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Examining the history of Lucknow, Oldenburg shows how the results of its transformation after the Mutiny of 1857 continue to pervade the city even today. Challenging conventional views of the extent of British intervention in India after the Mutiny, she contends that the supposedly neutral political, social, economic, and physical changes made in the city at that time constituted aggressive and purposeful control of the population, and that these changes continue to be accepted by contemporary Indian administrators. Lilac cloth boards, blue title block to spine with gilt title. ISBN: 069106590X. Neat name in ink to front endpaper. Dustwrapper is slightly browned to spine.
ASOKA AND THE DECLINE OF THE MAURYAS
Written by Romila Thapar.
Stock no. 1818897
Published by Oxford University Press. 1963. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
An authoritative work based largely on the edicts of the Emperor Asoka, whose policies are analysed against the background of Mauryan civilization during the fourth and third centuries B.C. - on e of the most important periods of Indian history, which saw the emergence of a pattern that throws much light on the later developments of Indian civilization. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. 6 B/w plates. A few minor marks and bumps to boards. Minor foxing and browning to text block. Dustwrapper is lightly browned.
VISIONS OF MUGHAL INDIA: AN ANTHOLOGY OF EUROPEAN TRAVEL WRITING
Written by Michael H. Fisher.
Stock no. 1818896
Published by I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.. 1st 2007. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.
The Mughal Empire created one of the richest and most colourful of all historical periods. A few of the Europeans who began crisscrossing the roads of Mughal India wrote, in the forms of diaries, letters and travelogues, about the people and lands they encountered. This illuminating and carefully chosen anthology contains a collection of among the best writings by European travellers as they journeyed the length and breadth of the Empire over a 200-year period (1471-1671). Burgundy boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 9781845113544.
This anthology deals with published travel accounts from ancient time to the early twentieth-century, selected by H.K. Kaul, Librarian at the India International Centre, New Delhi. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w plates. ISBN: 019560654X.
ISLAM AND THE ARMY IN COLONIAL INDIA: SEPOY RELIGION IN THE SERVICE OF EMPIRE
Written by Nile Green.
Stock no. 1818887
Published by Cambridge University Press. 1st 2009. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.
A ground-breaking study of the cultural world of the Muslim soldiers of colonial India. Set in Hyderabad in the mid nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the book focuses on the soldiers' relationships with the faqir holy men who protected them and the British officers they served. Black boards, silver title to spine. A few b/w illustrations. ISBN: 9780521898454.
THE TRIBAL WORLD OF VERRIER ELWIN: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Written by Verrier Elwin.
Stock no. 1818873
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1964. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. Text block lightly browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-rubbed and a little browned.
The development of British land forces in South Asia 1600-1947. Green boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0719035708.
Based mainly on accounts left behind by those who personally knew the emperor well, the result of several years of research. Insight into the character and achievements of the founding fathers of the celebrated Mogul dynasty in India. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine.
FOR KING AND ANOTHER COUNTRY: INDIAN SOLDIERS ON THE WESTERN FRONT 1914-1918
Written by Shrabani Basu.
Stock no. 1818632
Published by Bloomsbury. 1st 2015. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
The personal stories of some of the Indian soldiers who went to the Western Front: from a grand turbaned Maharaja raring to fight for the Empire to an illiterate peasant who won the Victoria Cross; from a sweeper who accompanied the troops only to die in an English hospital to a young pilot, barely out of school, who brought down German airplanes. Burgundy boards, blue & gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w photos. ISBN: 9789384052911. A few grubby marks to verso of dustwrapper.
THE TESTIMONIES OF INDIAN SOLDIERS AND THE TWO WORLD WARS
Written by Gajendra Sing.
Stock no. 1818629
Published by Bloomsbury. 1st 2014. Slightly better than very good condition.
Drawing upon the accounts of Indian combatants to explore how they came to terms with the conflicts. Matt pictorial boards. ISBN: 9781780936277. Corners and top front edge of boards bumped.
INDIA, PAKISTAN, AND THE KASHMIR DISPUTE ON REGIONAL CONFLICT AND ITS RESOLUTION
Written by Robert G. Wirsing.
Stock no. 1818628
Published by MacMillan. 1st 1994. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
A response to mounting international concern about Kashmir with specific, step-by-step recommendations for breaking the existing diplomatic stale-mate between India and Pakistan. Black boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0333638182. Top & tail of spine bumped. Mark to front board. White label to front pastedown. Yellow dustwrapper is lightly faded to spine and lightly edge-rubbed and scuffed.
B/w photos. An account of the Indian Army, its officers and men. Text block browned and a little grubby. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge worn with a few small closed tears (no loss).