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Predictive Astrology of the Hindus

There are many books on Hindu astrology. However their perusal is a problem, particularly for the lay readers who do not know Sanskrit. Therefore the author has presented in this book the quintessence of predictive Hindu astrology in a medium understood worldwide.

Hindu astrology is sidereal. But in the West most of the astrologers base their calculations and inferences on the tropical zodiac. To cater to their needs and to enable them to convert a tropical zodiac. To cater to their needs and to enable them to convert a tropical chart into a sidereal one, the author has all through provided instructions so that the students and scholars of the West may take full advantage of this textbook. While sticking mainly to the Western terminology, he has utilized essential Hindu terminology where no single word in English could have conveyed the full import of the technical term in Sanskrit.

Those who are beginners will find that in perusing this book they can start from the scratch and ascend gradually to the high pinnacles of delineation and judgement. Those who are already acquainted with the subject will find many new rules and the discussions enlightening.

About the Author

Pandit Gopesh Kumar Ojha, M.A. LL.B., was a learned astrologer from Mithila (Bihar). He has published many books in Sanskrit, English and Hindi on astrology and allied sciences. Some of them are Phaldeepika : Bhavartha Bodhini, Aspects in Vedic Astrology, Body Reading (Physiognomy), The Solar Return (Varshphal), The Astrological Secrets of Friendship, Love and Marriage, etc.

  • Product Code: B-1011-2
  • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition  :   May 1, 2013
  • Pages  :   347
  • Weight   :   550 gm.
  • Size   :   0.1 x 7.3 x 9.5 inches
  • Cover   :   Hardcover
  • Auther :   Pandit Gopesh Kumar Ojha
  • Language   :    English
  • ISBN : 8120834151, 978-8120834156
    Description: There are many books on Hindu astrology. However their perusal is a problem, particularly...
    The Ultimate Medicine: As Prescribed by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

    Sri Nisargadatta Maharaja (1897-1981), one of the most important spiritual preceptors of the twentieth century, lived and taught in a small apartment in the slums of Bombay, India. A realized master of the Tantric Nath Lineage, Maharaja had a wife and four children. For many years, he supported himself and his family by selling cheap goods in a small booth on the streets outside his tenement. His life was a telling parable of the absolute non duality of being. The profound yet simple words of this extraordinary teacher are designed to jolt us into awareness of our original nature. Like the Zen masters of old, Nisargadatta's style is abrupt, provocative and immensely profound cutting to the core and wasting little effort on the trigger shifts in consciousness, just by gearing or even reading them. A study stream of Indians and Westerners, those fortunate enough to discover Maharaja during his lifetime, came to sit at his feet in the small loft where he received visitors. In the radiation of the sage Ramana Maharishi, he shared the highest truth of non duality in his own unique way, from the depths of his own realization. In this volume Nisargadatta provides advanced instructions for spiritual aspirants. The Ultimate medicine is not for those who like their spirituality watered down, but for serious students who will find herein powerful antidotes to unawareness.


    "In the Ultimate Medicine, Nisargadatta, like the great sages of old India, elucidated the nature of Ultimate Reality clearly and simply. He makes the highest Self-realization a matter of common understanding so that any sincere seeker can grasp the essence of it." -- David Frawley, OMD, author of Beyond the Mind,Tantric Yoga,and Ayurvedic Healing<br /><br />"Nisargadatta Maharaj is my greatest teacher. His words guide my writing, speaking and all of my relationships." --Dr. Wayne Dyer, author of Your Sacred Self and Your Erroneous Zones
    About the Author

    Robert Powell was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1918. After obtaining his doctorate in chemistry from London University, he pursued a career first as an industrial chemist and later as a science writer and editor in Britain and the United States. Robert Powell's personal exploration of spirituality began in the 1960s, and his quest for self-discovery led him to Zen and a number of spiritual masters including J. Krishnamurti and Ramana Maharshi. His own spiritual awakening coincided with his discovery of the teachings of Nisargadatta Maharaj. He is the editor of a Nisargadatta trilogy, and the author of a number of books on what he describes as "human consciousness transformation." Powell now lives a busy life in La Jolla, California, with his loving wife, Gina.

