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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.

Think, Eat, Live Smart

Think, Eat, Live Smart

Concentrate on your overall well-being and Weight Loss is sure to follow. Think, eat, live smart is a comprehensive yet concise handbook on holistic healthy lifestyle. In today’s world, where bookstores are filled with Health Books obsessed with weight loss, Dr hooda’s stance is clear–she does not want to add another Weight Loss book to the world. Instead, what she wants to and does beautifully, is help Readers choose prevention as a path to healthy living. This book touches upon subjects ranging from balancing nutrients in food, Food myths, challenges posed by the Indian diet, behaviour modification such as stress Management and portion control, to the importance of sleep, gut health, hormones and much more. It also provides various case studies to relate to Readers across all age groups.

Kashmir As I See It: From within and afar

Kashmir As I See It: From within and afar

Stories of the trauma and betrayal faced by Kashmiris have been told, the Events retraced and analysis offered. And yet, one of the most long-standing disputes in India’s post-Independence History remains unsettled. If it were up to Lal Ded, a Sufi poet, she would offer the most difficult solution so far—to look within. Kashmir as I see it, a Personal journey interspersed with geopolitical analysis, is not only about the state but also about the voice that yearns to be Home again. Ashok Dhar slowly and carefully uncovers multiple layers of the conflict to show that apart from being a territorial dispute, it is also about historicity, morality and leadership—aspects that have been neglected so far. He holds that looking merely at the legality of the state’s accession is like looking at an iceberg; peace will not come if we have not examined what Kashmiriyat is. This rigorously researched and passionately honest account shows us a way to look for solutions that are not merely reflective but practical, using Tools extracted from Management studies such as game theory. A radical approach that Throws open a new Window of inquiry to resolve an age-old issue!.

Give Your Heart a Break

Give Your Heart a Break

When is it enough, really enough? In love, never! In abuse, forever. Written flawlessly with tenderness and fury, heartbreak and acceptance, give your heart a break is the story of addya, a flamboyant, confident woman, leading a carefree life. That is, until the day she gets married, and her life suddenly takes a turn for the worse. Caught in a steadily deteriorating relationship, addya is stretched to her limits as she tries to cope. Through it all, she has her brother Agastya standing by her side like a rock, vowing to avenge his sister. Will addya be able to survive unscathed? Will Agastya succeed in seeking justice? Or will he succumb to the wounds of his past? Can the love of his life, tarjani, provide him succour? Inspired by a true story, this is an incredible tale of abuse and vulnerability, of the exhilaration of romance, of an unshakeable sibling bond that is at once unique and universal. Above all, this is br>anuj tiwari’s unsparing account of love and loss, capturing the grit and courage of a woman trapped in a loveless relationship.

The Ultimate IPL Quiz

The Ultimate IPL Quiz

When C.K. Nayudu made his way on to Lord’s to lead India in its first-ever test match in 1932, little did he know that seventy-five years later, the nation would find a new pitch and a new obsession, called the Indian premier League (IPL). what followed was a pure, unadulterated Cricket Carnival, which combined the spirit of the game with explosive Entertainment and a host of Hollywood stars thrown in for good measure. So, if you think Chris Gayle and viral Kohli are the grandest giants that have walked across the 22 yards, brandishing the Willow, here is a quiz Book that promises more googlies than the ones you may ever Face on the field. Trivia junkies will be stumped when they find out the name of the only English player to be involved in the first season, or discover the world’s first ‘Green’ Stadium that took cover under Solar panels. The nerd in you will be completely bowled when you know why an Umpire was given ‘out’ from an IPL season, or the inspiration behind hoog Lee. Play on!.

Rs. 100.86

Satyajit Ray’s Heroes and Heroines

Satyajit Ray’s Heroes and Heroines

Satyajit Ray first placed India on the map of World cinema with his 1955-classic Pather Panchali. In a career spanning nearly four decades and including twenty-seven feature films, Ray is undoubtedly the most-known Indian film-maker till date. It will probably not be an exaggeration to state that in Indian cinema Ray’s profiling of characters and his casting acumen resulted in some of the best on-screen performances it has ever seen. This book examines some of the most memorable characters put up by the maverick on the silver screen.

