HEALTH, TRAVEL, CULTURE AND LIFESTYLE
THE ROUGH GUIDE TO INDIA
DAVID ABRAM, MIKE FORD, DEVDAN SEN
More a continent than a county, India is an overload for the senses. From the Himalayan peaks of Sikkim to the tropical backwaters of Kerala, the desert forts of Rajasthan to the mangroves of West Bengal, India's breathtaking diversity of landscapes is matched only by its range of cultures, cuisines, religions and languages.
Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. While you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in India!
THE ROUGH GUIDE TO SOUTH INDIA
DAVID ABRAM, NICK EDWARDS AND MIKE FORD
The Rough Guide to South India is the ultimate handbook to this fascinating region. The guide opens with a full-colour section introducing the authors'' highlights with some inspirational photography and essential information on the region''s diverse attractions, from enjoying an ayurvedic massage to exploring the ruins at Hampi. The Rough Guide offers comprehensive and practical advice on everything from finding the best places to stay and the most comfortable means of transport, to spotting elephants in the Cardamon Hills and negotiating Mumbai. The guide also provides a lucid and informative insight into South India''s history, religions, architecture, music and dance.
SUN AFTER DARK
the true subject of Sun After Dark is the dislocations of the mind in transit. And so Iyer takes us along to meditate with Leonard Cohen and talk geopolitics with the Dalai Lama. He navigates the Magritte-like landscape of jet lag, “a place that no human had ever been until forty or so years ago.” And on every page of this poetic and provocative book, he compels us to redraw our map of the world.
WHERE ON EARTH AM I
This book is a classic example of treasuring such moments that leave an impact on the reader and forces us to stop and remember all the places we have ever visited.
WISE AND OTHER WISE
Understanding human and human nature is one of the toughest jobs .Many time what seems right and good or vice versa can be completely different if explored to proper depth. In many instance, we all come across people and forms an opinion about the people we meet without actually knowing anything about them. But hearing and learning about such instances helps us to redefine our thought process and become wiser. Sudha Murty’s book Wise and otherwise will take you to a journey across the length and breadth of India through narrations of 51 stories inspired by the extensive travels of the author herself.
HOW I TAUGHT MY GRANDMOTHER TO READ AND OTHER STORIES
One of the stories in this book tells us about the time the author made her way to J.R.D. Tata, because of the fact that his company did not want to hire women. Another story is about one of the author's classmates who always seemed to fall short of the required amount of attendance in class, after which he found out where his fault laid. Yet another story is about how the author made use of her mother's advice to save money, which eventually helped her husband start his own software company.
COURS DE LANGUE ET DE CIVILISATION FRANCAISES
COURS DE LANGUE ET DE CIVILISATION FRANCAISES
ALEXANDER PUSHKIN SELECTED WORKS
ALEXANDER PUSHKIN SELECTED WORKS
UNUSUAL PEOPLE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY
Unusual people are ordinary people who strive hard to do extraordinary things. They are sensitive to nuances, look to provide lateral solutions, dare to think out of the box, and often end up changing the rules of the game. T.G.C. Prasad presents the views and experiences of sixty-five individuals, from well-known names like Mike Lawrie, Azim Premji and Mother Teresa to a chef, a masseuse and a service boy, with whom he has had meaningful interactions and who have inspired him.
MY FEUDAL LORD
My Feudal Lord
DHANDHA: HOW GUJARATIS DO BUSINESS
Dhandha: How Gujaratis Do Business is a book that shows you just how the Gujaratis do their ‘dhandha'. This word means ‘business,' and as the author says, the only community who truly does justice in business to this word is the Gujarati community. This community is known for its skills in business and the author has portrayed this in her new book. The book showcases the lives of a few Gujaratis who have succeeded in their ‘dhandha'. The first one is Jaydev Patel, who started off as being one of the many New York Life Insurance agents, but succeeded in selling policies that are worth $2.5 billion and counting. The next instance is that of Bhimjibhai Patel, who is one of the wealthiest diamond merchants in the country and is the co-founder of the very popular Diamond Nagar in Surat.
Almost everyone has a similar family story in India and this is what Mrs Funnybones or rather Twinkle Khanna pokes fun at. The husband who’s the “man of the house”, the crazy mothers in law, friends and of course the constant jibes at her weight make it an intriguing read. Everything comes together to leave the reader cackling away in laughter.
