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A Feast of Vultures

By Josy Joseph
  • ISBN Code: : 9350297523
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Social Science
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'Every day, millions of people -- the rich, the poor and the many foreign visitors -- are hunting for ways to get their business done in modern India. If they search in the right places and offer the appropriate price, there is always a facilitator who can get the job done. This book is a sneak preview of those searches, the middlemen who do those jobs, and the many opportunities that the fast-growing economy offers.' Josy Joseph draws upon two decades as an investigative journalist to expose a problem so pervasive that we do not have the words to speak of it. The story is big: that of treacherous business rivalries, of how some industrial houses practically own the country, of the shadowy men who run the nation's politics. The story is small: a village needs a road and a hospital, a graveyard needs a wall, people need toilets. A Feast of Vultures is an unprecedented, multiple-level inquiry into modern India, and the picture it reveals is both explosive and frightening. Within these covers is unimpeachable evidence against some of the country's biggest business houses and political figures, and the reopening of major scandals that have shaped its political narratives. Through hard-nosed investigations and the meticulous gathering of documentary evidence, Joseph clinically examines and irrefutably documents the non-reportable. It is a troubling narrative, but also a call to action and a cry for change. A tour de force through the wildly beating heart of post-socialist India, the book is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the large, unwieldy truth about this nation.

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  • Category : Fiction
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"The Wizard" by H. Rider Haggard. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Selected Works of Voltairine de Cleyre

By Voltairine De Cleyre
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 447
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 440
  • Pdf File: selected-works-of-voltairine-de-cleyre.pdf

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Selected Works Of Voltairine De Cleyre is a compilation made by the author herself. De Cleyre was an activist, radical, suffragette, and leader of woman's freedom. Her works present varying matters linked to society's formal confines of the women of her time.

Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy

By Hall, Ian
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  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Book Code : 1529204615
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 288
  • Pdf File: modi-and-the-reinvention-of-indian-foreign-policy.pdf

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Narendra Modi’s energetic personal diplomacy and promise to make India a ‘leading power’, made soon after his landslide election victory in May 2014, surprised many analysts. Most had predicted that his government would concentrate on domestic issues, on the growth and development demanded by Indian voters, and that he lacked necessary experience in international relations. Instead, Modi’s time in office saw a concerted attempt to reinvent Indian foreign policy by replacing inherited understandings of its place in the world with one drawn largely from Hindu nationalist ideology. This book explores the drivers of this reinvention, arguing it arose from a combination of elite conviction and electoral calculation, and the impact it had on India’s international relations under Modi.

A Commentary on Revelation, Form #17.055

By Brooky Stockton
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  • Publisher : Sovereignty Education and Defense Ministry (SEDM)
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 289
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 358
  • Pdf File: a-commentary-on-revelation-form-17-055.pdf

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Explanation of the main theme of Revelation, which is government corruption and the obligation of Christians to prevent it. Sovereignty Education and Defense Ministry (SEDM) is expressly authorized to be republish this document on Google Book and Google Play and elsewhere by the author at the following location on the author's website: DMCA/Copyright, Section 10 https://nikeinsights.famguardian.org/footer/dmcacopyright/

The Agony of Life

By Dr. Kenneth Enyi
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  • Publisher : Partridge Africa
  • Book Code : 1482807734
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 820
  • Pdf File: the-agony-of-life.pdf

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The Agony of Life is a book about unconditional love, a comedy, a tragedy, a cry for the people, a cry for the nation, a cry for humanity, an agony of life and a social commentary. It is a book that narrates the agony and the hurdles that the author had to pass through in life from his birth and the abandonment by his mother, was again abandoned and left for dead during the Nigerian-Biafran war, miraculously survived the war and severe malnutrition and was reunited with his family long after the war. How he survived the countless illnesses and other obstacles that life presented to him.

