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Across Seven Seas and Thirteen Rvers: Life Stories of Pioneer Sylhetti Settlers in Britain

by Adams, Caroline (compiler & editor)

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Published
1987
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Good
ISBN
9780906698143
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$50.39

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London: THAP Books, 1987. Paperback edition. A very slight crease to the spine, minor scuffng to corners of cover, a previous owner's name and date (1991), but otherwise a good clean tight copy of this soft-cover book. Ten accounts by Sylhetti seamen, originally from NE India, now Bangladesh, of their lives from the 1930s onwards. They sailed… Read more
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Holy Cow: Beef in Indian Dietary Traditions

by Jha, D N

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Published
2001
Condition
Good
ISBN
9788188044016
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$35.99

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New Delhi: Matrix Books, 2001. Minor creasing to edges of unclipped dustwrapper, a small ink-mark inside front board, otherwise a good clean tight copy of this hard-cover book. The author claims that the prohibition of beef and the sacredness of cows did not exist in Hinduism in earlier times. A hugely controversial in India, the book was issued… Read more
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A Situation in New Delhi

by Sahgal, Nayantara

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Published
1977
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780904388145
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$7.20

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London: London Magazine Editions, 1977. Ex library copy with labels ink stamps and an old price on f/ep, ink stamp and numbers on title page. Minor bumping to corners of green boards, but otherwise a good clean tight copy in similar, unclipped dustwrapper, of this slim hard-cover political novel set in India. The author's uncle was Jawaharal Nehru.… Read more
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The Adventures of Gurudeva

by Naipaul, Seepersad

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Published
1995
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780434002849
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$7.20

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London: William Heinemann, 1995. Some yellowing to the pages, otherwise a good clean tight copy in similar, unclipped dustwrapper, of this small hard-cover book. Originally published in Trinidad in 1943, a short novel about the exploits of Gurudeva, a village tough-guy among the Hindu inhabitants of Trinidad. Introduction by V S Naipaul, the son of the author. … Read more
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Between Oxus and Jumna

by Toynbee, Arnold J

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Published
1963
Condition
Good
Edition
Book Club (BCE/BOMC)
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$7.20

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London: Readers Union, 1963. Readers Union edition from 1963. Minor creasing and a couple of very small tears to the top edge of dustwrapper, slight bumping to outer corners of gray boards, otherwise a good clean tight copy of this hard-cover book. The author's account of his travels in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan between February and June 1960.… Read more
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Indian Mutiny and Beyond: The Letters of Robert Shebbeare VC

by Littlewood, Arthur

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Published
2007
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781844155743
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$7.20

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Barnsley: Pen and Sword, 2007. A very good clean tight copy in similar, unclipped dustwrapper of this hard-cover book. Based largely on his letters to his family, the book deals mainly with the Indian Mutiny service of Robert Shebbeare of the 60th Bengal Native Infantry. He was at the siege of Delhi where he won a VC, and… Read more
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The Black Hole of Calcutta: a Reconstruction

by Barber, Noel

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Published
1966
Condition
Good
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$5.76

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London: Readers Union, 1966. Readers Union editio from 1966. Some creasing and small tears to the edges of dustwrapper, also rubbing to the folds of dustwrapper. Some bumping to spine ends and corners of brown boards, otherwise a not too bad copy of this hard-cover book. Deals with the events of June 1756 when over 160… Read more
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Akbar and His India

by Habib, Irfan (editor)

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Published
1997
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780195637915
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$28.79

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Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1997. Slight creasing to edges of unclipped dustwrapper, a small ink mark (remainder?) to the bottom edge of text block, otherwise a good clean tight copy of this hard-cover book. A collection of eighteen essays by different authors on aspects of Indian history, and four essays on original documents, dealing with the period of… Read more
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Big Game Shooting in Nepal (With leaves from the Maharajah's Sporting Diary)

by Smythies, E A

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Published
1942
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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$575.88

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Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co (1933) Ltd., 1942. Original (not facsimile) dustwrapper has a 3 inch tear to the top right-hand corner of front panel and a smaller, 2 inch one at the top end of spine, and some smaller tears and creasing to the edges of dustwrapper. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners of blue boards, an… Read more
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The Gesture Language of the Hindu Dance

by La Meri

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Published
1941
Condition
Good
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$136.77

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New York: Columbia University Press, 1941. Slipcase is quite worn, with the lower side being missing, the top part of inner (closed) side torn, and wear to the corners of the outer (open) side. The book itself has minor bumping to spine ends and corners, an old price in pencil on f/ep (66 rupees 8 annas which would have… Read more
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Homes in Emptiness: Anthology of Bangla Stories

by Banerjee, Sumanta (editor)

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Published
2000
Condition
Good
ISBN
9788187075462
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$7.20

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New Delhi: Sristi, 2000. Minor scuffing to spine ends, some yellowing to outer pages, an (Indian) bookseller's label on first page, otherwise a good clean tight copy, with no creasing to the spine or covers, of this soft-cover book. Contains ten short stories by Bengali authors, here given in English translation. The stories are: ''Across the Lines'' by… Read more
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Through the Indian Mutiny: The Memoirs of James Fairweather, 4th Pubjab Native Infantry 1857-58

by Wright, William

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Published
2011
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780752461618
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$7.92

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Stroud, Gloucestershire: The History Press, 2011. A very good clean tight copy, with no creasing to the spine or covers, of this soft-cover book. Part of the publisher's ''Spellmount Military Memoirs'' series, the memoirs of one James Fairweather, who served as a surgeon with the 4th Punjab Native Infantry during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. 215pp, some b&w… Read more
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Premchand: His Life and Times

by Rai, Amrit

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Published
1991
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780195628944
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$35.99

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Dehli: Oxford University Press, 1991. Some scuffing to spine ends and creasing to spine, otherwise a good clean tight copy of this soft-cover book. A biography of the Indian novelist and short-story writer Premchand. Originally published in Hindi in 1962 and in English in 1982, this is a later, paperback edition. 413pp.. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 8vo -… Read more
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Rosemary Writes

by Macnair, Margaret H

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Published
1935
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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$10.08

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Edinburgh: The Moray Press, 1935. No dustwrapper, some shelf-wear to spine ends, edges and corners of green cloth-covered boards, spine has faded from green to khaki, a previous owner's details (dated 1942) inside front board. Otherwise a good clean tight copy of this hard-cover novel. A light novel about a girl's travels in India, told in the form… Read more
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Taj

by De Silva, Colin

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Published
1989
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780246133724
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$21.60

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London: Grafton, 1989. A very good clean tight copy in similar unclipped dustwrapper of this hard-cover novel by the author of the ''Sinhala Quartet''. This one is also set in India, and is based on the life of Shahjahan and his wife Mumtaz for whom he built the Taj Mahal. Not very common in hardback. 480pp.. First… Read more
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Change and Conflict in India

by Thapar, Romesh (editor)

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Published
1978
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780836402223
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$8.64

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Delhi, India: Macmillan, 1978. Some small tears to the edges of the unclipped dustwrapper, otherwise a good clean tight copy of this hard-cover book containing sixteen pieces by different authors on sociological aspects of India in the 1960s and '70s. All the pieces originally appeared in the Indian monthly publication ''Seminar''. The titles are ''Our Sense of History'',… Read more
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