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The Making of India : Gamechanging Transitions

The Making of India : Gamechanging Transitions

The Making of India chronicles the journey of India’s demographic dividend through the varied transitions taking place in the economy. The forces shaping India’s job market, its cities, its industry and Agriculture and its equation with the rest of the World come from expected and unexpected places, heralding massive Opportunities and challenges for citizens, Government and investors. Indians Face a significant private cost of public failure. Across its public goods like power, roads, water, education, Health and security, Indians have been offered poor outcomes as prices have been kept low in the name of the poor. Throughout the book, we encounter pricing distortions made by the iron hand of the Government (either making something cheap relative to its market price or more expensive) which has swayed incentives and outcomes in various sectors. As India dismantles these distortions, it gives rise to Opportunities for those willing to harness this change. As the identity of Indian citizens and their money digitizes, how Indians interact with each other and their Government in changing for the better. Increased material prosperity of Indians, especially if the gains are well-shared, will force a radical rethink of India’s consumption market.

The Leader Phrase Book

The Leader Phrase Book

The Leader Phrase Book is the result of ten years of Research on leadership Communication conducted by Patrick Alain. The book contains more than 3,000 dynamic phrases that will enable you to prevail in virtually all of life’s important situations. You will be in command of your words, thus ensuring that you always stay ahead of the game.

The Gift

The Gift

Kochouseph Chittilappilly, a successful industrialist and one of the leading names in Business and Philanthropy in Kerala, was sixty years old when he decided to take an unusual, even controversial step. Moved by the plight of a close relative, Chittilappilly decided to donate his kidney to a poor truck driver—a stranger. The Gift is Chittilappilly’s inspirational story as he journeyed on the path to achieve his objective. He describes why he took this decision; the various objections from Family members, Business associates and Society at large that he had to deal with; the medical and ethical checks and balances he had to tick off; and the final deep sense of satisfaction he derived from having started a whole chain of voluntary organ donation in the state by his momentous act. The Gift not only exposes the glaring ignorance about organ donation in India but also educates the reader about it by providing excellent insight into the personal, medical and legal aspects of being a donor. Simply told and inspiring, this unique story needs to be read and dwelled upon by every individual.

As if Women Matter: The Essential Gloria Steinem Reader

As if Women Matter: The Essential Gloria Steinem Reader

As If Women Matter: The Essential Gloria Steinem Reader is a conceptual presentation of feminist Icon Gloria Steinem essays, which were written during her long career. Her story is edited by Ruchira Gupta so that every Indian can read this book easily. This book reflects many major factor of our Society like inequality, discrimination during working, and Home environments.

The catastrophic life journey of Linda Lovelace and Marilyn Monroe, Politics behind the consumption of food, and significant impact of feminism on Vocabulary are described within this book. This book also tells you that how erotica is different from pornography, and her short livelihood as a playboy model. She raises very crucial Issues through this book.

As If Women Matter: The Essential Gloria Steinem Reader is about feminism which defines political, economic, and social privileges of women. This book is a beautiful presentation of Gloria Steinem, who is one of the greatest feminist thinkers of the world. The Time she spent in India revealed her that change must develop from the bottom up like a plant. She gets a lesson through the movement in the US and across the World that false division of People create violence and domination. This false division reflects the difference of the dominator and the dominated, male and female, and subject and object.

You will find the real position of Women which is highlighted Issues of this book. This book will provides you the ideas, anger, sincerity, and laughter. This book was published by Rupa Publications India in 2014 and is available in paperback.

Key Features:

  • The seminal proponents of feminist thought is presented first Time through this book.
  • Readers are highly influenced with especially two chapters this book: In Praise of Women’s Bodies Again and Romance Versus Love.

The Digital Tsunami: Succeeding in a World Turned Upside-Down

The Digital Tsunami: Succeeding in a World Turned Upside-Down

Whenever a tsunami arrives, it changes things irrevocably. Getting caught in a tsunami is similar to being inside a giant washing machine. To avoid being caught in its waves one has to take drastic measures—and fast.
The Digital Tsunami looks at how the shift from analog to Digital is rapidly changing everything around us and the lessons this holds for a globalized world. The Digital era is both compelling and frightening and will require us to change the way we work, our offerings, our mind-sets and ourselves. And nowhere is this change more necessary than in Organizations and Management techniques. Using the metaphor of a tsunami, the author explains how digitization is changing our world, what steps are necessary to adjust to it and just how to go about them. Timely and informative, this is the book you need in order to avoid being swept aside by the oncoming Digital tsunami.

