Centre for Social & Political Art (CSPA)

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CENTRE for Social & Political Art Library is an exhaustive collection of books on Art, Design, Society, Politics, Architecture, Human Rights, Photography, Tibet, China, History, Religion, Traditional Medical Systems and other related topics. The Library houses books and audio visual media in a variety of languages including English, Hindi and Malayalam. The library consists of the extensive collection from the 'Friends of Tibet Library' consisting of Books and Films and 'Design & People' Library collection. The rare collection of books includes books donated by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama. Membership to the Library is also available for Individuals and Organisations. Library facilities are open to CSPA Associates and Members of CSPA Residency programme.


CSPA Library

CENTRE for Social & Political Art (CSPA) Membership is available for individuals for Rs 500/- for a period of one year from the joining date. CSPA Members are free to access two of its libraries and borrow books and films. Members can avail all CSPA facilities for a discounted rate and also get the CSPA facility to 'Borrow Books by Post' adhere to the renewal/return policy and need to pay separately for the Speed Post/Courier charges. Individuals and Organisations are open to CSPA Memberships. (Click Here for Membership)

Friends of Tibet Library at CSPA
FRIENDS OF TIBET LIBRARY OF BOOKS & FILMS (List being updated. Last Updated on: July 24, 2014)


  1. Russia's Tibet File by Nikolai S Kuleshov
  2. The Five Foot Road: In Search Of A Vanished China by Angus McDonald
  3. Tibet: The Road Ahead by Dr Dawa Norbu
  4. Dharamsala And Beijing: Initiatives & Correspondence 1981-1993 by DIIR
  5. Fate Of Tibet: When Big Insects Eat Small Insects by Claude Arpi
  6. Tibetans In Exile: The Democratic Vision by Ajit Bhattacharjea
  7. Bharat Ki Tibbat Niti Mulyankan Evam Vikalp (Hindi) by LL Mehrotra
  8. India And Tibet by Sir Francis Younghusband
  9. The Chinese Betrayal: My Years With Nehru by BN Mullik
  10. The Spirit Of Tibet: Vision For Human Liberation by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  11. The Status Of Tibet: History, Rights & Prospects In International Law by Michael Van Walt Van Praag
  12. The Dragon In The Land Of Snows: A History Of Modern Tibet Since 1947 by Tsering Shakya
  13. The Mongols And Tibet by DIIR
  14. International Resolutions And Recognitions On Tibet (1959-1997) by DIIR
  15. Tibetan People' Right Of Self-Determination (1994/1996) by TCHRD
  16. Political Philosophy Of HH XIV Dalai Lama: Selected Speeches, Writings edited by AA Shiromony
  17. His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama Of Tibet compiled by DIIR
  18. Tibet Since The Asian Relations Conference by TPPRC
  19. Panchen Lama Lineage by DIIR
  20. Case Concerning Tibet: Tibet's Sovereignty & The Tibetan People's Right To Self-Determination by TPPRC
  21. India's Tibet Policy by LL Mehrotra
  22. Tibet: Proving Truth From Facts by DIIR
  23. Resistance And Reform In Tibet edited by Robert Barnett
  24. History Of Tibet by SP Gupta and KS Ramachandran
  25. The Necklace Of gZi: A Cultural History Of Tibet by Namkhai Norbu
  26. Alternative Politics For Asia: A Buddhist-Muslim Dialogue by Sulak Sivaraksa and Chandra Muzaffar
  27. Tibet: Past And Present by Sir Charles Bell
  28. The People Of Tibet by Sir Charles Bell
  29. Portrait Of A Dalai Lama by Sir Charles Bell
  30. The Religion Of Tibet by Sir Charles Bell
  31. Tibbat: Daman, Mukti-Sadhana Aur Bharat Ka Swadharma (Hindi) edited by Rajiv Vora
  32. From The Heart Of The Panchen Lama: Major Speeches And A Petition 1962-1989 by DIIR
  33. In Search Of Truth by Prof Samdhong Rinpoche
  34. Tibet: A Future Vision by Prof Samdhong Rinpoche
