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  • PORTRAITURE IN SOUTH ASIA SINCE THE MUGHALS


    ISBN: 9781780767246
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: ART, REPRESENTATION AND HISTORY

    Author: CRISPIN BRANFOOT

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  • THE PASHTUNS

    The Pashtuns are perhaps the largest ethnic group in the world without a country of their own. They inhabit a continuous stretch of land from the Hindu Kush to the Indus, across Pakistan and Afghanistan. Pakistan used the Pashtun dominated areas in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) as a launching pad against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s and later during the US-led War on Terror. In the process FATA was kept in a constitutional and informational black hole. The discontent finally burst in 2018 when the extra-judicial killing of a Pashtun youth led to widespread protests. This book by veteran analyst Tilak Devasher fulfils a gap in the geopolitical understanding of South Asia, given the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the shifting power equations in the region.

    Author: TILAK DEVASHER
    ISBN: 9789394407633
    ISBN: 9789394407633
    Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle: A CONTESTED HISTORY
    Author: TILAK DEVASHER

     1,695
  • DEVELOPMENT PATHWAYS

    Development Pathways presents evidence-based comparative analysis of economic and social developments in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh since they gained independence in 1947. Pakistan was further subdivided in 1971 when Bangladesh became independent. In 1947 these countries were mired in poverty, illiteracy, poor health status, underemployment, and rudimentary infrastructure. There was tremendous pessimism about the future economic sustenance of these countries.

    The development pathways adopted by each of these countries differed significantly but they each also went through paradigm shifts in their policies in the period 1990 onwards. All three countries started their journey with centrally planned state control of command heights of economy with Pakistan switching back and forth from liberalization, nationalization and once again liberalization. Institutional decay and frequent political changes brought about a major shift from a fast growing economy in the first forty years to becoming a laggard in the recent thirty year period. India adhered to its initial model until 1991 when it abolished License Raj, opened up the economy to the private sector, and attracted Foreign Direct Investment. India has been recording growth rates of 6-7 percent since then.

    Bangladesh also started its development journey by following a state-controlled model. However, political stability post 1990, continuity of economic policies across political regimes and liberalization widened the scope of the private sector and moved the growth trajectory significantly upwards.

    This study identifies critical success factors, and the risks and pain points for steering the future direction of these economies. This book would be of interest to policy practitioners, opinion makers, academics and researchers, and the students of Development Studies as it takes a multidisciplinary approach rather than a narrow lens of economic analysis.

    ISBN: 9786277626198

    AUTHOR: ISHRAT HUSAIN, SARAH NIZAMANI, SHAGUFTA SHABBAR, MASOOD AHMED SIDDIQUI
    ISBN: 9786277626198
    Publisher: LIBERTY BOOKS
    Subtitle: INDIA | PAKISTAN | BANGLADESH 1947 – 2022
    Author: ISHRAT HUSAIN

     3,495
  • THE EMPEROR JAHANGIR

    Jahangir was the fourth of the six “Great Mughals,” the oldest son of Akbar the Great, who extended the Mughal Empire across the Indian Subcontinent, and the father of Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal. Although an alcoholic and opium addict, his reputation marred by rebellion against his father, once enthroned the Emperor Jahangir proved to be an adept politician. He was also a thoughtful and reflective memoirist and a generous patron of the arts, responsible for an innovative golden age in Mughal painting.

    Through a close study of the seventeenth century Mughal court chronicles, The Emperor Jahangir sheds new light on this remarkable historical figure, exploring Jahangir’s struggle for power and defense of kingship, his addictions and insecurities, his relationship with his favourite wife, the Empress Nur Jahan, and with his sons, whose own failed rebellions bookended his reign.

    ISBN: 9780755640553

    AUTHOR: LISA BALABANLILAR
    ISBN: 9780755640553
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
    Subtitle: POWER AND KINGSHIP IN MUGHAL INDIA
    Author: LISA BALABANLILAR

     1,395
  • AURANGZEB

    Aurangzeb Alamgir (r. 1658-1707), the sixth Mughal emperor, is widely reviled in India today. Hindu hater, murderer and religious zealot are just a handful of the modern caricatures of this maligned ruler. While many continue to accept the storyline peddled by colonial-era thinkers-that Aurangzeb, a Muslim, was a Hindu-loathing bigot-there is an untold side to him as a man who strove to be a just, worthy Indian king.

    In this bold and captivating biography, Audrey Truschke enters the public debate with a fresh look at the controversial Mughal emperor.

