Red Earth and Pouring Rain

By Vikram Chandra, Jordan Pavlin

ISBN-13: 978-0-316-09286-9

Combining Indian myths, epic heritage, and the tale of 3 university teenagers looking for the United States, a story contains the monkey's tale of an Indian poet and warrior and an American street novel of faculty scholars using cross-country.

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An Introduction to Indian Philosophy: Hindu and Buddhist Ideas from Original Sources

Introducing the subjects, issues and arguments of the main influential Hindu and Buddhist Indian philosophers, An advent to Indian Philosophy leads the reader throughout the major faculties of Indian suggestion from the origins of Buddhism to the Saiva Philosophies of Kashmir.

By overlaying Buddhist philosophies earlier than the Brahmanical colleges, this enticing advent indicates how philosophers from the Brahmanical schools-including Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, and Mimamsa, in addition to Vedanta-were to some degree responding to Buddhist viewpoints. including transparent translations of fundamental texts, this fully-updated variation features:

• A word list of Sanskrit terms
• A consultant to pronunciation
• Chronological checklist of philosophers & works

With research instruments and incessant connection with unique texts, An advent to Indian Philosophy offers scholars with deeper figuring out of the rules of Indian philosophy.

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Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism

By Karl Weber

In the final 20 years, unfastened markets have swept the globe. yet conventional capitalism has been not able to unravel difficulties like inequality and poverty. In Muhammad Yunus’ groundbreaking sequel to Banker to the Poor, he outlines the idea that of social business—business the place the inventive imaginative and prescient of the entrepreneur is utilized to today’s such a lot severe difficulties: feeding the terrible, housing the homeless, therapeutic the in poor health, and holding the planet. Creating a global with no Poverty unearths the following section in a hopeful financial and social revolution that's already underway.

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A Walk Across the Sun

By Corban Addison

Corban Addison leads readers on a chilling, eye-opening trip into Mumbai's seedy underworld--and the nightmare of 2 orphaned women swept into the foreign intercourse trade.
 
When a tsunami rages via their coastal city in India, 17-year-old Ahalya Ghai and her 15-year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless. With virtually each person they be aware of without notice erased from the face of the earth, the ladies set out for the convent the place they attend university. they're kidnapped shortly and bought to a Mumbai brothel proprietor, starting a hellish descent into the bowels of the intercourse trade.
 
Halfway the world over, Washington, D.C., lawyer Thomas Clarke faces his personal own crisis-and makes the fateful selection to pursue a professional bono sabbatical operating in India for an NGO that prosecutes the subcontinent's human traffickers. There, his sense of right and wrong awakens as he sees firsthand the horrors of the exchange in human flesh, and the corrupt judicial method that fosters it. studying of the destiny of Ahalya and Sita, Clarke makes it his own project to rescue them, surroundings the degree for a riveting showdown with a world community of ruthless criminals.
 

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The Hungry Tide: A Novel

By Amitav Ghosh

A modern tale of experience, heritage, and id through acclaimed writer Amitav Ghosh.

 

Off the easternmost nook of India, within the Bay of Bengal, lies the mammoth labyrinth of tiny islands often called the Sundarbans, the place settlers stay in worry of drowning tides and man-eating tigers. Piya Roy, a tender American marine biologist of Indian descent, arrives during this lush, treacherous panorama looking for a unprecedented species of river dolphin and enlists assistance from an area fisherman and a translator. jointly the 3 of them release into the frilly backwaters, drawn unawares into the robust political undercurrents of this remoted nook of the area that specific a private toll as fierce because the tides.

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Cocktails & Dreams: The Ultimate Indian Cocktail Book

Cocktails and desires is prepare by way of those that characterize the trendy, younger India a bartender and a well-travelled improvement specialist in a few senses an not going cocktail. It comes at a time whilst India now uncovered to the skin international doesn't give some thought to ingesting as a social taboo yet enjoys an outstanding cocktail or . With an important switch in city existence, the fifty unique recipes support humans to seem past the normal whisky at the rocks and rum and coke.

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Mahabharata, Volume 5

By Bibek Debroy

The Mahabharata is among the maximum tales ever advised. notwithstanding the fundamental plot is well known, there's even more to the epic than the dispute among Kouravas and Pandavas that ended in the conflict in Kurukshetra. It has innumerable sub-plots that accommodate attention-grabbing meanderings and digressions, and it has infrequently been translated in complete, given its ambitious size of 80,000 shlokas or couplets. This brilliant 10-volume unabridged translation of the epic is predicated at the serious variation compiled on the Bhandarkar Oriental study Institute.

The 5th quantity will whole Udyoga Parva with the tale of Amba who was once reborn as Shikandi. It contains Bhishma Parva which covers the 1st ten days of the battle and has Krishna’s recommendation to Arjuna within the kind of the Bhagavad Gita. This quantity therefore will get into the battle right. After Bhishma’s downfall, Drona is instated because the commander and Abhimanyu is killed.

Every a possibility human emotion figures within the Mahabharata, reasons why the epic keeps to carry sway over our mind's eye. during this lucid, nuanced and assured translation, Bibek Debroy makes the Mahabharata marvelously obtainable to modern readers.

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Mr Todiwala's Bombay: Recipes and Memories from India

By Cyrus Todiwala

A beautiful Indian cookbook illustrated with brilliant pictures of Mumbai. To Cyrus Todiwala, Mumbai will continuously be Bombay: the town of his youth and the land that cultivated his love of nutrition. sign up for Cyrus and his spouse Pervin on a bustling jaunt round one of many world's most enjoyable and mysterious towns. alongside how you will pattern pav bhaji - a scrumptious vegetable masala served with fluffy bread rolls - from road owners, a highly spiced squid dynamite, dosas to die for and chapatiis instantly out of his moms kitchen. how one can make vintage curries, tender chutneys, tikkas and extra. With recipes incorporating the easiest of Indian delicacies, in addition to gorgeous pictures from India, Mr Todiwala's Bombay is the basic Indian cookbook.

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Yoga in the Modern World: Contemporary Perspectives (Routledge Hindu Studies)

Today yoga is a completely globalised phenomenon. Yoga has taken the realm via hurricane and is even seeing renewed reputation in India. either in India and in another country, adults, youngsters and teens are practising yoga in assorted settings; gyms, faculties, domestic, paintings, yoga studios and temples. The yoga diaspora started good over 100 years in the past and we proceed to determine new manifestations and makes use of of Yoga within the glossy world.

As the 1st of its type this assortment attracts jointly innovative scholarship within the box, concentrating on the idea and perform of yoga in modern instances. providing a number of views on yoga's modern manifestations, it maps the flow, improvement and consolidation of yoga in international settings. the gathering positive aspects essentially the most famous authors in the box and more recent voices. The contributions span a few disciplines within the humanities, together with, anthropology, Philosophy, reports in faith and Asian reports, delivering more than a few access issues to the problems serious about the research of the topic. As such, is of use to these considering educational scholarship, in addition to to the transforming into variety of yoga practitioners who search a deeper account of the beginning and value of the ideas and traditions they're attractive with. it's going to also-and might be so much of all-speak to the transforming into numbers of 'scholar-practitioners' who straddle those realms.

Further assets and aiding fabric can be found to view at www.yogainthemodernworld.com

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The Viceroy's Daughters: The Lives of the Curzon Sisters

Based on unpublished letters and diaries, The Viceroy's Daughters is a riveting portrait of 3 lively and wilful ladies who have been born on the peak of British upper-class wealth and privilege.

The oldest, Irene, by no means married yet pursued her ardour for foxes, alcohol, and married males. the center, Cimmie, was once a Labour celebration activist grew to become Fascist. And Baba, the youngest and most pretty, possessed an urge for food for adultery that was once as harmful because it was once outrageous.

As the sisters dance, dine, and romance their manner via England's such a lot hallowed halls, we get an intimate examine a rustic clinging to its historical past in the course of warfare and quick swap. We receive clean views on such personalities because the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Oswald Mosley, Nancy Astor and the Cliveden Set, and Lord Halifax. And we find an international of ladies, impeccably bred and unabashedly wilful, whose ardour and spirit have been eternally fascinating.

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