Download E-books Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India PDF

By Joseph Lelyveld

A hugely unique, stirring e-book on Mahatma Gandhi that deepens our feel of his achievements and disappointments—his good fortune in seizing India’s mind's eye and shaping its independence fight as a mass circulation, his reputation past due in lifestyles that few of his fans paid greater than lip provider to his formidable targets of social justice for the country’s minorities, outcasts, and rural poor.

Pulitzer Prize–winner Joseph Lelyveld exhibits in bright, unrivaled aspect how Gandhi’s experience of undertaking, social values, and philosophy of nonviolent resistance have been formed on one other subcontinent—during twenty years in South Africa—and then verified via an India that speedy discovered to revere him as a Mahatma, or “Great Soul,” whereas following him just a small a part of the right way to the social transformation he estimated. the fellow himself emerges as one in all history’s so much striking self-creations, a filthy rich legal professional who turned an ascetic in a loincloth totally devoted to political and social motion. Lelyveld leads us step by step during the heroic—and tragic—last months of this selfless leader’s lengthy crusade while his nonviolent efforts culminated within the partition of India, the construction of Pakistan, and a massacre of ethnic detoxing that ended purely together with his personal assassination.

India and its politicians have been able to position Gandhi on a pedestal as “Father of the kingdom” yet have been much less susceptible to embody his teachings. Muslim help, an important in his upward push to management, quickly waned, and the oppressed untouchables—for whom Gandhi spoke to Hindus as a whole—produced their very own leaders.

Here is an important, extraordinary reconsideration of Gandhi’s remarkable struggles on continents, of his fierce yet, eventually, unfulfilled hopes, and of his ever-evolving legacy, which greater than six a long time after his demise nonetheless guarantees his position as India’s social conscience—and not only India’s.

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Download E-books India Becoming: A Portrait of Life in Modern India PDF

By Akash Kapur

A New Republic Editors' and Writers' choose 2012

A New Yorker individuals' choose 2012
A Newsweek "Must learn on sleek India"

“For those who savored Katherine Boo’s Behind the attractive Forevers.”—Evan Osnos, newyorker.com

A portrait of the extraordinary switch and monetary improvement of recent India, and of social and nationwide transformation there instructed via person lives

Raised in India, and expert within the united states, Akash Kapur again to India in 2003 to elevate a family members. What he came across used to be an historic state in transition. looking for the lifestyles that he and his spouse are looking to lead, he meets an array of Indians who train him a lot concerning the realities of this replaced nation: an outdated landowner sees his rural village destroyed via genuine property advancements, and crime and corruption breaking down the feudal authority; a 21-year-old unmarried lady and a 35-year-old divorcee exploring the recent cultural allowances for ladies; and a tender homosexual guy coming to phrases along with his sexual id – anything by no means allowed him a new release ago.

As Akash and his spouse fight to discover the suitable stability among progress and modernity and the simplicity and purity that they had recognized from the Indian nation-state a decade in the past, they finally discover a state that “has began to dream.” but additionally person who can be relocating away too speedy from the precious ways that it truly is diverse.

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Download E-books The Mahabharata (Volume 9) PDF

This definitive and sumptuous 10-volume unabridged translation is without doubt one of the infrequent English translations in packed with the epic

Bibek Debroy makes the Mahabharata marvellously obtainable to modern readers

Dispute over land and country may well lie on the middle of this tale of struggle among cousins the Pandavas and the Kouravas however the Mahabharata is ready conflicts of dharma. those conflicts are great and diverse, singular and common. through the epic, characters face them with out transparent symptoms of what's correct and what's unsuitable; there are not any absolute solutions. therefore each attainable human emotion gains within the Mahabharata, the explanation the epic maintains to carry sway over our mind's eye. during this outstanding and greatly acclaimed translation of the total Mahabharata, Bibek Debroy takes on an excellent trip with tremendous ease.

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Download E-books The Years of Rice and Salt PDF

By Kim Stanley Robinson

With the incomparable imaginative and prescient and breathtaking aspect that introduced his now-classic Mars trilogy to bright lifestyles, bestselling writer KIM STANLEY ROBINSON boldly imagines an alternative background of the final 700 years. In his grandest paintings but, the acclaimed storyteller constructs an international significantly diversified from the single we know....

The Years of Rice and Salt

It is the fourteenth century and the most apocalyptic occasions in human background is decided to occur–the coming of the Black dying. heritage teaches us 3rd of Europe’s inhabitants was once destroyed. yet what if? What if the plague killed ninety nine percentage of the inhabitants in its place? How could the area have replaced? this can be a examine the historical past which could have been–a heritage that stretches throughout centuries, a historical past that sees dynasties and countries upward push and disintegrate, a background that spans terrible famine and luxurious innovation. those are the years of rice and salt.

