• Biography & Autobiography

The Gift


Author: Arun Gandhi
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405938099
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 8933
Gandhi was an icon, but what would he teach us if we knew him personally? Arun Gandhi reveals his Grandfather's ten vital and extraordinary lessons, more relevant than ever, in his SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING, The Gift (formerly published as The Gift of Anger). . . The moving, often irreverent, story of Arun's years growing up at the iconic Sevagram ashram provides the setting for the treasured moments spent his grandfather, which are an engaging and often surprising read. These memories give a rare insight into Gandhi the man behind the icon, and reveal the motivations behind his ten inspirational lessons. Arun believes that the violence in the world today makes Gandhi's teachings more vital than ever, and The Gift places these lessons in a modern context, shedding new light on how Gandhi's principles can - and must - be applied to today's concerns. 'Anger is good. It is an energy that compels us to define what is right and wrong' - Mahatma Gandhi, to his grandson, Arun

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Gift of Anger

And Other Lessons from My Grandfather Mahatma Gandhi
Author: Arun Gandhi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476754853
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 6949
Discover ten vital and extraordinary life lessons from one of the most important and influential philosophers and peace activists of the twentieth century—Mahatma Gandhi—in this poignant and timely exploration of the true path from anger to peace, as recounted by Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi. In the current troubled climate, in our country and in the world, these lessons are needed more than ever before. “We should not be ashamed of anger. It’s a very good and a very powerful thing that motivates us. But what we need to be ashamed of is the way we abuse it.” —Mahatma Gandhi Arun Gandhi was just twelve years old when his parents dropped him off at Sevagram, his grandfather’s famous ashram. To Arun, the man who fought for India’s independence and was the country’s beloved preeminent philosopher and leader was simply a family member. He lived there for two years under his grandfather’s wing until Gandhi’s assassination. While each chapter contains a singular, timeless lesson, The Gift of Anger also takes you along with Arun on a moving journey of self-discovery as he learns to overcome his own struggle to express his emotions and harness the power of anger to bring about good. He learns to see the world through new eyes under the tutelage of his beloved grandfather and provides a rare, three-dimensional portrait of this icon for the ages. The ten vital life lessons strike a universal chord about self-discovery, identity, dealing with anger, depression, loneliness, friendship, and family—perfect for anyone searching for a way to effecting healing change in a fractured world.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Be the Change

A Grandfather Gandhi Story
Author: Arun Gandhi,Bethany Hegedus
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481442651
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 2122
"At Grandfather Gandhi's service village, each day is filled, from sunrise to sunset, with work that is done for the good of all. The villagers vow to live simply and non-violently. Arun Gandhi tries very hard to follow these vows, but he struggles with one of the most important rules: not to waste ... With the help of his grandfather, Arun learns how every wasteful act, no matter how small, affects others"--Amazon.com.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Legacy of Love

My Education in the Path of Nonviolence
Author: Arun Gandhi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780972520041
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 140
View: 3373
Called a messenger of peace, Arun Gandhi -- Mahatma Gandhis grandson -- has dedicated his life to spreading his grandfathers teachings around the globe. This compelling memoir begins in the heart of apartheid South Africa where the author lived under conditions of zealous racism until he was 12 years old. Following are the two pivotal years he spent with his grandfather in India, learning the lessons that would undo his anger and cultivate a profound activism. His account also describes living with his parents in religious and socially activist communities in South Africa and India. This book presents the practical wisdom the author learned from his grandfather revolving around family, men and women, simplicity, religious unity, humility, truth, and nonviolence.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Grandfather Gandhi

with audio recording
Author: Arun Gandhi,Bethany Hegedus
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442450827
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 2263
Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace. How could he—a Gandhi—be so easy to anger? One thick, hot day, Arun Gandhi travels with his family to Grandfather Gandhi’s village. Silence fills the air—but peace feels far away for young Arun. When an older boy pushes him on the soccer field, his anger fills him in a way that surely a true Gandhi could never imagine. Can Arun ever live up to the Mahatma? Will he ever make his grandfather proud? In this remarkable personal story, Arun Gandhi, with Bethany Hegedus, weaves a stunning portrait of the extraordinary man who taught him to live his life as light. Evan Turk brings the text to breathtaking life with his unique three-dimensional collage paintings.

