The Best of Faiz

By Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s poetry keeps to motivate and enthral modern readers. the simplest of Faiz includes Shiv okay. Kumar’s translations of Faiz’s hottest Urdu poems into English. The accumulated poems comprise ‘Mujh Se Pehli Si’, ‘Subhe Azadi’, ‘Sochne Do’ and ‘Bol’. This version additionally features a translator’s foreword and the unique poems in nastaliq and devanagari scripts.

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The Turbulent Years: 1980-1996

By Pranab Mukherjee

The Turbulent Years opens within the Nineteen Eighties. Sanjay Gandhi is useless less than unforeseen, tragic situations; no longer a long time later, Indira Gandhi is assassinated; Rajiv Gandhi, ‘the reluctant politician’, unexpectedly turns into India’s major Minister.

Pranab Mukherjee was once witness to (and, occasionally, a player in) the momentous occasions of the Nineteen Eighties and the Nineteen Nineties, a interval that was once without a doubt the main turbulent in India’s post-Independence background. An insider, he sheds new gentle on each significant political prevalence of the time—from Rajiv Gandhi’s ascendance as India’s leading Minister to the emergence of P.V. Narasimha Rao because the chief of a country; from Operation Blue celebrity to the Babri Masjid fiasco.
Equally, Mukherjee is candid approximately all of the specialist crises that marked this era of his career—the rumours that he desired to elbow apart Rajiv Gandhi for the head publish; the prospective purposes for his ouster from Rajiv’s cupboard and, later, the celebration; and the allegation that he aided and abetted the Left by way of no longer implementing President’s rule in West Bengal and Tripura within the overdue 1980s.
The moment quantity of Mukherjee’s autobiography isn't just a good account of his years in strength (and within the wilderness), but additionally a cogent research of the political and social turning issues of a key interval within the evolution of contemporary India.

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The Test Of My Life

By Youraj Singh

A private account of Yuvraj Singh's trip via melanoma with the 2011 international Cup victory within the background
That day I cried like a child no longer simply because I feared what melanoma may do yet simply because I didn't wish the illness. i needed my lifestyles to be general, which it may possibly no longer be.
For the 1st time Yuvraj Singh tells the true tale at the back of the 2011 international Cup while on-the-field triumph concealed his more and more confusing illnesses and being concerned health problems. In his debut publication The try of my existence, he unearths how-plagued with insomnia, coughing matches that left him vomiting blood, and an lack of ability to eat-he made a care for God. at the evening sooner than the 2011 ICC Cricket international Cup ultimate, Yuvraj prayed for the area Cup in go back for something God sought after. during this booklet, he lays naked his fears, doubts, and the lows he skilled in the course of chemotherapy- while he misplaced his power, his urge for food, and his hair-and his conflict to discover the need to outlive. Poignant, own, and moving-The try of my life-is approximately melanoma and cricket, yet extra importantly, it really is in regards to the human will to struggle adversity and triumph regardless of all odds.

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The Fishing Fleet: Husband-Hunting in the Raj

By the overdue 19th century, Britain's colonial reign appeared to be aware of no limit—and India was once the glowing jewel within the Imperial crown. a lot of Her Majesty's top and brightest younger males departed for the Raj to make their careers, and their fortunes, as bureaucrats, infantrymen, and businessmen. yet of their wake they left in the back of numerous younger girls who, unexpectedly bereft of eligible bachelors, stumbled on themselves dealing with an doubtful destiny. With not anything to lose and every little thing to achieve, a few of these girls made up our minds to persist with go well with and abandon their local Britain for India's unique glamour and—with males outnumbering girls by means of approximately 4 to at least one within the Raj—the top likelihood they'd at discovering a husband.

Drawing on a wealth of firsthand resources, together with unpublished memoirs, letters, images, and diaries, Anne de Courcy brings the amazing international of "the Fishing Fleet," as those girls have been recognized, to lifestyles. In those gleaming pages, she describes the glittering whirlwind of dances, events, tennis tournaments, tiger shoots, and palatial banquets that awaited within the Raj, all aimed toward the possibility of romance. many of the women have been clear of domestic for the 1st time, and so they plunged headlong into the heady dazzle of expatriate social lifestyles; marriages have been common. even though, after the honeymoon many ladies have been faced with a truth that used to be faraway from the fairy story they would been chasing.

Rich with drama and colour, The Fishing Fleet is a luxurious, totally compelling real-life saga of event, romance, and heartbreak within the heyday of the British Empire.

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The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857

By William Dalrymple

During this evocative learn 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 whilst the political energy of the Mughals used to be already in steep decline. still, Zafar—a mystic, poet, and calligrapher of serious accomplishment—created a courtroom of unprecedented brilliance, and gave upward thrust to possibly the best literary renaissance in glossy Indian historical past. the entire whereas, the British have been gradually taking up the Emperor's strength. while, in may well 1857, Zafar used to be declared the chief of an rebellion opposed to the British, he used to be powerless to withstand even though he strongly suspected that the motion used to be doomed. 4 months later, the British took Delhi, the capital, with catastrophic effects. With an unsurpassed figuring out of British and Indian heritage, Dalrymple crafts a provocative, revelatory account of 1 the bloodiest upheavals in background.

