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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 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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The Doctor And The Saint Parody

Author : Darundhati Roy
ISBN : 1544687397
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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 (the best doctor, best journalist and most promising author in India). 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?

Saint Giuseppe Moscati

Author : Antonio Tripodoro S.J.
ISBN : 9781586179458
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the compelling and inspirational true story of a medical doctor who lived in the 20th century and is now a canonized saint. Giuseppe Moscati, physician, medical researcher, and teacher in Naples, Italy, came from an aristocratic family and 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 a lay 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 would often send them home with an envelope containing a prescription and a 50-lire note. He could have pursued a brilliant academic career, taken a professorial chair and devoted more time to research, but he preferred to continue working with his beloved patients and to train dedicated interns. To his many medical students he taught by the witness of his life to practice their profession in a spirit of service, because "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 to with the ardent love of charity . . . They are the faces of Jesus Christ, and the Gospel precept urges us to love them as ourselves." "This man whom we will invoke as a saint of the universal Church appears to us as a concrete realization of the ideal of the Christian layman. Giuseppe Moscati, head physician of a hospital, a renowned researcher, a university instructor of human physiology and chemistry, performed his many and various tasks with all the commitment and seriousness that the practice of these delicate lay professions requires." - Pope John Paul II, Homily at the Canonization of Giuseppe Moscati
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Doctor And Student Or Dialogues Between A Doctor Of Divinity And A Student In The Laws Of England

Author : Christopher Saint German
ISBN : 9781886363496
Genre : Law
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[St. Germain, Christopher]. The Doctor and Student or Dialogues Between a Doctor of Divinity and a Student in the Laws of England Containing the Grounds of Those Laws Together with Questions and Cases Concerning the Equity Thereof Revised and Corrected by William Muchall, Gent. to which are added two pieces concerning Suits in Chancery by Subpoena. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1874. xiv, 401 pp. Reprinted 1998 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 98-11338. ISBN 1-886363-49-8. Cloth. $85. * Written originally in Latin in 1523, this work contains two dialogues between a doctor of divinity and a student of English law, and is known for putting into popular form canonist learning regarding the nature and object of law, the religious and moral standards of law, the foundations of the common law and other discussions regarding the jurisdiction of Parliament. A very important work in the development of equity, Doctor and Student appeared in numerous editions. It was frequently cited and influenced generations of legal writers down to Blackstone and later. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection of New York University (1953) 38. Catalogue of the Library of the Law School of Harvard University (1909) II:516-517.
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Saint Veneration Among The Jews In Morocco

Author : Issachar Ben-Ami
ISBN : 0814321984
Genre : Religion
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Brings to life the richness of Moroccan Jewish religious life, replete with oral material, daily folk rituals, and dream accounts.
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Saint Sullivan S Daughter

Author : Claire Germain Nail
ISBN : 1458204596
Genre : Fiction
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The jazz cats call him Saint Sullivan, but he’s far from pious. Musician Barry Sullivan drinks too much, can’t keep a job, and fights with his fiery Mexican wife. Ceci, their young daughter, witnesses their fury from the shadows. The child finds comfort with plaster saints and the spirits of her ancestors—until a tragic accident threatens her body and soul. Great-aunt Pilar fears the Evil Eye and decides to intervene, taking Ceci and her family to a traditional Mexican healer, a curandera. Even in the ultra-modern Los Angeles of 1960, ancient ways survive in the barrio. The curandera prescribes an unconventional pharmacopeia of folk remedies, compassion, humor, and stories, which charm the ailing child. Barry is caught between two worlds—the jazz scene, where he speaks the lingo, and the barrio, where he is a clueless foreigner stumbling into a dangerous feud. He teeters on the brink of peril, while the curandera asks of him a sacrifice few men of the era know how to make, even for the sake of love.
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The Other Side Of A Frontier

Author : V.S. Pritchett
ISBN : 9781448202447
Genre : Fiction
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The Other Side of a Frontier is a celebration of the distinguished contribution which V.S. Pritchett has made to English letters over the past fifty years. Introduced by the author, the collection has been chosen from his short stories, literary criticism, biographies and travel writing, and includes extracts from his autobiographies. It provides a perfect introduction to a universally acknowledged master of the English language.
Category: Fiction

The Saint Fiacre Affair

Author : Georges Simenon
ISBN : 9780141394763
Genre : Fiction
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Maigret's past comes to life in this vivid new translation of this evocative novel, set in the Inspector's home town. Book thirteen in the new Penguin Maigret series. Maigret savoured the sensations of his youth again: the cold, stinging eyes, frozen fingertips, an aftertaste of coffee. Then, stepping inside the church, a blast of heat, soft light; the smell of candles and incense. The last time Maigret went home to the village of his birth was for his father's funeral. Now an anonymous note predicting a crime during All Souls' Day mass draws him back there, where troubling memories resurface and hidden vices are revealed. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret Goes Home. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent
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The Saint Of Lost Things

Author : Christopher Castellani
ISBN : 9781565128859
Genre : Fiction
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It is 1953 in the tight-knit Italian neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware. Maddalena Grasso has lost her country, her family, and the man she loved by coming to America; her mercurial husband, Antonio, has lost his opportunity to realize the American Dream; their new friend, Guilio Fabbri, a shy accordion player, has lost his beloved parents. In the shadow of St. Anthony’s Church, named for the patron saint of lost things, the prayers of these troubled but determined people are heard, and fate and circumstances conspire to answer them in unforeseeable ways. With great authenticity and immediacy, The Saint of Lost Things evokes a bittersweet time in which the world seemed more intimate and knowable, and the American Dream simpler, nobler, and within reach.
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