Penguin Classics Kama Sutra: A Guide To The Art Of Pleasure

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Penguin UK #ad - This clear, accurate translation conveys all the original flavour and feel of this elegant, intimate and hugely enjoyable work; a masterpiece of pithy description and a wry account of human desires and foibles. The word 'kama' means the desire for sensual pleasure in Sanskrit, and was considered an essential part of the well-rounded education of a young, urbane gentleman.

Its seven sections are devoted to the social life, the conduct of courtesans and prescriptions for enhancing attractiveness, extra-marital relations, courtship and marriage, as well as systematic, detailed instruction on sex. Treating pleasure as an art, Kama Sutra is a handbook covering every aspect of love and relationships.

Penguin Classics Kama Sutra: A Guide To The Art Of Pleasure #ad - This modern translation of Kama Sutra takes it away from the well-worn image of an erotic, Oriental curiosity.

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The Little Clay Cart Clay Sanskrit Library

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Clay Sanskrit #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Set in the city of ujjain, so secular and universal is the story that it can be situated in any society, and it has, including in Bollywood film and by the BBC. The court decides the case hastily, condemning Charu•datta to death. The “little clay cart” is, atypically romantic, for Sanskrit theatre, funny, and thrilling.

Charu•datta, a bankrupt married merchant, is extramaritally involved with a wealthy courtesan, Vasánta•sena. The king’s vile brother-in-law, unable to win Vasánta•sena’s love, strangles her, and accuses Charu•datta. Fortunately, our heroine rises from the dead to save her beloved, and all applaud their love.

The Little Clay Cart Clay Sanskrit Library #ad - This most human of sanskrit plays is Shakespearian in its skilful drawing of characters and in the plot’s direct clarity. One of the earliest sanskrit dramas, “Little Clay Cart” was created in South India, perhaps in the seventh century CE. At this climax, the regime changes, and the rebel-turned-king makes Charu•datta lord of an adjacent city.

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The Empire of the Great Mughals: History, Art and Culture

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Reaktion Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Long viewed as an exotic wonderland of unimaginable treasures, in reality, the Mughal Empire 1526–1857 was, the mightiest Islamic empire in the history of India. In the empire of the great mughals, historian annemarie schimmel describes the political, military, and economic rise of the Mughals, the incredible unfolding of the empire’s power and splendor, and the empire’s gradual collapse at the hands of the British.

Beginning with a concise historical overview, schimmel paints a detailed picture of daily life in the empire: the role of rank in this strictly hierarchical society, and the various religions, languages, the life of women, and styles of literature of the era. The capstone to the career of annemarie schimmel, whom the new york Times called “one of the 20th century’s most influential scholars of Islam, ” The Empire of the Great Mughals is a fascinating portrait of an exquisitely rich and refined civilization.

The Empire of the Great Mughals: History, Art and Culture #ad - She pays particular attention to the remarkable accomplishments and techniques of artists at the Mughal court—including the Taj Mahal, the most impressive demonstration of the Mughal rulers’ refined sense of beauty. Used book in Good Condition.

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In the Bazaar of Love: The Selected Poetry of Amir Khusrau

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Penguin Global #ad - Having thrived for centuries, Khusrau's poetry continues to be read and recited to this day. In the bazaar of love is the first comprehensive selection of Khusrau's work, offering new translations of mystical and romantic poems and fresh renditions of old favourites. Amir khusrau, one of the greatest poets of medieval India, helped forge a distinctive synthesis of Muslim and Hindu cultures.

In the Bazaar of Love: The Selected Poetry of Amir Khusrau #ad - Covering a wide range of genres and forms, it evokes the magic of one of the best-loved poets of the Indian subcontinent. Used book in Good Condition. Written in persian and hindavi, his poems and ghazals were appreciated across a cosmopolitan Persianate world that stretched from Turkey to Bengal. Used book in Good Condition.

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The History of Akbar, Volume 1 Murty Classical Library of India

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Harvard University Press #ad - 1602, is one of the most important works of Indo-Persian history and a touchstone of prose artistry. Akbarnāma, or the history of Akbar, by Abu’l-Fazl d. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. The work is at once a biography of the Mughal emperor Akbar r. The first volume details the birth of akbar, his illustrious genealogy, and in particular the lives and exploits of his grandfather, Babur, Humayun, and his father, who laid the foundations of the Mughal Empire.

The History of Akbar, Volume 1 Murty Classical Library of India #ad - 1556–1605 that includes descriptions of his political and martial feats and cultural achievements, and a chronicle of sixteenth-century India. The persian text, presented in the Naskh script, is based on a careful reassessment of the primary sources. The murty classical library of india makes available original texts and modern English translations of the masterpieces of literature and thought from across the whole spectrum of Indic languages over the past two millennia in the most authoritative and accessible formats on offer anywhere.

