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Great Soul

by Joseph Lelyveld

A highly original, stirring book on Mahatma Gandhi that deepens our sense of his achievements and disappointments—his success in seizing India’s imagination and shaping its independence struggle as a mass...


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...


RETRIBUTION: The Story of the Sepoy Mutiny

by W.H. Fitchett

To many Indians, it was their First War of Independence. To the British, it was a military mutiny. Either way, neither country would be the same by the time it was over. In 1857, the soldiers (sepoys) belonging...


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.


Cultural Encounters and Homoeroticism in Sri Lanka: Sex and Serendipity

by Robert Aldrich

Ceylon, or Sri Lanka, was long known to travellers for its luxuriant landscapes, colourful temples and friendly inhabitants - the island once named Serendip. This book explores the sojourns of gay visitors from...


In Stereotype: South Asia in the Global Literary Imaginary

by Mrinalini Chakravorty

In Stereotype confronts the importance of cultural stereotypes in shaping the ethics and reach of global literature. Mrinalini Chakravorty focuses on the seductive force and explanatory power of stereotypes...


Mumbai Fables

by Gyan Prakash

A place of spectacle and ruin, Mumbai exemplifies the cosmopolitan metropolis. It is not just a big city but also a soaring vision of modern urban life. Millions from India and beyond, of different ethnicities,...


Radical Politics in Colonial Punjab

by Shalini Sharma

This book centres on the impact of the colonial state's institutions and policies towards radical politics in the Punjab pre-Partition. Focusing on the political history of the organised left, a considerable...


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 State in India After Liberalization

by Akhil Gupta & Kalyanakrishnan

This book assesses the changing nature of the state in the period after liberalization in India. It includes detailed analysis of its implications for important issues such as inequality, poverty, basic needs...


Akbar

by Andre Wink

Widely regarded as the greatest of the Mughal emperors, Jalal ad-Din Akbar (1542-1603) was a formidable military tactician and popular demagogue. Ascending to the throne at the age of thirteen, he ruled for...


Vidyasagar: The Life and After-life of an Eminent Indian

by Brian A. Hatcher

This book offers a new interpretation of the life and legacy of the Indian reformer and intellectual, Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar (1820-91).

Drawing upon autobiography, biography, secondary criticism and a range...


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...


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 (Routledge Revivals)

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...


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

by Urmila Pawar, Wandana Sonalkar & Maya Pandit

"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...


Ajanta Paintings: 86 Panels of Jatakas and Other Themes

by Rajesh Kumar Singh

Devoted exclusively to the paintings, this title is an abridged edition of An Introduction to the Ajanta Caves: With Examples of Six Caves, 2012 (ISBN 9788192510705) by the same author and publisher. The monograph...