Summary: Examines the mid-19th-century Afghan war as a tragic result of neocolonial ambition, cultural collision and hubris, drawing on previously untapped primary sources to explore such topics as the reestablishment of a puppet-leader Shah, the conflict's brutal human toll and the similarities between the war and present-day challenges.
Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2013
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.103 DAL
Summary: In August 1756 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and forced him to establish in his richest provinces a new administration run by English merchants who collected taxes through means of a ruthless private army--what we would now call an act of involuntary privatization. The East India Company's founding charter authorized it to "wage war" and it had always used violence to...
Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2019
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.3 DAL
Summary: Explores the music at the heart of the Sufi tradition.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Riverboat 2008
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC SUF
Summary: A study of the ways in which traditional forms of religious life in India have been transformed in the vortex of the region's rapid change.
Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 2010
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 294.092 DAL
Summary: "The Koh-i-noor is the world's most famous diamond, but it has always had a fog of mystery around it. Now, using previously untranslated Sanskrit, Persian and Urdu sources, and the discoveries of modern gemmologists to reconstruct its original form, William Dalrymple and Anita Ananad blow away the legends to reveal its true history--stranger, and more violent, than any fiction."--From dust jacket.
Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017