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  • The Life Of Mahatma Gandhi

    The Life Of Mahatma Gandhi

    by Louis Fischer
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    A tireless fighter for human rights and for Indian independence, his strategy of satyagraha, or passive resistance, earned him the admiration of millions.
    Louis Fischer's biography is the definitive account of Ghandi's life; it tells the astonishing story of one man who changed the world forever.

     

    About the Author

    The famous American journalist Mr. Louis Fischer came to India in May 1942. He was in India for two months. The world war was in full swing. In the scorching heat of June he spent one week with Gandhiji in this Ashram. Gandhiji gave him one hour daily. He could also talk with Gandhiji during other activities such as eating, walking, etc. Fisher wrote a book "seven days with the Mahatma". In this famous book he has described the Ashram life and Gandhiji's likes and dislikes in a very touching way. He wrote that he never felt afraid in Gandhiji's presence. His association with Gandhiji was warm, healthy, full of joy and cordial. He found Gandhiji a cultured, able and always refreshing and sweet person. Louis Fisher has described the wonders of Gandhiji's personality in the book.Similarly many persons stayed in this Ashram from time to time.

  • Steve Jobs: Thinking Differently (A Real-Life Story)

    Steve Jobs: Thinking Differently (A Real-Life Story)

    by Patricia Lakin
    Rs 640 Rs 540 16 %

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    Publisher: Aladdin

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    This must-read biography of Steve Jobs provides an “absorbing, detailed account of Apple’s first heady days” (School Library Journal) and beyond, and is specially written for a younger audience.
    Visionary. Pioneer. Little terror. Entrepreneur. Inventor. College dropout. Creative genius.
    These are just a few of the words used to describe the late Steve Jobs, cofounder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. In this comprehensive biography for middle grade readers, discover the story of the “Thomas Edison of our time.”
    Originally published in 2012, this revised edition includes eight pages of photos as well as a timeline and index.

     

    About the Author

    Patricia Lakin, a former elementary school teacher and an award-winning author, has written more than fifty published works. Her books, both fiction and nonfiction, span multiple age groups—from toddlers to middle graders. Patricia lives in New York City with her husband, Lee Koenigsberg. They have two grown sons, Aaron and Benjahmin. When not reading, writing, or researching, she can be found traveling with Lee to far-off places in the world.

  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    by Walter Isaacson
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    Publisher: Abacus

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    Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years - as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues - this is the acclaimed, internationally bestselling biography of the ultimate icon of inventiveness. Walter Isaacson tells the story of the rollercoaster life and searingly intense personality of creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies,music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written, nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.

     

    About the Author

    Walter Isaacson began his career in journalism at The Sunday Times before becoming CEO of CNN. He is the author of several bestselling biographies.

  • Being Salman

    Being Salman

    by Jasim Khan
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    Publisher: Penguin

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    Salman Khan turns fifty on 27 December 2015. Having made his film debut in 1988, he has found his place in the hearts of millions, with blockbuster movies ranging from Maine Pyar Kiya and Hum Aapke Hain Koun to the more recent Dabangg, Ek Tha Tiger, Kick and Bajrangi Bhaijaan to his credit. He is also well known for his magnanimity, including his work with the non-profit charitable organization, Being Human, which he runs. Salman’s stint with controversies has been as long as his career. His personal life has often made headlines, as have his involvements in the blackbuck poaching case and the hit-and-run case. He has a reputation for getting hot under the collar and abusive when riled. These attributes have earned him the dubious title of the ‘bad boy of Bollywood’. Which is the real Salman Khan? Why is he the way he is? This book delves into Salman’s family lineage and his personal history to reveal interesting vignettes and unknown facts about the enigmatic and immensely popular superstar, and will help his many fans understand what ‘Being Salman’ is all about.

    About the Author

    Jasim Khan is a senior journalist and TV producer active in the field of journalism for the last fifteen years. After completing his training in radio and television journalism, he has been associated with many reputed news channels like Zee News, Aaj Tak and Star News (now ABP News). Currently, he produces special shows as an Associate Executive Producer for ABP News. Jasim Khan was born and brought up in Baitul district of Madhya Pradesh. He holds a postgraduate degree in Zoology from Dr Hari Singh Gaur University, Sagar. He is based in Delhi NCR and can be reached at khan.jasim@gmail.com. Deepak Sharma is a journalist, traveller, poet and theatre activist. Born and brought up in the hills of Himachal, he is in his element amidst mountains and forests. After almost a decade in TV journalism, he has now moved on to the Web medium. When not scribbling words, he can be found playing music, chatting with friends or daydreaming.

