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FROM DARK DUNGEONS TO DAZZLING DAWN

By ABRAHAM VELLAMTHADATHIL

Shipra Publication, 2016. Paperback. New. “? the poignant yet fascinating story of oppression uncivilized, inhuman and unchristian treatment—the sordid and melodramatic vindictive torture Fr. Abraham had to face—an unusual story like a page from the Arabian Nights—must be read by every Christian priest and of course by every layman”. Padmabhushan Dr.M. V. Pylee “—author’s memoirs depicting in brilliant colours the story of his barbarous victimization by oppressive and power-addict hierarchs, and of his triumph as glorious victor—an excellent crime-thriller exposing the filthy interiors of the pyramidal ecclesiastical structures—capable of captivating the readers and keeping them spell-bound till the end—the truth-missiles launched by the author will hit at the intended targets, namely the bunkers of spiritual terrorists and religious tyrants—”. Rev. Dr. James Gurudas, CMI The Cross of Jesus’ Discipleship – the vertical relationship with the Moral Imperative: Truth, Justice and Love and the horizontal relationship with the universal human fraternity – now stands distorted into a symbol of suffering and buried under weird dogma-ridden ritualistic stuff, the author thought. “Who are you to think when we are here?” was the ominous threat of the ‘jure divino’ infallible church hierarchy. There started the author’s struggle. Printed Pages: 352. NA

$18.57

FROM DARK DUNGEONS TO DAZZLING DAWN

By ABRAHAM VELLAMTHADATHIL

Shipra Publication, 2016. Hardcover. New. the poignant yet fascinating story of oppression uncivilized, inhuman and unchristian treatment—the sordid and melodramatic vindictive torture Fr. Abraham had to face—an unusual story like a page from the Arabian Nights—must be read by every Christian priest and of course by every layman”. Padmabhushan Dr.M. V. Pylee “—author’s memoirs depicting in brilliant colours the story of his barbarous victimization by oppressive and power-addict hierarchs, and of his triumph as glorious victor—an excellent crime-thriller exposing the filthy interiors of the pyramidal ecclesiastical structures—capable of captivating the readers and keeping them spell-bound till the end—the truth-missiles launched by the author will hit at the intended targets, namely the bunkers of spiritual terrorists and religious tyrants—”. Rev. Dr. James Gurudas, CMI The Cross of Jesus’ Discipleship – the vertical relationship with the Moral Imperative: Truth, Justice and Love and the horizontal relationship with the universal human fraternity – now stands distorted into a symbol of suffering and buried under weird dogma-ridden ritualistic stuff, the author thought. “Who are you to think when we are here?” was the ominous threat of the ‘jure divino’ infallible church hierarchy. There started the author’s struggle. Printed Pages: 352. NA

$37.32

Autobiography of a Sufi

By R. K. Gupta (tr.) & Mahatma Shri Dinaysh Kumar Saxena (ed.)

B.R. Publishing Corporation, Delhi, 2011. First edition. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. The present book ‘Autobiography is a Sufi’ is an account of the life of Mahatma Ramachandraji of Fatehgarh (Janav Laalaaji Maharaja). He was the first Sufi saint from the Hindu religion, who was fully authorized to train others and in turn to authorize them to do so in accordance with the Naqshbandi Sufi tradition, this book is based on the material taken from his letters, diaries, other documents and books which has been translated in English by R.K. Gupta, who has authored books like ‘Yogis in Silence-The Great Sufi Masters’, Sufism Beyond Religion’ and ‘The Science and Philosophy of Spirituality’ – all published by B.R. Publishing Corporation and it has been edited by his grandson Mahatma Shri Dinayash Kumar Saxena. Printed Pages: 220. Autobiography of a SufiR. K. Gupta (tr.) & Mahatma Shri Dinaysh Kumar Saxena (ed.)9788176467445