    • Product Code: BK11551
    • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
    • Edition  :   January 1, 2008
    • Pages  :   234
    • Weight   :   450 gm.
    • Size   :   8.7 x 5.8 x 1 inches
    • Cover   :   Hardcover
    • Auther :   Robert Powell (Author), Nisargadatta (Author), Peter Madill (Author)
    • Language   :    English
    • ISBN : 8120814177, 978-8120814172
      Description: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaja (1897-1981), one of the most important spiritual preceptors of the twentieth...
      A Primer of Modern Standard Hindi

      This work intended to provide the student with a thorough foundation in the grammatical structure of that variety of Hindi that is commonly tau This primer presents a systematic introduction to the structure of Modern Standard Hindi. It is intended to provide the student with a thorough foundation in the grammatical structure of that variety of Hindi that is commonly taught in Indian schools and that is the common vehicle of publication in Hindi. Although much emphasis is placed on the written language, discussion is also provided of aspects of conversational Hindi. The core of the work contains thirty on chapters. The first four offer discussions of the linguistic status of Hindi as well as comprehensive descriptions of Hindi phonetics and the Devanagari syllabary in which Hindi is written. Chapters 5 through 31 each contains descriptions of fundamental aspects of Hindi grammar. These chapters have extensive translation and grammatical exercises appended to them. The work as a whole introduces a core vocabulary of approximately fifteen hundred entries, incorporating lexical items found on most standard elementary word lists for the language. Supplemental materials in this book include graded reading passages, a guide to further study in Hindi, and Hindi English glossary. Although the Devanagari syllabary is used throughout the book, Roman transliteration is also provided through Chapter 15. A Primer of Modern Standard Hindi can be used in several different ways. It can be used as part of a university-level course as a text for Hindi grammar and writing. As such it will nicely supplement other materials addressing more conversational aspects of the language. It can also be used for self-study purposes by the student who does not have access to a formal instructional program. ght in Indian schools and that is the common vehicle of publication in Hindi. Although much emphasis is placed on the written language, discussion is also provided of aspects of conversational Hindi.

      • Product Code: BK11550
      • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
      • Edition  :   August 27, 2014
      • Pages  :   293
      • Weight   :   500 gm.
      • Size   :   9.4 x 7.2 x 0.8 inches
      • Cover   :   Paperback
      • Auther :   Michael C Shapiro
      • Language   :    English
      • ISBN : 8120805089, 978-8120805088
        Description: This work intended to provide the student with a thorough foundation in the grammatical...
        The Divine Matrix: Creativity as Link Between East and West

        The Divine Matrix represents a bold scholarly attempt to provide a framework for discussing these and other questions that will keep the interreligious dialogue project from grinding to a halt. In this book, philosopher and theologian Joseph Bracken first locates the Infinite as transcendent source and goal of human activity as the notion common to virtually all the major world religions. He suggests that the Infinite is prototypically experienced not as an entity but as an ongoing activity, the principle of activity for all beings. This idea is consistent with the notion of eternal and continuous motion is Aristotle, with the "act o being" (actus essendi) in the theology of Thomas Aquinas and Meister Ecker and with the ground of being of Shelling and Heidegger, as well as with Whitehead's definition of "creativity" . The divine Matrix proposes that the Infinite, thus identified, e understood as a nondual reality: an activity that does not exist in itself but only in the entities which it thereby empowers to exist.The Brackenargues, becomes the key to understanding ultimate reality within the different world religions.

        • Product Code: BK10561
        • Publisher  :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
        • Edition  :   January 1, 1997
        • Pages  :   190
        • Weight   :   400g.
        • Size   :   8.7 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
        • Cover   :   Hardcover
        • Auther :   Joseph A. Bracken
        • ISBN : 8120814169, 978-8120814165
        Description: The Divine Matrix represents a bold scholarly attempt to provide a framework for discussing...
        What Life Has Taught Me

        Back of the Book

        Some eminent personalities of the present-day, leaders of thought and action, speak in this book about the lessons they have learnt from their eventful lives. each one of them, who has attained success and celebrity in a particular field, looks back reflectively on the course of his life, on his failures and achievements. It will be seen from their accounts that their lives were marked by an interplay of fate and circumstance and that a kind providence gave them the wisdom and opportunity to surmount obstacles in their way. The lessons that they have learnt from their lives are only amplifications of the central maxim that "where there is Dharma, there is Victory," that there are no short-cuts to success and that it cannot be achieved bypassing the eternal laws of morality.

        The contributors, who are from various sections of contemporary life, write with a revealing candour and, in not a few cases, are unsparing in the criticism of themselves. High-lighting the situation and events, rather than projecting themselves, they take care to keep their personalities in the background thereby sustaining the interest of the reader throughtout.

