History

Indian Economy Book Mrunal

India Since Independence
by Bipan Chandra

A thorough and incisive introduction to contemporary India The story of the forging of India, the world’s largest democracy, is a rich and inspiring one. This volume, a sequel to the best-selling India’s Struggle for Independence, analyses the challenges India has faced and the successes it has achieved, in the light of its colonial legacy and century-long struggle for freedom. The book describes how the Constitution was framed, as also how the Nehruvian political and economic agenda and basics of foreign policy were evolved and developed. It dwells on the consolidation of the nation, examining contentious issues like party politics in the Centre and the states, the Punjab problem, and anti-caste politics and untouchability. This revised edition offers a scathing analysis of the growth of communalism in India and the use of state power in furthering its cause. It also documents the fall of the National Democratic Alliance in the 2004 General Elections, the United Progressive Alliance’s subsequent rise to power and the Indo-US Nuclear Deal that served to unravel the political consensus at the centre. Apart from detailed analyses of Indian economic reforms since 1991 and wide-ranging land reforms and the Green Revolution, this new edition includes an overview of the Indian economy in the new millennium. These, along with objective assessments of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Jayaprakash Narayan, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Rajiv Gandhi, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh, constitute a remarkable overview of a nation on the move.

INDIAN ECONOMY EBOOK
by Dr Ramesh Singh

 Indian Economy (for UPSC Examination) 9e is mainly aimed at students who are preparing for the UPSC Prelim and Main examinations. Its content is aligned to suit the specific needs of aspirants who are appearing for various competitive examinations like the civil services examinations, as also for those who have opted for economics as one of their optional subjects.

The main objective here is to provide all the possible economic concepts–technical terms, economic policies and developments in India and changes in those policies in successive Indian governments—in one book. The systematic definition and explanation of many economic terms will be of use to the students who have opted for economics in their preparation of various competitive examinations.

The Ebook of Indian Economy is designed to be a useful resource for the UPSC and State PSC aspirants. Made into a multicolor Epub version of the print book, this ebook can be accessed anywhere anytime in the student’s mobile phone, tab or other portable devices whether Android or Windows.  Every Chapter is designed based on its own theme and presents itself distinctly. Its easily navigable TOC and reference footnotes make it handy and more efficient for readers. This ebook is the perfect solution available to you 24*7 in your pockets


India After Gandhi
by Ramachandra Guha

Born against a background of privation and civil war, divided along lines of caste, class, language and religion, independent India emerged, somehow, as a united and democratic country. Ramachandra Guha’s hugely acclaimed book tells the full story – the pain and the struggle, the humiliations and the glories – of the world’s largest and least likely democracy.

While India is sometimes the most exasperating country in the world, it is also the most interesting. Ramachandra Guha writes compellingly of the myriad protests and conflicts that have peppered the history of free India. Moving between history and biography, the story of modern India is peopled with extraordinary characters. Guha gives fresh insights into the lives and public careers of those long-serving Prime Ministers, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. But the book also writes with feeling and sensitivity about lesser-known (though not necessarily less important) Indians – peasants, tribals, women, workers and musicians.

Massively researched and elegantly written, India After Gandhi is a remarkable account of India’s rebirth, and a work already hailed as a masterpiece of single volume history. This tenth anniversary edition, published to coincide with seventy years of India’s independence, is revised and expanded to bring the narrative up to the present.


UPSC New Syllabus & Tips to Crack IAS Preliminary and Mains Exam with Rapid GK 2019 ebook 3rd Edition
by Disha Experts

UPSC New Syllabus & Tips to Crack IAS Preliminary and Mains Exam with Rapid GK 2019 ebook is the revised 3rd edition of the syllabus book for undergraduate STUDENTS taking up the UPSC examinations for recruitment into the Indian Administrative Services (IAS). The book also provides tips & techniques to crack the IAS exams with special focus on Subject-wise planning for the Prelim Exam. The book contains the details of each and every subject topic which is relevant to the IAS Preliminary and Mains examination.  The book will update the aspirants on the latest changes in the syllabus of the Preliminary and Mains exams. It is an important handy tool for the aspirants which they can refer throughout their preparation. 


