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
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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।

The Great Indian Middle Class

Author: Pavan K. Varma
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780143103257
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The Great Indian Middle Class. [An] Erudite, Thoughtful, Perceptive And Elegantly Written Study -Hindustan Times In This Powerful And Insightful Critique, The Author Examines The Evolution Of The Indian Middle Class During The Twentieth Century, Especially Since Independence. He Shows Us How The Middle Class, Guided By Self-Interest, Is Becoming Increasingly Insensitive To The Plight Of The Underprivileged, And How Economic Liberalization Has Only Heightened Its Tendency To Withdraw From Anything That Does Not Relate Directly To Its Material Well-Being. An Essential Read, This Fresh Edition Updated With A New Introduction Analyses The Transformation Of The Middle Class In The Decade Since 1997 And Seeks To Reconcile The Seemingly Dichotomous Aspects Of Our Economy And Polity.

Ghalib

Author: Pavan K. Varma
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780143064817
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Ghalib. A Brilliant Biography Of Nineteenth Century India S Greatest Poet Mirza Mohammad Asadullah Khan Ghalib Began Writing Poetry In Persian At The Age Of Nine And The Pre-Eminent Poet Of The Time, Mir, Predicted A Great Future For The Precocious Genius When He Was Shown His Verse. But Success And Material Rewards Did Not Come To Ghalib Easily For The Times Were Against Him, And He Did Not Suffer Fools Gladly Even If They Occupied Positions Of Importance. Ghalib Was At The Height Of His Powers When Events Took A Turn For The Worse. First Came The Decline Of The Mughal Court, Then The Rise Of The British Empire And, Finally, The Revolt Of 1857. Though Ghalib Lived Through The Upheavals And Purges Of The Revolt, In Which Many Of His Contemporaries And Friends Died And His Beloved Delhi Was Irrevocably Changed, He Was A Broken Man And Longed For Death. When He Died, On 15 February 1869, He Left Behind Some Of The Most Vivid Accounts Of The Events Of The Period Ever Written. In This Illuminating Biography Pavan K. Varma Evocatively Captures The Spirit Of The Man And The Essence Of The Times He Lived In.

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.

Being Indian

Author: Pavan K. Varma
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780143033424
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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.

Links In The Chain

Author: Mahādevī Varmā
Publisher: Katha
ISBN: 9788187649342
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Links In The Chain. This collection, a part of Katha Studies in Culture and Translation Series, brings to the reader 11 incisive and insightful essays on the plight of the Indian woman. Recipient of the Padma Bhushan and Bharatiya Jnanpith Award, Mahadevi Varma is a celebrated Hindi poet. These essays offer a host of perspectives on the circumstantial obligations of Indian women.

Environmental Issues Surrounding Human Overpopulation

Author: Singh, Rajeev Pratap
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522516840
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Environmental Issues Surrounding Human Overpopulation. There are many factors to be considered when examining the current state of environmental problems in the modern world. By addressing these causes, the preservation of ecosystems and environmental resources can be maintained. Environmental Issues Surrounding Human Overpopulation is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the depletion of natural resources due to overpopulation and presents insights on how these environmental threats can be addressed. Highlighting technological, economic, and social perspectives, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, researchers, academics, students, and practitioners interested in better understanding the current state of the global environment.

Kamayani

Author: Jai Shankar Prasad
Publisher:
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.

The Logic Of Evangelism

Author: William James Abraham
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802804334
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The Logic Of Evangelism. Defining evangelism as initiating people into the kingdom, Abraham critiques contemporary church growth and evangelism from a theological perspective. A good text for a graduate level course on evangelism.