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7001 Derrick Niederman
Hard-to-Solve Math Puzzles
Goodwill Publishing House; New Delhi, India; 8172452926; Softcover; New; 
"Hard-to-solve" doesn't mean you need to know any higher math to do the puzzles in this book. There are no prerequi­sites of differential calculus, functional analysis, linear algebra, or anything like that, But while the puzzles don't require advanced mathematics to state, they do require insight to solve: How can you divide a regular pentagon into five iden­tical pentagonal shapes? What is the only decade in American history to contain four prime-numbered years? What three right triangles with integer sides have areas numerically equal to twice their perimeters?If you don't see the answers just yet, don't give up.Remember, you have plenty of company. But if you come up with the right insight and solve the puzzles, you'll have a satisfaction you won't forget. This is one book that you'll be proud to carry around.This book wouldn't have been possible without the work of some giants in the field. The author extends his thanks to everyone who showed how much fun puzzles are, from 19th­century greats Sam Loyd and Henry Dudeney all the way to Martin Gardner. The work of Joseph Madachy, Leo Moser, Harry Nelson, Arlet Ottens, Richard Stanley, and other top­notch puzzle makers and solvers has also had a great influence. Rob Blaustein suggested some interesting puzzle concepts. Fraser Simpson provided timely and thorough proofreading. Last but not least, my editor Peter Gordon put everything together into a tidy little book. Thanks to all. Printed Pages: 96. 108114

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7002 Desi Sangye Gyatso; Translated By Gavin Kilty
Mirror of Beryl: A Historical Introduction to Tibetan Medicine
Wisdom Publications; Boston, USA; 2010; 0861714679; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 16 x 24 Cm 
Composed while its author was the ruler of Tibet, Mirror of Beryl is a detailed account of the origins and history of medicine in Tibet through the end of the seventeenth century. Its author, Desi Sangyé Gyatso (1653–1705), was the heart disciple and political successor of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama and the author of several highly regarded works on Tibetan medicine, including his Blue Beryl commentary on the foundational text of Tibetan medicine, Four Tantras. In the present historical introduction, Sangyé Gyatso traces the sources of influence on Tibetan medicine to classical India, China, Central Asia, and beyond, providing life stories, extensive references to earlier Tibetan works on medicine, and fascinating details about the Tibetan approach to healing. He also provides a commentary on the pratimoksha, bodhisattva, and tantric Buddhist vows. Desi Sangyé Gyatso's Mirror of Beryl remains today an essential resource for students of medical science in Tibet. Printed Pages: 696. 032697

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7003 Desmond Avery
Lee Jong-wook: A Life in Health and Politics
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2012; 8125046178; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
A newly qualified doctor, Lee Jong-wook, offers his services treating leprosy patients at St Lazarus Village outside his home town, Seoul. Here he finds both direction for his future work and his wife, like himself a volunteer. Desmond Avery describes Lee Jong-wook?s international adventures from Korea to Hawaii as a postdoctoral student, then to American Samoa as an emergency room clinician, and to Fiji as a World Health Organization medical officer for leprosy. As Lee?s WHO responsibilities expand to other areas, they take him to the Philippines, and then to Switzerland where, in 2003, he is elected Director-General of WHO, the first Korean to head an international organisation. Through this account of Lee Jong-wook?s career in health and politics, the author touches upon many important questions: Will there be a next global pandemic of deadly influenza? To what extent are AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria controllable? Who will foot the bill for polio eradication? The biography also yields important insights into international public health policy-making. The book contains 26 photographs, in colour and in black and white, on art paper, covering various phases of Lee Jong-wook?s life. Printed Pages: 300. 037299

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7004 Desmond Peter Lazaro
Materials, Methods & Symbolism in the Pichhvai Painting Tradition of Rajasthan
Mapin Publishing; Ahmedabad, India; 2005; 8188204374; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 23 Cms x 27 Cms 
Printed Pages: 204 with numerous colour illustrations. 033500

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7005 Desmond Young
Fountain of the Elephants
Collins; London, UK; 1959; First Edition; Hardcover; Fine; No Jacket; 14.5 x 21.5 Cm 
Printed Pages: 319 with numerous b/w illustrations. Bumped corners. 019058

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7006 Detlef Kantowsky
An Indian Village Through Letters and Pictures
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 1999; 0195650204; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
A classic work of reflective and visual anthropology, An Indian Village through Letters and Pictures , is an intimate and vivid picture of the village of Rameshvar near Varanasi. Reassembling his fieldwork data (1965-7) in the light of subsequent revisits to the village over a twenty-year period, Kantowsky contends that an anthropologist becomes aware of his own subjectivity once he begins to interpret his fieldwork data and it is precisely this mesh of subjectivity and objectivity, in which concepts are interwoven with interests, and general theory with personal history, that makes the fieldwork meaningful. This book is abundantly illustrated with photographs, letters, and diary excerpts, and will appeal to general readers as an authentic documentation of the socio-cultural configurations of a typical north Indian village. A sound ethnography with significant implications for anthropological method, it will be of great value for students of sociology and social anthropology. Printed Pages: 203. 029112

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7007 Detlef Stark
The Old English Weak Verbs: A Diachronic and Synchronic Analysis (Linguistische Arbeiten Series: Volume 112)
Max Niemeyer Verlag; Tubingen, Germany; 1982; 3484301120; First Edition; Paperback; Fine; 17 Cms x 24 Cms 
Printed Pages: 156. 006650

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7008 Detlev F. Vagts; Alfred Conard (Chief Editor)
International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law: Volume XIII: Business and Private Organizations: Chapter 12A: Law and Accounting in Business Associations
J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), Tubingen, Germany and Mouton, The Hague, Netherlands; Tubingen, Germany; 1972; First Edition; Paperback; Very Good; 19 x 28 Cm 
015522

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7009 Dev Nath Pathak (Ed.)
Intersections in Sociology Art and Art History: A Conversation With Parul Dave-Mukherji
Aakar Books; New Delhi, India; 9789350024416; Softcover; New; 
111757

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7010 Dev Nathan, D. Narasimha Reddy, and Govind Kelkar
International Trade and Global Civil Society
Routledge; New Delhi, India; 2008; 041547986X; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 308. 026856

Price: 16.95 USD
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7011 Dev Raj Birdi
Gyaraspur: A Heritage of Excellence
Sharada Publishing House; Delhi, India; 1992; 8185320128; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed pages: 104 wirth plates. 032278

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7012 Dev Raj Chanana (ed.)
Rg-Bhasya-Sangraha: A Handbook of Rgvedic Hymns
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1996; 8121501547; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 440. 024039

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7013 Dev Raj Dahal and Nischal Nath Pandey (eds)
Comprehensive Security in South Asia
Manohar; New Delhi, India; 2006; 8173046638; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 261. 013298

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7014 Dev S. Sukumar
The Prakash Padukone Story
Niyogi Books; New Delhi, India; 9789383098033; Softcover; New; 
Prakash Padukone will be remembered as a pioneer in Indian sport. At a time when few in the country thought of sport as a career, Padukone broke new ground. Not content with becoming the best in the country, he embarked on a journey of excellence—a journey that took him to the summit of many tournaments across the world. The best-remembered of these is the All England title that he won in 1980 which so decisively changed the history of Indian sport.But the All England wasn’t the only title he won—his conquests included the World Cup in 1981, the Swedish and Danish Opens in 1980,the Commonwealth Games gold medal in 1978,the Hong Kong Open in 1982. These were apart from medals won at the Asian Games, World Championships and Asian Championships. After his All England win in 1980, he went to Denmark to play for a club, Hidovre. During those six years, Prakash was among the elite of the badminton world, playing tournaments in Asia and Europe, winning some, and mostly reaching the semifinals or finals. Since he was based in Europe, his fans in India could only get brief reports of his accomplishments, and that is why our knowledge of his exploits is so limited. This book attempts to chronicle the most important aspects of his life and career which are remembered by only his most ardent fans. But Padukone’s contributions cannot just be measured in terms of medals or titles won. His victories gladdened the hearts of Indians at a time when it had few world-class professionals in any field; his portsman like conduct meant that he was seen as an excellent ambassador for India at the world stage. After his retirement, he has continued to champion the cause of Indian sport.Printed Pages: 252 with 38 b/w photographs. 106515

