Katha

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Katha

Author: ,

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 1846591694

Genre: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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Book Summary: Women's stories in India have been handed down from generation to generation, enriched and embroidered along the way. Political change and the arrival of print culture meant that storytelling was pushed into the background. But in more recent times, these voices have once again come centre-stage - confident, varied and complex. Spanning half a century, this collection covers many languages and cultures, and reflects the vast and complex cultures of the country and its diaspora. It offers a view of the changes that have taken place, both in terms of the subjects women choose to write about and their preferred way of writing about these subjects. From established names such as Mahashveta Devi to the newer generation of young authors, such as Tishani Doshi, Katha brings to the reader a vivid array of voices.


Aetherial Worlds

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Aetherial Worlds

Author: Tatyana Tolstaya

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1524732788

Genre: Fiction

Page: 256

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Book Summary: “Playful and poetic . . . A foxy, original writer. Memory fuses with wonder, and wonder with worship." —The Wall Street Journal “Marvelously vivid, perfectly tuned. . . Tolstaya is well known in Russia as a brilliant and caustic political critic, but her memories of her Soviet childhood have a tender, personal quality.” —The New York Times Book Review “Grimly hilarious ... Everything in this generous writer’s hands is vivid and alive …Tolstaya is divinely quotable—slangy, indignant, lyrical, crude...It’s all sublime...the swerve and cackle, the breeziness and dark depths...the torrents of language and the offhand perfect touch…She has been compared to Chekhov. Absurd...Tolstaya barrels by him and knocks him in the ditch.” —Joy Williams, Bookforum From one of modern Russia's finest writers, a spellbinding collection of eighteen stories, her first to be translated into English in more than twenty years. Ordinary realities and yearnings to transcend them lead to miraculous other worlds in this dazzling collection of stories. A woman's deceased father appears in her dreams with clues about the afterlife; a Russian professor in a small American town constructs elaborate fantasies during her cigarette break; a man falls in love with a marble statue as his marriage falls apart; a child glimpses heaven through a stained-glass window. With the emotional insight of Chekhov, the surreal satire of Gogol, and a unique blend of humor and poetry all her own, Tolstaya transmutes the quotidian into aetherial alternatives. These tales, about politics, identity, love, and loss, cut to the core of the Russian psyche, even as they lay bare human universals. Tolstaya's characters--seekers all--are daydreaming children, lonely adults, dislocated foreigners in unfamiliar lands. Whether contemplating the strategic complexities of delivering telegrams in Leningrad or the meditative melancholy of holiday aspic, vibrant inner lives and the grim elements of existence are registered in equally sharp detail in a starkly bleak but sympathetic vision of life on earth. A unique collection from one of the first women in years to rank among Russia's most important writers.


AKASHVANI

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AKASHVANI

Author: Publications Division (India), New Delhi

Publisher: Publications Division (India),New Delhi

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 64

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Book Summary: "Akashvani" (English) is a programme journal of ALL INDIA RADIO, it was formerly known as The Indian Listener. It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes, who writes them, take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artists. It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service, Bombay, started on 22 December, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in English, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it used to published by All India Radio, New Delhi. From 1950,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later, The Indian listener became "Akashvani" (English ) w.e.f. January 5, 1958. It was made fortnightly journal again w.e.f July 1,1983. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: AKASHVANI LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE, MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 28 OCTOBER, 1962 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Weekly NUMBER OF PAGES: 64 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. XXVII. No. 43 BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED (PAGE NOS): 9-62 ARTICLE: 1. Growing More Food 2. Tradition and Modernity 3. Higher Ethical Values 4. The Pauranic History of Gujarat 5. Family Life in Russia 6. Meaning of Time AUTHOR: 1. Shri S. K. Patil 2. Dr. Tara Chand 3. Dr. Radhakamal Mukherjee 4. Harkant Shukla 5. A. D. Mani 6. S. A. W. Bokari KEYWORDS : 1. Basic objective,results satisfactory,third plan targets 2. Unpredictable future, clear distinction necessary, Plato’s views 3. Gandhian Way, individual — a moment of mind Dr. Radhakamal Mukherjee Document ID : APE-1962 (S-O) Vol-IV-09 Prasar Bharati Archives has the copyright in all matters published in this “AKASHVANI” and other AIR journals. For reproduction previous permission is essential.


