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Snakes And Ladders

Author : Gita Mehta
ISBN : 0307766233
Genre : Fiction
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India is a land of contrasts. It is the world's most populous democracy, but it still upholds the caste system. It is a burgeoning economic superpower, but one of the poorest nations on earth. It is the home of the world's biggest movie industry after Hollywood, as well as to the world's oldest religions. It is an ancient civilization celebrating fifty years as a modern nation. Now, as never before, the world wants to know what contemporary India is all about. As she has proved in three previous books--her wry take on the marketing of the mystic East in Karma Cola; the rich historical saga of Raj; and the beguiling tales of A River Sutra--there is no better guide to India's multihued mosaic than Gita Mehta. She knows India in all its rich detail--its folkways and history, its culture and politics, its ancient traditions and current concerns. In Snakes and Ladders, she gives a loving but unflinching assessment of India today, in an account that is entertaining, informative, and wholly personal. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Snakes And Ladders

Author : Angela Williams
ISBN : 9781925972863
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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It was no surprise that Angela Williams went to jail. A traumatic, violent upbringing saw to that. But after serving a short sentence for theft as a teenager, she worked hard to break the cycle. Thirteen years later Angela was studying, teaching, providing a stable home for her son, and finally feeling like she’d got her life together. Then she got hit by a postie bike. Police realised that Angela still had ten months to go on the prison sentence she’d thought was in her distant past. However, Angela was a different prisoner the second time around: no longer a scared, damaged nineteen-year-old, she knew how to speak up for herself and her fellow prisoners against a system of power, privilege and cruelty that controls the lives of Australia’s most vulnerable women and offers little hope for redemption. With unwavering courage, intelligence and humour, Snakes and Ladders reveals an astonishing true story of falling through the cracks, and what it takes to climb back out again.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Snakes Ladders

Author : Sean Slater
ISBN : 9780857200419
Genre : Fiction
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When staying alive is the only game worth playing… Detective Jacob Striker has had more than his fair share of brushes with death. But this one really shocks him. When he is called to attend a suicide at a decrepit apartment on the bad side of town, he expects to find one more life lost to mental illness and drug addiction. But this time the victim is not just another sad statistic, this time it's someone Striker knows. And one thing is obvious to Striker: this wasn't suicide. Striker's investigation quickly leads him to the Riverglen Mental Health Facility. The victim was a patient from the support group overseen by psychiatrist Dr Erich Ostermann. And when Striker discovers Larisa Logan - a dear friend of his, and also a patient of Dr Ostermann - has gone missing, his investigation goes into overdrive. Racing against time and a chilling adversary, Striker searches desperately for Larisa. It is a dangerous game they play, where one throw of the dice can catapult you to a place of dominance - or send you sliding to your doom.
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The Rhetoric Of Hindutva

Author : Manisha Basu
ISBN : 9781107149878
Genre : Political Science
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"Examines the rise of the urban right-wing Hindu nationalist ideology in India called Hindutva between 1984 and 2004"--
Category: Political Science

The Yoga Of Snakes And Arrows

Author : Harish Johari
ISBN : 1594771782
Genre : Religion
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A guide to observation of the inner self through the ancient Indian game of Leela • Comes complete with foldout game board and commentary for the 72 spaces • Mirrors the path of obstacles and insights one encounters in self-development • Repeated play offers lessons in self-understanding Chutes and Ladders, the popular children’s game, is derived from the ancient Hindu game Leela, or Snakes and Arrows, which charts the ups and downs of the soul’s path toward reunion with the Infinite. Snakes and Arrows was designed by the seers and saints of India as a tool for understanding the relationship of the individual self to the Absolute Self. For thousands of years the 72 spaces on this game board have enabled players to chart the paths that represent the course of their lives. Each space represents a virtue or a vice, an aspect of consciousness, or a plane of reality and is accompanied by a commentary explaining its meaning. The player’s progress on the board is dictated by the fall of a die corresponding to the forces of karma. Repeated encounters with the snakes and arrows on the board reveal the full meaning of the commentaries and can give shape to habitual patterns of the player, resulting in greater self-understanding and even a gradual detachment from the ego’s delusions. The Yoga of Snakes and Arrows assists the seeker through the stages and trials of self-development, mirroring both the obstacles of karma and the rewards of self-obtained insight. There is really only one game in life and that is Leela, the game of self-knowledge and the universal play of cosmic energies.
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An Abc Of Indian Culture

Author : Peggy Holroyde
ISBN : UOM:39015081840319
Genre : History
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An authentic interpretation of over 400 Indian concepts and practices derived from a personal exploration of India over a period of 50 years. `Padayatra' is a journey on foot and each selected concept and practice is treated as a stepping-stone in a journey to understanding what India is all about. The book is a sensitive and sophisticated introduction to India for an intelligent and serious readership, and will be invaluable also as a reference text for libraries, cultural exchange agencies, business orientation courses especially for those anticipating an extended interaction with India.
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Yoga The Alpha And The Omega

Author : Osho
ISBN : UVA:X000445809
Genre : Yoga
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On an ancient treatise on the Hindu yoga system; lectures delivered in Bombay, December 1973-January 1974.
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105021575316
Genre : Arts
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Category: Arts