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By Shashi Tharoor

During this award-winning, the world over acclaimed novel, Tharoor has masterfully recast the 2,000 year-old epic, The Mahabharata, with fictional yet hugely recognizable occasions and characters from twentieth-century Indian politics. Chronicling the Indian fight for freedom and independence from nice Britain, Tharoor directs his hilarious satire as a lot opposed to Indian foibles because the bumbling of the British rulers.

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By Edward Luce

Because the world's biggest democracy and a emerging overseas fiscal strength, India has lengthy been heralded for its nice strides in expertise and alternate. but it's also affected by poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, and an unlimited array of alternative social and fiscal matters. the following, famous journalist and previous Financial Times South Asia bureau leader Edward Luce travels all through India's many areas, cultures, and non secular circles, investigating its fragile stability among culture and modernity. From conferences with key political figures to interesting encounters with spiritual pundits, fiscal experts, and village employees, In Spite of the Gods is an engaging combination of study and reportage that comprehensively depicts the nuances of India's advanced state of affairs and its position on this planet.

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By Siddhartha Deb

Siddhartha Deb grew up in a distant city within the northeastern hills of India and made his method to the us through a fellowship at Columbia. Six years after leaving domestic, he again as an undercover reporter for The Guardian, operating at a decision heart in Delhi in 2004, a time while globalization was once quickly continuing and Thomas L. Friedman declared the realm flat. Deb's event interviewing the call-center employees led him to adopt this e-book and trip in the course of the subcontinent.

The appealing and the Damned examines India's many contradictions via a number of person and striking views. With lyrical and commanding prose, Deb introduces the reader to an unforgettable staff of Indians, together with a Gatsby-like magnate in Delhi whose pastime is generating big-budget gangster movies that not anyone sees; a wiry, dusty farmer named Gopeti whose village is affected by suicides and was once the epicenter of a insurrection; and a sad-eyed waitress named Esther who has put aside her twin levels in biochemistry and botany to serve Coca-Cola to palms purchasers at an upscale inn referred to as Shangri l. a..

Like no different author, Deb humanizes the post-globalization experience―its benefits, disasters, and absurdities. India is a rustic the place you are taking a sleep and an individual has stolen your task, the place you purchase a BMW yet nonetheless need to idle for cows crossing your direction. a private, narrative paintings of journalism and cultural research within the related vein as Adrian Nicole LeBlanc's Random kin and V. S. Naipaul's India sequence, The attractive and the Damned is a massive and incisive new work.

The appealing and the Damned is a Publishers Weekly top Nonfiction name for 2011.

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Download E-books The Tastes of Ayurveda: More Healthful, Healing Recipes for the Modern Ayurvedic PDF

By Amrita Sondhi

Ayurveda, the 5 thousand-year-old therapeutic culture from India associated with the advance of yoga, is predicated at the idea that one's actual, psychological, and non secular overall healthiness comes from a couple of resources, together with a healthy vitamin in keeping with one's person structure. during this vegetarian cookbook, Amrita Sondhi, writer of The smooth Ayurvedic Cookbook (now in its fourth printing), offers new twists on conventional Ayurvedic recipes which are additionally encouraged through the becoming acclaim for complete grains (quinoa, spelt, and barley) and uncooked foods.

The Ayurvedic nutrition relies at the thought of 3 "doshas": vata (air), pitta (fire), and kapha (earth). each one people has a prime dosha that we will be able to attempt to keep up at a fit stability, yet that could reason difficulties if over the top. The booklet contains a questionnaire so readers can be sure their very own fundamental dosha after which search for recipes that may aid them to take care of or decrease it for optimum health.

Recipes contain sleek interpretations of Indian food (spicy paneer zucchini kabobs and mango and coconut kulfi), and Ayurvedic spins on vegetarian fare (sprouted barley rainbow pilaf and uncooked zucchini hummus). The ebook additionally comprises yoga and respiring workouts that you can still simply do at domestic or at paintings, full-color recipe images, and data on sprouting/fermenting recommendations and yard gardening.

The Tastes of Ayurveda offers uncomplicated and scrumptious how one can in achieving a extra healthy and serene life.

Amrita Sondhi is a yoga teacher, Ayurvedic cooking instructor, and the landlord of circulation, a sustainable fiber garments line.

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In the home of Lala Varde, an unlimited guy of even higher impression, an assault has taken position. Varde's secretary, Mr ideal, has been struck on his important company head. and check out as Inspector Ghote may well to stay conscientious and methodical, his research is beset on each side through crafty, disdain and corruption. after which there is the very unlikely robbery of a unmarried rupee to be handled . . .

