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Lives of Saints
Lives of Saints
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Divine Life Society
  • By : Swami Sivananda
  • Cover : Papaerback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2009
  • Pages : xiv+480 pages
  • Weight : 850 gm.
  • Size : 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.00 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8170520959
  • ISBN-13: 978-8170520955
DESCRIPTION:
A Treasure-trove of inspiring biographies, instructive anecdotes of lofty admonitions of men and women of the highest spiritual enlightenment. An easy yet powerful means of 'Satsanga' for any sincere reader.

Lives of Saints, is non-sectarian and free from prejudice of any kind.It thus manages with marvelous success to draw out the best from each subject it touches.Secondly as these sketches come from the pen of a spiritual personality,they present all the lives in a distinctive spiritual perspective. Covered in the book are Hindu Saints,Sufi Saints,Christian Mystics,The Sikh Gurus and the prophets Zoroster,Buddha,Confucius,Jesus,Mahavira and Guru Nanak. A must for any seekr with an open mind.

About the Author
Founder of The Divine Life Society,Swami Sivananda Maharaj is one of the great Indian spiritual Gurus widely admired and followed all over the world.Divine Life Society has many centers in a number of countries.Many of Swami Sivananda's Books are listed on amazon.com.
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H. P. B. Teaches: An Anthology
H. P. B. Teaches: An Anthology
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House Adyar, Chennai
  • By : Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2006
  • Pages : 579
  • Weight : 860 gm.
  • Size : 22.0 x 13.9 x 3.3 cm
  • ISBN-10: 8170591821
  • ISBN-13: 978-8170591825
DESCRIPTION:
For the first time in one volume a representative selection of articles by H.P.Blavatsky, co-founder of the Theosophical Society, is available. The forty articles in this book cover every facet of HPB's writings in English including one of her semi-fictional stories. Here the reader will find valuable material on Hermeticism, the deeper aspects of Indian philosophy, symbolism, after-death states, cycles and human destiny, practical occultism and Theosophical ethics. The articles, divided into seven sections, are arranged chronologically, each section with a short introduction by the compiler, Michael Gomes.

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Biography of Annie Besant by Jinarajadasa
Biography of Annie Besant by Jinarajadasa
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : The Theosophical Publishing House Adyar, Chennai
  • By : Jinarajadasa
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 1995
  • Pages : 51
  • Weight : 150 gm.
  • Size : 4.3 x 0.2 x 5.4 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8170590264
  • ISBN-13: 978-8170590262
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Vision and Wisdom
Vision and Wisdom
Specification:
  • Publisher : Kaivalyadhama
  • by : Dr. G. Ramakrishna
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 1999
  • Pages : 176
  • Weight : 360 gm.
  • ISBN-10: 8189485288
  • ISBN-13: 978-8189485283
Description:


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    BIOGRAPHY - Yogi and Scientist Swami Kuvalayananda
    BIOGRAPHY - Yogi and Scientist Swami Kuvalayananda
    Specification:
    • Publisher : Kaivalyadhama
    • by : Kaivalyadhama Lonavla
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2012
    • Pages : 506
    • Weight : 750gm.
    • ISBN-10: 8189485733
    • ISBN-13: 978-8189485733
    Description:


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      The Technique Of Maha Yoga (Self Enquiry)
      The Technique Of Maha Yoga (Self Enquiry)
      Specification:
      • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
      • by : Sri Ramana Maharshi and N.R.Narayana Aiyer
      • Cover : Paperback
      • Language : English
      • Edition : 2012
      • Pages : 77
      • Weight : 310gm.
      • Size : 21.3 x 14 x 1.3 cm
      • ISBN-10: 8182881528
      • ISBN-13: 978-8182881525
      Description:

      It helps a sadhaka to conduct self-enquiry as taught by Ramana Maharshi being a manual of maha yoga. It makes one adept in gaining atma vidya or self-knowledge adopting easy means. It guides one to make an inward journey.

