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Asian Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Chinese...
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Introducing an Asian mythology trilogy from the creator of the Captivating History series. This book includes three captivating manuscripts:Chinese Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Chinese Folklore Including Fairy Tales, Myths, and Legends from Ancient ChinaJapanese Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Japanese Folklore, Myths, Fairy Tales, Yokai, Heroes and HeroinesHindu Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Hindu Myths, Hindu Gods, and Hindu GoddessesIn the first part of this book, you will discover:A story about origin of Earth and humansA captivating tale called "Poor Boy Ma Liang and the Paintbrush"Stories about natural disastersModern mythologyAnd much, much more!In the second part of this book, you'll discover captivating stories of mystery, horror, and romance while simultaneously learning about the Japanese culture. Here are just some of the topics and myths that the second part of this book covers:The creation storiesThe myths of originsStories of the three most evil yokai of JapanWithin the third part of this book, you'll find the following Hindu myths covered:Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and the beginning of the worldThe birth of Lord ShivaSaraswati and Brahma’s fifth headShiva tests ParvatiShiva snares a whaleGanesha loses his headGanesha spills a riverKubera’s prideGanesha injures a goddessGanesha wins a raceShiva skips successKrishna swallows the flamesAgni spreads a curseVayu humbles the silk cotton treeSavitri chooses a husbandSavitri’s fidelitySo if you want to learn more about these three Asian mythologies without having to go through boring textbooks, download to get started now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randy Whitlow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125815/bk_acx0_125815_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Pogue, C: World of Faith
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The teen years are often a time for searching and questioning many of the fundamental aspects of one's culture and society. This traditional questioning of life by teens often includes the aspect of faith â their own and that of others. What would it be like to follow the Hindu faith? How would my life be shaped by this? What are the beliefs of those who follow that tradition? What guidelines would I adopt in my everyday journeying? Carolyn Pogue's comprehensive book covers most of the world's main religions in a way that provides insight to these and many other wonderings in an accessible and captivating way. Carolyn's emphasis is not restricted to describing the unique practices of the various faith traditions included in the book; rather, she goes beyond institutional rites and beliefs to touch on the deeper truths common to humanity. Throughout, there is a strong message of caring for the earth and for each other, a message of connection and social justice. She uses interviews with young people as the basis of many of the chapters â they speak in their own words about their practices and how these influence their lives and world views. Full-colour photographs and comments from teens from other cultures allow teens to appreciate how the influences of different faith traditions affect other lives in a relevant way. The chapters also include a thumbnail sketch of each faith tradition, a prayer, a glossary of terms and concepts unique to that faith, a story and a Golden Rule. Carolyn also recognizes that many young people have a deep concern and interest in ecological matters and includes a 'Green Rule' in each chapter â a short piece on how each faith interprets our relationship with the earth. Altogether, the information provided has depth and answers many questions that a curious and discerning teen might wonder about. Carolyn urges us to seek and celebrate our essential unity and this book provides an enjoyable and informative way to explore this. The last chapter, on Interfaith, provides information about and gives examples of organizations and individuals who are working for unity and peace globally. There are quotes from activists of many different faiths. This book invites and inspires the teen reader to look beyond his or her own faith and to explore the universality of spirituality that is rooted in us all. It encourages individual action and compassion by highlighting the universal truths of the world's many faiths. As Carolyn says, 'My prayer is that this book can be a small tool for building a world fit for teens and other living beings on this good green Earth.' A World of Faith includes a foreword by His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal (The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan), who is Moderator of the World Conference on Religion and Peace; Co-chair of the Independent Bureau for Humanitarean Issues; and a patron of Religion and Humanity.

