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Why did India and China go to war in 1962? What propelled Jawaharlal Nehru's "vision" of China? Why is it necessary to understand the trans-Himalayan power play of India and China in the formative period of their nationhoods?  The past shadows the present in this relationship and shapes current policy options, strongly influencing public debate in India to this day. Nirupama Rao, a former Foreign Secretary of India, unknots this intensely complex saga of the early years of the...
Topics: India, China, Geopolitics, History, International Relations, Foreign policy, China war, Ladakh
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She is the Mother Goddess, Mahamaya - the enchantress, the supreme consciousness, the pure source from which all creation emerges and to whom all must eventually return. As Usas, the enchanting goddess of the dawn, she is loved passionately and hated fiercely, leading to a horrific tragedy. As Durga, the invincible warrior, she defeats the savage Mahishasura, whom none of the male gods could vanquish. As Kali, the fearsome dark goddess, she delights in chaos. Yet she is also Shakti, beloved of...
Topics: India, Hinduism, Hindu
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Believed to be the liquid manifestation of Shakti and the nurturer of the three worlds with her life-sustaining waters, Goddess Ganga is the epitome of beauty and purity, famous for her indomitable spirit and boundless charm. Renowned as a devoted daughter, a caring mother, a passionate lover and a merciful saviour, she is here to absorb and absolve us of our sins. A constant goddess, she is part of the Indian ethos, revered and loved across the ages.  The exquisite epic that is Ganga’s...
Topics: India, Hinduism, Hindu, Ganges
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WINNER OF THE TATA LITERATURE LIVE FIRST BOOK AWARD (NON-FICTION) 2021 Maharashtra, India's richest state by GDP, has its eyes set on becoming the country's first trillion-dollar economy by 2025. At the same time, Marathwada—a historically backward part of the state adjoining the distressed Vidarbha region—has seen a surge in farmer suicides. At the heart of the crisis is a cyclical drought that has persisted for almost a decade. Relief packages and loan waivers have not reversed the trend....
Topics: India, Rain, Farmer, Indian, Maharashtra, Marathwada, Environment, rural India
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Growing up in the sleepy towns of Bhilai and Bokaro, Arundhati Bhattacharya never imagined that one day she would go on to chair India's largest bank. It was sheer chance that she came to know of the bank probationary officers' entrance examination through a friend. She applied, was selected, and went on to have a glorious banking career spanning four decades. Indomitable  is the story of Arundhati's life as a banker and the challenges she faced in a male-dominated bastion. She takes the...
Topics: India, Businesswoman, Business Leaders, Leadership, Banking
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Jun 15, 2022
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The inside track to India's most powerful tycoons The eight business maharajas profiled here are among Asia's most powerful industrial tycoons. Their combined turnover runs into billions of rupees, and between them they employ some 650,000 people, while indirectly affecting the lives of millions more.  Sip a cup of tea, drive to work, listen to music, build a house and the chances are that in these and a myriad other ways you are using products that they manufacture or market. By any...
Topics: India, Business, Businessmen, Business Leaders
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Do you sometimes feel tired, lethargic and spiritless? How can Ayurveda help in a simple, practisable manner? Time is scarce and precious in today's world, and we seek solutions that are quick. While allopathic medicine tends to focus on the management of disease, the ancient study of  dinacharya  provides us with holistic knowledge of preventing disease and eliminating its root cause. Taking us through a day in the life of Ayurveda living, Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya illustrates the core...
Topics: India, Hinduism, Ayurveda, Ancient India, Medicine, Health
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May 30, 2022
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A freedom fighter’s telling account of the exploitation of India by the East India Company.    In 1929, Pandit Sunderlal’s original work in four volumes,  Bharat Mein Angrezi Raj , was banned by the British because of its fearless criticism of their rule in India. In sharp contrast to narratives by British historians, who stressed that India was in a state of arrested development before the British arrived, Pandit Sunderlal’s books celebrated India’s past. In 1960, the government of...
Topics: India, British India, British Raj, History, Modern India, East India Company, Second Maratha War
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May 30, 2022
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A freedom fighter's account of India's struggle for independence. How the British came to India, slowly penetrated the subcontinent and established an empire is a story recorded by many historians but not fully told... The early British historians tried to play down the role of their countrymen in subjugating the native kingdoms in India by all means. It was left to a few diligent historians to carry out painstaking research and unravel the facts. Pandit Sunderlal, who wrote this sensational...
Topics: India, British India, East India Company, History, Modern India
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Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life, health and longevity and yet it is increasingly neglected in 21st century society, with devastating consequences: every major disease in the developed world - Alzheimer's, cancer, obesity, diabetes - has very strong causal links to deficient sleep. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why its absence is so damaging to our health. Compared to the other basic drives in life -...
Topics: Sleep, Psychology, Neurophysiology, Biology
Wisdom to Create a Life of Passion, Purpose, and Peace This inspiring tale provides a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance and joy. A wonderfully crafted fable,  The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari  tells the extraordinary story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life. On a life-changing odyssey to an ancient culture, he discovers powerful, wise, and practical lessons that teach us to: Develop joyful thoughts...
Topics: India, Success, Motivation, Self-help
At the dawn of World War I, a young academic named John Maynard Keynes hastily folded his long legs into the sidecar of his brother-in-law’s motorcycle for an odd, frantic journey that would change the course of history. Swept away from his placid home at Cambridge University by the currents of the conflict, Keynes found himself thrust into the halls of European treasuries to arrange emergency loans and packed off to America to negotiate the terms of economic combat. The terror and anxiety...
