An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions

An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions

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ISBN Code : 9780691160795
Book Author : Jean Dreze
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Total Pages : 392

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From two of Indias leading economists, Jean Dreze (Hunger and Public Action) and Nobel Prize-winner Amartya Sen (The Idea of Justice), An Uncertain Glory is a passionate, considered argument for the need for a greater understanding of inequalities in India, despite economic development.An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions is an enlightening book that tells its

O Xara

O Xara

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ISBN Code : 9788525063557
Book Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
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Total Pages : 208

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In The Namesake, Lahiri enriches the themes that made her first book an international bestseller: the immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, the conflicts of assimilation, and, most poignantly, the tangled ties between generations. Here again Lahiri displays her deft touch for the perfect detail�the fleeting moment, the turn of phrase�that opens whole worlds of emoti

May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons: A Journey Among the Women of India

May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons: A Journey Among the Women of India

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ISBN Code : 9780449906149
Book Author : Elisabeth Bumiller
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Total Pages : 212

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The most stimulating and thought-provoking book on India in a long time..Bumiller has made India new and immediate again.THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLDIn a chronicle rich in diversity, detail, and empathy, Elisabeth Bumiller illuminates the many womens lives she shared--from wealthy sophisticates in New Delhi, to villagers in the dusty northern plains, to movie stars in

The Namesake

The Namesake

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ISBN Code : 9780002259019
Book Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
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Total Pages : 558

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This is the debut novel from the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies. The Namesake tells the story of a Bengali exile in Boston.

Please Dont Call Me Human

Please Dont Call Me Human

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ISBN Code : 9780887274121
Book Author : Wang Shuo
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Total Pages : 477

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Contemporary Chinese writer Wang Shuo, widely celebrated for revealing the dark corners of new China (Newsweek), applies his genius for cultural irreverence to one of the worlds sacred rituals: the Olympic Games. In Please Dont Call Me Human, he imagines an Olympics where nations compete not on the basis of athletic prowess, but on their citizens capacity for humiliat

Akhenaten: History, Fantasy and Ancient Egypt

Akhenaten: History, Fantasy and Ancient Egypt

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ISBN Code : 9780415301862
Book Author : Dominic Montserrat
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Total Pages : 330

Akhenaten: History, Fantasy and Ancient Egypt Book Detail/ Review :

The pharaoh Akhenaten, who ruled Egypt in the mid-fourteenth century BCE, has been the subject of more speculation than any other character in Egyptian history. Often called the originator of monotheism and the worlds first recorded individual, he has fascinated and inspired both scholars of Egyptology and creative talents as diverse as Sigmund Freud and Philip Glass.This

Les Jolis Garcons

Les Jolis Garcons

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ISBN Code : 9782253124818
Book Author : Delphine de Vigan
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Total Pages : 480

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Prenez un homme qui aime les femmes, le corps des femmes surtout. Il a une quarantaine dannees, il est beau mais fatigue. Prenez une femme qui aime les hommes, la peau des hommes mais pas seulement. Elle va avoir trente ans, elle est jolie quand elle y prete attention, parfois on se retourne sur elle, on la devisage, parfois elle est grise, on ne la voit pas. Trois hommes

The Book of Tea

The Book of Tea

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ISBN Code : 9781933330174
Book Author : Kakuzo Okakura
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Total Pages : 383

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�A seminal guide to Asian life and thought. . . . Very highly recommended.��Midwest Book ReviewThe classic 1906 essay on tea drinking, its history, aesthetics, and deep connection to Japanese culture. Kakuzo Okakura felt �Teaism� could influence the world: �Tea with us becomes more than an idealisation of the form of drinking; it is a religion of the art of life.�

Raise the Red Lantern: Three Novellas

Raise the Red Lantern: Three Novellas

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ISBN Code : 9780060596330
Book Author : Su Tong
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Total Pages : 300

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The brutal realities of the dark places Su Tong depicts in this collection of novellas set in 1930s provincial China -- worlds of prostitution, poverty, and drug addiction -- belie his prose of stunning and simplebeauty. The title novella, Raise the Red Lantern, which became a critically acclaimed film, tells the story of Lotus, a young woman whose fathers suicide force

Kahani: Short Stories by Pakistani Women

Kahani: Short Stories by Pakistani Women

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ISBN Code : 9780863565779
Book Author : Aamer Hussein
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Total Pages : 581

Kahani: Short Stories by Pakistani Women Book Detail/ Review :

Pakistan�s finest women writers � Jamila Hashmi, Mumtaz Shirin, and Fahmida Riaz, amongst others � introduce us to the compelling cadences of a rich literary culture. A naive peasant is left with a white man�s baby; a frustrated housewife slashes her husband�s silk pyjamas; a middle-class woman sees visions of salvation in the tricks of circus animals �Equally at ease with

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