Sisterhood Of Swans

TITLE: Sisterhood Of Swans

AUTHOR: Selma Carvalho

PUBLICATION DATE(S): 10 October 2022 (UK), 10 January 2023 (US)

PRICE: UK£13.99, US$22.95

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Anna-Marie Souza lives in Horton, a suburb on the hem of London, a far cry from the city of Bombay from which her parents had arrived one cold December day in 1989, two Goans in search of a new life. Born in this land of their dreams, raised in a broken home, Anna-Marie has grown up into a state of constant and indefinable yearning. She belongs to the sisterhood of swans seeking to pair for life, curving their necks to entwine with the perfect mate. Only, she has realized, her species is fated to disappointment. Her disastrous choice in men is fuelled not just by a chaotic childhood but by a loss of sexual agency as she embarks on a series of doomed relationships.

Set against a cast of intriguing female characters—Anna-Marie’s Indian-hating Indian mother; her best mate, Sujata, haunted by thoughts of suicide; and Jassie, the sharp-tongued beautician at Bollywood Style Salon—is an ensemble of men who are serial philanderers or, worse still, token brown Conservative party members. In this shaky world, Anna-Marie navigates through the pain of a troubled coming of age, while trying to find her place as a second-generation Indian immigrant.

7 Secrets Of Vishnu

TITLE: 7 Secrets Of Vishnu

AUTHOR: Devdutt Pattanaik

PUBLICATION DATE: 20 October 2022 (UK)

PRICE: UK£17.50, US$19.77

ISBN: 9789395073189

GENRE: Non-fiction

PAGES: 232

BINDING: Paperback

IMPRINT: Westland

TERRITORY: World

RELEASE TYPE: Original

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Examining the different myths and rituals about Lord Vishnu and his avatars, this book uncovers the ancient wisdom inherited over generations which still hold relevance today.

Vishnu is God who inspires man to discover humanity by engaging with the world. Artists have visualized him with as curly-haired, dark complexioned man with a smile on his lips and a sparkle in his eyes. Draped in yellow silk, garlanded with forest flowers, bedecked with dolphin-shaped earrings, anointed with sandal paste, he reclines on a thousand-hooded serpent that floats on the ocean of milk and rides a golden hawk bearing in his arms a conch-shell, a wheel, a mace and a lotus. Poets say that when he is awake, the world takes shape; when he is asleep, the world ceases to be. Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, follows him wherever he goes. To him is made offerings of rich creamy butter. Locked in the stories, symbols and rituals of Vishnu is the wisdom of the ancestors, transmitted over hundreds of years. This book attempts to unlock seven secrets that are relevant even in modern times.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Devdutt Pattanaik is a physician turned leadership consultant, mythologist and author whose works focus largely on the areas of myth, mythology and also management. He is former chief belief officer of Future Group, and writes a column for the newspaper Mid-Day.

Vibha Prabhatamulu: Telugu Pragatisheela Sahitya Gavaksham

TITLE: Vibha Prabhatamulu: Telugu Pragatisheela Sahitya Gavaksham

CHIEF EDITOR: G.N. Devy

EDITORS: Volga, Kalpana Kannabiran

PRICE: UK£15.99, US$26.50

RIGHTS: World

EDITION: First

SIZE: Demy 8vo

ISBN: 978-93-5442-161-7

NO. OF PAGES: 364

COVER: Four-colour

TEXT: Single-colour

BINDING: Hardback     

DATE OF PUBLICATION:  10 October 2022 (UK), 15 January 2023 (US)

CO-PUBLICATION:  Bhasha

WEIGHT:  364g

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Vibha Prabhatamulu: Telugu Pragatisheela Sahitya Gavaksham is part of the Dakshinayan Indian Thought series of books. This volume presents a selection of writings in Telugu by 89 authors from the thirteenth century ce to the present across various genres – poetry, song, novel, story and tract.

The book attempts to explore the resonances and articulations across historical periods spanning over eight centuries of the ‘progressive–political’ in Telugu literature. This is an attempt to open a window into literary imaginations around questions that continue to preoccupy us today: egalitarianism, dignity, oppression, violence and resistance.

