Melvil Decimal System: 954.8
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
Geography, Voyages And Travel
China and Korea
Bengal, Orissa, Assam, Bhotan
Northwest provinces, Oudh, Nepal
Punjab. Delhi, Lahore
Bombay, Sind, Baroda
Madras, Mysore, Travancore, Ceylon
Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Maldives
Kerala / Cochin
Sri Lanka / Ceylon
Works under MDS 954.8
- Symbols of Substance: Court and State in Nayaka Period Tamilnadu by Velcheru Narayana Rao
- Bengaluru, Bangalore, Bengaluru: Imaginations and Their Times by Narendar Pani
- Precolonial India in Practice: Society, Region, and Identity in Medieval Andhra by Cynthia Talbot
- Children of Colonialism: Anglo-Indians in a Postcolonial World by Lionel Caplan
- Bioarchaeology and Climate Change: A View from South Asian Prehistory (Bioarchaeological Interpretations of the Human Past: Local, Regional, and Global) by Gwen Robbins Schug
- Ceylon: dilemmas of a new nation by W. Howard Wriggins
- Splendours of Royal Mysore: The Untold Story of the Wodeyars by Vikram Sampath
- The Destruction of Hyderabad by A. G. Noorani
- The Illustrated History of South India (Oxford India Collection) by K.A Nilakanta Sastri (the late)
- Bangalore: The story of a city by Maya Jayapal
- Divining the Deccan - A Motorbike to the Heart of India by Bill Aitken
- Power, Memory, Architecture: Contested Sites on India's Deccan Plateau, 1300-1600 by Richard M. Eaton
- Ethnographic notes in southern India by Edgar Thurston
- A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India by Danna Agmon
- New Histories of the Andaman Islands: Landscape, Place and Identity in the Bay of Bengal, 1790-2012 by Clare Anderson
- A South Indian subcaste : social organization and religion of the Pramalai Kallar by Louis Dumont
- Ceylon by Sidney Arnold Pakeman
- Document Raj: Writing and Scribes in Early Colonial South India (South Asia Across the Disciplines) by Bhavani Raman
- Public Faces, Private Lives: Community and Individuality in South India by Mattison Mines
- Politics of Ceylon (South Asian Political Systems) by Robert N. Kearney
- Hampi (Monumental Legacy S.) (Monumental Legacy Series) by Anila Verghese
- Thanjavur: A Cultural History by Pradeep Chakravarthy
- Ear to the Ground: Writings On Class and Caste by K. Balagopal
- Vijayanagara Voices: Exploring South Indian History and Hindu Literature by William J. Jackson
- Anna: The Life and Times of C.N. Annadurai by R Kannan
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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