Download E-books Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire PDF

By Alex Von Tunzelmann

At the stroke of hour of darkness on August 15, 1947, the British Empire withdrew from India, inviting in the entire excitement and turmoil of a newly unfastened society. during this vibrant, atmospheric well known heritage, Alex von Tunzelmann chronicles those instances throughout the such a lot favourite figures: Dickie Mountbatten, Britain's speeding, inept final viceroy; Dickie's savvy, glamorous spouse, Edwina, who discovered the affection of her lifestyles in Jawaharlal Nehru, India's new best minister; Muslim chief Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and Mohandas Gandhi. Tunzelman's exciting chronicle "removes the veil from the colourful personalities and occasions at the back of Inida's independence and partition with Pakistan" (The Washington Post).

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Download E-books The Triumph of Modernism: India's Artists and the Avant-garde, 1922-47 PDF

          The tumultuous final many years of British colonialism in India have been catalyzed through greater than the paintings of Mahatma Gandhi and violent conflicts. The concurrent upheavals in Western paintings pushed by means of the arrival of modernism supplied Indian artists in post-1920 India a strong device of colonial resistance. exceptional paintings historian Partha Mitter now explores during this brilliantly illustrated study this lesser identified side of Indian artwork and history.

          Taking the 1922 Bauhaus exhibition in Calcutta because the debut of eu modernism in India, The Triumph of Modernism probes the elaborate interaction of Western modernism and Indian nationalism within the evolution of colonial-era Indian artwork. Mitter casts his gaze throughout a myriad of matters, together with the emergence of a female voice in Indian artwork, the decline of “oriental art,” and the increase of naturalism and modernism within the Nineteen Twenties. Nationalist politics additionally performed a wide position, from the fight of artists in reconciling Indian nationalism with imperial patronage of the humanities to the connection among primitivism and modernism in Indian paintings.  An engagingly written examine anchored via a hundred and fifty lush reproductions, The Triumph of Modernism can be crucial analyzing for students of artwork, British reviews, and Indian history.

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Download E-books Indian Philosophy: Philosophy of Religion (Volume 4) PDF

By Roy W. Perrett

Opposite to well known Western trust, classical Indian philosophy used to be now not indistinguishable
from Indian faith - as even a cursory look on the first 3 volumes of this sequence
will show. yet spiritual issues did encourage the paintings of many Indian
philosophers (as they did too the paintings of the various nice Western philosophers),
and there certainly is anything that may be defined as "Indian philosophy of
religion," i.e. "philosophy of Indian religions" (Matilal 1982, Perrett 1989). despite the fact that,
important transformations among the key Indian religions (Hinduism, Buddhism,
Jainism) suggest that the form of Indian philosophy of faith is usually considerably
different from that of Western philosophy of faith.
One basic distinction is that theism isn't important to the entire Indian
religions within the approach it truly is to the Western religions. whereas there definitely have been classical
Indian philosophers who have been staunch monotheists (e.g. the Visi~ladvaitins, the
Dvaitins, the Saiva Siddhantins), total this used to be no longer the dominant development. within the first
place, Buddhism and Jainism are either non-theistic religions. Then inside Hinduism
orthodoxy is routinely made up our minds by means of an acknowledgment of the authority of the
Vedas, now not a trust in God. ...

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Download E-books The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America PDF

By Stefanie Syman

In The sophisticated Body, Stefanie Syman tells the amazing tale of yoga’s transformation from a centuries-old religious discipline to a multibillion-dollar American industry.
 
     Yoga’s background in the US is longer and richer than even its so much dedicated practitioners notice. It used to be found in Emerson’s New England, and via the flip of the 20 th century it was once trendy one of the rest classification. And but while american citizens first realized approximately yoga, what they discovered was once that it was once a perilous, alien perform that might corrupt physique and soul.

     A century later, you will discover yoga in gyms, shops, or even hospitals, and the coming of a yoga studio in a local is a sign of cosmopolitanism. How did it occur? It did so, Stefanie Syman explains, via a succession of charismatic yoga lecturers, who risked fees of charlatanism as they promoted yoga in the United States, and during generations of yoga scholars, who have been deemed unbalanced or maybe insane for his or her efforts. The refined physique tells the tales of those humans, together with Henry David Thoreau, Pierre A. Bernard, Margaret Woodrow Wilson, Christopher Isherwood, Sally Kempton, and Indra Devi.

     From New England, the booklet strikes to ny urban and its new suburbs among the wars, to colonial India, to postwar la, to Haight-Ashbury in its heyday, and again to big apple urban post-9/11. In brilliant chapters, it takes in celebrities from Gloria Swanson and George Harrison to Christy Turlington and Madonna. And it bargains a clean view of yankee society, displaying how a doubtless arcane and international perform is as deeply rooted right here as baseball or ballet.

     This epic account of yoga’s upward push is soaking up and sometimes inspiring—a significant contribution to our figuring out of our society.

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Download E-books Yoga in the Modern World: Contemporary Perspectives (Routledge Hindu Studies) PDF

Today yoga is a completely globalised phenomenon. Yoga has taken the realm by way of hurricane and is even seeing renewed reputation in India. either in India and in a foreign country, adults, young children and youths are working towards yoga in varied settings; gyms, colleges, domestic, paintings, yoga studios and temples. The yoga diaspora started good over 100 years in the past and we proceed to determine new manifestations and makes use of of Yoga within the glossy world.

