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This set of previously-out-of-print titles reissues a selection of classic works on India. These range from works on the Indian princes, the palaces of the Raj, the plight of the untouchables, Congress, and British attitudes and politics. Taken together, these books form an essential reference source.

  • The Congress in Tamilnad: Nationalist Politics in South India, 1919-1937 book cover

    The Congress in Tamilnad

    Nationalist Politics in South India, 1919-1937, 1st Edition

    By David Arnold

    Although primarily defined in cultural terms, as the land of the Tamil-speaking people, Tamilnad’s geographical location in the south-eastern corner of the Indian sub-continent has enabled it to develop and maintain a distinctive character. The story of the Congress in Tamilnad has two essential…

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  • Bharati Mukherjee: Critical Perspectives book cover

    Bharati Mukherjee

    Critical Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Emmanuel S. Nelson

    The twelve essays that form this book, first published in 1993, interpret Bharati Mukherjee’s oeuvre from a variety of critical perspectives. The authors’ approaches range from the biographical to the poststructuralist, from cultural analysis to comparative commentary to deconstructive reading.…

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  • The Social System and Culture of Modern India: A Research Bibliography book cover

    The Social System and Culture of Modern India

    A Research Bibliography, 1st Edition

    By Danesh A. Chekki

    According to Arnold J. Toynbee, ‘India is a world in itself; it is a society of the same immensity and importance as is our Western society’. In global perspective, the immensity, diversity, and unique importance of Indian society and culture can hardly be underestimated. This reference volume,…

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  • The Congress and Indian Nationalism: Historical Perspectives book cover

    The Congress and Indian Nationalism

    Historical Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by John L. Hill

    The celebration of the centenary of the Indian National Congress prompted a scholarly re-examination of that organization in the midst of an active international discussion about the nature of Indian society in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Any group of historians who come together to…

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  • A Constitutional History of India, 1600-1935 book cover

    A Constitutional History of India, 1600-1935

    1st Edition

    By Arthur Berriedale Keith

    This book, first published in 1936, provides a comprehensive description and analysis of every constitutional aspect of British rule in India from 1600 to 1936. Beginning with a description of the East India Company before Plassey, its constitution, administration of settlements, and relation to…

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  • Gandhi, Nehru and Modern India book cover

    Gandhi, Nehru and Modern India

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Mauchline Roberts

    In tracing the development of India from British colony to self-governing independent republic, this book, first published in 1974, combines examples of what this has meant to individual Indians, whether Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christian, with an outline of India’s history from the end of the…

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  • India and Pakistan: A General and Regional Geography book cover

    India and Pakistan

    A General and Regional Geography, 1st Edition

    By O.H.K. Spate, A.T.A. Learmonth

    This book, first published in 1954 with this revised edition published in 1972, was recognised as the standard work on Indo-Pakistani geography. Part 1 focuses on climate and soils; Part 2 provides a synopsis of the social complexities of the sub-continent; Part 3 examines planning and development;…

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  • India Under Morley and Minto: Politics Behind Revolution, Repression and Reforms book cover

    India Under Morley and Minto

    Politics Behind Revolution, Repression and Reforms, 1st Edition

    By M.N. Das

    The empire which Curzon left late in 1905 was different from what it had been at the close of the nineteenth century when he came to rule over it. After memorable events and political climax, the awakening upset the rulers’ concept of Indian peace. A revolutionary movement, wide in its appeal and…

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  • Income Distribution, Growth and Basic Needs in India book cover

    Income Distribution, Growth and Basic Needs in India

    1st Edition

    By R. Sinha, Peter Pearson, Gopal Kadekodi, Mary Gregory

    This book, first published in 1979, explores the sources and patterns of the distribution of personal incomes in India, between rural and urban areas and among socio-economic classes, differentiating particularly those groups falling below the poverty line.…

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  • Indian Music: A Vast Ocean of Promise book cover

    Indian Music

    A Vast Ocean of Promise, 1st Edition

    By Peggy Holroyde

    In this book, first published in 1972, Indian music is given the comprehensive treatment it so richly deserves. The author brings a wealth of association with the country and its music into focus with a general introduction to the cultural and spiritual environment, and to the techniques,…

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  • The Making of the Indian Princes book cover

    The Making of the Indian Princes

    1st Edition

    By Edward Thompson

    This book, first published in 1943, sets forth the history of the rise and development of the states of princely India from the end of the eighteenth century until the beginning of nineteenth. This was also the formative period for the East India Company and thus for India itself. It describes the…

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  • Sources for the History of British India in the Seventeenth Century book cover

    Sources for the History of British India in the Seventeenth Century

    1st Edition

    By Shafaat Ahmad Khan

    This book, first published in 1926, is neither a catalogue of libraries and record offices, no is it a selection of transcripts from the English and Indian archives. The object of the undertaking is two-fold: in the first place, it looks at supplying a critical analysis of essential data for…

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  • Women of India: An Annotated Bibliography book cover

    Women of India

    An Annotated Bibliography, 1st Edition

    By Harshida Pandit

    The status and position of Indian women have undergone many changes since the high status they enjoyed in the Vedic era yielded to forced suicide during the dark ages, female infanticide, purdah, child marriages and the denial of property and political rights. This book, first published in 1985,…

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  • Early Child Care in India book cover

    Early Child Care in India

    1st Edition

    By Margaret Khalakdina

    In India, in the second half of the twentieth century, there was a vastly increased concern for the welfare of children. Various developmental programs were undertaken for the improvement of children’s status, especially in rural families. This book, first published in 1979, examines these programs…