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7015 Devadatta Kali
The Hidden Wisdom of the Goddess
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2010; 8120834666; First Edition; Softcover; New; 
The Hidden Wisdom of the Goddess is an extended meditation in the form of a novel that follows the Devimahatmya's basic outline, condensed here and expanded there in freely imaginative ways. In the Devimahatmya the seer Medhas teaches through the language of myth, which cries out for interpretation, because little is spelled out. The Hidden Wisdom to the Goddess communicates the hidden wisdom of the holy man's teachings simply, directly, and eloquently. Most of the book consists of newly invented scenes, incidents, and conversations between Medhas and his two disciples, the king Suratha and the merchant Samadhi. As the book progresses, the main characters become fleshed out and take on a life of their own. All the while, the writing probes ever deeper into the mysterious of human existence.Printed Pages: 244. 102066

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7016 Devadatta Kali (translation and commentary)
Devimahatmayam: In Praise of the Goddess
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2005; 8120829530; Paperback; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
030375

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7017 Devadatta Kali (translation and commentary)
Devimahatmayam: In Praise of the Goddess
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2005; 812082931X; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
030374

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7018 Devadatta Kanitkar
Human Life and Cosmic Life: A Layman's Evaluation
Shubhada-Saraswat Prakashan; Pune, India; 1995; 8186411062; First Edition; Paperback; Good; 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 266. 027548

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7019 Devahuti (Ed.)
Bias in Indian Histriography
B.R. Publishing Corporation; New Delhi, India; 2012; 9789350500507; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 448. 110391

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7020 Devaki Jain; Foreword By Amartya Sen
Women, Development, And The UN
Orient Longman; Hyderabad, India; 2005; 8125030468; First Edition; Soft Cover; New; New; 16 Cms x 24 Cms 
Printed pges: 254. 016608

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7021 Devakinandan Sukl
Panth Aur Parinati (in Hindi)
Megh Prakashan; Delhi, India; Softcover; New; 
111737

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7022 Devangana Desai
Erotic Sculpture of India. A Socio-cultural Study
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1985; 8121500184; Second Revised Edition; Cloth; New; New; 23 Cms x 29 Cms 
Erotic sculpture around places of worship of any society would require an explanation. Its unignorable presence outside Hindu temples when the religion itself has been known for its other-worldly ideals and spiritual aspirations has both astonished and puzzled visitors. The Brahmin panda (guide) accompanying the inquisitive tourist at sites like Bhubaneswar or Konarak as well as the scholarly Hindu steeped in a less free later day morality find the anomaly embarrassing and proffer idealistic explanations in which sexual expression is interpreted either as a symbolic representation of Eternal Bliss or as the overt manifestation of kama, the third purusartha. Such explanations fail to account for themes like orgies and bestiality and the vast upsurge in sexual depiction in sculpture between AD 900 and 1400. What is the rationale of erotic depictions in religious art? What is their thematic content? Is erotic sculpture confined to temples of particular religious cults? Could esoteric Tantrikas display their own secret practices? This inquiry is concerned as much with the question of religious sanction as with the sociological factors generating the permissive atmosphere and mood for the depiction of sexual motifs. The proliferation of feudal chiefs and rulers, their interest in temple-building, the feudalization of temple institution and its growing wealth and power, the degeneration of devadasi (sacred, prostitution) system are found to be some of the medieval developments responsible for the profuse display of eroticism. Eroticism in sculpture is compared with the dominant themes in the other modes of art prevalent during the period. The present study examines practically the entire corpus of the empirical material on erotic motives and action over the period from the third century BC to the fifteenth century AD. In the course of the examination the author brings to light a wide variety of themes in the erotic sculpture of India. The illustrations represent prominently the lesser known sites like Bavka, Modhera, Bagali, etc., along with familiar sites like Khajuraho, Konarak and Bhubaneswar and are not merely illustrative; they throw up questions for examination to begin with, and serve also as supporting evidence for the argument advanced. In the present edition the bibliography is upto dated and new illustrations added with notes. Printed Pages: 287 with 157 b/w illustrations and 26 line drawings. 033767

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7023 Devangana Desai
The Religious Imagery of Khajuraho
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1996; 8190018418; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 22 Cms x 28 Cms 
Printed pages: 300 alongwith 101 colour and 125 b/w ills. 18 figs. 033144

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7024 Devangana Desai
Art and Icon: Essays on Early Indian Art
Aryan Books International; New Delhi, India; 2013; 817305438X; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 21 x 27 Cm 
The author's love for ancient Indian art and several years of intensive research are reflected in the essays included in this book. The essays cover a wide spectrum, from the sensuous to the sublime, from an analysis of narrative Ramayana sculptures, to a discussion of the relevance of Tantrism to erotic temple sculpture, to a study of ancient terracottas in a socio-cultural context. Art and Icon brings together for the first time 16 selected essays from the 90 that Dr. Devangana Desai has written over a period of 35 years, many of which are not easily accessible. These have been edited and updated with new material. The essays are divided into six sections: i) Approaches to Art, ii) Terracotta Art, iii) Iconography, iv) Iconology and Meaning in Art, v) Art and Eroticism, and vi) Narrative Art. Icons and images, sacred objects of veneration, are generally guided by elaborate rules and conventions detailing their size, sitting or standing postures and hand gestures. Artists have more flexibility when depicting non-iconic subjects. However, the line between art and icon is rather thin as is evident in some magnificent images published in this book. The author reveals the interrelationships and interactions between various fields of art - sculpture, dance and narration of stories - as can be noticed particularly in the articles on the dancing Ganesa, the auspicious motifs of Salabhanjika (woman-and-tree) and surasundari (celestial nymph), and the figures in the narrative sculptural panels. The article ''The Temple as an Ordered Whole - The Iconic Scheme at Khajuraho'' is a significant contribution to an iconological study of temple art. This well-illustrated book will be valuable to scholars as well as students of Indian art and will also appeal to general readers. Printed Pages: 334 with 21 figures & maps & 186 halftone illustrations. 100118

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7025 Devangana Desai and Arundhati Banerji (eds)
Kaladarpana: The Mirror of Indian Art
Aryan Books International; New Delhi, India; 2009; 8173053707; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 22 x 31 Cm 
Printed Pages: 412 with 62 colour illustrations, 213 b/w illustrations, and 27 figures and maps. 031799

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7026 Devangshu Dutta
Icons from the World of Business
Puffin; New Delhi, India; 2004; 014333560X; First Edition; Paperback; New; New; 13 Cms x 20 Cms 
Icons brings you the stories of the men and women who have changed the face of India as we know it. By their achievements in their chosen fields, they have provided us with inspiration and encouragement. Each of the ten stories is a revelation of how talent, determination and individual aspiration can make heroes. Rather than look at the established business dynasties of India, Icons from the World of Business concentrates on the first-generation entrepreneurs who have conceived new ideas and scripted new success stories for the twenty-first century: N.R. Narayanamurthy, who turned Infosys Technologies into a global role model Sabeer Bhatia, who dreamt up Hotmail Kirsanbhai Patel of Nirma, the man who offered cheap detergent to the masses Ekta Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms, the woman who rewrote the script when it came to entertainment Vinod Khosla, who co-founded a great IT company in Sun Microsystem and then funded a dozen ideas in another avatar as a venture capitalist Azeem Premji, who turned Wipro from a maker of vegetable oils into an Infotech powerhouse Verghese Kurien, who shaped the cooperative farmers movement and made Amul into a household name B.M. Munjal, who led Hero group on a fifty-year journey from a small bicycle manufacturer to the top place in the global motorcycle industry Dr Anjiah Reddy of Dr Reddy's Laboratories, which established India’s credentials as an R&D centre for the pharmaceuticals industry Dr Pratap Reddy, the founder of Apollo Hospitals, India’s pioneering health services operation’ Filled with details of the greatest exploits of these nine men and one woman, starting from their childhood to the present, this book by Devangshu Dutta is a must-read for all who dream big. Printed Pages: 144. 017241