$18.56

It Happened in India

By Dipayan Baishya,Kishore Biyani

Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Softcover. New. Born in a middle class trading family, Kishore Biyani started his career selling stonewash fabric to small shops in Mumbai. Years later, with the launch of Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Food Bazaar, Central and many more retail formats, he redefined the retailing business in India. Incidentally, Kishore Biyani’s objective is to capture every rupee in the wallet of every Indian consumer, wherever they are - an investment banker living in a south Mumbai locality or a farmer in Sangli. As large business houses enter the retail space, Kishore Biyani is not just concentrating on retail but aiming to capture the entire Indian consumption space. From building shopping malls, developing consumer brands to selling insurance, he is getting into every business where a customer spends her money. Printed Pages: 280. NA

$11.07

The Story of My Experiments with Truth

By Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Om Books International, 2010. Softcover. New. It is not my purpose to attempt a real autobiography. I simply want to tell the story of my numerous experiments with truth, and as my life consists of nothing but those experiments, it is true that the story will take the shape of an autobiography. [...] Identification with everything that lives is impossible without self-purification; without self-purification, the observance of the law of Ahimsa must remain an empty dream; God can never be realised by one who is not pure of heart. Self-purification, therefore, must mean purification in all walks of life. And purification being highly infectious, purification of oneself necessarily leads to the purification of one’s surroundings. But the path to self-purification is hard and steep. To attain perfect purity, one has to become absolutely passion-free in thought, speech and action; to rise above the opposing currents of love and hatred, attachment and repulsion. I know that I have not in me as yet the triple purity, in spite of constant ceaseless striving for it. That is why the world’s praise fails to move me; indeed it very often stings me. To conquer the subtle passions seems to me far harder than the physical conquest of the world by the force of arms. Ever since my return to India, I have had experiences of the dormant passions lying hidden within me. The knowledge of them has made me feel humiliated though not defeated. The experiences and experiments have sustained me and given me great joy. But I know I still have before me a difficult path to traverse. I must reduce myself to zero. So long as a man does not of his own free will put himself last among his fellow creatures, there is no salvation for him. Ahimsa is the farthest limit of humility. Printed Pages: 568. NA

$8.45

The Story of My Life

By Meadows Taylor

Asian Educational Services. Hardcover. New. Printed Pages: 400. NA

$28.70

Punjabi Saga

By Prakash Tandon

Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd., 2004. Softcover. New. This book highlights the intellectual and diplomatic distinction of K. Natwar Singh. From a very young age he came into intimate contact with world-renowned personalities. As he reveals:`While working on this book,the thought struck me that the Natwar Singh of these letters was obviously someone that had been transmuted out of the indubitably common metal that he is, into a superior product by the alchemy of the minds of indulgent and warmhearted well-wishers. Indira Gandhi, R.K.Narayan, Han Suyin, E.M. Forster, Nargis Dutt et al figure in the list of these distinguished well-wishers. These letters tell us as much about the writers as they reflect on the engaging personality of the recipient. Printed Pages: 296. Punjabi SagaPrakash Tandon9788129102355

$22.31

Speeches that Changed the World (Speeches that Shaped the Modern World)

By Alan J Whiticker

Jaico Publishing House, 2010. Softcover. New. Speeches that Changed the World is a collection of the most important speeches given since the year 1900. There are speeches about power and about equality. There are speeches of hate and those of hope, of compassion and sorrow, politics and diplomacy, war and peace, freedom and justice. What they have in common is the rhetoric – the power of persuasion. These speeches carry the hopes and regrets of our modern world, and become even more powerful and poignant with the passage of time. Printed Pages: 296. NA

$12.05

An Unsuitable Boy

By Poonam Saxena

Penguin Random House India, 2017. First edition. Hardcover. New. Printed Pages: 352. NA

$26.22

The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, 8 Vols

By Swami Vivekanand

Advaita Ashrama. Softcover. New. Printed Pages: 4493. NA

$79.20

The Story of My Experiments with Truth: An Autobiography

By M.K. Gandhi

Prakash Books, 2009. Softcover. New. This unusual autobiography is a window to the workings of Mahatma Gandhi`s mind and the emotions of his heart, a window to understanding what drove this seemingly ordinary man to the heights of being the father of a nation-India. Printed Pages: 448. NA

