Exhausted by years of combat, and haunted by the ghosts of his past, nothing is going to stop special forces veteran Byron Tibor returning home to the woman he loves. But is Byron who he appears to be, and why is the American government determined to stop him? From the blood-soaked mountains of the Hindu Kush to the glittering lights of Manhattan, via the dark underbelly of the Las Vegas Strip, Post is the story of one man´s struggle to retain his humanity - before it´s too late. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grant Pennington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041499/bk_acx0_041499_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´Gloriously provocative... female sexuality within a patriarchal world is Chughtai´s central concern´ Kamila Shamsie, winner of the Women´s Prize for Fiction 2018, from the introduction Lifting the Veil is a bold and irreverent collection of writing from India´s most controversial feminist writer. These stories celebrate life in all its complexities: from a woman who refuses marriage to a man she loves to preserve her freedom, to a Hindu and a Muslim teenager pulled apart by societal pressures, to eye-opening personal accounts of the charges of obscenity the author faced in court for stories found in this book. Wickedly funny and unflinchingly honest, Lifting the Veil explores the power of female sexuality while slyly mocking the subtle tyrannies of middle-class life. In 1940s India, an unlikely setting for female rebellion, Ismat Chughtai was a rare and radical storyteller born years ahead of her time. ´Ismat Chughtai is known for her iconoclastic, feminist writings which explored the inner workings of women´s lives´ Huffington Post
Revolutionary, philosopher, litterateur, and seer, Sri Aurobindo remains one of the brightest minds India has ever had. This book captures the evolution of his thought through excerpts from his political articles and speeches, essays, talks with and letters to disciples and public messages - presented chronologically. It includes his views on Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhas Chandra Bose; his doubts about Gandhi’s method to attain freedom and insistence on Ahimsa; and his very distinctive contribution to the nascent Nationalist Movement. Both prophetic of the challenges to come India’s way post-Independence and persuaded of her potential to overcome them, Sri Aurobindo’s vision of a new India melds the spiritual with the political. More than 60 years after his passing, Sri Aurobindo’s penetrating insights on issues such as building on India’s cultural and spiritual foundations, a national agenda for education, Hindu-Muslim coexistence and the need to distinguish reason from a blind imitation of the West continue to resonate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raja Sevak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/051162/bk_adbl_051162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jamal Malik bekommt die Chance seines Lebens: Der Junge aus den Slums von Mumbai hat in der indischen Fernsehshow Who Wants to Be a Millionaire die Möglichkeit, 20 Millionen Rupien zu gewinnen. Danny Boyles mit acht Oscars prämierter Film eignet sich nicht nur aufgrund der sprachlichen und kulturellen Besonderheiten (code-switching, indische Varietät des Englischen, Indien dargestellt aus der Perspektive des britischen Regisseurs) sehr gut für den Einsatz im Englischunterricht. Zugleich können eine breite Palette cineastischer Mittel (flashbacks, cross-cutting, motifs) sowie die vielfältigen Anknüpfungspunkte an curriculare Vorgaben (post-colonialism, present-day India, globalisation, Parallelen zum American Dream) aufgegriffen werden. Der Film ist insbesondere für den Einsatz in der Oberstufe geeignet. Dieses Unterrichtsmodell liefert einen praxisorientierten Leitfaden zur Behandlung im Unterricht. Contents: Der Film - Die Personen - Biographical information - Scene index - Vorüberlegungen zum Einsatz des Films im Unterricht - Klausuren - Konzeption des Unterrichtsmodells - Components - Bibliographische Hinweise Component 1: Introducing a Slumdog´s life: Pre-viewing activity: Film poster - Long-term while-viewing tasks - Content: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? - novel into film - Background: The term ´´Slumdog´´ - discussing its connotations - Film analysis: Cinematic devices - slum chase Component 2: The three musketeers: ´´All for one, one for all´´?: Content: Taking a closer look at the three musketeers - Background: The conflict between Hindus and Muslims in India - Film analysis: The depiction of the Hindu attack on the Muslim slum Component 3: From Taj Mahal to Mumbai: A journey to the past: Content: Listening comprehension - Background: Conducting an Internet research on Agra and Mumbai - Film analysis: Subjective viewpoint Component 4: A roller coaster ride from rags to raja: Content - Background: Globalisation - Film analysis: Chapter 19 Component 5: A triangle of money, love, and destiny: Content: The ride of money, love, and destiny for Jamal and Salim - Background: The song Jai Ho - Film analysis: Chapters 24 - 27 Component 6: Post-viewing activities: Presentation of long-term while-viewing tasks - Quiz questions in WWM format - Trailer - Film reviews
As an industry insider and pioneering post-punk musician, Vivien Goldman’s perspective on music journalism is unusually well-rounded. In Revenge of the She-Punks, she probes four themes - identity, money, love, and protest - to explore what makes punk such a liberating art form for women. With her visceral style, Goldman blends interviews, history, and her personal experience as one of Britain’s first female music writers in a book that plays like a vivid documentary of a genre defined by dismantling boundaries. A discussion of the Patti Smith song ´´Free Money”, for example, opens with Goldman on a shopping spree with Smith. Tamar-Kali, whose name pays homage to a Hindu goddess, describes the influence of her Gullah ancestors on her music, while the late Poly Styrene´s daughter reflects on why her Somali-Scots-Irish mother wrote the 1978 punk anthem ´´Identity”, with the refrain ´´Identity is the crisis you can´t see.” Other strands feature artists from farther afield (including in Colombia and Indonesia) and genre-busting revolutionaries such as Grace Jones, who wasn´t exclusively punk but clearly influenced the movement while absorbing its liberating audacity. From punk´s Euro origins to its international reach, this is an exhilarating world tour.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vivien Goldman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/052610/bk_adbl_052610_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.