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Local Agrarian Societies in Colonial India: Japanese Perspectives
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|October 31, 2013

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The first systematic attempt to introduce a full range of Japanese scholarship on the agrarian history of British India to the English-language reader. Suggests the fundamental importance of an Asian comparative perspective for the understanding of Indian history.
Minuit en Sicile: Sur l'art, la gastronomie, l'histoire et… cosa nostra

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Partez à la rencontre des secrets les plus sombres de la Sicile Au sud de l'Italie, la Sicile - une île aux paysages arides, aux côtes magnifiques et aux trésors artistiques uniques - attire conquérants et voyageurs depuis des siècles. Au cœur de cette rare…
Ancient Rights and Future Comfort: Bihar, the Bengal Tenancy Act of 1885, and British Rule in India

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This book analyses the character of British rule in nineteenth-century India, by focusing on the underlying ideas and the practical repercussions of agrarian policy. It argues that the great rent law debate and the Bengal Tenancy Act of 1885 helped constitute a…
Sentiment and Self
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|September 15, 2011

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Richard Blechynden was a surveyor, architect, and builder in early colonial Bengal. This volume and its companion (Sex and Sensibility) use 80 volumes of his diaries and other archival material along with anecdotes, extracts, and stories to recreate histories of…
Institutions and Ideologies: A SOAS South Asia Reader
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|February 1, 2013

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Informative, timely and accessible introduction to the study of South Asia by leading scholars in the field.
Sex and Sensibility
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|September 15, 2011

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Richard Blechynden was a surveyor, architect, and builder in early colonial Bengal. This volume and its companion (Sentiment and Self) use 80 volumes of his diaries and other archival material along with anecdotes, extracts, and stories to recreate histories of…
Christmas Day
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|September 30, 2011

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For most of us Christmas is the season of huge helpings of good food, good drink, and with luck, good cheer, as the rituals of cracker-pulling, present-giving and happy or sulphurous family reunions fizzle and bang through the long afternoon. For anyone who has…
M: The Man Who Became Caravaggio
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|March 3, 2015

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A bold, fresh biography of the world's first modern painter As presented with "blood and bone and sinew" (Times Literary Supplement) by Peter Robb, Caravaggio's wild and tempestuous life was a provocation to a culture in a state of siege. The of the sixteenth…
Midnight In Sicily: On Art, Feed, History, Travel and la Cosa Nostra

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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year From the author of M and A Death in Brazil comes Midnight in Sicily . South of mainland Italy lies the island of Sicily, home to an ancient culture that--with…