Topics: Economics, Economy, Economic History, America, USA
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The central core of the stories concerns a Persian king and his new bride. The king has a brother who is a vizier in faraway Samarcand, and he invites him to come to the palace for a visit. Just before his departure, the vizier is shocked to discover his wife's infidelity. Enraged, he kills her. Full of pain and grief, the vizier continues on to the court of his brother, the king. But, once arrived at his brother's palace, the vizier soon discovers the king's wife is also involved in an even...
Topics: Classics, Middle east, Islam, Muslim, Short Stories
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There are several books on the topic of the stock market, however this audiobook is unique in that the author has tried to explain the complex aspects of the financial sector in a clear and simplified manner. All aspects of the share market, including the commodity market and mutual funds, are explained in very simple terms. Please note: This audiobook is in Hindi.
Topics: India, Stock Market, Investing, Mutual funds, Commodity market, Finance
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We all have the potential for a perfect life - to achieve great things and live a life filled with joy, accomplishment and pure bliss. In some of us, this potential is slumbering deep inside, waiting to be tapped and tested. National best seller  Megaliving  will quickly make things happen in every aspect of your life, with the finest strategies and techniques available to profoundly improve your mind, body and character. This book contains the revolutionary results of over 10 years of...
Topics: India, Self-help, Success
A classic pioneering account of the lives of women in Islamic history, republished for a new generation. This pioneering study of the social and political lives of Muslim women has shaped a whole generation of scholarship. In it, Leila Ahmed explores the historical roots of contemporary debates, ambitiously surveying Islamic discourse on women from Arabia during the period in which Islam was founded to Iraq during the classical age to Egypt during the modern era. The book includes a new...
Topics: Islam, Women, Feminism, Muslim, History, Middle east
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An extraordinary detailed manual on statecraft and the science of living by one of classical India's greatest minds. Kautilya, also known as Chanakya and Vishnugupta, wrote the Arthashastra not later than AD 150, though the date has not been conclusively established. Legend has it that he was either a Brahmin from Kerala or from north India; however, it is certain that Kautilya was the man who destroyed the Nanda dynasty and installed Chandragupta Maurya as the King of Magadha. A master...
Topics: India, Hinduism, Economy, Hindutva, Hindu, Monarchy, Mauryan Empire, Administration, Management,...
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May 30, 2022
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For centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable shuddering mass that was somehow the driver of emotion and the seat of the soul. As cardiologist and best-selling author Sandeep Jauhar tells in  The Heart , it was only recently that we demolished age-old taboos and devised the transformative procedures that changed the way we live. Deftly alternating between historical episodes and his own work, Jauhar tells the colorful and little known story of the doctors who...
Topics: Humanity, Biology, Physiology, Organs, Medical, History
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This volume opens with Mohandas Gandhi's arrival in Bombay in January 1915 and takes us through his epic struggles over the next three decades: to deliver India from British rule, to forge harmonious relations between India's Hindu and Muslim populations, to end the pernicious Hindu practice of untouchability, and to develop India's economic and moral self-reliance. We discover how in each of these campaigns, Gandhi adapted methods of nonviolence - strikes, marches, fasts - that successfully...
Topics: India, Biography, Gandhi, British India, British Raj
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May 30, 2022
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A good job, hard work, IQ, EQ, good communication skills - these are all ingredients for a successful life. The presence of these elements alone, however, does not guarantee success. To convert them into long-term success, you need certain stimuli which precipitate or accelerate your growth. This robustly effective book identifies the various catalysts that you can cultivate and how you can leverage them to propel yourself in your work and life. Accessible, engaging and easy to follow, and...
Topics: Self-help, Success, India
This audiobook talks about the fundamental principles of investment with real-life examples given by Benjamin Graham himself. The author goes on to analyze the effective investment moves and decisions made by Warren E. Buffett. The book also gives examples of the successful investors from Indian markets such as Ashish Dhawan, founder of Chris Capital, and Madhav Dhar, former head of emerging markets in Morgan Stanley. Please note: This audiobook is in Hindi.
Topics: Investing, Business, Stock Market, Investment, Investor
Traditional accounts of the making of the modern world afford a place of primacy to European history. Some credit the fifteenth-century Age of Discovery and the maritime connection it established between West and East; others the accidental unearthing of the "New World." Still others point to the development of the scientific method, or the spread of Judeo-Christian beliefs; and so on, ad infinitum. The history of Africa, by contrast, has long been relegated to the remote outskirts of...
Topics: Africa, History, Black Race
A Chinese  Lord of the Rings  and one of the all-time great fantasy novels - which Neil Gaiman has said "is in the DNA of 1.5 billion people" - now in a thrilling new translation A shape-shifting trickster on a kung-fu quest for eternal life, Monkey King is one of the most memorable superheroes in world literature. High-spirited and omni-talented, he amasses dazzling weapons and skills on his journey to immortality: a gold-hooped staff that can grow as tall as the sky and shrink to...
Topics: China, Buddhism, India, Fantasy, Chinese literature
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May 29, 2022
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Henry Kissinger offers in  World Order  a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. Drawing on his experience as one of the foremost statesmen of the modern era - madvising presidents, traveling the world, observing and shaping the central foreign policy events of recent decades - Kissinger now reveals his analysis of the ultimate challenge for the 21st century: How to build a shared international order in a world of divergent historical perspectives, violent...
Topics: Foreign Policy, Geopolitics, Biography, International Security, Diplomacy, American
The product of 11 years of research,  The Story of Philosophy  is an endlessly inspiring and instructive chronicle of the world’s greatest thinkers, from Socrates to Santayana. Written with exacting and scrupulous scholarship, it was designed both to command the respect of educators and to capture the interest of the layman. Durant lucidly describes the philosophical systems of such world-famous “monarchs of the mind” as Plato, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Voltaire, and...
