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The Aftermath of Partition in South Asia (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia)
by Tai Yong Tan, et al
(Library Binding)

Angels of Albion: Women of the Indian Mutiny
Angels of Albion: Women of the Indian Mutiny
by Jane Robinson
Paperback from Penguin Uk

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Kaye's and Malleson's History of the Indian Mutiny of 1857-8 Vol. 4
by John William Kaye
Hardcover from Greenwood Publishing Group
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by Robert Carter
Paperback from South Asia Books
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Aryans and British India
by Thomas R. Trautmann
Hardcover - 272 pages (March )
Univ California Press; ISBN: 0520205464

The Bandit Queen of India: The Amazing True Story of India's First and Only Notorious Bandit Queen
by Phoolan Devi, Marie-Therese Cuny, Paul Rambali
Book Description: She was born in India to the lowest caste, a group with few rights and even fewer prospects. Enduring cruel poverty, Phoolan Devi survived the humiliation of an abusive marriage, the savage killing of her bandit-lover and horrifying gang rape to claim retribution for herself and all low-caste women of the Indian plains. In a three-year campaign that rocked the government, she delivered justice to rape victims and stole from the rich to give to the poor, before negotiating surrender on her own terms. Throughout her years of imprisonment without trial, Phoolan Devi remained a beacon of hope for the poor and the downtrodden. In 1996, amidst both popular support and media controversy, she was elected to the Parliament.
On July 25th, 2001, Phoolan Devi was shot dead in Delhi. The identity of her killers is unknown, but it is thought that they may include relatives of villagers killed by her gang nearly twenty years ago. For over a decade millions have found the power and scope of Phoolan Devi's myth irresistible. Now she finally tells the story of her life through her eyes and in her own voice.
Hardcover from The Lyons Press
Britain and Indian Nationalism : The Imprint of Ambiguity 1929-1942
by D. A. Low
Hardcover (November )
Cambridge Univ Pr (Short); ISBN: 0521550173
Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of Modern India.
by Nicholas B. Dirks
When thinking of India, it is hard not to think of caste. In academic and common parlance alike, caste has become a central symbol for India, marking it as fundamentally different from other places while expressing its essence. Nicholas Dirks argues that caste is, in fact, neither an unchanged survival of ancient India nor a single system that reflects a core cultural value. Rather than a basic expression of Indian tradition, caste is a modern phenomenon--the product of a concrete historical...
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
by William Dalrymple, Olivia Fraser
Book Description: Sparkling with irrepressible wit, City of Djinns peels back the layers of Delhi's centuries-old history, revealing an extraordinary array of characters along the way-from eunuchs to descendants of great Moguls. With refreshingly open-minded curiosity, William Dalrymple explores the seven "dead" cities of Delhi as well as the eighth city-today's Delhi. Underlying his quest is the legend of the djinns, fire-formed spirits that are said to assure the city's Phoenix-like regeneration no matter how many times it is destroyed. Entertaining, fascinating, and informative, City of Djinns is an irresistible blend of research and adventure. 
Paperback from Penguin USA (Paper)

Comrades at Odds : The United States and India, 1947-1964
by Andrew J. Rotter

A Day in the Life of India (Day in the Life)
by David Elliot Cohen, et al

Colonial Hegemony and Popular Resistance: Princes, Peasants, and Paramount Power
by Hira Singh
Publisher: Sage Publications;

Colonialism and Its Forms of Knowledge : The British in India
(Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History)
by Bernard S. Cohn
Paperback (November )
Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN: 0691000433

A Concise History of India
by Barbara Daly Metcalf, Thomas R. Metcalf

The Crisis in Kashmir : Portents of War, Hopes of Peace
(Woodrow Wilson Center Series)
by Sumit Ganguly
Cambridge Univ Pr (Short); ISBN: 0521590663
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Dominance Without Hegemony : History and Power in Colonial India
(Convergences - Inventories of the Present)
by Ranajit Guha
Paperback - 256 pages
Harvard Univ Pr; ISBN: 0674214838

Donors, Devotees, and the Daughters of God: Temple Women in Medieval Tamilnadu
by Leslie C. Orr
Listed under Ancient India

The East India Company : Trade and Conquest from 1600
by Antony Wild
Hardcover: 191 pages
The Lyons Press; ISBN: 1585740594;

