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The City of Devi: A Novel

The City of Devi: A Novel [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: ,
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
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From the author of The Death of Vishnu, "a big, pyrotechnic…ambitious…ingenious" (Wall Street Journal) novel. Mumbai has emptied under the threat of imminent nuclear annihilation; gangs of marauding Hindu and Muslim thugs rove the desolate streets; yet Sarita can think of only one thing: buying the last pomegranate that remains in perhaps the entire city. She is convinced that the fruit holds the key to reuniting her with her physicist husband, Karun, who has been mysteriously missing for more than a fortnight. Searching for his own lover in the midst of this turmoil is Jaz—cocky, handsome, and glib. "The Jazter," as he calls himself, is Muslim, but his true religion has steadfastly been sex with men. Dodging danger at every step, both he and Sarita are inexorably drawn to Devi ma, the patron goddess who has reputedly appeared in person to save her city. What they find will alter their lives more fundamentally than any apocalypse to come. A wickedly comedic and fearlessly provocative portrayal of individuals balancing on the sharp edge of fate, The City of Devi brilliantly upends assumptions of politics, religion, and sex, and offers a terrifying yet exuberant glimpse of the end of the world.

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The Age of Shiva: A Novel

The Age of Shiva: A Novel [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Manil Suri
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN-10: 9780393067828
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"A stunning novel, proof that Manil Suri is a major storyteller of heart and intelligence." —Amy Tan The Age of Shiva is at once a powerful story of a country in turmoil and an "unflinchingly honest" portrait of maternal love—"intricately interwoven with the ancient rites and myths" (Booklist) crucial to India's history. Meera, the narrator, is seventeen years old when she catches her first glimpse of Dev, performing a song so infused with passion that it arouses in her the first flush of erotic longing. She wonders if she can steal him away from Roopa, her older, more beautiful sister, who has brought her along to see him. It is only when her son is born that Meera begins to imagine a life of fulfillment. She engulfs him with a love so deep, so overpowering, that she must fear its consequences. Meera's unforgettable story, embodying Shiva as a symbol of religious upheaval, places The Age of Shiva among the most compelling novels to emerge from contemporary India. Reading group guide included.

Download or read The Age of Shiva: A Novel book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). "A stunning novel, proof that Manil Suri is a major storyteller of heart and intelligence." —Amy Tan The Age of Shiva is at once a powerful story of a country in turmoil and an "unflinchingly honest" portrait of maternal love—"intricately interwoven with the ancient rites and myths" (Booklist) crucial to India's history. Meera, the narrator, is seventeen years old when she catches her first glimpse of Dev, performing a song so infused with passion that it arouses in her the first flush of erotic longing. She wonders if she can steal him away from Roopa, her older, more beautiful sister, who has brought her along to see him. It is only when her son is born that Meera begins to imagine a life of fulfillment. She engulfs him with a love so deep, so overpowering, that she must fear its consequences. Meera's unforgettable story, embodying Shiva as a symbol of religious upheaval, places The Age of Shiva among the most compelling novels to emerge from contemporary India. Reading group guide included.


The Atlas of Reds and Blues

The Atlas of Reds and Blues [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Devi S. Laskar
Editor: Catapult
ISBN-10: 1640091548
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This Washington Post ""Best Book of the Year"" grapples with the complexities of the second–generation American experience, what it means to be a woman of color in the workplace, and a sister, a wife, and a mother to daughters in today's America. When a woman—known only as Mother—moves her family from Atlanta to its wealthy suburbs, she discovers that neither the times nor the people have changed since her childhood in a small Southern town. Despite the intervening decades, Mother is met with the same questions: Where are you from? No, where are you really from? The American–born daughter of Bengali immigrants, she finds that her answer―Here―is never enough. Mother's simmering anger breaks through one morning, when, during a violent and unfounded police raid on her home, she finally refuses to be complacent. As she lies bleeding from a gunshot wound, her thoughts race from childhood games with her sister and visits to cousins in India, to her time in the newsroom before having her three daughters, to the early days of her relationship with a husband who now spends more time flying business class than at home. Drawing inspiration from the author's own terrifying experience of a raid on her home, Devi S. Laskar's debut novel explores, in exquisite, lyrical prose, an alternate reality that might have been. "The entire novel takes place over the course of a single morning... and the effect is devastatingly potent." —Marie Claire "Devi S. Laskar's The Atlas of Reds and Blues is as narratively beautiful as it is brutal... I've never read a novel that does nearly as much in so few pages." —Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy

Download or read The Atlas of Reds and Blues book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). This Washington Post ""Best Book of the Year"" grapples with the complexities of the second–generation American experience, what it means to be a woman of color in the workplace, and a sister, a wife, and a mother to daughters in today's America. When a woman—known only as Mother—moves her family from Atlanta to its wealthy suburbs, she discovers that neither the times nor the people have changed since her childhood in a small Southern town. Despite the intervening decades, Mother is met with the same questions: Where are you from? No, where are you really from? The American–born daughter of Bengali immigrants, she finds that her answer―Here―is never enough. Mother's simmering anger breaks through one morning, when, during a violent and unfounded police raid on her home, she finally refuses to be complacent. As she lies bleeding from a gunshot wound, her thoughts race from childhood games with her sister and visits to cousins in India, to her time in the newsroom before having her three daughters, to the early days of her relationship with a husband who now spends more time flying business class than at home. Drawing inspiration from the author's own terrifying experience of a raid on her home, Devi S. Laskar's debut novel explores, in exquisite, lyrical prose, an alternate reality that might have been. "The entire novel takes place over the course of a single morning... and the effect is devastatingly potent." —Marie Claire "Devi S. Laskar's The Atlas of Reds and Blues is as narratively beautiful as it is brutal... I've never read a novel that does nearly as much in so few pages." —Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy


The Living Days

The Living Days [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Ananda Devi
Editor: Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN-10: 1936932717
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"Brutal and entirely believable, a gorgeous and haunting depiction of London and the real lives and memories of those unseen within it." —Publishers Weekly “A magnificent gem.” —Jennifer Croft, translator of Flights A chance encounter on Portobello Road incites an unsettling, magnetic attraction between Mary, a seventy-five-year-old white British spinster, and Cub, a thirteen-year-old Jamaican boy from Brixton. Mary clings increasingly to phantoms as dementia overtakes her reality, latching on to Cub and channeling her remaining energy into their relationship. But their macabre romance comes to a horrific climax, as white supremacy, poverty, and class conflict explode on the streets of London. Through exquisite juxtaposition, Ananda Devi uses alluring prose to confront the tensions of an increasingly nationalistic metropolis, and to examine the queasy nature of desire muddled with power.

Download or read The Living Days book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). "Brutal and entirely believable, a gorgeous and haunting depiction of London and the real lives and memories of those unseen within it." —Publishers Weekly “A magnificent gem.” —Jennifer Croft, translator of Flights A chance encounter on Portobello Road incites an unsettling, magnetic attraction between Mary, a seventy-five-year-old white British spinster, and Cub, a thirteen-year-old Jamaican boy from Brixton. Mary clings increasingly to phantoms as dementia overtakes her reality, latching on to Cub and channeling her remaining energy into their relationship. But their macabre romance comes to a horrific climax, as white supremacy, poverty, and class conflict explode on the streets of London. Through exquisite juxtaposition, Ananda Devi uses alluring prose to confront the tensions of an increasingly nationalistic metropolis, and to examine the queasy nature of desire muddled with power.


Amla Mater

Amla Mater [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Devi Menon
Editor: Yali Publishing LLC
ISBN-10: 0989061574
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In the stillness of autumn, I feel I can almost hear someone hum 'Lokame tharavadu (the world is my home)...' In her tiny flat in East London, as Mili waits for her baby to arrive, little things remind her of her life in India—the scent of jasmine flowers, a heavy downpour, a late-night cup of coffee, an amla or gooseberry—and she is overcome with a deep desire to recreate the flavors of her childhood. Can a jar of amla pickle help her travel back to that safe haven she once called home? In this sweetly nostalgic graphic novel, the narrator recounts her meandering journey from her ancestral village in South India to the United Kingdom, capturing the deep feeling of longing for home that shapes the lives of emigrants everywhere.