$5.63

A Hundred Hues: A Tribute To Dr Murli Manohar Joshi

By Murli Manohar Joshi

Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd., 2003. Hardcover. New. `Sauvarna’ – A Hundred Hues showcases India. An India that takes pride in the advances it has made in the field of science and technology. An India that is proud and resurgent. An India that is more vibrant, with tradition and modernity coexisting like two sides of the same coin. Printed Pages: 358. Hundred Hues: A Tribute To Dr Murli Manohar JoshiMurli Manohar Joshi9788129100757

$56.25

Winston Churchill

By John Perry

Jaico Publishing House, 2010. Softcover. New. Winston Churchill was querulous, childish, self-indulgent, and difficult. But he was also brilliant, tenacious, capable and one of the most influential men in history. This book gives a brilliant and narrative account of Churchill’s astounding career that is unmatched in its shrewd insights and its unforgettable anecdotes. He captivated the world with his speeches and his writings. Born to an aristocratic family, young Winston was whisked off to boarding school at an early age and left in the care of a nanny, Elizabeth Everest. From a very young age, Churchill believed he was destined to play a great role in the life of his nation, and he determined to prepare himself. This book also covers Churchill’s leadership during the war, especially at the outset, when England stood alone and in imminent danger of defe Printed Pages: 180. NA

$9.38

Amen: The Autobiography of a Nun

By Sister Jesme

Penguin Books India, 2009. Softcover. New. On 31 August 2008, Sister Jesme left the Congregation of Mother of Carmel. The authorities repeated attempts to have her declared insane, she says, left her no other option. This book, a first of its kind in India, is an outpouring of her experiences as a nun for thirty-three years. Spirited and fun-loving, from a good family, deeply-rooted in Catholicism, Jesme was drawn to religious life at seventeen after a Retreat at junior college. As a nun, seven years later, she felt distressed at the many ills growing inside the convent and being forced to remain silent about them. There was corruption, by way of donations for college seats; sexual relations between some priests and nuns, and between nuns; class distinctions whereby the cheduthies, or poorer and less-educated sisters, did menial jobs; and a wide gap between comforts and facilities enjoyed by the priests and nuns. Jesme was permitted to complete her doctorate in English Literature, to pursue her passion for literature, cinema and teaching college students. She exposed them to classic films, believing that aesthetics enhances spirituality. But these joys were clouded by the troubles she faced. Searing, sincere, and sensitive, Amen is a plea for a reformation of the Church and comes at a time of its growing concern about nuns and priests. It affirms Jesme’s unbroken spirit and faith in Jesus and the Church, living like a nun, but outside the Four Walls of the convent. Printed Pages: 192. NA

$9.38

Subhash Chandra Bose: Subhash Chandra Bose Between Gandhi and Hitler

By Hugh Toye

Jaico Publishing House, 2010. Softcover. New. Hugh Toye’s study of Subhash Chandra Bose is valuable on three counts: as a history of a little known facet of World War II, as a study in Anglo-Indian relations over a vital period, and as a study of the new kind of leaders in Asia. The story of Bose’s life is of absorbing interest, and the author makes him live in all his idealism, fiery nationalism, political astuteness and overriding arrogance. But more important are its implications, which must make the reader seriously rethink the role of European-Asian relations and, in rethinking, arrive at a better understanding of what is happening now and what may happen. Printed Pages: 384. NA

$14.96

My Music, My Life

By Ravi Shankar (Author) & Philip Glass (Frwd)

Mandala Publishing, 2007. Hardcover. New. 23 x 29 cm. My Music, My Life chronicles the extraordinary career of the man who may be India`s best-known musician. Ravi Shankar has been performing throughout the world for more than six decades. One of his greatest achievements has been to broaden the appeal of Indian classical music internationally. He performed at Woodstock in 1969 and helped to organize the legendary Concert for Bangladesh in 1971. In his own words, Shankar describes his transformation from a young traveling dancer to a Grammy Award-winning, internationally recognized musician. An autobiography, a history of Indian classical music, and a manual on how to play the sitar, this book is as much about music as a lifestyle, as it is about music as an art. This sumptuously packaged limited edition of Ravi Shankra`s autobiography comes signed and numbered with a deluxe clothbound hardcover of the book and a signed print encases in a deluxe clamshell box with gold embossed inlay -a treasury of one of the world`s greatest musical legends. Printed Pages: 179. NA

