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People Called Mumbai
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People Called Mumbai ab 12.49 € als Taschenbuch: . Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Belletristik, Romane & Erzählungen,

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Building Green
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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit to learn more. Building Green explores the experience of environmental architects in Mumbai, one of the world's most populous and population-dense urban areas and a city iconic for its massive informal settlements, extreme wealth asymmetries, and ecological stresses. Under these conditions, what does it mean to learn, and try to practice, so-called green design? By tracing the training and professional experiences of environmental architects in India's first graduate degree program in Environmental Architecture, Rademacher shows how environmental architects forged sustainability concepts and practices and sought to make them meaningful through engaged architectural practice. The book's focus on practitioners offers insights into the many roles that converge to produce this emergent, critically important form of urban expertise. At once activists, scientists, and designers, the environmental architects profiled in Building Green act as key agents of urban change whose efforts in practice are shaped by a complex urban development economy, layered political power relations, and a calculus of when, and how, their expert skills might be operationalized in service of a global urban future.

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The Ghost Hunters of Kurseong
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Sometimes you go out looking for ghosts and sometimes the ghosts come looking for you... When Kartik Godse's mother informs him that they are to move from Mumbai to the small hillstation of Kurseong, he thinks his death is near. And the cause will be boredom. That is unti he reaches there. On his very first day in this sleepy town, he is accosted by a frightened man and attacked by two strangers. This marks the beginning of his journey down an unexpected vortex of intruders, ghosts, haunting and rumours. Armed with good instincts, a sharp scientific mind and two unlikely companions - gentle Tahir and the firebrand Opus, Kartik takes n the role of a ghost hunter and private eye to unravel a web of mystery, deceit and supernatural events! At the centre of it all stands the old and dilapidated mansion called the Iyer Bungalow. What is the mystery of this bungalow? What do its ghosts want and what role does the mysterious DPRS have in all of this? Join this brave trio as they make their way through the twisted bylanes of Kurseong, hot on the heels of villains both real and ghostly...

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Building Green
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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit to learn more. Building Green explores the experience of environmental architects in Mumbai, one of the world's most populous and population-dense urban areas and a city iconic for its massive informal settlements, extreme wealth asymmetries, and ecological stresses. Under these conditions, what does it mean to learn, and try to practice, so-called green design? By tracing the training and professional experiences of environmental architects in India's first graduate degree program in Environmental Architecture, Rademacher shows how environmental architects forged sustainability concepts and practices and sought to make them meaningful through engaged architectural practice. The book's focus on practitioners offers insights into the many roles that converge to produce this emergent, critically important form of urban expertise. At once activists, scientists, and designers, the environmental architects profiled in Building Green act as key agents of urban change whose efforts in practice are shaped by a complex urban development economy, layered political power relations, and a calculus of when, and how, their expert skills might be operationalized in service of a global urban future.

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The Ghost Hunters of Kurseong
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Sometimes you go out looking for ghosts and sometimes the ghosts come looking for you... When Kartik Godse's mother informs him that they are to move from Mumbai to the small hillstation of Kurseong, he thinks his death is near. And the cause will be boredom. That is unti he reaches there. On his very first day in this sleepy town, he is accosted by a frightened man and attacked by two strangers. This marks the beginning of his journey down an unexpected vortex of intruders, ghosts, haunting and rumours. Armed with good instincts, a sharp scientific mind and two unlikely companions - gentle Tahir and the firebrand Opus, Kartik takes n the role of a ghost hunter and private eye to unravel a web of mystery, deceit and supernatural events! At the centre of it all stands the old and dilapidated mansion called the Iyer Bungalow. What is the mystery of this bungalow? What do its ghosts want and what role does the mysterious DPRS have in all of this? Join this brave trio as they make their way through the twisted bylanes of Kurseong, hot on the heels of villains both real and ghostly...

