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India 1947-1984

(see also India, India: Independence Movement, India: Kashmir, India: Kerala, India: Bengal & India: Sikhs, India: Muslims, India: Assam & Hindu Nationalism)

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles

An Observer. "The crisis in India," Monthly Review 17,4 (9/75):40-50.

Glass, Ruth. "Exit Mrs. Gandhi," Monthly Review 29,3 (7-8/77):61-81.

Gough, Kathleen. "The green revolution in South India & North Vietnam," Monthly Review 29,8 (1/78):10-21.

Harrison, Selig S. "Hindu society & the State: the Indian Union," in Kalman Silvert (ed.) Expectant Peoples: Nationalism & Development (NY: Vintage, 1967), pp. 267-99.

Kesselman, Amrita & Mark Kesselman. "Class, communalism & official complicity: India after Indira," Monthly Review 36,8 (1/85):13-21.

Lifschultz, Lawrence. "The problem of India," Monthly Review 32,9 (2/81):1-11.

Selbourne, David. "State & ideology in India," Monthly Review 31,7 (12/79):25-37.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Agarwal, A. & S. Narain (eds.) The State of India's Environment, 1984-85: The Second Citizen's Report (New Delhi: Centre for Science & Environment, 1985).

Akbar, M.J. India: The Siege Within (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1985).

Ali, Tariq. An Indian Dynasty: The Story of the Nehru-Gandhi Family (NY, 1985).

Bakshi, Shiri Ram. Vinoba Bhave: Socio-Political Ideology (New Delhi: Anmol, 1993).

Bandyopadhyay, J.; N.D. Jayal, U. Schoettli & C. Singh (eds.) India's Environment: Crises & Responses (Dehra ;Dun: Natraj, 1985).

Bettelheim, Charles. India Independent (NY: Monthly Review, 1968).

Blaise, Clark & Bharati Mukherjee. The Sorrow & the Terror: The Haunting Legacy of the Air India Tragedy (Markham ONT: Viking, 1987).

Brass, Paul R. Language, Religion & Politics in North India (NY: Cambridge, 1974).

Breckenridge, Carol A. & Peter van der Veer (eds.) Orientalism & the Postcolonial Predicament: Perspectives on South Asia (Philadelphia: U. Pennsylvania, 1993).

Butalia, Urvashi. The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India (Durham NC: Duke U., 2000). Oral history of traumatic separation from Pakistan & Bangladesh in late 1940's.

Chatterjee, Partha. The Nation & its Fragments: Colonial & Postcolonial Histories (Princeton: Princeton U, 1993).

__________ (ed.) State & Politics in India (NY: Oxford, 1997).

__________ (ed.) Wages of Freedom: Fifty Years of the Indian Nation-State (NY: Oxford, 1998).

Collins, Larry & Dominique Lapierre. Freedom at Midnight (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1975). On independence & partition.

del Vasto, Lanza. Gandhi to Vinoba: The New Pilgrimage (NY: Schocken, 1974).

Freeman, James M. Scarcity & Opportunity in an Indian Village (Prospect Heights, Illinois: Waveland, 1985).

Ganguly, Sumit. Conflict Unending: India-Pakistan Tensions since 1947 (NY: Columbia, 2001).

Gough, Kathleen & Hari P. Sharma (eds.) Imperialism & Revolution in South Asia (NY: Monthly Review, 1973).

Hiro, Dilip. Inside India Today (London: Routledge, 1976).

Isaacs, Harold R. Scratches on Our Minds (NY: John Day, 1958; reissued as Images of Asia: American Views of China & India (NY: Harper & Row, 1972).

Jeffrey, Roger. The Politics of Health in India (Berkeley: U. California, 1988).

Masani, R.P. The Five Gifts:The Story of Bhoodan & Vinoba Bhave (London: Collins, 1957).

Masani, Zareer. Indira Gandhi: A Biography (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1975).

Mehta, Ved. Portrait of India [1970] (New Haven: Yale, 1993).

Misra, Baba Ram. V for Vinoba: The Economics of the Bhoodan Movement (Bombay: Orient Longmans, 1956).

Murphy, Dervla. On a Shoestring to Coorg: An Experience of South India (London: Murray, 1976).

Naipaul, V.S. An Area of Darkness (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1968).

Nair, Kusum. Blossoms in the Dust: The Human Factor in Indian Development (NY: Praeger, 1962).

Nair, T.P. Sankarankutty (ed.) Modern India, Society & Politics in Transition (New Delhi: Inter-India, 1988).

Pandey, Gyanendra. Remembering Partition: Violence, Nationalism & History in India (NY: Cambridge, 2001).

Panikkar, K.M. Hindu Society at Cross Roads (Bombay, 1955).

Pillai, G. Narayana. Social Background of Political Leadership in India (New Delhi: Uppal, 1983).

Pillai, S. Devadas. Aspects of Changing India: Studies in Honour of Prof. G.S. Ghurye (Bomba: Popular Prakashan, 1976).

__________ & Chris Baks (eds.) Winners & Losers: Styles of Development & Change in an Indian Region (Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 1979).

Potter, David C. Government in Rural India (London, 1964).

Sheth, Pravin. Narmada Project: Politics of Eco-Development (New Delhi: Har-Anand, 1994).

Stern, Robert W. Changing India: Bourgeois Revolution on the Subcontinent (NY: Cambridge, 2003).

Tharoor, Shashi. Reasons of State: Political Development & India's Foreign Policy under Indira Gandhi, 1967-1977 (New Delhi: Vikas, 1982).

__________. India: From Midnight to the Millennium (NY: Viking, 1997).

Wolpert, Stanley A. Nehru: A Tryst with Destiny (NY: Oxford, 1996).

In the Library: Fiction

Manto, Saadat Hasan. Partition: Sketches & Stories (trans. Khalid Hasan; NY: Viking, 1991).

__________. Selected Stories (trans. Madan Gupta; New Delhi: Cosmos, 1997).

__________. Black Milk: A Collection of Short Stories (trans. Hamid Jalal; Lahore: Sang-e-Meel, 1997).

__________. Manto's World: A Representative Collection of Saadat Hasan Manto's Fiction & Non-Fiction (trans. Khalid Hasan; Lahore: Sang-e-Meel, 2000).

__________. A Manto Panorama: A Representative Collection of Saadat Hasan Manto's Fiction & Non-Fiction (trans. Khalid Hasan: Lahore: Sang-e-Meel, 2000).

__________. For Freedom's Sake: Selected Stories & Sketches (Karachi: Oxford, 2001).

Mistry, Rohinton. Swimming Lessons, & Other Stories from Firozsha Baag (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989).

__________. Such a Long Journey (NY: Knopf, 1991).

__________. A Fine Balance (NY: Knopf, 1996).

Scott, Paul. Six Days in Marapore: A Novel [1953] (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 2005).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video:

"India: The Turmoils of the Century" [1994], dir. Arnaud Mandagaran, 120m. From Filmakers' Library.

"Jama Masrid Street Journal" [1979], dir. Mira Nair, 20m. Street life around New Delhi mosque.

"Salaam Bombay" [1988], dir. Mira Nair, 113m. In video stores. Stark dramatic portrayal of lives of poor street children in a megacity.

"Such a Long Journey" [1998], dir. Sturla Gunnarsson, 113m. In video stores. Family drama of Bombay apartment-dwellers, based on Rohinton Mistry novel.


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