$675.00

A Princess Remembers: The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur

By Gayatri Devi

Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd., 1995. Softcover. New. She is the daughter of the Maharaja of Cooch Behar and the widow of the Maharaja of Jaipur. She was raised in a sumptuous palace staffed with 500 servants and she shot her first panther when she was twelve. She has appeared on the lists of the world`s most beautiful women. Gayatri Devi describes her carefree tomboy childhood; her secret six-year courtship with the dashing, internationally renowned polo player, Jai the Maharaja of Jaipur; and her marriage and entrance into the City Palace of the `pink city` where she had to adjust to unfamiliar customs and life with his two wives. Jai`s liberating influence, combined with Gayatri Devi`s own strong character, took her well beyond the traditionally limited activities of a Maharani. This is an intimate look at the extraordinary life of one of the world`s most fascinating women and an informal history of the princely states of India, from the height of the princes` power to their present state of de-recognition. Printed Pages: 418. Princess Remembers: The Memoirs of the Maharani of JaipurGayatri Devi978817167307X

$18.56

Stages of Life: Indian Theatre Autobiographies

By Kathryn Hansen

Permanent Black/Orient Blackswan Pvt. Ltd, 2011. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. By the end of the nineteenth century, Western-style playhouses were found in every Indian city. Professional drama troupes held crowds spellbound with their spectacular productions. From this colorful world of entertainment come the autobiographies in this book. The life-stories of a quartet of early Indian actors and poet-playwrights are here translated into English for the first time. The most famous, Jayshankar Sundari, was a female impersonator of the highest order. Fida Husain Narsi also played women`s parts, until gaining great fame for his role as a Hindu saint. Two others, Narayan Prasad Betab and Radheshyam Kathavachak, wrote landmark dramas that ushered in the mythological genre, intertwining politics and religion with popular performance. These men were schooled not in the classroom but in large theatrical companies run by Parsi entrepreneurs. Their memoirs, replete with anecdote and humor, offer an unparalleled window onto a vanished world. India’s late-colonial vernacular culture and early cinema history come alive here. From another perspective, these narratives are as significant to the understanding of the nationalist era as the lives of political leaders or social reformers. This book includes four substantive chapters on the history of the Parsi theatre, debates over autobiography in the Indian context, strategies for reading autobiography in general, and responses to these specific texts. The apparatus, based on the translator’s extensive research, includes notes on personages, performances, texts, vernacular usage, and cultural institutions. Printed Pages: 392. NA

$33.57

Autobiography of an Absolutist

By Nataraja Guru

D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., 2011. 3rd edition. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. Nataraja Guru`s guruhood is pure and philosophically correct, making as few concessions as possible to relativistic or social notions. He is a guru of absolutist truth. It is too rare to be popularly understood. It is not the popular conception of the Upanishadic or the ashramic pattern. It is a new form of guruhood, made for a really global world. The Guru Narayana did the initial spadework here in breaking through the fixed Indian orthodox patterns, as far as he was able in his own lifetime to do so, without entirely destroying the background. His work was experimental, and his success showed the way to the one disciple, Natarajan, to plunge ahead on a wider and entirely universal scale. Nataraja Guru therefore has grafted guruhood on to a global background. For this work the absolutism of guruhood has to be stressed more than the religious or even the conventional yogi aspect as known to India. Nataraja Guru never wanted a following, least of all of blind believers. He only asks for reasonable understanding of the pure principles for which he stands and not in any cloud-soaring sense either, but in immediately applicable relationship with any or every given actual situation; nor in works but in understanding alone. His discoveries in the field of philosophy open up a new age in human understanding. Through his genius, for the first time clear sense emerges out of the hitherto baffling expressions of Indian thought, while the ways of Indian spirituality cease to be a mystery. So at one stroke minds are cleared and much delusion and superstitions trickery in the philosophic-religious field are destroyed. How bold and wonderful is his genius in restating yoga as a modern perennial science of dialectics applicable in all fields! Printed Pages: 821. Autobiography of an AbsolutistNataraja Guru9788124605646

$37.50

A Life in Science

By C.N.R. Rao

Viking/Penguin Books, 2016. Hardcover. New. Printed Pages: 264. NA

$18.71

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