 

ABOUT THE EDITORS

G.N. Devy, who conceptualised the Dakshinayan Indian Thought series of volumes, is the founder of the Dakshinayan movement. A former professor of English at the M. S. University of Baroda, Devy is known for his nationwide linguistic survey of  India, published by Orient BlackSwan as the People’s Linguistic Survey of India. He writes in English, Marathi and Gujarati in areas such as literature, anthropology, linguistics, education and philosophy.

Volga is a Telugu novelist, poet and literary critic with over 50 books to her credit.  A feminist writer, she received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2015 for her collection of short stories Vimuktha.

Kalpana Kannabiran, sociologist and legal scholar, has published widely in the field of interdisciplinary law, including law and literature.  She is currently Distinguished Professor, Council for Social Development, India.

Bharatiya Bhasha Lok Sarvekshan: Sikkim ki Bhashayen – Volume 26, Part 1

TITLE: Bharatiya Bhasha Lok Sarvekshan: Sikkim ki Bhashayen – Volume 26, Part 1

CHIEF EDITOR: G.N. Devy

EDITOR: Balaram Pandey

TRANSLATOR: Chukey Bhutia

PRICE: UK£32.42, US$37.44

RIGHTS: World

EDITION: First

SIZE: Crown 4to

ISBN: 978-93-5442-310-9

NO. OF PAGES: 336

COVER: Four-colour

TEXT: Single-colour

BINDING: Hardback     

DATE OF PUBLICATION:  31 August 2022

CO-PUBLICATION:  Bhasha

WEIGHT:  830g

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

The People’s Linguistic Survey of India provides an overview of the extant and dying languages of India, as perceived by their speakers. It is the culmination of a nation-wide survey of languages, documented by linguists, writers, social activists and, most importantly, members of different speech communities. The work chronicles the evolution of these languages until 2011, and incorporates their socio-political and cultural dimensions. Critically, it encapsulates the world view of the speakers of the languages.

PLSI Sikkim Ki Bhashayen volume offers a detailed discussion about the languages spoken in the culturally and linguistically rich state of Sikkim. Its geographical location has allowed it to be influenced by the languages of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and West Bengal. This in turn has impacted the languages of the state too. Folktales, folk songs, origin myths and vocabulary lists are provided to help the reader have a better understanding of the linguistic scenario of the state. The volume examines grammatical features and also the number of speakers of each language, with data taken from actual field work. There are  seven maps in the volume.

This volume covers the following 16 languages:

  1. Nepali
  2. Kulung
  3. Gurung
  4. Tamang
  5. Tibetan
  6. Thami
  7. Newar
  8. Bhujel
  9. Bhotia
  10. Magar
  11. Majhi
  12. Rai
  13. Limboo
  14. Lepcha
  15. Sherpa
  16. Sunuwar

 

ABOUT THE EDITORS

G. N. Devy is the chief editor of the PLSI series. He taught at the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, till 1996 before leaving to set up the Bhasha Research Centre in Baroda and the Adivasi Akademi at Tejgadh. There, he worked towards conserving and promoting the languages and culture of indigenous and nomadic communities. Apart from being awarded the Padma Shri, he has received many awards for his work in literature and language conservation.

Balaram Pandey has been working on the languages of Sikkim and Nepal for the last twenty years. He is associated with many projects of CIIL Mysore, Sikkim Akademi, and Nepali Sahitya Parishad (Sikkim). His articles and research papers have been published in books and in national and international journals. He has also contributed towards the preparation of the Nepali Style Manual. His interests include folklore, literary criticism, sociolinguistics and history and culture of Northeast India.

 

ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR

Chukey Bhutia is Assistant Professor, Sikkim University. Her areas of Specialization are Folk Literature  of  Bhutia Community , Feminist Studies, Status of Hindi in North East. She has written books on various aspects of Sikkim.

Designing Destiny

TITLE: Designing Destiny

AUTHOR: Kamlesh D. Patel

PRICE: UK£6.52, US$7.51

CATEGORY: Self-help

ISBN: 978-93-939-8621-4

EDITION: Hardback

BINDING: AHB

YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 21 September 2022

NO. OF PAGES: 296

RIGHTS: World

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

From the author of The Heartfulness Way.

