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- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 16.98
Daddyji is, at first glance, a biographical portrait of Amolak Ram Mehta,a distinguished Indian public-health officer, written by his son VedMehta, but in reality, as the story unfolds, it is seen to be a recreation,in crystalline detail, of a whole world?the everyday life of pre-PartitionLahore. Daddyji (1972) is the first book in Mehta?s extraordinary... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 16.98
Portrait of India (1970) is a vivid account of 60s? India and some of its mostinteresting figures?Indira Gandhi, Jaya Prakash Narayan and SatyajitRay, among others. Travelling across the country from the Himalayas toKerala, through its villages and cities, Ved Mehta?s observations of andinsights into India remain relevant and thought-provoking even... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.28
It Is The Second World War And Kamala And Her Brother Are Removed From Their Parents Home In Calcutta To The Safer Environs Of Their Village In Northern Kerala.At Once An Outsider And An Integral Part Of Her Ancestral Home, Kamala Struggles To Fathom The Intricacies Of Class, Caste And Language. But Surrounded By People Like Her Adoring Ammamma, The... more...
- De Gruyter 1838; US$ 168.87
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 16.98
Dandin's work as a novelist, poet and pioneering theorist of literary style has secured for him an important place in classical Sanskrit literature. He lived in Kanchi, near present-day Chennai, in the period c. AD 650?750, during the Pallava rule. The Dasa Kumara Charitam is a prose romance recounting the exploits of Prince Rajavahana and his nine... more...
- Dover Publications 2014; US$ 3.00
Discover one of the greatest collections of medieval literature with this historic work, which features more than 180 tales of Greeks, Romans, Britons, biblical figures, and others. Drawn from European and Asian sources, the stories abound in fascinating figures from all walks of life, including Pope Gregory, Noah, Socrates, and a host of other characters,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 16.00
A bohemian and an iconoclast, the figure of Saadat Hasan Manto looms large over the literature of the Indian subcontinent. We know of his stories on the horrors of Partition and the struggles of prostitutes. But neither Partition nor prostitution gave birth to the genius of Manto. They only furnished him with an occasion to reveal the truth of the... more...
- 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...
- 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...