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  • THE KONKANS. by D'Souza, Tony.
    D'Souza, Tony.
    THE KONKANS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's second novel, centering on the Konkans, a small but proud group of Indian Catholics. Francisco's mother had gone to India as a Peace Corp Worker, and there she met and married Lawrence D'Sai, an industrious young man. Later on, in 1973 Chicago, Lawrence, is doing his best to assimilate into American culture, drinking too much and talking little - but when his brothers show up things change. 308 pp. ISBN: 978-0151015191.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86035
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  • HIMALAYAN DHABA. by Danner, Craig Joseph.
    Danner, Craig Joseph.
    HIMALAYAN DHABA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hood River, OR: Crispin / Hammer (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The true first of this title, published by a small Oregon press (it was later reprinted by Dutton.) A novel inspired by the experiences of the author and his wife in the remote mountains high in the Indian Himalayas. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-970640595.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.) Publisher's material laid in.

    Book ID: 58666
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  • HIMALAYAN DHABA. by Danner, Craig Joseph.
    Danner, Craig Joseph.
    HIMALAYAN DHABA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hood River, OR: Crispin / Hammer (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The true first of this title, published by a small Oregon press (it was later reprinted by Dutton.) A novel inspired by the experiences of the author and his wife in the remote mountains high in the Indian Himalayas. SIGNED on the title page with word "Namaste" . 255 pp. ISBN: 0-970640595.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79787
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  • THE SCIENCE OF RELIGION OR SANATANA VAIDIKA DHARMA: An Attempt at an Exposition of Principles. by Das, Bhagavan.
    Das, Bhagavan.
    THE SCIENCE OF RELIGION OR SANATANA VAIDIKA DHARMA: An Attempt at an Exposition of Principles.

    Edition: Second edition.

    Banares, India: The Ananda Publishing House (Theosophical Society - Indian Section) (1948). Hardcover - Includes a new preface to this edition. The publication information on the copyright page indicates a first edition in 1917 of 1000 copies and this edition, also in 1000 copies. 128 pp.

    Condition: An inexpensively printed book but overall very good in medium blue cloth with dark blue lettering.