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The Goddess Pose

The Goddess Pose [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Michelle Goldberg
Editor: Vintage
ISBN-10: 1101874643
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New York Times best-selling author Michelle Goldberg tells the globetrotting story of the incredible woman who brought yoga to the West. When Indra Devi was born in Russia in 1899, yoga was virtually unknown outside of India. By the time of her death, in 2002, it was being practiced around the world. Here Michelle Goldberg tells the globetrotting story of the incredible woman who helped usher in a craze that continues unabated to this day. A sweeping picture of the twentieth century that travels from the cabarets of Berlin to the Mysore Palace to Golden Age Hollywood and beyond, The Goddess Pose brings the Devi’s little known but extraordinary adventures vividly to life.

Download or read The Goddess Pose book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). New York Times best-selling author Michelle Goldberg tells the globetrotting story of the incredible woman who brought yoga to the West. When Indra Devi was born in Russia in 1899, yoga was virtually unknown outside of India. By the time of her death, in 2002, it was being practiced around the world. Here Michelle Goldberg tells the globetrotting story of the incredible woman who helped usher in a craze that continues unabated to this day. A sweeping picture of the twentieth century that travels from the cabarets of Berlin to the Mysore Palace to Golden Age Hollywood and beyond, The Goddess Pose brings the Devi’s little known but extraordinary adventures vividly to life.


Eve Out of Her Ruins

Eve Out of Her Ruins [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Ananda Devi
Editor: Deep Vellum Publishing
ISBN-10: 1941920411
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With brutal honesty and poetic urgency, Ananda Devi relates the tale of four young Mauritians trapped in their country's endless cycle of fear and violence. Eve out of Her Ruins is a heartbreaking look at the Mauritius tourists don't see, and an exploration of the construction of personhood at the margins of society.

Download or read Eve Out of Her Ruins book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). With brutal honesty and poetic urgency, Ananda Devi relates the tale of four young Mauritians trapped in their country's endless cycle of fear and violence. Eve out of Her Ruins is a heartbreaking look at the Mauritius tourists don't see, and an exploration of the construction of personhood at the margins of society.


Leela's Book

Leela's Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Alice Albinia
Editor: Random House
ISBN-10: 1409019616
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Leela - alluring, taciturn, haunted - is moving back to Delhi after years of exile in New York. She knows her return will disrupt precariously balanced lives. Twenty years ago her sister Meera died, taking a devastating secret with her. Now, as the family gathers for a wedding, Leela must sift truth from fiction. Meanwhile the bride's father plots political conquest, the groom realises that he has fallen in love with his brother-in-law to be, and Ganesh - elephant-headed god and scribe of India's great epic, the Mahabharata - claims both Leela and the novel as his own creation. Brilliantly playful and entertaining, Leela's Book weaves a poignant tale of contemporary life in an ancient city.

Download or read Leela's Book book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Leela - alluring, taciturn, haunted - is moving back to Delhi after years of exile in New York. She knows her return will disrupt precariously balanced lives. Twenty years ago her sister Meera died, taking a devastating secret with her. Now, as the family gathers for a wedding, Leela must sift truth from fiction. Meanwhile the bride's father plots political conquest, the groom realises that he has fallen in love with his brother-in-law to be, and Ganesh - elephant-headed god and scribe of India's great epic, the Mahabharata - claims both Leela and the novel as his own creation. Brilliantly playful and entertaining, Leela's Book weaves a poignant tale of contemporary life in an ancient city.


Hinglaj Devi

Hinglaj Devi [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Jurgen Schaflechner
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN-10: 0190850531
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About two hundred kilometers west of the city of Karachi, in the desert of Baluchistan, Pakistan, sits the shrine of the Hindu Goddess Hinglaj. Despite the temple's ancient Hindu and Muslim history, an annual festival at Hinglaj has only been established within the last three decades, in part because of the construction of the Makran Coastal Highway, which connects the distant rural shrine with urban Pakistan. Now, an increasingly confident minority Hindu community has claimed Hinglaj as their main religious center, a site for undisturbed religious performance and expression. In Hinglaj Devi, Jürgen Schaflechner studies literary sources in Hindi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, and Urdu alongside extensive ethnographical research at the shrine, examining the political and cultural influences at work at the temple and tracking the remote desert shrine's rapid ascent to its current status as the most influential Hindu pilgrimage site in Pakistan. Schaflechner introduces the unique character of this place of pilgrimage and shows its modern importance not only for Hindus, but also for Muslims and Sindhi nationalists. Ultimately, this is an investigation of the Pakistani Hindu community's beliefs and practices at their largest place of worship in the Islamic Republic today--a topic of increasing importance to Pakistan's contemporary society.

