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The Natural Resources of Afghanistan

By Michel, Aloys A

Unpublished, 1960. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Mimeographed stapled typed paper. 23pp. 4to/28cm. A paper presented by the author at the 13th Annual Near East Conference: Current Problems in Afghanistan at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, on 15 December 1960. Aloys Michel was then on the faculty of Yale University and later was Professor of Geography at the University.of Rhode Island. The paper was distributed to participants of the Conference of which the present owner was one..


A Note on India and Pakistan

By Talbot, Phillips

New York: American Universities Field Staff, 1957. Book. Fine. Soft cover. $10.00. South Asia PT-9-'57. 16pp, map, The People, Their History, Indian Thought and Religion, Economic Organization, Political Patterns, Foreign Relations, And the Future? Newsletter format. Light soil on exterior. Internally fine. A balanced comment by a seasoned South Asian observer. Phillips Talbot (1914-2010) was then Executive Director of the American Universities Field Service, later serving as U.S. Ambassador to Greece 1965 ti 1969 and then Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian from 1961 to 1965 and President of the Asia Society from 1970 to 1982. In 2002 he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian Government for his efforts toward achieving better relations between India and American during his tenure at the Asia Society..


South Asia in the World Today

By Talbot, Phillips. Editor

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1950. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. x, 254pp, Part I: The Problem; Part II: Social Forces in South Asia; Part III: Economic Forces in South Asia: Part IV: Poliical Forces in South Asia; Part V: America's Stake in South Asia; List of participants, index. Tall 8vo/23cm. Brown cloth gilt, light wear in protected lightly rubbed dj, internally fine. Proceedings of the Twenty-fifth Institute of the Norman Wait Harris Memorial Foundation at the University of Chicago May 25-29, 1949. More than sixty scholars, officials and business leaders involved significantly in South Asia affairs took part. Some fourteen papers were given and are printed here. Phillips Talbot (1914- 2010) was then Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago and had been a foreign correspondent in South Asia. He later became U.S. Ambassador to Greece and Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs. Mahar 970..


South Asia and the United States After the Cold War: A Study Mission

By The Asia Society

New York: The Asia Society, 1994. Book. Fine. Soft cover. First Edition. xxi, 85pp, Study Mission Members, Executive Summary, Preface, Map of South Asia, South Asia and the U.S., Economics, Social Change and Development, Democracy and Human Rights, Security and International Relations, Enhancing Private-Sector Engagement with South Asia, appendix. 8vo/23cm. Card wrappers, minor wear, internally fine. Report of a 14-person study mission chaired by Arthur A. Hartman and Carla A. Hills. The group was encouraged by Congressional leaders to attempt to plot a 'road map' for future relations with the U.S..


The Young Traveller in India and Pakistan

By Trease, Geoffrey

London: Phoenix House, 1959. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Reprint of revised 1955 edition (originally published 1949). 160pp, map, more than twenty five illustrations from photographs, index and pronunciations. 12mo/19cm. Blue cloth, silver titling, in price-clipped lightly soiled dj, internally fine. NF/G+. An introduction to South Asia for young people framed in an imaginary trip of a boy and girl accompanying their film-maker father to some of the most interesting and historic spots of South Asia. Geoffrey Trease (1909-1998) was a prolific British writer, playwright and historical novelist who was known particularly for his writing for children. He was a pioneer of the idea that children's literature should be a serious subject for study and debate and meticulously researched the historical background for his books..


US-South Asian Relations, 1940-47: American Attitudes Towards the Pakistan Movement

By Malik, Iftikhar H.

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991. Book. NF. Hardcover. First Edition. xi, 322pp, bibliography, index. 8vo/22.5cm. Green cloth gilt NF/NF. A closely documented study on the lack of informed background of the American government and public on the growth of the Pakistan movement in the years leading up to Partition. Iftikhar Haider Malik (1949- ) was a Senior Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford at the time of writing. He had also published a predecessor volume, US-South Asia Relations, 1784-1940..


Early India and Pakistan to Ashoka

By Wheeler, Sir Mortimer

New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1959. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Volume 12 in the Ancient People and Places series. First American Edition. 241pp, 57 illustrations from photographs, 25 line drawings, 7 maps, notes on the plates, index. 8vo/21cm. Red decorated cloth gilt, light wear, in protected dj, internally fine. VG+/VG+. An update on the archeology of the subcontinent from one of its main practitioners. Sir Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler (1890-1976) was Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India in the forties and after Partition, Archaeological Advisor to the Government of Pakistan. He wrote extensively on subcontinental archeology and was one of Britain's most popular public speakers on archaeology...


Research Sources for South Asian Studies in Economic Development: A Select Bibliography of Serial Publications

By De Benko, Eugene and V.N.Krishnan

East Lansing, Michigan: Asian Studies Center/Michigan State University, 1966. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Occasiional Paper No. 4. First Edition. xi, 97pp, Part I-- General Sources; II--Sources on Economic Development; III--Related Sources--Anthropology, Demography, Education, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology, index, author sketches. 4to/27.5cm. Cloth backed decorated card wraps, light wear, internally fine..


Political Change in South Asia

By Weiner, Myron

Calcutta: Firma K.L. Mukhopadhyay, 1963. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. viii, 285pp, 3 tables. 8vo/22cm. Grey cloth, light wear, in slightly edgeworn dj with 2 stains on front panel, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. Eight essays by the author all of which were published previously in Western academic journals. Because they were not generally available to Indian audiences, this edition was made possible. Primarily concerned with political change in India. Myron Weiner (1931-1999) later became Chairman of the Political Science Department at MIT and was an international authority on political change in developing countries, with a special interest in India..


Between Oxus and Jumna:

By Toynbee, Arnold J.

New York: Oxford University Press, 1961. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First American Edition. xii, 211pp, 12 illustrations from photographs (4 in color), itinerary, folding route map with key, index. 8vo/22cm. Pictorial ochre cloth, light wear, in lightly edgeworn dj, owner stamp on ffep, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. VG/G. Ruminations of a world historian during a five month trip in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India in 1960. Arnold Toynbee (1889-1975), the famed universal historian, also gave the Second Azad Memorial Lecture in India during this trip ..


An Anthropological Bibliography of South Asia. Together with a Directory of Anthropological Field Research Vol II. 1955-1959

By Furer-Haimendorf, Elizabeth Von. Compiler

Paris and The Hague: Mouton & Co., 1964. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 459pp, Check List of Periodicals and Bibliographies 1955-1959; twenty sections: Indus, Northern Mountains, Central Himalaya, Assam, West Bengal, East Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Orissa, North Riverain Plain, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Middle India, Andhradesh, Karnatak, Tamilnad, Kerala, Ceylon, General--Pt 1. India, Pt 2. Pakistan, Pt 3. South Asia, 2 appendices, Addenda to Field Research Directory, Authors index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Library buckram, light wear, original wrappers bound in, ex-library marks, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. Volume 2 of a 4 volume work issued between 1958 and 1976, three of which were edited wholly or partly by Elizabeth Furer-Haimendorf and the fouth by Helen Kanitkar. The format of this second volume has been slightly changed from that of Volume I. Elizabeth von Furer-Haimendorf (ca.1910?-1987) was on the staff of SOAS, London along with her husband Professor Count Christoph von Furer-Haimendord.Taylor (Kashmir) 322..