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Statue of Prajnaparamita, goddess of supreme wisdom, Singasari, Java, 13th century. For years this statue formed a focal point of the Leiden museum's public exhibition. In 1977 it was returned to Indonesia, where it is on permanent display in the National Museum. (From Virtual Collection of Masterpieces: Owner & Museum: Museum Nasional Indonesia)


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    Aryan invasion myth : a threat to national integrity : Mughalastan, Dalitstan movements, ISI & terrorism in India - Paramesh Choudhury
    "Theory to establish that the political situation and terrorism in post-1947 India is attributed to Aryan invasion and prevailing caste system" - Google Books

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    Beyond the killing fields : war writings - Sydney Schanberg
    Contents: Cambodia, an unnecessary war -- The killing fields -- East pakistan fights to become independent Bangladesh -- Vietnam, 1972 -- Return to Cambodia: a military coup -- The cover-up of U.S. POWs left behind in Vietnam -- The Bush doctrine in Iraq.

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    Descent into chaos : how the war against Islamic extremism is being lost in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia - Ahmed Rashid
    " . . .Having reported from Central Asia for a quarter of a century, Ahmed Rashid shows clearly why the war in Iraq is just a sideshow to the main event. Rather, it is Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the five Central Asian states that make up the crisis zone, for it is here that terrorism and Islamic extremism are growing stronger." --BOOK JACKET.

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    Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuang : rites and teachings for this life and beyond - edited by Matthew T. Kapstein, Sam van Schaik.
    "Drawing a wide variety of texts and images from Dunhuang, the six original contributions to this collection advance our understanding of the development of Esoteric Buddhism in late first millennium Tibet and China. Ritual, philosophy, and mortuary practice" - Google Books

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    Fractured rebellion : the Beijing Red Guard movement - Andrew G. Walder
    Contents 1. The Beijing Red Guards: An Introduction -- 2. The Assault on Power Structures: Work Teams in the Universities -- 3. The Genesis of Division: Sources of Opposition and Conflict -- 4. Divided at Birth: The University Red Guards -- 5. Class and Violence: The High-School Red Guards -- 6. Radicals with Patrons: The Rise of the Rebels -- 7. Dissent and Its Suppression: Challenging the Maoist Elite -- 8. Factions Reborn: Networks at Cross-Purposes -- 9. Endgame: Fighting Not to Lose -- 10. Hierarchy and Rebellion: Reflections on the Red Guards -- Beijing Red Guard Chronology -- Work-Team Case Histories.

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    How China's leaders think : the inside story of China's reform and what this means for the future - Robert Lawrence Kuhn.
    ". . . Kuhn examines China's 30-year struggle toward economic and social reform in How China's Leaders Think. With access to recently declassified Communist Party material, Kuhn provides an intimate look at China's leaders and leadership structure, visionary principles, and convulsive past, while tracing the nation's earliest reform efforts and its ongoing reforms in the media, military, banking, healthcare, film, the Internet, and science and technology" - catalogue.

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    Minoo Masani, 90 - [S.V. Raju, editor].
    Selection of speeches and writings of an Indian politician.

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    Nature's embrace : Japan's aging urbanites and new death rites - Satsuki Kawano
    Contents: The actors -- Historical perspectives -- The Grave-Free Promotion Society -- Scattering ceremonies -- The scattering of ashes and family relations.

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    Revenge of the forbidden city : the suppression of the Falungong in China, 1999-2005 - James W. Tong
    Contents: 1. Introduction -- 2. Preparing for the Crackdown -- 3. Law Enforcement Operations after the Crackdown -- 4. The Anti-Falungong News Media Campaign -- 5. Curing the Patient - Conversion Programs -- 6. Organizational Structure of the Anti-Falungong Campaign -- 7. Party Meetings Announcing the Ban -- 8. Evaluation of the Anti-Falungong Campaign -- 9. Concluding Remarks.

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    The joyful kingdom of Raj Anandpur - Desmond S. Matthews.
    On the Jesuit missions in Hazaribagh, Ranchi and Jamshedpur.

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    The West & the map of the world : a reappraisal of the past - Matthew Richardson
    "Inspired by antique maps and the mapmakers' global vision, this book presents the past as a single narrative in which European history is an offshoot of Asian history. The author explains that the dominating ethos of the modern West owes more to hordes of Asian nomads who colonised Europe than to the classical civilisation of the Greeks and Romans" - catalogue.

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    Working with nature against poverty : development, resources and the environment in eastern Indonesia - edited by Budy P. Resosudarmo and Frank Jotzo
    "This book had its origins in an international workshop on the theme 'Development and Environment in Eastern Indonesia: Papua, Maluku and East Nusa Tenggara.' The workshop was held at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra on 8 April 2006"

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    CP : a short biography of C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar - A. Raghu with an introduction by K. Radha
    Brief biography of Sir Chetpat Pattabhirama Ramaswami Aiyar, 1879-1966, minister in the erstwhile united state of Travancore and Cochin.

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    Fiasco in Nadwa as viewed by national press - compiled by Shariq Alavi.
    An account on the alleged attack on Nadvat al-‘Ulam¯a', Lucknow, an institution of Islamic thought by Delhi Police and officers of the Intelligence Bureau in early hours of November 22, 1994

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    The Indian Naval Revolt of 1946 - Percy S. Gourgey.
    Brief account of an event, sparked off by utterances of the British commanding officer of the Royal Indian Navy.


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