Guinness World Records 2019 : A Sneak-Peek at Record-Shattering Indians

The world’s most popular record book is back with thousands of new categories and newly broken records, covering everything from outer space to sporting greats via Instagram, fidget spinners and all manner of human marvels. Inside you’ll find hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and countless facts, figures, stats and trivia waiting for you on every action-packed…

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Meet the Different Avatars of Goddess Devi

Uma, Durga, Parvati, Lakshmi and Saraswati-they are all avatars of the Devi.  There are probably more forms of Devi than any other deity, for temples are dedicated to the goddess in every Indian village. She is energy and power, the ultimate destroyer of evil. From The Book of Avatars and Divinities, we quote some of these…

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Meet Some Hindu Deities and Get To Know Them Better

In the Hindu universe, gods and goddesses play freely among human beings to help them, nudge them towards the right action and mete out justice. They may appear to us as avatars in human form or manifest themselves as forces of nature. The many myths of Hinduism become colourful and entertaining when Shiva, Vishnu and…

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Glorious Resistance: The similarity between African American and Dalit movements from The Radical in Ambedkar

This remarkable volume, edited and introduced by Anand Teltumbde and Suraj Yengde, seeks to unpack the radical in B.R. Ambedkar’s legacy by examining his life work from hitherto unexplored perspectives. Although revered by millions today primarily as a Dalit icon, Ambedkar was a serious scholar of India’s history, society and foreign policy. The Radical in…

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10 Revealing Facts about Rape from Sohaila Abdulali’s Book ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape’

Rape and sexual assault have become commonplace, but lingering questions still remain. Drawing on exchanges with many survivors, Sohaila Abdulali, a survivor herself, looks at how we – women, men, politicians, teachers, writers, sex workers, feminists, sages, mansplainers, victims and families – think about rape and what we say and what we don’t say. This…

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