INDIAN POPULAR CINEMA: A NARRATIVE OF CULTURAL CHANGE
K.MOTI GOKULSING AND WIMAL DISSANAYAKE
The book reviews nine decades of Indian popular cinema and examines its immense influence on people in India and its diaspora. Since it was published in 1998, Indian film has developed in new directions. As films today vie with Indian soap operas for popularity, film making in India has acquired 'industry status' and consequently has greater accountability to its public.
All this is reflected in this new and extensively revised edition of "Indian Popular Cinema". It tracks the rise of "designer cinema," reviews the increasingly significant Tamil cinema, and considers films made by Indians in the diaspora.
CHASING THE MONSOON
The fascinating and revealing story of Frater's journey through India in pursuit of the astonishing Indian summer monsoon. On 20th May the Indian summer monsoon will begin to envelop the country in two great wet arms, one coming from the east, the other from the west. They are united over central India around 10th July, a date that can be calculated within seven or eight days. Frater aims to follow the monsoon, staying sometimes behind it, sometimes in front of it, and everywhere watching the impact of this extraordinary phenomenon.
SONG OF BLOOD AND SWORD
In September 1996, a fourteen-year-old Fatima Bhutto hid in a windowless dressing room, shielding her baby brother while shots rang out in the streets outside the family home in Karachi. This was the evening that her father Murtaza was murdered, along with six of his associates. In December 2007, Benazir Bhutto, Fatima's aunt, and the woman she had publically accused of ordering her father's murder, was assassinated in Rawalpindi.It was the latest in a long line of tragedies for one of the world's best known political dynasties
99 THOUGHTS ON GANESHA
This book brings together 99 meditations to better understand the stories, symbols and rituals of that ador-able elephant-headed Hindu god who removes hurdles and brings prosperity and peace. Known variously as Ganapati, Gajanana, Vinayaka or Pillayar, he can help all of us score a century in the game called life.
A portrait of the incredible change and economic development of modern India, and of social and national transformation there told through individual lives
Spanning over six millennia, this monumental and thoroughly engrossing narrative account of Indian history and myth offers a new way of understanding one of the world’s oldest and most fascinating religions. Hinduism does not lend itself easily to a strictly chronological account: many of its texts cannot be reliably dated even within a century; its central tenets—karma and dharma, to name only two—arise at particular moments in Indian history and often differ in each era, between genders, and from region to region, caste to caste; and what is shared among Hindus is overwhelmingly outnumbered by the things that are unique to one group or another. Yet the greatness of Hinduism—its vitality, earthiness and vividness—lies precisely in many of these idiosyncratic qualities that continue to inspire debate and devotion today.
TEMPLES OF INDIA
A TIMES OF INDIA PRESENTATION
Table of Contents ANDHRA PRADESH 10 Shri Venkateswara Temple 14 Thousand Pillar Temple 18 Lepakshi Temple ASSAM 22 Poorva Tirupati Balaji Temple 26 Kamakhya Temple BIHAR 30 Mundeshwari Mandir 32 Mahavir Mandir 34 Maa Tripur Sundari 36 Mahabodhi Temple DELHI 40 Akshardham Temple 44 Lakshminarayan Temple GOA 48 Shree Mangesh Temple 52 Shree Shantadurga Devi Temple GUJARAT 56 Akshardham Temple 60 Sun Temple 62 Somnath Temple HARYANA 66 Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple 68 Mansa Devi Temple HIMACHAL PRADESH 72 Hadimba Devi Temple 74 Jwalamukhi Temple JAMMU AND KASHMIR 78 Vaishno Devi 82 Shankaracharya Temple JHARKHAND 86 Baidyanath Temple KARNATAKA 90 Somnathpur Temple 94 Mookambika Devi Temple KERALA 100 Sabarimala Temple 104 Guruvayur Temple MADHYA PRADESH 108 Khajuraho 112 Mahakaleshwar Temple 114 Lakshmi Narayan Temple MAHARASHTRA 118 Shirdi Sai Baba 122 Tulja Bhavani Temple 126 Aundha Nagnath Temple 130 Shree Siddhivinayak Temple ORISSA 134 Lingaraja Temple 138 Jagannath Temple 142 Sun Temple RAJASTHAN 146 Karni Mata Temple 148 Brahma Temple 150 Eklingji Temple SIKKIM 154 Hanuman Tok TAMIL NADU 158 Meenakshi Temple 162 Palani Murugan Temple 164 Thanjavur Brihadishwara Temple TRIPURA 168 Tripureswari Temple UTTAR PRADESH 172 Mulagandha Kuti Vihar 175 Shri Bhelupura Tirth 178 Kashi Vishwanath Temple 182 Sri Rangji Temple UTTARAKHAND 186 Kedarnath Temple 188 Badrinath Temple WEST BENGAL 192 Dakshineswar Temple 196 Kalighat Temple
EARTH, MAN AND FUTURE
RASHMI MAYUR, PHD
Earth, Man and Future
A visual tour of the most attractive regions of Argentina
PERFORMING ARTS OF KERALA
Since Kerala's surrounding geography kept it rather isolated, its many splendoured arts continue to evolve. Kerala continues the oldest forms of Sanskrit theatre, ritual dances with blood sacrifices, masked and trance performances, and martial art techniques.
