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As the intellectual fountainhead of the ideology of Hindutva, which is in political ascendancy in India today, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar is undoubtedly one of the most contentious political thinkers and leaders of the 20th century. Accounts of his eventful and stormy life have oscillated from eulogizing hagiographies to disparaging demonization. The truth, as always, lies somewhere in between and has unfortunately never been brought to light. Savarkar and his ideology stood as one of the...
Topics: History, India, Hindutva, Hindu, Hinduism, Savarkar, Vikram Sampath, Hindu Rashtra, British Raj,...
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Lalchand Gupta takes you on an exciting journey through Dalal Street in this brief history of the Indian stock market post liberalization. From tech booms and tax evasion to banks and money laundering; scams and crashes to fixers and investors, Lala has seen it all. A comprehensive account of the stock market over the last 25 years, it tells you what to watch out for while investing. It also looks at policies that the government needs to revise if the country is to harness domestic capital more...
Topics: Investing, Stocks, India, Indian Stock Market, Finance
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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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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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कुल नौ कहानियों का यह संग्रह अपने आप में स्त्री-पुरुष संबंधों की जटिल सच्चाइयों को समेटे हुए है। ये फँतासियों और नाटकीयता से बहुत दूर अवसाद और कुंठाओं की सहज कहानियाँ हैं। यहाँ आपको...
Topics: Short Stories, Contemporary, India
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Bhaarteey jeevan-dhaara mein jin granthon ka mahattvapoorn sthaan hai unmein puraan bhakti granthon ke roop mein bahut mahattvapoorn maane jaate hain. Puraan-saahitya bhaarateey jeevan aur saahitya kee akshunn nidhi hain. Inmein maanav jeevan ke utkarsh aur apkarsh kee anek gaathayen miltee hain. Karmkaand se gyaan kee or aate hue bhaarateey maanas chintan ke baad bhakti kee aviral dhaara pravaahit huee. Vikaas kee isee prakriya mein bahudevvaad aur nirgun brahm kee svaroopaatmak vyaakhya se...
Topics: Hindu, Hindi, India, Hinduism, Hindutva
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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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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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Kalidas incorporates a noble culture in  Kumarsambhav  by depicting things that are sweet and beautiful. The poems in  Kumarsambhav (Sanskrit Classics)  provide us a vibrant picture of good and meaningful life a person could and should lead as proposed by our learned ancestor.
Topics: Ancient India, Kalidas, Hindi, Hindu
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
Two thousand years ago, trade routes and the fall of Jerusalem took Jewish settlers seeking sanctuary across Europe and Asia. One little-known group settled in Kerala, in tropical southwestern India. Eventually numbering in the thousands, with eight synagogues, they prospered. Some came to possess vast estates and plantations, and many enjoyed economic privilege and political influence. Their comfortable lives, however, were haunted by a feud between the Black Jews of Ernakulam and the White...
Topics: India, Kerala, Jews, History
Jacqueline Saper, named after Jacqueline Kennedy, was born in Tehran to Iranian and British parents. At 18 she witnessed the civil unrest of the 1979 Iranian revolution and continued to live in the Islamic Republic during its most volatile times, including the Iran-Iraq War. In a deeply intimate and personal story, Saper recounts her privileged childhood in prerevolutionary Iran and how she gradually became aware of the paradoxes in her life and community - primarily the disparate religions and...
Topics: Iran, Hijab, Islam, Women
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Before Memory Fades  by Fali S. Nariman is a revelatory, comprehensive and perceptive autobiography - candid, compelling and authoritative. Internationally admired and respected, Fali S. Nariman is a senior advocate of the Supreme Court of India. He began his career at the Bombay High Court in November 1950 and has since been active in the legal profession. Over the years, he has held several prestigious posts at both the national and international levels. He became a Member of Parliament...
