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  • The Story of My Life

    The Story of My Life

    by Helen Keller
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    An American classic rediscovered by each generation, The Story of My Life is Helen Keller’s account of her triumph over deafness and blindness. Popularized by the stage play and movie The Miracle Worker, Keller’s story has become a symbol of hope for people all over the world. 

    This book–published when Keller was only twenty-two–portrays the wild child who is locked in the dark and silent prison of her own body. With an extraordinary immediacy, Keller reveals her frustrations and rage, and takes the reader on the unforgettable journey of her education and breakthroughs into the world of communication. From the moment Keller recognizes the word “water” when her teacher finger-spells the letters, we share her triumph as “that living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free!” An unparalleled chronicle of courage, The Story of My Life remains startlingly fresh and vital more than a century after its first publication, a timeless testament to an indomitable will.

     

    About the Author

    HELEN KELLER was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. At nineteen months old an acute ilness nearly took her life and left her deaf and blind. At the recommendation of Alexander Graham Bell, her parents contacted the Perkins institute for the Blind in Boston, and Anne Sullivan was sent to tutor Helen. The story of their early years together, and Helen's remarkable pyschological and intellectual growth, is told in The Story of My Life, which first appeared in installments in Ladies' Home Journal in 1902. With Anne Sullivan, "Teacher," at her side, Helen Keller graduated from Radcliffe College in 1904, an extraordinary accomplishment for any woman of her time. A women's-rights activist, a socialist, and a world-famous celebrity, Helen Keller received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and many honorary degrees. Her other books include The World I live In (1908), Midstream: My Later Life (1929), Helen Keller's Journal (1938), and Let us Have Faith (1940). She died in 1968. Her burial urn is in the National Cathedral in Washingtion, D.C.

     

  • Michelangelo

    Michelangelo

    by Miles J. Unger
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    Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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    The life of one of the most revolutionary artists in history, told through the story of six of his greatest masterpieces. Miles Unger narrates the astonishing life of this driven and difficult man through six of his greatest masterpieces. Each work expanded the expressive range of the medium, from the Pietà Michelangelo carved as a brash young man, to the apocalyptic Last Judgment, the work of an old man tested by personal trials. Throughout the course of his career he explored the full range of human possibility. In the gargantuan David he depicts Man in the glory of his youth, while in the tombs he carved for the Medici he offers a sustained meditation on death and the afterlife. In the Sistine Chapel ceiling he tells the epic story of Creation, from the perfection of God’s initial procrea-tive act to the corruption introduced by His imperfect children. In the final decades of his life, his hands too unsteady to wield the brush and chisel, he exercised his mind by raising the soaring vaults and dome of St. Peter’s in a final tribute to his God.

     

    About the Author

    Miles J. Unger is an art historian and journalist. Formerly the man-aging editor of Art New England, he served for many years as a contributing writer to The New York Times. In addition to Michel-angelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces, he is the author of The Water-colors of Winslow Homer, Magnifico: The Brilliant Life and Vio-lent Times of Lorenzo de’ Medici, and Machiavelli: A Biography.

  • Child Of Tibet

    Child Of Tibet

    by Soname Yangchen
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    Publisher: Portrait

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    This book tells the remarkable story of Soname's triumph over adversity, told against the backdrop of a turbulent and dangerous Tibet. Soname was born in the harsh Tibetan countryside during the Chinese occupation. When she was just sixteen Soname risked death in a freedom trek across the Himalayas, finally arriving in Dharamsala, home in exile of the Dalai Lama. Even after managing to escape from Tibet, she faced further dangers and heartache in India, being forced by destitution to give her daughter away. Soname later managed to reach England, where she met and married an Englishman and came to live in Brighton. Her hidden talent was discovered when she sang a traditional Tibetan song at a wedding reception, unaware that a member of a famous band was a guest. Concerts followed. Tracing her long-lost daughter has long been Soname's preoccupation, and it is hoped that her daughter will finally join her in England later this year. Hers is a story of immense will, unbelievable courage and, above all, an indomitable soaring free spirit.

     

    About the Author

    Soname is a talented singer and songwriter with a rapidly progressing career and an international touring schedule. She sings contemporary Tibetan mountain songs and has an exceptional, pure and powerful voice: her Unforgettable Land album was critically acclaimed.

