A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet - then spends the rest of his life trying to atone for the violence by hand printing the best prayer flags in India. A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her best friend ritually starve herself to death. Nine p..
On the eve of a landmark general election, Ruchir Sharma offers an unrivalled portrait of how India and its democracy work, drawn from his two decades on the road chasing election campaigns across every major state, traveling the equivalent of a lap around the earth. Democracy on the Road ..
Annihilation of caste is an undelivered speech by Dr. B.R.Ambedkar which he later self-published in 1936. The subject of the speech was based on the harmful effects of casteism in the Hindu society. It was written to be used as the presidential address for the Jat-Pat Todak Mandal annual conference,..
There was one partition of the land in 1947. Harsh Mander believes that another partition is underway in our hearts and minds. How much of this culpability lies with ordinary people? What are the responsibilities of a secular government, of a civil society, and of a progressive majority? In Partiti..
Yashwant Sinha is one of the fiercest, bravest and most well-respected critics of the Narendra Modi government. A former finance minister, he has seen first-hand and steered the country out of several crises, including the East Asian Crisis of 1997 and the sanctions that the US imposed on India in 1..
Plassey-Partition-After-History-Modern is ideal for UPSC aspirants. The Battle of Plassey is said to be one the pivotal point in deciding the fate of India as the battle proved East India company as victorious and displayed the weakness and lack of unity among Indian rulers. Thus this decisive battl..
Essays on the enduring legacies of partition The dark legacies of partition have cast a long shadow on the lives of people of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The borders that were drawn in 1947 and redrawn in 1971, divided not only nations and histories but also families and friends.
The essays in ..
Ayurveda is the oldest known medical science, taking a total holistic approach to life and wellbeing. It brings equilibrium by diving deep into gut health and balancing the three energy forces known as 'doshas'. These doshas give rise to your unique physical, emotional, and mental characteristics. A..
‘Fills many gaps in our knowledge of India’s vibrant business past . . . highlights India’s pervasive role in the Silk Road’—Business Standard
Caravans tells the fascinating story of countless Punjabi Khatri merchants who built great business empires through their ingenuity and spirit of adventure. ..
One of the world’s most acclaimed and engaging scholars of Hinduism presents a groundbreaking interpretation of ancient Indian texts and their historic influence on subversive resistance. Ancient Hindu texts speak of the three aims of human life: dharma, artha and kama. Translated, these might be ca..
Seventy years ago, as India and Pakistan gained their independence, the region of Jammu & Kashmir also found itself divided, with parts of the territory administered by Pakistan ever since. Located by the volatile Line of Control and caught in the middle of artillery barrages from both ends, Pakista..
Winner of the 2018 Wilbur Award Away from the Passionate discussions around religions sometimes even misguided, the book ‘Being Hindu: Old Faith, New World and You’ is the journey of a common Hindu. An effort to know, why for so many Hindus, their faith is one of the main arguments for plurality, f..
With a new prologue 'Splendid anyone who wants to understand Indian politics or think they do should read it' - Indian Express 'Delightfully written he has a sharp eye for details, especially the actions of political leaders' - India Today 'Holds you to your seat, often on the edge ' - The Hindu 'Ca..
On 1 September 1965, Pakistan invaded Chamb district in Jammu and Kashmir, triggering a series of tank battles, operations and counter-operations. It was only the bravery and well-executed strategic decisions of the soldiers of the Indian Army that countered the very real threat of losing Kashmir to..
From bloody battles and rabble-rousing revolutions, to inspiring leaders and amazing achievements – 100 Events that Made Indian History has it all! Get ready for a historical rollercoaster ride as this book brings the major happenings of the past to life in an unforgettable way. 100 Events that Made..
SAA Rizvi’s The Wonder that was India–Volume II is a groundbreaking enquiry into the history of India during the period of Islamic political dominance in the subcontinent. Through meticulous research and painstaking study, Rizvi pieces together a comprehensive account of the five hundred years betwe..
Historians and political analysts have not paid enough attention to the crucial link between Indias partition and British fears about the USSR gaining control of Central Asia. Realizing that Indian nationalists would not play the Great Game against the Soviet Union, the British settled for those wil..
Manucaritramu, or The Story of Manu, by the early sixteenth-century poet Allasani Peddana, is the definitive literary monument of Telugu civilization and a powerful embodiment of the imperial culture of Vijayanagara, the last of the great premodern south Indian states. It is the story of Svarochisha..
Akbarnama, or The History of Akbar, by Abu’l-Fazl (d. 1602), is one of the most important works of Indo-Persian history and a touchstone of prose artistry. Marking a high point in a long, rich tradition of Persian historical writing, it served as a model for historians across the Persianate world. T..
Akbarnama, or The History of Akbar, by Abu’l-Fazl (d. 1602), is one of the most important works of Indo-Persian history and a touchstone of prose artistry. Marking a high point in a long, rich tradition of Persian historical writing, it served as a model for historians throughout the Persianate worl..