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Rajorshi Bhattacharya

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  • Democrats and Dissenters

  • Written by: Ramachandra Guha
  • Narrated by: Pradeep Kumar
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

 

A major new collection of essays by Ramachandra Guha, Democrats and Dissenters is a work of rigorous scholarship on topics of compelling contemporary interest, written with elegance and wit. The audiobook covers a wide range of themes: from the varying national projects of India's neighbors to political debates within India itself, from the responsibilities of writers to the complex relationship between democracy and violence. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional

  • By Rajorshi Bhattacharya on 15-07-19

Exceptional

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 15-07-19

Most of the Book is a revelation of lesser remembered intellectuals who shaped various aspects of India

  • My Gita

  • Written by: Devdutt Pattanaik
  • Narrated by: Vivek Madan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

In My Gita, acclaimed mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies The Bhagavad Gita for the contemporary reader. His unique approach - thematic rather than verse by verse - makes the ancient treatise eminently accessible. In a world that seems spellbound by argument over dialogue, vi-vaad over sam-vaad, Devdutt highlights how Krishna nudges Arjuna to understand rather than judge his relationships.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Knowledgeable Experience

  • By Ramakrishna on 20-11-18

interesting Read

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 26-06-19

Imparting modern context to ancient text and using it to reinvent time tested philosophies is Devdutts strength. It is an interesting read to widen the mind.

  • Inglorious Empire

  • What the British Did to India
  • Written by: Shashi Tharoor
  • Narrated by: Shashi Tharoor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Inglorious Empire written and read by Shashi Tharoor. In the 18th century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. The Empire blew rebels from cannon, massacred unarmed protesters, entrenched institutionalised racism and caused millions to die from starvation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Lion Who Wrote...

  • By Tushar on 26-12-18

A fascinating truth

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-06-19

A Fascinating tale of hope winning over colonial heresy. A page turner with a rhythm that can only be orchestrated by the literary maestro Dr. Shashi Tharoor.

  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

  • Written by: Arundhati Roy
  • Narrated by: Arundhati Roy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

In a city graveyard, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet between two graves. On a concrete sidewalk, a baby appears quite suddenly, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter. In a snowy valley, a father writes to his five-year-old daughter about the number of people who attended her funeral. And in the Jannat Guest House, two people who've known each other all their lives sleep with their arms wrapped around one another as though they have only just met.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Political views only

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-07-19

Amazingly well crafted.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-05-19

This book is amazing well crafted on a back drop which transcends through time. The characters and the story gets under the skin and gives you the feeling of leaving in the time, next to them and seeing them.