James Hurley, Books: India-Fiction
found: 18 books

 
YEATS-BROWN, FRANCIS
Bengal Lancer
London, Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1930. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. 288pp, Appendix. 8vo/22cm. Untitled cloth-backed plain boards (an India rebinding), some shadows of erased stamps (probably from the Indian military or a club library), a few pages have minor damage or foxing, otherwise clean, tight and very good, 2 newsclips of author's 1944 obit laid in. Major Francis Yeats-Briown (ca.1886-1944) was a soldier, journalist, author, airman and polo player. In his later years he became very interested in Indian mysticism and practiced yoga. The 8 page Appendix is his commentary on Yoga and Indian philosophy. He was very unhappy with the Hollywood movie production of Bengal Lancer of which Hitler apparently was an addict. Very Good.
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Book number: 005047
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: Fiction India Military Travel and Adventure Autobiography

 
FORSTER, E.M.
A Passage to India
New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company. 1957. Hardcover. Book, Harbrace Modern Classics Later printing. 322pp. Small 8vo/20.5cm. Grey cloth, light soil and wear, previous owner name dated 1958 on ffep, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. An account of the British in India, this is the last novel and masterwork of the English writer and critic Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970), based partly on his previous several years residence in India. Very Good.
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Book number: 003437
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: India Fiction Novel

 
FORSTER, E.M.
Passage to India
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Penguin Books. 1957. Soft cover. Book, Penguin Books 48. Later printing (1924). 317, [iii] pp. 12mo/18.5cm. Card wrappers, light soil, internally clean, tight and very good. Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970) was a noted English author, critic and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. An account of the British in India, this is the last of his novels and his masterwork. Very Good.
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Book number: 004025
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: India Fiction Classics

 
FOX, GARDNER F.
Woman of Kali
New York, Gold Medal Books/Fawcett Publications. 1954. Soft cover. Ill.: Cover Painting by Herman Bischoff. Book, First Printing. Gold Medal Book 438. 156 + [iv] list pages. 12mo/18cm. Paper, light rubbing at extremities, pages lightly browned at edges, otherwise clean, tight and very good. An adventure novel of 18th century India. Gardner Francis Fox (1911-1986) was an American writer who wrote more than one hundred works as well as some four thousand comic book stories. Very Good.
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Book number: 003672
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: Cover Painting By Herman Bischoffbritish India Fiction 18th Century Adventure

 
GILLESPIE, SUSAN
Himalayan View
Rome, The Albatross. 1950. Soft cover. Book, Modern Continental Library 587. 261 + [iii] pp. 12mo/18cm. Decorated wrappers, closed split at tail of front panel with small chip at tail of spine, previous owner name, internally clean and tight. Notice at bottom of front panel: "NOT TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE BRITISH EMPIRE OR THE U.S.A." Susan Gillespie was the pseudonym of Edith Constance (Bradshaw) Turton-Jones (1904-1968). She wrote another novel about Indian life, Cantonment, in 1936. Most of her books were published in London by L.Bles as was this one in 1947. Good.
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Book number: 002064
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: British India in Fiction Anglo-Indian Hill Station Family Life 20th Century Himalayas the Albatross Press Rome Distribution Restriction Modern Continental Library

 
JHABVALA, RUTH PRAWER
Travelers
New York, Perennial Library/Harper & Row. 1977. Soft cover. Book, First Perennial Library Edition. [iv], 247pp. 12mo/18cm. Paper, light edgewear, papers beginning brown, otherwise clean, tight and very good. A novel with an interesting twist about travel in the author's adopted country. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (1927- ) is a German born Booker Prize award-winning novelist, short story writer and screenwriter collaborator with Merchant Ivory Productions. Two of her scripts have won two Academy Awards of the six won by Merchant Ivory. Very Good.
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Book number: 005136
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: Fiction India Academy Awards Merchant Ivory Productions

 
NAIPAUL, V.S.
An Area of Darkness
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Penguin Books. 1975. (ISBN: 0140028951) Soft cover. Book, Second reprint of first Penguin edition (1958/1964). 267, [iv ads] pp. 12mo/18cm. Paper, light wear, previous owners initials on ffep, otherwise internally fine. VG. V.S. Naipaul (1932- ) was born in Trinidad of Indian parents but until the one year trip related in this book he states that the country and its attitudes remained outside his experience, in an 'area of darkness'. With his exceptional gifts of writing and perception, recognized by the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001, he sheds considerable light on that darkness. Fine.
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Book number: 005148
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Keywords: 0140028951 India Non-Fiction Travel & Description Commentary Analysis Nobel Laureate

