History - Indian Subcontinental


  • 'Sicques, Tigers, or Thieves': Eyewitness Accounts of the Sikhs (1606-1809)

    By Amandeep Singh Madra

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781403962027
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: January 2005
    In 1812, Sir John Malcom, a Lieutenant General in the British Army wrote "A Sketch of the Sikhs," commonly believed to be the first account of the Sikhs written by a non-Sikh. In truth, soldiers, travelers, diplomats, missionaries, and scholars had provided accounts for many years before that. Drawing on this difficult-to-find material, the editors of this volume have compiled a unique source that offers a fascinating insight into the early developments in Sikh history. From the first ever written accounts of the Sikhs by Persian chroniclers of the Moghul Emperor to the travel diary of an Englishwoman, this volume contains material invaluable to those studying the evolution of the Sikh religion.
  • Abiding by Sri Lanka

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780816642557
    • Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
    • Published: December 2005
    Ismail (English, U. of Minnesota) makes good use of his experience as a journalist in Sri Lanka in this examination of the complex tensions and forces underlying the country's recent violence. Rather than relying on the overly simple notion that the conflict comes from ethnicity and degrees of nationalism, Ismail finds fundamental problems in the nation's ability to digest the ideas of democracy and minority. In the process he recasts the post-colonial experience, rereads the majority Sinahalese minority Tamil nationalist histories, and examines whether, in this case, democracy inhibits peace. Rather than making a case for the increase of minority rights per se, he redefines the concept of minority as a conceptual space, allowing for a realignment of perceptions of hierarchies that may open a road to peace. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Aboard the Democracy Train: A Journey Through Pakistan's Last Decade of Democracy

    By Nafisa Hoodbhoy

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780857289674
    • Publisher: Anthem Press
    • Published: April 2011
    ‘Aboard the Democracy Train’ is about politics and journalism in Pakistan. It is a gripping front-line account of the country’s decade of turbulent democracy (1988-1999), as told through the eyes of the only woman reporter working during the Zia era at ‘Dawn’, Pakistan’s leading English language newspaper. In this volume, the author reveals her unique experiences and coverage of ethnic violence, women’s rights and media freedoms. The narrative provides an insight into the politics of the Pak-Afghan region in the post 9-11 era, and exposes how the absence of rule of law claimed the life of its only woman prime minister.
  • Above the Din of War: Afghans Speak About Their Lives, Their Country, and Their Future?and Why America Should Listen

    By Peter Eichstaedt

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781613736647
    • Publisher: Lawrence Hill Books
    • Published: October 2016
  • The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh

    By Sanjaya Baru

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143424062
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: July 2015
  • Adiyaman Neduman Anji

    By Ki Va Jagannathan

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    • ISBN-13: 9781717150332
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Afghanistan Rising: Islamic Law and Statecraft between the Ottoman and British Empires

    By Faiz Ahmed

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674971943
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: November 2017
  • Against Dharma: Dissent in the Ancient Indian Sciences of Sex and Politics

    By Wendy Doniger

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300216196
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: March 2018
  • Against History, Against State: Counterperspectives from the Margins

    By Shail Mayaram

    Our Price: $33.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780231127318
    • Publisher: Columbia University Press
    • Published: September 2003
  • The Age of Aspiration: Power, Wealth, and Conflict in Globalizing India

    By Dilip Hiro

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781620971307
    • Publisher: The New Press
    • Published: October 2015
  • Age, Narrative & Migration: The Life Course & Life Histories of Bengali Elders In London

    By Katy Gardner

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781859733134
    • Publisher: BERG PUBLISHERS INC
    • Published: June 2002
    Whilst the vast majority of recent research on identity and ethnicity amongst South Asians in Britain has focused upon younger people, this book deals with Bengali elders, the ‘first generation’ of migrants from Sylhet, in Bangladesh. The book describes how many of these elders face the processes of ageing, sickness and — finally — death, in a country where they did not expect to stay and where they do not necessarily feel they belong. The ways in which they talk about and deal with this, and in particular, their ambivalence towards Britain and Bangladesh lies at the heart of the book. Centrally, the book is based around the men and women’s life stories. In her analysis of these, Gardner shows how narratives play an important role in the formation of both collective and individual identity and are key domains for the articulation of gender and age. Underlying the stories that people tell, and sometimes hidden within their gaps and silences, are often other issues and concerns. Using particular idioms and narrative devices, the elders talk about the contradictions and disjunctions of transmigration, their relationship with and sometimes resistance to, the British State, and what they often present as the ‘breakdown’ of ‘traditional’ ways. In addition to this, the book shows that histories, stories and identity are not just narrated through words, but also through the body - an area rarely theorized in studies of migration.
  • An Agrarian History of South Asia

    By David Ludden

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521179676
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: February 2011
  • Ahmedabad: Shock City of Twentieth-Century India

    By Howard Spodek

    Our Price: $49.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780253355874
    • Publisher: Indiana University Press
    • Published: April 2011
    In the 20th century, Ahmedabad was India's "shock city." It was the place where many of the nation's most important developments occurred first and with the greatest intensity—from Gandhi's political and labor organizing, through the growth of textile, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries, to globalization and the sectarian violence that marked the turn of the new century. Events that happened there resonated throughout the country, for better and for worse. Howard Spodek describes the movements that swept the city, telling their story through the careers of the men and women who led them.
  • Aid, Peacebuilding and the Resurgence of War: Buying Time in Sri Lanka

    By Sarah Holt

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780230240278
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: March 2011
    "As one of South Asia's oldest democracies Sri Lanka is a critical case to examine the limits of a liberal peace, peacebuilding and external engagement in the settlement of civil wars.This book is based on nine years of research and more than 100 interviews with those affected by the war, NGOs, and local and international elites engaged in the peace process"--
  • Akbar and the Jesuits: An Account of the Jesuit Missions to the Court of Akbar

    By Father Pierre Du Jarric Jarric

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781138862753
    • Publisher: Routledge