New Books
 15 Mar 2014 New Books
New Book:
BHAGWANLAL INDRAJI (1839-88) - The first Indian Archaeologist: Multidisciplinary approaches to the study of the past
By Virchand Dharamsey
Published by Darshak Itihas Nidhi,Vadodara - 2012

Book Review:

A third kind of sidelined scholarship is introduced to us by Virchand Dharamsey’s ... Read More
 6 Mar 2014 New Books
INTERVIEW with Amitav Ghosh:
'The Ghazipur and Patna Opium Factories together produced the wealth of Britain'.

Q. You also did research about the opium trade?

The bulk of the opium came from Bengal and Bihar, and no book has been written on it. I had to spend a lot of time in archives digging ... Read More
 6 Mar 2014 New Books
New Book:
Sea of Poppies
By Amitav Ghosh

The novel, Sea of Poppies, is first book of the trilogy Ibis and has been written by the Indian author, Amitav Ghosh. The novel deals with life in Calcutta and on the banks of river Ganga preceding the Opium Wars. This novel earned a Man Booker Prize nomi... Read More
 24 Jan 2014 New Books
Book Review:
12 Maps That Changed the World
By Uri Friedman

Is there such a thing as a perfect map?

In June 2012, Brian McClendon, an executive at Google, announced that Google Maps and Google Earth were part of a far loftier pursuit than edging out Apple and Facebook in the map services ... Read More
 20 Jan 2014 New Books
New Book:
Edge of Empire: Conquest and Collecting in the East 1750–1850
By Maya Jasanoff
Published by HarperCollins UK - 2009

Book Summary:
Talented historian Maya Jasonoff offers an alternative history of the British Empire. It is not about conquest – but rather a collection of startlin... Read More
 19 Jan 2014 New Books
New Book:
The Plunder of Art
By H. Bhisham Pal
Published by Abhinav Publications - 1992

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 14 Jan 2014 New Books
New Book:
Madras Miscellany
By Muthiah S
Published by Westland & Tranquebar Press - 2011

Madras Miscellany has, over that decade, created an awareness and a greater appreciation of the significant past of Madras and of the events and the people who over the years made Madras ‘the first c... Read More
 2 Jan 2014 New Books
Digital Rare Book:
The Hindi Shorthand Manual
Developed by Radhelal Trivedi
Printed at The Agra Akhbar Press, Agra - 1925

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 16 Dec 2013 New Books
New Book:
H.H. Uthradom Tirunal Marthanda Varma
Travancore : The Footprints Of Destiny : My Life and Times Under the Grace of Lord Padmanabha
As told to Uma Maheswari
Published by Konark Publishers - 2011

Travancore: the Footprints of Destiny is an unusual work among the chronicles of the amazin... Read More
 15 Dec 2013 New Books
New Book:
The Art of Play Board and Card Games of India
By Andrew Topsfield
Publisher: Marg Publications

It is not commonly known that several of the world's most popular board games were conceived in the Indian subcontinent, including Ludo (chaupar or pachisi), Snakes and Ladders, and not least... Read More
 22 Oct 2013 New Books
New Book:
The Kathakali Complex - Actor, Performance & Structure
By Philip Zarrilly
Published by Abhinav Publications - 1984

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 26 Sep 2013 New Books
New Book:
Workshop and Patron in Mughal India: The Freer Ramayana and Other Illustrated Manuscripts of 'Abd al-Rahim (Artibus Asiae)
By John Seyller
Publisher: Paul Holberton publishing (January 1, 2002)

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 24 Sep 2013 New Books
Book review - Asura: Tale of the Vanquished

God of all things big
By Swathi Chatrapathy | Age Correspondent

"...Of late, Indian authors have increasingly been bringing in Hindu mythology into their fiction novels. Amish Tripathi, Ashwin Sanghi, Devdutt Pattanaik, Anand Neelakantan, Ashok K Bank... Read More
 24 Sep 2013 New Books
New Book:
Asura: Tale of the Vanquished
By Anand Neelakantan
Published by Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd - 2012

In this bestseller, Neelakantan tries to break the age old tradition where history is always narrated by the victors. Asura: Tale Of The Vanquished dares to narrate the ... Read More
 13 Sep 2013 New Books
Book Review - A Marathi Saga

View from the summit
By C.S. Lakshmi

IN 1940, Lady Yashodabai Joshi was urged by her family to write her memoirs. Yashodabai Joshi had been bedridden for six or seven years. She was not in a position to write her memoirs, as her fingers did not move. So she dictated... Read More
 13 Sep 2013 New Books
New Book:
A MARATHI SAGA - Yashodabai Joshi
Translated By V.K.Bhide
Published by Lotus Roli, Delhi - 2005

'The summit is near and my legs are heavy with fatigue.' So Lady Yashodabai Joshi told her daughter Manikabai Bhide on her deathbed in 1948. She little realised that the jou... Read More
 11 Aug 2013 New Books
New Book:
Head and Heart : Valour and Self Sacrifice in the Art of India
By Mary Storm
Published by Routledge India - July 2013

An extensive study of self sacrificial images in Indian art, this book examines concepts such as head offering, human sacrifice, blood, suicide, valour, self immolati... Read More
 8 Aug 2013 New Books
New Book:
The Indus Civilization: A Contemporary Perspective
By Gregory L. Possehl
Published by Rowman Altamira - 2002


The Indus Civilization of India and Pakistan was contemporary with, and equally complex as the better-known cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt and China. The dean ... Read More
 7 Aug 2013 New Books
New Study:
Relation Between Harappan And Brahmi Scripts
By Subhajit Ganguly
Published in February 2013

Around 45 odd signs out of the total number of Harappan signs found make up almost 100 percent of the inscriptions, in some form or other, as said earlier. Out of these 45 signs, around 40 are ... Read More
 6 Aug 2013 New Books
New Book:
Myth of Aryan Invasion in India
By David Frawley

The Aryan invasion theory denies the Indian origin of predominant culture, but gives the credit for Indian culture to invaders from elsewhere. It even teaches that some of the most revered books of hindu scripture are not actually In... Read More