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Mango Elephants in the Sun

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When the Peace Corps sends Susana Herrera to teach English in northern Cameroon, she yearns to embrace her adopted village and its people, to drink deep from the spirit of Mother Africa—and to forget a bitter childhood and painful past. To the villagers, however, she’s a rich American tourist, a nasara (white person) who has never known pain or want. They stare at her in silence. The children giggle and run away. At first her only confidant is a miraculously communicative lizard. Susana fights back with every ounce of heart and humor she possesses, and slowly begins to make a difference. She ventures out to the village well and learns to carry water on her head. In a classroom crowded to suffocation she finds a way to discipline her students without resorting to the beatings they are used to. She makes ice cream in the scorching heat, and learns how to plant millet and kill chickens. She laughs with the villagers, cries with them, works and prays with them, heals and is helped by them. Village life is hard but magical. Poverty is rampant—yet people sing and share what little they have. The termites that chew up her bed like morning cereal are fried and eaten in their turn ("bite-sized and crunchy like Doritos"). Nobody knows what tomorrow may bring, but even the morning greetings impart a purer sense of being in the moment. Gradually, Susana and the village become part of each other. They will never be the same again.

The Mongo Mango Cookbook

The Mongo Mango Cookbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cynthia Thuma
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561648760
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Light, delicious, and juicy, mangoes go with everything from grilled pork chops to ice cream. A compendium of mango history, legend, literature, and lore, "The Mongo Mango Cookbook" also includes mouthwatering recipes that feature mangoes in salads, meat and seafood dishes, desserts, drinks, and more.

African Immersion

African Immersion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Julius A. Amin
Editor: Lexington Books
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This book examines the University of Dayton Cameroon Immersion program, with comparative evidence from the Peace Corps. It analyzes different aspects of experiential learning, contextualizes them within the broader issues of modern American and African history, and offers important conclusions for an understanding of the benefits of study abroad.

Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon

Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Dike DeLancey,Mark W. Delancey,Rebecca Neh Mbuh
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
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Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon by Mark Dike DeLancey,Mark W. Delancey,Rebecca Neh Mbuh Summary

This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Book Lust to Go

Book Lust to Go Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nancy Pearl
Editor: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1570617015
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Adventure is just a book away as best-selling author Nancy Pearl returns with recommended reading for more than 120 destinations around the globe. Book Lust To Go connects the best fiction and nonfiction to particular destinations, whether your bags are packed or your armchair is calling. With stops from Texas to Timbuktu, Nancy Pearl's reading recommendations will send you on your way.

Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma

Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gail Parker
Editor: Singing Dragon
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Presenting ways in which Restorative Yoga can contribute to healing emotional wounds, this book invites yoga teachers, therapists and practitioners to consider the psychological impact of ethnic and race-based stress and trauma. It aids in the process of uncovering, examining, and healing one's own emotional wounds and offers insight into avoiding wounding or re-wounding others. The book describes how race-based traumatic stress differs from PTSD and why a more targeted approach to treatment is necessary, as well as what can trigger it. It also considers the implications of an increasingly racially and ethnically diverse and global yoga community, as well as the importance of creating conscious yoga communities of support and connection, where issues of race and ethnicity are discussed openly, non-defensively and constructively. By providing a therapeutic structure that assists those directly and indirectly impacted by ethnic and race-based stress and trauma, Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma provides valuable tools for aiding in the processing of stressful experiences and in trauma recovery.

White Elephants

White Elephants Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Angelo R. Lacuesta
Editor: Anvil Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9712729389
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“Angelo Lacuesta’s stories are a state-of-the-art reckoning of modern-day realities. Refined and cosmopolitan in tone and diction, they manifest a global, nay, universal awareness of the delicate nuances of relations, from the quirky to the erotic. Subtle in their underpinnings, these savvy narratives locate characters in myriad depths of provenance. From the upbeat to the downbeat, the cadence of imaginative contretemps bespeaks an old soul with a fresh voice. Marvelously, this collection can only augur well for contemporary Philippine fiction in English.” — Alfred A. Yuson, author of Poems Singkwenta’y Cinco

Jazz Elephants

Jazz Elephants Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Beardmore Paul
Editor: eBook Partnership
ISBN: 0957603916
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Two elephants escape from London Zoo in this delightful comic fantasia which is also a deeply perceptive study of freedom of expression, modern bureaucratic obsession and the psychology of individuation. They yearn to be jazz trumpeters - and succeed - only to discover that the outside world is much more bizarre than life behind bars...