      The slim book is indeed a gem,a boon for sadhakas of self-enquiry as taught by Bhagavan Ramana.Written in 1962 by a devotee who was for many years in the Presence of Ramana and earnestly practiced his teachings,this book a first-class sadhakas' manual,anticipates every question that is apt to arise in the mind of the practicant and answers them all in Bhagavan's own words,mostly culled from Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi. Every sentence in this book,written in an utterly,simple,direct,clear,unpretentious language,comes out of the author's own sadhana and experience of Bhagavan's teaching.After reading this hard-to-put down down book..the reader is sure to be convinced that Atma Vidya,Self knowledge,as Ramana has assured us is easy indeed easy.However Ramana has stipulated ..One has to go Inward and investigate the source of I with a pure mind. This book tells us in Bhagavan's words how to purify and thus still our mind s the inevitable prelude to the dawn of Self Realization and how the obstacle of vasanas can surely be surmounted by sashaka's sincere,meticulous, sadhana which

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        The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi in His Own WordsThe Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi in His Own Words
        The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi in His Own Words
        Specification:
        • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
        • by : Arthur Osborne
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Language : English
        • Edition : 2002
        • Pages : 211
        • Weight : 470gm.
        • Size : 14 x 1.5 x 21.5 cm
        • ISBN-10: 8188018155
        • ISBN-13: 978-8188018154
        Description:

        It brings forth the teachings of Ramana Maharshi through a selection from his dialogues amd written works. In other words, it is a compendium of the sage’s instructions.

        About the Author

        Arthur Osborne (1906-70) was one of the most well known of the devotees of Raman Maharshi.He is particularly well known for his work as founder Editor of THE MOUNTAIN PATH,the spiritual journal published bySRI RAMANASRAMAM.He was it's Editor till1970.An Oxford graduate in history,he was on the faculty of Chulalongkon University in Bangkok,Siam.He was interned for sometime in the 1940's by the Japanese (during came to India in 1945--straight to World War II).After release and evacuation in 1945,he came to India--straight to the Ashram of Maharshi.His family members were living there ,already.He sought refuge at the feet of Maharshi and became an ardent devotee.So did the family members. Author Osborne is the Editor of The Collected Works of Ramana Maharshi.Another popular work of his is Ramana Maharshi and the Path of Self-knowledge.He has many other works to his credit.

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          The Garland of Guru's Sayings: Guru Vachaka KovaiThe Garland of Guru's Sayings: Guru Vachaka Kovai
          The Garland of Guru's Sayings: Guru Vachaka Kovai
          Specification:
          • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
          • by : Sri Muruganar and Prof K. Swaminathan (Translator)
          • Cover : Paperback
          • Language : English
          • Edition : 1990
          • Pages : 252
          • Weight : 520gm.
          • Size : 22.6 x 14.7 x 1.8 cm
          • ISBN-10: 8182880815
          • ISBN-13: 978-8182880818
          Description:

          This book focuses the light on what the Maharshi said regardless of when or why he said it, and the sayings are strung together in amanner which is intellectually satisfing.

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            The Collected Works of Sri Ramana MaharshiThe Collected Works of Sri Ramana Maharshi
            The Collected Works of Sri Ramana Maharshi
            Specification:
            • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
            • by : Ramana Maharshi
            • Cover : Paperback
            • Language : English
            • Edition : 2002
            • Pages : 318
            • Weight : 600gm.
            • Size : 7.6 x 6.4 x 5.4 inches
            • ISBN-10: 8188018066
            • ISBN-13: 978-8188018062
            Description:

            This work contains all the inspired compositons of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, in poetry and prose, along with translations from the Advaitic texts that he considered to be the most direct teachings for the attainment of the Supreme State of Realization. Altogether they represent a clear, direct guide for seekers of truth, whether they follow the path of Bhakti (devotion) or Jnana (knowledge).

            The Thirteenth Edition has just been released.A few additions of prominent disciples have been added but most of the pages still remain Arthur Osborne's. Ramana was a silent Teacher, if there was one. It would be more appropriate to call him the Silent One, for teaching denotes duality, the teacher and taught, while Ramana was, as a devotee wrote, the Pure Non-dual Essence. His most direct and profound teaching was transmitted in silence. However, how many were there that could immediately hear or experience the unspoken, the unwritten word? Devotees and visitors asked questions and out of his boundless compassion Bhagavan answered them in his own inimitable way, as the following excerpts will show. It was in 1911 that the first westerner, Frank Humphreys, then a policeman stationed in India, discovered Sri Ramana and wrote articles about him which were first published in The International Psychic Gazette in 1913. However, Sri Ramana only became relatively well known in and out of India after 1934 when Paul Brunton, having first visited Sri Ramana in January 1931, published the book A Search in Secret India, which became very popular. Resulting visitors included Paramahansa Yogananda, Somerset Maugham (whose 1944 novel The Razor's Edge models its spiritual guru after Sri Ramana), Mercedes de Acosta, Julian P. Johnson, and Arthur Osborne. Sri Ramana's relative fame spread throughout the 1940s. However, even as his fame spread, Sri Ramana was noted for his belief in the power of silence and his relatively sparse use of speech, as well as his lack of concern for fame or criticism.His lifestyle remained that of a renunciate. This work contains almost everything written by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. His inspired compositions, and a number of translations from ancient Advaitic texts, representing the essence of his teachings. They fall into two categories--those which exemplify the path of surrender through love and devotion to the Divine, and those which are more doctrinal. The first group includes the Five Hymns to Sri Arunachala of which the first poem, The Marital Garland Of Letters "is among the most profound and moving poems in any language" and expresses the attitude of the soul aspiring for union with God. Sri Bhagavan has affirmed that seekers who study these works are certain to attain the bliss of liberation.