Download or read Hinglaj Devi book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). About two hundred kilometers west of the city of Karachi, in the desert of Baluchistan, Pakistan, sits the shrine of the Hindu Goddess Hinglaj. Despite the temple's ancient Hindu and Muslim history, an annual festival at Hinglaj has only been established within the last three decades, in part because of the construction of the Makran Coastal Highway, which connects the distant rural shrine with urban Pakistan. Now, an increasingly confident minority Hindu community has claimed Hinglaj as their main religious center, a site for undisturbed religious performance and expression. In Hinglaj Devi, Jürgen Schaflechner studies literary sources in Hindi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, and Urdu alongside extensive ethnographical research at the shrine, examining the political and cultural influences at work at the temple and tracking the remote desert shrine's rapid ascent to its current status as the most influential Hindu pilgrimage site in Pakistan. Schaflechner introduces the unique character of this place of pilgrimage and shows its modern importance not only for Hindus, but also for Muslims and Sindhi nationalists. Ultimately, this is an investigation of the Pakistani Hindu community's beliefs and practices at their largest place of worship in the Islamic Republic today--a topic of increasing importance to Pakistan's contemporary society.


In the Skin of a Lion

In the Skin of a Lion [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Michael Ondaatje
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN-10: 1551995425
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In the Skin of a Lion is a love story and an irresistible mystery set in the turbulent, muscular new world of Toronto in the 20s and 30s. Michael Ondaatje entwines adventure, romance and history, real and invented, enmeshing us in the lives of the immigrants who built the city and those who dreamed it into being: the politically powerful, the anarchists, bridge builders and tunnellers, a vanished millionaire and his mistress, a rescued nun and a thief who leads a charmed life. This is a haunting tale of passion, privilege and biting physical labour, of men and women moved by compassion and driven by the power of dreams -- sometimes even to murder.

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Crystal Bliss

Crystal Bliss [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Devi Brown
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN-10: 150720261X
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A fresh approach to healing crystals—complete with advice for selecting, preparing, and using crystals for the ultimate meditative and energetic healing. If you’re feeling worn out, uninspired, or unmotivated, you can change your energy with a bit of help from Mother Nature! Crystal Bliss walks you through the process of selecting crystals, cleansing and preparing for use, and incorporating them into your meditation and energy healing practice. You’ll find all the information you need in order to harness the innate energy of crystals—and discover how doing so will empower you to banish negative vibes, manifest wealth, promote good health, and open your heart to love.

Download or read Crystal Bliss book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). A fresh approach to healing crystals—complete with advice for selecting, preparing, and using crystals for the ultimate meditative and energetic healing. If you’re feeling worn out, uninspired, or unmotivated, you can change your energy with a bit of help from Mother Nature! Crystal Bliss walks you through the process of selecting crystals, cleansing and preparing for use, and incorporating them into your meditation and energy healing practice. You’ll find all the information you need in order to harness the innate energy of crystals—and discover how doing so will empower you to banish negative vibes, manifest wealth, promote good health, and open your heart to love.


Contact

Contact [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Carl Sagan
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN-10: 150117231X
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author and astronomer Carl Sagan imagines the greatest adventure of all—the discovery of an advanced civilization in the depths of space. In December of 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who—or what—is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predicts its future—and our own.

Download or read Contact book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Pulitzer Prize-winning author and astronomer Carl Sagan imagines the greatest adventure of all—the discovery of an advanced civilization in the depths of space. In December of 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who—or what—is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predicts its future—and our own.


The Hill of Devi

The Hill of Devi [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: E. M. Forster
Editor: Rosetta Books
ISBN-10: 079534659X
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An essential companion to A Passage to India, a collection of the author’s own letters that read like “a close personal friend has shared his impressions” (Kirkus Reviews). In 1912, a young E. M. Forster traveled to India to serve as a secretary to the Maharajah of Dewas, a small Indian state. He was elevated to the rank of a minor noble, and eventually given the state’s highest honor, the Tukoji Rao III gold medal. This brief episode in Forster’s life became the basis for his masterwork, A Passage to India. In the letters included in The Hill of Devi, he shares his personal journey of discovering his beloved India for the first time. Forster paints a vivid, intimate picture of Dewas State—a strange, bewildering, and enchanting slice of pre-independence India. In this collection, Forster shares insight into the lives of Indian royalty and accounts of the stark contrast between their excesses and the poverty he encounters. From letters that set the scene for Forster’s lifelong friendship with the Maharaja, to an essay on the Maharaja himself and Forster’s experiences as the Maharaja’s personal secretary, The Hill of Devi is a fascinating chronicle of the author’s experience in the land he called “the oddest corner of the world outside Alice in Wonderland.”

