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 25 Oct 2016 New Books
New Book:
Creation of Wealth : The Tatas from the 19th to the 21st Century
By R.M.Lala
Published by Penguin India - 2006

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 18 Oct 2016 New Books
New Book:
Creating a New Medina: State Power, Islam, and the Quest for Pakistan in Late Colonial North India
By Venkat Dhulipala
Published by Cambridge University Press - 2015

This book examines how the idea of Pakistan was articulated and debated in the public sphere and how popular enthusiasm ... Read More
 16 Oct 2016 New Books
Digital Book:
Thy Hand, Great Anarch! India 1921 1952
by Nirad Chaundhuri
Published by Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., New York - 1987

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The first volume of Chaudhuri's memoirs, The Autobiography of an Unknown Indi... Read More
 14 Oct 2016 New Books
New Book:
The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia
By Peter Hopkirk
Published by Oxford University Press - 2001

For nearly a century the two most powerful nations on earth - Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia - fought a secret war in the lonely passes and deserts of Central Asia. Those e... Read More
 14 Oct 2016 New Books
New Book:
The Shadow of the Great Game: The Untold Story of India's Partition
By Narendra Singh Sarila
Published by Harper Collins - 2009

The Shadow of The Great Game: The Untold Story of India's Partition provides a different perspective on the actual cause of the partition in India. The autho... Read More
 14 Oct 2016 New Books
New Book:
Churchill, Roosevelt and India: Propaganda During World War II
By Auriol Weigold
Published by Rutledge - 2010

As the United States was drawn into the Second World War, pressure grew from a number of nations for India’s independence. Prime Minister Churchill, in Britain's name, engaged ... Read More
 27 Sep 2016 New Books
New Book:
The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History
By Sanjeev Sanyal
Published by Penguin Random House India (10 August 2016)

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Interview with Sanjeev Sanyal

Wave Theory: Sanjeev Sanyal on how the Indian Ocean shaped human history
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 20 Sep 2016 New Books
New Book:
Caraka Samhita
By P. V. Sharma
Published by Chaukambha Orientalia, Varanasi - 2014
Volume 1

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Charaka Samhita
Written by Tel Asiado

Charaka Samhita is one of the most ancient, comprehensi... Read More
 16 Aug 2016 New Books
New Book:
Thuggee: Banditry and the British in Early Nineteenth-Century India
By Kim Wagner
Published by Springer - 2007

Based largely on new material, this book examines thuggee as a type of banditry, emerging in a specific socio-economic and geographic context. The British usually described th... Read More
 15 Aug 2016 New Books
New Book:
Constructing the Criminal Tribe in Colonial India: Acting Like a Thief
By Henry Schwarz
Published by John Wiley & Sons - 2010

Constructing the Criminal Tribe in Colonial India provides a detailed overview of the phenomenon of the “criminal tribe” in India from the early days of colonia... Read More
 17 Jul 2016 New Books
New Book:
The Sikh Zafar-namah of Guru Gobind Singh: A Discursive Blade in the Heart of the Mughal Empire
By Louis E. Fenech
Published by Oxford University Press - 2013

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Louis E. Fenech offers a compelling new exami... Read More
 17 Jul 2016 New Books
New Book:
Zafarnama of Guru Gobind Singh
By Professor Sunderjit Singh
Published by Singh Brothers, Amritsar - 2003

Zafarnamah is a historical letter of victory written by Guru Gobind Singh to emperor Aurangzeb in 1706 A.D. The letter, written in lucid Persian, depicts the spirit of Chardi Kala a... Read More
 5 Jun 2016 New Books
New Book:
Mahaviri: Hanuman-Chalisa Demystified
By Nityanand Misra
Published by Niraamaya Publishing Services - 2015

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The Mahaviri commentary by Swami Rambhadracharya has been acclaimed as the best explanation of the Hanuman-Chalisa, one of the most popula... Read More
 29 May 2016 New Books
Book Review: ‘The First Firangis’
By Mark Tully
Live Mint - Feb 21 2015

A history of the foreigner that concludes all Indians are ultimately ‘firangis’—and turns being Indian into a malleable concept.

The mystery of the authentic Indian

Much has been written about the British who came to India... Read More
 19 Apr 2016 New Books
Kohinoor Diamond - It's History
by www.DiscoverSikhism.com

An appendix article on the Kohinoor diamond from the book 'Maharaja Duleep Singh - The King In Exile'.

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According to N.B. Sen, the Kohi-i-Noor, the king... Read More
 18 Apr 2016 New Books
New Book:
Stri - Women in Epic Mahabharata
By Kevin McGrath
Published by Orient Blackswan - 20111

This book is a study of heroic femininity as it appears in the epic Mahabharata, and focuses particularly on the roles of wife, daughter-in-law, and mother, on how these women speak and on the kinsh... Read More
 18 Apr 2016 New Books
New Book:
India: A Sacred Geography
By Diana L. Eck
Published by RHUS - 2012

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The renowned Harvard scholar Diana Eck offers an extraordinary spiritual journey through the pilgrimage places of the world's most religiously vibrant culture and reveals that it is, in fact, through these sac... Read More
 29 Mar 2016 New Books
Digital Rare Book:
The Beautiful Tree
Indigenous Indian Education in the Eighteenth century
By Dharampal
Reprinted by Other India Press, Goa - 2000

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 7 Mar 2016 New Books
Digital Rare Book:
Ways to Shiva: Life and Ritual in Hindu India
By Joseph M. Dye
Published by Philadelphia Museum of Art - 1980

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 7 Mar 2016 New Books
New Book:
Rearming Hinduism
By Vamsee Juluri
Published by Westland - 2014

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Rearming Hinduism is a handbook for intellectual resistance. Through an astute and devastating critique of Hinduphobia in today’s aca... Read More