Saga of courage

Kalyana Rao's book is a saga and a historical text rolled into one. Using oral story-telling tradition, Rao has brought to fore, in cogent fashion, not just the social and cultural life of generations of Dalits, but their art form as well.

A family/community saga it takes us to Ruth and her husband Reuben's family, the brutality against them and other Dalit Christians. This faithful translation from Telugu arouses pity and rage at what man has done to man. It also points to the growing awareness of people's rights and how they are driven to armed struggle.

UNTOUCHABLE SPRING

G. KALYAN RAO

TRANSLATED BY ALLADI UMA & M. SRIDHAR

ORIENT BLACKSWAN

RS. 325

The art of embroidery

This book contains almost 500 colour and black and white designs in form of detailed drawings. Elaborate and exquisite designs in various categories like borders, necklines, single motifs and jaal work have been featured.

Each design is rendered and handpicked by a master craftsman who is renowned in the field of embroidery. There are easy to follow instructions, references and lucid guidelines and the patterns can be easily and effectively rendered on sarees, dresses, scarves, handbags and even footwear. A free CD version also comes with the book.

INDIAN EMBROIDERY: ETHNIC AND BEYOND

DESIGNS BY KHAN MOHAMMED JAFFER

EDITED BY R.M. LEHRI

SUPER BOOK HOUSE

RS. 2500

Tracing history

This book traces the historical transition of the Lambada community of Hyderabad state under the Nizams during colonial rule. The study spans nearly two centuries-from the early 18 {+t} {+h} to the middles of the 20 {+t} {+h} century. The author shows how this community, originally caravan traders, confronted the colonial state power which had adversely transformed their lives.

The Lambadas responded to the challenges through a programme of self reform. From the 1820s, leaders emerged from within the community, who rearticulated Lambada history, spiritual beliefs and culture. These find expression in their oral tradition which shaped their community identity. The interdisciplinary work is useful for students and scholars of history, sociology and identity politics.

SUBJUGATED NOMADS

BHANGYA BHUKYA

ORIENT BLACKSWAN

RS. 550

Age is just a number

Successful aging doesn't happen by accident. It hinges on the decisions you make and the habits you adopt. This book explores many aspects of what you need to do and know to live stronger, longer and healthier at any age. Inside are tips, tools and strategies to help you feel young and active for years to come.

THE MAYO CLINIC: PLAN FOR HEALTHY AGING

ORIENT PAPERBACK

RS. 395

Quotable quotes

Part of the Wisdom Tree Series. This is a compilation of 101 quotes by Mother Teresa, who won the Nobel Peace Price in1979 and India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 1980 for her humanitarian work.

QUOTES OF MOTHER TERESA

HAY HOUSE

RS. 125

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