Category: India

Yoga in the Modern World: Contemporary Perspectives (Routledge Hindu Studies)

Today yoga is a completely globalised phenomenon. Yoga has taken the realm via hurricane and is even seeing renewed acceptance in India. either in India and overseas, adults, little ones and youths are training yoga in different settings; gyms, faculties, domestic, paintings, yoga studios and temples. The yoga diaspora all started good over 100 years in the past and we proceed to determine new manifestations and makes use of of Yoga within the sleek world.

As the 1st of its sort this assortment attracts jointly innovative scholarship within the box, targeting the idea and perform of yoga in modern instances. providing quite a number views on yoga's modern manifestations, it maps the circulate, improvement and consolidation of yoga in international settings. the gathering gains probably the most famous authors in the box and more moderen voices. The contributions span a couple of disciplines within the humanities, together with, anthropology, Philosophy, stories in faith and Asian stories, supplying quite a number access issues to the problems enthusiastic about the research of the topic. As such, is of use to these fascinated by educational scholarship, in addition to to the transforming into variety of yoga practitioners who search a deeper account of the starting place and importance of the strategies and traditions they're enticing with. it's going to also-and probably such a lot of all-speak to the starting to be numbers of 'scholar-practitioners' who straddle those realms.

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Spice Kitchen: Authentic Regional Indian Recipes to Recreate At Home

By Ragini Dey

Delve into the decadent international of Spice Kitchen, a superbly crafted cookbook containing clean and straightforward nearby recipes from India. those recipes have a good time the conventional and glossy dishes that experience made India the terrific nutrition state of today.

Create your personal dinner party of Indian nutrition via mix and matching strong curries, smooth biryanis and nourishing dals with flavourful chutneys and salads, breads and pappadums, earlier than relocating directly to India's best muffins – candy sufficient to fulfill anyone.

input the aromatic global of Spice Kitchen and pattern the range and flavour of neighborhood Indian cuisine.

Ragini Dey was once born in Mirzapur, northern India. in the course of her adolescence her kinfolk travelled broadly via India, sampling neighborhood cuisines and studying conventional recipes. After relocating to Australia within the early Eighties, Ragini opened 'Spice Kitchen', a restaurant devoted to the glorious dishes and flavours she skilled in her native land. Ragini frequently stocks her ardour for nearby Indian meals via community-based cooking sessions and her precise recipes were offered on television.

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In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India

By Edward Luce

Because the world's greatest democracy and a emerging overseas monetary strength, India has lengthy been heralded for its nice strides in expertise and alternate. but it's also suffering from poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, and an enormous array of different social and fiscal matters. right here, famous journalist and previous Financial Times South Asia bureau leader Edward Luce travels all through India's many areas, cultures, and spiritual circles, investigating its fragile stability among culture and modernity. From conferences with key political figures to interesting encounters with spiritual pundits, fiscal specialists, and village workers, In Spite of the Gods is an engaging mixture of research and reportage that comprehensively depicts the nuances of India's complicated scenario and its position on this planet.

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Lonely Planet Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Kevin Raub

Lonely Planet: The world's best trip advisor publisher

Lonely Planet Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra is your passport to the main suitable, up to date recommendation on what to work out and pass, and what hidden discoveries look forward to you. wonder on the nice marble Taj Mahal, step into 'Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves' at Jaisalmer citadel, or stopover at the large Mughal crimson fortress; all along with your relied on trip significant other. Get to the guts of Rajasthan, Delhi, and Agra and start your trip now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra go back and forth Guide:

  • Colour maps and photographs all through
  • Highlights and itineraries assist you tailor your journey in your own wishes and pursuits
  • Insider tips to avoid wasting money and time and get round like an area, warding off crowds and hassle spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, cellphone numbers, web pages, transit suggestions, costs
  • Honest stories for all budgets - consuming, snoozing, sight-seeing, going out, procuring, hidden gemstones that almost all guidebooks omit
  • Cultural insights provide you with a richer, extra worthwhile commute event - together with customs, background, artwork, cinema, dance, structure, politics, flora and fauna, and food
  • Free, handy pull-out Delhi, Agra & Jaipur map (included in print version), plus over 34 local maps
  • Coverage of Agra, Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Pushkar, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Kota, Alwar, Bharatpur, Shekhawati, Fatehpur Sikri, Kumbhalgarh, Bikaner, Deshnok, Nagaur, and extra

The excellent selection: Lonely Planet Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra, our so much accomplished consultant to destination, is ideal for either exploring best points of interest and taking roads much less travelled.

  • Looking for extra wide insurance? try out Lonely Planet's India guide for a entire examine all of the kingdom has to provide, or Lonely Planet's realize India, a photo-rich consultant to the country's most well liked points of interest.

