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  • Sivakamiyin Sabatham - 4

    by Kalki ...
    Kalki was the pen name of R. Krishnamurthy (September 9, 1899 to December 5, 1954), a noted Tamil writer, film & music critic, Indian independence activist and journalist from Tamil Nadu, India. Krishnamurthy's first attempt at writing fiction also came during that period. In 1923 he became a sub-editor on Navasakthi, a Tamil periodical edited by Tamil scholar and freedom fighter V. ... Read more

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  • Grit and Gold

    India is estimated to have 9% of the global gold reserves spread over 100 places across its land mass. Southern Indias Deccan region has indeed been identified as one of the areas with the richest deposits and this has been proved by the documented history of past mining here. Mining activities can contribute greatly to the growth of the industrial sector, but India is yet to realise the mining ... Read more

    ₹199.42

  • Schooling the National Imagination

    Education, English, and the Indian Modern

    What is the nature of textbooks produced by a postcolonial society and how do they shape the national citizen? How do they define social roles in society, and influence the way people look at themselves and others? In what way do textbooks reflect the framing visions about societal change? By exploring how language is critical to the development of a postcolonial nation and its shifting responses ... Read more

    ₹678.50

  • Parthiban Kanavu - Part 3

    by Kalki ...
    Kalki was the pen name of R. Krishnamurthy (September 9, 1899 to December 5, 1954), a noted Tamil writer, film & music critic, Indian independence activist and journalist from Tamil Nadu, India. Krishnamurthy's first attempt at writing fiction also came during that period. In 1923 he became a sub-editor on Navasakthi, a Tamil periodical edited by Tamil scholar and freedom fighter V. ... Read more

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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

    ₹475.17

  • Majapahit

    Intrigue, Betrayal and War in Indonesia’s Greatest Empire

    Discover Majapahit, the mighty empire in Southeast Asia that many have never heard of. In the 14th and 15th centuries, the Majapahit kingdom reigned supreme in eastern Java, and its influence stretched far and wide, throughout present-day Indonesia, parts of the Malay peninsula and the island of Tumasek, now Singapore. Majapahit's army famously repelled Kublai Khan's invasion, and its formidable ... Read more

    ₹671.05

  • The Ascent Of The Common Man Of India

    This book is about the changing socio-economic landscape of India. This book also touches on the delicate issues of Indian mores and values. It makes no holy cows or scapegoats but is a commentary on the pressing needs of Indian society and the ascent of common man of India. ... Read more

    ₹247.00

  • Jail Diary and Other Writings

    Shaheed Bhagat Singh was executed by the Britishers on 23rd March, 1931. His jail diary was handed over, along with other belongings to his father, Sardar Kishan Singh after his execution. After Sardar Kishan Singh’s death, the notebook, along with other papers of Bhagat Singh, was passed on to his another son, Shri Kulbir Singh. After his death, it has passed to his son, Shri Babar Singh. It was ... Read more

    ₹99.00

  • War and Democracy: A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War

    A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War

    A comparison of the cultural and political/institutional dimensions of war's impact on Greece during the Peloponnesian War, and the United States and the two Koreas, North and South, during the Korean War. It demonstrates the many underlying similarities between the two wars. ... Read more

    ₹4,656.45

  • India: An Archaeological History

    Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations

    This book charts the flow of India's grass-roots archaeological history in all its continuities and diversities from its Palaeolithic beginnings to AD 300. The second edition includes a new afterword which discusses all new ideas and discoveries in Indian archaeology in the past one decade. ... Read more

    ₹656.08

  • A New Cold War

    Henry Kissinger and the Rise of China

    Edited by Sanjaya Baru, Rahul Sharma ...
    In July 1971, US National Security Advisor, Henry Kissinger, made a secret visit to China to meet top Chinese leaders. This inaugurated a new phase not just in US-China relations but in contemporary history. That visit and the subsequent US-China relationship, including the US decision to invest in China's economic rise and admit it into the WTO, combined to firm up the foundations of China's rise ... Read more

    ₹543.14

  • Savarkar and the Making of Hindutva

    by Janaki Bakhle ...
    A monumental intellectual history of the pivotal figure of Hindu nationalismVinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883–1966) was an intellectual, ideologue, and anticolonial nationalist leader in India’s struggle for independence from British colonial rule, one whose anti-Muslim writings exploited India’s tensions in pursuit of Hindu majority rule. Savarkar and the Making of Hindutva is the first ... Read more