  35. Rangzen Charter: The Case For Tibetan Independence by Jamyang Norbu
  36. War In High Himalaya: The Indian Army In Crisis, 1962 by Maj Gen DK Palit
  37. Hidden Tibet: The Land And Its People by Roger Hicks
  38. Traditional Cultural Link Between India And Japan by Dr K Sankarnarayan
  39. The Buddha Cries: Karmapa Conundrum by Anil Maheshwari
  40. Uncompromising Tibet: Tradition-Religion-Politics by Wolfgang von Erffa
  41. Mustang: A Lost Tibetan Kingdom by Michel Peissel
  42. Jesus Lived In India by Holger Kersten
  43. Tibetan Folk Opera: Drowa Sangmo translated by CB Josayma
  44. The Dalai Lamas of Lhasa And Their Relations With The Manchu Emperors of China 1644-1908 by WW Rockhill
  45. We Tibetans by Rinchen Lhamo
  46. From The Land Of Lost Content: The Dalai Lama's Flight For Tibet by Noel Barker
  47. Year Of The Rat by Edward Timperlake and William C Triplett II
  48. World Press On Panchen Lama (1996) compiled by TPPRC
  49. The Revolt In Tibet by Frank Moraes
  50. India, Tibet & China: An Agonising Reappraisal compiled by DIIR
  51. 50 Years After The Asian Relations Conference by Shankar Sharan
  52. His Holiness The Dalai Lama: Speeches, Statements, Articles, Interviews 1987 to 1995 by DIIR
  53. Tibet, China And The World: A Compilation Of Interviews by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  54. A Strange Liberation: Tibetan Lives In Chinese Hands by David Patt
  55. Tibbat Ke Liye Panch Sutri Shanti Yojana (Hindi) by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  56. China's Golden Shield by Greg Walton
  57. India's Foreign Policy by SC Gangal
  58. Policy Of Kindness: An Anthology Of Writings by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  59. Tibet: The Great Game And Tsarist Russia by Tatiana Shaumian
  60. Tibet On March by Charan Shamdhye
  61. Official Tibetan & Chinese Position On The Issue On Tibet by DIIR
  62. Religion & Politics In Tibet by Bina Roy Burman
  63. Internaional Resolutions & Recognitions On Tibet (1959-1997) by DIIR
  64. Breaking Silence: In Support Of Tibet by TYC & Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
  65. Tibet '84: 25 Years Of Struggle & Reconstruction by Dept of Home, CTA
  66. China's Current Policy On Tibet (2000) by DIIR
  67. Enforcing Loyalty by TCHRD
  68. Tiananmen: The Rape Of Peking by Michael Fathers and Andrew Higgins
  69. Quotations of Mao Tsetung
  70. Tibet: The Issue Is Independence edited by Eward Lazar
  71. Proving 'Tibet As Part Of China' False (Tibetan) by Dhomed Yonten Gyatso
  72. Collection Of Writings & Speeches Of Prof S Rinpoche: Jantse Series II (Tibetan) by CIHTS, Sarnath
  73. Made In China compiled and edited by Jamyang Norbu
  74. Common Sense by Thomas Paine
  75. Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule (English, Hindi & Tibetan) by Mahatma Gandhi
  76. Character & Nation Building by Mahatma Gandhi
  77. Story of My Life by Mahatma Gandhi
  78. India Of My Dreams by Mahatma Gandhi
  79. Rediscovering Gandhi by Yogesh Chadha
  80. Life of Mahatma Gandhi by Louis Fischer
  81. Non-Violence In Action: Gandhi's Power by Dennis Dalton
  82. Gandhi: Father Of A Nation by Catherine Clement
  83. Falun Gong by Li Hongzhi
  84. Satyagraha by Prof Samdhong Rinpoche
  85. Flight And Adaptation by Tanka B Subba
  86. Gandhi Faces Storm by Dr Gene Sharp
  87. Life and Death of Mahatma Gandhi by Robert Payne
  88. Satyagraha At Work by Sushila Nayar
  89. Nationalism by Rabindranath Tagore
  90. India's Struggle For Independence by Bipin Chandra
  91. A Force More Powerful by Peter Ackerman & Jack Duwal
  92. Tablet of the Gods by William M Bueler
  93. Prime Minister Without A Country by Daniel B Haber
  94. Options For Tibet's Future Political Status by Tibet Justice Centre (TPPRC)
  95. The Currency of Tibet by Wolfgang Bertsch (LTWA)


