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  • The Anarchy

    The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

    THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2019THE TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEARFINALIST FOR THE CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE 2020LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019A FINANCIAL TIMES, OBSERVER, DAILY TELEGRAPH, WALL STREET JOURNAL AND TIMES BOOK OF ... ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • The Honourable Company

    by John Keay ...
    A history of the English East India company.During 200 years the East India Company grew from a loose association of Elizabethan tradesmen into "the grandest society of merchants in the universe". As a commercial enterprise it came to control half the world's trade and as a political entity it administered an embryonic empire. Without it there would have been no British India and no British Empire ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The God of Small Things: Winner of the Booker Prize

    by Arundhati Roy ...
    ‘They all broke the rules. They all crossed into forbidden territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved, and how. And how much.’This is the story of Rahel and Estha, twins growing up among the banana jam vats and peppercorns of their blind grandmother’s factory, and amid scenes of political turbulence in Kerala. Armed only with the innocence of youth, they fashion a ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Inglorious Empire

    what the British did to India

    Inglorious Empire tells the real story of the British in India — from the arrival of the East India Company to the end of the Raj — and reveals how Britain’s rise was built upon its plunder of India.In the eighteenth century, India’s share of the world economy was as large as Europe’s. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. Beyond conquest and deception, the ... Read more

    $19.46 AUD

  • Tamil Tigress

    My story as a child soldier in Sri Lanka's bloody civil war

    Two days before Christmas in 1987, at the age of 17, Niromi de Soyza found herself in an ambush as part of a small platoon of militant Tamil Tigers fighting government forces in the bloody civil war that was to engulf Sri Lanka for decades. With her was her lifelong friend, Ajanthi, also aged 17. Leaving behind them their shocked middle-class families, the teenagers had become part of the Tamil ... Read more

    $15.50 AUD

  • Gurkhas

    Better to Die than Live a Coward

    GURKHAS BETTER TO DIE THAN LIVE A COWARD Contents THE HISTORY OF THE GURKHAS : The Goorkhas of Nepal; The Kukri Knife; Burmese Gurkhas. FAMOUS BATTLES & WARS : The Siege of Kalunga Fort; World War I - Mesopotamia; World War I - The Gallipoli Campaign; World War II - North Africa; World War II - Monte Cassino; World War II – The Battle for Imphal; The Falklands War. THE BRAVE GURKHA : Kulbir ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Daughter of Empire

    Life as a Mountbatten

    A source of inspiration for the film Viceroy's HousePamela Mountbatten was born at the end of the 1920s into one of Britain's grandest families. The daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten and his glamorous wife Edwina Ashley, she was brought up by nannies and governesses as she was often parted from her parents as they dutifully carried out their public roles. A solitary child, she learned to occupy ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Caste

    The International Bestseller

    THE TIME NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR'Required reading for all of humanity' Oprah Winfrey'It could not have come at a more urgent time' Fatima Bhutto, Guardian'An instant American classic' Dwight Garner, The New York Times'The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power - which groups have it and which do not'Beyond race ... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • China: A History

    by John Keay ...
    Three thousand years of Chinese history in an accessible and authoritative single volume.Despite the recent rise of China to a position of dominance on the world economic stage, Chinese history remains an elusive subject. Yet it is this vast narrative of appalling loss, superhuman endeavour and incredible invention that has made China the superpower it is today. From the dawn of legend to the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Gandhi

    by Alex Ivanov ...
    More than seventy years ago, one great nation, Great Britain, granted independence to another, India. The transfer of power, while civil, was not entirely peaceful. Hindus and Muslims turned against each other in spasms of sectarian violence. Refugees trekked across the subcontinent - Hindus toward India, and Muslims toward the new nation of Pakistan. Amid the tumult, one voice crying out for ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Kama Sutra Of Vatsyayana (Mobi Classics)

    by Vatsyayana ...
    The Kama Sutra (alternative spellings: Kamasutram or simply Kamasutra), is an ancient Indian text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by the Indian scholar Vatsyayana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sex. Kama means sensual or sexual pleasure, and sutra are the guidlines of yoga, the word itself means thread in ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD

  • Freedom at Midnight

    “There is no single passage in this profoundly researched book that one could actually fault. Having been there most of the time in question and having assisted at most of the encounters, I can vouch for the accuracy of its general mood. It is a work of scholarship, of investigation, research and of significance.”—James Cameron, The New York Sunday Times“Freedom at Midnight is a panoramic ... Read more

