The Non Violent Struggle for Freedom – an Excerpt

It was Gandhi, first in South Africa and then in India, who both evolved a technique that he called ‘satyagraha’ that he characterised in terms of its ‘non-violence’. In this, ‘non-violence’ was forged as both a new word in the English language, and as a new political concept. The Non-violent Struggle for Freedom by David Hardiman brings out…

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Seven Things You Didn’t Know about A.R. Rahman

Who really is A.R. Rahman? We know his music. We know him as a nation’s pride, winner of multiple national film awards, Oscars and Grammys. But what about the man? In this intimate biography, Notes of a Dream, by Krishna Trilok, Rahman opens up about his life like never before. Here are seven interesting facts…

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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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Know More About The Maestro Neil MacGregor

Looking at the plethora of religions, faith, ideologies – which go beyond the life of an individual, Neil MacGregor in his book Living with the Gods offers central facts of human existence. The book is an exploration of the beliefs which makes up for the shared identities of people which defines them and also impacts…

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A River Sutra : an Excerpt

An elderly bureaucrat escapes the world to run a guest house on the banks of India’s holiest river, the Narmada, only to find he has made the wrong choice. Too many lives converge here. Among those who disturb his tranquility are a privileged young executive bewitched by a mysterious lover; a novice Jain monk who…

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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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