Download E-books Shantaram: A Novel PDF

By Gregory David Roberts

"It took me many years and lots of the global to profit what i do know approximately love and destiny and the alternatives we make, however the middle of it got here to me straight away, whereas i used to be chained to a wall and being tortured."

So starts off this epic, spell binding first novel set within the underworld of up to date Bombay. Shantaram is narrated via Lin, an escaped convict with a fake passport who flees greatest safety felony in Australia for the teeming streets of a urban the place he can disappear.

Accompanied via his consultant and trustworthy buddy, Prabaker, the 2 input Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy males, squaddies and actors, and Indians and exiles from different international locations, who search during this amazing position what they can't locate elsewhere.

As a hunted guy and not using a domestic, relations, or identification, Lin searches for romance and that means whereas working a hospital in a single of the city's poorest slums, and serving his apprenticeship in the dead of night arts of the Bombay mafia. the hunt leads him to struggle, legal torture, homicide, and a sequence of enigmatic and bloody betrayals. The keys to unencumber the mysteries and intrigues that bind Lin are held by means of humans. the 1st is Khader Khan: mafia godfather, criminal-philosopher-saint, and mentor to Lin within the underworld of the Golden urban. the second one is Karla: elusive, risky, and lovely, whose passions are pushed via secrets and techniques that torment her and but supply her a poor power.

Burning slums and five-star motels, romantic love and felony agonies, legal wars and Bollywood movies, non secular specialists and mujaheddin guerrillas---this large novel has the area of human adventure in its succeed in, and a passionate love for India at its middle. in line with the lifetime of the writer, it's by means of any degree the debut of a rare voice in literature.

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Download E-books An Introduction to Indian Philosophy: Hindu and Buddhist Ideas from Original Sources PDF

Introducing the themes, 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 idea from the origins of Buddhism to the Saiva Philosophies of Kashmir.

By overlaying Buddhist philosophies ahead of the Brahmanical faculties, this attractive advent exhibits 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 version features:

• A thesaurus of Sanskrit terms
• A advisor to pronunciation
• Chronological record of philosophers & works

With learn instruments and relentless connection with unique texts, An advent to Indian Philosophy presents scholars with deeper figuring out of the principles of Indian philosophy.

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Download E-books Chokher Bali PDF

The literature of the recent age seeks to not narrate a chain of occasions, yet to bare the secrets and techniques of the center. Such is the narrative mode of Chokher Bali’ – Rabindranath Tagore, Preface to Chokher Bali

Chokher Bali explores the forbidden feelings unleashed whilst a gorgeous younger widow enters the likely harmonious international of a newly married couple. This path-breaking novel through Rabindranath Tagore weaves a tangled net of relationships among the pampered and self-centred Mahendra, his blameless, childlike bride Asha, their staunch buddy Bihari, and the wily, seductive Binodini, whose arrival transforms the lives of all involved.
Radha Chakravarty’s translation brings the area of Tagore’s fiction to existence, in lucid, idiomatic prose.

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Download E-books The Adventures of Amir Hamza: Lord of the Auspicious Planetary Conjunction PDF

By Ghalib Lakhnavi, Abdullah Bilgrami

This is the 1st unabridged English translation of a huge Indo-Persian epic: a wide ranging story of magic and fervour, a vintage hero's odyssey that has captivated a lot of the area. it's the spellbinding tale of Amir Hamza, the adventurer who within the carrier of the Persian emperor defeats many enemies, loves many girls, and converts hundreds and hundreds of infidels to the genuine religion sooner than discovering his as far back as his old flame. In Musharraf Ali Farooqi's trustworthy rendition, this masterwork is captured with all its colourful motion and very good parts intact. favored because the seminal Islamic epic or loved as a sweeping story as wealthy and creative as Homer's epic sagas, The Adventures of Amir Hamza is a real literary treasure.

Translated, with an advent and Notes, through Musharraf Ali Farooqi.

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Download E-books The Great Indian Novel PDF

By Shashi Tharoor

During this award-winning, across the world 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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Download E-books The Triumph of Modernism: India's Artists and the Avant-garde, 1922-47 PDF

          The tumultuous final a long time of British colonialism in India have been catalyzed by means of greater than the paintings of Mahatma Gandhi and violent conflicts. The concurrent upheavals in Western paintings pushed via the appearance of modernism supplied Indian artists in post-1920 India a strong device of colonial resistance. extraordinary paintings historian Partha Mitter now explores during this brilliantly illustrated study this lesser identified aspect of Indian paintings and history.

          Taking the 1922 Bauhaus exhibition in Calcutta because the debut of eu modernism in India, The Triumph of Modernism probes the elaborate interaction of Western modernism and Indian nationalism within the evolution of colonial-era Indian paintings. Mitter casts his gaze throughout a myriad of matters, together with the emergence of a female voice in Indian artwork, the decline of “oriental art,” and the increase of naturalism and modernism within the Twenties. Nationalist politics additionally performed a wide position, from the fight of artists in reconciling Indian nationalism with imperial patronage of the humanities to the connection among primitivism and modernism in Indian paintings.  An engagingly written learn anchored by means of a hundred and fifty lush reproductions, The Triumph of Modernism could be crucial analyzing for students of paintings, British reviews, and Indian history.

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Download E-books The Tainted Throne: Empires of the Moghul (Empire of the Moghul, Book 4) PDF

By Alex Rutherford

Book Details:

ISBN: 0312597037
EAN: 9780312597030
ASIN: 0312597037
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Publication Date: 2013-05-28
Number of Pages: 448
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

Synopsis from Amazon:

India, 1606. Jahangir, the effective Moghul Emperor and ruler of many of the Indian subcontinent, is doomed. No volume of wealth and ruthlessness can defend him from his sons' wish for energy. the fantastic Moghul throne is worthy any quantity of bloodshed and betrayal; as soon as Jahangir raised troops opposed to his personal father; now he faces a bloody conflict with Khurram, the ablest of his warring sons. Worse is to come back. simply because the heirs of Timur the nice proportion intelligence, actual energy, and utter ruthlessness, additionally they have an exceptional weak point for wine and opium. as soon as Jahangir is tempted, his proficient spouse, Mehrunissa, is simply too keen to absorb the reins of the empire. And with Khurram and his half-brothers each one nonetheless decided to be their father's inheritor, the savage conflict for the Moghul throne can be extra ferocious than even Timur can have imagined.

The Tainted Throne, the fourth installment in Alex Rutherford's the world over bestselling ancient event sequence, is determined within the Moghul Empire, that includes a tradition equivalent to the Dothraki in A online game of Thrones

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Author Name: Alex Rutherford

Author Description: Alex Rutherford is the pen identify of Diana Preston and her husband Michael. either studied at Oxford college examining heritage and English respectively. they're prepared visitors and feature now clocked up visits to over one hundred forty of the world's countries.

Says Diana 'our maximum love is India the place we've spent no less than a yr of our lives. Our learn into the construction of the Taj Mahal for our non-fiction publication 'A Teardrop at the Cheek of Time', led us to discover the early heritage of the dynasty which outfitted the Taj – the Moghuls. to aid us get contained in the heads of the founders of the Moghul dynasty for our fiction quintet 'Empire of the Moghul', we've learn the entire chronicles of the time. through the years we've additionally retraced the stairs of the Moghuls from the Ferghana Valley in Kyrgyzstan – domestic to the 1st Moghul emperor, the boy-king Babur – to Iran and to the blue domes and minarets of Samarkand in Uzbekistan, around the crimson deserts to the Oxus River, over the Hindu Kush to Kabul and Afghanistan and down in the course of the Khyber cross to the plains of northern India.

'In truth, except on one celebration once we have been stranded on a distant island off the coast of Borneo and compelled to conceal from pirates, a few of our hairiest moments whilst traveling were while gaining knowledge of our non-fiction books. whereas engaged on our publication approximately Captain Scott and the race for the South Pole, 'A good Tragedy', the Russian examine vessel on which we have been crusing into Antarctica's Ross Sea used to be approximately misplaced in a single of the worst storms in Antarctic background with one hundred forty knot winds (over 240 kilometres in line with hour) and 20 metre excessive waves. The existence rafts washed overboard and the superstructure froze just like the within an outdated refrigerator, placing us at risk of capsizing. On one other celebration whereas discovering our booklet on one in every of our favorite characters the buccaneer-naturalist William Dampier, 'A Pirate of beautiful Mind', we set out in his footsteps to go the Darien Isthmus in Panama with neighborhood Indian publications. We needed to keep away from FARC guerrillas, Colombian paramilitaries and the lethal fer de lance snake, within the latter case wading waist excessive in rivers – our advisor claimed snakes can't chunk and swim on the similar time!'

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Download E-books Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism PDF

By Karl Weber

In the final 20 years, loose 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 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 terrible, housing the homeless, therapeutic the unwell, and holding the planet. Creating an international with no Poverty finds the following part in a hopeful fiscal and social revolution that's already underway.

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Download E-books Colonialism, Modernity, and Literature: A View from India (Future of Minority Studies) PDF

By Satya P. Mohanty

Mohanty has assembled an leading edge quantity of essays located on the intersection of no less than 3 multi-disciplinary fields: postcolonial and subaltern idea; comparative literary research, particularly with a South Asian and transnational concentration; and the research of “alternative” and “indigenous” modernities. This definitive new paintings grounds the political insights of postcolonial and subaltern concept in shut textual research and demanding situations readers to imagine in new methods approximately worldwide modernity and native cultures.

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