The Last Jews of Kerala: The 2,000-Year History of India's Forgotten Jewish Community

Discover the hidden Jewish historical past of southwestern India.

Two thousand years in the past, alternate routes and the autumn of Jerusalem took Jewish settlers looking sanctuary throughout Europe and Asia. One little-known staff settled in Kerala, in tropical southwestern India. finally numbering within the millions, with 8 synagogues, they prospered. a few got here to own immense estates and plantations, and lots of loved monetary privilege and political impression. Their cozy lives, in spite of the fact that, have been haunted via a feud among the Black Jews of Ernakulam and the White Jews of Mattancherry. Separated through a slender stretch of swamp and the colour in their dermis, they locked in a rancorous feud for hundreds of years, divided through racism and claims and counterclaims over who arrived first of their followed land.

Today, this once-illustrious humans is in its death days. Centuries of interbreeding and a latter-day Exodus from Kerala after Israel’s construction in 1948 have reduced in size the inhabitants. The Black and White Jews mixed now quantity below fifty, and just one synagogue continues to be. at the threshold of extinction, the 2 ultimate Jewish groups of Kerala have come to achieve that their future, and their undoing, is the same.

The final Jews of Kerala narrates the increase and fall of the Black Jews and the White Jews over the centuries and in the context of the grand background of the Jewish humans. it's the tale of the twilight days of a humans whose neighborhood will, in the subsequent new release, stop to exist. but it's also a wealthy story of weddings and funerals, of loyalty to kin and fierce individualism, of desperation and hope.

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Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World's Greatest Tea

By Jeff Koehler

Darjeeling's tea trees run throughout a legendary Indian panorama steeped within the non secular, the sacred, and the picturesque. Planted between eighty-seven tea estates at excessive elevation within the center of the japanese Himalayas, the linear rows of fabulous eco-friendly waist-high shrubs that coat the steep slopes and valleys produce below 1 percentage of India's tea. but with its brilliant colour and muscatel taste, Darjeeling is usually thought of the best tea within the world.

Built from scratch, India's tea became the most important at the globe and got here to represent British imperial rule in India. The jewel of its construction used to be, and continues to be, Darjeeling, and its tale is wealthy in humans, intrigue, and terroir. It comprises Robert Fortune, whose mid-nineteenth-century smuggling of tea crops and services from China introduced the British East India corporation the standard tea it sought; the charismatic and arguable Rajah Banerjee, whose family members owned the enduring Makaibari plantation for one hundred fifty years; the tea pluckers who underpin the undefined; and the lone auctioneer who bangs down his hammer oversees the sale greater than half Darjeeling's complete crop. however it is additionally the tale of the way this Edenic spot within the Himalayan foothills is beset by way of hard work and political unrest and alarming weather switch that threaten its destiny.

With ardour and conception, Koehler illuminates a historical and arcane global, such that a regular tea bag and the cup loved by way of hundreds of thousands every day tackle solely new meanings.

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The Pariah Problem: Caste, Religion, and the Social in Modern India (Cultures of History)

By Rupa Viswanath

Once often called "Pariahs," Dalits are essentially descendants of unfree agrarian workers. They belong to India's lowest castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and stay a resource of public nervousness. Drawing on a wealth of formerly untapped assets, this e-book follows the notion and evolution of the "Pariah challenge" in public cognizance within the Nineties. It exhibits how high-caste landlords, nation officers, and well-intentioned missionaries conceived of Dalit oppression and avoided noticeable strategies to the "Pariah challenge" -- with results that stay felt today.

The ebook starts with an outline of the typical lives of Dalit employees within the Nineties and highlights the systematic efforts made by way of the nation and Indian elites to guard Indian slavery from public scrutiny. Protestant missionaries have been the 1st non-Dalits to attract recognition to their plight. despite the fact that, their imaginative and prescient of the Pariahs' discomfort because of Hindu non secular prejudice obscured the truth that the total agrarian political-economic method trusted Pariah exertions. The Indian public in addition to colonial officers got here to percentage a view appropriate with missionary motives, which intended all next welfare efforts directed at Dalits all in favour of spiritual and social transformation instead of on structural reform. Methodologically, theoretically, and empirically, this ebook breaks new flooring to illustrate how occasions within the early many years of state-sponsored welfare directed at Dalits laid the basis for the current day, the place the postcolonial country and well-meaning social and spiritual reformers proceed to downplay Dalits' landlessness, violent suppression, and political subordination.