 
NARAYAN, R.K.
The Financial Expert with an Introduction by Graham Greene
Mysore, Indian Thought Publications. 1958. Soft cover. Book, First Indian Edition (1952). viii, 178pp. 12mo/19cm. Printed blue wrappers, slightly edgeworn, stamp of Oxford Book & Stationery Co. Calcutta on half title page, otherwise clean, tight and very good. One of Narayan's most successful novels with an introduction by his friend and mentor Graham Greene who helped him get his first works published. It is considered to be his masterpiece and was hailed as one of the most original works of fiction when it first appeared in 1951. R.K. Narayan (1906-2001), shortened from Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami, was an Indian author wose works of fiction include a series of books about people and their interactions in an imagined town of India (Malgudi). One of three leading figures of early Indian literature in English, along with Mulk Raj Anand and Raja Rao, he is credited with bringing Indian literature in English to the rest of the world, and is regarded as one of India's greatest English language novelists. Narayan started Indian Though Publications about 1944 and it was until recently still managed by his granddaughter. Very Good.
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Book number: 004778
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: India Fiction Novel Indian Village Life English Language Novelists of India Graham Greene Malgudi

 
NARAYAN, R.K.
The Guide: A Novel...
New York, The Viking Press. 1958. Hardcover. Book, First American Edition. [iv], 220pp, illustrated endpapers--characters of Malgudi an imaginary Indian village created by Narayan. Small 8vo/21cm. Blue cloth, light wear, small stain edge of back joint, otherwise internally fine. This book won the Sahitya Akademi Award and was adapted for films in Hindi and English and for Broadway. R. K. Narayan (1910-2001) was one of India's finest early novelists writing in English. Fine.
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Book number: 004821
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: India Literature in English Fiction Novels Malgudi South Asia Indo-English Writers Sahitya Akademi Award Winner

 
NARAYAN, R.K.
Waiting for the Mahatma: A Novel
London, Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1955. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. 256pp. 12mo/19cm. Tan cloth, red lettering, light soil at tail, dj lacking back blurb flap laid in, illustrated endpapers showing imaginary town of Malgudi, internally fine. VG/partial. One of Narayan's classic stories of imaginary happenings in Malgudi near the end of the British Raj. The map of Malgudi was created by Dr. James M. Fennelly, an American scholar of Narayan's works, from the descriptions of the town in Narayan's works. Fine.
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Book number: 004820
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: India Indian Literature in English Fiction Novel Malgudi South Asia Fennely Indo-Englsih Writers

 
RAJAN, BALACHANDRA
The Dark Dancer
London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1959. Hardcover. Book, First British Edition (1958-US). [v], 313pp. Maroon cloth, light wear, previous owner name on ffep, otherwise internally fine. "A sobering study of the conflicts of Partitition." A Cambridge educated Indian returns to his homeland for an arranged marriage on the eve of Partition, with trepidation, complicated by the visit of a beautiful former English acquaintance from Cambridge. Balachandra Rajan (1920- ) a scholar of poetry and poetics, is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Western Ontario. Educated at Cambridge, Rajan returned to India and served in the Indian Foreign Service, including at the UN, before emigrating to Canada. He wrote several non-fiction books and one novel in addition to this one. Fine.
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Book number: 003742
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: India Fiction Novel Partition Romance

 
SINGH, KIT PURAN
Saraswattee: A Novel of India
Seattle, Madrona Publishers, Inc. 1982. (ISBN: 0914842889) Hardcover. Book, First Printing. [v], 278pp. Hardcover in illustrated dj. NF/NF. An offbeat novel based on East Indian folklore andmythology by the West Indian son of ezpatratriot East Indian immigrants. NF.
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Book number: 004291
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: 0914842889 India Fiction Novel Myths and Magic Folklore

