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THE POLITICAL IDEAS OF RABINDRANATH TAGORE: Reflections of a Public Intellectual

THE POLITICAL IDEAS OF RABINDRANATH TAGORE: Reflections of a Public Intellectual

Revered both in South Asia and the world as a great poet and literary figure, Rabindranath Tagore was also a courageous public intellectual. Two-thirds of his writings were essays and letters in which he articulated his views on issues that were political, social and economic in nature. The Political Ideas of Rabindranath Tagore analyzes in depth his views in a chronological and historical way—the way Tagore desired that he be remembered. His criticisms of imperialism and nationalism, his faith in pluralism, his severe indictment of totalitarian communism and fascism and his fiercely liberal beliefs make him a man to be studied again and again if we are to understand the times we live in.

INCREDIBLE INDIA 2.0: Synergies for Growth and Governance

INCREDIBLE INDIA 2.0: Synergies for Growth and Governance

In incredible India 2.0, Amitabh Kant covers a wide range of aspects that India must achieve to become a world-leading nation. From developing clusters that foster productivity and innovation, thereby making India The global hub for seamlessly doing business, to creating an ecosystem of shared mobility to become a critical enabler of growth in urban areas, to the manner in which the aspirational district programme is forging the first step to ensuring a nationally inclusive development strategy, these developments show the extent of the path-breaking solutions for key sectors that can emerge as the cornerstone for India’s future growth. These unique and focused ideas form a ready reference not just for young minds, but will also enthuse and inspire future leaders of this great country on their journey to make India a global powerhouse.

KHANTASTIC: The untold story of Bollywood's trio

KHANTASTIC: The untold story of Bollywood's trio

Did Shah Rukh Khan reject Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge? Did Aamir Khan audition for Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak? Was Salman Khan’s voice dubbed by another in Maine Pyar Kiya? Did Salman’s and Aamir’s ¬film rejections give Shah Rukh Bollywood on a platter? KHANtastic answers all these questions. Destiny binds together this charismatic trio—Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir. They not only started their journey in Bollywood around the same time but also share vestiges of Pashtun descent in their bloodline. Over time, their tempestuous rivalry turned into friendship as they became an indomitable triumvirate. Three diff¬erent, yet magnetic personalities—they form the three points of the invisible Bandra Triangle in Mumbai as their brotherhood reigns permanently over a capricious Bollywood.

Strange and Mysterious Places the World Forgot

Strange and Mysterious Places the World Forgot

Have you heard of a lake where you can find hundreds of skeletons floating on the clear, blue waters? Would you believe it if we told you that there’s a gate that drips blood? Have you ever seen a tree as big as an entire forest… or a palace that has no pillars? How about a monastery that looks like a giant honeycomb from a distance?Strap yourself in and get ready for a swashbuckling tour across India with the second book in this exciting new series, A Dozen and a Half Stories, and discover the secrets behind some of the most mysterious places that you didn’t even know existed.From a fort where entry after sunset is forbidden to a one-of-a-kind crater created by a huge chip of the moon, from a church that drowns every monsoon and re-emerges during the summers, to pillars that sing Sa Re Ga Ma, these places will spook you, send shivers down the spine, make you gasp, and leave you with more questions than answers!

She Dared: Women in Indian Sports

She Dared: Women in Indian Sports

These are the stories of leading women of Indian sports, starting with the Golden girls, br.T. Usha, M.Br>d valsamma, shiny Wilson and Vandana Rao, to Ashwini nachappa, anju Bobby George, karnam malleswari, M.C. Mary Kom, Sania Mirza, SA in a Nehwal, br.V. Sindhu, deep a Malik, Sakshi Malik, Jwala gutta, Ashwini ponnappa, dipa karmakar, dutee Chand, deep I ka Kumari, santhi soundaraja, hima Das, saikhom Mirabai chanu, Rani rampal, Manu bhaker, apurvi chandela and Anjum moudgil. Senior journalists Abhishek Dubai and sanjeeb Mukherjea travel the length and breadth of the country to bring out stories that have taken shape after a series of conversations with these leading sportspersons over a period of time.

Letters of Mahatma Gandhi

Letters of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi’s letters have been described as ‘an incredibly important document in world history’. his followers have called them outspoken and believers have labelled them fearless, while the British government smelled sedition in them. Addressed to several leaders across the globe, his friends and family in India, his companions in the freedom struggle and his fellow inmates at Sabarmati ashram, the letters in this volume give us an unparalleled insight into the mind of the Mahatma. Ranging from emotional to practical and intense to poetic, letters of Mahatma Gandhi speak volumes about his clarity of thought and expression.

A MURDER IN MUSSOORIE AND OTHER TALES

A MURDER IN MUSSOORIE AND OTHER TALES

September 1911. The sleepy little hill-town of mussoorie—british in its garb and Indian in its soul—is jolted out of its Reverie by a mysterious murder. A woman is found dead in her bed, her body laid out perfectly, and the door locked from inside. Sundry suspects and sensational speculations about black magic and crystal-gazing abound, but no one has been able to identify the murderer. Outgrowing the small town, the story travels to all the way to Faraway London, and catches the fancy of the master of mysteries, Arthur Conan Doyle… interwoven with clever wit and lively humour, a murder in Mussoorie and other tales will transport you to a world of wonder and adrenaline-pumping adventure.

