Author:M.J. Akbar


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Blood Brothers: A Family Saga

By: M.J. Akbar

Price: $8.85

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Roli Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016779

ISBN: 8174364390

Condition: New

Blood Brothers is M.J. Akbar’s amazing story of three generations of a Muslim family – based on his own – and how they deal with the fluctuating contours of Hindu-Muslim relations. Telinipara, a small jute mill town some 30 miles north of Kolkata along the Hooghly, is a complex Rubik’s Cube of migrant Bihari workers, Hindus and Muslims; Bengalis, poor and ‘bhadralok’; and Sahibs who live in the safe, ‘foreign’ world of Victoria Jute Mill. Into this scattered inhabitation enters a child on the verge of starvation, Prayaag, who is saved and adopted by a Muslim family, converts... View more info


By: M.J. Akbar

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Roli Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028964

ISBN: 8174363173

Condition: New

Byline anthologizes M.J. Akbar’s finest writings over the last decade, bringing together essays that reflect the author’s versatility and range. The book is divided into five seamless sections, each with its own identity, woven together by M.J. Akbar’s delectably informal prose. ‘Travel’ is the first section in which the author shares his passion for history and the occasional fable, the obscure detail, the glorious and the ludicrous. This is followed by ‘Politics and History’ in which the reader is provided a view of some events and people in the recent past with all the quirks... View more info

Nehru: The Making of India

By: M.J. Akbar

Price: $14.87

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Lotus/Roli Books:

Seller ID: 108554

ISBN: 8174362053

Condition: New

Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister, was the ideological and political heir of Gandhi. Building on the Mahatma's foundations, as leader both of the Congress and of independent India from 1947, Nehru shaped the new state: his story is India's story. Born in Allahabad on 14 November 1889, Nehru was a Kashmiri Brahmin, a member of India's most aristocratic caste. M.J. Akbar examines with great perception the social and cultural milieu in which Nehru grew up, giving a fascinating picture of the man behind the public figure. Drawing on a wealth of material released from British governmen... View more info

The Shade of Swords: Jihad and the Conflict Between Islam and Christianity

By: M.J. Akbar

Price: $11.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Lotus/Roli Books:

Seller ID: 108581

ISBN: 8174362916

Condition: New

The Shade of Swords: M.J. Akbar writes the first cohesive history of jihad. From the Prophet Muhammed to the presence of British and American troops in Afghanistan, and more recently in Iraq, Akbar shows how jihad's origins lie in the earliest consciousness of Muslims, how it thrives on complex notions of persecution, victory and sacrifice. Jihad pervades the mind and soul of Islam. This book reveals its strength and significance, and this jihad has come to Iraq in a new Shia dimension. Printed Pages: 404. View more info

Have Pen, Will Travel: Observations of a Globetrotter

By: M.J.Akbar

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Lotus Collection/Roli Books: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036235

ISBN: 8174368159

Condition: New

Printed pages: 282. View more info

Kashmiri Cuisine through the Ages

By: Sarla Razdan; Foreword By M.J. Akbar

Price: $11.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Lustre Press/Roli Books: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036586

ISBN: 817436692X

Condition: New

Kashmiri cuisine is one of the most delectable and ancient cuisines in the world because of the many foreign influences. People are still a trifle inhibited about cooking it, because, like any delicacy, it demands a delicate sense of the instinct after you have measured ingredients by the spoon or the ladle. But Sarla Razdan’s book will chip away the inhibitions and introduce you to a world that cannot be described at the inadequate level of mere words. Kashmiri Cuisine: Through the Ages is not just a cookbook but also showcases the splendour of Kashmir through beautiful vintage and new phot... View more info