  • Success is Our Birthright

    Success is Our Birthright

    by Nanik Rupani
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    Publisher: Jaico Books

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    The autobiography of Nanik Rupani. With an unfinished college education, he initially took up a job in Ghana, and rose to departmental head. He then returned to India to set up a telecommunications business, a line which till then had been the monopoly of the Government. He went on to make it one of the foremost companies supplying and servicing telecommunications and teleconferencing equipment. The title of his book reflects his philosophy that success is not a monopoly of the privileged few, but can be achieved by anyone with the necessary hard and well-directed work.

     

    About the Author

    Nanik Rupani is the Founder as well as Chairman of the Priyadarshni Academy which was established to render service to humanity. The academy has grown in the last 22 years since it was first established and supports over 10 projects including Education, Environment and caring for the underprivileged. Mr Rupani besides heading this NGO which is doing yeoman service is also a successful businessman, a highly religious and spiritual person and here he shares his formula for success with OT readers.

  • Losing My Virginity

    Losing My Virginity

    by Richard Branson
    Rs 960 Rs 860 11 %

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    Publisher: Virgin Books

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    In Losing my Virginity, you'll discover how Sir Richard is committed to building a better world through responsible, holistic business practices and ventures such as the Virgin Health Bank, which is contributing to regenerative medicine, Virgin Fuels, which has pledged £200 million to renewable energy projects, and his company's charitable arm, Virgin Unite. You'll also learn about how Sir Richard and his company are reaching for the stars in a new era of commercial space travel with Virgin Galactic. 
    With insights into this very public figure's personal life as well as his business successes and the lessons he's learned along the way, this is an amazing memoir, motivational business guide and inspiring story that will capture your imagination.

    About the Author

    Branson has a list of achievements unmatched by any other UK businessman. For anyone burning with entrepreneurial zeal, his reminiscences are akin to a sacred text" Mail on Sunday "Grabs you on page one and never lets go ... a rollercoaster ride ... read what makes this brilliant and hardworking man tick" Spectator "Candid and humorous" Times "An incredible man, and this is an incredible autobiography... a great read - sex, balloons, intrigue and money" Sunday Business "A remarkable story of business success against the financial odds - having created one of the world's most admired brand names, Branson is entitled to tell it all. 

  • Joseph Anton

    Joseph Anton

    by Salman Rushdie
    Rs 958 Rs 865 10 %

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    Publisher: Vintage

    From the author of The Satanic Verses and Midnight's Children, which was awarded the Best of the Booker Prize in 1993, comes an unflinchingly honest and fiercely funny account of a life turned upside-down. On Valentine's Day, 1989, Salman Rushdie received a telephone call from a BBC journalist that would change his life forever: Ayatollah Khomeini, a leading Muslim scholar, had issued him with a death sentence. This is his own account of how he was forced to live in hiding for over a decade; at once intimate and explosive, this is the personal tale behind the international story. How does a man live with the constant threat of murder? How does he continue to work when deprived of his freedom? How does he sustain friendships, or fall in and out of love? How does he fight back? For over a decade, Salman Rushdie dwelt in a world of secrecy and disguise, a world of security guards and armoured cars, of aliases and code names. In Joseph Anton, Rushdie tells the remarkable story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech. It is shortlisted for the James Tait Black Biography Prize.

     

    About the Author

    Salman Rushdie is the author of many novels including Grimus, Midnight's Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown and The Enchantress of Florence. He has also published works of non-fiction including, The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz and, as co-editor, The Vintage Book of Short Stories. 

    He has received many awards for his writing including the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. In 1993 Midnight's Children was judged to be the 'Booker of Bookers', the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first 25 years. In June 2007 he received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

  • Janatako Chhoro

    Janatako Chhoro

    by Chhatraman Singh Gurung
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    Publisher: Mrs Kamala Gurung

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    गुरुङ नेपाली सेनाका पूर्वप्रधानसेनापति हुन् ।

  • Rookmangud Katawal

    Rookmangud Katawal

    by Rookmangud Katawal
    Rs 545 Rs 490 11 %

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    Publisher: Nepal-lalya

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    एकजना सेनापतिको जीवनकथा भएपनि यो माओवादी द्वन्द्व विसर्जनसम्मको नेपाली सेनाको उथलपुथलको वृत्तान्त हो ।

     

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    रुकमाङ्गद कटवाल नेपाली सेनाका पूर्वप्रधानसेनापति हुन् ।

