The Walls of Delhi: Three Stories

A road sweeper discovers a cache of black industry funds and escapes to determine the Taj Mahal together with his underage mistress; an Untouchable races to reclaim his existence that’s been stolen by way of an upper-caste id thief; a slum baby’s head will get greater and larger as he will get smarter and smarter, whereas his kin attempts to discover a remedy. one among India’s most unusual and audacious writers, Uday Prakash, weaves 3 stories of residing and surviving in today’s globalized India. In his tales, Prakash portrays realities approximately caste and sophistication with an authenticity absent in such a lot English-language fiction approximately South Asia. Sharply political yet freed from heavy handedness.

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The Goddesses' Henchmen: Gender in Indian Hero Worship

By Lindsey Harlan

The Rajputs governed nearly all of the kingdoms that have been joined jointly after Indian independence to shape the country of Rajasthan, "Land of Kings." a big a part of Rajput faith is the worship of "heroes" who've died in conflict. this custom has attained new value lately, as right-wing Hindu activists have deployed narratives approximately heroism in Rajput wars with Muslim emperors. during this ebook, Lindsey Harlan explores the assumption of the Rajput hero. She is especially drawn to the function performed via gender in tales approximately heroes and of their worship. She seems to be on the transformations among male and female storytellers, the relationships of the hero to the ladies in his story, and the connection of the hero to the goddess for whom he's either sacrifice and henchman. She obtains her fabrics from interviews with Rajput households and their servants, from songfests, from bystanders at shrines, from ritual experts. finally she indicates how heroic traditions encapsulate and exhibit beliefs of perfection and masculinity, outlined such a lot visibly opposed to the backdrop of domesticity and femininity. extra largely she argues that heroes mirror ever-changing valuations of heritage, and function resources of concept for dealing with modern demanding situations (domestic, communal, nationwide) and issues concerning the future.

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One Night @ the Call Center

By Chetan Bhagat

Within the wintry weather of 2004, a author meets a tender lady on an in a single day teach trip. To move the time, she bargains to inform him a narrative. yet she has one situation: that he make it his moment publication. the author hesitates yet asks what the tale is about.
The woman replies that the tale is set six humans operating in a decision middle and set through the process one night.
It was once the evening they acquired a cell name. A mobilephone name from God.
One evening @ the decision heart is the second one of bestselling writer Chetan Bhagat’s novels. Are you prepared to take the call?
This is a brand new unencumber of a formerly released variation.

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A Walk Across the Sun

By Corban Addison

Corban Addison leads readers on a chilling, eye-opening trip into Mumbai's seedy underworld--and the nightmare of 2 orphaned ladies swept into the overseas intercourse trade.
 
When a tsunami rages via their coastal city in India, 17-year-old Ahalya Ghai and her 15-year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless. With nearly every person they be aware of unexpectedly erased from the face of the earth, the ladies set out for the convent the place they attend university. they're kidnapped presently and offered to a Mumbai brothel proprietor, starting a hellish descent into the bowels of the intercourse trade.
 
Halfway internationally, Washington, D.C., legal professional Thomas Clarke faces his personal own crisis-and makes the fateful choice to pursue a professional bono sabbatical operating in India for an NGO that prosecutes the subcontinent's human traffickers. There, his moral sense awakens as he sees firsthand the horrors of the exchange in human flesh, and the corrupt judicial method that fosters it. studying of the destiny of Ahalya and Sita, Clarke makes it his own venture to rescue them, surroundings the level for a riveting showdown with a global community of ruthless criminals.
 

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Homo hierarchicus : Essai sur le système des castes

By Louis Dumont

Après l. a. dernière guerre, l'anthropologie sociale, caractérisée par 'l'observation participante' du chercheur 'sur le terrain', a commencé à s'appliquer, au-delà des petites sociétés de face-à-face, à de grands ensembles sociaux. Ainsi Louis Dumont s'est consacré pendant une vingtaine d'années à une découverte sociologique de l'Inde, qui aboutit au présent livre. Depuis lors, il met en œuvre le contraste entre l. a. société des castes et l. a. nôtre pour obtenir une vue comparative des idées et valeurs modernes.