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India
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Capital: New Delhi (formally called the National Capital Territory of Delhi). Other Major Cities: India has 35 cities and urban agglomerations with more than 1 million persons. The most populous cities are Mumbai (Bombay) with 16.4 million people, Kolkata (Calcutta, 13.2 million), New Delhi (12.8 million), Chennai (Madras, 6.4 million), Bangalore (5.7 million), Hyderabad (5.5 million), and Ahmadabad (4.5 million). Date of Independence: Proclaimed August 15, 1947, from Britain. National Public Holidays: Makar Sakranti (January 14); Republic Day (signing of national constitution, January 26); Id-ul-Juha (movable date); Muharram (Islamic New Year, movable date); Holi (movable date in March); Ramnavami (birthday of Rama, movable date in March or April); Mahavir Jayanti (Birthday of Mahavir, movable date in April); Good Friday (movable date in March or April); Milad un Nabi (birthday of Prophet Muhammad, movable date); Buddha...

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Quicklet On Jules Verne's Around the World in E...
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ABOUT THE BOOK Around the World in Eighty Days impressed me most of all because of its happy and satisfying ending. Despite all his adventures and missteps, the book's hero, Phileas Fogg, managed to meet his deadline, that of circling the globe in 80 days, thus winning a bet made at his club. Another attribute I liked is the change in Fogg's character. The book begins with a description of his rigidity. His daily routine consists of a visit to the Reform Club, where he reads the papers and played whist. He is happily single and doesn't seem to need a wife. He is seen at the club every day and has not left London in years. Not only is this trip the adventure of his life, it is also a chance for him to step out of his daily routine. A stop in India changes his single status as well. He rescues a young widow from forced cremation, thus saving her life. The woman, Aouda, accompanies Fogg and his valet, Passepartout, on the remainder of their journey. Finally arriving back in London, it becomes clear that Fogg and Aouda have fallen in love, and they ended up getting married. Besides winning the bet, Fogg won the girl. It doesn't get better than that. MEET THE AUTHOR Born in New York City, Miriam Kasdan has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since age 10, and attended the University of California at Berkeley. She's always loved to read, and eventually discovered she could write as well. She enjoys reading the classics as well as contemporary novels by women authors. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Even though Verne's novel, published in 1872, features a happy ending, all was not perfect in either France or Verne's own life. Verne was conscripted into the coastguard during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71). He was experiencing financial difficulties and his father had recently died. Three technological breakthroughs occurred in 1869-70, which fascinated the author. The First Transcontinental Railroad was completed in the United States in 1869, with the last spike driven in Promontory, Utah. The bridging of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads meant that the previous four- to six-month journey for the overland pioneers was reduced to just six days. Also in 1869, the Suez Canal opened, thereby connecting the Mediterranean and Red Seas. And in 1870, railways in India were finally linked, making it possible to travel directly from Bombay (now called Mumbai) to Calcutta (also known as Kolkata). Even though Verne is sometimes thought of as a writer of science fiction, there is no science fiction in Around the World in Eighty Days. Although he lived in France and wrote in French, Verne nonetheless writes about the British Empire during its peak, and pays homage to an empire 'where the sun never sets.' Buy a copy to keep reading!