Clever & Stupid

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Clever & Stupid

Author: Arvind Shinde

Publisher: Arvind Shinde

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 120

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Book Summary: An interesting story of one's failure, will make you understand that failures are part of life and we should not get disheartened. There are people who have been facing series of failure but still have hopes that something new will happen in their life, that die hard attitude defines our life and sometime or other we get what we always expected for. While reading this book you will feel emotional swings as it covers love stories, school and college days fun, mental agonies and lot more. When a protagonist meets the writer from there a story of success starts.


Dakshina - Comprehensive

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Dakshina - Comprehensive

Author: Mekala S Rao

Publisher: MEKALA S RAO

ISBN:

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Dakshina

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Dakshina

Author: Mekala S Rao

Publisher: MEKALA S RAO

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Strangers From The Sky

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Strangers From The Sky

Author: Margaret Wander Bonanno

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743455626

Genre: Fiction

Page: 416

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Book Summary: The planets Earth and Vulcan experience a mysterious first contact in this fascinating Star Trek novel featuring the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Years before the formal first contact between Earth and another planet’s inhabitants, a Vulcan space vessel crash landed in the South Pacific, forcing humanity to decide whether to offer the hand of friendship, or the fist of war. Complicating matters is a second visitation: a group of people from two hundred years in the future, who serve on a starship called Enterprise. Discover the astonishing truth about this heretofore unknown first contact and the nightmares that plague Admiral James T. Kirk. Dreams of his dead comrades, of his earliest days aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, and of a forgotten past in which he somehow changed the course of history and destroyed the Federation before it began.


Sai Baba's 261 LEELAS

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Sai Baba's 261 LEELAS

Author: Balkrishna Panday

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 8120790758

Genre: Religion

Page: 151

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Book Summary: Balkrishna Pandey’s Sai Baba’s 261 Leelas is a handy compendium or, as he calls it, an aide-mémoire of 261 miracles of Shirdi Sai Baba, intended for the devotees. Culled from a number of sources, he has obtained stories from the often hard to find books like Narasimha Swami’s biography of Sri Sai Baba, and decades-old copies of the Sai Leela journal. The author does not try and interpret the miracles but lets the reader realise the universal message for himself. In today’s busy world, this work offers a shortcut for daily devotion, offering the reader a quick manual to peruse, ponder or meditate upon Sai Baba’s micraculous leelas while waiting for a bus or to fill any spare moment --- Dr Marianne Warren ,Author of Unravelling the Enigma: Shirdi Sai Baba in the Light of Sufism This book puts together the authentic and pithy miracles of Sai. All that was verifiable within the first twenty years of the 20th century, directly related to the Saint’s life has been arranged under scintillating titles, all 261 of them. The readers cannot but be deeply moved by the sentiments of devotion projected by Balkrishna Panday in his writing titled Sai Baba’s 261 Leelas.


Baba’s Anurag

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Baba’s Anurag

Author: Vinny Chitluri

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 8120792688

Genre: Religion

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Book Summary: "Baba’s love encompassed the whole universe with an equality of vision. However he had deep emotional and spiritual ties with some of his devotees. Although Baba rarely left Shirdi in his physical form but he did visit the homes of the Dengle family in Neemgaon and the Saand family in Rahata. He went to some of his devotees place in the form of bas-relief images. The descendents of these devotees have preserved these images and venerated them till today. They were blessed not only in this life, but also for many past lives, that they had the good fortune of welcoming Baba into their homes. This book describes the homes of many of his devotees in and around Shirdi. Their homes and lives are described vividly so that we too can have a virtual tour of them and can partake a little of the ambrosia and fragrance of Baba’s love. Baba also had deep ties with devotees who resided in Shirdi. They eagerly waited for him to pass by their homes as he wandered through the villages so that the dust from his feet would sanctify their homes and their mundane lives. This book transports one to the bygone days and describes the various leelas of Baba from which valuable lessons can be derived.


