Why Not Me

Why Not Me
Author: Mindy Kaling
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN 10: 0804138168
ISBN 13: 9780804138161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Not Me Book Review:

Hollywood starlet Mindy Kaling shares her ongoing, laugh-out-loud journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life.

Good In Bed

Good In Bed
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN 10: 1847395821
ISBN 13: 9781847395825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good In Bed Book Review:

From the bestselling author of In Her Shoes, All Fall Down and the forthcoming novel Who Do You Love, Good in Bedis a funny and tender story full of heart. Cannie Shapiro never wanted to be famous. The smart, sharp, plus-sized reporter was perfectly happy writing about other people's lives for her local newspaper. And for the past twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her job, her friends, her dog and her life. She loves her apartment and her commodious, quilt-lined bed. She has made a tenuous peace with her body and she even felt okay about ending her relationship with her boyfriend Bruce. But now this... 'Loving a larger woman is an act of courage in our world,' Bruce has written in a national woman's magazine. And Cannie - who never knew that Bruce saw her as a larger woman, or thought that loving her was an act of courage - is plunged into misery, and the most amazing year of her life.

Shivaji

Shivaji
Author: James W. Laine,Professor of Religions Studies James W Laine
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105111971995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shivaji Book Review:

Shivaji is a well-known hero in western India. He defied Mughal power in the seventeenth century, established an independent kingdom, and had himself crowned in an orthodox Hindu ceremony. The legends of his life have become an epic story that everyone in western India knows, and an important part of the Hindu nationalists' ideology. To read Shivaji's legend today is to find expression of deeply held convictions about what Hinduism means and how it is opposed to Islam. James Laine traces the origin and development if the Shivaji legend from the earliest sources to the contemporary accounts of the tale. His primary concern is to discover the meaning of Shivaji's life for those who have composed-and those who have read-the legendary accounts of his military victories, his daring escapes, his relationships with saints. In the process, he paints a new and more complex picture of Hindu-Muslim relations from the seventeenth century to the present. He argues that this relationship involved a variety of compromises and strategies, from conflict to accommodation to nuanced collaboration. Neither Muslims nor Hindus formed clearly defined communities, says Laine, and they did not relate to each other as opposed monolithic groups. Different sub-groups, representing a range of religious persuasions, found it in their advantage to accentuate or diminish the importance of Hindu and Muslim identity and the ideologies that supported the construction of such identities. By studying the evolution of the Shivaji legend, Laine demonstrates, we can trace the development of such constructions in both pre-British and post-colonial periods.

Hinduism For Dummies

Hinduism For Dummies
Author: Amrutur V. Srinivasan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-06-15
ISBN 10: 1118110773
ISBN 13: 9781118110775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hinduism For Dummies Book Review:

Your hands-on guide to one of the world's major religions The dominant religion of India, "Hinduism" refers to a widevariety of religious traditions and philosophies that havedeveloped over thousands of years. Today, the United States is hometo approximately one million Hindus. If you've heard of this ancient religion and are looking for areference that explains the intricacies of the customs, practices,and teachings of this ancient spiritual system, Hinduism ForDummies is for you! Provides a thorough introduction to this earliest and popularworld belief system Information on the rites, rituals, deities, and teachingsassociated with the practice of Hinduism Explores the history and teachings of the Vedas, Brahmans, andUpanishads Offers insight into the modern daily practice of Hinduismaround the world Continuing the Dummies tradition of making the world's religionsengaging and accessible to everyone, Hinduism For Dummies isyour hands-on, friendly guide to this fascinating religion.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me And Other Concerns

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me   And Other Concerns
Author: Mindy Kaling
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 030788628X
ISBN 13: 9780307886286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me And Other Concerns Book Review:

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?” Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly! In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls. Mindy Kaling really is just a Girl Next Door—not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka. From the Hardcover edition.

