A Guide to Hindu Spirituality: Arvind Sharma
Hindu Narratives on Human Rights: Arvind Sharma
Hindutva: Exploring the Idea of Hindu Nationalism: Jyotirmaya Sharma
A View of Students On Student Union in Banaras Hindu University:Comparison between Student Union and Student Council Prayas Sharma
That he was a medieval king who, with a progressive bent of mind, dared to look ahead to find that common ground for all his people to stand together. That he was a medieval king who is today tempting us to look back into the past to see our future through his eyes. Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government came to power in 2014 with Narendra Modi as the prime minister, an organised campaign began to vilify Emperor Akbar and the Mughals. While there were always voices that tried to project the Mughals as just another ´Islamic empire´, ignoring the civilisational impact they had on India, even for them Akbar was a shining light in an otherwise era of darkness. Those talking in terms of easy binaries always found a ´good Muslim´ in Akbar and a ´bad Muslim´ in Aurangzeb. Academics and other liberals who could have countered this incorrect portrayal did not do it, dismissing such claims as mere screeches by the fringe that do not deserve any attention. But with the Hindu Right assuming political power, the fringe today has become the mainstream. And Akbar is no longer the ´good Muslim´. Why is there such hatred for Akbar, once the most loved king in India? What was the journey like, from being great to not-so-great? And how is this India different from Akbar´s Hindustan? Has he become irrelevant in an India where growing Hindu nationalism threatens to alter the nature of the Indian state from a secular republic to a theocracy? Or is Akbar even more relevant today given the backdrop of hate that we all find ourselves in? Allahu Akbar seeks to find answers to these questions while providing a profile sketch of the emperor, his empire and his times.
The oldest surviving collection of India fables, the Panchatantra, was probably written around 200 BC by the great Hindu scholar Pandit Vishnu Sharma.The Panchatantra is a book of niti, the wise conduct of life, written in the form a chain of simple stories. Each of these stories has a moral and philosophical theme aiming to guide the listener on how to attain success in life by understanding human nature. These tales have stood the test of time and are pertinent even in modern times.The Panchatantra is an abridged form written for children. Here is the complete translation of the book as written by Vishnu Sharma. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shernaz Patel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/034033/bk_adbl_034033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the oldest and most complex of the world´s spiritual traditions, Hinduism is the religion of more than four-fifths of the Indian subcontinent´s population. Major Hindu communities also exist around the world. Dispelling many of the myths and mysteries surrounding this ancient world religion, Hinduism, Fourth Edition provides readers with an up-to-date understanding of the interconnection of religion and politics in India, problems facing Hindu communities in the diaspora, and American movements in Hinduism. The book is published by Chelsea House Publishers, a leading publisher of educational material. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vaishali Sharma. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redw/000131/bk_redw_000131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Known as the ´´Mahatma´´ or ´´Great Soul,´´ Gandhi is one of history´s best-known spiritual leaders. Through a campaign of nonviolence developed through devotion to Hindu ideals, Gandhi brought world attention to the fight for India´s independence from Great Britain. This is an informative introduction to his life, written for all readers. The book is published by Chelsea House Publishers, a leading educational publisher. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vaishali Sharma. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redw/000152/bk_redw_000152_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Volume 93, Number 5. In this issue: ´´Pitchfork Politics´´, by Yascha Mounk. The Tea Party and its European cousins have emerged from the enduring inability of democratic governments to satisfy their citizens´ needs. Today´s populist movements won´t subside until the legitimate grievances driving them have been addressed. ´´Crashing the Party´´, by David Frum. Three big trends - a growing reliance on older voters, an extremist ideological turn, and an increasing internal rigidity - have changed the Republican Party over the past decade, weakening its ability to win presidential elections and inhibiting its ability to govern. ´´Halfway There´´, by Michael Kazin. Why are gay rights advancing while organized labor retreats? Because of a long-term trend in which the American left has largely succeeded in pushing its social agenda but not its economic one. ´´The Right Stuff´´, by Byron York. A loose confederation of conservative thinkers and politicians is developing a new strategy for reaching out to the American middle class. These reformers could save the Republican Party - if only they could win over their fellow conservatives. ´´A Woman of the People´´, by Michael Tomasky. Divisions among Democrats exist just like they do among Republicans, but have largely festered beneath the surface for lack of a spokesperson to challenge the party´s economic elites. In Elizabeth Warren, grassroots Democrats may have found their champion. Essays: ´´Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West´s Fault´´, by John J. Mearsheimer; ´´Prink Less but Transfer More´´, by Mark Blyth and Eric Lonergan; ´´An Army to Defeat Assad´´, by Kenneth M. Pollack; ´´Leaders Indicating´´, by Ruchir Sharma; ´´Passage to India´´, by Nicholas Burns. Reviews & Responses: ´´Can´t Buy Me Love´´, by John Osburg; ´´The Triumph of the Hindu Right´´, by Ananya Vajpeyi; ´´Success Stories´´, by Paul Kennedy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/peri/000042/pe_peri_000042_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.