            Editorial Reviews

            The words of this sage still flame out in my memory like beacon of lights. "I pluck golden fruit from rare meetings with wise men" wrote Trans-Atlantic Emerson in his diary, and it is certain that I plucked whole basketfuls during my meetings with this man. Our best Philosophers of Europe could not hold a candle to him... --Paul Brunton in his famous book :In Search Of Secret India

            About the Author

            Sri Ramana Maharshi (December 30, 1879- April 14, 1950), born Venkataraman Iyer, was an Indian sage. He was born to a Tamil-speaking Brahmin family in Tiruchuzhi, Tamil Nadu. After having attained liberation at the age of 16, he left home for Arunachala, a mountain considered sacred by Hindus, at Tiruvannamalai, and lived there for the rest of his life. Arunachala is located in Tamil Nadu, South India. Although born a Brahmin, after having attained moksha he declared himself an "Atiasrami", a Sastraic state of unattachment to anything in life and beyond all caste restrictions.Sri Ramana maintained that the purest form of his teachings was the powerful silence which radiated from his presence and quieted the minds of those attuned to it. He gave verbal teachings only for the benefit of those who could not understand his silence.His verbal teachings were said to flow from his direct experience of Consciousness (Atman) as the only existing reality. When asked for advice, he recommended self-enquiry as the fastest path to moksha. Though his primary teaching is associated with Non-dualism, Advaita Vedanta, and Jnana yoga, he recommended Bhakti to those he saw were fit for it, and gave his approval to a variety of paths and practices. Family Background Sri Ramana was born in a village called Tiruchuli near Madurai in Tamil Nadu, South India on Arudra Darshanam day, into an orthodox Hindu Tamil (Iyer) family, the second of four children of Sundaram Iyer (1845-1892) and Azhagammal (?-1922), and named Venkataraman at birth. His siblings were Nagaswamy (1877-1900), Nagasundaram (1886-1953) and sister Alamelu (1891/92-1953). Venkataraman's father was a respected pleader.[6] [edit] Childhood Venkataraman seemed a normal child with no apparent signs of future greatness. He was popular, good at sports, very intelligent but lazy at school, indulged in an average amount of mischief, and showed little religious interest. He did have a few unusual traits. When he slept, he went into such a deep state of unconsciousness that his friends could physically assault his body without waking him up. He also had an extraordinary amount of luck. In team games, whichever side he played for always won. This earned him the nickname 'Tangakai', which means 'golden hand'[7]. When Venkataraman was about 11, his father sent him to live with his paternal uncle Subbaiyar in Dindigul because he wanted his sons to be educated in English so they would be eligible to enter government service and only Tamil was taught at the village school in Tiruchuzhi. In 1891, when his uncle was transferred to Madurai, Venkataraman and his older brother Nagaswami moved with him.

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              Talks With Sri Ramana MaharshiTalks With Sri Ramana Maharshi
              Talks With Sri Ramana Maharshi
              Specification:
              • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
              • by : Munagala Venkataramana
              • Cover : Hardcover
              • Language : English
              • Edition : 2003
              • Pages : 724
              • Weight : 980gm.
              • Size : 8.9 x 5.8 x 1.4 inches
              • ISBN-10: 8188018082
              • ISBN-13: 978-8188018086
              Description:

              Sri Ramana Maharshi’s teaching – self-enquiry – is the core of this work. Sri Ramana gave answers to many a question from his devotees and visitors reflecting his philosophy and teaching. He did even answer questions from various other faiths with warmth and compassion, typical to his core nature.

