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  • Our Pictures, Our Words

    A Visual Journey Through the Women's Movement

    Vibrant, dynamic, spirited and forceful. The contemporary women’s movement in India, which began in the late 1970s protested against the dark times, the violence and the misogyny. It also colourfully celebrated liberation, solidarity among women and breaking the shackles of patriarchy. It sang, performed and painted, to draw attention to the burning issues of the time: dowry death, widow ... Read more


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • The Anarchy

    The Relentless Rise of the East India Company



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 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


  • The History of Doing

    An Illustrated Account of Movements for Women’s Rights and Feminism in India, 1800-1990

    by Radha Kumar ...
    A thematic history of the women’s movement in India both before and after independence, this book covers the period from the nineteenth century to the present day. It looks at how women’ s issues were raised, initially by men and as part of the movements for social reform, and then with the involvement of women in the nationalist movement, by women themselves. Using photographs, old and new ... Read more


  • The India Pakistan War of 1965

    For the first time, the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, has made public the official records of the 1965 war with Pakistan. This book provides the detailed military history as per military records maintained by the History Division of the MoD. ... Read more


  • In Xanadu: A Quest (Text Only)

    One of the most successful, influential and acclaimed travel books of recent years from the author of ‘Return of a King’, which has been shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize.At the age of twenty-two, William Dalrymple left his college in Cambridge to travel to the ruins of Kublai Khan’s stately pleasure dome in Xanadu. This is an account of a quest which took him and his companions across the ... Read more


  • Hindu Pluralism

    Religion and the Public Sphere in Early Modern South India

    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. Visit to learn more.In Hindu Pluralism, Elaine M. Fisher complicates the traditional scholarly narrative of the unification of Hinduism. By calling into question the colonial categories implicit in the term “sectarianism,” Fisher’s work excavates the ... Read more


  • The Srimad Devi Bhagavatam

    The Sri Mad Devi Bhagavatamtr. by Swami Vijñanananda"The S'rimad Devi Bhagawatam translated by Swami Vijnanananda (Hari Prasanna Chatterji). This is one of the Upapuranas, devoted to the Devi (Goddess)."What the Srimad Bhagavat is to the Vaisnavas, the Devi Bhagavatam is to the Sakatas. The question of the priority of the two Bhagavatas has been often discussed more in the spirit of partisans ... Read more


  • Paradise on Fire

    Syed Ali Geelani and the Struggle for Freedom in Kashmir

    by Abdul Hakeem ...
    Paradise on Fire is the story of the struggle for national liberation of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, spearheaded by Syed Ali Shah Geelani. This political biography of Kashmir’s leading freedom fighter reveals the true horror of the Kashmir dispute, the dynamics of this historical struggle for self-determination, and Geelani’s huge contribution in leading this search for liberation. ... Read more


  • Greek and Roman Accounts of India

    Herodotus, also known as the Father of History, lived in the 5th century B.C. (c.484 BC c.425 BC) and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative. The Histories his masterpiece and the only work he is known to have produced is a record of his investigation of the origins ... Read more


  • My Experiments with Truth

    My Experiments with Truth' recounts Gandhiji's journey from being Mohandas to becoming the Mahatma and also recollects the various incidents that lead him to develop the ideology of Ahimsa. Starting with his days as a boy, Gandhi takes one through his trials and turmoils and situations that moulded his philosophy of life; going through child marriage, his studies in England, practicing Law in ... Read more



    Edited by Publications Division ...
    The book contains relevant chapters from the famous volumes of “The Gazetteer of India- History and Culture”. ... Read more


  • The Age of Kali: Travels and Encounters in India (Text Only)

    William Dalrymple, who wrote so magically about India in ‘City of Djinns’, returns to the country in a series of remarkable essays.Featured in its pages are 15-year-old guerrilla girls and dowager Maharanis; flashy Bombay drinks parties and violent village blood feuds; a group of vegetarian terrorists intent on destroying India’s first Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet; and a palace where port and ... Read more


  • Ploughshares and Swords

    India's Nuclear Program in the Global Cold War

    by Jayita Sarkar ...
    India's nuclear program is often misunderstood as an inward-looking endeavor of secretive technocrats. In Ploughshares and Swords, Jayita Sarkar challenges this received wisdom, narrating a global story of India's nuclear program during its first forty years. The book foregrounds the program's civilian and military features by probing its close relationship with the space program. Through nuclear ... Read more