Topics: Philosophy, History, Santayana, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Voltaire, Nietzsche
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May 29, 2022
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The authors devoted five decades to the study of world history and philosophy, culminating in the masterful 11-volume  Story of Civilization . In this compact summation of their work, Will and Ariel Durant share the vital and profound lessons of our collective past. Their perspective, gained after a lifetime of thinking and writing about the history of humankind, is an invaluable resource for us today. The rare archival recordings of the Durants in conversation, made from 1957-1977, illuminate...
Topics: Ancient History, World, Civilization, History
The ultimate collection of great short stories by the best Russian classic authors. 1. "Her Lover" by Maxim Gorky 2. "The Empty Drum" by Count Leo Tolstoy 3. "The Hoop" by Fedor Sologub 4. "The District Doctor" by Ivan Turgenev 5. "The White Dog" by Fedor Sologub 6. "The Cloak" by Nikolai Gogol 7. "A Soothing Dream" by Fedor Sologub 8. "The Christmas Tree and the Wedding" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 9. "A Work of...
Topics: Russian, Short Stories, Classics
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Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith galvanized audiences with their astonishing  Jackson Pollock: An American Saga , winner of the Pulitzer Prize for biography, a book acclaimed for its miraculous research and overwhelming narrative power. Now Naifeh and Smith have written another tour de force - an exquisitely detailed, compelling, and ultimately heartbreaking portrait of creative genius Vincent van Gogh.  Working with the full cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Naifeh and...
Topics: Artist, Painter, Biography
The definitive collection of dramatisations and readings of Patricia Highsmith's finest fiction - plus bonus material. A master of the psychological crime genre, Patricia Highsmith is most famous for her quintet of best-selling Ripley novels, and her groundbreaking thriller  Strangers on a Train  (notably adapted as a classic film by Alfred Hitchcock). This extensive collection encompasses her best-known works, as well as selected short stories and three programmes about the author herself...
Topics: BBC Collection, Full cast, Fiction, Literature, Psychological Crime
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Brought to you by Penguin.    This Penguin Classic is performed by Simon Callow, actor and director, known for his roles in  Four Weddings and a Funeral ,  Shakespeare in Love , and the BBC adaptation of  A Christmas Carol .  As a diplomat in turbulent fifteenth-century Florence, Niccolò Machiavelli, knew how quickly political fortunes could rise and fall. The Prince, his tough-minded, pragmatic handbook on how power really works, made his name notorious and has remained controversial...
Topics: Politics, Political Science, Polity, Power, Machiavelli
When Ramachandra Guha began following the game in the early 1960s, India was utterly marginal to the world of cricket: The country still hadn't won a Test match overseas; by the time he joined the Board of Control for Cricket in India, 50 years later, India had become world cricket's sole superpower.  The Commonwealth of Cricket  is a first-person account of this astonishing transformation. The book traces the entire arc of cricket in India, across all levels at which the game is played:...
Topics: India, Cricket, History, Modern India
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Do you know the difference between anxiety and stress? What can you do when you have a panic attack? How do you know when it's time to get help? Anxiety is a mental health crisis that has gripped millions around the world. In  Anxiety: Overcome It and Live without Fear , clinical psychologist Sonali Gupta delves into the condition, using case studies to identify how anxiety can be triggered at work, in relationships, and by social media. Gupta shares a unique glimpse into this mental health...
Topics: India, Health, Tension, Hypertension, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Panic, Fear, Psychology, Mental...
"If you want to know what anthropology is, look at what anthropologists do," write the authors of  Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction . This engaging overview of the field combines an accessible account of some of the discipline's guiding principles and methodology with abundant examples and illustrations of anthropologists at work. Peter Just and John Monaghan begin by discussing anthropology's most important contributions to modern thought: its...
Topics: Anthropology, Very Short Introduction, Sociology, Culture, Humanity
In this pathbreaking work, Shrayana Bhattacharya maps the economic and personal trajectories - the jobs, desires, prayers, love affairs, and rivalries - of a diverse group of women. Divided by class but united in fandom, they remain steadfast in their search for intimacy, independence, and fun. Embracing Hindi film idol Shah Rukh Khan allows them a small respite from an oppressive culture, a fillip to their fantasies of a friendlier masculinity in Indian men. Most struggle to find the freedom -...
Topics: India, Sociology, Women, Modern India
This collection includes works famous authors: "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, "Tao Te Ching" by Lao Tzu, "The Republic" by Plato, "Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius, "The Prince" by Niccolo Machiavelli, "Utopia" by Thomas More, "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine, "Utilitarianism" by John Stuart Mill, "The Communist Manifesto" by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, "The State and Revolution" by Vladimir Lenin.
Topics: Marcus Aurelius, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Thomas Paine, Lao Tzu, Machiavelli, Polity, Politics,...
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Now a Major Motion Picture starring Dame Judi Dench from director Stephen Frears. History’s most unlikely friendship - this is the astonishing story of Queen Victoria and her dearest companion, the young Indian Munshi Abdul Karim. In the twilight years of her reign, after the devastating deaths of her two great loves - Prince Albert and John Brown - Queen Victoria meets tall and handsome Abdul Karim, a humble servant from Agra waiting tables at her Golden Jubilee. The two form an unlikely...
Topics: India, Britain, Victoria, Colonialism, Historical
Bloomsbury presents  The Mystery of the Parsee Lawyer  by Shrabani Basu, read by Aysha Kala. In the village of Great Wyrley near Birmingham, someone is mutilating horses. Someone is also sending threatening letters to the vicarage, where the vicar, Shahpur Edalji, is a Parsi convert to Christianity and the first Indian to have a parish in England. His son George - quiet, socially awkward and the only boy at school with distinctly Indian features - grows up into a successful barrister, till he...
