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Devi : The Devi Bhagavatam Retold
Devi : The Devi Bhagavatam Retold
Specification
  • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
  • By : Ramesh Menon
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : October 10, 2010
  • Pages : 514
  • Weight : 630 gm.
  • Size : 8.8 x 6.1 x 1.5 inches
  • ISBN-10 : 8129115549
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8129115546
  • Product Code : BK8685
Description

The Devi Bhagavatam, also known as the Devi Bhagavata Purana, ‘the old book of the goddess’, is an integral part of ancient Indian mythology. It is important for the Shakta sect of Hinduism, which describes the Devi as the foundation of the world and equivalent in stature to Brahman, the supreme being.

The original text was written in Bengali and consists of 318 chapters and 18,000 verses, all praising the Devi as supreme and describing instructions for her worship, including temples and rituals such as the annual ritual of Durga Puja which is celebrated all over India, especially in Bengal. The Devi, the mother of the Universe, is worshipped in India in her many forms as Goddess Durga, Kali, Shakti and Saraswati, to name a few.

Menon’s Devi : The Devi Bhagavatam Retold, is a condensed version of The Devi Bhagavatam and describes the legends of the Goddess in all her forms and interpretations. The books opens with the birth of Ved Vyasa, who is also regarded as the author of the Mahabharata and narrates poignant instances from his relationship with his son Suka, such as the dialogue between them over the decision to enter Grihastashrama. Also described is the incarnation of the Devi as Goddess Durga and the epic tale of her destruction of the evil demons Rakthabija and Mahishasura. The tale depicting the origin of the holy Indian rivers, Ganga, Padma and Saraswati, is one of the many rich stories connected to our ancient origins, woven into the tapestry of this literary piece on Indian mythology.


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    Naxalite Movement in India
    Naxalite Movement in India
    SPECIFICATION:
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications
    • By : Prakash Singh
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2016
    • Pages : 323
    • Weight : 280 gm
    • Size : 7.9 x 5.5 x 1.6 inches
    • ISBN-10 : 8129134942
    • ISBN-13 : 978-8129134943
    DESCRIPTION:

    The Naxalite Movement in India started in 1967 from a small village and gradually spread over large areas of the country, particularly in the states of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and West Bengal. It was described by the UPA government as the biggest threat to the internal security of the country. The movement has since suffered setbacks but nevertheless retains the capacity to launch lethal strikes and continues to pose a formidable challenge to India’s democratic structure. The Naxalite Movement in India, now in a revised and updated edition, traces the Naxalite movement from its inception to its metamorphosis into a predominantly Maoist movement in a historical sweep.

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    One Enduring Lesson
    One Enduring Lesson
    SPECIFICATION:
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications
    • By : Jamal Merchant
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2017
    • Pages : 280
    • Weight : 198 gm
    • Size : 5 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
    • ISBN-10 : 812914767X
    • ISBN-13 : 978-8129147677
    DESCRIPTION:

    'Give me your money, or I will kill you!' 'Please. . .' I gasped. 'I've come from England to study!' 'Well, let this be your first lesson, English boy. . .' Eager to start a new phase in life, Rahul Saxena, 27, a half-Indian British citizen, recently out of job and rejected in love, lands in Mumbai from London to study filmmaking. But little does he know that Mumbai, the city of dreams, will turn his life inside out. From the dark corners of the streets as a professional rat killer to the vermin-infested confines of a jail, from shady dance clubs to the homes of Mumbai's rich women where he is paid to provide pleasure-fate takes him on a roller-coaster ride that challenges his very will and determination to survive. When his secret life threatens to destroy even the love that he finds, Rahul seeks recourse in spirituality. Inspired by India's synergetic religious traditions, Rahul fights back internal and external demons to write his own destiny. One Enduring Lesson is a tale of the undying human spirit of survival against all odds.

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    The Daffodil Case
    The Daffodil Case
    SPECIFICATION:
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications
    • By : Ruskin Bond
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2018
    • Pages : 250
    • Weight : 300 gm
    • Size : 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
    • ISBN-10: 8129151863
    • ISBN-13: 978-8129151865
    DESCRIPTION:
    The Daffodil Case brings together the best of Ruskin Bond’s fiction and non-fiction. From the thoroughly delightful ‘Dinner with Foster’ and ‘Who Kissed Me in the Dark’ to spooky tales like ‘A Fright in the Night’ and ‘Wilson’s Bridge’, and classics like ‘Death of a Familiar’, ‘Voting at Barlowganj’ and ‘My Father’s Trees in Dehra’—this volume is a selection of some of Bond’s best works. One of India’s most prolific writers, Ruskin Bond creates a charming portrait of the quiet, unhurried life for his readers with this collection.

