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SOFT STATE A Newspaperman's Chronicle of India
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SOFT STATE A Newspaperman's Chronicle of India

By Nossiter, Bernard D.

New York: Harper & Row. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. HC/DJ - near fine/very good. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, bumping to spine ends. Jacket is scuffed, with light edgewear and a few tiny edge tears, age tanning, not price clipped. "A critique of Indian society describing its shortcomings and possible inability to achieve self-sustaining economic growth. The author paints the subject as it really is, not as well-intentioned Westerners would like it to be...." [412-noto]; 8vo .

$8.95

WRITING AFTER THE GAZE:  The Rupture of the Historical
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WRITING AFTER THE GAZE: The Rupture of the Historical

By Chilewska, Anna and Sheena Wilson (editors)

Edmonton, AB: M. V. Dimic Research Inst.. Near Fine. 2007. First Edition. Softcover. 0921490153 . Excellent condition - clean and unmarked other than donation stamp on first page and small stamp on upper edge of pages. Cover has a little scuffing and slight wear at corners. "Unique and refreshing view on interconnection and interdependence of periphery/marginality and the centre/centricity ... Blending tradition and contemporaneity ... A rare blend of authors, cultures, periods, countries analyzed from Japan to Poland, Morocco to Canada ...The must read for students of Comparative Literature as well as Asian and Slavic studies." --Valerii Polkovsky, Ph. D. [366-osl ]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$13.95

HINDU MYTHS A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit

By Anonymous; O'Flaherty, Wendy Doniger (translator)

Penguin Classics. Very Good. 1976. Softcover. Penguin 1976 printing. Pages are clean and intact. Cover has light edge/corner wear, light rubbing and a small taped tear/peel on rear. These tales of Hindu gods and demons express in vivid symbols the metaphysical insights of ancient Indian priests and poets.... (177noto) ; Penguin Classics; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 368 pages; .

$4.95

WE THE PEOPLE OF BHARAT
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WE THE PEOPLE OF BHARAT

By Gusain, P. S.

3rd Millennium Inc. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. 8187376007 . Signed and inscribed by author on title page. Hardcover has light wear and bumping to spine ends and corners. Autograph sticker on rear of book. Pages are clean and intact, a little soiling bottom edge of pages. Jacket has light edgewear and light creasing, scuffing and several scratches to rear of jacket, sticker over price on flap. On 15th August 1947, the people of India made a tryst with Destiny and pledged to redeem her past Glory. In 1998 India celebrated her 50th Anniversary and the author reflects on the various paths the country and her people have walked over these years. Few countries have walked the modern world stage with a greater aplomb than India. This book is a treatise on the people of India. [665]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 417 pages; Signed by Author .

$28.95

FODOR'S SOUTHEAST ASIA 1982

By Fodor's

Fodor's Modern Guides. Very Good. 1982. First Edition. Softcover. 0679008268 . Pages clean and intact. Cover has light edge and corner wear. Illustrated in b/w and colour. [437-noto] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 519 pages .

$11.50

INDIA The Modern World Series
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INDIA The Modern World Series

By Zinkin, Taya

Oxford University Press. Very Good. 1964. First Edition. Softcover. 0198315325 . Cover has light edge & corner wear, crease to rear corner & spine. Internal pages are clean - there are two Dept. Of Education stamps near front and a few pages with corner creasing near rear. There's also a bit of glue residue on one endpage. Pages otherwise very good. A clear account of India's past and present; of the great contrasts between rich and poor and backwardness & modernity. History starts with the Indus valley civilization and through to modern India. (osl-175) ; Modern World; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 126 pages .

$8.95

UKIYO Stories of Postwar Japan

By Gluck, Jay

Grosset & Dunlap. Good. 1964. Softcover. Pages clean, with no markings and no loose pages, edges are a little uneven. Some spotting to outer edge of pages and remainder mark across bottom edge. Cover has moderate edge and corner wear, creasing to spine, old price sticker on front and small tears to spine top. "This collection of twenty-five short stories opens a much needed window through which the West may see Japan as it is. Readers will perhaps get a real sense of how the Japanese themselves experienced war, defeat, occupation, and the violent social upheavals of the postwar period. " [308-notosl]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$8.00

FOUR SEASONS IN HOKKAIDO Text in Japanese
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FOUR SEASONS IN HOKKAIDO Text in Japanese

By Ishibayashi, Kiyoshi

Self Published. 1990. Hardcover. 9579643687 . Signed/inscribed on endpage: "To ___. Present for you my works "Four Seasons in Hokkaido". Kiyoshi Ishibayashi. " Hardcover is clean & tight, two small tape marks inside covers where wrapper was attached. Jacket has scuffing & light edgewear. Wraparound band has several small tears. Profusely illustrated in colour & b/w. Japanese language text. [837] ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Signed by Author .