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Polite Society
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“Is it possible to marry a book? Because Polite Society is so funny, smart, sophisticated, and captivating, you just want to spend your whole life with it. It was love at first sight from the very first page and I never wanted it to end.” —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians “Clever, rich-in-insight, and with a discomfiting wit and impeccable prose,  Polite Society uncovers some of the best blessings of Austen. Dear reader, this book is delicious!” —Jade Chang, author of The Wangs vs. the World “With biting wit, this send-up of high society deflates social strata while bringing tenderness and romance to its comedy of manners.” —Esquire “A charmingly hilarious modern reimagining of Jane Austen’s Emma set in a New Delhi high society where the houses are luxurious, everyone is scheming and secrets don’t stay secrets for long.' —New York Post “Bitingly funny.” —Publishers Weekly “Chock-full of shimmering, glittering, and gleaming things [and] proceeds through a (dare I say) richly imagined world of Delhi’s upper crust. . . . Rao’s gift is his ability to depict the elevated stakes of small gestures and etiquette. . . [He] writes with knowing insight on the hearts of the aspiring rich.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A picture of what it’s like to chase happiness in a society riddled with codes and an endless supply of money. Hilarious, scandalous and fascinating, Polite Society adds an interesting, modern layer to a complex culture.” —BookPage “Under the surface glamour of  Polite Society lies a compelling story about the universal need to love and be loved, and the emotional fallibility of even the most outwardly successful people.” — ShelfAwareness 'Fun and gossipy . . . It’s full of smart and glamorous characters, taking you beyond a typical beach read to a story that illuminates a beautiful and fascinating culture.” —Fodor’s “The pace and breezy style, along with sometimes broad but always entertaining characters, will keep readers enchanted.” —Booklist “The book sucks you into the mystifying world of the Delhi elite...A page-turner.” —The Observer “Witty, smart, compelling.” —Kamila Shamsie, author of Home Fire   “The only way to write an Austentatious novel.” — Financial Times “If you merged the cast of Clueless with the money of Crazy Rich Asians and added the sparkling despair of The Great Gatsby, you get an approximation of Polite Society. . . A quite fascinating – and probably, very honest – portrayal, and very perceptively written.” —Austenprose “Witty, clever, and wise...Rao delivers a story deserving of the same popularity as Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians. A great choice for Austenites, fans of classic retellings, and general fiction.” —Library Journal “As an adaptation of  Emma,  Polite Society is faithful to the core of the original plot, but not at the expense of its own narrative requirements. . . . Austen’s fiction is notable for its relative lack of sensory detail:  Polite Society is full of vivid, specific images, sounds and smells, given to us by the omniscient narrator.” — The Hindu “Reading Polite Society is like crashing a posh party. With wit and humor, Mahesh Rao grants us access to a world we rarely get to see: Delhi's wealthy elite. Where so much fiction from the subcontinent is about poverty and political corruption, Polite Society is a rare and precious gem.” —Neel Patel, author of If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi “Rao has a great eye for absurd detail and a sensitive ear for what’s

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In a World Of Gods & Goddesses
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In a World of Gods and Goddesses marks the first time a large collection of Indra Sharma's work has appeared outside of the Indian subcontinent. By magically combining contemporary and traditional artistic styles, Sharma creates icons of Hindu gods and goddesses that are altars of worship for millions. Steeped in India's ancient Vedic cosmology, these prayerful, captivating paintings contain a complete who's who of the Hindu pantheon. Ganesh, Shiva, Laxmi and Krishna come alive as divine forms in this unique and richly colored work.

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The Tea-Planter's Daughter
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Today is Julia Clockhouse's twenty-fifth birthday. Her long-suffering Hindu servants are frantically trying to organise a party for her, but it's hard to do so amid the havoc wreaked by her wild spirit. They think she is possessed. Daughters of colonial tea-planters shouldn't have souls that escape their bodies, move objects with their minds, hear tongueless yogis speak. Julia Clockhouse does. As the day passes and the chaos mounts in the kitchen, Julia listens desperately for the return of her husband. Ben may have married her on the orders of her domineering father, but he had come to love her; together they had found the happiness they missed in childhood. But by the time the party guests are tumbling in from the rising fury of the monsoon Ben has still not come. Sara Banerji narrates the events of an extraordinary birthday with deft humour and haunting eloquence, weaving into Julia's story a picture of an isolated tea-plantation and all those who live there. The Tea-Planter's Daughter is a captivating flight of the imagination firmly rooted in the reality of the South Indian hills.