Hindu Manners Customs and Ceremonies

Hindu Manners  Customs and Ceremonies
Author: Jean Antoine Dubois,Henry King Beauchamp
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 730
Release: 1897
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112081853381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hindus

Hindus
Author: Julius Lipner
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 375
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780415051811
ISBN 13: 0415051819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hindus Book Review:

Hinduism is a vastly complex phenomenon, a world religion with a history of over three thousand years. It has produced men and women who have made outstanding contributions across the range of civilised human behaviour, and played a crucial part in the rise of two other great religions - Buddhism and Sikhism. Julius Lipner was born and raised in India and is able to draw on his own experience of Hindu beliefs and practices to explain what it means to be Hindu in a changing world. Hindus examines the religion as a plural phenomenon - that is, as a family of religions rather than a monolithic entity. The approach is thematic, and the author considers various topicssuch as the status of women - in more than one place and from more than one angle. He also tells and sometimes analyses Hindu stories, stressing the narrative quality of Hindu religion and giving us an insight into the nature of the Hindu phenomenon itself. Hindus will be valuable on more than one level: as a source of instruction, as a basis for discussion, seminars and further study, even as a challenge for further research. It provides a new perspective on what it means to live as a Hindu and enables readers to appreciate this great and marvellous religious phenomenon, its extraordinary richness, and the way it encompasses the diversity of human experience.

Commentary on the Hindu System of Medicine

Commentary on the Hindu System of Medicine
Author: Thomas Wise
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 431
Release: 1860
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:24503534271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Hindus

The Hindus
Author: Wendy Doniger
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2010-09-30
ISBN 10: 0199593345
ISBN 13: 9780199593347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hindus Book Review:

An engrossing and definitive narrative account of history and myth that offers a new way of understanding one of the world's oldest major religions, The Hindus elucidates the relationship between recorded history and imaginary worlds. Hinduism does not lend itself easily to a strictly chronological account: many of its central texts cannot be reliably dated even within a century; its central tenets karma, dharma, to name just two arise at particular moments in Indian history and differ in each era, between genders, and caste to caste; and what is shared among Hindus is overwhelmingly outnumbered by the things that are unique to one group or another. Yet the greatness of Hinduism - its vitality, its earthiness, its vividness - lies precisely in many of those idiosyncratic qualities that continue to inspire debate today. Wendy Doniger is one of the foremost scholars of Hinduism in the world. With her inimitable insight and expertise Doniger illuminates those moments within the tradition that resist forces that would standardize or establish a canon. Without reversing or misrepresenting the historical hierarchies, she reveals how Sanskrit and vernacular sources are rich in knowledge of and compassion toward women and lower castes; how they debate tensions surrounding religion, violence, and tolerance; and how animals are the key to important shifts in attitudes toward different social classes. The Hindus brings a fascinating multiplicity of actors and stories to the stage to show how brilliant and creative thinkers - many of them far removed from Brahmin authors of Sanskrit texts - have kept Hinduism alive in ways that other scholars have not fully explored. In this unique and authoritative account, debates about Hindu traditions become platforms from which to consider the ironies, and overlooked epiphanies, of history.

The Myth of the Holy Cow

The Myth of the Holy Cow
Author: Dwijendra Narayan Jha
Publsiher: Verso
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781859844243
ISBN 13: 1859844243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of the Holy Cow Book Review:

A book the government of India demands be ritually burned.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me And Other Concerns Enhanced Edition

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me   And Other Concerns  Enhanced Edition
Author: Mindy Kaling
Publsiher: Crown/Archetype
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 0307986993
ISBN 13: 9780307986993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me And Other Concerns Enhanced Edition Book Review:

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?” Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly! In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls. Mindy Kaling really is just a Girl Next Door—not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka. This enhanced eBook includes an audio introduction from the author; audio commentary from Mindy’s friends, including The Office costar B. J. Novak and Parks and Recreation creator Michael Schur; bonus photos, including an exclusive “Avalanche of Awkwardness” slideshow of never-before-seen childhood photos with audio commentary; and three full chapters read by the author.