Topics: Autobiography, Fali S. Nariman, Advocate, Law, Judiciary, India, Legal System
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In Rebel Sultans, Manu S. Pillai narrates the story of the Deccan from the close of the thirteenth century to the dawn of the eighteenth. Packed with riveting tales and compelling characters, this book takes us from the age of Alauddin Khilji to the ascent of Shivaji. We witness the dramatic rise and fall of the Vijayanagar empire, even as we negotiate intrigues at the courts of the Bahmani kings and the Rebel Sultans who overthrew them. From Chand Bibi, a valorous queen stabbed to death, and...
Topics: Aurangzeb, Bahmani, Deccan, India, Khilji, Medieval, Portuguese, Shivaji, Vijayanagar
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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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Detective fiction has never lacked devoted fans. The undying popularity of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot vouch for that fact. In the early thirties, a detective by the name of Byomkesh Bakshi made an unobtrusive entry into the world of Bengali fiction. He preferred calling himself a  satyanneshi , a seeker of truth, and within days was a household name, courtesy his cerebral skills and the exciting situations he found himself in. In the tradition of Doyle and Christie, Byomkesh is...
Topics: Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins, Release Date: 07-11-18, India, Detective, Bengali Writer
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The Mahabharata endures as the great epic of India. But while Jaya is the story of the Pandavas, told from the perspective of the victors of Kurukshetra, Ajaya is the narrative of the ‘unconquerable’ Kauravas, who were decimated to the last man.   At the heart of India’s most powerful empire, a revolution is brewing. Bhishma, the noble patriarch of Hastinapura, is struggling to maintain the unity of his empire. On the throne sits Dhritarashtra, the blind King, and his foreign-born Queen...
Topics: India, Ancient India, Mahabharat, Hindu, Kaurav
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Anthropology is the organized study of what makes humans human. It takes an objective step back to ask questions like: Given our common characteristics, why aren't all of us exactly the same? And how can knowing the reasons behind our differences - as well as our similarities - teach us useful lessons for the future? The updated edition of Anthropology for Dummies gives you a panoramic view of the fascinating fieldwork and theory that seeks to answer these questions - and helps you view the...
Topics: Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural, Evolution, For Dummies, Genetics, Linguistic, Sociology
'I was born in a sprawling house by the Yamuna River in Delhi. When I was a few minutes old, Grandmother welcomed me into the world by writing "Om", which means "I am" in Sanskrit, on my tongue with a little finger dipped in honey. When the family priest arrived to draw up my horoscope, he scribbled astrological symbols on a long scroll and set down a name for me, Indrani, or "queen of the heavens". My father ignored him completely and proclaimed my name was to be...
Topics: India, Memoir, Childhood, History
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'There are many missing pieces in the jigsaw puzzle that is ancient India, but those we have yield a rich tapestry." The oldest surviving love graffiti on a cave wall immortalizing an intimate bond in the third century BCE; charred seeds and chewed animal bones that provide evidence of a peoples' food obsessions; architectural minutiae that point to the alarming regression of a civilization's potty habits; intriguing sculptures that reveal myriad facets of the human-animal relationship....
Topics: India, Ancient India, History, Archaeology
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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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Sachchidananda Hirananda Vastyayana ‘Agyeya’ (Ajneya) is an important poet and writer of the ‘ adhunik kaal ’ (modern period) of Hindi literature. He is regarded as the pioneer of ‘ nayi kavita ’ (new poetry) and ‘ prayogavaad ’ (experimentalism) and is also a key figure in literary criticism. He is the winner of the Jnanpith Award (1978) and the Sahitya Akademi Award for Hindi literature (1964). Although more famous for his poetry, essays and novels, he is also celebrated for...
Topics: Hindi, Agyeya, Short Stories, India, New age literature
The Mossad is widely recognized today as the best intelligence service in the world. It is also the most enigmatic, shrouded in secrecy. In  Mossad , authors MichaelBar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal take us behind the closed curtain with riveting, eye-opening, boots-on-the-ground accounts of the most dangerous, most crucial missions in the agency's 60-year history. These are real  Mission: Impossible  true stories brimming with high-octane action - from the breathtaking capture of Nazi executioner...
