By Angela Saini
India: it is a state of geeks, swots and nerds. virtually one in 5 of all clinical and dental employees within the united kingdom is of Indian starting place, and one in six hired scientists with technological know-how or engineering doctorates within the US is Asian. by means of the flip of the millennium, there have been even claims 3rd of all engineers in Silicon Valley have been of Indian foundation, with Indians operating 750 of its tech businesses.
At the sunrise of this clinical revolution, Geek Nation is a trip to satisfy the inventors, engineers and younger scientists supporting to provide delivery to the world's subsequent clinical superpower - a country outfitted no longer on conquest, oil or minerals, yet at the medical ingenuity of its humans. Angela Saini explains how old technology is giving strategy to new, and the way the expertise of the rich are passing directly to the negative. Delving contained in the psyche of India's science-hungry voters, she explores explanation why the govt. of the main spiritual state in the world has placed its religion in technological know-how and technology.
Through witty first-hand reportage and penetrative research, Geek Nation explains what this suggests for the remainder of the realm, and the way a non secular kingdom squares its soul with demanding rationality. jam-packed with curious, vibrant characters and gripping tales, it describes India via its humans - a kingdom of geeks.
By Rahul Deokar
Winner 2016 Beverly Hills publication Awards
Gold Medal 2016 eLit publication Awards
Finalist 2015 foreign booklet Awards
Endorsed by way of Rev.Bill McDonald - founding father of American Authors organization, the largestauthor association in North the USA. (facebook.com/video.php?v=10152778013505762&set=vb.735455761&type=2&theater)SILICON VALLEY meets SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.
A exciting Romantic experience the place East meets West, know-how talks to culture, and wish dances with Despair.
Haunted by means of tragic loss within the 1993 India earthquake, a damaged Shakti with a tenuous carry on existence is sheltered through her soul-sister Kriya. but if Kriya vanishes with out a 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 in the course of the darkish Mumbai underbelly, forbidden Thailand islands, and treacherous cliffs within the Andaman Sea, the place hazard lurks in each shadow. As they catch up with to the reality, they notice 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 impressive. the sentiments are actual. The transformation is eternal.
"Absolutely riveting. Any compliment i will provide is gilding a literary lily. Bravo!"
- Dwight Jon Zimmerman, big apple instances number one Bestseller LINCOLN'S final DAYS
"Resonates deeply. I laughed, I cried, I mirrored at the religious 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, non secular, aggravating, captivating 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
Introducing the subjects, subject matters and arguments of the main influential Hindu and Buddhist Indian philosophers, An creation to Indian Philosophy leads the reader in the course of the major colleges of Indian idea from the origins of Buddhism to the Saiva Philosophies of Kashmir.
By masking Buddhist philosophies sooner than the Brahmanical colleges, this enticing creation exhibits how philosophers from the Brahmanical schools-including Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, and Mimamsa, in addition to Vedanta-were to some degree responding to Buddhist viewpoints. including transparent translations of basic texts, this fully-updated version features:
• A thesaurus of Sanskrit terms
• A consultant to pronunciation
• Chronological checklist of philosophers & works
With research instruments and relentless connection with unique texts, An creation to Indian Philosophy offers scholars with deeper knowing of the rules of Indian philosophy.
By Satadru Sen
This publication examines the social, political and ideological dimensions of the stumble upon among the indigenous population of the Andaman islands, British colonizers and Indian settlers within the eighteenth and 19th centuries. The British-Indian penal settlements within the Andaman Islands – starting tentatively in 1789 and renewed on a bigger scale in 1858 – signify an in depth, advanced test within the administration of populations via colonial discourses of race, criminal activity, civilization, and savagery. Focussing at the ubiquitous characterization of the Andaman islanders as ‘savages’, this research explores the actual courting among savagery and the perform of colonialism.
Satadru Sen examines savagery and the savage as dynamic elements of colonialism in South Asia: no longer highbrow abstractions with transparent and glued meanings, yet politically ‘alive’ and fiercely contested items of the colony. Illuminating and historicizing the methods wherein the discourse of savagery is going via a number of and basic shifts among the overdue eighteenth and overdue 19th centuries, he indicates the hyperlinks and breaks among those shifts and altering principles of race, maturity and masculinity within the Andamans, British India, Britain and within the wider empire. He additionally highlights the consequences of those adjustments for the ‘savages’ themselves. on the broadest point, this publication re-examines the connection among the trendy and the primitive in a colonial world.
By V.S. Naipaul
A vintage of recent go back and forth writing, An quarter of Darkness is Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul’s profound reckoning together with his ancestral place of origin and an awfully perceptive chronicle of his first stumble upon with India.