The Economics Compendium for CSAT Paper 1, State PCS, CDS, NDA & other Competitive Exams
by Disha Experts

“The Economics Compendium” has been prepared with enormous efforts for all IAS aspirants, State PCS and other competitive exams. The book has been written with the approach to provide the best preparatory material for the exam. The book not only covers 100% syllabus but is also covered with Mind Maps, Infographics, Charts, Tables and latest exam pattern MCQs. The emphasis of the book has been on conceptual understanding and better retention which are important from the point of view of the exam. The book captures most of the important questions with explanations of the past years of the IAS Prelim exam, State PSC, NDA and other competitive exams distributed in the various chapters. The book is divided into 7 chapters followed by 2 levels of exercises with 850+ Simple MCQs & statement based MCQs.

India’s Struggle for Independence
by Bipan Chandra, Mridula Mukherjee, Aditya Mukherjee, K N Panikkar, Sucheta Mahajan

India’s struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra is your go to book for an in-depth and detailed overview on Indian independence movement . Indian freedom struggle is one of the most important parts of its history. A lot has been written and said about it, but there still remains a gap. Rarely do we get to hear accounts of the independence from the entire country and not just one region at one place. This book fits in perfectly in this gap and also provides a narration on the impact this movement had on the people. Bipin Chandra’s book is a well-documented history of India’s freedom struggle against the British rule. It is one of the most accurate books which have been painstakingly written after thorough research based on legal and valid verbal and written sources. It maps the first war of independence that started with Mangal Pandey’s mutiny and witnessed the gallant effort of Sri Rani Laxmi Bai. Many of the pages of this book are dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi’s non-cooperation and the civil disobedience movements. It contains detailed description of Subash Chandra Bose’s weapon heavy tactics and his charisma. This book includes all the independence movements and fights, irrespective of their size and impact, covering India in its entirety. Although these movements varied in means and ideas, but they shared a common goal of independence. This book contains oral and written narratives from different parts of the country, making this book historically rich and diverse. The book captures the evolution of Indian independence struggle in full detail and leaves no chapter of this story untouched. This book is a good read for the students of Indian modern history and especially for students who are preparing for UPSC examination and have taken History as their subject.

History of Modern India
by Bipan Chandra

History of Modern India presents an authoritative overview of the history of what was known as British India. The text is largely based on the author s research on nationalism and colonialism in India and also draws from the works of eminent historians of the period. Challenging and revising colonial and nationalist interpretations of history, this book moves away from a largely political narrative to a social, economic and religious history of modern India. It explains how conditions in India during the eighteenth century helped the British East India Company establish its rule in India. It also gives us important insights into the primary aim of colonial rule which was the economic exploitation of India through trade and investment. The topics are arranged thematically in order to showcase the various forces that went into the making of independent India. However, in the entire arrangement of themes, the chronology of the period is enmeshed innovatively with the various forces that evolved both as a cause and effect of British imperialist rule of the subcontinent. The book also provides a detailed account of the nationalist movement and introduces us to the contributions of different individuals who were behind the nationalist movement. A comprehensive textbook for students of history and interested readers, History of Modern India is essential reading for a broad based understanding of the making of modern India.

General Studies: A Gist of NCERT Syllabus for Union and State Public Services Examinations
by Singh, Sheelwant, Rastogi, Kriti , Sarika

 General Studies, Paper 1 – A Gist of NCERT Syllabus (for Union and State Public Service Commission) is a compilation of the basic, essential knowledge of all the subjects covered in the Civil Services Paper 1 syllabus. As every aspirant knows, the NCERT books are a must-read for acquiring this knowledge and information. This book puts together, in a reader-friendly format, the entire syllabus of the Prelims from NCERT books of Class VI onwards.

– General Science and Technology  

– Indian Polity and Constitution        

– Indian Economy

– Geography                                            

– History


Juvenile Fiction

Online Library Gurgaon

The Land of Cards
by

Poet, novelist, painter, musician and Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore was one of modern India’s greatest literary figures. This collection brings together some of his best works—poems, short stories and plays in one volume. Be it the wit, magic and lyricism of his poetry or the vividly etched social milieu of his stories, or the sheer power and vibrancy of his plays, Tagore’s versatility and unceasing creativity come alive in these writings. The title play ‘The Land of Cards’ is a satire against the bondage of orthodox rules, while in ‘The Post Office’, a child suffocated by his confined existence dreams of freedom in the world outside. From a son’s cherished desire to protect his mother in the poem ‘Hero’ to a fruit-seller longing for his daughter faraway in the story ‘Kabuliwala’, Tagore’s works convey his humanism and his deep understanding of human relationships.

