The Book of Secrets: A Novel

By M.G. Vassanji

In 1988, a retired schoolteacher named Pius Fernandes gets an previous diary present in the again room of an East African store. Written in 1913 via a British colonial administrator, the diary captivates Fernandes, who starts off to investigate the coded background he encounters in its terse, laconic entries. What he uncovers is a narrative of forbidden liaisons and simmering vengeances, kin secrets and techniques and cultural exiles--a tale that leads him on an investigative trip via his personal previous and Africa's.

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Fires, Fuel, and the Fate of 3 Billion: The State of the Energy Impoverished

By Gautam N. Yadama

Within small houses and huts during the constructing global, billions of individuals burn fires in rudimentary stoves to organize their nutrition and warmth their houses. along with supplying warmth, those stoves additionally unlock quite a lot of dense black soot, which has a staggeringly adverse impression at the health and wellbeing, ecosystems, and development of the negative within the constructing international.

Fires, gasoline, and the destiny of three Billion examines the complicated nexus of concerns at play within the constructing world's use of crude cookstoves -- components resembling poverty, strength, setting, and gender inequality. Melding succinct prose, medical synthesis, and unforgettable photos of groups in rural India, this multidisciplinary paintings goals to steered new expertise of a depraved challenge: how households can depend upon, and be laid low with, crude cookstoves.

What is apparent during this visible and medical treatise is the very fact this isn't easily an issue of rudimentary stoves; it's a symptom of power lack of confidence. the photographs, narratives, and illustrated medical info make this e-book an pressing name to higher comprehend and tackle power poverty and loved ones pollution round the globe.

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Hindoo Holiday: An Indian Journal

By J. R. Ackerley

This can be Ackerley's account of his six-month remain in India, because the spouse to the Maharajah of the small Hindu nation of Chhokrapur within the Nineteen Twenties. The magazine extracts the irony, absurdity and farce of lifestyles in India in addition to the respect and richness of an historical tradition.

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The Fishing Fleet: Husband-Hunting in the Raj

By the past due 19th century, Britain's colonial reign looked as if it would 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, squaddies, and businessmen. yet of their wake they left in the back of numerous younger women who, all of sudden bereft of eligible bachelors, discovered themselves dealing with an doubtful destiny. With not anything to lose and every thing to achieve, a few of these ladies determined to stick to swimsuit and abandon their local Britain for India's unique glamour and—with males outnumbering girls through approximately 4 to at least one within the Raj—the most sensible likelihood they'd at discovering a husband.

Drawing on a wealth of firsthand resources, together with unpublished memoirs, letters, pictures, and diaries, Anne de Courcy brings the fantastic international of "the Fishing Fleet," as those ladies have been identified, to existence. In those glowing pages, she describes the glittering whirlwind of dances, events, tennis tournaments, tiger shoots, and palatial banquets that awaited within the Raj, all aimed at 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 widespread. despite the fact that, after the honeymoon many girls have been faced with a truth that was once faraway from the fairy story they might 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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India: A History. Revised and Updated

By John Keay

Fully revised with 40 thousand new phrases that take the reader as much as present-day India, John Keay’s India: A History spans 5 millennia in a sweeping narrative that tells the tale of the peoples of the subcontinent, from their historic beginnings within the valley of the Indus to the occasions within the quarter at the present time. In charting the evolution of the wealthy tapestry of cultures, religions, and peoples that include the trendy countries of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, Keay weaves jointly insights from numerous scholarly fields to create a wealthy ancient narrative. Wide-ranging and authoritative, India: A History is a compelling epic portrait of 1 of the world’s oldest and such a lot richly various civilizations.

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The Lost River: On The Trails of Saraswati

By Michel Danino

The Indian subcontinent used to be the scene of dramatic upheavals a couple of thousand years in the past. The Northwest sector entered an arid part, and erosion coupled with tectonic occasions performed havoc with river classes. considered one of them disappeared. Celebrated as -Sarasvati' within the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata, this river was once rediscovered within the early 19th century via topographic explorations through British officers. lately, geological and climatological reports have probed its evolution and disappearance, whereas satellite tv for pc imagery has traced the river's buried classes and isotope analyses have dated historic waters nonetheless kept below the Thar barren region. within the comparable Northwest, the subcontinent's first city society"the Indus civilization"flourished and declined. however it was once no longer watered by way of the Indus by myself: considering Aurel Stein's excursion within the Nineteen Forties, thousands of Harappan websites were pointed out within the now dry Sarasvati's basin. the wealthy Harappan legacy in applied sciences, arts and tradition sowed the seeds of Indian civilization as we all know it now. Drawing from contemporary examine in a variety of disciplines, this publication discusses differing viewpoints and proposes a harmonious synthesis"a attention-grabbing story of exploration that brings to existence the important position the -lost river of the Indian desolate tract' performed ahead of its waters gurgled to a cease.

