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    MAP: PERSIEN, AFGHANISTAN und BELUTSCHISTAN by (ATLAS)

    1904. Map number 129-130 (scale 1: 6.000.000) from an unknown atlas published March 1904 in Germany. Fine condition. Original colour lithograph. * Bearbeitet von E. Friedrich & A. Scobel. Size: 44x56 (folding). GOOD. Illus. by O. Kehr, P. Andrae & G. Kirchner (Lithogr.).


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    MAP: Burma und Malayische Halbinsel by (ATLAS)

    1920. Map number 161 (scale 1: 6.000.000) from an unknown atlas published 1920 in Germany. Clean original colour lithograph (See also map 160: Vorderindien Südlicher Teil - the same atlas). Size: 44x28. GOOD.


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    India Infrastructure Report 2003: Public Expenditure Allocation and Accountability by 3iNetwork; Infrastructure Development Finance Company; Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

    Oxford University Press. 2003. Paperback. Very Good. Binding is square and tight. Interior is pristine. Not from a library. 348 pages. This report focuses on regulation and industry structure and spells out an agenda of reform and privatization to improve the infrastructure's effectiveness, targeting, and efficiency.


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    MAP: Asiatische Inselwelt - Syd. Wagn. m. Schul-Atlas by (ATLAS) V. GEYER (Zeichner)

    Gotha: Justus Perthes MAP (folded) from unknown atlas published in Germany (c. 1890). Page 39 with insets: Regenkarte - Volksdichte - England - Tokio area - Kanton area - Singapore Street. Scale 1: 20.000.000 covering East Asia and the Indonesian Archipel. Good clean original colour lithograph. Size: 38x31½. GOOD.


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    Interhash Goa 2002: It's a Goa! (13th World Interhash) by Interhash Goa 2002 Mismanagement Committee

    Goa, India: Interhash Goa 2002 Mismanage. 2002. Paperback. 1st Edition. Very Good. Rare! Spine is square and tight. Interior is pristine. Cover is clean. 86 pages.


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    Kinship in Bengali Culture by Inden, Ronald B.; Nicholas, Ralph W

    New Delhi: Chronicle Books, 2005. Second edition. Hardcover. As New/very good +. New Delhi: Chronicle Books, 2005. Second edition. Hardcover. As New/very good +. 2nd edition. Minimal edgewear to dustjacket including one 1/2 inch tear at back bottom cover; otherwise brand new unread condition. Kinship has been a central concern of anthropology for more than a century. As a key element in the organization of every human society, kinship is also a major source of the principles that guide people in the other spheres of life. Ronald B. Inden, a historian of India, and Ralph W. Nicholas, an anthropologist who has studied contemporary Bengali culture and society, have joined complementary skills to analyze the kinship system of a major human society that possesses an ancient, literate civilization and a tradition of analytical thought. The re-publication of this book is intended as a contribution to the dialogue of cultures that has developed in the twenty-first century. Kinship in this book is approached through the categories and meanings provided by Bengali culture. The authors identify a single coherent pattern of cultural premises that lie behind the kinship categories of Bengal, and other regions of India as well. They interpret the samskara rites, including the marriage ceremony, and show how the terms used to address and describe relatives are related to the kinship categories and how these categories are transformed by marriage. Based on years of field research in Bengal as well as Sanskrit and Bengali texts, Kinship in Bengali Culture provides a culturally sensitive approach to the study of kinship and of symbolic systems. [B3]


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    Map: Dania Regnum in quo sunt Ducatus Holsatia et Slesucium Insulae Danic et Provinci, Iutia, Scania, Blekingia et Hallandia by (Denmark)

    Frederick de Wit, 1650. Contemporary Coloring. With Wonderful Cartouche Upper Right. 1 vols. 23 x 20 inches. About Fine. Framed and glazed. Contemporary Coloring. With Wonderful Cartouche Upper Right. 1 vols. 23 x 20 inches.