        • Product Code: BK9899
        • Publisher     :   Bharatiya Vidhya Bhawan
        • Edition  :   2018
        • Pages  :   176
        • Weight   :   180g.
        • Size   :   8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
        • Cover   :   Paperback
        • Auther :   Several Eminent Contributors
        • Language   :    English
        • ISBN : 8172765819, 978-8172765811
        Description: Back of the Book Some eminent personalities of the present-day, leaders of thought and...
        Sufis,Mystics and Yogis Of India

        About the Author

        Hailing from Allahabad. Sri Bankey Behari started life as a lawyer as a junior of Dr. K. N. Katju and later practised law independently. He was engaged in the famous Meerut Conspiracy and other Raja Cases. He compiled many law books. Gradually drawn to mysticism. he came into close contact with Mahatma Gandhi, Sri Ramana Maharshi and later Sri J. Krishnamurti and Sri Aurobindo. Finally he gave up every material belonging and became a sannyasin.

        For eight years he went into isolation. observed vow of silence. studied, wrote and contemplated on all that is best in all religions including Christianity and Sufism. But the Gita and the Bhagavata attracted him most. As a result of sixteen years' work on the Gita, he wrote a commentary on it which won him a Doctorate in Theology.

        From 1940, he was an inmate of Brindaban practising intense sadhana at the feet of a realised soul. Sankirtan and the Gita were his guide-posts and his goal in life was to see Lord Radha-Krishna face to face. "Where then is the place for my photograph in my life?" he asked.

        Sri Bankey Behari passed away in 1975.


        The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan-that Institute of Indian Culture in Bombay-needed a Book University, a series of books which, if read, would serve the purpose of providing higher education. Particular emphasis, however, was to be put on such literature as revealed the deeper impulsions of India. As a first step, it was decided to bring out in English 100 Books, 50 of which were to be taken in hand, almost at once.

        It is our intention to publish the books we select, not only in English but also in the following Indian languages: Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tami

        • Product Code: BK9898
        • Publisher     :   Bharatiya Vidhya Bhawan
        • Edition  :   August 19, 2017
        • Pages  :   498
        • Weight   :   400g.
        • Size   :   7 x 4.75 x 0.9 inches
        • Cover   :   Paperback
        • Auther :   Bankey Bahari
        • Language   :    English
        • ISBN : 8172765576, 978-8172765576
        Description: About the AuthorHailing from Allahabad. Sri Bankey Behari started life as a lawyer as...
        How God Came Into My Life

        About the Book
        Through the ages, great souls have appeared who have seen God face and have walked with Him during their lives. The may belong to different times and they may have been born in different land. But they are, all of them, Pilgrims to the Eternal who lived, moved and had their entire being in God Some of them had this The souls of some others, which they had ignorantly mortgaged to the enticements of the world, were miraculously redeemed by God and they turned a new leaf  in their lives. A few others had to struggle the hard way against obstacles to their devotion and had to face privation, poverty and even persecution. But like true devotees, they transformed these hindrances into opportunities to strengthen them in their resolve not to be deflected form their quest for God. Some of these God-intoxicated Saints often broke forth in strains of devotional poetry in which everything has sprung.

        This book attempts to give glimpses of the way that God confronted these saintly personages and annexed them to himself. They are published in the hope that they will invite the reader to greater intimacy with these devotees of lthe one universal God

        • Product Code: BK9897
        • Publisher     :   Bharatiya Vidhya Bhawan
        • Edition  :   March 19, 2018
        • Pages  :   104
        • Weight   :   180g.
        • Size   :   8.5 x 5.5 x 0.25 inches
        • Cover   :   Paperback
        • Auther :   Several Contributors
        • Language   :    English
        • ISBN : 8172765827, 978-8172765828
        Description: About the BookThrough the ages, great souls have appeared who have seen God face...
        Revolution of the Mystics - Revolution of the Mystics

        One of the most fascinating episode in the religious history of Southern India is the rise of the Virasaiva movement. These heroic followers of Siva-also called Lingayatas-are characterized by a unique combination of intense devotion and social reformation. The movement arose in the twelfth century under the charismatic leadership of Basava. Men and women from every backgroud, highcaste as well as untouchable, joined the experimental community of the Virasaivas. They has their own sacred literature in the form of short poems in the vernacular language of the region: Kannada.

