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  • Understanding Finance

    Tamal Datta Chaudhuri

    Money matters, everyone is concerned about money. In an era of stock markets, mutual funds and numerous financial instruments, one is always looking for opportunities to make money. Which mutual fund is good? Where should you invest lump sum money received as performance bonus? What do you do when your fixed deposit has matured? More importantly, what should you do with your savings when bank interest rates are falling? For the common man, this book answers these questions. And for those who are active in stock markets, this book provides lucid analysis for stock market investing.

    Be it an ordinary woman or man trying to enhance earnings on her or his savings, or the retiree wanting to maximize her or his monthly income, or the market savvy stock broker, or even the banker or the student of finance; for everyone this book is a little Bible of Finance.

    495.00 | 12.99
  • The Crowded Streets of Fun

    Samyak Rai

    “It's all cold and dark here!” exclaimed Rudr.

    Kharee Bhat is an abandoned, haunted temple and Rudr isn't very comfortable with this fact. He is even having trouble coordinating with his maths teacher and the new principal of his school has been acting supernatural.

    Dr. Smith has been shot and whole of the city is in tears. Right after case is solved, Rudr lands himself into another big problem. A weekend brawl awaits him and now everything is at stake! Can he get through all these difficulties and get his name on the top?

    Dive into an extraordinary book, filled with adventures and mischiefs of Rudr, a 13 year old 'Army Brat' and experience something like never before.

    195.00 | 4.99
  • Women's Voices

    Parna Ghose

    This edited volume features a collection of twenty essays that looks at the position and 'construction' of 'woman' in history, politics, literature, art, and in society as a whole. It reveals how gender identities mesh with societal norms, and depicts women's struggles and achievements in their negotiations of the deeply ingrained structures of patriarchy. This anthology provides the reader with new critical perspectives of what is usually considered normal and given. Foregrounding socio-cultural mores and voicing shared concerns and visions, the authors analyze the condition of women in the past and in present times. The essays, divided into six sections, throw light on a spectrum of aspects of Women's Studies that display a distinct level of interdisciplinary scholarship.

    495.00 | 10.99
  • Mother Teresa A Life

    Sudeb Roy Chowdhury

    Written lucidly and with love for Mother Teresa's mission of serving the poorest of the poor, this book is more than a biography. What makes this book extra-ordinary is, the real life scenes from Mother Teresa's work for Calcutta's poor, her and her sisters' service to the suffering humanity, a service done with love. It is the love in the work of the Missionaries of Charity that this book marvelously encapsulates. It is a testimony to a live dynamic kind European Christian missionary's lifelong work for Calcutta's poor and suffering humanity in all societies. In forty-one chapters the book unravels the life and work of a world citizen who made Calcutta her home and the poor of the world her family.

    199.00 | 7.99
  • The Poetics Of Land

    Marc Hatzfeld

    The Poetics of Land is the result of Marc Hatzfeld’s personal journey of discovery where West Bengal became a microcosm in his attempts to understand the mythic notions of land in the context of globalised development. It was first conceived in 2008 when Marc was living in Calcutta and became involved in the debates triggered by the dramatic events of Nandigram concerning landless peasants and sharecroppers who fought for their survival on the land where they had lived for centuries-a land coveted by industrial projects for the sake of development. Over the next six years, Marc interviewed West Bengal’s farmers, poets, corporate executives, economists, artists, film makers, writers, activists and politicians. What emerged is a fascinating look into the conflict between the ideas of growth and development which is both timely and relevant.

    399.00 | 17.99
  • Michel Foucault

    Jean Francois Bert

    225.00 | 7.99
  • Ghosts Of Calcutta

    Sebastien Ortiz

    Calcutta lends itself to fact and to fiction. Writers explore the city’s history, novelists create their cast of characters with the city as the backdrop. But few weave fact and fiction as magically as Sebastien Ortiz. Ghosts of Calcutta is a play of histories, lives, myths. Here fact overlaps fiction, fiction meanders along the lanes of past. The lanes of past are lined by palaces in ruins, that create a past in the present. The present too is a play of lives and loves. Ghosts have haunted Calcutta as long as the city’s memory goes. A young boy is killed in a duel between two Englishmen, the wife of the Commander of the British Indian Army declines and dies, a policeman is killed during an eruption of communal violence, the director of the Government Art College dies out of love for the female body. Numerous buildings of colonial Calcutta are today the haunted site of ghosts. Ortiz goes on the ghostly trail of the men, women, buildings that constitutes the many pasts of Calcutta. He also pens the life of a Bengali man, a lover of France, who loses his wife and lives an existence that is ghost of his vibrant past. Many lives crisscross, the poor Christan maid servant, her beautiful young daughter Rosemarie live pages across from the Bengalis in love with Dover Lane music conference. As one grapples with life and love of Calcutta, Ghosts of Calcutta meanders through a city that is present in the past and weaves a narrative that is as magical as real. In the novel, we come across lines from Borges, where he says, India is bigger than the world. The protagonist of this novel feels, if that was so, then Calcutta is bigger than India. Could it be true!

    399.00 | 9.99
  • Burmese Portraits

    Sebastien Ortiz

    A taxi driver who laments the decayed look of downtown Yangon, a nineteen year old girl who finds romance in far away Norway through an internet game, an artist who wants to make his voice heard after the 1988 student movement, a young girl whose mother is dead and whose father is in prison, a eighteen year old boy who finds a job in a hotel only to be severely bruised in his work experience – these are some of the nineteen lives of ordinary Burmese that Sebastien Ortiz captures in this book. There is a thread that connects these nineteen lives. They all gravitate around the Shwedagon, the great golden pagoda in Yangon that is at the core of the Burmese spiritual experience. These portraits are also of a people who have experienced repression and a land yearning for freedom. Ortiz's pen captures a rare beauty in a land and its people. Burmese Portraits brings alive the million hopes of ordinary Burmese and even more paints the many colours in which the ever evocative Shwedagon touches lives of the ordinary man and woman.

    295.00 | 8.99
  • Gandhi : Birth Of A Mahatma

    Arvin Ghosh

    Books on Gandhi's life are a plenty. But for the first time a novel traces the making of the Mahatma. This novel follows Mahatma Gandhi's life from his childhood days to his return from South Africa in 1915. One would not meet an upright leader of an un-free nation in this book, but someone who learned to stick to his ideal of truth amidst a thousand sufferings. Inspiring in its content and true to its facts, this novel would make the readers come face to face with a little man who learned to make his ways in hostile circumstances and adverse situations. And, in course of time, became the Father of the Nation.

    799.00 | 17.99