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1 'By My Sword and Shield': Traditional Weapons of the Indian Warrior

E. Jaiwant Paul

Roli Books, New Delhi, India, 1995, 81-7436-012-3 / 9788174360120, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 15 Cms x 23 Cms 
The Armourers of the Rajputs, The Gadi Lohars, Whoes traditional home was Chittor, are today a wandering tribe, once they produced top quality weapons and armour for their masters. After the fall of Chittor to Akbar in 1567, they swore never to return to the citadel till it was freed. In the early 1950's Nehru personally led them back to a free Chittor, but their nomadic habits were too deeply ingrained in them. Printed Pages: 120. 022723

Price: 22.00 USD
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2 Alexander the Great's Art of Strategy: Lessons from the Great Empire Builder

Partha Bose

Penguin, New Delhi, India, 2004, 014303197X / 9780143031970, First Edition, Paperback, New, New, 13 Cms x 20 Cms 
Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) was arguably the greatest military strategist, tactician and ruler in world history. At the age of 20, he ascended to the throne of his father’s kingdom. By the age of 23 he had defeated Persia, his nation’s greatest enemy. And by the time of his death, aged 33, his armies had conquered virtually the entire known world, from the shores of the Mediterranean to the foothills of India, including the lands of modern-day Iraq and Afghanistan. Alexander’s achievements have inspired and influenced a great number of past and current military, political and business leaders. This book provides the wisdom and secrets of this great empire builder, demonstrating how they can be applied to conquer today’s challenges. Blending insights from his years of business experience with his lifelong study of Alexander, Partha Bose interweaves a gripping biography with compelling analyses of strategies, tactics and leadership approaches of successful institutions—including Dell, GE, Honda, IKEA, the Harvard Law School and the East India Company—and individuals, such as Elizabeth I, Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bernard Montgomery, Gandhi, Jack Welch and Lou Gerstner. This is a provocative and invaluable book for leaders, and readers, in all fields, everywhere. Printed Pages: 320. 022880

Price: 7.50 USD
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Firearms: A Global History to 1700, Kenneth Chase
3 Firearms: A Global History to 1700

Kenneth Chase

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2003, 0-521-82274-2 / 9780521822749, Hard Cover, New, New, 
This book is a history of firearms across the world from the 1100s up to the 1700s, from the time of their invention in China to the time when European firearms had become clearly superior. It asks why it was the Europeans who perfected firearms when it was the Chinese who had invented them, but it answers this question by looking at how firearms were used throughout the world. Early firearms were restricted to infantry and siege warfare, limiting their use outside of Europe and Japan. Steppe and desert nomads imposed a different style of warfare on the Middle East, India, and China - a style with which firearms were incompatible. By the time that better firearms allowed these regions to turn the tables on the nomads, Japan’s self-imposed isolation left Europe with no rival in firearms design, production, or use, with consequences that are still with us today. Contents Introduction: The Oikoumene; The Steppe; The Desert; Logistics; Cavalry; Firearms; China to 1500: The invention of firearms; The rise of the Ming; The Ming military; The Hongwu campaigns; The Yongle campaigns; Vietnam; The South Seas; Tumu; Europe: The introduction of firearms; Sieges and battles; Geography; Guns and horses; Guns and ships; Guns and bows; Eastern Europe; The Americas; Western Islamdom: Turkey; The Ottoman military; The Balkans; The Mediterranean; Ottoman success; Egypt; The Mamluk military; Mamluk warfare; Marj Dabiq; Mamluk failure; The Maghrib; Sub-Saharan Africa; Eastern Islamdom: Iran; The Safavid military; Azarbayjan; Khurasan; Safavid success or failure?; India; The Afghans; The Mughals; The Portuguese; Southeast Asia; China from 1500: Foreign firearms; New Chinese firearms; Institutional change; Japanese pirates; The Great Wall; Wagons; The fall of the Ming; The Qing dynasty; Korea and Japan: Korea; Japan; Tanegashima; Nobunaga; Unification; The first invasion of Korea; The Korean response; The second invasion of Korea; The Tokugawa; Conclusion: Firearms after 1700; The world after 1700; Wagons and pikes; Firearms and nomads. Printed Pages: 308 with 1 line diagram, 9 half-tones and 5 maps. 008707

Price: 65.00 USD
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4 Handbook of War Studies

Manus I. Midlarsky (ed.)