Topics: India, Parsi, England, Britain, True Crime, History
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May 29, 2022
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Brought to you by Penguin.  Soraya Nazari is ready to make her mark on the world. If only she knew what that was going to be. The more Soraya strives to belong, the harder it is to blend in. Not least when, aged 21, she still hasn't been kissed. If she can tick that off the list, surely everything else will fall into place. Maybe a chance encounter with Magnus Evans - the last person Soraya could ever expect to fall for - will help her confront her past and understand where she is going next....
Topics: India, Coming of age, Contemporary, Fiction
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May 29, 2022
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Ramachandra Guha - hailed by  Time  as "Indian democracy's preeminent chronicler" - takes us from Gandhi's birth in 1869 through his upbringing in Gujarat, his two years as a student in London, and his two decades as a lawyer and community organizer in South Africa. Guha has uncovered myriad previously untapped documents, including private papers of Gandhi's contemporaries and coworkers; contemporary newspapers and court documents; the writings of Gandhi's children; and secret files...
Topics: India, Gandhi, Biography, British India, British Raj
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May 29, 2022
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A major new collection of essays by Ramachandra Guha,  Democrats and Dissenters  is a work of rigorous scholarship on topics of compelling contemporary interest, written with elegance and wit. The audiobook covers a wide range of themes: from the varying national projects of India's neighbors to political debates within India itself, from the responsibilities of writers to the complex relationship between democracy and violence. It has essays critically assessing the work of Amartya Sen and...
Topics: India, Political Science, Essays, Contemporary, Democracy
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NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • A gorgeously illustrated deep dive into the immune system that will forever change how you think about your body, from the creator of the popular science YouTube channel Kurzgesagt—In a Nutshell   “Through wonderful analogies and a genius for clarifying complex ideas,  Immune  is a truly brilliant introduction to the human body’s vast system for fighting infections and other threats.”—John Green, #1  New York Times  bestselling author of  The...
Topics: Health, Physiology, Immune System, Medicine, Human Biology, Immunity
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Widely recognized as the best biography of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in English, Dr. Martin Lings' award-winning book is now available in audio, read by well-known narrator Sean Barrett. This excellent audiobook is the first of its kind and has been selected by a number of organizations as a worthy introduction to the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), including Muslim Welfare House, London, and the Muslim Council of Britain.
Topics: Islam, Nabi, Prophet, Muhammad, Mohammad, Muslim
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On 5th June 1984, the Indian army began its attack on the complex at Amritsar, which houses the two most sacred shrines. Generals who had pledged to use minimum force and on no account to violate the shrines were not prepared for the fierce and adept resistance they encountered. Having suffered severe casualties, the infantry were driven back, and as a last resort - with approval from Delhi - tanks were ordered in. The Akal Takht was virtually reduced to rubble. It is doubtful if Mrs Gandhi...
Topics: India, Sikhism, Secession, Khalistan, Indira Gandhi, INC, Operation Bluestar, Golden Temple,...
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"Every day, millions of people - the rich, the poor and the many foreign visitors - are hunting for ways to get their business done in modern India. If they search in the right places and offer the appropriate price, there is always a facilitator who can get the job done. This book is a sneak preview of those searches, the middlemen who do those jobs, and the many opportunities that the fast-growing economy offers." Josy Joseph draws upon two decades as an investigative journalist to...
Topics: India, Democracy, Modern India, Economy, Business Leaders
Brought to you by Penguin.  Meet the traders who supply the world with oil, metal and food - no matter how corrupt, war-torn or famine-stricken the source. The modern world is built on commodities - from the oil that fuels our cars to the metals that power our smartphones.  We rarely stop to consider where they come from. But we should. In  The World for Sale , two leading journalists lift the lid on one of the least scrutinised corners of the economy: the workings of the billionaire...
Topics: Geopolitics, Globalisation, Foreign trade, Global Commodity trade
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Brought to you by Penguin. Narrated by James Nestor. There is nothing more essential to our health and wellbeing than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. Journalist James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. The answers aren't found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet...
Topics: Meditation, Ageing, Success, Self-help, Yoga, Prayanama, Health
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May 29, 2022
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Brought to you by Penguin.    Now a Feature Documentary Film Narrated by Natalie Portman. From the best-selling author of the essential new 2019 book on animal agriculture and climate crisis:  We Are the Weather. Discover Jonathan Safran Foer's eye-opening and life-changing account of the meat we eat.        Eating Animals  is the most original and urgent book on the subject of food written this century. It will change the way you think and change the way you eat. For good.  ...
Topics: Nature, Food, Ecology, Nutrition, Vegetarianism, Health
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The Tatas have a legacy of nation-building over 150 years. Dancing across this long arc of time are thousands of beautiful, astonishing stories, many of which can inspire and provoke us, even move us to meaningful action in our own lives. A diamond twice as large as the famous Kohinoor pledged to survive a financial crisis; a meeting with a "relatively unknown young monk" who later went on to be known as Swami Vivekananda; the fascinating story of the first-ever Indian team at the...
Topics: India, Business, Tatas, Company, Business Leaders, Short Stories, History
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May 28, 2022
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Daniel Kahneman's pioneering work that tackles questions of intuition and rationality, read by Patrick Egan. In  Thinking, Fast and Slow , Kahneman takes us on a ground-breaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think and make choices. One system is fast, intuitive and emotional; the other is slower, more deliberative and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities-and also the faults and biases-of fast thinking and reveals the pervasive...
Topics: Psychology, Decision-Making, Problem Solving, Success, Brain, Mind
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Start-Up Nation  addresses the trillion-dollar question: How is it that Israel - a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources - produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada, and the UK? With the savvy of foreign policy insiders, Senor and Singer examine the lessons of the country's adversity-driven culture, which flattens hierarchy...
