Ratan Lal Basu

Biography

ADDRESS: 19 Nazrul Path, Birati, Kolkata-700051, India
Mobile: 9830964383

EDUCATION

Ph. D. in Economics
Profession: Retired from 1st January, 2009 from the post of Reader in Economics and Teacher-in-Charge, Bhairab Ganguly College, Kolkata, India

Smashwords Interview

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Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born at a picturesque village close to hills, rivers and forests and spent there sixteen years and after completing school left for higher studies at Calcutta. The rural life brought me in contact with simple rural folk and tribal people and it also enhanced my aesthetic sense and love for nature. The life in Calcutta too had a great influence on my life and both rural and urban experiences have influenced my writing considerably.
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Books

Espionage Methods And The Horror of Echelon-Imint And The CIA
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Price: Free! Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This book at first gives an overview of the modern espionage methods and thereafter highlights how our privacy and freedom have been jeopardized by espionage methods like the Echelon and Imint and the all pervasive espionage activities of the Central Intelligence Agency of the USA.
Cold War, KGB & Soviet Social Imperialism
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Price: Free! Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
This booklet probes into the role of the Soviet espionage agency KGB during the cold war era from 1955 to 1991 and its secret war with the CIA, with glimpses of activities of the important Soviet moles in the CIA and the FBI of the USA.
Espionage Agency Mossad and Eichmann Drama
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Price: Free! Words: 8,680. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This first book in the series, ‘modern espionage’ dwells upon the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad (short for “Ha Mossad le Modi”, meaning institute for intelligence and special operations), its objectives and activities with a detailed account of Eichmann’s capture from Argentina by Mossad agents for trial in Israel
Stories of Spies
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You set the price! Words: 13,020. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This e-book depicts the colourful true story of a few real world spies, whose espionage created sensation all over the world. These include both male and female spies of variegated characters and motivations.
Horror of Soviet Secret Police
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Price: Free! Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
This book depicts the crime against humanity committed by Lenin and Stalin through Secret Police and espionage agencies and slave labor camps in the USSR
Tagore, Hepburn and Shahrukh Khan
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Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Category: Essay » Sociology
This booklet contains two articles and some photographs. the first Article about Audrey Hepburn's familiarity with Tagore's works and the second about the popularity of the Indian film star Shahrukh Khan in Indonesia and the photos are of Indian cultural heritage in Indonesia.
Economic Concepts: Ancient and Modern
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Series: ECONOMICS, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 23,980. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economic history
This collection of articles gives a broad idea about economic concepts of Kautliya's Arthasastra (circa 300 B. C.), Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Classical and Neoclassical Economists, Mahatma Gandhi, John Maynard Keynes and post Keynesian Economists
স্বপ্ন স্মৃতি বাস্তব
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Price: Free! Words: 34,290. Language: Bengali. Published: February 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
এই উপন্যাসটির বিষয়বস্তু ১৯৬০-৭০ সালের ভারতের রাজ্য পশ্চিমবঙ্গের নকসালবাড়ি আন্দোলন ও পশ্চিমবঙ্গের অর্থনীতি, রাজনীতি ও সংস্কৃতির উপর তার প্রভাব । কলকাতার প্রেসিডেন্সি কলেজের ছাত্র আন্দোলন দিয়ে এই উপন্যাসের শুরু এবং নকসাল আন্দোলনের বিফলতা ও তআর পরবর্তী স্বপ্ন ভঙ্গের মধ্যে এই উপন্যাসের পরিসমাপ্তি।
অ-সাধারণ সুন্দর ও অনান্য গল্প
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Series: FICTION, Book 11. Price: Free! Words: 7,560. Language: Bengali. Published: January 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
এই বইটি কয়েকটি বাংলা ছোটো গল্পের সংকলন। প্রথম গল্পটি একটি নিটোল প্রেমের গল্প। দ্বিতীয় গল্পটি একটি হাসির গল্প। তৃতীয় গল্পটিতে গঙ্গাদেবীর মহিমা নিয়ে এবং চথুর্থ গল্পটি ধনি পরিবারের দিশাহীন ছেলের গল্প।
Tantra Cult
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Series: YOGA and TANTRA, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
There are many misgivings and superstitions around the Tantra Cult. This booklet attempts a scientific analysis and explanation of the Tantra Cult as originated in India and practiced now a days in various forms all over the world.
Stories for Children
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Series: FICTION, Book 10. Price: Free! Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
This collection contains four stories of animals, trees, hunters and folklore
Tragedy of the Pugilist
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Series: FICTION, Book 9. Price: Free! Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A poor and naïve boxer loved a girl very deeply. The girl and his father took advantage of this and exploited him ruthlessly to ruin him and his poor mother.
Dream In A Rainy Day
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Series: FICTION, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Sandip, a communist revolutionary was released from jail after the movement had completely died down and he found the entire world changed and the dream to create a new world ended in utter frustration
Mod Lady and the Prabhus
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Series: FICTION, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
It is a funny story about two vagabond boys and a famous lady. The vagabonds while in forest in futile quest of treasure trove rescued the panic stricken lady from the monkeys chasing her to snatch her food packet and was amazed to discover that the lady had been awarded a coveted reward in a television contest for adventure and courage..
Horror Of Yakshini
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Series: FICTION, Book 6. You set the price! Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The protagonist, a collector of antique goods, buys a nude idol of a yakshini from an old man and uncovers it ignoring warnings of its seller. Thereafter he gets infatuated to the voluptuous idol and encounters horrible consequences.
The Curse Of The Goddess
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Series: FICTION, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 40,550. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
