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Writing Self, Writing Empire: Chandar Bhan Brahman And The Cultural World Of The Indo-Persian State Secretary (South Asia Across The Disciplines)

Writing Self, Writing Empire examines the life, career, and writings of the Mughal state secretary, or munshi, Chandar Bhan "Brahman" (d. c. 1670), one of the great Indo-Persian poets and prose stylists of early modern South Asia. Chandar Bhan's life spanned the reigns of four different emperors, Akbar (1556-1605), Jahangir (1605-1627), Shah Jahan (1628-1658), and Aurangzeb 'Alamgir (1658-1707), the last of the "Great Mughals" whose courts dominated the culture and politics of the subcontinent at the height of the empire's power, territorial reach, and global influence. As a high-caste Hindu who worked for a series of Muslim monarchs and other officials, forming powerful friendships along the way, Chandar Bhan's experience bears vivid testimony to the pluralistic atmosphere of the Mughal court, particularly during the reign of Shah Jahan, the celebrated builder of the Taj Mahal. But his widely circulated and emulated works also touch on a range of topics central to our understanding of the court's literary, mystical, administrative, and ethical cultures, while his letters and autobiographical writings provide tantalizing examples of early modern Indo-Persian modes of self-fashioning. Chandar Bhan's oeuvre is a valuable window onto a crucial, though surprisingly neglected, period of Mughal cultural and political history.

Lonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap

Lonely Planet: #1 Travel publisher in the world* Lonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap is a reprint of the very first Lonely Planet guide, originally published in 1973. It gives anyone interested in travel a unique insight into how Lonely Planet began and an idea of what it was like to travel overland from Europe to Asia, 40 years ago. Inside Lonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap Introduction to the Lonely Planet story Latest eBooks Discover how far Lonely Planet's books have changed over the last 40 years Country by country get an understanding of what it was like to travel overland in the 70s... ideal for the armchair traveller eBook Features Seamlessly flip between pages Quickly find what you are looking for with search capabilities Use bookmarks to quickly return to a page Add notes by touching a word to personalize your guidebook Inbuilt dictionary allows you to quickly look up the meaning of any word Authors Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Tony and Maureen Wheeler. About Lonely Planet Lonely Planet is the world's leading travel content provider. Started in 1973, we enable curious travelers to experience the world and get to the heart of a place via guidebooks to every destination on the planet, an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. 'TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favourite Travel Guide category' "Lonely Planet... It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world." - Fairfax Media (Australia) *#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013

Japanese Folklore The Legend of Eternal Life

Long, long ago there lived a man called Sentaro. His surname meant "Millionaire," but although he was not so rich as all that, he was still very far removed from being poor. He had inherited a small fortune from his father and lived on this, spending his time carelessly, without any serious thoughts of work, till he was about thirty-two years of age.

One day, without any reason whatsoever, the thought of death and sickness came to him. The idea of falling ill or dying made him very wretched."I should like to live," he said to himself, "till I am five or six hundred years old at least, free from all sickness. The ordinary span of a man's life is very short."

He wondered whether it were possible, by living simply and frugally henceforth, to prolong his life as long as he wished. He knew there were many stories in ancient history of emperors who had lived a thousand years, and there was a Princess of Yamato, who, it was said, lived to the age of five hundred This was the latest story of a very long life record.

History of the Philippine Islands

History of the Philippine Islands is an old history of the Philippines, from their discovery by Magellan in 1521 to the beginning of the 17th century.

Uprooted - A Vietnamese Family's Journey, 1935-1975

The ancient Vietnamese life in which Tung was raised is being torn apart. It is not enough to work hard and grow rice any more. Now every farmer in Mai Dong has to pick a side. The French or the Communists. "They are going to murder your father." Intelligence, humility and graft made Que an honorable figure in Mai Dong. His values ensured the family's survival through famine and flood. They will not protect him against the Communists, who need class-enemy victims for their land reform campaign. Tung becomes protector and provider for the family, who struggle to stay together as World War Two, the French Indochinese War and the American War tear his country apart over forty years. Based on a true story, Uprooted is an uplifting saga that spans three generations of a Vietnamese family's life or death struggle to survive in a changing landscape. See uprootedthenovel.com for more details

A History of the Japanese People From the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era

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Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon

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The Fight for the Republic in China

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