Download E-books An American Witness To India's Partition PDF

This quantity is a suite of Phillips Talbot's letters written among 1938 and 1950, at the buildup to the independence of India and Pakistan, and the early stories of the hot states. Talbot's letters and studies from the sector, offered the following within the unique, contain his first-hand observations on scholar lifestyles at Aligarh Muslim college, neighborhood lifestyles in a small Muslim neighborhood in Kashmir, a Vedic ashram in Lahore, Tagore's Shantiniketan, Gandhi's Sevagram, the Kodaikanal Ashram Fellowship, and Hindu and Muslim city groups in Lahore and Bombay, and Afghanistan. For anyone wishing to get a ground-level view of South Asian society in its decisive decade, those letters from an American observer promise to be an stress-free learn.

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Download E-books TREKKING IN NEPAL 8 PDF

A brand new and completely up to date version of 1 of the main revered and authoritative courses to Nepal.
Co-written through veteran Nepal trekkers with greater than 60 mixed years of expertise within the region.
New eighth variation displays the most up-tp-date political info and comprises either renowned and lesser-known hiking destinations.
After a lot political unrest, tourism to Nepal is back at the upward thrust as a commute vacation spot. New gains of the eighth version include:
Expanded assurance of components outdoor of the first hiking routes, in addition to of less-traveled routes close to significant trailheads.
New info on hiking within the Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions.
New DIY details for self sufficient exploring: find out how to make touch with villagers, use neighborhood maps, locate porters and courses, comprehend pricing instructions, and organize go back and forth must haves reminiscent of water purification and foodstuff.

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Download E-books A Forgotten Empire (Vijayanagar): A Contribution to the History of India PDF

This e-book (hardcover) is a part of the TREDITION CLASSICS. It includes classical literature works from over thousand years. each one of these titles were out of print and rancid the bookshop cabinets for many years. The e-book sequence is meant to maintain the cultural legacy and to advertise the undying works of classical literature. Readers of a TREDITION CLASSICS booklet help the undertaking to save lots of the various notable works of global literature from oblivion. With this sequence, tredition intends to make millions of foreign literature classics on hand in published structure back - world wide.

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Download E-books Evaluation of Groundwater Resources on the Coral Islands of Lakshadweep, India (SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology) PDF

By Vijay Shankar Singh

This publication offers insights on and instruments for the characterization of island aquifers, as illustrated by way of the instance of the coral islands of Lakshadweep in India. After an preliminary evaluate of the various coral islands, next chapters clarify key geophysical, hydrogeological and hydrochemical tools for the evaluate and characterization of coral island aquifers. The book’s remaining chapters spotlight chosen case experiences and describe genuine implementations of the equipment discussed. In addition to offering the main points of information assortment on every one island – a invaluable source for any destiny learn on those islands – in graphical shape, the publication proposes appropriate measures for making sure the sustainability of groundwater assets at the islands. hence, it deals a different and crucial resource of knowledge for all hydrogeologists whose paintings comprises island aquifers. 

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Download E-books The Places In Between PDF

By Rory Stewart

In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked throughout Afghanistan-surviving via his wits, his wisdom of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. by way of day he undergone mountains coated in 9 toes of snow, hamlets burned and emptied by way of the Taliban, and groups thriving amid the is still of medieval civilizations. by way of evening he slept on villagers' flooring, shared their nutrition, and listened to their tales of the hot and old previous. alongside the way in which Stewart met heroes and rogues, tribal elders and teen squaddies, Taliban commanders and foreign-aid staff. He was once additionally followed via an unforeseen companion-a retired combating mastiff he named Babur in honor of Afghanistan's first Mughal emperor, in whose footsteps the pair used to be following.

Through those encounters-by turns touching, con-founding, miraculous, and funny-Stewart makes tangible the forces of culture, ideology, and allegiance that form lifestyles within the map's numerous locations in between.

