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    • Inglorious Empire

    • What the British Did to India
    • Written by: Shashi Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Shashi Tharoor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

    Regular price: ₹752.00

    • Mythos

    • Written by: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Rahul Bengali on 24-04-19

    Regular price: ₹820.00

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's fascinating and humorous quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the 'history' in conventional sense

    • By Raunak on 26-01-19

    Regular price: ₹797.00

    • An Era of Darkness

    • The British Empire in India
    • Written by: Shashi Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Sagar Arya
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this explosive book, best-selling author Shashi Tharoor reveals with acuity, impeccable research, and trademark wit, just how disastrous British rule was for India. Besides examining the many ways in which the colonizers exploited India, he demolishes the arguments of Western and Indian apologists for Empire on the supposed benefits of British rule.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly researched and described

    • By Anonymous User on 15-03-19

    Regular price: ₹836.00

    • The Art of War

    • Written by: Sun Tzu
    • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age, with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read book

    • By Mona on 16-04-19

    Regular price: ₹333.00

    • The Other America - A Speech from The Radical King (Free)

    • Written by: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Cornel West - editor
    • Narrated by: Wanda Sykes
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a rousing speech on race, poverty, and economic justice - given less than a year before his assassination - Martin Luther King Jr. drives home the mission behind his Poor People's Campaign. It is a clear-eyed look at the disparity of wealth in America, what it means for people of all colors - and a message of inspiration dedicated to the power of the people.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Power of words

    • By Prakashini11 on 15-06-19

    Regular price: ₹0.00

    • Guns, Germs and Steel

    • The Fate of Human Societies
    • Written by: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Having done field work in New Guinea for more than 30 years, Jared Diamond presents the geographical and ecological factors that have shaped the modern world. From the viewpoint of an evolutionary biologist, he highlights the broadest movements both literal and conceptual on every continent since the Ice Age, and examines societal advances such as writing, religion, government, and technology.

    Regular price: ₹1,131.00

    • Chernobyl

    • History of a Tragedy
    • Written by: Serhii Plokhy
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On the morning of 26 April 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Soviet Ukraine. The outburst put the world on the brink of nuclear annihilation. In the end, less than 5 percent of the reactor's fuel escaped, but that was enough to contaminate over half of Europe with radioactive fallout. In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy re-creates these events in all of their drama, telling the stories of the firefighters, scientists, engineers, workers, soldiers and policemen who found themselves caught in a nuclear Armageddon.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An eye opener of nuclear disaster

    • By orkrs on 15-07-19

    Regular price: ₹820.00

    • The Voices of 9-11

    • The Story of the FAA and NORAD Response to the September 11, 2001, Attacks
    • Written by: Various
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Included here is a selection of recordings of Federal Aviation Administration, Defense Department, and American Airlines communications from September 11, 2001. You will hear air traffic controllers, military aviation officers, airline and fighter jet pilots, as well as two of the hijackers, during two hours of that historic morning.

    • The Story of the FAA and NORAD Response to the September 11, 2001, Attacks
    • Written by: Various
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Release Date: 09-09-11
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    Regular price: ₹0.00

    • Heroes

    • Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
    • Written by: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Heroes, written and read by Stephen Fry. There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils or outwitted scheming vengeful gods quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his best-selling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely amazing

    • By Ritika on 16-07-19

    Regular price: ₹820.00

    • 1962: The War That Wasn't

    • The Definitive Account of the Clash Between India and China
    • Written by: Shiv Kunal Verma
    • Narrated by: Manish Dongardive
    • Length: 19 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    On 20 October 1962, high in the Himalayas, on the banks of the fast-flowing Nam Ka Chu, over 400 Indian soldiers were massacred, and the valley was overrun by soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army. Over the course of the next month, nearly 4,000 soldiers were killed on both sides, and the Indian army experienced its worst defeat ever. The conflict (war was never formally declared) ended because China announced a unilateral ceasefire on 21 November and halted its hitherto unhindered advance across NEFA and Ladakh.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye opening account of the Sino Indian war

