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Penguin Book Of Indian Ghost Stories
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 184

Penguin Book Of Indian Ghost Stories

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2000-10-15
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

From Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling to Satyajit Ray and R. K. Narayan, this text is a collection of spine-chilling tales of the supernatural from India.

First Proof
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 217

First Proof

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Penguin Book of Indian Journeys
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

Penguin Book of Indian Journeys

A Wonderful Synecdoche For India: Heterogeneous, Contrary, Suddenly Seductive' - Hindustan Time `The Penguin Book Of Indian Journeys Is Not Exactly A Collection Of Essays On Trips To Places Familiar And Unknown. It Is So Much More, That It Would Be A Crime To Describe Its Contents As Travel Pieces . . . It Examines The Petty And The Large-Hearted, The Honest And The Hypocritical, The Smug, The Defeated And The Insecure . . . In The Final Analysis, Indian Journeys Is Like A Parcel Gift-Wrapped In Multiple Layers, Each One Presenting The Reader With A Wonderful Surprise That Raises His Expectations Of The Next'- Sunday Statesman `A Treat ... With More Than 35 Pieces, The Book Gives A Wide-Angl...

Gandhi Before India
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 688

Gandhi Before India

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-04-15
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  • Publisher: Vintage

Here is the first volume of a magisterial biography of Mohandas Gandhi that gives us the most illuminating portrait we have had of the life, the work and the historical context of one of the most abidingly influential—and controversial—men in modern history. Ramachandra Guha—hailed by Time as “Indian democracy’s preeminent chronicler”—takes us from Gandhi’s birth in 1869 through his upbringing in Gujarat, his two years as a student in London and his two decades as a lawyer and community organizer in South Africa. Guha has uncovered myriad previously untapped documents, including private papers of Gandhi’s contemporaries and co-workers; contemporary newspapers and court docu...

The Penguin India Yearbook 2004
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

The Penguin India Yearbook 2004

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2003-10-01
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Featuring a trademark common man cartoon from Laxman and an interesting factoid about India on every page, this book is the ideal desk companion for every day of the coming year.

The Hindus
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 800

The Hindus

An engrossing and definitive narrative account of history and myth that offers a new way of understanding one of the world's oldest major religions, The Hindus elucidates the relationship between recorded history and imaginary worlds. Hinduism does not lend itself easily to a strictly chronological account: many of its central texts cannot be reliably dated even within a century; its central tenets karma, dharma, to name just two arise at particular moments in Indian history and differ in each era, between genders, and caste to caste; and what is shared among Hindus is overwhelmingly outnumbered by the things that are unique to one group or another. Yet the greatness of Hinduism - its vitali...

A Matter of Taste
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 363

A Matter of Taste

A delectable collection of writing on food and its place in our lives that brings together some of the most significant Indian voices over the last century. From lavish meals, modern diets and cooking lessons that serve as a rite of passage to fake fasts and real ones, fish, feni, and fiery meals that smack of revenge, this book has something to satisfy every palate. Gandhi's guilt-ridden account of his failed flirtation with eating meat starkly complements Ruchir Joshi's toast to the senses as he describes his characters discovering a truly alternative use for some perfectly innocent shrikhand. In unique gastronomic takes on history, Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh and Saadat Hasan Manto ensure that we will never look at chutney, a Tibetan momo or jelly in quite the same way again.

Penguin Book Of Indian Railway Stories
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 200

Penguin Book Of Indian Railway Stories

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2000-10-14
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

The stories in this collection capture the essence of the Indian Railways - from the small-town station, at the time of the Raj, to the present day big-city station bursting at the seams. The teening and varied life of the Indian Railway station and its environs have fascinated writers from Jules Verne in the 1870s to more recently Satyajit Ray, R.K. Laxman and more modern writers. In this anthology, one of India's best-known writers makes a selection of greattest railway stories the subcontinent has produced. Julese Verne Rudyard Kipling Flora Annie Steel Hon. J.W. Best Jim Corbett Khushwant Singh Ruskin Bond Manoj Das Intizar Husain Satyajit Ray Bill Aitkin R.K. Laxman Victor Banerjee Manojit Mitra.

India Moving
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

India Moving

A little bit of India too moves with every migrant. From adventure to indenture, martyrs to merchants, Partition to plantation, from Kashmir to Kerala, Japan to Jamaica and beyond, India Moving is the first book to map out the great migrations that have made the country and the world a more diverse place to live in. To understand how millions of people have moved-from and to India-the book embarks on a journey laced with evidence, argument and wit, providing insights into topics like the slave trade and the migrations of workers, travelling business communities such as the Marwaris, Gujaratis and Chettiars, refugee crises like the Partition, and the roots of contemporary mass migration from Bihar and Kerala, covering a terrain that often includes seemingly unrelated topics like mangoes, dosas and pressure cookers. India Moving shows the scale and variety of Indian migrations and argues that greater mobility is a prerequisite for maintaining the country's pluralistic traditions.

The non-fiction collection
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 480

The non-fiction collection

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Collection of non-fiction published by Penguin Books, India commemorating its twentieth year in the publishing industry