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Capturing the Macabre Drama of Mutiny

Capturing the Macabre Drama of Mutiny

| April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The book weaves together the visual and textural histories that underscore the dynamics between the rebels and the oppressors in the mid-19th century episode Dastan-e-Ghadar 1910 Author: ZahirDehlvi English translation by RanaSafvi Publisher: Penguin Random House Gurgaon Price: Rs. 599 Reviewed By Dr. M. S. Riyazulla History is defined as the study of the human […]

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Rafale Deal

Rafale Deal

| April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dissecting a Defence Deal Reviewed by Maqbool Ahmed Siraj Flying Lies: India’s Biggest Defence Scandal By Ravi Nair Publisher: ParanjoyGuhaThakurta Sold by Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Can be downloaded from Amazon Pages: 37, Kindle Edition: Rs. 49 The author makes it plain that the nation suffered a grievous loss at the cost of benefitting a crony […]

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Relationship of Loss

Relationship of Loss

| March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Partition of the subcontinent tore the social fabric of the region but there were scores among the sufferers who rose to rebuild the nation. Divided by Partition, United by Resilience 21 Inspirational Stories from 1947 By Mallika Ahluwalia Rupa Publications India, New Delhi 182 pages, Price Rs. 295 2018 Reviewed by Maqbool Ahmed Siraj All […]

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When Every Note is a Prayer

When Every Note is a Prayer

| March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Notes of a Dream The Authorized Biography of A.R. Rahman By Krishna Trilok Published by Penguin Random House India Pvt Ltd Published in 2018 Splashed with little nuggets of information about the spiritual life of A. R. Rahman, this biography is well worth reading, to know how his faith has helped this man lead a […]

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Notes of a Dream – The Authorized Biography of A.R. Rahman by Krishna Trilok

Notes of a Dream – The Authorized Biography of A.R. Rahman by Krishna Trilok

| January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

‘Despite the fact the he was the breadwinner of the family, Rahman never once said he was the boss or said ‘Look at all that I am doing for you all,’ even once, says his sister Raihanah. ‘ I never heard him utter those words on even a single occasion. And thats why I respect […]

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Overcoming Mutual Mistrust

Overcoming Mutual Mistrust

| January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sons of Abraham: A Candid Conversation about the Issues That Divide and Unite Jews and Muslims By Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali Beacon Press, Boston 220 Pages The authors reflect on alternative ways of interpreting their traditions so that they can be understood as a means for promoting inter-community harmony, including between Jews […]

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A Call for World Peace

A Call for World Peace

| December 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

An Appeal to the World: The Way to Peace in a Time of DivisionBy The Dalai Lama (with Franz Alt)Published by William Collins, London2017, 112 Pages, 9.99 pounds For those yearning for peace in a badly bruised world and seeking to contribute in their own ways to help make the world a more harmonious place, […]

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NEW ARRIVALS

NEW ARRIVALS

| November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Common Prophets of the Jews, Christians, Muslims and Hindus By Bharat Jhunjhunwala Published by Bharat Jhunjhunwala District Tehri, Uttarakhand Email: books@gyanbooks.com Website: www.gyanbooks.com bharatjj@gmail.com

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A Fascinating Account of a Very Eventful Life

A Fascinating Account of a Very Eventful Life

| November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Born with Wings—The Spiritual Journey of a Modern Muslim Woman By Daisy Khan Published by Penguin Viking, Gurgaon 2018, 351 Pages, Rs. 599 In this book, Daisy Khan writes poignantly about the culture shock she experienced when she got to America. But talented and determined as she was, she made her way about and quickly […]

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Unveiling the Founders’ Fondness for Freedom

Unveiling the Founders’ Fondness for Freedom

| November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thomas Jefferson’s Quran: Islam and the Founders By Denise A. Spellberg, Vintage Books, A division of Random House LLC, New York 2013, 392 Pages, Rs. 499 This book traces the history of the American nation’s principled opposition to interference in the personal domain of an individual’s faith and an unwavering resolve to keep away religion […]

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