THE GREAT PARTITION
In this book Yasmin Khan examines the context, execution, and aftermath of Partition, weaving together local politics and ordinary lives with the larger political forces at play. She exposes the widespread obliviousness to what Partition would entail in practice and how it would affect the populace. Drawing together fresh information from an array of sources, Khan underscores the catastrophic human cost and shows why the repercussions of Partition resound even now, some sixty years later. The book is an intelligent and timely analysis of Partition, the haste and recklessness with which it was completed, and the damaging legacy left in its wake.
PHILANTHROPY AND CULTURAL IMPERIALISM
Philanthropy and Cultural Imperialism is intended as a source book on the origins, workings, and consequences of modern general-purpose foundations. The text encompasses the activities of foundations-prinicpally Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Ford-in the production of culture and the formation of public policy. Particular attention is given to the policies of the big foundations in the field...
Berlin, a haunting vision of the twentieth century's first modern city, is a cultural history filled with 400 shockingly fresh and romantic photographs, paintings, and other images.
AN ABC OF INDIAN CULTURE
This book is an authentic interpretation of over 400 Indian concepts and practices derived from a personal exploration of India, over a period of 50 years. ‘Padayatra’ is a journey on foot and each selected concept and practice is treated as a stepping stone in a journey to understanding what India is all about. The book is a sensitive and sophisticated introduction to India for an intelligent and serious readership, and will also be invaluable as a reference text for libraries, cultural exchange agencies, business orientation courses especially for those anticipating an extended interaction with India.
PEELING THE ONION
This is a book torn between the desire to confess and the need to obscure. When Peeling the Onion was published in Germany last year, Gunter Grass faced a hailstorm of disdain after he revealed that in the dying months of the Second World War he had been enlisted, aged 17, into the Waffen SS. Germany's radical conscience of the Cold War years, the Danzig-born champion of the Poles, the righteous polemicist who had torn at Germans' denial of their collective memory of Nazism, had suppressed the crucial fact of his personal complicity. Coming clean now, his adversaries charged, was no more than calculation - controlling the damage before others exposed the truth.
THE DECLINE OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
This celebrated account of the decline of the ancient world describes the fall of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the emergence of the new medieval European order.
HARMONY IN CONFLICT
RICHARD W. HARTZELL
Harmony in Conflict
THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE DAMNED
The Beautiful and the Damned examines India's many contradictions through various individual and extraordinary perspectives. With lyrical and commanding prose, Deb introduces the reader to an unforgettable group of Indians, including a Gatsby-like mogul in Delhi whose hobby is producing big-budget gangster films that no one sees; a wiry, dusty farmer named Gopeti whose village is plagued by suicides and was the epicenter of a riot; and a sad-eyed waitress named Esther who has set aside her dual degrees in biochemistry and botany to serve Coca-Cola to arms dealers at an upscale hotel called Shangri La.