  • Kutniti ra Rajniti

    Kutniti ra Rajniti

    by Ramesh Nath Pandey
    Rs 777 Rs 700 10 %

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    Publisher: Sangrila

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    About the Author

    पत्रकारिता, राजनीति र कूटनीतिक क्षेत्रमा चर्चित नाम हो— रमेशनाथ पाण्डे । पत्रकारिताको प्रारम्भिक कालमा पञ्चायती सत्ताको कोपमा परेर पटक–पटक जेलमा थुनिएका पाण्डे शान्त कूटनीति र उदार राजनीतिका पक्षधर देखिन्छन् । कुनै बेला राजशक्ति र जनशक्ति बीच मिलनबिन्दुको खोजीमा राजा महेन्द्र र सुन्दरीजल जेलमा रहेका बीपीबीच पुल बनेका पाण्डेले शसस्त्र विद्रोहमा उत्रिएको माओवादी र राज्यबीचको द्वन्द्व अन्त गर्न निकै प्रयास गरे । संसदीय व्यवस्थालाई मर्यादित तुल्याउन दलत्याग ऐनका मसौदाकारको श्रेय पनि उनैलाई जान्छ । संयम, चतुर एवं दक्ष कुटनीतिज्ञ पाण्डेलाई नेपाली राजनीतिको चाणक्य भन्न सकिन्छ । राष्ट्रिय राजनीतिको स्वामित्व नेपालीकै हातमा रहनुपर्छ भन्ने पाण्डे परराष्ट्र नीति र कुटनीति राष्ट्रिय स्वार्थबाट निर्देशित हुनुपर्ने धारणा राख्छन् ।

  • Binod Chaudhary

    Binod Chaudhary

    by Binod Chaudhary
    Rs 425 Rs 385 10 %

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    Publisher: Nepalaya

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    यो आत्मकथा विनोद चौधरीसँगसँगै नेपालको एक अग्रणी व्यापारिक घराना चौधरी ग्रुपको आरोह–अवरोहको गाथा हो ।
     
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    एसएलसीमा बोर्ड पाँचौ भएका विनोद चौधरीले पारिवारिक कपडा व्यापारको घेरोबाट बढेर डिस्को खोले । एल्बम निकाले । फिल्म बनाए । वाइवाइ उत्पादन थाले । उनको चौधरी गु्रप अहिले बैंक, बिमा, फाइनान्स र हाउजिङदेखि सफ्ट ड्रिङ्क, बियर, चुरोट, खाद्यवस्तु र इलेक्ट्रोनिक सामग्री उत्पादनसम्म फैलिएको छ । उनले निजी क्षेत्रको पहिलो औद्योगिक पार्क ‘गंगादेवी चौधरी उद्योग ग्राम’ स्थापना गरेका छन् । 
    चौधरीले विदेशीसँगको साझेदारीमा दक्षिण तथा दक्षिणपूर्वी एसिया र मध्यपूर्वका होटल, रियलस्टेट र उत्पादनमूलक क्षेत्रमा लगानी गरेका छन् । भारतको ताज ग्रुप र थाइल्यान्डको इनभिजनसँग संयुक्त लगानी गरेका छन् । शाही परिवार, प्रधानमन्त्री तथा नेताहरुदेखि प्रभावशाली विदेशी व्यवसायीहरुसम्मको उनको नालीबेल सम्बन्ध चाखलाग्दो छ । 
    चौधरी अमेरिकाको फोब्र्स पत्रिकाले सार्वजनिक गरेको सन् २०१३ का विश्व अर्बपतिहरुको सूचीमा सामेल पहिलो नेपाली व्यवसायी हुन् । 
  • Jiwan kaandaa ki Phool

    Jiwan kaandaa ki Phool

    by Jhamak Ghimire
    Rs 300 Rs 270 10 %

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    Publisher: Jhamak Ghimire sahityakala partishthan

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    झमक घिमिरेद्वारा लिखित आत्मकथा हो । यो पुस्तकमा झमकले आफूले भोगेको पीडा र सङ्घर्षको गाथा ब्यक्त गरेकी छिन् । 
     
