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Book Review: Heart of Buddhist Meditation: A Handbook Of Mental Training by The Venerable Nyanaponika Thera

Posted by Ray McLennan


The Buddhist Publication Society | ISBN: 9789552401008 | £8.99

The Heart of Buddhist Meditation is a complete course in Buddhist meditation techniques drawn from the Theravada tradition of Buddhism. The teaching is progressive, building from simple mindfulness practices to advanced meditation techniques, capable of inducing powerful states of consciousness. The core practice is ‘insight meditation’, or vipassana, the purpose of which is to give the practitioner direct insight into the true nature of reality. Buddhism posits three underlying states of existence that can be revealed by meditation, these being ‘suffering’, the illusory nature of the self, and the impermanence of matter.

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Book Review: Heart of Buddhist Meditation: A Handbook Of Mental Training by The Venerable Nyanaponika Thera

The Baahubali Trilogy: Discover The Novel Inspired By The Epic Film Saga

Posted by Ray McLennan


To introduce The Rise of Sivagami (£11.99, paperback 9789386224606)  by Anand Neelakantan, we first have to look at the enormously popular Baahubali films, of which there are two so far and a third is much anticipated. Baahubali: The Beginning (BBTM), released in 2015, was the most expensive film produced in India up to that time – blowing a budget of nearly $30 million. Based on an original historical concept by director S Rajamouli’s father, the film launches off by introducing Sivagami, an enigmatic character who blurs the barrier between mythology and history. Not much is actually known about Sivagami. At the beginning of the film we see her being chased by soldiers while carrying a baby. Putting up a spirited defence, she manages to cross a river and leave the baby at the edge of the village before succumbing to the waves.

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The Baahubali Trilogy: Discover The Novel Inspired By The Epic Film Saga

Merry Christmas from the Team at Motilal Books!

Posted by Ray McLennan


All of the team here at Motilal Books would like to wish our customers and subscribers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Merry Christmas from the Team at Motilal Books!

Book Review: Ceylon Cookery By Chandra Dissanayake

Posted by Ray McLennan


Stamford Lake Book House | ISBN: 9789558733066 | £19.99, hardback

We are delighted that Ceylon Cookery, the classic Sri Lankan cookbook now in its fifth edition, is available through Motilal Books. In a country that takes its culinary accomplishments very seriously indeed, it is no small compliment that Ceylon Cookery has for years been the bestselling cookbook within Sri Lanka.

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Book Review: Ceylon Cookery By Chandra Dissanayake

Divine Revelation in Pali Buddhism, by Peter Masefield

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Sri Lanka Institute Of Traditional Studies | ISBN: 9789559028024 | £9.99 paperback

Peter Masefield’s classic text on the concept of Divine Revelation in Pali Buddhism, first published in 1986, is sold in library editions for £90 as a hardcover, and £96 for the Kindle edition! The Sri Lanka Institute Of Traditional Studies are to be congratulated for bringing out an accessible paperback of this valuable title to the market for the general reader, at less than £10. The new edition includes the complete original text, along with copious endnotes, biography and author’s foreword.

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Divine Revelation in Pali Buddhism, by Peter Masefield

Ratna’s Basic Nepali Dictionary, By SP Wagley&Bijay K Rauniyar

Posted by Ray McLennan


Ratna Books |ISBN: 9789993358015 | £15.99 paperback

With nearly 14,500 individual entries,Ratna’s Basic Nepali Dictionary is one of the best introductory English-Nepalese dictionaries currently available on the market. First published in 2005, this is the second, paperback edition from 2008. The book has high quality binding and an intuitive layout, featuring an average 30 words on each page.

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Ratna’s Basic Nepali Dictionary, By SP Wagley&Bijay K Rauniyar

God Man To Tycoon: ——-Banned In India !!!

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Available Internationally Through Motilal Books!

by Priyanka Pathak-Narain | £13.99 paperback | ISBN: 9789386228383 | Juggernaut

God Man To Tycoon: The Untold Story Of Baba Ramdev, by Priyanka Pathak-Marain is one of the most controversial biographical books to come out of India this year – and it’s selling like hot cakes. Everywhere, that is, except India itself, where it was banned in August this year by the courts.

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God Man To Tycoon: ——-Banned In India !!!

Book Review: Principles of Urban Structure, by Nikos Salingaros

Posted by Ray McLennan


Vajra Books | ISBN: 9789937623322 | £22.50 paperback

Is a city best viewed as an organic, self-evolving construct, or is the primary influence that of central planners? These often contradictory views shape the way that people view the urban environment. Principles Of Urban Structure provides a refreshing view of contemporary city development by looking at individual structures within a city, and the interrelationship they have with each other. It therefore sidesteps the big picture and looks at the constituent parts, leading, ironically, to a new and deeper understanding of the whole.

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Book Review: Principles of Urban Structure, by Nikos Salingaros

Motilal Books – Finding Indian Books

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https://www.motilalbooks.com/finding-i… You can contact our knowledgeable and proactive team to find a wealth of subjects in Indian books. We will use our industry connections and experience to check availability, contact publishers and arrange shipment of your desired books. 367 High Street, London Colney, St. Albans, Hertforshire, AL2 1EA

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Motilal Books – Finding Indian Books

Motilal Books – Book Trade

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https://www.motilalbooks.com/book-trade We have over 35 years’ experience in the book trade, with specialism in international distribution of Indian books in the English language. As a leading business in our industry, we pride ourselves on availability and price of Indian titles for specialist buyers. 367 High Street, London Colney, St. Albans, Hertforshire, AL2 1EA

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Motilal Books – Book Trade