Books tagged: India & South Asia

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By Rahul Varma
Foreword by Guillermo Verdecchia

Bhopal, 1984. With the presence of the Carbide International pesticide factory, the city begins to claw its way out of endemic poverty. But what is to be made of the deformed babies born to women living near the factory? And the poison gas explosion that will leave three thousand ... Read more

Ganga Jamuni

By Naz Ikramullah

This book by NazIkramullah is a beautiful showpiece of the revival of this forgotten Ganga-Jamuni 'tehzeeb'. The book portrays a vivid, lively and elaborate picture of how the two cultures, Muslim and Hindu, everything that defined them - their religious beliefs, thought, literature,music, ... Read more

Tibetans in Exile

By Alan Twigg

Alan Twigg has here recovered the amazing story of how George and Ingeborg while travelling in northern India in 1961 encountered many of the Tibetan refugees who had fled over the mountain passes. Appalled by the condition of the children, huddled together with inadequate bedding, ... Read more

World Without Walls

Edited by R Cheran, Dalbir Singh, and Chelva Kanaganayakam

In the past few decades, as a growing presence worldwide, Tamil has become an important component of the South Asian diaspora. As one of the few classical languages of the world that is still a living one, it continues to remain a vehicle of secularism while celebrating diverse ... Read more