Topics: Israel, Jews, Terrorism, Espionage, Spy, Middle East, Palestine, Muslim, Iran, Nazi
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Amritlal Nagar is considered as one of the most prominent Hindi writers of the 20th century. His ability to create relatable and multi-layered characters comes from his experience as a journalist where he researched and interviewed several artists and brought out different aspects of their personality. He worked for All India Radio and also wrote several films. Most famous as a novelist, his important works include  Boond aur Samudra ,  Suhaag ke Noopur ,  Maanas ka Hans  and  Nachayo...
Topics: Hindi, India, Story Collection, Amritlal Nagar
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First published in 1930,  Kankal  is among the only two completed novels by famous ‘Chhayavadi’ Hindi poet and playwright Jaishankar Prasad . Kankal  is his exploration into the prevalent social issues of Indian society, as well as his critique of religious institutions, superstitions, and their role in the exploitation of women.  One evening in Prayag, on the banks of river Yamuna, a couple from Amritsar gets down from a boat and makes its way towards a young Sanyasi. They listen to...
Topics: Hindu, Hindi, Hinduism, India, Novel
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The definitive account of the 1999 Kargil war - the strategy, the effects, the heroism - from the man in charge. In February 1999, Pakistani Army personnel, disguised as jehadi militants, infiltrated mountainous Kargil and occupied key vantage points. Their intrusion triggered off a limited war between the world's newest nuclear states. It was a bitter battle, and one that throws up important lessons for India's defence preparedness, as also its responses to flare-ups such as this. This book is...
Topics: Kargil, India, Pakistan, War, Bravery, Patriotism, Nationalism
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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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The thrilling history of archaeological adventure, with tales of danger, debate, audacious explorers, and astonishing discoveries around the globe What is archaeology? The word may bring to mind images of golden pharaohs and lost civilizations or Neanderthal skulls and Ice Age cave art. Archaeology is all of these, but also far more: the only science to encompass the entire span of human history - more than three million years! This Little History tells the riveting stories of some of the great...
Topics: Archaeology, History, Egyptians, Mayan, Pompeii
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Van Norden’s  Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy  is evidently of increasing importance in balancing our 21st century view of philosophy in general. It is to Van Norden’s regret, that when ‘philosophy’ is discussed or taught, it is almost always in the context of ‘Western Philosophy’ rather than a global perspective. Yet the contribution of China to global thought and understanding is crucial, especially in our contemporary context.  In his highly accessible...
Topics: China, Philosophy, Ancient China, Confucius, Zhuangzi, Mao, Kongzi, Chinese
The year 1971 was the one that changed Indian cricket forever. Accustomed to seeing a talented but erratic Indian team go from one defeat to another, a stunned cricketing world watched in astonishment as India first beat the West Indies in a Test series on their home turf and then emerged victorious over England - in England. Suddenly, the Indian team had become a force to reckon with. Boria Majumdar and Gautam Bhattacharya's book is a thrilling account of the 1971 twin tours that brings to...
Topics: India, Cricket, History
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An entertaining and surprising ride through an India you thought you knew.
Topics: India, Portrait, Short Stories
While European intellectual, cultural, and commercial life stagnated during the early medieval period, Asia flourished as the wellspring of science, philosophy, and religion. Linked together by a web of religious, commercial, and intellectual connections, the different regions of Asia's vast civilization, from Arabia to China, hummed with commerce, international diplomacy, and the brisk exchange of ideas. Stewart Gordon has fashioned a fascinating and unique look at Asia from AD 700 to 1500, a...