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    The Paradise Bank: The Mercantile Bank of India, 1893-1984 by Green, Edwin; Kinsey, Sara

    Aldershot: Ashgate Pub Ltd, 1999. Hardcover. New/fine. Aldershot: Ashgate Pub Ltd, 1999. Hardcover. New/fine. 242 pp. Minimal edgewear to dustjacket; otherwise brand new unread condition. The Mercantile Bank of India was one of a small band of British-managed banks which dominated Anglo-Eastern finance for most of the 20th century. Founded in London in 1893, the Mercantile inherited the business, branches, staff and even the distinctive cable address (Paradise, London) of its forerunner - the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China. In the early 1900s, the Mercantile Bank re-established a strong and quietly successful business in the East. After World War I, it played a prominent part in banking development in Malaya. In addition to maintaining its support for the trade of the Indian sub-continent, the bank also enjoyed success in Shanghai. Like its major rivals, the Hongkong Bank, Chartered Bank and the National Bank of India, the Mercantile Bank suffered grievously during World War II. In the post-war world it needed both to adapt to massive political change throughout the East and to diversify into new markets and new types of business. In 1959, the Mercantile became a subsidiary of the Hongkong Bank and this book explores the complex high-level negotiations in London and the East which preceded the acquisition. Although the Mercantile Bank was fully absorbed in 1984 by the Hongkong Bank (now part of the HSBC Group), its history, business and personnel remained an important thread in the traditions of the enlarged group. This history deploys the extensive archives of the Mercantile Bank, together with the memoirs of former officials and their families. [B6]


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    India Remembered by Mountbatten, Pamela

    London: Pavilion, 2007. WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. Grey boards, white titles on spine, 240 pp, many b & w photos and facsimile documents. Faint stains from a spatter of some liquid on the title page, otherwise very good, bottom edge rubbed. DJ in Brodart archival cover. Pamela Mountbatten was 17 when her father was appointed last Viceroy of India with the task of transferring power to newly formed states of India and Pakistan. Entries from the author's teenaged diary are interspersed with her recollections written six decades later. Foreword by her daughter, India Hicks. Shipping weight 3 lbs.. First Edition. . Good/Fine. 24 X 19 cm.


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    MAP: JAPAN by (ATLAS)

    1920. Map number 168-169 (scale 1: 3.000.000) from an unknown atlas published March 1920 in Germany. With 4 insets: TAI-WAN (FORMOSA) - HOKKAIDO (JESSO) - Surroundings OSAKA and TOKJO. Fine condition (mild discol. outer borders & 3 cm. repaired tear). Original colour lithograph. * Bearbeitet von P. Bosse. Size: 56x44 (folding). Good. Illus. by H. Anschütz & A. Soeder (Lithogr.).


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    India: From Midnight to the Millennium by Shashi Tharoor

    New York: Arcade. 1997. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Fine. First Edition (stated). Full number line. Spine is square and tight. Interi or is unmarked. Cover is clean and crisp. Suitable for gifting. 392 pages. One of India's foremost writers assesses the country's achievements and failures over the first fifty years of its independence from British rule and notes India's importance in the challenges facing America in the twenty-first century. .


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    Narrative of the Burmese War: Detailing the Operations of Major-General Sir Archibald Campbell's Army... by Snodgrass, John James, Major

    Bangkok, Thailand: Ava House, 1997. Reprint of 1827 ed. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 319 pp., folded map. Binding is tight, with slight rubbing on cover. Text is tight, clean, and unmarked


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    India 60: Towards a New Paradigm by Pande, Ira

    New Delhi, etc.: HarperCollins India, 2007. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good+. 355 pp. Binding is tight, with slight rubbing on cover. Text is tight, clean, and unmarked


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    MAP: Zentralasien und Vorderindien by (ATLAS)

    1914. Map number 156-157 (scale 1: 10.000.000) from an unknown atlas published July 1914 in Germany. Fine clean condition. Original colour lithograph. Size: 56x44½ (folding). GOOD.


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    On a Forbidden Flight by Sinha, Satyanarayan

    Bombay INDIA: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Very Good. 1955. Soft Cover. 12mo 121 pages .