$38.00

ART OF TIBET A Catalogue of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection
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ART OF TIBET A Catalogue of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection

By Pal, Pratapaditya

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. 0810918994 . Ex-library book but still in very nice condition - usual ex-lib type of markings. Original laminate, which was rather scuffed, has been removed so jacket is bright and clean. Very light edgewear, light scuffing, a little spotting to outer edge of pages. Internal pages are clean other than one page with an ink bracket. Pages have light age tanning to edges. 342 pages. The Tibetan collection of the Los Angeles Museum of Art is the most significant one in the Western world....; 4to 11" - 13" tall; . ..[the author] has made a mark for himself by his rare combination of scholarship and energy...His text is a major contribution to both the scholarly and lay understanding of Tibetan art". Profusely illustrated in colour & b/w. (*Note: due to heavy weight - approx. Lbs wrapped - there will be extra ship charges) [1.82] .

$32.95

THE WAKING GIANT The Soviet Union under Gorbachev

By Walker, Martin

Abacus. Very Good+. 1987. Softcover. 0349135975 . Very nice, tight copy. Laminated cover, light wear to corners/spine ends, a little soiling outer edge of pages. Internal pages clean & tight other than small stamp on endpage. " Walker combines the recent academic analyses of the Soviet Union with sharp journalistic pictures of what motivates everyone from army generals to black market criminals. A convincing and raedable account of Gorbachev's desire for reform and the massive potential of the Soviet Union to improve the quality of life of its citizens. "; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$5.50

EVENING RAGAS A Photographer in India
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EVENING RAGAS A Photographer in India

By Moore, Derry

London: John Murray. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. 0719558093 . Clean, tight condition. Ex-library book with laminated cover & usual type markings, jacket attached to book. Interior clean & tight, light wear & scuffing to jacket. "Moore's photographic evocation of India after Independence but before the modern world swept across the subcontinent. His photographs capture the atmosphere of an India that had practically vanished by the late 1970s: an India influenced by the British and in which the British were even more influenced by India..."; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$18.50

BEGINNER'S JAPANESE, TEACH YOURSELF
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BEGINNER'S JAPANESE, TEACH YOURSELF

By Gilhooly, Helen

NTC. Good+. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 0844237086 . Cover has light wear and rubbing to edges and corners, light creasing. Interior clean. A few pages have some side creases and a few tiny edge tears seen. 296 pages. (325-noto) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$3.95

ON BEING A MUSLIM Finding a Religious Path in the World Today
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ON BEING A MUSLIM Finding a Religious Path in the World Today

By Esack, Farid

Oxford: Oneworld. Very Good+. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 1851681469 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Only light wear overall. Light soiling outer edge of pages, interior clean. "Tackling some of the key issues facing Islam today, this is a controversial, challenging, witty, and passionate account of a Muslim's life in the modern world. " (380not ) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$7.50

IRAN AWAKENING From Prison to Peace Prize: One Woman's Struggle At the  Crossroads of History
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IRAN AWAKENING From Prison to Peace Prize: One Woman's Struggle At the Crossroads of History

By Ebadi, Shirin

Alfred A. Knopf Canada. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2006. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0676978029 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Very nice condition. Hardcover is clean and unmarked. Jacket has a little edge wrinkling and light scuffing, not clipped. B/w photos. 232 pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Description: The moving, inspiring memoir of one of the great women of our times, Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and advocate for the oppressed, whose spirit has remained strong in the face of political persecution and despite the challenges she has faced raising a family while pursuing her work. Best known in this country as the lawyer working tirelessly on behalf of Canadian photojournalist, Zara Kazemi – raped, tortured and murdered in Iran – Dr. Ebadi offers us a vivid picture of the struggles of one woman against the system. The book movingly chronicles her childhood in a loving, untraditional family, her upbringing before the Revolution in 1979 that toppled the Shah, her marriage and her religious faith, as well as her life as a mother and lawyer battling an oppressive regime in the courts while bringing up her girls at home. Outspoken, controversial, Shirin Ebadi is one of the most fascinating women today.... (650) .