        • Product Code: BK9896
        • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
        • Edition  :   January 1, 1995
        • Pages  :   100
        • Weight   :   550g.
        • Size   :   8.5 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
        • Cover   :   Hardcover
        • Auther :   J.P. Schouten
        • Language   :    English
        • ISBN : 8120812387, 978-8120812383
        Description: One of the most fascinating episode in the religious history of Southern India is...
        Understanding Sankara by Richard Desmet
        • Product Code :BK8811
        • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass
        • Edition     :   April 30, 2013
        • Pages     :   525
        • Weight      :   780g.
        • Size      :   5.5 x 1.4 x 8.7 inches
        • Cover      :   Paperback    
        • Auther    :   Richard Desmet
        • Language   :    English
        • ISBN : 8120836138, 978-8120836136

        Understanding Sankara brings together the essays of the late Richard De Smet, SJ (1916-1997) on the great Indian Advaitin. With the help of his discovery of a doctrine of laksana (analogy) in Sankara, De Smet challenges the traditional interpretation of the acarya as an illusionistic mayavadin. He also attempts a dialogue between Sankara's Advaita and Christianity, especially as represented by Thomas Aquinas. The present collection makes available this important contribution to Indology and opens it up to dialectic and dialogue.

        Specification Product Code :BK8811 Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Edition     :   April 30, 2013...
        The Problem of Evil and Indian Thought
        • Product Code :BK7752
        • Publisher  :   Motilal Banarsidass
        • Edition  :   January 1, 1993
        • Pages  :   326
        • Weight   :   550g.
        • Size   :   8.7 x 5.9 x 1 inches
        • Cover   :   Paperback
        • Auther :   Arthur L. Herman
        • Language   :    English
        • ISBN : 8120807537, 978-8120807532

        The author identifies some 25 historical solutions to the problem which are then reduced t Beginning with the problem of evil in the west professor A.L. Herman traces the history of one of the most fascinating of all perennial philosophical puzzles. The author identifies some twenty one historical solutions to the problem which are then reduced to eight quite distinct solutions. Prof. Herman then turns in the second part of the book to the history of the problem of evil in Indian thought. The author then joins the analysis of the problem of evil (taken from the first part of the book) to the Indian doctrine of rebirth in order to attempt a solution to the problem. By careful analysis the author shows that the doctrine of rebirth can satisfy the conditions already set forth as adequate for a solution to the problem of evil.1 o eight solutions. Prof. Herman then turns in the second part of the book to the history of the problem of evil in Indian thought.

        Specification Product Code :BK7752 Publisher  :   Motilal Banarsidass Edition  :   January 1, 1993 Pages  :  ...
        Amazing India Facts

        India is the most amazing country in the world. It is indeed ‘incredible India’ even with all its oddities. Discover amazing facts about our country in this book such as:

        • The Tirupati Balaji temple and the Kashi Vishwanath temple both received more visitors than the Vatican City and Mecca combined.
        • Varanasi is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world today.
        • India has more mosques (300,000) than any other nation in the world.
        • India is the largest English-speaking nation in the world.

        Besides these, there are many more amazing facts of India that will make you hold your breath! Grab this book today!

        Terry O’Brien is an esteemed academician and an ardent quiz aficionado. He is keenly interested in kindling the quizzing instinct in people and an aptitude to develop the 3 Rs of learning: Read, Record, and Recall. He is a trainers’ instructor and a motivational speaker. He has penned a number of books. He is very well known for his flair for speaking and his articulating abilities in writing.

        India is the most amazing country in the world. It is indeed ‘incredible India’ even...
        THE NEXT GEN LEADER cutting edge strategies to make you the leader you were born to be
        • Product Code :BK8781
        • Size :7.7" x 5" x 1"
        • Weight :220g.
        • Author :Robert C. McMillan
        • ISBN :812914574X, 978-8129145741
        • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
        • Edition :20 December 2017
        • Cover :Paperback
        • Language :English
        • Pages :270

          About the Book: The Next Gen Leader: Cutting Edge Strategies to Make You the Leader You Were Born to Be

          While todays global economy is experiencing a significant cycle of outsourcing across industries, leadership cannot be outsourced; it must be organically transformed. The Next Gen Leader will show you how to discard outworn traditions and become the next-generation leader you were born to be! It is a system designed to help you maximize individual, team and organizational leadership potential, regardless of your position, pay, or power..

          About the Author: Robert C. McMillan

          Robert C. McMillan is one of the worlds foremost thought leaders and experts on leadership transformational systems...

