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Maximum City: Bombay Lost And Found
Maximum City
Bombay Lost And Found
Paperback      ISBN: 0375703403
A multifaceted portrait of Bombay, India, and its people offers an insider's study of the city, chronicling the everday life of the city and its inhabitants, from the criminal underworld of rival Muslim and Hindu gangs to the inner sanctums of India's film industry to the diverse people who come from the villages in search of better life. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found
Maximum City
Bombay Lost and Found
Hardcover      ISBN: 0375403728
A multifaceted portrait of Bombay, India, and its people offers an insider's study of the city chronicling the everday life of the city and its inhabitants, from the criminal underworld of rival Muslim and Hindu gangs to the inner sanctums of India's film industry to the diverse people who come from the villages in search of better life.
India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy
India After Gandhi
The History of the World's Largest Democracy
Paperback      ISBN: 0060958588
Documents the dramatic conflicts that have shaped modern India while evaluating the factors that have helped maintain stability and democracy throughout the region, in a post-Partition history that offers insights into the lives and contributions of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, and lesser-known citizens. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1400067553
A first book by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist profiles everyday life in the settlement of Annawadi as experienced by a Muslim teen, an ambitious rural mother of a prospective female college student and a young scrap metal thief, in an account that illuminates how their efforts to build better lives are challenged by regional religious, caste and economic tensions. 35,000 first printing.
A Long Way Home
A Long Way Home
Paperback      ISBN: 0425276198
A full-length account of the author's inspirational effort to find his India birthplace describes how he was accidentally separated from his family in the mid-1980s, his survival on the streets of Calcutta, his adoption by an Australian family and his headline-making Google Earth search.
Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire
Indian Summer
The Secret History of the End of an Empire
Hardcover      ISBN: 0805080732
A behind-the-scenes history of the 1947 separation of India from the British Empire offers a fascinating look at the events and personalities involved, detailing the the chaos, war, and conflict that followed the separation as well as the secret love affair between Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Edwina Mountbatten. 40,000 first printing.
Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughter's Memoir
Songs of Blood and Sword
A Daughter's Memoir
Hardcover      ISBN: 1568586329
The author--whose father, Murtaza Bhutto, was mudered when she was just 14--tells the story of her political Pakistani family, from their roots as feudal landlords to their rise as political powerbrokers, as she tries to uncover the truth about her father's life and death.
Imperial Divas: The Vicereines of India
Imperial Divas
The Vicereines of India
Hardcover      ISBN: 1906598193
In 1858 to reflect the status and role of the Governor-General in India as a representative of the monarch to the feudal rulers of the princely states, the term Viceroy was applied, and his consort was accordingly elevated to Vicereine. The author illustrates the lives of these remarkable women.
Producing India: From Colonial Economy to National Space
Producing India
From Colonial Economy to National Space
Paperback      ISBN: 0226305090
When did categories such as a national space and economy acquire self-evident meaning and a global reach? Why do nationalist movements demand a territorial fix between a particular space, economy, culture, and people? Producing India mounts a formidable challenge to the entrenched practice of methodological nationalism that has accorded an exaggerated privilege to the nation-state as a dominant unit of historical and political analysis. Manu Goswami locates the origins and contradictions of Indian nationalism in the convergence of the lived experience of colonial space, the expansive logic of capital, and interstate dynamics. Building on and critically extending subaltern and postcolonial perspectives, her study shows how nineteenth-century conceptions of India as a bounded national space and economy bequeathed an enduring tension between a universalistic political economy of nationhood and a nativist project that continues to haunt the present moment. Elegantly conceived and judiciously argued, Producing India will be invaluable to students of history, political economy, geography, and Asian studies.
An Agenda for the Nation: An Untold Story of the Upa Government
An Agenda for the Nation
An Untold Story of the Upa Government
Paperback      ISBN: 1935677454