Download E-books Mahabharata, Volume 8 PDF

By Bibek Debroy

The Mahabharata is among the maximum tales ever advised. although the
basic plot is well known, there's even more to the epic than the dispute
between Kouravas and Pandavas that ended in the conflict in Kurukshetra. It
has innumerable sub-plots that accommodate attention-grabbing meanderings
and digressions, and it has hardly been translated in complete, given its
formidable size of 80,000 shlokas or couplets. This tremendous 10-
volume unabridged translation of the epic is predicated at the severe Edition
compiled on the Bhandarkar Oriental learn Institute.
It is the aftermath of the struggle in quantity eight. Ashvatthama kills all of the remaining
Pandavas—with the exception of the 5 Pandava brothers—and
Panchalas. The funeral ceremonies for the lifeless warriors are performed.
Bhishma’s teachings within the Shanti Parva, after Yudhishthira is topped, is
about tasks to be less than diverse circumstances.
Every available human emotion figures within the Mahabharata, the reason
why the epic maintains to carry sway over our mind's eye. during this lucid,
nuanced and assured translation, Bibek Debroy makes the Mahabharata
marvellously obtainable to modern readers.

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Download E-books Daughters of the Red Light: Coming of Age in Mumbai's Brothels (Kindle Single) PDF

By Shanoor Seervai

While Shanoor Seervai first visits Mumbai's red-light district as a tender volunteer, she is shaken by means of the violence and depression that girls there undergo on a daily basis. Years later, now a newspaper reporter, she returns to achieve a deeper realizing of the lives of intercourse workers.

Daughters of the pink Light is a searing examine the poverty, injustice and stigma that maintain whole households from escaping India's infamous intercourse undefined. Seervai takes readers to Mumbai’s grittiest alleyways to find the tales of those girls and women. As she unravels the brutal internet entangling them, she reveals an unforeseen cause of desire.


Shanoor Seervai is an Indian author and journalist. Her paintings has seemed in The Wall road Journal, The day-by-day Beast, Guernica Magazine, The Caravan and The Indian Express. Born and raised in Mumbai, she now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the place she is pursuing a sophisticated measure in public coverage on the Harvard Kennedy university of Government.


"This is a significant and significant piece of writing that contributes in an important manner towards figuring out the lives of intercourse staff and their households and the way we would aid alleviate their marginalization and soreness. Shanoor Seervai's publication indicates you the humanity of the moms and youngsters within the pink mild district, as she takes you on her trip of discovery into their international and her position on the earth at huge. It gave me new perception into the lives of the intercourse employees and their youngsters, and the way the tireless paintings of a few bargains genuine hope—the maximum present of all."

— Geeta Anand, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and writer of The Cure

"Most writing approximately India's underbelly treats humans as passive sufferers. it truly is some distance too effortless to discover tales of distress in Indian towns and carry them up as one-dimensional examples of the country's asymmetric development. Shanoor Seervai doesn't do cutouts. She dives into the realm of Mumbai's intercourse employees, introducing us to genuine ladies with households and goals we realize. She brings the reader alongside for her trip, that is journalistic in addition to own, as she navigates the gender norms and sophistication divides of city India with sharp observations and real empathy. i have been vacationing Mumbai all my existence and suppose I know it higher having learn this heartfelt work."

— Shashank Bengali, South Asia bureau leader, Los Angeles Times

"A thought-provoking headlong dive right into a little identified culture."

— Sonia Faleiro, Award-winning writer of Beautiful factor: contained in the mystery global of Bombay’s Dance Bars.

"With this sincere and insightful memoir, Shanoor Seervai peels again a tattered curtain to bare the advanced and brutal international of Mumbai’s advertisement intercourse exchange. via her eyes, we start to truly see the ladies — and kids — at the back of the make-up. via her trip we're challenged to think about our universal humanity; and our personal, own reaction to the injustices that land (and hold) thousands of the world’s so much susceptible little ones within the hell we name the 'Red Light.'"

— Laura Entwistle, Founder and CEO of EmancipAction, a world non-profit association operating to finish baby intercourse trafficking all over the world

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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' decide 2012

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

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

A portrait of the fantastic switch and monetary improvement of contemporary India, and of social and nationwide transformation there informed via person lives

Raised in India, and expert within the united states, Akash Kapur back to India in 2003 to elevate a kinfolk. What he discovered was once an old kingdom 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 in regards to the realities of this replaced state: an previous landowner sees his rural village destroyed by way of genuine property advancements, and crime and corruption breaking down the feudal authority; a 21-year-old unmarried girl and a 35-year-old divorcee exploring the hot cultural allowances for ladies; and a tender homosexual guy coming to phrases together with his sexual id – anything by no means allowed him a iteration ago.

As Akash and his spouse fight to discover the fitting stability among development and modernity and the simplicity and purity they'd identified from the Indian geographical region a decade in the past, they finally discover a state that “has began to dream.” but additionally person who will be relocating away too speedy from the dear ways that it truly is diverse.

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Download E-books The Mahabharata: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic PDF

By R. K. Narayan

The Mahabharata tells a narrative of such violence and tragedy that many folks in India refuse to maintain the entire textual content of their houses, fearing that in the event that they do, they're going to invite a disastrous destiny upon their condo. overlaying every little thing from construction to destruction, this old poem is still an indelible a part of Hindu tradition and a landmark in historic literature.

Centuries of listeners and readers were interested in The Mahabharata, which started as disparate oral ballads and grew right into a sprawling epic. the fashionable model is famously lengthy, and at greater than 1.8 million words—seven instances the mixed lengths of the Iliad and Odyssey—it might be enormously daunting.

