Ginger and Ganesh: Adventures in Indian Cooking, Culture, and Love

By Nani Power

“Please train me Indian cooking! i'll deliver materials and pay you in your hassle. i need to understand approximately your tradition as well.”
And with this posting on Craigslist, so starts Nani Power’s trip to profit conventional Indian cooking within the so much old of how — lady to girl. Welcomed warmly into the houses of strangers, energy meets girls of every age and backgrounds, and from them learns the abilities that have been handed directly to them from their very own moms. energy takes the reader right into a tradition, a food, and the feminine psyche, with recipes and tales from each one bankruptcy revealing the fight of contemporary girls, either American and of Indian descent, trying to find id and a definition of what it capacity to be a girl today.
The recipes shared during this assortment are faraway from usual; they're precious relations recipes from vegetarian houses in India — from selfmade cheese cubes in a wealthy cilantro and almond curry to coconut-stuffed okra and luscious potato-curry dumplings. Power’s recipes and tales pave the line to figuring out a tradition that's whilst historical and so a great deal a part of our glossy world.

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Myths of Empire: Domestic Politics and International Ambition (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs)

Overextension is the typical pitfall of empires. Why does it happen? What are the forces that reason the good powers of the economic period to pursue competitive international regulations? Jack Snyder identifies recurrent myths of empire, describes the different types of overextension to which they lead, and criticizes the conventional reasons provided by means of historians and political scientists.

He assessments 3 competing theories―realism, misperception, and household coalition politics―against 5 exact case stories: early twentieth-century Germany, Japan within the interwar interval, nice Britain within the Victorian period, the Soviet Union after international battle II, and the U.S. throughout the chilly battle. The ensuing insights run counter to a lot that has been written approximately those it sounds as if prevalent cases of empire building.

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Mahabharata, Volume 3

By Bibek Debroy

The Mahabharata is likely one of the maximum tales ever informed. notwithstanding the fundamental plot is celebrated, there's even more to the epic than the dispute among Kouravas and Pandavas that ended in the conflict in Kurukshetra. It has innumerable sub-plots that accommodate attention-grabbing meanderings and digressions, and it has not often been translated in complete, given its bold size of 80,000 shlokas or couplets. This fantastic 10-volume unabridged translation of the epic relies at the severe version compiled on the Bhandarkar Oriental examine Institute.

Volume three completes the Vana Parva, the account of the Pandavas’ sojourn within the woodland. It info the dharma bought from, and outlines of, areas of pilgrimage. It recounts the tales of Agastya, Rishyashringa, Kartavirya, Sukanya and Chyavana, Mandhata, Jantu, Shibi, Ashtavakra, Yavakrita, Jatasura, and Markandeya. The narrative covers Arjuna’s slaying of the Nivatakavacha demons; the Kouravas’ defeat by the hands of the gandharvas and their next liberate via the Pandavas; Droupadi’s abduction by means of Jayadratha and rescue via the Pandavas; and Indra’s stopover at to Karna to rob him of his rings and armour.

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Churchill's First War: Young Winston at War with the Afghans

By Con Coughlin

Churchill's First battle by Con Coughlin is an interesting account of Winston Churchill's early army profession struggling with within the 1890 Afghan crusade, supplying clean and revealing parallels into contemporary warfare in Afghanistan

Just over a century in the past British troops have been scuffling with a vicious frontier warfare opposed to Pashtun tribeman at the North West Frontier―the great-great-grandfathers of the Taliban and tribal insurgents in modern day Afghanistan. Winston Churchill, then a tender cavalry lieutenant, wrote a vibrant account of what he observed in the course of his first significant crusade. The tale of the Malakand box Force, released in 1898, used to be Churchill's first booklet and, 100 years later, is needed analyzing for army commanders at the floor, either British and American.

In Churchill's First War, acclaimed writer and overseas correspondent, Con Coughlin tells the tale of that crusade, a narrative of excessive experience and imperial luck, which incorporates many classes and warnings for this present day. Combining historic narrative, interviews with modern key gamers, and the journalist's eye for nice colour and research, Churchill's First warfare affords us a unprecedented perception into either the nineteenth-century "Great online game" and the twenty-first-century clash that has raged longer than global warfare II.

