Who was Radha, and why has she captured the imagination of so many writers across centuries? No other goddess combines the elements of bhakti and shringara quite as exquisitely as the divine milkmaid. She spans a vivid rainbow of imagery - from the playfulness of the Ras Lila to the soulfulness of her undying love, from the mystic allure of her depictions in poetry, art, and sculpture to her enduring legacy in Vrindavan. In a way that sets her apart from other female consorts, Radha is idealized and dreamed of in a way that is almost more elemental than mythical. Namita Gokhale and Malashri Lal, who brought us In Search of Sita: Revisiting Mythology, now present an anthology on the mysterious Radha, the epitome of love, who defies all conventional codes yet transcends social prohibitions through the power of the spiritual and the sensual, the sacred and the erotic. Finding Radha is the first of its kind: a collection of poetry, prose, and translation that enter the historical as well as the artistic dimensions of the eternal romance of Radha and Krishna.
Â©2018 Respective authors of all material within (P)2020 Random House Audio
Notorious godman Asumal Sirumalani Harpalani (Asaram Bapu) is currently serving life imprisonment in the Central Jail, Jodhpur. He was convicted for rape and also has murder charges against him. A no-holds-barred, firsthand account, Gunning for the Godman looks at how Ajay landed the case when others had flatly refused; how he got a team together; how he foiled Asaram Bapuâs daring escape plan; how he ensured the victimâs safety even while receiving countless death threats himself. And, finally, how he played a masterstroke with the judge that changed the course of the case. This is the shocking, thrilling, true story behind the conviction, written by the investigating officer on the case.
Â©2020 Ajay Pal Lamba (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Harpreet Grover and Vibhore Goyal met in college and then spent the next decade of their lives building a company before exiting successfully.Â One way to tell their story is this: they had a dream, they followed it and, then, through perseverance, they made it come true.Â But thatâs not really the truth. Like everything in life - at least everything worth having - it wasnât that simple. There was blood, sweat and tears, there was loss of capital, loss of friendship and even a loss of faith along the way.Â It started with a phone call from Harpreetâs mother introducing him to an uncle who wanted some help. Or maybe it started when Vibhore and Harpreet met as roommates in Room 143 at IIT Bombay. What remains true is that soon both had quit their jobs and launched CoCubes. From no money in their bank accounts for eight years after graduating to becoming dollar millionaires two years later in 2016, this is a tale of grit - of a company built in India by two Indian-middle-class 20-somethings-turned-entrepreneurs - written in the hope that you can avoid the mistakes they made and learn from what they did right. This is that story - the story that you donât always hear. But if you want to be an entrepreneur, and you prefer straight talk to sugar-coating, itâs one you should listen to.
Â©2020 Harpreet Grover and Vibhore Goyal (P)2021 Random House Audio
Sita is one of the defining figures of Indian womanhood, yet there is no single version of her story. Different accounts coexist in myth, literature, and folktale. Canonical texts deify Sita while regional variations humanize her. Folk songs and ballads connect her timeless predicament to the daily lives of rural women. Modern-day women continue to see themselves reflected in films, serials, and soap operas based on Sitaâs narrative. Sacrifice, self-denial, and unquestioning loyalty are some of the ideals associated with popular perceptions of Sita. But the Janaki who symbolized strength, who could lift Shivaâs mighty bow, who courageously chose to accompany Rama into exile and who refused to follow him back after a second trial, is often forgotten. However she is remembered, revered or written about, Sita continues to exert a powerful influence on the collective Indian psyche.Â In Search of Sita presents essays, conversations, and commentaries that explore different aspects of her life. It revisits mythology, reopening the debate on her birth, her days in exile, her abduction, the test by fire, the birth of her sons, and finally her return to the earth - offering fresh interpretations of this enigmatic figure and her indelible impact on our everyday lives.
Â©2009 Respective authors of all material within (P)2020 Random House Audio
Companies all over the world are being buffeted by new technologies, disruptive business models, and start-up innovation. Business leaders know that they need to adopt these new technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things, and transform their companies using them to keep pace with rapid customer and business environment changes. Therefore, there is an urgent need to understand the basic principles of digital transformation and the technology forces that enable this shift.Â The Tech Whisperer, as the name suggests, demystifies and simplifies emerging technologies like AI, blockchain, the internet of things, virtual reality, etc. and narrates how companies can employ these to drive their digital transformation.Â Jaspreet Bindra has been a leading practitioner and thought leader in digital transformation and technology. In his first book, he gives an engaging and forward-looking practitionerâs view which can help business leaders, entrepreneurs and anyone looking to understand digital transformation and technology, and leverage them for their future success.
Â©2019 Jaspreet Bindra (P)2021 Random House Audio
Indiaâs biggest sports stars share their secrets for finding greatness From Anju Bobby Georgeâs unexpected gold medal at the World Athletics Final in Monaco to Abhinav Bindraâs Olympic gold in Beijing, Indiaâs sportspersons have constantly proved that they stand shoulder to shoulder with the worldâs best. However, as easy as they might make it look, their success is the result of years of struggle, focused training and relentless hard work to overcome several challenges.Â Dear Me is a collection of letters from some of the most-celebrated names in sports-Milkha Singh, Vishwanathan Anand, Bhaichung Bhutia and many more - who write to their younger selves and remember the moments that changed their lives. An uplifting reminder that dreams do come true, this book allows you to be inspired by their extraordinary stories.
Â©2020 HT Media (P)2021 Random House Audio
This intellectual biography of Tagore, perhaps the first of its kind, portrays him as a man who was deeply skeptical, self-critical, tormented by conflicts in his inner life, aware of the historical significance of his times and continually interacting with adversaries and friends across the world; someone who built on the heritage of the 19th-century renaissance in India and became one of the makers of the modern Indian mind.Â Rabindranath Tagore: An Interpretation situates the iconic figure in the history of his tumultuous times of an India in the throes of the national struggle for independence and of a world moving from Victorian stability to the turmoil of World War II. Coinciding with his 150th birth anniversary, it illuminates Tagore's extraordinary contributions: as a poet and writer, nationalist and ideologue, educationist and philosopher, composer and painter.
Â©2011 Sabyasachi Bhattacharya (P)2020 Random House Audio