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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.

If History Has Taught Us Anything

If History Has Taught Us Anything

If History Has Taught Us Anything sifts through the rubble of time to tell some classic stories from History—the master storyteller. The idea of A’maal or Karma—that deeds have repercussions for the doer—is used as a silent leitmotif throughout, bringing home a larger lesson to the reader.

Sanjay Dutt: One Man, Many Lives

Sanjay Dutt: One Man, Many Lives

≪ what the world knows about Sanjay duty is only half-truths. best-selling author, film producer and renowned journalist Ram Kamal Mukherjee unravels the enigma and stigma surrounding Sanju Baba. There can be no last word on Sanjay Dutt. Ever. Even as he walks a free man after more than three decades of prison terms and controversies, Dutt remains a classic case study in all that defines the ‘star’ system in Hollywood industry known for its deep-rooted sense of entitlement. However, there is one question that dominates: who is the real Sanjay duty? Is he a man who has been ‘wronged by the media’, as his friend and filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani wants everyone to believe? Is he a son who could never recover from his mother’s death? Is he a son whose father political leanings made him an easy target? Or is he a myth, created by a consortium of film journalists, industry insiders, political fiends and adversaries? Delving deep into both the man and his circumstances, Sanjay Dutt: one man, many lives tells the Uncut, untold and uncensored story of Sanjay balraj duty. What emerges is an accountant much about one man's laudable efforts to keep reinventing himself, as it is about his privileges. Privileges that were seldom earned and always taken for granted. This is the closest anyone can ever come to understanding Sanju Baba.

Wisdom of the Gods for You and Me

Wisdom of the Gods for You and Me

‘Devdutt Pattanaik is an exponent of myths, using them [to] deepen storytelling, and obtain a sense of life and living’ —Scroll.in Hindu mythology is vast and voluminous. There is so much we don’t know or that has not been presented in a simplified way, making sense to contemporary times. This special omnibus edition brings together two bestselling books by Devdutt Pattanaik, India’s most famous and renowned mythologist. My Gita and My Hanuman Chalisa are part of a series where Devdutt does ‘darshan’ of the scriptures, not just gods, and helps readers navigate through scriptures that seem forbidding (Bhagavad Gita) and simple ones whose sophistication is often overlooked (Hanuman Chalisa).

Think, Lead and Strategize Like Kumar Mangalam Birla

Think, Lead and Strategize Like Kumar Mangalam Birla

The key to success is not destiny and coincidence as many believe, but a well-rounded strategy, managerial excellence and most importantly, clear and precise thoughts. These are also the traits that helped Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, expand the business from a $2 billion group to a whopping $30 billion giant in just about fifteen years! In Think, Lead and Strategize Like Kumar Mangalam Birla, the first of the Management Lessons From The Masters series, Rajiv Agarwal shows how the group rose to the top in diverse industries—be it telecom, asset management, cement or chemicals—under the astute leadership of Mr Birla. Displaying attention to detail and a deep understanding, the author uncovers little-known details about one of India’s game-changing and most profitable brands. Lucidly written and sharply argued, this is a must-read for anyone who wants to run a successful business and thrive like an industry giant.

20 Greatest Artists

20 Greatest Artists

Is it a plane? A bird? Or a woman’s face with features all mixed up? Welcome to the world of twenty greatest artists who taught people to view the familiar and the everyday, in ways that were new, revolutionary and never imagined before. From the Old Masters of perspective and chiaroscuro, like Vermeer and Da Vinci, to innovators and experimenters of form, line and material, like Monet and Amrita Sher-Gil, these artists have shown that when it comes to art, there are no limitations on what is beautiful or evocative. This book explores the lives—at times tragic and misunderstood; at times exuberant and scandalous—of these great pioneers of art, candidly describing the highs and lows each went through. In doing so, it also traces influential artistic movements down the ages and how they impacted the wider world of politics, culture and history. 20 Greatest Artists offers a peek into the colourful lives of great artists and their works of art.

Super Tips for Super Memory

Super Tips for Super Memory

There are so many things about our brain that we don’t know. For instance, how is it that one has good memory while another does not, despite there being no difference in their brains? How are ideas generated? How do we remember what we learn? How and where are memories stored? What triggers memory? If you wish to know the answers to these and more, This book is for you! Super tips for super memory will not only help you identify your learning and working style but also teach you how to strengthen your brain’s retentive power through activities, game models, quizzes and riddles. It provides you with simple tips and techniques along with some unique methods to achieve wonderful results, not only in academics but also in life. What’s more, it also contains: more than 5 assessment exercises over 10 Learning methodologies more than 50 activities, brain quizzes and riddles a complete action plan a feedback mechanism this book is your first step to achieving super memory, and each learning capsule will enable you to master Your ability to fly limitlessly.

Hindu Dharma and the Culture Wars

Hindu Dharma and the Culture Wars

‘Culture war’ is a term that originated with the nineteenth-century German nation-builder Otto von Bismarck, who initiated a struggle with the Church on control over education, and called it ‘Kulturkampf’ (culture war). The same issue—minus the Church—is a contentious one in India, with both the history curriculum and the allotment of authority over education being much discussed. Other themes partly overlap with and partly differ from those in the culture wars in the US, where the term has gained currency to designate the debate between modern and religious worldviews. Specific to India are the debates about the definition of Hinduism and secularism, and the antagonisms within both. In a country where religion is inextricably woven into the social fabric, and multiple stratifications exist, ‘culture’ becomes a pervasive reality in every sphere of life. In this context, culture wars assume a significance of great consequence—both immediate and far reaching. In Hindu Dharma and the Culture Wars, Koenraad Elst broaches a discussion on Hindu ideology, Hindutva and the Indian national identity, hoping to take this uniquely national conversation forward.

Rs. 343.65

Politics of Jugaad

Politics of Jugaad

Politics of jugaad examines the History of coalition governments to project the possibilities of one, as the countdown to the 2019 Lok Sabha election begins. It asks whether coalitions are an inevitability we have to live with, especially since coalitions have been unstable, and whether they also hold out the promise of greater democratization in a nation as diverse as ours. It analyses the possibilities of the formation of coalitions in various states and their chances of success and failure, leading up to the question: can a few Regional Parties potentially tip the Scales and defeat the Modi-led BJP? In this most authoritative volume, Saba naqvi strikes the perfect balance between precise argument and fresh prose, minutely discussing what could be the direction, Politics and policy of India’s next coalition government. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the nature of transformation in Indian political Parties and their role in Contemporary times.

Books published by Rupa Publications India at best prices | Best of Rupa Publications India (714 books)

Books published by Rupa Publications India at best prices | Best of Rupa Publications India (714 books) Price
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
If History Has Taught Us Anything Rs. 152.0
Sanjay Dutt: One Man, Many Lives Rs. 352.0
Wisdom of the Gods for You and Me Rs. 416.0
Think, Lead and Strategize Like Kumar Mangalam Birla Rs. 245.0
20 Greatest Artists Rs. 144.0
Super Tips for Super Memory Rs. 145.0
Hindu Dharma and the Culture Wars Rs. 343.65
Politics of Jugaad Rs. 226.0

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