Liberating Learning
by Terry M. Moe, John E. Chubb

Praise for Liberating Learning

“Moe and Chubb have delivered a truly stunning book, rich with the prospect of how technology is already revolutionizing learning in communities from Midland, Pennsylvania to Gurgaon, India. At the same time, this is a sobering telling of the realpolitik of education, a battle in which the status quo is well defended. But most of all, this book is a call to action, a call to unleash the power of technological innovation to create an education system worthy of our aspirations and our childrens’ dreams.” —Ted Mitchell, CEO of the New Schools Venture Fund

“As long as we continue to educate students without regard for the way the real world works, we will continue to limit their choices. In Liberating Learning, Terry Moe and John Chubb push us to ask the questions we should be asking, to have the hard conversations about how far technology can go to advance student achievement in this country.” —Michelle Rhee, Chancellor of Education for the Washington, D.C. schools

“A brilliant analysis of how technology is destined to transform America’s schools for the better: not simply by generating new ways of learning, but also—and surprisingly—by unleashing forces that weaken its political opponents and open up the political process to educational change. A provocative, entirely novel vision of the future of American education.” —Rick Hanushek, the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University

“Terry Moe and John Chubb, two long-time, astute observers of educational reform, see technology as the way to reverse decades of failed efforts. Technology will facilitate significantly more individualized student learning—and perhaps most importantly, technology will make it harder and harder for the entrenched adult interests to block the reforms that are right for our kids. This is a provocative, informative and, ultimately, optimistic read, something we badly need in public education.” —Joel Klein, Chancellor of the New York City schools


Robinson Crusoe : Om Illustrated Classics
by Daniel Defoe, Om Books International

 

Cast away!
When young Robinson Crusoe refuted his father’s wishes, choosing
to be an adventurer at sea rather than studying Law, little did he
realise that life as he knew it, would change forever. Washed up on a
deserted island after a violent storm at sea, Robinson is left all alone
with the ship’s dog and a few supplies.
Will Robinson Crusoe be able to survive on the Island? Were all
these years of toil and caution in vain? Who is the savage, Friday?
Will he help Crusoe or finish him? Read it all in the fascinating
pages of this eternal classic.


Innovative Technologies in Beverage Processing
by Ingrid Aguilo-Aguayo, Lucia Plaza

An in-depth look at new and emerging technologies for non-alcoholic beverage manufacturing

The non-alcoholic beverage market is the fastest growing segment of the functional food industry worldwide. Consistent with beverage consumption trends generally, the demand among consumers of these products is for high-nutrient drinks made from natural, healthy ingredients, free of synthetic preservatives and artificial flavor and color enhancers. Such drinks require specialized knowledge of exotic ingredients, novel processing techniques, and various functional ingredients.

The latest addition to the critically acclaimed IFST Advances in Food Science series this book brings together edited contributions from internationally recognized experts in their fields who offer insights and analysis of the latest developments in non-alcoholic beverage manufacture. Topics covered include juices made from pome fruits, citrus fruits, prunus fruits, vegetables, exotic fruits, berries, juice blends and non-alcoholic beverages, including grain-based beverages, soups and functional beverages. Waste and by-products generated in juice and non-alcoholic beverage sector are also addressed.

  • Offers fresh insight and analysis of the latest developments in non-alcoholic beverage manufacture from leading international experts
  • Covers all product segments of the non-alcoholic beverage market, including juices, vegetable blends, grain-based drinks, and alternative beverages
  • Details novel thermal and non-thermal technologies that ensure high-quality nutrient retention while extending product shelf life
  • Written with the full support of The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), the leading qualifying body for food professionals in Europe

Innovative Technologies in Beverage Processing is a valuable reference/working resource for food scientists and engineers working in the non-alcoholic beverage industry, as well as academic researchers in industrial food processing and nutrition.


