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The Blue Gold Indigo
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,670. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Indigo is a blue dye which comes from the indigo (neel) plant grown in India. For the East India Company (and later the British Raj), it was one of the most profitable commodities that it bought in India and sold in Europe. It was so valuable as a dye that it was called 'blue gold'. A lot of Indigo was grown in Champaran district in Bihar.
Biting the Bullet: The Effect of Equipment in the Sepoy Rebellion its Changes in Post-Mutiny India
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » Asian
A history student's essay detailing the military changes enacted after the 1857 Indian Mutiny.
The Story of Bhaktha Prahlada
Price: Free! Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
A tale from India mythology of good over evil through love and devotion to the lord
Roe's India: Adventures in Surat
Price: Free! Words: 10,730. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Sir Thomas Roe, the first English ambassador to India, has left behind a lively account of his stay in the country. But reading Roe’s memoir is not easy as the English of his time is almost a different language. The modern reader who is not a student of history may not be able to keep at it. I have tried to interpret Roe’s writing for her.
Mahabharata Sabhaparva
Series: Mahabharata. Price: Free! Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Hinduism, Nonfiction » History » Asian
In this book Pandavas are cheated by Kauravas in a game of dice and take all their wealth and banish them to forest for 14 years. I have recorded my study of Mahabharata second chapter Sabhaparva in this ebook. Mahabharata is history of India, an epic war that ended one era and ushered in the current era. It is a story of what is Dharma, what is right or wrong.
The Mighty Mughal Emperors
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014 by Mahesh Dutt Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Jahangir and lustre and fashion of Noorjahan which was immortalised by Shahjahan by constructing the Taj Mahal in Agra could not be retained by the unwisely and intolerant policy of Aurangzeb. All the successors of Aurangzeb were incompetent. Aurangzeb wanted to divide his kingdom amongst his three sons.
The Duties of a King
Price: Free! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014 by Lilboox. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Arthashastra is an ancient Sanskrit treatise on statecraft, economic pollcy and military strategy. We present a small excerpt from this book, in an illustrated and light reading format. This excerpt describes the duties that a king must perform, over the course of each day and night, divided into sixteen periods. Flip through the life of a King, twenty three centuries ago.
The Life of Mahabalipuram: Pulsing Stories Trapped in Stone
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,310. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Mahabalipuram is an Indian historical landmark, vastly important to Tamilian culture. Yet it has largely been forgotten by the long arch of history. This book serves to uncover and untangle the many fascinating narratives of the people and art that have populated that little town by the sea, both past and present. What results is an engaging look at a little-known piece of world history.
A Horse Amongst Donkeys
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,580. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Hinduism, Nonfiction » History » Asian
The mysterious Rigveda is on the verge of being decoded. For the first time in a few thousand years, the real meaning of 16 select hymns is presented in this short book. And it is vastly different from what you may have read or heard. This book blows away many long-standing myths. It demonstrates that the Rigveda is not full of abstract poetry but is a fascinating, and very readable document.
The Ascent Of The Common Man Of India
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: American English. Published: April 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » History » Asian
This book is about the changing socio-economic landscape of India. This book also touches on the delicate issues of Indian mores and values. It makes no holy cows or scapegoats but is a commentary on the pressing needs of Indian society and the ascent of common man of India.
Leopard on the Loose: Adventurer Frank Buck tackles an escaped leopard
Price: Free! Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » History » Asian
In 1920 adventurer and animal collector Frank Buck stood on a ship’s rolling deck, face to face with a leopard that had escaped its cage. Man and animal eyed each other. Buck was armed, but he didn’t want to shoot the leopard. He wanted to get it back into its cage. He knew, though, it might be easier to squeeze toothpaste back into its tube.
William Carey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,910. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography, Nonfiction » History » Asian
William Carey - Pioneer Missionary to India, translated the Bible in 40 Indian languages, first college for higher education in India, the first Saving Bank in India, first Newspaper in Indian language ‘Samachar Darpan’ Introduced the steam engine to India & encouraged Indian blacksmith to make copies of the engine, Wrote 132 books of learning on various subjects.
The Indian Mutiny - A Brief History
Series: A Brief History, Book 3. You set the price! Words: 12,400. Language: British English. Published: January 29, 2013 by UK Independent Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
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The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the East India Company's army on 10 May 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon escalated into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper Gangetic plain and central India, with the major hostilities confined to present-day Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, northern Madhya Pradesh, and the Delhi region.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh: Sher-e-Punjab
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 211 ยท A Quick Guide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Asian
The one eyed young Sikh was going to become a sworn enemy of the Durrani leaders in the following years.
Desert Chronicles IV - Rajputs and Rajputana
Series: Desert Chronicles, Book 4. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 12,330. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
This book talks about the Rajputs, what and who they are. This book gives information about their origin, their clans, ruling centers, culture etc. This book is good source for those who wish to know more about the Rajputs.