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7027 Devanshi Sharma
Unimaginably True the Book of Dreams
V & S Publishers; New Delhi, India; 9789381588734; Softcover; New; 
If you feel that Unimaginably True is simply a love story, then my friend, think again because Unimaginably True is something more than everything. It is a work of fiction that would make you sail in the alpha and omega of this ocean of life, where somewhere you would place yourself in place of Aarav and Arvika. The book deals with the differences in cultures of IIT and DU. Also, a section of the book is dedicated to those girls who have been struggling to get their very existence in society ? SAVE GIRL CHILD. With many conflicts and hurdles, the journey of the love birds ? Aarav and Arvika sail on! They keep flying! It?s not a story, nor you can compare it to a saga like shown in the movies; it is above all? It is simply UNIMAGINABLY TRUE! Printed Pages: 176. 108722

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7028 Devapoopathy Nadarajah
Love in Sanskrit and Tamil Literature: A Study of Characters and Nature (200 B.C. - A.D. 500)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1994; 81-208-1215-2; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 351. 022399

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7029 Devapoopathy Nadarajah
Love in Sanskrit and Tamil Literature: A Study of Characters and Nature (200 B.C.-A.D. 500)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; Hardcover; New; New; 
This book compares and contrasts the characters and Mother Nature depicted by the poets and dramatists in the treatment of love in sanskrit and Tamil literature. While both these literature accept the hero and the heroine as the main characters in the drama of love, others like the harlot who contributes to the "love triangle" the friends of the hero and the heroine as well as their relatives, dependants and a number of other people have their own role in providing the cultural and social restrictions or encouragement that develops the emotion fully.Printed Pages: 408. 102598

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7030 Devarshi Kalanath Shastri
The Horizons of Sanskrit (With Special Focus on Rajasthan)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2016; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 135. 113551

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7031 Devasis
Without Prejudice: Epic Tale of a Mumbai Bar Dancer
Niyogi Books; New Delhi, India; 2017; 9789385285653; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 312. 114994

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7032 Devavrat N. Pathak, M.G. Parekh, and Kirtidev D. Desai
Three General Elections in Gujarat: Development of a Decade: 1952-1962
Gujarat University; Ahmedabad, India; 1966; First Edition; Hardcover; Very Good; No Jacket; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 279. Rubbed boards. 020364

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7033 Devavrat N. Pathak, M.G. Parekh, and Kirtidev D. Desai
Three General Elections in Gujarat: Development of a Decade: 1952-1962
Gujarat University; Ahmedabad, India; 1966; First Edition; Hardcover; Very Good; No Jacket; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 279. Rubbed boards. Disorientated binding. 020363

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7034 Devdas Menon
Stop Sleepwalking Through Life: 9 Lessons to Increase Your Awareness
Yogi Impressions; Mumbai, India; 8188479101; First Indian Edition; Paperback; New; 13 Cms x 19 Cms 
What happens when your 'big dreams' get fulfilled? Do you attain an enduring state of fulfilment? Are you then able to live happily ever after? Or, is there something vital missing that you need to address now? "When I pose these questions to the students at IIT, they feel uncomfortable," says Dr. Menon. "The majority are too heavily programmed," he adds. "There appears to be too much at stake in the 'rat race' of life and it takes considerable courage, even just to pause and reflect, especially when one has traveled far and got ahead in the race. There is little in their education to persuade them to think otherwise." "Is this the best our education can offer today?" asks Dr. Menon. "Are we not completely evading certain key issues in life? Are we not leaving the young generations 'magnificently unprepared, for the long littleness of life'?" Drawing inspiration from various spiritual traditions, Dr. Menon guides the reader through nine graded chapters to the full meaning of 'awareness'. He establishes that awakening and continual awareness of one's ego-self not only bring freedom from mind-made suffering, but also enhance the quality of one's work and one's life. Printed Pages: 120. 015042

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7035 Devdas Menon
Stop Sleep Walking Through Life!: 9 Lessons to Increase Your Awareness
Yogi Impressions Books Pvt. Ltd.; Mumbai, India; 2015; 8188479519; First Edition; Softcover; New; 
What happens when your ‘big dreams’ get fulfilled? Do you attain an enduring state of fulfilment? Are you then able to live happily ever after? Or, is there something vital missing that you need to address now?“When I pose these questions to the students at IIT, they feel uncomfortable,” says Dr. Menon. “The majority are too heavily programmed,” he adds. "There appears to be too much at stake in the ‘rat race’ of life and it takes considerable courage, even just to pause and reflect, especially when one has traveled far and got ahead in the race. There is little in their education to persuade them to think otherwise.”“Is this the best our education can offer today?” asks Dr. Menon. “Are we not completely evading certain key issues in life? Are we not leaving the young generations ‘magnificently unprepared, for the long littleness of life’?”Drawing inspiration from various spiritual traditions, Dr. Menon guides the reader through nine graded chapters to the full meaning of ‘awareness’. He establishes that awakening and continual awareness of one’s ego-self not only bring freedom from mind-made suffering, but also enhance the quality of one’s work and one’s life.Printed Pages: 120. 103501

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7036 Devdutt Pattanaik
Shiva: An Introduction
Vakils, Feffer and Simons Ltd; Mumbai, India; 8184620136; Paperback; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
This is an attempt to understand the meaning of Shiva worship in our time exploring various pictorial images of Shiva iconography, taking us through Shaivite philosophy, beliefs, history, folklore and myth. Written in a simple narrative style, and interspersed with familiar and unfamiliar tales retold, the book reaches out to young and old alike. Highlights include lucid explanations and a pictorial key to numerous symbols associated with Shaivite ritual and festival practices, a map of India showing important Shiva temples including the twelve jyotir-lingas, a list of 108 sacred names of Shiva with their meanings, a bibliography for those interested in learning more, and over 150 illustrations of which many are in colour. Shiva-Maheshvar Let me meditate on the supreme god, who wears the crescent moon as a crown, whose dazzling form is adorned by the five dements of the universe, who holds in his four hands the weapon of the axe, the deer, who is fulfilment and forgiveness, as his worshipper desires, who sits on the world lotus in perpetual repose, who is of wisdom, desire and action, who is the source and the goal of life and who will embrace all creatures at the end removing their fear of death. Acknowledgements On Writing this Book Approach of Shiva II Marriage of Shiva III Embrace of Shiva IV Sons of Shiva V Exploits of Shiva VI Manifestations of Shiva VII Warriors of Shiva VIII Companions of Shiva IX Devotees of Shiva X Symbol of Shiva XI Attributes of Shiva XII Worship of Shiva XIII Festivals of Shiva XIV Temples of Shiva XV History of Shiva XVI Essence of Shiva 108 Names of Shiva Glossary Select Bibliography. Printed Pages: 126. 037857

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7037 Devdutt Pattanaik
Devi: The Mother Goddess: An Introduction
Vakils, Feffer and Simons Ltd; Mumbai, India; 8187111453; Paperback; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
This is an attempt to understand the meaning of Goddess worship in our time. Written in simple narrative style, it takes us through Shakta imagery, philosophy, beliefs, customs, history, folklore and myth. The book reaches to young and old alike, bringing together tales of Adi-Maya-Shakti, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Parvati, Kali, Durga as well as several village-Goddesses such as Kanyakumari, Vaishnav-Devi, Bahucharmata and heroines such as Anasuya, Arundhati and Savitri. Also included are tales of ancient Goddesses who were once worshipped in other parts of the world such as Isis, Ishtar, Aphrodite and Diana. Highlights include lucid explanations and a pictorial key to numerous symbols associated with Shakta customs and Tantrik rituals, a map showing important Devi temples, a bibliography for those interested in learning more and over 150 illustrations of which many are in colour. Printed Pages: 135. 033960