  1. Awakening The Mind, Lightening The Heart by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  2. Worlds In Harmony: Dialogues On Compassionate Action by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  3. The Art of Happiness: A Handbook For Living by HH XIV Dalai Lama and Howard C Cutler
  4. Beyond Dogma: The Challenge Of The Modern World by HH XIV Dalai Lama
  5. The Path To Tranquillity by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  6. An Introduction To Buddhism by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  7. The Heart Of The Buddha's Path by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  8. The Four Noble Truths by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  9. The Power Of Compassion by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  10. Ancient Wisdom, Modern World: Ethics For The New Millennium by HH XIV Dalai Lama
  11. The Joy Of Living And Dying In Peace by HH XIV Dalai Lama
  12. A Flash Of Lightning In The Dark Of Night by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  13. Spiritual Advice For Buddhists And Christians by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  14. Commentary On The 37 Practices Of A Bodhisattava by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  15. Kindness, Charity & Insight by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  16. The Opening Of The Wisdom Eye by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  17. Buddhism Of Tibet by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  18. Essential Teachings by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  19. The Power Of Buddhism by HH XIV Dalai Lama and Jean-Claude Carriere
  20. Transforming The Mind by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  21. The Life Of Marpa: The Translator translated by Chogyam Trungpa
  22. Born In Tibet by Chogyam Trungpa
  23. How To Live Without Fear & Worry by K Sri Dhammananda
  24. Buddhism by M Monier-Williams
  25. The Way Of The Bodhisattava by Shantideva
  26. The Lotus-Born: The Life Story Of Padmasambhava by Yeshe Tsogyal
  27. Seeds Of Peace by Sulak Sivaraksa
  28. A Buddhist Vision For Renewing Society by Sulak Sivaraksa
  29. What The Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula
  30. Transcending Madness: The Experience Of The Six Bardos by Chogyam Trungpa
  31. Teachings Of The Compassionate Buddha edited by EA Burtt
  32. A Dialogue: Hindu-Christian Cosmology And Religion by Dr Kala Acharya, Fr Nicholas Manca and Dr Lalita Namjoshi
  33. Buddhism In India And Abroad: An Integrating Influence In Vedic And Post-Vedic Perspective edited by K Sankarnarayan
  34. Tree Of Life edited by Nancy Nash
  35. Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
  36. An Introduction To Buddhism And Tantric Meditation by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  37. Liao-Fan's Four Lessions translated by Dr Chiu-Nan Lai
  38. Reborn In The West by Vicki Mackenzi
  39. The Teaching Of Buddha by Buddhist Promoting Foundation
  40. Selected Works Of The Dalai Lama II: The Tantric Yogas Of Sister Niguma by Glenn H Mullin
  41. Essence Of Mind Training by Acharya Nyima Tsering
  42. Enlightened Courage by Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche
  43. The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel by Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche
  44. The Heart Treasure Of The Enlightened Ones by Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche
  45. Women In Buddhism: Questions And Answers by Chatsumarn Kabilsingh
  46. Old Path White Clouds by Thich Nhat Hanh
  47. Clear Light Of Bliss by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
  48. The Monk And The Philosopher by Jean-Francois Revel and Matthieu Ricard
  49. Brahma Net Sutra by CBBEF
  50. Dhammapad by Dr Batanth Anand Kauslyayan
  51. What Did The Buddha Teach by HH Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara
  52. The Life And Teaching Of Naropa by Herbert V Guenther
  53. One Hundred And Eight Verses In Praise Of Great Compassion by Lobsang Tayang
  54. Dolma Ling by Lucas Myres
  55. The Tibetan Book Of The Dead by Robert AF Thurman
  56. Essential Tibetan Buddhism by Robert AF Thurman
  57. The Prajna Paramita: Heart Sutra by Grand Master T'an Hsu
  58. Customs And Superstitions Of Tibet by Marion H Duncan
  59. Shantideva by Bodhicharyavatara
  60. Tsongkapa: The Principal Teachings Of Buddhism translated by Geshe Lobsang Tharchin
  61. Myths Of The Hindus & Buddhists by Ananda Coomaraswamy
  62. Tibetan Buddhist Medicine And Psychiatry: The Diamond Healing by Terry Clifford
  63. Echoes Of Voidness by Geshe Rabten
  64. Boudha Vandana Sutta Sangraha (Pali-Hindi) by Dhammachari Vimalkirti
  65. Buddhism: The Wisdom Of Compassion And Awakening by Ven Chin Kung
  66. To Understand Buddhism by Ven Chin Kung
  67. Buddhism As An Education by Ven Chin Kung
  68. Dhammapad by Dr Bhadant Anand Kausalyayan
  69. Pure Land Of The Patriarchs by Han-Shan Te-Ching
  70. The Sutra Of Bodhisattava: Ksiti Garbha's Fundamental Vow translated by Upasaka Tao-Tsi Shih
  71. Dhamma Chakkappavatta Nasutra by Upasika R Tuli
  72. Buddhism In A Nutshell by Narada Thera
  73. The Way It Is by Ajahn Sumedho
  74. Buddhism Of Wisdom And Faith by Thich Tien Tam
  75. The Essence of Buddhism by P Lakshmi Narasu
  76. Thus Have I Heard: Buddhist Parables And Stories by Sutra Translation Committee Of The US & Canada
  77. Changing Destiny: Liao Fan's Four Lessons by Ven Chin Kung
  78. Pure Land, Pure Mind by Chu-Hung and Tsung-Pen
  79. The Tree Of Enlightenment by Peter Della Santina
  80. Pure-Land Zen, Zen Pure-Land translated by Thich Thien Tam
  81. The Buddha And His Dhamma by Dr BR Ambedkar
  82. Bhagwan Buddha Aur Unka Dharma by Dr BR Ambedkar
  83. Collected Works Of Ven Chin Kung translated by Silent Voices
  84. Vinaya Pitaka by Rahul Sankritayan
  85. The Kunzig Shamarpas Of Tibet by Yeshe Dronma
  86. What Buddhists Believe by K Dhammananda
  87. The Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra
  88. Mayflower: On The Buddhist Voyage To Liberation by CT Shen
  89. Buddha's Ancient Path by Thera Piyadassi
  90. Empty Cloud: The Teachings Of Xu Yun And A Remembrance Of The Great Chinese Zen Master by Din Sakya
  91. Liao Fan's Four Lessons translated by Dr Chiu-Nan Lai
  92. What Is Buddhism: A Handbook
  93. The Life Of Buddha by Rev Siridhamma
  94. Buddhism For The Future by Dr D Dhammananda
  95. Daily Buddhist Devotions by Ven K Dhammananda
  96. Adharsha Baudhanchi Acharsanhita by Badhant Rahul Bodhi
  97. A Scientist's Perspective On Buddhism (Tibetan)
  98. Handbook Of Tibetan Dance And Songs (Tibetan) by TIPA
  99. Lines Of Praise On The Sacred Deeds Of HH Dalai Lama (Tibetan) by DIIR
  100. Kailash Manasarovar by Swami Pranavananda
  101. The Land of Lamas by William Woodville Rockhill (Longmans, 1891)


