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Advanced Vedic Mathematics

Advanced Vedic Mathematics

The magic wand of Vedic Mathematics that makes complex problems simple! Vedic Mathematics is an ancient technique consisting of sixteen sutras and sixteen sub-sutras. These sutras are not only important in dealing with simple arithmetic and algebraic concepts but are equally good in solving complex problems of higher algebra, trigonometry, calculus and co-ordinate geometry. In this book, renowned mathematician Rajesh Kumar Thakur lays out the unique Vedic sutras and explains their applicability in an easy-to-understand manner. Competitive examinations today test candidates on their aptitude in algebra, arithmetic, geometry and trigonometry—all of which this book helps to hone. It will make complex problems appear simple—be it partial fraction, integration by parts or differentiation—you will be able to tackle them all easily! Read this book and learn how to solve difficult maths problems in less than 30 seconds!

51 Accidental Inventions that Changed the World

51 Accidental Inventions that Changed the World

Did you know? • Ice-lollies were invented when a little boy left a glass of soda water out on a chilly night. • Potato chips were the result of a chef wanting to teach an annoying customer a lesson. • And sandwiches were made when an Earl did not want to get his hands dirty while eating. This book is about the good stuff. The wonderful inventions we now cannot live without—from high-heels to tea-bags, pencils to x-rays, each story is an amazing mix of luck and a whole lot of perseverance and hard work. Imagine what our hot summers would be without ice-lolly? The horrors of never tasting potato chips! What would we do without our quick-fix Superglue? We hardly give a thought to the many little things we use every day. Don’t you think it’s time we learnt about a few stories of origin? Where do they come from? Who invented them and how? Learn about 51 fascinating stories of inventions in a book blending adorable, simple illustrations with lively text bursting with facts. Who knows, you might accidentally come up with an invention one day too!

The RSS: Roadmaps for the 21st Century

The RSS: Roadmaps for the 21st Century

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) continues to make headlines, despite several books tracing its journey. Curiosity about the functioning of the RSS has increased phenomenally as swayamsevaks have risen to top positions in government and the Sangh’s core ideas of Hindu Rashtra and Ekatmata have become the mainstream lexicon of our social and political space.
So, what is the RSS’s imagination for India? If India becomes a Hindu Rashtra, what will be the place of Muslims and other faiths in it? How big is the RSS project of history writing? Will Hindutva override caste politics? And what is the RSS view of social issues pertaining to the changing nature of family, the rights of people with different sexual orientations and the third gender?
These contentious questions are just a few of the myriad political and social issues that Sunil Ambekar, a high-ranking pracharak, analyses in his book, The RSS: Roadmaps for the 21st Century.
Displaying a deep understanding of facts, clarity of thought and attention to detail, Ambekar presents a blend of past milestones, present achievements and future ideas. Having worked at the heart of the Shakha system, he also highlights the internal working of the Sangh—the decisionmaking process, the effective coordination system and means of expansion.

Reset: Regaining India's Economic Legacy

Reset: Regaining India's Economic Legacy

In 1970, at the request of a few Jan Sangh leaders including Nanaji Deshmukh and Jagannathrao Joshi, Subramanian Swamy prepared and presented a Swadeshi Plan. The monograph vociferously demanded that socialism be sacrificed for a competitive market economic system, so India can grow at 10 per cent per year, achieve self-reliance, full employment and produce nuclear weaponry. The then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi denounced the plan as dangerous. Fifty years later, Swamy redefines his path-breaking ideas on India-specific economic development in his seminal work, Reset. It undertakes a nuanced analysis of the manner in which the highly prosperous Indian economy witnessed a long, accelerated decline due to persistent British imperialist aggression, and compares the distinctive manner in which Asian giants—India and China—suffered at the hands of imperialism. He critically analyses the highs and lows of the Nehruvian model of centralized economic planning borrowed from the Soviet Union, and the debilitating circumstances that impelled him, as Commerce Minister in Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar’s government, to draw up a blueprint for economic reforms.