    Book ID: 80994
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  • THE HOUSE OF BLUE MANGOES. by Davidar, David.
    Davidar, David.
    THE HOUSE OF BLUE MANGOES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a historical novel set in a seaside village in India, beginning in 1899 and following the history of the leading family for three generations. 421 pp. ISBN: 0-06-6212545.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57455
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  • THE HOUSE OF BLUE MANGOES. by Davidar, David.
    Davidar, David.
    THE HOUSE OF BLUE MANGOES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a historical novel set in a seaside village in India, beginning in 1899 and following the history of the leading family for three generations. 421 pp. ISBN: 0-06-6212545.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (bookseller's black line on bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 26566
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  • de Viri, Anne.
    INDRANI AND I.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Red Dust, Inc., 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - Anne de Viri is an American who was a student at an Indian university in 1954-55. This book is about friends she made there.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 19001
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  • THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS. by Desai, Kiran
    Desai, Kiran
    THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her second novel, winner of the Man-Booker Award (Desai was the youngest woman to receive this award.) One of the judges described it as "a magnificent novel of humane breadth and wisdom, comic tenderness and powerful political acuteness. " 324 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-9294.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 59389
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  • THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS. by Desai, Kiran
    Desai, Kiran
    THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2006.) dj. Hardcover - Her second novel, winner of the Man-Booker Award (Desai was the youngest woman to receive this award.) One of the judges described it as "a magnificent novel of humane breadth and wisdom, comic tenderness and powerful political acuteness. " 324 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-9294.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57896
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  • THE CONCH BEARER. by Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee.
    Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee.
    THE CONCH BEARER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Brookfield, Connecticut: Roaring Brook Press, 2003. SIGNED first edition - A magical fantasy-adventure story of the remarkable journey of a 12 year old Indian boy from the teeming streets of Kolkata to a secret valley high in the Himalayas. SIGNED on the title page by the author.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 26761
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  • QUEEN OF DREAMS. by Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
    Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
    QUEEN OF DREAMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An engrossing novel, the story of Rakhi, a young artist and divorced mother in Berkley, California, who is torn between the lure of her mother's past in India and assimilation in modern America. After her mother's death, Rakhi discovers her dream journals, and begins to learn, as her mother knew, that a dream is a telegram from a hidden world. But in the wake of 9/11, Rakhi and her friends find themselves branded as terrorists. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-385-506821.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83095
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  • QUEEN OF DREAMS. by Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
    Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
    QUEEN OF DREAMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An engrossing novel, the story of Rakhi, a young artist and divorced mother in Berkley, California, who is torn between the lure of her mother's past in India and assimilation in modern America. After her mother's death, Rakhi discovers her dream journals, and begins to learn, as her mother knew, that a dream is a telegram from a hidden world. But in the wake of 9/11, Rakhi and her friends find themselves branded as terrorists. SIGNED by the author on the title page. 340 pp. Reading guide laid in. ISBN: 0-385-506821.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 52046
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  • THE VINE OF DESIRE: A Novel. by Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee.
    Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee.
    THE VINE OF DESIRE: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Sequel to "Sister of My Heart" although this exploration of the lifelong friendship between two women, from India, who emigrated to the United States stands on its own as an exploration of the ties that bind us. SIGNED on the title page. 373 pp. ISBN: 0-385-497296.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43028
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  • QUEEN OF DREAMS. by Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
    Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
    QUEEN OF DREAMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An engrossing novel, the story of Rakhi, a young artist and divorced mother in Berkley, California, who is torn between the lure of her mother's past in India and assimilation in modern America. After her mother's death, Rakhi discovers her dream journals, and begins to learn, as her mother knew, that a dream is a telegram from a hidden world. But in the wake of 9/11, Rakhi and her friends find themselves branded as terrorists. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page. 340 pp. Reading guide laid in. ISBN: 0-385-506821.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 34815
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  • MIRROR OF FIRE AND DREAMING: The Brotherhood of the Conch, Book Two. by Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee.
    Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee.
    MIRROR OF FIRE AND DREAMING: The Brotherhood of the Conch, Book Two.

    Edition: First printing.

    New Milford, CT: Roaring Brook Press, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - Young adult novel which continues the adventures of Anand - This time his journey takes him back from the present where he is living in the Himalayan Silver Valley back to Moghul times, as he encounters powerful sorcerers, spoiled princes, noble warriors and evil jinns. 329 pp. ISBN: 1-596430672.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83014
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  • HOW ABOUT EUROPE? Some Footnotes on East and West. by Douglas, Norman.
    Douglas, Norman.
    HOW ABOUT EUROPE? Some Footnotes on East and West.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1930. Hardcover first edition - A series of essays on just how badly things have declined in Europe - and in England - especially as comparted to the East. Commenting on executions to English cooking, to a false sense of racial superiority and of the evils wrought by missionaries and colonial powers throughout the world, as well as on the works of Nietzsche and Darwin, among others, these essays are acerbic but entertaining. 264 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in the original orange cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (sunning and toning to the spine, some soiling on the covers, usual toning to the pages, but overall a tight and sturdy copy and well worth reading)

    Book ID: 60797
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  • Ebersole, Robert.
    BLACK PAGODA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Gainesville: University Of Florida Press, 1957. dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of the Orissan Hindu temples which began in the 8th century and culminated in the Temple of the Sun completed in the 13th century. After seven centuries the ruins of the Black Pagoda still stand in eastern India, and this book contains many photographs of the temple and of details of the sculpture which adorns the entire surface. Large format. Notes, bibliography, 105 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a good only dustjacket (chips to dj, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 46306
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  • DEATH OF A SAHIB. by Egleton, Clive.
    Egleton, Clive.
    DEATH OF A SAHIB.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of international intrigue and espionage set in India, by this master of the genre. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-340496606.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (usual light toning to the pages, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 42113
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  • THE BOY GLOBETROTTERS FROM TOKIO TO BOMBAY, #3. by Fisher, Elbert.
    Fisher, Elbert.
    THE BOY GLOBETROTTERS FROM TOKIO TO BOMBAY, #3.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, (c 1915). Hardcover - The third book in this series about two boys who make their way around the world, working as they go. Illustrated throughout with small drawings by the author. 244 pp plus 15 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Fair condition only in red cloth with black lettering and illustration (wear to the covers, rear hinge cracking, offsetting to endpapers, etc)