Gopalganj to Raisina Road

Gopalganj to Raisina Road

Few Indian politicians can match the mass appeal and charisma of Lalu Prasad Yadav. As the leader of a political party, as the chief minister of Bihar and as Union minister, he blazed a trail, bringing a dash of rustic wit and flair into the nation political narrative of drab ‘political correctness’. although essentially a Regional leader, his influence has extended beyond his Home state, often impacting important political developments at the centre. Gopalganj to raising road is the journey of India’s most colourful political leader. From his humble origins in phulwaria village to his remarkable rise as Railway minister, the narrative relives the twists and turns and the highs and lows of his life. In doing so, it reveals little-known facets of many inflection points in the nation history: The emergency, how he got V.Br. Singh to implement the explosive mandal Commission recommendations, the arrest of veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani during the latter Rath Yatra, Sonia Gandhi’s decision to not lead the up a government, his acceptance of Manmohan Singh’s candidature for prime Ministership in 2004, and his dramatic relationship with friend-turned-foe nitish Kumar. A political potboiler as never seen before, Lalu Prasad yadav’s autobiography is the most important book if one has to understand the evolution of the Politics of the Dalits and the marginalized.

Gopalganj to Raisina Road

Gopalganj to Raisina Road

Few Indian politicians can match the mass appeal and charisma of Lalu Prasad Yadav. As the leader of a political party, as the chief minister of Bihar and as Union minister, he blazed a trail, bringing a dash of rustic wit and flair into the nation political narrative of drab ‘political correctness’. although essentially a Regional leader, his influence has extended beyond his Home state, often impacting important political developments at the centre. Gopalganj to raising road is the journey of India’s most colourful political leader. From his humble origins in phulwaria village to his remarkable rise as Railway minister, the narrative relives the twists and turns and the highs and lows of his life. In doing so, it reveals little-known facets of many inflection points in the nation history: The emergency, how he got V.Br. Singh to implement the explosive mandal Commission recommendations, the arrest of veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani during the latter Rath Yatra, Sonia Gandhi’s decision to not lead the up a government, his acceptance of Manmohan Singh’s candidature for prime Ministership in 2004, and his dramatic relationship with friend-turned-foe nitish Kumar. A political potboiler as never seen before, Lalu Prasad yadav’s autobiography is the most important book if one has to understand the evolution of the Politics of the Dalits and the marginalized.

Essential Vivekananda

Essential Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda remains an icon for all time, especially for the youth. He touched the lives of numerous personalities across the globe, including physicists like Nikola Tesla and J.C. Bose; and entrepreneurs like Rockefeller and J.R.Br>d Tata. His famous Chicago address at the Parliament of religions in 1893 is considered the turning point in the revival of Hindu pride at a universal level. His speeches and writings cover a vast range of topics—from Science to spirituality, from Technology to casteism, from Yoga to Vedanta. In a short lifespan of thirty-nine years, he triggered National resurgence in all walks of life. Essential Vivekananda is a compact, concise, representation that unveils all the shades of his personality and gives the reader an essential understanding of Swami Vivekananda monk and the man. It serves to introduce Readers to his life, message and influence, and hopes to urge the reader to go to the original sources and know more about this glorious son of India.

Oxygen Manifesto

Oxygen Manifesto

Oxygen manifesto is a story of the triumph of ordinary People over the might of the establishment in their battle to save the environment. Thatha lives in a remote and inaccessible part of Manipur and Ravi is a young IAS Officer from the Tamil Nadu Cadre. Circumstances bring them together and they create the most effective environmental movement the World has ever seen. They shun the Politics of criticism and Personal attacks and focus on establishing a new Polity based on the principles of environmental protection, habitat conservation, direct Civil action and democratic Decentralization. Oxygen manifesto is an engaging story about environmental degradation and the impact of the Anthropocene. It exposes the myth around wealth creation and the paradigm of economic growth. It also plants a development narrative that is environment-centric—an idea which is considered fringe in today’s times, but is bound to emerge as a mainstream thought in the future. The story also has an undercurrent of minimalism and Veganism, as opposed to consumerism and wasteful consumption. A novel concept of taxing Goods and Services based on their carbon and Water footprint has also been introduced by the writer. This is a must-read for anyone who cares about the Future of human civilization.

An Undocumented Wonder

An Undocumented Wonder

Elections in India are a mammoth exercise. How does the election Commission of India overcome this challenge. What is the secret behind its uninterrupted success. Which ideals and principles drive the People who are involved in accomplishing this mammoth task. And, how did India emerge as the ‘global gold standard’ in conducting elections. The former chief election commissioner, Dr Quraishi takes us through these questions and tells the story of the great Indian elections.