A Circle of Elephants

A Circle of Elephants Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric Dinerstein
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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From the author of What Elephants Know, a 2017 ALA Notable Children's Book and the 2017 South Asia Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature award winner, comes this stunning companion novel about the complex relationship between people and nature and the harsh realities of life in the Borderlands of Nepal. Twelve-year-old Nandu lives in the newly established Royal Elephant Breeding Center on the edge of the jungle. Here, the King's elephants are to be raised under the protective watch of the stable. Nandu—along with his adoptive father Subba-sahib, his mentors, friends, and the rest of the elephant drivers—is tested by man and nature as earthquakes, drought, wild herds, and rumors of poachers threaten the Center. When Nandu's world is thrown into turmoil, so too is the world of Hira Prashad, the Center's powerful bull elephant. An unbreakable bond of brotherhood drives Nandu and Hira Prashad together as they struggle to maintain the delicate natural order of life in the Borderlands. Dinerstein's poetic prose and scientific expertise come together in this breathtaking tale that puts the reader on the frontlines of brutal conflicts and heartbreaking friendships.

Mango Lady & Other Stories from Hawaii

Mango Lady & Other Stories from Hawaii Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ted Gugelyk
Editor: First Edition Design Pub.
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Mango Lady & Other Stories from Hawaii takes the reader on a journey not unlike a long ride across the face of a giant wave, full of unexpected turns and surprises, weaving together memories, fantasies, and personalities that stretch from long ago Hawaii to modern day Vietnam. Through all of them is the connecting spirit of the Islands, its special mana, its people, its surf, bringing times past into the present in a special, intimate way. There is Mango Lady, who lived in Waikiki since childhood, watching her ancient preoccupations become irrelevant in the new bustle of development. There is The Man to Whom Surf Cam, the tale of a magical Urban who never failed to attract surf. There is A November Surfer, an adventure of a senior surfer at remote Rabbit Island. There is Hard Port, an intriguing pulling together of Hawaii and Russia, when a longtime surfer visits Nakhodka in the Russian Far East, the land of his ancestors. Finally, there is the flamboyant and unsettling Captain Aloha, a tale of two old surfing friends from Hawaii and the horrors of the war in Vietnam, a unique portrait of psychology and culture, of friendship and passing time."

Nalarayadavadanticarita (Adventures of King Nala and Davadanti): A Work in Old Gujarati

Nalarayadavadanticarita (Adventures of King Nala and Davadanti): A Work in Old Gujarati Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ernest Bende
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Nalarayadavadanticarita (Adventures of King Nala and Davadanti): A Work in Old Gujarati by Ernest Bende Summary

The Nalarayadavadanticarita is an Old Gujarati rendition of the Jain parallel to the Nala-Damayanti story of the Mahabharata. As with other parallel Jain, Hindu, & Buddhist stories & motifs, the work has many unique features, since the Jain story-teller employed it for the edifying presentation of the Jain religion. The present edition is based upon four paper manuscripts, designated, for facility of reference, B, H, P, & S. Contents: (I) Introduction: The Source of the Materials; The Story & Its Significance; Meters; (II) Grammar: Phonology; Morphology; Notes on Syntax; (III) Text: (IV) Translation; (V) Glossary; & (VI) References.

Gods in Shackles

Gods in Shackles Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sangita Iyer
Editor: Hay House, Inc
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With a foreword by Jane Goodall, this moving memoir follows a successful journalist and filmmaker who felt like something was missing in her life as she finds her purpose in advocacy for the Asian elephants in her childhood home town of Kerala, India. "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi Elephants are self-aware, conscious beings. They can feel and grieve the loss of both elephants and humans. But despite all empathy that elephants shower on humans, we continue to inflict pain and suffering on these caring, sentient beings. In 2013 Sangita Iyer visited her childhood home of Kerala, India. Over 700 Asian elephants live in Kerala, owned by individuals and temples that force them to perform in lengthy, crowded, noisy festivals, abusing and shackling these animals they claim to revere for tourists and money. When Sangita found herself in the presence of these divine creatures and witnessed their suffering first hand, she felt a deep connection to their pain. She too had been shackled and broken for too long-to her patriarchal upbringing in India, to the many "me too" moments in her work life that were swept under the rug, to the silence. Now she would speak out for the elephants and for herself. And she would heal alongside them. This sparked the creation of her award winning documentary of the same name and a new purpose in this life for both Sangita and the elephants.