    Book ID: 64366
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  • LUCKY GIRLS. by Freudenberger, Nell.
    Freudenberger, Nell.
    LUCKY GIRLS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ecco Press, (2003.). First edition - The author's first book, a collection of five novella-like stories, winner of PEN/Malamud Award. Each of the stories, set in Southest Asia and on the Indian Subcontinent, narrated by young women who find themselves, often as expatriates by accident, living and loving according to unfamiliar rules. Cover praise from Richard Ford who states "Every story in this remarkable collection reveals the emergence of a truly prodigious talent." 225 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 41230
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  • THE FAULT TREE. by Friedman, Mickey.
    Friedman, Mickey.
    THE FAULT TREE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second novel, feauturing a Marina Robinson, a 'failure analyst' engineer. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-525-242880.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46474
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  • A VERY PUKKA MURDER: The First Maharajah Mystery. by Gaind, Arjun Raj.
    Gaind, Arjun Raj.
    A VERY PUKKA MURDER: The First Maharajah Mystery.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2016) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in 1909 in "the tiny princely state of Rajpore, Indian comic book writer Gaind's first novel is both a satisfying locked-room mystery and a keenly observed comedy of manners." (PW). The first book in a planned trilogy, this presents a scathing portrait of British Raj - with its appalling racism and indolence - while still letting the legacy of Sikander's ancestors represent India's glorious past. 328 pp. ISBN: 978-1464206436.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 72191
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  • Ghosh, Amitav.
    THE GLASS PALACE: A Novel.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, 2000. First edition - Novel based on legends in Amitav's family. Begins with a young man befriending a girl during the British invasion of of Burma in 1885.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 18941
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  • COROMANDEL SEA CHANGE. by Godden, Rumer.
    Godden, Rumer.
    COROMANDEL SEA CHANGE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in a grand hotel on the Coromandel coast of India. Glossary. 263 pp. Dust jacket by Honi Werner. ISBN: 0-688103979.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some offsetting to the rear endpapers from a newspaper review laid in.)

    Book ID: 75341
    Keywords: india, Women Authors
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  • THE GOLDEN SON. by Gowda, Shilpi Somaya .
    Gowda, Shilpi Somaya .
    THE GOLDEN SON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2016). SIGNED first edition - The second novel by this Canadian born author, a story in which two childhood friends - a young doctor who left India to work in a hospital in Dallas, Texas, and a young woman struggling to adapt to an arranged marriage - must balance the expectations of their culture and their families with their own desires. SIGNED by the author on the title page and dated in October 2015, before publication, and very uncommon thus. 393 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 70330
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  • SECRET DAUGHTER. by Gowda, Shilpi Somaya .
    Gowda, Shilpi Somaya .
    SECRET DAUGHTER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2010). First edition - The first novel by this Canadian born author, a story of two women bound together by the daughter they both love -one a poor woman in a village in India who gives up her baby for adoption hoping that she will be able to live, and the other an American doctor who adopts the baby. Glossary. 344 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (crease to front cover).

