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Nothing is Blue
It is the seventh century, a tumultuous time in India. The Last of the ancient emperors rules over the Indian subcontinent. All is not well in his empire though, and there are palpable signs of unrest. Even the serene atmosphere at the Nalanda monastery - the biggest in the ancient world - is shaken by the political turmoil. ..
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The Grass is Singing
A landmark of twentieth-century literature, The Grass Is Singing is Doris lessing's classic first novel, brought with her when she came to England from Southern Rhodesia in 1950. Set in Rhodesia, it tells the story of Dick Turner, a failed white farmer and his wife Mary, a town girl who hates the bush. Trapped by poverty, sapped by the heat of their tiny brick and-iron house. Mary, lonely and frightened, turns to Moses, the black cook, for kindness and understanding...
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Calcutta Exile
The Ryans are a typical middle- class Anglo- Indian family. The head of the family, Robert, a senior executive with a managing agency, has dreams of going 'home' to England as soon as he can. His wife, the beautiful Grace, however, is unsure about leaving her comfortable life in india. Their two daughters, Shirley and Paddy, are meanwhile discovering new emotions and relationships which will make them cross invisible but inflexible boundaries...
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Women and Children First
She was the most magnificent ship ever built, yet in the early hours of 15th April 1912, the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic. The sinking of the Titanic not only steals lives but blows apart the futures of those who survive: Reg, a handsome young steward who works in the first class dining room; Annie, a gifted Irishwoman who is travelling to America with her four children; Juliette, a titled English lady who is pregnant and unmarried; troubled American millionaire George Grayling, and a myst..
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Mari
I open the diary slowly. The childish scrawl ef a young girl fills its pages, and as I read on I am almost that girl again. Carefree, innocent, and oblivious to the way in which the war would change my Life forever. I am drawn once again, irresistibly, into that mad whirl of living, dying and Loving. That was the war I knew. I had thought then that Life began at seventeen. And that Life began in spring. And the world was green with the young green of new plants, the hills bathed with thin mist e..
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Shadow Princess
The Mughal Empire is crumbling. With the death of his beloved queen Mumtaz, Emperor Shah Jahan slowly loses interest in everything, confining himself to his bed, while his sons conspire and scheme to gain control of the empire. Princess Jahanara is only seventeen when the weight of the imperial zenana is thrust upon her. Shah Jahan s favourite daughter, she is the most important woman in the harem and is forced to remain at the Mughal court all her life, caught up in the intrigues and power poli..
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From the spectacle of gladiatorial combat to the intrigue of the Senate, from the foreign wars that secure the power of the empire to the betrayals that threaten to tear it apart, this is the remarkable story of the man who would become the greatest Roman of them all: Julius Caesar. In the city of Rome, a titanic power struggle is about to shake the Republic to its core. Citizen will fight citizen in a bloody conflict – and Julius Caesar, cutting his teeth in battle, will be in the thick of the ..
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The young Julius Caesar is serving on board a war galley, gaining a fearsome reputation. Then his ship is captured and he is abandoned on the North African coast. After gathering a legion of men powerful enough to gain vengeance on his captors and to suppress an uprising in Greece, he returns to Rome a hero. At the moment of his triumph, Julius finds he must fight again. A savage rebellion threatens the city, led by a gladiator named Spartacus…..
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The Feast of Roses
In this lush and romantic sequel to The Twentieth Wife, Mehrunnisa, the first woman Jahangir marries for love, is now Empress Nur Jahan. As a mark of his devotion he transfers his powers of sovereignty to her. But she has a formidable rival in the imperial harem, Empress Jagat Gosini who has plotted against her from the moment she entered the emperor's life. Beyond the harem walls, she battles powerful ministers who won't allow a mere woman to have a say in the outside world...
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It should have been a golden age. Instead, the world's greatest nation is slowly losing ground, swallowed whole by its ancient enemy. A quiet man will step out of the long shadow of the mighty Genghis Khan. Kublai Khan dreams of an empire that stretches from sea to sea. But to build it, he must first learn the art of war. 'Rollicking, dangerous and often gory'..
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Fateful
His hand is warm as it claspa my arm - more than warm, hot. As if he burned with fever. I can hear our pursuers coming closer. "Stay by my side and walk faster. And for the love of God, don't look back." The steps behind us change. No longer do they sound like footsteps. Instead they're softer -- they click upon the cobblestones. As I'm unable to wrest myself free from my captor, I defy him by looking back. And there I see the wolf...
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In WOLF HALL, one of our very best writers brings the opulent, brutal world of the tudors to bloody, glittering life. It is the backdrop to the rise and rise of Thomas cromwell: lowborn boy, charmer, bully, master of deadly intrigue, and, finally, most powerful of Henry Will's courtiers. 'Wonderful. As soon as I opened this book I was gripped. I read if almost non-stop' 'Terrifying. It's a world of marvels. But it is also a world of horrors, where screams are commonplace...
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The Miniaturist
'Refreshingly modern in its minimalism, but also gorgeous with period colour and detail.' In the sumptuous court of the emperor Akbar, in 16th century India, agroup of artists begin the painstaking task of chronicling the emperor's life. Bihzad is the son of the chief artist and as such, he is groomed to follow in his father's footsteps. A child prodigy, Bihzad is shielded from life as he grows up in the stunning fortress town of Agra...
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The Twentieth Wife
Mehrunnisa - the Sun of Women - one of India's most legendary and controversial empresses ... a woman who overcame insurmountable obstacles through sheer brilliance and determination ... whose love shaped the course of the Mughal Empire. She is the twentieth wife. The daughter of refugees from Persia, growing up on the fringes of Emperor Akbar's opulent palace grounds, Mehrunnisa first encounters Prince Salim on his wedding day...
