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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
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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

    • 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.

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    • The end just begins it!

    • By Rajendran Dandapani on 29-11-18

    Regular price: ₹797.00

    • 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.

    Regular price: ₹820.00

    • An Era of Darkness

    • The British Empire in India
    • Written by: Shashi Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Sagar Arya
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
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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.

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    • Dark history

    • By P Pramod on 10-12-18

    Regular price: ₹836.00

    • 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
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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.

    Regular price: ₹1,171.00

    • Diary of a Young Girl

    • Written by: Anne Frank
    • Narrated by: Helena Bonham Carter
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
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    In Amsterdam, in the summer of 1942, the Nazis forced teenager Anne Frank and her family into hiding. For over two years, they, another family and a German dentist lived in a 'secret annexe', fearing discovery. All that time, Anne kept a diary.An intimate record of tension and struggle, adolescence and confinement, anger and heartbreak, Anne Frank's diary is one of those unique documents, famed throughout the world.It portrays innocence and humanity, suffering and survival in the starkest and most moving terms.

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    • Beautiful Experience!

    • By Kindle Customer on 18-12-18

    Regular price: ₹752.00

    • The Art of War

    • Written by: Sun Tzu
    • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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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.

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    • Masterpiece

    • By Dhaval on 28-11-18

    Regular price: ₹201.00

    • Titan

    • The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
    • Written by: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
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    Titan is the first full-length biography based on unrestricted access to Rockefeller’s exceptionally rich trove of papers. A landmark publication full of startling revelations, the book indelibly alters our image of this most enigmatic capitalist. Born the son of a flamboyant, bigamous snake-oil salesman and a pious, straitlaced mother, Rockefeller rose from rustic origins to become the world’s richest man by creating America’s most powerful and feared monopoly, Standard Oil. Branded "the Octopus" by legions of muckrakers, the trust refined and marketed nearly 90 percent of the oil produced in America.

    • The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
    • Written by: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release Date: 30-12-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: ₹1,171.00

    • India's Wars

    • A Military History (1947-1971)
    • Written by: Arjun Subramaniam
    • Narrated by: Surjan Singh
    • Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    India's armed forces play a key role in protecting the country and occupy a special place in the Indian people's hearts, yet standard accounts of contemporary Indian history rarely have a military dimension. In India's Wars, serving Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam seeks to rectify that oversight by giving India's military exploits their rightful place in history.  

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    • India' Conflicts & Soldier's Bravery! Must read

    • By Madhu Narasappa on 30-11-18

    Regular price: ₹1,003.00

    • Chariots of the Gods

    • Written by: Erich von Daniken
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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    Erich von Däniken's Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance---the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth was visited by aliens. This world-famous best seller has withstood the test of time, inspiring countless books and films, including the author's own popular sequel, The Eye of the Sphinx.

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    • Review

    • By Anonymous User on 05-09-17

    Regular price: ₹586.00

    • 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
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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....

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    • Listening is an art

    • By Amazon Customer on 14-12-18

    Regular price: ₹836.00

    • Endurance

    • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
    • Written by: Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
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    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    Regular price: ₹770.00

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson’s quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. His challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. It's not so much about what we know, as about how we know what we know.

    Regular price: ₹615.00

    • Great Mythologies of the World

    • Written by: The Great Courses, Grant L. Voth, Julius H. Bailey,
    • Narrated by: Grant L. Voth, Julius H. Bailey, Kathryn McClymond,
    • Length: 31 hrs and 36 mins
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    The deep-seated origins and wide-reaching lessons of ancient myths built the foundation for our modern legacies. Explore the mythologies of Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Learn what makes these stories so important, distinctive, and able to withstand the test of time. Discover how, despite geographical implausibilities, many myths from across the oceans share themes, morals, and archetypes.

    Regular price: ₹2,008.00

    • The First Firangis

    • Remarkable Stories of Heroes, Healers, Charlatans, Courtesans & Other Foreigners Who Became Indian
    • Written by: Jonathan Gil Harris
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
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    The Indian subcontinent has been a land of immigrants for thousands of years: waves of migration from Persia, Central Asia, Mongolia, the Middle East and Greece have helped create India's exceptionally diverse cultural mix. In the centuries before the British Raj, when the Mughals were the preeminent power in the subcontinent, a wide array of migrants known as 'firangis' made India their home. In this book, Jonathan Gil Harris, a 21st-century firangi, tells their stories.

    Regular price: ₹836.00

    • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

    • Written by: Anne Frank
    • Narrated by: Susan Adams
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
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    Anne Frank, it has been said, gave a face and a name to the horror of the Holocaust. This is her story. It relates how Anne, her family, and their friends hid in secret rooms - "the Annex" - in an Amsterdam warehouse for 25 months. Anne, just 13 when the family moved in and only 15 when the Gestapo at last broke down the doors of her secret world, found hope where there was only fear and the first blush of love when outside and all around there washed a sea of hate.

    Regular price: ₹234.00

    • A Time of Madness

    • A Memoir of Partition
    • Written by: Salman Rashid
    • Narrated by: Vivek Madan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
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    During the chaos of Partition in 1947, something dreadful happened in the city of Jalandhar in Punjab. As a result of this, Salman Rashid’s family fled Jalandhar for Pakistan, the newly created country across the border. They were among the nearly two million people uprooted from their homes in the greatest transmigration in history.  

    Regular price: ₹501.00

    • Guns, Germs and Steel

    • The Fate of Human Societies
    • Written by: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
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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

    • The History of the Ancient World

    • From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
    • Written by: Susan Wise Bauer
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
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    This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. This narrative history employs the methods of "history from beneath" - literature, epic traditions, private letters, and accounts - to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled.

    Regular price: ₹1,338.00

    • The Story of India

    • Written by: Michael Wood
    • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
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    Michael Wood weaves a spellbinding narrative out of the 10,000-year history of India. Home today to more than a fifth of the world's population, the subcontinent gave birth to the oldest and most influential civilization on Earth, to four world religions, and to the world's largest democracy. Now, as India bids to become a global giant, Michael sets out to trace the roots of India's present in the incredible riches of her past.

    Regular price: ₹748.00

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