    ISBN: 9780143442714

    AUTHOR: AUDREY TRUSCHKE
    ISBN: 9780143442714
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE MAN AND THE MYTH
    Author: AUDREY TRUSCHKE

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  • TIGER

    He was the most feared Indian of his time. But to his subjects he was a strong and just king and to his family, a loving son and father. From his daring military exploits to his practice of recording his dreams, this book brings the controversial Tipu Sultan vividly to life.

    ISBN: 9781905837878

    AUTHOR: KATE BRITTLEBANK
    ISBN: 9781905837878
    Publisher: CLARITAS BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE LIFE OF TIPU SULTAN
    Author: KATE BRITTLEBANK

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  • THE STATE DURING THE BRITISH RAJ

    This book explores institutional development in British India which encompassed both the modernization of existing practices and arrangements (such as the bureaucracy and the military) and the importation of alien practices (such as the rule of law, representation, and mass politics). During the nearly two centuries of British political and military domination of South Asia, the institutional basis for India’s and Pakistan’s colonial democracies was laid. For varied reasons, South Asian elites have been reluctant to engage with the history of British India as a state that was very much the successor of the Timurid (Mughal) Empire and the precursor to the republics of contemporary South Asia. This study argues in favour of re-engagement with the processes of institutional development in South Asia and the manner in which the arbitrarily run estates of the pre-British Indian periods were gradually converted into the form, and to a limited extent, imbued with the substance, of a modern constitutional state as a direct result of British rule. Given that the crisis of governance in South Asia arises in part from the inability of Indian and Pakistani elites to operate the institutional frameworks bequeathed to them and reform them further, it is hoped that this study will provide historical context to discussions about crises of governance in South Asia.

    Author: ILHAN NIAZ

    ISBN: 9789697342204
    ISBN: 9789697342204
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: IMPERIAL GOVERNANCE IN SOUTH ASIA 1700-1947
    Author: ILHAN NIAZ

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  • BLOOD OVER DIFFERENT SHADES OF GREEN

    The famous British philosopher and historian, R.G. Collingwood, suggested that a historian must ‘reconstruct’ history by using ‘historical imagination’ to ‘re-enact’ the thought processes of historical persons based on information and evidence from historical sources. That is what the authors of the present book have tried to do. The events of 1971 that resulted in the breakup of Pakistan are a milestone in Pakistan’s history. To retrieve what happened and why it happened is an exercise that so far has been avoided or left at best incomplete. The book based on published and unpublished memories of activists of 1971 attempts to give a critical assessment of the events and spell out lessons that have to be learnt.

    AUTHOR: IKRAM SEHGAL BETTINA ROBOTKA

    ISBN: 9780190702274
    ISBN: 9780190702274
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: EAST PAKISTAN 1971: History Revisited
    Author: IKRAM SEHGAL BETTINA ROBOTKA

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  • INGLORIOUS EMPIRE

    The Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller on India’s experience of British colonialism, by the internationally-acclaimed author and diplomat Shashi Tharoor Tharoor s impassioned polemic slices straight to the heart of the darkness that drives all empires … laying bare the grim, and high, cost of the British Empire for its former subjects. An essential read Financial Times In the eighteenth century, India s share of the world economy was as large as Europe s. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. The Empire blew rebels from cannon, massacred unarmed protesters, entrenched institutionalised racism, and caused millions to die from starvation. British imperialism justified itself as enlightened despotism for the benefit of the governed, but Shashi Tharoor takes demolishes this position, demonstrating how every supposed imperial gift – from the railways to the rule of law – was designed in Britain s interests alone. He goes on to show how Britain’s Industrial Revolution was founded on India s deindustrialisation, and the destruction of its textile industry. In this bold and incisive reassessment of colonialism, Tharoor exposes to devastating effect the inglorious reality of Britain s stained Indian legacy.

    Author: SHASHI THAROOR

    ISBN: 9781802061765
    ISBN: 9781802061765
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: WHAT THE BRITISH DID TO INDIA
    Author: SHASHI THAROOR

     2,175
  • COURTING INDIA

    When Thomas Roe arrived in India in 1616 as James I’s first ambassador to the Mughal Empire, the English barely had a toehold in the subcontinent. Their understanding of South Asian trade and India was sketchy at best, and, to the Mughals, they were minor players on a very large stage. Roe was representing a kingdom that was beset by financial woes and deeply conflicted about its identity as a unified ‘Great Britain’ under the Stuart monarchy. Meanwhile, the court he entered in India was wealthy and cultured, its dominion widely considered to be one of the greatest and richest empires of the world.