Topics: Israel, Startup, Business, Economy
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Ayurveda and the Mind  explores how to heal our minds on all levels, from the subconscious to the superconscious, along with the role of diet, impressions, mantra, meditation, and yoga in creating wholeness.  In this book, Dr. Frawley once again illuminates the practical applications of Ayurveda and yoga as applied to the mind. Through his clear exposition of the Vedic principles of consciousness and its expressions, a simple, yet profound approach to psychological and emotional healing is...
Topics: India, Ayurveda, Medicine, Yoga, Ancient India
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May 28, 2022
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Napoleon Bonaparte lived one of the most extraordinary of all human lives. In the space of just 20 years, from October 1795, when as a young artillery captain he cleared the streets of Paris of insurrectionists, to his final defeat at the (horribly mismanaged) battle of Waterloo in June 1815, Napoleon transformed France and Europe. After seizing power in a coup d'état, he ended the corruption and incompetence into which the revolution had descended. In a series of dazzling battles, he...
Topics: History, Waterloo, France, Biography
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"This book took me right back to my formative years. It was as if I was back there on the sets, watching Ramu with his magic wand and a band of outsiders. A lot of nostalgia and a whole lot of perspective." (Anurag Kashyap) "An enchanting and detailed look at the making of one of the finest movies of Indian cinema. A must-read for all fans of  Satya ." (Vishal Bhardwaj) "A passionate and riveting making-of chronicle of the film that paved the way for so many of us. A...
Topics: India, Mumbai, Bombay, Bollywood, Movie, Gangster
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In this magisterial volume of essays, Wendy Doniger enhances our understanding of the ancient and complex religion to which she has devoted herself for half a century. This series of interconnected essays and lectures surveys the most critically important and hotly contested issues in Hinduism over 3,500 years, from the ancient time of the Vedas to the present day. The essays contemplate the nature of Hinduism; Hindu concepts of divinity; attitudes concerning gender, control, and desire; the...
Topics: India, Hinduism, Essays, Hindu
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An enchanting seventeenth-century epic of grand passion and adventure, this debut novel tells the captivating story of one of India's most legendary and controversial empresses -- a woman whose brilliance and determination trumped myriad obstacles, and whose love shaped the course of the Mughal empire. She came into the world in the year 1577, to the howling accompaniment of a ferocious winter storm. As the daughter of starving refugees fleeing violent persecution in Persia, her fateful birth...
Topics: India, Mughal, Taj Mahal, Historical Fiction, Medieval
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Finally available in paperback, Ralph D. Sawyer's incomparable study of ancient Chinese warfare. One of the most profound studies of warfare ever written,  The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China  presents us with an Eastern tradition of strategic thought that emphasizes outwitting one's opponent through speed, stealth, flexibility, and a minimum of force - an approach very different from that stressed in the West, where the advantages of brute strength have overshadowed more subtle...
Topics: China, Eastern Philosophy, Military, Ancient China, Chinese Philosophy
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Written by one of the most brilliant and provocative historians at work today, The Isles is a revolutionary narrative history that presents a new perspective on the development of Britain and Ireland, looking at them not as self-contained islands, but as an inextricable part of Europe. This richly layered history begins with the Celtic Supremacy in the last centuries BC, which is presented in the light of a Celtic world stretching all the way from Iberia to Asia Minor. Roman Britain is seen not...
Topics: England, Britain, History, Ireland, Europe, Celts
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The  Ramayana , one of the world's greatest epics, is also a tragic love story. In this brilliant retelling, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni places Sita at the centre of the novel: this is Sita's version.  The Forest of Enchantments  is also a very human story of some of the other women in the epic, often misunderstood and relegated to the margins: Kaikeyi, Surpanakha, Mandodari. A powerful comment on duty, betrayal, infidelity and honour, it is also about women's struggle to retain autonomy in a...
Topics: India, Ramayana, Sita, Feminism, Women
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In her critically praised debut novel,  The 20th Wife , Indu Sundaresan introduced the love story of Emperor Jahangir and Mehrunnisa. The story continues in this lush sequel, when Mehrunnisa comes into Jahangir's harem as his 20th and final wife. This time, Jahangir has married for love, and members of his court are worried that Mehrunnisa could exert control over their futures. Their concerns are well founded. Despite the rivalry of the imperial harem, which has plotted against her from the...
Topics: India, The 20th Wife, Mughal, Historical Fiction, Mehrunnisa, Jahangir, Harem
This audiobook includes all three volumes in the Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living series. A comprehensive manual for living a spiritual life, based on a verse-by-verse commentary on India’s timeless scripture - from the author of its best-selling translation. This audiobook includes all three volumes in this series.  The Bhagavad Gita is set on the battlefield of an apocalyptic war between good and evil. Faced with a dire moral dilemma, the warrior prince Arjuna turns in anguish to his...
Topics: India, Hinduism, Mahabharat, Gita, Bhagavat Geeta, Krishna, Hindutva
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The Bengalis are the third largest ethno-linguistic group in the world, after the Han Chinese and the Arabs. A quarter of a billion strong and growing, the community has produced three Nobel laureates, world-class scientists, legendary political leaders and revolutionaries, iconic movie stars and directors and an unending stream of writers, philosophers, painters, poets and musicians of the first rank.  But, bald facts aside, just who are the Bengalis? What is the community all about,...
Topics: India, Bangladesh, West Bengal, Bengal, Bengali, Ethnography, Race, History
The original mindfulness book, in a landmark new translation by the award-winning translator of the  I Ching  and  The Art of War The most translated book in the world after the Bible, the  Tao Te Ching , or “Book of the Tao,” is a guide to cultivating a life of peace, serenity, and compassion. Through aphorisms and parable, it leads readers toward the Tao, or the “Way”: harmony with the life force of the universe. Traditionally attributed to Lao-tzu, a Chinese philosopher thought...
