Download or read book Those Pricey Thakur Girls written by Anuja Chauhan and published by . This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Indian Popular Fiction written by Gitanjali Chawla and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-10-15 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This anthology explores and validate the nuances of Indian popular fiction which has hitherto been hounded by its ubiquitous 'commerical' success. It uncoverspopular in its socio-political and cultural contexts. Furthermore, it investigates the vitality embedded in theory and praxis of popular forms and their insurrections in mutants and new age oeuvres and looks to examine the symbiotic bonds between the reader and the author, as the latter articulates and perpetuates the needs of the former whose demands need continual fulfilment. This constant metamorphosis of the popular fueled by neoliberalism and postmodernity along with the shifts in the publishing industry to more democratic 'reader' driven genres is taken up here along with the millenial's fetish for romance, humanized mythical retellings and the evergreen whodunnits. As its natural soulmates, the anthology delves into the interstices of Indian Popular with desi (local) traditions, folk lore, community consciousness and nation building. Please note: This title is co-published with Manohar Publishers, New Delhi. Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Download or read book Gay Bombay written by Parmesh Shahani and published by Sage Publications Pvt. Limited. This book was released on 2020-06-30 with total page 345 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This was the first ethnography of gay life in contemporary India. It talked about the early age of the internet in the country and the creation of online-offline gay communities from the mid-1990s to the mid 2000s. The anniversary edition has chapters from leading global scholars about the continuing importance of the book, as well as an updated preface from the author. It has an interview as an afterword that talks about the path ahead for queer rights in India, in the context of the recent Supreme Court judgement decriminalizing homosexuality.
Download or read book Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in the Chick Lit Genre written by Erin Hurt and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-26 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scholars and readers alike need little help identifying the infamous Bridget Jones or Carrie Bradshaw. While it is no stretch to say that these fictional characters are the most recognizable within the chic lit genre, there are certainly many others that have helped define this body of work. While previous research has focused primarily on white American chick lit, Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in the Chick Lit Genre, takes a wider look at the genre, by exploring chick lit novels featuring protagonists from a variety of ethnic backgrounds set both within and outside of the US.
Download or read book New Woman written by Various and published by Pioneer Book Co. Pvt. Ltd.. This book was released on with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: India’s leading women’s English monthly magazine printed and published by Pioneer Book Co. Pvt. Ltd. New Woman covers a vast and eclectic range of issues that are close to every woman’s heart. Be it women’s changing roles in society, social issues, health and fitness, food, relationships, fashion, beauty, parenting, travel and entertainment, New Woman has all this and more. Filled with quick reads, analytic features, wholesome content, and vibrant pictures, reading New Woman is a hearty and enjoyable experience. Always reinventing itself and staying committed to maintaining its high standard, quality and consistency of magazine content, New Woman reflects the contemporary Indian woman’s dreams just the way she wants it. A practical guide for women on-the-go, New Woman seeks to inform, entertain and enrich its readers’ lives.
Download or read book A History of the Indian Novel in English written by Ulka Anjaria and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-07-08 with total page 449 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A History of the Indian Novel in English traces the development of the Indian novel from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century up until the present day. Beginning with an extensive introduction that charts important theoretical contributions to the field, this History includes extensive essays that shed light on the legacy of English in Indian writing. Organized thematically, these essays examine how English was "made Indian" by writers who used the language to address specifically Indian concerns. Such concerns revolved around the question of what it means to be modern as well as how the novel could be used for anti-colonial activism. By the 1980s, the Indian novel in English was a global phenomenon, and India is now the third largest publisher of English-language books. Written by a host of leading scholars, this History invites readers to question conventional accounts of India's literary history.
