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1 (Kipling, Rudyard). Orel, Harold CRITICAL ESSAYS ON RUDYARD KIPLING
Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall & Co., (1989). 0816187673 / 9780816187676 First edition. In the Critical Essays on British Literature series. Hardcover. Near fine in gilt-stamped maroon over beige cloth, with the shadow of a sticker to rear board; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Sampler of published criticism about this enduring and enduringly controversial author. Grouped into sections devoted to Kipling's poetry, Kipling's India, and approaches to his mature work. With an introduction and concluding essay by Orel. Indexed. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2 Bahal, Aniruddha BUNKER 13
New York: Farrar Strauss Giroux, (2003). 0374117306 / 9780374117306 First U.S. edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
This novel provides an insider's take on wartime corruption as MM, a self-destructive ex-army cadet, discovers weapons and drugs are being smuggled into India's jungle frontier by a band of rogue officers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Bethell, L.A. Lieutenant-Colonel, editor BLACKWOOD TALES FROM THE OUTPOST: JOBS OF WORK
London: William Blackwood And Sons Ltd., 1943. Reprint. Hardcover. Some minor stains to covers, otherwise a very good copy without dust jacket, as issued. 
Volume five in this series. Uniform blue cloth with gold spine lettering on an attractive spine label. This anthology, which blends fact with fiction, includes adventures with civil servants in India and other colonial frontiers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Davis, Caroline JUNGLE CHILD
New York: The Viking Press, 1950. First edition, first printing. Illustrations by Jean Martinez. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in mustard cloth with maroon lettering and foliage devices, dark red top-edge coloring, doublespread illustrated endsheets; in an illustrated dust jacket with a few shallow nicks and tears, light rubbing and soiling, mild fading. 
Juvenile novel of a tomboy English girl growing up in India--highlighted by "a particularly thrilling account of a logging trip downriver, riding the teak rafts through the wild, dark jungle, down to the brightness of the plains, and, at last, the sea." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Feldhaus, Anne and Tulpule, Shankar Gopal IN THE ABSENCE OF GOD: The Early Years of an Indian Sect
Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, (1992). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A translation of the fourteenth century Marathi text Smrtisthal which recounts the development of the Mahanubhav sect of western India in the first generation after the death of its founder, the divine incarnation Cakradhar. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Forster, E.M. THE HILL OF DEVI
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1953). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Nearly fine, in teal cloth with photo-pictorial endsheets; in an age-darkened illustrated dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs printed on coated stock inserts. 
The background against which Forster's masterpiece, A PASSAGE TO INDIA, was written is revealed in this account of his two trips, nine years apart, to the Indian state of Dewas Senior, "the oddest corner of the world outside Alice in Wonderland." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Godden, Rumer THE VALIANT CHATTI-MAKER
New York: The Viking Press, (1983). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket with lovely color wraparound jacket painting by Jeroo Roy. 
An ancient Indian folk-tale re-imagined and re-told by the novelist and author of THE BATTLE OF VILLA FLORITA and IN THIS HOUSE OF BREDE. The illustrations, in color and black-and-white, are by Indian artist Jeroo Roy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Kala, S. C. TERRACOTTAS IN THE ALLAHABAD MUSEUM
(New Dehli, India): Abhinav Publications, (1980). First edition. Hardcover. Some faint discolorations on front endpaper; possibly due to the interaction of the paper and binder's glue, otherwise this is a near fine copy in dust jacket. 
Quarto. The author is the former director of the Allahabad Museum in India. Foreword by C. Sivaramamurti. 328 black-and-white photographic displays of museum pieces. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 Keating, H.R.F. UNDER A MONSOON CLOUD
(New York): Viking, (1986). 0670803677 / 9780670803675 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
An Inspector Ghote mystery from the author of A REMARKABLE CASE OF BURGLARY. Ghote finds himself the accused in an inquiry when he tries to cover up an accident that became a murder. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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10 Keating, H.R.F. UNDER A MONSOON CLOUD
London: Hutchinson, (1986). 0670803677 / 9780670803675 First edition. Hardcover. Tiny red-ink ''x'' to lower page edges at spine, else this is a bright, sharp fine copy in a like illustrated dust jacket. 
An Inspector Ghote mystery by the author of THE SHERIFF OF BOMBAY and A REMARKABLE CASE OF MURDER. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Lawrence, Lady INDIAN EMBERS
Oxford: George Ronald, [1949]. First edition. Hardcover. Uniform offsetting to the gutters of the endpapers, else a fine fresh copy in an illustrated dust jacket that is price-clipped. 
