Tag: Portraits

The Dismantling of India In 35 Portraits


Free Download TJS George, "The Dismantling of India: In 35 Portraits"
English | 2022 | ASIN: B0B75NTPJ9 | EPUB | pages: 374 | 8.6 mb
In October 1947, two months after Independence, TJS George arrived in Bombay. He was nineteen years old, with a degree in English Literature. He sent out job applications–to the Air Force and to the city’s English-language newspapers. Only one organization cared to reply, The Free Press Journal. The editor was known to hire anyone who asked for a job, but most new hires were sacked in a fortnight. George was put on the news desk as a sub-editor and eventually became an assistant editor. In Patna, as editor of The Searchlight, he was arrested by the chief minister for sedition. He spent three weeks in Hazaribagh Central Jail. In Hong Kong, he worked for the Far Eastern Economic Review as regional editor; in New York he was a writer for the United Nations population division; and, back in Hong Kong, in 1975, he founded Asiaweek. Six years later, he returned to India and settled in Bangalore. He began a column for Indian Express that ran without a break for twenty-five years, until 2022. His seventy-five years of journalism, concurrent with India’s development as an independent nation, make for a unique understanding of events and personalities. Acclaimed for his widely historical, pan-Asian vision, George brings this far-flung experience to a compulsively readable new book, The Dismantling of India. It is the story of India told in 35 concise biographies, beginning with Jamsetji Tata and ending with Narendra Modi.

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Brave Companions Portraits In History


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English | 1992 | pages: 240 | ISBN: 0671792768 | EPUB | 4,3 mb
From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, these are stories of people of great vision and daring whose achievements continue to inspire us today, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.

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Women’s Literary Portraits in the Victorian and Neo-Victorian Novel An Intertextual Study


Free Download Aleksandra Tryniecka, "Women’s Literary Portraits in the Victorian and Neo-Victorian Novel: An Intertextual Study"
English | ISBN: 1666905771 | 2023 | 262 pages | EPUB, PDF | 2 MB + 6 MB
Women’s Literary Portraits in the Victorian and Neo-Victorian Novel is a dialogical and intertextual journey through the pages of nineteenth-century novels and their modern, revisionary counterparts. It is the book not only dedicated to the readers associated with academia, but also to all literature enthusiasts, students of literature, and those readers who are fascinated by the Victorian novel, as well as by its current neo-Victorian revival. The focus of this work revolves around the literary portrayals of Victorian and neo-Victorian women who, as the authoress believes, are located in the centre of socio-cultural and historical narratives shaping both the past and the present. Nineteenth-century narratives concerning women’s placement and status in the Victorian social landscape are currently revived on the pages of neo-Victorian novels, thus attesting to the unceasing interest in the bygone. While neo-Victorian revisionary fiction endows nineteenth-century women with a redemptive potential, it also exposes modern paradoxes and ambiguities connected with universal expectations towards women, what further approximates our contemporaneity to the Victorian past. While examining these socio-cultural ambivalences, the authoress celebrates Victorian and neo-Victorian women characters in their attempts to thrive as individuals. Consequently, the book studies Victorian and neo-Victorian women characters in relation to their identities, unique voices and textual garments.

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Geniuses, Addicts, and Scribbling Women Portraits of the Writer in Popular Culture


Free Download Cynthia Cravens, "Geniuses, Addicts, and Scribbling Women: Portraits of the Writer in Popular Culture"
English | ISBN: 1793620601 | 2023 | 244 pages | EPUB, PDF | 429 KB + 1417 KB
Through a critical discussion of an array of written and visual texts that feature a writer as a main character, Geniuses, Addicts, and Scribbling Women: Portraits of the Writer in Popular Culture argues for a more nuanced conception of the role of writers in society, their relationships with their reading publics, the portrayals and realities of their labor, and the construction of a "writing" identity.

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The Skull Measurer’s Mistake And Other Portraits of Men and Women Who Spoke Out Against Racism


Free Download The Skull Measurer’s Mistake: And Other Portraits of Men and Women Who Spoke Out Against Racism by Sven Lindqvist, translated by Joan Tate
English | June 1, 1997 | ISBN: 1565843630, 1620977109 | True EPUB | 182 pages | 1.8 MB
Enlightening stories of courageous eighteenth- and nineteenth-century men and women who defied the racial prejudices of their communities

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With Their Backs to the World Portraits from Serbia


Free Download Asne Seierstad, Sindre Kartvedt, "With Their Backs to the World: Portraits from Serbia"
English | 2006 | pages: 352 | ISBN: 0465076025 | EPUB | 0,4 mb
From beloved international reporter Ã…ne Seierstad comes a remarkable exploration of the lives of ordinary Serbs under the regime of Slobodan Milosevic-during the dramatic events leading up to his fall, and finally in the troubled years that have followed. Seierstad traveled extensively through Serbia between 1999 and 2004, following the lives of people from across the political spectrum. Her moving and perceptive account follows nationalists, Titoists, Yugonostalgics, rock stars, fugitives, and poets. Seierstad brings her acclaimed attention to detail to bear on the lives of those whom she encounters in With Their Backs to the World, as she creates a kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation made up of so many different-and often conflicting-hopes, dreams, and points of view.

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Parables and Portraits


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English | 2009 | pages: 96 | ISBN: 0060925329, 0060162694 | EPUB | 0,3 mb
A revised edition of the first book of poems by Stephen Mitchell, the renowned translator of Rilke’s poetry, The Book of Job, and the Tao Te Ching. -This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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