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7038 Devdutt Pattanaik
Hanuman: An Introduction
Vakils, Feffer and Simons Ltd; Mumbai, India; 8187111941; Reprint; Paperback; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
Hanuman, the lord of monkeys, is one of the few gods in Hinduism to be worshipped across caste lines by followers of the Shaiva, Vaishnava and Shakta orders. He is admired for his strength, scholarship, wisdom, humility and celibacy. "This book is an attempt to understand the imagery, ritual and philosophy associated with Hanuman worship in our time. At its heart is a single narrative on the life of the monkey-god woven out of plots and ideas found in the Valmiki Ramayana, Mahabharata, various Puranas and several vernacular Ramakathas. Also included are tales found in Jain Ramayanas and the Ramayanas of South East Asia. "Highlights include lucid explanations, a map showing the traditional journey of Rama to Lanka through Kishkinda, the text and translation of the Hanuman Chalisa, and over 100 illustrations, many of them in colour. Printed Pages: 144. 038029

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7039 Devdutt Pattanaik
7 Secrets of Vishnu
Westland Limited; New Delhi, India; 9789380658681; Softcover; New; 
The author is proficient in writing about Hindu mythology and beliefs. In this book, 7 Secrets Of Vishnu, he goes into Vaishnavite philosophy and stories of Vishnu.Vishnu is the Preserver of the Hindu Trinity, Brahma is the Creator, and Shiva is the Destroyer. Being the Preserver, Vishnu is the God who comes to the aid of Devas, humans and even animals when they are in desperate situations.It is Vishnu who takes numerous avatars or incarnations and descends into the world of humans and restores order. The most famous among his incarnations are celebrated as the Dasavatar or the Ten Avatars. Among these are Rama and Krishna.This book explores these avatars and other stories. The author presents Vishnu as the God who shows the importance of the material world and the need for material growth in order to fully attain spiritual wisdom.The book also draws a parallel between the progression of his avatar in different forms, and evolution. The first avatar was Matsya, a fish. Next he is an amphibian, Kurma, the Tortoise. Then comes the Boar, Varaha, followed by a combination of human and beast, Narasimha. This is followed by the dwarf, Vamana, and the fierce Parasurama.After this comes Rama, a wise and cultured man. As Krishna, he showed that it is possible to indulge in the game of life and yet be a wise person who emphasizes the thoughts behind one’s actions. As the yet to come Kalki, he demonstrates the need to let go of status quo in order to bring in a change for the better.Besides these, 7 Secrets Of Vishnu also explores the story of Lakshmi and her sister, Alakshmi, and that of Saraswati. It looks at Narada, the sage who is known as a troublemaker, and the reason behind this. It explains why people don’t worship Brahma the Creator. It also explores the philosophical significance of the various stories and the importance and meanings of rituals and symbols used in the worship of Vishnu. 109566

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7040 Devdutt Pattanaik
Vishnu: An Introduction
Vakils, Feffer and Simons Ltd; Mumbai, India; 8187111127; Paperback; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
This is an attempt to understand the meaning of Vishnu worship in our time. Written in simple narrative style, it takes us through Vaishnava imagery, philosophy, beliefs, customs, history, folklore and myth.This book brings together legends and lores from written and oral traditions of India to give an account of the heritage inspired by Vishnu.In the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, Vishnu is the protector of the cosmos who preserves life, making sure that all creatures enjoy a meaningful existence.Respected by gods, feared by demons and adored by humans, Vishnu sits in the highest heaven Vaikuntha, instituting and maintaining the sacred, moral and ethical order of dharama to ensure harmony in the three worlds. Whenever these laws are broken, whenever chaos and evil threaten the universe, Vishnu takes the form of man or beast to fight the forces of disorder and to reestablish dharma. Through these incarnations, or avatars, he maintains the integrity of the cosmic fabric. This book reaches out to young and old alike, retelling familiar legends of Rama and Krishna as well as unfamiliar ones like those of Vishnu's consort and son. Also included are tales of his lesser known incarnations such as Prithu, Hamsa, Hayagriva and Mandhata. Based on his mythological studies, the author has tried to assimilate the various strands - mythology, sociology, philosophy - that have gone in the making of a god of the Hindu pantheon - Vishnu - into his present day acceptance as an object of devout worship and a symbol of sublime art. Highlights include lucid explanations and a pictorial key to numerous symbols associated with Vaishnava customs and rituals, a map showing important Vishnu temples, a bibliography for those interested in learning more and over 200 illustrations of which many are in colour. Printed Pages: 130. 026889

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7041 Devdutt Pattanaik
7 Secrets from Hindu Calendar Art
Westland Limited; New Delhi, India; 8189975676; Softcover; New; 
Hindu mythology abounds with fascinating gods, goddesses and characters whose visual representations - through calendar art - are equally colourful. Hindu calendar art may seem fantastic and kitsch, but it is in fact the most democratic expression of a mythic imagery that was once restricted to temple walls and palm leaf manuscripts. These portraits of the Hindu pantheon of gods and the stories that surround them can be found on the walls and puja rooms of almost every Hindu household in India. Rich in symbols, each image is a piece of an ancient metaphysical jigsaw puzzle. In this book Dr.Devdutt Pattanaik, India`s renowned mythologist, decodes these symbols to reveal a wisdom that has nourished India for thousands of years. Printed Pages: 177. 109536

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7042 Devdutt Pattanaik
Lakshmi: The Goddess of Wealth and Fortune. An Introduction
Vakils, Feffer and Simons Ltd; Mumbai, India; 8184620195; Paperback; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
Lakshmi, the goddess of material abundance, affluence, authority and auspiciousness, is the most popular goddess of the Hindu pantheon. An understanding of her helps one appreciate the Hindu attitude towards wealth and power. This book brings together:Stories of the goddess compiled from Vedas, Puranas, Tantras and folk narrativesOver 200 images from different parts of India, from different times, each in a different styleSymbols associated with fertility that are an integral part of Lakshmi worship Explanation of her attributes and her enigmatic association with demons and the nether regionsDescription of rituals, temples, and festivals dedicated to herePhilosophical and metaphysical thoughts that make her worship significant even in modern times108 names of the goddess that hold the promise of material fulfillmentText and simple translation of Kanakadhara (inflowing gold) Stotra of Adi Shankaracharya. Printed Pages: 118. 001587

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7043 Devdutt Pattanaik
7 Secrets of the Goddess
Westland Limited; New Delhi, India; 9789384030582; Softcover; New; 
This is a book that is meant to be read with full concentration and at the same time can be thoroughly enjoyed. Dr. Pattanaik takes mythology out of its comfort zone and spins a whole new way of looking at the world, balancing between humanity and nature.7 Secrets of the Goddess in its entirety and singularly is a book that breaks barriers of gender, identity, male or female domination and does so beautifully through mythology and its importance in our lives. The book is innovative, it makes you think and not just about Hindu mythology, and above all, what struck me most unique is that it does not preach. Devdutts writing is easy, simple to understand and not pedantic at all. At no point, as a reader you would want to let go of the book. A must read for those who want to know more about Indian mythology and also for those who are just discovering it. 109687

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7044 Devdutt Pattanaik
The Leadership Sutra: An Indian Approach to Power
Kaveri Book Service; New Delhi, India; 2016; 9789384067465; Hardcover; New; New; 
111186