    About the Author

    Ruskin Bond is known for his signature simplistic and witty writing style. He is the author of several bestselling short stories, novellas, collections, essays and children’s books; and has contributed a number of poems and articles to various magazines and anthologies. At the age of twenty-three he won the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for his first novel, The Room on the Roof. He was also the recipient of the Padma Shri in 1999, Lifetime Achievement Award by the Delhi Government in 2012 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014. Born in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar, Shimla,
    New Delhi and Dehradun. Apart from three years in the UK, he has spent all his life in India, and now lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his adopted family.
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    Innovation: The Einstein Way
    Innovation: The Einstein Way
    SPECIFICATION:
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications
    • By : Virender Kapoor
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2015
    • Pages : 144
    • Weight : 200 gm
    • Size : 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
    • ISBN-10: 8129135108
    • ISBN-13: 978-8129135100
    DESCRIPTION:
    One of the most admired figures from the last century, Albert Einstein's contributions to science, particularly theoretical physics, are unparalleled. How did Einstein's achievements translate into our daily lives? And what was he like as a person? In this book, Virender Kapoor analyses every facet of Einstein's life and personality. He shows how Einstein's contributions went far beyond the field of science-he was an active supporter of human rights, a generous donor and remarkably detached from material possessions. Einstein also knew how to use his imagination productively, employ communication skills effectively and above all, keep his sense of humour intact. It was these qualities and others that made him the man he was, and understanding and absorbing them would also help others go a long way as well, in any time and at any place. Containing powerful truths in simple, lucid words, Innovation: the Einstein Way is a must-read for everyone, irrespective of their fields of interest, to understand how to utilize their strengths to the fullest.

    About the Author

    Virender Kapoor is a thinker, an educationist and an inspirational guru. An alumnus of IIT Bombay and the former director of a prestigious management institute under the Symbiosis umbrella, he is currently the founder-director, president and chief mentor of Management Institute for Leadership and Excellence (MILE), Pune. His books on emotional intelligence, leadership and self-help have been translated into several regional and foreign languages.
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    Rupa Book of Super Genius Space Quiz
    Rupa Book of Super Genius Space Quiz
    SPECIFICATION:
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • By : Dilip M. Salwi
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2004
    • Pages : 126
    • Weight : 200 gm
    • Size : 4.4 x 0.3 x 7 inches
    • ISBN-10: 8129103672
    • ISBN-13: 978-8129103673
    DESCRIPTION:
    Space is the final frontier of mankind. Would you like to be a part of this exciting frontier in the days to come? This quiz book would serve as an excellent introduction to space science and technology.

    About the Author

    Dilip M. Salwi is a Delhi-based science writer. A winner of several national awards and fellowships for popularising science, he also writes science fiction and plays involving science and scientists.
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    Greatest Speeches of the Modern World
    Greatest Speeches of the Modern World
    SPECIFICATION:
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications
    • By : Rupa Publications
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2018
    • Pages : 270
    • Weight : 300 gm
    • Size : 7.9 x 5.5 x 1.6 inches
    • ISBN-10: 9353040272
    • ISBN-13: 978-9353040277
    DESCRIPTION:

    Greatest Speeches of the Modern World is a rare collection of some of the most passionate and persuasive speeches by some of the most significant personalities in modern history.

    These extraordinary men and women have represented their country at the highest levels in their roles as presidents, prime ministers, chancellors, Nobel laureates and leaders of opposition chaperoning its present and guiding its future.

    Learn from the inspirational words of Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Shinzo Abe, Sheryl Sandberg and Malala Yousafzai and many others who have made their indelible impression on the world.