Topics: China, Mindfulness, Buddhism, Taoism, Daoism, Chinese Philosophy, Lin-Lang, Spirituality, Philosophy
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A book about being a teenager in Pakistan and India. Through letters we follow the lives of four girls, two wealthy and two poor, two Pakistani and two Indian. Two who know exactly what their future holds and two who are convinced that they will never measure up.  Last night there was a snowstorm that made my window disappear. I woke up gasping at the heater. This is my first letter in three years. First letter since I left Pakistan. First letter since Nusrat. Tanya Tania is a story about two...
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Topics: India, Pakistan, Coming of Age, Domestic Fiction
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इस पुस्तक में मानव क्षमता विकास आंदोलन के अग्रणी प्रवर्तकों में से एक डॉ. जोसेफ़ मर्फ़ी आपको बताते हैं कि आप अपने सपने कैसे सच कर सकते हैं और अपने जीवन ,अं भरी सफलता कैसे हासिल कर सकते हैं I  Do you have...
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From the bylanes of Kamalia and the rugged landscapes of Quetta in India of the 1940s, which later became Pakistan, they escaped to the Partition-ravaged cities of Amritsar, Agra and Delhi and finally settled in Ludhiana with little more than the shirts on their backs. From here, four of the six Munjal brothers built their business, part by part. There was no grand vision of building a world-scale enterprise; their aim was simply to survive and provide for their families.  Hero began with...
Topics: India, Hero Motors, Hero Honda, Hero Cycles, Business, Business Leaders, Entrepreneurship
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Critically acclaimed author Indu Sundaresan returns to 17th-century India as two princesses struggle for supremacy of their father's kingdom. Trapped in the shadow of the magnificent tomb their grief-stricken father is building for his beloved deceased wife, the emperor's daughters compete for everything: control over the imperial harem, their father's affection, and the future of their country. They are forbidden to marry and instead choose to back different brothers in the fight for ultimate...
Topics: India, Taj Mahal, Medieval, Historical Fiction, Mughal
The IndiGo Story  is a fascinating analysis of the manner in which an unknown entity entered the perilous Indian sky and became its undisputed leader both in terms of market share and profitability. Lucidly written and sharply argued, this book highlights the company’s formative years as a fearless start-up and its evolution into one of India’s most game-changing, profitable brands.  Going into great detail and with a deep understanding of the airline industry, the author uncovers...
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An entertaining and surprising ride through an India you thought you knew.
Topics: India, Portrait, Short Stories
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"I am a product of traditional India and its ancient wisdom, and modern India and its urban bustle. My upbringing was always an amalgamation of the two Indias, and, just as much, of East and West." Unfinished  takes listeners from Priyanka's childhood in India, where she was raised by her grandparents and her parents ­- two army doctors committed not only to their children but to their careers and to philanthropy - before being sent away to boarding school at an early age; through...
Topics: India, Bollywood, Hollywood, Autobiography
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Sita is one of the defining figures of Indian womanhood, yet there is no single version of her story. Different accounts coexist in myth, literature, and folktale. Canonical texts deify Sita while regional variations humanize her. Folk songs and ballads connect her timeless predicament to the daily lives of rural women. Modern-day women continue to see themselves reflected in films, serials, and soap operas based on Sita’s narrative. Sacrifice, self-denial, and unquestioning loyalty are some...
Topics: India, Ramayana, Sita, Ram, Hinduism
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When young Sarah Parrish takes a skiing vacation to Gulmarg, a resort nestled in the mountains above the fabled Vale of Kashmir, she anticipates an entertaining but uneventful stay. But when she discovers that the deaths of two in her party are the result of foul play, she finds herself entrusted with a mission of unforeseen importance. And when she leaves the ski slopes for the Waterwitch, a private houseboat on the placid shores of the Dal Lake near Srinagar, she discovers to her horror that...
Topics: India, Kashmir, Gulmarg, Adventure
Harpreet Grover and Vibhore Goyal met in college and then spent the next decade of their lives building a company before exiting successfully.  One way to tell their story is this: they had a dream, they followed it and, then, through perseverance, they made it come true.  But that’s not really the truth. Like everything in life - at least everything worth having - it wasn’t that simple. There was blood, sweat and tears, there was loss of capital, loss of friendship and even a loss of...
Topics: India, Business, Startup, Business Leaders, Leadership, Entrepreneurship
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Breaking away from the shackles of family-run Bombay Oils Industries Ltd, Harsh Mariwala founded Marico in 1987. Today, the homegrown Marico is a leading international FMCG giant which recorded an annual turnover of over Rs 8000 crore last year. Their products, like Parachute, Nihar Naturals, Saffola, Set Wet, Livon and Mediker, are market leaders in their categories.  This is the story of grit, gumption, and growth, and of the core values of trust, transparency, and innovation which have...
Topics: India, Business, Business Leaders, Entrepreneurship
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Philosopher and writer Jiddu Krishnamurti’s life has been a source of intrigue and curiosity for those who are acquainted with his oeuvre. In this Hindi translation of  Krishnamurti: His Life and Death , Mary Lutyens shares a personal and philosophical account of his life, staying aligned with his beliefs about the world, the nature of knowledge, self, life and death. The translator, Mukesh Gupta, brings alive the author’s world-view through an apt adaptation of ideas into the cultural...
Topics: India, Philosophical, Biography
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The Army major who led the legendary September 2016 surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC; a soldier who killed 11 terrorists in 10 days; a Navy officer who sailed into a treacherous port to rescue hundreds from an exploding war; a bleeding Air Force pilot who found himself flying a jet that had become a screaming fireball...their own accounts or of those who were with them in their final moments. India’s Most Fearless  covers 14 true stories of extraordinary courage and...