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Quest for Kriya

By Rahul Deokar

Winner 2016 Beverly Hills booklet Awards
Gold Medal 2016 eLit booklet Awards
Finalist
2015 foreign e-book Awards


Endorsed via Rev.Bill McDonald - founding father of American Authors organization, the largestauthor association in North the United States.
(facebook.com/video.php?v=10152778013505762&set=vb.735455761&type=2&theater)SILICON VALLEY meets SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.
A exciting Romantic experience the place East meets West, expertise talks to culture, and wish dances with Despair.

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Haunted via tragic loss within the 1993 India earthquake, a damaged Shakti with a tenuous carry on lifestyles is sheltered by way of her soul-sister Kriya. but if Kriya vanishes with no hint, Shakti is unwittingly swept right into a cataclysmic vortex of greed, lust and betrayal. Shakti meets Shiva, a suffering Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and discovers that love is an enigmatic cosmic force.

Shakti and Shiva are thrust on a frantic race opposed to time in the course of the darkish Mumbai underbelly, forbidden Thailand islands, and treacherous cliffs within the Andaman Sea, the place possibility lurks in each shadow. As they catch up with to the reality, they discover that hundreds of thousands of blameless lives are at stake.

Quest for Kriya is an epic saga of affection, friendship and sacrifice. the adventure is magnificent. the sentiments are genuine. The transformation is eternal.
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"Absolutely riveting. Any compliment i will provide is gilding a literary lily. Bravo!"
- Dwight Jon Zimmerman, ny occasions number one Bestseller LINCOLN'S final DAYS

"Resonates deeply. I laughed, I cried, I mirrored at the religious knowledge. real gem!"

- Nancy Clark, award-winning writer, My Beloved

"Entertaining. Inspiring. Profound. Deokar explodes at the writing scene!"

- invoice McDonald, founder American Authors Association

"Truly an grand, considerate, non secular, hectic, captivating and well-written story."
- army Chaplain Ron Moses Camarda, writer, TEAR within the DESERT

"Thrilling day trip. A Zen of oz. philosophy towards the Light."

- Vera Lauren, writer, The degree of Christ's Love

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A Beggar at the Gate

By Thalassa Ali

Set in nineteenth-century British India, Thalassa Ali’s impressive debut, a novel Hostage, brought us to Mariana Givens, the Englishwoman who risked every little thing to save lots of a tender Indian orphan from yes dying. Now Ali returns to that unique country past the northwestern frontier, the place Mariana will come face-to-face with a unique destiny.

Two years have handed considering Mariana left the walled urban of Lahore. yet she’s not able to omit its haunting odor of roses or her ill-fated marriage to a native-born husband that has scandalized Calcutta society and made her an outcast one of the English. Worse nonetheless, she bears the data that she's going to be compelled to renounce Saboor—the boy believed to be endowed with magical presents whose existence she risked her personal to save.

Now Mariana needs to revisit Lahore to come back Saboor to his family members and request a divorce from Hassan Ali Khan. yet how can she say goodbye to the enigmatic guy whose love defied cultures—or the kid she’s enjoyed as her personal? As political and civil strife threaten to erupt in violence, she seeks solutions in an international no Englishwoman has ever visible. And she’s pushed ever in the direction of a mystery so strong that it'll switch her life—and the lives of these she loves—forever.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Cinnamon Club: Indian Cuisine Reinvented

By Vivek Singh

This is nutrients that's subtle, artistic, and whole of startling flavours: sandalwood infused tandoori fowl breast, king prawns with saffron almond sauce, clove smoked roast rump of lamb with corn, asparagus, curried avocado and beetroot salad, Hyderabadi kind aubergine steaks with coconut rice, roganjosh pie, pan seared Kolkata betki with bottle gourd stir fry and fenugreek sauce, steamed mango idlis with wild berry sorbet, saffron poached pear with cinnamon ice cream.