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The Golden Oriole: Childhood, Family and Friends in India

By Raleigh Trevelyan

Again conceal: The Golden Oriole is a trip booklet, a memoir, and a heritage. Recounting 5 trips to India, Raleigh Trevelyan blends descriptions of current -day India together with his own memories of existence there fifty years in the past and the bills of his recognized ancestors-civil servants, authors, and guests in India because the starting of the 19th century. the result's a special and bright landscape of the British event in India.

my experiment at three hundred dpi, OCR'd and bookmarked, b/w illustrations integrated on the finish

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The Mahabharata (Volume 6)

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 obtainable to modern readers

Dispute over land and state may well lie on the middle of this tale of conflict among cousins the Pandavas and the Kouravas however the Mahabharata is ready conflicts of dharma. those conflicts are sizeable and numerous, singular and general. through the epic, characters face them without transparent symptoms of what's correct and what's incorrect; there aren't any absolute solutions. therefore each attainable human emotion beneficial properties within the Mahabharata, the explanation the epic keeps to carry sway over our mind's eye. during this excellent and extensively acclaimed translation of the entire Mahabharata, Bibek Debroy takes on a good trip with marvelous ease.

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Quest for Kriya

By Rahul Deokar

Winner 2016 Beverly Hills booklet Awards
Gold Medal 2016 eLit booklet Awards
2015 foreign booklet Awards

Endorsed by means of Rev.Bill McDonald - founding father of American Authors organization, the largestauthor association in North the US.
A exciting Romantic experience the place East meets West, know-how talks to culture, and desire dances with Despair.

Haunted via 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 throughout the darkish Mumbai underbelly, forbidden Thailand islands, and treacherous cliffs within the Andaman Sea, the place probability 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 brilliant. the feelings are actual. The transformation is eternal.
"Absolutely riveting. Any compliment i will provide is gilding a literary lily. Bravo!"
- Dwight Jon Zimmerman, long island instances no 1 Bestseller LINCOLN'S final DAYS

"Resonates deeply. I laughed, I cried, I mirrored at the non secular knowledge. precise 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, religious, tense, fascinating and well-written story."
- army Chaplain Ron Moses Camarda, writer, TEAR within the DESERT

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

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

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Water: A Novel Based on the Film by Deepa Mehta (US Edition)

By Bapsi Sidhwa

The popular writer Bapsi Sidhwa and the both popular filmmaker Deepa Mehta percentage a distinct inventive dating: Mehta tailored Sidhwa's novel Cracking India for her great movie Earth, and right here, Sidhwa adapts Mehta's debatable movie Water to the broadcast page.

Set in 1938, opposed to the backdrop of Gandhi's upward push to strength, Water follows the lifetime of eight-year-old Chuyia, deserted at a widow's ashram after the dying of her aged husband. There, she needs to dwell in penitence until eventually her loss of life. Unwilling to simply accept her destiny, she turns into a catalyst for swap within the widows's lives. while her pal Kalyani, a stunning widow-prostitute, falls in love with a tender, upper-class Gandhian idealist, the forbidden affair boldly defies Hindu culture and threatens to undermine the ashram's tender stability of strength. This riveting examine the lives of widows in colonial India is finally a haunting and lyrical tale of affection, religion, and redemption.

About the Author-

Bapsi Sidhwa
Contributor flats (city, nation or nation if outdoor the U.S. or Canada):
Born in Karachi, Pakistan and raised in Lahore, Bapsi Sidhwa has been lauded as “Pakistan's most interesting English-language novelist." Sidhwa is the writer of 4 novels: The Bride, Crow Eaters, An American Brat, and Cracking India (Ice-Candy-Man), which was once a brand new York instances awesome publication, nominated by way of the yank Library organization as awesome booklet, and gained the LiBerature Prize in Germany in 1991, and was once made into the award-winning movie Earth by means of Indian director Deepa Mehta in 1999. Sidhwa used to be the recipient the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Pakistan's maximum honor within the arts in 1991, and used to be inducted into the Zoroastrian corridor of status in 2000. She has been offered the nationwide Endowment for the humanities Fellowship, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writer's Award, and the Bunting Fellowship from Radcliffe, among different honors. Her novels were released in another country in India, Pakistan, the uk, Russia, France, Germany, Greece, and Italy. She has taught at numerous universities within the usa and the uk. even though she now is living along with her husband in Houston, Texas, Sidhwa travels usually to Pakistan, looking the foundation of Lahore and dealing as an activist for women's and minority rights.
Contributor flats (city, nation or nation if outdoor the USA or Canada): Houston, TX

E-published in 2013
Originally released in 2006

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