FOOD IN CHINESE CULTURE
China's natural resources and distinctive methods of producing, prepapring, and serving food have played an essential role throughout history in shaping Chinese culture. This wide-ranging anthropological study of hte Chinese food tradition presents a unique analysis of a culture through its eating habits. "This is so far, in English, no such comprehensive treatment of the subject of food in china. The rich information provided by the authors opens a new direction of research, analysis, and interpretation in both sinological studies and comparative studies on various cultures." -- Cho-yun Hsu
India Unbound is the riveting story of a nation’s rise from poverty to prosperity and the clash of ideas that occurred along the way. Gurcharan Das examines the highs and lows of independent India through the prism of history, his own experiences and those of numerous others he has met—from young people in sleepy UP villages to chiefs of software companies in Bangalore. Defining and exploring the new mindset of the nation, India Unbound is the perfect introduction to contemporary India.
INDIA NOW AND THROUGH TIME
CATHERINE ATWATER GALBRAITH
Introduces the land, people, cities, customs, and history of the country with the second highest population in the world.
Globally Yours: Kuoni: the Future of Travel ; Since 1906
Costume authority Frances Kennett explains how and why certain garments came into being, the construction of the garments, and provides information on the wide variety of materials used in their creation.
'Indian Style' unfurls a huge variety of hidden treasure - of ornament, furniture, decor and architecture - where bold colour palettes and traditional motifs blend with Victorian and modern elements. This is the India of fabled maharajas’ palaces. But the full range of dwellings and landscapes revealed is astonishing; homes with spectacular mountain views; town houses and havelis that combine Italianate and Indo-Saracenic influences; the temple-like rooms of a Brahmin family; a houseboat on a Kashmir lake; a Goan house that dates from the days of the China Trade; and the opulent palaces, many now luxury hotels.
FROM BEIRUT TO JERUSALEM
One of the most thought-provoking books ever written about the Middle East, From Beirut to Jerusalem remains vital to our understanding of this complex and volatile region of the world. Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas L. Friedman drew upon his ten years of experience reporting from Lebanon and Israel to write this now-classic work of journalism. In a new afterword, he updates his journey with a fresh discussion of the Arab Awakenings and how they are transforming the area, and a new look at relations between Israelis and Palestinians, and Israelis and Israelis. Rich with anecdote, history, analysis, and autobiography, From Beirut to Jerusalem will continue to shape how we see the Middle East for many years to come.
KWAME ANTHONY APPIAH
Inspired by the dream of the late African American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois and assisted by an eminent advisory board, Harvard scholars Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Kwame Anthony Appiah have created the first scholarly encyclopedia to take as its scope the entire history of Africa and the African Diaspora.Beautifully designed and richly illustrated with over a thousand images - maps, tables, charts, photographs, hundreds of them in full color - this single-volume reference includes more than three thousand articles and over two million words.
CHINA'S MINORITY NATIONALITIES
China's Minority Nationalities
Our Boston not only pays homage to this historic city, it brings it to life. Packed with 166 fabulous, full-color photos, it's a visual treat that's also loaded with tons of interesting, little-known details and fascinating trivia. Whether they're tourists planning a trip to Boston or natives looking for unusual, delightful facts about this city, readers will appreciate this book's spectacular photography, attractive map, helpful suggestions on where to go for more information, index, and suggested readings
EXPLORING THE YANGTZE CHINA'S LONGEST RIVER
HOW MAN WONG
The author describes his eighteen-month journey up the Yangtze in search of its source, and shares his impressions of the land and people along the way
MOTHER PIOUS LADY
A new India is visibly emerging from within the folds of its many pasts. This new India needs to be seen with new eyes, free from the baggage of yesterdays characterizations. This is exactly what Santosh Desai, one of Indias best-known social commentators, does in this warm, affectionate and deliciously witty look at the changing urban Indian middle class. Writing as an insider, from personal experience, Desai cuts through the chaos and confusion of everyday India both yesterday and today, and suddenly, makes us see things clearly. Holding a mirror to our inner selves
FIVE PAST MIDNIGHT IN BHOPAL
It was December 3, 1984. In the ancient city of Bhopal, a cloud of toxic gas escaped from an American pesticide plant, killing and injuring thousands of people. When the noxious clouds cleared, the worst industrial disaster in history had taken place. Now, Dominique Lapierre brings the hundreds of characters, conflicts, and adventures together in an unforgettable tale of love and hope. Readers will meet the poetry-loving factory worker who unleashes the apocalypse, the young Indian bride who was to be married that terrible night, and the doctors who died that night saving others. It is a gripping, fascinating account that is already mesmerizing readers around the world.