Entangled Urbanism
by Sanjay Srivastava

What makes a city? Rather than a totality, a city is best understood through focusing upon different but interconnected spaces and processes that make for both dynamism and instability in human lives. Hence, the book ranges across a number of sites in order to explore their connections. How do the pleasures of the gated residential enclave encompass the pain of the demolished slum locality? How do localized rituals of suburban life incorporate the symbolic procedures of the nation-state? What processes link contemporary manifestations of consumerism, the middle-classes, and the urban poor? What kind of a city is produced by the relationship between “illegal” settlements such as “slums,” the traffic in fake documents that seek to stave of slum-demolitions and representatives of the “legal” city such as Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs)? What can the increasing visibility of RWAs in the quotidian politics of the city tell us about new notions of citizenship and the emergent relationships between middle-classes, the state, and the market? And, what is shared between new forms of urban religiosity, the desire for a “global” city and new consumer cultures? Through these key themes, the book examines the city as a series of overlapping meanings rather than as identifiable urban essence.

Flat Stanley (picture book edition)
by Jeff Brown

Meet Stanley Lambchop.

He’s an ordinary boy with an extraordinary problem.

He’s four feet tall, about a foot wide . . . oh, and half an inch thick.

At first being flat is fine.

It’s fun going in and out of rooms simply by sliding under the door.

And it’s exciting being mailed to your friends in California for a visit.

But it’s not always easy being different, and soon Stanley wishes he could be just like everybody else.

Will he ever be normal again?


Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies in Libraries
by Dhamdhere, Sangeeta N.

The emergence of open access, web technology, and e-publishing has slowly transformed modern libraries into digital libraries. With this variety of technologies utilized, cloud computing and virtual technology has become an advantage for libraries to provide a single efficient system that saves money and time.

Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies in Libraries highlights the concerns and limitations that need addressed in order to optimize the benefits of cloud computing to the virtualization of libraries. Focusing on the latest innovations and technological advancements, this book is essential for professionals, students, and researchers interested in cloud library management and development in different types of information environments.


Design, Development, and Management of Resources for Digital Library Services
by Ashraf, Tariq

In the past decade, technology and the digital age has continued to shape our society. As corporations and universities continue to transition into the digital world, developments of the same type of information retrieval have modernized library resources and services.

Design, Development, and Management of Resources for Digital Library Services offers a global perspective on the development and design of digital library and highlights its benefits over a traditional library. This reference source brings together research and ideas on the different facets of a digital library.


Paws Off the Pearl! (Geronimo Stilton Cavemice #12)
by Geronimo Stilton

In the lagoon near Old Mouse City, cavemice have discovered a giant oyster. It holds a pearl of megalithic proportions! Since the mice of the lagoon don’t have the tools to fish the oyster out of the water, they call on Geronimo Stiltonoot to help. Can figure out how to get the pearl before the saber-toothed tigers catch wind of it?

Gurgaon: From Mythic Village to Millennium City
by Veena Talwar Oldenburg

For the aspirational migrant, rich or poor, Gurgaon is the Millennium City, with its sleek malls, sky-scraping condominiums, safe and gracious gated colonies, tenement housing, and life-changing jobs. For corporations, it is the Mecca of opportunity, as countless Fortune 500 companies have flocked to its business towers and parks, at once spacious, elegant and convenient for doing business. For its older residents, a more intriguing fate could not have befallen their small town. For the media it is the city that makes headlines, often for the wrong reasons – brawls in pubs, crimes against women, dubious real estate transactions, mega traffic jams. But Gurgaon’s existence began as an obscure hamlet, and it has had several hoary incarnations before it acquired its present density, industry, wealth and civic fabric. It is this tangled tale, more thematic than chronological, that this book tells. Veena Talwar Oldenburg has been witness to Gurgaon’s astonishing evolution for over twenty years. This volume is the first ever rigorously researched narrative of the city’s making that speaks to readers of modern history, audiences compelled by Gurgaon’s bewildering growth and the very people who made it their home – now and for generations to come.

Literary Criticism

Arthashastra

The ARTHASHASTRA
by Kautilya

An extraordinary detailed manual on statecraft and the science of living by one of classical India’s greatest minds; Kautilya; also known as Chanakya and Vishnugupta; wrote the Arthashastra not later than 150 AD though the date has not been conclusively established. Legend has it that he was either a Brahmin from Kerala or from north India; however; it is certain that Kautilya was the man who destroyed the Nanda dynasty and installed Chandragupta Maurya as the King of Magadha. A master strategist who was well-versed in the Vedas and adept at creating intrigues and devising political stratagems; Kautilya’s genius is reflected in his Arthashastra which is the most comprehensive treatise of statecraft of classical times. The text contains fifteen books which cover numerous topics viz.; the King; a complete code of law; foreign policy; secret and occult practices and so on. The Arthashastra is written mainly in prose but also incorporates 380 shlokas. Artha; literally wealth; is one of four supreme aims prescribed by Hindu tradition. However; it has a much wider significance and the material well-being of individuals is just a part of it. In accordance with this; Kautilya’s Arthashastra maintains that the state or government of a country has a vital role to play in maintaining the material status of both the nation and its people. Therefore; a significant part of the Arthashastra has to do with the science of economics. When it deals with the science of politics; the Arthashastra describes in detail the art of government in its widest sense—the maintenance of law and order as also of an efficient administrative machinery.

