The Trident, the Crescent and the Cross:A View of the religious history of India during the Hindu, Buddhist, Mohammedan and Christian periods James Vaughan
The Trident, the Crescent, and the Cross:A View of the Religious History of India during the Hindu, Buddhist, Mohammedan, and Christian Periods James Vaughan
Cross-Cultural Alcohol and Arrack Drinking:Empirical Findings on Arrack Drinking Patterns among Muslim, Hindu, Santal and Oraon Communities from Bangladesh Emaj Uddin
´Londonstani´, Gautam Malkani´s electrifying debut, reveals a Britain that has never before been explored in the novel: a country of young Asians and white boys (desis and goras) trying to work out a place for themselves in the shadow of the divergent cultures of their parents´ generation. Set close to the Heathrow feed roads of Hounslow, Malkani shows us the lives of a gang of four young men: Hardjit the ring leader, a Sikh, violent, determined his caste stay pure; Ravi, determinedly tactless, a sheep following the herd; Amit, whose brother Arun is struggling to win the approval of his mother for the Hindu girl he has chosen to marry; and Jas who tells us of his journey with these three, desperate to win their approval, desperate too for Samira, a Muslim girl, which in this story can only have bad consequences. Together they cruise the streets in Amit´s enhanced Beemer, making a little money changing the electronic fingerprints on stolen mobile phones, a scam that leads them into more dangerous waters. Funny, crude, disturbing, written in the vibrant language of its protagonists -- a mix of slang, Bollywood, texting, Hindu and bastardised gangsta rap -- ´Londonstani´ is about many things: tribalism, aggressive masculinity, integration, cross-cultural chirpsing techniques, the urban scene seeping into the mainstream, bling bling economics, ´complicated family-related shit´. It is one of the most surprising British novels of recent years.
When two humans come together as lovers, they mirror the divine union - the most sacred act of creation - and connect directly with the energy of all life. Thus the energy of your sexuality is the source of the greatest ´´magic´´ of all, namely the creation of life itself. In The Art of Sexual Magic, you will discover the sacred roots of sexuality not only as an erotic art but as a meditative tradition. For many years author Margot Anand has researched the teachings and advanced practices of sacred sexuality around the world. Through her best-selling book The Art of Sexual Ecstasy, thousands of couples have changed their love lives forever through the practices of tantra. Based on ancient Hindu-Buddhist scriptures, tantra literally means ´´weaving´´. As the threads of life and love cross one another, tantra teaches, they join in cosmic union. Within this absolute connection with the universe, your most profound yearnings become possible. This is sexual magic. Using erotic rituals and specific meditations, tantric lovers can alter their consciousness and channel the energy of orgasm for healing, ecstasy, even enlightenment. Trained at the Sorbonne as a psychologist, Margot Anand combines four powerful elements in this audio learning series: processes for sexual healing; tantra for cosmic union and bliss; clinical sexology for expanding orgasm; and magic visioning to manifest transformation. Safely, creatively, you learn to explore other dimensions of your sex life and gain new ways to bridge sexual union with a greater source of wisdom and clarity. With its wealth of rituals and visualizations developed specifically for Western students and lovers, The Art of Sexual Magic is a life-changing work that is sure to enliven your intimate hours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Margot Anand. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000741/sp_true_000741_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Selector of Souls begins with a scene that is terrifying, harrowing and yet strangely tender: we´re in the mid ranges of the Himalayas as a young woman gives birth to her third child with the help of her mother, Damini. The birth brings no joy, just a horrible accounting, and the act that follows - the huge sacrifice made by Damini out of love of her daughter - haunts the novel. In Shauna Singh Baldwin´s enthralling novel, two fascinating, strong-willed women must deal with the relentless logic forced upon them by survival: Damini, a Hindu midwife, and Anu, who flees an abusive marriage for the sanctuary of the Catholic church. When Sister Anu comes to Damini´s home village to open a clinic, their paths cross, and each are certain they are doing what´s best for women. What do health, justice, education and equality mean for women when India is marching toward prosperity, growth and becoming a nuclear power? If the baby girls and women around them are to survive, Damini and Anu must find creative ways to break with tradition and help this community change from within. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Yolande Bavan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019719/bk_adbl_019719_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harry Flashman - the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown’s schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross - has three main talents: horsemanship, facility with foreign languages, and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century, despite trying his utmost to escape them all. Expelled from Rugby for drunkenness, and none too welcome at home after seducing his father’s mistress, the young Flashman embarks on a military career with Lord Cardigan’s Hussars. En route to Afghanistan, our hero hones his skills as a soldier, duellist, imposter, coward, and amorist (mastering all 97 ways of Hindu love-making during a brief sojourn in Calcutta), before being pressed into reluctant service as a secret agent. His Afghan adventures culminate in a starring role in that great historic disaster, the Retreat from Kabul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rupert Penry-Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001106/bk_hcuk_001106_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A dark murder mystery - and an edgy send-up of political correctness and America´s appetite for celebrity vice - by ´´a very gifted writer and storyteller who can mix raucous, vulgar comedy with shrewd insight and deep feeling and still maintain the narrative pace of a 94 mph fastball.´´ (Booklist) Teddy Moon, ace major league relief pitcher, manic-depressive, and occasional amnesiac - is convinced that he´s being framed for the bizarre murders of several transsexuals who are turning up in the garbage chutes of his team´s various hotels. Hounded by the police, the Legion of Fear, and the elite cadres of the Politically Correct, Teddy takes off cross-country on a manic binge to find someone who doesn´t think he did it. He appeals to an ex-wife in Iowa, his heretical psychiatrist at the Alamo Ranch Sanitorium in New Mexico, and finally throws himself into the many arms of his neo-Hindu girlfriend in Hollywood, but no one believes his story - and why should they? Only Moon, with the help of his alter egos Don Coyote and the Baseballman, can find the truth - and the murderer. Maybe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019101/bk_adbl_019101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Islam for Beginners: 22 More Questions Answered, you will find information on the religion and the people of Islam. Many non-Muslims have so many questions that they are simply afraid to ask. This new book asks those questions and provides the answers. Whether you are an atheist, a Christian, a Jew, a Hindu, or a non-practicing Muslim, this book is for you. It is written in easy language but takes on important topics. This book is a sequel to the book Islam for Beginners: Islamic Rituals and Practice, also written by this author. In this book you will also learn: What the difference is between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam What family structure is like for Islamic families What really is a fatwa The history of some of the Islamic caliphates and why this is important today Why Islam is so popular in its messages, and why some people convert As the world becomes increasingly diversified, becoming more familiar with other cultures and religions is a necessary skill for cross-cultural relationships and communications. This book will provide you with even more information than the first in order to answer some of the most common questions about the world´s fastest growing religion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sangita Chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077916/bk_acx0_077916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.