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Merchants of Tamilakam by Kanakalatha Mukund

Merchants of Tamilakam by Kanakalatha Mukund

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Merchants of Tamilakam is the second book in the series ‘The Story of Indian Business’. Talks about the maritime trade in the southern coastal...
Arthashastra - The Science of Wealth by Thomas R Trautmann

Arthashastra – The Science of Wealth by Thomas R Trautmann

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This small book tries to bring the mighty Arthashastra to you and does so very effectively. It does not take you through the academic...
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

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What a book! A Short History of Nearly Everything takes you through the history of the world. Or should I say universe, as it...

Malinithan By J C Dutta – Book Review

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I picked up this small book Malinithan on this ancient temple in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh from the museum in Bomdila. It...

The Buddha and Dr. Fuhrer by Charles Allen

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I have often been intrigued by how the excavations are done? How are the records of various finds reconciled? And how the archeologists and...

Thanjavur by Pradeep Chakravarthy and Vikaram Sathyanathan

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The book Thanjavur: A Cultural History intends to take you through the cultural history of Thanjavur. One of the prime cultural centers of ancient...

The Ajanta Caves Ancient Paintings by Benoy K Behl

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I read this book The Ajanta Caves as part of my readings for the Indian Art and Culture course that I am currently pursuing...

Indian Mansions by Sarah Tillotson

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During my walks around Delhi, the Havelis or the Indian Mansions in the narrow lanes that we call Galis, have always intrigued me. I...

Capital Vignettes – A peep into Delhi’s Ethos by R V Smith

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Capital Vignettes is a small book, containing very small anecdotes that the author remembers from his early days in Delhi, especially the pre-partition days. This...

The Delhi that No-One Knows by R V Smith

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The Delhi that No-One Knows ‘can fit in your pocket’ size book is big enough to invoke romantic interest in Delhi. In less than...

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