Notes on Love in a Tamil Family

  • Filename: notes-on-love-in-a-tamil-family.
  • ISBN: 0520912802
  • Release Date: 1990-07-17
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Margaret Trawick
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press



Love, as a force in human affairs, is still not given much attention or credency by social scientists. With Notes on Love in a Tamil Family, Margaret Trawick places the notion of love prominently in social scientific discourse. Her unforgettable and profusely illustrated study is a significant contribution to anthropology and to South Asian studies. Trawick lived for a time in the midst of one large South Indian family and sought to understand the multiple and mutually shared expressions of anpu--what in English we call love. Often enveloping the author herself, changing her as she inevitably changed her hosts, this family performed before the young anthropologist's eyes the meaning of anpu: through poetry and conversation, through the not always gentle raising of children, through the weaving of kinship tapestries, through erotic exchanges among women, among men, and across the great sexual boundary. She communicates with grace and insight what she learned from this Tamil family, and we discover that love is no less universal than selfishness and individualism.

Women Family and Child Care in India

  • Filename: women-family-and-child-care-in-india.
  • ISBN: 0521598842
  • Release Date: 1999-01-28
  • Number of pages: 323
  • Author: Susan Christine Seymour
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Documents the lives of 24 families in India over almost thirty years.

No One Cries for the Dead

  • Filename: no-one-cries-for-the-dead.
  • ISBN: IND:30000101958118
  • Release Date: 2005-02-22
  • Number of pages: 242
  • Author: Isabelle Clark-Decès
  • Publisher:



"A vivid, well-written, and deeply insightful ethnography."—Kirin Narayan, author of Storytellers, Saints, and Scoundrels "This is a book of true creative insight, originality, and extraordinarily rich materials. Clark-Deces shows a gift for finding and articulating very central, evocative cultural issues in her study of Tamil laments. She writes with sensitivity and care, and with a certain daring and boldness that repay close attention."—David Shulman, author of Classical Telugu Poetry "A stunning ethnographic essay."—Alan Dundes, author of Two Tales of Crow and Sparrow "In this book, Isabelle Clark-Deces gives us a clear-eyed view of the bond between the state of untouchability in India, and the pain of death and irretrievable loss. This is not a distanced work: the reader is always right there with the people Clark-Deces writes about; one can see them and hear their voices as one reads. The author also achieves some powerful theoretical insights that go beyond the words and other communicative acts of her informants."—Margaret Trawick, Professor of Social Anthropology, Massey University, New Zealand, and author of Notes on Love in a Tamil Family

Gender Genre and Power in South Asian Expressive Traditions

  • Filename: gender-genre-and-power-in-south-asian-expressive-traditions.
  • ISBN: 0812213378
  • Release Date: 1991-07-01
  • Number of pages: 486
  • Author: Arjun Appadurai
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press



The authors cross the boundaries between anthropology, folklore, and history to cast new light on the relation between songs and stories, reality and realism, and rhythm and rhetoric in the expressive traditions of South Asia.

Dar an

  • Filename: dar-an.
  • ISBN: 8120832663
  • Release Date: 2007-01-01
  • Number of pages: 115
  • Author: Diana L. Eck
  • Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe



The experience of the divine in India merges the three components of sight, performance, and sound. This book is about the power and importance of seeing in the Hindu religious tradition. In the Hindu view, not only must the gods keep their eyes open, but so must we, in order to make contact with them, to reap their blessings, and to know their secrets. When Hindus go to temple, their eyes meet the powerful, eternal gaze of the eyes of God. It is called Darsan, Seeing the divine image, and it is the single most common and significant element of Hindu worship. This book explores what darsan means. This is also a book about the divine image in the Hindu tradition. What do Hindus see in the images of the gods? What is meant by these multi-armed gods, with their various weapons, emblems, and animals? How are these images made and consecreted? How are they treated in a ritual context? In exploring the nature of the divine image, this book not only considers the images of the gods, but also the Hindu temple and the Hindu place of pilgrimage.

