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A chandala, who is a member of the lowest echelon of the Indian caste system, also known as an untouchable, wonders why he was dealt this particular fate. Was it unfair or his own fault? Was it the parents' fault, or was it just the way of the world. In his trek to find out why he ended up in his current unwanted predicament, he experiences kindness from others, anger against himself, lust, greed, loneliness and perhaps, most importantly, forbidden love. He eventually realizes that in the final analyses love triumphs over death, or is it life? Vasile Munteanu earned a B.A. and an M.A. degree in English from Oakland University in Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture from State University of New York at Binghamton. He is currently teaching Literature and Philosophy at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. He is also the author of Godmaker, The Book Of Aloneness and The Book Of Remembrance.
Magnificent in scope and intensely moving, Mansion spans the long years between the fall of the Khalsa regime and the turbulence of the British Raj. Innumerable characters populate these pages: from the wily Diwan Dhanpat Rai to the idealistic Lekhraj; from innocent Rukmo to outspoken Bhagsuddhi. Men and women shape their worlds, lose their grip and footholds, and become adrift in the fierce vortices of unforeseen events. But for the Diwan’s mansion itself, each event is only a passing moment in the town’s colourful history. Ambitious and elegant, Mansion is a gripping tale about power: its arrogance and spectacle, and the many claimants and renouncers who desire or fear it.
This engaging and witty cultural history traces the evolution of the mirror from antiquity to the present day, illustrating its journey from wondrous object to ordinary trinket. With its earliest invention, the mirror allowed us to gaze upon ourselves, bestowing a power both fascinating and terrifying.
Glimpse into the history of different castles around the world, the dramatic battles to conquer them, and the weapons that defended and defeated them. Travel through time and venture into the wonderful world of castles, from the earliest wooden fortresses to medieval stone strongholds. Cross continents to see castles perched on perilous clifftops, standing by wave-lashed coasts, and even a castle inside a cave. With stunning illustrations of 29 castles from around the globe, see how these structures would have looked at the height of their power. Discover the key features of each and see inside important parts with cross-sections. Join the residents at key moments in time; lay siege to Kumamoto Castle during the Satsuma Rebellion and escape from Oxford Castle on ice skates with Empress Matilda. Learn why castles were built, and find out about different aspects of castle life, from defences to heraldry, and see how many of the castles look inside today. Castles is a fact-packed, modern look at a classic topic. Perfect for young fans of castles, knights, and battles, this children's ebook will captivate any budding archaeologists and historians.
"This work makes an important contribution. . . . It also introduces a fascinating young observer from Venice full of humor and curiosity about everything."—Oleg Grabar, author of The Formation of Islamic Art