In this illuminating collection of essays, Ainslee Embree examines the impact of foreign perceptions of India on both the foreigners and the people of India. Studying the complex interplay of indigenous Indian culture with Islamic and western civilizations, he argues that civilization is not a fixed residue handed down from the past, but rather an enduring structure with adaptive mechanisms that permit it to be both a historically determined and continuously creative force. An incisive study by one of North America's leading historians, Imagining India will be of interest to historians of modern India, political scientists, and anyone with an interest in contemporary Indian life.
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Book Description Oxford Univ Press, Oxford and Delhi, 1989. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A beautiful book, on how India looked from the West, and India's interaction with Islam and Western incursions. Embree writes beautifully on ideas and culture. Pages x, 220 with index. No edgewear and bright title on blue cloth. Dustjacket has a bit of edgewear, with no tears. No prior owner marks. Bookseller Inventory # 010057
Book Description OUP India, Delhi, India, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt titling to spine. The spine is a bit pronounced which gives the book a slightly crushed look, but this might be due more to Indian production quality than mistreatment. Text pages are all clean and clear with no markings or inscriptions. D/J is complete with no tears or creasing, but does have some rubbing to top edge and a touch of sunning to spine. Protected now in removable clear cover. Despatched same or next working day in protective packaging. Bookseller Inventory # 007128
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1989. Book Condition: Fair. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP94642357
Book Description Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1989. Hardcover. Tall 8vo, x+220pp, index. Original boards lightly bumped at corners; minor shelf wear to head and tail of spine. Light score across face of fore edge with resultant tiny abrasions to margins. All else VG+. Illustrated dustjacket very lightly rubbed; light creases to head and tail of spine, outer corners. Short closed tear at base of rear panel; Otherwise VG. Bookseller Inventory # 26598
Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0195624130
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0195624130