Women in Love

  • Filename: women-in-love.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2016-01-14
  • Number of pages: 514
  • Author: D. H. Lawrence
  • Publisher: 谷月社



INDEX CHAPTER I. SISTERS CHAPTER II. SHORTLANDS CHAPTER III. CLASS-ROOM CHAPTER IV. DIVER CHAPTER V. IN THE TRAIN CHAPTER VI. CREME DE MENTHE CHAPTER VII. FETISH CHAPTER VIII. BREADALBY CHAPTER IX. COAL-DUST CHAPTER X. SKETCH-BOOK CHAPTER XI. AN ISLAND CHAPTER XII. CARPETING CHAPTER XIII. MINO CHAPTER XIV. WATER-PARTY CHAPTER XV. SUNDAY EVENING CHAPTER XVI. MAN TO MAN CHAPTER XVII. THE INDUSTRIAL MAGNATE CHAPTER XVIII. RABBIT CHAPTER XIX. MOONY CHAPTER XX. GLADIATORIAL CHAPTER XXI. THRESHOLD CHAPTER XXII. WOMAN TO WOMAN CHAPTER XXIII. EXCURSE CHAPTER XXIV. DEATH AND LOVE CHAPTER XXV. MARRIAGE OR NOT CHAPTER XXVI. A CHAIR CHAPTER XXVII. FLITTING CHAPTER XXVIII. GUDRUN IN THE POMPADOUR CHAPTER XXIX. CONTINENTAL CHAPTER XXX. SNOWED UP CHAPTER XXXI. EXEUNT

Devdas

  • Filename: devdas.
  • ISBN: 0143029266
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Śaratcandra Caṭṭopādhyāya
  • Publisher: Penguin Books India



One Of The Most Enduring Love Stories Of Our Times. First Published In Bengali In 1917, Saratchandra Chattopadhyay'S Tragic Tale Of Devdas Has Become Synonymous With A Passionate, Intense Love That Does Not Find Consummation. It Is The Story Of Devdas And Paro, Childhood Sweethearts Who Are Torn Apart When Devdas Is Sent Away To Calcutta By His Father, The Local Zamindar. When Devdas Returns To His Village, Now A Handsome Lad Of Nineteen, Paro Asks Him To Marry Her. But Devdas Is Unable To Stand Up To Parental Opposition To The Match And Rejects The Proposition. Stunned, Paro Agrees To Marry An Elderly Widower. Devdas Returns To Calcutta, But Every Waking Hour Of His Is Now Filled With Thoughts Of Paro And His Unfulfilled Love For Her. Desperate To Resolve The Situation Somehow, He Runs To Paro Who Is Now Married And Asks Her To Elope With Him, But She Refuses. Heartbroken, He Seeks Solace In Alcohol And In The Company Of The Courtesan Chandramukhi. Chandramukhi Falls In Love With Devdas, But Even When He Is With Her He Can Only Think Of Paro. It Is Now His Destiny To Hurtle On Relentlessly On The Path To Self-Destruction. Devdas S Tortured Life Ends When, Dying Of A Liver Ailment Brought On By Alcoholism, He Journeys To Paro S House To See Her One Last Time. Arriving In The Middle Of The Night, He Dies Unknown, Untended, On Her Doorstep. Paro Comes To Know Of His Death Only The Following Morning. Devdas Has Enthralled Readers And Filmgoing Audiences Alike For The Better Part Of A Century. This New Translation Brings The Classic Tale Of Star-Crossed Lovers Alive For A New Generation Of Readers. The Classic Novel Brought To Life In A New, Lucid, Extremely Readable Translation.

The Grapes of Wrath

  • Filename: the-grapes-of-wrath.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2016-05-30
  • Number of pages: 495
  • Author: John Steinbeck
  • Publisher: Hamilton Books



First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into haves and have-nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes the very nature of equality and justice in America. Sensitive to fascist and communist criticism, Steinbeck insisted that "The Battle Hymn of the Republic” be printed in its entirety in the first edition of the book—which takes its title from the first verse: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.” As Don DeLillo has claimed, Steinbeck shaped a geography of conscience” with this novel where there is something at stake in every sentence.” Beyond that—for emotional urgency, evocative power, sustained impact, prophetic reach, and continued controversy—The Grapes of Wrathis perhaps the most American of American classics.

Don t Let Him Know

  • Filename: don-t-let-him-know.
  • ISBN: 9781408856659
  • Release Date: 2015-01-29
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Sandip Roy
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing



In a boxy apartment building in an American university town, Romola Mitra, a newly arrived young bride, anxiously awaits her first letter from home in India. When she accidentally opens the wrong letter, it changes her life. Decades later, her son Amit finds that letter and thinks he has discovered his mother's secret. But secrets have their own secrets sometimes, and a way of following their keepers. Amit does not know that Avinash, his dependable and devoted father, lurks on gay Internet groups at times, unable to set aside his lifelong attraction to men. Avinash has no idea that his dutiful wife had once romanced a dashing Bengali filmstar, whose memory she keeps tucked away in a diary amongst her silk saris. Growing up in Calcutta, in a house bustling with feisty grandmothers, Amit has been shielded from his parents' secrets. A successful computer engineer, he settles in San Francisco, torn between his new life and his duties towards the one he has left behind. Moving from adolescent rooftop games to adult encounters in gay bars, from hair salons in Calcutta to McDonald's drive-thrus in California, Don't Let Him Know is an unforgettable story about family, the struggle between having what we want and doing what we feel we must – and the sacrifices we make for those we love. Tender, powerful, and beautifully told, Don't Let Him Know marks the arrival of a brave new voice.