Delphi Collected Sanskrit Epics (Illustrated)

Delphi Collected Sanskrit Epics (Illustrated) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Valmiki,Vyasa
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Explore Sanskrit literature, the classical language of India, representing a rich cultural tradition from the time of the Vedas in the second millennium BC until Late Antiquity. The leading works of Indian epic poetry are the ‘Ramayana’ and the ‘Mahabharata’, as well as The Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature and Sangam literature. These texts are among some of the oldest surviving epic poems ever written. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents a comprehensive range of Sanskrit epics, including the complete ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharata’, with illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to the leading works of Sanskrit epic poetry * Concise introduction to the epic poems * Complete ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharata’, with scholarly footnotes * Excellent formatting of the poems * Rare other Sanskrit epics appearing for the first time in digital publishing - explore the rich heritage of Sanskrit literature * Easily locate the sections you want to read * Features a biography on the leading poet Kalidasa * Bonus text of Arthur Anthony Macdonell’s ‘A History of Sanskrit Literature’ * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to see our wide range of poet titles CONTENTS: The Hindu Itihasa Ramayana by Valmiki (Translated by Ralph Thomas Hotchkin) Mahabharata by Vyasa (Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli) Other Sanskrit Epics Buddhacharita by Asvaghosa (Translated by E. B. Cowell) Saundarananda by Asvaghosa (Translated by E. H. Johnston) Selections from ‘Raghuvamsha’ by Kalidasa (Translated by Arthur W. Ryder) Selections from ‘Kumarasambhava’ by Kalidasa (Translated by Arthur W. Ryder) Shishupala Vadha by Magha (Cantos I-IV) (Translated by M. S. Bhandare) Kiratarjuniya by Bharavi (Translated by Romesh Chunder Dutt) Bhattikavya by Bhatti (Canto I) (Anonymous translation 1867) The Biographies A History of Sanskrit Literature by Arthur Anthony Macdonell Kalidasa: His Life and Writings by Arthur W. Ryder Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of poetry titles or buy the entire Delphi Poets Series as a Super Set

The Many Faces of Murukan

The Many Faces of Murukan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fred W. Clothey
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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The Many Faces of Murukan by Fred W. Clothey Summary

The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems– both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic case or comparative studies that exhibit a clear theoretical orientation with the empirical and historical data of religion and such aspects of religion as ritual, the religious imagination, constructions of tradition, iconography, or media. In addition, the formation of religious communities, their construction of identity, and their relation to society and the wider public are key issues of this series.

The Indian Grocery Store Demystified

The Indian Grocery Store Demystified Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Linda Bladholm
Editor: Renaissance Books
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A food lover's guide to all the best ingredients in the traditional foods of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Once upon a time we only had a few choices when it came to fine dining. There was American home-cooked, pretentious French cuisine, practical Italian, and Chinese takeout. These days, Indian restaurants are popping up everywhere, and for good reason. The food is amazing! But how can you replicate the Indian dining experience at home? There are thousands of Indian grocery stores to shop in, but what should you buy? How do you prepare it? That's where this Take It With You guide comes in. With 700 entries and over 200 illustrations, plus traditional stories and personal anecdotes about many of the ingredients unique to Indian cuisine, this guidebook identifies and tells you how to use the vast array of spices, rice, legumes, fruits, vegetables, and prepared foods at over 9,000 Indian grocery stores in America. A bonus section of the author's favorite recipes will help you create delicious, authentic dishes that will satisfy anyone's hunger and sense of adventure.

When Elephants Fight

When Elephants Fight Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Majok Tulba
Editor: Penguin Group Australia
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In the South Sudanese village of Pacong, Juba is young and old at the same time. Forced to grow up quickly in the civil war, he is nonetheless fun-loving as well as smart. But his little world cannot deflect the conflict raging around it and soon he must flee the life he loves. Ahead lies a long trek to a refugee camp, a journey arduous and fraught. When at last it ends, Juba comes to wonder if there’s any such thing as safe haven in his country. Yet life in the camp is not all bad. There can be intense joy amid the deprivation, there are angels as well as demons. Poised part way between heaven and hell, When Elephants Fight draws a horrifying picture of what humanity can do to itself, but Juba’s is a story of transcendence and resilience, even exultation. Majok Tulba’s debut novel, Beneath the Darkening Sky, was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and likened to the work of Nam Le, Markus Zusak and Primo Levi. No less brilliant, When Elephants Fight is an important testimony of the harrowing lives of refugees.

