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1 ANDREWS, ROBERT HARDY A lamp for India. The story of Madame Pandit.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Prentice Hall, 1967 Hard Cover 
[10],406p., 12 pls., cloth, dj. ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 BONSELS, WALDEMAR An Indian Journey.
New York Albert & Charles Boni, 1928 Hard Cover 
Illustrated by Harry Brown. 273 pages, 8 plates, many text sketches, map endpapers, cloth, very good. 2nd printing. 
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3 BUMILLER, ELISABETH May you be the mother of a hundred sons. A journey among the women of India.
New York Random House 1990 0394563913 / 9780394563916 Hard Cover 
306 pages, 4 plates, cloth, dj, very good. 1st edition. From the dj, 'In this remarkable debut, journalist Elisabeth Bumiller captures the fascinating, complex and often tragic lives of the four hundred million women of India. In the tradition of Andrea Lee's Russian Journal and Mark Salzman's Iron and Silk, May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons is a unique, incisive portrait of a teeming, exotic nation. . . sensitively reveals the lives of India's women: villagers, movie stars, intellectuals, policewomen. In elegant, intelligent prose, Bumiller writes of the Indian women's movement, population control and other issues affecting women's lives.' 
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4 Cook, Hugh The Sikh Wars: the British Army in the Punjab, 1845-1849 (19th Century Military Campaigns)
London Leo Cooper 1975 0850521645 / 9780850521641 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
240 pages, plates, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. From the DJ: The two Sikh Wars have a special fascination for anyone interested in either military history or in the study of British rule in India. ~ The author brilliantly conveys the conditions with which the soldiers, British and Indian, had to cope and shows what sort of men they were. To do this he has delved deep into unpublished regimental archives.; 240 pages 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 DAVIDS, T(HOMAS) W(ILLIAM) RHYS Buddhist India.
New York G. P. Putnam S Sons, 1903 Hard Cover 
332 pages, well illustrated, rebound in cloth, ex-library with usual library markings, somewhat shaken otherwise very good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Dodwell, Henry Dupleix and Clive: the Beginning of Empire
Hamden, CT Archon Books 1968 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xx, 277 pages, cloth, very good. From the preface: The following pages are based principally upon the East India Company's records preserved under my own care at Madras, the Bengal Records preserved at the India Office, and the Orme MSS. , also preserved at the India Office. Contents: Part 1 The French effort: the war of the Austrian succession, the successes of Dupleix, the failure of Dupleix, Bussy in the Deccan, the policy of Dupleix. Part 2 The English achievement: the overthrow of Siraj-ud-Daula, Clive's first government, the supremacy of the Carnatic, the policy of non-intervention, the downfall of Mir Kasim, Clive's political settlement, Clive's administrative settlement, conclusion. ; 277 pages 
Price: 60.00 USD
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7 HAHN, EMILY The Tiger House Party: The Last Days of the Maharajas
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Good in Good dust jacket 
Line drawings by Ellen Raskin. 164 pages, cloth, dj, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 1st edition. From the publisher: Emily Hahn has a large, devoted following among readers of The New Yorker and among the many people who have read such books as China to Me, The Soong Sisters, and Kissing Cousins. She will continue to delight them - and almost certainly you - in The Tiger House Party, the diverting and witty recounting of the days when she was chosen to join the elaborate party of an Indian maharaja in the tiger country. 
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8 Hibbert, Christopher The Great Mutiny
New York Viking Press 1978 0670349836 / 9780670349838 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
472 pages, illustrations, maps, tan cloth, dust jacket, very good. Jacket illustration: View of Lucknow from Charles Ball's History of the Indian Mutiny. From the DJ: "On a stifling hot Sunday in May 1857, three regiments of native troops broke out in violent mutiny at Meerut, forty miles from Delhi. British officers and their wives were murdered, bungalows and public buildings were burned to the ground; men with knives, sticks, and flaming torches poured down from the surrounding villages and joined hooligans from the bazaar in completing the destruction of British power and property. ~ In this absorbing book, Hibbert investigates the causes of the Mutiny as well as its course. He tells the story of that terrible year of 1857 in vivid detail and brilliantly evokes the atmosphere of the time." ; 9.40 X 6.10 X 1.70 inches; 472 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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9 Lutyens, Mary Krishnamurti. the Years of Awakening.
