SELECtED ShORt StORiES
Translated and Edited with an
Introduction by William Radice
“Not only an immensely versatile poet; he was
also a great short story writer, novelist, playwright, and essayist.”—Amartya Sen, Harvard
Penguin Classics 336 pp. 0-14-044983-3 $14.00
Translated and Edited with an
Introduction by William Radice
“Tagore’s poetry stirred my blood as nothing
has for years.”—William Butler Yeats. With a
new preface, chronology, and updated suggestions for further reading.
Penguin Classics 08 pp. 0-14-044988-4 $14.00
thE tAGORE OmNiBUS: Volume 1
Features three novels—Chokher Bali (A Grain of
Sand), Ghare Baire (The Home and the World), and
Yogayog (Nexus)—and two novellas: Chaturanga
(Quartet) and Malancha (The Garden).
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thE hOmE AND thE WORLD
Introduction by Anita Desai
Set on a Bengali noble’s estate in 1908, this
powerful novel combines love story and political awakening in its tale of a woman torn
between her husband and a radical leader,
reflecting the conflict in India itself.
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thE pRiNCE and Other modern Fables
Translated by Sreejata Guha
A vibrant translation of the lyrical prose fables
by India’s greatest poet of modern times and
Nobel Prize winner.
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Timeri N. Murari
A Story of mughal india
“An exotic, passionate novel...compelling.”
—The Guardian. “Gives an altogether human
dimension to the Taj.”—Free Press Journal.
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A versatile collection of stories, ranging from
murder mystery to science fiction, from the
award-winning author of Harvest.
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Asian Studies Books for Courses 2007
f thE COLLECtOR’S WiFE
An English professor in the small town of
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the Untold Story
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Vinay Rai and Melissa Rossi
f thiNk iNDiA
the Rise of the World’s Next Superpower
and What it means for Every American
With 1. 1 billion residents, the world’s largest
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transformation, revealing the forces and unique
characteristics behind India’s meteoric rise.
Dutton 336 pp. 0-5 5-950 0-6 $ 5.95
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P. V. Narasimha Rao
Rao was the prime minister of India in
December 199 , when thousands of kar sevaks
streamed into Ayodhya, attacked the Babri
Masjid, and began to demolish the structure.
Here is his account of those events and the
riots that followed.
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hAROUN AND thE SEA OF StORiES
“A literary performance that dazzles the eye
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thE SAtANiC VERSES
This whirlwind of a novel explores age-old yet
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change, and the eternal question of the existence of god.
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Exploring the idea of hindu Nationalism
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Khushwant Singh, Bhisham Sahni,
and Saadat Hasan Manto
mEmORiES OF mADNESS
Stories of 1947
Indian independence brought Partition, the
division of the country based on religion.
Three writers who witnessed the ensuing riots
in which hundreds of thousands were killed
provide a chilling reminder of the consequences of communal politics.
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BURiAL At SEA
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Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain
f SULtANA’S DREAm AND pADmARAG
two Feminist Utopias
Translated by Barnita Bagchi
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A hiStORy OF iNDiA: Volume ii
Covers the period from Mughal rule, through
the years of British control, to the government
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development from one era to the next.
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A hiStORy OF iNDiA: Volume i
A full account of Indian history from the establishment of Aryan culture to the arrival of
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f JAipUR NAmA
tales from the pink City
The triumphs and foibles of its rules, the
drama of palace intrigues, the splendor of
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GUJARAt: the making of a tragedy
Drawing upon eyewitness reports from public
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to burn thereby creating ”a turning point in
the fragile pluralism of post-Independence
India.”—Times of India.
Penguin India 47 pp. 0-14-30 901-0 $1 .95
Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, Queen of Bhutan
f tREASURES OF thE
A portrait of Bhutan
Long regarded as the Forbidden Land, Bhutan,
was virtually closed to the world until the
1960s and even today little is known about
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