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    झमक कुमारी घिमिरे प्रतिभावान नेपाली महिला स्रष्टा हुन। प्रति मष्तिस्क रोग(Cerebral palsy)द्वारा पीडित घिमिरे, उक्त रोगद्वारा पीडित विश्व कै १० प्रतिभावान साहित्यकार मध्ये एक हुन। जन्मदेखि नै हात गोडा नचल्ने, उभिन, हिँड्न, बोल्न नसक्ने तर सुन्न र बुझ्न चाहीँ सक्छिन। जीवन काँडा कि फूल  पुस्तकबाट २०६८ सालमा उनले मदन पुरस्कार पाएकी थिइन् ।
     
  • Binod Chaudhary

    Binod Chaudhary

    by Binod Chaudhary
    Rs 675

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    One of the most successful entrepreneurs of contemporary Nepal presents himself to people through a book. ‘Atmakatha’, Binod Chaudhary’s life story
     
    About the Author
    Binod Chaudhary is a Nepalese businessman, industrialist and philanthropist. He is the current chairman of Chaudhary Group (CG), a conglomerate that consists of nearly 80 companies. Chaudhary is also the first, and only, Nepali billionaire as listed by Forbes.
  • One Life Is Not Enough

    One Life Is Not Enough

    by K. Natwar Singh
    Rs 800 Rs 720 10 %

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    Binding: hardcover

    Publisher: Rupa

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    Former Minister in charge of External Affairs, Kunwar Natwar Singh s autobiography One Life Is Not Enough is an honest, searing account of the veteran s life as a bureaucrat, politician, and cabinet minister. Natwar Singh talks about his experiences in Delhi s political corridors and sets the record straight on several events, including the Volcker controversy. Summary of the Book Natwar Singh joined the Indian Foreign Service and served as a bureaucrat for 31 years. He joined the Congress Party in 1984, and became a Minister of State in the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi s council with the portfolios of steel, agriculture, and coal and mines in 1985. In this much-awaited autobiography, the former cabinet minister talks justly about his experiences and services in various ministries. Singh has played a significant role in Indian politics for more than twenty years and has been a part of some of the most epochal events of independent India, including Indo-China talks and the formation of Bangladesh. In 2002, when the Congress party came back to power, Natwar Singh was appointed as the Minister for External Affairs. But his eventful career saw its end with the Volcker Report in the year 2005. His name appearing in the Iraqi food-for-oil scam forced him to resign from the cabinet and eventually from the Congress party. Singh talks about all these events and the ups and downs of the Congress party in One Life Is Not Enough, an account of an insider. His association with the party allowed him to observe some of the historical events closely, and he talks about Pakistan in the 1980s, under the rule of President Zia-ul-Haq, Indo-Chinese and Indo-USSR relations among other sensitive developments.

    About the Author

    Kunwar Natwar Singh was born on May 16, 1931. He studied in some of the most reputed institutions including the Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University and Peking University in China. After serving in the IFS for about 31 years, he joined politics. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan award in 1984. Singh was a cabinet minister and served as the Minister of External Affairs of India, until his resignation, post the Volcker Report controversy. One Life Is Not Enough is his autobiographical account.

     

  • Singin & Swingin and Gettin Merry Like Christmas

    Singin & Swingin and Gettin Merry Like Christmas

    by Maya Angelou
    Rs 958 Rs 863 10 %

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    Publisher: Hachette

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    Maya Angelou's five volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this her third marvellous volume, music and her son are the focus of Maya Angelou's life. She is on the edge of a new world: marriage, show business and a triumphant tour of 'Porgy and Bess'.

     

    About the Author

    Maya Angelou is a poet and award-winning author known for her acclaimed memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and her numerous poetry and essay collections.

     

  • My Life

    My Life

    by Fidel Castro
    Rs 1118 Rs 1010 10 %

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    Publisher: Penguin

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    He is the only world leader to have outlasted nine US presidents, has survived over 600 assassination attempts and remains one of the twentieth century’s most controversial figures. Here Castro tells his story in full for the first time, speaking openly about everything from his parents and earliest influences to his imprisonment, guerrilla war and the Cuban revolution and on to the Bay of Pigs, the missile crisis and his relationship with Che Guevara. He also remembers the people he knew, from John F. Kennedy to Ernest Hemingway. Whatever your views on Castro are, this is an essential record of an incredible life – and even more extraordinary times.

     

    About the Author

    Ignacio Ramonet is a specialist on geopolitics, economics and the history of culture and a professor of communication theory at the University Denis Diderot in Paris. He is the long-time editor of the French magazine, Le Monde Diplomatique.

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