              Editorial Reviews

              This is not a book to be lightly read and laid aside;it is bound to prove to be an unfailing guide to increasing numbers of pilgrims to the Light Everlasting.Despite the fact that the great Sage of Arunachala taught for the most part through silence,he did instruct through speech also,and that too,lucidly,without baffling and beclouding the minds of his listeners.One would wish that every word that he uttered had been preserved for posterity.But we have to be thankful for what little of the utterances has been put on record.Sri Ramana's central teachng is:Self-inquiry.Instead of wanting to know this and that,seek to know the Self.Ask'Who Am I?' instead of asking about hundred other things.Self-inquiry ought to be the easiest of all tasks.But it seems to be the most difficult because we have become strangers to our Self.What one has to do is simple..to abide as the Self.This is the ultimate truth.This is one's eternal,natural,inherent state.Sri Ramana's teachings found in the "Talks"will bring hope to everyone.No one need think that he is beyond the pale of redemption. --Dr..T.M.P.Mahadevan

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                Sri Ramana Leela: A Biography of Bhagavan Sri Ramana MaharshiSri Ramana Leela: A Biography of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi
                Sri Ramana Leela: A Biography of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi
                Specification:
                • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
                • by : Pingali Surya Sundaram
                • Cover : Paperback
                • Language : English
                • Edition : 2004
                • Pages : 317
                • Weight : 500gm.
                • Size : 8.3 x 5.1 x 1.2 inches
                • ISBN-10: 8182880009
                • ISBN-13: 978-8182880009
                Description:

                This is one of the biographies of Ramana Maharshi. It portrays many rare incidents That are not features in other biographics.  There are many rare incidents in this work that are not to be found in the other biographies. 

                The words of this sage,Sri Ramana Maharshi still flame out in my memory like beacon lights."I pluck golden fruit from rare meetings with wise men" wrote Emerson in his diary,and it is certain that I plucked whole basketfuls during my talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi.Our best philosophers of Europe could not hold a candle to him.. --Paul Brunton This introduction by Paul Brunton should induce any seeker to understand Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. This book was first published in Telugu language in the year 1936.This was one of the three biographies of Sri Bhagavan published during his bodily life time.Perused and corrected prsonally by the great sage himself this book is a must for every follower of Sri Ramana Maharshi.

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                  Ramana Maharshi and the Path of Self KnowledgeRamana Maharshi and the Path of Self Knowledge
                  Ramana Maharshi and the Path of Self Knowledge
                  Specification:
                  • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
                  • by : Arthur Osborne
                  • Cover : Paperback
                  • Language : English
                  • Edition : 2002
                  • Pages : 253
                  • Weight : 510gm.
                  • Size : 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
                  • ISBN-10: 8188018112
                  • ISBN-13: 978-8188018116
                  Description:

                  It is an account of the life and teaching of Sri Ramana Maharshi, which has a special relevance to our age with its dominant mood of wistful reluctant skepticism as Dr S. Radhakrishnan observes.  It also outlines Hinduism based on the Indian scriptures, which is essentially spiritualSri Ramana Gita without ceasing to be rational and ethical.

                  The author has packed into this small volume all of the essential information relating to the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi(1879-1950),the great Indian sage. The life of Sri Ramana Mahrshi fills us us with wonder.As a teenager,hardly seventeen,he realised the self through a spontaneous act of Self-enquiry without any conscious effort on his part,or any trainining imparted by a teacher. He left his home in 1896,came to Arunachala (Tiruvannamalai)where he lived as an all-renouncing sage,in a state of continuous self-absorption for a period of fifty four years until his mahanirvana in 1950. The instructions given by Sri Raman to his early devotees are all portrayed by the author.They have a lasting value.Also included are Paul Brunton's experiences. Sri Maharshi's message is that self-knowledge is not something to be acquired afresh.It is only becoming aware of one's own natural state of Pure Being,through self-enquiry. The spirit of this simple but profound message has been captured by the author in his presentation.

                  About the Author

                  Arthur Osborne(1906-70) was an ardent devotee of Sri Ramana Maharshi and particularly well known as the Founder Editor of the Mountain Path, the spiritual journal of Sri Ramanasramam. An Oxford scholar, he was on the faculty of Chulaongkon University in Bangkok, Siam, before he came to India in 1945 and had his darshan of Maharshi.
                  He is the Editor of The collected works of Ramana Maharshi and Author of Teachings of Bhagwan Sri Ramana Maharshi in His Own Words and other works.