The Mahabharata: Children's Illustrated Classics

The Mahabharata: Children's Illustrated Classics

The Mahabharata is one of the oldest and greatest epics of the world, comprising several stories and characters, adventures and battles, gods, kings and queens, woven into a complex tapestry. This series of ten small books especially designed for young children takes up a skein, unravels it with dexterous simplicity, bringing to the child a glimpse of mythology without losing any of its magic and power. Brilliantly illustrated, these slim books will be a delight to a child who is too young to read by herself, awakening her interest and encouraging her to try. Each book is complete in itself so far as it revolves around a particular event or a story. The greatest Indian classic is replete with tales of courage and wisdom for children, teaching values of a lifetime. This volume of the Mahabharata is an indispensable classic for every home library.

Rs. 2857.0

Rethinking Good Governance: Holding to Account India's Public Institutions

Rethinking Good Governance: Holding to Account India's Public Institutions

Public institutions support good governance, which, in turn, promotes sustainable economic development and, thereby nurtures the welfare of the people. The vital bond between a people and its government is that of trust and these public institutions help maintain that trust. They serve as the pillars supporting the foundation of a robust and vibrant democracy. In Rethinking good governance, Vinod Rai highlights the strength of each of these pillars and analyses the circumstances that may have led to their weakening, resulting in the foundations of our democratic fabric being somewhat shaken. From numerous occasions when parliamentarians failed to adhere to the decorum expected of lawmakers in the house, the serious deficit of impartiality and integrity within the central Bureau of investigation, to the issue of governance that has plagued the Board of control for cricket in India (BCCI) and the imbroglio around the perceived lack of cohesion between the government and the Reserve Bank of India, Rai reveals how each of these instances led to a gradual decline of the independence and autonomy of these institutions over the decade.

100 Greatest Leaders

100 Greatest Leaders

It is often said, ‘Be the change you want to see’. When Malala Yousafzai risked her life to promote education for girls, she stunned the world with her sheer grit! Such is the undaunted spirit of men and women who inspire awe and fearlessness in the masses. This book not only provides short biographical sketches of 100 greatest leaders from across the world, but also showcases inspirational stories from their lives. Leaders such as Barack Obama, Abdul Kalam, Indira Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Abraham Lincoln have not only transformed the lives of others, but have brought about change in such a way that it continues to affect modern lives. More importantly, be it politicians, activists or statesmen, their accomplishments have as much to teach us as their failures!

The Sports Quiz Book

The Sports Quiz Book

Who named Milkha Singh, who won India’s first Commonwealth gold, ‘The Flying Sikh’? According to Usain Bolt, what inspired him to come up with his famous ‘To Di World’ victory pose? The 2010 film Invictus revolves around which sport? Which footballer was described as ‘Pythagoras in boots’ for the complexity and precision of his angled passes? Find the answers to these and many more in The Sports Quiz Book. In these pages, Derek O’Brien brings together an astonishing range of questions in categories that include Athletics, Badminton, Board Games, Boxing, Card Games, Entertainment and Sports, Formula 1, Fifa World Cup, Indian Premier League, Olympic Games, Tennis, Cricket—to name just a few. Also to be found after every chapter are fun, unusual facts and trivia about sports and a compilation of some of the best and most inspiring quotations by sportspersons. So whether you are a quiz buff, a sports maniac or just want to brush up your knowledge about every aspect of sports, The Sports Quiz Book is what you need to catch up on!

Who Killed Liberal Islam?

Who Killed Liberal Islam?

Provocative, insightful, and passionately argued, this book attempts to bring some perspective to an increasingly polarized debate on the crisis of liberalism among Indian Muslims. It raises some profound issues at the heart of the crisis fuelled on the one hand by the growing influence of Wahhabism on Indian Islam—and on the other, by the rise of aggressive right-wing Hindu nationalism which has alienated even moderate Muslims. The book takes head-on the fundamental question: Is liberalism and Islam compatible or mutually exclusive? In doing so, it examines the way Islam is being preached and practiced both in India and abroad, to find answers to such niggling questions as: Who is a ‘good Muslim’? What constitutes the Muslim identity? Why do Muslims across the world remain silent instead of raising their voice for reform of regressive practices such as stoning? The decline of liberal Islam in India, it argues, flows from the wider crisis in Islam globally. Upholding the syncretic ‘Ganga-Jamni tehzeeb’ that characterized Indian Islam, it tries to bring back the emphasis on liberal values of acceptance and inclusivity. It also dissuades secularists against trying to push through sweeping reforms in India before the community is ready for it, warning of a possible hardline backlash as in Turkey and Iran. Who Killed Liberal Islam? offers a much-needed corrective to the self-serving narratives on both sides of a divisive debate, and seeks to help concentrate minds on finding a way through the crisis.