    ₹2,416.04

  • The Burma Campaign

    Disaster into Triumph 1942-45

    by Frank McLynn ...
    The Burma Campaign was one of the most punishing and protracted military adventures of World War Two. Impenetrable jungle, poor transport infrastructure, seasonal monsoon rains, as well as famine, disease, snakes and crocodiles all bore heavily on the troops.Against this extraordinary backdrop, Frank McLynn constructs the dramatic story of the four larger-than-life commanders directing the Allied ... Read more

    ₹340.06

  • My Experiments with Truth

    An Autobiography

    by M.K. Gandhi ...
    Series series POPULAR LIFE STORIES
    "It is not my purpose to attempt a real autobiography. I simply want to tell the story of my numerous experiments with truth, and as my life consists of nothing but those experiments, it is true that the story will take the shape of an autobiography."The Story of My Experiments with Truth, the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi, is a very popular and influential book. It covers the period from his ... Read more

    ₹263.36

  • The Mitrokhin Archive II

    The KGB in the World

    The second sensational volume of 'One of the biggest intelligence coups in recent years' (The Times)When Vasili Mitrokhin revealed his archive of Russian intelligence material to the world it caused an international sensation. The Mitrokhin Archive II reveals in full the secrets of this remarkable cache, showing for the first time the astonishing extent of the KGB's global power and influence.'The ... Read more

    ₹751.53

  • Ponniyin Selvan - Part 1

    by Kalki ...
    Kalki was the pen name of R. Krishnamurthy (September 9, 1899 to December 5, 1954), a noted Tamil writer, film & music critic, Indian independence activist and journalist from Tamil Nadu, India. Krishnamurthy's first attempt at writing fiction also came during that period. In 1923 he became a sub-editor on Navasakthi, a Tamil periodical edited by Tamil scholar and freedom fighter V. ... Read more

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  • Parthiban Kanavu - Part 1

    by Kalki ...
    Kalki was the pen name of R. Krishnamurthy (September 9, 1899 to December 5, 1954), a noted Tamil writer, film & music critic, Indian independence activist and journalist from Tamil Nadu, India. Krishnamurthy's first attempt at writing fiction also came during that period. In 1923 he became a sub-editor on Navasakthi, a Tamil periodical edited by Tamil scholar and freedom fighter V. ... Read more

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  • 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

    ₹88.67

  • Modern India (1904)

    Account of travel experiences, first published in 1904. "The book begins: "A voyage to India nowadays is a continuous social event. The passengers compose a house party, being guests of the Steamship company for the time. The decks of the steamer are like broad verandas and are covered with comfortable chairs, in which the owners lounge about all day. Some of the more industrious women knit and ... Read more

    ₹88.67

  • Parade

    Four twenty-somethings share an apartment in Tokyo. In Parade each tells their story: their lives, their hopes and fears, their loves, their secrets.Kotomi waits by the phone for a boyfriend who never calls. Ryosuke wants someone that he can’t have. Mirai spends her days drawing and her nights hanging out in gay bars. Naoki works for a film company, and everyone treats him like an elder brother. ... Read more

    ₹375.46

  • The Argumentative Indian

    Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity

    by Amartya Sen ...
    India is a very diverse country with many distinct pursuits, vastly different convictions, widely divergent customs, and a veritable feast of viewpoints. The Argumentative Indian brings together an illuminating selection of writings from Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen that outline the need to understand contemporary India in the light of its long argumentative tradition.The ... Read more

    ₹425.26

  • The Catastrophic Blunders of Nehru

    The second book on history where the reader is the judge and decides the historical narrative. You can can see all the evidence and make your own call.This book is a sweeping historical analysis of Nehru and his actions. The interplay of the other protagonists of the Indian freedom struggle - Gandhi, Jinnah, Ambedkar, Patel, the Congress, the Muslim League and the British Raj is also discussed. It ... Read more

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  • 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

    ₹290.27

  • Polemics and Patronage in the City of Victory

    Vyasatirtha, Hindu Sectarianism, and the Sixteenth-Century Vijayanagara Court

    Series series South Asia Across the Disciplines
    A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.How did the patronage activities of India’s Vijayanagara Empire (c. 1346–1565) influence Hindu sectarian identities? Although the empire has been commonly viewed as a Hindu bulwark against Islamic incursion from the ... Read more

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