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Paradise on Fire: Syed Ali Geelani and the Struggle for Freedom in Kashmir

by Abdul Hakeem

A passionate and committed account of Kashmir's struggle for freedom and a study of its leading figure, Syed Ali Geelani.


Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan

by Dana Burde

Foreign-backed funding for education does not always stabilize a country and enhance its statebuilding efforts. Dana Burde shows how aid to education in Afghanistan bolstered conflict both deliberately in the...


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...


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...


Himalayan Passages

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...


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...


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, Ainslie T. Embree & Frances W. Pritchett et al.

For more than fifty years, students and teachers have made the two-volume resource Sources of Indian Traditions their top 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

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....


Curfewed Night

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...


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 —...


Pathways to Power: The Domestic Politics of South Asia

by Arjun Guneratne & Anita M. Weiss

Pathways to Power introduces the domestic politics and ongoing transformative social processes of South Asia in their broadest possible context by exploring the interplay between politics, cultural values, and...


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....


Reimagining India

by McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Reimagining India brings together leading thinkers from around the world to explore the challenges and opportunities faced by one of the most important and least understood nations on earth. India’s abundance...


Archaeology of Early Buddhism

by Lars Fogelin

How do archaeologists explore the various dimensions of religion? Lars Fogelin uses archaeological work at Thotlakonda in Southern India as his lens in a broader examination of Buddhist monastic life. He discovers...


The Argumentative Indian

by Amartya Sen

A Nobel Laureate offers a dazzling new book about his native country

India is a country with many distinct traditions, widely divergent customs, vastly different convictions, and a veritable feast of viewpoints....


After Colonialism: Imperial Histories and Postcolonial Displacements

by Gyan Prakash

After Colonialism offers a fresh look at the history of colonialism and the changes in knowledge, disciplines, and identities produced by the imperial experience. Ranging across disciplines--from history to...