The Dark Side of Light

The Dark Side of Light

The Dark Side of Light, Sanil Sachar’s second book, promises a unique Literary experience for readers, with its combination of short stories, poems and plays, vignettes of romance, comedy, murder, mystery and much more.
Offering a diverse pick, Sanil seamlessly combines the rhythm of poetry, the allure of storytelling and the realism of theatre to create an enriching and vivid experience. Some pieces transport you to a different world, while others allude to everyday experiences. Set in the year 2034, ‘Members Only’ takes you inside India’s first strip club and asks existential questions about a person’s identity, through the story of a young man who oscillates between love and lust. ‘Painted Red’ is about a brother dealing with the loss of a sibling and brings alive Basic human emotions like wrath and vengeance. Navigating through an array of everyday emotions, ‘Dinner with the Turners’ is a laugh riot that peeps into the life of a hopeless young wanderer trying to find his identity in a foreign land. ‘I’ll Be There One Day’ is a short and powerful story about belonging, while mystery and wavering thoughts dominate ‘The Conditioned Air’.
Racy and pulsating, The Dark Side of Light, is a celebration of the coming together of three different Literary forms, with their distinct flavours intact.

The Complete Mahabharata Vol. 7: Karna Parva, Salya Parva, Stri Parva

The Complete Mahabharata Vol. 7: Karna Parva, Salya Parva, Stri Parva

The seventh instalment of Rupa's 12-book Mahabharata series, this volume captures scenes from the great war in all its splendour and fierceness.The Mahabharata of Veda Vyasa is the longest recorded epic of the world. With almost 100,000 verses, it is many times as long as the Iliad and the Odyssey combined and has deeply influenced every aspect of the Indian ethos for some 4,000 years. The main theme is the Great War on Kurukshetra, but the epic teems with smaller stories, and other stories within these, all woven together with a genius that confounds comparison. As its heart, it contains Krishna's immortal Bhagavad-Gita, the Song of God. The Mahabharata embodies the Ancient and sacred Indian tradition, in all its earthy and spiritual immensity. Famously, 'What is found here may be found elsewhere. What is not found here will not be found elsewhere.' Many believe this most magnificent epic to be the greatest story ever told. Yet, the only full Indian translation of the Mahabharata into English is the 19th century one by Kisari Mohan Ganguli. More than a hundred years have passed since Ganguli accomplished his task, and the language he used is now sadly archaic. This new 12-volume series retells the great epic, line by line, in fresh, easily readable English prose. With it, we hope to bring the Mahabharata alive again, for the Contemporary and Future reader.

The Complete Mahabharata - Vol. 6: Drona Parva

The Complete Mahabharata - Vol. 6: Drona Parva

The sixth instalment of Rupa's 12-book Mahabharata series, this volume captures scenes from the great war in all its splendor and fierceness. The Mahabharata of Veda Vyasa is the longest recorded epic of the world. With almost 100,000 verses, it is many times as long as the Iliad and the Odyssey combined and has deeply influenced every aspect of the Indian ethos for some 4,000 years. The main theme is the Great War on Kurukshetra, but the epic teems with smaller stories and other stories within these, all woven together with a genius that confounds comparison. As its heart, it contains Krishna's immortal Bhagavad-Gita, the Song of God. The Mahabharata embodies the Ancient and sacred Indian tradition, in all its earthy and spiritual immensity. Famously, ‘What is found here may be found elsewhere. What is not found here will not be found elsewhere.' Many believe this most magnificent epic to be the greatest story ever told. Yet, the only full Indian translation of the Mahabharata into English is the 19th century one by Kisari Mohan Ganguli. More than a hundred years have passed since Ganguli accomplished his task and the language he used is now sadly archaic. This new 12 volume series retells the great epic, line by line, in fresh, easily readable English prose. With it, we hope to bring the Mahabharata alive again, for the Contemporary and Future reader.