  • Gandhi Before India

    Gandhi Before India

    by Ramachandra Guha
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    In 1893, when Mohandas Gandhi set sail for South Africa, he was a briefless lawyer who had failed to establish himself in India. In this remarkable biography, Ramachandra Guha argues that the two decades that Gandhi spent in the diaspora were the making of the Mahatma. It was here that he forged the philosophy and techniques that would ultimately destroy the British Empire.
    Based on archival research in four continents, this book explores Gandhi's experiments with dissident cults, his friendships and enmities and his failures as a husband and father. Gandhi Before India tells the dramatic story of how he mobilized a cross-class and inter-religious coalition, pledged to non-violence in their battle against a racist regime. Deeply researched and beautifully written, this book will radically alter our understanding and appreciation of modern India's greatest man.

     

    About the Author

    Ramachandra Guha was raised in Dehradun and educated in Delhi and Kolkata. Now based in Bangalore, he has previously taught at Yale, Stanford, Oslo, and the London School of Economics. He has pioneered three distinct fields of historical inquiry: environmental history (as in The Unquiet Woods, 1989), the social history of sport (A Corner of a Foreign Field, 2002), and contemporary history (India After Gandhi, 2007). His most recent book is a collection of essays, Patriots and Partisans, published by Penguin in 2012. His other books include Savaging the Civilized: Verrier Elwin, His Tribals, and India (1999). In 2008, and again in 2013, Guha featured on Prospect magazine’s list of the world’s most influential thinkers.

     

  • Branson: Behind the Mask

    Branson: Behind the Mask

    by Tom Bower
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    Publisher: Faber

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    The image remains pristine: a charismatic high-school dropout turned billionaire, whose stratospheric rise and daring exploits have won him millions of enduring admirers and made him a model for aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the world. But is this story still credible? Over the last decade, has Branson matched the expectations perpetuated by Virgin's relentless publicity machine? Or have we all been seduced by a brilliant showman? In his most explosive book to date, Tom Bower, bestselling biographer of Simon Cowell, Bernie Ecclestone, Conrad Black and Robert Maxwell, dares to explore the reality of the Branson empire. In doing so, he unravels the gripping story of his recent activities - from the astonishing success of mobile phones to his troubled airlines and his long delayed plan to send multimillionaires into space - and asks whether he really remains Britain's heroic buccaneer.

     

    About the Author

    Tom Bower is an investigative historian, broadcaster and journalist. A former producer and reporter for BBC Television, he is the author of twenty books, including biographies of Robert Maxwell, Mohamed Fayed, Gordon Brown and Conrad Black. Broken Dreams, his investigation into corruption in English football, won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award in 2003 and his two most recent biographies - of Bernie Ecclestone and Simon Cowell - were Sunday Times bestsellers. He lives in London.

  • Antarman ko Yatra

    Antarman ko Yatra

    by Jagadish Ghimire
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    About the Author

    जगदीश घिमिरे (विसं २००२- २०७०) ले आफ्नो साहित्यिक जीवन यात्रा "लिलाम" उपन्यासबाट शुरुवात गर्नु भएको थियो । साहित्यका सबैजसो फाँटमा कलम चलाउनु भएका घिमिरेको "अन्तर्मनको यात्रा" पुस्तकलाई दुई प्रतिष्ठित सम्मानहरू मदन पुरस्कार र उत्तमशान्ति पुरस्कार प्राप्त भएको छ ।

  • Great Soul

    Great Soul

    by Joseph Lelyveld
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    Publisher: HarperCollins

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    A highly original, stirring book on Mahatma Gandhi that deepens our sense of his achievements and disappointments—his success in seizing India’s imagination and shaping its independence struggle as a mass movement, his recognition late in life that few of his followers paid more than lip service to his ambitious goals of social justice for the country’s minorities, outcasts, and rural poor.

    Pulitzer Prize–winner Joseph Lelyveld shows in vivid, unmatched detail how Gandhi’s sense of mission, social values, and philosophy of nonviolent resistance were shaped on another subcontinent—during two decades in South Africa—and then tested by an India that quickly learned to revere him as a Mahatma, or “Great Soul,” while following him only a small part of the way to the social transformation he envisioned. The man himself emerges as one of history’s most remarkable self-creations, a prosperous lawyer who became an ascetic in a loincloth wholly dedicated to political and social action. Lelyveld leads us step-by-step through the heroic—and tragic—last months of this selfless leader’s long campaign when his nonviolent efforts culminated in the partition of India, the creation of Pakistan, and a bloodbath of ethnic cleansing that ended only with his own assassination. 
    India and its politicians were ready to place Gandhi on a pedestal as “Father of the Nation” but were less inclined to embrace his teachings. Muslim support, crucial in his rise to leadership, soon waned, and the oppressed untouchables—for whom Gandhi spoke to Hindus as a whole—produced their own leaders. 
    Here is a vital, brilliant reconsideration of Gandhi’s extraordinary struggles on two continents, of his fierce but, finally, unfulfilled hopes, and of his ever-evolving legacy, which more than six decades after his death still ensures his place as India’s social conscience—and not just India’s.