Whistling Hunters, The

Whistling Hunters, The Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael W. Fox
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The whistling dog, or dhole, of India is a little-known, distant cousin of our domestic dog. Highly intelligent, wary of man, and elusive as a jungle predator, this rare and beautiful creature is one of the most difficult animals to study. Its very nature defies the patience and skill of the most dedicated naturalist. Yet knowledge about its habits and a more widespread understanding and appreciation of this species are essential for its protection and continued survival. For, like so much of the world’s wildlife today, the dhole is a species threatened with extinction. The first in-depth field study of the whistling dog, The Whistling Hunters examines the dhole in the animal’s environment. The book is based on the author’s field studies and the observations of other naturalists. It presents all the facts currently known about the species, as it makes a passionate plea for conservation and the reevaluation of our land-use patterns. The book is also an attempt to understand the essence of wilderness since it, too, like the whistling dog, is an endangered species.

A Military History of the Western World

A Military History of the Western World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. F. C. Fuller
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
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The greatest military historian of our time continues his magnificent chronicle of the wars, battles, captains and commanders, weapons, and ideologies which have shaped the Western world. Major-General J. F. C. Fuller, a pioneer of mechanized warfare in Great Britain, was one of the twentieth century’s most renowned military strategists and historians. In this magisterial work he spans military history from the Greeks to the end of World War II, describing tactics, battle lines, the day-to-day struggles while always relating affairs on the field to the larger questions of social, political, and economic change in Western civilization. A masterpiece of scholarship and biting prose, this second volume of three describes the 16th-century rivalry between England and Spain, the Thirty Years War, struggle between France and England, American Revolutionary War, and the rise and fall of Napoleon. “General Fuller’s ‘Military History,’ seen as a whole, is a magnificent survey of the evolution of western military organization, tactics and strategy from the earliest times to the present: and perhaps its outstanding feature is the fact that this evolution is always seen within the context of political and social history, the author being careful to demonstrate the reciprocal relationship which exists between military establishments on the one hand and civilian societies which support them on the other.”—New York Herald Tribune

Subaltern Squibs and Sentimental Rhymes: the Raj Reflected in Light Verse

Subaltern Squibs and Sentimental Rhymes: the Raj Reflected in Light Verse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Graham Shaw
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This is the first anthology to be devoted exclusively to light verse composed by British authors in undivided India, plus a few items illustrating parallel experiences in Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Written overwhelmingly by the junior ranks of the military and civil service, these works constitute a ‘running commentary’ on the Raj from below. The typical subaltern liked to picture himself as unduly put upon, unfairly ignored, and inexplicably underrated. Before departure for India, the impressionable heads of young recruits could all too easily be filled with stories of immense fortunes to be easily made by ‘shaking the Pagoda Tree’. Once in India, such dreams quickly evaporated for a variety of reasons – the climate, the isolation, the slow pace or complete lack of career advancement, illness, or untimely death. Whatever the authors may have lacked in technical skill and refinement of poetical expression, they more than made up for by the vast range of subject-matter tackled and the outspokenness of the reactions recorded – amusing, surprising, shocking, scurrilous, abusive or otherwise thoroughly distasteful. As witnesses to both attitudes and events, these verses are of enormous value to social and cultural as well as political historians of nineteenth-century India.

The Fishing Fleet

The Fishing Fleet Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne de Courcy
Editor: Orion
ISBN: 0297863835
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The adventurous young women who sailed to India during the Raj in search of husbands. From the late 19th century, when the Raj was at its height, many of Britain's best and brightest young men went out to India to work as administrators, soldiers and businessmen. With the advent of steam travel and the opening of the Suez Canal, countless young women, suffering at the lack of eligible men in Britain, followed in their wake. This amorphous band was composed of daughters returning after their English education, girls invited to stay with married sisters or friends, and yet others whose declared or undeclared goal was simply to find a husband. They were known as the Fishing Fleet, and this book is their story, hitherto untold. For these young women, often away from home for the first time, one thing they could be sure of was a rollicking good time. By the early 20th century, a hectic social scene was in place, with dances, parties, amateur theatricals, picnics, tennis tournaments, cinemas and gymkhanas, with perhaps a tiger shoot and a glittering dinner at a raja's palace thrown in. And, with men outnumbering women by roughly four to one, romances were conducted at alarming speed and marriages were frequent. But after the honeymoon, life often changed dramatically: whisked off to a remote outpost with few other Europeans for company, and where constant vigilance was required to guard against disease, they found it a far cry from the social whirlwind of their first arrival. Anne de Courcy's sparkling narrative is enriched by a wealth of first-hand sources - unpublished memoirs, letters and diaries rescued from attics - which bring this forgotten era vividly to life.

