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The Doctor And The Saint

Author : Arundhati Roy
ISBN : 9789353055158
Genre : Literary Collections
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To best understand and address the inequality in India today, Arundhati Roy insists we must examine both the political development and influence of M.K. Gandhi and why B.R. Ambedkar's brilliant challenge to his near-divine status was suppressed by India's elite. In Roy's analysis, we see that Ambedkar's fight for justice was systematically sidelined in favor of policies that reinforced caste, resulting in the current nation of India: independent of British rule, globally powerful, and marked to this day by the caste system. This book situates Ambedkar's arguments in their vital historical context-namely, as an extended public political debate with Mohandas Gandhi. 'For more than half a century-throughout his adult life-[Gandhi's] pronouncements on the inherent qualities of black Africans, untouchables and the laboring classes remained consistently insulting,' writes Roy. 'His refusal to allow working-class people and untouchables to create their own political organizations and elect their own representatives remained consistent too.' In The Doctor and the Saint, Roy exposes some uncomfortable, controversial, and even surprising truths about the political thought and career of India's most famous and most revered figure. In doing so she makes the case for why Ambedkar's revolutionary intellectual achievements must be resurrected, not only in India but throughout the world.
Category: Literary Collections

The Doctor And The Saint Parody

Author : Darundhati Roy
ISBN : 9781326976248
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this book, I provide a practical solution for “Annihilation of Caste” from India. I also provide practical solutions for all burning socio-economic problems of India. By writing this book, I appeal to all Indians to change their surname to Gandhi irrespective of their caste, creed and religion. This will stop any caste based discrimination in India immediately. I also appeal to government of India to waive off affidavit fees to change surname to Gandhi. To help all Indians to understand my ideas, I wrote this book in form of short stories. This is an unparalleled love story between Saint Kanha Kumar (recipient of “most honest Indian” certificate from UN, the best orator, best PhD student, best political leader, bestselling author in India) and Dr. Kana Gayyub. Love started in PANU Campus Hostel room. Love flourished in the demonetization bank queues. Would they be able to break the barrier of religion, politics and “cash crunch” and live happily ever after?
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Daughter Of The Doctor And The Saint

Author : Edward Swift
ISBN : 9781480470439
Genre : Fiction
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The magical saga of a remarkable family undone by madness, fate, and politics, and a dutiful daughter’s lifelong pursuit of righteous retribution Josefina Esperon’s parents came to Latin America together, but with separate missions. Her father, Dr. Alejandro Esperon, sought to better humankind by harnessing the curative powers of tropical plants. His wife, the beautiful, pious, and quite mad Eufemia, came seeking sainthood. Josefina enjoyed a privileged childhood of plenty in a forty-three-room former convent, never lacking for companionship in a home filled with her father’s mistresses, including Josefina’s favorite, the great actress Carlota Montejo. But her idyll was undone when the vicious Serrano family seized power in paradise, and almost overnight, everything and everyone Josefina loved was ruthlessly destroyed. Now, at age eighty-two, having become wealthy and famous, Josefina is finally ready to enjoy what she has worked her entire life to achieve: revenge. A masterwork of magical realism from the acclaimed author of Splendora, Edward Swift’s The Daughter of the Doctor and the Saint is a novel infused with color, mystery, and wonder. It is a tale brimming with tragic incident and triumphant resolution that stands proudly alongside the touchstone works of the genre.
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Annihilation Of Caste

Author : B.R. Ambedkar
ISBN : 9781781688328
Genre : History
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“What the Communist Manifesto is to the capitalist world, Annihilation of Caste is to India.” —Anand Teltumbde, author of The Persistence of Caste B.R. Ambedkar’s Annihilation of Caste is one of the most important, yet neglected, works of political writing from India. Written in 1936, it is an audacious denunciation of Hinduism and its caste system. Ambedkar – a figure like W.E.B. Du Bois – offers a scholarly critique of Hindu scriptures, scriptures that sanction a rigidly hierarchical and iniquitous social system. The world’s best-known Hindu, Mahatma Gandhi, responded publicly to the provocation. The hatchet was never buried. Arundhati Roy introduces this extensively annotated edition of Annihilation of Caste in “The Doctor and the Saint,” examining the persistence of caste in modern India, and how the conflict between Ambedkar and Gandhi continues to resonate. Roy takes us to the beginning of Gandhi’s political career in South Africa, where his views on race, caste and imperialism were shaped. She tracks Ambedkar’s emergence as a major political figure in the national movement, and shows how his scholarship and intelligence illuminated a political struggle beset by sectarianism and obscurantism. Roy breathes new life into Ambedkar’s anti-caste utopia, and says that without a Dalit revolution, India will continue to be hobbled by systemic inequality.
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Gandhi Against Caste