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1975 0374182221 / 9780374182229 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Xii, 326 pages, 10 plates, cloth, DJ, ex-library with usual library markings, lacks rear blank endpaper otherwise very good. From Wikipedia: "Edith Mary Lutyens (1908 – 9 April 1999) was a British author who is principally known for her authoritative biographical works on the philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti. She was the fourth and youngest daughter of the architect Edwin Lutyens, and his wife Emily Bulwer-Lytton. Emily was the daughter of Robert Bulwer-Lytton, Viceroy of India, and the granddaughter of the novelist-peer Edward Bulwer-Lytton. As a result of her mother's interest in theosophy, Mary Lutyens met Krishnamurti when she was a child: she knew him from 1911 until his death in 1986. In the 1920s, she spent some time at The Manor, a centre run by Charles Webster Leadbeater in Mosman, New South Wales, Australia, while Krishnamurti and his brother Nitya stayed at another house nearby. The Manor was a large home known to its neighbours as Bakewell's Folly. Charles Leadbeater rented it from 1922 and Lutyens stayed there for some time, which eventually provided her with material for her book Krishnamurti: The Years of Awakening." ; Ex-Library; 325 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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10 Miller, Charles Khyber. British India's North West Frontier. the Story of an Imperial Migraine.
London Bison Books 1986 0-02-584860-7 / 9780025848603 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xx, 393 pages, plates, map endpapers, cloth, very good. From the Herbert Highstone review on Amazon's website: "When you read this book, you will suddenly begin to understand what any foreign power is up against in Afghanistan. These people might as well have dropped from the planet Mars. Their customs and beliefs are so different from those of our own Western civilization that no compromise is possible. You need to realize that the Afghans are infected with a vicious mental virus that forces them to hate and kill everyone else. Putting modern weapons in the hands of these space aliens, which we did when we armed them to fight Soviet expansionism, was the worst mistake we ever made. Afghanistan has always been the perfect terrain to fight a guerilla war, and this is still true today. Our mechanized army does very well when fighting a sandbox war on flat terrain, as with Saddam Hussein. But our kind of army bogs down when confronted with a landscape which is mostly vertical. Air power is not the answer, because our helicopters are easily shot down by Stinger-type missiles of the kind that the CIA taught the Afghans to use. Afghanistan is Vietnam raised to the fourth power, a guaranteed recipe for military disaster. Their only real weakness is their inability to grow their own food. As Litvinov pointed out nearly 100 years ago, the lack of food can be used as a weapon. So we could blow up their roads and starve them out, if we had the guts to do it. If you disagree with anything I've said here, you really need to read this book and acquaint yourself with the facts of the case. You can't make a scorpion any less dangerous by treating it with kindness!"; 224 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 O'CONNOR, FREDERICK On the Frontier and Beyond, a Record of Thirty Years' Service.
London John Murray, 1931 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
By Lieut.-Colonel Sir Frederick O'Connor. Xiv,244 pages, 12 plates, map, cloth, very good. Quite scarce, no copy at Harvard. From the preface: "It has been my fate, during almost the whole of my thirty years' service under the Government of India, to be stationed on or beyond the Indian frontiers. In fact, during that period I have never, except perhaps for a few weeks at a time, served at an ordinary 'plains station'; and for twenty-three out of the thirty years my duties lay in countries actually beyond the frontiers. I began at Darjeeling, decidedly an outpost of the Indian Empire, then, after serving in the North-West Frontier Campaigns of 1897-8, I lived for a year at a trans-Indus station in what is now the North-West Frontier Province. Thence I was sent to the Gilgit District in the State of Kashmir, where I sometimes lived for months at a time without seeing or speaking to a white man. And this (except for a year at the headquarters of the Government of India in 1920) finished my service in India proper or its dependencies. The remaining twenty-three years, until I retired in 1925, were spent in Tibet, Persia, and Nepal, with brief interludes of leave home and a few months in Siberia during the war." 
Price: 350.00 USD
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12 POWER, PAUL F. (editor) India's Nonalignment Policy. Strengths and Weaknesses.
Boston D. C. Heath and Co. 1967 Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
114 pages, boards, ex-library.; Ex-Library 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 POWER, PAUL F. (editor) India's Nonalignment Policy. Strengths and Weaknesses.
