Begums, Thugs and White Mughals. The Journals of Fanny by Fanny Parkes,William Dalrymple

By Fanny Parkes,William Dalrymple

Fanny Parkes lived in India among 1822 and 1846 and used to be the perfect go back and forth author – brave, indefatigably curious and determinedly self reliant. Her journals hint her transformation from prim memsahib to eccentric, sitar-playing Indophile, fluent in Urdu, severe of British rule and passionate in her appreciation of Indian tradition. Fanny is fascinated with the trial of thugs, the decorating of a Hindu bride and swears via the efficacy of opium on complications. To learn her is to get as shut as you may to a real photograph of early colonial India – the sacred and the profane, the violent and the gorgeous, the straight-laced sahibs and the ‘White Mughals’ who fell in love with India, married Indian other halves and equipped bridges among the 2 cultures.

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India (Lonely Planet Country Guide) by Sarina Singh

By Sarina Singh

Notice IndiaShield your eyes because the wasteland solar ignites the sandstone of Jaisalmer fortress, p. 245Sway side-to-side as you lumber in the course of the jungle tiger-spotting at the again of an elephant in Corbett Tiger Reserve, p. 472Head for the hills and the heavens: event out from Darjeeling on a trek with beautiful Himalayan perspectives, p. 542Align your chakras and get bent right into a new place at a yoga classification in Mumbai, p. 780In This Guide:Twelve authors, 252 days of in-country study, 28 new resorts in Delhi aloneOur new actions bankruptcy covers flora and fauna safaris, event excursions, hiking, Ayurveda and yoga coursesVisit lonelyplanet.com for up to the moment reports, updates and vacationer feedback

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A History of the Philippines: From the Spanish Colonization by Renato Constantino

By Renato Constantino

Unlike different traditional histories, the unifying thread of A background of the Philippines is the fight of the peoples themselves opposed to a variety of varieties of oppression, from Spanish conquest and colonization to U.S. imperialism. Constantino presents a penetrating research of the efficient family members and sophistication constitution within the Philippines, and the way those have shaped―and been formed by―the position of the Filipino humans within the making in their personal heritage. also, he demanding situations the dominant perspectives of Spanish and U.S. historians through exposing the myths and prejudices propagated of their paintings, and, in doing so, makes an incredible step forward towards highbrow decolonization. This publication is an indispensible key to the heritage of conquest and resistance within the Philippine.

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Dream with Your Eyes Open: An Entrepreneurial Journey by Ronnie Screwvala

By Ronnie Screwvala

In Dream together with your Eyes Open, first-generation entrepreneur and UTV-founder Ronnie Screwvala information his great studies and the myriad classes learnt from greater than 20 years of establishing a few winning (and a few not-so-successful) companies, bringing readability to a speedy altering company panorama and making an impassioned case for the function of entrepreneurship in India's future.
If you’ve ever had an impactful, disruptive product or company proposal, been involved in possessing your individual company, or have already taken the 1st steps in your entrepreneurial trip, this can be the publication for you.
If you’ve been operating your individual corporation for the final seven-odd years, and scale, model and
value-creation are a number of the crossroads for you presently, preserve reading.
If you think that your mom and dad or kin could freak out in the event you dared to indicate ditching your secure haven—your specialist job—to pursue your goals of possessing your personal enterprise, sit back. greater but, proportion this publication with them.
If you’re an skilled specialist able to make the leap into beginning your personal company or devoted to starting to be into a good chief within the corporation you're employed for, learn on.
This booklet hopes to demystify failure, motivate good fortune, bring up objectives and assist you imagine big.
Dream together with your Eyes Open stocks disasters and triumphs, options and anecdotes in an easy narrative that may assist you achieve higher insights into entrepreneurship and provides you a struggling with likelihood by way of knowing your desires in a David-versus-Goliath international. basically then can we achieve harnessing the country’s huge, immense entrepreneurial strength with the main lively and passionate humans on the planet, alive with clean mindsets, optimism and hope.
This booklet is set ‘it could be done’, no longer ‘I did it’. It’s all attainable. simply dream your individual dream—and if you do, dream together with your eyes open.