The Greatest Sports Quiz

The Greatest Sports Quiz

Are you fascinated by sports? Do you have a mental record of statistics of famous sportspersons and sporting events? Do you know where famous sports records were set? Or does sports bore you to death because everyone is always quoting facts and figures and there never seems to be anything you can contribute? Whatever be your position, Berty and Akhila have got questions for you! Going beyond their love for certain sports, they have dug out some of the most interesting and intriguing information related to the world of sports and sportspersons—from weird, new hybrid sports to sporting venues to strange records and feats. There’s something for everyone here! The Greatest Sports Quiz will not only entertain but also quickly make you smarter than your peers! Just be a good sport about it!

The Grand History Quiz

The Grand History Quiz

Whether history was your favourite subject or not, The Grand History Quiz will evoke keen interest in history as it unravels magnificent stories from the past, leading you on a quest of exciting discovery. Authors Berty Ashley and Akhila Phadnis have clubbed a wide variety of questions that will make you want to learn more about certain periods and individuals, rather than merely finding the right answer. All the ten chapters have questions that cover cultural history, architecture, famous rulers, important events and cities. So get ready to fight the toughest battles, meet kings and queens, discover ancient artefacts, explore buried cities and much more.

The Bumper Literature Quiz

The Bumper Literature Quiz

Whether you are a pro at general knowledge or just want to have fun learning new and fascinating things, The Bumper Literature Quiz is the go-to book to challenge even the brightest of minds or introduce this world to a beginner. Packed with hundreds of exciting questions about the world of books, you are sure to impress your friends and teachers with interesting details about authors, books and trivia about literature. From science fiction to children’s literature to biographies and autobiographies, the book has questions on a wide range of topics. Moreover, you will get to meet not only the very famous, but also many who are not that wellknown. So put on your thinking cap and get ready to enter the world of letters!

Chandra Shekhar: The Last Icon of Ideological Politics

Chandra Shekhar: The Last Icon of Ideological Politics

This is the story of an ordinary man who did not inherit a grand legacy from a well-established and renowned family; who did not rely on family wealth and eminence; who did not attend any of the prestigious educational institutions in the country or abroad; and who did not command a dedicated vote bank of any specific class, caste or community. Yet he took on the most powerful prime minister of his time and became a formidable opponent of her politics and policies. It is the story of a man who came from a lower middle-class family and who, despite stiff opposition from the most powerful Indian prime minister, Mrs Indira Gandhi, won the nomination to the Congress Working Committee, not once but thrice. Chandra Shekhar: The Last Icon of Ideological Politics is an up-close and extraordinary life story of an ordinary person who rose to become one of the tallest figures in Indian politics.

Heartquake

Heartquake

Once upon a time there was a city plagued by greed, corruption and mysterious deaths… A patriotic IAS officer, Vikram, decides to expose a corrupt and powerful minister, Rudra Pratap Rana (aka RPR), during the latter’s visit to the IAS training academy. The video of Vikram asking the minister some highly embarrassing questions in front of a packed auditorium goes viral. Instead of having Vikram suspended from service, a vengeful RPR unleashes violence on the officer’s family, and to continue the torture, RPR gets Vikram posted as the sub-divisional magistrate in Laxmipur—the politician’s backyard. As soon as Vikram joins duty, RPR resumes his vengeance. However, a new drama unfolds when a large number of people start dying of heart attacks across Laxmipur. As Vikram tries to unravel these mysterious deaths with the help of Veda, a cardiologist, and Raghu, a police officer, extreme panic grips the city, which soon leads to riots and pandemonium. Vikram is left with no other choice but to risk his life to get to the bottom of this mind-numbing situation. Join Vikram in this fast-paced thriller as he fights to save Laxmipur from HEARTQUAKE.

In Conversation with the Stars

In Conversation with the Stars

In Conversation with the Stars is an extraordinary collection of curated interviews with some of the key figures of Hindi cinema. The artists discuss the art and craft of films on the Film Companion platform. In each of the interactions, film critic Anupama Chopra deep dives into what makes an artist— from Shah Rukh Khan to Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma to Priyanka Chopra—tick, providing a window into the people behind the larger-than-life persona. Through wide-ranging and in-depth discussions that make for a rich reading experience, these conversations also reveal how each of them grapple with both success and failure, and what it really means to be in the spotlight. This is a sparkling look into the lives and work of some of the most glittering stars of Indian cinema.