Marking a high point in a long, rich tradition of Persian historical writing, it served as a model for historians throughout the Persianate world.

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Splitting the Difference: Gender and Myth in Ancient Greece and India Jordan Lectures in Comparative Religion, 1996-1997 : School of Oriental and African Studies University of London

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Hyde to Face/Off. Jekyll and Mr. In casting hindu and greek mythologies as shadows of each other, Doniger shows that culture is sometimes but the shadow of gender. Myth, doniger argues, responds to the complexities of the human condition by multiplying or splitting its characters into unequal parts, and these sloughed and cloven selves animate mythology's prodigious plots of sexuality and mortality.

Used book in Good Condition. In splitting the difference, the renowned scholar of mythology Wendy Doniger recounts and compares a vast range of these tales from ancient Greece and India, with occasional recourse to more recent "double features" from Dr. Used book in Good Condition. Doniger's comparisons show that ultimately differences in gender are more significant than differences in culture; Greek and Indian stories of doubled women resemble each other more than they do tales of doubled men in the same culture.

Splitting the Difference: Gender and Myth in Ancient Greece and India Jordan Lectures in Comparative Religion, 1996-1997 : School of Oriental and African Studies University of London #ad - Hindu and greek mythologies teem with stories of women and men who are doubled, who double themselves, who are seduced by gods doubling as mortals, whose bodies are split or divided.

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Bankim's Kapalkundala 1919

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Kessinger Publishing, LLC #ad - Used book in Good Condition. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Because we believe this work is culturally important, preserving, high quality, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Due to its age, notations, it may contain imperfections such as marks, marginalia and flawed pages. Used book in Good Condition.

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Durgeshnandini: or The Chieftain's Daughter

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Independently published #ad - Bankim chandra chattopadhyay or Bankim Chandra Chatterjee was a Bengali writer, poet and journalist. He was the composer of india's national song Vande Mataram, originally inSanskrit stotra personifying India as a mother goddess and inspiring the activists during the Indian Independence Movement. Durgeshnandini by bankim chandra chatterjee translated into engliSH PROSE BY CHARU CHANDRA MOOKERJEE.

He couldn't gain any praise by writing his novel in English, realizing the fact that he couldn't have a smooth literary career if he wrote in English, he turned his attention towards Bengali literature. Chattopadhyay wrote thirteen novels and several 'serious, serio-comic, satirical, scientific and critical treaties' in Bengali.

Durgeshnandini is a bengali historical romance novel written by Indian writer Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay in 1865. Durgeshnandini is a story of the love triangle between Jagat Singh, the daughter of a Bengali feudal lord and Ayesha, a Mughal General, Tilottama, the daughter of a rebel Pathan leader against whom Jagat Singh was fighting.

Durgeshnandini: or The Chieftain's Daughter #ad - Durgeshnondini, his first Bengali romance and the first ever novel in Bengali, was published in 1865. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. The story is set in the backdrop of pathan-Mughal conflicts that took place in south-western region of modern-day Indian state of Paschimbanga West Bengal during the reign of Akbar.

His works were widely translated into other regional languages of India as well as in English.

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The Idea of India

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - The key book on india in the postnuclear era, with a new Introduction by the author. Our appreciation of the importance of India can only increase in light of the recent revelations of its nuclear capabilities. Sunil khilnani's exciting, timely study addresses the paradoxes and ironies of this, the world's largest democracy.

The Idea of India #ad - Throughout his penetrating, provocative work, he illuminates this fundamental issue: Can the original idea of India survive its own successes? Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Mahabharata: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Now with a new foreword by wendy doniger, as well as a concise character and place guide and a family tree, The Mahabharata is ready for a new generation of readers. K. As wendy doniger explains in the foreword, “Narayan tells the stories so well because they’re all his stories. He grew up hearing them, internalizing their mythology, which gave him an innate ability to choose the right passages and their best translations.

In this elegant translation, Narayan ably distills a tale that is both traditional and constantly changing. He draws from both scholarly analysis and creative interpretation and vividly fuses the spiritual with the secular. Covering everything from creation to destruction, this ancient poem remains an indelible part of Hindu culture and a landmark in ancient literature.

The Mahabharata: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic #ad - Centuries of listeners and readers have been drawn to The Mahabharata, which began as disparate oral ballads and grew into a sprawling epic. Through this balance he has produced a translation that is not only clear, but graceful, one that stands as its own story as much as an adaptation of a larger work.

Used book in Good Condition. The modern version is famously long, and at more than 1. 8 million words—seven times the combined lengths of the Iliad and Odyssey—it can be incredibly daunting. Contemporary readers have a much more accessible entry point to this important work, thanks to R.

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