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Redrawing India

Author : Kovid Gupta
ISBN : 9788184006636
Genre : Education
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Eighteen-year-old Shaheen Mistri, having grown up around the world, spends the summer in Mumbai and wanders into the Ambedkar Nagar slum community. She sees Pinky, who becomes the first of the thousands of children whose lives she will touch on her journey. Hers are the endlessly compelling stories of the underprivileged children of India, the harsh realities that they face, and the hope and love that will catapult them into being a future generation of leaders. This is a story of the power of personal reflection and makes us ask ourselves the question, ‘What is the greatest life I can live?’ And in answer are the personal accounts of so many Teach For India Fellows and staff, India’s best and brightest, who have shown that each and every one of us, working together, towards the belief that one day every child will have the opportunity to receive an excellent education, has the power to change the world.
Category: Education

Redrawing India

Author : Kovid Gupta
ISBN : 8184005636
Genre : Educational change
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Redrawing Anthropology

Author : Professor Tim Ingold
ISBN : 9781409494867
Genre : Social Science
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Why should anthropologists draw? The answer proposed in this groundbreaking volume is that drawing uniquely brings together ways of making, observing and describing. In twelve chapters, a team of authors from the UK, Europe, North America and Australia explore the potential of a graphic anthropology to change the way we think about creativity and perception, to grasp the dynamics of improvisatory practice, and to refocus the study of material culture from ready-made objects onto the flows of materials involved in the generation of things. Drawing on expertise in fields ranging from craftwork, martial arts, and dance to observational cinema and experimental film, they ask what it means to follow materials, to learn movements and to draw lines. Along the way, they contribute to key debates on what happens in making, the relation between design and performance, how people acquire bodily skills, the place of movement in human self-awareness, the relation between walking and imagination, and the perception of time. This book will appeal not just to social, cultural and visual anthropologists but to archaeologists and students of material culture, as well as to scholars across the arts, humanities and social sciences with interests in perception, creativity and material culture.
Category: Social Science

Redrawing The Middle East

Author : Michael D. Berdine
ISBN : 9781786724069
Genre : History
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The Sykes–Picot agreement was one of the defining moments in the history of the modern Middle East. Yet its co-creator, Sir Mark Sykes, had far more involvement in British Middle East strategy during World War I than the agreement for which he is now most remembered. Between 1915 and 1916, Sykes was Lord Kitchener’s agent at home and abroad, operating out of the War Office until the war secretary’s death at sea in 1916. Following that, from 1916 to 1919 he worked at the Imperial War Cabinet, the War Cabinet Secretariat and, finally, as an advisor to the Foreign Office. The full extent of Sykes’s work and influence has previously not been told. Moreover, the general impression given of him is at variance with the facts. Sykes led the negotiations with the Zionist leadership in the formulation of the Balfour Declaration, which he helped to write, and promoted their cause to achieve what he sought for a pro-British postwar Middle East peace settlement, although he was not himself a Zionist. Likewise, despite claims that he championed the Arab cause, there is little proof of this other than general rhetoric mainly for public consumption. On the contrary, there is much evidence he routinely exhibited a complete lack of empathy with the Arabs. In this book, Michael Berdine examines the life of this impulsive and headstrong young British aristocrat who helped formulate many of Britain’s policies in the Middle East – policies that are responsible for much of the instability that has affected the region ever since.
Category: History

Nabokov At The Limits

Author : Lisa Zunshine
ISBN : 9781135658779
Genre : Music
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The eleven contributors to this volume investigate the connections between Nabokov's output and the fields of painting, music, and ballet.
Category: Music

