Modern Asia, Part III:  India--From Moghuls  to Internet

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The list author says: "With over 5,000 years of history from the Mughals to the Internet, India is one of the world's fastest-growing economies and a major political player with nuclear capability and an educated workforce.
Once the "jewell in the crown" of the British Empire, India achieved democracy through the efforts of Gandhi, Nehru, and others.
Yet it is plagued by pollution, corruption, and overpopulation. The political assassinations of Premier Indira Gandhi and her son, and the terrorist attacks in Mumbai (Bombay) point out the instability. A British critic said scornfully that India would never survive politically... it was simply too big, too diverse and too under-developed. History has provec him wrong: unlike Burma, which is ruled under the iron hand of a military junta, and Thailand, which is rocked by political unrest, India survives."
In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India
1.  In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India by Edward Luce
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  "Excellent overview of current events in India by an experienced journalist."
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India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy
2.  India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy by Ramachandra Guha
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  "Ambitious and exhaustive modern history of India."
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Dancing with Giants: China, India, and the Global Economy
3.  Dancing with Giants: China, India, and the Global Economy by Alan Winters
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The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us
4.  The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us by Robyn Meredith
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India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy
5.  India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy by Ramachandra Guha
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  "Excellent, exhaustive modern history of India"
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India Unbound: The Social and Economic Revolution from Independence to the Global Information Age
6.  India Unbound: The Social and Economic Revolution from Independence to the Global Information Age by Gurcharan Das
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Planet India: How the Fastest Growing Democracy Is Transforming America and the World
7.  Planet India: How the Fastest Growing Democracy Is Transforming America and the World by Mira Kamdar
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A Suitable Boy: A Novel (Modern Classics)
8.  A Suitable Boy: A Novel (Modern Classics) by Vikram Seth
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India: A History
9.  India: A History by John Keay
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  "Highly recommended. Probably the best one-volume history."
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The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World (New Press People's History)
10.  The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World (New Press People's History) by Vijay Prashad
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The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, and India's Future
11.  The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, and India's Future by Martha C. Nussbaum
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India
12.  India by Stanley Wolpert
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The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj
13.  The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj by David Gilmour
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Shameful Flight: The Last Years of the British Empire in India
14.  Shameful Flight: The Last Years of the British Empire in India by Stanley A. Wolpert
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Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire (The New Cambridge History of India)
15.  Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire (The New Cambridge History of India) by C. A. Bayly
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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire: British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century
16.  The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire: British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century by Nicholas Canny
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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century
17.  The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century by Andrew Porter
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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century Volume II: The Eighteenth Century (Volume 2)
18.  The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century Volume II: The Eighteenth Century (Volume 2) by P. J. Marshall
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Empire: The British Imperial Experience From 1765 To The Present
19.  Empire: The British Imperial Experience From 1765 To The Present by Denis Judd
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Great Mutiny: India 1857
20.  Great Mutiny: India 1857 by Christopher Hibbert
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  "It marked the beginning of the End of the British Empire."
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A House for Mr. Biswas
21.  A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul
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Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples
22.  Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples by V. S. Naipaul
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India: A Wounded Civilization
23.  India: A Wounded Civilization by V. S. Naipaul
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  "Nobel Laureate on his native country."
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The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling
24.  The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling by David Gilmour
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  "Kipling worked as a journalist in India (his character appears in (    )"
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Heart of Darkness, The Man Who Would Be King, and Other Works on Empire (A Longman Cultural Edition)
25.  Heart of Darkness, The Man Who Would Be King, and Other Works on Empire (A Longman Cultural Edition) by David Damrosch
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The Far Pavillions
26.  The Far Pavillions by M. M. Kaye
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A Passage To India
27.  A Passage To India by E. M. Forster
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Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire
28.  Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire by Alex Von Tunzelmann
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The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan
29.  The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan by Yasmin Khan
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Kim (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
30.  Kim (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) by Rudyard Kipling
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India: From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond
31.  India: From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond by Shashi Tharoor
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Nehru: The Invention of India
32.  Nehru: The Invention of India by Shashi Tharoor
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India: From Midnight to the Millennium
33.  India: From Midnight to the Millennium by Shashi Tharoor
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In Search of the Cradle of Civilization
34.  In Search of the Cradle of Civilization by David Frawley
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India
35.  India by Stanley A. Wolpert
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The Mughal Throne: The Saga of India's Great Emperors
36.  The Mughal Throne: The Saga of India's Great Emperors by Abraham Eraly
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Nehru: A Political Life
37.  Nehru: A Political Life by Judith M. Brown
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Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found
38.  Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found by Suketu Mehta
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Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India
39.  Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India by Lawrence James
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  "Exhaustive, 700+ Page history of the British Raj from the British India Company to the Independence."
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