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  • 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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  • BATTLE HONOUR CHHAMB

    “Chhamb was finally entered by 28 Cavalry at about 0900 hours.” The Pakistan Army 1966-71 Major General Shaukat Riza (Retired) “Major Guleri (`A’ Company, 9 Jat: Author) and his boys fought to repulse the enemy tank assault (28 Cavalry: Author), with whatever they had. But the enemy tanks operating with impunity proved more than a match for them. … Major Guleri repeated his request on radio for permission to withdraw as the enemy tanks were closing in on his company from all sides. He was, however, told to check whether he was not mistaking own tanks sent as reinforcement as that of the enemy. He replied, “Cannot mistake my own tanks, as these tanks require no identification. They are firing on me and I am suffering very heavy casualties”. The last transmission from Major Guleri was again his request for a withdrawal when he reported that enemy tanks were only 300 yards from him. Major Guleri and his men stood firmly. … After heavy fighting, this gallant officer and his men were taken prisoners?
    “Since the night it (28 Cavalry: Author) had arrived in the Sector, the regiment had been constantly in operation and within a span of five days; it had launched three attacks. For young regiment that went into battle with only 31 tanks, it had performed well above expectations.” At the Forward Edge of Battle: A History of Pakistan Armoured Corps Major General Syed Ali Hamid (Retired)

    Author: (M), LIEUTENANT GENERAL ISRAR AHMAD GHUMMAN

    ISBN: 9789692341608
    ISBN: 9789692341608
    Publisher: THE ARMY PRESS
    Subtitle: 1971 PAKISTAN-INDIA WAR HISTORY OF 28 CAVALRY
    Author: LIEUTENANT GENERAL ISRAR AHMAD GHUMMAN

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  • STEEDS OF WAR

    “On the 6th enemy again mounted a series of attacks on 5 Sikh. Its company holding the ring contour Point 303 (Point 994: Author) had very stoutly and tenaciously fighting off enemy attacks ever since the night of 3 December, without any relief in sight. It is reported that in this rather depressing scenario a rumour was spread in the company saying, “Bhaj ja, Bhaj ja, painth wich wi istrah hoya siga” – run away, run away, in 1965 the same thing happened”. The company lifted from its defences …” India-Pakistan War 1971: Military Triumph and Political Failure Major General Kuldip Singh Bajwa
    “Chhamb was finally entered by 28 Cavalry at about 0900 hours.” The Pakistan Army 1966-71 Major General Shaukat Riza (Retired) “The Pakistanis claim to have collected a squadron’s worth of tanks abandoned on the west of the river. … The permanent loss of tactically and economically valuable territory on the west of the Munawar Tawi was the most serious reverse suffered in the 1971 War.” The Indian Armour: History of the Indian Armoured Corps (1947-1971) Major General Gurcharn Singh Sandhu “Major Guleri. (‘A’ Company, 9 Jat: Author) and his boys fought to repulse the enemy tank assault (28 Cavalry: Author), with whatever they had But the enemy tanks operating with impunity proved more than a match for them. … Major Guleri repeated his request on radio for permission to withdraw as the enemy tanks were closing in on his company from all sides. He was, however, told to check whether he was not mistaking own tanks sent as reinforceMent as that of the enemy. He replied, “Cannot mistake my own tanks, as these tanks 7: require no identification. They are firing on me and I am suffering very heavy casualties”. The last transmission from Major Guleri was again his request for a withdrawal when he reported that enemy tanks were only 300 yards from him. Major Guleri and his men stood firmly. … After heavy fighting, this gallant officer and his men were taken prisoners …”

    ISBN: 9789692341615

    AUTHOR: LIEUTENANT GENERAL ISRAR AHMAD GHUMMAN, HI, HI (MI), (RETIRED)

     
    ISBN: 9789692341615
    Publisher: THE ARMY PRESS
    Subtitle: BATTLE OF CHHAMB 1971 PAKISTAN – INDIA WAR
    Author: LIEUTENANT GENERAL ISRAR AHMAD GHUMMAN