Authors: Written and researched via Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has develop into the world's major shuttle media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning site, cellular and electronic commute items, and a committed vacationer group. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but additionally permits curious guests to get off crushed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the areas within which they locate themselves.

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Daughters of the Red Light: Coming of Age in Mumbai's Brothels (Kindle Single)

By Shanoor Seervai

Whilst Shanoor Seervai first visits Mumbai's red-light district as a tender volunteer, she is shaken through the violence and depression that girls there undergo each day. Years later, now a newspaper reporter, she returns to achieve a deeper figuring out of the lives of intercourse workers.

Daughters of the crimson Light is a searing examine the poverty, injustice and stigma that hold complete households from escaping India's infamous intercourse undefined. Seervai takes readers to Mumbai’s grittiest alleyways to find the tales of those girls and women. As she unravels the brutal net entangling them, she unearths an unforeseen reason behind desire.


Shanoor Seervai is an Indian author and journalist. Her paintings has seemed in The Wall highway Journal, The day-by-day Beast, Guernica Magazine, The Caravan and The Indian Express. Born and raised in Mumbai, she now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the place she is pursuing a sophisticated measure in public coverage on the Harvard Kennedy tuition of Government.


"This is a significant and critical piece of writing that contributes in an important method towards knowing the lives of intercourse staff and their households and the way we'd support alleviate their marginalization and affliction. Shanoor Seervai's publication exhibits you the humanity of the moms and youngsters within the crimson gentle district, as she takes you on her trip of discovery into their international and her position on the earth at huge. It gave me new perception into the lives of the intercourse staff and their teenagers, and the way the tireless paintings of a few bargains genuine hope—the maximum reward of all."

— Geeta Anand, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and writer of The Cure

"Most writing approximately India's underbelly treats humans as passive sufferers. it's a long way too effortless to discover tales of distress in Indian towns and carry them up as one-dimensional examples of the country's asymmetric growth. Shanoor Seervai doesn't do cutouts. She dives into the realm of Mumbai's intercourse staff, introducing us to genuine girls with households and goals we realize. She brings the reader alongside for her trip, that is journalistic in addition to own, as she navigates the gender norms and sophistication divides of city India with sharp observations and actual empathy. i have been traveling Mumbai all my lifestyles and believe I are aware of it greater having learn this heartfelt work."

— Shashank Bengali, South Asia bureau leader, Los Angeles Times

"A thought-provoking headlong dive right into a little recognized culture."

— Sonia Faleiro, Award-winning writer of Beautiful factor: contained in the mystery international of Bombay’s Dance Bars.

"With this sincere and insightful memoir, Shanoor Seervai peels again a tattered curtain to bare the complicated and brutal international of Mumbai’s advertisement intercourse alternate. via her eyes, we start to actually see the ladies — and kids — in the back of the make-up. via her trip we're challenged to contemplate our universal humanity; and our personal, own reaction to the injustices that land (and maintain) thousands of the world’s such a lot weak youngsters within the hell we name the 'Red Light.'"

— Laura Entwistle, Founder and CEO of EmancipAction, a global non-profit association operating to finish baby intercourse trafficking world wide

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India in Mind

By Pankaj Mishra

Ever considering the fact that Herodotus pronounced that it was once domestic to gold-digging ants, tourists were intrigued via India in all its beguiling complexity. This fabulous anthology provides us the superior fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that has been written concerning the world’s moment so much populous state over the last centuries.

From Mark Twain’s questioned fascination with Indian castes and customs, to Allen Ginsberg’s awe on the country’s non secular and ordinary splendors, or from J. R. Ackerley’s pleasant reminiscences of his visits with an eccentric homosexual Maharajah, to Gore Vidal’s unforgettable scene in his novel Creation, in which his personality eventually meets the Buddha and is bewildered–all twenty-five choices in India in Mind reveal a spot that inspires, within the vacationer, reactions starting from worry and perplexity to astonishment and sweetness. Edited and with an creation and bankruptcy notes through the award-winning novelist Pankaj Mishra, India in Mind is a surprise of sympathy, sensitivity, and conception, let alone impressive writing.

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Bombay Stories (Vintage International)

A suite of vintage, but shockingly modern, brief tales set within the shiny global of mid-century Bombay, from one in all India’s maximum writers.

Arriving in Nineteen Thirties Bombay, Saadat Hasan Manto found a urban like no different. A city for all, and an exciting hub of license and liberty, bursting with either inventive power and helpless despondency. A journalist, screenwriter, and editor, Manto is better often called a grasp of the quick tale, and Bombay used to be his lifelong muse. Vividly bringing to existence the city’s seedy underbelly—the prostitutes, pimps, and gangsters that crammed its streets—as good because the aspiring writers and actors who arrived trying to find reputation, listed below are all of Manto’s Bombay-based tales, jointly in English for the first actual time. by means of turns funny and fantastical, Manto’s stories are the provocative and unflinching lives of these forgotten by way of humanity. 

