Blood Red Sari

Author: Ashok K Banker
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9350299267
Size: 58.90 MB
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India's first all-women action thriller series that all but replaces oestrogen with adrenalin Missing social activist Lalima has picked three women to carry out the task she was unable to finish - Sheila, the owner of an all-women's gym in Kolkata; Nachiketa, an attorney in Delhi who is suing her in-laws for the violent abuse that left her wheelchair-bound for life; and Malayali private investigator Anita, whose own brothers are out to get her. Lalima's adversaries use influence and hired killers to track down all those who have been sent incriminating evidence against them, forcing Sheila, Nachiketa Anita to battle for survival even as they race against time to understand the import of the documents they have received. Spanning the murky underbelly of the country's metropolises and the international human trafficking mafia, Blood Red Sari is a pulse-pounding action thriller with a feminist punch.

The Red Sari

Author: Javier Moro
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480444634
Size: 58.93 MB
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A transfixing novel about the Nehru-Gandhi family, told through the story of Sonia Gandhi, an Italian from modest origins who becomes one of the world’s most powerful women In 1965 Sonia Maino, a nineteen-year-old Italian student, meets a young Indian man named Rajiv Gandhi. She is the daughter of a humble family near Turin; he comes from the most powerful lineage in India. It is the beginning of a love story that not even death can end. In the name of love, Maino leaves her past to blend in with her expansive new country, India, which worships twenty million gods, speaks eight hundred languages, and votes for five hundred political parties. Her courage, integrity, and devotion will turn her into a revered and beloved figure.

The Red Sari Sonia Gandhi Ki Natakiya Jivani

Author: Javier Moro
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 8128834398
Size: 31.72 MB
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कोई 50 साल पहले 19 वर्षीया इतालवी छात्रा सोनिया माइनो की भेंट एक युवा भारतीय छात्र राजीव गांधी से हुई जब दोनों ही कैम्ब्रिज में अध्ययन कर रहे थे। सोनिया का जन्म, तूरीन नामक एक छोटे शहर के एक साधारण से परिवार में हुआ, जहां उनके पिता अपनी तीनों पुत्रियों को कड़े अनुशासन में रखते। यह पिता के लिए बहुत ही तकलीफ की बात रही कि उनकी संकोची स्वभाव की मंझली बेटी एक ऐसे पुरुष से प्रेम कर बैठीं, जो भारत के सबसे शक्तिशाली परिवार से संबंध रखता था। इस प्रकार एक ऐसी प्रेम कहानी का जन्म हुआ, जो सबसे अनोखा था। एक बेलौस और जिंदादिल इतालवी लड़की को मजबूरन राजनीति की फ़ीकी और उदास जिंदगी का हिस्सा बनना पड़ा। यह पुस्तक सोनिया के आत्मीय मित्रों तथा सहकर्मियों से प्राप्त सूचना एवं स्रोतों पर आधारित है जो बताती है कि किस प्रकार सोनिया अपने साहस, ईमानदारी और समर्पण के बल पर दुनिया के सबसे बड़े लोकतांत्रिक देश में एक नेता के रूप में उभरीं। उनके शांतिपूर्ण बचपन से ले कर आवेगयुक्त प्रेम प्रसंग तक, और एक घरेलू बहू से एकमात्र भारतीय राजनेता बनने की कहानी है। 'द रेड साड़ी’ एक ऐसी असाधारण महिला की कथा है जिसने प्रधानमंत्री पद को भी ठुकरा दिया हो और उसके घर—परिवार व बेनाम सपनों को नियति ने कुचल कर रख दिया। यह पुस्तक बांग्लादेश युद्ध, आपातकाल, ऑपरेशन ब्ल्यू स्टार तथा आधुनिक भारतीय इतिहास को नया रूप देने वाली घटनाओं की पृष्ठभूमि में प्रसिद्ध नेहरू—गांधी परिवार के जीवन की जीवनशैली का सजीव चित्रण भी करती हैं। लेखक जेवियर मोरो ने एक अन्वेषक के रूप में, ऐसी सीधी—साधी नवयुवती की सच्ची कहानी लिखी है, जिसे भारतीय राजनीति के जटिल व खतरनाक परिस्थितियों का सामना करना पड़ा। वे एक ऐसे परिवार की साजिशों से घिरी रहीं, जिसे धिक्कारने के साथ—साथ सराहा भी जाता था। यही कारण है कि यह पुस्तक अपनी रोचकता के साथ ही ऐतिहासिक घटनाओं का आईना भी है।

