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1 Pavan K. Varma
Being Indian: The Truth About Why the 21st Century Will be India's
Penguin; New Delhi, India; 0143033425 / 9780143033424; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
This book is a new and dramatically different inquiry into what India and being Indian mean in the new millennium. Such an inquiry is especially relevant today when the world's largest democracy is also a nuclear power, a potentially major economic power poised to emerge as the second largest consumer market in the world, and a growing force in information technology. Misconceptions about India and Indians abound, fed by the stereotypes created by foreigners, and the myths about themselves projected by Indians. In Being Indian, Pavan K.Varma demolishes these myths and generalizations as he turns his sharply observant gaze on his fellow countrymen to examine what really makes Indians tick and what they have to offer the world in the 21st century. Varma's insightful analysis of the Indian personality and the culture that has created it reaches startling new conclusions on the paradoxes and contradictions that characterize Indian attitudes towards issues such as power, wealth and spirituality. How, for example, does the appalling indifference of most Indians to the suffering of the poor and the inequities of the caste system square with their enthusiastic championing of parliamentary democracy? And why do Indians have a reputation for being spiritual and `other-worldly' when their philosophy and tradition exalt the pursuit of material well-being —artha—as a principal goal of life? The book also examines India's future prospects as an economic, military and technological power, providing valuable pointers to the likely destiny of a nation of one billion people. Drawing on sources as diverse as ancient Sanskrit treatises and Bollywood lyrics, and illuminating his examples with a wealth of telling anecdotes, Pavan Varma creates a vivid and compelling portrait of Indians as he argues that they will survive and flourish in the new millennium precisely because of what they are, warts and all, and not because of what they think they are or would like to be. This book, which will stimulate reflection, discussion and controversy, is a must read for both foreigners who wish to understand Indians and Indians who wish to understand themselves. Printed Pages: 325. 024759

Price: 6.25 USD
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2 Malvika Singh; Introduction By Pavan K.Varma
Bhutan Through the Lens of the King
Lustre Press/Roli Books; New Delhi, India; 2012; 8174368590 / 9788174368591; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; Photographs By His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck 
Printed Pages: 178 alongwith numerous colour and b/w photographs. 036808

Price: 37.25 USD
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3 Pavan K. Varma
Kama Sutra: The art of making love to a woman
Lustre Press/Roli Books; New Delhi, India; 817436448X / 9788174364487; Hardcover; New; New; 
A good lover has to be sensitive to a woman's needs.'Pavan K. Varma's new-age adaptation of Vatsyayana's cult classic Kama Sutra makes precisely this point. Keeping in mind the celebrated sage's instruction that men and women are equal partners in the act of consummation, Varma takes us on a witty journey through what has sometimes been seen as a 'heavy'manual on sex, and at others as a volume of titillating visuals. This adaptation is a serious tribute to the genius and vision of Vatsyayana, highlighting the 'modernity'of what he wrote two thousand years ago - that the fulfillment of women is at the heart of the experience of sex, and that the lines between sex and sensuality, and between social mores and individual desire are indeed fine and must be understood deeply. Printed Pages: 208. 108619

Price: 16.72 USD
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4 Raghu Rai; Text By Pavan K. Varma
Raghu Rai's Delhi
HarperCollins Publishers; New Delhi, India; 1994; 8172230923 / 9788172230920; First Edition; Hard Cover; Very Good; Very Good; 
Printed Pages: 127 with numerous colour illustrations. Rubbed dust jacket. 018229

Price: 195.00 USD
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5 Salma Husain; Foreword By Pavan K. Varma
The Emperor's Table: The Art of Mughal Cuisine
Lustre Press/Roli Books; New Delhi, India; 2008; 8174364536 / 9788174364531; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 143 with numerous colour illustrations. 028406

Price: 16.95 USD
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6 Pavan K. Varma
The Great Indian Middle Class (Updated with a New introduction)
Penguin; New Delhi, India; 2007; 0143103253 / 9780143103257; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
In this powerful and insightful critique, the author examines the evolution of the Indian middle class during the twentieth century, especially since Independence. He shows us how the middle class, guided by self-interest, is becoming increasingly insensitive to the plight of the underprivileged, and how economic liberalization has only heightened its tendency to withdraw from anything that does not relate directly to its material well-being. An essential read, this fresh edition updated with a new introduction analyses the transformation of the middle class in the decade since 1997 and seeks to reconcile the seemingly dichotomous aspects of our economy and polity. Printed Pages: 280. 026125

Price: 7.25 USD
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7 Pengin Studio; Introduction By Pavan K. Varma
The Illustrated History of the Freedom Struggle
Penguin Studio; New Delhi, India; 2008; 0670081442 / 9780670081448; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
Printed pages: 144 with 4 colour photos. 026828

Price: 36.95 USD
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8 B.P. Singh and Pavan K. Varma (eds)
The Millennium Book on New Delhi
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 0195650921 / 9780195650921; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 970. 037487

Price: 59.95 USD
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9 Lakshmi Vishwanathan; Foreword By Pavan K. Varma
Women of Pride: The Devadasi Heritage
Lotus Collection/Roli Books; New Delhi, India; 2008; 8174366725 / 9788174366726; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 220 with numerous b/w illustrations. 033959

Price: 7.50 USD
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