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An Economist in the Real World: The Art of Policymaking in India (MIT Press)

In December 2009, the economist Kaushik Basu left the rarefied global of educational learn for the nuts and bolts of policymaking. Appointed by means of the then top Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, to be leader fiscal adviser (CEA) to the govt. of India, Basu -- a theorist, with specific curiosity in improvement economics, and a professor of economics at Cornell collage -- came upon the complexity of making use of fiscal versions to the true international. potent policymaking, Basu discovered, integrates technical wisdom with political information. during this e-book, Basu describes the paintings of monetary policymaking, considered in the course of the lens of his and a part years as CEA.

Basu writes from a special viewpoint -- neither that of the profession bureaucrat nor that of the conventional researcher. Plunged into the deal-making, non-hypothetical global of policymaking, Basu suffers from one of those tradition surprise and perspectives himself at the beginning as an anthropologist or scientist, amassing observations of strange phenomena. He addresses subject matters that diversity from the macroeconomic -- monetary and fiscal regulations -- to the granular -- designing grain auctions and guidelines to guarantee each person has entry to uncomplicated meals. Basu writes approximately globalization and India's interval of unparalleled progress, and he studies that at a dinner hosted by way of best Minister Manmohan Singh, President Obama joked to him, "You should still provide this man a few advice" -- "this man" being Timothy Geithner. Basu describes the combined luck of India's anti-poverty courses and the issues of corruption, and considers the social norms and associations valuable for fiscal improvement. India is, Basu argues, at an economics crossroad. As CEA from 2009 to 2012, he used to be current on the construction of a possible fiscal powerhouse.

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The Setting Sun: A Memoir of Empire and Family Secrets

"I've regularly had hassle imagining my father as a policeman. He appeared so much himself within the casual surroundings of safari lifestyles, outfits raveled, occasionally no longer shaving for days. So why did he sign up for the Indian Police, with its inflexible hierarchies and complicated protocols?"

Setting Sun is the tale of the demise days of an empire, mixed with gripping family members background, in a rare literary voyage throughout India.

When a letter from an Indian historian arrives abruptly, informing major educational Moore Gilbert that his loved, deceased father, a member of the Indian Police ahead of Independence, partook within the abuse of civilians, Moore Gilbert's international is shaken as his loved formative years stories are challenged. He units out looking for the truth—discovering a lot concerning the finish of empire, the kingdom of India this day, and no matter if his father, as one of many many characters on his quest claims, relatively used to be a terrorist.

Crisscrossing western India, and following leads from bustling Mumbai to distant rural scenes, Moore-Gilbert eventually items jointly the reality, eventually learning that an identical tale hyperlinks the previous with the current, colonial India with its smooth incarnation, terrorism in the course of the a long time and father with son.

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The Krishna Key

By Ashwin Sanghi

5 thousand years in the past, there got here to earth a mystical being known as Krishna, who caused innumerable miracles for the nice of mankind. Humanity despaired of its destiny if the Blue God have been to die yet was once reassured that he might go back in a clean avatar whilst wanted within the eventual darkish Age the Kaliyug. nowa days, a negative little wealthy boy grows up believing that he's that ultimate avatar. in simple terms, he's a serial killer. during this heart-stopping story, the coming of a assassin who executes his ugly and brilliantly thought-out schemes within the identify of God is the 1st clue to a sinister conspiracy to reveal an old mystery Krishna s precious legacy to mankind. Historian Ravi Mohan Saini needs to breathlessly sprint from the submerged continues to be of Dwarka and the mysterious lingam of Somnath to the icy heights of Mount Kailash, in a quest to find the cryptic position of Krishna s so much prized ownership. From the sand-washed ruins of Kalibangan to a Vrindavan temple destroyed by way of Aurangzeb, Saini should also delve into antiquity to avoid a gross miscarriage of justice. Ashwin Sanghi, bestselling writer of The Rozabal Line and Chanakya s Chant , brings you one more exhaustively researched whopper of a plot, whereas supplying an important replacement interpretation of the Vedic Age that may be relished via conspiracy buffs and thriller-addicts alike.