Download or read The Hill of Devi book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). An essential companion to A Passage to India, a collection of the author’s own letters that read like “a close personal friend has shared his impressions” (Kirkus Reviews). In 1912, a young E. M. Forster traveled to India to serve as a secretary to the Maharajah of Dewas, a small Indian state. He was elevated to the rank of a minor noble, and eventually given the state’s highest honor, the Tukoji Rao III gold medal. This brief episode in Forster’s life became the basis for his masterwork, A Passage to India. In the letters included in The Hill of Devi, he shares his personal journey of discovering his beloved India for the first time. Forster paints a vivid, intimate picture of Dewas State—a strange, bewildering, and enchanting slice of pre-independence India. In this collection, Forster shares insight into the lives of Indian royalty and accounts of the stark contrast between their excesses and the poverty he encounters. From letters that set the scene for Forster’s lifelong friendship with the Maharaja, to an essay on the Maharaja himself and Forster’s experiences as the Maharaja’s personal secretary, The Hill of Devi is a fascinating chronicle of the author’s experience in the land he called “the oddest corner of the world outside Alice in Wonderland.”


Love on Ventilator

Love on Ventilator [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Devi Raghuvanshi
Editor: Partridge Publishing
ISBN-10: 1482872714
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Next Venture- LOVE TRIOLOGY, WHO TO COMPLAIN (Little write up on 2nd Book) I am used to change of residences due to my father getting transferred from one city to another but I am not used to change of men. You better understand this Ajit, Sudhas voice was firm and defiant. That inevitable was just around the corner. Doctor said that Shruti has only a few hours to live. If your daughter wants to see her, she needs to come as quickly as possible.

Download or read Love on Ventilator book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Next Venture- LOVE TRIOLOGY, WHO TO COMPLAIN (Little write up on 2nd Book) I am used to change of residences due to my father getting transferred from one city to another but I am not used to change of men. You better understand this Ajit, Sudhas voice was firm and defiant. That inevitable was just around the corner. Doctor said that Shruti has only a few hours to live. If your daughter wants to see her, she needs to come as quickly as possible.


City of Djinns

City of Djinns [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: William Dalrymple
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN-10: 0007378785
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‘Could you show me a djinn?’ I asked. ‘Certainly,’ replied the Sufi. ‘But you would run away.’

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Infidel

Infidel [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN-10: 9781416538592
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In this profoundly affecting memoir from the internationally renowned author of The Caged Virgin and Nomad, Ayaan Hirsi Ali tells her astonishing life story, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya, to her intellectual awakening and activism in the Netherlands, and her current life under armed guard in the West. One of today's most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following an Islamist's murder of her colleague, Theo van Gogh, with whom she made the movie Submission. Infidel is the eagerly awaited story of the coming of age of this elegant, distinguished -- and sometimes reviled -- political superstar and champion of free speech. With a gimlet eye and measured, often ironic, voice, Hirsi Ali recounts the evolution of her beliefs, her ironclad will, and her extraordinary resolve to fight injustice done in the name of religion. Raised in a strict Muslim family and extended clan, Hirsi Ali survived civil war, female mutilation, brutal beatings, adolescence as a devout believer during the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, and life in four troubled, unstable countries largely ruled by despots. In her early twenties, she escaped from a forced marriage and sought asylum in the Netherlands, where she earned a college degree in political science, tried to help her tragically depressed sister adjust to the West, and fought for the rights of Muslim immigrant women and the reform of Islam as a member of Parliament. Even though she is under constant threat -- demonized by reactionary Islamists and politicians, disowned by her father, and expelled from her family and clan -- she refuses to be silenced. Ultimately a celebration of triumph over adversity, Hirsi Ali's story tells how a bright little girl evolved out of dutiful obedience to become an outspoken, pioneering freedom fighter. As Western governments struggle to balance democratic ideals with religious pressures, no story could be timelier or more significant.

