The Book of Ram by Devdutt Pattanaik

The Book of Ram by Devdutt Pattanaik
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Overview: The Book Of Ram is a book with a fresh perspective written by noted author, Devdutt Pattanaik. It which outlines the entire story of the Ramayana taking into consideration various accounts of the great Indian epic, right from the standard Sanskrit Aryan version, to the Dravidian version, all the way up to the Burmese, and the Thailand versions.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Book of Ram by Devdutt Pattanaik

The Book of Ram by Devdutt Pattanaik
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.7 MB
Overview: The Book Of Ram is a book with a fresh perspective written by noted author, Devdutt Pattanaik. It which outlines the entire story of the Ramayana taking into consideration various accounts of the great Indian epic, right from the standard Sanskrit Aryan version, to the Dravidian version, all the way up to the Burmese, and the Thailand versions.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama by Caroline Blyth+

The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama: Murderous Texts by Caroline Blyth, Alison Jack
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Overview: The Bible has always enjoyed notoriety within the genres of crime fiction and drama; numerous authors have explicitly drawn on biblical traditions as thematic foci to explore social anxieties about violence, religion, and the search for justice and truth. The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama brings together a multi-disciplinary scholarship from the fields of biblical interpretation, literary criticism, criminology, and studies in film and television to discuss international texts and media spanning the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. The volume concludes with an afterword by crime writer and academic, Liam McIvanney.

These essays explore both explicit and implicit engagements between biblical texts and crime narratives, analysing the multiple layers of meaning that such engagements can produce – cross-referencing Sherlock Holmes with the murder mystery in the Book of Tobit, observing biblical violence through the eyes of Christian fundamentalists in Henning Mankell’s Before the Frost, catching the thread of homily in the serial murders of Se7en, or analysing biblical sexual violence in light of television crime procedurals. The contributors also raise intriguing questions about the significance of the Bible as a religious and cultural text – its association with the culturally pervasive themes of violence, (im)morality, and redemption, and its relevance as a symbol of the (often fraught) location that religion occupies within contemporary secular culture.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Bhagavad Gita by Edward Viljoen

The Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God Retold in Simplified English (The Essential Wisdom Library) by Edward Viljoen
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.6 MB
Overview: The Bhagavad-Gita: A Song of God Retold in Simplified English is the latest title in the Essential Wisdom Library. This unique edition of the timeless epic is designed to be accessible for readers without any prior experience of Hinduism. Not simply a translation of the original, Viljoen has simplified and restated the Gita’s complex ideas, so that a first-time reader can fully appreciate the scope and beauty of this magnificent Indian classic. Written in concise, modern language the retelling vividly captures the power and depth of the original work.

Part of the Mahabharata, the Gita is a dialogue between Prince Arjuna and Lord Krishna. Its verses contain some of the key ideas of Hindu philosophy-Dharma, Moksha, and various yogic practices. Originally written well over a thousand years ago, the Gita has proven to be a timeless source of wisdom, inspiring philosophers and revolutionaries alike in the millennia since it was written.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Visual Divide Between Islam and the West by Hatem N. Akil

The Visual Divide Between Islam and the West: Image Perception Within Cross-Cultural Contexts by Hatem N. Akil
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Overview: This book considers the ways in which Muslims view the way they are being viewed, not viewed, or incorrectly viewed, by the West. The book underscores a certain “will-to-visibility” whereby Muslims/ Arabs wish just to be “seen” and to be marked as fellow human beings. The author relates the failure to achieve this visibility to a state of desperation that inextricably and symmetrically ties visibility to violence. When Syrian and Palestinian refugees recently started refusing to be photographed, they clearly ushered the eventual but inevitable collapse of the image and its final futility. The photograph has been completely emptied of its last remaining possibility of signification.

The book attempts to engage with questions about the ways in which images are perceived within cross cultural contexts. Why and how do people from different cultural backgrounds view the same image in opposing ways; why do cartoon, photographs, and videos become both the cause and target of bloody political violence – as witnessed recently by the deadly attacks against Charlie Hebdo in France and in the swift military response by the US, Jordan, France, and others to videotaped violence by ISIS.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Politics & Social Sciences

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The Universal History of Numbers by Georges Ifrah