This novel portrays the thrilling adventure of an intrepid Hindu boy and a Buddhist hill girl who undertook to resolve the curse that befell the Buddhist hill people who had inadvertently dishonored a powerful Hindu goddess. This is a story of love, adventure and mystery of tantric cult.
Atharva Veda, A Brief Outline
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Series: HINDU PHILOSOPHY, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
This booklet incorporates a representative section headlines from the first ten chapters of the available text of Atharva Veda. They are likely to give a fairly good idea about the non-Aryan characteristics of Atharva Veda, an unique ancient Indian text depicting the superstitious cults of the primitive religions.
Lord Krishna Mystery
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Series: HINDU PHILOSOPHY, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
This booklet endeavors to explain the fact that Lord Krishna is the symbol of the Supreme Lord and not an Avatar (incarnate) of Lord Vishnu of Hindu Puranas.
Bhakti Yoga
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Series: YOGA and TANTRA, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
This booklet explains the principle of Bhakti Yoga (Devotional Yoga) and explains why devotion without true wisdom degenerates into self seeking, avenues of fulfilling baser desires, blind ritualism, idolatry and morbid fantasy. The text also explains the relation between science and true wisdom
Principles of Hatha Yoga
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Series: YOGA and TANTRA, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Asian philosophy
The book gives a general outline of the Hatha Yoga methods as delineated in the Book “Hatha Yoga Pradipika”, written in Sanskrit by Yogi Svatmarama during the fifteenth century A.D.
Karma Yoga
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Series: YOGA and TANTRA, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
The book defines different types of Yoga and elaborates the principles of Karma Yoga with personal experience and excerpts from the Hindu sacred text ‘Gita’ & ‘Karma Yoga’ by Swami Vivekananda.
Raj Yoga
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Series: YOGA and TANTRA, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Asian philosophy
This book gives the brief outlines of the Yogic Methods on the basis of Patanjali's 'Yoga Sutra' which is in perfect conformity with Vedic Hindu Religion which is Free From Idolatry, Mysticism and Esoteric Rituals and conceives of a Supreme God who is 'One and Only-one', 'Ubiquitous', 'Invisible' and 'Attribute-free'.
Fantastic Hill Trek
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Series: TRAVELOGUE, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
The travelogue gives a vivid account of his adventure to Sandhak-Fu, the peak which gives the magnificent views of mount Everest and Kanchenjunga and his journey through vales and forests around this peak.
The Witch's Mirror And Other Stories
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Series: FICTION, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 27,210. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
The stories included in this collection have in their backdrop the turbulent political milieu in West Bengal, India during 1969-2011. The period was characterized by terrorism, political crimes, instability and uncertainly. The stories in this volume depict the struggles of human beings to wade through this abysmal darkness.
The Gladiator And Other Stories
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Series: FICTION, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 18,630. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
This is a collection of eight short stories that depict the nuances of human psychology, the predicament of individuals via-a-vis the complexities of social life and the pains and pleasres of human living.
Mahabharata, the Great Indian Epic: Economic and Political Ideas
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Series: ECONOMICS, Book 5. You set the price! Words: 7,350. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics
The book endeavors to depict some of the economic and political ideas embedded in the great Indian epic Mahabharata
Manusmriti, the Hindu Law Book: Economic Ideas
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Series: ECONOMICS, Book 4. You set the price! Words: 11,700. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics
Study of this book would give the reader a complete grasp over the economic ideas delineated in the Manusmriti composed before 3000 B.C. by Manu. To enable free reading the English translations of the supporting excerpts from the text has been relegated to the end of the book under 'notes'.
Kautliya's Arthasastra ( 300 B.C.): Economic Ideas
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Series: ECONOMICS, Book 3. You set the price! Words: 20,700. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics
This book delineates all the economic ideas embedded in the Arthasastra composed around 300 B.C. in India by Kautilya, a great Brahmin scholar and the Prime Minister of the Maurya king. To enable free reading the English translations of the supporting excerpts from the original text has been relegated to the end of the book under 'notes'.
Blue Are the Far Off Mountains
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Series: FICTION, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 24,890. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Like the blue mountain romantic love endures only if the lovers are at distance from each other. Proximity destroys love as the lovers soon discover the shortcomings of each other and the harsh reality unravels the absurdity of the colorful image each paints about the other. The stories in this collection portrays this truth pertaining to sex-love between men and women.
Material Progress, Ethics & Human Development
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Series: ECONOMICS, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 22,580. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics
It is a collection articles related to the relation between material progress and human social ethics -- both in the West and India and also the concepts of human development as historically evolved. In fact, in conventional economic analysis ethical issues are sidetracked, but without ethical aspect economic develoment loses human face. This book endeavors to emphasize this aspect.
Glimpses of the Indian Economy: Ancient & Modern
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Series: ECONOMICS, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 13,560. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics
The book, consisting of four articles covering burning economic in Modern and Ancient India: Diversification of Agriculture in Eastern and North-Eastern India and the Poor; Ancient India’s Foreign Trade with East Asia; Ethical Basis of Exploitation of the Dalits in India and Public Distribution System in India and Food Security

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