     

    About the Author

    was an American executive editor of the New York Times from 1994 to 2001, and interim executive editor in 2003 after the resignation of Howell Raines. He is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author.

     

  • The Stones: The Acclaimed Biography

    The Stones: The Acclaimed Biography

    by Philip Norman
    Rs 958 Rs 865 10 %

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    Publisher: HarperCollins

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    In 2012 the Rolling Stones celebrate their 50th anniversary. Their story – the band's meteoric rise to fame, the Marianne Faithfull, Brian Jones and Altamont scandals, the groundbreaking hits – is the stuff of twentieth century legend, and core to popular culture.

    But it is Norman's skills as a researcher and biographer which bring a whole new dimension to such a story. Written with the personal knowledge, trust and co-operation of the participants, this fully updated version is indisputably the best book on The Stones ever written.

    Norman spares no detail, covering the Jerry Hall/Mick Jagger split and the Stones' lives as tax exiles, the recording of Exile on Main St. as well as the iconic stage performances, Mick’s control of the band's affairs and his contractual disputes with managers and promoters.

    This a story of fame, money, drugs, booze, sex, hedonism and the greatest rock band of all time.

     

    About the Author

    Philip Norman was born in London and brought up on the Isle of Wight. He joined the Sunday Times at the age of twenty-two, soon gaining a reputation as Atticus columnist and for his profiles of figures as diverse as Elizabeth Taylor, P. G. Wodehouse and Colonel Gaddafi. In 1981 he published SHOUT!, a ground-breaking biography of the Beatles, a bestseller in both Britain and the US. He has also written the definitive lives of Sir Elton John and Buddy Holly and his journalism has been published in three collections. He is married with a daughter and lives in London.

  • Bob Marley: The Untold Story

    Bob Marley: The Untold Story

    by Chris Salewicz
    Rs 1002 Rs 900 11 %

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    Publisher: HARPER

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    The author, Chris Salewicz, has written a good, insiders look into the life, music, and era of Bob Marley. He not only interviewed Marley (in 1979), but has interviewed many people who knew Marley well during various stages of his life. This book has many details that are missing from other books on Marley.

     

     

  • Letters to Sartre

    Letters to Sartre

    by Simone de Beauvoir
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    In 1983 de Beauvoir published Sartre's letters, maintaining that her own letters to him had been lost. They were found by de Beauvoir's adopted daughter, and published to a storm of controversy in France. Tracing the emotional and triangular complications of her life with Sartre, the letters reveal her not only as manipulative and dependent, but also as vulnerable, passionate, jealous and committed.

    About the Author

    Simone de Beauvoir taught philosophy at the Sorbonne between 1931 and 1943. Her many books include The Second Sex, the novels She Came to Stay and The Mandarins and her great autobiographical writings from Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter to Old Age. De Beauvoir died in 1986. 

  • There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra

    There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra

    by Chinua Achebe
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    Publisher: Penguin

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    The defining experience of Chinua Achebe's life was the Nigerian civil war, also known as the Biafran War. For more than forty years Achebe was silent on those terrible years, until he produced this towering reckoning with one of modern Africa's most fateful events. A marriage of history, remembrance, poetry and vivid first-hand observation, There Was a Country is a work of wisdom and compassion from one of the great voices of our age.

     

    About the Author

    Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930. He published novels, short stories, essays, and children's books. His volume of poetry, Christmas in Biafra, was the joint winner of the first Commonwealth Poetry Prize. Of his novels, Arrow of God won the New Statesman-Jock Campbell Award, and Anthills of the Savannah was a finalist for the 1987 Booker Prize. Things Fall Apart, Achebe's masterpiece, has been published in fifty different languages and has sold more than ten million copies. Achebe lectured widely, receiving many honors from around the world. He was the recipient of the Nigerian National Merit Award, Nigeria's highest award for intellectual achievement. In 2007, he won the Man Booker International Prize. He died in 2013.

  • John le Carré: The Biography

    John le Carré: The Biography

    by Adam Sisman
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    Publisher: Bloomsbury

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    John le Carré is still at the top, more than half a century after The Spy Who Came in from the Cold became a worldwide bestseller. From his bleak childhood – the departure of his mother when he was five was followed by ‘sixteen hugless years’ in the dubious care of his father, a serial-seducer and con-man – through recruitment by both MI5 and MI6, to his emergence as the master of the espionage novel, le Carré has repeatedly quarried his life for his fiction. Millions of readers are hungry to know the truth about him. Written with exclusive access to le Carré himself, to his private archive and to many of the people closest to him, this is a major biography of one of the most important novelists alive today.

     

    About the Author

    Adam Sisman is an award-winning writer, author of Boswell's Presumptuous Task, shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and winner of the US National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, and biographer of A. J. P. Taylor and Hugh Trevor-Roper. He is an Honorary Fellow of the University of St Andrews and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in Bristol.

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