The Universal History of Numbers: From Prehistory to the Invention of the Computer by Georges Ifrah
Requirements: .PDF reader, 30,8 MB
Overview: A riveting history of counting and calculating from the time of the cave dwellers to the late twentieth century, The Universal History of Numbers is the first complete account of the invention and evolution of numbers the world over. As different cultures around the globe struggled with problems of harvests, constructing buildings, educating their citizens, and exploring the wonders of science, each civilization created its own unique and wonderful mathematical system. Dubbed the "Indiana Jones of numbers," Georges Ifrah traveled all over the world for ten years to uncover the little-known details of this amazing story. From India to China, and from Egypt to Chile, Ifrah talked to mathematicians, historians, archaeologists, and philosophers. He deciphered ancient writing on crumbling walls; scrutinized stones, tools, cylinders, and cones; and examined carved bones, elaborately knotted counting strings, and X-rays of the contents of never-opened ancient clay accounting balls. Conveying all the excitement and joy of the process of discovery, Ifrah writes in a delightful storytelling style, recounting a plethora of intriguing and amusing anecdotes along the way.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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The Ultimate Spanish 101 by Ronni L. Gordon

The Ultimate Spanish 101: Complete First-Year Course by Ronni L. Gordon
Requirements: .PDF reader, 8.0 MB
Overview: The Ultimate Beginner Program for Communicating in Spanish

If your goal is to communicate in Spanish using authentic structures and a broad vocabulary, The Ultimate Spanish 101 is the program for you! More comprehensive than other language guides or mobile apps, and more concise than a traditional textbook, The Ultimate Spanish 101 leads beginning learners step-by-step to language fluency.

This program consists of 16 lessons, equivalent to a first-year college course, that can be adapted to fit your own schedule. You will develop language skills essential for communication: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Numerous short dialogues, based on everyday situations and reinforced by extensive practice, ensure that you will be ready to put your growing command of the Spanish language into practice.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational Words, Language & Grammar

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The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet by Jeff Kosseff

The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet 1st Edition, by Jeff Kosseff
Requirements: .PDF reader, 3.0 MB
Overview: Did you know that these twenty-six words are responsible for much of America’s multibillion-dollar online industry? What we can and cannot write, say, and do online is based on just one law-a law that protects online services from lawsuits based on user content. Jeff Kosseff exposes the workings of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which has lived mostly in the shadows since its enshrinement in 1996. Because many segments of American society now exist largely online, Kosseff argues that we need to understand and pay attention to what Section 230 really means and how it affects what we like, share, and comment upon every day.

The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet tells the story of the institutions that flourished as a result of this powerful statute. It introduces us to those who created the law, those who advocated for it, and those involved in some of the most prominent cases decided under the law. Kosseff assesses the law that has facilitated freedom of online speech, trolling, and much more. His keen eye for the law, combined with his background as an award-winning journalist, demystifies a statute that affects all our lives -for good and for ill. While Section 230 may be imperfect and in need of refinement, Kosseff maintains that it is necessary to foster free speech and innovation.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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The Story Of The Iliad: A Dramatic …

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The Social Foundations Reader: Critical Essays On …

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The Sabarimala Confusion by Nithin Sridhar

The Sabarimala Confusion: Menstruation Across Cultures: A Historical Perspective by Nithin Sridhar
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 2.8MB
Overview: Menstruation across Cultures attempts to provide a detailed review of menstruation notions prevalent in India and in cultures from across the world. The world cultures covered in the book include Indic traditions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism; ancient civilisations like Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia and Egypt; and Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Two themes of special focus in the book are: Impurity and Sacrality. While they are often understood as being opposed to each other, the book examines how they are treated as two sides of the same coin, when it comes to menstruation. This is especially true in Indic traditions and pre-Christian polytheistic traditions like Greco-Roman, Mesopotamian and Egyptian. Impurity and Sacrality complement each other to form a comprehensive worldview in these cultures.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Education > Cultural studies

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The Russian Presidency Of Dmitry Medvedev, 2008-2012: …

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The Rohingya in South Asia by Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury+

The Rohingya in South Asia: People Without a State by Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury, Ranabir Samaddar
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.8 MB
Overview: The Rohingya of Myanmar are one of the world’s most persecuted minority populations without citizenship. After the latest exodus from Myanmar in 2017, there are now more than half a million Rohingya in Bangladesh living in camps, often in conditions of abject poverty, malnutrition and without proper access to shelter or work permits. Some of them are now compelled to take to the seas in perilous journeys to the Southeast Asian countries in search of a better life. They are now asked to go back to Myanmar, but without any promise of citizenship or an end to discrimination.

This book looks at the Rohingya in the South Asian region, primarily India and Bangladesh. It explores the broader picture of the historical and political dimensions of the Rohingya crisis, and examines subjects of statelessness, human rights and humanitarian protection of these victims of forced migration. Further, it chronicles the actual process of emergence of a stateless community – the transformation of a national group into a stateless existence without basic rights.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Rise Of Islamic State: Isis And …

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