Unwin Hyman, Boston, USA, 1989, 0-04-497055-2 / 9780044970552, First Edition, Hard Cover, Very Good, Very Good, 16 Cms x 24 Cms 
Printed Pages: 393. 021755

Price: 250.00 USD
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5 Hindu Arms and Ritual: Arms and Armour from India 1400-1865

Robert Elgood

Mapin Publishing, Ahmedabad, India, 2004, 81-88204-44-7 / 9788188204441, First Edition, Hard Cover, Very Good, Very Good, 9.5" x 11.5 " 
Printed Pages: 312 with 342 illustrations including 220 in full colour and 1 map. Slightly bumped corners. 011617

Price: 99.95 USD
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Historical Perspectives of Warfare in India: Some Morale and Material Determinants (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization: Vol. X, Part 3), S.N. Prasad
6 Historical Perspectives of Warfare in India: Some Morale and Material Determinants (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization: Vol. X, Part 3)

S.N. Prasad

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2002, 8187586109 / 9788187586104, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 23 Cms x 29 Cms 
Printed Pages: 467. 030217

Price: 29.95 USD
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Indian Warfare: An Appraisal of Strategy and Tactics of War in Early Medieval Period, S.K. Bhakari
7 Indian Warfare: An Appraisal of Strategy and Tactics of War in Early Medieval Period

S.K. Bhakari

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 1981, 81-215-0184-9 / 9788121501842, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 16.5 Cms x 25 Cms 
India has one of the largest standing professional armies in the world. Yet, the study of warfare in ancient and medieval periods of Indian history had so far never been made from purely professional angle and by a professional. Major (Dr.) S.K. Bhakari presents an altogether new text and theoretical work in the history of warfare in India. Much of the material in this book has been derived from the original sources, sifted and organised to present a panoramic view of the development of strategy and tactics of warfare as known to the Indian soldiers and their mighty contemporaries from the West and the North-West. The work brings out the forces and factors that determine strategy and tactics of warfare, organisation and composition of forces, administration in the battlefield, including organisation of Intelligence and secret services, employment of different arms and armour, construction of forts and fortifications and special features of the siege-craft as practised in the early medieval period. The book is an in-depth study of the strands of strategy involved in moving huge armies to the battlefield, principles of conducting different operations of war such as Advance, Opposed-river crossing, Ambuscades, Defence, Patrolling, Deployments for battle, tactics of attack, retreat and pursuit and score of connected subjects of battle-craft with minutest details. The author has taken pains to collect and reproduce enough of historical evidence in support of his enunciations. He has extensively quoted outstanding historians and Military thinkers both ancient and modern and added a map and score of plates to further enhance the value of a comprehensive presentation. This well written text is an expert blending of the historical and the modern and has been designed to help officers of the armed forces and serious Research scholars of Military studies to develop correct perspective needed for proper understanding of warfare of the bygone Ages, which has given birth to the contemporary strategy and tactics of war. Printed Pages: 242 with 18 b/w illustrations and 1 map. 027502

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8 Mughal Warfare: Indian Frontiers and Highroads to Empire 1500-1700

J.J.L. Gommans

Manohar, New Delhi, India, 2002, 0415239885 / 9780415239882, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 288. 036120

Price: 125.00 USD
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9 Select Views of Mysore

Robert Home

Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, India, 2000, 812615123, Reprint, Hard Cover, New, 
Printed pages: 30 alongwith 29 plates. 034757

Price: 22.25 USD
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10 South Asian Cultures of the Bomb: Atomic Publics and the State in India and Pakistan

Itty Abraham (ed.)

Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, India, 2010, 8125040560 / 9788125040569, First Indian Edition, Paperback, New, 16 x 24 Cm 
India and Pakistan became independent nations early in the world’s atomic age. Nuclear power and nuclear weapons have been present from the beginning as key features of nationalism and the public sphere in each country. Yet the relationship between nuclear arms and civil society in South Asia is seldom taken into account in conventional security studies. What explains the fascination of Indian and Pakistani elites with nuclear weapons? What accounts for the absence of a mass antinuclear movement in either country? What do people outside New Delhi and Islamabad think of nuclear weapons? In these original and provocative essays, scholars from India, Pakistan, the U.S., U.K., and Europe argue that if we are to find answers to these important questions it is crucial to understand nuclear power in South Asia beyond the narrow confines of strategic studies. The contributors stress the political and ideological components of national drives to possess and test nuclear weapons, incorporating approaches from history, political theory, sociology, anthropology, media studies, art history and postcolonial studies. A distinctive feature of the volume is the attempt to provide equal coverage for comparable issues in both India and Pakistan, resulting in a genuine intellectual dialogue across this contested boundary. Printed Pages: 232. 033896

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11 The Aftermath of War

Jean-Paul Sartre

Seagull Books, Kolkata, India, 2008, 1905422881 / 9781905422883, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 130 x 210 Mm 
Printed Pages: 366. 024210

Price: 17.95 USD
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12 The Art of War

Sun Tzu; Foreword By James Clavell

Hodder & Stoughton, New Delhi, India, 2006, 034093784X / 9780340937846, Third Revised Edition, Paperback, New, 13 x 20 Cm 
Printed Pages: 102. 033017

Price: 2.75 USD
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The Art of War in Medieval India, Jagadish Narayan Sarkar
13 The Art of War in Medieval India

Jagadish Narayan Sarkar

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 1984, 81-215-0111-3 / 9788121501118, First Edition, Hardcover, New, 16.5 Cms x 25 Cms 
Printed Pages: 421. 000987

Price: 14.25 USD
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14 The Impact of War on Children

Graca Machel

Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, India, 2001, 8125020772 / 9788125020776, First Edition, Paperback, New, 
Printed Pages: 244. 032437

Price: 9.50 USD
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15 The Indian Art of War: The Mahabharata Paradigm

G.D. Bakshi

Sharada Publishing House, Delhi, India, 2002, 81-85616-81-7 / 9788185616810, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 19 x 25 Cm 
Printed Pages: 176 with figures. 032219

Price: 19.50 USD
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16 The Oxford Companion to Modern Warfare in India: From the Eighteenth Century to Present Times

Kaushik Roy

Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2009, 0195698886 / 9780195698886, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
India’s colonial experience and contemporary geo-strategic significance makes the genesis of modern warfare in the subcontinent crucial to the understanding of international military history. Providing a comprehensive account, this Companion explores the transition in warfare especially focusing on strategy, technology, tactics, and the socio-political impact of modern warfare in the subcontinent from its inception in the 1740s till the present times. Beginning with the study of differences between western and pre-colonial warfare, the modernization of the Indian army, its role during the two world wars, and inside the subcontinent during the freedom struggle, the volume surveys the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries. Bringing the narrative up to recent times, it analyses the events of the post-Independence era. Focusing on the interaction between military bureaucracy, technology, and society, it surveys the Indo-Pak wars, the Indo-Chinese frontier, the role of the IPKF in Sri Lanka, the Nuclear Question and the Kargil war, and the developments in northeast and Kashmir. Challenging the Euro-centrism in the available literature, the volume offers cross-cultural analyses by comparing the evolution of warfare with other parts of Eurasia. It underlines the new approaches and debates in the writing of military history. 027592

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17 The Ritual of Battle: Krishna in the Mahabharata

A. Hiltebeitel

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, 81-7030-279-X / 9788170302797, New, 
034802

Price: 7.25 USD
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18 Warfare in Ancient India: Organizational and Operational Dimensions

Uma Prasad Thapliyal

Manohar, New Delhi, India, 2010, 8173048428 / 9788173048425, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 431 with numerous b/w illustrations. 032656

Price: 25.95 USD
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