Topics: India, Indian Army, Courage, Counter-terrorism
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Edward Rutherfurd has enthralled millions of readers with his grand, sweeping historical sagas that tell the history of a famous place over multiple generations. Now, in  China: The Novel , Rutherfurd takes readers into the rich and fascinating milieu of the Middle Kingdom.. The story begins in 1839, at the dawn of the First Opium War, and follows Chinese history through Mao's Cultural Revolution and up to the present day. Rutherfurd chronicles the rising and falling fortunes of members of...
Topics: China, Asia, Modern China, History
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Like the four other best-selling books that fueled the worldwide Monk Who Sold His Ferrari phenomenon,  Discover Your Destiny  is written as a rich and rewarding fable. Listeners are introduced to Dar Sanderson, a 43-year-old human resources manager who has a good job, a nice home, and a steady income. Yet despite his apparent success, Dar is deeply unhappy, realizing that what is keeping him from his best life is his good life. A serendipitous encounter with The Monk sets Dar upon an...
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यह संक्षिप्त मार्गदर्शिका धन को आकर्षित करने के लिए अपने भीतर छिपी शक्तियों को खोजने में आपकी मदद कर सकती है| 'दौलत और गरीबी का उद्गम आपके ही मन में है,' डॉ. जोसेफ मर्फी कहते हैं, ताकि आप यह समझ...
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Badi Shoch Ka Bada Jadu  is the Hindi translation of David J. Schwartz's best seller  The Magic of Thinking Big . The author’s point of view is that thinking big is the way to success, that is, thinking positively about oneself. The main stumbling block that prevents many people from succeeding in their life is the smallness or inconsequential nature of their thoughts. Schwartz tries to prove that it is not necessary to have an inherent talent or be an intellectual for attaining success,...
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From the best-selling author of  My Seditious Heart  and  The Ministry of Utmost Happiness , a new and pressing dispatch from the heart of the crowd and the solitude of a writer's desk. The chant of ' Azadi !' - Urdu for 'Freedom!' - is the slogan of the freedom struggle in Kashmir against what Kashmiris see as the Indian Occupation. Ironically, it also became the chant of millions on the streets of India against the project of Hindu Nationalism. Even as Arundhati Roy began to ask what lay...
Topics: India, Seditious, Kashmir, Freedom, Fascism
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Advik is visiting his grandfather in India when one night, the celestial messenger Narada drops by to ask for his help. With his grandfather’s life at risk, Advik and his friends travel to the ancient city of Hastinapur to battle the fearsome asura, Harkasura. A spellbinding adventure that combines self-discovery with mythology!
Topics: India, Adventure, USA, Mythology
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The word "jihad" is everywhere in the global media. It generally appears in the context of violence waged against the West by militants in or from Muslim-majority societies. This usage overwhelmingly colors popular discourse about Islam and Muslims and it has resulted in highly simplistic, distorted, and ahistorical understandings of the concept of jihad. For most Muslims, jihad refers to the continuous human struggle to promote and implement what is morally good and noble in all...
Topics: Islam, History, Jihad, Holy War, Muslim
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It is an irony of fate that despite being an extremely important and immortal character in the saga of Mahabharata, Ashwatthama has always been neglected. There are other characters in puranic literature, including Ashwatthama, who are considered immortal. But where other characters have received immortality in the form of a boon, Ashwatthama received in the form of a curse! The story of any war is replete with tales of ruthless massacres, murder of innocents, and other kinds of misdeeds. Then...
Topics: India, Mahabharata
For many years, John C. Maxwell has equipped and inspired Christians to attain the highest levels of effective leadership through his conferences and books. Maxwell believes leadership determines an organization's growth. More specifically, empower people within the group to become leaders. Designed for both small and large groups, this audiobook has everything necessary to equip anyone who wants to reproduce leaders. Please note: This audiobook is in Hindi.
Topics: Leadership, Self-Help
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This is as much the story of Indian advertising as it is about India. Ad veteran Ambi Parameswaran looks at how advertising has evolved, reflecting the country's culture, politics and economy in the last 50 years. From sartorial taste and food habits to marriage and old age, music and language to celebrities and censorship, Ambi examines more than a hundred ads to study how the Indian consumer has changed in the past five decades and how advertising and society have shaped each other. Combining...
Topics: India, Marketing, Advertising, History, Modern India
In network building processes, especially in the MLM or multi-level marketing system, there is a need to be able to put your point across in a cogent and concise manner.  45 Second Mein Presentation Kaise De  is a book which helps you do exactly that. This book was authored by Don Failla, who, along with his wife, Nancy Failla, helped change numerous lives by introducing the concept of setting up a business at home.  45 Second Mein Presentation Kaise De  in Hindi highlights the importance...
Topics: Self-Help, Motivational, Social Networking, Business
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This book presents a compilation of 10 essays on some of the most influential judgments’ that were passed by the Supreme Court of India and proved to be life-altering for the common man and the democracy of the nation. These judgments by the Indian Judiciary proved that the nation’s legal system is not as irresolute as often cited. The author attempts to paint the complete picture of some of the most controversial cases, like Maneka Gandhi versus the Union Bank of India, the Union Carbide...
Topics: India, Legal System, Judiciary, Justice, Supreme Court of India, History, Judgements
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Winner of the Costa First Novel Award—a dazzling mystery that takes readers into the heart of India In a small town in northern India, a house still smolders from a devastating fire. Inside a young girl is found severely beaten and barely alive, along with the lifeless bodies of thirteen people. Inexplicably, the local police accuse the girl of the murders. But Simran Singh, an independent-minded, unconventional social worker, is convinced of the girl's innocence. As Simran goes against the...
