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India in Mind

Author : Pankaj Mishra
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This superb anthology, edited and with an introduction by Pankaj Mishra, gives us some of the finest writings on India by foreigners over the past two centuries. From Mark Twain’s puzzled fascination with Indian castes and customs to J.R. Ackerley’s delightful recollections of his visits with an eccentric gay Maharajah, here are pieces that will amuse, charm and surprise.

India in the Mind of Germany

Author : Jean W. Sedlar
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India in the American Mind

Author : Balkrishna Govind Gokhale
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The Concept of Mind in Indian Philosophy

Author : Sarasvati Chennakesavan
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The Idea of India in the Mind of the Bengalee Intellectuals

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Castes of Mind

Author : Nicholas B. Dirks
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When thinking of India, it is hard not to think of caste. In academic and common parlance alike, caste has become a central symbol for India, marking it as fundamentally different from other places while expressing its essence. Nicholas Dirks argues that caste is, in fact, neither an unchanged survival of ancient India nor a single system that reflects a core cultural value. Rather than a basic expression of Indian tradition, caste is a modern phenomenon--the product of a concrete historical encounter between India and British colonial rule. Dirks does not contend that caste was invented by the British. But under British domination caste did become a single term capable of naming and above all subsuming India's diverse forms of social identity and organization. Dirks traces the career of caste from the medieval kingdoms of southern India to the textual traces of early colonial archives; from the commentaries of an eighteenth-century Jesuit to the enumerative obsessions of the late-nineteenth-century census; from the ethnographic writings of colonial administrators to those of twentieth-century Indian scholars seeking to rescue ethnography from its colonial legacy. The book also surveys the rise of caste politics in the twentieth century, focusing in particular on the emergence of caste-based movements that have threatened nationalist consensus. Castes of Mind is an ambitious book, written by an accomplished scholar with a rare mastery of centuries of Indian history and anthropology. It uses the idea of caste as the basis for a magisterial history of modern India. And in making a powerful case that the colonial past continues to haunt the Indian present, it makes an important contribution to current postcolonial theory and scholarship on contemporary Indian politics.

India on Our Minds

Author : Tommy Koh
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Singapore and India established diplomatic relations in August 1965. However, their ties date as far back as the 10th century. The last half century has seen a blossoming of their relationship. The two countries' warm and substantive friendship is based upon history, economics, defense cooperation and a high degree of mutual trust. The relationship is quite unique because a significant portion of Singapore's population consists of ethnic Indians and an Indian language, Tamil, is one of Singapore's official languages.The book brings together 52 of Singapore's thought leaders. They come from different sectors of the Singapore's society. Each of them has written an essay on India's past or present or future. Each essay is short, easy to read and full of insight and humour. One of the writers is Singapore's Senior Minister, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, a person who is admired both in Singapore and in India. The book includes essays on Nalanda University, Amaravati, India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. On the lighter side, the book contains two charming essays by Ambassador Karen Tan and Eirliani Abdul Rahman on their time in India.The book's foreword is written by Mr Goh Chok Tong, Singapore's second Prime Minister. It was Mr Goh who overcame prejudice and inertia and launched a new beginning in Singapore-India relations.This publication is a candid reflection of India and India-Singapore relations by Singaporeans who carry the hope that India will rise above its challenges to join the ranks of the great nations of the world. It will be of interest to Singaporeans who are interested in India and Indians who are interested in Singapore.

India in a Mind s Eye

Author : Steven J. Gelberg
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The Powers of The Mind

Author : Swami Vivekananda
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“The Powers Of The Mind” is a speech delivered at Los Angeles, California, on January 8, 1900 by Swami Vivekananda explained his thoughts on the Powers of the Mind. This book brings together that speech for followers everywhere in his exact words.

Ka

Author : Roberto Calasso
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In a collection of epic cyclical stories woven together, the author explores the myths and legends of India, chonicling the exotic worlds of the Devas, Siva, Brahma, Vishnu, the Mahabharata, and the Buddha

The Other Mind

Author : Beryl De Zoete
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Soul and Structure of Governance in India

Author : Jagmohan
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Political experiences of an Indian civil servant.