  1. A Journey In Ladakh by Andrew Harvey
  2. Travels Of A Consular Officer In Eastern Tibet by Eric Teichman
  3. Heirs To Tibet by Andrew Powell
  4. Seven Years In Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
  5. The Ochre Border: A Journey Through The Tibetan Frontierlands by Justine Hardy
  6. The Search For Shangri-La: A Journey Into Tibetan History by Charles Allen
  7. Delhi-Chungking by KPS Menon
  8. Wonders Of The Himalaya by Sir Francis Younghusband
  9. Lhasa: The Open City by Han Suyin
  10. Magic & Mystery In Tibet by Alexandra David-Neel
  11. Four Years In Tibet by Ahmed Shah
  12. From Heaven Lake by Vikram Seth
  13. Spy On The Roof Of The World by Sydney Wingnall
  14. The Epic Of Mount Everest by Sir Francis Younghusband
  15. Behind The Forbidden Door by Tiziano Terzani


  1. Daughter of Tibet by Rinchen Dolma Taring
  2. Dalai Lama, My Son: A Mother's Story by Diki Tsering
  3. Freedom In Exile by HH the XIV Dalai Lama
  4. My Land And My People by HH XIV Dalai Lama
  5. Sorrow Mountain by Ani Pachen and Adelaide Donnelley
  6. Fire Under The Snow: Testimony Of A Tibetan Prisoner by Palden Gyatso
  7. Loyalty Demands Dissent by Sulak Sivaraksa
  8. Great Ocean by Roger Hicks and Ngakpa Chogyam
  9. The Last Dalai Lama by Michael Harris Goodman
  10. Under The Blue Sky by Hortsang Jigme
  11. A Hell On Earth by Ven Bagdro
  12. Cave In The Snow: A Western Woman's Quest For Enlightenment by Vicki Mackenzia
  13. Kundun by Mary Craig
  14. Tibet: My Story by Jetsun Pema
  15. Six Stars With A Crooked Neck by Pema Bhum


  1. Background Briefing Papers (1996-97) by TIN
  2. Beijing's How To Win Friends And Influence People (2001) DIIR
  3. Beijing Needs The Dalai Lama For Peace And Stability For Tibet (2001) by DIIR
  4. Briefing Paper For Travellers To Tibet (1999) by TCHRD
  5. China's Railway Project: Where Will It Take Tibet? (2001) by DIIR
  6. China In Tibet: Striking Hard Against Human Rights (1997 TCHRD Annual Report)
  7. Demilitarization Of The Tibetan Plateau: An Environmental Necessity (2000) by DIIR
  8. Democracy: An Educational Booklet (2000) by TCHRD
  9. Destruction Of Serthar Institute: A Special Report (2001) by TCHRD
  10. Dispossessed: Land & Housing Rights In Tibet by TCHRD
  11. The Dragon's Teeth: Inside China's Armed Forces by John R Young
  12. Facts About The 17-Point Agreement Between Tibet And China (2001) by DIIR
  13. Fearless Voices: Accounts Of Tibetan Former Political Prisoners (Feb 1998) by TCHRD
  14. Forced Out: The Agony Of The Refugee In Our Time by Carole Kismaric
  15. Green Tibet (1998 Environment Desk Anuual Report)
  16. A Guide To Human Rights for Tibetan Secondary School Children (1999) by TCHRD
  17. Gang-Ri-Lang-Tso (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001) by Tibetan Medical & Astro College
  18. Guidelines For International Development Projects In Tibet by DIIR
  19. Human Rights: An Educational Booklet (1999) by TCHRD
  20. Height Of Darkness: Chinese Colonisation Of The World's Roof (2001) by DIIR
  21. Human Rights Situation In Tibet (2001 TCHRD Annual Report)
  22. Impoverishing Tibetans: China's Flawed Economic Policy In Tibet (2000) by TCHRD
  23. Indian Leaders On Tibet by DIIR
  24. Indian Public On Tibet by TYC
  25. International Covenant On Civil And Political Rights (2000) by TCHRD
  26. Jampa: The Story Of Racism In Tibet by ICT
  27. Life In Exile by Dept of Home, CTA
  28. Living Under Oppression by TCHRD
  29. Manual For Parliamentary Action by DIIR
  30. Men-Tsee-Khang: An Introduction by Men-Tsee-Khang
  31. News Review: Reports From Tibet 2000 by TIN
  32. The Next Generation: The State Of Education in Tibet Today (1997) by TCHRD
  33. Present Conditions In Tibet (1990) by DIIR
  34. Prisoners Of Tibet: Profiles Of Current Political Prisoners (Nov 2000)
  35. Racial Discrimination In Tibet (Sept 2000) by TCHRD
  36. Religions In Contact (1994) by Czech Society for the Study of Religions
  37. The Road To Beijing (1995) by TWA
  38. South East Asia Human Rights: NGO Seminar On Tibet by TCHRD
  39. Tales Of Terror: Torture In Tibet (1998) by TCHRD
  40. Tears Of Silence (1995) by TWA
  41. Tibbat Ki Vyatha: Chini Daman Ki Kroor Katha (Hindi) by Dr Chaman Lal Gupta
  42. Tibet: Crackdown On Humanity (1998 TCHRD Annual Report)
  43. Tibet: The Facts by Scientific Buddhist Association
  44. Tibet: One More Year Of Political Repression (1996 TCHRD Annual Report)
  45. Tibet: The Position In International Law edited by Robert McCorquodale and Nicholas Orosz
  46. Tibet's Environment And Its Present Situation (Tibetan) by DIIR
  47. Tibet's Parliament In Exile by ATPD
  48. Tibet Under Communist China: 50 Years (2001) by DIIR
  49. Tibetan Autonomy And Self-Government: Myth Or Reality (Nov 1999) by TPPRC
  50. Tibetan People's Right Of Self-Determination (1997) by TPPRC
  51. Tibetan Refugee Community: Integrated Development Plan II (1995-2000) by Planning Council, CTA
  52. Tibetans In Exile by Planning Council, CTA
  53. Torture And Ill-Treatment in Tibet (2000) by TCHRD
  54. Universal Declaration Of Human Rights by TCHRD
  55. When the Sky Fell to Earth (2004) by International Campaign for Tibet
  56. The Worship Of Shugden; Documents Related To A Tibetan Conrtoversy by DIIR
  57. Uyghur Leadership Training Seminar by World Uyghur Congress
  58. Activities Report (Oct 2006-Mar 2009) by World Uyghur Congress
  59. Uyghur Leadership Training Seminar by World Uyghur Congress/UNPO