Download or read book We re fOreVER written by Paridhi Newatia and published by Notion Press. This book was released on 2015-11-23 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Promise me you'll never let go.” “It’s because I love you that I have to let you go.” She couldn’t look away from his eyes; he couldn’t look away from her smile. But still, the first thing they did was fight. They fought with each other and they fought the attraction between them. Obviously fate had something else in store for them, so they became friends. Could their friendship survive this attraction? By some odd twist of fate, they managed to fall in love. Life was beautiful until they got a reality check. When they realised they were old enough to get married, they also realised that they were not old enough to marry each other. So what do they do? Could their love survive this reality? They screamed out loud, “We’re forever!” Then they sobbed, “We’re over!” Or were they?
Download or read book Genre Fiction of New India written by E. Dawson Varughese and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-09-01 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book investigates fiction in English, written within, and published from India since 2000 in the genre of mythology-inspired fiction in doing so it introduces the term ‘Bharati Fantasy’. This volume is anchored in notions of the ‘weird’ and thus some time is spent understanding this term linguistically, historically (‘wyrd’) as well as philosophically and most significantly socio-culturally because ‘reception’ is a key theme to this book’s thesis. The book studies the interface of science, Hinduism and itihasa (a term often translated as ‘history’) within mythology-inspired fiction in English from India and these are specifically examined through the lens of two overarching interests: reader reception and the genre of weird fiction. The book considers Indian and non-Indian receptions to the body of mythology-inspired fiction, highlighting how English fiction from India has moved away from being identified as the traditional Indian postcolonial text. Furthermore, the book reveals broader findings in relation to identity and Indianness and India’s post-millennial society’s interest in portraying and projecting ideas of India through its ancient cultures, epic narratives and cultural (Hindu) figures.
Download or read book Popular Postcolonialisms written by Nadia Atia and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2018-07-04 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing together the insights of postcolonial scholarship and cultural studies, Popular Postcolonialisms questions the place of ‘the popular’ in the postcolonial paradigm. Multidisciplinary in focus, this collection explores the extent to which popular forms are infused with colonial logics, and whether they can be employed by those advocating for change. It considers a range of fiction, film, and non-hegemonic cultural forms, engaging with topics such as environmental change, language activism, and cultural imperialism alongside analysis of figures like Tarzan and Frankenstein. Building on the work of cultural theorists, it asks whether the popular is actually where elite conceptions of the world may best be challenged. It also addresses middlebrow cultural production, which has tended to be seen as antithetical to radical traditions, asking whether this might, in fact, form an unlikely realm from which to question, critique, or challenge colonial tropes. Examining the ways in which the imprint of colonial history is in evidence (interrogated, mythologized or sublimated) within popular cultural production, this book raises a series of speculative questions exploring the interrelation of the popular and the postcolonial.
Download or read book Toska written by Mansi Hitesh and published by Partridge Publishing. This book was released on 2013-12-03 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why do we humans have hearts? Science says to keep the blood flowing through our body, to sustain life. Literature says to give meaning to our existence, to love someone. Spirituality says to endure pain and evolve, to survive loss. I believe it’s an amalgamation of all the three.
Download or read book The Zoya Factor written by Anuja Chauhan and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2008 with total page 509 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When the younger players in India's cricket team find out that advertising executive Zoya Singh Solanki was born at the very moment India won the World Cup back in 1983, they are intrigued. When having breakfast with her is followed by victories on the field, they are impressed. And when not eating with her results in defeat, they decide she's a lucky charm. The nation goes a step further. Amazed at the ragtag team's sudden spurt of victories, it declares her a Goddess. So when the eccentric IBCC president and his mesmeric, always-exquisitely-attired Swamiji invite Zoya to accompany the team to the tenth ICC World Cup, she has no choice but to agree. Pursued by international cricket boards on the one hand, wooed by Cola majors on the other, Zoya struggles to stay grounded in the thick of the world cup action. And it doesn't help that she keeps clashing with the erratically brilliant new skipper who tells her flatly that he doesn't believe in luck...
