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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, ...

Katherine Boo

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift...

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Published: Feb 2013

Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Li...

Larry Berman

During the Vietnam War, Time reporter Pham Xuan An befriended everyone who was anyone in Saigon, including American journalists such as David Halberstam and Neil Sheehan, the CIA's William Colby, and the legendary Colonel Edward Lans...

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Published: May 2008

The East India Company, 1600-1858: A ...

Ian Barrow

In existence for 258 years, the English East India Company ran a complex, highly integrated global trading network. It supplied the tea for the Boston Tea Party, the cotton textiles used to purchase slaves in Africa, and the opium for...

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Published: Feb 2017

Why Growth Matters: How Economic Grow...

Jagdish Bhagwati

In its history since Independence, India has seen widely different economic experiments: from Jawharlal Nehru's pragmatism to the rigid state socialism of Indira Gandhi to the brisk liberalization of the 1990s. So which strategy best ...

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Published: Apr 2014

The Fishing Fleet: Husband-Hunting in...

Anne de Courcy

By the late nineteenth century, Britain's colonial reign seemed to know no limit—and India was the sparkling jewel in the Imperial crown. Many of Her Majesty's best and brightest young men departed for the Raj to make their careers,...

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Published: Mar 2015

The Statues that Walked: Unraveling t...

Terry Hunt

The monumental statues of Easter Island, so magisterial and so forlorn, gazing out in their imposing rows over the island's barren landscape, have been the source of great mystery ever since first discovered by Europeans on Easter Sun...

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Published: Nov 2012

Modern India: A Very Short Introducti...

Craig Jeffrey

India is widely recognized as a new global powerhouse. It has become one of the world's emerging powers, rivaling China in terms of global influence. Yet people still know relatively little about the economic, social, political, and c...

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Published: Nov 2017

India Becoming: A Portrait of Life in...

Akash Kapur

A New Republic Editors' and Writers' Pick 2012A New Yorker Contributors' Pick 2012 A Newsweek "Must Read on Modern India""For people who savored Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers."-Evan Osnos, newy...

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Published: Mar 2013

Farthest Field: An Indian Story of th...

Raghu Karnad

"I have not lately read a finer book than this―on any subject at all. . . . A masterpiece." ―Simon Winchester, New StatesmanThe photographs of three young men had stood in his grandmother's house for as long as he could ...

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Published: Aug 2016

The Great Partition: The Making of In...

Yasmin Khan

A reappraisal of the tumultuous Partition and how it ignited long-standing animosities between India and Pakistan This new edition of Yasmin Khan's reappraisal of the tumultuous India-Pakistan Partition features an introduction reflec...

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Published: Aug 2017

The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the...

Rohini Mohan

For three decades, Sri Lanka's civil war tore communities apart. In 2009, the Sri Lankan army finally defeated the separatist Tamil Tigers guerrillas in a fierce battle that swept up about 300,000 civilians and killed more than 40,000...

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Published: Sep 2015

Capitalism: A Ghost Story

Arundhati Roy

From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and clear-cut forests, to the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt, to the hundreds of millions of people who live on less than two dollars a day,...

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Published: May 2014

The Doctor and the Saint: Caste, Race...

Arundhati Roy

"Democracy hasn't eradicated caste," writes Arundhati Roy. "It has entrenched and modernized it."To best understand caste today in India, Roy insists we must examine the influence of Gandhi in shaping what India ul...

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Published: Apr 2017

The Siege: 68 Hours Inside the Taj Ho...

Cathy Scott-Clark

In the page-turning tradition of Black Hawk Down, the definitive account of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai Mumbai, 2008. On the night of November 26, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the city, including the...

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Published: Aug 2014
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