Pearls of Thought

By Maturin Ballou
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  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5040461526
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 636
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Echoes of Enlightenment

By Suzanne M. Bessenger
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 019062468X
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  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 434
  • Pdf File: echoes-of-enlightenment.pdf

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Echoes of Enlightenment explores the issues of gender and sainthood raised by the recently discovered "liberation story" of the fourteenth-century Tibetan female Buddhist practitioner Sönam Peldren. Born in 1328, Sönam Peldren spent most of her adult life as a nomad in eastern Tibet until her death in 1372. She is believed to have been illiterate, lacking religious education, and unconnected to established religious institutions. For that reason, and because as a woman her claims of religious authority would have been constantly questioned, Sönam Peldren's success in legitimizing her claims of divine identity appear all the more remarkable. Today the site of her death is recognized as sacred by local residents. Suzanne Bessenger draws on the new-found biography of the saint to understand how the written record of the saint's life is shaped both by the hagiographical agendas of its multiple authors and by the dictates of the genres of Tibetan religious literature, including biography and poetry. She considers Sönam Peldren's enduring historical legacy as a fascinating piece of Tibetan history that reveals much about the social and textual machinations of saint production. Finally, she identifies Sönam Peldren as one of the earliest recorded instances of a historical Tibetan woman successfully using the uniquely Tibetan hermeneutic of deity emanation to achieve religious authority.

Seven Names for the Bellbird

By Mark Bonta
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  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Book Code : 1603446826
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 416
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Annotation "Seven Names for the Bellbird showcases the deep-rooted local traditions of bird appreciation and holds them up as a model for sound management of the environment. Through his recounting of local lore, author Mark Bonta makes the interaction between culture and avifauna in Latin America a key to better understanding the practice of biodiversity protection. He offers a significant contribution to the scarce anthropological and geographical literature on human-environment relationships in Central America and also provides wonderful stories of native birds and their human observers." "Bonta uses the concept of 'conservation geography' - the study of human beings and their landscapes, with natural resource conservation in the forefront - to advance his argument. He describes many cases in which local individuals and their traditional knowledge of birds contribute to a de facto variety of bird conservation that precedes or parallels 'official' bird protection efforts." "This book is not offered as 'proof' that all birds have happy futures in the Neotropics. Bonta recognizes the ravages of both human pressures and natural disasters on the birds and forests. But he shows that in many instances, birds are safe and even thrive in the presence of local people, who 'celebrate them just as often as they persecute them.'"--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

An American Politician

By F. Marion Crawford
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 203
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 611
  • Pdf File: an-american-politician.pdf

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"An American Politician" by F. Marion Crawford. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Bald Coot and Screaming Loon

By Niall Edworthy
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101185678
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 284
  • Pdf File: bald-coot-and-screaming-loon.pdf

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From the author of The Curious Gardener's Almanac, a fascinating miscellany that explores the mysterious world of birds. Comprising more than 1,000 entries of remarkable information about birds, bird life, and bird-watching, Bald Coot and Screaming Loon reveals the intriguing evolution and behavior patterns of these avian creatures. Woven into this wealth of knowledge are quotations, anecdotes, traditional sayings, lines of verse, practical advice for attracting and spotting birds, and words of rural wisdom, covering such topics as: ?How birds came to be ?Courtship and breeding ?Why birds sing and call ?Avian anatomy ?Birds and man ?How and why birds fly ?The mystery of migration ?Bird Brains: Instinct or intelligence? ?How birds cope in a damaged world

Tales of Troy and Greece

By Andrew Lang
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 0571333516
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 674
  • Pdf File: tales-of-troy-and-greece.pdf

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The roars of the hungry Minotaur came nearer and nearer - his feet could be heard thundering along the echoing floor of the labyrinth . . . Meet the original heroes of Greece as they battle the mythical creatures that have inspired imaginations for thousands of years, from the Minotaur to Cyclops. Written by a Homeric expert, this condensed retelling of the Greek legends brings these ancient bestsellers to a new generation of fans. This edition is perfect for younger readers who want stories that are easy to read, without losing any of the thrilling detail, and includes classic Greek stories, from Perseus and Medusa to Theseus and the Minotaur, as well as more unusual ones, such as Ulysses and Calypso. This beautiful new edition has a stunning cover by Erica Williams.

Origen

By Philips Ororho
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  • Publisher : Partridge Africa
  • Book Code : 1482862697
  • Total of Pages : 124
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 698
  • Pdf File: origen.pdf

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I write poems to portray my frustration with the system,the youth and other ancillary bodies. At present I have about ,20 poetry book