Download or read Infidel book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). In this profoundly affecting memoir from the internationally renowned author of The Caged Virgin and Nomad, Ayaan Hirsi Ali tells her astonishing life story, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya, to her intellectual awakening and activism in the Netherlands, and her current life under armed guard in the West. One of today's most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following an Islamist's murder of her colleague, Theo van Gogh, with whom she made the movie Submission. Infidel is the eagerly awaited story of the coming of age of this elegant, distinguished -- and sometimes reviled -- political superstar and champion of free speech. With a gimlet eye and measured, often ironic, voice, Hirsi Ali recounts the evolution of her beliefs, her ironclad will, and her extraordinary resolve to fight injustice done in the name of religion. Raised in a strict Muslim family and extended clan, Hirsi Ali survived civil war, female mutilation, brutal beatings, adolescence as a devout believer during the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, and life in four troubled, unstable countries largely ruled by despots. In her early twenties, she escaped from a forced marriage and sought asylum in the Netherlands, where she earned a college degree in political science, tried to help her tragically depressed sister adjust to the West, and fought for the rights of Muslim immigrant women and the reform of Islam as a member of Parliament. Even though she is under constant threat -- demonized by reactionary Islamists and politicians, disowned by her father, and expelled from her family and clan -- she refuses to be silenced. Ultimately a celebration of triumph over adversity, Hirsi Ali's story tells how a bright little girl evolved out of dutiful obedience to become an outspoken, pioneering freedom fighter. As Western governments struggle to balance democratic ideals with religious pressures, no story could be timelier or more significant.


The Death of Vishnu: A Novel

The Death of Vishnu: A Novel [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Manil Suri
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN-10: 9780393081053
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The Death of Vishnu: A Novel by Manil Suri Book Summary:

A National Bestseller "Enchanting…Suri’s novel achieves an eerie and memorable transcendence." —Time In Manil Suri’s debut novel, Vishnu, the odd-job man, lies dying on the staircase of an apartment building while around him unfold the lives of its inhabitants: warring housewives, lovesick teenagers, a grieving widower. In a fevered state, Vishnu looks back on his love affair with the seductive Padmini and wonders if he might actually be the god Vishnu, guardian of the entire universe.

Download or read The Death of Vishnu: A Novel book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). A National Bestseller "Enchanting…Suri’s novel achieves an eerie and memorable transcendence." —Time In Manil Suri’s debut novel, Vishnu, the odd-job man, lies dying on the staircase of an apartment building while around him unfold the lives of its inhabitants: warring housewives, lovesick teenagers, a grieving widower. In a fevered state, Vishnu looks back on his love affair with the seductive Padmini and wonders if he might actually be the god Vishnu, guardian of the entire universe.


The Hill of Devi

The Hill of Devi [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: E. M. Forster
Editor: Rosetta Books
ISBN-10: 079534659X
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The Hill of Devi by E. M. Forster Book Summary:

An essential companion to A Passage to India, a collection of the author’s own letters that read like “a close personal friend has shared his impressions” (Kirkus Reviews). In 1912, a young E. M. Forster traveled to India to serve as a secretary to the Maharajah of Dewas, a small Indian state. He was elevated to the rank of a minor noble, and eventually given the state’s highest honor, the Tukoji Rao III gold medal. This brief episode in Forster’s life became the basis for his masterwork, A Passage to India. In the letters included in The Hill of Devi, he shares his personal journey of discovering his beloved India for the first time. Forster paints a vivid, intimate picture of Dewas State—a strange, bewildering, and enchanting slice of pre-independence India. In this collection, Forster shares insight into the lives of Indian royalty and accounts of the stark contrast between their excesses and the poverty he encounters. From letters that set the scene for Forster’s lifelong friendship with the Maharaja, to an essay on the Maharaja himself and Forster’s experiences as the Maharaja’s personal secretary, The Hill of Devi is a fascinating chronicle of the author’s experience in the land he called “the oddest corner of the world outside Alice in Wonderland.”

