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175pp, 450 rupees; OUP

Al Biruni was a Persian scholar, astronomer, mathematician, ethnographer, anthropologist, historian, and geographer. In his book, George Malagaris, a researcher and dean of academics at the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies, describes Biruni’s life course and clarifies key questions about her associations, travels and sponsors. Following an overview of Biruni’s main interests, the book details his main works to illustrate the breadth of his production and his intellectual approach, especially his attention to language and his commitment to objective truth. It clarifies his friendships and rivalries, particularly with Avicenna, and shows how the various routes of transmission affected his legacy and its reception in world scientific and literary traditions. A timeline, a list of key works, and a detailed bibliographic essay guide readers into a deeper study of Biruni and his thinking. *


499 rupees;  Bloomsbury

499 rupees; Bloomsbury

In The madness of the crowds, Douglas Murray examines the most divisive issues of the 21st century: sexuality, gender, technology and race. He reveals the new culture wars raging in the workplace, universities, schools and homes in the name of social justice, identity politics and intersectionality.
Murray believes that we are living in a postmodern era in which the great narratives of religion and political ideology have collapsed. Instead, a crusade desire to correct perceived mistakes and an armament of identity has emerged, both accelerated by new forms of news and social media. Narrow sets of interests now dominate the agenda as society becomes more tribal.
Fiercely provocative, this book seeks to inject meaning into the discussion on this generation’s most difficult issues and calls for freedom of expression, shared common values, and sanity in an era of mass hysteria. *


166pp, 995 rupees;  Rupa

166pp, 995 rupees; Rupa

Rajasthan has the richest lineage of forts in the world. Walls and bastions, baradaris Y baoris, chhajas Y chhatris they remain shrouded in the light of a past that continues to maintain the present. The forts of Rajasthan span a thousand years and more, and folklore and legend go back even further. The region was in the path of invaders from the northwest and the routes from Delhi and Agra to Deccan, Sindh and Gujarat also passed through the region. This induced preparation for the fight. The book’s narrative captures this heritage. Easy to read, The Forts of Rajasthan it emerged from the trails of history that led authors to forts, allowing for a pencil and camera combination for a complete rendering. Second in a series after The Forts of Bundelkhand, this volume marks the space for amateur history enthusiasts to revitalize and understand how the past influences the present. *

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