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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....


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 Zazaar: 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...


South Asian Transnationalisms: Cultural Exchange in the Twentieth Century

by Babli Sinha

South Asian Transnationalisms explores encounters in twentieth century South Asia beyond the conventional categories of center and periphery, colonizer and colonized. Considering the cultural and political exchanges...


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

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...


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.


Judges and Generals in Pakistan Volume III

by Inam Sehri

This book is the third volume of 'Judges & Generals in Pakistan' by Inam R Sehri which mainly covers period from 2008-10 of contemporary history of that country. The book is a record of critical evaluation on...


From the diaries and articles of K F Rustamji: The British, The Bandits and The Bordermen: From the diaries and articles of K F Rustamji

by P.V. Rajgopal

Rustamji's two articles in The Indian Express proved to be the catalyst and formed the basis for the first Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed in India in 1979 and was responsible for the phenomenon of judicial...


New Indian Cinema in Post-Independence India: The Cultural Work of Shyam Benegal S Films

by Anuradha Dingwaney Needham

Shyam Benegal is an Indian director and screenwriter whose work is considered central to New Indian cinema. By closely analysing several of Benegal's films, this book provides an understanding of India's post-independence...


A Fleeting Moment in My Country: The Last Years of the Ltte de-Facto State

by Malathy N. & de Souza Radha

Little is known about the Tamil liberation cause and struggle, as it has been widely dismissed by global powers of all persuasions-the USA, Russia, China and India-each driven by their own realpolitik concerns...


In the Valley of Mist: Kashmir: One Family In A Changing World

by Justine Hardy

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


Gandhi: A Beginner's Guide

by Genevieve Blais

This title is an introduction to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi. It investigates: his background and the times he lived in, Britain's role in the history of India, the events leading up to the Salt March,...