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7045 Deven M. Patel
Text to Tradition: The Naisadhiyacarita and Literary Community in South Asia
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2016; 8121513200; First Indian Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 16 x 24 Cm 
WRITTEN IN THE TWELFTH CENTURY, the Naisadhiyacarita (The Adventures of Nala, King of Nisadha) is a seminal Sanskrit poem beloved by South Asian literary communities for nearly a millennium. This volume introduces readers to the poem’s author, his reading communities, the modes through which the poem has been read and used, the contexts through which it became canonical, its literary offspring, and the emotional power it still holds for the culture that values it. Text to Tradition privileges the intellectual, affective, and social forms of cultural practice that inform a region’s people and institutions. It also proposes a new way to conduct literary historiography, understanding literary texts as “traditions” in their own right and emphasizing the various players and critical genres involved in their reception. The book underscores the importance of the close study of individual works to building a history of literary cultures. In addition, it creates a groundbreaking model for approaching the study of other venerated South Asian texts Printed Pages: 288. 039857

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7046 Devendra Agochiya
Every Trainer's Handbook (Second Edition)
Sage Publications; New Delhi, India; 2009; 8132100816; Second Edition; Paperback; New; 
Every Trainer’s Handbook (Second Edition) is a practical guide that takes the reader through a step-by-step process of planning, organising and delivering an effective training programme. It offers concrete suggestions and guidelines to trainers for enhancing their knowledge and competencies while simultaneously engaging them in a substantive discussion on various concepts, theories and issues related to training. This new edition of the book enlarges the scope of the previous edition. Underscoring the importance of a cohesive and synthesised approach, it brings together all interrelated aspects of the learning process. Recognising the role a trainer has to play in handling situations that arise during the training sessions, the Handbook suggests action that a trainer may take to make the training more effective and the group more responsive to training activities. An entirely new section—Using Question-Response Approach for Enhancing Participation—has been added to help the trainer further strengthen trainer-group and participant-participant interaction during training sessions. To ensure that training agencies derive optimum benefits from their investment in training programmes, a chapter on ‘Contracting’ has been added that recommends multi-lateral contracting between different stakeholders in training. The Handbook has been prepared keeping in view the needs of training different types of groups, in different settings, regardless of the nature of the groups or the themes of the training programmes. It is aimed at training managers, instructors at various training and educational institutions, organisers of workshops and seminars, those responsible for planning training programmes, and participants. Its content as well as its reader-friendly language and style make it suitable and relevant for all levels of trainers—the experienced ones or those who are new to professional training. It is a must-read for people specialising in the fields of business and management—training, human resource development, organisational design and development—and social development. Printed Pages: 440. 028700

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7047 Devendra Handa
Osian: History, Archaeology, Art and Architecture
Sundeep Prakashan; New Delhi, India; 1984; 8175740760; Hardcover; New; New; 19 x 26 Cm 
Printed Pages: 420 with 11 plans, 6 figures, and 171 plates. 032871

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7048 Devendra Handa
Sculptures from Haryana: Iconography and Style
Aryan Books International in Association with Indian Institute of Advanced Study; New Delhi, India; 2006; 8173053073; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 22 x 28 Cm 
Printed Pages: 312 with 380 halftone illustrations. 019042

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7049 Devendra Handa
Early Indian Coins from Sugh
Sundeep Prakashan; New Delhi, India; 2006; 8175741619; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 19 x 25 Cm 
Printed Pages: 169 with numerous b/w plates. 013233

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7050 Devendra Handa
An Epic Pilgrimage: History and Antiquity of Pehowa: Ancient Prithudaka (A Mahabharata Site on the Sarasvati)
Aryan Books International; New Delhi, India; 2004; 8173052727; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 19 Cms x 25 Cms 
Printed Pages: 164. 002878

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7051 Devendra Handa
Buddhist Remains from Haryana
Sundeep Prakashan; New Delhi, India; 2004; 8175741538; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 23 Cms x 29 Cms 
Printed Pages: 111 with numerous b/w illustrations. 006922

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7052 Devendra Handa
Sculptures from Punjab: Iconography and Style
Aryan Books International; New Delhi, India; 2011; 8173054142; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 22 x 28 Cm 
Punjab has almost been a terra incognita for long with regard to the sculptural art and not much is known even now except 57 railing pillars of Sanghol published by the National Museum, New Delhi. The remaining 60 pieces, some of which are aesthetically equally important, and some stray finds made now and then, have not received due attention which they deserved. Quite a few of the elegant and artistic sculptures have even been pilfered and are not traceable now. An effort has been made here to put everything together and present a coherent picture to the readers. Images published here throw fresh light on the culture, ethnology, trade, art and religious history of the region which have further been substantiated by literary, numismatic and epigraphic evidence. The Kushana railing pillars of Sanghol are a class by themselves and so are the Gupta terracottas from Ropar, Sanghol, Janer and Zahura. Medieval sculptures from Velore, Khanpur, Majhur, Janer, Dholbaha and other sites provide rare glimpses of the artistic, aesthetic and iconographic achievements of the artists. Metal images from Ropar, Bhudan, Sunam, Kharar and Ferozepur, mostly published for the first time, corroborate the evidence of marble images and throw new light on the impact and missionary activities of the Jaina monks from Rajasthan in Punjab. Stylistic and iconographic study of sculptures further reveals influence from Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Unfinished images from Dholbaha reveal that it was a great centre of art during the medieval period. Karttikeya with Krittikas from Sanghol; Harihara, Siva with goose, Siva's head with long jata-juta and the Ramayana panel from Dholbaha; Nataraja from Bathinda; Mukha-Linga from Sultanpur Lodi; Uma-Mahesvara from Ghanauli; Vaikuntha-Lakshmi from Lalru; and Jaina figures from Bathinda, Bhudan, Ferozepur, Ropar and Sunam show interesting iconographical innovations. With 62 sketches and 338 plates, Sculptures from Punjab is the first comprehensive work on the subject resulting from author's sustained interest and study for more than the last four decades. Printed Pages: 244 with 62 figures & maps & 338 halftone illustrations. 100146

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7053 Devendra Handa
Jaina Bronzes From Hansi
Aryan Books International; New Delhi, India; 2002; 8173052344; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 18 x 25 Cm 
"Haryana has been a terra incognita as far as the beginning of Jainism and Jaina art are concerned. The hoard of Jaina bronzes from Hansi in district Hisar, discovered just accidentally in February 1982, which has remained unpublished all these years, thus, forms an important discovery which throws very welcome light on the beginnings of Jainism in this northern state adjoining Delhi. It provides the earliest archaeological evidence of the prevalence of Jainism in Haryana as also of the bronze art of the region. The present hoard of fifty-eight bronze images belonging to the Svetambara and Digambara sects of the Jainas with two Buddhist images of bhumisparsa Buddha and Avalokitesvara Padmapani throws very significant light on the religious and art history of the region. The images belong to eighth through tenth centuries and were probably buried together at the time of the siege of the city towards the close of AD 1037. Many of the images show coatings and traces of sandal paste still sticking to them indicating thereby that they were under worship at the time of their burial. Another interesting fact is that the Svetambaras, Digambaras and the Buddhists joined together to bury these icons in one cauldron betraying the religious harmony that may have been prevailing at Hansi at that time. The images are not real bronzes but made of different alloys. They also betray the techniques of solid and hollow casting, welding, hammering, engraving on sheets, etc. to create them. The contents of the hoard reveal that Parsvanatha was the most popular tirthankara at Hansi followed by Mahavira, Adinatha (Rishabhanatha), Chandraprabha and Mallinatha. This hoard has provided us the first metallic image of female Mallinatha, the earliest and the only known example of the parents of the Jina in metal, and early examples of the metallic Sarvatobhadrikas. Influence from Rajasthan and Gujarat is also discernible in their technique and iconography. The present book deals with all these aspects of the metal images and brings out their religious, cultural and art-historical importance." Printed Pages; 62 with 21 colour & 53 b/w illustrations. 100197