The Complete Mahabharata - Vol. 6: Drona Parva

The Complete Mahabharata - Vol. 6: Drona Parva

The sixth instalment of Rupa's 12-book Mahabharata series, this volume captures scenes from the great war in all its splendor and fierceness. The Mahabharata of Veda Vyasa is the longest recorded epic of the world. With almost 100,000 verses, it is many times as long as the Iliad and the Odyssey combined and has deeply influenced every aspect of the Indian ethos for some 4,000 years. The main theme is the Great War on Kurukshetra, but the epic teems with smaller stories and other stories within these, all woven together with a genius that confounds comparison. As its heart, it contains Krishna's immortal Bhagavad-Gita, the Song of God. The Mahabharata embodies the Ancient and sacred Indian tradition, in all its earthy and spiritual immensity. Famously, ‘What is found here may be found elsewhere. What is not found here will not be found elsewhere.' Many believe this most magnificent epic to be the greatest story ever told. Yet, the only full Indian translation of the Mahabharata into English is the 19th century one by Kisari Mohan Ganguli. More than a hundred years have passed since Ganguli accomplished his task and the language he used is now sadly archaic. This new 12 volume series retells the great epic, line by line, in fresh, easily readable English prose. With it, we hope to bring the Mahabharata alive again, for the Contemporary and Future reader.

The Chaos Project (Chaos 2)

The Chaos Project (Chaos 2)

‘Break the pattern’, ‘Live your dream’ and other ‘YOLO’ mantras have been peddled in many a film and story thus far. But few stories tell us about the likely aftermath that follows the courageous adoption of such advice. When high-flyer Nakul Kapoor gets swayed by arrogance and a chance brush with an iota of Literary success, he reckons it is Time to hang up his corporate Boots and find his true calling as a novelist. But once on this seemingly glorious bandwagon, he is met with no less than a fraudulent agent, critics within and outside the family, a fast depleting bank account and a past beneficiary who just won’t return his money. With an ego too large to return to the old job and a mind too wise to not sense Financial adversity, Nakul is now driving on the road to nowhere. And all that keeps him from that elusive flash of success is a mighty stroke of luck, layered with tons of patience.

The Big Indian Wedding

The Big Indian Wedding

The big indian wedding presents the largerthanlife, sometimes outlandish, generally madding, and always highoctane World of indian marriage ceremonies!

Dip in to discover of the zany, overthetop, and thus far undisclosed stories associated with the wellheeled indian’s courtship and nuptial dance. from inebriated first dates over bottles of dom pérignon; to inspired proposals in exotic locations; to the entrance of the bigticket wedding planner to, finally, the giant wedding itself, preluded by Shopping sprees, bachelorettes, sangeets and mehndis, and culminating in the mother of them all, the ‘saat phere’ this book is the ultimate compendium to the indian marriage tamasha.

Written by someone who has keenly observed and enthusiastically participated in Weddings and has almost been roped into one herself and peppered with witty observations, merry quizzes, and a whacky proposal manual (bollywoodstyle), this book is a satirical account of the excesses of modernday indian weddings, and a sobering comment on the simplicity of the past.

The Bank of India: 100 Years of Prudential Banking

The Bank of India: 100 Years of Prudential Banking

Established in 1906, The Bank of India is probably the first Indian bank that was truly of the people, for the People and by the People of India. Never before had so many mercantile communities - Parsees, Bhatias, Gujarati banias, Bohra Muslims and Jews - come together with a common aim to set up a bank that would serve India's indigenous trade and industry on modern lines.

The Bank of India: 100 Years of Prudential Banking takes a detailed look at the proud History of a remarkable bank. Even during a Financial crisis that caused a sector-wide collapse in Banking in pre-Independence India, the Bank of India held the ship steady with great caution, commitment and prudence and emerged as one of the Big Five of Indian banking. Post the nationalization of banks in 1969, the bank aligned its activities with the economic plans of the Government of India and expanded the scope of Banking to the farthest corners of the country to reach People from every economic stratum - be it an agriculturist, an industrialist, a small businessman, an exporter or a self-employed individual. Methodical and vivid, this book explores how the Bank of India became a trendsetter in the Banking industry in many respects and helped in Building customer Relationships that went well beyond just banking. Apart from bearing testimony to the faith and trust customers have shown towards the organization, the book also provides a comprehensive account of the evolution of Banking as an industry.