Mann Ki Baat – 50 Episodes Special Edition: A Social Revolution on Radio

Mann Ki Baat – 50 Episodes Special Edition: A Social Revolution on Radio

‘Mann ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popular and ubiquitous monthly Radio address has developed into a tour de force in itself. The programme that began on Vijaya dashami in 2014 (3rd October) has gone on for more than fifty episodes and counting! Given its stupendous success, there has been considerable curiosity about the origins of ‘Mann ki Baat’, the idea behind it and the mind of the man behind the inspiring voice that has been reaching millions every month. In times when visual content dominates communication, ‘Mann ki Baat’ has become one of the most popular programmes in the History of radio, not just in India but also worldwide. How did this happen? What are the behind-the-scenes stories that made this happen? This book answers these questions and more. This book displays the common thread of positivity and optimism that prime Minister Modi has woven through his ‘Mann ki Baat’ and how this thread has been picked up by common Indians and turned into a mass movement. This is a rare and exclusive opportunity for Readers to discover the unknown facets of the Prime Minister thinking and beliefs related to ‘Mann ki Baat’, revealed by him to the authors of the book. The insights that emerge from the transcripts of the Radio address are the most important contribution of this book. The interesting anecdotes shared by the members of the Prime Minister core team and People from all India Radio and MyGov quench people’s curiosity about the minute but interesting details of how the idea of a Radio programme came up, how the name and frequency were decided and how the format was chalked out, among other things.

Energizing India

Energizing India

Energizing India: fuelling a billion lives brings together top global Energy experts, academics and policy makers, contributing an insightful and engaging compilation of Essays on the various facets of energy-related Issues in India and the world. Edited by shreerupa Mitra, this book comes at a Time when global Energy consumption is seeing unprecedented growth while new sources of Energy are gaining currency and old ones are threatened by geopolitical upheavals. The illustrious list of contributors include Kirk Smith, Bob Dudley, Daniel yergin, fatih birol, Dharmendra Pradhan, Mohammad sanusi barkindo, Anil kakodkar, Arvind panagariya and Anil Jain among others. The Essays also elucidate and assess India’s position in the global Energy landscape by taking into account current World Politics. The book examines the idea of Energy justice with a focus on sustainability, affordability, infrastructure expansion and Issues associated with climate change. An initiative of tef, energizing India will Interest students, academics and policy make Rs alike.

20 Greatest Political Philosophers

20 Greatest Political Philosophers

Where does the word ‘political’ come from? Which Indian statesman came up with the art of foreign diplomacy a full 1, 700 years before an Italian wrote something similar? Which woman philosopher wrote about the rights of man before she wrote its counterpart for women? 20 greatest political philosophers is a fascinating handbook that explores the lives and works of some of the most influential political philosophers the World has witnessed. It opens up a World buzzing with ideas, theories and practical wisdom, ranging from classical to contemporary, and from Western Europe to East Asia. An ideal introduction to political Philosophy for all inquiring minds, this book brings together the lives of these great Men and women, along with their contribution to the development of this field, providing Readers an insight into the theories and thoughts that have had the maximum influence on political and legal institutions of the modern world.

Draupadi

Draupadi

Being born a princess, and raised by a loving father and three doting brothers would make life seem like a bed of roses to any woman. Born out of the sacred fire, Draupadi is no ordinary woman, and her destiny cannot be to walk the beaten path. Witnessing estrangement and betrayal within her own Family makes her perceptive and intuitive beyond her years. Complicated marital relationships, a meteoric rise and a fateful loss, humiliation unheard of and a pledge of revenge, all culminating in a bloody war—her ordeal seemed never-ending. Yet she Stands up to it all—never succumbing, never breaking. One of the most unforgettable characters of the Mahabharata, Draupadi shows what a woman is capable of. Told with great sensitivity and passion, this book brings alive a character of epic proportions that resonates with every reader across space and time.

Tiger in the Tunnel

Tiger in the Tunnel

For decades now, Ruskin Bond has been charming us with his captivating stories about life in the hills. For this collection, India’s favourite storyteller has rummaged through his Archives and fished out a compilation of some of the pithiest Short Stories written on the Indian wildlife. From tigers, elephants, mongooses and leopards to jackals, panthers, snakes and cats—bond Covers them all, humble and mighty, in this collection. Bringing together the finest writing by authors such as Rudyard Kipling, C.A. Kincaid, John Eyton, Hugh Allen, among others, This collection will enchant the bond aficionado and initiate alike.

