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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.

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

First Proof
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 218

First Proof

The Penguin Book of New Writing from India 2005 An anthology of new writing and new writers, and established writers writing in a new genre-First Proof showcases original and brilliant non-fiction and fiction. The collection includes works in progress, essays, short stories, and a graphic short. Among the nonfiction in this volume is an account of a childhood in boarding school, a portrait of Naipaul on his first visit to India in the 60s, reportage on Sri Lanka, the RSS, a don in Bihar, an essay on the Bollywood vamp, and glimpses of Kashmir. Fiction includes themes of incest, suicide, love, lust, familial bonds, human relationships, loneliness, dysfunctional people, and a graphic vignette with London as a backdrop.

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.

Understanding Power
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 432

Understanding Power

In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, published here for the first time, the author radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign policy during the Viet-nam war to the decline of the welfare under the Clinton administration. Characterized by Chomsky's accessible and informative style, this is the ideal book for those new to his work as well as those who have been listening for years.

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...

The Penguin Book of Classical Indian Love Stories and Lyrics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 262

The Penguin Book of Classical Indian Love Stories and Lyrics

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

A compilation of love stories and poems from the classical literature and folklore of India Set in regions of great natural beauty where Kamadeva, the god of love, picks his victims with consummate ease, these stories and lyrics celebrate the myriad aspects of love. In addition to relatively well-known works like Kalidasa's Meghadutam and Prince Ilango Adigal's Shilappadikaram, the collection features lesser-known writers of ancient India like Damodaragupta (eighth century AD), whose 'Loves of Haralata and Dundarasena' is about a high-born man's doomed affair with a courtesan; Janna (twelfth century), whose Tale of the Glory-Bearer is extracted here for the story of a queen who betrays her h...

First Proof
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 308

First Proof

Penguin'S Annual Offering, First Proof Showcases New Writing And New Writers, The Purpose Being To Highlight Emerging Talent As Well As Writers Who Have Enjoyed Acclaim But Not As Wide A Readership As They Clearly Deserve. The Few Established Authors You Might Find Here Are Writing In A Genre Completely New To Them. A Selection Of Luminous Prose And Sparkling Poetry, First Proof 2 Covers Diverse Styles And Genres. From Reflections And Memories To Portraits And Biographies; From Society And Media Trends To Travel And History, This Second Volume Includes Works In Progress, Essays, Short Stories And, For The First Time, Poetry.

The Religions of India
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 415

The Religions of India

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