Octavo. Based on the daily diary of Lady Lawrence who came from a family of British senior Civil Servants stationed in colonial India since its inception. 397 pages. The illustrated plates, the dust jacket, and endpaper designs are the author's own. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 Marshall, Edison GYPSY SIXPENCE
New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, (1949). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a pictorial dust jacket with evidence of very insignificant edgewear and age-toning. Jacket painting by Barye. 
The life of Richard Burton alchemized into the high adventures of the fictional Lomri the Fox. Born of an English father and his gypsy wife, Rom (the Fox!) serves as an intelligence officer in her Majesty's Indian Army at the height of the Raj. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13 Menen, Aubrey A PREVALENCE OF WITCHES
London: Chatto & Windus, 1947. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine, showing light use and wear, in a lightly age-toned illustrated dust jacket with some minor nicking at the spine ends and to the front flap fold, and general light wear. A nice copy of a rather fragile issue. Jacket design by Edward Bawden. 
Menen's debut, a novel set in the "Federated States of Limbo"--a backward district in India where witchcraft thrives and Western morality seems not merely inappropriate but at times positively immoral. "A serious novel written with gaiety." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14 Nanda, B.R., editor SOCIALISM IN INDIA
New York: Barnes & Noble, Inc., (1972). 389046620 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in red cloth with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with minor nicks to the spine ends and short tears to the upper rear edge. 
Ten authoritative scholars contribute to this history presenting the various facets of socialism in India. 299 pages; select bibliography; and index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Narayan, R.K. THE FINANCIAL EXPERT
Chicago, Illinois and Crawfordsville, Indiana: The Michigan State College Press, 1953. 0226568407 / 9780226568409 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Very mild fold to the front endpaper, else near fine in bright yellow linen; in a very good shelf-worn dust jacket with shallow edge chips and tears. 
Introduction by Graham Greene, a self-appointed, welcomed and helpful mentor to Narayan. In this novel portraying life in India, Margayya, a financial adviser sells a dubious manuscript for a large sum which enables him to indulge in his own advice. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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16 North, Carolyn THE MUSICIANS AND THE SERVANTS (EARTH BELOW, HEAVEN ABOVE: A Portrait of India)
(Berkeley, California): (Heyday Books), (1985). 0930588215 / 9780930588212 First edition thus: Trade Paperback. SIGNED, inscribed, and dated (1985) by the author to the half-title. Trade Paperback. Very minor wear to the shelf edges, and a faint crease to the front cover, else near fine in illustrated glossy wraps. Cover illustration by Bengali artist, Jiamini Roy. 
A novel that revolves around an impoverished servant family, which explores the music, people, and beliefs of India, and was based on the author's experiences as a midwife in India. Originally issued by Scribners as EARTH BELOW, HEAVEN ABOVE. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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17 Sinha, Indra THE DEATH OF MR. LOVE
(New York, N.Y.): William Morrow/an imprint of HarperCollins Pub., (2004). 0060562463 / 9780060562465 First U.S. edition, first printing: Uncorrected Advance Proof. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
By the author of the acclaimed THE CYBERGYPSIES, a debut novel of passion and vengeance, fact and fiction based on a real-life murder in 1950s Bombay. "A brilliant insider-outsider account of India"--Daily Mail. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Sinha, Krishna H. Nandan MULK RAJ ANAND
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1972). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a dust jacket with light soiling to the rear panel. 
An assessment of Anand's achievement as a novelist, placing his works within the context of Indian literature and culture and casting his novels as books about responsibility and morality. Twayne's World Authors Series #232. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Sundaresan, Indu THE TWENTIETH WIFE
New York: Pocket Books, (2002). 0743427149 / 9780743427142 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Drawing on historical records, the Indian-born author debuts with this novel of seventeenth century India featuring the fabled woman who ruled the Mughal Empire after the death of her husband, Emperor Jahangir. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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20 Taylor, Carl C., Douglas Ensminger, Helen W. Johnson & Jean Joyce INDIA'S ROOTS OF DEMOCRACY
Bombay: Orient Longmans, (1965). First edition. Hardcover. Upper corner tips lightly bumped else near fine in chipped dust jacket. 
A sociological analysis of rural India's experience in planned development since independence. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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