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India and Tibet

by Sir Francis Younghusband

One of the last great imperial adventurers, Sir Francis Younghusband (1863–1942) was a British army officer whose explorations yielded major contributions to geographical research. In addition to charting...


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.


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...


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...


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 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...


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 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....


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...


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...


The Fishing Fleet

by Anne De Courcy

From the author of the critically acclaimed biographies Diana Mosley and The Viceroy's Daughters comes a fascinating, hugely entertaining account of the Victorian women who traveled halfway around the world...


Summary of Caste (Oprah's Book Club)

by Alexander Cooper

Summary of Caste (Oprah's Book Club)

Caste is the foundation of our divisions," Isabel Wilkerson writes in The Origins of Our Discontents. Standing resembles the bones of an old house, "the studs and joists that...


Turning the Mirror: A View From the East

by Howard Burton

This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and award-winning writer Pankaj Mishra.They discuss several of Pankaj?s books, including From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals...


Sadhana, The Realisation of Life

by Rabindranath Tagore

First published in 1916, "Sadhana, The Realisation of Life" is a collection of essays, most of which he gave before the Harvard University, describing Indian beliefs, philosophy and culture from different viewpoints,...


Songs of Kabir

by Kabir

"Songs of Kabir" is a 1915 book consisting of 100 poems of Kabir, the 15th-century Indian poet and mystic, translated to English by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

A weaver by trade and a mystic by nature,...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient India

by Kumkum Roy

The Historical Dictionary of Ancient India provides information ranging from the earliest Paleolithic cultures in the Indian subcontinent to 1000 CE. The ancient history of this country is related in this book...


The Eyes of Asia

by Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling's "The Eyes of Asia" takes the reader on a remarkable journey of discovery into the heart and soul of four soldiers of the Indian Army who fought for King and the British Empire in the First...


Kim

by Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was one of the most popular writers of his era, and his novel "Kim", first published in 1901, has become one of his most well-known non-juvenile works.

The novel takes place at a time contemporary...