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    Meri Hanuman Chalisa (Hindi Edition)
    Meri Hanuman Chalisa (Hindi Edition)
    SPECIFICATION:
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • By : Devdutt Pattanaik
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : Hindi
    • Edition : 2018
    • Pages : 160
    • Weight : 200 gm
    • Size : 7.9 x 5.5 x 1.6 inches
    • ISBN-10: 8129150506
    • ISBN-13: 978-8129150509
    DESCRIPTION:

    सकारात्मक ऊर्जा के लिए हिन्दू धर्म की सबसे लोकप्रिय प्रार्थनाओं में से एक - हनुमान चालीसा
    प्रशंसित पौराणिक कथाकार देवदत्त पटनायक ने समकालीन पाठक के लिए हनुमान चालीसा की गूढ़ता को अपने शब्दों में सरल बनाया है । उनका अनूठा दृष्टिकोण इस प्राचीन भजन को सुलभ बना देता है, क्योंकि यह उनके अपने ट्रेडमार्क चित्रों के साथ है।
    जब भी हम इस संसार में अपने आप में नकारात्मकता का अनुभव करते हैं, या ईर्ष्या, क्रोध और हताशा को अपराध और हिंसा में परिवर्तित होते हुए अनुभव करते हैं, तब हम में से ज़्यदातर लोग हनुमान चालीसा ही सुनते या पढ़ते हैं I
    चार सौ साल पूर्व तुलसीदास द्वारा अवधी भाषा में सरल शब्दों में लिखे गए इसके दोहे और चौपाइयाँ संगीतबद्ध रूप में हनुमानजी के बारे में पौराणिक ज्ञान, ऐसतिहासिक तथ्यों व रहस्य को उजागर करते हैं I हनुमानजी हिन्दुओं के प्रिय देवता हैं, जिनके माध्यम से वैदिक ज्ञान लोगों तक पहुँचता है I
    इन छंदों को पढ़ते-सुनते हुए भयभीत व विचलित मन, ज्ञान व अंतर्दृष्टि से आलोकित हो जाता है तथा मानवता में हमारा विश्वास और भी बढ़ जाता है

    About the Author

    देवदत्त पटनायक आधुनिक समय में पौराणिक कथाओं की प्रासंगिकता के विषय पर लिखते एवं व्याख्यान देते हैं I आप समाचार-पत्रों में 600 से अधिक लेख और साथ ही 30 किताबें लिख चुके हैं, जिनमें माय गीता एवं बिज़नेस सूत्र शामिल हैं I टी.वी. पर उनके कार्यक्रमों में बिज़नेस सूत्र शामिल हैं I वह संस्थाओं की लीडरशिप और शासन हैं I वह संस्थाओं को लीडरशिप और शासन से संबंधित विषयों पर परामर्श देते हैं और टीवी चैनल्स पर प्रसारित पौराणिक सीरियल्स पर अपनी राय रखते हैं I वे मुंबई में रहते हैं I देवदत्त और उनकी किताबों के विषय में अधिक जानकारी के लिए devdutt.com देखें.

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    Odyssey of Courage: The Story of an Indian Multinational
    Odyssey of Courage: The Story of an Indian Multinational
    SPECIFICATION:
    Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    By : Habil Khorakiwala
    Cover : Hardcover
    Language : English
    Edition : 2017
    Pages : 232
    Weight : 500 gm
    Size : 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
    ISBN-10: 8129148951
    ISBN-13: 978-8129148957

    DESCRIPTION:

    `Do not be afraid of making mistakes, but never repeat them.'
    With these words of paternal advice, Habil Khorakiwala set forth to create one of India’s most respected, research-based pharmaceutical companies—Wockhardt Limited. In Odyssey of Courage, Khorakiwala narrates a saga of Indian enterprise, talent and creativity.
    Hailing from Palanpur, Gujarat, the Khorakiwalas arrived in Bombay in 1896 to build one of the city’s iconic retail chain stores—Akbarallys. Opting to strike out on his own, Khorakiwala entered the pharmaceutical business in 1967. Despite fierce competition at home and abroad, Wockhardt has emerged as a global firm with subsidiaries in the US and Europe. The pharma giant is now ready to launch an antibiotics ‘super drug’ that will mark a new stage in the evolution of the Indian pharmaceutical industry.
    Odyssey of Courage is more than just the story of Wockhardt. It offers invaluable insights into the making of a knowledge-based Indian multinational. Policymakers, business executives, students of management and public policy will relate to Khorakiwala’s experiences in ‘learning by doing’, taking risks and handling crises and in managing change—within the industry, within India’s policy environment and within the world of global pharma.