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7054 Devendra Handa
Studies in Indian Coins and Seals
Sundeep Prakashan; New Delhi, India; 1985; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 236. 112773

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7055 Devendra Handa & Dr Major M.K. Gupta
Numismatic Gleanings
Agam Kala Prakashan; New Delhi, India; 2012; 8173201250; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 19 x 25 Cm 
Printed Pages: 243 with numerous b/w plates. 037249

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7056 Devendra Handa (ed.)
Indological Studies: Essays in Memory of S.P. Singhal
Sundeep Prakashan; New Delhi, India; 1987; 8185066035; Hardcover; New; New; 19 x 26 Cm 
Printed Pages: 523 with 49 figures and 97 plates. 032832

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7057 Devendra Handa (ed.)
Ajaya-Sri: Recent Studies in Indology (Prof. Ajay Mitra Shastri Felicitation Volume), 2 Vols.
Sundeep Prakashan; New Delhi, India; 1989; 818506718X; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
Printed Pages: 860 with 32 figures and 216 plates. 032610

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7058 Devendra Handa (Ed.)
Oriental Numismatic Studies, Volume 1
Sundeep Prakashan; New Delhi, India; 1996; 8185067996; Hardcover; New; New; 
The book serves to discuss the various aspects of numismatic heritage of Indian subcontinent. Illustrations have been appended for better understanding of the intriacies of ancient coinage. Printed Pages: 232 with 12 plates & 76 figures. 112701

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7059 Devendra Handa (Ed.)
Oriental Numismatic Studies, Volume 2
Sundeep Prakashan; New Delhi, India; 1999; 8175740507; Hardcover; New; New; 
The present book is an in-depth study of evolution of coinage through the Indian history and brings into focus the various fctors that shaped the development of numismatics. Printed Pages: 172 with 17 plates. 112702

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7060 Devendra Kaushik
Soviet Relations with India and Pakistan
Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd; New Delhi, India; 1971; 0706902939; Second Revised and Enlarged Edition; Hardcover; Very Good; Good; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 164. Chipped dust jacket. 020322

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7061 Devendra Kaushik and Satyendra Peerthum
Towards Collective Security in Asia
Allied Publishers Private Ltd.; Mumbai, India; 1973; First Edition; Hard Cover; Very Good; Very Good; 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 87. Slightly chipped dust jacket. 020823

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7062 Devendra Kumar Kapoor
Success Motivating Vedic Lores: Selected hymns from Rgveda
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1978; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 128. 024046

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7063 Devendra Kumar Mishra
Hum Sab Gadhe Hain (in Hindi)
Megh Prakashan; Delhi, India; Softcover; New; 
111732

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7064 Devendra Mishra & K.L. Chanchreek (Eds)
World Mythology
Shree Publishers & Distributors; New Delhi, India; 8183294022; Softcover; New; 
107570

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7065 Devendra Vora
Health in Your Hands: Based on Acupressure/Reflexology and Other Natural Therapies: Simple Practical Way to Perfect Health
Navneet Publications (I) Limited; Ahmedabad, India; 1999; Second Edition; Paperback; New; 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 240 with numerous b/w illustrations. 026079

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7066 Devendrakumar Rajaram Patil
Cultural History from the Vayu Purana
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1973; 8120820851; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
The present book attempts to supplement the work of Pargiter on the Cultural plane. Pargiter was concerned with the dynastic records of the Puranic texts while this book aims to interpret "cultural history" from the Vayu Purana. The work is divided into ten chapters arranged systematically. The first five chapters contain facts of intellectual culture and the last five of material culture. The presentation of material has involved a great deal of translation and interpretation of the Puranic text. The work has two appendices and a critical introduction. Appendix A identifies the places and tribes. Appendix B describes the centres of pilgrimage. Introduction surveys the previous research on the Puranas, on the Vayu particularly. It discusses the antiquity of the Vayu, its value for the cultural history and the method followed in the present investigation. It also gives an outline of political history as found in the Vayu Purana. This book is valuable not only for Indian Culture, but also for a critical edition of Vayu, and consequently of other Purana material.Printed Pages: 365. 102053

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7067 Devesh Kapur & Pratap Bhanu Mehta (Eds)
Public Institutions in India: Performance and Design
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 0195689666; Softcover; New; 
This volume analytically assesses the design, performance, and adaptability of the principal institutions of governance in India and their critical role in a democratic polity. It is axiomatic that societies are well governed and well organized to the extent that their public institutions can adequately manage the demands imposed on them. In India, it is commonly held that a modest record in development and governance is explained by the somewhat limited utility of many public institutions. The volume looks at the Parliament, Presidency, institutions of internal accountability, the Judiciary, Police, and the Civil Service in addition to economic institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India, as also several regulatory bodies, paying special attention to the variables like autonomy, accountability, and information-sharing that have affected the perf ormance of different institutions across time. Also included are essays that explore the critical role played by institutions in enhancing economic performance, strengthening federalism, and deepening the democratic impulse in India. In addition, they look at how electoral uncertainty has given a new lease of life to `referee institutions` like the Election Commission and the Supreme Court. Further, the volume looks at the variations in institutional performance of the Indian state across time, and evaluates if the state has the capacity to adapt to a changing environment. Printed Pages: 504. 108788

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7068 Devesh Kapur & Pratap Bhanu Mehta (Eds)
Navigating the Labyrinth: Perspectives on India’s Higher Education
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2017; 9789386296993; Hardcover; New; New; 
In India, few things open faster than colleges, but few sectors reform more slowly than higher education. Demographic changes, economic growth and integration into the global economy, the rising demand for higher education, and the increase in the number of private colleges have led to a massive expansion in Indian higher education. While challenges of access and cost have been long-standing, much of this expansion has been of dubious quality, the result of sustained and deep regulatory and governance failures.This book analyses these and other complex challenges facing higher education in India, and suggests possible solutions to some of them. The contributors highlight a range of issues facing higher education today, through a deeply moving account of the decline of a college in north Bihar; discussions on the various types of post-secondary educational institutions—the research university, teaching colleges, and vocational training institutes; initiatives, such as community colleges, to address the problem of skill development in India; and the financing and governance of higher education in India. The book combines diverse methodologies: ethnography of institutions, case studies and data-based work, to present a complex landscape.These critical insights into higher education in India will be useful to scholars and researchers in education, political science, sociology, and public policy. Printed Pages: 284. 111472

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7069 Devesh Kapur and Pratap Bhanu Mehta (eds)
Public Institutions in India: Performance and Design
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2005; 0195667263; First Edition; Paperback; New; 14 x 22 Cm 
The modern state secures legitimacy and carries out its tasks of governance and development through a diverse range of institutions. This volume analytically assesses the design, performance, and adaptability of the principal institutions of governance in India and their critical role in a democratic polity. It is axiomatic that societies are well governed and well organized to the extent that their public institutions can adequately manage the demands imposed on them. In India, it is commonly held that a modest record in development and governance is explained by the somewhat limited utility of many public institutions. The volume looks at the Parliament, Presidency, institutions of internal accountability, the Judiciary, Police, and the Civil Service in addition to economic institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India, as also several regulatory bodies, paying special attention to the variables like autonomy, accountability, and information-sharing that have affected the perf ormance of different institutions across time. Also included are essays that explore the critical role played by institutions in enhancing economic performance, strengthening federalism, and deepening the democratic impulse in India. In addition, they look at how electoral uncertainty has given a new lease of life to 'referee institutions' like the Election Commission and the Supreme Court. Further, the volume looks at the variations in institutional performance of the Indian state across time, and evaluates if the state has the capacity to adapt to a changing environment. Providing detailed and original insights into the working of institutions and assessing the manner in which they assist, strengthen, thwart, manipulate, and subvert each other, this unique volume will be of interest to a scholarly audience in political science, public administration, and political sociology in addition to bureaucrats and policy planners, journalists, activists, and an informed general audi ence. Printed Pages: 500 with numerous tables and 3 figures. 013551