          Specification Product Code :BK8781 Size :7.7" x 5" x 1" Weight :220g. Author :Robert C....
          The Origin And Development Of The Bengali Language
          • Product Code :BK8782
          • Size :8.8" x 6" x 2.4"
          • Weight :1.10kg.
          • Author :Suniti Kumar Chatterji
          • ISBN :8171677843, 978-8171677849
          • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
          • Edition :October 15, 2002
          • Cover :Paperback
          • Language :English
          • Pages :1388

            This is the first systematic and detailed history of Bengali €" a modern Indo-Aryan language €" by an Indian scholar. Incidentally, since it is comparative in its treatment and takes into consideration the philology of other Indo-Aryan languages, it is an invaluable contribution to the scientific study of the modern Indo-Aryan languages as a whole.Suniti Kumar Chatterji was an educationist of nearly sixty years' standing and an acknowledged authority on Linguistics. Among his English publications are : Bengali Self-taught, A Bengali Phonetic Reader, Indo-Aryan and Hindi, Languages and Literatures of Modern India, Africanism, Balts and Aryans in their Indo-European Background, and India and Ethiopia from the Seventh Century B.C. as well as large number of papers and monographs.

            Specification Product Code :BK8782 Size :8.8" x 6" x 2.4" Weight :1.10kg. Author :Suniti Kumar...
            The Quick and easy way to effective speaking
            • Product Code :BK8784
            • Size :6.9"x 4.3" x 0.6"
            • Weight :150g.
            • Author :Dale Carnegie
            • ISBN :8129140209, 978-8129140203
            • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
            • Edition :June 1, 2016
            • Cover :Paperback
            • Language :English
            • Pages :244

              Now streamlined and updated, the book that has literally put millions on the highway to greater accomplishment and success can show you how to have maximum impact as a speaker--every day, and in every situation that demands winning others over to your point of view.

              Specification Product Code :BK8784 Size :6.9"x 4.3" x 0.6" Weight :150g. Author :Dale Carnegie ISBN...
              THE RIGHTEOUS LIFE
              • Product Code :BK8785
              • Size :5.5" x 0.6" x 8.5"
              • Weight :220g.
              • Author : A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
              • ISBN :812913456X, 978-8129134561
              • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
              • Edition :November 1, 2014
              • Cover :Paperback
              • Language :English
              • Pages :248

                Dr Kalam, who was India’s eleventh President and has been a scientist and a teacher, has written more than twenty books. Ranging from inspirational and spiritual thoughts, to autobiographical reflections to his vision statements for a developed India, these works bear the imprint of a mind that is deeply reflective.

                For the first time, some of the most thoughtful, inspiring and educative of these writings have been compiled in one place in The Righteous Life. Some of the essays in this volume describe his early life, family and teachers and his entry into the world of scientific development and research. Also included are his thoughts on education, governance, probity in public life, and his analysis and solutions to some of India’s problems such as corruption, energy independence and the overall development of the country.

                Filled with wisdom and farsighted thinking that upholds honesty, diligence and spirituality, The Righteous Life showcases the working of one of the finest minds in the country.

                AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

                Born on 15 October 1931, at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam specialized in aeronautical engineering from Madras Institute of Technology. Dr Kalam is one of the most distinguished scientists of India and has received honorary doctorates from forty-five universities and institutions in India and abroad. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan (1981), the Padma Vibhushan (1990) and India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna (1997). He has also received the King Charles II medal (2007), the Woodrow Wilson Award (2008), the Hoover Award (2008) and the International Von Karman Wings Award (2009) among other international accolades. Dr Kalam became the eleventh President of India on 25 July 2002. His focus and greatest ambition remains fnding ways to transform India into a developed nation.

                Specification Product Code :BK8785 Size :5.5" x 0.6" x 8.5" Weight :220g. Author : A.P.J....
                The Sikhs
                • Product Code :BK8792
                • Size : 5.5" x 0.8" x 8.5"
                • Weight :500g.
                • Author :PATWANT SINGH
                • ISBN :8171676243, 978-8171676248
                • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
                • Edition :December 1, 2002
                • Cover :Paperback
                • Language :English
                • Pages :344

                  Patwant Singh tells the stirring story of how a movement of peace transformed itself, of necessity, into a community which placed military values along-side spiritual, the Sikh soldier becoming the envy of every nation’s army. How in 1699 the tenth and last Guru, Gobind Singh, founded the fellowship of the Khalsa at Anandpur; a move which would define every Sikh by a distinctive code of personal appearance, dress and conduct. How Guru Gobind Singh’s inspiring leadership led to a succession of spectacular and daring conquests after him, which sowed the seeds of a Sikh State. How the enlightened ruler Ranjit Singh fulfilled that promise of founding a Sikh empire.The author’s compelling account takes the reader through centuries of trials, triumphs and tribulations, upto the present time. It is by far the most comprehensive study of the origins, traditions and beliefs of an exceptional people. And the story is told with rare skill and mastery of the subject.