This is a universe the place the 1st send to arrive the hot global travels around the Pacific Ocean from China and colonization spreads from west to east. this can be a universe the place the commercial Revolution is caused via the world’s maximum clinical minds–in India. this can be a universe the place Buddhism and Islam are the main influential and practiced religions and Christianity is only a historic footnote.

Through the eyes of squaddies and kings, explorers and philosophers, slaves and students, Robinson renders an immensely wealthy tapestry. Rewriting heritage and probing the main profound questions as simply he can, Robinson shines his notable gentle at the position of faith, tradition, energy, or even love on such an Earth. From the steppes of Asia to the beaches of the Western Hemisphere, from the age of Akbar to the current and past, here's the beautiful tale of the production of a brand new world.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books India (Lonely Planet Country Guide) PDF

Discover India

Shield your eyes because the desolate tract solar ignites the sandstone of Jaisalmer citadel, p. 245
Sway side-to-side as you lumber during the jungle tiger-spotting at the again of an elephant in Corbett Tiger Reserve, p. 472
Head for the hills and the heavens: experience out from Darjeeling on a trek with attractive Himalayan perspectives, p. 542
Align your chakras and get bent right into a new place at a yoga classification in Mumbai, p. 780

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Twelve authors, 252 days of in-country study, 28 new motels in Delhi alone
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Download E-books Dream with Your Eyes Open: An Entrepreneurial Journey PDF

By Ronnie Screwvala

In Dream together with your Eyes Open, first-generation entrepreneur and UTV-founder Ronnie Screwvala information his big stories and the myriad classes learnt from greater than twenty years of creating a few winning (and a few not-so-successful) companies, bringing readability to a speedy altering company panorama and making an impassioned case for the position of entrepreneurship in India's future.
If you’ve ever had an impactful, disruptive product or enterprise inspiration, been thinking about possessing your personal company, or have already taken the 1st steps in your entrepreneurial trip, this is often the ebook for you.
If you’ve been working your individual corporation for the final seven-odd years, and scale, model and
value-creation are a few of the crossroads for you presently, maintain reading.
If you're thinking that your mom and dad or kin might freak out for those who dared to indicate ditching your secure haven—your expert job—to pursue your desires of possessing your individual company, chill out. higher but, proportion this e-book with them.
If you’re an skilled expert able to make the leap into beginning your personal company or devoted to transforming into into a good chief within the corporation you're employed for, learn on.
This e-book hopes to demystify failure, encourage good fortune, elevate objectives and assist you imagine big.
Dream together with your Eyes Open stocks mess ups and triumphs, ideas and anecdotes in an easy narrative which may assist you achieve greater insights into entrepreneurship and provides you a scuffling with likelihood by way of figuring out your goals in a David-versus-Goliath global. merely then do we achieve harnessing the country’s huge, immense entrepreneurial capability with the main vigorous and passionate humans on the planet, alive with clean mindsets, optimism and hope.
This ebook is set ‘it will be done’, now not ‘I did it’. It’s all attainable. simply dream your personal dream—and for those who do, dream together with your eyes open.

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Download E-books A River Sutra PDF

By Gita Mehta

With resourceful lushness and narrative elan, Mehta offers a singular that mixes Indian storytelling with completely sleek perceptions into the character of love--love either carnal and stylish, treacherous and redeeming. "Conveys a global that's non secular, international, and fully accessible."--Vanity reasonable. interpreting journey.

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Download E-books The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857 PDF

By William Dalrymple

During this evocative research of the autumn of the Mughal Empire and the start of the Raj, award-winning historian William Dalrymple makes use of formerly undiscovered resources to enquire a pivotal second in historical past. The final Mughal emperor, Zafar, got here to the throne while the political energy of the Mughals was once already in steep decline. still, Zafar—a mystic, poet, and calligrapher of serious accomplishment—created a courtroom of remarkable brilliance, and gave upward thrust to might be the best literary renaissance in sleek Indian heritage. the entire whereas, the British have been steadily taking on the Emperor's energy. while, in may perhaps 1857, Zafar used to be declared the chief of an rebellion opposed to the British, he used to be powerless to withstand notwithstanding he strongly suspected that the motion was once doomed. 4 months later, the British took Delhi, the capital, with catastrophic effects. With an unsurpassed knowing of British and Indian historical past, Dalrymple crafts a provocative, revelatory account of 1 the bloodiest upheavals in background.

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