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Polite Society
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“Is it possible to marry a book? Because Polite Society is so funny, smart, sophisticated, and captivating, you just want to spend your whole life with it. It was love at first sight from the very first page and I never wanted it to end.” —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians “Clever, rich-in-insight, and with a discomfiting wit and impeccable prose,  Polite Society uncovers some of the best blessings of Austen. Dear reader, this book is delicious!” —Jade Chang, author of The Wangs vs. the World “With biting wit, this send-up of high society deflates social strata while bringing tenderness and romance to its comedy of manners.” —Esquire “A charmingly hilarious modern reimagining of Jane Austen’s Emma set in a New Delhi high society where the houses are luxurious, everyone is scheming and secrets don’t stay secrets for long.' —New York Post “Bitingly funny.” —Publishers Weekly “Chock-full of shimmering, glittering, and gleaming things [and] proceeds through a (dare I say) richly imagined world of Delhi’s upper crust. . . . Rao’s gift is his ability to depict the elevated stakes of small gestures and etiquette. . . [He] writes with knowing insight on the hearts of the aspiring rich.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A picture of what it’s like to chase happiness in a society riddled with codes and an endless supply of money. Hilarious, scandalous and fascinating, Polite Society adds an interesting, modern layer to a complex culture.” —BookPage “Under the surface glamour of  Polite Society lies a compelling story about the universal need to love and be loved, and the emotional fallibility of even the most outwardly successful people.” — ShelfAwareness 'Fun and gossipy . . . It’s full of smart and glamorous characters, taking you beyond a typical beach read to a story that illuminates a beautiful and fascinating culture.” —Fodor’s “The pace and breezy style, along with sometimes broad but always entertaining characters, will keep readers enchanted.” —Booklist “The book sucks you into the mystifying world of the Delhi elite...A page-turner.” —The Observer “Witty, smart, compelling.” —Kamila Shamsie, author of Home Fire   “The only way to write an Austentatious novel.” — Financial Times “If you merged the cast of Clueless with the money of Crazy Rich Asians and added the sparkling despair of The Great Gatsby, you get an approximation of Polite Society. . . A quite fascinating – and probably, very honest – portrayal, and very perceptively written.” —Austenprose “Witty, clever, and wise...Rao delivers a story deserving of the same popularity as Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians. A great choice for Austenites, fans of classic retellings, and general fiction.” —Library Journal “As an adaptation of  Emma,  Polite Society is faithful to the core of the original plot, but not at the expense of its own narrative requirements. . . . Austen’s fiction is notable for its relative lack of sensory detail:  Polite Society is full of vivid, specific images, sounds and smells, given to us by the omniscient narrator.” — The Hindu “Reading Polite Society is like crashing a posh party. With wit and humor, Mahesh Rao grants us access to a world we rarely get to see: Delhi's wealthy elite. Where so much fiction from the subcontinent is about poverty and political corruption, Polite Society is a rare and precious gem.” —Neel Patel, author of If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi “Rao has a great eye for absurd detail and a sensitive ear for what’s

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The Tea-Planter's Daughter
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Today is Julia Clockhouse's twenty-fifth birthday. Her long-suffering Hindu servants are frantically trying to organise a party for her, but it's hard to do so amid the havoc wreaked by her wild spirit. They think she is possessed. Daughters of colonial tea-planters shouldn't have souls that escape their bodies, move objects with their minds, hear tongueless yogis speak. Julia Clockhouse does. As the day passes and the chaos mounts in the kitchen, Julia listens desperately for the return of her husband. Ben may have married her on the orders of her domineering father, but he had come to love her; together they had found the happiness they missed in childhood. But by the time the party guests are tumbling in from the rising fury of the monsoon Ben has still not come. Sara Banerji narrates the events of an extraordinary birthday with deft humour and haunting eloquence, weaving into Julia's story a picture of an isolated tea-plantation and all those who live there. The Tea-Planter's Daughter is a captivating flight of the imagination firmly rooted in the reality of the South Indian hills.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 08.12.2019
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