Fighting for Faith and Nation : Dialogues With Sikh Militants
(Series in Contemporary Ethnography)
by Cynthia Keppley Mahmood
Hardcover - 314 pages
University of Pennsylvania Press; ISBN: 0812233611
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Five Past Midnight in Bhopal
by Dominique Lapierre, Javier Moro
On the night of December 3, 1984, a cyanide cloud drifted over the streets of Bhopal...
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The Great Game : The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia
by Peter Hopkirk
In a phrase coined by Captain Arthur Connolly of the East India Company before he was beheaded in Bokhara for spying in 1842, a "Great Game" was played between Tsarist Russia and Victorian England for supremacy in Central Asia. At stake was the security of India, key to the wealth of the British Empire. When play began early in the 19th century, the frontiers of the two imperial powers lay two thousand miles apart, across vast deserts and almost impassable mountain ranges; by the end, only 20 miles separated the two rivals. Peter Hopkirk, a former reporter for The Times of London with wide experience of the region, tells an extraordinary story of ambition, intrigue, and military adventure. His sensational narrative moves at breakneck pace, yet even as he paints his colorful characters--tribal chieftains, generals, spies, Queen Victoria herself--he skillfully provides a clear overview of the geographical and diplomatic framework. The Great Game was Russia's version of America's "Manifest Destiny" to dominate a continent, and Hopkirk is careful to explain Russian viewpoints as fully as those of the British. The story ends with the fall of Tsarist Russia in 1917, but the demise of the Soviet Empire (hastened by a decade of bloody fighting in Afghanistan) gives it new relevance, as world peace and stability are again threatened by tensions in this volatile region of great mineral wealth and strategic significance. --John Stevenson -
Paperback: Kodansha International
ISBN: 1568360223; Reprint edition (April )
India : A Wounded Civilization
India : A Wounded Civilization
by V.S. Naipaul
Book Description: In 1975, at the height of Indira Gandhi's “Emergency,” V. S. Naipaul returned to India, the country his ancestors had left one hundred years earlier. Out of that journey he produced this concise masterpiece: a vibrant, defiantly unsentimental portrait of a society traumatized by centuries of foreign conquest and immured in a mythic vision of its past.

Drawing on novels, news reports, political memoirs, and his own encounters with ordinary Indians–from a supercilious prince to an engineer constructing housing for Bombay's homeless–Naipaul captures a vast, mysterious, and agonized continent inaccessible to foreigners and barely visible to its own people. He sees both the burgeoning space program and the 5,000 volunteers chanting mantras to purify a defiled temple; the feudal village autocrat and the Naxalite revolutionaries who combined Maoist rhetoric with ritual murder. Relentless in its vision, thrilling in the keenness of its prose, India: A Wounded Civilization is a work of astonishing insight and candor. 
Paperback from Vintage

The Indian Mutiny, 1857-58
by David Macdonald, G.W. Forrest
Hardcover from Laurier Books Ltd. /AES

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The Indian Mutiny (Men-At-Arms Series, 67)
by Wilkinson, Christopher Wilkinson-Latham
Paperback from Osprey Pub Co

The Indian Mutiny and the British Imagination
The Indian Mutiny and the British Imagination
by Gautam Chakravarty, Gillian Beer
Hardcover from Cambridge University Press
Indian Politics Since the Mutiny
by CY Chintamani
Paperback from Rupa & Co.

Indian Mutiny:Selections from the letters despatches and other state papers
by G.W. Forrest
Hardcover from Laurier Books Ltd. /AES

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India's Bandit Queen: The True Story of Phoolan Devi
by Mala Sen
Paperback from Harper Collins India


