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The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian Hindu text composed between the 4th to 6th centuries CE and widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by Vatsyayana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse. It is largely in prose, with many poetry verses. Vatsyayana is the name of a Hindu philosopher in the Vedic tradition who is believed to have lived during time of the Gupta Empire in India.

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When Father Wolf and Mother Wolf find a man-­cub in the jungle, they anger the greedy tiger Shere Khan by refusing to surrender it to his jaws, and rear the child as their own. But when little Mowgli grows up, the pack can no longer defend him. He must learn the secret of fire, and with the help of his friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear, he faces his nemesis at last. BACKSTORY: Learn about India's jungles and the animals that live there!

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In September 1996, fourteen-­year-­old Fatima Bhutto hid in a windowless dressing room, shielding her baby brother, while shots rang out in the dark outside the family home in Karachi. This was the night her father Murtaza was murdered. It was the latest in a long line of tragedies for one of the world’s best-­known political dynasties.

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This book is for all those who love Kim, that masterpiece of Indian life in which Kipling immortalized the Great Game. Fascinated since childhood by this strange tale of an orphan boy's recruitment into the Indian secret service, Peter Hopkirk here retraces Kim's footsteps across Kipling's India to see how much of it remains. To attempt this with a fictional hero would normally be pointless. But Kim is different. For much of this Great Game classic was inspired by actual people and places, thus blurring the line between the real and the imaginary. Less a travel book than a literary detective story, this is the intriguing story of Peter Hopkirk's quest for Kim and a host of other shadowy figures.

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From the author of (“A compulsively readable masterpiece” — ), an exquisite, mesmerizing book that illuminates the remarkable ways in which traditional forms of religious life in India have been transformed in the vortex of the region’s rapid change—a book that distills the author’s twenty-­five years of travel in India, taking us deep into ways of life that we might otherwise never have known exist. A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet—and spends the rest of his life atoning for the violence by hand printing the finest prayer flags in India . . . A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her closest friend ritually starve herself to death . . . A woman leaves her middle-­class life in Calcutta and finds unexpected fulfillment living as a Tantric in an isolated, skull-­filled cremation ground . . . A prison warder from Kerala is worshipped as an incarnate deity for three months of every year . . . An idol carver, the twenty-­third in a . . .

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Le livre Thomas Cook Travel Book Award Lors d’un premier séjour en Inde à l’âge de dix-­sept ans, William Dalrymple découvre Delhi. Cette grande capitale le fascine. Il prend conscience que cet endroit recèle son cortège de richesses et d’horreurs. Cinq ans plus tard, il y revient et y voit le sujet d’un livre : le portrait d’une ville disloquée dans le temps. Des ruelles étroites de la vieille ville aux avenues plus larges de New Delhi, il déambule dans des lieux sous lesquels seraient englouties sept villes mortes. Ses larges artères englobent un cimetière de dynasties. Delhi est vouée à sans cesse renaître de ses cendres, à connaître de nouvelles incarnations, de siècle en siècle. Les djinns, autrement dit les esprits, hantent chaque maison, chaque coin de rue. Ils aiment tant Delhi qu’ils ne peuvent supporter de la voir vide et désertée, c’est ce que révèle à l’auteur un sage. William Dalrymple a passé quatre ans à Delhi après 1989. Il nous propose un panorama de la vie dans . . .

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In this brilliantly written, fast-­paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a childhood in rural poverty, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. With a little luck, her sensitive, beautiful daughter—Annawadi’s “most-­everything girl”—will soon become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-­year-­old scrap-­metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to the good lives and good times they call “the full enjoy.­” But then Abdul the garbage sorter is falsely accused . . .

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An exploration of 99 classic myths of India from an entirely non-­Western paradigm that provides a fresh understanding of the Hindu spiritual landscape • Compares and contrasts Indian mythology with the stories of the Bible, ancient Egypt, Greece, Scandinavia, and Mesopotamia • Looks at the evolution of Indian narratives and their interpretations over the millennia • Demonstrates how the mythology, rituals, and art of ancient India are still vibrant today and inform the contemporary generation From the blood-­letting Kali to the mysterious Ganesha, the Hindu spiritual landscape is populated by characters that find no parallel in the Western spiritual world. explores the rich tapestry of these characters within 99 classic myths, showing that the mythological world of India can be best understood when we move away from a Western, monotheistic mindset and into the polytheistic world of Hindu traditions. Featuring 48 artistic renderings of important mythological figures from across . . .

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A New York Times Notable BookNobel laureate V. S. Naipaul’s impassioned and prescient travelogue of his journeys through his ancestral homeland, with a new preface by the author. Arising out of Naipaul’s lifelong obsession and passion for a country that is at once his and totally alien, India: A Million Mutinies Now relates the stories of many of the people he met traveling there more than fifty years ago. He explores how they have been steered by the innumerable frictions present in Indian society—the contradictions and compromises of religious faith, the whim and chaos of random political forces. This book represents Naipaul’s last word on his homeland, complementing his two other India travelogues, An Area of Darkness and India: A Wounded Civilization.

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