Arthashastra
by Tom Trautmann

This book is a definitive introduction to the classic text, the Arthashastra, the world’s first manual on political economy. The 2000-year-old treatise is ascribed to Kautilya, the prime minister of King Chandragupta Maurya, and is as important to Indian thought as Machiavelli’s The Prince is to Europe. Arthashastra, or ‘the science of wealth’, is a study of economic enterprise, and advises the king-entrepreneur on how to create prosperity. Thomas Trautmann’s exploration of this seminal work illuminates its underlying economic philosophy and provides invaluable lessons for the modern age.

Kautilya’s Arthashastra; The Way of Financial Management and Economic Governance
by Kautilya

The Arthashastra is an ancient Indian treatise on statecraft, economic policy and military strategy which identifies. Kautilya, also known as Chanakya is India’s most illustrious political economist.He regarded economic activity as the driving force behind the functioning of political dispensation and went to the extent of saying that revenue should take priority over the army because sustaining the army was possible out of a well-managed revenue system. Kautilya advocated limiting the taxation power of the State, having low rates of taxation, maintaining a gradual increase in taxation and devising a tax structure that ensured compliance.He strongly encouraged foreign trade

Kautilya’s Arthashastra
by Kau?alya, Priyadarshni Academy (Bombay, India)

Kautilya, also known as Chanakya, is India s most illustrious political economist of all time. He regarded economic activity as the driving force behind the functioning of any political dispensation. In fact, he went to the extent of saying that revenue should take priority over the army because sustaining the army was possible out of a well-managed revenue system.Kautilya advocated limiting the taxation power of the State, having low rates of taxation, maintaining a gradual increase in taxation and most importantly devising a tax structure that ensured compliance. He strongly encouraged foreign trade, basing it on the premise that for a successful trade contract to be established, it had to be beneficial to all. He emphasised State control and investment in land, water and mining. Kautilya was a true statesman who bridged the gap between experience and vision. For Kautilya, good governance was paramount. He suggested built-in checks and balances in systems and procedures for the containment of malpractices. Many postulates of Kautilya s philosophy of political economy are applicable to contemporary times.

The Arthasastra
by

The only extant treatise on statecraft from classical India, the Arthsastra is an invaluable resource for understanding ancient South Asian political thought; it also provides a comprehensive and unparalleled panoramic view of Indian society during the period between the Maurya (320-185 BCE) and Gupta (320-497 CE) empires.

This volume offers modern English translations of key selections, organized thematically, from the Arthasastra. A general Introduction briefly traces the arc of ancient South Asian history, explains the classical Indian tradition of statecraft, and discusses the origins and importance of the Arthasastra. Thorough explanatory essays and notes set each excerpt in its intellectual, political, and cultural contexts.