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The Alphabet of Animals and Birds

The Alphabet of Animals and Birds

A Children’s Bookshelf Selection: Each month our editor’s pick the best Books for Children and young adults by age to be a part of the children’s bookshelf. These are editorial recommendations made by our team of experts. Our monthly reading list includes a mix of bestsellers and top new releases and evergreen Books that will help enhance a child’s reading life.

The Adventures of Stoob (Adventures of Stoob 3)

The Adventures of Stoob (Adventures of Stoob 3)

Stoob is back in Book 3 of the hilarious The Adventures of Stoob series. When Stoob and Ishani go on a Family vacation together, they leave behind in New Delhi a World of intrigue and strange new friends. Once the holiday is over and they return to normal life, they realize that they need to look back on what has been a very odd school year. What cunning secrets do the new friends, they have each made, have up their sleeves? Why did Stoob try to become a Football hero? Will Stoob and Rehan, once the best of friends, fall out over, hold your breath, a girl? Read all about Stoob’s latest comical adventures in the new book in the series.

Tales from the Arabian Nights (Classics)

Tales from the Arabian Nights (Classics)

Stories from the Arabian Nights have enthralled Readers for centuries. Narrated by Queen Scheherazade to save herself from death, the collection comprises stories of adventure, bravado, tragedy, comedy, Romance and much more. Many of the stories have been adapted into modernized versions, films and theatre, thus proving their timeless appeal.

In Tales from the Arabian Nights, four of the most popular stories—‘Sinbad the Seaman and Sinbad the Landsman’, ‘Aladdin’, ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’ and ‘The Fisherman and the Jinni’ -have been presented. Be it Sinbad’s adventures, the story of Aladdin and the Jinni he encounters or how Ali Baba outwits the thieves, these stories are sure to appeal to young and old alike.

Standing Guard: A Year in Opposition

Standing Guard: A Year in Opposition

The second book by one of India’s most influential names in Politics who held both the Home and Financial portfolios when Congress led Government was formed from 2004 to 2014, P.Chidambaram offers an exceptional writing ability of a practitioner of public policy. Recommended particularly for students of Economics and keen readers, this book is a collection of 51 articles published in a series of Indian Express columns authored by the former finance minister with over three decades of experience in Politics and policy-making.

Many topics, no matter how controversial, have been detailed from an insider’s perspective and expressed as an outsider to emphasise the complex links between Politics and economics. Covering the 2015 Bihar elections, Goods and Services Tax Bill, land acquisition amendment and Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), the author does not shy away from commenting on contentious topics like- the wasted Opportunities by UPA, role of RBI, inferences of the Union Budgets, the alarming challenges that lie at the forefront for the Modi Government and the formidable rise of intolerance in the nation.

Due of his candid expression and understanding of electoral Politics the author provides a road map for the Future by giving the opposition the power to voice their insights. The book enlightens the reader of the opposition’s role to stand guard and be as responsible of the nation as the present government.

The author claims that a period outside governance makes one reflect on their accomplishments and failures in their tenure and truly understand limitations of the system of administration. The book Covers a wide range of topics such as economy, governance, policy and programs, foreign policies, Politics and legislation.

About the Author

PC Chidambaram, born in 1945, is an corporate lawyer, a Rajya Sabha MP and an important member of the Congress party. He has served both as the finance minister and Home minister of India.

Sri Ramana Maharshi: Sage of the People

Sri Ramana Maharshi: Sage of the People

A series of biographies dedicated to the legends of India.

"Charitavali is a series of biographies dedicated to the legendary Figures of India. The series presents the lives of great kings, freedom fighters, political thinkers, social reformers, pioneers of industry, scientists, philosophers, artists, musicians, dancers, film stars, writers and Sports people.
The biographies have been written for the reader who is curious about the lives and achievements of these legends. Full of fascinating anecdotes and facts, written in an easy storytelling style, the biographies will make these great Indians and their times come alive for the reader."

Sri Aurobindo: The Spiritual Revolutionary

Sri Aurobindo: The Spiritual Revolutionary

A series of biographies dedicated to the legends of India.

"Charitavali is a series of biographies dedicated to the legendary Figures of India. The series presents the lives of great kings, freedom fighters, political thinkers, social reformers, pioneers of industry, scientists, philosophers, artists, musicians, dancers, film stars, writers and Sports people.
The biographies have been written for the reader who is curious about the lives and achievements of these legends. Full of fascinating anecdotes and facts, written in an easy storytelling style, the biographies will make these great Indians and their times come alive for the reader."

Speaking: The Modi Way

Speaking: The Modi Way

He has brought a whiff of fresh air to the art of oratory. He has altered the lexicon of rhetoric and eloquence by his sheer brilliance and fluency. Addressing everyone from schoolchildren to the houses of the US Congress, Narendra Modi has touched billions of hearts.
In this book, Virender Kapoor shows you how to speak, persuade and motivate like Narendra Modi. Starting with an analysis of his inspiring rise from humble origins to the post of prime minister, the author goes on to show how Modi always appears to speak from the heart; how he uses facts and Figures to substantiate his arguments; how he makes optimum use of similes, metaphors and word puns; how he tailors his speeches according to his audience; and his unique ways of packaging and presenting ideas.
Relatable and inspiring, this book will show you how to become not just a good speaker, but a great one, like Prime Minister Modi.

Show Me Your Words

Show Me Your Words

Urdu, Hindi, Hinglish, English…multilingualism complicates and enriches Bollywood filmmaking, as does the linguistic interplay between generations in a Time of rapid societal change. ‘What language is mine and just how ‘mine’ is it?’ is but one of the questions posed in Show Me Your Words. In this book, Connie Haham tours the rich sociolinguistic landscape in evidence both in the making of Hindi Movies and in the Movies themselves. Sounds, words and lines come to us via the human voice in this audio-visual medium and provide a power and Poetry essential to the well-crafted scene.
Featuring insightful conversations with noted film personalities such as Javed Akhtar, Shabhana Azmi, Jaideep Sahni, Piyush Mishra, Nagesh Kukunoor, Elahe Hiptoola, Kader Khan, Javed Siddiqi, Shridhar Raghavan and many more, this book analyses attitudes towards language and language change through the prism of Hindi cinema.

Shoes of the Dead

Shoes of the Dead

Crushed by successive crop failures and the burden of debt, Sudhakar Bhadra kills himself. The powerful district committee of Mityala routinely dismisses the suicide and refuses compensation to his widow. Gangiri, his brother, makes it his life’s mission to bring justice to the dead by influencing the committee to validate similar farmer suicides. This creates a crisis for a powerful Delhi politician's son and member of Parliament from Mityala, Keyur Kashinath, as every confirmed suicide is a blot on his party's image and questions his competence.

The brilliant farmer battles his inheritance of despair, the arrogant politician fights to keep his inheritance of power. Their two worlds collide in a conflict that pushes the limits of morality from where there is no turning back. At stake is the truth about ‘inherited’ democratic power. And at the end, there can only be one winner. Passionate and startlingly insightful, Shoes of the Dead is a chilling parable of modern-day India.

Shakuntala

Shakuntala

i am shakuntala and i am not someone who suffers in silence and sheds tears in isolation. i am like the snake that opens up its hood and…strikes the fear of life and god…

the story of shakuntala is well known her upbringing in the ashram, her meeting with dushyant, their marriage and subsequent separation due to a curse and their final joyous reunion. what is not so well known, however, is that the gentle, lovelorn shakuntala immortalized by kalidasa is very different from the original shakuntala of the mahabharata a strong, fiery woman who stood up for her rights when she was spurned by her beloved.

in this thoughtful retelling of the story of shakuntala, utkarsh patel brings to the fore the original heroine, the bold and beautiful daughter of menaka and vishwamitra who fights to get herself and her son the recognition they deserve. she does not surrender to anyone, not even the king of hastinapur. retold to suit the modernday context, shakuntala: the woman wronged is a mustread to understand one of the most powerful yet underrated female characters of the mahabharata.