What does destiny mean? What is fixed and what can change? How can we design our fate?

In this groundbreaking book, Daaji addresses such questions with simple solutions and practical wisdom. He leads us on to the next stage of the journey after The Heartfulness Way, guiding us on how to use the Heartfulness practices to refine our lifestyle and design our destiny, including our destiny in the afterlife.

He elaborates on the subject of consciousness, the role of evolution and explains what happens to us at the time of birth and death—and how we can act in those pivotal moments when life takes a turn. Simply written and full of insight, Designing Destiny will inspire you to believe in yourself and find a way forward, no matter what the challenge, and look at even the most difficult situation as an opportunity to grow.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Kamlesh D. Patel is an original voice in an ancient tradition.

Known widely as Daaji, his teachings arise from his personal experience on the path of Heartfulness, while reflecting his deep spirit of enquiry and respect for the world’s great spiritual traditions and scientific advancements.

The Heartfulness Way – Heart Based Meditations For Spiritual Transformation

TITLE: The Heartfulness Way – Heart Based Meditations For Spiritual Transformation

AUTHOR: Kamlesh D. Patel / Joshua Pollock

PRICE: UK£6.52, US$7.51

CATEGORY: Self-help

ISBN: 978-93-939-8642-45

EDITION: Hardback

BINDING: AHB

YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 21 September 2022

NO. OF PAGES: 296

RIGHTS: World

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

A simple and beautifully written spiritual classic.

As we manage the many demands of relationships, career, property and health, we often feel a void. We have many centres in our lives, yet where is the true centre, the deepest centre that lies at the core of every heart?

Kamlesh D. Patel—widely known as Daaji, the fourth guru in the Heartfulness lineage—traces a seeker’s journey as he examines the nature of spiritual search. Through a series of illuminating conversations, Daaji reveals the core principles of the Heartfulness practice and philosophy.

From reflecting on the essence of prayer and yogic transmission to demystifying the act of meditation through practical tips, The Heartfulness Way will allow you to centre yourself and find true meaning and contentment.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Kamlesh D. Patel is an original voice in an ancient tradition. Known widely as Daaji, his teachings arise from his personal experience on the path of Heartfulness, while reflecting his deep spirit of enquiry and respect for the world’s great spiritual traditions and scientific advancements.

Joshua Pollock is a Heartfulness trainer and practitioner from the United States. An accomplished Western classical violinist, he has performed and taught throughout the world, and his violin solos can be heard in numerous A.R. Rahman original soundtracks.

Buddhist Studies

TITLE: Buddhist Studies

AUTHOR(S): Richard Gombrich, Cristina Scherrer Schaub

PRICE: UK£31.99, US$52.95

PUBLISHER: Motilal Banarsidass Pubs. Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN-13: 978-81-208-3248-0

EDITION: Hardback

YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2008

NO. OF PAGES: 264

RIGHTS: World

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

The impressive growth of Buddhist Studies in recent years is the result of several factors. Important collections of manuscripts have been found, and monuments  unearthed, in nearly all parts of Asia where Buddhism existed; political and social events bringing East and West together have increased interest in both scholarly research and Buddhist religious practices.

The spread of Buddhism outside its birthplace, Madhyadesa, first in India and soon throughout Asia, prompted its followers constantly to invent new discursive strategies and to adjust the rules to local customs and administrations. The essays presented here illustrate how and why Buddhist literature adapted to a new and specific context, particularly in North-west India. They also discuss hermeneutical and exegetical practices of Indian Buddhism, the complex interrelation between the Brahmanical and the Buddhist milieu, as well as the role of the social and political context in determining the rules of the monastic code (vinaya).

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Richard Gombrich is Academic Director of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, From 1976-2004 he was Boden Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford University and a Professional Fellow of Balliol College. He has published extensively on early Buddhism and on the history and social study of Theravada Buddhism, particularly in Sri Lanka.

Cristina Scherrer-Schaus in Professor of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Lausanne and of the History of Indian Buddhism at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris. She has published on Indian Buddhist philosophy and on the history of intellectual and material culture related to the diffusion of Indian Buddhism to Central Asia and Tibet.

