Bharatiyata Ki Ore

Author: Pavan K Varma
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9351188175
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Bharatiyata Ki Ore. What are the consequences of Empire? Do they ever fade? In this follow-up to his bestselling book Being Indian, Pavan K. Varma takes a long hard look at our cultural psyche, sixty years after India’s political liberation from Western colonial masters. Examining modern history, contemporary events and personal experience, he demonstrates, with passion, insight and impeccable logic, why India, and other formerly subject nations, can never truly be free—and certainly not in a position to assume global leadership—unless they reclaim their cultural identity. Note: This book is in the Hindi language and has been made available for the Kindle, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paperwhite, iPhone and iPad, and for iOS, Windows Phone and Android devices.

Bharatiyata Ki Ore

Author: Pawan Kumar Verma
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
ISBN: 9350488582
Size: 68.97 MB
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Bharatiyata Ki Ore. उभरती हुई विश्‍व-ताकत होने के दावों के बावजूद सच्चाई यही है कि हम एंग्लो-सेक्शन दुनिया की आलोचना और तारीफ, दोनों के प्रति बेहद संवेदनशील हैं और उसकी स्वीकृति पाने के लिए लालायित हैं। आजाद भारत के गृह मंत्रालय के नॉर्थ ब्लॉक स्थित मुख्यालय के बाहर औपनिवेशिक शासकों द्वारा अंग्रेजी में लिखी इन पंक्‍त‌ियों को कोई भी पढ़ सकता है— Liberty will not descend to a people, a people must raise themselves to liberty. महज कुछ दशक पहले तक विश्व भिन्न-भिन्न साम्राज्यों में बँटा हुआ था। बीसवीं सदी के मध्य में इन साम्राज्यों से स्वाधीन देशों का जन्म हुआ, पर उनकी राजनीतिक स्वतंत्रता के बावजूद भारत जैसे उपनिवेशवाद के शिकार रहे देशों के लिए सांस्कृतिक स्वतंत्रता एक स्वप्न जैसी रह गई है। प्रख्यात लेखक पवन वर्मा ने इस महत्त्वपूर्ण पुस्तक में भारतीयों की मानसिक बनावट पर साम्राज्य के प्रभावों का विश्‍लेषण किया है। आधुनिक भारतीय इतिहास, समकालीन घटनाओं और निजी अनुभवों के आधार पर वे इस बात की पड़ताल करते हैं कि किस प्रकार उपनिवेशवाद से जुड़ी चीजों का असर आज भी हमारी रोजमर्रा की जिंदगी पर छाया हुआ है। पूरे भावावेग, अंतर्दृष्‍ट‌ि और अकाट्य तर्कशक्ति के साथ पवन वर्मा दिखाते हैं कि भारत और गुलाम रह चुके अन्य देश सही मायनों में तभी स्वतंत्र हो पाएँगे और तभी विश्‍व का नेतृत्व करने की हालत में हो पाएँगे, जब तक कि वे अपनी सांस्कृतिक पहचान को फिर से हासिल नहीं कर लेते।

Global E Litism

Author: Gili S. Drori
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780716756736
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Global E Litism. There is no question that technological advances in the early twenty-first century have ushered in a new kind of freedom that makes products and ideas available to groups of people all over the world. Nevertheless, there is a large gap between those who have access to information and communication technologies, such as the Internet, and those who do not. In Global E-Litism, Gili S. Drori expertly explores this global digital divide and simultaneously examines the cultural and political processes contributing to the growing technological disparity between developed and developing countries and the worldwide implications of these processes.

Being Indian

Author: Pavan K. Varma
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780143033424
Size: 17.67 MB
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Being Indian. Misconceptions About India And Indians Abound, Fed By The Stereotypes Created By Foreigners, And The Myths About Themselves Projected By Indians. In Being Indian, Pavan K.Varma Demolishes These Myths And Generalizations As He Turns His Sharply Observant Gaze On His Fellow Countrymen To Examine What Really Makes Indians Tick And What They Have To Offer The World In The 21St Century. Varma S Insightful Analysis Of The Indian Personality And The Culture That Has Created It Reaches Startling New Conclusions On The Paradoxes And Contradictions That Characterize Indian Attitudes Towards Issues Such As Power, Wealth And Spirituality. How, For Example, Does The Appalling Indifference Of Most Indians To The Suffering Of The Poor And The Inequities Of The Caste System Square With Their Enthusiastic Championing Of Parliamentary Democracy? The Book Also Examines India S Future Prospects As An Economic, Military And Technological Power, Providing Valuable Pointers To The Likely Destiny Of A Nation Of One Billion People. Drawing On Sources As Diverse As Ancient Sanskrit Treatises And Bollywood Lyrics, And Illuminating His Examples With A Wealth Of Telling Anecdotes, Pavan Varma Creates A Vivid And Compelling Portrait Of Indians As He Argues That They Will Survive And Flourish In The New Millennium Precisely Because Of What They Are, Warts And All, And Not Because Of What They Think They Are Or Would Like To Be. This Book, Which Will Stimulate Reflection, Discussion And Controversy, Is A Must Read For Both Foreigners Who Wish To Understand Indians And Indians Who Wish To Understand Themselves.