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Fires, Fuel, and the Fate of 3 Billion: The State of the Energy Impoverished

By Gautam N. Yadama

Inside of small houses and huts during the constructing global, billions of individuals burn fires in rudimentary stoves to arrange their food and warmth their houses. in addition to delivering warmth, those stoves additionally liberate quite a lot of dense black soot, which has a staggeringly unfavourable effect at the healthiness, ecosystems, and development of the negative within the constructing global.

Fires, gasoline, and the destiny of three Billion examines the complicated nexus of concerns at play within the constructing world's use of crude cookstoves -- elements comparable to poverty, power, surroundings, and gender inequality. Melding succinct prose, clinical synthesis, and unforgettable photographs of groups in rural India, this multidisciplinary paintings goals to urged new wisdom of a depraved challenge: how households can rely on, and be affected by, crude cookstoves.

What is obvious during this visible and clinical treatise is the actual fact this isn't easily an issue of rudimentary stoves; it's a symptom of power lack of confidence. the photographs, narratives, and illustrated clinical info make this publication an pressing name to raised comprehend and deal with strength poverty and loved ones pollution round the globe.

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Calcutta: Two Years in the City

By Amit Chaudhuri

The award-winning writer Amit Chaudhuri has been extensively praised for the sweetness and sophisticated energy of his writing and for the ways that he makes “place” as advanced a personality as his women and men. Now he brings those presents to a spellbinding amalgam of memoir, reportage, and heritage during this intimate, luminous portrait of Calcutta.

Chaudhuri publications us during the urban the place he used to be born, the house he enjoyed as a toddler, the surroundings of his acclaimed novels—a position he now unearths pleasing for the entire methods it has, and, possibly extra powerfully, has now not, replaced. He indicates us a urban rather untouched via the currents of globalization yet possessed of a “self-renewing method of seeing, of inhabiting area, of apprehending life.” he's taking us alongside bright avenues and derelict alleyways; introduces us to intellectuals, Marxists, individuals of the declining haute bourgeoisie, road owners, household staff; brings to lifestyles the city’s sounds and scents, its structure, its conventional retailers and eating places, new department stores and motels. And, utilizing the historical elections of 2011 as a fulcrum, Chaudhuri seems again to the 19th century, while town burst with a brand new power, and towards the politics of the current, discovering a urban “still now not recovered from background” but possessed of a unique modernity.
Chaudhuri observes and writes approximately Calcutta with infrequent candor and readability, making graspable the complicated, finally ineluctable purposes for his passionate attachment to where and its people. 

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Quest for Kriya

By Rahul Deokar

Winner 2016 Beverly Hills e-book Awards
Gold Medal 2016 eLit booklet Awards
2015 overseas publication Awards

Endorsed via Rev.Bill McDonald - founding father of American Authors organization, the largestauthor association in North the US.
A exciting Romantic experience the place East meets West, know-how talks to culture, and wish dances with Despair.

Haunted by means of tragic loss within the 1993 India earthquake, a damaged Shakti with a tenuous carry on lifestyles is sheltered by way of her soul-sister Kriya. but if Kriya vanishes and not using a hint, Shakti is unwittingly swept right into a cataclysmic vortex of greed, lust and betrayal. Shakti meets Shiva, a suffering Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and discovers that love is an enigmatic cosmic force.

Shakti and Shiva are thrust on a frantic race opposed to time throughout the darkish Mumbai underbelly, forbidden Thailand islands, and treacherous cliffs within the Andaman Sea, the place hazard lurks in each shadow. As they catch up with to the reality, they notice that thousands of blameless lives are at stake.

Quest for Kriya is an epic saga of affection, friendship and sacrifice. the adventure is great. the feelings are actual. The transformation is eternal.
"Absolutely riveting. Any compliment i will supply is gilding a literary lily. Bravo!"
- Dwight Jon Zimmerman, ny occasions no 1 Bestseller LINCOLN'S final DAYS

"Resonates deeply. I laughed, I cried, I mirrored at the religious knowledge. precise gem!"

- Nancy Clark, award-winning writer, My Beloved

"Entertaining. Inspiring. Profound. Deokar explodes at the writing scene!"

- invoice McDonald, founder American Authors Association

"Truly an grand, considerate, religious, tense, captivating and well-written story."
- military Chaplain Ron Moses Camarda, writer, TEAR within the DESERT

"Thrilling day trip. A Zen of ounces philosophy towards the Light."

- Vera Lauren, writer, The degree of Christ's Love

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