From the fierce battle tactics of the courageous Boudicca to the reforming spirit of Catherine the Great, this collection of ten essays, covering a two-thousand-year span of reigns, outlines the lives of ten women who ruled in their own right. Reprint.
THE PURPLE LINE
PRIYAMVADA N. PURUSHOTHAM
The year is 1982, the place Madras. Mrinalini sixteen something and swinging moons about the school lab, studying poetry instead of chemistry. And then one day, when she cuts open her first frog in zoology class and sees the ovaries floating in the water like wings, she decides to become a gynaecologist.
THE ANGRY CHEF
Why is Chef Anthony Warner so angry? Two words: pseudoscience bullshit. Lies about nutrition are repeated everywhere—in newspaper headlines, on celebrity blogs, even by our well-meaning friends and family. Bad science is no reason to give up good food (we miss you, bread)! It’s high time to distinguish fact from crap.
As the Angry Chef, Warner skewers common food myths that range from questionable (“coconut oil is a weight-loss miracle”) to patently dangerous (“autism is caused by toxins”). He also cuts down a host of fad diets—including the paleo diet and the infamous detox.
Warner goes on to explain why we’re so easily misled: It has a lot to do with our instinctive craving for simple explanations and straightforward rules. With help from “Science Columbo,” he pares away poisonous rhetoric and serves up the delicious, nuanced truth (with a side of saucy humor). Bon appétit!
WOMEN & THE WEIGHT LOSS TAMASHA
Women and The Weight Loss Tamasha is based on the health and nutrition fundamentals and principles. This book by renowned nutritionist, Rujuta Diwekar, helps women in losing weight, toning their bodies, bringing the glow on their faces and some sort of wisdom in their brains. The women have to concentrate on their weight issues right from their puberty, marriage, pregnancy to menopause. The body weight fluctuates with these hormonal changes in their bodies.
The author gives details about all the changes that a woman goes through during these phases. Indian women have to consider many other factors- hormonal, in-laws, children, career, maid and what not! Also, women’s overall well-being is directly related to her body weight. There are 4 tactics of Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep and Relationships that the author has emphasized on. Special stress is given on the lifestyle disorders such as PCOD, hypothyroidism and diabetes.
THE GREAT INDIAN DIET
A book based completely on Indian nutritious culinary classics, The Great Indian Diet teaches the average Indian household that in order to maintain good health and spirit, one need not always have to borrow ideas and nutrition plan from the West. Basic Indian cereals and locally grown and sourced pulses and other ingredients can whip up exceedingly tasty as well as nutritious food in no time. The book goes on to describe how an enthusiast can go about using raw Indian cooking materials available at affordable price in the market, to support a healthy lifestyle.
THE WELLNESS SHOTS
A series of daily wellness tips, that started off as ideas striking at the spur of the moment, became a popular tool in spreading health awareness. Inspirational and based on the author’s own observations and experiences, The Wellness Shots can be a handy health reference for every home.
DON’T LOSE YOUR MIND LOSE YOUR WEIGHT
'Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight’ is considered as a path-breaking book by many as it which has helped them to lose weight without giving up on food or without leading them to periods of crash diet and bad health.
YOGA MIND BODY
SIVANANDA YOGA VEDANTA CENTRE
Based on Swami Vishnu-Devananda’s five yoga principles. Yoga Mind and Body will develop your mental and physical potential. Nourish yourself with simple, wholesome food and begin to take control of the stresses and tensions of everyday living. Through exercise, breathing, relaxation, diet and meditation techniques, you too will unlock the secret to positive thinking that will ensure a more fulfilling, meaningful life. For all yoga enthusiasts, whatever their age or fitness level.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING
HEIDI E. MURKOFF
What To Expect When You Are Expecting is a well-known pregnancy handbook. This is the revised 4th edition in the series. The book gives fresh and novel outlook towards the apprehensions of the parents-to-be. This book trails your pregnancy right from the beginning and advises you on the smallest of details that you seek from month to month. The author addresses expecting mothers directly, combining the latest advancements in obstetrics and keeping the current everyday life in mind.
PLAYING WITH FIRE
This is Gordon Ramsay at his raw, rugged best. PLAYING WITH FIRE is the amazing story of Gordon’s journey from sous-chef to superstar. In his no-holds-barred style, Gordon shares his passion for risk and adventure and his hard-won success secrets.