Download or read The Hill of Devi book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). An essential companion to A Passage to India, a collection of the author’s own letters that read like “a close personal friend has shared his impressions” (Kirkus Reviews). In 1912, a young E. M. Forster traveled to India to serve as a secretary to the Maharajah of Dewas, a small Indian state. He was elevated to the rank of a minor noble, and eventually given the state’s highest honor, the Tukoji Rao III gold medal. This brief episode in Forster’s life became the basis for his masterwork, A Passage to India. In the letters included in The Hill of Devi, he shares his personal journey of discovering his beloved India for the first time. Forster paints a vivid, intimate picture of Dewas State—a strange, bewildering, and enchanting slice of pre-independence India. In this collection, Forster shares insight into the lives of Indian royalty and accounts of the stark contrast between their excesses and the poverty he encounters. From letters that set the scene for Forster’s lifelong friendship with the Maharaja, to an essay on the Maharaja himself and Forster’s experiences as the Maharaja’s personal secretary, The Hill of Devi is a fascinating chronicle of the author’s experience in the land he called “the oddest corner of the world outside Alice in Wonderland.”


DEVI Issue 19

DEVI Issue 19 [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: SAURAV MOHAPATRA
Editor: Graphic India
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Size: 1987 kb
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DEVI Issue 19 by SAURAV MOHAPATRA Book Summary:

Created by acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth, Four Feathers, Bandit Queen). Tara Mehta is the modern incarnation of Devi, a celestial warrior goddess who has sworn to protect the city of Sitapur. Now, however, Devi finds herself on the wrong side of the law she has sworn to uphold, as the police name her the prime suspect in a series of vicious murders. Making matters worse, monstrous Darinde soldiers of the dark god Bala are resurfacing in Sitapu, obeying the commands of a mysterious new leader. Devi finds herself torn between proving her own innocence, and countering this deadly new threat.

Download or read DEVI Issue 19 book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Created by acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth, Four Feathers, Bandit Queen). Tara Mehta is the modern incarnation of Devi, a celestial warrior goddess who has sworn to protect the city of Sitapur. Now, however, Devi finds herself on the wrong side of the law she has sworn to uphold, as the police name her the prime suspect in a series of vicious murders. Making matters worse, monstrous Darinde soldiers of the dark god Bala are resurfacing in Sitapu, obeying the commands of a mysterious new leader. Devi finds herself torn between proving her own innocence, and countering this deadly new threat.


DEVI - REBIRTH #4

DEVI - REBIRTH #4 [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Siddharth Kotian,Ashwin Pande,Shekhar Kapur
Editor: Graphic India
ISBN-10: 1681245736
Size: 518 kb
Format File: Pdf
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DEVI - REBIRTH #4 by Siddharth Kotian,Ashwin Pande,Shekhar Kapur Book Summary:

FOURTH ISSUE! Leaping from the pages of the DEVI/WITCHBLADE crossover event in January, Graphic is now re-releasing the hit series for a new generation of readers with an all-new backup story and new cover by acclaimed artist JENNY FRISON! From filmmaker, Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Four Feathers) comes DEVI, the warrior goddess of divine myth. Tara Mehta, an unsuspecting young woman in the futuristic city, Sitapur is the new Devi. The battle for Tara¡¯s body and soul has begun as the demonic forces of Bala as well as the priestly Durapasya face off against each other. Meanwhile Tara struggles with the responsibility thrust upon her ¨C a responsibility for which she did not ask. Devi is a story about a young woman battling for survival in a landscape of ancient legends, duty and fate. Where will she fall? Between the Divine and the Diabolical there is Devi. "Devi is the smartest and most imaginative comic on the subject of Goddess-hood since Alan Moore's Promethea." - ComicCritique.com

Download or read DEVI - REBIRTH #4 book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). FOURTH ISSUE! Leaping from the pages of the DEVI/WITCHBLADE crossover event in January, Graphic is now re-releasing the hit series for a new generation of readers with an all-new backup story and new cover by acclaimed artist JENNY FRISON! From filmmaker, Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Four Feathers) comes DEVI, the warrior goddess of divine myth. Tara Mehta, an unsuspecting young woman in the futuristic city, Sitapur is the new Devi. The battle for Tara¡¯s body and soul has begun as the demonic forces of Bala as well as the priestly Durapasya face off against each other. Meanwhile Tara struggles with the responsibility thrust upon her ¨C a responsibility for which she did not ask. Devi is a story about a young woman battling for survival in a landscape of ancient legends, duty and fate. Where will she fall? Between the Divine and the Diabolical there is Devi. "Devi is the smartest and most imaginative comic on the subject of Goddess-hood since Alan Moore's Promethea." - ComicCritique.com