A Dozen and A Half Stories: Things Lost and Found in History

A Dozen and A Half Stories: Things Lost and Found in History

What really happened to the Indus Valley civilization? Where is the lost river of Saraswati? Did the ancient city of Dwarka actually disappear under water? How did the city of muziris fall off the map only to miraculously reappear? Who stole the kohi- no or? What is the secret behind the last door of the Padmanabhaswamy temple? Piece together puzzles from the past with the first book in this exciting new series that looks at some of the most intriguing, head-scratching, spine-tingling mysteries about things lost and found in Indian history. From strange disappearances to cryptic comebacks, from mystifying monuments to long-lost treasure, this book will serve you history with a whole lot of mystery and mayhem.

Asoka: The Buddhist Emperor of India

Asoka: The Buddhist Emperor of India

Asoka: The Buddhist Emperor of India is regarded as a culturally important work in the historiography of the life and times of King Asoka. A masterpiece when it was first published, its importance has only increased with time.

Dhyan: Superpower of Man

Dhyan: Superpower of Man

What happens if one fine morning you awake to the reality that you have not achieved anything that has the power to provide you absolute peace and ananda, or joy? With all the material wealth and benefits that you have acquired in life, your life still looks meaningless to you? And you are faced with the question: What went wrong and where? This question sets you on the path of the search for Truth. And Dhyan: Superpower of Man does exactly that. This book connects you with your soul and helps you find meaning, without which a void is left in your life. Dhyan, awareness, or soul, in turn leads one on the sure path to inner peace and joy. Dhyan is the light itself. Let us use it in removing the darkness we are surrounded with.

Amazing Secrets of Hinduism: Hindu Culture and Incredible India

Amazing Secrets of Hinduism: Hindu Culture and Incredible India

After two international bestsellers, Am I a Hindu? and Amazing Secrets of the Bhagavad Gita, Ed Viswanathan’s third book is an equally thought-provoking and educational book on Hindu culture and the history of India. The whole idea behind this book is to educate people about India and Hinduism from a cultural and historical perspective, in simple language. The narrative is presented in the form of topics that focus on explaining key concepts such as Karma, Maya, Heaven and Hell; and questions such as ‘Who is a Hindu?’, ‘Why should I be a Hindu?’ and ‘What makes Hinduism great?’. This book is a must-read, especially for cynics, as the author invites readers to investigate and question everything in the book, since a true seeker will only search for truth.

Kashmir: Rage and Reason

Kashmir: Rage and Reason

Blending analyses with anecdotes, Kashmir: Rage and reason is the Valley new-age writing, which traces, in lucid language, the region’s tortured history, the many facets of Kashmiri nationalism and the betrayals. The author has woven together his anecdotes and people narratives from ground zero to give us the real picture in all its starkness, minus any journalistic dressing.

Saving India from Indira: The Untold Story of Emergency

Saving India from Indira: The Untold Story of Emergency

‘Goyal was not merely witness to history but an active participant in its making.’ —Arun Jaitley During the nearly seventy-two years since Independence, India has deviated from democratic life only once—during the twenty-one months of Indira Gandhi’s Emergency. Saving India from Indira describes the events leading up to, and during the darkest days of, democratic India, as they actually unfolded. Recounted by J.P. Goyal, a key lawyer for Raj Narain in the famous election case against Mrs Gandhi that led to the imposition of the so-called National Emergency on 25 June 1975 at the behest of then prime minister Indira Gandhi, this no-holdsbarred account of a crucial insider describes the twists and turns in this case in the Allahabad High Court and the Supreme Court of India. It gives a blow-by-blow account of the battle that Goyal, along with a battery of lawyers, waged in the Supreme Court to defend the Constitution of India against the amendments that could alter its basic structure. This gripping narrative includes an account of Goyal’s meetings with political leaders in jail, including Jayaprakash Narayan and Raj Narain, and reveals many hitherto unknown facts that Goyal was privy to. Saving India from Indira is a sharp memoir of one of those few who fought against the misdeeds of the dark era and recorded events for posterity.

