Prince of Ayodhya - Book One: The Ramayana

By Ashok K. Banker

Embodying all of the components of a vintage epic delusion, the traditional Hindu mythological story The Ramayana is filled with sweeping event, gods and monsters, and a questing prince. Now, writer Ashok okay. Banker adapts The Ramayana into a powerful epic fable. The hero of the 1st e-book is younger Rama, inheritor to the throne of Ayodhya. whilst robust rakshasa-demons who've raised an impressive military of anti-gods-plan to take over the land of people to boot, the mythical seer-mage Vishwamitra is compelled out of a 240-year-long retreat to name upon Rama for his assist in the everlasting conflict of fine opposed to Evil.

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Maharana Pratap: Mewar's Rebel King

By Brishti Bandyopadhyay

Within the villages of Rajasthan, there are nonetheless hardy, outdated, weather-beaten males whose eyes fill with tears as they keep in mind the problems confronted by means of Maharana Pratap, their indomitable hero, in not easy Akbar, the main strong emperor of the time. within the current global of realpolitik, Maharana Pratap's struggles opposed to the Mughals might might be seem inconsequential. although, this couldn't be farther from the reality: Maharana Pratap has encouraged rulers considering the fact that he fought opposed to the Mughal emperor over part a millennia in the past. within the early thirties of the final century, the innovative Surjya Sen invoked the identify of this mythical courageous warrior to evoke his fans whereas laying a siege after which ransacking the Chittagong armoury of the British.

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The Indian Ideology

By Perry Anderson

This day, the Indian kingdom claims to include the values of a sturdy political democracy, a harmonious territorial harmony, and a steadfast non secular impartiality. Even a lot of these serious of the inequalities of Indian society underwrite such claims.

The Indian Ideology means that the roots of the present ills of the Republic pass a lot deeper, traditionally. They lie, within the approach the fight for independence culminated within the move of strength from British rule to Congress in a divided subcontinent, now not least within the roles performed through Gandhi because the nice architect of the circulate, and Nehru as his appointed successor, within the disaster of Partition. in basic terms a good reckoning with that catastrophe, Perry Anderson argues, bargains an knowing of what has long past mistaken with the Republic because Independence.

The “Idea of India,” greatly subtle not just within the legitimate institution, yet extra greatly in mainstream highbrow existence, side-steps or suppresses many of those uncomfortable realities, previous and current. For its personal purposes, a lot of the left has but to problem the upshot: what has become the neo-Nehruvian consensus of the time. The Indian Ideology, revisiting the occasions of over a century within the mild of ways hundreds of thousands of Indians fare within the Republic this day, indicates in a different way of having a look at the rustic.

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Those Days- A Novel

This novel is decided in nineteenth centruy Bengal opposed to the backdrop of the Bengal Renaissance and the 1857 rebellion. This translation from Bengali weaves historical past and fiction right into a hugely readable textile.

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Khallaas: An A to Z Guide to the Underworld, A Glimpse Into the World of Dons, Gangsters and Cops

As a journalist at the crime beat, the writer has spent lengthy hours speaking to these in uniform, these within the underworld and people within the gray sector those that paintings as police informers. a lot of what he has obvious, heard and saw in over a decade of overlaying crime has chanced on its means into print. yet theres much thats spoken of in hushed tones, or buried in underworld lore. The underworld speaks its personal language, and phrases are invented at the spur of the instant. A shooter is often called an artist, an informer is just 0 dial, Dubai is Delhi, whereas arrest is get admitted. every one of these are aimed toward sending the police or adversaries on a wild goose chase. Its an international that prospers at the spirit of firm, actively courts energy and risk, and has conquered worry. the principles are directly and the ethics sacrosanct. the rules of dhanda observe both the following danger, revenue and pageant are on the very middle. An informer will imagine not anything of promoting useful info on a rival if it may earn him additional dollars or goodwill from the police.

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An Economist in the Real World: The Art of Policymaking in India (MIT Press)

In December 2009, the economist Kaushik Basu left the rarefied global of educational learn for the nuts and bolts of policymaking. Appointed via the then top Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, to be leader financial adviser (CEA) to the govt. of India, Basu -- a theorist, with precise curiosity in improvement economics, and a professor of economics at Cornell collage -- came upon the complexity of making use of financial types to the genuine global. potent policymaking, Basu discovered, integrates technical wisdom with political information. during this booklet, Basu describes the paintings of financial policymaking, considered throughout the lens of his and a part years as CEA.

Basu writes from a different viewpoint -- neither that of the profession bureaucrat nor that of the normal researcher. Plunged into the deal-making, non-hypothetical international of policymaking, Basu suffers from one of those tradition surprise and perspectives himself firstly as an anthropologist or scientist, accumulating observations of unusual phenomena. He addresses subject matters that variety from the macroeconomic -- economic and fiscal regulations -- to the granular -- designing grain auctions and rules to guarantee each person has entry to uncomplicated meals. Basu writes approximately globalization and India's interval of exceptional progress, and he reviews that at a dinner hosted through top Minister Manmohan Singh, President Obama joked to him, "You may still provide this man a few tips" -- "this man" being Timothy Geithner. Basu describes the combined luck of India's anti-poverty courses and the issues of corruption, and considers the social norms and associations worthwhile for fiscal improvement. India is, Basu argues, at an economics crossroad. As CEA from 2009 to 2012, he was once current on the production of a possible financial powerhouse.

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Ramayana Series: The Complete Edition

By Ashok K. Banker

The 1st entire COLLECTOR'S variation OF the full RAMAYANA SERIES!

THIS enormous 3,000 web page whole version comprises the total textual content OF ALL BOOKS within the sequence.

which comprises the total textual content of Prince of Ayodhya & Siege of Mithila
which includes the full textual content of Demons of Chitrakut & Armies of Hanuman
PRINCE AT warfare: RAMAYANA sequence half 3
which includes the full textual content of Bridge of Rama & King of Ayodhya
which includes the total textual content of Vengeance of Ravana & Sons of Sita

THE merely licensed version OF THE 1.1 MILLION COPIES BESTSELLING & severely ACCLAIMED EPIC sequence!

Ashok ok. Banker’s Ramayana sequence is gifted right here the best way the writer initially meant for his retelling. this whole variation includes all of the 4 omnibus publication versions which in flip compile all of the 8 books during this highly well known and bestselling sequence. this huge Collector's version comprises over 1000000 phrases of textual content and comprises the entire unique writer Introductions and Prefaces to the Indian print versions, home made via the writer himself and made on hand solely lower than his personal AKB eBOOKS imprint.

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Rahul Dravid: Timeless Steel

By Aakash Chopra

Undying metal is a set of 30 essays, new and formerly released, on Rahul Dravid.

Greg Chappell recollects the India captain he labored along. Ed Smith, who shared a dressing room with Dravid at Kent, writes of an intensive gentleman. Sanjay Bangar relives the splendour of Headingley 2002. Jarrod Kimber tells of the way Dravid grew to become the cause of him getting married. Mukul Kesavan analyses how his procedure enables extra variety than one may think. Sidharth Monga places Dravid’s captaincy below the highlight. Rohit Brijnath seems again on the dual peaks of Adelaide 2003. Vijeeta Dravid supplies us a glance at her husband the perfectionist.

Timeless metal is as a lot a party of a mammoth cricketer because it is of an outstanding individual. It positive aspects contributions from his team-mates and friends, a few of the best cricket writers round, and interviews through the years with Dravid himself. It makes an attempt to color an image of a cricketer who embodied the simplest traditions and values of the sport, and of a guy who inspired the various those who got here involved with him.

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India's Muslim Spring: Why is Nobody Talking about It?

By Hasan Suroor

This booklet specializes in the present Muslim temper in India, rather that of the early life who're attempting to circulate the neighborhood right into a new extra confident course. regardless of a marked bring up in religiosity and an statement of Muslim identification, younger Muslims are extra secular and forward-looking than the older iteration. in addition they have a robust feel of belonging to India, and notice no contradiction among being proud Indians and proud Muslims even as.

willing to attract a line less than the previous, they're harbingers of India s an identical of Muslim spring .

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