Topics: India, Middle east, China, Asia, science, philosophy, religion, medieval, Silk Road
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When destiny stood between him and his destination.  Darkness engulfs the Indian subcontinent. The 17th century is destined to be an era of brutal wars, incessant oppression and physical and spiritual carnage in the name of religion. Shivaji, a warrior and thinker far ahead of his times, rises and renders a rousing dream - respect and dignity for human life, economic equity and empowerment. Destiny does not favour him; he faces terribile odds - a fallen and defeated populace, the might of the...
Topics: Hindu, Hindutva, Hinduism, Maratha, Indian, India, Warrior
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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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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
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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One of the only two completed novels by the famous poet and playwright Jaishankar Prasad,  Titli  is a ‘social novel’ that addresses themes of feudalism, poverty and oppression of women. First published in 1933, this novel is a part of the ‘progressive’ phase of Hindi literature where various writers were creating works to reform and improve society. In this work, Prasad attempts to depict the Indian society with its flaws and internal struggles, while being faced with ‘Western’...
Topics: Hindu, Hindi, India, Novel, Hinduism
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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Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, has remarked that "[A]fter nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world." This new collection of Rumi stories fills that need. This fresh prose translation of 105 short teaching stories by Rumi, which form the core of the six-volume Masnavi, explores the hidden spiritual aspects of everyday experience. Rumi transforms the seemingly mundane events of daily life into profound Sufi...
Topics: Rumi, Poetry, Islam, Sufi, Masnavi
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Twenty-one riveting stories from the battlefield about how India's highest military honor was won The Brave  takes you to the hearts and minds of India's bravest soldiers, all of whom won the Param Vir Chakra, India's greatest military honor. With access to the Army, families, and comrades-in-arms of the soldiers, Rachna Bisht Rawat paints the most vivid portrait of these men and their extraordinary deeds. How hard is it to fight at 20,000 feet in sub-zero temperatures? Why did Captain Vikram...
Topics: Military, India, Historical, Indian Army
China’s story is extraordinarily rich and dramatic. Now Michael Wood, one of the UK's pre-eminent historians, brings it all together in a major new one-volume history of China that is essential listening for anyone who wants to understand its burgeoning role in our world today. China is the oldest living civilisation on earth, but its history is still surprisingly little known in the wider world. Michael Wood's sparkling narrative, which mingles the grand sweep with local and personal...
Topics: China, History, Michael Wood
How did an ancient Indian spiritual discipline turn into a more than 20-billion-dollar-a-year mainstay of the global wellness industry? What happened along yoga's winding path from the caves and forests of the sages to the gyms, hospitals, and village halls of the modern West? This comprehensive history sets yoga in its global cultural context for the first time. It leads us on a fascinating journey across the world, from arcane religious rituals and medieval body-magic, through muscular...
Topics: India, Yoga, History, West
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
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There is perhaps no political figure in modern history who did more to secure and protect the Indian nation than Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. But, ironically, 70 years after Patel brought together piece-by-piece the map of India by fusing the princely states with British India to create a new democratic, independent nation, little is understood or appreciated about Patel's enormous contribution to the making of India. Caricatured in political debate, all the nuances of Patel's difficult life and...
Topics: India, Sardar Patel, Biography, British India, Nationalist
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The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power - which groups have it and which do not. Beyond race or class, our lives are defined by a powerful, unspoken system of divisions. In  Caste , Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson gives an astounding portrait of this hidden phenomenon. Linking America, India and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson reveals how our world has been shaped by caste - and how its rigid, arbitrary hierarchies still divide us today. With...
Topics: Caste, Pulitzer, America, India, Nazi Germany, Racism
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Upanishads are mankind's oldest works of philosophy, predating the earliest Greek philosophy. They are the concluding part of the Vedas, the ancient Indian sacred literature, and mark the culmination of a tradition of speculative thought first expressed in the Rig-Veda more than 4,000 years ago.  Remarkable for their meditative depth, spirit of doubt and intellectual honesty, the Upanishads are concerned with the knowledge of the Brahman, the Ultimate Reality, and man's relationship with it....