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7070 Devi Chand
The Yajurveda: Sanskrit text with English Translation
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2009; 8121502942; Seventh Impression; Hardcover; New; New; 16.5 Cms x 25 Cms 
The Vedas are the foundation on which the imposing Hindu religious edifice is built. The Yajurveda contains hymns taken from the older Rigveda and prose passages which are new. The hymns display considerable deviation from the original Rigvedic text. It can be called a priestly manual; for it lays down rules for the performance of various sacrifices. It has two samhitas or a collection of hymns of mantras; these are Taittiriya Samhita and Vajasaneya Samhita, popularly known as Black and White Yajur respectively. The subject-matter of both the samhitas is almost the same, though the arrangement is somewhat different. Of the two the Vajasaneya Samhita is planned in a more systematic and orderly manner than the other. It also contains some texts which are not found in the Taittiriya Samhita. This translation of Yajurveda by Devi Chand is based upon Swami Dayanand's interpretation. The translator has provided references in the footnotes to the different views of other scholars. To bring home to the common man the message of the Yajurveda, he has spared no pains to remove all obscurities inherent in the old form of Sanskrit which was in vogue three thousand years ago. The introduction and the index are added to help the reader. Everyone interested in the Vedas will find this book indispensable. Printed Pages: 480. 035393

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7071 Devi Chand
The Atharvaveda: Sanskrit text with English Translation
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1999; 8121501725; Fifth Edition; Cloth; New; New; 16.5 Cms x 25 Cms 
Are the Vedas three or four in number? The Western scholars basing their arguments on the Purusasukta and the word abhicara meaning sorcery and charms have concluded that the Vedas are three and Atharvaveda does not belong to the main body as it deals with black magic. This conclusion is wrong; for, the Atharvaveda deals with all those evils that have plagued mankind from the dawn of creation and suggests remedies in the form of medicines and prayers. From the point of view usefulness, the Atharvaveda is the best for man, as it has prayers for his well-being. Devi Chand's translation is based on Swami Dayanand's interpretation. He has also made use of the commentaries of eminent Indian and foreign Vedic scholars. He has spared no pains to bring home the message of the Atharvaveda to contemporary man. The notes, index and the introduction adds to the value of this book. All those interested to find solutions to the myriad problems that affect them everyday shall find this book highly useful. Printed Pages: 949. 027703

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7072 Devi Chand
The Samaveda: Sanskrit text with English Translation
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2010; 8121501997; Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 16.5 Cms x 25 Cms 
The verses of Samaveda, all except 78, are taken from the Rgveda. They are arranged in a sequence different from that of the Rgveda and divided into two parts. The first part, called Purvarcika has 589 verses; the second, called Uttararcika, has 1225 stanzas. The hymns are invocation addressed to Soma, Agni and Indra meant for chanting by Udgatr priests at Soma sacrifices and not devoted chiefly to the worship of Indra and who has to befuddle himself with Soma in order to slay demons as a reputed scholar put it. Due to its special reference to Pitrs or deceased forefathers, the sounds of the Samans are considered by some as impure. This edition of Samaveda, a translation by Devi Chand, is based on the exposition of Swami Dayanand. The translator has furnished references in the footnotes to different interpretations of Indian and foreign scholars. An introduction and glossary-cum index are added for the benefit of those not acquainted with Samaveda. Everyone shall find this an excellent book for a thorough understanding of the Samaveda. Printed Pages: 332. 017260

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7073 Devi Dayal Agarwal
Manas me Shistachar
Kaveri Book Service; New Delhi, India; 1998; 8174790209; First Edition; Softcover; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 252. 104191

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7074 Devi Dayal Agarwal
Srimad Bhagwat me Shistachar
Kaveri Book Service; New Delhi, India; 1999; 8174790241; First Edition; Softcover; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 235. 104192

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7075 Devi Dayal Aggarwal
Karma Dharma and Meditation
Kaveri Book Service; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8174791396; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
A person comes in this universe to do three jobs - Karma, Dharma and Meditation. These three contain the entire philosophy of Bhagwat Gita as enunciated by Lord Krishna to Arjuna for being followed by public at large. Karma is to take action for earning money, producing children and their bringing up while living in the universe. Dharma is to do this action according to one's Varnashrama Dharma and Meditation is to surrender all his doings to God. However he gets absorbed in the first that is earning money and producing children. He remembers nothing or a little of dharma and completely ignores Meditation. It is only at the fag end of life that he remembers these two but then it is too late and at that time he regrets for having wasted his life. This book has been brought out to imbibe in him right from the childhood the importance of these three jobs and how these can be accomplished, in a very intelligible and easy way. A reading of this book shall surely bring the person to put some effort in achieving the goal of Karma, Dharma and Meditation. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Ethicisation of Actions; 3. Relationship between Actions, Death and Birth; 4. Varanashrama System; 5. Arjuna's Misgivings; 6. Krishna's Advice; 7. Karma Yoga; 8. Gunas; 9. Role of Prakriti and Yoga; 10. Sufferings by Human Beings; 11. Anger, Depression and Fear; 12. Dharma; 13. Dharma in Practice; 14. Samadhi; 15. Mediattion Practice - Part of Dharma; 16. Misconceptions and Mistaken Parctices; 17. Realisation of Selflessness; 18. Gyan; 19. Taking Refuge in Him; Section - II: Meditation 20. Nee of Meditation; 21. Obstacles in Meditation; 22. Control of Mind; 23. Position for Meditation; 24. Reconciliation of Body and Mind; 25. Inevitability of Death.Printed Pages: 175. 104245

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7076 Devi Gauri
Hindu Deities in Thai Art
Aditya Prakashan; New Delhi, India; 1996; 8186471103; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
Printed Pages: 190 with 19 plates and 273 illustrations. 035775

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7077 Devi Sridhar
Anthropologists Inside Organisations: South Asian Case Studies
Sage Publications; New Delhi, India; 2008; 8178298864; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
In the past ten years there has been a shift in the field of anthropology towards working with and studying organisations. Anthropologists Inside Organisations addresses this need by bringing together seven diverse case studies based in/on South Asian countries, analysing how anthropologists have negotiated issues that arise from interacting with organisations. The book emphasises methodology and fresh empirical research. It also provides rich and detailed examples of how different researchers have managed to work within constraints imposed by organizations. Printed Pages: 184. 033077

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7078 Devi Vallabhaneni
What's Your MBA IQ ?: A Manager's Career Development Tool
Times Group Books; New Delhi, India; 2010; 8126526831; First Edition; Softcover; New; 
Each chapter of this book have an introduction by a thought leader, a self-assessment indicator, key concepts that include definitions, brief narrative, equations, and a self-assessment test with 50 multiple-choice questions for diagnostic purposes. There will be 10 chapters: (1) General management and organization; (2) Operations management, (3) Marketing management, (4) Quality and process management, (5) Human resources management, (6) Accounting; (7) Finance; (8) Information technology; (9) Corporate control and governance; and (10) International business.Printed Pages: 256. 104956

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7079 Devika Rangachari
Invisible Women, Visible Histories: Gender, Society and Polity in North India (Seventh to Twelfth Century AD)
Manohar; New Delhi, India; 2009; 8173048088; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 532. 035595

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7080 Devindra Kohli
Kamala Das
Arnold-Heinemann; New Delhi, India; 1975; First Edition; Hardcover; Very Good; Good; 13 x 18 Cm 
Printed Pages: 128. Slightly chipped dust jacket. Bumped corners. 025413

Price: 10.00 USD
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7081 Devkinandan Khatri
Chandrkanta (in Hindi)
Lenin Media Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2015; 8193115511; Softcover; New; 
Printed Pages: 490. 111925