Topics: India, Modern India, Novel
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A groundbreaking book about how ancient DNA has profoundly changed our understanding of human history Geneticists like David Reich have made astounding advances in the field of genomics, which is proving to be as important as archaeology, linguistics, and written records as a means to understand our ancestry.  In  Who We Are and How We Got Here , Reich allows listeners to discover how the human genome provides not only all the information a human embryo needs to develop but also the hidden...
Topics: Biochemistry, Genetics, DNA, Anthropology, Human Genome
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“Even death is afraid of the White Mask.” 1700 BCE, Harappa – the devta of Harappa has fallen tortured and condemned to the dungeons of the dead. His murdered wife’s pious blood falls on the sands of the metropolis, sealing the black fate of Harappa forever. 2017, Banaras – A master assassin bites into cyanide, but not before pronouncing the arrival of an unstoppable, dark force. A maha-taantric offers a chilling sacrifice. 325 AD, Bithynian City (modern-day Turkey) – Unable to...
Topics: India, Historical Fiction, Ancient India
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Kashi - Secret of the Black Temple  is part 3 of the Harappa Series, written by Vineet Bajpai. It is a fiction novel that blends mythology and history with a modern-day thriller. 1699 BCE, the Marshes of Aryavarta – As the titanic waves of pralay swallow city after city, a final battle for the Ark and the Earth begins. A ruthless barbarian-king threatens the very existence of mankind, heralding Kaliyuga - the eon of Kali. 2017, Banaras – A sacred nakshatra erupts in the night sky as the...
Topics: India, Historical Fiction, Ancient India
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2017, Delhi – Vidyut’s dying ancestor summons him to Banaras. The old Brahmin chieftain of the Dev-Raakshasa Matth, or the God-Demon Clan, bears a chilling secret. Their bloodline carries an ancient curse that will plague mankind - towards its own violent extinction. 1700 BCE, Harappa – Harappa is a magnificent city on the banks of the mighty Saraswati river. The darkness of treachery, taantric exorcism and bloodshed unleashes itself on the last devta, paving the way for his devastating...
Topics: India, Historical Fiction, Ancient India
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In the vein of  Inside Out and Back Again  and  The War That Saved My Life  comes a poignant, personal, and hopeful tale of India's partition and of one girl's journey to find a new home in a divided country It's 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders.       Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old...
Topics: India, Partition, Hindu-Muslim, Communal Riots, Identity, Pakistan
Fifty thousand years ago, we were not the only species of human in the world. There were at least four others, including the Neanderthals, Homo floresiensis, Homo luzonesis and the Denisovans.  At the forefront of the latter's ground-breaking discovery was Oxford Professor Tom Higham. In  The World Before Us , he explains the scientific and technological advancements - in radiocarbon dating and ancient DNA, for example - that allowed each of these discoveries to be made, enabling us to be...
Topics: Anthropology, Neanderthals, Humanity, Homo, Denisovans, Evolution, Genetics, Paleontology
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The Odyssey  is literature's grandest evocation of every man's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, the energy and poetry of Homer's original is captured in a bold, contemporary idiom, giving us an edition of  The Odyssey  that is a joy to listen to, worth savoring and treasuring for its sheer lyrical mastery.  This audiobook is sure to delight both the classicist and the general listener and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students. 
Topics: Greek, Homer, Epic, Poetry, Odysseus, Circe, Trojan War
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Dating to the ninth century BC, Homer’s timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War.  Renowned classicist Bernard Knox observes in his superb Introduction that although the violence of the  Iliad  is grim and relentless, it coexists with both images of civilized life and a poignant yearning for peace. ...
Topics: Greek, Epic, Trojan War, Poetry, Homer, Achilles, Hector, Priam, Helen of Troy, Agamemnon
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From the award-winning author of  West  and  The Redemption of Galen Pike,  a “sublime” ( The Toronto Star ) and propulsive novel that follows an Englishman seeking refuge in a remote hill town in India who gets caught in the crossfire of local tensions. In this “jewel of a novel” ( The Observer ), Hilary Byrd flees his demons and the dark undercurrents of contemporary life in England for a former British hill station in south India. Charmed by the foreignness of his new...
Topics: India, Englishman, England, South India, British India
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It begins to dawn on the nine-year-old Sambhaji that his father has fled from the clutches of the Mughal badshah Aurangzeb and left him behind. He must now find his way back home with the help of strangers.... Under the shadow of an illustrious father, Sambhaji finds himself thrust into the Maratha-Mughal conflict from a tender age. His mistakes cost him dearly and when his father suddenly dies and he becomes the chhatrapati, it is as if he has inherited a crown of thorns. In the nine years...
Topics: India, Maratha, Hindu, Hindutva, Mughal, Biography, Aurangzeb, Sambhaji
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Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the ancient literature of Babylon, immortalized in this epic poem that dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. Together they journey to the Spring of Youth, defeat the Bull of Heaven and slay the monster Humbaba. When Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh's grief and fear of death are such that they lead him to undertake a quest for eternal life. A timeless tale of morality, tragedy and pure adventure, The Epic of...
Topics: Uruk, Mesopotamia, Sumeria, Gilgamesh, Enkidu
Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early speakers of this ancient mother tongue, and how did they manage to spread it around the globe?  Until now, their identity has remained a tantalizing mystery to linguists, archaeologists, and even Nazis seeking the roots of the Aryan race.  The Horse, the Wheel, and Language  lifts the veil that has long shrouded these original Indo-European...
Topics: Aryan Race, Proto-Indo-European, Anthropology, History, Linguistic, Archaeology