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                    BHAGAVAN SRI RAMANA: A PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHYBHAGAVAN SRI RAMANA: A PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY
                    BHAGAVAN SRI RAMANA: A PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY
                    Specification:
                    • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
                    • by : Viswanatha Swami
                    • Cover : Paperback
                    • Language : English
                    • Edition : 2001
                    • Pages : 108
                    • Weight : 800gm.
                    • Size : 11 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches
                    • ISBN-10: 8182881633
                    • ISBN-13: 978-8182881631
                    Description:

                    This pictorial biography is an attempt to account Sri Raman Maharshi’s childhood, school days, enlightenment, journey to Tiruvannamalai, staying at different places in Tiruvannamalai, his teachings and his mahasamadhi among many facets of the sage’s life.

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                      ARUNACHALA RAMANA: ETERNAL OCEAN OF GRACE (SETS OF 7 BOOKS)ARUNACHALA RAMANA: ETERNAL OCEAN OF GRACE (SETS OF 7 BOOKS)
                      ARUNACHALA RAMANA: ETERNAL OCEAN OF GRACE (SETS OF 7 BOOKS)
                      Specification:
                      • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
                      • by : Sri Ramanasramam
                      • Cover : Paperback
                      • Language : English
                      • Edition : 2018
                      • Pages : 3367
                      • Weight : 4.100kg.
                      • ISBN-10: 818288277X
                      • ISBN-13: 978-8182882775
                      Description:

                      This set of books combines the contents of biography, collected works, experiences of devotees, reminiscences and extensive portions of dialogues from books such as Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, Letters from Sri Ramanasramam, Day by Day with Bhaga van, Guru Vachaka Kovai and other books. It also includes a set of 108 articles selected from
                      Call Divine and the Mountain Path by devotees detailing their unique personal experience.

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                        Alagammal's Journey: A Sadhana Katha
                        Alagammal's Journey: A Sadhana Katha
                        Specification:
                        • Publisher : Sri Ramanasramam
                        • by : Geeta Bhatt
                        • Cover : Paperback
                        • Language : English
                        • Edition : 2015
                        • Pages : 82
                        • Weight : 360gm.
                        • ISBN-10: 818288229X
                        • ISBN-13: 978-8182882294
                        Description:

                        In this book, the story of Alagammal's a Ramana maharshi’s mother spiritual journey has been told for the first time in the form of a narrative, a katha. The facts and dates are historical. The portrayal of her life's journey is the humble attempt of the author to depict the pain and struggle of a young mother and widow whose destiny it was to lose much on the human level and yet to gain the ultimate release from the cycle of birth and death at the end of her earthly existence. This is the story of the journey of a soul from individual to universal motherhood.

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                          A Royal Palette
                          A Royal Palette
                          Specification:
                          • Publisher : Zen Publications
                          • By : Jai Bhandarkar
                          • Cover : Paperback
                          • Language : English
                          • Edition : 2010
                          • Pages : 199
                          • Weight : 950 gm.
                          • Size : 8.3 x 5.1 x 1.2 inches
                          • ISBN-10 : 8188071560
                          • ISBN-13 : 978-8188071562
                          Description:
                          Son of renowned Sanskrit scholar and Diwan or Prime Minister of Porbandar state, Rao Bahadur Dr. Shankarrao P. Pandit, Vamanrao (1882-1941) was born with a marked talent for portraiture, later honed by two of the most celebrated artists of Europe, Philip de Laszlo and John Singer Sargent.

                          Vamanrao has painted the well-known and well-heeled: Sir Dorab Tata, Sudhira Devi (Gayatri Devi's paternal aunt), Sir Cowasji Jehangir, Sir Ibrahim Rahimtoolah, Maharaja Sayajirao Geakwar, Maharaja Tukojirao Holkar and other 40 odd Maharajas such as Ranas, Raos, Maharanas and Rajas from several princely states across India.

                          After his law education in London, Vamanrao moved to Vienna where Philip de Laszlo was already a recognised portrait artist in Europe. He spent four years with de Laszlo, travelling extensively throughout Europe visiting crowned heads of Europe and the aristocracy. During this time, a friendship evolved between the two. De Laszlo made a suave portrait of the very handsome Vamanrao dressed as an Indian prince which was exhibited in 1907. In 1097 Vamanrao moved back to London and joined the Royal Academy under Sargent. In his time in Europe, Vamanrao painted portraits of Lady Nina Corbet, Baron Arild Rosencrantz, the celebrated artist Otto Friedrick and the Countess of Bective among other aristocrats and nobility.