Indira: The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi
by Katherine Frank
The veteran author of critically praised books about Emily Bronte and Lucie Duff Gordon has written an exemplary popular biography of the powerful, controversial prime minister who indelibly shaped the world's largest democracy. Katherine Frank's solidly researched narrative is particularly good on the early years of Indira Gandhi (1917-84), cogently delineating her complex relationship with her father, nationalist hero Jawaharlal Nehru, which was intimate when they were pouring out their feelings in letters, but strained when they were actually together. We see an intelligent, strong-minded woman coming of age in a turbulent time marked by her relatives' frequent stays in prison as India struggled for freedom from Great Britain. After independence, when Nehru became prime minister, Gandhi was politically active but for many years resisted seeking power in her own right. Following the deaths of her husband (Feroze Gandhi, no relation to the Mahatma) in 1960 and Nehru in 1964, she moved into the top spot, aided by the Congress Party bosses' mistaken impression that she would be a figurehead they could manipulate. On the contrary, Frank shows Prime Minister Gandhi prompted by her deep fear of disorder toward increasingly authoritarian acts, most notoriously the state of emergency declared in 1975, when she authorized the arrest of many opposition leaders. Frank depicts Gandhi as having more faith in her personal bond with the Indian people than in the messy workings of democracy. But the religious and political divisions inflamed by her policies came home to roost in 1984, when she was assassinated by her own bodyguard, a Sikh enraged by the massacre of militant Sikhs in the Golden Temple. This sympathetic but unsparing portrait makes it clear that Gandhi was a flawed leader but evinces compassion for a woman striving with a difficult personal and political legacy. --Wendy Smith -
Hardcover: 592 pages
Houghton Mifflin Co; ISBN: 039573097X; (January 7, )
Introduction to Malaria Problem in India: Vedic Period to Early 1950s
by B. L. Raina
Hardcover from South Asia Books
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Liberty or Death - India's Journey to Independence and Division
by Patrick French
Book Description: At midnight on August 14, 1947, Britain's 350-year-old Indian Empire was cracked into pieces. As the greatest mass migration in history began, Muslims fled north and Hindus fled south, with nearly a million massacred along the way. Britain's role as a world power came to an end, and the course of Asia's future was irrevocably set. Liberty or Death offers a bold reinterpretation of the last years of British rule in India, including the disastrous mistakes and bizarre reasoning of many of the politicians. Exploring the interplay between opposing characters, including Churchill, Nehru, Mountbatten, and Gandhi, French offers a riveting account of an epic debacle, the impact of which reverberates across South Asia to this day. Patrick French is the author of the award-winning Younghusband. 
Paperback from Trafalgar Square
Nagas : Hill Peoples in Northeast India
by Julian Jacobs, et al
Paperback: 360 pages
Thames & Hudson; ISBN: 0500974713;

Man-Eaters of Kumaon (Oxford India Paperbacks)
by Jim Corbett
Jim Corbett was every inch a hero, somthing like a "sahib" Davy Crockett: expert in the ways of the jungle, fearless in the pursuit of man-eating big cats, and above all a crack shot. Brought up on a hill-station in north-west India, he killed his first leopard before he was nine and went on to achieve a legendary reputation as a hunter.
Paperback: Oxford Univ Pr (Trade); ISBN: 0195622553; Reprint edition (July 1993)

A Peaceful Realm : The Rise And Fall of the Indus Civilization
by Jane R. McIntosh
Listed under Ancient India

The Sole Spokesman : Jinnah, the Muslim League and the Demand for Pakistan
by Ayesha Jalal (Preface)

The Wolf Girls : An Unsolved Mystery from History
by Jane Yolen, et al
School & Library Binding: 32 pages
Simon & Schuster (Juv); ISBN: 0689810806; (July 10, )

Who Are the Jews of India?
by Nathan Katz
Of all the Diaspora communities, the Jews of India are among the least known and most interesting. This readable study, full of vivid details of everyday life, looks in depth at the religious life of the Jewish community in Cochin, the Bene Israel from the remote Konkan coast near Bombay, and the Baghdadi Jews, who migrated to Indian port cities and flourished under the British Raj. Who Are the Jews of India? is the first integrated, comprehensive work available on all three of India's Jewish communities.
Hardcover: 228 pages
University of California Press; ISBN: 0520213238; (November 6, )

The Essential Gandhi : His Life, Work, and Ideas : An Anthology
by Louis Fischer
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India & Portugal: Cultural Interactions
by Jose Pereira (Editor), Pratapaditya Pal (Editor)

The Kama Sutra Illuminated: Erotic Art of India
by Andrea Marion Pinkney
Listed under Art of India

India and Pakistan : The First Fifty Years (Woodrow Wilson Center Series)
by Selig S. Harrison (Editor), Paul H. Kreisberg (Editor), Dennis Kux (Editor)
Paperback - 200 pages (December )
Cambridge Univ Pr (Pap Txt); ISBN: 0521645859

India, Pakistan, and the Kashmir Dispute : On Regional Conflict and Its Resolution
by Robert G. Wirsing
Paperback - 320 pages (December )
St. Martins Press; ISBN: 0312175620