    About the Author

    Dr Habil Khorakiwala is the Founder-Chairman of the Wockhardt Group.. He was conferred with an honorary doctorate by Purdue University and has been the recipient of several honours and awards at home and abroad including the ‘Ernst and Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year’. Currently the Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard University, he is also past president of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA).
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    Rabindranath Tagore Omnibus Vol.II
    Rabindranath Tagore Omnibus Vol.II
    SPECIFICATION:
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • By : Rabindranath Tagore
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2003
    • Pages : 608
    • Weight : 850 gm
    • Size : 5.5 x 1.4 x 8.5 inches
    • ISBN-10: 8129102331
    • ISBN-13: 978-8129102331
    DESCRIPTION:
    The Rabindranath Tagore Omnibus Ii brings together six of Tagore's most acclaimed works. It contains The Religion of Man (1931), delivered as the Hibbert Lectures in Oxford in 1931, an extensive exposition of Tagore's understanding of the meaning and significance in the cultural history of man, Red Oleanders or Rakta Karabi (1925), a symbolic play describing the conflict between machine and the human spirit, Four Chapters (1934), a political novel and love story, denouncing terrorism at time when it was seen as an act of courage, dedication and sacrifice, The Hidden Treasure and Other Stories, a collection of eight of the writer's short-stories, Shesh Lekha, a collection of mostly untitled poems, bare, striking and Spartan and My Reminiscences (1911), a series of memory-vignettes of the poet's life that provides a unique insight into the life of a great literary genius.

    About the Author

    One of India s most cherished figures, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1914) was a novelist, short-story writer, poet, essayist, painter, educationist and thinker, the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913. He modernised Bengali literature, moving it away from its rigid classical form and strict linguistic structure. Known for works such as Gitanjali (Song Offerings), Gora (Fair-Faced) and Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World,) his novels, short stories and verse are considered part of the greatest of world literature, famous for their exploration of the political and the personal. He also wrote the national anthem of India, Jana Gana Mana, and of Bangladesh, Amar Shonar Bangla.
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    Great Stories for Children
    Great Stories for Children
    SPECIFICATION:
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications
    • By : Ruskin Bond
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2011
    • Pages : 200
    • Weight : 250 g.
    • Size : 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
    • ISBN-10: 8129118920
    • ISBN-13: 978-8129118929
    DESCRIPTION:

    Great Stories For Children contains a mixed bag of tales, featuring everything from nature and pets to leopards, bears, and even ghosts, written in the inimitable witty style of Ruskin Bond.The short stories featured in this book introduce readers to new worlds and interesting people. First up, there's Tutu, the monkey who loves to stir up trouble for Aunt Ruby. Aunt Ruby becomes enraged when he runs off with her precious necklace. Will she manage to get it back? In another story, a pet python suddenly shows up in the most unexpected places, causing mayhem as he appears. Then comes a naughty ghost who amuses himself by riling up the residents of the house, whenever he is bored. The book has a story where the protagonists, three children, are stranded and forced to wait out a storm on a haunted hill. One story also features a cunning thief, who is adept at escaping every single time. But one day, his conscience gets the better of him. Does he manage to leave his old lifestyle behind and become an honest man? This collection even contains an amusing story about the famed Himalayan bears. They enjoy gorging on plums, apricots and pumpkins. One tale in Great Stories For Children stars the maestro, Ruskin Bond, himself. While staying at a resort, he encounters a ghost in the dead of the night. What does the ghost want? Will Bond manage to come away safely? Great Stories For Children also includes other stories like Strange Men, Strange Places, School Days, All Roads Lead To Ganga, The Rupa Carnival Of Terror, and School Times.


    About the Author

    Ruskin Bond is a popular writer of British origin. He has also penned Ghost Stories from the Raj, A Town Called Dehra, The Adventures of Rusty, and The Parrot Who Wouldn't Talk. He is of British descent and was born in 1934 in India. He studied at Shimla and won many writing competitions at school. When he went to London after his schooling, he began penning his first novel. He has been the recipient of prestigious awards like the Padma Shri and the Sahitya Akademi Award. He played an important role in shaping children's literature in India.

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    Ganga: The Constant Goddess
    Ganga: The Constant Goddess
    SPECIFICATION:
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications
    • By : Anuja Chandramouli
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2018
    • Pages : 271
    • Weight : 250 g.
    • Size : 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
    • ISBN-10: 9353332680
    • ISBN-13: 978-9353332686
    DESCRIPTION:

    Believed to be the liquid manifestation of Shakti and the nurturer of the three worlds with her life-sustaining waters, Goddess Ganga is the epitome of beauty and purity, famous for her indomitable spirit and boundless charm. Renowned as a devoted daughter, a caring mother, a passionate lover and a merciful saviour, she is here to absorb and absolve us of our sins. A constant goddess, she is part of the Indian ethos, revered and loved across the ages.

    The exquisite epic that is Ganga’s story, from her miraculous origins, her sojourn in the heavens, her poignant relationships with the divine trinity, the birth of her sons Bhishma and Kartikeya and her descent into a wicked world that is not worthy of her, is dazzlingly told by Anuja Chandramouli. Without this Goddess, life as we know it will be over, for her righteous retribution will be terrifying.
    This book is a vibrant retelling of the story of Ganga, who has the power to save us all and bestow the precious gift of moksha, embracing saints and sinners alike with her all-encompassing compassion.

    About the Author

    Anuja Chandramouli is a best-selling author and widely regarded as one of the finest writers in mythological fiction and fantasy. She followed up her highly acclaimed debut novel, Arjuna: Saga of a Pandava Warrior-Prince, which was named as one of the top five bestsellers in the Indian writing category for the year 2012 by Amazon India, with Kamadeva: The God of Desire, Shakti: The Divine Feminine, Yama’s Lieutenant and its sequel: Yama’s Lieutenant and the Stone Witch and Kartikeya: The Destroyer’s Son. Her articles, short stories and book reviews appear in various publications like The New Indian Express, The Hindu and Femina. An accomplished orator and storyteller, Chandramouli regularly conducts workshops on creative writing, mythology and empowerment in schools and colleges across the country. She is a student of classical dance and yoga.

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    The Book of Indian Sweets
    The Book of Indian Sweets
    SPECIFICATION:
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications
    • By : Banerjee, Satarupa
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2009
    • Pages : 96
    • Weight : 150 g.
    • Size : 6.5 x 0.2 x 6 inches
    • ISBN-10: 8129111233
    • ISBN-13: 978-8129111234
    DESCRIPTION:
    The Book Of Indian Sweets is specially meant for those who think Indian sweets are difficult to prepare at home. Culinary expert Satarupa Banerjee has successfully blended flavours from the four corners of the country to prepare more than a hundred easy-to-follow recipes. From rosogollas and jalebis to puran poli and payasam , you sure will have a delight in preparing them.
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    Unforgettable : The Iconic Women of South Indian Cinema
    Unforgettable : The Iconic Women of South Indian Cinema
    SPECIFICATION:
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications
    • By : Rema Mahalingam
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2014
    • Pages : 272
    • Weight : 250 g.
    • Size : 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
    • ISBN-10: 8129135310
    • ISBN-13: 978-8129135315
    DESCRIPTION:
    'Passionate and insightful, this book is a must buy for cinema buffs and women.' - Bhavna Somayya, film critic and
    journalist

    About the Author

    Nalini Shivkumar and Rema Mahalingam teach at a women's college in Hyderabad. They have presented papers in
    national and international forums on gender issues and are interested in documenting women's concerns. They
    have edited a book titled Women in Nation Building: A Multi-dimensional Perspective and have authored a coffee
    table book on women achievers titled, Divas of Deccan: An Ode to the Women of Hyderabad.
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    Kamadeva: The God of Desire
    Kamadeva: The God of Desire
    SPECIFICATION:
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications
    • By : Anuja Chandramouli
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2014
    • Pages : 336
    • Weight : 450 g.
    • Size : 5.1 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches
    • ISBN-10: 8129134594
    • ISBN-13: 978-8129134592
    DESCRIPTION:

    "Ideally, Kama should have been happy. But what he felt was apprehension and there was no shaking the feeling that he had been tempered with fire to prepare him solely for what lay ahead." Kamadeva, the charming wielder of the sugarcane bow and the flowertipped arrows, born out of the wellspring of Brahma's latent passion, has for long remained an enigma. This enthralling story of the God of Desire explores his many wondrous adventures, as well as his heady romance with Rati, his chief consort. Best friends with Indra, the King of the Gods, tutor to the Apsaras in the art of lovemaking, Kamadeva lives a dream life in the magnificent Kingdom of Amaravathiuntil danger strikes when he incurs the wrath of Shiva because of a preordained curse. Follow Kama as he hurtles towards his destiny and the Destroyer's dreaded third eye. Find out if he will rise from the ashes to reign supreme as the King of Hearts or if he will be doomed to spend an eternity as Ananga the bodiless one. In Kamadeva: The God of Desire, the author masterfully marries imagination with stellar research to bring to vivid life one of the most intriguing Gods of the Hindu pantheon. Laced with wit and narrated in contemporary flavour, Kamadeva will take you on a rollicking ride into the heart of desire and its tantalizing dark side.

