Category Archive for: ‘Books’

Sat Maharaj

Book Review – Sat Maharaj: An Indian Intellectual Warrior in the Caribbean

The Hindu View of Trinidad and Tobago: Articles by Sat Maharaj Selected and edited by Dr. Kumar Mahabir Book review by Ravi Dev This collection of articles written over two decades by Sat Maharaj, General Secretary of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) of Trinidad and Tobago, is an invaluable archive of reflections on the condition of Indians, and the …

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Lakshmi Out of India

Lakshmi Out of India

By Walter Rodney LAKSHMI out of India is another gem of Guyanese literature. Primarily written targeting a children readership to entertain and educate, it is also a source document for research, and a way of extending the dialogue on the subject, especially through imaginative literature. It is not easy to secure all the pieces in this history; so, oftentimes, the …

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Must Read Books

Must Read Books

Those Immigrants! Indians in America:A Psychological Exploration of Achievement Scott Haas 30 individuals. 1 country. And a zeal to make it to the top. This is the resounding tale of immigrants who journeyed to America and settled for nothing but the best. Stories of hope, belief, dreams, and an indefatigable spirit. Right from those who immigrated in the sixties, post …

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Book Review - Expressions of Milk

Mother’s Day

Author by Juhi Kunde Reprinted with permission from Expressions of Milk: A Poetry Collection for Mothers. Written by Juhi Kunde and illustrated by Cathie Lowmiller. Potential Our little seed is planted in the ground. Water and minerals, yes, sun and care, yes, but faith of a world beyond is truly what pushes it to be visible, tangible, living. Once birthed …

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ESSENCE OF THE UPANISHADS A Key to Indian Spirituality : Eknath Easwaran

ESSENCE OF THE UPANISHADS A Key to Indian Spirituality : Eknath Easwaran

Easwaran takes one of India’s classic wisdom texts, the Katha Upanishad, and explains how it embraces all the key ideas of Indian spirituality within the context of a powerful mythic quest – the story of a young hero who ventures into the land of death in search of immortality. Easwaran shows how the Katha Upanishad can help us understand our lives …

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It is Time to Change the History of Science by Faren Rajkumar

It is Time to Change the History of Science

“The first nation (to have cultivated science) is India. This is a powerful nation having a large population, and a rich kingdom (possession). India is known for the wisdom of its people. Over many centuries, all the kings of the past have recognized the ability of the Indians in all the branches of knowledge.” So wrote Ṣa`id al-Andalusi (1029 – …

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Book review

Author by Rina Shah The Arpan Group Let’s Celebrate Diwali Written by Anjali Joshi and Illustrated by Tim Palin Review by Rina Shah, The Arpan Group The need for diversity in literature, particularly children’s literature, is evident in bookstores and libraries around the country. Non-white protagonists are pointedly absent from books read by school-aged children, which is a stark contrast …

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Sciences of the Ancient Hindus: Unlocking Nature in the Pursuit of Salvation By Alok Kumar

Sciences of the Ancient Hindus: Unlocking Nature in the Pursuit of Salvation By Alok Kumar

Author by Dr. Alok Kumar Book Review By : Dr. Ronald A. Brown, Emeritus Professor of Physics, SUNY-Oswego Alok Kumar, in his book, Sciences of the Ancient Hindus: Unlocking Nature in the Pursuit of Salvation, has provided a powerful and comprehensive insight into the extraordinary intellectual contributions of the ancient Hindus, the full story of which had hitherto remained largely …

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Average Citizen

Average Citizens, Average Heroes

Author by Aanandh Chandrasekar I have always been, and always will be, a devout Pixar fan. The messages they deliver, wrapped up in a colorful cast of characters (often literally – look at Sulley!), are important, touching, and without a doubt, incredibly relevant. I, for one, was star struck by The Incredible. Like everyone, I found the superheroes’ disappearance into obscurity …

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India Unveiled: Spirit, Tradition, People by Robert Arnett

India Unveiled: Spirit, Tradition, People

Author by Robert Arnett and Smita Turakhia   For Robert Arnett, capturing the essence of India and its varied terrains and people was a journey he took to heart. The sixth edition of India Unveiled: Spirit, Tradition, People takes readers on a visual journey of India much as earlier editions did; however, with its larger format and expanded sections, the …

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