Author : Nishikant Kolge
ISBN : 9780199091386
Genre : History
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In 1909, while still in South Africa, Gandhi publicly decried the caste system for its inequalities. Shortly after his return to India though, he spoke of the generally beneficial aspects of caste. Gandhi’s writings on caste reflect contradictory views and his critics accuse him of neglecting the unequal socio-economic structure that relegated Dalits to the bottom of the caste hierarchy. So, did Gandhi endorse the fourfold division of the Indian society or was he truly against caste? In this book, Nishikant Kolge investigates the entire range of what Gandhi said or wrote about caste divisions over a period of more than three decades: from his return to India in 1915 to his death in 1948. Interestingly, Kolge also maps Gandhi’s own statements that undermined his stance against the caste system. These writings uncover the ‘strategist Gandhi’ who understood that social transformation had to be a slow process for the conservative but powerful section of Hindus who were not yet ready for radical reforms. Seven decades after it attained freedom from colonial powers, caste continues to influence the socio-political dynamics of India. And Gandhi against caste—the battle is not over yet.
Category: History

Saint Giuseppe Moscati

Author : Antonio Tripodoro
ISBN : 9781681496801
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the compelling and inspirational true story of a twentieth-century doctor and saint. Giuseppe Moscati, born of an aristocratic family in Naples, Italy, devoted his medical career to serving the poor. He was also a medical school professor and a pioneer in the field of biochemistry, whose research led to the discovery of insulin as a cure for diabetes. Moscati regarded his medical practice as an apostolate, a ministry to his suffering fellowmen. Before examining a patient or engaging in research he would place himself in the presence of God. Moscati treated poor patients free of charge, and he would often send them home with an envelope containing a prescription and a fifty-lire note. He could have pursued a brilliant academic career, taken a professorial chair, and devoted more time to research, but he continued to serve his beloved patients and to train dedicated interns. By the witness of his example, he taught his many medical students to practice their profession in a spirit of service, saying that "suffering should be treated not as just pain of the body, but as the cry of a soul, to whom another brother, the doctor, runs with the ardent love of charity. . . [The sick] are the faces of Jesus Christ, and the Gospel precept urges us to love them as ourselves."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

What Your Doctor And Pastor Want You To Know P4030

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ISBN : 0827242743
Genre : Religion
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Dr. Lanny Hunter and Rev. Victor L. Hunter write from the perspectives of their two disciplines (medicine and theology) to offer hope and guidance for the fight against depression. These brothers and coauthors draw on their own experiences of suffering from and surviving depression, their extensive research, personal reflection, and years of clinical and pastoral practice to offer a resource that fully integrates the medical, emotional, spiritual, and psychological understandings of depression. Treating depression is not a choice between medication, psychotherapy, counseling, or faithful prayer. Recovering from this devastating disease is a collaborative process between patient, physician, psychologist, spiritual director, family, and friends. A person suffering from depression must have courage, must have patience, and must have help. What Your Doctor and Your Pastor Want You to Know about Depression will help you find the help you need, not just to treat depression, but to treat the person with depression.
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The Doctor The Runaway Heiress

Author : Marion Lennox
ISBN : 9781459212725
Genre : Fiction
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Swapping her designer dresses for a nurse's uniform! Renowned doctor Riley Chase may have rescued heiress Pippa Fotheringham from the sea, but he's definitely no knight in shining armor! A lone wolf, he's trained his heart to let no one in. On the run from a life under the spotlight, and a nearly catastrophic trip down the aisle, nurse Pippa jetted off on her honeymoon—alone. But her (working) holiday turns out to be far more exciting than candlelit dinners for one, especially when very real, very unexpected sparks start to fly between her and the man who vowed he'd never love again.…
Category: Fiction