    About the Author

    Anuja Chandramouli graduated from Womens Christian College, Chennai and was the college topper in Abnormal Psychology. She also holds a Masters degree in English. She is studying classical dance and working on her next book. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Arjuna - Saga of a Pandava Warrior - Prince, was named in a poll conducted by Amazon India as one of the top 5 books in the Indian Writing category for the year 2013. She is the mother of two little girls and lives in Sivakasi
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    Aghora II: Kundalini by Robert E. SvobodaAghora II: Kundalini by Robert E. Svoboda
    Aghora II: Kundalini by Robert E. Svoboda
    SPECIFICATION:
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications
    • By : Robert E. Svoboda
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2003
    • Pages : 317
    • Weight : 360 gm
    • Size : 8.5 x 1 x 5.6 inches
    • ISBN-10: 8171673430
    • ISBN-13: 978-8171673438
    DESCRIPTION:
    Aghora, described in this volume as "super tantra", is a Path of Devotion to the Great Mother Goddess Kundalini, here manifesting with the name and image of the Goddess Tara. This way is one of extraordinary extremes and intensities, even for tantra and its aim is nothing less than to destroy the human limitations of the actioner, so that he or she becomes a super human in fact, a kind of deity.
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    The Ten Principal Upanishads
    The Ten Principal Upanishads
    SPECIFICATION:
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • By : Shree Purohit Swami (Author), W. B. Yeats (Contributor)
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2003
    • Pages : 160
    • Weight : 250 gm
    • Size : 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
    • ISBN-10: 8129100746
    • ISBN-13: 978-8129100740
    DESCRIPTION:
    The Upanishads are the most sacred texts of the Hindu religion, considered to contain the ultimate truth and the knowledge that leads to spiritual emancipation. They are the finest examples of Indian metaphysical and speculative thought. Out of the traditional 109 Upanishads, ten of them are considered to be the principal ones: Isha, Kena and Katha, Prashan, Mundaka, Mandukya, Tattiriya, Aitareya, Chhandogya and rihadaranyaka. The Ten Principal Upanishads is an introduction of the primary Upanishads to the uninitiated.
    $20
    Aghora: At the Left Hand of God
    Aghora: At the Left Hand of God
    SPECIFICATION:
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications
    • By : Robert E. Svoboda
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 1993
    • Pages : 328
    • Weight : 300 gm
    • Size : 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
    • ISBN-10: 8171673422
    • ISBN-13: 978-8171673421
    DESCRIPTION:
    A collection of the spiritual wisdom of an esoteric practitioner of the ancient discipline of Aghora, the book records Vimalananda's experiences and insights into human nature and the struggle for spiritual purification. The teachings of Vimalananda balances the practice of Aghora with a deep knowledge of spirituality and faith, in this
    fascinating book by Robert E. Svoboda.

    Editorial Reviews

    Excellent book. Might be a disturbing read to some, but if you're already aware of Aghori practices this book gives you a great insight on the why & how of this way of life. Despite its lengthy details regarding tantrik practices in relation to spirits, the dead, and even sex, what one will take away the most from this book is the whole idea of how the Universe functions. The Aghori whom this book is about must have been a great soul indeed, and wise enough to have this book published after his death considering the questionable nature of spiritualists in today's society. --By SG on 13 March 2016

    I had no idea about Aghora or Aghori, but i have seen some crazy naked sadhu''s in documentary of 'Kumbh Mela' a mass Hindu pilgrimage in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river Ganga. I was wondering why they are naked, what kind of rituals they do and there was no answers even after reading top or best selling spiritual books! But as i completed this book, everything was very clear to me. --By Ganesh on 22 June 2016

    This book contains aghora wisdoms and left hand tantra. It's a great read. However it may seem disturbing to some because of uncommon and extreme aghora rituals. But Vimalananda has beautifully explained the relevance of each ritual with red flags of caution for curious aspirants at appropriate places. --By varun on 25 April 2014

    About the Author

    Robert E. Svoboda is the only American licensed to practice Ayurvedic medicine in India. A native of Texas, he is the author of eight books on Ayurveda and Indian mythology.
    $23
    MY INDIA WITH MIGHTY RAJU
    MY INDIA WITH MIGHTY RAJU
    Description

    Your beloved superhero Mighty Raju is back. Set out on exciting adventures with him and also learn something new with this unique series of sixteen books created keeping young learners in mind.