Topics: Upanishad, Vedanta, India, Hinduism, Hindutva, Hindu, Philosophy
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A compassionate novel based on the sacrificial generosity of a woman. Writer: Manoj Basu Translator: Rasik Bihari Published : 1983
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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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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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Karan Johar is synonymous with success, panache, quick wit, and outspokenness, which sometimes inadvertently creates controversy and makes headlines. KJo, as he is popularly called, has been a much-loved Bollywood film director, producer, actor, and discoverer of new talent. With his flagship Dharma Production, he has constantly challenged the norms, written and rewritten rules, and set trends. But who is the man behind the icon we all know? Baring all for the first time in his autobiography, ...
Topics: India, Bollywood, Director, Producer, Biography
In this landmark book, best-selling author, leadership coach and mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik shows how, despite its veneer of objectivity, modern management is rooted in Western beliefs and obsessed with accomplishing rigid objectives and increasing shareholder value. By contrast, the Indian way of doing business, as apparent in Indian mythology, but no longer seen in practice, accommodates subjectivity and diversity and offers an inclusive, more empathetic way of achieving success. Great...
Topics: Buddhist, Dharamshastra, hindu, Hinduism, Hindutva, India, Jain, Lakshmi
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts. During his time as a lawyer in South Africa he developed his strategy of non-violence: the idea of opposing unjust laws by non-violent protest. He led the Indian National Congress party in three major campaigns against British rule, each culminating in his arrest. In  Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction , Bhikhu Parekh outlines...
Topics: India, Gandhi, British India, British Empire
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
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अमृतसर के जलियांवाला बाग में हुए हत्याकांड की पृष्ठभूमि पर लिखा यह उपन्यास उस समय के माहौल का अत्यंत सजीव चित्रण प्रस्तुत करता है। अप्रैल 1919 में अंग्रेज़ों ने रौलेट-ऐक्ट के ज़रिये भारतीय...
Topics: Hindi, India, 1919. Amritsar, jallianwala bagh massacre
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Economics and its applications are everywhere around us; however it is not easy for a layman to understand the complex theories and concepts of this subject. To ensure that the subject of Economics can be understood by common people, Satish Y. Deodhar has written this book, 'IIMA - Day to Day Economics?. This book explains the most difficult Economics terms in a simple and easy to understand language. This book explains the role of the Government and the various policies that affect daily...
Topics: India, Economics, Government
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Once described by Mao Zedong as a "needle inside a ball of cotton", Deng was the pragmatic yet disciplined driving force behind China's radical transformation in the late 20th century. He confronted the damage wrought by the Cultural Revolution, dissolved Mao's cult of personality, and loosened the economic and social policies that had stunted China's growth. Obsessed with modernization and technology, Deng opened trade relations with the West, which lifted hundreds of millions of his...
Topics: China, Communist, Development, Modernization
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The idea of the sword-wielding samurai, beholden to a strict ethical code and trained in deadly martial arts, dominates popular conceptions of the samurai. As early as the late 17th century, they were heavily featured in literature, art, theater, and even comedy, from The Tale of the Heike to the kabuki retellings of the 47 ronin. This legacy remains with us today in countless renditions of samurai history in anime, manga, and video games. Acknowledging these common depictions, this book...
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Business law in medieval and early modern India developed within the voluminous and multifaceted texts called the Dharmashastras. These texts laid down rules for merchants, traders, guilds, farmers and individuals in terms of the complex religious, legal, and moral ideal of dharma.  This exciting book provides a new perspective on commercial law in this period. In addition to a description of the substantive rules for business, the book reinterprets the role of business and commerce within the...
Topics: Business law, Dharmashastras, Dharma, India, Hindu
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,...
