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A CALL TO HONOUR:In Service of Emergent India by Jaswant Singh

A CALL TO HONOUR:In Service of Emergent...

'THE CAUTIOUS, TENTATIVE INDIA OF MARCH 1998 HAD, BY MAY 2004, BECOME A SELF-CONFIDENT, RESURGENT INDIA. ITS VOICE WAS BEING HEARD, AGAIN'. A Call to Honour: In Service of Emergent India is an evocative account about a crucial period in India's history. After the passing of the Nehruvian era of conservative socialism and non-alignment in international relations, India went on to redefine its character and goals in accordance with the demands of a post Cold War world. The BJP-led NDA Government...
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A PILGRIMAGE TO THE HIMALAYAS AND OTHER SILHOUE by Mahadevi Verm

A PILGRIMAGE TO THE HIMALAYAS AND OTHER...

A Pilgrimage to the Himalayas (Smriti ki rekhyan) is a curious mix of memoirs, sketches and essays. Ably translated, it describes India as it was before independence through a series of encounters. As fluid and absorbing as stories, the portraits are marked by a deep sense of authorial empathy. Also, rarely have the common people of that period been represented so vividly and the work gives us remarkable insight into their modes of thought, social norms and religious beliefs--in the process of...
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BABUDOM: CATACOMBS OF INDIAN BUREAUCRACY by Sudhansu Mohanty

BABUDOM: CATACOMBS OF INDIAN...

Sudhansu Mohanty explores with remarkable candour the psyche and acts of Indian bureaucray beneath the surface quiet. Today morality is alien, even the very mention of it - What does the society say about it? The babu inheres this ??? plucking it from the atmosphere as it were, and quickly learns the art while still in bureaucratic diapers. Specifications of BABUDOM: CATACOMBS OF INDIAN BUREAUCRACY 01 Edition (Paperback) BOOK DETAILS Publisher RUPA PUBLICATIONS INDIA PVT LTD. Publication Year...
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BABULOG:Vignettes of Indian Bureaucrats by Sudhansu Mohanty

BABULOG:Vignettes of Indian Bureaucrats...

This is a realistic, though satiric, take on present-day Indian bureaucrats - bodiceripped and in the buff. They are not quite the persona they pretend to the genteel outer world: shameless, corrupt, mean and pettifogging, yet believing in blatant self-promotion to climb up the greasy bureaucratic totem pole through acoustics and cosmetics - all with precious tax-payers' money. Yet a little peeling off the epidermis and you get to see the visibles: bureaucratic siliconism and kleptostyle...
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BABUSPEAK AND OTHER STORIES by Sudhansu Mohanty

BABUSPEAK AND OTHER STORIES by Sudhansu...

Sudhansu Mohanty???s sensitive stories convey intricate human relationships, yet they resonate with emotion and nostalgia ??? the basis of these seventeen short stories. The tete-a ???tete of two senior bureaucrates captures the corrupt, nepotistic opportunism of Indian Babudom; a chance rendezvous with her former lover leads to nuanced possibilities in Suvra???s mind when reality suddenly jolts her; Shiela???s anguished life seems to find solace upon serendipitous spotting of black moles in...
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DEFINING MOMENTS by Rajendra Shekhar

DEFINING MOMENTS by Rajendra Shekhar

Defining Moments is a memoir containing 24 episodes strung together, in a unifying theme. The purpose of a memoir is to capture certain highlights or ???meaningful moments??? in one???s past and according to Gore Vidal, ???a memoir is how one remembers one???s own life???. This book does exactly that and is also a delightful read. The book is peppered with endearing characters, especially so Mansukha, Pyare Mian, and of course ???Mother??? for whom Eton could have been a ???pile of bricks???....
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INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE by B. K. Misra

INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE by B. K....

Experience has shown that the Indian Administrative Service could neither work like the Indian Civil Service nor define on ethos for itself even when in the same administrative pattern. After the enactment of the Constitution, the contradictions between the inherited colonial administrative pattern and the parliamentary system of government would become more sharply defined with the passage of time. Indian Administrative Services, The Case of Reform, analyses the inadequacies under which the...
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Memoirs by Pablo Neruda

Memoirs by Pablo Neruda

The classic and deeply moving memoir by Pablo Neruda, the most widely read political poet of our time and winner of the Nobel Prize The south of Chile was a frontier wilderness when Pablo Neruda was born in 1904. In these memoirs he retraces his bohemian student years in Santiago; his sojourns as Chilean consul in Burma, Ceylon, and Java, in Spain during the civil war, and in Mexico; and his service as a Chilean senator. Neruda, a Communist, was driven from his senate seat in 1948, and a...
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MY CHINA DIARY 1956-88 by K. Natwar Singh

MY CHINA DIARY 1956-88 by K. Natwar...

My China Diary 1956-88 recounts the events which occurred when the author served as a diplomat in Beijing, and what transpired during Premier Chou En-lai's ill-fated visit to India in April 1960. The book concludes with Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's path-breaking passage to China. It offers new insights about the complexities of India-China bilateral relations between 1956 and 1988. His overview is fascinationg. My China Diary 1956-88 is illuminationg, provocative, stimulating and...
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THE FRAGRANCE OF FORGOTTEN YEARS by Bilkees Latif

THE FRAGRANCE OF FORGOTTEN YEARS by...

A young French girl, straight out of a finishing school in Switzerland, falls in love with a handsome Nawab from Hyderabad. She marries him and finds hereself transported amidst the grandeur of the aristocratic Nizams. Surrounded by an alien culture, she is drawn to its sun-filled skies, the fragrance of jasmine and the spirituality of its people. Specifications of THE FRAGRANCE OF FORGOTTEN YEARS (Hardcover) BOOK DETAILS Publisher RUPA PUBLICATIONS INDIA PVT LTD. Publication Year 12/01/2009...
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YOURS SINCERELY by K. Natwar Singh

YOURS SINCERELY by K. Natwar Singh

K. Natwar Singh was born in 1931. He was educated at Mayo College, Ajmer, Scindia School, Gwalior, St. Stephen's College, Delhi and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1953 and resigned from it in 1984, thereafter he joined the Congress Party. At present, he is a member of the Congress Working Committee. Specifications of YOURS SINCERELY (Hardcover) BOOK DETAILS Publisher RUPA PUBLICATIONS INDIA PVT LTD. Publication Year 12/01/2009 ISBN-13 9788129115669...
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