Horse Stories, and Stories of Other Animals

Horse Stories, and Stories of Other Animals Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Wallace Knox
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"Horse Stories, and Stories of Other Animals" by Thomas Wallace Knox. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

In the Kacch

In the Kacch Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kevin McGrath
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This personal narrative about life in a remote desert region of western India tells of how love of place and love of person find their equilibrium in a world far removed from modernity. Yet this small, distant land of kingship and pastoral life is rapidly being eroded by the new India of commerce and industrialization. The author describes how an ancient society is transformed by the culture of consumption where the lyrical beauty of balance, exchange and loyalty is translated into a single market economy. The people and places of post–Partition Kacch, where even the land and value systems of a lately independent India now appear in a nostalgic light, are described in detail. This is a record of private emotion and physical terrain, of traditions and of profound social practice.

Hunnic Peoples in Central and South Asia

Hunnic Peoples in Central and South Asia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dániel Balogh
Editor: Barkhuis
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This volume is a comprehensive compilation of primary textual sources pertaining to the history of Hunnic peoples in the vast area encompassing Central and South Asia. Sources in nearly a dozen languages have been carefully selected by scholars with a specialisation in the particular language and relevant research experience. Each excerpt in the chrestomathy is presented in the original language, accompanied by an authoritative translation into a modern European language to make it accessible to specialists of other fields. Many texts are, moreover, accompanied by a commentary highlighting crucial points of interest, problematic issues and connections to the information revealed in other sources. The Sourcebook is the outcome of an interdisciplinary workshop held at Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary) in August 2017, organised by the project Beyond Boundaries and funded by the European Research Council. The initial compilation of source texts was selectively presented, analysed and discussed at this workshop, culminating in the present volume, whose publication has also been supported by the ERC. The authors and the editor present the book to the community of scholars and enthusiasts in hopes that, by making pertinent primary sources accessible, it will serve as a solid foundation on which to base future research. The included commentaries are thus not intended to be exhaustive, but to instigate further enquiry. For in-depth discussion of many issues raised here, a Companion series is planned to follow the Sourcebook. The first companion volume, a study of the Alkhan by Hans Bakker, is released simultaneously by Barkhuis, Groningen.

Grains of Time

Grains of Time Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tim Taylor
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1669812111
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Grains of Time is an account of environmental volunteering in Nepal and South East Asia during 18 months in 2008 – 2009. It describes the people Tim Taylor met on his journey, the kindness and warmth he encountered while living with families in Nepal and Indonesia, the laughter and comradeship of working with young volunteers in Australia and New Zealand, and the new sights, customs, cultures and beliefs of different countries. This book details Taylor’s interesting adventures and shows how his personal setbacks were overcome by giving out his time and skills to others less fortunate, and discovering his fundamental character and motivations.

Before the Knife

Before the Knife Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carolyn Slaughter
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307424936
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In this unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Carolyn Slaughter recalls her childhood in Africa and how the land itself released her from a rage that threatened to destroy her. For Carolyn Slaughter, who grew up in Botswana in the 1950s, it was the Kalahari Desert that made life bearable. Her father was a cruel and violent district commissioner during the last days of British colonial rule, and their family’s stiff English facade masked an unspeakable household secret. But out in the bush, the intensity of the air and the beauty of the landscape touched her with a kind of feverish grace. She would disappear for hours to watch the flat brown river with its water lilies and crocodiles; the thorn trees and the flocks of flamingos; the local women with their babies strapped to their backs. Filled with the majesty and splendor of the ever-changing desert, Before The Knife is the deeply moving story of a girl who endured and transcended her family’s violence to emerge an impassioned observer and explicator of her world.

The Anarchy

The Anarchy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Dalrymple
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Finalist for the Cundill History Prize ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal and NPR “Superb ... A vivid and richly detailed story ... worth reading by everyone.” -The New York Times Book Review From the bestselling author of Return of a King, the story of how the East India Company took over large swaths of Asia, and the devastating results of the corporation running a country. In August 1765, the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and set up, in his place, a government run by English traders who collected taxes through means of a private army. The creation of this new government marked the moment that the East India Company ceased to be a conventional company and became something much more unusual: an international corporation transformed into an aggressive colonial power. Over the course of the next 47 years, the company's reach grew until almost all of India south of Delhi was effectively ruled from a boardroom in the city of London. The Anarchy tells one of history's most remarkable stories: how the Mughal Empire-which dominated world trade and manufacturing and possessed almost unlimited resources-fell apart and was replaced by a multinational corporation based thousands of miles overseas, and answerable to shareholders, most of whom had never even seen India and no idea about the country whose wealth was providing their dividends. Using previously untapped sources, Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before and provides a portrait of the devastating results from the abuse of corporate power. Bronze Medal in the 2020 Arthur Ross Book Award

