Soft Skills 3rd Edition
Soft Skills 3rd Edition
SUBTITLE : The Secret of Self-Recognition
AUTHOR: Jaidev Singh
PRICE: £12.99 (PB)
PUBLISHER: Motilal Banarsidass International
ISBN-13 : 978-93-92510-08-3 (PB)
MONTH, YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2021 (First Reprint Edition)
NO OF PAGES : 187
ABOUT THE BOOK: Pratyabhijnahrdayam serves as the best introduction to the Pratyabhijna philosophy of Kashmir. Very little is known of the life and parentage of Ksemaraja. It has been very rightly said that his book, Pratyabhijnahrdayam occupies the same place in Saiva or Trika literature as Vedantasara does in Vedanta. It avoids all polemics and gives in a very succinct form the main tenets of the Pratyabhijna system. He says at the very outset of his work.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jaideva Singh was an Indian musicologist and philosopher born in 1893. He attended the Kashmir Saivism school of Indian philosophy, where he studied in Kashmir and published his first English and Hindi translations of a number of Shaivite scriptures.
Revisiting the Biggest Banking Scandal in History
BANK OF CREDIT AND COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL
The World’s Sleaziest Bank
Authored by B.V. KUMAR
Size: 19.5cm X 13cm
Page Count: 304
Genre: Business & Money
Pub. Month: September 2021
The Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI)—the world’s sleaziest bank—had a unique criminal structure and was involved in international financial crime and espionage on a massive and global scale. It systematically bribed world leaders and prominent political figures in most of the 72 countries in which it operated. BCCI developed a strategy to infiltrate the US banking system bypassing regulatory barriers that were designed to keep it out. Due to the failure of the regulatory authorities, thousands of depositors and creditors lost millions of dollars. BCCI was actively involved in laundering billions of dollars of drug generated money for the Medellin Cartel, ruthlessly controlled by the Columbian mob led by Pablo Escobar Gaviria and Jorge Luis Ochoa Vasquez, which supplied the majority of cocaine entering the US and Europe. As a result of ‘Operation C-Chase’, clear evidence emerged to show the nexus between terrorist organizations and BCCI.
About the Author
Author: Simran Dhir
Publishing date: 30.10.2021
Territorial right: World
Publisher: Harper Collins
Number of pages: 352
Publication year: 2021
Best Intentions is the ambitious story of Gayatri Mehra finding freedom in her history journal whilst fighting off the pressures to find a husband. Described as sharp, acute and accomplished, this novel explores the challenges of marital pressure, family relationships and personal aspirations.
Gayatri Mehra is tired of her parents trying to find her a suitable husband. She would much rather focus on the history journal she edits and leave the happily-ever-after to Nandini
and Amar, her newly married sister and brother-in-law. But when the journal faces pressure to fall in line from the right-wing SSP headed by a corrupt godman, Gayatri is forced to seek help from Akshay Grewal, Amar’s brother and elder son of lawyer-turned-politician Gyan Singh Grewal.
Gayatri finds Akshay arrogant and unprincipled; he thinks she is naive and self-righteous. Enter Vikram Gera, a self-made banker willing to go to any lengths to break into Delhi’s elite circles, even if it means stringing Gayatri along. As Gayatri and Akshay come together to salvage the situation at the journal, they realize that their siblings’ marriage is coming undone.
Politics, ambition and hard truths collide, and familial bonds are tested. But as they navigate this complex world, Akshay and Gayatri learn that while some things can’t be fixed, love
often finds a way. BEST INTENTIONS is a sharply observed and compulsively readable novel of manners marking the arrival of an accomplished new voice.
‘This sharp, acute and accomplished debut novel . . . carries deep insights into human relationships and the social schisms and fault lines that surround us.’
Simran Dhir is a lawyer based in Delhi, where she lives with her husband and five-year-old son.
Title: Chalo Delhi: Writings and Speeches 1943–1945, Netaji Collected Works, volume 12
Editors: Sisir K. Bose and Sugata Bose
Market rights: World
Size: Demy Octavo
Extent: 488 (including art plates)
Colour Text: B/W
Cover: 4 Colour
Advance copies: August 2021
Complete stocks: August 2021
Co-publication: Netaji Research Bureau, Kolkata
If you’re looking for a life tale full of inspiration, finding freedom and independence, then this is the book for you. The story of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and his travels to Southeast Asia in seek of Indian independence are all revealed in the Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi.
After a perilous ninety-day submarine voyage, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose arrived in Southeast Asia on 6 May 1943 to lead the Indian independence movement. ‘Only when the blood of freedom loving Indians begins to flow’, he declared in one of his broadcasts in June 1943, ‘will India attain her freedom’. In his last message, on 15 August 1945, he urged faith in India’s destiny and expressed confidence that ‘India shall be free and before long’.