Divine Passions

  • Filename: divine-passions.
  • ISBN: 0520066472
  • Release Date: 1990
  • Number of pages: 312
  • Author: Owen M. Lynch
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press



Naked holy men denying sexuality and feeling; elderly people basking in the warmth and security provided by devoted and attentive family members; fastidious priests concerned solely with rules of purity and minutiae of ritual practice; puritanical moralists concealing women and sexuality behind purdah's veils--these are familiar Western stereotypes of India. The essays in Divine Passions, however, paint other, more colorful and emotionally alive pictures of India: ecstatic religious devotees rolling in temple dust; gray-haired elders worrying about neglect and mistreatment by family members; priests pursuing a lusty, carefree ideal of the good life; and jokers reviling one another with bawdy, sexual insults at marriages. Drawing on rich ethnographic data from emotion-charged scenarios, these essays question Western academic theories of emotion, particularly those that reduce emotions to physiological sensations or to an individual's private feelings. Presenting an alternative view of emotions as culturally constructed and morally evaluative concepts grounded in the bodily self, the contributors to Divine Passions help dispel some of the West's persistent misconceptions of Indian emotional experience. Moreover, the edition as a whole argues for a new and different understanding of India based on field research and an understanding of the devotional (bhakti) tradition. Naked holy men denying sexuality and feeling; elderly people basking in the warmth and security provided by devoted and attentive family members; fastidious priests concerned solely with rules of purity and minutiae of ritual practice; puritanical moralists concealing women and sexuality behind purdah's veils--these are familiar Western stereotypes of India. The essays in Divine Passions, however, paint other, more colorful and emotionally alive pictures of India: ecstatic religious devotees rolling in temple dust; gray-haired elders worrying about neglect and mistreatment by family members; priests pursuing a lusty, carefree ideal of the good life; and jokers reviling one another with bawdy, sexual insults at marriages. Drawing on rich ethnographic data from emotion-charged scenarios, these essays question Western academic theories of emotion, particularly those that reduce emotions to physiological sensations or to an individual's private feelings. Presenting an alternative view of emotions as culturally constructed and morally evaluative concepts grounded in the bodily self, the contributors to Divine Passions help dispel some of the West's persistent misconceptions of Indian emotional experience. Moreover, the edition as a whole argues for a new and different understanding of India based on field research and an understanding of the devotional (bhakti) tradition.

Funny Boy

  • Filename: funny-boy.
  • ISBN: 9781409044345
  • Release Date: 2008-09-04
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Shyam Selvadurai
  • Publisher: Random House



In the world of his large family, affluent Tamils living in Colombo, Arjie is an oddity, a 'funny boy' who prefers dressing as a girl to playing cricket with his brother. In FUNNY BOY we follow the life of the family through Arjie's eyes, as he comes to terms both with his own homo-sexuality and with the racism of the society in which he lives. In the north of Sri Lanka there is a war going on between the army and the Tamil Tigers, and gradually it begins to encroach on the family's comfortable life. Sporadic acts of violence flare into full scale riots and lead, ultimately, to tragedy. Written in clear, simple prose, Syam Selvadurai's first novel is masterly in its mingling of the personal and political.

The History of Love A Novel

  • Filename: the-history-of-love-a-novel.
  • ISBN: 9780393342840
  • Release Date: 2006-05-17
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Nicole Krauss
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company



ONE OF THE MOST LOVED NOVELS OF THE DECADE. A long-lost book reappears, mysteriously connecting an old man searching for his son and a girl seeking a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness. Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he’s still alive. But it wasn’t always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book…Sixty years later and half a world away, fourteen-year-old Alma, who was named after a character in that book, undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With virtuosic skill and soaring imaginative power, Nicole Krauss gradually draws these stories together toward a climax of "extraordinary depth and beauty" (Newsday).

Vanity Fair

  • Filename: vanity-fair.
  • ISBN: HARVARD:32044086838901
  • Release Date: 1906
  • Number of pages: 784
  • Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Publisher:



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