The nine decades between 1858 and 1947 were an important time for India. The country was awakening to new realities, trying to shape her own destiny and inching towards freedom. In the process was produced a galaxy of statesmen, social reformers and freedom fighters who were not just exceptional people, but brilliant orators as well. Starting with Queen Victoria's 'Proclamation' and ending with Jawaharlal Nehru's famous 'Tryst with Destiny' speech, this book brings together some of the most stir..
India's British connection, under the East India Company and part of the Empire, had far-reaching consequences on the sub-continent's complex polity. The impact was loud and conspicuous on every aspect of life. The traditional cultures imbibed the new concepts of rule of law, justice, nationalism, social reforms and English language with enthusiasm...
Conflict and Diplomacy: US and the Birth of Bangladesh, Pakistan Divides delineates East Bengal's long, complicated, and agonising journey from being ,an integral part of India to East. Pakistan, finally to Bangladesh. This reordering of human lives tightly compressed in time inevitably culminated in trauma, generating several new gee-political stress lines of enormous power in the subcontinent. The authors"; JASWANT SINGH and MAJ-GEN. S.P. BHATIA, lead the readers along this twisted and to..
A Call of Honour: In Service of Emergent India is an evocative account about a crucial period in India’s history. After the passing of the Nehruvian era of conservative socialism and non-alignment in international relations, India went on to redefine its character and goals in accordance with the demands of a world in the wake of the Cold War...
India in the 21st century is better off than it has ever been since the country achieved independence in 1947. Yet, the nation always seems to be teetering on the brink of disaster. The chronicle of the modern Indian state is one of missed opportunities, poor planning and shoddy execution, punctuated by a few shining examples of initiatives which have delivered. India's transformation, it would appear, has arrived by accident. In this learned and original work, Shankkar Aiyar examines India's as..
A vast country with climatic zones spanning almost the entire range, with a recorded history and literature of almost 5000 years, and nearly 850 languages and dialects spoken by a people of widely different racial origins, India is truly unmatched in its rich diversity. It is the birthplace of religions, two of which are among the great religions of the world...
When Prashant Jha, a third-generation Nepali of Indian origin, was called a 'dhoti' at school in Kathmandu, he did not know what the word meant. Later, when friends in Delhi commented that he did not look like a Nepali, he struggled to find a suitable response. It was only after 2008-the year the king of Nepal was forced to abdicate-that jha began to understand how the personal and political intersect, and how the questions about his appearance and his identity were tied to the nature of the sta..
On March 29, 1857 a Brahmin sepoy shot at a British officer in Barrackpore, Bengal. The incident was not the first of its kind- or the last. Two months later the British East India Company faced a major civil rebellion and political insurrection/restoration, accompanied by military mutinies in North India...
A rare collection of essays that invites the reader to revisit a vanished era of sahibs and memsahibs. From Lord Mountbatten to Peggy Holroyde to Maurice and Taya Zinkin, Britishers who lived and worked in India reminisce about topics and points of interest as varied as the Indian Civil Service and the Roshanara Club, shikar and hazri, the Amateur Cine Society of India and the Doon School, Rudyard Kipling and Mahatma Gandhi.
Selected from a series of articles commissioned by Khushwant Singh whe..
This book unfolds the gripping story - at once fascinating and grim - of perhaps the first case of assassination of a world-class leader by a human bomb. There was a general demand for explanation and action. The totally blind case with enormous ramifications needed skilled, dexterous and professional investigation. D. R. Kaarthikeyan was called upon by the Government of India to unravel the mystery.
This assassination profoundly influenced political developments in India and altered the course..
The mysterious Badi Sarkar wants her son to become the Prime Minister of India. Her reticent son Chhote Sarkar wants to eat ice-cream. Great Leader wants his Orchid party to win the elections. He also wants a wand that works. The horny Baba Neemacharya wants to do the neem-yoga with Girl 45. Impulsive billionaire industrialist Giani Seth wants to beat Chaddha in Candy Crush. Honest Ambika Madam wants to retire in peace. Volatile BB wants to send all corrupt politicians to jail. Babli wants to lo..
This guidebook is the first to showcase the magnificent monuments of the twin cities of Golconda and Hyderabad, the successive capitals of the Qutb Shahi sultans and the Asaf Jahis, the latter usually referred to, by their title as the Nizams. Golconda's massive fortifications and defensive gateways, as well as its decaying palaces, pavilions, stores and barracks give the best possible idea of one of India's wealthiest and grandest royal cities in the 16th-17th centuries. These buildings may be ..
This fifth edition of Indian Nationalism: A History coincides with the return of the Congress Party to political power as the leading party in a new government in India. The partys revival highlights the continued potency of the Indian National Congress, an organization above any, responsible for winning independence from British rule and a party which in various transformations has ruled the successor nation for most of its history...
In 1652 A Small Group Of dutch Farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Their saga – body, ferocious, and fervent – would culminate three centuries later in one of the greatest tragedies in history. This would only end with the liberation from prison of one of the moral giants of our time, Nelson Mandela. Dominique Lapierre relates this powerful historical drama by telling the story of the heroic men and women – famous and obscure, white and black. European and African -who have, with t..
Summary of 'Start-Up Sutra What The Angels Wont Tell You About Business And Life' By Rohit Prasad
An entrepreneur is someone who stands up to the universe, to all that has come before, and says, I can know your essence, I will change your expr..
Summary of 'Eat & Run - My Unlikely Journey To Ultramarathon Greatness' By Scott Jurek And Steve Friedman
'What a triumph - both Scott Jurek's life and this one-of-a-kind book. I've seen Scott in action as he defies unimaginable..
From the Backcover of 'Albert Einstein - A Biography' By Alice Calaprice
Albert Einstein was named 'Person of the Century' and remains one of the most famous scientists in, world history. But what was he really like, as a person?