Reflections

Author: SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

Date: Dec

No. of Pages: 655

Genre: RELIGION / PHILOSOPHY

Price:  INR 295 / US $ 9.95

 

About The Book

Presenting the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, ‘Reflections’ introduces the different teachings from the religion of Vedanta. Vivekananda explains the idea that our individual life paths, work, love, psychology, and knowledge will all lead us to the same final goal through different routes of life.

This book delves into the philosophy, methods of work and religious beliefs of the Vendata religion; including Vivekananda’s most famous speeches, lectures, addresses, teachings and inspirational quotes. An ideal read for philosophers, students, yoga teachers, spiritual gurus and individuals looking to explore religion and philosophy.

 

Author

Born into an aristocratic Bengali Kayastha family of Calcutta, Swami Vivekananda was a spiritual individual who introduced the Vedanta religion to the West. Vivekananda wrote a series of books surround yoga teachings, spirituality, philosophy and religion after completing his spiritual apprenticeship in 1880.

New English-Language Academic Books From Pakistan – Available Now Through Al Abbas Books

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Book Review: TERI Energy & Environment Data Diary and Yearbook (TEDDY) 2018/19

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5 New History Book Releases From Sharada Books

Sharada Books are synonymous with detailed but accessible academic history publications, covering all aspects of India’s philosophical, cultural, and religious heritage. The publisher is known for the depth of their content and the beauty of their books – with each title available as an imposing hardback, rich with photographs, line drawings, and references. So far in 2021, there have been five notable new releases, each strongly recommended for private book collections, universities, and libraries.

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New Releases From Juggernaut Books Q1 2021

2021 has already been an exciting year of new releases from Juggernaut Books – one of India’s leading independent English-language publishing houses. Here are our pick of four new publications from January & February 2021. Included here are a practical book on everyday health and well-being, an important compilation of essays on freedom, a nail-biting true crime story based on events in 2017, and a captivating collection of young children’s adventure stories that are sure to become favourites of parents and kids alike.

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‘My First Book of Bible Stories’ – Available now from Om Books International

My First Book of Bible Stories (ISBN: 9789386316172, £9.99) is the latest in Om Books International’s My First Book… Series, aimed at an early years leadership. This short, beautifully illustrated book, retells some of the Bible’s most endearing and popular stories to make them accessible and enjoyable for preschool children. Whether browsing the book themselves, or enjoying the tales as bedtime stories, My First Book of Bible Stories will captivate young children with the timeless adventures and moral lessons of the Bible.

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‘Tagore – The World Voyager’ – Rabindranath Tagore

Tagore – The World Voyager

Author: Rabindranath Tagore

Publisher: Penguin India

ISBN: 9780143453437 / 0143453432

Date: 26 April 2021

No. of Pages: 128

Genre: Poetry

Price: £7.99 / $12.95

For long considered untranslatable, Tagore’s songs express most profoundly his romantic and religious perceptions. Prof. Bose aims to convey the artistic value of Tagore’s songs beyond the limits of his province. The first part, ‘Oceanic Songs’, introduces the lyrics and tunes of the songs to a foreign audience through a narrative of Tagore’s travels during which he communicated with the wider world. Since Tagore wrote only forty of his nearly 2500 songs on his journeys abroad, the second part presents a selection of ‘songs in five genres’.

This book endeavours to reach Tagore’s songs to people beyond the borders of India, transcending the barriers of language on the wings of music.

Rabindranath Tagore (Author)

Rabindranath Tagore, Renaissance man, reshaped Bengal’s literature and music, and became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. He introduced new prose and verse forms and the use of colloquial language into Bengali literature, thereby freeing it from traditional models based on classical Sanskrit. He was highly influential in introducing the best of Indian culture to the West and vice versa, and was a living institution for India, especially for Bengal.

Sugata Bose (Translator)

Sugata Bose is the Gardiner professor of history at Harvard University. He was educated at Presidency College, Calcutta, and the University of Cambridge where he obtained his PhD and was later a fellow of St Catharine’s College. Before taking up the Gardiner Chair at Harvard in 2001, he was professor of history and diplomacy at Tufts University. Bose was a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and gave the G.M. Trevelyan Lecture at the University of Cambridge.

‘Tatalog – Eight Modern Stories from a Timeless Institution’ by Harish Bhat

Tatalog – Eight Modern Stories from a Timeless Institution

Author: Harish Bhat

Publisher: Penguin India

ISBN: 9780143423348 / 0143423347

Date: 26th May 2021

No. of Pages: 224

Genre: Business Strategy

Price: £15.99 / $25.50

From steel to beverages and from supercomputers to automobiles, TATA companies have broken new ground and set new standards of excellence over the past two decades. Tatalog presents eight riveting and hitherto untold stories about the strategic and operational challenges that TATA companies have faced, and the forward thinking and determination that have raised the brand to new heights.

Among the engaging and inspiring stories told here are those of Tata Indica, the first completely Indian car that succeeded in the face of widespread cynicism; the jewellery brand Tanishq that has transformed one of India’s largest industries; and Tata Finance, which underwent several tribulations yet demonstrated the principles that TATA stands for.

Currently the brand custodian at Tata Sons, Harish Bhat has held many roles in the Tata Group over the past thirty-four years, including as managing director of Tata Global Beverages, and chief operating officer of the watches and jewellery businesses of the Titan Company Ltd.

Literary Review Issue 498

Literary Review Issue 498

Author: Nanacy Sladek/Various Authors

Publisher: Literary Review

ISBN: 9770144436096

Date: July 2021

Price: £4.50

‘Escape To Nowhere’ by Amar Bhusan

Escape To Nowhere

Author: Amar Bhusan

Publisher: Konark Publishers

ISBN: 9789322008208

Date: July 2021

No. of Pages: 52

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Price: £15.99 / $26.50

A whistleblower nervously drops in to share his suspicion about a senior colleague’s involvement in espionage with Jeevnathan, head of the security division of the Agency, India’s External Intelligence Service. An inquiry is promptly launched and Ravi, the suspect is placed under an elaborate regime of surveillance.

The investigation subsequently throws up a huge amount of evidence, showing the suspect stealing sensitive data. As panic sets in, investigators acrimoniously debate whether to allow the suspect to walk free or physically force him to own up his crime. For Jeevnathan, the problem also is how to keep the tiring watchers going and persuade an edgy Chief to stay on course. As the story enters 96th Day, paradoxical consequences follow.

Loosely inspired by a true incident that took place in 2004 when a senior intelligence officer suspected of being a spy for decades vanished, the story also treats us to a rare insight into the state of security awareness of employees in the Agency, constraints in conducting aggressive operations, pitfalls in liaison relationship, competing interests of intelligence services, hazards in co-ordination of intelligence inputs and the Kashmir imbroglio.

Amar Bhushan served as Special Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat before he retired in 2005. There was never a dull moment in his career that spanned nearly four decades and engaged him in various shades of policing, investigation and intelligence. However, due to his compulsive habit of dissenting, his passion to experiment with new and bold ideas, his penchant for rallying behind lost causes and his intense dislike for stereotypes, he always remained an outsider in his profession. He now lives in Jasidih, a sleepy village in the state of Jharkhand.