Download PDF by Eknath Easwaran: The Dhammapada (Classics of Indian Spirituality)

By Eknath Easwaran

ISBN-10: 1586380206

ISBN-13: 9781586380205

Dhammapada potential "the direction of dharma," the trail of fact, concord, and righteousness. Eknath Easwaran's best-selling translation of this crucial Buddhist textual content, in accordance with the oldest model, contains 423 brief verses amassed by means of the Buddha's direct disciples after his dying and arranged by way of subject matter: anger, inspiration, pleasure, excitement, and others. The Buddha's undying teachings take the shape of bright metaphors from lifestyle and are good served by means of Easwaran's lucid translation. An authoritative creation and bankruptcy notes supply beneficial context for contemporary readers.

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India Condensed: 5,000 Years of History & Culture by Anjana Motihar Chandra PDF

By Anjana Motihar Chandra

ISBN-10: 9812616209

ISBN-13: 9789812616203

India Condensed is a publication for somebody who wishes a brief creation to India. background, philosophy, faith, language, literature, arts and tradition are all mentioned during this vigorous and available textual content. greater than a dry recitation of dates, names and occasions, the themes coated variety from tales and legends to present proof and observations. millions of years of heritage, tradition and civilization are distilled into one convenient ebook for simple reference.

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Download PDF by Jaspreet Singh: Chef: A Novel

By Jaspreet Singh

ISBN-10: 1608190854

ISBN-13: 9781608190850

Kirpal Singh is driving the gradual teach to Kashmir. With India passing by means of his window, he displays on his vacation spot, that is additionally his earlier: an army camp to which he has now not again for fourteen years. Kirpal, known as Kip, is shy and never but twenty while he arrives for the 1st time at common Kumar's camp, nestled within the shadow of the Siachen Glacier. At twenty thousand ft, the glacier makes a forbidding battlefield; its crevasses claimed the physique of Kip's father. Kip turns into an apprentice below the camp's chef, Kishen, a fiery mentor who courses him towards the heady spheres of foodstuff and ladies. during this position of contradictions, erratic violence, and severe temperatures, Kip learns to arrange neighborhood dishes and food from worldwide. whilst months go, Kip, a Sikh, feels safe in his allegiance to India, firmly at the correct facet of this interminable clash. Then, one muggy day, a Pakistani "terrorist" with lengthy, flowing hair is swept up at the banks of the river and alterations every thing. Mesmeric, mournful, and extremely lyrical, Chef is a courageous and compassionate debut approximately wish, love, and reminiscence set opposed to the devastatingly attractive, war-scarred backdrop of occupied Kashmir.

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Download PDF by Rajmohan Gandhi: Mohandas: True Story of a Man, His People

By Rajmohan Gandhi

‘A extra heroic story has but to learn . . . [Mohandas] is meticulously researched, written in felicitous prose and is a pride to read’—Khushwant Singh, Outlook

A candid game of 1 of the main influential lives of contemporary occasions, Mohandas eventually solutions questions lengthy requested in regards to the timid adolescence from PBI - India’s west coast who turned a century’s moral sense and led his country to liberty: What used to be Gandhi like in his everyday life and in his closest relationships? In his face-offs with an Empire, together with his personal bitterly divided humans, along with his adversaries, his relatives and—his maximum confrontation—with himself?

Answering those and different questions, and freeing the real Gandhi from his shroud of repute and delusion, Mohandas, authored via a practised biographer who's additionally Gandhi’s grandson, does greater than inform a story.

Praise for the Book

‘Rajmohan moves an exceptional stability during this accomplished paintings, lacing the painstakingly particular chronological account with simply the correct quantity of interpretation. [His] process is going some distance in portray a portrait of Gandhiji that's very human, believable, and straightforward to spot with’ —Mukund Padmanabhan, The Hindu

‘An impeccable workout in objectivity . . . A awesome functionality. This biography must be learn time and again . . . The bareness of Rajmohan’s recital of moods and occasions heightens the poignancy . . . Mahatma Gandhi was once a votary of restraint; this publication exemplifies, magnificently, such restraint. The grandfather might have licensed of Rajmohan’s Mohandas’ —Ashok Mitra, Telegraph

‘A tale of epic proportions . . . Gandhi’s luminous compassion, braveness and humanity shine via those pages and convey mild into our lives’ —Sonia Gandhi

‘The in basic terms be aware to explain this paintings is “fabulous”. actually rankings of individuals have written on Mahatma Gandhi . . . yet . . . Mohandas will henceforth be remembered because the final observe at the subject’ —M.V. Kamath, Organizer

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Download PDF by Nicholas B. Dirks: The Hollow Crown: Ethnohistory of an Indian Kingdom

By Nicholas B. Dirks

ISBN-10: 0511557981

ISBN-13: 9780511557989

ISBN-10: 0521053722

ISBN-13: 9780521053723

ISBN-10: 0521326044

ISBN-13: 9780521326049

A pioneering piece of ethnohistory, The hole Crown makes use of various interdisciplinary capability to reconstruct the sociocultural background of a warrior polity in south India among the fourteenth and the 20 th centuries. principal to the publication is the idea that comparative sociology has systematically denied the significance of the Indian country and obscured the political foundation of Indian society through representing caste as essentially a spiritual procedure. In reconstructing the historical past of the polity that at last turned the colonial princely country of Pudukkottai, Dr Dirks for that reason increases a complete sequence of concerns about the methodologies of historical past and anthropology, the nature of Tamil kingship and social association, the connection among politics and formality, the influence of colonialism and 'modernization', and the dynamics of the entire final millennium of south Indian historical past.

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Download PDF by William Gould: Bureaucracy, Community and Influence in India: Society and

By William Gould

ISBN-10: 0415776643

ISBN-13: 9780415776646

Offering a clean method of the difficulty of presidency and administrative corruption via 'everyday' citizen interactions with the kingdom, this e-book explores altering discourses and practices of corruption in past due colonial and early self sufficient Uttar Pradesh, India. the writer strikes clear of assumptions that the kingdom can basically be linked to the head degrees of presidency, and appears at voters' techniques to neighborhood point bureaucracies and police. The significant argument of the publication is that deeply 'institutionalised' corruption in India might basically have happen during the workout of specific long-term customs of interplay among businesses of the country - govt servants and police, and their interactions with neighborhood politicians. as the social hierarchies that situation such interactions are complex by means of person and kinfolk connections to kingdom employment, classes of stressful kingdom transformation result in a reconfiguration within the which means of corruption within the neighborhood kingdom. in line with significant basic assets and huge box interviews, this booklet could be of curiosity to lecturers engaged on political technology and Indian and South Asian history.

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The Spartan Tradition in European Thought (Clarendon - download pdf or read online

By Elizabeth Rawson

ISBN-10: 0198147333

ISBN-13: 9780198147336

Old polemics on Sparta (by Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch, and others) have had a notable afterlife within the political and academic considered Renaissance Italy, the France of the Philosophes, Whig England, and Nazi Germany. This booklet outlines the little we all know of old Sparta, describes Greek response to the ambiguous associations of the nice rival to democratic Athens, makes a primary try and stick to the next fortunes of the talk, and shows Sparta's role--over twenty-five centuries--in the highbrow heritage of Europe.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Mughal Padshah: A Jesuit Treatise on Emperor Jahangir’s by Jorge Flores

By Jorge Flores

ISBN-10: 9004307524

ISBN-13: 9789004307520

Within the Mughal Padshah Jorge Flores bargains either a lucid English translation and the Portuguese unique of a formerly unknown account of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir (r. 1605-1627). most likely penned by way of the Jesuit priest Jerónimo Xavier in 1610-11, the Treatise of the court docket and loved ones of Jahangir Padshah King of the Mughals reads relatively otherwise than the standard missionary file. Surviving in 4 assorted models, this article finds fascinating insights on Jahangir and his kin, the Mughal courtroom and its political rituals, in addition to the imperial elite and its army and fiscal power. A accomplished creation situates the Treatise within the ‘disputed’ panorama of eu money owed on Mughal India, in addition to illuminates the particular stipulations of creation and readership of any such textual content among South Asia and the Iberian Peninsula.

Biographical note
Jorge Flores (Ph.D. New collage of Lisbon, 2005) is Professor of Early sleek international historical past on the ecu collage Institute (Florence, Italy). He has released largely at the social and cultural historical past of the Portuguese Empire in South Asia, 16th-17th centuries.

All drawn to the heritage of the Mughal dynasty, the Portuguese Empire in Asia and Jesuit missionary writing, in addition to inter-cultural encounters and entanglements and early sleek worldwide background.

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New PDF release: The Music Room: A Memoir

By Namita Devidayal

While Namita is ten years outdated, her mom takes her to Kennedy Bridge, a seamy local in Bombay, domestic to hookers and dance ladies. There, in a cramped one-room condo lives Dhondutai, the final dwelling disciple of 2 of the best Indian classical singers of the 20 th century: the mythical Alladiya Khan and the nice songbird Kesarbai Kerkar. Namita starts to profit making a song from Dhondutai, in the beginning reluctantly after which, because the years move, with transforming into ardour. Dhondutai sees in her a moment Kesarbai, yet does Namita have the commitment to provide herself up thoroughly to the self-discipline like her instructor? Or will there regularly be too many overdue nights and cigarettes? And the place do love and marriage healthy into all of this?
 A bestseller in India, the place it was a literary sensation, The song Room is a deeply relocating meditation on how traditions and existence classes are handed alongside generations, at the sacrifices made by way of ladies during the a long time, and on a largely unknown, but vital aspect of Indian lifestyles and tradition that might completely fascinate American readers.

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Download e-book for kindle: Mumbai Avengers by S. Hussain Zaidi, Gabriel Khan

By S. Hussain Zaidi, Gabriel Khan

ISBN-10: 9351363694

ISBN-13: 9789351363699

5 years after 26/11 - the siege of terror in Mumbai that introduced the rustic to its knees - India nonetheless seeks justice. The terrorists who deliberate it have disappeared into the darkness they emerged from and Mumbai seethes with fury. all of the Indian govt has accomplished is the institution of counter-terrorism committees.

But one guy will cease at not anything in his quest to avenge the dastardly act. Retired Lt Gen. Sayed Ali Waris of the Indian military masterminds a covert project with a crew of daredevil brokers: a pointy policeman, a clever tech professional, a cerebral scientist and battle-hardened military officials. They strike like lightning while they're pursued through the Pakistani military and the ISI, combing via each land and hazard in pursuit of the lethal killers. From Sweden to Istanbul, via Dubai, Pakistan and Singapore, they annihilate the perpetrators with single-minded concentration, veiling the deaths as usual ones to save lots of the Indian govt diplomatic and political embarrassment. The stakes have by no means been higher.

This is a nifty, edge-of-your seat mystery with an problematic plot and jaw-dropping twists. As Waris and his group navigate untold hazards in the direction of a nail-biting climax, will Mumbai eventually be avenged?

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