The first single-volume history of India since the 1950s, combining narrative pace and skill with social, economic and cultural analysis. Five millennia of the sub-continent’s history are interpreted by one of our finest writers on India and the Far East. This edition does not include illustrations.Older, richer and more distinctive than almost any other, India’s culture furnishes all that the historian could wish for in the way of continuity and diversity. The peoples of the Indian subcontinent, while sharing a common history and culture, are not now, and never have been, a single unitary state; the book accommodates Pakistan and Bangladesh, as well as other embryonic nation states like the Sikh Punjab, Muslim Kashmir and Assam.Above all, the colonial era is seen in the overall context of Indian history, and the legacy of the 1947 partition is examined from the standpoint of today.
Published by: HarperCollins | Publication date: 07/25/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 608 pages, ISBN 9780007307753
#1 best-selling guide to India * Lonely Planet India is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Admire the perfect symmetry of the Taj Mahal, ride a camel through the moonlit desert or cruise the lush backwaters of Kerala; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of India and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's India Travel Guide:
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Published by: Lonely Planet | Publication date: 09/01/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1248 pages
India: Where To Go, What To See - A India Travel Guide (India, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chennai Book 1)
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Publication date: 02/04/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 102 pages
A Passage to India (1924) is a novel by English author E. M. Forster set against the backdrop of the British Raj and the Indian independence movement in the 1920s. It was selected as one of the 100 great works of 20th century English literature by the Modern Library and won the 1924 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. Time magazine included the novel in its "All Time 100 Novels" list. The novel is based on Forster's experiences in India, deriving the title from Walt Whitman's 1870 poem "Passage to India" in Leaves of Grass.The story revolves around four characters: Dr. Aziz, his British friend Mr. Cyril Fielding, Mrs. Moore, and Miss Adela Quested. During a trip to the Marabar Caves (modeled on the Barabar Caves of Bihar), Adela thinks she finds herself alone with Dr. Aziz in one of the caves (when in fact he is in an entirely different cave), and subsequently panics and flees; it is assumed that Dr. Aziz has attempted to assault her. Aziz's trial, and its run-up and aftermath, bring to a boil the common racial tensions and prejudices between Indians and the British who rule India.
Publication date: 05/13/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages
India: India Travel Guide: The 30 Best Tips For Your Trip To India - The Places You Have To See (New Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata, Kashmir, Jaipur Book 1)
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Publication date: 02/04/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 140 pages
In India: A Sacred Geography, renowned Harvard scholar Diana Eck offers an extraordinary spiritual journey through the pilgrimage places of the world's most religiously vibrant culture and reveals that it is, in fact, through these sacred pilgrimages that India’s very sense of nation has emerged. No matter where one goes in India, one will find a landscape in which mountains, rivers, forests, and villages are elaborately linked to the stories of the gods and heroes of Indian culture. Every place in this vast landscape has its story, and conversely, every story of Hindu myth and legend has its place. Likewise, these places are inextricably tied to one another—not simply in the past, but in the present—through the local, regional, and transregional practices of pilgrimage. India: A Sacred Geography tells the story of the pilgrim’s India. In these pages, Diana Eck takes the reader on an extraordinary spiritual journey through the living landscape of this fascinating country –its mountains, rivers, and seacoasts, its ancient and powerful temples and shrines. Seeking to fully understand the sacred places of pilgrimage from the ground up, with their stories, connections and layers of meaning, she acutely examines Hindu religious ideas and narratives and shows how they have been deeply inscribed in the land itself. Ultimately, Eck shows us that from these networks of pilgrimage places, India’s very sense of region and nation has emerged. This is the astonishing and fascinating picture of a land linked for centuries not by the power of kings and governments, but by the footsteps of pilgrims. India: A Sacred Geography offers a unique perspective on India, both as a complex religious culture and as a nation. Based on her extensive knowledge and her many decades of wide-ranging travel and research, Eck's piercing insights and a sweeping grasp of history ensure that this work will be in demand for many years to come.
Published by: Harmony | Publication date: 03/27/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 576 pages
*5 FREE BONUS BOOKS INCLUDED (Dragons of Umora)*Kara wants to learn more about the tiger shifters that make up her ancestry. But when a trip to India to meet them under the guise of a sanctuary tour group leaves her left for dead, she instantly regrets her decision. A fortunate turn of events leads her to saving the very people who want her gone, and now they must all embrace each another to survive.Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, and piles of sexy shifters. Intended for mature audiences only.
Publication date: 05/07/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 2187 pages
From the author of the Samuel Johnson prize-shortlisted ‘Return of a King’, the romantic and ultimately tragic tale of a passionate love affair that transcended all the cultural, religious and political boundaries of its time.James Achilles Kirkpatrick was the British Resident at the court of Hyderabad when he met Khair un-Nissa – ‘Most Excellent among Women’ – the great-niece of the Prime Minister of Hyderabad. He fell in love with her and overcame many obstacles to marry her, converting to Islam and, according to Indian sources, becoming a double-agent working against the East India Company.It is a remarkable story, but such things were not unknown: from the early sixteenth century to the eve of the Indian Mutiny, the ‘white Mughals’ who wore local dress and adopted Indian ways were a source of embarrassment to successive colonial administrations. Dalrymple unearths such colourful figures as ‘Hindoo Stuart’, who travelled with his own team of Brahmins to maintain his temple of idols, and Sir David Auchterlony, who took all 13 of his Indian wives out for evening promenades, each on the back of her own elephant.In ‘White Mughals’, William Dalrymple discovers a world almost entirely unexplored by history, and places at its centre a compelling tale of seduction and betrayal.
Published by: HarperPress | Publication date: 05/31/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 640 pages
Lush, green, fragrant: the Indian hills of Assam are full of promise. But eighteen-year-old Clarissa Belhaven is full of worry. The family tea plantation is suffering, and so is her father, still grieving over the untimely death of his wife, while Clarissa’s fragile sister, Olive, needs love and resourceful care.Beautiful and headstrong, Clarissa soon attracts the attention of young, brash Wesley Robson, a rival tea planter. Yet before his intentions become fully clear, tragedy befalls the Belhavens and the sisters are wrenched from their beloved tea garden to the industrial streets of Tyneside.A world away from the only home she has ever known, Clarissa must start again. Using all her means, she must endure not only poverty but jealousy and betrayal too. Will the reappearance of Wesley give her the link to her old life that she so desperately craves? Or will a fast-changing world and the advent of war extinguish hope forever?Revised edition: This edition of The Tea Planter's Daughter includes editorial revisions.
Published by: Lake Union Publishing | Publication date: 06/21/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 450 pages
Just a thousand years ago, India was dotted with universities across its length and breadth where international students flocked to gain credentials in advanced education. This illustrated book describes how these multi-disciplinary centres of learning existed in several forms - forest universities, brick-and-mortar universities and temple universities. It examines the funding for these citadels of learning and the graduation ceremonies. The process by which India’s ancient systems of education helped to fuel a knowledge revolution around the world with its manuscripts forming the basis for monographs and academic papers is explained with references. The marauding incursions by Muslim invaders which disrupted the idyllic world of university learning in India followed by European colonisation, which led to further erosion and degeneration of India’s traditional learning systems have been taken up in some detail. Readers will get a snapshot view of India's education system down the ages from ancient to modern times.
Publication date: 05/04/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 70 pages