Becoming Indian

Author: Pavan K. Varma
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 0670083461
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Becoming Indian. Those who have never been colonized can never really know what it does to the psyche of a people. Those who have been are often not fully aware of or are unwilling to accept the degree to which they have been compromised. Till just a few decades ago, much of the world was carved into empires. By the mid twentieth century independent countries had emerged from these, but even after years of political liberation, cultural freedom has eluded formerly colonized nations like India. In this important book, Pavan Varma, best-selling author of the seminal works The Great Indian Middle Class and Being Indian, looks at the consequences of Empire on the Indian psyche. Drawing upon modern Indian history, contemporary events and personal experience, he examines how and why the legacies of colonialism persist in our everyday life, affecting our language, politics, creative expression and self-image. Over six decades after Independence, English remains the most powerful language in India, and has become a means of social and economic exclusion. Our classical arts and literature continue to be neglected, and our popular culture is mindlessly imitative of western trends. Our cities are dotted with incongruous buildings that owe nothing to indigenous traditions of architecture. For all our bravado as an emerging superpower, we remain unnaturally sensitive to both criticism and praise from the Anglo-Saxon world and hunger for its approval. And outside North Block, the headquarters of free India's Ministry of Home Affairs, a visitor can still read these lines inscribed by the colonial rulers: Liberty will not descend to a people, a people must raise themselves to liberty. It is a blessing which must be earned before it can be enjoyed.

The Wisdom Of Gandhi

Author: Philosophical Library
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453201513
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The Wisdom Of Gandhi. Be the Change. Drawn from Gandhi’s own words, this collection shares one man’s philosophy that changed world history. When the Indian people, inspired by the words of Mahatma Gandhi, overthrew British rule, they proved that great political change could exist without violence. Revered both as a saint and a master politician in his native country, Gandhi proffered a philosophy that combined Thoreau’s doctrine of civil disobedience with many Hindu beliefs. A comprehensive introduction to this influential modern thinker, The Wisdom of Gandhi recounts his deeply held views on a variety of topics, including passive resistance, self-discipline, democracy, and even well-being. This is essential text for the history and political reader, as well as anyone looking for words to inspire change.


Author: Jai Shankar Prasad
ISBN: 9789810752941
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Kamayani. Jaishankar Prasad (1889-1937) attended formal school till class eight, because of financial constraints. He drew on his own study of Indian scriptures, philosophy, history, literature, and culture to create works which established him as a giant of Hindi Literature in his short life of 48 years. His epic poem Kamayani (1936) is a feast for intellectuals. It operates at three different levels: the gross or mythological, the emotional and the spiritual. Prasad infused the vision of a rishi, a sage, into this work. The reader experiences poetic currents of human emotions - anxiety, hope, desire, love, shyness, sorrow, confl ict - and finally emerges at an elevated level of consciousness.

Andha Yug

Author: Dharamvir Bharati
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824835170
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Andha Yug. Andha Yug is one of the most significant plays of modern India. Written immediately after the partition of the Indian subcontinent, the play is a profound meditation on the politics of violence and aggressive selfhood. The moral burden of the play is that every act of violence inevitably debases society as a whole. Alok Bhalla's translation captures the essential tension between the nightmare of self-enchantment, which the story of the Kauravas represents, and the ever-present possibility of finding a way out of the cycle of revenge into a redemptive ethicality.

Guiding Souls

Author: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
ISBN: 9788188322749
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Guiding Souls.

The Bhagvat Geeta Or Dialogues Of Kreeshna And Arjoon Scholar S Choice Edition

Author: Charles Wilkins
Publisher: Scholar's Choice
ISBN: 9781298239945
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The Bhagvat Geeta Or Dialogues Of Kreeshna And Arjoon Scholar S Choice Edition. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.