    $7.47 AUD

  • Behind Japanese Lines

    With the OSS in Burma

    In early 1942, with World War II going badly, President Roosevelt turned to General William Wild Bill” Donovan, now known historically as the Father of Central Intelligence,” with orders to form a special unit whose primary mission was to prepare for the eventual reopening of the Burma Road linking Burma and China by performing guerilla operations behind the Japanese lines. Thus was born OSS ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • East of the Sun

    A Richard and Judy bestseller

    by Julia Gregson ...
    The captivating million copy bestseller of three young women in search of freedom and love in 1920s India.India 1928. A land of heat, dust and dreams, and the promise of love ...Three young women are on their way to India, each with a new life in mind. Rose, a beautiful but naïve bride-to-be, is anxious about leaving her family and marrying a man she hardly knows. Victoria, her bridesmaid couldn't ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Taj Mahal: A History

    Everyone has seen photographs of the Taj Mahal. The massive, bulbous central dome, the four slender minarets, the shimmering marble, the long reflecting pool, the manicured gardens - all seem too striking for adequate description and proper appreciation. But there is more to the Taj than its beauty. The world's best-known mausoleum celebrates the love story of the seventeenth-century Moghul ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Meet Me in Bombay

    All he needs is to find her. First, he must remember who she is.

    'An epic love story full of exotic charm and rich historical detail . . . Meet Me In Bombay will sweep you away to another time and place.' Red Magazine'Powerful and evocative' Woman & HomeAll he needs is to find her. First he must remember who she is**.**An injured soldier has lost everything, even his past. His dreams hint at his old life; flashes of a woman. His only wish is to return to her, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Red Fort

    by James Leasor ...
    ‘This is a battle piece of the finest kind, detailed, authentic and largely written from original documents. Mr. Leasor has a formidable gift of narrative. Never has this story of hate, violence, courage and cowardice been better told.’ Cecil Woodham-Smith in the New York Times A year after the Crimean War ended, an uprising broke out in India which was to have equal impact on the balance of ... Read more

    $4.88 AUD

  • White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in 18th-century India (Text Only)

    From the author of the Samuel Johnson prize-shortlisted ‘Return of a King’, the romantic and ultimately tragic tale of a passionate love affair that transcended all the cultural, religious and political boundaries of its time.James Achilles Kirkpatrick was the British Resident at the court of Hyderabad when he met Khair un-Nissa – ‘Most Excellent among Women’ – the great-niece of the Prime ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Koh-i-Noor

    The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond

    The first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i-Noor, arguably the most celebrated and mythologised jewel in the world.On 29 March 1849, the ten-year-old maharaja of the Punjab was ushered into the magnificent Mirrored Hall at the centre of the great fort in Lahore. There, in a public ceremony, the frightened but dignified child handed over great swathes of the richest country in ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Nehru

    The Invention of India

    Shashi Tharoor delivers an incisive biography of the great secularist who-alongside his spiritual father, Mahatma Gandhi-led the movement for India’s independence from British rule and ushered his newly independent country into the modern world. The man who would one day help topple British rule and become India’s first prime minister started out as a surprisingly unremarkable student. Born into a ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • A Sinful Deception: Breconridge Brothers Book 2

    series Breconridge Brothers #2
    For fans of Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Sarah MacLean, comes Isabella Bradford's enthralling new trilogy of London's most scandalous rakes, the Breconridge Brothers, who are about to lose their hearts...Lord Geoffrey Fitzroy leads a charmed existence. The second son of the Duke of Breconridge and an infamous, incorrigible and inconceivably handsome rake, he ruthlessly leaves hearts fluttering ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • India: A History

    by John Keay ...
    The most authoritative and highly regarded single-volume history of India – from ancient time to the modern day. Five millennia of the sub-continent’s social, economic, political and cultural history are interpreted by one of our finest writers on India and the Far East.India’s history begins with a highly advanced urban civilisation in the Indus valley, regressing to a tribal and pastoral ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • All the Lives We Never Lived

    Shortlisted for the 2020 International DUBLIN Literary Award

    by Anuradha Roy ...
    **NOW SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD**"A writer of great subtlety and intelligence . . . a beautifully written and compelling story of how families fall apart and what remains of the aftermath" Kamila Shamsie, winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018"The book everyone is talking about for the summer**" Lorraine Candy, Sunday Times**In my childhood, I was known as ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Sophia

    Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary

    by Anita Anand ...
    Shortlisted for the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography PrizeWinner of the Eastern Eye Alchemy Festival award for LiteratureIn 1876 Sophia Duleep Singh was born into royalty. Her father, Maharajah Duleep Singh, was heir to the Kingdom of the Sikhs, a realm that stretched from the lush Kashmir Valley to the craggy foothills of the Khyber Pass and included the mighty cities of Lahore and Peshawar. ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD