Gandhi: The True Man Behind Modern India

“Provocative. Adams strips away Gandhi’s saintly air of secrecy and explores the duality of India’s most renowned leader.”―Financial Times

Jad Adams lines the process Gandhi’s multi-faceted lifestyles and the advance of his spiritual, political, and social pondering over seven tumultuous a long time: from his cozy upbringing in a princely kingdom in Gujarat; his early civil rights campaigns; his management via civil disobedience within the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties that made him an international icon; and at last to his assassination by means of a Hindu extremist in 1948, in simple terms months after the delivery of an autonomous India.

An stylish and masterly account of 1 of the seminal figures of twentieth-century historical past, Adams offers for the 1st time the genuine tale at the back of the guy whose existence could really be acknowledged to have replaced the world.

sixteen pages of black & white images

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Partitions: A Novel

By Amit Majmudar

A beautiful first novel, set in the course of the violent 1947 partition of India, approximately uprooted young children and their trips to safety

As India is lease into international locations, communal violence breaks out on either side of the recent border and streaming hordes of refugees flee from blood and chaos.

At an overrun teach station, Shankar and Keshav, dual Hindu boys, lose sight in their mom and sign up for the human mass to move looking for her. a tender Sikh woman, Simran Kaur, has run clear of her father, who could really poison his daughter than see her defiled. And Ibrahim Masud, an aged Muslim medical professional pushed from the city of his delivery, limps towards the recent Muslim country of Pakistan, rediscovering at the means his position as a healer. because the displaced face various horrors, this not going quartet comes jointly, defying each rule of self-preservation to forge a way forward for hope.

A dramatic, luminous tale of households and countries damaged and shaped, Partitions introduces a unprecedented novelist who writes with the strength and lyricism of poetry.

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A Life Apart: A Novel

By Neel Mukherjee

"A terrific first novel . . . shockingly good." ―Rose Tremain, Daily Telegraph

Ritwik Ghosh, twenty-two and lately orphaned, reveals the opportunity to begin a brand new existence while he arrives in England from Calcutta. yet Oxford holds little of the salvation Ritwik is seeking. as an alternative, he strikes to London, the place he drops out of legit life right into a shadowy hinterland of unlawful immigrants. the tale that Ritwik writes to stave off his loneliness starts to discover ghostly echoes in his personal existence. And, as current and prior of numerous lives collide, Ritwik’s personal is going into loose fall.

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The Mahabharata: Volume 10

The Mahabharata is among the maximum tales ever advised. notwithstanding the elemental plot is celebrated, there's even more to the epic than the dispute among Kouravas and Pandavas that resulted in the conflict in Kurukshetra. It has innumerable sub-plots that accommodate interesting meanderings and digressions, and it has hardly been translated in complete, given its bold size of 80,000 shlokas or couplets. This brilliant 10-volume unabridged translation of the epic relies at the serious variation compiled on the Bhandarkar Oriental study Institute.

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The ultimate quantity ends the directions of the Anushasana Parva. the pony sacrifice is held, and Dhritarashtra, Gandhari, Kunti, Vidura and Sanjaya go away for the wooded area. Krishna and Balarama die because the Yadavas struggle between themselves. The Pandavas go away at the nice trip with the well-known companion—Dharma disguised as a puppy. Refusing to desert the puppy, Yudhishthira is going to heaven in his actual physique and sees all of the Kurus and the Pandavas are already there.

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Every achievable human emotion figures within the Mahabharata, reasons why the epic keeps to carry sway over our mind's eye. during this lucid, nuanced and assured translation, Bibek Debroy makes the Mahabharata marvellously obtainable to modern readers.

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The Viceroy's Daughters: The Lives of the Curzon Sisters

Based on unpublished letters and diaries, The Viceroy's Daughters is a riveting portrait of 3 lively and wilful girls who have been born on the top of British upper-class wealth and privilege.

The oldest, Irene, by no means married yet pursued her ardour for foxes, alcohol, and married males. the center, Cimmie, used to be a Labour get together activist became Fascist. And Baba, the youngest and most pretty, possessed an urge for food for adultery that used to be as harmful because it used to be outrageous.

As the sisters dance, dine, and romance their manner via England's such a lot hallowed halls, we get an intimate examine a rustic clinging to its historical past in the middle of struggle and fast swap. We receive clean views on such personalities because the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Oswald Mosley, Nancy Astor and the Cliveden Set, and Lord Halifax. And we find a global of ladies, impeccably bred and unabashedly wilful, whose ardour and spirit have been ceaselessly fascinating.

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Cocktails & Dreams: The Ultimate Indian Cocktail Book

Cocktails and goals is prepare by way of those that symbolize the fashionable, younger India a bartender and a well-travelled improvement specialist in a few senses an not going cocktail. It comes at a time whilst India now uncovered to the skin global doesn't reflect on ingesting as a social taboo yet enjoys an outstanding cocktail or . With an important swap in city existence, the fifty unique recipes aid humans to appear past the conventional whisky at the rocks and rum and coke.

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A Suitable Boy: A Novel (Modern Classics)

By Vikram Seth

Vikram Seth's novel is, at its middle, a love tale: Lata and her mom, Mrs. Rupa Mehra, are either searching for -- via love or via exacting maternal appraisal -- an appropriate boy for Lata to marry. Set within the early Nineteen Fifties, in an India newly self reliant and suffering via a time of quandary, A compatible Boy takes us into the richly imagined international of 4 huge prolonged households and spins a compulsively readable story in their lives and loves. A sweeping panoramic portrait of a fancy, multiethnic society in flux, A appropriate Boy is still the tale of standard humans stuck up in an online of affection and ambition, humor and unhappiness, prejudice and reconciliation, the main tender social etiquette and the main appalling violence.

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The Hungry Tide: A Novel

By Amitav Ghosh

A modern tale of experience, heritage, and identification by way of acclaimed writer Amitav Ghosh.

 

Off the easternmost nook of India, within the Bay of Bengal, lies the vast labyrinth of tiny islands often called the Sundarbans, the place settlers dwell in worry of drowning tides and man-eating tigers. Piya Roy, a tender American marine biologist of Indian descent, arrives during this lush, treacherous panorama looking for a unprecedented species of river dolphin and enlists assistance from a neighborhood fisherman and a translator. jointly the 3 of them release into the frilly backwaters, drawn unawares into the strong political undercurrents of this remoted nook of the area that specific a private toll as fierce because the tides.

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The Marriage Bureau for Rich People

By Farahad Zama

Uninterested in retirement, Mr. Ali units up a table, places up an indication, and waits for purchasers for his new matchmaking enterprise. a few consumers are a secret. a few are a problem. Mr. Ali's assistant, Aruna, reveals it a studying adventure. yet with out a dowry, Aruna has no expectation of a fit for herself. in spite of this, as humans move approximately making plans their lives, occasionally destiny is making different preparations.

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