The Brahmo Samaj and the Shaping of the Modern Indian Mind

Author : David Kopf
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As the forerunners of Indian modernization, the community of Bengali intellectuals known as the Brahmo Samaj played a crucial role in the genesis and development of every major religious, social, and political movement in India from 1820 to 1930. David Kopf launches a comprehensive generation- to-generation study of this group in order to understand the ideological foundations of the modern Indian mind. His book constitutes not only a biographical and a sociological study of the Brahmo Samaj, but also an intellectual history of modern India that ranges from the Unitarian social gospel of Rammohun Roy to Rabindranath Tagore's universal humanism and Jessie Bose's scientism. From a variety of biographical sources, many of them in Bengali and never before used in research, the author makes available much valuable information. In his analysis of the interplay between the ideas, the consciousness, and the lives of these early rebels against the Hindu tradition, Professor Kopf reveals the subtle and intricate problems and issues that gradually shaped contemporary Indian consciousness. What emerges from this group portrait is a legacy of innovation and reform that introduced a rationalist tradition of thought, liberal political consciousness, and Indian nationalism, in addition to changing theology and ritual, marriage laws and customs, and the status of women. Originally published in 1979. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Consumer India

Author : Dheeraj Sinha
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A richly insightful account of one of the most significant transformations in the world today. Dheeraj Sinha's intelligence vividly illuminates the intersection of culture and commerce in New India. Adam Morgan Founder eatbigfish Among the many books I have read on the cultural evolution taking place in India, this is perhaps the most insightful. It does not just map mindset changes; it does so with the certainty of a person who has lived the changes as much as he has witnessed them. Every marketeer should keep this book on his office desk as a ready reckoner. Ranjan Kapur Country Manager – India WPP India in many ways is a "Nation of Nations." So much heterogeneity and hence complexity in understanding consumers and consumerism. Dheeraj has done a commendable job in peeling off the layers from the onion—creating frameworks and providing very relatable examples to understand the culture. For instance, Dheeraj has used Bollywood as an effective mirror to portray societal changes. Consumer India is a must-read for those who want to understand the cultural evolution of India with its nuances. Rajesh Jejurikar Chief Executive - Automotive Division Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. A labor of love. For years, I have marveled at how Dheeraj's inquisitive brain continuously churns away to make meaning of everything he observes. His writing simultaneously reflects him as a "sutradaar" telling the captivating story of a changing India, even as it does so with the unbiased and expert credentials of the "computerji" he describes here. Dheeraj insightfully marries the rapid changes he chronicles with the assimilative fabric of India; where "and" trumps "or." Against the cliché "change is the only constant," he underlines that in India, change works with the constant. Enjoy the ride on Dheeraj's time machine! Prasad Narasimhan Managing Partner, Asia Brandgym

Scratches on Our Minds

Author : Harold Robert Isaacs
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A presentation of eight contemporary Chinese women writers, representing two generations of women with different backgrounds and experiences. The selections explore esthetic, cultural and ideological problems that continue to challenge Chinese women.

Empires of the Mind

Author : Rimi B. Chatterjee
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This is a book on the history of Oxford University Press in India from 1880 to 1947. It looks not only at the period when OUP, or "the Press," was in British India, but also traces the troubled path by which it came there. This story travels from the center of imperial rule to range over the whole extent of the British Raj and the Princely States, with sidelights on Burma, Afria, and East Asia as well.

My Diary in India in the Year 1858 9

Author : Sir William Howard Russell
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India in Greece or Truth in Mythology Containing the sources of the Hellenic race the colonisation of Egypt and Palestine the wars of the Grand Lama and the Bud histic propaganda in Greece etc

Author : Edward POCOCKE (Historian.)
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Report from the Select Committee on East India Communications

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee on East India Communications
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The Mind and the Heart

Author : JAWAHARLAL SHANMUGAM
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Fiction depicts the beauty of true friendship and humanity. ANNASWAMY VAIDHEESH Former MD, Johnson & Johnson, Medical, India & Former VP, South Asia and MD, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, India ‘Darling, read this.’ Lakshmi feels there’s too much suspense and pressure, and her face is the index of her mind. She opens and reads. With excitement on her face looming large, ‘Daddy! Research award for me! Oh my God!’ She has tears rolling down her eyes and sees her father. Ganesh gently hugs her and looks at her. ‘Darling, you are the only one selected out of 200 cardiothoracic surgeons across the globe to get this prestigious research award on heart transplantation. You’ll be working under the world-renowned heart surgeon and my good old friend, Prof Victor Benjamin in Sydney.’ Lakshmi stares at him with tearful eyes. Slowly she falls on her father’s chest and hugs him emotionally. ‘Daddy, right from my birth, I have not seen my mother. You showed her only in photos. For me, in this world, everything is you… Mother, father, guru, friend, philosopher, guide. I am blessed to be your daughter.’