King, Governance, and Law in Ancient India
by Kauṭalya

King, Governance, and Law in Ancient India presents an English translation of Kautilya’s Arthashastra (AS.) along with detailed endnotes. When it was discovered in 1923, the Arthashastra was described as perhaps the most precious work in the whole range of Sanskrit literature, an assessment that still rings true. This new translation of this significant text, the first in close to half a century takes into account a number of important advances in our knowledge of the texts, inscriptions, and archeological and art historical remains from the period in Indian history to which the AS. belongs (2nd-3rd century CE, although parts of it may be much older). The text is what we would today call a scientific treatise. It codifies a body of knowledge handed down in expert traditions. It is specifically interested in two things: first, how a king can expand his territory, keep enemies at bay, enhance his external power, and amass riches; second, how a king can best organize his state bureaucracy to consolidate his internal power, to suppress internal enemies, to expand the economy, to enhance his treasury through taxes, duties, and entrepreneurial activities, to keep law and order, and to settle disputes among his subjects. The book is accordingly divided into two sections: the first encompassing Books 1-5 deals with internal matters, and the second spanning Books 6-14 deals with external relations and warfare. The AS. stands alone: there is nothing like it before it and there is nothing after it-if there were other textual productions within that genre they are now irretrievably lost. Even though we know of many authors who preceded Kautilya, none of their works have survived the success of the AS. Being “textually” unique makes it difficult to understand and interpret difficult passages and terms; we cannot look to parallels for help. The AS. is also unique in that, first, it covers such a vast variety of topics and, second, it presents in textual form expert traditions in numerous areas of human and social endeavors that were handed down orally. Expert knowledge in diverse fields communicated orally from teacher to pupil, from father to son, is here for the first time codified in text. These fields include: building practices of houses, forts, and cities; gems and gemology; metals and metallurgy; mining, forestry and forest management; agriculture; manufacture of liquor; animal husbandry, shipping, and the management of horses and elephants- and so on. Finally, it is also unique in presenting a viewpoint distinctly different from the Brahmanical “party line” we see in most ancient Indian documents.

Kautilya’s Arthashastra
by Kautilya’s Arthashastra

Chanakya was a great teacher of Takshashila University, who taught Chandragupta and made him the first Emperor of India. He is also known as Kautilya. He authored Chanakya Neeti, and Arthashastra [a political treatise]. Table of Contents Book I, “Concerning Discipline” Book II,”The Duties of Government Superintendents” Book III, “Concerning Law” Book IV, “The Removal of Thorns” Book V, “The Conduct of Courtiers” Book VI, “The Source of Sovereign States” Book VII, “The End of the Six-Fold Policy” Book VIII, “Concerning Vices and Calamities” Book IX, “The Work of an Invader” Book X, “Relating to War” Book XI, “The Conduct of Corporations” Book XII, “Concerning a Powerful Enemy” Book XIII, “Strategic Means to Capture a Fortress” Book XIV, “Secret Means” Book XV, “The Plan of a Treatise”

Kautilya’s Arthshastra
by B. K. Chaturvedi

Abridged translation of Kauṭalya’s Arthaśāstra.

The First Great Political Realist
by Roger Boesche

The First Great Political Realist is a succinct and penetrating analysis of one of the ancient world’s foremost political realists, Kautilya. Kautilya’s treatise Arthashastra stands as one of the great political books of the ancient world, its ideas on the science of politics strikingly similar to those of Thucydides, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Clausewitz, and even Sun Tsu. Roger Boesche’s excellent commentary on Kautilya’s voluminous text draws out the essential realist arguments for modern political analysis and demonstrates the continued relevance of Kautilya’s work to modern Indian strategic thinking and our understanding of the relationship between politics and economics. Striking a balance between textual analysis and secondary scholarship, Boesche’s work will be an enduring contribution to the study of ancient Indian history, Eastern political thought, and international relations.

Fiction

Age Of Wrath

The Age of Wrath
by Abraham Eraly

Wonderfully well researched . . . engrossing, enlightening’ The Hindu The Delhi Sultanate period (1206-1526) is commonly portrayed as an age of chaos and violence-of plundering kings, turbulent dynasties, and the aggressive imposition of Islam on India. But it was also the era that saw the creation of a pan-Indian empire, on the foundations of which the Mughals and the British later built their own Indian empires. The encounter between Islam and Hinduism also transformed, among other things, India’s architecture, literature, music and food. Abraham Eraly brings this fascinating period vividly alive, combining erudition with powerful storytelling, and analysis with anecdote.

Age of Wrath
by Abraham Eraly

The Delhi Sultanate period (1206-1526) is commonly portrayed as an age of chaos and violence-of plundering kings, turbulent dynasties, and the aggressive imposition of Islam on India. But it was also the era that saw the creation of a pan-Indian empire, on the foundations of which the Mughals and the British later built their own Indian empires. The encounter and Hinduism also transformed, among other things, India’s architecture, literature, music and food. Abraham Eraly brings this fascinating period vividly alive, combining erudition with powerful storytelling, and analysis with anecdote.

