Summary: India is not only the world's largest and fiercely independent democracy, but also an emerging economic giant. But to date there has been no comprehensive account of India's remarkable growth or the role policy has played in fueling this expansion. India: The Emerging Giant fills this gap, shedding light on one of the most successful experiments in economic development in modern history. Why...
Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2010
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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: A rice farmer-turned-poacher whose brother has been killed and a documentary filmmaker dedicated to preserving wildlife find their views challenged by the violence of a brutal escaped elephant.
Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015
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Summary: "Orphaned by poachers as a calf and sold into a life of labor and exhibition, the Gravedigger breaks free of his chains and begins terrorizing the countryside, earning his name from the humans he kills and then tenderly buries"--
Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015
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Summary: In this short story collection set in the Indian city of Kittur sometime between the assassination of Indira Gandhi in 1984 and that of her son Rajiv in 1991, Adiga creates a cast of characters--from a twelve-year old boy to a Marxist-Maoist Party member--who are immersed in class struggles and their own personal denouements.
Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2009
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Summary: When their land is sold to developers, the magicians, acrobats, and puppeteers of Kathputli, a hand-built artist colony hidden away in the alleyways of Delhi since the 1970s, must find a way to unite or splinter apart forever. Filmed from 2011 to 2014, this documentray chronicles the last days of of Kathputli, focusing on Puran the Puppeteer, Rahman the Magician, and Maya the Acrobat as they...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: 2016