Washinton D.C.: Brooking Institution Press, 2001. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. xiii, 377pp, Introduction, Notes, Index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Black cloth gilt, NF, in protected library dj lightly taped to boards, one small library label removal mark, otherwise clean, tight and very good. Stephen P. Cohen (1936- ) a professor at Georgetown University was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution at the time of writing. One of the more competent observers of Indian and South Asian affairs, he has written several very well received books. Among the encomiums of knowledgeable observers, Professor Leo Rose of the University of California, Berkeley , describes it as "thorough and comprehensive" and. "particularly impressive" in "the chapters dealing with India's incredibly complex relationship with Pakistan, China and the United States....".
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1959. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. x, 486pp, 29 papers in eight sections: Traditions of Leadership; Personality and Leadership; Political Institutions; Political Parties; Influence Groups; Public Administration; Rural Development and Administration; and, Leadership and Change in the Villages, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Blue cloth, silver titling, light wear in protected very lightly edgeworn dj, 4 digit number on title-page, otherwise internally fine. VG/VG. Part (pp 97-98) of undated review from Journal of Asian Studies laid in. Selected papers, edited and revised, from the seminar on Leadership and Political Institutions in India held at the University of California, Berkeley, in August 1956. Among the leading Indian and American scholar-presenters were W. Norman Brown, Robert I. Crane, Margaret W. Fisher, A.D. Gorwala, Selig Harrison, Baij Nath Singh and Myron Weiner. The unnamed reviewer says, "This volume represents something of a landmark in Indian studies in the United States within the nexus of political science-cum-sociology-cum-anthropology, in which it is the first really original American contribution." Mahar 1039..
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1957. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. xiii, 319pp, 2 maps, 5 tables, bibliography, index. 8vo/22.5cm. Brown cloth gilt, shelf wear only, in protected price clipped dj, internally fine. NF/NF-. The first major study of India's developing party system published for Princeton's Center for International Studies. Myron Weiner (1931-)1999) was an expert of refugees and political change in developing countries. He taught at Princeton, Chicago and MIT where he was chairman of the department of politiical science. Mahar 1164..
Bombay: Popular Book Depot, 1946. Book. Good. Soft cover. Third Revised and Enlarged Edition (1936). [viii], 177pp, Prefaces to First, Second and Third Edition, Expressions Explained, Resumption and Distribution of Authority, Legislature, Federation of India, Provincial Autonomy, Crown and States, Legislative Powers, Administrative Relations, Finance Property Suits, Federal Railway Authority, Judicature, Services, Secretary of State, Miscellaneous and General, Transitional Provisions, Commencement and Repeal, Towards Independence, 7 appendices, index. 8vo/22cm. Green wrappers, chipped and spotted, dealer stamp of Balkrishnas, The Mall, Lahore, previous owner name on ffep ("Shaukat Awan/25/11/46"), much marking and marginal comments (as if by a lawyer?), pencilled notes on inside back cover. Purushottama Ramacandra Lele (1890- ) was a lawyer and apparently an authority on this subject. The First Edition of 115 pages published in 1936 was entitled, he Federation of India: How It Will Be Governed. Copies scarce of any edition though OCLC lists 4 libraries holding it..
New York: Dial Press, 1930. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First American Edition. xii, 404pp, 2 folding maps, 7 monochrome illustrations from photographs, 3 appendices, index. 12mo/21.5cm. Blind-stamp decorated maroon cloth, light rubbing, paper clip mark first 2 leaves, pencilled name of previous owner on ffep, partly unopened, 2 leaves of index roughly opened, otherwise clean, tight and very good. A sensitive account of India's position and nationalist movement in the first third of the twentieth century. Edward John Thompson (1886-1946) novelist, poet, journalist and historian of India was a liberal advocate for Indian culture and self-determination. He was friendly with Tagore, Gandhi, Nehru and other Congress leaders so was an unusually good channel for interpreting India to England though perhaps his voice was not so influential there. Nehru sent him a tender message of affection and respect on his deathbed in 1946..
London: The Pilot Press, 1945. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Third Impression. 80pp, map, 21 illustrations from monochrome photographs. 8vo/22.5cm. Red cloth, rubbed at spine ends, in protected but edgeworn dj, internally fine. VG/Fair. A good analysis of India's situation on the eve of partition. Sir Penderel Moon (1905-1987) had been a member of the elite Indian Civil Service from 1929 until 1943 and was so well regarded that Nehru invited him back after 1947 to help organize the new state..
Chicago and San Francisco: Foreign Policy Association/Henry Holt & Company, 1946. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Printing. ix, 113pp, maps and graphs, documentary appendix, suggested reading, note on author. 12mo/19.5cm. Brown cloth, light wear, in chipped dj, internally clean, tight and very good. A volume in the Headline Series of the Foreign Policy Association originally published for its members to enable them to reach intelligent and independent conclusions on important contemporary international problems. Lawrence Kealter Rosinger (1915- ) who authored more than a dozen books on Asia, had been the Far Eastern expert of the Foreign Policy Association since 1942. He was also associated with the Institute of Pacific Relations..
Lucknow: National Fine Press, 1968. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 10pp. 12mo/18cm. Yellow printed paper brochure, light wrinkling, otherwise very good. An attempt at uniting the "backward classes and minorities" to get thier rights and benefits and for the prevention of communal disturbances. The speaker includes Scheduled Castes, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and Jains among the 'backward classes' categories. The President of the Convention was B. Sham Sunder and it was sponsored by the Muslim Majlis of U.P..
London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1931. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. New [2nd] Impression (1931). viii, 117pp. 12mo/19cm. Red cloth gilt, titling dulled, a few spots, light foxing of foredge, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. A basic description of India by an experienced but conservative Indian civil servant. Sir Harcourt Butler, G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., D.C.L. (1869-1938) had served 38 years in India, thirteen as head of two of the most important states, the United Provinces and Burma. He cites American caution in granting independence to the Phillipines for being cautious on granting Indian independence..