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The Indian Ideology

By Perry Anderson

This day, the Indian country claims to include the values of a solid political democracy, a harmonious territorial team spirit, and a steadfast non secular impartiality. Even a lot of these severe of the inequalities of Indian society underwrite such claims.

The Indian Ideology means that the roots of the present ills of the Republic cross 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 via Gandhi because the nice architect of the circulation, and Nehru as his appointed successor, within the disaster of Partition. in simple terms a decent reckoning with that catastrophe, Perry Anderson argues, deals an figuring out of what has long past flawed with the Republic on account that Independence.

The “Idea of India,” commonly subtle not just within the legitimate institution, yet extra widely in mainstream highbrow lifestyles, side-steps or suppresses many of those uncomfortable realities, prior 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 gentle of the way hundreds of thousands of Indians fare within the Republic at the present time, indicates otherwise of taking a look at the rustic.

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Our Moon Has Blood Clots: The Exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits

By Rahul Pandita

Language: English
Pages: 266

About the Book
Our Moon has Blood clots is the unstated bankruptcy within the tale of Kashmir during which it used to be purged of the Kashmiri Pandit group in a violent ethnic detoxification subsidized via Islamism militants countless numbers of individuals have been tortured and killed and approximately three, 50,000 Kashmiri Pandits have been compelled to depart their houses and spend the remainder of their lives in exile of their personal country.
Rahul Pandita has written a deeply own strong and unforgerrable tale of heritage domestic and loss.

About the Author
Rahul Pandita

Rahul Pandita was once fourteen Years previous while he was once compelled to depart his domestic in Srinagar together with his kin who have been Kashmiri Pandits the Hindu minority inside of a Muslim majority Kashmir that was once turning into more and more agitated with the cries of Azadi from Indian.
The heartbreaking tale of Kashmir has thus far been informed in the course of the prism of the brutality of the Indian nation, and the pro-independence calls for of separatists. yet there's one other a part of the tale that has remained unrecorded and buried.
Rahul Pandita is the writer of the bestselling hi Bastar the Untold tale
of Indias Maoist stream and the co- writer of the significantly acclaimed The
Absent country. He has suggested largely from warfare zones together with Iraq and
Sri Lanka and Kashmir and Baster in India In 2010, he got the foreign
pink go award for clash reporting.

Rahul was once born within the Kashmir Valley In 1990 while his relatives was once compelled into exile he used to be fourteen Years outdated He lives in a Delhi suburb and works as an affiliate editor with Open journal.

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The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity

By Amartya Sen

In 16 associated essays, Nobel Prize--winning economist Amartya Sen discusses India's highbrow and political background and the way its argumentative culture is key for the luck of its democracy and secular politics. The Argumentative Indian is "a bracing sweep via points of Indian heritage and tradition, and a tempered research of the hugely charged disputes surrounding those subjects--the nature of Hindu traditions, Indian id, the country's large social and monetary disparities, and its present position on the planet" (Sunil Khilnani, Financial Times, U.K.).

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White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in 18th-century India

By William Dalrymple

'White Mughals' is the romantic and eventually tragic story of a passionate love affair that transcended the entire cultural, non secular and political obstacles of its time. James Achilles Kirkpatrick was once the British Resident on the court docket of Hyderabad whilst he met Khair un-Nissa - 'Most first-class between Women' - the great-niece of the best Minister of Hyderabad. He fell in love along with her and overcame many hindrances to marry her, changing to Islam and, in accordance with Indian assets, changing into a double-agent operating opposed to the East India corporation.

It is a striking tale, yet such issues weren't unknown: from the early 16th century to the eve of the Indian Mutiny, the 'white Mughals' who wore neighborhood costume and followed Indian methods have been a resource of embarrassment to successive colonial administrations. Dalrymple reveals such vibrant figures as 'Hindoo Stuart', who travelled together with his personal crew of Brahmins to take care of his temple of idols, and Sir David Auchterlony, who took all thirteen of his Indian better halves out for night promenades, each one at the again of her personal elephant. In 'White Mughals', William Dalrymple discovers a global nearly solely unexplored by way of historical past, and locations at its centre a compelling story of seduction and betrayal.

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