                          Vamanrao's style of portraiture has the European academic approach and yet sports a distinct style - he used a muted colour palette and presented the jewels and pearls of his Indian sitters without overstating them. Says historian Sharada Dwivedi, who places Vamanrao's paintings at an extremely high level" in the context of Indian art, "There are many unsung artists. Vamanrao Pandit has been rediscovered now. His portraiture is as sensitive as, say, Raja Ravi Varma's or Dhurandhar's, although very different in style.
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                            Life Among the Scorpions: Memoirs of a Woman in Indian Politics
                            Life Among the Scorpions: Memoirs of a Woman in Indian Politics
                            Description

                            An Indian politician looks back at her journey and recounts how the going got tougher with her every success, perhaps because she was a woman.

                            Life among the Scorpions recounts the deeply fascinating and often tumultuous events that mark thirty years of Jaya Jaitly’s political journey.

                            From arranging relief for victims of the 1984 Sikh riots, to joining politics under firebrand leader George Fernandes, to becoming the president of Samata Party—a key ally in the erstwhile NDA Government, Jaitly’s rise in Indian mainstream politics invited both awe and envy. But the going has been far from smooth. Trouble began with George Fernandes sacking Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat in 1998. Jaitly became the target. She was soon hounded by Tehelka’s stings—first concerning her son-in-law-to-be Ajay Jadeja and then herself in an alleged bribery case.

                            Eventually, Fernandes had to resign as India’s Defence Minister, despite being the best, and Jaitly quit as the Samata Party President. Meanwhile, she spiritedly fought booth capturing in Bihar as well as fellow party men’s egos, intervened and ensured the installation of the Samata government in Manipur. All this, even as she continued her parallel fight for the livelihood of craftsmen on the one hand, and conceptualized and ensured establishment of the first Dilli Haat (crafts market place) in 1994 on the other.

                            With all the backstories of major events in Indian politics between 1970–2000, including her experience of dealing with the Commission of Inquiry and courts regarding the Tehelka stings, the story of Jaya Jaitly makes for a riveting read. A powerful narrative on why being a woman in politics was for her akin to being surrounded by scorpions; this hard hitting memoir offers a perspective on the functioning of Indian politics from a woman’s point of view.

                            AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

                            Jaya Jaitly is the former president of the Samata Party, a key ally of the NDA Government (1998–2004), and an eminent expert in the traditional arts and crafts of India. She has worked closely with craftspeople since 1965 to sustain traditional livelihoods and preserve India’s crafts heritage. Having founded the Dastkari Haat Samiti, a body of craftspeople, in 1986, she established Dilli Haat a permanent marketplace showcasing weaves and handicrafts, in 1994. Her work brings together rural artisans within India, and of India, with those of Pakistan, Vietnam, Iran, Egypt and many other countries. These programs have often been supported by the Indian Government as an instrument in diplomacy.

                            Jaitly was educated in the UK, Burma, Japan, India and the USA. Her published works include Craft Traditions of India (1990), Crafts of Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh (1999), A Podium on the Pavement (2005), Biju Spins Some Magic (2005), Crafting Nature (2007), Crafts Atlas of India (2012), Woven Textiles of Varanasi (2014), The Artistry Of Handwork (2014), and Vishvakarma’s Children: Stories of India’s Craftspeople (2001). Jaya Jaitly is based in Delhi.

                            Specification
                            • Product Code :  BK8718
                            • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
                            • Edition : November 11, 2017
                            • Pages : 312
                            • Weight : 550 gm.
                            • Size : 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
                            • Binding : Hardcover
                            • Author : Jaya Jaitly
                            • Language : English
                            • ISBN-10: 8129149095
                              ISBN-13: 978-8129149091
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                            Sri Maa the Guru and the Goddess
                            Sri Maa the Guru and the Goddess
                            Description:

                            The Guru and the Goddess includes three works for study and sadhana. The first is a translation and commentary of the Kasyapa Sutras. The second section is a Sanskrit text and translation of the Guru Gita. The third section is a Sanskrit text and translation of the Lalita Trisati Stotram.