Right Where You Left Me

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Right Where You Left Me

Author: Calla Devlin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481487019

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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Book Summary: “A thought-provoking examination of familial love.” —Booklist “A great coming-of-age story for fans of…Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist…and Thanks for the Trouble.” —School Library Journal After Charlotte’s father is kidnapped, she and her mother must overcome their differences and find a way to rescue him in this eloquent, moving portrayal of family from the author of William C. Morris Award finalist Tell Me Something Real. In search of the perfect story to put a human face on a tragedy, Charlotte’s reporter dad will fly into the eye of a storm. And now he’s heading to Ukraine, straight into the aftermath of a deadly earthquake. Charlotte doesn’t want him to leave. She doesn’t want to spend the week alone in a silent house with her mother, whose classically Russian reserve has built a wall between them that neither knows how to tear down. Charlotte is holding it together okay—until the FBI comes knocking on her door. Her father has been taken hostage! The quake has left so many orphans and widows, but Charlotte refuses to be counted among them. Whatever it takes to get her dad back, she’ll do it. Even if it means breaking a promise…or the law.


Life History of SHIRDI SAI BABA

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Life History of SHIRDI SAI BABA

Author: Ammula Sambasiva Rao

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 8120790650

Genre: Religion

Page: 222

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Book Summary: "Life history of Shirdi Sai Baba was originally written in Telugu by Ammula Sambasiva Rao, and translated into English by Thota Bhaskara Rao. The book delves deep into the details of the life of Shirdi Sai Baba right from his birth till attainment of Samadhi. The author has expounded Sai Tatwa or Sai philosophy in a simple language, interpersed with engrossing anecdotes in the life of Sai devotees.


Visualizing Data

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Visualizing Data

Author: Ben Fry

Publisher: \"O\'Reilly Media, Inc.\"

ISBN: 9780596554729

Genre: Computers

Page: 384

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Book Summary: Enormous quantities of data go unused or underused today, simply because people can't visualize the quantities and relationships in it. Using a downloadable programming environment developed by the author, Visualizing Data demonstrates methods for representing data accurately on the Web and elsewhere, complete with user interaction, animation, and more. How do the 3.1 billion A, C, G and T letters of the human genome compare to those of a chimp or a mouse? What do the paths that millions of visitors take through a web site look like? With Visualizing Data, you learn how to answer complex questions like these with thoroughly interactive displays. We're not talking about cookie-cutter charts and graphs. This book teaches you how to design entire interfaces around large, complex data sets with the help of a powerful new design and prototyping tool called "Processing". Used by many researchers and companies to convey specific data in a clear and understandable manner, the Processing beta is available free. With this tool and Visualizing Data as a guide, you'll learn basic visualization principles, how to choose the right kind of display for your purposes, and how to provide interactive features that will bring users to your site over and over. This book teaches you: The seven stages of visualizing data -- acquire, parse, filter, mine, represent, refine, and interact How all data problems begin with a question and end with a narrative construct that provides a clear answer without extraneous details Several example projects with the code to make them work Positive and negative points of each representation discussed. The focus is on customization so that each one best suits what you want to convey about your data set The book does not provide ready-made "visualizations" that can be plugged into any data set. Instead, with chapters divided by types of data rather than types of display, you'll learn how each visualization conveys the unique properties of the data it represents -- why the data was collected, what's interesting about it, and what stories it can tell. Visualizing Data teaches you how to answer questions, not simply display information.