    • By dipanjanb on 05-03-19

    Regular price: ₹1,171.00

    • The Moment of Lift

    • How Empowering Women Changes the World
    • Written by: Melinda Gates
    • Narrated by: Melinda Gates
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For the last 20 years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as cochair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: if you want to lift a society up, invest in women. In this candid and inspiring book, Gates traces her awakening to the link between women’s empowerment and the health of societies. She shows some of the tremendous opportunities that exist right now to 'turbo charge' change. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • truely inspiring <br />

    • By Anonymous User on 29-06-19

    Regular price: ₹323.00

    • Indian Summer

    • The Secret History of the End of an Empire
    • Written by: Alex von Tunzelmann
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At midnight on 15 August, 1947, India left the British Empire. This defining moment of world history had been brought about by a handful of people:Jawaharlal Nehru, the fiery Indian prime minister; Mohammed Ali Jinnah, leader of the new nation; and Louis and Edwina Mountbatten, despatched to get Britain out of India. Within hours of the midnight chimes, their dreams of freedom and democracy would turn to chaos, bloodshed and war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good narration!

    • By Purnima Almel on 30-01-19

    Regular price: ₹1,545.00

    • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

    • A History of Nazi Germany
    • Written by: William L. Shirer
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 57 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting

    • By RabidReader on 12-05-19

    Regular price: ₹1,338.00

    • Daughters of the Sun

    • Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire
    • Written by: Ira Mukhoty
    • Narrated by: Shernaz Patel
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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     In 1526, when the nomadic Timurid warrior-scholar Babur rode into Hindustan, his wives, sisters, daughters, aunts and distant female relatives travelled with him. These women would help establish a dynasty and empire that would rule India for the next 200 years and become a byword for opulence and grandeur. In Daughters of the Sun, we meet remarkable characters like Khanzada Begum who, at 65, rode on horseback through 750 kilometres of icy passes and unforgiving terrain to parley on behalf of her nephew, Humayun....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listening is an art

    • By Amazon Customer on 14-12-18

    Regular price: ₹836.00

    • A History of India

    • Written by: Michael H. Fisher, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Michael H. Fisher
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
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    Over 5,000 years, India has been home to a rich tapestry of peoples and cultures. Two of the world's great religions - Hinduism and Buddhism - have their origins in South Asia, and the lands east of the Indus River have long been a central hub for trade, migration, and cultural exchange. Today the subcontinent contains 20 percent of the world's population and is a thriving center for global business, making this region one of most significant economic powerhouses in the world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Informative but not always accurate

    • By Tushar Jambhekar on 24-06-19

    Regular price: ₹1,405.00

    • The Silk Roads

    • A New History of the World
    • Written by: Peter Frankopan
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 24 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westward on its axis, it now turns to the east.... For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the West - in the New World of the Americas. Today it is the East that calls out to those in search of adventure and riches. The region stretching from Eastern Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia, deep into China and India, is taking center stage.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A poor read with a lot of distortion of fact

    • By George Abraham on 22-02-19

    Regular price: ₹1,338.00

    • Partition Voices

    • Untold British Stories
    • Written by: Kavita Puri
    • Narrated by: Kavita Puri
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dotted across homes in Britain are people who were witnesses to one of the most tumultuous events of the 20th century. Yet their memory of India’s partition has been shrouded in silence. Kavita Puri’s father was 12 when he found himself one of the millions of Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims caught up in the devastating aftermath of a hastily drawn border. For 70 years he remained silent - like so many - about the horrors he had seen.

    Regular price: ₹759.00

    • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • Written by: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Amazing

    • By Kindle Customer on 09-02-19

    Regular price: ₹1,003.00

    • Debt - Updated and Expanded

    • The First 5,000 Years
    • Written by: David Graeber
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here, anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: He shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods - that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era, Graeber argues, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors.

    Regular price: ₹1,003.00

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