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Horse of Karbala: Muslim Devotional Life in India by D. Pinault

By D. Pinault

Horse of Karbala is a learn of Muharram rituals and interfaith relatives in 3 destinations in India: Ladakh, Darjeeling, and Hyderabad. those rituals commemorate an occasion of significant significance to Shia Muslims: the seventh-century dying of the Imam Husain, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, on the battlefield of Karbala in Iraq. Pinault examines 3 assorted sorts of ritual commemoration of Husain's loss of life - poetry-recital and self-flagellation in Hyderabad; stick-fighting in Darjeeling; and the 'Horse of Karbala' procession, within which a stallion representing the mount ridden in conflict via Husain is made the guts of a public parade in Ladakh and different Indian localities. The ebook appears at how publicly staged rituals serve to mediate communal kinfolk: in Hyderabad and Darjeeling, among Muslim and Hindu populations; in Ladakh, among Muslims and Buddhists. consciousness is usually given to controversies inside Muslim groups over concerns regarding Muharram similar to the assumption in intercession by way of the Karbala Martyrs on behalf of person believers.

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The Book of Secrets by M. G. Vassanji

By M. G. Vassanji

The e-book of secrets and techniques is a spellbinding novel of generations and the sweep of heritage which starts in 1988 in Dar es Salaam while the 1913 diary of a British colonial officer is located in a shopkeeper's again room. The diary enflames the interest of a retired schoolteacher, Pius Fernandes, whose obsession with the tales it comprises progressively connects the previous with the current. Inhabiting the tale is a memorable forged of characters, a part of an Asian group in East Africa, whose lives and fates we persist with over the process seven a long time. wealthy intimately and outline, M. G. Vassanji's award-winning novel magnificently conjures surroundings and the area of eras previous because it explores the nation of dwelling in exile from one's domestic and from oneself.

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Manu's Code of Law: A Critical Edition and Translation of by Patrick Olivelle

By Patrick Olivelle

Manu's Code of legislation is among the most crucial texts within the Sanskrit canon, certainly probably the most vital surviving texts from any classical civilization. It paints an astoundingly targeted photograph of historic Indian life-covering every thing from the structure of the king's cupboard to the cost of a ferry journey for a pregnant woman-and its doctrines were crucial to Indian proposal and perform for 2000 years. regardless of its value, in spite of the fact that, previously nobody has produced a serious version of this article. for that reason, for hundreds of years students were compelled to simply accept truly inferior variants of Sanskrit texts and to exploit these unreliable variants because the foundation for developing the historical past of classical India. during this quantity, Patrick Olivelle has assembled the severe textual content of Manu, together with a serious equipment containing all of the major manuscript versions, besides a competent and readable translation, copious explanatory notes, and a complete advent at the constitution, content material, and socio-political context of the treatise. the result's a very good scholarly success that may be an important device for any critical scholar of India.

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The Luminist by David Rocklin

By David Rocklin

IN COLONIAL INDIA, at a time of transforming into friction among the ruling British and the stressed Indian population, a Victorian lady and her younger Tamil Indian servant defy conference, classification, and heartbreak to enquire what's won - and misplaced - through retaining existence nonetheless. recommended by means of the lifestyles and paintings of photographic pioneer Julia Margaret Cameron, The Luminist filters nineteenth century Ceylon during the lens of an English lady, Catherine Colebrook and a fifteen 12 months previous Tamil boy, Eligius Shourie. Left fatherless by way of infantrymen, Eligius is introduced as a servant to the Colebrooks' ignored property. within the shadow of Catherine's obsession to arrest good looks - to choose a second from the millions comprising her lifestyles in Ceylon and carry it except mere reminiscence - Eligius transforms into her apprentice within the construction of the 1st haunting photos in background.

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An East India Company Cemetery: Protestant Burials in Macao by Lindsay Ride, May Ride, Bernard Mellor

By Lindsay Ride, May Ride, Bernard Mellor

Many of the the most important figures (British, ecu and American) in the course of the turbulent occasions resulting in the Opium struggle are buried within the outdated Protestant Cemetery in Macao. The tales informed by means of the inscriptions at the a hundred and sixty gravestones there shape Macao and Hong Kong's heritage.

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