Kingdom Of The Soap Queen The Story Of Balaji Telefilms

Author : Kovid Gupta
ISBN : 9789351363040
Genre : Performing Arts
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With the entry of cable television in 1992, the television industry in India was poised for a gigantic leap. All that it needed was a fairy godmother to wave the magic wand. And it found one in Ekta Kapoor and Balaji Telefilms. Kingdom of the Soap Queen is the enchanting narrative of Balaji Telefilms. It is the story of how a laid-back seventeen-year-old became one of the most powerful women in global media, how a project kicked off by a teenager in her father's garage turned into the biggest entertainment provider across India. And like every fairy tale, this too has its share of magic, curses, spells, potions, and pixie dust. With insights from over a hundred television celebrities, Kovid Gupta - who has written for popular television shows Balika Vadhu, Bade Acche Lagte Hain and Chhan Chhan - chronicles the larger-than-life narrative right from the christening of the company in 1994 all the way to its transformation into the most influential production house of 2013. He not only depicts the initial struggles of the media house, but also explores every aspect of its growth - the creation of the iconic Tulsi and Parvati, its K-fixation, how it changed the very demographic of TV viewers in the country, the social impact of its daily soaps, the charges of being regressive that it has consistently battled, and the company's very successful and high-profile foray into cinema. This is the fascinating behind-the-scenes story of the 15,000 hours of television software that have made India laugh and cry for fifteen years.
Category: Performing Arts

Redrawing World Map Exploration Of Unification Between Countries

Author : Charles Zhang
ISBN : 9781634486163
Genre : Political Science
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This book introduces geography, history, culture, economy and politics of North America, Latin America, France and Africa. Based on the analysis of these aspects, this book explores the possibility of unification between two geographically adjacent countries, which are the same or similar in history, culture, language and other aspects. Unification should promote economy and improve people's living condition. This book does not make such proposition that all geographically adjacent countries with the same or similar history, culture and language should be unified. Unification between countries involves too many issues. For most adjacent countries, unification between countries is simply impossible, even if they are the same or similar in history, culture, language and other aspects. In this book, exploration of unification involves Canada, USA, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, France, South Africa and some Central American countries. Unification should get the consent of the involved peoples and be achieved through peaceful means, not forces.
Category: Political Science

Redrawing The Map Of Europe

Author : M. Emerson
ISBN : 9780230379220
Genre : Political Science
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Michael Emerson draws on a rare experience of Europe's new political and economic structures - from Brussels to Moscow - to explain Europe's contradictory tendencies towards both integration and conflict. He confronts the two strategic issues for the Europe of the early 21st century: how to ensure success for the Euro and how to stabilise the wider Europe with a strong structure for EU-Russian relations. He draws distinctions between the different Europes - geographic Europe, the European Union, 'Security Europe' (based around NATO) and the emerging 'Civil Europe'. The author argues that 'Civil Europe' could be the basis of a new European golden age, and outlines the far-reaching institutional and cultural changes required to achieve this.
Category: Political Science

Language Policy And Linguistic Minorities In India

Author : Thomas Benedikter
ISBN : 9783643102317
Genre : History
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This book is an effort to map India's linguistic minorities and to assess the language policy towards these communities. The author provides an appraisal of the extent to which language rights are respected in India's multilingual reality, which takes into consideration the experiences of minority language protection in other regions.
Category: History

When The Wolf Came

Author : Mary Jane Warde
ISBN : 9781610755306
Genre : History
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Winner of the 2014 Oklahoma Book Award for nonfiction Winner of the 2014 Pate Award from the Fort Worth Civil War Round Table. When the peoples of the Indian Territory found themselves in the midst of the American Civil War, squeezed between Union Kansas and Confederate Texas and Arkansas, they had no way to escape a conflict not of their choosing--and no alternative but to suffer its consequences. When the Wolf Came explores how the war in the Indian Territory involved almost every resident, killed many civilians as well as soldiers, left the country stripped and devastated, and cost Indian nations millions of acres of land. Using a solid foundation of both published and unpublished sources, including the records of Cherokee, Choctaw, and Creek nations, Mary Jane Warde details how the coming of the war set off a wave of migration into neighboring Kansas, the Red River Valley, and Texas. She describes how Indian Territory troops in Unionist regiments or as Confederate allies battled enemies--some from their own nations--in the territory and in neighboring Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas. And she shows how post-war land cessions forced by the federal government on Indian nations formerly allied with the Confederacy allowed the removal of still more tribes to the Indian Territory, leaving millions of acres open for homesteads, railroads, and development in at least ten states. Enhanced by maps and photographs from the Oklahoma Historical Society's photographic archives, When the Wolf Came will be welcomed by both general readers and scholars interested in the signal public events that marked that tumultuous era and the consequences for the territory's tens of thousands of native peoples.
Category: History