The Queen's Tiger: Colonial Series Book 2

The Queen's Tiger: Colonial Series Book 2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Watt
Editor: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
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'One of Australia's best historical fiction authors' Canberra Weekly Peter Watt brings to the fore all the passion, adventure and white-knuckle battle scenes that made his beloved Duffy and Macintosh novels so popular. It is 1857. Colonial India is a simmering volcano of nationalism about to erupt. Army surgeon Peter Campbell and his wife Alice, in India on their honeymoon, have no idea that they are about to be swept up in the chaos. Ian Steele, known to all as Captain Samuel Forbes, is fighting for Queen and country in Persia. A world away, the real Samuel Forbes is planning to return to London - with potentially disastrous consequences for Samuel and Ian both. Then Ian is posted to India, but not before a brief return to England and a reunion with the woman he loves. In India he renews his friendship with Peter Campbell, and discovers that Alice has taken on a most unlikely role. Together they face the enemy and the terrible deprivations and savagery of war - and then Ian receives news from London that crushes all his hopes... PRAISE FOR THE QUEEN'S TIGER 'Watt has a true knack for producing captivating historical adventures filled with action, intrigue and family drama' Canberra Weekly

The Greatest Works of Saki (H. H. Munro) - 145 Titles in One Edition

The Greatest Works of Saki (H. H. Munro) - 145 Titles in One Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Saki, H. H. Munro
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Musaicum Press presents to you a collection of the greatest wrorks written by renowned author Saki, H. H. Munro: Table of Contents: Novels: The Unbearable Bassington When William Came Short Stories: Reginald Reginald on Christmas Presents Reginald on the Academy Reginald at the Theatre Reginald's Peace Poem Reginald's Choir Treat Reginald on Worries Reginald on House-Parties Reginald at the Carlton Reginald on Besetting Sins Reginald's Drama Reginald on Tariffs Reginald's Christmas Revel Reginald's Rubaiyat The Innocence of Reginald Reginald in Russia The Reticence of Lady Anne The Lost Sanjak The Sex that Doesn't Shop The Blood-Feud of Toad-Water A Young-Turkish Catastrophe Judkin of the Parcels Gabriel-Ernest The Saint and the Goblin The Soul of Laploshka The Bag The Strategist Cross Currents The Baker's Dozen The Mouse The Chronicles of Clovis Esmé The Match-Maker Tobermory Mrs. Packletide's Tiger The Stampeding of Lady ...

My Sad Song

My Sad Song Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Herbert Amarasinghe
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Its better to light a candle than to curse the darkness, the wise old saying had been on my mind over the years. So finally, I lit the candle by writing my biography. The book tells all about a boy born to a middle-class rural family in the British colonial Ceylon. Living in an era of strict cultural taboos and ancient practices his young life was utterly intricate. Torn from the bosom of his family, he departs from his cozy village-home to a faraway school to suffer under sadistic teachers. In a miserable boardinghouse he struggles with nasty bullyboys and battles along with constant homesickness. The family tragedies worsen his misery drowning him in grief and, hence, confusion. Later recovering and developing a great vision of life, takes him out of misery to a successful university career. To begin a new twist of fate, he leaves his motherland to spend a quiet family life in New Zealand. Then his family disappointments take him across the Tasman to Australia. Living here for over a few decades he becomes a helpless victim of numerous adverse life events forcing him to a solitary single life. Now he finds his way to survive the loneliness through his profound determination engaged in generosity. Later when he expedites a romance overseas, the surrounding enemies ruin it resulting in the tragic loss of his great lover, leaving him in deep sorrow. In dismay, with a failed mission overseas, and now aimless, he returns to Australia. Grieving silently and living a low profile, suddenly his health deteriorates leaving a little ray of hope of life. Eventually, he recovers slowly and agonizingly bringing his life back to solitude again. This is a vivid story written true to his memories in sequel and full of haunting childhood, fomenting adolescence, ghosts of numerous failures and finding ways to survive the great losses, disappointments and loneliness through his determination. Also, interestingly the writer relates his times to important events took place in the outer world during these periods; a kind of a historical account. This is a dramatic life journey of a mans own purpose and meaning of battling along. So, those readers who seek a variety would find this book full of interesting episodes, cultural background and differences in the light of the Westerners eyes. Finally, its a unique presentation and not the norm in traditional book stores.