  1. Ladakh by Prabuddha Das Gupta
  2. Across Tibet by Manuella Matelli
  3. Tibet by David Bonavia and Magnus Bartlett
  4. Tibet: A Distant Horizon by Manshih Youfan
  5. Dalai Lama: The Nobel Peace Laureate Speaks by Vijay Kranti


  1. Tibet: The Handbook With Bhutan by Gyurme Dorje
  2. English-Tibetan Dictionary Of Modern Tibetan by Melvyn C Goldstein
  3. Readers Digest Great World Atlas (1974)
  4. Conversational English-Tibetan Dictionary by Anil Gupta
  5. The Mandala Of Sherlock Holmes by Jamyang Norbu
  6. Tibetan National Flag by LTWA
  7. Dalai Lama in Auroville by Pavilion of Tibetan Culture
  8. Crossing The Border by Tenzin Tsundue
  9. Songs Of The Sixth Dalai Lama translated by K Dhondup
  10. The Message Of Milarepa: New Light Upon The Tibetan Way translated by Sir Humphrey Clarke
  11. Chenresi: The Story Of The Fourteenth Dalai Lama by Prof Parmananda Sharma
  12. Websters II: New Riverside University Dictionary
  13. Handbook Of Tibetan Culture edited by Graham Coleman
  14. Dragonfire by Humphrey Hawksley
  15. Waiting For The Sun by Mary Craig
  16. Nature Cure And Yoga Therapy by Dr Leo Rebello
  17. Tibetan Astronomy, Astrology: A Brief Introduction by Men-Tsee-Khang
  18. Folk Tales Of Tibet by Norbu Chophel
  19. Tintin In Tibet by Herge
  20. Trigg In Tibet by Trigg
  21. The Third Eye by Lobsang Rampa
  22. The Art Of War by Sun Tzu
  23. The Dandelions of Tibet by Bhuchung D Sonam
  24. Kora by Tenzin Tsundue
  25. War Talk by Arundhati Roy
  26. Tommorrow and Other Poems by Lhasang Tsering

Design and People Library at CSPA
DESIGN & PEOPLE LIBRARY OF BOOKS (Last Updated on: July 24, 2014)