    Parents today face great difficulty in making their children study and/or understand concepts. This series is an amalgamation of learning and fun for children through their favourite character, Mighty Raju, a four-year-old superhero. These books have topics ranging from colours and shapes, maths lessons to fun-filled adventure stories to learning about festivals of India and much more. The series will encourage them to learn a variety of concepts in an interactive and engaging manner with the right amount of learning, fun and adventure all packed together.

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8730
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : 2017
    • Pages : 32
    • Weight : 130 gm.
    • Size : 10.2 x 7.4 x 0.4 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : Mighty Raju
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129145111
      ISBN-13: 978-8129145116
    $16
    My Gita
    My Gita
    Description

    In My Gita, acclaimed mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies The Bhagavad Gita for the contemporary reader. His unique approach—thematic rather than verse-by-verse—makes the ancient treatise eminently accessible, combined as it is with his trademark illustrations and simple diagrams.
    In a world that seems spellbound by argument over dialogue, vi-vaad over sam-vaad, Devdutt highlights how Krishna nudges Arjuna to understand rather than judge his relationships. This becomes relevant today when we are increasingly indulging and isolating the self (self-improvement, self-actualization, self-realization—even selfies!).We forget that we live in an ecosystem of others, where we can nourish each other with food, love and meaning, even when we fight.
    So let My Gita inform your Gita.

    AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

    Devdutt Pattanaik writes and lectures on the relevance of mythology in modern times. He has written over 500 articles in newspapers, and thirty books, which include Jaya : An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata, Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana, 7 Secrets of Hindu Calendar Art, 7 Secrets of Shiva, 7 Secrets of Vishnu, 7 Secrets of the Goddess, The Book of Ram, 99 Thoughts on Ganesha, Shikhandi and Other Tales They Don’t Tell You and Myth=Mithya: Decoding Hindu Mythology. He lives in Mumbai. For more information on Devdutt and his books, visit devdutt.com

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8729
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : November 10, 2015
    • Pages : 256
    • Weight : 160 gm.
    • Size : 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : Devdutt Pattanaik
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129137704
      ISBN-13: 978-8129137708
    $22
    My Date with History: A Memoir
    My Date with History: A Memoir
    Description

    It was a grisly sight. The zeal and fervour with which the karsevaks were taking part in the demolition job sent a chill down our spines. Those who had no tools to use were scratching away like madmen with their fingernails on the domes. A few young men tied a noose around the domes and were trying to pull them down.

    When the CPI(M)-led Left Front was swept to power in 1977, Suman was twenty years old. His upbringing in an educated middle-class family, his brief brush with politics during his student days at the Presidency College and his friendship with people, many of whom would later play important roles in politics, enabled Suman to critically watch the world around him change irrevocably. By the time the Left Front firmly dug its political heels in Bengal through its second thumping victory in the 1983 Assembly polls, Suman had taken his first step into journalism.

    As a journalist, Sumans USP has always been his insistence to be at the spot where news breaks, notwithstanding his official position.

    He was among the first handful of journalists to be in Kabul, just before the fall of the Soviet-propped regime, he was the first Indian journalist to arrive in Moscow (that too without a valid passport!) as the Soviet regime withered away, he was in Islamabad to cover the Rajiv GandhiBenazir Bhutto agreement, he was in the United States covering P.V. Narasimha Raos historic visit to that country, which finally set the seal marking the beginning of Indias economic reforms, he covered the demolition of the Babri mosque, he has covered every major Lok Sabha and Bidhan Sabha polls since 1983, across India. Suman had and still has close personal relations some of the leading figures of Indian politics, including, Pranab Mukherjee (who was his fathers student), JyotiBasu, Priyaranjan Dasmunsi, Mamata Banerjee and Anil Biswas, the architect of the CPI(M)s stranglehold over Bengal.

    In his story are personal insights into all these events and personalities.