How to Be a Founder – How Entrepreneurs can Identify, Fund and Launch their Best Ideas

Publisher:Bloomsbury Business (18 August 2022)

Language:English

Hardcover:224 pages

ISBN-10:1472994345

ISBN-13:978-1472994349

Item Weight: ‎ 454 g

Dimensions:15.29 x 2.54 x 23.39 cm

 

Book Description

An essential guide to equip the next generation of founders with the mindset and tools they need to take the leap to become globally successful entrepreneurs.

About the Author

Alice Bentinck MBE is the co-founder of Entrepreneur First. She is part of the Imperial College Innovations Investment Committee, a Trustee of youth employment charity Generation UK and on the UK government’s AI Council. She won the Veuve Clicquot women in business New Generation award, and was selected as one of the 1,000 most influential people in London by the Evening Standard. She started her career at McKinsey & Company.
Matt Clifford MBE is the co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First. He is a non-executive director of Innovate UK, and a trustee of the Kennedy Memorial Trust. Matt started his career at McKinsey & Co. and holds degrees from Cambridge and MIT, where he was a Kennedy Scholar.

An essential guide to equip the next generation of founders with the mindset and tools they need to take the leap to become globally successful entrepreneurs.

Featuring a foreword by Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn, this fascinating handbook inspires potential founders and provides essential guidance and advice for people who want to create their own start-up and build a successful company. This book answers the question “how do I get started?” It takes the reader from making the decision to plunge into entrepreneurship, through the process of choosing and developing an idea and team, all the way to raising capital and working with VCs and angel investors.

Alice Bentinck and Matt Clifford are the co-founders of Entrepreneur First (EF). Over the last decade, they have worked with thousands of ambitious individuals across the world, supporting them to become founders. Those individuals have now built companies worth billions of dollars that are taking on some of the world’s biggest challenges, including finding hard-to-spot cancers, tackling climate change and building new financial platforms. In How to Be a Founder, the authors share advice, insights and lessons from their decade of experience working with individuals to become successful founders. The book covers what you need to do today to start your journey as a founder and the steps to take to maximise your chances of building a high-growth, scalable company. You’ll also hear advice from some of the world’s best investors and entrepreneurs who have built some of most iconic technology companies of our time.

Practical Cyber Threat Intelligence

BOOK TITLE

Practical Cyber Threat Intelligence


SUBTITLE 
Gather, Process, and Analyze Threat Actor Motives, Targets, and Attacks with Cyber Intelligence Practices (English Edition)


AUTHOR NAME
Dr. Erdal Ozkaya


TAGLINE 
Knowing your threat actors together with your weaknesses and the technology will master your defense
UK Price: £29.99
Pages: 452
Size: 7.5*9.25 Inches
Release Date: 27-June-2022
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 9789355510297
eISBN: 9789355510372
Category: Security
Concept: Cybersecurity, Penetration Testing & Hacking, Network Security

KEY FEATURES
  • Gain practical experience with cyber threat intelligence by using the book’s lab sections.
  • Improve your CTI skills by designing a threat intelligence system.
  • Assisting you in bridging the gap between cybersecurity teams.
  • Developing your knowledge of Cyber Intelligence tools and how to choose them.

DESCRIPTION 
When your business assets are threatened or exposed to cyber risk, you want a high-quality threat hunting team armed with cutting-edge threat intelligence to build the shield. Unfortunately, regardless of how effective your cyber defense solutions are, if you are unfamiliar with the tools, strategies, and procedures used by threat actors, you will be unable to stop them.


This book is intended to provide you with the practical exposure necessary to improve your cyber threat intelligence and hands-on experience with numerous CTI technologies. This book will teach you how to model threats by gathering adversarial data from various sources, pivoting on the adversarial data you have collected, developing the knowledge necessary to analyse them and discriminating between bad and good information.


