January 4, 2017

Download E-books The Triumph of Modernism: India's Artists and the Avant-garde, 1922-47 PDF

          The tumultuous final many years of British colonialism in India have been catalyzed through greater than the paintings of Mahatma Gandhi and violent conflicts. The concurrent upheavals in Western paintings pushed by way of the arrival of modernism supplied Indian artists in post-1920 India a strong software of colonial resistance. exclusive paintings historian Partha Mitter now explores during this brilliantly illustrated study this lesser identified part of Indian artwork and history.

          Taking the 1922 Bauhaus exhibition in Calcutta because the debut of eu modernism in India, The Triumph of Modernism probes the complicated interaction of Western modernism and Indian nationalism within the evolution of colonial-era Indian artwork. 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 function, from the fight of artists in reconciling Indian nationalism with imperial patronage of the humanities to the connection among primitivism and modernism in Indian artwork.  An engagingly written learn anchored by way of one hundred fifty lush reproductions, The Triumph of Modernism might be crucial interpreting for students of paintings, British reports, and Indian history.

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January 4, 2017

Download E-books Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices (The Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices) PDF

This ebook lines the continual heritage of the religion from the time it used to be preached by way of Zoroaster right down to the current day - a span of approximately 3,500 years. First taught between nomads at the Asian steppes, Zoroastrianism turned the country faith of the 3 nice Iranian empires and had a amazing impression on different global faiths: to the east on northern Buddhism, to the west on Judaism, Christianity and Islam. With the conquest of Iran by way of the Muslim Arabs, Zoroastrianism misplaced its secular strength, yet persisted to outlive as a minority religion. regardless of its antiquity, it is still a residing faith.

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January 4, 2017

Download E-books Quest for Kriya PDF

By Rahul Deokar

Winner 2016 Beverly Hills publication Awards
Gold Medal 2016 eLit publication Awards
Finalist
2015 foreign publication Awards


Endorsed by means of Rev.Bill McDonald - founding father of American Authors organization, the largestauthor association in North the United States.
(facebook.com/video.php?v=10152778013505762&set=vb.735455761&type=2&theater)SILICON VALLEY meets SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.
A exciting Romantic event the place East meets West, expertise talks to culture, and desire dances with Despair.

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Haunted through tragic loss within the 1993 India earthquake, a damaged Shakti with a tenuous carry on lifestyles is sheltered by way of her soul-sister Kriya. but if Kriya vanishes with no hint, Shakti is unwittingly swept right into a cataclysmic vortex of greed, lust and betrayal. Shakti meets Shiva, a suffering Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and discovers that love is an enigmatic cosmic force.

Shakti and Shiva are thrust on a frantic race opposed to time in the course of the darkish Mumbai underbelly, forbidden Thailand islands, and treacherous cliffs within the Andaman Sea, the place hazard lurks in each shadow. As they catch up with to the reality, they observe that hundreds of thousands of blameless lives are at stake.

Quest for Kriya is an epic saga of affection, friendship and sacrifice. the adventure is awesome. the sentiments are genuine. The transformation is eternal.
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"Absolutely riveting. Any compliment i will provide is gilding a literary lily. Bravo!"
- Dwight Jon Zimmerman, ny instances no 1 Bestseller LINCOLN'S final DAYS

"Resonates deeply. I laughed, I cried, I mirrored at the religious knowledge. real gem!"

- Nancy Clark, award-winning writer, My Beloved

"Entertaining. Inspiring. Profound. Deokar explodes at the writing scene!"

- invoice McDonald, founder American Authors Association

"Truly an grand, considerate, non secular, aggravating, fascinating and well-written story."
- military Chaplain Ron Moses Camarda, writer, TEAR within the DESERT

"Thrilling expedition. A Zen of ounces philosophy towards the Light."

- Vera Lauren, writer, The degree of Christ's Love

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January 4, 2017

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

By Ghalib Lakhnavi, Abdullah Bilgrami

Here's the 1st unabridged English translation of a big Indo-Persian epic: a breathtaking story of magic and keenness, 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 provider of the Persian emperor defeats many enemies, loves many girls, and converts 1000's of infidels to the real religion ahead of discovering his as far back as his old flame. In Musharraf Ali Farooqi's devoted rendition, this masterwork is captured with all its colourful motion and very good components intact. liked 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, by means of Musharraf Ali Farooqi.

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January 4, 2017

Download E-books The Folded Earth: A Novel PDF

By Anuradha Roy

From the generally acclaimed writer of An Atlas of most unlikely Longing, a robust and triumphantly appealing novel set in modern India, a couple of younger lady forging a brand new lifestyles within the foothills of the Himalayas.

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2011 guy ASIAN LITERARY PRIZE

SHORTLISTED FOR THE HINDU LITERARY PRIZE FOR top FICTION 2011

WITH HER DEBUT NOVEL, An Atlas of most unlikely Longing, Anuradha Roy’s beautiful storytelling immediately received readers’ hearts all over the world, and the unconventional used to be named the most effective books of the 12 months via The Washington submit and The Seattle Times.

Now, Roy has again with one other masterpiece that's already incomes overseas prize consciousness, an evocative and deeply relocating story of a tender lady creating a new existence for herself amid the foothills of the Himalaya. wanting to go away a personal tragedy in the back of, Maya abandons herself to the rhythms of the little village, the place humans coexist peacefully with nature. yet all isn't because it turns out, and he or she quickly learns that no safe haven is distant adequate to maintain out the fashionable global. whilst power-hungry politicians threaten her loved mountain group, Maya reveals herself stuck among the existence she left at the back of and the hot domestic she is set to guard.

Elegiac, witty, and profound through turns, and with a young love tale at its center, The Folded Earth brims with a similar genius and love of language that made An Atlas of very unlikely Longing an foreign luck and confirms Anuradha Roy as an important new literary expertise.

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January 3, 2017

Download E-books Chanakya's Chant PDF

By Ashwin Sanghi

The 12 months is 340 BC. A hunted, haunted Brahmin formative years vows revenge for the grotesque homicide of his loved father. chilly, calculating, merciless and armed with an entire absence of accredited morals, he turns into the main robust political strategist in Bharat and succeeds in uniting a ragged nation opposed to the invasion of the military of that demigod, Alexander the good. Pitting the vulnerable edges of either forces opposed to one another, he pulls off a depraved and dazzling victory and succeeds in fitting Chandragupta at the throne of the amazing Mauryan empire. background is familiar with him because the incredible strategist Chanakya. chuffed and a bit bored via his luck as a kingmaker, throughout the uncomplicated summoning of his proficient brain, he recedes into the shadows to put in writing his Arthashastra, the technological know-how of wealth . yet historical past, which exults in repeating itself, revives Chanakya and a part millennia later, within the avatar of Gangasagar Mishra, a Brahmin instructor in smalltown India who turns into puppeteer to a bunch of formidable contributors together with a undeniable slumchild who grows up right into a appealing and strong lady. glossy India occurs to be simply as riven as historic Bharat through type hatred, corruption and divisive politics and this panorama is Gangasagar s feasting flooring. Can this wily pandit who preys on greed, venality and sexual deviance lead to one other miracle of a united India? Will Chanakya s chant paintings back? Ashwin Sanghi, the bestselling writer of The Rozabal Line, brings you one more old spinechiller.

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January 3, 2017

Download E-books Difficult Daughters PDF

By Manju Kapur

Set round the time of Partition and written with soaking up intelligence and sympathy, tricky Daughters is the tale of a tender lady torn among the need for schooling and the entice of illicit love. 'Difficult Daughters is extremely imagined, fluidly written, relocating. via our struggles with our mom and dad, it flings us into their very own momentous instances, their younger yearnings for romance and independence and lifestyles. And so it turns into an pressing and demanding tale approximately kin and walls and love.

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January 3, 2017

Download E-books Chokher Bali PDF

The literature of the hot age seeks to not narrate a series of occasions, yet to bare the secrets and techniques of the guts. 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 probably harmonious international of a newly married couple. This path-breaking novel by way of Rabindranath Tagore weaves a tangled net of relationships among the pampered and self-centred Mahendra, his blameless, childlike bride Asha, their staunch pal 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 lifestyles, in lucid, idiomatic prose.

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January 3, 2017

Download E-books An Indian Housewife's Recipe Book: Over 100 Traditional Recipes PDF

Laxmi Khurana is an Indian housewife residing within the united kingdom. Her recipes were passed all the way down to her in the course of the generations, and in demand by way of her friends and family. the following, in her vintage curry cookbook, she makes them on hand to each person, so that you can re-create genuine Indian nutrients for all of the kin - from starters to raitas, chutneys and pickles to goodies, in addition to the ever renowned curries - all with minimal fuss and greatest pride that this is often the genuine factor. . Recipes for standard 'family' dishes, now not usually served in Indian eating places . makes use of constituents and spices which are broadly on hand . easy, reasonably priced dishes that any one could make a few reader reports: 'The recipes are extremely simple and transparent to persist with. They produce the simplest curries i've got ever made. The constituents can all be stumbled on simply in any supermarket.' 'It does not require you to pre-prepare 6 uncomplicated sauces first. simply decide up the e-book and cook.' 'Good, sincere and simple daily cooking for these folks hooked on Indian food.'

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January 3, 2017

Download E-books The Mahabharata (Volume 9) PDF

This definitive and luxurious 10-volume unabridged translation is among the infrequent English translations in packed with the epic

Bibek Debroy makes the Mahabharata marvellously available to modern readers

Dispute over land and state may well lie on the middle of this tale of battle among cousins the Pandavas and the Kouravas however the Mahabharata is ready conflicts of dharma. those conflicts are big and diverse, singular and standard. in the course of the epic, characters face them without transparent symptoms of what's correct and what's unsuitable; there aren't any absolute solutions. hence each attainable human emotion good points within the Mahabharata, the explanation the epic maintains to carry sway over our mind's eye. during this marvelous and greatly acclaimed translation of the full Mahabharata, Bibek Debroy takes on a good trip with fabulous ease.

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