    About the Author: Suman Chattopadhyay

    Suman Chattopadhyay has been, by far, the most famous Bengali media journalist over the past three decades. He was the executive editor of the largest circulated Bengali daily, Anandabazar Patrika, for about nine years. He was in charge of the team that launched the most popular Bengali TV news channel, Star Ananda. For three years, he was the owner and editor of a Bengali daily, Ek Din. Currently, he is the editor of The Times Groups Bangla daily, Ei Samay.

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8728
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : January 1, 2018
    • Pages : 294
    • Weight : 300 gm.
    • Size : 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : Suman Chattopadhyay
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129150468
      ISBN-13: 978-8129150462
    $25
    My China Diary 1956-88
    My China Diary 1956-88
    Description

    My China Diary 1956-88 is an account of K. Natwar Singh’s experiences as a diplomat in Beijing, and the events that transpired during Premier Chou En-lai’s ill-fated visit to India in April 1960, concluding with Rajiv Gandhi’s path-breaking journey to China. Offering new insights about the complexities of Indo-China bilateral relations between 1956 and 1988, My China Diary is illuminating, provocative and unputdownable.

    About the Author: K Natwar Singh

    K. Natwar Singh has been Ambassador to Pakistan and Poland, high Commissioner to Zambia and deputy high Commissioner in the UK. He also served in the Permanent Mission of India at the United Nations for five years. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1984. He is Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He has been a member of both houses of Parliament and the Minister for External Affairs (2004-05).

    Specification
    • Product Code :  BK8727
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : January 1, 2009
    • Pages : 230
    • Weight : 330 gm.
    • Size : 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : K. Natwar Singh
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129117274
      ISBN-13: 978-8129117274

     

    $22
    Moongphali
    Moongphali
    Description

    Nandu wants to go to his school fancy-dress competition dressed as a king, but his mother makes him wear a foolish-looking watermelon costume instead.

    Dolly and Sunny are leading a happy life as a pair of genius twins, till they wish for their clones.

    All Poonam wants is the perfect pair of blue and white slippers, and she finds them too, except that they belong to someone else.

    Sher and Samandar are best friends till a piece of mysterious rock turns them into sworn enemies.

    Meet these kids and many others like them in this very delightful collection, Moongphali. Funny, adventurous, smart and mischievous, these are children from all parts of India. They speak different languages, eat all kinds of food, live in homes that look totally unlike each other—yet you will find a bit of yourself in each one of them.

    Relish these stories and relive your childhood with your kids.

    AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

    Mukesh Chhabra is a leading casting director in the Indian film Industry. He has a special penchant for casting for children’s films and has worked in Chillar Party, Nil Battey Sannata, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Dangal. When Mukesh is not busy making films, he can be found reading and writingchildren’s stories, eating Punjabi cuisine or playing gully cricket.

    Neha Singh loves telling stories, using books, theatre and films as different mediums. She has authored two picture books for children—The Wednesday Bazaar and Bela Missed Her Train—published by Karadi Tales. She also helps children and adults rekindle their imagination through her drama-based workshops.

    Sonal Gupta Vaswani is an artist, illustrator and an animator, based in Mumbai. She has illustrated several books for children for Fisher Price, Karadi Tales, UNICEF and Pratham.

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8726
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : September 29, 2017
    • Pages : 156
    • Weight : 230 gm.
    • Size : 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Author : Mukesh Chhabra, Neha Singh, Sonal Gupta Vaswani
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 8129148137
      ISBN-13: 978-8129148131
    $22
    Menakas Choice
    Menakas Choice
    Description

    We make love and leave. That is our motto. Live by it, Menaka or you shall suffer untold, unnecessary grief. Born during the churning of the ocean, Menaka is the most beautiful of all the apsaras in the world, with quick intelligence and innate talent. However, she craves for the one thing she can never havefamily. Elsewhere, after severe austerities, a man, now blessed with the name Vishwamitra, challenges the gods and dares to create another heaven. Fearing his growing powers, Indra, the king of gods, decides to put a stop to his ambitions by making Menaka seduce him.What will happen when Menaka and Vishwamitra meet each other? Will Menaka finally find what she really wished for? Or will she again be forced to surrender to her destiny? Find out in this fascinating portrait of one of the most enduring mythological figures

    Specification
    • Product Code : BK8725
    • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
    • Edition : December 1, 2015
    • Pages : 304
    • Weight : 240 gm.
    • Size : 5.1 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Author : Kavita Kane
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10: 812913733X
      ISBN-13: 978-8129137333
    $22

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