Price: 17.50 USD
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7082 Dewitt H. Parker
Principles of Aesthetics
Kaveri Books; New Delhi, India; 2011; 8174791086; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 311 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 037260

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7083 Dexter Cirillo
Southwestern Indian Jewelry: Crafting New Traditions
Rizzoli; New York, USA; 2008; 0847831108; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 27.5 x 25 Cm Addison Doty 
Printed Pages: 240 with numerous colour illustrations. 024792

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7084 Dexter Roberts (Ed.) & Tenzin Dorjee (Tr.)
Generous Wisdom
Paljor Publications/Library of Tibetan Works & Archives; New Delhi, India; 2006; 8186470506; Softcover; New; 
It is a set of four commentaries on the Jatakamala: Garland of Birth Stories of Buddha given by the Dalai Lama during the annual Great Prayer Festival that follows Tibetan New Year, in Dharamsala keeping alive the tradition started by Tsongkhapa in 1409.Printed Pages: 98. 103554

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7085 Dhananjay Keer
Dr. Ambedkar: Life and Mission
Popular Prakashan; Mumbai, India; 2015; 988171543298; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
Printed Pages: 549 with numerous b/w illustrations. 037982

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7086 Dhananjay Rai
Contemporary Indian Political Theory: A Critical Analysis
Aakar Books; Delhi, India; 2013; 9789350022481; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 132. 109098

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7087 Dhananjay Rai
Nehru aur Adhunikta (in Hindi)
Aakar Books; New Delhi, India; 9789350024294; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 127. 111696

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7088 Dhananjay Singh
Fables in the Indian Narrative Tradition: An Analytical Study
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2011; 8124605823; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 218. 036701

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7089 Dhananjay Tripathi
Development Role of EU in South Asia
Vij Books India Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2011; 9789380177519; Hardcover; New; New; 
Development policy of the European Union (EU) is just not confined to the development assistance programme dedicated purely for philanthropic purposes but has wider dimensions attached to it; It is one of the most imperative instrument of the European foreign policy and determines its relationship with the developing countries. Development policy of the European Union (EU) is just not confined to the development assistance programme dedicated purely for philanthropic purposes but has wider dimensions attached to it; It is one of the most imperative instrument of the European foreign policy and determines its relationship with the developing countries. As it is said 'To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive and the true success is to labour'. This book is also an outcome of 4/5 years of intense research on the subject. It will help the students of European studies since there is not enough literature available on the subject. It is a good reader for policy makers dealing with the development policy of the European Union. This book is also useful for South Asians associated with Non-government Organisations (NGOs) and voluntary groups, which are working in collaboration with the European Union.Printed Pages: 372. 103217

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7090 Dhananjaya Bhanja
Rasagangadhara
Bharatiya Kala Prakashan; Delhi, India; 2004; 818090055X; Hardcover; New; New; 
110750

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7091 Dhananjaya; Edited By F.E. Hall
Dasarupam with Dhanika's Commentary
The Asiatic Society; Kolkata, India; 1989; First Edition; Hardcover; Good; Good; 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 280. Slightly rubbed dust jacket. 013942

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7092 Dhanasree Jayaram
Breaking Out of the Gree House: Indian Leadership in Times of Environmental Change
KW Publishers; New Delhi, India; 2012; 9789381904138; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
The book traverses several pathways including the basics of science and geography, geopolitics and international relations, strategic and security studies, policy-related and diplomatic dialogues, as well as socio-cultural and economic perspectives in order to bring out a holistic picture of how environmental change has shaped the international system and India’s position in it. The central argument of the book that environmental change can change/is changing geography and in turn can change/is changing international relations has been substantiated by detailed analysis of the drivers of India’s environmental policies, international climate change negotiations, role of state and non-state actors in the international environmental discourse both in theory and practice, and finally the interconnectedness between environmental change and national security. The volume tries to find the right balance between the international scene embodied by the negotiations driven by hardcore economics on the one hand, and the domestic realities of India that steer its climate change policy based on energy security and developmental concerns. The need to address the larger issue of environmental change rather than concentrating on one aspect of it – climate change – to reduce the amount of polarisation that surrounds the global environmental debate especially in the wake of the introduction of the issue at the United Nations Security Council, has been reiterated throughout the work. It contains policy recommendations in terms of methods of adaptation, mitigation, energy management/diversification, enhancement of the role of think tanks as well as diplomatic manoeuvring (principles-based) at the climate change negotiations and other international debates. This area of study is comparatively new in India while the West has been dedicating a significant amount of resources towards research in energy and environmental security for the past two decades. Therefore, one of the objectives of the book is to evolve an Indian perspective on these strategic issues in a Western literature-dominated arena. Though the book brings to light several gaping holes in India’s policy and strategy, it contends that India has a plethora of options and opportunities to not only maintain its own national security but also help the world ‘adapt’ and ‘mitigate’ in times of environmental change.Printed Pages: 256. 104336

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7093 Dhanavanti V.Nagda
Meditation in Colour
Mirananda; Wassenaar, Netherlands; 1978; 906271594X; First Edition; Soft Cover; Very Good; 22 Cms x 26.5 Cms 
Printed pages: 32. 017268

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7094 Dhaneswar Kalita
Traditional Performances of South Kamrup
Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1991; 812120335X; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 104. 105751

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7095 Dhanpat Rai Premchand; Translated By Gordon C. Roadarmel; with a New Introduction By Vasudha Dalmia
Godaan (The Gift of a Cow)
Permanent Black; Ranikhet, India; 2005; 8178240408; First Edition; Paperback; New; 14.5 Cms x 22 Cms 
Premchand is the most famous Hindi novelist, and Godaan is Premchand’s most celebrated novel. Economic and social conflict in a north Indian village are brilliantly captured in the story of Hori, a poor farmer, and his family’s struggle for survival and self-respect. Hori does everything he can to fulfill his life’s desire: to own a cow, the peasant’s measure of wealth and well-being. Like many Hindus of his time, he believes that making the gift of a cow to a Brahman before he dies will help him achieve salvation. An engaging introduction to India before Independence, Godaan is at once village ethnography, moving human document, and insightful colonial history. Out of print for many years, this translation is regarded as a classic in itself. Printed pages: 470. 031487

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7096 Dhanpaul Narine
America in Crisis
Vitasta Publishing Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2010; 9789380828046; Softcover; New; 
America is in the grip of a crisis seldom seen in its history. At the domestic level, there is rising unemployment, a recession that seems to have no end, increased drug abuse, failing schools and the breakdown of the family. America's international image is dented by wars, the incidence of terrorism and the failure of the Obama Administration to bring about comprehensive immigration reforms. Dr Dhanpaul Narine writes brilliantly about some of these issues and asks that we think of the ways and means to resolve them. 107251

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7097 Dhanraj Ramnath
The Science and Mathematics of the Vedas
Dhanraj Ramnath; First Edition; Paperback; Very Good; 23 x 29 Cm 
Printed Pages: 157 with numerous colour illustrations. 025557

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7098 Dharam Vir Mangla
God and Self-realization: A Scientific and Spiritual View
Geeta International Publishers & Distributors; New Delhi, India; 2002; 8190160400; First Edition; Paperback; Very Good; 14 x 21.5 Cm 
Printed Pages: 335. Slightly rubbed cover. 019910

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7099 Dharam Vir, Dhrubjyoti Sen, Priyadarshini Patnaik and Arnab Kumar Hazra
Sixty Years in the Service of the Nation: An Illustrated History of IIT Kharagpur
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2011; 8125043225; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 16 Cms x 24 Cms 
Printed pages: 279 with numerous b/w and colour photographs and illustrations. 036792

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7100 Dharamavir Bharati; Translated from the Original Hindi By Tripurari Sharma
The Blind Age (Andha Yug)
National School of Drama in Association with Har-Anand Publications Pvt Ltd; New Delhi, India; First Edition; Paperback; New; 16 x 24 Cm 
Printed Pages: 97. 013625

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