    In Nandini Das’s fascinating history of Roe’s four years in India, she offers an insider’s view of a Britain in the making, a country whose imperial seeds were just being sown. It is a story of palace intrigue and scandal, lotteries and wagers that unfolds as global trade begins to stretch from Russia to Virginia, from West Africa to the Spice Islands of Indonesia.

    A major debut that explores the art, literature, sights and sounds of Jacobean London and Imperial India, Courting India reveals Thomas Roe’s time in the Mughal Empire to be a turning point in history and offers a rich and radical challenge to our understanding of Britain and its early empire.

    AUTHOR: NANDINI DAS

    ISBN: 9781526615657
    ISBN: 9781526615657
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
    Subtitle: ENGLAND, MUGHAL INDIA AND THE ORIGINS OF EMPIRE
    Author: NANDINI DAS

     3,745
  • THE ANARCHY

    In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and forced him to establish a new administration in his richest provinces. Run by English merchants who collected taxes using a ruthless private army, this new regime saw the East India Company transform itself from an international trading corporation into something much more unusual: an aggressive colonial power in the guise of a multinational business.
    William Dalrymple tells the remarkable story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power.

    Author: William Dalrymple

    ISBN: 9781408864395
    ISBN: 9781408864395
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY
    Subtitle: THE RELENTLESS RISE OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY
    Author: WILLIAM DALRYMPLE

     2,495
  • THE LAST MUGHAL

    On a dark evening in November 1862, a cheap coffin is buried in eerie silence. There are no lamentations or panegyrics, for the British Commissioner in charge has insisted, ‘No vesting will remain to distinguish where the last of the Great Mughals rests.’ This Mughal is Bahadur Shah Zafar II, one of the most tolerant and likeable of his remarkable dynasty who found himself leader of a violent and doomed uprising. The Siege of Delhi was the Raj’s Stalingrad, the end of both Mughal power and a remarkable culture.

    Author: WILLIAM DALRYMPLE

    ISBN: 9781408800928
    ISBN: 9781408800928
    Publisher: BLOOMBERG PRESS
    Subtitle:
    Author: WILLIAM DALRYMPLE

     3,145
  • JINNAH KI KAMYABI, NAKAMI AUR TAREEKH MEIN KIRDAR


    ISBN: 9789694026589
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ISHTIAQ AHMED

     4,495
  • HISTORY OF PAKISTAN AND ROLE OF THE ARMY


    ISBN: 9789694074940
    Publisher: ROYAL BOOK COMPANY
    Subtitle:

    Author: SYED SAMI AHMED

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  • HISTORICAL ARCHIVES OF KASUR

    Writing history is not an easy undertaking; you must overcome many obstacles and conduct extensive research as you put together your historical work. The history of Kasur is not specifically covered in any literature. Amjad Zafar Ali, who is in the IT and accounting fields but has written a thorough history of Kasur, is someone I got to know. His debut book, Morning Tea That Never Reached Kasur, was the first English-language history of Kasur ever written. His third book, Historical Archives of Kasur, currently offers extensive information and history about Kasur. He has made an effort to include all facets of life, including Kasur’s 2,000-year history and culture, which have been influenced by Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, and British communities. I wish the very best of luck to Amjad, who has made a great contribution to his city of birth.
    ISBN: 9786277656058
    Publisher: LAHORE SHANASI PUBLICTION
    Subtitle:

    Author: AMJAD ZAFAR ALI

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  • SINDH UNDER THE MUGHALS


    ISBN: 978019070124
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle:
    Author: HUMERA NAZ

     1,100
  • SEASONS OF SPLENDOURTALES, MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF INDIA


    ISBN: 0140346996
    Publisher: PUFFIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: TALES, MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF INDIA
    Author: MICHAEL FOREMAN

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  • EXPLORING IDENTITY ACROSS LANGUAGE AND CULTURETHE PSYCHOLOGICAL, EMOTIONAL, LINGUISTIC, AND CULTURAL CHANGES FOLLOWING MIGRATION


    ISBN: 9780367856717
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle: THE PSYCHOLOGICAL, EMOTIONAL, LINGUISTIC, AND CULTURAL CHANGES
    FOLLOWING MIGRATION
    Author: ALEZ PANICACCI

     48,051
  • ONE HUNDRED YEARS ONE HUNDRED VOICES


    ISBN: 8170462126
    Publisher: SEAGULL
    Subtitle: THE MILLWORKERS OF GIRANGOAN: AN ORAL HISTORY
    Author: MEENA MENON

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  • LOCKED IN PLACE


    ISBN: 0691096597
    Publisher: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: STATE-BUILDING AND LATE INDUSTRIALIZATION IN INDIA
    Author: VIVEK CHIBBER

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