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Quicklet On Jules Verne's Around the World in E...
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ABOUT THE BOOK Around the World in Eighty Days impressed me most of all because of its happy and satisfying ending. Despite all his adventures and missteps, the book's hero, Phileas Fogg, managed to meet his deadline, that of circling the globe in 80 days, thus winning a bet made at his club. Another attribute I liked is the change in Fogg's character. The book begins with a description of his rigidity. His daily routine consists of a visit to the Reform Club, where he reads the papers and played whist. He is happily single and doesn't seem to need a wife. He is seen at the club every day and has not left London in years. Not only is this trip the adventure of his life, it is also a chance for him to step out of his daily routine. A stop in India changes his single status as well. He rescues a young widow from forced cremation, thus saving her life. The woman, Aouda, accompanies Fogg and his valet, Passepartout, on the remainder of their journey. Finally arriving back in London, it becomes clear that Fogg and Aouda have fallen in love, and they ended up getting married. Besides winning the bet, Fogg won the girl. It doesn't get better than that. MEET THE AUTHOR Born in New York City, Miriam Kasdan has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since age 10, and attended the University of California at Berkeley. She's always loved to read, and eventually discovered she could write as well. She enjoys reading the classics as well as contemporary novels by women authors. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Even though Verne's novel, published in 1872, features a happy ending, all was not perfect in either France or Verne's own life. Verne was conscripted into the coastguard during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71). He was experiencing financial difficulties and his father had recently died. Three technological breakthroughs occurred in 1869-70, which fascinated the author. The First Transcontinental Railroad was completed in the United States in 1869, with the last spike driven in Promontory, Utah. The bridging of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads meant that the previous four- to six-month journey for the overland pioneers was reduced to just six days. Also in 1869, the Suez Canal opened, thereby connecting the Mediterranean and Red Seas. And in 1870, railways in India were finally linked, making it possible to travel directly from Bombay (now called Mumbai) to Calcutta (also known as Kolkata). Even though Verne is sometimes thought of as a writer of science fiction, there is no science fiction in Around the World in Eighty Days. Although he lived in France and wrote in French, Verne nonetheless writes about the British Empire during its peak, and pays homage to an empire 'where the sun never sets.' Buy a copy to keep reading!

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Gandhi Before India
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The first volume of the definitive biography of Gandhi, one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th century, from the great historian Ramachandra Guha The life of Mohandas Gandhi is one of the most remarkable and potent in the modern era. In this fascinating new biography Ramachandra Guha allows us to understand the personality and politics of Mohandas Gandhi as never before. Showing that Gandhi's ideas were fundamentally shaped before his return to India in 1915, Gandhi Before India is the extraordinarily vivid portrait of the formative years he spent in England and South Africa, where he developed the techniques that would undermine and ultimately destroy the British Empire. Ramachandra Guha depicts a world of sharp contrasts between the coastal culture of Gujarat, High Victorian London and colonial South Africa, where settlers from India, Britain and elsewhere battled for their share of this rich and newly despoiled land. Drawing on many new sources located in archives across four continents, Guha sensitively explores the many facets of Gandhi's life and struggles. This is the biography of the year. Reviews: 'Excellent and exhaustive ... Guha has done heroic work in reconstructing this period of Gandhi's life ... Gandhi emerges here as a fascinatingly complicated and contradictory figure ... if the sequel proves as rich and absorbing as this first book, it will doubtless serve as the fundamental portrait of Gandhi for many years to come' Sunday Business Post 'What can a new biographer add? Gandhi Before India by Ramachandra Guha, India's leading historian, offers plenty ... Rather than lingering on Gandhi's own well-studied words, Mr Guha has unearthed a wealth of previously overlooked school reports, diaries, letters and articles by collaborators and opponents of Gandhi. The result is a striking depiction of his transformation into mid-adulthood ... As Mr Guha ably shows, for all that Gandhi influenced events in South Africa, it was he who experienced the greater change' Economist 'One of the surprises in Gandhi Before India is just how much fresh material it contains. Guha has a gift for tracking down obscure letters and newspaper reports and patching them together to make history come alive ... The book turns up some gems ... Gandhi Before India demonstrates how complicated cross-cultural relations were in the long 19th century ... it is a work of vivid social history as well as biography' Patrick French, Guardian 'Guha is India's best-known historian, who marshals his wide scholarship in contemporary and modern history with a raconteur's lucid felicity' DNA Mumbai 'A spirited case for Gandhi's continued relevance, for the challenges his ideas still present to us' Tehelka, New Delhi 'Guha is one of India's most intelligent and readable historians; and in addition to his considerable talents, he has had the good fortune to discover a treasure trove of Gandhi's own voluminous press cuttings and also many shelf-loads of letters to him from friends and colleagues' Standpoint About the author: Ramachandra Guha is one of India's most influential historians and public intellectuals. His books include A Corner of a Foreign Field and India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy. The Independent has called him 'one of the world's great minds'; Time has said he is 'Indian democracy's pre-eminent chronicler'. He has held visiting professorships at Stanford, Yale, and the London School of Economics. He lives in Bangalore.

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