The Weight of a Cherry Blossom

The Weight of a Cherry Blossom

If you took a map and pinned each city I've lived in, I'd exist somewhere in the tautness of the string attaching one point to the other. If a life is lived across many homes—from balmy Chennai to muggy Mumbai, the crackling expansiveness of Delhi to the breath-taking splendour of Vancouver in spring—where do you truly belong? If you are constantly on the move, is home just what customs can clear? And how do you find love, in the middle of it all, when you do not or cannot stay in one city long enough? Funny, poignant and reflective, the weight of a Cherry blossom is a fable of rootlessness and belonging in the modern world. It is equal parts a story of urban loneliness and self-discovery, and of the healing powers of kinship and love. Revisiting the awkwardness of adolescence and the chaos of growing up, it looks The foibles of adulthood irreverent in the eye. Tracing the powerful patterns of family, friendship, storytelling, fear, love and loss from her childhood to the teetering end of her twenties, Shruti buddhavarapu takes you through the embarrassing yet affirming adventures of a life lived with one's heart on one's sleeve—through illness, despair and joy.

Greatest Folk Tales of Bihar

Greatest Folk Tales of Bihar

There are human skulls speaking to men. There are demonesses falling in love with their prey. There is a jackal pretending to be a priest and a donkey that goes beyond his duty. These are stories from the soil of Bihar, from the land of Bhojpuri and Maithili—stories that have traversed centuries and created a catalogue of oral wisdom. The Greatest Folk Tales of Bihar is a collection of timeless tales that have been told through generations, are adored for being a literature and treated as sacred testament of village wisdom. The stories are a source of joy for younger generations and a celebration of the past for the older ones. Firmly grounded in village life with characters both human and animals, The Greatest Folk Tales of Bihar is an enchanting read to draw you into a world of its own.

PAX SINICA: Implications for the Indian Dawn

PAX SINICA: Implications for the Indian Dawn

Soon after his elevation to the post of General Secretary of the Communist party of China, XI Jinping rapidly consolidated power at home and expanded China’s influence in the international system. His desire to achieve the ‘China dream’ by the middle of the century has seen him steadily erode the norm of ‘collective leadership’ at home and has made China’s presence across Eurasia and the Indo-Pacific more expansive. He has determinedly set about reshaping the world order for the benefit of his Communist party. Samir Saran and Akhil DEO offer a retrospective reading of how this came to embracing the key policy shifts that have come to define China in the XI Jinping era. From the creation of the Asian infrastructure investment Bank to the Doklam standoff, they identify pivotal decisions and events that have shaped China’s engagement with the worlds how global powers, especially India, have responded to the middle kingdom’s rise.

BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY: Past, Present and Future: Story of the World's Largest Political Party

BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY: Past, Present and Future: Story of the World's Largest Political Party

On 29th March, 2015, at BJP’s old Office at 11, Ashoka road, a digital counter was ticking. Party workers, Office Bearers and even Staff, all were staring at the digital screen. The screen was showing the total number of party members enrolled through the Party’s new ‘sadasyata Abhiyan’ (membership drive). the Party’s National President Amit Shah was in Office that day. With a childlike eagerness in his eyes, he too was looking at the digital counter. As soon as the counter hit the target, the whole Office erupted in euphoria. It reached 8.8 crore members, surpassing the Communist party of China. The ambitious membership drive was Shah's idea. Next day every leading newspaper reported it bold and clear—bjp becomes the largest political party in the world. How did this happen? Was it merely a numerical exercise which boosted Bharatiya Janata Party’s fortunes or was it the case of an idea whose time had come? From a mere two seats in the LoC Sabha in 1984 to now having decimated the opposition, can this juggernaut be attributed to only the modi-shah duo or the reasons run deep into the complexity of the highly misunderstood Hindu TV a movement? To answer these questions, Shantanu Gupta travels back into the history of the right-wing movements in India, from their ideological origins to the evolution of their nationalist idea, bringing together a comprehensive study of not just BJP as a political party but of an ideological entity which defines the nationalist movement in the country like never before.

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.

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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.

Books published by Rupa Publications India at best prices | Best of Rupa Publications India (733 books)

Books published by Rupa Publications India at best prices | Best of Rupa Publications India (733 books) Price
THE POLITICAL IDEAS OF RABINDRANATH TAGORE: Reflections of a Public Intellectual Rs. 168.0
INCREDIBLE INDIA 2.0: Synergies for Growth and Governance Rs. 435.0
KHANTASTIC: The untold story of Bollywood's trio Rs. 180.0
Strange and Mysterious Places the World Forgot Rs. 105.0
She Dared: Women in Indian Sports Rs. 175.0
Letters of Mahatma Gandhi Rs. 105.0
A MURDER IN MUSSOORIE AND OTHER TALES Rs. 130.0
The Weight of a Cherry Blossom Rs. 152.0
Greatest Folk Tales of Bihar Rs. 230.0
PAX SINICA: Implications for the Indian Dawn Rs. 446.0
BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY: Past, Present and Future: Story of the World's Largest Political Party Rs. 450.0
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

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