Evolution: Decoding India’s Disruptive Tech Story

Evolution: Decoding India’s Disruptive Tech Story

Will robots rule? Will commuting to the moon for Work be routine? Are bionic beings and immortality inevitable?
Evolution addresses these Issues as it traces the recent evolution of Technology and its impact on daily life, on Society and on countries. It looks at how rapidly-advancing Technology has affected day-to-day living in areas like health, education, finance and governance. It also elaborates the emerging challenges triggered by technology: cyber security, surveillance, climate change and nuclear war.
Using his wisdom, knowledge and experience in areas ranging from space and atomic Energy to information technology, Kiran Karnik generates discussion, spurs dissenting views and triggers further analysis—all originating from different perspectives, thereby helping the country to not only cope with the emerging future, but also to try shape it to the benefit of all.
Rich in its detail and insight, Evolution will take you from nostalgia to an imagined future, narrated through Personal anecdotes and experiences.

Dark Blossom

Dark Blossom

""Unputdownable!"" - Ruskin Bond

""Haunting and visceral..."" - Rajdeep Sardesai

""Pulse racing!"" - Puneet Gulati, CEO Barista

Sam returns Home from a Business trip a day before his son's thirteenth birthday and is looking forward to being with his family, when his World is cruelly shattered in one fell swoop. Initially he thinks he can cope with the loss, but finally seeks the help of Cynthia, an experienced therapist, to regain his equipoise. What he does not know is that Cynthia herself is trying to cope with a debilitating divorce and the sinister shadow of her ex-husband over her daughter...

What happens when doctor and patient find themselves in the same sinking boat? Moreover, when they are rowing in opposite directions--one clinging to the past, and the other unable to get rid of it! In the midst of it all is Lily, Cynthia's daughter, who harbours a secret that has the power to explode the lives around her. Taut with tension and intensity, Dark Blossom is a glimpse of what lies under the surface of apparently 'normal' people.

Thinking Aloud

Thinking Aloud

Enter into the labyrinths of the mind of adman and lyricist Prasoon Joshi, as he takes you on a roller-coaster ride through cultural fields, creative mountains, cinematic valleys and tunnels of ideas. Joshi’s musings, in the form of a collection of columns, are divided into four sections, each exploring a specific br>Theme, and all of them tied together by a common thread. They stem from ideas he has stumbled upon whilst working on and interacting about various projects, films, forums, Literature festival discussions, and so forth. Some of them are set earlier in the decade, reflecting a simpler context, while the later ones have a more complex weave. Prasoon Joshi is a highly regarded socio-cultural voice of our times, deemed to have a finger on the pulse of the people. His views on the evolving story of India reflect the sharp intellect and sensitive perspective he layers his narrative with. Thinking aloud promises to ignite the readers’ mind and makes them think about things which may have been lying dormant in their subconscious.

Joy in Coorg

Joy in Coorg

Joyappa…considered falling to the ground and feigning a heart attack to get out of trouble. But he couldn't quite remember if the heart was located on the left or right of one’s chest—so he dropped the idea. Set in the little district of Coorg (kodagu) in Karnataka, joy in Coorg is a story of the rollicking adventures of joy app a in the scenic hills of India’s Western Ghats. Joy app a (joy for short) is a former college Hockey star who, though a Coffee planter now, has lost none of his youthful spunk, and revels in pursuits his wife finds decidedly Juvenile. He enjoys spending Time with his college pals, negotiating various hazards that range from his wife’s snooty friends to wild animals and even wilder humans! As he stumbles through hilarious situations, joy app a tries, with limited success, to walk a fine line between having a good Time and staying in his wife’s good books. In his quaint, rustic style, Tilak ponappa manages to create an unforgettable setting of incandescent Beauty and memorable characters that are funny, charming and sweet—all at the same time. You will laugh, you will wish to join joy and his gang, and you might even want to move to Coorg by the Time the last page is turned!.