Baba's Rinanubandh

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Baba's Rinanubandh

Author: Vinny Chitluri

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 8120790553

Genre: Religion

Page: 249

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Book Summary: The word 'Rinanubandh' literally means 'Karmic debt'. It is an impossible task to write the exaxt meaning of this word, as a lot of nuances are lost while doing so. When you read the lives of Babs's devotees you realise that it has deeper meaning. A bond that has existed for many generations. His devotees came from varied backgrounds. Some highly educated, others were rustic villagers. Some were young, while others were middle-aged and set in their ways. They went to Shirdi not knowing what to expect. Others went there by chance. But once they met Baba their lives were changed forever. And the 'Karmic bond"" started unfolding. Thus they returned time and again to be with the living God who blessed them and gave them a handful of udi. In the years that followed, no matter what befell them they knew that Baba was always with them. This book is a kaleidoscope of leelas, photographs and the lives of Baba's devotee. It will make the reading of Shri Sai Satcharita easier and fruitful.


A Prisoner's Scrap-Book

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A Prisoner's Scrap-Book

Author: L.K. ADVANI

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: 9350487993

Genre: Reference

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From Sepoy to Subedar

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From Sepoy to Subedar

Author: James Lunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135186789X

Genre: History

Page: 216

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Book Summary: British military history in India has been amply documented, but From Sepoy to Subedar by Sita Ram is the only published account by an Indian soldier of his experiences serving in the East India Company’s Army. These memoirs cover a span of more than forty years of active service, and provide a fascinating insight into the lives of the Indian soldiers serving under the British.


1857

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1857

Author: Vishnu Bhatt Godshe Versaikar

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 935029477X

Genre: ,

Page: 244

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Book Summary: Around the middle of the nineteenth century, when the East India Company had consolidated its hold over the Indian subcontinent, a Chitpavan Brahmin by the name of Vishnu Bhatt GodsheVersaikar decided to cross the Vindhya mountains with his aged uncle to earn some money. What he had not foreseen was how his trip would coincide with the historic Sepoy Mutiny and play havoc with their travel plans. This is a unique first-person, eyewitness account of their picaresque journey, recorded several years after their return home. This is also perhaps the only documentation of a momentous event in the history of India by an impoverished but learned young beggar-priest. In this gripping yet sensitive translation, Mrinal Pande brings to life for today's reader the account of Vishnu Bhatt's adventures, and the fascinating history of its publication.


The Zhivago Affair

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The Zhivago Affair

Author: Peter Finn,Petra Couvée

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307908011

Genre: History

Page: 352

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Book Summary: Drawing on newly declassified government files, this is the dramatic story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West. In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout took a train to a village just outside Moscow to visit Russia’s greatest living poet, Boris Pasternak. He left carrying the original manuscript of Pasternak’s first and only novel, entrusted to him with these words: “This is Doctor Zhivago. May it make its way around the world.” Pasternak believed his novel was unlikely ever to be published in the Soviet Union, where the authorities regarded it as an irredeemable assault on the 1917 Revolution. But he thought it stood a chance in the West and, indeed, beginning in Italy, Doctor Zhivago was widely published in translation throughout the world. From there the life of this extraordinary book entered the realm of the spy novel. The CIA, which recognized that the Cold War was above all an ideological battle, published a Russian-language edition of Doctor Zhivago and smuggled it into the Soviet Union. Copies were devoured in Moscow and Leningrad, sold on the black market, and passed surreptitiously from friend to friend. Pasternak’s funeral in 1960 was attended by thousands of admirers who defied their government to bid him farewell. The example he set launched the great tradition of the writer-dissident in the Soviet Union. In The Zhivago Affair, Peter Finn and Petra Couvée bring us intimately close to this charming, passionate, and complex artist. First to obtain CIA files providing concrete proof of the agency’s involvement, the authors give us a literary thriller that takes us back to a fascinating period of the Cold War—to a time when literature had the power to stir the world. (With 8 pages of black-and-white illustrations.)