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    MAP: NORD-ASIEN by (ATLAS)

    1904. Map number 123-124 (scale 1: 15.000.000) from an unknown atlas published May 1904 in Germany. Fine condition (3 cm. repaired tear in lower border). Original colour lithograph. * Bearbeitet von E. Friedrich & E. Umbreit. Size: 44x56 (folding). GOOD. Illus. by K. Klug & A. Soeder (Lithogr.).


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    Nehru: The Making of India by Akbar, M. J

    New York: Viking, 1988. WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. Black boards, gilt titles on spine, xii, 609 pp, bibliography, index. Titles partly rubbed off spine, otherwise fine. DJ has a 4-cm tear at top of front fore-edge, otherwise fine; in Brodart archival cover. Biography of post-colonial India's first prime minister. Shipping weight 3 lbs.. First Edition. . VG/VG. 24 X 16 cm.


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    Meeting God: Elements of Hindu Devotion by Stephen P. Huyler

    New Haven: Yale University Press. 1999. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Spine is square and tight. Interior is pristine. Cover is clean and crisp. Not from a library. Suitable for gifting. .


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    An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth by Mahatma Gandhi

    New York: Dover Publications. Trade Paperback. June 1983. Very Good+. Interior unmarked. Spine straight and tight with reading creases. Light edgewear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. x+468 pages. Gandhi's nonviolent protest movement, Satyagraha (satya = true, agraha = firmness), came to stand, like its creator, as a moral principle and a rallying cry. This is Gandhi's story of the path to his vision of Satyagraha and human dignity. Gandhi made scrupulous truth-telling a religion. His simply narrated account of boyhood in Gujarat, marriage at age 13, legal studies in England, and growing desire for purity and reform has the force of a man extreme in all things. He details his gradual conversion to vegetarianism and ahimsa (non-violence) and the state of celibacy (brahmacharya, self-restraint) that became one of his more arduous spiritual trials. In the political realm he outlines the beginning of Satyagraha in South Africa and India, with accounts of the first Indian fasts and protests, his initial errors and misgivings, his jailings, and continued cordial dealings with the British overlords.


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    Madras: The Architectural Heritage (An INTACH Guide) by K. Kalpana, Frank Schiffer

    Chennai, India: Indian National Trust For Art And Cultural Heritage, Tamil Nadu Chapter, 2003. Trade Paperback. First edition (stated). Slight bump at top of spine, otherwise pristine inside and out. Several Indian cities that were born as a result of colonization served as showcases of the power of the colonizer, manifest in huge buildings, wide roads, large green parks and other infrastructure. Their architecture, though early on a pure model of established Classical and other European styles, eventually gave way to a refined combination of strong local traditions. Madras, one of the first major seats of the British, is one such town that has grown rapidly, but unfortunately at the stake of its heritage. Its vast architectural wealth, including the fine examples of the Indo-Saracenic style - that was a marriage between the Hindu and the Islamic styles - is fast vanishing. The richly illustrated volume offers an insight into what remains of this wealth, in the hope of kindling a fresh interest in its upkeep. The chapters have been so arranged and introduced to give a clear picture of how the city grew, from its majestic beginnings at the fort to the southern suburb of Adyar. The suggested walks cover a varied and substantial numbers of buildings and take one through the life of the area. Debates on he future of heritage planning and the history of built form and open spaces have been included an essays. While on the landmark buildings we have detailed descriptions substantiated by drawings, care has also been taken to introduce briefly, residential and other smaller buildings that play an equally important role in lending character to an area. With close to 1000 photographs, every chapter has been laid out differently to capture the unique experiences of each locality.


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    The Nilgiris by Dharmalingam Venugopal

    Chennai: Nilgiri Documentation Centre. 2001. Paperback. Very Good. Rare! Spine is square and tight. Interior is unmarked. Cover is clean and crisp. Suitable for gifting. 97 pages. .