                            Specification:
                            • Product Code: BK11568
                            • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
                            • Edition : July 1, 1995
                            • Pages : 274
                            • Weight : 430 gm.
                            • Size : 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
                            • Cover : Paperback
                            • Auther : Satyananda Saraswati 
                            • Language : English
                            • ISBN: 8120813987, 978-8120813984
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                            Mahatma Gandhi - His Life and Times
                            Mahatma Gandhi - His Life and Times
                            This is one of the best biographies of Mahatma Gandhi.
                            The book has been written in a very simple style. The author has covered Mahatma Gandhi's contribution to Indian freedom struggle.

                            About The Author : Louis Fischer
                            Louis Fischer, born in 1896, was an eminent journalist who wrote several books on Russia, India, Middle east. He covered the Spanish Civil war and was in France when World War II broke out.
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                            Gandhi Before India
                            Gandhi Before India
                            In 1893, when Mohandas Gandhi set sail for South Africa, he was a briefless lawyer who had failed to establish himself in India. In this remarkable biography, Ramachandra Guha argues that the two decades that Gandhi spent in the diaspora were the making of the Mahatma. It was here that he forged the philosophy and techniques that would ultimately destroy the British Empire.
                            Based on archival research in four continents, this book explores Gandhi's experiments with dissident cults, his friendships and enmities, and his failures as a husband and father. Gandhi Before India tells the dramatic story of how he mobilized a cross-class and inter-religious coalition, pledged to non-violence in their battle against a racist regime.
                            Deeply researched and beautifully written, this book will radically alter our understanding and appreciation of modern India's greatest man.
                            $33
                            A Life in Words
                            A Life in Words
                            A Life in Words, the first complete translation of Ismat Chughtais celebrated memoir Kaghazi hai Pairahan, provides a delightful account of several crucial years of her life. Alongside vivid descriptions of her childhood years are the conflicted experiences of growing up in a large Muslim family during the early decades of the twentieth century. Chughtai is searingly honest about her fight to get an education and the struggle to find her own voice as a writer. The result is a compellingly readable memoir by one of the most significant Urdu writers of all time.
                            $21
                            Seven Summers
                            Seven Summers
                            Seven Summers, first drafted when Mulk Raj Anand was a student at London University but not published till 1951, recreates teh events and feelings of the first seven years of the writer's life, or what he called his 'half unconcious and half conscious childhood'. first of the seven volumes of autobiographical fiction that Anand conceptualized but never completed, this book is full of memorable scenes and people observed through the eyes of a child. the most impressive of them all being the Coronation Durbar in Delhi to which our young hero is smuggled wrapped in a blanket so that the Sahibs might not object to the presence of 'so discordant an element into so gorgeous a ceremony'. this edition of Seven Summers is a special reissue of the classic autobiography to commemorate Anand's birth centenary.
                            $21
                            A Childhood In Malabar
                            A Childhood In Malabar
                            It is The Second World War And Kamala And Her Brother Are Removed From Their Parents Home In Calcutta To The Safer Environs Of Their Village In Northern Kerala. At Once An Outsider And An Integral Part Of Her Ancestral Home, Kamala Struggles To Fathom The Intricacies Of Class, Caste And Language. But Surrounded By People Like Her Adoring Ammamma, The Servant Sankaran Who Promises To Teach Her The Crow-Language, And Valli Who Tells Her Stories Of Yakshis Whose Breasts Are As Big As Jackfruits, Kamala Soon Discovers The Joys Of Growing Up As The Centre Of Everyone S Universe. As Calcutta Fades From Her Mind Like An Old Dream, While The Thudding Of The Drums At The Para Festival, The Roar Of The Velichappadu As He Becomes Possessed And The Songs Of The Parayankaali Dancers Become Absolute Realities Of Life."
                            $19
                            The Perfect Ones
                            The Perfect Ones
                            When on a spiritual quest, what if you come to know that there are archangels, angels, perfect masters, saints, sages, celestial, terrestrial and physical beings who guide all seekers on the path? Like a parent leading a child. We call these guides the oneness family, the Perfect One. // The Perfect Ones, is a collection of biographies written by spiritual guru Ruzbeh N. Bharucha about the hierarchical planes of the various spiritual guides and how they are available to all those who seek. He talks about Their lives in the physical bodies; Their teachings and Their connect with other masters; Their love, presence, protection and oneness that engulfs all.// Written with love and from personal experiences with most of the Perfect Ones, this is a journey you do not want to miss out on.
                            $20

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