Contemporary readers have a way more available access aspect to this significant paintings, because of R. ok. Narayan’s masterful translation and abridgement of the poem. Now with a brand new foreword through Wendy Doniger, in addition to a concise personality and position consultant and a genealogy, The Mahabharata is prepared for a brand new new release of readers. As Wendy Doniger explains within the foreword, “Narayan tells the tales so good simply because they’re all his stories.” He grew up listening to them, internalizing their mythology, which gave him an innate skill to decide on the suitable passages and their top translations.

In this dependent translation, Narayan ably distills a story that's either conventional and always altering. He attracts from either scholarly research and inventive interpretation and vividly fuses the religious with the secular. via this stability he has produced a translation that's not in simple terms transparent, yet swish, one who stands as its personal tale up to an edition of a bigger work.

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Download E-books The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Kama Sutra, 2nd Edition PDF

The vintage how-to on sensuality is now higher, higher, and extra gratifying than ever ahead of. the main well-known identify in erotic success now beneficial properties forty fresh illustrations through famous artsist Hrana Junto, whose paintings helped make The entire Idiot's Guide(r) to Tantric Sex one of these scorching merchandise.

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Download E-books Mahabharata, Volume 2 PDF

By Bibek Debroy

The full; unabridged Mahabharata

The Mahabharata is among the maximum tales ever informed. although the elemental plot is well known; there's even more to the epic than the dispute among Kouravas and Pandava that resulted in the conflict in Kurukshetra. It has innumerable sub-plots that accommodate interesting meanderings and digressions; and it has hardly ever been translated in complete; given its ambitious size of 80;000 shlokas or couplets. The fantastic 10-volume unabridged translation of the epic is predicated at the severe version compiled on the Bhandakar examine Institue.

Volume 2 includes the final a part of the Adi Parva; the full Sabha Parva and the early a part of the Vana Parva. the tale covers Arjuna's remain within the wooded area; his marriage to Subhadra; the burning of the Khandava wooded area; the Pandavas development the meeting corridor and conquering the area; Yudhishthira’s crowning as emperor; Duryodhana's envy on the Pandavas’ prosperity; the 2 video games with the cube; Droupadi's disrobing; Arjuna's come upon with Shiva; and ends with the Nala and Damayanti story.

Every achieveable human emotion figures within the Mahabharata; the explanation why the epic keeps to carry sway over our mind's eye. during this lucid; nuanced and assured translation; Bibek Debroy makes the Mahabharata marvellously available to modern readers.

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Download E-books India: The Ancient Past: A History of the Indian Sub-Continent from c. 7000 BC to AD 1200 PDF

By Burjor Avari

This conscientiously crafted research offers the attention-grabbing tale of the improvement and institution of India’s tradition and civilization from early pre-history via to the early moment millennium.

Encompassing themes equivalent to the Harappan Civilization, the increase of Hindu tradition, the inflow of Islam within the 8th and the eleventh/twelfth centuries and key empires, states and dynasties, India: the traditional earlier engages with methodological and debatable issues.

Key gains of this illustrated advisor include:

  • a variety of maps illustrating varied temporal and geographical regions
  • selected resource extracts on the finish of every bankruptcy, for evaluate and reflection
  • questions for discussion.

This e-book presents complete insurance of the political, religious, cultural and geographical heritage of India, making it an enriching learn for a person with an curiosity during this pleasing interval of history.

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Download E-books Winter Evenings PDF

By Navtej Sarna

Males caught in a small mountain city increase an not likely and unstated friendship; a punctilious bureaucrat turns into in short reckless on the finish of his occupation; a excessive- classification prostitute on holiday reads the affection tune of J. Alfred Prufrock to a guy improving from the top of an extended affair; the ghosts of Partition go back in 1984 to wreck the equilibrium of a tricky Sikh matriarch; an growing old widow reveals freedom and peace in poetry. In fresh, understated prose Navtej Sarnas tales take us during the landscapes of Moscow, Geneva, Shimla, Paris, Delhi and Bombay, the place daily humans locate or lose their approach in existence quietly, nearly accidentally.

Marked by means of infrequent sensitivity and compassion, this assortment via the acclaimed writer of The Exile and We Werent fanatics Like that may be a poignant ode to the human spirit.

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Download E-books India on My Platter PDF

By Saransh Goila

Backpacking throughout the state, younger chef Saransh Goila units off on a culinary path via India, the place in he discovers some of the nuances of neighborhood delicacies. From rural villages to barren deserts to freezing mountains, he unfolds the flavour of his vacation spot by means of assembly neighborhood villagers or erstwhile royalty, opting for up a tip or to exploit in his kitchen. at any place he is going, he makes bound to stopover at the recognized eateries of that position. via him, the reader can vividly scent the spices and flavor the dishes which are defined. The recipes given additionally current methods on utilizing in the neighborhood discovered components. From having steaming Murthal ke paranthes to savoring tasty road foodstuff in domestic city Delhi, from cooking on a ship in Varanasi to cooking dishes utilizing a bamboo hole in Assam, Goila does all of it and offers his adventures in a lucid, flowing narrative peppered with funny anecdotes.

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Download E-books Perfectly Easy Indian Food PDF

By Shahnaaz Ayub

A entire, one cease store for Indian cookery, combining a simple to stick to layout with a step by step consultant to your entire favorite conventional Indian dishes. The impact of Indian meals has been far-reaching and with eighty five mouthwatering recipes for newcomers in addition to entire chefs, this e-book should be your visit advisor toIndian food. Richly spiced with vibrant, own anecdotes and curious ancient proof, and attractively designed with complete color illustrations to each recipe, this is often an important publication for any foodstuff lover.

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