Boston D. C. Heath and Co. 1967 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Xiv, 114 pages, boards, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. ; Ex-Library 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Sen, Mala India's Bandit Queen - the True Story of Phoolan Devi
Harpercollins 1991 0002720663 / 9780002720663 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xxiv, 254 pages, 8 plates, map, cloth, DJ, very good. From the Wikipedia website: Phoolan Devi (1963-2001) popularly known as "The Bandit Queen", was an Indian dacoit and later a politician. She was notorious across India during her time as a bandit. From the dust jacket: "Basing her account on Phoolan Devi's prison diaries and letters, on interviews with her and her family, police records and eye-witness accounts, Mala Sen tells the story of Phoolan Devi's life from first defence of her father's land rights as a child, through arranged marriage at 11 to a man 20 years her senior . . . " SR1961A ; 254 pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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15 Sharma, Gautam Indian army through the ages
Bombay Allied Publishers 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
[12], 311 pages, plates, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. Scarce. From the DJ: "Major Gautam Sharma traces the evolution of the ancient military system from the Chaturangabala armies of the earliest times to the modern fighting machine and provides a comprehensive summary of the scope of his work. This book is a source material, collected with great care and labor. It is sure to provide a few ideas to the rising generation of India's military stalwarts. It will help the commanders and the brass-hats to disentangle themselves fro the tradition of military imperialism and give a democratic and patriotic or, even, international and Dharmic orientation to the new trend, which one may, one day, find reflected in the raising days, the battle-honour days, and other celebrations of the Indian Army." ; 311 pages 
Price: 70.00 USD
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16 Swarup, Ram Communism and peasantry implications of collectivist agriculture for Asian countries.
Calcutta Prachi Prakashan (Circa 1954) Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
[6],194 pages, tables, cloth, dj, very good. From Wikipedia: "Ram Swarup (1920 - December 26, 1998) was perhaps the most influential Hindu thinker in the second half of the 20th century. He authored many essays and books including The Word as Revelation: Names of God. He books also include critiques of communism, Christianity, and Islam." Arun Shourie wrote about Ram Swarup's struggle against Communism: "Ram Swarup, now in his seventies, is a scholar of the first rank. In the 1950s when our intellectuals were singing paeans to Marxism, and to Mao in particular, he wrote critiques of communism and of the actual -- that is, dismal -performance of communist governments. He showed that the 'sacrifices' which the people were being compelled to make had nothing to do with building a new society in which at some future date they would be heirs to milk and honey. (...) He showed that the claims to efficiency and productivity, to equitable distribution and to high morale which were being made by these governments, and even more so by their apologists in countries such as India, were wholly sustainable, that in fact they were fabrications. Today, any one reading those critiques would characterise them as prophetic. But thirty years ago, so noxious was the intellectual climate in India that all he got was abuse, and ostracism." ["Fomenting reaction", in A. Shourie: Indian Controversies, p.293.] 
Price: 40.00 USD
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17 TAGORE, RABINDRANATH Chitra. A play in one act.
New York Macmillan Co. 1914 Hard Cover 
85 pages, decorated cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. A lyrical drama based on a story from the Mahabharata. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, 'Sir Rabindranath Tagore, 1861-1941, Indian author and guru, b. Calcutta. Tagore came from a wealthy Bengali family. He went abroad in 1877 to study law in England but soon returned to India. For a time he managed his father’s estates and became involved with the Indian nationalist movement, writing propaganda. His characteristic later style combines natural descriptions with religious and philosophical speculation. Tagore drew on the classical literature of India, especially the ancient Sanskrit scriptures and the writings of Kalidasa. His prodigious output includes approximately 50 dramas, 100 books of verse (much of which he set to music), 40 volumes of novels and shorter fiction, and books of essays and philosophy. 
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18 THOMAS, LOWELL India: land of the Black Pagoda.
Garden City Garden City Publishing Co. , 1930 Hard Cover Very Good 
Illustrated with photographs taken by H. A. Chase, F.R.G.S. and by the author. 350 pages, 8 plates, map endpapers, cloth, very good. Chapter I: Before the Curtain Rises. "After everyone else had held forth, the general spoke: Yes, gentleman, you have been to strange places. But have you ever heard of the Black Pagoda. We were with Allenby's army, camped at Deir el Belah on the edge of the Sinai Desert, Just south of the old Philistine capital of Gaza." 
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19 VARSHNEY, ASHUTOSH Democracy, Development and the Countryside : Urban-Rural Struggles in India
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1995 0521441536 / 9780521441537 Hard Cover 
214 pages, cloth, dj. Few very small and neat notes in margins, otherwise fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 WOLPERT, STANLEY A new history of India.
New York Oxford University Press, 1977 Soft Cover 
471 pages, pictorial wraps, some shelf-wear otherwise very good. 1978 reprint. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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