Traveling from the bureaucratic morass of Bombay to the airy fantastic thing about Kashmir, from a sacred ice collapse the Himalayas to an deserted temple close to Madras, Naipaul encounters a dizzying cross-section of humanity: browbeaten govt staff and imperious servants, a suavely self-serving holy guy and a deluded American non secular seeker. An region of Darkness additionally abounds with Naipaul’s strikingly unique responses to India’s paralyzing caste process, its it appears serene recognition of poverty and squalor, and the clash among its wish for self-determination and its nostalgia for the British raj. the outcome could be the so much dependent and passionate publication ever written concerning the subcontinent.
Renowned historian and journalist Dilip Hiro offers a riveting account of the connection among India and Pakistan, tracing the landmark occasions that resulted in the department of the sub-continent and the evolution of the contentious dating among Hindus and Muslims. To at the present time, an affordable solution to their dispute has proved elusive, and the road of regulate in Kashmir continues to be the main seriously fortified frontier on this planet, with 400,000 infantrymen arrayed on both side.
Since partition, there were numerous acute crises among the acquaintances, together with the secession of East Pakistan to shape an self sufficient Bangladesh in 1971, and the purchase of nuclear guns by way of each side leading to a scarcely shunned disagreement in 1999 and back in 2002. Hiro amply demonstrates the geopolitical value of the India-Pakistan clash via chronicling their respective ties not just with the USA and the Soviet Union, but in addition with China, Israel, and Afghanistan.
Hiro weaves those threads right into a lucid narrative, enlivened with colourful biographies of leaders, shiny descriptions of wars, sensational assassinations, gross violations of human rights—and cultural signifiers like cricket fits. The Longest August is incomparable in its scope and offers the 1st definitive historical past of 1 of the world’s longest-running and such a lot intractable conflicts.
By Satya P. Mohanty
Mohanty has assembled an cutting edge quantity of essays located on the intersection of a minimum of 3 multi-disciplinary fields: postcolonial and subaltern idea; comparative literary research, specifically with a South Asian and transnational concentration; and the examine of “alternative” and “indigenous” modernities. This definitive new paintings grounds the political insights of postcolonial and subaltern idea in shut textual research and demanding situations readers to imagine in new methods approximately international modernity and native cultures.
A completely illustrated Kama Sutra from the extreme and infrequent paintings selection of Lance Dane
• the 1st entire translation to demonstrate all sixty four sexual postures defined within the Kama Sutra
• contains 269 infrequent photos
• Composed by means of one of many world’s best students of the Kama Sutra and Indian artwork
The erotic sentiments defined within the Hindu love vintage the Kama Sutra represent the main recognized paintings on intercourse ever created. Written nearly 2,000 years in the past, the Kama Sutra offers with all elements of sexual existence, together with the rules and strategies of sexual excitement and the way to top in attaining ecstatic expression of life’s attractiveness.
In this entire and illustrated consultant Lance Dane accompanies the Kama Sutra textual content with 269 illustrations and nice artworks that surround cash, palm leaf manuscripts, sculptures, historical toys, jewellery, structure, ivory combs, birch bark, textile, work, frescoes, and scrolls. accumulated from museums and personal collections round the world—as good because the author’s personal choice of over 300,000 photographs—these infrequent pictures truly illustrate all sixty four sexual positions and the erotic directions set forth within the Kama Sutra. The result's a blinding and sensuous interpreting event during which the lessons of the Kama Sutra spring to lifestyles.
By John Masters
First released in nice Britain in 1954 by way of Michael Joseph.
This variation released 2001 through keepsake Press.
This e-book version first released in 2012
Magnificent novel of Empire and its aftermath
First released in 1954 within the wake of the partition of India, John Masters' nice novel Bhowani Junction has elevated in stature through the years. status among E.M. Forster's A Passage to India and the commonly acclaimed works of such writers as Paul Scott and Salman Rushdie, Bhowani Junction is either a richly fascinating novel and a good evocation of the tensions and conflicts on the start of contemporary India.
By C. A. Bayly
One of many world's best historians examines the good Indian liberal culture, stretching from Rammohan Roy within the 1820s, via Dadabhai Naoroji within the Eighties to G. ok. Gokhale within the 1900s. This strong new examine indicates how the information of constitutional, and later 'communitarian' liberals prompted, yet have been additionally rejected by way of their competitors and successors, together with Nehru, Gandhi, Indian socialists, radical democrats and proponents of Hindu nationalism. both, convalescing Liberties contributes to the quickly constructing box of worldwide highbrow historical past, demonstrating that the tips we go together with significant Western thinkers - generators, Comte, Spencer and Marx - have been got and remodeled by way of Indian intellectuals within the mild in their personal traditions to call for justice, racial equality and political illustration. In doing so, Christopher Bayly throws clean mild at the nature and boundaries of ecu political inspiration and re-examines the origins of Indian democracy.