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India Booms: The Breathtaking Development and Influence of Modern India

By John Farndon

The traditional birthplace of a few of the world's significant religions and now a contemporary nuclear energy, India is experiencing awesome financial development. In twenty-five years its inhabitants will overtake that of China, making it the most populous and rapidly-developing nations on this planet. all of us want to know extra approximately this exciting country.

John Farndon explores the altering face of modern day India and its primary contradictions. the rustic is best the area in innovative know-how and examine, however it is usually domestic to forty according to cent of the world's malnourished young ones. it's a liberal democracy, but its political methods are stimulated via the most conservative non secular rules on the planet. The booming economic system is now and then either worldwide and archaic. attending to the guts of those inconsistencies, Farndon provides a desirable perception into the rustic because it is now and because it should be sooner or later, and divulges how the alterations in India will impact us all.

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Nationalism

In addition to different subject this quantity includes Sir Rabindranath's well-known lecture, 'Nationalism,' the lecture which of all these brought by means of him via his excursions of the U.S. provoked the main dialogue and comment.

"Gives imaginative and prescient of that point whilst nationalities will be burnt up and males shall dwell as voters of the world." -Publishers Weekly

"Sir Rabindranath Tagore is a Chrysostom, and his e-book, that is mainly enthusiastic about political conception, is a prose poem. particularly appealing are the passages describing this secular lifetime of India below her rulers and conquerors....His booklet is an arraignment of the Western country prepared for power....The element of anyone of the western states geared up for strength is anathema to him, riding because it does it tentacles of equipment deep into the soil; and to him consequently what he calls nationalism is 'a crude epidemic of evil.' Like Ruskin, he passes judgment upon our commercialism, with its barbarity of grotesque decoration, and the criteria of price of the western business kingdom and its mechanical development within which 'the civilization of humanity has misplaced its direction within the barren region of Machinery.' 'The state has thriven lengthy upon mutilated humanity. abruptly, all its mechanism going mad, it has started the dance of the Furies, shattering its personal limbs, scattering them into airborne dirt and dust. it's the 5th act of the tragedy of the unreal.' He hopes, it'll look, for a Utopia corresponding to Samuel Butler's the place males have destroyed the computing device they'd made." -The foreign magazine of Ethics

"Students of background and concept of presidency can't fail to discover this arraignment of western political beliefs jam-packed with foodstuff for proposal - or even of action." -History Teacher's journal

"Sir Rabindranath Tagore assails with a brilliant Oriental rhetoric that rises now and then to actual eloquence the colossal fetish of mechanical potency which, coalescing with the belief of the state, is now riding the entire Occident to its spoil. The blame for the current scenario isn't with this or that exact state, yet with the underlying perception of nationality itself. The state hence conceived 'may develop directly to an incredible corpulence, now not of a residing physique, yet of metal and steam and workplace structures, until its deformity can include now not its gruesome voluminousness - until it starts to crack and gape, breathe fuel and hearth in gasps, and its death-rattles sound in cannon roars....We are to be redeemed if in any respect 'not by way of equipment of analytical wisdom, yet by means of sympathy.' We needs to placed a soul into the country- a soul of love." -The state

CONTENTS

Nationalism within the West

Nationalism in Japan

Nationalism in India

The sundown of the Century

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India (Lonely Planet Country Guide)

Discover India

Shield your eyes because the desolate tract solar ignites the sandstone of Jaisalmer castle, p. 245
Sway side-to-side as you lumber in the course of the jungle tiger-spotting at the again of an elephant in Corbett Tiger Reserve, p. 472
Head for the hills and the heavens: experience out from Darjeeling on a trek with attractive Himalayan perspectives, p. 542
Align your chakras and get bent right into a new place at a yoga classification in Mumbai, p. 780

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