                  AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

                  Patwant Singh's books and articles on India, international affairs, the environment, and the arts have been published in India, Europe, and North America. From 1957 to 1988, he was editor and publisher of the international magazine Design. India and the Future of Asia, Knopf (US), Faber (UK); The Golden Temple, ET Publishing (Hong Kong); Of Dreams and Demons: An Indian Memoir, Duckworth (UK), Kodansha (US), Rupa (India); Garland Around My Neck, UBS Publishers' (India)

                  Specification Product Code :BK8792 Size : 5.5" x 0.8" x 8.5" Weight :500g. Author :PATWANT...
                  The Students Companion: A Must for Every Student
                  • Product Code :BK8793
                  • Size :5.1" x 0.7" x 7.8"
                  • Weight :200g.
                  • Author :TERRY O BRIEN
                  • ISBN :8129119951, 978-8129119957
                  • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
                  • Edition :June 1, 2012
                  • Cover :Paperback
                  • Language :English
                  • Pages :272

                    An indispensable guide to knowledge and information.

                    Do you sometimes find it difficult to extract information from a text? Do encyclopaedia & rsquo;s seem cluttered, long and laborious to read? The Students & rsquo; Companion is an ideal book for the reader on the move, which offers a range of knowledge in an easy and accessible manner. This book covers a wide variety of subjects: the universe, world history, world organizations, geographical features of India, glimpses of Indian history, the Indian constitution, India’s achievements in science, quantitative ability, and vocabulary, among other things.

                    Specification Product Code :BK8793 Size :5.1" x 0.7" x 7.8" Weight :200g. Author :TERRY O...
                    THE TURBULENT YEARS
                    • Product Code :BK8794
                    • Size :6" x 9"
                    • Weight :730g.
                    • Author :Pranab Mukherjee
                    • ISBN :8129137690, 978-8129137692
                    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
                    • Edition :June 1, 2012
                    • Cover :Hardcover
                    • Language :English
                    • Pages :243

                      The Turbulent Years opens in the 1980s. Sanjay Gandhi is dead under unexpected, tragic circumstances; not many years later, Indira Gandhi is assassinated; Rajiv Gandhi, ‘the reluctant politician’, abruptly becomes India’s Prime Minister.

                      Pranab Mukherjee was witness to (and, sometimes, a participant in) the momentous events of the 1980s and the 1990s, a period that was indisputably the most turbulent in India’s post-Independence history. An insider, he sheds new light on every major political occurrence of the time—from Rajiv Gandhi’s ascendance as India’s Prime Minister to the emergence of P.V. Narasimha Rao as the leader of a nation; from Operation Blue Star to the Babri Masjid fiasco.

                      Equally, Mukherjee is candid about each of the professional crises that marked this period of his career—the rumours that he wanted to elbow aside Rajiv Gandhi for the top post; the possible reasons for his ouster from Rajiv’s Cabinet and, later, the party; and the allegation that he aided and abetted the Left by not imposing President’s rule in West Bengal and Tripura in the late 1980s.

                      The second volume of Mukherjee’s autobiography is not only an honest account of his years in power (and in the wilderness), but also a cogent analysis of the political and social turning points of a key period in the evolution of modern India.

                      AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

                      Pranab Mukherjee assumed office as the President of India on 25 July 2012. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha five times from 1969, and twice to the Lok Sabha from 2004—a Member of Parliament for thirty-seven years. He has unparalleled experience in governance, with the rare distinction of being Minister for twenty-two years. He has served as Foreign, Defence, Commerce and Finance Minister, as also Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission and, on several occasions, held charge of more than one portfolio.

                      A recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, Pranab Mukherjee’s intellectual and political prowess is widely admired. He has been long acclaimed for his role as a consensus builder on difficult national issues.

                      Specification Product Code :BK8794 Size :6" x 9" Weight :730g. Author :Pranab Mukherjee ISBN :8129137690,...
                      • Product Code :BK8798
                      • Size :5.9" x 0.9" x 8.3"
                      • Weight : 360g.
                      • Author :LT General Kamal Davar
                      • ISBN :8129148978, 978-8129148971
                      • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
                      • Edition :May 23, 2017
                      • Cover :Paperback
                      • Language :English
                      • Pages :240

                        Ever since its independence in 1947, Pakistan has been running away from its roots—directionless—and has consistently traversed a myopic, self-destructive path. It has been overly obsessed with its more powerful neighbour India, which singularly looms large, albeit illogically, in all its politico-strategic formulations. Constantly whipping up tensions with India has been an existential self-defeating mission for Pakistan and its Deep State. That Pakistan, over the years, has earned the dubious distinction of being the epicentre of global terror, is an outcome directly attributable to its Deep State.