  1. The India Report 1958 by Charles and Ray Eames
  2. Political Design in Asia and Europe by Hatje Cantz
  3. Dialogues on Public Space by Total Museum of Contemporary Art
  4. Playing: (Playbook Volume 1) by Total Museum of Contemporary Art
  5. Hack the City!! (Playbook Volume 2) by Total Museum of Contemporary Art
  6. Find Your Art Museum in Korea by National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
  7. Organ Mix by Total Museum of Contemporary Art
  8. 404 Object Not Found by Total Museum of Contemporary Art
  9. 404 Object Not Found by Total Museum of Contemporary Art
  10. Imagination, Action by Activism of Graphic Imagination, Korea
  11. Rajz-Konyv-Feladat by Hungarian University of Fine Arts
  12. Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Edited by Daniela Zyman & Diana Baldon
  13. Bolti Lakeerain by World Comics: Pakistan
  14. Parallel Lines by World Comics Network: India
  15. The Hit Man's Dilemma by Keith Hart
  16. Guide to Open Content Licenses by Lawrence Liang
  17. Copyfight by Creative Commons
  18. Dear Images, Art, Copyright and Culture Edited by Daniel McClean & Karsten Schubert
  19. On Inheritance by Sharwan Paswan, Raja Mohanty


  1. Understanding Power by Noam Chomsky
  2. People's History of the United States: 1492-Present by Howard Zinn
  3. Selected Writings on Nature and Liberty by Henry D Thoreau
  4. India's Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra
  5. Understanding Gandhi by Dharampal
  6. Hind Swaraj by Mahatma Gandhi (Malayalam)
  7. Hind Swaraj by Mahatma Gandhi
  8. Mohandas by Rajmohan Gandhi
  9. On The Salt March by Thomas Weber
  10. Dandi March and Salt Satyagraha by National Gandhi Museum
  11. Gandhiyum Gandhisavum by EMS Namboothirippad (Malayalam)
  12. Gandhi's Life in His Own Words by Navajivan Publishing House
  13. Gandhiji's Dialogue with Christianity by Swaraj Peeth Trust
  14. Mahatma Gandhi: A Biography 1 by Koyikkal K Jacob (Malayalam)
  15. Mahatma Gandhi: A Biography 2 by Koyikkal K Jacob (Malayalam)
  16. The Mind of Mahatma Gandhi by RK Prabhu and UR Rao
  17. The Politics of Everyday Life by Paul Ginsborg
  18. From A Clear Blue Sky by Timothy Knatchbull
  19. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive by Jared Diamond
  20. Tipu Sultan by KKN Kurup (Malayalam)
  21. Narmada-Ghati Navanirman by Kashinath Trivedi (Hindi)
  22. Motaben: Anasuya Sarabhai (1885-1972) by Ela Bhatt
  23. Baingan Swaraj by Ramasubramanyam
  24. People's Tribunal on Sri Lanka by Permanent People's Tribunal


  1. Really Good, Murder by Noh Suntag
  2. House of Unification by Sohn Seung Hyun


  1. Vembanad Fish Count (2008) by Kerala Agricultural University
  2. How To Change The World by David Bornstein
  3. The Sivananda Companion to Yoga by Sivananda Yoga Center
  4. Samagra Yoga by Swami Santhi Dharmananda Saraswati (Malayalam)
  5. Bhagawad Gita As It Is by Swami Prabhupadar
  6. Bhagawad Gita by K Raghavan Thirumulppad
  7. Buddhanum Narayanaguruvum by Dr K Sugathan
  8. Garhika Vijana Kosam by Centre for Media Technology (Malayalam)
  9. Chikitsa Samgraham by Vaidyaratnam PS Varier (Malayalam)
  10. 1501 Ottamoolikal by Dr KR Raman Namboothiri (Malayalam)
  11. Naliniyile Sandesam by John Pachalam (Malayalam)
  12. I Teach Death by Osho (Malayalam)
  13. Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic by Osho (Malayalam)
  14. Wings of Fire by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
  15. Eight Lessons by Elizabeth Costello
  16. India Handbook: 1997 by Robert Bradnock
  17. The Google Story by David A Vise
  18. The Power of the Possible by Auriela McCarthy
  19. The Wisdom Song by Neesha Mirchandani

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