    Book ID: 72890
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  • THE CASE OF THE MISSING SERVANT: From the Files of Vish Puri, India's Most Private Investigator. by Hall, Tarquin.
    Hall, Tarquin.
    THE CASE OF THE MISSING SERVANT: From the Files of Vish Puri, India's Most Private Investigator.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, introducing Vish Puri. "In hot dusty Delhi, where call centers and shopping malls are changing the ancient fabric of Indian life, Puri's main work comes from screening prospective marriage partners. But when an honest public litigator is accused of murdering his servant, it takes all of Puri's resources to investigate. In a population of more than a billion, how will he trace the fate of the girl, known only as Mary? With his eccentric team, and techniques that combine the most modern - and ancient - of investigative skills, the search for Mary takes Puri to the desert oasis of Jaipur and to the…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, introducing Vish Puri. "In hot dusty Delhi, where call centers and shopping malls are changing the ancient fabric of Indian life, Puri's main work comes from screening prospective marriage partners. But when an honest public litigator is accused of murdering his servant, it takes all of Puri's resources to investigate. In a population of more than a billion, how will he trace the fate of the girl, known only as Mary? With his eccentric team, and techniques that combine the most modern - and ancient - of investigative skills, the search for Mary takes Puri to the desert oasis of Jaipur and to the remote mines of Jharkhand. As he moves from his well-heeled Club to the slums where the servant classes live, his adventures reveal modern India in all its seething complexities." Glossary. 310 pp. ISBN: 978-1416583684.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 82495
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  • THE MULBERRY EMPIRE or The Two Virtuous Journeys of The Amir Dost Mohammed Khan. by Hensher, Philip.
    Hensher, Philip.
    THE MULBERRY EMPIRE or The Two Virtuous Journeys of The Amir Dost Mohammed Khan.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised historical novel by this author who was selected by Granta as one of the best young British novelists. "In the spring of 1839, some fifty thousand British forces entered Afghanistan with 'the full pomp of Empire,' possessed of the certainty that they would replace the Amir with someone less hostile toward their ally, the King of the Punjab. Three years later, a single British horseman rode out of the Afghan mountains into India - the sole survivor of the original vast contingent." Includes a glossary, list of characters and bibliography. 486 pp. ISBN: 0-375414886.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 74785
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  • STARS OF THE DESERT. by Hope, Laurence (pseudonym of Adela Florence Cory Nicolson, aka Violet Nicolson, 1865-1904)
    Hope, Laurence (pseudonym of Adela Florence Cory Nicolson, aka Violet Nicolson, 1865-1904)
    STARS OF THE DESERT.

    Edition: Vintage hardcover.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1923. dj. Hardcover - Hope's second book of poetry, originally published in 1903. She spent almost all of her adult life in India, and her writing "steeped in the Indian landscape and Sufi symbolism, often assumes the voices of Indian dancers and slaves to engage themes of passionate love and loss. Her first collection, The Garden of Kama (1901), was initially presented as a translation and arrangement, rather than the original poetry it was later revealed to be." While her work was very popular at the time, they would not have been considered proper for a woman to write, thus the adoption of a male pen name. In an attractive red cloth binding with a…

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    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1923. dj. Hardcover - Hope's second book of poetry, originally published in 1903. She spent almost all of her adult life in India, and her writing "steeped in the Indian landscape and Sufi symbolism, often assumes the voices of Indian dancers and slaves to engage themes of passionate love and loss. Her first collection, The Garden of Kama (1901), was initially presented as a translation and arrangement, rather than the original poetry it was later revealed to be." While her work was very popular at the time, they would not have been considered proper for a woman to write, thus the adoption of a male pen name. In an attractive red cloth binding with a stylish art deco illustration on the front cover, gilt lettering on the spine. 152 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a very good example of the uncommon dustjacket. with some toning to the spine, minor edgewear.

    Book ID: 88077
    Keywords: india, Poetry, women authors
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  • GRANTA 57, Spring 1997: India. by Jack, Ian, editor.
    Jack, Ian, editor.
    GRANTA 57, Spring 1997: India.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Granta USA, 1997. First edition - "The Magazine Of New Writing" This issue features stories on India as she celebrates 50 years as a nation. Reports, memories, poems and stories by writers James Buchan, Anita Desai, R. K. Narayan, Mark Tully, Jan Morris, Vikram Seth, Michael Ondaatje, Arundhati Roy, and V. S. Naipaul and more. Section of photographs by Dayanita Singh. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-14-0141472.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57084
    View cart More details Price: $12.00