‘Wonderfully well researched . . . engrossing, enlightening.’ The Hindu

‘An insightful perspective . . . Eraly has a unique ability to create portraits which come to life on the page.’Time Out

‘remarkably comprehensive and detailed.’ Business Standard

‘Captivating . . . reads like a delightful novel.’Dawn


The Age of Wrath
by Abraham Eraly

The Delhi Sultanate period (1206 – 1526) is commonly portrayed as an age of chaos and violence – of rapacious, plundering kings, turbulent dynasties, and the aggressive imposition of Islam on India. But it was also the era that saw the creation of a pan-Indian empire, on the foundations of which the Mughals and the British later built their own Indian empires.

The encounter between Islam and Hinduism also transformed, among other things, India’s architecture, literature, music and food. Abraham Eraly brings this fascinating period vividly alive, portraying the many kings – mad, brilliant, astute, cruel – who ruled during this period, and discussing the political, social and cultural developments that transformed India. Combining erudition with powerful storytelling, analysis with anecdote, The Age of Wrathis a superb book.


The Wrath and the Dawn
by Renée Ahdieh

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!

“A riveting Game of Thrones meets Arabian Nights love story.” – US Weekly

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.


The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath is the brilliantly written story depicting the life of Americans during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s when Oklahoma farmers were forced off the land they had farmed for generations and they moved to California for the better life they believed they would find picking peaches and grapes. The Grapes of Wrath was written in 1939 by John Steinbeck (1902-1968). In 1940 it was made into a movie staring Henry Fonda. The title comes from a line in the song -The Battle Hymn of the Republic-. The book is still controversial and efforts are still made to ban it from school libraries. The movie has not been remade, probably for the same reason.

Wrath of the Storm (Mark of the Thief #3)
by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Trouble has a way of seeking out Nicolas Calva, and it’s not likely to leave him alone any time soon. With Caesar’s magic bulla, the Malice of Mars, and the possibility of a Jupiter Stone in play, all the powers of Rome are circling Nic. He’ll have to maneuver his way through scheming government officials and reawakened magical beasts to save the Empire. Can he manage to keep his friends and family safe, claim his own freedom once and for all, and rescue the Empire — before the magic gets the better of him? With twists and turns on every page, critically acclaimed author Jennifer Nielsen weaves an epic, action-packed conclusion to her extraordinary Mark of the Thief trilogy.

Song of Wrath
by J. E. Lendon

A prize-winning classicistÕs thrilling account of the Ten YearsÕ WarÑthe first stage of the Peloponnesian War

The Pre-Wrath Rapture View
by Renald E. Showers

An authoritative biblical critique of the recent pre-wrath rapture theory popularized by Rosenthal and Van Kampen.

The Wrath of God Satisfied?
by Tom Stuckey

What do Robben Island, Colonel Gadaffi, the earthquake in Haiti, the riots in London, credit crunch, child abuse, and the death of Christ have in common? They are all linked by the common thread of violence. Tom Stuckey reexamines the traditional theories of atonement, which he argues are contextual and utilitarian, as he searches for meaning and hope in these contemporary events.

In The Wrath of God Satisfied?, Tom Stuckey argues that because we live in a violent world, we should not dismiss the idea of the wrath of God or the disturbing metaphors of blood, debt, satisfaction, and sacrifice. While not subscribing to the theory of penal substitution, he does not dismiss it. Within a dynamic interpretation of the Trinity, the author draws on the insights of Athanasius, Anselm, Abelard, Luther, Calvin, Julian, Girard, Augustine, Barth, and contemporary theologians to show how divine wrath "being satisfied" poses the question of God in its most acute form. Stuckey sees God’s wrath as a necessary shadow cast by the powerful light of hope and argues that wrath cannot be dismissed if justice is to be restored.


Wrath
by John Gwynne

The fourth in the Faithful and the Fallen series from John Gwynne, an epic fantasy perfect for fans of George R. R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson and David Gemmell.
Events are coming to a climax in the Banished Lands, as the war reaches new heights. King Nathair has taken control of the fortress at Drassil and three of the Seven Treasures are in his possession. And together with Calidus and his ally Queen Rhin, Nathair will do anything to obtain the remaining Treasures. With all seven under his command, he can open a portal to the Otherworld. Then Asroth and his demon-horde will finally break into the Banished Lands and become flesh.

Meanwhile Corban has been taken prisoner by the Jotun, warrior giants who ride their enormous bears into battle. His warband scattered, Corban must make new allies if he hopes to survive. But can he bond with competing factions of warlike giants? Somehow he must, if he’s to counter the threat Nathair represents.

His life hangs in the balance – and with it, the fate of the Banished Lands.