The book develops and hones the analytical abilities necessary for extracting, comprehending, and analyzing threats comprehensively. The readers will understand the most common indicators of vulnerability that security professionals can use to determine hacking attacks or threats in their systems quickly. In addition, the reader will investigate and illustrate ways to forecast the scope of attacks and assess the potential harm they can cause.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
  • Hands-on experience in developing a powerful and robust threat intelligence model.
  • Acquire the ability to gather, exploit, and leverage adversary data.
  • Recognize the difference between bad intelligence and good intelligence.
  • Creating heatmaps and various visualization reports for better insights.
  • Investigate the most typical indicators of security compromise.
  • Strengthen your analytical skills to understand complicated threat scenarios better.
WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR
The book is designed for aspiring Cyber Threat Analysts, Security Analysts, Cybersecurity specialists, Security Consultants, and Network Security Professionals who wish to acquire and hone their analytical abilities to identify and counter threats quickly.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Basics of Threat Analysis and Modeling
2. Formulate a Threat Intelligence Model
3. Adversary Data Collection Sources & Methods
4. Pivot Off and Extracting Adversarial Data
5. Primary Indicators of Security Compromise
6. Identify & Build Indicators of Compromise
7. Conduct Threat Assessments In Depth
8. Produce Heat Maps, Infographics & Dashboards
9. Build Reliable & Robust Threat Intelligence System
10. Learn Statistical Approaches for Threat Intelligence
11. Develop Analytical Skills for Complex Threats
12. Planning for Disaster

KEYWORDS
Practical Cyber Threat Intelligence, Threat Modeling, Analyzing Adversaire béhavioral, Learning Cyber defense skills, Malware analysis, Identify common cyber threats, Building Threat intelligence Model
BISAC ( 3 BISAC CODES REQUIRED, please refer https://bisg.org/page/Computers )
COM043050, COM053000, COM015000
COM043050   COMPUTERS / Security / Network Security
COM053000   COMPUTERS / Security / General
COM015000   COMPUTERS / Security / Viruses & Malware
UR, U
AUTHOR BIO 
Named among Top 50 Technology Larders by IDC and CIO Online, Dr. Ozkaya is working with an ardent passion for raising cyber awareness and leveraging new and innovative approaches.
Currently he is the CISO of Comodo Cybersecurity , where he came from Standard Chartered Bank, and was the Regional Chief Information Security Officer and Managing Director Before Standard Chartered Bank, he was a Trusted Security Advisor and Cybersecurity Architect at Microsoft, where he perfected the art of mapping customer business problems to technology solutions.
He remains committed to delivering accurate, accessible resources to inform individuals and organizations of cybersecurity and privacy matters in the internet age.
Dr. Ozkaya is a collaborative team leader with expertise spanning end-to-end IT solutions, management, communications, and innovation. He is a well-known public speaker, an award-winning technical expert, author, and creator of certifications (courseware and exams) for prestigious organizations such as Microsoft, EC Council, and other expert-level vendors.

A Life of Balance

TITLE: Ayurveda: A Life of Balance

SUBTITLE: The Complete Guide to Ayurvedic Nutrition and Body Type with Recipes

AUTHOR: Maya Tiwari

PRICE:  £27.99  $46.50

PUBLISHER: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN-13 : 978-81-208-2076-0

EDITION: Paperback

MONTH, YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2010, DEC

NO OF PAGES: 354

RIGHTS: World

 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Forced by cancer to reexamine and redirect her life, Maya Tiwari left a highly successful New York design career and returned to her native India to study Ayurvedic medicine. Her book, a profound but practical testament to the healing power of balanced living, shows how Ayurveda’s ancient principles of health can help you achieve the highest levels of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

The traditional form of medicine in India for more than five thousand years, Ayurveda relies primarily on the proper use of foods and herbs to maintain  or restore the body’s natural state of balance. While Ayurvedic healing has in recent years become increasingly well known in the West, Maya Tiwari  is the first author to provide us with a comprehensive working guide to Ayurveda as a way of life.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Maya Tiwari was born and raised in a traditional Hindu home in British Guiana (now Guyana). After her recovery from cancer, she returned to her native roots in the Vedas, and became a devout student of Ayurveda and Vedanta. Now a veteran teacher of the centuries-old healing art, Maya gives seminar throughout the United States. She is a coauthor of Diet for Natural Beauty.