$14.50

THE IMAGE OF JAPAN From Feudal Isolation to World Power 1850-1905
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THE IMAGE OF JAPAN From Feudal Isolation to World Power 1850-1905

By Lehmann, Jean-Pierre

London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. 004952013X . Hardcover is clean, with light wear to edges, green pen mark on bottom edge of pages, pages clean and tight, no other markings. Dustjacket has light edgewear and light scuffing/soiling, not price clipped. During the years from the opening of Japan in the middle of the 19th centuiry to the outbreak of the first World War, the Western view of Japan changed dramatically This absorbing book tells the story of Japan's Modernisation, and brilliants portrays the changes in attitude which this inevitably brought about both among the Japanese themselves and among their Occidental observers....; 8vo .

$34.95

DON'T MARRY ME TO A PLOWMAN!  Women's Everyday Lives in Rural North India
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DON'T MARRY ME TO A PLOWMAN! Women's Everyday Lives in Rural North India

By Jeffery, Patricia & Jeffery, Roger

Westview Press. Very Good. 1996. First Edition; Third Printing. Softcover. 0813326214 . Cover has light edge and corner wear, a little corner curling, light soiling outer edge of pages. Pages clean and intact, with no markings. B/w illus. 294 pages. Popular images of India women range from the submissive bride behind her veil to the powerful, active women of politics. In this lively and unique book, Patricia and Roger Jeffery present a different perspective on women's lives. Focusing on the mundane rather than the exotic, they explore the complex interplay between the power of social structures to constrain individuals and the ways women negotiate these constraints to carve out places for themselves. Based on information collected by the authors during their research in villages in Bijnor District, western Uttar Pradesh, the volume offers eight life histories of Hindu and Muslim women. The women's life histories present a variety of class positions and domestic circumstances, illustrating many aspects of north Indian village life.... ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$14.95

KUMADORI
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KUMADORI

By Toshiro Morita

Tokyo: JICC Co. , Ltd.. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 4880630942 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Hardcover with beautiful red cloth cover is clean and unmarked other than a couple tiny spots and a small rough area on bottom edge of pages. Jacket has light scuffing/scratches, not clipped, no price on jacket. Profusely illustrated with double, and full-page colour photographs. 126 pages. This book by veteran photographer Toshiro Morita emphasizes "Kumadori", the unique Japanese style of theatre make-up. Kumadori make-up is indispensable among those elements that comprise the beauty of Kabuki. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Unlike the Noh masks of the Chinese stage make-up used in the Peking Opera, the Kumadori allows for a greater power of expression since it closely follows the actual facial features and expressions of the actor. Morita is one of the persons who have contributed greatly in supporting the development of the National Theater in Tokyo . Since the opening of this Theatre, he has taken countless photographs of Kabuki and other performing arts that have been staged there and has shared his art with all in the publication of several collections of his finest work.... (**Note: due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required to some locations. Contact us if you'd like an exact quote) .

$89.95

WALKING THE INDIAN STREETS
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WALKING THE INDIAN STREETS

By Mehta, Ved

Little Brown & Co. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. 9997546911 . 1960 first edition. HC/DJ - very good/good. Hardcover is clean with light age tanning around edges and spine. Interior clean and unmarked except for name written inside front cover and first page. Jacket has moderate edgewear and several small tears, edge rubbing, some fading to spine and agbe tanning to edges, price clipped. In the summer of 1959 after ten years of study in the U. S. And Great Britain, Ved Mehta returned to his home in India. This book is the sensitive, beautifully written account of his endeavour to re-identify himself first with his family, then with the military and civil leaders of the Indian state..... (400? ) ; 8vo .

$12.50

BUSHIDO, THE SOUL OF JAPAN
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BUSHIDO, THE SOUL OF JAPAN

By Nitobe, Inazo

Tuttle Publishing. Very Good. 2001. Softcover. 080483413X . Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition - sturdy laminated cover & usual ex-lib type markings. Interior pages clean and tight, a little soiling touter edge of pages. Cover has light wear at corners. 203 pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "Bushido is a charming description of the chivalric code of honour and morality of the samurai. Nitobe, a Japanese philosopher writing in eloquent English, explains the origin and sources of bushido, or the way of the knight. Originally published in 1905 and in its 33rd printing, Bushido is a classic work on the "samurai code. " (*lower shipping avail to Cdn & overseas locations) [285-osl] .

$4.50

VILLAGE LIFE IN NORTHERN INDIA

By Lewis, Oscar

Vintage Books. Good. 1958. Softcover. By the author of The Children of Sanchez. No edition stated. Good, well used condition. Fading to spine and some yellowing of pages. Some cover wear and minor wrinkling, one chip out of front cover. Name written on first end page, some underling in ink on approx. 20 pages. Many photographs, 384 pages . (*shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$5.50

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