FROM VEDANTA TO WHATSAPP

FROM VEDANTA TO WHATSAPP

Long before the blitz of ‘modern age’ wiped away our patience, it was stories that were the most potent medium to transfer the accumulated wisdom of mankind. From politics to spirituality, and from commerce to war, stories were used as a knowledge tool. The bestselling author, voracious reader and accomplished technology professional that Dev Prasad is, he always felt the irresistible need of reinventing and revitalizing storytelling to address problems of modern-day living. The present volume is born of that effort. More than a carefully collated anthology of tales both ancient and new, and anecdotes, both personal and apocryphal, From Vedanta to WhatsApp is meant to be a ready reckoner for one and all, as we wade through the challenges of everyday life. So keep that smartphone away and dive into the addictive world of storytelling!

VISIBLE MUSLIM, INVISIBLE CITIZEN: Understanding Islam in Indian Democracy

VISIBLE MUSLIM, INVISIBLE CITIZEN: Understanding Islam in Indian Democracy

Our understanding of religion in modern India is, amongst others, greatly influenced by Hinduism as we have known it over the years and the distorted aggressive political statement of Hindutva. In the highly polarized milieu of recent times, Salman Khurshid attempts to place Islam in the context of modernism, and the Indian Muslim in the perspective of contemporary politics. Visible Muslim, Invisible Citizen explains Islam to non-Muslims who do not know enough about it; places the identity of the Indian Muslim in the context of Indian democracy; and deciphers the Muslim mind in social and political contexts, beyond theology. Khurshid undertakes this onerous task primarily for the benefit of Hindus, many of whom in recent years have been forced to misunderstand Muslims and Islam. Most importantly, it is also for the Muslims themselves, to help them steer out of the morass, partly of their own making.

Rs. 371.25

The Unprodigal

The Unprodigal

From the heart of modern India comes a story of fathers and sons. Aryan, the genius, dashing and now-failed son of the country’s richest and most powerful scion, finds himself chugging into danger on a desert train to nowhere. It has been months since the only person he loved and cherished, his grandfather Aryaman, has died under mysterious circumstances, and Aryan has given his all to unearth the truth. Yet he seems to have fallen short, for the conspiracy he had gotten wind of is not only closer but bigger than what he had imagined. But in the darkest hour before dawn, in a hopeless place and amongst strangers, the truth awaits Aryan. He will have to make the longest journey of his life—both inside and out—for it. He will have to stitch together pieces of his early life—his struggles, loves, victories, regrets, faith and the values given to him by his grandfather—to fight against the mightiest. Will Aryan find the true courage for a final stand? Will the son become the father? Or will the truth make him...The Unprodigal.

Books published by Rupa Publications India at best prices | Best of Rupa Publications India (722 books)

Books published by Rupa Publications India at best prices | Best of Rupa Publications India (722 books) Price
Advanced Vedic Mathematics Rs. 195.0
51 Accidental Inventions that Changed the World Rs. 245.0
The RSS: Roadmaps for the 21st Century Rs. 350.0
Reset: Regaining India's Economic Legacy Rs. 450.0
The Mahabharata: Children's Illustrated Classics Rs. 2857.0
Rethinking Good Governance: Holding to Account India's Public Institutions Rs. 416.0
100 Greatest Leaders Rs. 165.0
The Sports Quiz Book Rs. 100.0
Who Killed Liberal Islam? Rs. 540.0
The Greatest Sports Quiz Rs. 90.0
The Grand History Quiz Rs. 90.0
The Bumper Literature Quiz Rs. 100.0
Chandra Shekhar: The Last Icon of Ideological Politics Rs. 400.0
Heartquake Rs. 150.0
In Conversation with the Stars Rs. 200.6
A Dozen and A Half Stories: Things Lost and Found in History Rs. 180.0
Asoka: The Buddhist Emperor of India Rs. 152.0
Dhyan: Superpower of Man Rs. 200.6
Amazing Secrets of Hinduism: Hindu Culture and Incredible India Rs. 200.6
Kashmir: Rage and Reason Rs. 250.0
Saving India from Indira: The Untold Story of Emergency Rs. 331.0
FROM VEDANTA TO WHATSAPP Rs. 150.0
VISIBLE MUSLIM, INVISIBLE CITIZEN: Understanding Islam in Indian Democracy Rs. 371.25
The Unprodigal Rs. 170.0

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