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India: The Siege Within, Akbar, M. J.
1 Akbar, M. J. India: The Siege Within
Penguin USA 1985 0140075763 / 9780140075762 Paperback Very Good 
India: The Siege Within succeeds in explaining, as no other book has done, the resilient achievements of India's secular democracy as well as its vuln erability and failures. As such, it makes essential reading for everyone wi shing to understand today's India. Here M.J. Akbar, one of India's most distinguished journalists, discusses the origins and nature of the strains on Indian unity which have deep roots in history. Taking 1947 as his springboard, he provides a full historical, political and cultural survey of the main pressure points, and brings his analysis up to date to include the removal of Farooq Abdullah in Kashmir, an account of his meeting with Bhindranwale, the army operation at the Golden Temple, the assassination of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, and their implications for the future. Rising fundamentalism, separatism, the consequences of Partition, unease in Kashmir- on every side it seems that India's democratic unity is continually at risk. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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Falconry in the Valley of the Indus, Burton, Richard Francis
2 Burton, Richard Francis Falconry in the Valley of the Indus
Oxford University Press 1997 0195777379 / 9780195777376 Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. One of the lesser known works about India by the eminent Victorian explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton, Falconry in the Valley of Indus is not just a book on the once-popular sport of falconry, it is a significant recording of the culture of Sindh. In this lively narrative first published in 1852, Burton reveals the mores and manners of the landed gentry in Sindh while providing the gory details of a sport they practiced with passion. 
Price: 3000.00 JPY
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THE LAST MUGHAL: THE FALL OF A DYNASTY, DELHI, 1857, DALRYMPLE, WILLIAM
3 DALRYMPLE, WILLIAM THE LAST MUGHAL: THE FALL OF A DYNASTY, DELHI, 1857
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2007 0747587264 / 9780747587262 Paperback Good 
'Dalrymple is an outstandingly gifted travel writer and historian who excel s himself in his latest work' Max Hastings, Sunday Times 'Vivid ... unmatch ed ... revolutionary ... humane ... No previous book has delved so deeply i nto the history of Delhi in those days, nor painted such a vivid portrait o f the late Mughal court' Sunday Telegraph 'Brims with life, colour and comp lexity ... outstanding ... one of the best history books of the year' Eveni ng Standard 'Magnificent ... shames the simplistic efforts of previous writ ers' Spectator 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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4 DAVENPORT, HUGH THE TRIALS & TRIUMPHS OF THE MEWAR KINGDOM (Udaipur)
Maharana of Mewar Charitable 1975 Paperback Fair 

Price: 385.00 JPY
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5 Edwardes, Michael Everyday Life in Early India
Batsford 1969 0713416823 / 9780713416824 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 

Price: 1400.00 JPY
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6 Erikson, Erik H. Gandhi's truth on the origins of militant nonviolence [by] Erik H. Erikson
Norton 1969 Paperback Good 
Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. 451-461) 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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Wonder That Was India, Vol. 2: A Survey of the History and Culture of the I ndian Sub-Continent from the Coming of the Muslims to, Rizvi, S.A.A.
7 Rizvi, S.A.A. Wonder That Was India, Vol. 2: A Survey of the History and Culture of the I ndian Sub-Continent from the Coming of the Muslims to
Picador India 2005 0330439103 / 9780330439107 Paperback Very Good 
Based on thorough research and exploration into the past, Rizvi brings out the political, societal, economical, religious, art and architectural and o ther facets of India under the Islamic rule. The span of time in India from the thirteenth to the eighteenth centuries has seen the advent of the Arab s, Afghans, Turks and the Mughals. More than a billion people s lives chang ed due to endless exchange of culture and other ideas in all spheres of lif e. This work, along with A. L. Basham's book, The Wonder That Was India, pr ovides a comprehensive and riveting outlook of the pre-colonial times in th e history of India. 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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