A clean, glamourous, and completely artistic technique, Cinnamon membership blends western ideas and presentation with the easiest of conventional Indian delicacies. fantastically designed and photographed, it is going to turn into an quick vintage and a publication that would motivate many outstanding foodstuff.

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Indian Nocturne (New Directions)

By Antonio Tabucchi

"An stress-free, well-crafted little book."―The entire Review

Translated from the Italian, this winner of the Prix Medicis Etranger for 1987 is an enigmatic novel set in smooth India. Roux, the narrator, is in pursuit of a mysterious good friend named Xavier. His seek, which develops right into a quest, takes him from city to city around the subcontinent.

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The Cat and Shakespeare

By Raja Rao

The Cat and Shakespeare is a steady, nearly teasing delusion of 2 associates — Govindan Nair, an astute, down-to-earth thinker and clerk, who tackles the issues of regimen dwelling with awesome logic and gusto, and whose clean and unorthodox conclusions continuously panic Ramakrishna Pai, Nair’s buddy, neighbour and narrator of the tale. This evocative novel brings alive the uncooked texture of Indian existence, and delights in its humour.

The Cat and Shakespeare RAJA RAO (1909–2006), a path-breaker of Indian writing in English, used to be born in Hassan, Mysore. After he graduated from Madras collage, he went directly to the college of Montpellier in France on a scholarship. He moved to the us in 1966, the place he taught on the collage of Texas at Austin until eventually 1983, whilst he retired as emeritus professor.A robust and profound author, and an outstanding stylist, Rao effectively and imaginatively appropriated English for the Indian narrative. He used to be honoured with India’s second-highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2007, the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1964, and the Neustadt foreign Prize for Literature in 1988.*R. PARTHASARATHY is a poet and translator. the writer of the lengthy poem ‘Rough Passage’, he edited the influential anthology Ten Twentieth-Century Indian Poets. His translation of the fifth-century Tamil epic, the Cilappatikāram, used to be presented the 1995 Sahitya Akademi Award. he's a professor emeritus of English and Asian reviews at Skidmore collage in Saratoga Springs, ny. He was once Raja Rao’s editor from 1974 to 1998

R. PARTHASARATHY is a poet and translator. the writer of the lengthy poem ‘Rough Passage’, he edited the influential anthology Ten Twentieth-Century Indian Poets. His translation of the fifth-century Tamil epic, the Cilappatikāram, was once provided the 1995 Sahitya Akademi Award. he's a professor emeritus of English and Asian experiences at Skidmore collage in Saratoga Springs, big apple. He was once Raja Rao’s editor from 1974 to 1998

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The Siege: 68 Hours Inside the Taj Hotel

By Adrian Levy, Catherine Scott-Clark

Mumbai, 2008. at the evening of November 26, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked objectives in the course of the urban, together with the Taj Mahal Palace resort, one of many world’s such a lot specific luxurious motels. For sixty-eight hours, hundreds of thousands have been held hostage as pictures rang out and a big fireplace raged. whilst the smoke cleared, thirty-one humans have been useless and lots of extra have been injured. in simple terms the brave activities of employees and guests—including Mallika Jagad, Bob Nichols, and Taj normal supervisor Binny Kang—prevented a far better demise toll.

With a deep figuring out of the quarter and its politics and a story aptitude such as hour of darkness in Peking, reporters Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy vividly spread the tragic occasions in a real-life mystery jam-packed with suspense, tragedy, heritage, and heroism.

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One Night @ the Call Center

By Chetan Bhagat

Within the iciness of 2004, a author meets a tender lady on an in a single day teach trip. To move the time, she bargains to inform him a narrative. yet she has one : that he make it his moment ebook. the author hesitates yet asks what the tale is about.
The woman replies that the tale is set six humans operating in a choice middle and set in the course of the process one night.
It used to be the evening they bought a mobilephone name. A mobilephone name from God.
One evening @ the decision heart is the second one of bestselling writer Chetan Bhagat’s novels. Are you prepared to take the call?
This is a brand new free up of a formerly released version.

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