Volume 12 of Netaji’s Collected Works brings together all his speeches and writings as leader of the Azad Hind movement from June 1943 to August 1945. His stirring speeches in Singapore, Malaya, and Burma electrified massive audiences of civilians and soldiers, united Indians of all religions, and inspired them to join the march towards Delhi.
This volume is indispensable for all interested in modern South Asian history and politics, as well as nationalism and international relations in the twentieth century.
About The Editors
Sisir Kumar Bose (1920–2000) founded the Netaji Research Bureau in 1957 and was its guiding spirit until his death in 2000. A participant in the Indian freedom struggle, he was imprisoned by the British in the Lahore Fort, Red Fort and Lyallpur Jail. In the post-independence period he played a key role in preserving the best traditions of the anti-colonial movement and making possible the writing of its history.
Sugata Bose is the Gardiner Professor of History at Harvard University. He is the author of several books on the economic, social and political history of modern South Asia.
Reference: History, Political Science
The Book of Passing Shadows
by C.V. Balakrishnan
Translated from the Malayalam Original by T. M. Yesudasan
C. V. Balakrishnan is an Indian writer of Malayalam literature. His novels embrace a range of emotional issues from sexual politics to religion and everything inbetween. The Book of Passing Shadows embodies Balakrishnan’s unique style of writing, diving into the inner conflict between bodily temptations and spiritual aspirations.
Set in a Malabar village of Christian settlers, The Book of Passing Shadows, translated from the Malayalam original Aayusinte Pusthakam, tells the story of a family’s fall from grace, and their journey to redemption.
As the narrative unravels against the wider inner conflict between bodily temptations and spiritual aspirations, the sins of one generation seem to visit ominously upon the next. Through his journey from an innocent childhood to a ruined adolescence, Yohannan loses everyone he knows as ‘family’—a father who is a convicted felon, a grieving mother who passes away while her husband is in prison, an elder sister with prospects who elopes to build a better life, a grandfather who embraces death after committing a sin, and a best friend and lover who chooses religion over domestic life. The only solace he finds is in the loving companionship of a grieving widow, Sara, who has been equally wronged by fate and unbundles her woes with him.
Faith plays a pivotal role—provides a mythical, ethical, and moral scaffolding of this heart-rending novel, which resonates with the agony and pathos of the human spirit caught in the travails of earthly life.
Written in a sublime style made lyrical with a biblical cadence and rich in scriptural allusions, this passionate and visionary narrative has remained popular with readers since it was first published in 1984.
Author: Tarika Roy & Soumya Gupta
Binding: PAPERBACK SIZE 129 x 198 mm
Pages: 264 RIGHTS World
Publish date: September 2021
About the book
Mad(e) In India is a frank and funny exploration of India and Indians – looking into who we are as people, as a nation, our quirks, superstitions, our obsession with film stars and filmy style, myriad gods and goddesses and holy men, our jugaadu ways of solving all problems big and small.
Indias packed cities and streets, diverse cuisines, cultural traditions and art forms, and the unity in diversity bridges superficial differences and makes the country a liberating place to explore. Roy and Gupta showcase all of Indians unique and diverse qualities, that make up the idea of India as a country, helping readers to understand it better and delve into its warm and generous heart as they turn the pages.
Written in a conversational style, generously spiced with humour and insight, and interspersed with a rich variety of Indian phrases, this book is an entertaining and light-hearted read for anyone looking to expand their knowledge on India, culture and travel.
Tarika Roy, an Indian Railway Accounts Service officer, is currently Joint Secretary in the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. She has served as Financial Advisor in the Railways. She worked with the Ministry of External Affairs as Director, Indian Council of World Affairs and Director, Central Europe. Roy has also been a lecturer at Hindu College, Delhi. A national basketball player, she represented Delhi and is interested in mountaineering and archaeology. She is married to Sanjeev and has two daughters, Arshia and Mahika.
Soumya Gupta is an Indian Foreign Service officer currently serving in the Ministry of External Affairs. She was posted in the Embassy of India, Berlin as Second Secretary and Head of the Economic and Commerce Wing and in the MEA in the Central Europe Division. Gupta has worked as an investment banker in London and an M&A specialist with the Big 4 in India. She also has experience in academics and policy advocacy from her stints at the London School of Economics and at an international NGO. Her interests include dramatics, music, travel, gastronomy, cycling and yoga.
Author: SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
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.
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.
Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Publisher: Penguin India
ISBN: 9780143453437 / 0143453432
Date: 26 April 2021
No. of Pages: 128
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, 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 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.
Author: Harish Bhat
Publisher: Penguin India
ISBN: 9780143423348 / 0143423347
Date: 26th May 2021
No. of Pages: 224
Genre: Business Strategy
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.