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  • My Name Is Radhaby Saadat Hasan Manto; Muhammad Umar Memon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 22.08

    The prevalent trend of classifying Manto?s work into a) stories of Partition and b) stories of prostitutes forcibly enlists the writer to perform a dramatic dressing-down of society. But neither Partition nor prostitution gave birth to the genius of Saadat Hasan Manto. They only furnished him with an occasion to reveal the truth of the human condition.My... more...

  • Hermogenes' On Types of Styleby Cecil W. Wooten III

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    Cecil Wooten has produced the first translation into any modern langauage of a key treatise of the ancient world. He provides a faithful English translation of Hermogenes' analysis based on a reliable Greek text established by Rabe at the beginning of this century and includes a substantial scholarly introduction and notes that will help the reader... more...

  • The Politics of Aristotleby Peter L. Phillips Simpson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    A touchstone in Western debates about society and government, the Politics is Aristotle's classic work on the nature of political community. Here, he argues that people band together into political communities to secure a good and self-sufficient life. He discusses the merits and defects of various regimes or ways of organizing political community--democracy... more...

  • A Hundred and One Nightsby Bruce Fudge; Robert Irwin

    Library of Arabic Literature 2016; US$ 29.75

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  • ?How the Nagas Were Pleased? by Harsha & ?The Shattered Thighs? by Bhasaby Andrew Skilton

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    Two tragic plays that break the rules: both show the hero dying on stage, a scenario forbidden in Sanskrit dramaturgy. King Harsha's play, composed in the seventh century, re-examines the Buddhist tale of a magician prince who makes the ultimate sacrifice to save a hostage snake ( naga ). The Shattered Thighs , attributed to Bhasa, the illustrious... more...

  • Bhatti?s Poem: The Death of Ravanaby Oliver Fallon; Bhatti

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    To the dry bones of grammar Bhatti gave juicy flesh in his poem, telling the greatest Indian story in elegant Sanskrit. Composed in the fourth century CE, in South India, ?Bhatti?s Poem: The Death of Rávana? is both a poetic retelling of Rama?s adventures, and a compendium of grammatical and rhetorical examples for students. Bhatti?s study aid to... more...

  • Mahabharata Book Nine (Volume 1)by Justin Meiland

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    The Book of Shalya recounts in gory detail the final destruction of the Káurava army and the defeat of its leader, Durˇyódhana. In this first volume heroic duels and martial speeches abound as Shalya, the king of the Madras, is made general of the Káurava army, only to be slaughtered in his turn. The Book of Shalya recounts in gory detail the final... more...

  • Mahabharata Book Nine (Volume 2)by Justin Meiland

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    In one of the most famous passages in Mahaˇbhárata , Durˇyódhana, the heroic but flawed king of the Káuravas, meets his end when he is dishonorably defeated in battle by his arch-enemy, Bhima. Framing a fascinating account of the sacred sites along the river Sarásvati, the duel poignantly portrays the downfall of a once great hero in the face of... more...

  • Mahabharata Book Seven (Volume 1)by Vaughan Pilikian

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    After Bhishma is cut down at the end of the previous book of the Mahaˇbhárata , the book which bears his name, Duryódhana selects Drona as leader of his forces. Drona accepts the honor with Bhishma's blessing, despite his ongoing personal conflicts as mentor to both the Pándava and Káurava heroes in their youth. The fighting rages on, with heavy... more...

  • Mahabharata Book Six (Volume 1)by Alex Cherniak

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    ?Bhishma,? the sixth book of the eighteen-book epic The Maha?bhárata, narrates the first ten days of the great war between the Káuravas and the Pándavas. This first volume covers four days from the beginning of the great battle and includes the famous ?Bhágavad?gita (?The Song of the Lord?), presented here within its original epic context. In... more...