 
SPENCER, DOROTHY M
Indian Fiction in English: An Annotated Bibliography
Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press. 1960. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. 98pp, Introductory Essay on Indian Society, Culture and Fiction; Notes and Reference; Annotated List of Fiction and Autobiography written by Indians in English or translated into English. 8vo/21cm. Brown cloth gilt, light wear, undated signed presentation "For Gardiner & Lois Murphy/with warmest regards/DMS" on ffep, internally fine. VG+. A useful reference work. Dorothy Mary Spencer (1907- ) was a member of the South Asian Regional Studies staff at the University of Pennsylvania. Fine.
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Book number: 004450
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: India Literature Indic Fiction in English Language Bibliography Signed Presentation Copy

 
THOMPSON, EDWARD
A Farewell to India
London, Ernest Benn, Limited. 1931. Hardcover. Book, Second Impression (1931). 288pp. 12mo19cm. Black cloth gilt, slightly rubbed at extremities, beginning fray at spine ends, free end papers browned from adjacent pastedowns, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. A story about Anglo-Indian life in British India. Edward John Thompson (1886-1946) novelist, poet, journalist and historian of India went to India as a Methodist missionary teacher in 1910. He became familiar with major figures like Tagore, Gandhi and Nehru and was sympathetic to their nationalist aims. Very Good.
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Book number: 003416
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: British India Fiction Novel

 
WALSH, WILLIAM
R.K. Narayan: A Critical Appreciation
Chicago, University of Chicago Press. 1982. Hardcover. Book, [vii], 176pp, Personal Matters, Beginnings, Development, Other Work, Arrival, Maturity, Conclusion, Select Bibliography, Index. Small 8vo/21cm. Blue cloth, silver lettering, in dj. NF/NF. R.K. Narayan, (1906-2001) shortened from Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami, was one of India's greatest English language novelists. He is often credited with bringing Indian literature in English to the rest of the world. William Walsh (1916-1996) was Professor of Commonwealth Literature and Head of the English Department at Leeds University. NF.
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Book number: 004819
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: India Literature Narakan Novels Fiction Mysore Malgudi

 
WHITE, ROBIN
Elephant Hill
London, Bodley Head. 1959. Hardcover. Ill.: Jacket by Charles Mozley. Book, First British Edition. 255pp. 12/19cm. Green cloth gilt, shelf wear only in lightly soild dj with small edge chip near head of spine, stamp of New Delhi dealer (Bhawnani & Sons/Connaught Place) on read fep, previous owner name of ffep, otherwise internally fine.This book, the author's first novel, won the Harper Prize. Robin White (1928- ) was born in India and lived his first sixteen years there. Fine.
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Book number: 002387
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: Jacket By Charles Mozleyindia Fiction Novel Charles Mozley Jacket Illustrator

 
WOODRUFF, PHILIP
The Wild Sweet Witch
London, Jonathan Cape. 1947. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. 240pp, end-paper map of Garhwal. 12mo/19.5cm. Cloth, light wear, partial crease front board, blurb flap of dj adhered to front paste-down, round stamp of Afghani Press Book Depot/Circular Road/Lahore at foot of title-page, minor price markings, otherwise tight and very good. A gripping story set in the Garhwal Himalayas and spanning three generations. The author, Philip Mason (1906-1999) who used the pen-name Philip Woodruff for his early books, was a long-time member of the Indian Civil Service ending his career as a senior member of the staffs of the two last Viceroys of India, Wavell and Mountbatten. He had in fact been Deputy Commissioner of Garhwal in the thirties so his depiction of the 3 Deputy Commissioners over a period of seventy five years is based on solid experience as is his accurate description of hill life in one Himalayan district. He is most noted for his 2-volume classic of British-Indian literature, The Men Who Ruled India: The Founders;and, The Guardians. Very Good.
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Book number: 002439
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: India Garwhal District Himalayas Historical Fiction Novel Roles of 3 Deputy Commissioners Philip Mason Colonial Government British Indian Hill Life Empire

 
ZUTSHI, C.N.
Motherland: An Expository Novel of Modern India
Lahore, Hero Publications. 1944, 1st Edition. Soft cover. Book, [vii], 151pp, Preface, section headings include: In Subjection, Vikrama-Addington Interview, An Inglorious Milton, The Round Table Conference, A Mockery and In the Land of Democracy. 12mo/18.5cm. Printed tan boards, front board lightly soiled, number on ffep, otherwise internally fine. The author claims to have written this book in the spirit of service to his motherland and with the "definite purpose of awakening the people of India to their political plight under the foreign yoke.". Fine.
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Book number: 004836
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Keywords: British India Independence Movement Fiction Political Literature Historical Novel Horow-O

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