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    Traces of India: Photography, Architecture, and the Politics of Representation, 1850-1900 by Maria Antonella Pelizzari; Julia Ballerini; Stephen Bann; Partha Chatterjee; Janet Dewan; Nicholas B. Dirks; John Falconer; Tapati Guha Thakurta; Narayani Gupta; Peter H. Hoffenberg; Thomas R. Metcalf; Christopher Pinney; Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

    Montréal & New Haven: Canadian Centre for Architecture & Yale Center for British Art. July 23, 2003. Hardcover. Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Spine is square and tight. Interior is pristine. Cover is clean and bright, but shows minor shelfwear. See photos. Seems unread. Suitable for gifting. 28 x 25 cm. 344 pages with 110 color and 73 black & white illustrations. 4.5 pounds: extra charge for expedited, express, or international shipping. Traces of India depicts the social, political, and anthropological role that photographs of Indian architecture played in the late 19th century, laying the historical foundations—real and imagined—on which an ordered empire might be constructed. The book explores some of the great architectural sites of the Indian subcontinent from Mughal, Jain, and Sikh monuments in the north to Hindu temples of South Asia and Buddhist monuments in central India through a selection of 19th century photographs along with a selection of images from popular culture, such as postcards, posters, political ephemera, calendar art, clips of Bollywood films, and religious imagery. The book includes such masterpieces as Felice Beato's views of the Taj Mahal, the Golden Temple, and monuments in the city of Lucknow, John Murray's three-plate panorama of the 17th century Pearl Mosque in the Agra fort, and a 21-plate panorama by Linnaeus Tripe recording an inscription that runs along the base of the 11th century Rajarajesvara temple. Beyond the apparent purposes of these images as picturesque views or records of an architectural past, deeper considerations influenced the way the image makers worked, selecting, framing, composing, and populating their representations of these monuments. These images remain enduring records of their makers' minds. This book is an investigation of that deeper visual culture, showing us how 'simple' images of buildings are in fact complex artifacts of the cultural and political forces shaping colonial India. The dozen contributors to the book, from post-colonial theorists to museum curators, examine the connections between photography and architecture through the visual culture of colonialism. This publication accompanied an exhibition of the same name, held in 2003-2004 at the Canadian Center for Architecture and the Yale Center for British Art. It won the Alcuin Society Award for Excellence in Book Design in Canada, category Prose Non-Fiction Illustrated, and the Historians of British Art Book Prize , category multi-authored/edited volume. Edited by Maria Antonella Pelizzari. Essays by Julia Ballerini, Stephen Bann, Partha Chatterjee, Janet Dewan, Nicholas B. Dirks, John Falconer, Tapati Guha Thakurta, Narayani Gupta, Peter H. Hoffenberg, Thomas R. Metcalf, Christopher Pinney, and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Illustrated with 183 photographs, many rare or little known, the book offers an appealing and fresh view of colonial images as seen through postcolonial eyes. The volume also includes an extensive bibliography of literature of 19th century photography in South Asia.


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    Out of God's Oven: Travels in a Fractured Land by Dom Moraes; Sarayu Srivatsa

    New Delhi: Penguin Books. 2002. Hardcover. First Edition / Full number line. As New book in a Very Good jacket that shows minor rubbing/shelfwear. 387 pages. Suitable as a gift. On India's social problems; based on the author's travels.


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    MAP: Hinterindien und Malayischer Archipel by (ATLAS)

    1914. Map number 162-163 (scale 1: 10.000.000) from an unknown atlas published in Germany. With 4 insets: JAVA - CANTON - SINGAPORE STRASZE - BATAVIA. Fine clean condition. Original colour lithograph. * Bearbeitet von G. Sternkopf, G. Jungk & E. Umbreit. Size: 44x56 (folding). GOOD. Illus. by H. Anschütz & L. Senger (Lithogr.).


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    The Gift of a Daughter: Encounters with Victims of Dowry by Subhadra Bhutalia

    New Delhi: Penguin Books India. 2002. Trade Paperback. First Edition. First printing / full number line. As New. Inventory number and stamp from IBH Books & Magazines, Chennai on last page. A quarter of a century ago, Subhadra Butalia looked out from her bedroom window and saw a young woman being burned to death for not bringing enough dowry. In this book, Butalia writes of the ways in which society conspires to silence thousands of innocent young women each year, driving them to horrific deaths or lifelong servitude.


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