Rs. 190.25

Undaunted : Saving the Idea of India

Undaunted : Saving the Idea of India

History repeats; it also instructs. History familiarizes; it also warns. These prophetic words find resonance in Undaunted, the latest book by P. Chidambaram, in which he helps Readers understand what has happened to India in 2018, rather than what has happened in India. Like every free citizen, thinker and liberal, he feels deeply and strongly about the developments of the Modi era, which, in his own words, have been the 'most challenging and adventurous that I have spent as an Opposition politician'. Carrying on undaunted by the power of the State, he writes boldly on a plethora of subjects-the interference of the central Government in institutions, the complete derailment of an economy that was previously cruising at a growth rate of 7.5 per cent and the polarization of an Ancient civilization that threatens its very survival. He also casts a sharp eye on the Sweeping changes in the political battleground and the significant setbacks suffered by the Government in the foreign policy arena. In this collection of incisive Essays published in 2018 as a weekly column in The Indian Express, Chidambaram brings to bear a wealth of experience, mastery of the subject matter and an engaging writing style to critically examine the most defining question of 2019-Are we facing the end of the 'idea of India' given to us by our founding fathers? Undaunted serves as a Contemporary record of the most important Events that affected the country- for better or worse-in the year gone by.

Ganga: The Constant Goddess

Ganga: The Constant Goddess

Believed to be the liquid manifestation of Shakti and the nurturer of the three worlds with her life-sustaining waters, Goddess Ganga is the epitome of Beauty and purity, famous for her indomitable spirit and boundless charm. Renowned as a devoted daughter, a caring mother, a passionate lover and a merciful saviour, she is here to absorb and absolve us of our sins. A constant goddess, she is part of the Indian ethos, revered and loved across the ages.
The exquisite epic that is Ganga’s story, from her miraculous origins, her sojourn in the heavens, her poignant Relationships with the divine trinity, the birth of her sons Bhishma and Kartikeya and her descent into a wicked World that is not worthy of her, is dazzlingly told by Anuja Chandramouli. Without this Goddess, life as we know it will be over, for her righteous retribution will be terrifying.
This book is a vibrant retelling of the story of Ganga, who has the power to save us all and bestow the precious gift of moksha, embracing saints and sinners alike with her all-encompassing compassion.

Lutyens’ Maverick

Lutyens’ Maverick

Would India be better served by ‘one nation, two elections’? why should Modi go boldly where no Indian politician has gone before and reform political funding? Will the disinvestment of air India erase doubts about NDA Government will to reform? Can Pakistan’s new PM deliver a cooling of border tensions? Has the Supreme court’s Triple talaq judgement set the country on course to a uniform Civil code? Is Death penalty the only answer to the horrific rapes across the country? These contentious questions are just a few of the myriad political, economic and social Issues that four-time member of Parliament baijayant ‘Jay’ panda analyses in his latest book, Lutyens’ maverick. Backed by hard facts and indisputable numbers, this publication is the opinion of one of the most articulate voices in the Parliament today. Written in impeccable prose, panda presents a scholarly survey of various events, tracing their origins and offering answers to them.

Books published by Rupa Publications India at best prices | Best of Rupa Publications India (716 books)

Books published by Rupa Publications India at best prices | Best of Rupa Publications India (716 books) Price
Hindu Dharma and the Culture Wars Rs. 343.65
Politics of Jugaad Rs. 226.0
Think, Eat, Live Smart Rs. 105.0
Kashmir As I See It: From within and afar Rs. 456.0
Give Your Heart a Break Rs. 146.0
The Ultimate IPL Quiz Rs. 100.86
Satyajit Ray’s Heroes and Heroines Rs. 221.0
Gopalganj to Raisina Road Rs. 250.0
Gopalganj to Raisina Road Rs. 139.0
Essential Vivekananda Rs. 305.0
Oxygen Manifesto
An Undocumented Wonder Rs. 400.0
Mann Ki Baat – 50 Episodes Special Edition: A Social Revolution on Radio Rs. 337.5
Energizing India Rs. 500.0
20 Greatest Political Philosophers Rs. 160.0
Draupadi Rs. 190.0
Tiger in the Tunnel Rs. 220.0
Evolution: Decoding India’s Disruptive Tech Story Rs. 304.0
Dark Blossom Rs. 145.0
Thinking Aloud Rs. 220.0
Joy in Coorg Rs. 190.25
Undaunted : Saving the Idea of India Rs. 150.0
Ganga: The Constant Goddess Rs. 146.0
Lutyens’ Maverick Rs. 400.0

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