Download or read book Baaz written by Anuja Chauhan and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2018-02-27 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Why do they call you Baaz?' 'It means falcon, ' he replies solemnly. 'Or bird of prey. Because I swoop down on the enemy planes just like a Baaz would.' Then he grins. The grey eyes sparkle. 'It's also short for bastard.' 1971. The USSR-backed India-Mukti Bahini alliance is on the brink of war against the America-aided Pakistani forces. As the Cold War threatens to turn red hot, handsome, laughing Ishaan Faujdaar, a farm boy from Chakkahera, Haryana, is elated to be in the IAF, flying the Gnat, a tiny fighter plane nicknamed 'Sabre Slayer' for the devastation it has wreaked in the ranks of Pakistan's F-86 Sabre Squadrons. Flanked by his buddies Raks, a MiG-21 Fighter, Maddy, a transport pilot who flies a Caribou, and fellow Gnatties Jana, Gana and Mana, Shaanu has nothing on his mind but glory and adventure - until he encounters Tehmina Dadyseth, famed bathing beauty and sister of a dead fauji, who makes him question the very concept of nationalism and whose eyes fill with disillusioned scorn whenever people wax eloquent about patriotism and war... Pulsating with love, laughter and courage, Baaz is Anuja Chauhan's tribute to our men in uniform.
Download or read book FIVE YEAR PLAN written by Shishir and published by Shishir Thakur. This book was released on 2022-03-29 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We have 3 faces each presented to a different category of people. The first face is the face we show to the world, diplomatic and perfect. The second face is the one we show to our family and friends, semi-real but not the truest. Lastly, the third face is the one we hide from everyone, we never show this to anyone and that is the truest reflection of who we are actually. Five-year plan is a story of three friends ( Shikhar, Deepak, and Rhishi) who are different from each other in every way but one element is similar to all three that they are incapable to accept their third face. This story is about the journey through which they get self-realization, love, and redemption and also about what they had to lose in this journey.
Download or read book Selected Novels of Sarat Chandra Chatterjee written by Śaratcandra Caṭṭopādhyāya and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2006 with total page 446 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents unabridged translation of five of the many captivating novels of the legendary writer Sarat Chandra Chatterjee of India, who wrote in Bengali language in the first quarter of the twentieth century. Devdas: The young boy Devdas has an ardent follower, a little girl Parvati, who is his neighbor's daughter. They grow up together in a class conscious, tradition bound, rural community. Their friendship turns into love as they mature. Will they be able to have their wish fulfilled and unite with each other for the rest of their lives? Which way their fate will take them? Good Riddance (Niskriti): Girish is a successful man and both he and his wife are magnanimous. They allow Girish's incompetent and poor cousin and his family to live with them as a joint family. An atmosphere of great love and understanding prevails over the joint family. But, what happens when Girish's younger brother Harish, who is also a successful man and has a wife with western education, joins the family? What events take place and what are the roles played by different family members? Pundit (Pundit-moshai): Brindabon was married at a young age, but was soon made by his father to desert his child bride, because of a rumor of scandal about her mother. He grows up to become a self educated and benevolent well to do man, and she grows up to be a beautiful and educated woman in a poor family. After his second wife dies leaving behind a young son, he offers to take her back. But, how she responds? Brindabon gives free education to children of the poor in the village, by teaching them himself, and is called by them as Pundit. But, does that earn him respect from the diehard snobs in the village or their compassion in his moment of crisis? Chandranath: A rich man marries a poor young woman, not knowing that her mother had a scandal of living together with a man after she became a widow. The girl, because of her humble background and the scandalous secret about her mother, considers herself much inferior to her husband and treats him with servility. How are the husband's feelings towards her? How the marriage blossoms? A kindly old man comes in their life, and what role he plays? Debt and Payment (Dena-Paona): Jibananda, a corrupt scion of a landlord family, marries the child daughter of a widow for dowry money and then disappears. He later inherits a large estate when his uncle dies and becomes an oppressive feudal landlord. The girl by turn of events becomes the custodian of a temple in a village, where the landlord owns some property. She is upright, educated, and a leader of the downtrodden. The landlord visits the village, but does not recognize her. The virtuous woman and the depraved man cross their path, and what does it bring to them?