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Nothing Lasts Forever - No Secret Can Stay Buried

By Vish Dhamija

While Inspector Michael D`Cunha is named in to enquire a fireplace incident in Mumbai’s posh Worli Sea Face condominium, the place Raaj Kumar has died, he's confident it truly is arson now not an coincidence – both for insurances or an adulterous courting long gone bitter. yet Raaj’s spouse Serena is overseas and the suspected different girl Kim has extra alibis than he can count number.

A shut good friend of Raaj dies, in mysterious situations, quickly after. yet it’s basically while the Bombay inventory trade nosedives the police commence digging outdated graves. Love, deception, homicide, suspense – not anything Lasts without end!

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2 States The Story of My Marriage

By Chetan Bhagat

Love marriages all over the world are basic: Boy loves lady. woman loves boy. They get married. In India, there are a couple of extra steps: Boy loves lady. lady loves boy. Girl's family members has to like boy. Boy's kinfolk has to like woman. Girl's relatives has to like boy's relatives. Boy's family members has to like girl's family members. lady and boy nonetheless love one another. They get married. Welcome to two States, the tale of Krish and Ananya, who're from various states of India, deeply in love with one another, and need to get married. after all, their mom and dad do not agree. to transform their love tale right into a love marriage, the couple has a difficult conflict sooner than them; for you can still struggle and insurgent, yet tougher to persuade. Will they make it? From the bestselling writer Chetan Bhagat comes one other witty story approximately inter-community marriages in glossy India.

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The Rough Guide to India (Rough Guides)

By Margo Daly

The tough advisor to India is the fundamental trip advisor to this attention-grabbing state. It covers all of the significant components, from Delhi's Paharganj to Havelock Island within the Andamans, with reports of the simplest hotels, resorts, eating places and nightlife for each style and price range. The consultant comprises useful recommendation on exploring all of the sights, just like the beautiful temples, mosques and museums, and info all you must learn about the country's historical past, religions, flora and fauna and principal language, Hindi. The tough consultant to India has dozens of easy-to-use maps, overlaying all of the states, significant towns and different components of curiosity to guests. Plus, excellent images and 3 complete color sections express India's highlights and a fundamentals part covers necessities resembling social and etiquette tips.

Make the main of your journey with The tough consultant to India.

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An Atlas of Impossible Longing: A Novel

By Anuradha Roy

“This is why we learn fiction in any respect” raves the Washington Post: kin lifestyles meets ancient romance during this significantly acclaimed, “gorgeous, sweeping novel” (Ms Magazine) approximately those who locate one another whilst deserted by way of each person else, marking the sign American debut of an award-winning author who richly merits her foreign acclaim.

On the outskirts of a small city in Bengal, a kinfolk lives in solitude of their immense new condominium. right here, lives intertwine and get to the bottom of. A widower struggles together with his love for an single cousin. Bakul, a motherless daughter, runs wild with Mukunda, an orphan of unknown caste followed by means of the relations. constrained in a room on the most sensible of the home, a matriarch is going slowly mad; her husband searches for its reason as he shapes and reshapes his backyard. As Mukunda and Bakul develop, their severe closeness matures into whatever else, and Mukunda is banished to Calcutta. He flourishes within the turbulent years after Partition, yet his recommendations stick with his domestic, with Bakul, with all that he has lost—and he is aware that he needs to go back.

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Mr Todiwala's Bombay: Recipes and Memories from India

By Cyrus Todiwala

A beautiful Indian cookbook illustrated with bright photos of Mumbai. To Cyrus Todiwala, Mumbai will constantly be Bombay: town of his early life and the land that cultivated his love of foodstuff. subscribe to Cyrus and his spouse Pervin on a bustling jaunt round one of many world's most enjoyable and mysterious towns. alongside how you will pattern pav bhaji - a scrumptious vegetable masala served with fluffy bread rolls - from road owners, a highly spiced squid dynamite, dosas to die for and chapatiis immediately out of his moms kitchen. how one can make vintage curries, gentle chutneys, tikkas and extra. With recipes incorporating the easiest of Indian delicacies, in addition to wonderful photos from India, Mr Todiwala's Bombay is the basic Indian cookbook.

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