This travel account by a British Counsul-General, was written with a first-hand knowledge of the people, their art, folklore, and customs. Having posted at Kashgar in Chinese Turkistan during the 1920s, Sir Clarmont Skrine and his wife, both adventurous, and with insatiable quest for acquiring more information of this unexplored areas spent their time touring, exploring, and mapping the high mountains.
This book has some superb photographs which show the author’s skill in photography.
Colonel HC. Wylly serving the British Regiment in the 1890s found hardly any information of the country immediately beyond the North-West border. In this book, he deals in detail with the tribes of the North-West and the military relations British had with them.
The author describes the more turbulent of the tribes beyond the border, the countries they inhabited and the campaigns which had been undertaken against them.
A single-volume of Ancient History, delineating its various facets, both political and cultural and incorporating the fruits of recent researches that have abundantly appeared since 1950, has not been attempted before. Author has tried to write a clear and readable account of Ancient History and Civilization and one that embodies the results of recent historical scholarship. The book covers the Vedic age, the post-Vedic civilization, North India in the Sixth Century BC It also explains new religious movements, Maurya age, political disintegration and foreign invasions. The Gupta empire North India, Deccan, South India, India’s intercouse with the outside world, social and economic conditions, political, institutions, religion, language and literature, art and the architecture have been discussed in depth. Author has tried in maintaining a delicate balance between political history and social, economic and cultural history of ancient perod. It is hoped that this book will serve as text for Honours and Postgraduate students. Research students can also use it as a main source book. ISBN: 9694024390 Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
The three essays in this volume explore the changing parameters of struggles over gender in Pakistan. In the process, the author attempts to theoretically traverse the boundaries between public and private domains, the State and what is often referred to as ‘civil society’, the individual and the collective, and the local and international. She does this through a discussion of sovereignty and citizenship; the growing nexus between militarism, masculinism and fundamentalism; and the rapid shrinking of democratic spaces in the country. ISBN: 9694025052 Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
The Pamirs is a faithful first-hand daily record of an year’s expedition on horseback and foot through Kashmir, Ladakh, Western Tibet, Chinese Tartary, and the Pamirs undertaken by the author and his friend Major Roche and the author’s subsequent journey alone through Russian Central Asia to the Caspian Sea in 1892-93.
Extremely interesting and very informative, the narrative makes you feel as if you have yourselves lived the events of the day during that arduous expedition and have been a part of the travel. The book throws valuable light on the historical, political, and socioeconomic conditions in this troubled region of the world.
First published in 1893, in two illustrated volumes, this set has been out-of-print for long and we are, therefore, making it available again in a single volume limited edition for the benefit of all those interested in Central Asian studies.
India & Pakistan: Art and Culture 1300—1900 is the catalogue for the exhibition INDIA!, held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from September 14, 1985, through January 5, 1986, the most extensive survey of Indian art ever assembled by a museum in the United States.
ISBN: 0944142133 – Hardback Publisher: MAPIN PUBLISHING PVT LTD INDIA ISBN: 0944142133 Publisher: MAPIN PUBLISHING PVT LTD INDIA