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a unique retelling of the story of shakuntala that portrays the heroine in a very different way from the popular story.

shakuntala is recast as a fiery feminist heroine who will not take any injustice silently.

the message of the story is very relevant to today’s times.

a compelling pageturner that will keep the reader hooked.

Septopus and the secret of Captain Kidd’S Cove

Septopus and the secret of Captain Kidd’S Cove

Rot-8 is also Septopus-an octopus with only seven and a half tentacles. He is smarter, faster and braver than any other octopus or any other creature found in the sea, on land and in the air. With his faithful friend Tumboo the turtle and a beltful of tools, he can overpower all kinds of villains. When Rot-8 and Tumboo meet Pelli Dada, the pelican from Bangladesh, they get off to a flying start-Pelli Dada nearly makes off with Rot-8 in his beak in order to make a meal of him! But then they become friends, little knowing that a horrible gang of jewel thieves will soon create chaos at the Sea World. First Ms Noriko their Japanese lobster teacher goes missing, then Tumboo too vanishes. The only clues Rot-8 has are a starfish with her Face buried in the sand and a chest full of false gems placed on the pool floor. Along with Pelli Dada he sets off to rescue his friend, but will he reach on time? Will he outwit the villains with his pirate disguise? And will Tumboo ever hand him the correct tool from his tool belt? Read Septopus’s second super Adventure to find out more.
PRAISE FOR BOOK 1

  • ‘Sept-Opus will make Children laugh, maybe go sniff-sniff in some scenes, keep them interested, entertain them with illustrations and plant a tiny moral seed in them too.’-Between Write and Wrong (blog)
  • ‘It has appealed to all the Readers in our house from age 8 to 70.’- RivoKids
  • ‘The book is full of positive messages.’- Indian Mom’s Connect
  • A wonderfully imaginative book.’- Goodbooks.in

    A Children’s Bookshelf Selection: Each month our editor’s pick the best Books for Children and young adults by age to be a part of the children’s bookshelf. These are editorial recommendations made by our team of experts. Our monthly reading list includes a mix of bestsellers and top new releases and evergreen Books that will help enhance a child’s reading life.

  • Masterpieces of World Non-Fiction

    Masterpieces of World Non-Fiction

    The Masterpieces of World Non-Fiction series brings together writings by the world’s best known essayists and non-fiction writers. Thoughtfully compiled by the bestselling author Terry O’ Brien, this series is a great way for Readers to revisit old favourites and for introducing non-fiction masterpieces to newer, younger readers.

    Books available in this series:

    Selected Essays by Charles Lamb

    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
    The Making of India : Gamechanging Transitions Rs. 370.0
    The Leader Phrase Book Rs. 126.0
    The Gift Rs. 166.0
    As if Women Matter: The Essential Gloria Steinem Reader Rs. 189.0
    The Digital Tsunami: Succeeding in a World Turned Upside-Down Rs. 84.0
    The Dark Side of Light Rs. 240.0
    The Complete Mahabharata Vol. 7: Karna Parva, Salya Parva, Stri Parva Rs. 656.0
    The Complete Mahabharata - Vol. 6: Drona Parva Rs. 758.0
    The Complete Mahabharata - Vol. 6: Drona Parva Rs. 709.0
    The Chaos Project (Chaos 2) Rs. 219.0
    The Big Indian Wedding Rs. 214.0
    The Bank of India: 100 Years of Prudential Banking Rs. 1010.0
    The Alphabet of Animals and Birds Rs. 145.0
    The Adventures of Stoob (Adventures of Stoob 3) Rs. 174.0
    Tales from the Arabian Nights (Classics) Rs. 145.0
    Standing Guard: A Year in Opposition Rs. 182.0
    Sri Ramana Maharshi: Sage of the People Rs. 61.59
    Sri Aurobindo: The Spiritual Revolutionary Rs. 81.0
    Speaking: The Modi Way Rs. 156.0
    Show Me Your Words Rs. 309.0
    Shoes of the Dead Rs. 144.0
    Shakuntala Rs. 214.0
    Septopus and the secret of Captain Kidd’S Cove Rs. 174.0
    Masterpieces of World Non-Fiction Rs. 103.0

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