                        Tryst with Perfidy analyses the motivations and machinations of Pakistan’s Deep State and unravels the reasons that propel it to adopt policies and stratagems which, by conventional wisdom, are hard to fathom. It gives a fascinating insight into the policies pursued by the Deep State and its implications for regional and global security.

                        In this authoritative volume, Gen Davar strikes the perfect balance between surgically precise argument and a sharp writing style. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Pakistan or South Asian politics as a whole.
                        AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

                        LT General Kamal Davar, a veteran of the 1965 and 1971 operations, is one of India’s leading military experts. His distinguished career, spanning forty-one years, culminated with his appointment as the founder-director of India’s Defence Intelligence Agency. Post-retirement, he has been writing and lecturing extensively

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                        Unmet Needs of Entrepreneurship: Why Entrepreneurs Do What They Do
                        • Product Code :BK8800
                        • Size :5.1" x 0.6" x 7.8"
                        • Weight :360g.
                        • Author :S. Parthasarathy
                        • ISBN :812915112X, 978-8129151124
                        • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
                        • Edition :February 28, 2018
                        • Cover :Paperback
                        • Language :English
                        • Pages :277

                          What needs of an entrepreneur get met by meeting the unmet needs of a customer? What is the main purpose of a business? Do market conditions attract a person to take up entrepreneurship or does the individual attract a specific kind of business opportunity? We often cite reasons external to ourselves when we wish to find a rationale for doing something. Is there a characteristic in us that attracts us to opportunities of a specific kind? Will these opportunities result in success and provide us with a personal sense of alignment to who we are?

                          These perspectives provoke the reader to question, reflect and refine his or her thoughts on certain core fundamentals of entrepreneurship. The author has shared interesting models to help businesses discover customer needs, define customers, segment markets, reach out to customers, and position their offerings.

                          The need for emotional intelligence, growth, innovation, new idea generation, empathetic communication, congruent actions and resilience after business failures have all been explored in this book using various models, case studies and illustrations.

                          AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

                          S. Parthasarathy worked in the financial sector for a few years, after which he started his entrepreneurial journey with very little financial resources. He ideated and executed multiple businesses over a span of two decades. In his spare time, Parthasarathy loves to trek, meet new people and pursue his interest in amateur astronomy. Currently, he holds the position of Head-Alumni Relations in IIMB and resides in Bangalore with his wife and two children.

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                          WALK THE TALK; DECODING POLITICIAN
                          • Product Code :BK8802
                          • Size :5.7" x 0.8" x 8.6"
                          • Weight :550g.
                          • Author :Shekhar Gupta
                          • ISBN :8129147688, 978-8129147684
                          • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
                          • Edition :May 14, 2010
                          • Cover :Paperback
                          • Language :English
                          • Pages :240

                            In the fourteen years of NDTV’s Walk The Talk Shekhar Gupta has interviewed more than 600 stellar guests—an outstanding feature for one of Indian TV news channel’s most respected shows is the wide diversity of its guests. These range from heads of states to national, regional and international politicians and public figures, from Indian and global film stars to Nobel Laureates, scientists, economists, sports stars (not limited to cricket), spiritual gurus, business tycoons, philanthropists and, of course, activists. This book focuses exclusively on political leaders and public figures.

                            Many of these conversations are path-breaking and some extremely rare. For example, leaders like Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao have never before engaged in freewheeling, recorded conversations in such detail. Others have broken new ground since—Narendra Modi, L.K. Advani, Pranab Mukherjee, Mayawati and even M. Karunanidhi. There are also global thought leaders and heads of state: David Cameron, Henry Kissinger and Pushp Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, among others. There is also the rarest of rare interviews with the former RSS chief K.S. Sudarshan.

                            It was challenging to choose just twenty-five political personalities and voices to feature in this selection. And one criterion has been to try and pick those conversations that mark political shifts and change. Hopefully, these will help provide an understanding of recent political history and how we have reached the point we are at today, in the words of these very significant and interesting people.