A Journey from Madras Through the Countries of Mysore Canara and Malabar

A Journey from Madras Through the Countries of Mysore  Canara  and Malabar
Author: Francis Hamilton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1870
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B814443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Journey from Madras Through the Countries of Mysore Canara and Malabar Book Review:

A Dictionary of Hinduism

A Dictionary of Hinduism
Author: W. J. Johnson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-02-12
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015078799718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of Hinduism Book Review:

Covers all aspects of Hinduism, including practices, festivals, beliefs, gods, sacred sites, languages, and religious texts.

Responses to 101 Questions on Hinduism

Responses to 101 Questions on Hinduism
Author: John Renard
Publsiher: Paulist Press
Total Pages: 179
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780809138456
ISBN 13: 080913845X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Responses to 101 Questions on Hinduism Book Review:

A short, user-friendly introduction to major historical, cultural, spiritual and theological points of interest in the complex of faith traditions known collectively as Hinduism.

The True History and the Religion of India

The True History and the Religion of India
Author: Prakashanand Saraswati
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9788120817890
ISBN 13: 8120817893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The True History and the Religion of India Book Review:

ABOUT THE BOOK: The True History and the Religion of India, A concise Encyclopedia of Authentic Hinduism is one of the most comprehensive books on human civilization. It is an authoritative view of the history of world thought. The book provides the

The Goddess in Hindu Tantric Traditions

The Goddess in Hindu Tantric Traditions
Author: Anway Mukhopadhyay
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2018-04-20
ISBN 10: 1351063529
ISBN 13: 9781351063524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Goddess in Hindu Tantric Traditions Book Review:

The Great Goddess, in her various puranic and tantric forms, is often figured as sitting on a corpse which is identified as Shiva-as-shava (God Shiva, the consort of the Devi and an iconic representation of the Absolute without attributes, the Nirguna Brahman). Hence, most of the existing critical works and ethnographic studies on Shaktism and the tantras have focused on the theological and symbolic paraphernalia of the corpses which operate as the asanas (seats) of the Devi in her various iconographies. This book explores the figurations of the Goddess as corpse in several Hindu puranic and Shakta-tantric texts, popular practices, folk belief systems, legends and various other cultural phenomena based on this motif. It deals with a more intricate and fundamental issue than existing works on the subject: how and why is the Devi – herself - figured as a corpse in the Shakta texts, belief systems and folk practices associated with the tantras? The issues which have been raised in this book include: how does death become a complement to life within this religious epistemology? How does one learn to live with death, thereby lending new definitions and new epistemic and existential dimensions to life and death? And what is the relation between death and gender within this kind of figuration of the Goddess as death and dead body? Analysing multiple mythic narratives, hymns and scriptural texts where the Devi herself is said to take the form of the Shava (the corpse) as well as the Shakti who animates dead matter, this book focuses not only on the concept of the theological equivalence of the Shava (Shiva as corpse) and the Shakti (Energy) in tantras but also on the status of the Divine Mother as the Great Bridge between the apparently irreconcilable opposites, the mediatrix between Spirit and Matter, death and life, existence-in-stasis and existence-in-kinesis. This book makes an important contribution to the fields of Hindu Studies, Goddess Spirituality, South Asian Religions, Women and Religion, India, Studies in Shaktism and Tantra, Cross-cultural Religious Studies, Gender Studies, Postcolonial Spirituality and Ecofeminism.

The Principles of the Hindu Law of Inheritance

The Principles of the Hindu Law of Inheritance
Author: Rajkumar Sarvadhikari
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1010
Release: 1882
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HL43WF
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hindu Literature

Hindu Literature
Author: Epiphanius Wilson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 467
Release: 1900
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCR:31210004394787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Communalism Caste and Hindu Nationalism

Communalism  Caste and Hindu Nationalism
Author: Ornit Shani
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2007-07-12
ISBN 10: 9780521683692
ISBN 13: 0521683696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communalism Caste and Hindu Nationalism Book Review:

An examination of the rise of Hindu nationalism in India.

A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion Geography History and Literature

A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion  Geography  History  and Literature
Author: John Dowson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 411
Release: 1870
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433081887493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion Geography History and Literature Book Review: