Recovering Liberties: Indian Thought in the Age of Liberalism and Empire (Ideas in Context)

By C. A. Bayly

One of many world's prime historians examines the good Indian liberal culture, stretching from Rammohan Roy within the 1820s, via Dadabhai Naoroji within the Eighteen Eighties to G. ok. Gokhale within the 1900s. This strong new learn indicates how the guidelines of constitutional, and later 'communitarian' liberals inspired, yet have been additionally rejected through their competitors and successors, together with Nehru, Gandhi, Indian socialists, radical democrats and proponents of Hindu nationalism. both, improving Liberties contributes to the quickly constructing box of world highbrow heritage, demonstrating that the tips we go along with significant Western thinkers - generators, Comte, Spencer and Marx - have been got and reworked by means of Indian intellectuals within the mild in their personal traditions to call for justice, racial equality and political illustration. In doing so, Christopher Bayly throws clean gentle at the nature and boundaries of ecu political idea and re-examines the origins of Indian democracy.

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Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire

By Alex Von Tunzelmann

At the stroke of dead night on August 15, 1947, the British Empire withdrew from India, inviting in the entire excitement and turmoil of a newly loose society. during this vibrant, atmospheric renowned background, Alex von Tunzelmann chronicles those occasions during the so much trendy figures: Dickie Mountbatten, Britain's speeding, inept final viceroy; Dickie's savvy, glamorous spouse, Edwina, who came upon the affection of her existence in Jawaharlal Nehru, India's new top minister; Muslim chief Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and Mohandas Gandhi. Tunzelman's exciting chronicle "removes the veil from the colourful personalities and occasions in the back of Inida's independence and partition with Pakistan" (The Washington Post).

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She Will Build Him a City

SHORTLISTED FOR THE DSC PRIZE FOR SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE As evening falls in Delhi a mom spins stories from her earlier for her dozing daughter. Her now grown-up baby is a puzzle with 1000000 items whom she hopes, via her phrases and her love, to by some means make complete back. in the meantime, because the final educate from Rajiv Chowk Station pulls away, a tender guy rides the metro and desires of homicide. In one other nook of the town, a child wrapped in a blood-red towel lies at the steps of an orphanage as his mom walks away. There are twenty million our bodies during this urban and this girl, guy and baby are just 3. yet their tales - of a mystery love that blossoms within the shadows of grief, of a corrosive guilt that taints the soul, and of an orphaned boy who maps out his personal future - weave out and in of the lives of these round them to shape a blinding kaleidoscope of a singular. attractive, beguiling and audacious, this is often the tale of a urban and its humans, of affection and horror, of belonging and forgiveness: a robust and unforgettable story of contemporary India.

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The Pariah Problem: Caste, Religion, and the Social in Modern India (Cultures of History)

By Rupa Viswanath

Once often called "Pariahs," Dalits are essentially descendants of unfree agrarian employees. They belong to India's lowest castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and stay a resource of public anxiousness. Drawing on a wealth of formerly untapped resources, this publication follows the belief and evolution of the "Pariah challenge" in public attention within the Nineties. It indicates how high-caste landlords, country officers, and well-intentioned missionaries conceived of Dalit oppression and avoided substantive ideas to the "Pariah challenge" -- with results that remain felt today.

The e-book starts with an outline of the standard lives of Dalit workers within the Eighteen Nineties and highlights the systematic efforts made by means of the kingdom and Indian elites to guard Indian slavery from public scrutiny. Protestant missionaries have been the 1st non-Dalits to attract awareness to their plight. despite the fact that, their imaginative and prescient of the Pariahs' affliction due to Hindu non secular prejudice obscured the truth that the complete agrarian political-economic approach relied on Pariah hard work. The Indian public in addition to colonial officers got here to percentage a view suitable with missionary factors, which intended all next welfare efforts directed at Dalits occupied with non secular and social transformation instead of on structural reform. Methodologically, theoretically, and empirically, this publication breaks new floor to illustrate how occasions within the early a long time of state-sponsored welfare directed at Dalits laid the basis for the current day, the place the postcolonial nation and well-meaning social and spiritual reformers proceed to downplay Dalits' landlessness, violent suppression, and political subordination.

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Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy: A Journey to the Heart of Cricket's Underworld

'The such a lot explosive booklet but approximately corruption in cricket' Lawrence sales space, editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

A startling and robust trip to the very middle of India's unlawful bookmaking that exposes the size of corruption and the match-fixing that now runs rife all through global cricket.

For numerous years Ed Hawkins made acquaintances with India's unlawful bookmakers - males who boast turnover of 1000s of thousands of greenbacks in keeping with cricket fit - in addition to the corruption officials of the foreign Cricket Council who're attempting to close them down. it is a shady international and rumours abound. yet then Hawkins gets a message that adjustments every little thing and he makes a decision it's time to divulge the reality at the back of match-fixing.

Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy is a narrative that includes politicians, governing our bodies, unlawful bookmakers and powerless avid gamers - in addition to corruption, intimidation or even suicide. it's a tale that touches all cricket-playing countries world wide. it's a tale that each cricket fan needs to learn. you could by no means back watch a cricket fit with out suspicion...

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The Corporation that Changed the World: How the East India Company Shaped the Modern Multi

By Nick Robins

The mummy of recent multinationals, the East India corporation encircled the globe, uploading luxuries akin to spices, textiles and teas. however it additionally conquered a lot of India with its inner most military and broke open China’s markets with opium.

This is a well-liked background of 1 of the world's most famed businesses. based in 1600, the East India corporation used to be the forerunner of the trendy multinational. beginning existence as a dealer in Asian spices, the corporate ended its days working Britain's Indian empire. within the method, it surprised its contemporaries with the size of its violence, corruption and hypothesis. this can be the first-ever ebook to show the Company's social list. Robins finds a hidden tale of tragedy and intrigue. battle, famine, stock-market bubbles or even duels among rival executives are all to be present in this new account. For Robins, the Company's legacy offers compelling classes on the way to make sure the responsibility of today's worldwide enterprise.

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Kim (Wordsworth Classics)

By Rudyard Kipling

This novel tells the tale of Kimball O' Hara (Kim), who's the orphaned son of a soldier within the Irish regiment stationed in India through the British Raj. It describes Kim's existence and adventures from road vagabond, to his adoption by way of his father's regiment and recruitment into espionage.

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The God of Small Things: A Novel

By Arundhati Roy

In comparison favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s debut novel is a latest vintage that has been learn and enjoyed around the globe. equivalent components robust relatives saga, forbidden love tale, and piercing political drama, it's the tale of an prosperous Indian kin eternally replaced by way of one fateful day in 1969. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their global shaken irrevokably via the arriving in their attractive younger cousin, Sophie. it really is an occasion that would bring about a bootleg liaison and tragedies unintentional and intentional, exposing “big issues [that] lurk unsaid” in a rustic drifting dangerously towards unrest. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, The God of Small issues is an award-winning landmark that begun for its writer an esteemed profession of fiction and political statement that maintains unabated.

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Companions of Paradise

By Thalassa Ali

In A Singular Hostage and A Beggar on the Gate, Thalassa Ali brought us to the luxurious, interesting international of nineteenth-century British India—and to Mariana Givens, a courageous, attractive Englishwoman. Now, as vengeful Afghan tribesmen shut in, Mariana needs to face the repercussions of her marriage to a Punjabi Muslim, and select among the folks she calls her own—and the lifestyles that owns her heart.

Mariana Givens aches to come to the rose-scented urban of Lahore, domestic of Hassan Ali Khan, the Muslim stranger she has come to like, his mystical family members, and his prescient little son. yet her personal reckless habit has despatched her into exile on the British cantonment close to Kabul, at the eve of the 1st Afghan struggle. There, she embarks on a deadly double existence, pretending to be a formal younger Victorian woman whereas secretly touring Kabul’s violent, attention-grabbing streets to go to the Sufi seer who possesses the solutions she needs.

But the mystic’s support comes with a cost, and her family members wishes her to marry a British officer. As Afghanistan descends into violence and her hopes of rescue fade, Mariana needs to make a fateful selection: can she abandon her previous existence and make allowance herself to be drawn towards her destiny—whatever it can be?

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Byculla to Bangkok

By S. Hussain Zaidi

The high-stakes online game of the underworld has new faces, operating for and opposed to Dawood Ibrahim – the shadowy, manipulative determine that draws the strings. Dawood’s personal deputy grew to become arch-rival Chhota Rajan, thug-turned-politician Arun Gawli, Amar (Raavan) Naik and his engineer brother Ashwin Naik, and a number of alternative characters, vast and small, stroll the pages of this compelling historical past of the Maharashtrian mobsters who have been as soon as dubbed ‘amchi muley’, ‘our boys’, through Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray. both attention-grabbing are the tales of the well-known – and notorious – policemen and ‘encounter specialists’ who took the gangs on with nice good fortune and never too many scruples.

Violence and deceit one expects to learn of, however the power of this ebook can also be its skill to seize the mundane – virtually naive – beginnings of what in a short time grew to become the geared up crime and brutal vendettas that held Mumbai to ransom in the course of the final many years of the 20 th century.

Meticulously researched and thrillingly informed by means of the stated professional at the underworld, this is often
faster-paced than Dongri to Dubai, or even extra chilling in its implications for India and the subcontinent.

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