As the 1st of its type this assortment attracts jointly innovative scholarship within the box, concentrating on the speculation and perform of yoga in modern occasions. delivering various views on yoga's modern manifestations, it maps the stream, improvement and consolidation of yoga in worldwide settings. the gathering good points the most recognized authors in the box and more recent voices. The contributions span a couple of disciplines within the humanities, together with, anthropology, Philosophy, experiences in faith and Asian reports, delivering a number of access issues to the problems fascinated about the examine of the topic. As such, is of use to these concerned about educational scholarship, in addition to to the starting to be variety of yoga practitioners who search a deeper account of the foundation and importance of the strategies and traditions they're enticing with. it is going to also-and maybe so much of all-speak to the becoming numbers of 'scholar-practitioners' who straddle those realms.

Further assets and helping fabric can be found to view at www.yogainthemodernworld.com

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Download E-books India: A Portrait (Vintage Departures) PDF

By Patrick French

A huge biography of the Indian subcontinent from the award-winning writer of The international Is What it truly is: The licensed Biography of V. S. Naipaul.
 
Second purely to China within the importance of its monetary miracle and moment to none in its strength to form the hot century, India is quickly present process essentially the most momentous adjustments the realm has ever obvious. during this dazzlingly panoramic booklet, Patrick French chronicles that epic swap, telling human tales to provide an explanation for a bigger nationwide narrative. With a familiarity and perception few Westerners may well procedure, he offers an important corrective to the various outmoded notions a couple of uniquely dynamic and consequential nation.

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Download E-books Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction PDF

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) was once one of many few males in heritage to struggle at the same time on ethical, non secular, political, social, fiscal, and cultural fronts. in the course of his time as a legal professional in South Africa he built his technique of non-violence: the belief of opposing unjust legislation via non-violent protest. He led the Indian nationwide Congress social gathering in 3 significant campaigns opposed to British rule, each one culminating in his arrest.

In Gandhi, a brief advent to Gandhi's lifestyles and notion, Bhikhu Parekh outlines either Gandhi's significant philosophical insights and the constraints of his suggestion. Written with large entry to Gandhi's writings in Indian languages to which such a lot commentators have very little entry, Parekh appears at Gandhi's cosmocentric anthropology, his non secular view of politics, and his theories of oppression, non-violent motion, and energetic citizenship. He additionally considers how the luck of Gandhi's rules have been constrained by way of his loss of coherent theories of evil, and of nation and tool. Gandhi's view of guy as ascetic permits no room for expressions of the cultural, inventive, or highbrow. additionally, he used to be so antagonistic to trendy civilization that he was once not able to understand its advanced dialectic or provide a significant narrative.

Nevertheless, Gandhi's lifestyles and idea had an incredible impression at the Indian country, and he is still commonly respected - recognized prior to and after his assassination as Mahatma, the nice Soul.

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Download E-books The Great Indian Phone Book: How the Cheap Cell Phone Changes Business, Politics, and Daily Life PDF

By Assa Doron

In 2001, India had four million cellphone subscribers. Ten years later, that quantity had exploded to greater than 750 million. Over only a decade, the cellular phone was once reworked from an extraordinary and unwieldy device to a palm-sized, reasonable staple, taken without any consideration by way of bad fishermen in Kerala and prosperous marketers in Mumbai alike. The nice Indian mobilephone Book investigates the social revolution ignited by means of what could be the most important communications machine in historical past, one that has disrupted extra humans and relationships than the printing press, wristwatch, car, or railways, even though it has characteristics of all four.

In this fast paced research, Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey discover the entire surroundings of the inexpensive cellphone. mixing journalistic immediacy with years of field-research adventure in India, they painting the capitalists and bureaucrats who keep watch over the mobile infrastructure and combat over bandwidth rights, the sellers and technicians who convey cell phones to the hundreds, and the usually bad, village-bound clients who adapt those addictive and infrequently tricky units to their day-by-day lives. studying the demanding situations mobile phones pose to a hierarchy-bound state, the authors argue that during India, the place caste and gender regulations have outlined strength for generations, the disruptive power of cell phones is even more than elsewhere.

The nice Indian mobilephone Book is a conscientiously researched, multidimensional story of what can take place while a robust and available expertise is positioned within the arms of a big, nonetheless predominantly negative population.

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Download E-books The Rough Guide to India (Rough Guides) PDF

By Margo Daly

The tough advisor to India is the fundamental shuttle advisor to this attention-grabbing kingdom. It covers the entire significant components, from Delhi's Paharganj to Havelock Island within the Andamans, with reports of the simplest inns, motels, eating places and nightlife for each style and funds. The consultant contains functional suggestion on exploring all of the points of interest, just like the gorgeous temples, mosques and museums, and info all you want to find out about the country's background, religions, natural world and fundamental language, Hindi. The tough advisor to India has dozens of easy-to-use maps, protecting the entire states, significant towns and different components of curiosity to travelers. Plus, marvelous images and 3 complete color sections exhibit India's highlights and a fundamentals part covers necessities corresponding to social and etiquette tips.

Make the main of your journey with The tough consultant to India.

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