariahs,” Dalits are primarily descendants of unfree agrarian laborers. They belong to India’s lowest castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and continue to be a source of...


India: The Definitive History

by D. R. SarDesai

D. R. SarDesai presents the history of India in its entire civilizational depth. Using an Indiacentric approach, (as opposed to the Eurocentric or Anglocentric) the book covers the process of change in India...


A Daughter's Memoir of Burma

by Wendy Law-Yone & David I. Steinberg

Wendy Law-Yone was fifteen at the time of Burma's military coup in 1962. The daughter of Ed Law-Yone, daredevil proprietor of Rangoon Nation, Burma’s leading postwar English-language daily, she experienced...


LUCKNOW 1857 - A terrible siege

by Julia Selina Inglis

Blood curdling account of the Seige of Lucknow in 1857 India. A fascinanting and shockingly testimony. This is the personal diary of Julia Selina Inglis, the wife of Major-General Sir John Eardley Inglis, who...


An Introduction to Mah?y?na Buddhism

by MERRY I WHITE & Susan Pollak

Although the divisions of non Mahayana Buddhist sects and philosophy described may be considered dated, Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism remains significant for its historical value in presenting Eastern religious...


Thoughts on Indian Discontents

by Edwyn Bevan

First published in 1929, this title presents some reflections from one of the leading cultural commenters of his day, Edwyn Bevan, on the notoriously controversial subject of burgeoning Indian Nationalism during...


Gandhi

by David Arnold

Gandhi's is an extraordinary and compelling story. Few individuals in history have made so great a mark upon their times. And yet Gandhi never held high political office, commanded no armies and was not even...


Himalayan Passages: Tibetan and Newar Studies in Honor of Hubert Decleer

by Andrew Quintman & Benjamin Bogin

Explore new research on the religious and cultural traditions of the Himalayan Buddhist world.

Over decades, hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad have been introduced to Tibetan culture...


Southeast Asia and the Rise of Chinese and Indian Naval Power: Between Rising Naval Powers

by Sam Bateman & Joshua Ho

This book examines the emerging maritime security scene in Southeast Asia. It considers highly topical implications for the region of possible strategic competition between China and India - the rising naval...


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...


Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757

by Emily Erikson

The English East India Company was one of the most powerful and enduring organizations in history. Between Monopoly and Free Trade locates the source of that success in the innovative policy by which the Company’s...


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...


The Past as Present

by Romila Thapar

Many popularly held views about the past need to be critically enquired into before they can be taken as historical. For instance, what was the aftermath of the raid on the Somanatha temple? Which of us is Aryan...


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....


Partition and the South Asian Diaspora: Extending the Subcontinent: Extending the Subcontinent

by Papiya Ghosh

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1. Negotiating nations

2. Claiming Pakistan

3. Resisting Hindutva

4. Redoing South Asia

5. Conclusion

Bibliography

Index


Witnessing Partition: Memory, History, Fiction: Memory, History, Fiction

by Tarun K. Saint

First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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...