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Unterwegs ins Herz Indiens
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Neun Menschen im heutigen Indien, neun Menschen, deren Leben auf ganz verschiedene Weise durch eine selbstverständliche Beziehung zum Göttlichen geprägt ist. Einer von ihnen ist Hari Das, ein unbedeutender Gefängniswärter, doch ein Mal im Jahr wird er selbst zu einem Gott, indem er einen heiligen Tanz vollführt;...
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Freedom at Midnight

Freedom at Midnight

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The electrifying story of India's struggle for independence, told in this classic account (first published in 1975) by two fine journalists who conducted hundreds of interviews with nearly all the surviving participants - from Mountbatten to the assassins of Mahatma Gandhi.
On 14 August ...
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The White Mughals

The White Mughals

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From the author of the Samuel Johnson prize-shortlisted `Return of a King', the romantic and ultimately tragic tale of a passionate love affair that transcended all the cultural, religious and political boundaries of its time.
James Achilles Kirkpatrick was the British Resident at the court ...
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Neun Leben

Unterwegs ins Herz Indiens. Taschenbuch
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Ein Buch ganz nah am Herzen der indischen Kultur. Neun faszinierende Porträts aus dem heutigen Indien - neun Menschen auf höchst unterschiedlichen spirituellen Wegen in einer Gesellschaft, in der sich Globalisierung, Alltagsleben und Religion in einmaliger Weise durchdringen. William Dalrymple begegnet Gefängniswärtern und Nonnen,...
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Indian Summer

Indian Summer

The Secret History of the End of an Empire
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The stroke of midnight on 15 August 1947 liberated 400 million Indians from the British Empire. One of the defining moments of world history had been brought about by a tiny number of people, including Jawaharlal Nehru, the fiery prime minister-to-be; Gandhi, the mystical figure who enthralled a nation;...
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Imperial Bodies: The Physical Experience of the Raj, C.1800-1947

Imperial Bodies: The Physical Experience of the Raj, C.1800-1947

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This innovative volume demonstrates that the body was central to the construction and maintenance of British authority in India. Imperial Bodies explores ways in which the transformation of the British presence in India between 1800 and 1947 involved and relied upon changes in the way the British in India managed,...
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India

India

A History
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A new edition of the most authoritative and highly-regarded single-volume history of India. Fully revised to include the most recent research and to cover events from partition to the present day.
In `India: A History' five millennia of the sub-continent's history are interpreted by one of our finest writers on India and the Far East....
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India After Gandhi

India After Gandhi

The History of the World's Largest Democracy. Taschenbuch
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Born against a background of privation and civil war, divided along lines of caste, class, language and religion, independent India emerged, somehow, as a united and democratic country. Ramachandra Guha's hugely acclaimed book tells the full story - the pain and the struggle, the humiliations ...
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The Fishing Fleet

The Fishing Fleet

Husband-Hunting in the Raj
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The untold stories of the young women who went out to India during the Raj in search of husbands.
From the late 19th century, when the Raj was at its height, many of Britain's best and brightest young men went out to India to work as administrators, soldiers and businessmen. With the advent of steam travel and the opening of the Suez Canal,...
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Indien

Indien

Kunst und Architektur
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Die indische Kunst entstand und entwickelte sich auf dem indischen Subkontinent in enger Verbindung mit den Sprachen und Kulturen des Landes. Später verbreitete sie sich in ganz Südostasien und beeinflusste auch China und Japan. Sie weist sehr charakteristische Eigentümlichkeiten auf und ist daher leicht von anderen Kunstformen zu unterscheiden....
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The Tears of the Rajas

The Tears of the Rajas

Mutiny, Money and Marriage in India 1805-1905
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The Tears of the Rajasis a sweeping history of the British in India, seen through the experiences of a single Scottish family. For a century the Lows of Clatto survived mutiny, siege, debt and disease, everywhere from the heat of Madras to the Afghan snows. They lived through the most appalling atrocities and retaliated with some of their own....
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Between the Empires

Between the Empires

Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE
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This volume is the result of an international conference organized by the South Asia Institute at the University of Texas. The purpose of the conference as to bring together the world's leading Indologists representing a variety of disciplines to discuss and share recent research on hitherto neglected period of Indian history....
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Subalterns and Raj

Subalterns and Raj

South Asia since 1600
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Subalterns and Raj presents a unique introductory history of India with an account that begins before the period of British rule, and pursues the continuities within that history up to the present day. Its coverage ranges from Mughal India to post-independence Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka,...
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The Story of India

The Story of India

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In "The Story of India", Michael Wood weaves a spellbinding narrative out of the 10,000-year history of the subcontinent. Home today to more than a fifth of the world's population, India gave birth to the oldest and most influential civilization on Earth, to four world religions, and to the world's largest democracy....
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Nationalismus und Fundamentalismus in Indien

Nationalismus und Fundamentalismus in Indien

Der Ayodhya-Konflikt
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Das Buch zeigt die gesellschaftliche Entwicklung Indiens zwischen Nationalismus, Fundamentalismus und Regionalismus auf. Beginnend mit dem Wirken solcher Persönlichkeiten wie Mahatma Gandhi und Jawaharlal Nehru in der nationalen Unabhängigkeitsbewegung, ist das Anwachsen des Fundamentalismus ...
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