The ideal homicide introduced Inspector Ghote: Bombay CID's so much dutiful officer, and one of many maximum, most attractive creations in all detective fiction.

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Download E-books The Goddesses' Henchmen: Gender in Indian Hero Worship PDF

By Lindsey Harlan

The Rajputs governed nearly all of the kingdoms that have been joined jointly after Indian independence to shape the country of Rajasthan, "Land of Kings." a massive a part of Rajput faith is the worship of "heroes" who've died in conflict. this custom has attained new value lately, as right-wing Hindu activists have deployed narratives approximately heroism in Rajput wars with Muslim emperors. during this publication, Lindsey Harlan explores the belief of the Rajput hero. She is especially drawn to the function performed by way of gender in tales approximately heroes and of their worship. She seems to be on the ameliorations among male and female storytellers, the relationships of the hero to the ladies in his story, and the connection of the hero to the goddess for whom he's either sacrifice and henchman. She obtains her fabrics from interviews with Rajput households and their servants, from songfests, from bystanders at shrines, from ritual experts. eventually she indicates how heroic traditions encapsulate and show beliefs of perfection and masculinity, outlined so much visibly opposed to the backdrop of domesticity and femininity. extra generally she argues that heroes mirror ever-changing valuations of background, and function assets of notion for dealing with modern demanding situations (domestic, communal, nationwide) and issues concerning the future.

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Download E-books Bhagavad Gita: The Beloved Lord's Secret Love Song PDF

By Graham M. Schweig

“[It] will stay the traditional textual content of this really good tune for years yet to come, if certainly it really is ever superseded.”
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Graham M. Schweig’s translation of the Bhagavad Gita—the “Bible of India”—is a sublime, hugely available model of 1 of an important sacred scriptures in global faith. this gorgeous translation of the recognized dialog among the Hindu god Krishna and the younger prince Arjuna features a word list, a pronunciation consultant, and specialist observation for higher ease of understanding.

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By Pavan K. Varma

Within the twenty first century each 6th individual may be Indian. India is especially as regards to turning into the second one greatest buyer industry on the planet, with a purchasing heart category numbering over part a billion.It is within the most sensible ten in total GNP. but no less than 2 hundred million Indians stay desperately bad. Illiteracy premiums are excessive. Communal violence is frequent; corruption endemic. Brides are nonetheless tortured and burnt for dowries; the caste procedure has misplaced little of its energy and none of its brutality.

How are we to make experience of those , it appears contradictory, photos of India this day? and the way will we conquer the numerous misconceptions approximately India which are fed by means of the stereotypes created by way of foreigners and the myths approximately themselves projected through Indians? In Being Indian, Pavan Varma, whom the father or mother has referred to as 'one of the country's such a lot perceptive writers', demolishes the myths and generalisations as he turns his sharply observant gaze on his fellow countrymen to envision what rather makes Indians tick and what they need to supply the area within the twenty first century.

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By Karl Weber

In the final 20 years, unfastened markets have swept the globe. yet conventional capitalism has been not able to resolve difficulties like inequality and poverty. In Muhammad Yunus’ groundbreaking sequel to Banker to the Poor, he outlines the concept 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 bad, housing the homeless, therapeutic the unwell, and holding the planet. Creating a global with out Poverty finds the following part in a hopeful financial and social revolution that's already underway.

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By Ashwin Sanghi

5 thousand years in the past, there got here to earth a paranormal being known as Krishna, who led to innumerable miracles for the nice of mankind. Humanity despaired of its destiny if the Blue God have been to die yet used to be reassured that he could go back in a clean avatar while wanted within the eventual darkish Age the Kaliyug. nowa days, a negative little wealthy boy grows up believing that he's that ultimate avatar. simply, he's a serial killer. during this heart-stopping story, the coming of a assassin who executes his grotesque and brilliantly thought-out schemes within the identify of God is the 1st clue to a sinister conspiracy to reveal an historic mystery Krishna s necessary legacy to mankind. Historian Ravi Mohan Saini needs to breathlessly sprint from the submerged continues to be of Dwarka and the mysterious lingam of Somnath to the icy heights of Mount Kailash, in a quest to find the cryptic situation of Krishna s such a lot prized ownership. From the sand-washed ruins of Kalibangan to a Vrindavan temple destroyed by way of Aurangzeb, Saini should also delve into antiquity to avoid a gross miscarriage of justice. Ashwin Sanghi, bestselling writer of The Rozabal Line and Chanakya s Chant , brings you yet one more exhaustively researched whopper of a plot, whereas supplying a tremendous replacement interpretation of the Vedic Age that would be relished by way of conspiracy buffs and thriller-addicts alike.

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