    • Social Science

The Angry Island

Hunting the English
Author: A.A. Gill
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416545603
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
View: 5445
Think of England, and anger hardly springs to mind as its primary national characteristic. Yet in The Angry Island, A. A. Gill argues that, in fact, it is plain old fury that is the wellspring for England's accomplishments. The default setting of England is anger. The English are naturally, congenitally, collectively and singularly livid much of the time. They're incensed, incandescent, splenetic, prickly, touchy, and fractious. They can be mildly annoyed, really annoyed and, most scarily, not remotely annoyed. They sit apart on their half of a damply disappointing little island, nursing and picking at their irritations. The English itch inside their own skins. They feel foreign in their own country and run naked through their own heads. Perhaps aware that they're living on top of a keg of fulminating fury, the English have, throughout their history, come up with hundreds of ingenious and bizarre ways to diffuse anger or transform it into something benign. Good manners and queues, cul-de-sacs and garden sheds, and almost every game ever invented from tennis to bridge. They've built things, discovered stuff, made puddings, written hymns and novels, and for people who don't like to talk much, they have come up with the most minutely nuanced and replete language ever spoken -- just so there'll be no misunderstandings. The Angry Island by turns attacks and praises the English, bringing up numerous points of debate for Anglophiles and anyone who wonders about the origins of national identity. This book hunts down the causes and the results of being the Angry Island.

    • Humor

Was The Girl in Room 105 Molested?


Author: Cheatan Bhagaot
Publisher: Cheatan Bhagaot
ISBN: 1727796985
Category: Humor
Page: 78
View: 1867
This is an unparalleled love story between Mr. Cheatan Bhagaot( Bestselling author, Best orator, Best political advisor in India, Best communist in a Bhakt's clothe) and Dr. Sheena (#MeToo) Amin(the best doctor, best journalist and most promising author in India). Bharat Mata Ki Jai. Hail Lenin. Love started at Room 105 of a hotel. Love flourished in the demonetization bank queues. Would they be able to break the barrier of religion, politics and “cash crunch” and live happily ever after? Have you ever wondered, what happens, when a girl with low sex drive meets a guy with slight EDS problem and they fail to make love even after repeated attempts.

    • Fiction

Sleeper’s Castle


Author: Barbara Erskine
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007513186
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
View: 851
The Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. Two women, centuries apart. Linked in a place haunted by its history . . .

    • Fiction

On the Other Side

The number one Sunday Times bestseller
Author: Carrie Hope Fletcher
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 0751563153
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 471
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE STAR OF THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL. EXCLUSIVE! Contains an extract from Carrie's next novel All That She Can See, out July 13th! 'Reminded me so much of Cecelia Ahern' Ali McNamara 'Utterly enchanting' Jill Mansell Your soul is too heavy to pass through this door, Leave the weight of the world in the world from before Evie Snow is eighty-two when she quietly passes away in her sleep, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. It's the way most people wish to leave the world but when Evie reaches the door of her own private heaven, she finds that she's become her twenty-seven-year-old self and the door won't open. Evie's soul must be light enough to pass through so she needs to get rid of whatever is making her soul heavy. For Evie, this means unburdening herself of the three secrets that have weighed her down for over fifty years, so she must find a way to reveal them before it's too late. As Evie begins the journey of a lifetime, she learns more about life and love than she ever thought possible, and somehow, some way, she may also find her way back to the only man she ever truly loved . . . Powerful, magical and utterly romantic, On the Other Side will transport you to a world that is impossible to forget. A love story like no other, it will have you weeping from the sheer joy and beauty of it all.

    • Young Adult Fiction

The Storm of Anger

The Prequel to Liberators' War II and Against the Deceiver
Author: Rebecca Jiru
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781641147095
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 178
View: 4645
When Ceriphina's neighbor Ralloy hears about a hidden entrance on the outskirts of the border city Varnillon of Caredest, positioned on the brink of the mega-nation, Alseka, who wants to conquer them, he goes with his father to find out what it holds. As they do, Ceriphina follows them and find the repentant heir-not-to-be of the Far North kingdom Zerhal and Ralloy's cousin, a skilled AttackShift pilot. But complications begin to arise when the two groups meet and rescue a powerful prisoner from the clutches of a mysterious organization that hurt Ralloy seven years ago. With the aid of the prisoner, the six escape the mountain and gather forces to defend the mountain--and the country--from the Oppression, Alseka's massive army. But perceptions are turned upside down as confessions and confrontations from the enemy are made, revealing vital information about a seemingly impossible plan, the storm of anger. And it is up to Ceriphina and her curious little entourage to stop it--even when the leader of the enemy dragons stands in their way.