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‘My boy Thomas, give him a dirty look and he’ll gouge your eye out. Trip him, and he’ll cut off your leg,’ says Walter Cromwell in the year 1500. ‘But if you don’t cut across him he’s a very gentleman. And he’ll stand anyone a drink.’ ..
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Maharaja Suraj Mal - Book By K. Natwar-Singh  ..
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The Fort
Three small ships of the Royal Navy and seven hundred and fifty British soldiers. Their orders: to build a fort from which to control the New England seaboard...
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The Plays of Oscar Wilde
London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years. Including some of Oscar Wilde’s most well-known and infamous plays, Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest, this collection of the infamous writer’s works displays his brilliant, quick wit to its full glory. Wilde’s pithy social comedies dissect the morals and idiosyncrasies of society in the 1890s and offer ..
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Voices from Chernobyl
26 April 1986. Overnight, things fell apart in a quiet Ukrainian town. The steam generator of Reactor Four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station malfunctioned during an experiment to produce electricity from residual energy, bringing on an explosion. The resulting blaze lasted several days, casting huge quantities of radioactivity a thousand metres up into the atmosphere. Over thirty-six hours had passed before the locals were evacuated from the nearest settlement of Pripjat. In the weeks and m..
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Bones of the Hills
Genghis Khan has taken his armies into the heart of China. At the height of his triumph, he is challenged in the west. He cannot turn from it and his sons, his generals will ride. The paths they choose will lead the tribes either to victory, or to utter destruction...
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Fresh from triumph in Britain and Gaul, Caesar is marching on Rome with his legions of hardened veterans. To unseat Pompey, now dictator of the empire, he must make the terrible decision to wage war on his own people...
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Lords Of The Bow - The Epic Story Of The Khan Dynasty
Under his hand, hunters and shepherds have learned to be warriors. They have only their bows, their horses and an iron discipline born of cold, hunger and death. The tribes gather to swear an oath of loyalty to Genghis Khan...
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It is the middle of the thirteenth century. One of the most extraordinary military empires in history is riding high. But its architect, the Great Khan, Genghis, is dead...
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The young boy abandoned a tribe on the harsh Mongolian plains faced almost certain death. Hunted and alone, he dreamed first of revenge against his enemies. In time, he would unite the great tribes, forming one nation under the sky. He would be the father to that nation. He would be Genghis Khan. 'I felt as if a blockbuster movie was unfolding before me. Read the book before Hollywood takes it over.'..
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The Emissary
This ambitious novel transports you to the heart of Greece in the time of Alexander the Great. Seleucus, son of Nicanor, learns to cope with treachery at a very young age. It doesn’t take him long to master the art of deceit himself; his journey from renegade citizen to powerful public figure is testimony to his skills. And from the exhilarating chariot race in Olympia to Alexander’s encounter with the Persian army on the banks of the Granicus, his story rivets you from beginning to end...
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Days of Gold and Sepia
This is the saga of Lalljee Lakha as he rises from his humble beginnings as a penniless orphan in his desert homeland of Kutch to amass a large fortune as Bombay’s ‘Cotton King’. Set against the eventful period between India’s War for Independence in 1857 and the fledgling freedom struggle of the early twentieth century, this sweeping tale is peopled by a vibrant array of characters – merchant princes and maharajas, courtesans and soothsayers, pirates, freedom fighters and soldiers of the Britis..
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Amir Ali leaves his village in Bihar to travel to London with an English captain, William Meadows, to whom he narrates the story of his life -- the story of a murderous thug. While Meadows tries to analyse the strange cult of the Indian Thug, a group of Englishmen sets out to prove the inherent difference between races by examining their skulls -- with bizarre consequences.Set in Victorian London, this story of different voices from different places draws intricate lines of connection from the n..
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When terror strikes Jerusalem again, the international community persuades the Israelis and the Palestinians to resume their long-stalled peace talks. A dozen negotiators converge on Delhi to try and wrest peace for a land torn apart by centuries of strife and mistrust. Lashkar-e-Toiba, struggling to fill the leadership void created by the killing of Osama bin Laden, will not allow these talks to proceed. Enter Ruby Gill, an MI6 agent manipulated by the Lashkar and the Qassam Brigades to disrupt..
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The Youngest Suspect
Set in the tense post-riots years, The Youngest Suspect is the story of Adil and, yes, of Gujarat. Adil and seventeen other young men are arrested in Ahmedabad and charged with terrorism. There are written confessions on record. Enter Deepa, linguist and subtle thrill-seeker. She is enlisted by Adil's lawyer, the fiery Ramya, to discredit those confessions...
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Bamboo People - A Novel
Chiko isn’t a fighter by nature. He’s a book-smart Burmese boy whose father, a doctor, is in prison for resisting the government. When Chiko is forced into the army by trickery, he must find the courage to survive the mental and physical punishment meted out by the training facility’s menacing captain. ..
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This is the story of Bhima, the second son, always second in line - a story never adequately told until one of India's finest writers conjured him up from the silences inVyasa's narrative. M.T. Vasudevan Nair's Bhima is a revelation: lonely; eager to succeed; treated with a mixture of affection and contempt by his Pandava brothers, and with scorn and hatred by his Kaurava cousins. Bhima battles incessantly withfailure and disappointments. He is adept at disguising his feelings, but has an overw..
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When the ancient ways of a peaceful but brave tribe is threatened by the arrogance of an empire, savagery of the "civilised" and greed of the affluent, the only thing left to do is rise in rebellion...
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