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The Penguin Book of Modern Indian Short Stories
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 376

The Penguin Book of Modern Indian Short Stories

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2001-10-11
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

Twenty classic short stories from master writers across the country This superb collection contains some of the best Indian short stories written in the last fifty years, both in English and in the regional languages. Some of these stories – ‘We Have Arrived in Amritsar’ by Bhisham Sahni, ‘Companions’ by Raja Rao, ‘The Sky and the Cat’ by U.R. Anantha Murthy, ‘A Devoted Son’ by Anita Desai – have been widely anthologized and are well known. Others, like Premendra Mitra’s ‘The Discovery of Telenapota’, Gangadhar Gadgil’s ‘The Dog that Ran in Circles’, Mowni’s ‘A Loss of Identity’, O.V. Vijayan’s ‘The Wart’ and Devanuru Mahadeva’s ‘Amasa’, are ...

The Penguin Book of Indian Railway Stories
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 184

The Penguin Book of Indian Railway Stories

The stories in this collection capture the essence of the Indian Railways - from the small-town station, at the time of the Raj, to the present day big-city station bursting at the seams. The teening and varied life of the Indian Railway station and its environs have fascinated writers from Jules Verne in the 1870s to more recently Satyajit Ray, R.K. Laxman and more modern writers. In this anthology, one of India's best-known writers makes a selection of greattest railway stories the subcontinent has produced. Julese Verne Rudyard Kipling Flora Annie Steel Hon. J.W. Best Jim Corbett Khushwant Singh Ruskin Bond Manoj Das Intizar Husain Satyajit Ray Bill Aitkin R.K. Laxman Victor Banerjee Manojit Mitra.

The Hindus
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 800

The Hindus

An engrossing and definitive narrative account of history and myth that offers a new way of understanding one of the world's oldest major religions, The Hindus elucidates the relationship between recorded history and imaginary worlds. Hinduism does not lend itself easily to a strictly chronological account: many of its central texts cannot be reliably dated even within a century; its central tenets karma, dharma, to name just two arise at particular moments in Indian history and differ in each era, between genders, and 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 vitali...

Penguin Book Of Indian Ghost Stories
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 184

Penguin Book Of Indian Ghost Stories

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2000-10-15
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

From Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling to Satyajit Ray and R. K. Narayan, this text is a collection of spine-chilling tales of the supernatural from India.

The Essential Delhi Cookbook
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

The Essential Delhi Cookbook

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2000-10-14
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

The Penguin Essential Cookbooks are a pioneering attempt to keep alive the art of traditional Indian cooking. Each of the books is written by an expert chef who brings together the special recipes of a region or community along with a detailed introduction that describes the rituals and customs related to the eating and serving of food.In the Essential Delhi Cookbook recipes are drawn from the different communities who have made Delhi their home, including the Khatris and Kayasths, in addition to Mughlai and Punjabi dishes. The recipes include: Raan, Bheja, Methi Dal ki Pakori, Muthanjan Pulao, Mathri, Papri, Chaat, Sharbat-e-Ghulab.

Penguin Book of Indian Journeys
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

Penguin Book of Indian Journeys

A Wonderful Synecdoche For India: Heterogeneous, Contrary, Suddenly Seductive' - Hindustan Time `The Penguin Book Of Indian Journeys Is Not Exactly A Collection Of Essays On Trips To Places Familiar And Unknown. It Is So Much More, That It Would Be A Crime To Describe Its Contents As Travel Pieces . . . It Examines The Petty And The Large-Hearted, The Honest And The Hypocritical, The Smug, The Defeated And The Insecure . . . In The Final Analysis, Indian Journeys Is Like A Parcel Gift-Wrapped In Multiple Layers, Each One Presenting The Reader With A Wonderful Surprise That Raises His Expectations Of The Next'- Sunday Statesman `A Treat ... With More Than 35 Pieces, The Book Gives A Wide-Angl...

These My Words
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 476

These My Words

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-10-15
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

The ultimate anthology of Indian poetry from the Vedas to the present in all the major Indian languages These My Words is an anthology of magnificent breadth, ranging from Valmiki to Agha Shahid Ali, Aurobindo to Vikram Seth, Andal to Tagore, spanning Indian poetry in its myriad forms, styles and languages. The poems speak for themselves and to each other, as folk songs and tribal epics sit alongside classical Sanskrit and formal Tamil verse is a companion to contemporary Bengali or Dogri. There is Ghalib in praise of love, Tukaram on religious bigotry, Ksetrayya on divine love through the erotic, Gieve Patel on identity. In Eunice de Souza and Melanie Silgardo’s carefully curated selection, each poem illumines exquisitely the tradition of Indian poetry.

Off to Tamil Nadu (Discover India)
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 64

Off to Tamil Nadu (Discover India)

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-07
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  • Publisher: Puffin

Get set to discover Tamil Nadu Daadu Dolma, Mishki and Pushka have gone right across India and all the way to Tamil Nadu. They are going to see amazing temples, eat the softest idlis, see magnificent palaces and peep into the lives of people in Tamil Nadu. Join them on their Tamil Nadu adventure!

Portrait of India
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

Portrait of India

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2021-02-04
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

Returning to 1960s' India after decades beyond its borders, Ved Mehta explores his native country with two sets of eyes: those of the man educated in the West, and those of the child raised under the Raj. Travelling from the Himalayas in the east to Kerala in the west, Ved Mehta's observations and insights into India and some of its most interesting figures - including Indira Gandhi, Jaya Prakash Narayan and Satyajit Ray - create one of the twentieth century's most thought-provoking travel memoirs.

First Proof
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 217

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