    • Psychology

EMOTIONS

Freedom from Anger, Jealousy & Fear
Author: Osho
Publisher: Osho Media International
ISBN: 0880507780
Category: Psychology
Page: 150
View: 3860
Strong emotions that we don't know how to handle effectively lie at the core of so many difficulties in the life of the individual. They can affect our relationships with loved ones, and how we function in our work. They play a profound role in how we feel about ourselves, and can even affect our physical health. And we are too often trapped in the dilemma of "expression" versus "repression." Expressing our emotions can often hurt others, but by repressing them – even in the benevolent guise of "self-control" – we risk hurting ourselves. Osho offers a third alternative, which is to understand the roots of our emotions and to develop the knack of watching them and learning from them as they arise, rather than being "taken over" by them. Eventually we find that even the most challenging and difficult situations no longer have the power to provoke us and cause us pain. Osho's unique insight into the workings of the mind, the heart, and the essence or "being" of the individual goes far beyond the understandings of conventional psychology. Over more than three decades of work with people from all walks of life, he has developed simple techniques and insights to help modern-day men and women to rediscover their own inner silence and wisdom.

    • History

The Making of Modern Britain


Author: Andrew Marr
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230747175
Category: History
Page: 464
View: 5574
In The Making of Modern Britain, Andrew Marr paints a fascinating portrait of life in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century as the country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire. Between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of the Second World War, the nation was shaken by war and peace. The two wars were the worst we had ever known and the episodes of peace among the most turbulent and surprising. As the political forum moved from Edwardian smoking rooms to an increasingly democratic Westminster, the people of Britain experimented with extreme ideas as they struggled to answer the question ‘How should we live?’ Socialism? Fascism? Feminism? Meanwhile, fads such as eugenics, vegetarianism and nudism were gripping the nation, while the popularity of the music hall soared. It was also a time that witnessed the birth of the media as we know it today and the beginnings of the welfare state. Beyond trenches, flappers and Spitfires, this is a story of strange cults and economic madness, of revolutionaries and heroic inventors, sexual experiments and raucous stage heroines. From organic food to drugs, nightclubs and celebrities to package holidays, crooked bankers to sleazy politicians, the echoes of today's Britain ring from almost every page.

    • Fiction

Falling Out of Time


Author: David Grossman
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385350147
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
View: 6803
In this compassionate and genre-defying drama the internationally acclaimed author of To the End of the Land weaves an incandescent tale of parental grief. A powerful distillation of the experience of understanding and acceptance, and of art’s triumph over death, Falling Out of Time is part play, part prose, and pure poetry. As Grossman’s characters ultimately find solace and hope through their communal acts of mourning, readers will find comfort in their clamorous vitality, and in the gift of storytelling—a realm where loss is not an absence, but a life force in its own right.

    • Social Science

Poverty Safari

Understanding the Anger of Britain's Underclass
Author: Darren McGarvey
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 152900635X
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 2337
The Sunday Times top ten bestseller. Winner on the Orwell Prize 2018. Darren McGarvey has experienced poverty and its devastating effects first-hand. He knows why people from deprived communities all around Britain feel angry and unheard. And he wants to explain . . . So he invites you to come on a safari of sorts. But not the kind where the wildlife is surveyed from a safe distance. This book takes you inside the experience of poverty to show how the pressures really feel and how hard their legacy is to overcome. Arguing that both the political left and right misunderstand poverty as it is actually lived, McGarvey sets out what everybody – including himself – could do to change things. Razor-sharp, fearless and brutally honest, Poverty Safari is an unforgettable insight into modern Britain.

    • Fiction

Holding

A Novel
Author: Graham Norton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501173286
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
View: 8675
From Graham Norton—the BAFTA-award-winning and hugely popular BBC America television host—comes a charming debut novel set in an idyllic Irish village where a bumbling investigator has to sort through decades of gossip and secrets to solve a mysterious crime. “With its tale of provincial life, gimlet-eyed spinsters, and thwarted love…it feels almost like a Miss Marple mystery written by Colm Tóibín” (New York Times). The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama, and yet its inhabitants are troubled: Sergeant P.J. Collins hasn’t always been this overweight; Brid Riordan, a mother of two, hasn’t always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn’t always felt that her life was a total waste. So when human remains—suspected to be those of Tommy Burke, a former lover of both Brid and Evelyn—are discovered on an old farm, the village’s dark past begins to unravel. As a frustrated P.J. struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his professional life, he unearths a community’s worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regrets. Darkly comic, at times profoundly sad, and “especially inviting because of its tongue-in-cheek wit” (Kirkus Reviews), Holding is a masterful debut. Graham Norton employs his acerbic humor to breathe life into a host of lovable characters, and explore—with searing honesty—the complexities and contradictions that make us human.