India's Nuclear Bomb : The Impact on Global Proliferation
(Philip E. Lilienthal Book)
by George Perkovich
Hardcover - 673 pages (November )
Univ California Press; ISBN: 0520217721

In the Land of the Taj Mahal: The World of the Fabulous Mughals
by Ed Rothfarb
Listed under Ancient India

Illustrated India: Its Princes and People
by Julia A. Stone
Publisher: Laurier Books Ltd. /AES; Reprint edition (June )

Kingship in Indian History
edited by Noboru Karashima
Book Description: This collection of 9 essays by Japanese scholars is expected to contribute notably through its provision of empirical explorations in conjunction with added stimulus for impelling inquiry into the recent polemics concerning the Indian kingship. Focuses on kingship, theoretical issues and case studies.
Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Ltd.; 1 edition (May 1, )

The Making of the Indian Atomic Bomb : Science, Secrecy and the Postcolonial State (Postcolonial Encounters)
by Itty Abraham
Paperback - 208 pages (December )
Zed Book; ISBN: 1856496309

The Making of India : A Historical Survey
by Ranbir Vohra
M.E.Sharpe; ISBN: 1563246945
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The Moonlight Garden: New Discoveries at the Taj Mahal
by Elizabeth B. Moynihan
Listed under Taj Mahal

Maharaja and the Princely States of India
by Sharada Dwivedi
Publisher: South Asia Books; 1 edition

The Maharajah's Box: An Exotic Tale of Espionage, Intrigue, and Illicit Love in the Days of the Raj
by Christy Campbell
The story of Maharajah Duleep Singh and his failed rebellion against British incursion in the Punjab. Db.
Hardcover: 474 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.66 x 9.23 x 6.31
Overlook Press; ISBN: 1585672939; 1st edition (May 30, )

A New History of India
by Stanley A. Wolpert

Orissa Revisited
by Pratapaditya Pal (Editor)
Listed under Art of India

The Origins of the Partition of India, 1936-1947 (Oxford University South Asian Studies Series)
by Anita Inder Singh
(Paperback - February 1991)

Raj; The Making And Unmaking Of British India
by Lawrence James
When Robert Clive, a "harum-scarum schoolboy" not yet out of his teens, arrived in India in 1744, he found himself in the middle of chaos: English merchants fought against French traders, Indian princes warred among themselves, Portuguese and Dutch privateers plied the coasts, and throughout the country, anarchy reigned. Clive flourished amid the confusion. He quickly distinguished himself both in battle, showing bravery and unusual presence of mind, and in trade. The combination was profitable for his employer, the East India Company, and although Clive committed suicide in the wake of political scandal in 1774, he set in motion what would become the British conquest of India and the establishment of the Raj, a mixed form of government in which the English ruled through a network of Indian politicians and civil servants. Outwardly stable, the Raj was constantly under threat both by Indian aspirations to self-rule and by other imperialists' intrigues, notably on the part of Russia, Britain's chief competitor in what would come to be called "the great game." Lawrence James, a longtime student of British military history, offers a sweeping, and wholly absorbing, narrative account of the Raj, taking it from Clive's time to the era of Mahatma Gandhi and the flamboyant Viscount Mountbatten, the last British viceroy of India. --Gregory McNamee -
Hardcover: 544 pages
St. Martin's Press; ISBN: 031219322X; 1 Us Ed edition (December 1, )

True Tales of British India : & the Princely States
by Michael Wise (Compiler)
Paperback (March )
Weatherhill; ISBN: 1873047061
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Stones in the Sand: The Architecture of Rajasthan
by G. H. R. Tilloston (Editor), et al
Book Description This volume presents the characteristic traditional architecture of Rajasthani towns and cities: the stone built forts, palaces and havelis, temples, tanks, and kunds, from the 16th century onwards when religion developed the distinctive style of domestic and civic architecture for which it is well known. These articles, written by experts in diverse fields, illustrate how these great and beautiful structures were first conceived, constructed, and inhabited.

Ancient India : Land of Mystery (Lost Civilizations)
by Time-Life Books (Editor), Dale M. Brown (Editor)
Hardcover - 168 pages (March )
Time Life; ISBN: 0809490374
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Mapping an Empire: The Geographical Construction of British India, 1765-1843
by Matthew H. Edney
Paperback - 458 pages (March )
University of Chicago Press; ISBN: 0226184889
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