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Download E-books The Sikh Army 1799-1849 (Men-at-Arms) PDF

By Ian Heath

The start of the nineteenth century observed the increase of a impressive Sikh chief within the Punjab province of north-west India. Unifying the feudal rulers lower than his authority, the conquering Maharaja Ranjit Singh pursued campaigns of growth for almost forty years, growing for the aim a brand new commonplace military at the Western version. His demise in 1839 came across the frontiers of Sikh and British strength in war of words; within the 1840s the inevitable trial of energy introduced British crown and East India corporation troops into conflict opposed to the main bold Indian military they ever confronted. Its tale is instructed the following in interesting element, illustrated with infrequent early work and with vibrant reconstructions of Punjabi common infantrymen and feudal warriors.

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Download E-books The Garrison State: Military, Government and Society in Colonial Punjab, 1849-1947 (SAGE Series in Modern Indian History) PDF

Following the Mutiny of 1857, different factors impelled the British to show to the province of Punjab in north-western India because the relevant recruiting floor for the Indian military. This publication examines the strategies in which the politics and political economic climate of colonial Punjab used to be militarised by means of the province`s place because the `sword arm` of the Raj.

The militarisation of the management within the Punjab used to be characterized by way of a conjunction of the army, civil and political gurus. This ended in the emergence of a uniquely civil-military regime, a phenomenon that was once now not replicated at any place else in British India, certainly within the Empire. Analysing those occasions, this book:
- reports the way within which the Punjab grew to become the most recruiting floor for the Indian Army
- seems to be at how convinced districts have been chosen for army recruitment, and the standards motivating the `military periods` one of the Punjabis to hitch the Army
- Discusses the consequences of the 1st international battle at the recruitment procedure within the Punjab
- Highlights the function the civil-military regime performed within the politics of the Punjab, its survival after the second one international conflict and the way during which it dealt with the call for for Pakistan and the next partitioning of the province.

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Download E-books Slavery and South Asian History PDF

"[W]ill be welcomed by way of scholars of comparative slavery.... [It] makes us reassess the importance of slavery within the subcontinent." ―Edward A. Alpers, UCLA

Despite its pervasive presence within the South Asian prior, slavery is essentially ignored within the region’s historiography, partially as the types of bondage in query didn't regularly healthy types in line with plantation slavery within the Atlantic international. this significant quantity will give a contribution to a rethinking of slavery in international historical past, or even the class of slavery itself. such a lot slaves in South Asia weren't agricultural workers, yet army or family staff, and the latter have been overwhelmingly girls and kids. participants may develop into slaves at beginning or via seize, sale through family, indenture, or because of accusations of criminal activity or irrelevant sexual habit. for hundreds of years, alternate in slaves associated South Asia with Africa, the center East, and primary Asia. The participants to this number of unique essays describe quite a lot of websites and contexts masking greater than 1000 years, foregrounding the lifestyles tales of person slaves anyplace possible.

Contributors are Daud Ali, Indrani Chatterjee, Richard M. Eaton, Michael H. Fisher, Sumit Guha, Peter Jackson, Sunil Kumar, Avril A. Powell, Ramya Sreenivasan, Sylvia Vatuk, and Timothy Walker.

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Download E-books Gandhi's Spinning Wheel and the Making of India (Routledge Studies in South Asian History) PDF

Gandhi’s use of the spinning wheel used to be some of the most major unifying components of the nationalist flow in India. Spinning was once noticeable as an fiscal and political job which can compile the varied inhabitants of South Asia, and make allowance the previously elite nationalist stream to connect with the wider Indian inhabitants.

This e-book appears to be like on the politics of spinning either as a visible image and as a symbolic perform. It strains the family tree of spinning from its early colonial manifestations in corporation portray to its appropriation by way of the anti-colonial circulate. This complicated of visible imagery and performative ritual had the capability to beat labour, gender, and spiritual divisions and thereby produce an available and potent image for the Gandhian anti-colonial move. by means of completely reading all elements of this symbol’s deployment, this booklet unpacks the politics of the spinning wheel and gives a version for the research of political symbols in other places. It additionally probes the successes of India’s specific anti-colonial flow, making a useful contribution to stories in social and cultural historical past, in addition to South Asian Studies.

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