                            AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

                            Shekhar Gupta built his name, byline and reputation over three decades of seminal reporting from the political and social frontlines of a changing India for print publications. He added television to his portfolio at the peak of his career as the Editor-in-Chief of The Indian Express. Just as his print byline is today synonymous with unparalleled credibility, independence and influence, his work on TV—both commentary and interviewing—reflects the same attributes. A recipient of the Padma Bhushan in 2009, India’s third highest civilian honour, Gupta is the Founder Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of The Print, India’s newest media start-up. He also writes a widely acknowledged weekly column ‘National Interest’. While Gupta became a familiar face on NDTV early on as a talking head, Walk The Talk was his first regular TV show. Sure enough, it’s developed a style and tenor of its own. In times of noisy name-calling and finger pointing that mostly passes off for TV interviewing, it developed a new concept of intelligent, mature conversation, where the guest is shown respect. That this old-fashioned and contrarian method has proved to be robust, interesting and successful is evident in the fact that Walk The Talk has continued uninterrupted in its fourteenth year. Before turning entrepreneur and launching his media venture, The Print, Gupta worked for The Indian EXPRESS in two spells of six and nineteen years respectively, with a twelve-year stint at India Today magazine in between. A familiar face at significant public discussions and events and a sought-after public speaker, Gupta is the author of Assam: A Valley Divided (1984), India Redefines its Role (1995) and Anticipating India: The Best of National Interest (2014). Shekhar lives in Delhi and, yes, in real life as on Walk The Talk, you will almost always see him with his shirt-sleeves rolled up unless it is too cold to do so.

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                            Where Three Empires Meet
                            • Product Code :BK8803
                            • Size :5.9" x 0.9" x 8.3"
                            • Weight :360g.
                            • Author :E. F. Knight
                            • ISBN :8129148196, 978-8129148193
                            • Publisher :Rupa Publications India
                            • Edition :September 20, 2017
                            • Cover :Paperback
                            • Language :English
                            • Pages :384

                              In the spring of 1891, an intrepid Englishman set out on a year-long journey into the inhospitable region of Gilgit, near what used to be called ‘the roof of the world’, where the three great empires of that century—the British, Russian and Chinese—came together on the map.
                              Setting out from the beautiful valley of Kashmir, E.F. Knight traversed the mountain tracts between the invincible ranges of Hindukush and Karakoram, interacting with locals and experiencing their way of life first-hand. He brings to his readers the sights and sounds of exotic lands—undivided Kashmir, Western Tibet, Gilgit and the lands beyond.

                              A fascinating travelogue of colonial times, this book also brings out the geo-political significance of the region, and the undercurrent of political strategizing at play amongst the three great empires. Knight’s visit to Ladakh and subsequent participation in Colonel Durand’s historic expedition against the raiding Hunza-Nagara stand out amongst the many adventures he has along the way.

                              AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

                              E. F. Knight was born in 1852 in England. He was a barrister but gave up the profession to become a journalist. He is the author of about twenty books. Some of his best known works include The Cruise of the Falcon and The Cruise of the ‘Alerte’, among others.

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                              The Agama Encyclopaedia 12 Volume Set
                              • Product Code :BK10540
                              • Size :9.1 x 7.8 x 6.8 inches
                              • Weight :4.500kg.
                              • Author :S.K. Ramachandra Rao
                              • ISBN :978-8170308232 ,8170308232
                              • Publisher :Sri Satguru Publication
                              • Edition :December 31, 2005
                              • Cover :Hardcover
                              • Language :English
                              • Pages :2306

                                "The Agama literature includes the Silpa-Sastra, which is basic to iconography. Worship dealt with in the Agama necessarily involves images which are worship-worthy. The rituals and sequences that are elaborated in the Agama books find relevance only in the context of an icon which is contained in a shrine. And icons are meaningful only in the context of shrines and worship.

                                Agama texts are not easily accessible to the people. A large number of them are still available only in manuscripts; some of them which have been printed are only in their Sanskrit originals. There is need, therefore, to present relevant excerpts from them at least, to make the volumes on iconography more meaningful.

                                Further, Indian temples are to be considered only in the general framework of temple culture, which include not only religious and philosophical aspects but social, aesthetic and economic aspect also.

                                The volumes named Agama Encyclopaedia deals with the temple-culture and Agama framework, the sectarian division of the Agama into Saiva, Vaisnava and Sakta, and the topics selected from the Agama texts follow. Thus, the entirety of the Agama, literature in so far as it is relevant to the temple-culture is brought within the scope of The Agama Encyclopaedia.

                                Vidyalankara, Sastra-Chudamini, Sangita-Kalaratna, Professor Saligrama Krishna Ramachandra Rao, is a well-known scholar who combines traditional learning with modern research. Well versed in Sanskrit, Pali, Ardhmagadhi and several modern Indian languages and acquainted with Tibetan and some European languages, he has written extensively on Vedanta, Buddhism, Janism, Indian Culture, Art and Literature."

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