Life of Pi

Life of Pi Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yann Martel
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Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

The Silk Road Journey With Xuanzang

The Silk Road Journey With Xuanzang Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sally Wriggins
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The Silk Road Journey with Xuanzang tells the saga of the seventh-century Chinese monk Xuanzang, one of China’s great heroes, who completed an epic sixteen-year-long journey to discover the heart of Buddhism at its source in India. Eight centuries before Columbus, this intrepid pilgrim traveled 10,000 miles on the Silk Road, meeting most of Asia’s important leaders at that time. In this revised and updated edition, Sally Hovey Wriggins, the first Westerner to walk in Xuanzang’s footsteps, brings to life a courageous explorer and devoutly religious man. Through Wriggins’s telling of Xuanzang’s fascinating and extensive journey, the reader comes to know the contours of the Silk Road, Buddhist art and archaeology, the principles of Buddhism, as well as the geography and history of China, Central Asia, and India. The Silk Road Journey with Xuanzang is an inspiring story of human struggle and triumph, and a touchstone for understanding the religions, art, and culture of Asia.

East of the Sun

East of the Sun Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Julia Gregson
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From award winner Julia Gregson, author of Jasmine Nights, this sweeping international bestseller brilliantly captures the lives of three young women on their way to a new life in India during the 1920s. As the Kaisar-I-Hind weighs anchor for Bombay in the autumn of 1928, its passengers ponder their fate in a distant land. They are part of the “Fishing Fleet”—the name given to the legions of English women who sail to India each year in search of husbands, heedless of the life that awaits them. The inexperienced chaperone Viva Holloway has been entrusted to watch over three unsettling charges. There’s Rose, as beautiful as she is naïve, who plans to marry a cavalry officer she has met a mere handful of times. Her bridesmaid, Victoria, is hell-bent on losing her virginity en route before finding a husband of her own. And shadowing them all is the malevolent presence of a disturbed schoolboy named Guy Glover. From the parties of the wealthy Bombay socialites to the poverty of Tamarind Street, from the sooty streets of London to the genteel conversation of the Bombay Yacht Club, East of the Sun takes us back to a world we hardly understand but yearn to know. This is a book that has it all: glorious detail, fascinating characters, and masterful storytelling.

British Social Life in India 1608 - 1937

British Social Life in India 1608 - 1937 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dennis Kincaid
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First published in 1938, the author describes the ways in which the British lived in India from the early adventurous period of the East India Company until the 1930s when modern means of travel and communication enabled the sahibs to keep in close touch with home and eschew oriental influences. He describes their amusements and sports, their domestic arrangements, their relations with the native population. There is a delicious period panorama of Simla in the eighties. He gives a careful historical account of the growth and fate of the Eurasian population. The approach throughout is decorative rather than academic, and leads to a highly entertaining pageant of the British in India.

The Magic Doe

The Magic Doe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wendy Doniger
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Mirigavati or The Magic Doe is the work of Shaikh Qutban Suhravardi, an Indian Sufi master who was also an expert poet and storyteller attached to the glittering court-in-exile of Sultan Husain Shah Sharqi of Jaunpur. Composed in 1503 as an introduction to mystical practice for disciples, this powerful Hindavi or early Hindi Sufi romance is a richly layered and sophisticated text, simultaneously a spiritual enigma and an exciting love story full of adventures. The Mirigavati is both an excellent introduction to Sufism and one of the true literary classics of pre-modern India, a story that draws freely on the large pool of Indian, Islamic, and European narrative motifs in its distinctive telling of a mystical quest and its resolution. Adventures from the Odyssey and the voyages of Sindbad the Sailor--sea voyages, encounters with monstrous serpents, damsels in distress, flying demons and cannibals in caves, among others--surface in Suhravardi 's rollicking tale, marking it as first-rate entertainment for its time and, in private sessions in Sufi shrines, a narrative that shaped the interior journey for novices. Before his untimely death in 2009, Aditya Behl had finished this complete blank verse translation of the critical edition of the Mirigavati, an epic romance that is also the symbolic key to a secret Sufi mystical tradition and a gem of Indian and world literature.