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  • PATHWAYS

    Pathways comprise 84 Essays and writings placed o5 sections on Pakistan, India-Pakistan Relations, Media, Book Reviews, Miscellany written between 2010-2015. Pathways brings together interesting data, thought-provoking reflections, incisive analyses and innovative concepts on dimensions of Pakistan, India-Pakistan relations, Media, Books and a range of other subjects. While the chapters were written and published between 2010 and 2015, the content covers factors of history as well as contemporary conditions, often projecting implications for the future beyond 2015. With clarity and conviction, combining imaginative explorations with practical possibilities, this anthology is a valuable, highly readable book for young people in particular, and for readers in general.

    Author: Javed Jabba

    ISBN: 9789696374664
    ISBN: 9789696374664
    Publisher: PARAMOUNT BOOKS
    Subtitle: WRITINGS ON PAKISTAN, INDIA-PAKISTAN RELATIONS, MEDIA, BOOK REVIEWS, MISCELLANY 2010-2015
    Author: JAVED JABBAR

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  • TAMING RIVERS

    These are the memoirs of Khan Bahadur Abdur Rahman Khan (1891-1980), a civil engineer in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP; now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), during the British Indian period. A member of the Imperial Service of Royal Engineers, his memoirs provide a riveting account of the turbulent historical period in the NWFP, which saw the decline of the British Raj from its zenith, under Queen Victoria, to the exit of the British, the Partition of India, and the creation of Pakistan. His narrative records the often violent political struggle for independence, the gradual decline of the Raj and its institutions, the consequences of the shifting power structures under the various reforms, and the tussle between the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League to win over the loyalties of the Pathans.

    His narrative is rich with anecdotes and insights about events and the people who shaped the course of this history such as Sir George Cunningham, Sir Olaf Caroe, Sir Ambrose Dundas, Allama Iqbal, Dr Khan Sahib, Ghaffar Khan, and Khan Abdul Qayum Khan.

    As a young engineer he was instrumental in saving the city of Dera Ismail Khan from being swept away by the raging waters of the Indus River in floods and he undertook long and arduous treks in Waziristan and Balochistan escorted by troops lead by British officers to survey and develop dams and irrigation projects.

    He made a significant contribution to the irrigation development of the NWFP and Balochistan. After Independence he was appointed a member of the delegation to negotiate the Indus Water Dispute with India. Besides providing an intimate political and social history of the changing times, hitherto not available in contemporary works, the author is widely recognized as an eminent engineer and his historical perspective on the water resources development of arid regions is a useful reference for those interested in working on these issues in Pakistan.

    Author: KHAN BAHADUR ABDUR RAHMAN KHAN

    ISBN: 9789697342716
    ISBN: 9789697342716
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: RECOLLECTIONS OF A CIVIL ENGINEER DURING THE BRITISH RAJ
    Author: KHAN BAHADUR ABDUR RAHMAN KHAN

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  • SINDH UNDER THE MUGHALS

    This book is a major contribution to the history of Sindh, and consequently to that of Pakistan and South Asia. Beyond the excellence of the research, it must be emphasized that, if the reign of the Mughal rulers has been studied in detail, it is mainly in the imperial context, namely from the centres of power they had created and developed in northern India… Dr Naz has shifted the focus, producing an innovative perspective on how the Mughals exercised power in territories relatively far from the imperial centres, but above all she reveals the leading role they played in developing historiography through the spread of several literary genres. Thus, Dr Naz’s work renews the field of Mughal studies, but at the same time, it is much more than that.

    Author: HUMERA NAZ

    ISBN: 9780190701284
    ISBN: 9780190701284
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: (1591-1737 CE)
    Author: HUMERA NAZ

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  • 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

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  • KASHMIR


    ISBN: 9789694075341
    Publisher: ROYAL BOOK COMPANY
    Subtitle: THE UNFINSHED AGENDA OF PARTITION
    Author: SHAHEED BURHAN WANI

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  • PUNJAB

    Punjab: An Anatomy of Muslim-Sikh Politics is more than “just another’ commentary. It is an important work of political, historical and cultural enquiry. In this effort, Dr. Akhtar Sandhu’s historical insight, his intellectual vigour, literary prowess and profound sense of conviction are embedded. With majors in social science and History as his academic achievements and thorough understanding of the research methodology, the author has presented a well researched and well articulated book. The reader may agree or disagree with the conclusions drawn by the author but the rich source of authenticated information he provides will, for sure, become the basis for further investigation by research scholars to distinguish the wrong from the right. Hopefully this work of reference will spark a lively debate and educate and inspire students of history and policymakers alike.

    ISBN: 9789692315012
    Publisher: DOGAR PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle: AN ANATOMY OF MUSLIM-SIKH POLITICS
    Author: AKHTAR HUSSAIN SANDHU

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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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  • WAVELL AND THE DYING DAYS OF THE RAJ


    ISBN: 9780190707842
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MUHAMMAD IQBAL CHAWLA

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  • FACE TO FACE INDIACONVERSATION WITH KARAN THAPAR


    ISBN: 0143033441
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: CONVERSATION WITH KARAN THAPAR
    Author: PENGUIN BOOKS

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  • EPICENTRE OF VIOLENCE


    ISBN: 8178241315
    Publisher: PERMANENT BLACK
    Subtitle:
    Author: IAN TALBOT

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  • WOMEN WRITER ON PARTITION OF PAKISTAN & INDIA

    Never before has a single volume featured non-fiction writing by women from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh on the Partition of India. Here, for the first time, are Ismat Chughtai, Sara Suleri, Anis Kidwai, Phulrenu Guha, Meghna Guhathakurta, Shehla Shibli, Manikuntala Sen. Kamlaben Patel and many others, speaking and writing about communalism and literature; what they learnt from refugees; what partition means to them 50 years later; and how they define themselves—Hindus? Muslims? Indians? Pakistanis? Bengalis? All of these or none? Either or neither? Not-Indian-not-Pakistani? Bangladeshi not Pakistani? Above all, their accounts raise that most troubling question: do women have a country? An unusual mix of memoirs, interviews, reminiscences and reflective essays, this anthology is the first attempt to present women’s perspective on the partition of India, based on the experience of three countries.
    ISBN: 9694025044
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: RITU MENON

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  • GENDER, NATION, STATE IN PAKISTAN

    The three essays in this volume explore the changing parameters of struggles over gender in Pakistan. In the process, the author attempts to theoretically traverse the boundaries between public and private domains, the State and what is often referred to as ‘civil society’, the individual and the collective, and the local and international. She does this through a discussion of sovereignty and citizenship; the growing nexus between militarism, masculinism and fundamentalism; and the rapid shrinking of democratic spaces in the country.
    ISBN: 9694025052
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: SHIFTING BODY POLITICS
    Author: SHAHNAZ ROUSE

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  • STRUGGLING TO BE HEARD SOUTH ASIAN MUSLIM VOICES

    Given the salience of ideologised forms of religion in fanning or justifying conflicts in different parts of the world today, formulating new understandings of religion that can play a positive role in promoting inter community relations and social justice is an urgent necessity. This is as true of the Islamic case as it is of all other religions. This book, a collection of interviews with Indian and Pakistani Muslim activists and ulema, seeks to provide a broad perspective on a socially engaged understanding of Islam that tries to creatively deal with several issues of contemporary concern, particularly those relating to inter faith relations, social justice and peace.
    ISBN: 8188869098
    Publisher: GLOBAL MEDIA PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:
    Author: YOGINDER SIKAND

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  • GUJARAT 2002 THE TURNING POINT OF INDIA LOSE FREEDOM


    ISBN: 8173413630
    Publisher: INDIAN PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle:
    Author: AZIZ BURNEY

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  • CHRONICLE CLASSICS SERIES: LAND AND LABOUR IN INDIA


    ISBN: 8180280217
    Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: DANIEL AND ALICE THORNER

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