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Roe's India: Adventures in Surat by Abhilash Gaur
Price: Free! Words: 10,730. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Sir Thomas Roe, the first English ambassador to India, has left behind a lively account of his stay in the country. But reading Roe’s memoir is not easy as the English of his time is almost a different language. The modern reader who is not a student of history may not be able to keep at it. I have tried to interpret Roe’s writing for her.
Mahabharata Sabhaparva by Srinivasa Prasad Pillutla
Series: Mahabharata. Price: Free! Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Hinduism, Nonfiction » History » Asian
In this book Pandavas are cheated by Kauravas in a game of dice and take all their wealth and banish them to forest for 14 years. I have recorded my study of Mahabharata second chapter Sabhaparva in this ebook. Mahabharata is history of India, an epic war that ended one era and ushered in the current era. It is a story of what is Dharma, what is right or wrong.
Mahabharata Adiparva by Srinivasa Prasad Pillutla
Series: Mahabharata. Price: Free! Words: 31,170. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Hinduism, Nonfiction » History » Asian
Mahabharata is history of India, an epic war that ended one era and ushered in the current era. It is a story of what is Dharma, what is right or wrong. Characters of all shades of human psychology and emotions appear in this book. It is a case study of all types of personalities and situations. This book is the first chapter ‘Adiparva’ of Mahabharata a.k.a Jayakavya.
The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi by GP Editors
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,280. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015 by General Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Good & evil, Nonfiction » History » Asian
Assembled with skill and sensitivity by social activist Homer A. Jack, this selection of brief and incisive quotations range from religion and theology, personal and social ethics, service, and international and political affairs, to the family, education, culture, Indian problems, and Gandhi's most original concept, satyagraha — group nonviolent direct action.
The Land Of The Rulers by Son Lal
Price: Free! Words: 25,830. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » History » Asian
Feudal land, war and village life in the Rajasthan desert. A Rathore clan ruled Chelana for a few centuries up to the end of feudal rule in 1952. How it fought at the battle fields and how it lived at home. How different village groups interacted. Their relation to land and each others before and after the feudal land system was abolished. Changes in land tax. The fate of the village lord family.
The Mighty Mughal Emperors by James David
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014 by Mahesh Dutt Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Jahangir and lustre and fashion of Noorjahan which was immortalised by Shahjahan by constructing the Taj Mahal in Agra could not be retained by the unwisely and intolerant policy of Aurangzeb. All the successors of Aurangzeb were incompetent. Aurangzeb wanted to divide his kingdom amongst his three sons.
The Duties of a King by Manu Datta
Price: Free! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Arthashastra is an ancient Sanskrit treatise on statecraft, economic pollcy and military strategy. We present a small excerpt from this book, in an illustrated and light reading format. This excerpt describes the duties that a king must perform, over the course of each day and night, divided into sixteen periods. Flip through the life of a King, twenty three centuries ago.
The Life of Mahabalipuram: Pulsing Stories Trapped in Stone by Apoorva Malarvannan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,310. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Mahabalipuram is an Indian historical landmark, vastly important to Tamilian culture. Yet it has largely been forgotten by the long arch of history. This book serves to uncover and untangle the many fascinating narratives of the people and art that have populated that little town by the sea, both past and present. What results is an engaging look at a little-known piece of world history.
Radha Theke Poschimbongo - A journey Through Four Millenium by Dilip K. Bandyopadhyay
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,960. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
History of Bangladesh (Bengal) along with other Bengali speaking areas of India from epic ages to twentieth century.
The Ascent Of The Common Man Of India by Sukant Khurana
Price: Free! Words: 23,580. Language: American English. Published: April 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » History » Asian
This book is about the changing landscape of politics in India. It also evaluates evolution of Indian mores and values in the recent years. This book explores contrasting visions of Indian growth, development, defense and role of religion in society. It captures the rise of common man and more importantly the need of true rise of common man in Indian politics.
Passions,power,perfidy by Pl.D. Parimoo
Price: Free! Words: 49,810. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Kalhana, a Kashmiri, was the author of Rajatarangini, and is regarded as the first properly documented historian of the undivided Indian Subcontinent. He composed his book Rajatarangini, the river of kings, in A.D. 1148-49. His father, Champaka, was the minister of king Harsha of Kashmir (A.D. 1089-1101). Kalhana starts his narrative with description of Gonanda dynasty after referring to his study
Leopard on the Loose: Adventurer Frank Buck tackles an escaped leopard by Bob Martin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » History » Asian
In 1920 adventurer and animal collector Frank Buck stood on a ship’s rolling deck, face to face with a leopard that had escaped its cage. Man and animal eyed each other. Buck was armed, but he didn’t want to shoot the leopard. He wanted to get it back into its cage. He knew, though, it might be easier to squeeze toothpaste back into its tube.
William Carey by John William
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,910. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography, Nonfiction » History » Asian
William Carey - Pioneer Missionary to India, translated the Bible in 40 Indian languages, first college for higher education in India, the first Saving Bank in India, first Newspaper in Indian language ‘Samachar Darpan’ Introduced the steam engine to India & encouraged Indian blacksmith to make copies of the engine, Wrote 132 books of learning on various subjects.
A Voice Of The Indian Desert by Son Lal
Price: Free! Words: 33,750. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » History » Asian
Tan Dan about fights in the feudal age and the liberation of the feudal serfs in the 1950s. Narrations from his native village. Detha cattlebreeders had clashes with feudal lords, who did not accept any rivalry to their supremacy. Untouchable Hindus worked as humiliated serfs. Among them Harji. Brutally beaten, as his hair was too long. Eventually the suppressed farmers became landowners.
Many Untouchable Castes by Son Lal
Price: Free! Words: 45,560. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Nonfiction » History » Asian
The book is about caste competition in feudal Rajasthan in the mid-20th century. About groups segregated by highcaste Hindus in the Marvar desert region. Castes heavily burdened by ageold customs prescribed by the feudal elite. The behaviour towards ritual untouchables. Attempts to rise in the society by leaving work disdained by others. As narrated by Tan Dan, a villager of the area.
Below the Peacock Fan: First Ladies of the Raj by Marian Fowler
You set the price! Words: 93,530. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
When the British ruled India, four Victorian women find themselves in a disturbing land, experiencing extremes of decadence amid crushing poverty. Emily Eden, Charlotte Canning, Edith Lytton and Mary Curzon followed husbands or a brother who were appointed Viceroys. In this compelling slice of colonial history we see how India marked them with its heat, mutinies and lascivious secrets.
Cattle Nomads Of The Indian Desert by Son Lal
Price: Free! Words: 37,470. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Nonfiction » History » Asian
About nomads in Rajasthan who have grazed cattle on a large scale since early history. With a pastoral culture from the west in Asia, that partly differed from the culture of the settled Hindus of the Indian subcontinent. Tan Dan's forefathers were a part of that nomadic culture, to which also ox caravan traders belonged and small groups with other professions.
The Indian Mutiny - A Brief History by Andrew Knight
Series: A Brief History, Book 3. You set the price! Words: 12,400. Language: British English. Published: January 29, 2013 by UK Independent Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century(5.00 from 1 review)
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the East India Company's army on 10 May 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon escalated into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper Gangetic plain and central India, with the major hostilities confined to present-day Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, northern Madhya Pradesh, and the Delhi region.