Videshi Khel Apne Maidan Par

Author: Ramchandra Guha
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9351187543
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Videshi Khel Apne Maidan Par from the Author: Ramchandra Guha. A Corner of a Foreign Field seamlessly interweaves biography with history, the lives of famous or forgotten cricketers with wider processes of social change. C. K. Nayudu and Sachin Tendulkar naturally figure in this book, but so, too, in unexpected ways, do B. R. Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi, and M. A. Jinnah. The Indian careers of those great British cricketers, Lord Harris and D. R. Jardine, provide a window into the operations of Empire. The remarkable life of India’s first great slow bowler, Palwankar Baloo, provides an arresting new perspective on the struggle against caste discrimination. Later chapters explore the competition between Hindu and Muslim cricketers in colonial India and the destructive passions now provoked when India plays Pakistan. For this new edition, Ramachandra Guha has added a long epilogue bringing the story up to date to cover, among other things, the advent of the Indian Premier League and the Indian team’s victory in the World Cup of 2011, these linked to social and economic transformations in contemporary India. A pioneering work, essential for anyone interested in either of those vast themes, cricket and India, A Corner of a Foreign Field is also a beautifully written meditation on the ramifications of sport in society at large. Note: This book is in the Hindi language and has been made available for the Kindle, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paperwhite, iPhone and iPad, and for iOS, Windows Phone and Android devices.

Bharat

Author: रामचंद्र गुहा
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9385990292
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Bharat from the Author: रामचंद्र गुहा. Bharat, Gandhi Ke Bad is the Hindi translated edition of India After Gandhi, which documents the important events and happenings that occurred after India attained independence from British rule in 1947. Generally most the history textbooks on India cover events that from pre-historic times till the country gained independence from foreign rule, but this one takes the reader into the reality that lies hidden in the recent times. This was the era that has witnessed laying of the foundation of Indian democracy, where the fledging nation has survived several brutal attacks in the name of religion, caste, class and language. Historian Ramachandra Guha digs out a lot of facts and figures to explain the struggle and pain that the world’s largest democracy has suffered after independence. He has also mentioned much details about some major protests and conflicts that haunted India after the British administrators left the country. Besides the negative turn of historical events, the book also records many of the accomplishments that the nation has made which does make every Indian proud. Even after having faced numerous terror attacks, conflicts and controversial issues, the republic of India has survived and remains united post-independence. The book presents some famous personalities in a very different light, when describing their personal and their political lives. Moreover, Guha also does mentions some lesser-known personalities from among tribals, workers and peasants who have played a major role in making India what it is today. The book is a result of extensive research and the lucid narration makes it an interesting to read that is easy to understand and relate to. Translator Sushant Jha has maintained the original crux of the text in this translated edition and has not attempted to overshadow what the author has actually explained in the original English version. India After Gandhi, the English version was picked as the Book of the Year by Outlook and The Economist and it went onto win the 2011 Sahitya Akademi Award. Following the popularity of this book, the author wrote a second volume, which also has a translated called Bharat: Nehru Ke Baad. About the author: Columnist, commentator and writer, Ramachandra Gua, born in 1958, is one of India’s best historians who has documented recent history. Born and brought up in Dehradun, Gua, a graduate from Delhi University and IIM Calcutta has also taught at Yale, Stanford and University of California. Among the famous books that Gua has written are: India after Gandhi, The States of Indian Cricket and This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India.

Gandhi

Author: Ramachandra Guha
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 8184750277
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Gandhi from the Author: Ramachandra Guha. In 1893, when Mohandas Gandhi set sail for South Africa, he was a briefless lawyer who had failed to establish himself in India. In this remarkable biography, Ramachandra Guha argues that the two decades that Gandhi spent in the diaspora were the making of the Mahatma. It was here that he forged the philosophy and techniques that would ultimately destroy the British Empire. Based on archival research in four continents, this book explores Gandhi’s experiments with dissident cults, his friendships and enmities, and his failures as a husband and father. Gandhi Before India tells the dramatic story of how he mobilized a cross-class and inter-religious coalition, pledged to non-violence in their battle against a racist regime. Deeply researched and beautifully written, this book will radically alter our understanding and appreciation of modern India’s greatest man. Note: This book is in the Hindi language and has been made available for the Kindle, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paperwhite, iPhone and iPad, and for iOS, Windows Phone and Android devices.

Bharat

Author: रामचंद्र गुहा
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9385990314
Size: 75.33 MB
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Bharat from the Author: रामचंद्र गुहा. This book is awarded as 'Book of The year' by The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, San Fransisco Chronicle, Time Out and Outlook.

Indian Polity For Upsc 3e

Author: Laxmikanth
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780070153165
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Indian Polity For Upsc 3e from the Author: Laxmikanth.

My Truth

Author: Indira Gandhi
Publisher: Vision Books, 1981
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My Truth from the Author: Indira Gandhi.

The Islamist

Author: Ed Husain
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143115984
Size: 71.49 MB
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The Islamist from the Author: Ed Husain. The author describes how, at the age of sixteen, he became an Islamic fundamentalist, and after much emotional turmoil rejected the fundamentalist teachings and returned to his previous life and family.

Hangman S Journal

Author: Shashi Warrier
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780140287165
Size: 78.12 MB
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Hangman S Journal from the Author: Shashi Warrier. 'Measuring out the rope, testing it, tying the knots--I have learnt to do these things well, because I concentrate on doing them well. I concentrate on them as best as I can, because if I don't my mind will finds its ways to the man about to die, and then I will have no peace.' For over three decades, Janardhan Pillai was the arathar, the hangman, on call by the prison authorities in the kingdom of Travancore and, after Independence, the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. After the courts had passed the sentence, it was left to him to put the condemned man to death, expertly, swiftly. Each time he returned from the gallows, he told himself that it would be the last time. But he went back, a hundred and seventeen times. Based on Pillai's life, Hangman's Journal draws from his diaries and the author's interviews with him. A work of rare power written in the first person, it takes us into the mind of a man struggling to come to terms with his dharma, his conscience, and his shame. There are clinical details of the rituals connected with hanging over half a century ago, and startling insights into the nature of crime and the concept of retribution. account of a life of great psychological and moral complexity.

Tennis Cultural History

Author: Heiner Gillmeister
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780718501952
Size: 57.35 MB
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Tennis Cultural History from the Author: Heiner Gillmeister. Supported by a startling wealth of linguistic and documentary research, Gillmeister charts the global evolution of tennis from its origins in the early Middle Ages to the appearance of the modern game in the 20th century. Along the way, he debunks established myths about the history of the game, including those surrounding the invention of the Davis Cup. 136 illustrations, 16 in color.

The Last Mughal

Author: William Dalrymple
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408806886
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The Last Mughal from the Author: William Dalrymple. On a dark evening in November 1862, a cheap coffin is buried in eerie silence. There are no lamentations or panegyrics, for the British Commissioner in charge has insisted, 'No vesting will remain to distinguish where the last of the Great Mughals rests.' This Mughal is Bahadur Shah Zafar II, one of the most tolerant and likeable of his remarkable dynasty who found himself leader of a violent and doomed uprising. The Siege of Delhi was the Raj's Stalingrad, the end of both Mughal power and a remarkable culture.