Mama S Saris

Author: Pooja Makhijani
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316090085
Size: 63.21 MB
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When a young girl eyes her mother's suitcase full of gorgeous silk, cotton and embroidered saris, she decides that she, too, should wear one, even though she is too young for such clothing. When the mother finally realizes how important it is for her little girl to feel like a big girl on her seventh birthday, she dresses up her daughter in the folds of a blue sari. Feeling grown-up and very pretty, the daughter is thrilled to look just like her mother, even if only for a day. Mama's Saris captures an elegant snapshot of every girl's wish to play dress up.

Pink Sari Revolution

Author: Amana Fontanella-Khan
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780743130
Size: 78.66 MB
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When Sheelu was arrested for stealing from a powerful politician in the notoriously crooked region of Uttar Pradesh, she was sure that she would be forced to accept a prison sentence, not least because she had alleged that she had been assaulted by a man in the politician’s household. But then Sampat Pal heard word of the charges, and the formidable commander of the pink-sari-wearing, pink-baton-wielding, 20,000-strong ‘Pink Gang’ decided to shake things up. Narrating the story of Sampat Pal and the Pink Gang’s fight for Sheelu, as well as for others facing injustice and oppression, journalist Amana Fontanella-Khan delivers a riveting portrait of women grabbing fate with their own hands — and winning back their lives.

Sisters Of The Sari

Author: Brenda L. Baker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101515627
Size: 74.22 MB
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A debut novel about an American woman and an Indian woman who are about to dramatically change each other's lives-along with the lives of those around them. While vacationing in India, Kiria Langdon, the opinionated and driven CEO of a major company, meets Santoshi, a former slave who now works as a cleaning lady and lives in a shelter for homeless women in Chennai. Appalled by the conditions in the shelter, Kiria becomes obsessed with the idea of building decent housing for poor working women in India. Santoshi reluctantly agrees to help, even though she thinks Kiria's ideas are too crazy to succeed. Embarking on a rich journey of personal discovery, both women will learn invaluable lessons about themselves as they forge a powerful bond of sisterhood across the barriers of language and culture-a bond that makes anything possible.

Prince Of Ayodhya

Author: Ashok Banker
Publisher: Orbit Books
ISBN: 9781841491868
Size: 28.94 MB
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The original Ramayana was written in Sanskrit by a reformed thief-turned-sage named Valmiki, possibly as long ago as 2,000 B.C. Now, with breathtaking imagination and brilliant storytelling, Indian writer Ashok Banker has recreated this magnificent tale for modern readers everywhere. In the ancient city of Ayodhya, a young prince has a terrifying apocalyptic vision. Shortly after, an ancient seer arrives at the city gates with an equally terrifying prophecy. Two men brought together by extraordinary events. Two men who will journey together to the ends of the world... The Ramayana has begun. Find out more about this title and others at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

The Sari Shop

Author: Rupa Bajwa
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141901411
Size: 47.36 MB
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Young Ramchand rushes through the dusty streets of Amritsar, once again late for work. Chastised by his boss, he takes his place among the cottons and silks of the sari shop, selling yards of cloth to the wealthy and fashionable women of the town. Offered a glimpse of a more opulent world, Ramchand is seduced by the idea that he might somehow better himself. But making dreams real will come at a price that a poor shop assistant might not be able to pay ... Funny, compelling and unflinchingly honest, The Sari Shop is a heartbreaking story of a young man's struggle to be someone else and a brilliantly clear-sighted debut.