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  • From Sepoy to Subedar: Being the Life and Adventures of Subedar Sita Ram, a Native Officer of the Bengal Army, Written and Related by Himself book cover

    From Sepoy to Subedar

    Being the Life and Adventures of Subedar Sita Ram, a Native Officer of the Bengal Army, Written and Related by Himself, 1st Edition

    Edited by James Lunt

    British military history in India has been amply documented, but From Sepoy to Subedar by Sita Ram is the only published account by an Indian soldier of his experiences serving in the East India Company’s Army. These memoirs cover a span of more than forty years of active service, and provide a…

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  • Early Writings on India: A Union Catalogue of Books on India in the English Language Published up to 1900 and Available in Delhi Libraries book cover

    Early Writings on India

    A Union Catalogue of Books on India in the English Language Published up to 1900 and Available in Delhi Libraries, 1st Edition

    Edited by H.K. Kaul

    This book, first published in 1975, is a comprehensive list of all the books on India, written in English before 1900. It is an invaluable reference source on India of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Apart from the work of professional writers, there are the writings of a cross-section of…

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  • Palaces of the Raj: Magnificence and Misery of the Lord Sahibs book cover

    Palaces of the Raj

    Magnificence and Misery of the Lord Sahibs, 1st Edition

    By Mark Bence-Jones

    This book, first published in 1973, gives a vivid picture of British-Indian social life from the eighteenth century to Independence, as well as of the houses themselves. The Government Houses were not only buildings on a palatial scale, but were also a background to a way of life that was as full…

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  • The State, Industrialization and Class Formations in India: A Neo-Marxist Perspective on Colonialism, Underdevelopment and Development book cover

    The State, Industrialization and Class Formations in India

    A Neo-Marxist Perspective on Colonialism, Underdevelopment and Development, 1st Edition

    By Anupam Sen

    The purpose of this book, first published in 1982, is to probe the nature of the state in India and the role played by it in the evolution of the social economy, particularly in the growth of industry. In fact, the problematic of the state and its relationship with socio-economic progression or…

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  • Caste and Christianity: Attitudes and Policies on Caste of Anglo-Saxon Protestant Missions in India book cover

    Caste and Christianity

    Attitudes and Policies on Caste of Anglo-Saxon Protestant Missions in India, 1st Edition

    By Duncan B. Forrester

    This work, first published in 1980, breaks new ground as concerns caste in India. It first examines the nature of caste and its relation to Hinduism and questions in what sense it is possible to speak of Christianity as an egalitarian faith. It then considers some Hindu egalitarian movements and…

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  • Prophet of a New Hindu Age: The Life and Times of Acharya Pranavananda book cover

    Prophet of a New Hindu Age

    The Life and Times of Acharya Pranavananda, 1st Edition

    By Ninian Smart, Swami Purnananda

    This is the fascinating biography, first published in 1985, of the remarkable Bengali religious leader Swami Pranavananda who lived in the turbulent years of the early twentieth century. The story of his life has to some extent been eclipsed by the struggle for Indian independence, but his…

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  • Essays on the Transformation of India's Agrarian Economy book cover

    Essays on the Transformation of India's Agrarian Economy

    1st Edition

    By Chiranjib Sen

    The central problem to which this book, first published in 1984, is addressed is the transformation of agrarian structure as it historically evolved in India. The term ‘structure’, however, has multiple meanings. The sense in which the term is used refers to the system of production, including the…

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  • Untouchable: An Indian Life History book cover

    Untouchable

    An Indian Life History, 1st Edition

    By James M. Freeman

    Nearly 16% of India’s population – or over 100 million people – are untouchables. Most of them, despite decades of government efforts to improve their economic and social position, remain desperately poor, illiterate, subject to brutal discrimination and economic exploitation, and with no prospect…

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  • Truth About India: Can We Get It? book cover

    Truth About India

    Can We Get It?, 1st Edition

    By Verrier Elwin

    Verrier Elwin wrote this book to show the people of Britain the situation in India as it appeared in the early 1930s. His book, first published in 1932 and full of valuable insights into India at the time as well as the British public’s ignorance of the facts on the ground, is a powerful…

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  • Modernization and Kin Network book cover

    Modernization and Kin Network

    1st Edition

    By Danesh A. Chekki

    This book, first published in 1974, seeks to answer the questions whether the nuclear family tends to be an isolated unit relatively cut off from its extended kin network; whether the patterns and effects of urbanization in the developing nations follow exactly the same lines as in the…

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    Routledge Library Editions: British in India

    1st Edition

    By Various

    This set of previously-out-of-print titles reissues a selection of classic works on India. These range from works on the Indian princes, the palaces of the Raj, the plight of the untouchables, Congress, and British attitudes and politics. Taken together, these books form an essential reference…

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  • The Rise and Fall of British India: Imperialism as Inequality book cover

    The Rise and Fall of British India

    Imperialism as Inequality, 1st Edition

    By Karl de Schweinitz Jr

    A great deal of argument about the theory and practice of imperialism has been generated in recent years, much of it Eurocentric and much of it focusing on the causes of imperialism. In this singularly clear and perceptive study, first published in 1983, Karl de Schweinitz concentrates instead on a…

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  • India-China Comparative Research: Technology and Science for Development book cover

    India-China Comparative Research

    Technology and Science for Development, 1st Edition

    Edited by Erik Baark, Jon Sigurdson

    The need to study the effects of technology and science in development has been increasingly emphasized in recent years. At the same time, India and China have emerged on the world scene as large developing countries with rich, often contrasting, experiences of the application of technology and…

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