    • Photography

In England


Author: Don McCullin
Publisher: Random House Uk Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 250
View: 8372
Don McCullin’s view of England is rooted in two worlds—his wartime childhood, and his youth in 1950s Finsbury Park. His first published photograph was a picture of a gang from his neighborhood, which appeared in a newspaper after a local murder. McCullin always balanced his anger at the unacceptable face of the nation with tenderness or compassion, and in this collection, he envisions his home country with its perpetual social gulf between the affluent and the desperate in mind. He continues in the same black and white tradition as he did between foreign assignments for the Sunday Times in the 1960s and 1970s, when his view of a deprived Britain seemed as dark as the conflict zones from which he had just escaped. This book marks his return to the cities and landscape he knew as a young photographer, adding wry humor to his famed lyricism. At a time when we might believe the world has changed beyond our imagination, McCullin shows us a view of England where the line between the wealthy and the impoverished is as defined as ever, the nation as a whole as absurd as it is tragic.

    • Fiction

Shadows in Heaven

A heart-warming read from the Sunday Times bestseller
Author: Nadine Dorries
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1786697483
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 2901
'As heart-warming as it is heartbreaking, this novel is unputdownable' Sunday Express. Tarabeg is a small village on the West Coast of Ireland. In the aftermath of the Second World War, two women are waiting there for ambitious Michael Malone to return home. Rosie is the local schoolteacher and most people think she is promised to him. Just a few have guessed that he has secretly begun to woo Sarah, whose brutal fisherman father would kill her if he knew. Both Rosie and Sarah love Michael, both hope to become his wife and their lives will interweave in a tale of tangled secrets, old promises and new feuds. Michael Malone's choice will have fateful consequences for everyone – especially, in due course, for his young daughter. This is the first in a new sequence of novels with a brilliant cast of characters and a story that will lead to Liverpool in Mary Kate and back to Ireland in The Seven Acres.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Beauty and the Inferno: Essays


Author: Roberto Saviano,Oonagh Stranksy
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844679500
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 280
View: 2658
Collects essays on subjects ranging from a tribute to author Frank Miller and a meeting with Salman Rushie to the author's life following the publication of his previous work that exposed the extent of mafia rule in Naples.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Blood and Sand


Author: Frank Gardner
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446421120
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 528
View: 7993
It was on 6 June 2004 that BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner and cameraman Simon Cumbers were ambushed by Islamist gunmen in a quiet Riyadh back street. Simon was killed outright. Frank was hit in the shoulder and leg. As he lay in the dust, a figure stood over him and pumped four more bullets into his body at point-blank range... Against all the odds, Frank Gardner survived. Ten years on from that horrendous attack, although partly paralysed, he continues to travel the world reporting for the BBC. His acclaimed, moving and inspiring memoir is now brought up to date with a new chapter recalling his return to Saudi Arabia for the first time since he was shot. This new anniversary edition is a reaffirmation of his deep understanding of – and affection for – the Islamic world in these uncertain times.

    • Nature

Being a Beast

Adventures Across the Species Divide
Author: Charles Foster
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1627796347
Category: Nature
Page: 272
View: 8695
A passionate naturalist explores what it’s really like to be an animal—by living like them How can we ever be sure that we really know the other? To test the limits of our ability to inhabit lives that are not our own, Charles Foster set out to know the ultimate other: the non-humans, the beasts. And to do that, he tried to be like them, choosing a badger, an otter, a fox, a deer, and a swift. He lived alongside badgers for weeks, sleeping in a sett in a Welsh hillside and eating earthworms, learning to sense the landscape through his nose rather than his eyes. He caught fish in his teeth while swimming like an otter; rooted through London garbage cans as an urban fox; was hunted by bloodhounds as a red deer, nearly dying in the snow. And he followed the swifts on their migration route over the Strait of Gibraltar, discovering himself to be strangely connected to the birds. A lyrical, intimate, and completely radical look at the life of animals—human and other—Being a Beast mingles neuroscience and psychology, nature writing and memoir to cross the boundaries separating the species. It is an extraordinary journey full of thrills and surprises, humor and joy. And, ultimately, it is an inquiry into the human experience in our world, carried out by exploring the full range of the life around us.