A comprehensive account of history behind the Kohinoor diamond If there’s one diamond that has captured the imagination of generations- it is the Koh-i-noor. Dalrymple and Anand’s book takes the reader through the presumed journey of this famed diamond right from the alleged theft from the ancient Syamantaka temple in India,... Continue Reading →
A well researched account of celebrated women in Indian history. Ira Mukhoty’s Heroines is a well researched book on lives of six prominent women in Indian history and mythology, women who have dared to go on a path away from the patriarchal shackles. She does a remarkable job in chronically the lives of these women... Continue Reading →
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A definitive biography on one of the most celebrated artists of all time. A Lust for Life is a beautifully written biography that brings alive the life of, perhaps, one of the greatest painter in history- Vincent Van Gogh. He traces the life of the artist from his early days as a priest at Borinage... Continue Reading →
A very basic introduction to the vast and complex world of Hindu Mythology The book is a compilation of subjects that featured on EPIC channel's tv show by the same name. It breaks down various stories, symbols and rituals that form the basis of Hindu culture. The selection of subjects is varied and broadly... Continue Reading →
The only self-help book you will ever need. The book talks about common causes of discontentment and unhappiness in our lives, issues that stand apart from acquiring basic necessities of living. The first half of book elaborates on various causes of unhappiness such as fatigue, boredom, envy, competition, fear of public opinion, persecution mania... Continue Reading →
A simple and an enjoyable introduction to Taoism. Through the lens of Winnie the Pooh, author Benjamin Hoff, explains the basic tenets of Taoism in a very simplistic manner. Taoist teachings is about achieving harmony with life's circumstances, and this may change what is perceived as negative into something positive. In contrast to Confucianist, which... Continue Reading →