Banda Singh Bahadur appeared in Sikh history for a relatively short period (1708-1716) but, after the Sikh gurus, influenced it more significantly than any other individual. Banda Singh Bahadur is among the most colourful and fascinating characters in Sikh history. From an ascetic he was transformed into Guru Gobind Singh’s most trusted disciple. So much so that when the seriously injured guru could not lead his Sikh army against the Mughal forces, he appointed Banda Singh Bahadur as his...
Topics: India, Punjab, Medieval, Sikh, History
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अमृतलाल नागर की लेखनी से हास्य-व्यंग्य मिश्रित जिन विभिन्न रचनाओं का सृजन हुआ वे अपने आप में विलक्षण हैं। ये समय-समय पर विविध पत्र-पत्रिकाओं में प्रकाशित हुई थीं। उनके कई संग्रह निकले...
Topics: Hindi, India, Novel, Amritlal Nagar
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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...
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In the book of Genesis, God bestows a new name upon Abram - Abraham, a father of many nations. With this name and his covenant, Abraham would become the patriarch of three of the world's major religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Connected by their mutual - if differentiated - veneration of the one God proclaimed by Abraham, these traditions share much beyond their origins in the ancient Israel of the Old Testament. This Very Short Introduction audiobook explores the intertwined...
Topics: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Comparative Religion, Evangelism, Testament, Monotheism, Very Short...
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“As you dream,” philosopher and poet James Allen wrote, “so shall you become.” First published in 1903, this seminal self-help classic laid the foundation for today’s mindfulness practices and teachings. One of the first to explore the power of positive thought, Allen illuminated its effect on character, circumstance, health and body, purpose, achievement, ideals, and serenity. The root of Allen’s beliefs? That success, personal fulfillment, and inner peace really are all in your...
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1947 में भारत का विभाजन बीसवीं सदी की सबसे दुखांत घटना थी, जिसके ज़ख्म अभी तक नहीं भरे। इसके कारण चार पीढियों की मानसिकता आहत हुई। क्यों हुआ यह बंटवारा? कौन इसके लिए उत्तरदायी थे- जिन्ना, कांग्रेस...
Topics: India, Pakistan, Jinnah, Partition, Two nation theory, Separatist, Muslim
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‘I take back all my books thus far and declare  Vaishali ki Nagarvadhu  as my only work.’ (Acharya Chatursen)   Aacharya Chatursen was an important Hindi-language novelist, famous for works like  Goli ,  Somnath ,  Vayam Rakshamah  and  Aabha . His best-known works take inspiration from historical events and characters.   His most famous work,  Vaishali ki Nagarvadhu , is considered to be one of the best Hindi novels of all time. Based on the life of Ambapali, this historical...
Topics: historical, India, sixth century BC, Ambapali, Magadha, Ancient India, Bharat
Indonesia is by far the largest nation in Southeast Asia and has the fourth-largest population in the world after the United States. Indonesian history and culture are especially relevant today as the island nation is an emerging power in the region with a dynamic new leader. It is a land of incredible diversity and unending paradoxes that has a long and rich history stretching back a thousand years and more.  Indonesia is the fabled "Spice Islands" of every school child's dreams -...
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Notorious godman Asumal Sirumalani Harpalani (Asaram Bapu) is currently serving life imprisonment in the Central Jail, Jodhpur. He was convicted for rape and also has murder charges against him. A no-holds-barred, firsthand account,  Gunning for the Godman  looks at how Ajay landed the case when others had flatly refused; how he got a team together; how he foiled Asaram Bapu’s daring escape plan; how he ensured the victim’s safety even while receiving countless death threats himself. And,...
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A sweeping, interdisciplinary history of the world's third-largest river, a potent symbol across South Asia and the Hindu diaspora.   Originating in the Himalayas and flowing into the Bay of Bengal, the Ganges is India's most important and sacred river. In this unprecedented work, historian Sudipta Sen tells the story of the Ganges, from the communities that arose on its banks to the merchants who navigated its waters, and the way it came to occupy center stage in the history and culture of...
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The definitive biography of Ravi Shankar, one of the most influential musicians and composers of the 20th century, told with the cooperation of his estate, family, and friends For over eight decades, Ravi Shankar was India's greatest cultural ambassador. He was a groundbreaking performer and composer of Indian classical music, who brought the music and rich culture of India to the world's leading concert halls and festivals, charting the map for those who followed in his footsteps. Renowned for...
Topics: composer, India, Indian Classical Music, Music, Musician, Sitar
Indian leaders at the time of Independence had their tasks cut out. The nation that was marred by an ugly partition had to be prevented from coming apart at the seams. A constitution had to be framed for a complex society. An election system had to be designed for an electorate that was mostly illiterate. An economic policy had to be shaped for a widely impoverished population. Among these aspects, the success of India's economic policy has been debatable. The economic path that India chose at...
Topics: Economics, India, History
An international business expert helps you understand and navigate cultural differences in this insightful and practical guide, perfect for both your work and personal life.  Americans precede anything negative with three nice comments; French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans get straight to the point; Latin Americans and Asians are steeped in hierarchy; Scandinavians think the best boss is just one of the crowd. It's no surprise that when they try and talk to each other, chaos breaks out. In ...
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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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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
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The King James Version has continued to this day to be one of the most beloved and widely sought-after translations of the Bible into the English language. Now over 400 years old, the King James Version has been shaping Christians for centuries with its majesty and solemnity. Narrator David Cochran Heath brings his voice of clarity and warmth, making listening an experience the hearer will want to return to again and again.
Topics: Jews, Christian, Islam, Abrahamic, Jewish, Christianity, Moses, Jesus, Solomon, David, Elijah, Bible
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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
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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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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
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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"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
India was the jewel in the crown of the British Empire. There were vast riches to be exploited and vast numbers of people to be subjugated. How better to achieve these aims than by building a rail network that facilitated the export of raw material and made it easier for troops to travel around the country to tackle uprisings?   India joined the railway age late: the first line was not completed until 1853, but, by 1929, 41,000 miles of track served the country. However, the creation of this...
Topics: India, Railways, History
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यह उपन्यास एक दयालु और बड़ी दिल वाली महिला ‘मझली दीदी’ के बारे में है। उसमें एक अनाथ बच्चे की दुर्दशा देखने की मानवता है और वह अपने बेटे के रूप में उसकी देखभाल करती है, और बच्चे की रक्षा के लिए...
Topics: India, Bharat, Novel
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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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Sometimes, a little nudge from the universe pushes one to find his raison d'etre in life. If actor Sonu Sood had given in to the celebrity syndrome of sitting in his ivory tower and expressing his generosity by remote control, he would have never come face to face with the trauma of India's migrant labourers or understood that a food packet was a woefully inadequate substitute for a ride back home.  During the nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, when a wave of...
Topics: India, Lockdown, COVID-19, Migrants, Ghar Bhejo, Humanitarian, Biography
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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At midnight on 15 August, 1947, India left the British Empire. This defining moment of world history had been brought about by a handful of people: Jawaharlal Nehru, the fiery Indian prime minister; Mohammed Ali Jinnah, leader of the new nation; and Louis and Edwina Mountbatten, despatched to get Britain out of India. Within hours of the midnight chimes, their dreams of freedom and democracy would turn to chaos, bloodshed and war. Behind the scenes a secret personal drama was unfolding, as...
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Topics: India, Nehru, Edwina, Partition, Jinnah
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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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लाल रेखा हिन्दी के लोकप्रिय उपन्यासों में मील का पत्थर है जिसने बड़े पैमाने पर हिन्दी के पाठक बनाए। 1950 में लिखे इस उपन्यास में उस समय हिन्दी उपन्यास की जितनी धाराएँ थीं, सभी को एक साथ इसमें...
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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
In 1526, when the nomadic Timurid warrior-scholar Babur rode into Hindustan, his wives, sisters, daughters, aunts and distant female relatives travelled with him. These women would help establish a dynasty and empire that would rule India for the next 200 years and become a byword for opulence and grandeur.  By the second half of the 17th century, the Mughal empire was one of the largest and richest in the world. The Mughal women - unmarried daughters, eccentric sisters, fiery milk mothers and...
Topics: Mughal, Timurid, Mongol, Mogul, Women, Hindustan, India, Harem, Begum, Akbar, Babur, Noor Jahan,...
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The  Dialogues of Plato  (427-347 B.C.) rank with the writings of Aristotle as the most important and influential philosophical works in Western thought. In them Plato cast his teacher Socrates as the central disputant in colloquies that brilliantly probe a vast spectrum of philosophical ideas and issues. None are more exciting and revelatory than the four dialogues - Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo - on themes evoked by the trial and death of Socrates, accused by his enemies and...
Topics: Philosophy, Greek, Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Western Philosophy
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In this memoir, narrated in Karan Thapar's trademark incisive style, the author relates different stories from his life, from personal anecdotes about his childhood, college days and marriage to his encounters with various well-known personalities in the course of anchoring his TV shows.  Find out about Karan Thapar's friendship in university and later with Benazir Bhutto; his short-lived yet memorable stint as a foreign correspondent with  The Times  under the tutelage of Charles...
Topics: India, Journalist, Leftist, Biography
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“Tamal combines his financial knowledge, eye for detail, and an excellent storytelling style to create a vivid portrait of India’s most valued bank and its path to the future.” (Nandan Nilekani, cofounder and chairman of Infosys and founding chairman of UIDAI [Aadhaar]) “Tamal has enthusiastically documented the epiphany that HDFC Bank’s leadership had in starting out on their digital journey. India is set for seismic changes to daytoday banking over the next few years and banks who...
Topics: HDFC, India, Company, Business, Business Leader, Bank
As the world once again confronts an eruption of authoritarianism, Gyan Prakash's  Emergency Chronicles  takes us back to the moment of India's independence to offer a comprehensive historical account of Indira Gandhi's Emergency of 1975-77. Stripping away the myth that this was a sudden event brought on solely by the prime minister's desire to cling to power, it argues that the Emergency was as much Indira's doing as it was the product of Indian democracy's troubled relationship with popular...
Topics: India, 1975-77, Emergency, Congress, Fascism, Indira Gandhi, Democracy
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घर-वापसी' उन विस्थापित लोगों की कहानी है जो बेहतर भविष्य के लक्ष्य का पीछा करते हुए, अपने समाज से दूर होने के बावजूद, वहाँ से पूरी तरह निकल नहीं पाते। यह कहानी बिहार-उत्तर प्रदेश आदि के गाँवों,...
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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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Drawing on untapped new sources, the first global history of the Indian Expeditionary Forces in World War I. While their story is almost always overlooked, the 1.5 million Indian soldiers who served the British Empire in World War I played a crucial role in the eventual Allied victory. Despite their sacrifices, Indian troops received mixed reactions from their allies and their enemies alike - some were treated as liberating heroes, some as mercenaries and conquerors themselves, and all as...
Topics: India, First World War, Indian Army, British India, Racism, Colonialism
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इस उपन्यास में प्राग्वेदकालीन नर, नाग, देव, दैत्य-दानव, आर्य, अनार्य आदि विविध नृवंशों के जीवन के वे विस्मृत-पुरातन रेखाचित्र हैं, जिन्हें धर्म के रंगीन शीशे में देखकर सारे संसार ने अन्तरिक्ष...
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Mafia Queens of Mumbai: Stories of women from the ganglands is an Indian 2011 non-fiction crime novel written by Hussain Zaidi with original research by reporter Jane Borges. It tells 13 true stories of women who were involved in criminal activities in Mumbai.
Topics: India, Mumbai, Gangubai Kathiawar, Mafia, Gangster
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