A TOUCH OF AFRICA

A TOUCH OF AFRICA Pdf/ePub eBook Author: BERT D'AMICO
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Did a lost population of feral people dwell in the darker recesses of the N.F.D. in Kenya’s remote north? How was it possible to communicate over vast distances without the benefits of modern technology? Why did the Yanomama who lived deep in the Amazon rainforest practice female infanticide as part of their cultural survival? How was it possible for these so called primitive people on two continents to produce a designer poison using only one of the millions of insects that abounded around them? Do elephants have a sense of impending death? Who were the ‘white’ men the nomads encountered on the plains of Kenya in a forgotten and desolate wilderness? These are but a few of the stories found in ‘A Touch of Africa,’ and Part II ‘Onto the Amazon.’ My journeys have taken me to Africa, the Amazon jungle, and the sub Arctic in Canada’s far north. I fished with lepers on the Amazon River in the blackest of nights, walked the slave route in central Africa, and stood on the ground where Stanley presumed to meet Livingstone. The characters encountered in the backcountry were unique, each with their own fascinating tale, and over the years they became unwavering friends. I came to know the smell of famine and buried the dead, came down with malaria and later, black swamp fever. While on safari the unexpected became the norm as roads disappeared and the elephant assumed the right of way. It was in Kenya, East Africa where I experienced a way of life without the benefits of all the creature comforts we seem to believe are necessities. I started off teaching African students in a ‘bush’ school. My timetable included weekly forays into backcountry where as a novice, I was expected to hunt enough game to feed the school’s nearly three hundred students. I was fortunate enough to meet a group of Italian old timers who lived and worked in some of the remotest areas of Kenya. Through these newly acquired contacts, I was able to safari beyond the tourist line and back in time to an Africa of yesterday. I learned KiSwahili and roamed the infamous Northern Frontier District, the N.F.D., with the elegant Samburu and fearless Turkana warriors where each day life teetered on the edge. Big game abounded and became part of everyday existence. One had to learn the boundaries set out by lion and poisoness snakes. Over the years I came to glimpse the world through the eyes of these warrior nomads. They taught me the signs left behind by the creatures that roamed the wilds. I spent a brief moment with the Yanomama Indians in the Amazon, a hunting gathering people who represent a continuous link with the Paleolithic Age. I followed them deep into the tropical rain forest on a hunting expedition and witnessed them revert back to an earlier time as they communicated using the sounds of the jungle animals. These are a people who visualize in one dimension and count to two and conclude with ‘many.’ Each afternoon when returning from the forest, the day’s catch might be a howler monkey, a toucan or two, sometimes a turtle or a turkey sized bird, but most often several brilliantly colored parrots which thrived in the forest canopy. ‘A TOUCH OF AFRICA,’ and PART II, ‘ONTO TO THE AMAZON,’ was deliberated over for the past twenty-five years and finally committed to the present format. The material is true, the people are real, and the humor unfolded to the observant eye. It was truly an adventurous time in a magnificent setting with intriguing people who became family.

The Boy Is Gone

The Boy Is Gone Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laura Lee P. Huttenbach
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A story with the power to change how people view the last years of colonialism in East Africa, The Boy Is Gone portrays the struggle for Kenyan independence in the words of a freedom fighter whose life spanned the twentieth century's most dramatic transformations. Born into an impoverished farm family in the Meru Highlands, Japhlet Thambu grew up wearing goatskins and lived to stand before his community dressed for business in a pressed suit, crisp tie, and freshly polished shoes. For most of the last four decades, however, he dressed for work in the primary school classroom and on his lush tea farm. The General, as he came to be called from his leadership of the Mau Mau uprising sixty years ago, narrates his life story in conversation with Laura Lee Huttenbach, a young American who met him while backpacking in Kenya in 2006. A gifted storyteller with a keen appreciation for language and a sense of responsibility as a repository of his people's history, the General talks of his childhood in the voice of a young boy, his fight against the British in the voice of a soldier, and his long life in the voice of shrewd elder. While his life experiences are his alone, his story adds immeasurably to the long history of decolonization as it played out across Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

The Routledge Handbook of Conference Interpreting

The Routledge Handbook of Conference Interpreting Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michaela Albl-Mikasa,Elisabet Tiselius
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Providing comprehensive coverage of both current research and practice in conference interpreting, The Routledge Handbook of Conference Interpreting covers core areas and cutting-edge developments, which have sprung up due to the spread of modern technologies and global English. Consisting of 40 chapters divided into seven parts—Fundamentals, Settings, Regions, Professional issues, Training and education, Research perspectives and Recent developments—the Handbook focuses on the key areas of conference interpreting. This volume is unique in its approach to the field of conference interpreting as it covers not only research and teaching practice but also practical issues of the profession on all continents. Bringing together over 70 researchers in the field from all over the world and with an introduction by the editors, this is essential reading for all researchers, ​trainers, students and professionals of conference interpreting.

The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Katherine Applegate
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The #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning novel The One and Only Ivan is now a major motion picture streaming on Disney+ This unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated book is told from the point of view of Ivan himself. Having spent twenty-seven years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes. In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create an unforgettable story of friendship, art, and hope. The One and Only Ivan features first-person narrative; author's use of literary devices (personification, imagery); and story elements (plot, character development, perspective). This acclaimed middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 8, for independent reading, homeschooling, and sharing in the classroom. Plus don't miss The One and Only Bob, Katherine Applegate's return to the world of Ivan, Bob, and Ruby!

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