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That's Not What I Meant!: How Conversational Style Makes Or Breaks Your Relations With Others
That's Not What I Meant!: How Conversational Style Makes Or Breaks Your Relations With Others
by Deborah Tannen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 April 2017
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Excellent product and customer service.


The goondas: Towards a reconstruction of the Calcutta underworld (Monograph / Department of History, University of Calcutta)
The goondas: Towards a reconstruction of the Calcutta underworld (Monograph / Department of History, University of Calcutta)
by Suranjan Das
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 Nov. 2015
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Fascinating insight into a hidden world.


How Google Works
How Google Works
by Eric Schmidt
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 Nov. 2015
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Superb insights.


PLEMO Auto Open Close Compact Travel Folding Umbrella with Anti-Slip Rubberized Grip, Windproof and Waterproof Portable for Business and Travel (Classic Black)
PLEMO Auto Open Close Compact Travel Folding Umbrella with Anti-Slip Rubberized Grip, Windproof and Waterproof Portable for Business and Travel (Classic Black)
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Price: £29.99


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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 Nov. 2015
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Completely silent and the night glow is perfect.


Walking Calcutta
Walking Calcutta
by Keith Humphrey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 Nov. 2015
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Makes North Calcutta's complex and fascinating history and geography a bit more accessible.


KES PTS-B1-A Replacement 20mm Hand Held Shower Bracket for Slider Height & Angle Adjustable Sprayer Holder on Slide Bar, Chrome
KES PTS-B1-A Replacement 20mm Hand Held Shower Bracket for Slider Height & Angle Adjustable Sprayer Holder on Slide Bar, Chrome
Offered by KES Home Global
Price: £8.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 Nov. 2015
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Fits and works perfect.


A Social History of the Deccan, 1300-1761: Eight Indian Lives (The New Cambridge History of India)
A Social History of the Deccan, 1300-1761: Eight Indian Lives (The New Cambridge History of India)
by Richard M. Eaton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £77.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating insights into medieval India, 30 July 2009
Dont be discouraged by the title of this book, it is not scholarly. If you are interested in Indian history this book is going to be a page-turner.

One of the problems with most Indian history books is that their treatment of social transformation is rather bland. Dr Eaton brings social upheaval to life as he places it in the context of well-known personalities. In doing so, he also changes our understanding of the lives of these personalities.

The traditional history books presents revered men as exceptional but isolated figures performing miraculous feats. Dr Eaton instead places them firmly in a social context, connecting their behaviour with the exciting social changes taking place before and during their careers.

Thus the career of Mahmud Gawan, the Bahmani prime-minister of Persian origin is placed in the context of rivalry between foreign and local factions at the Bahmani court. The career of the revered Sufi saint Gesu-Daraz is placed in the context of the balance of power between political and spiritual leaders.

Medieval Deccan society went through many changes after 1300 AD and this book brings those changes to life in an innovative and interesting way.


India: A History
India: A History
by John Keay
Edition: Paperback

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An exciting, fast-paced yet scholarly book, 2 Jun. 2009
This review is from: India: A History (Paperback)
If you think that history books you read at your school in India were a bit boring you must read this book! John Keay has condensed more than 2000 years of the complex and intricate history of the subcontinent into a few hundred very interesting pages.

Yet a lot of intense research has gone into this book and that will make you rethink and question the assumptions you took for granted. Did the Aryans really sweep through the mountains and push the Indus valley people south, or was it a gradual process of assimilation? How did the religion of the Vedas gradually morph into the complex, diverse Hinduism we know today?

This book delves into the complex personalities and lives of Mughal rulers like Akbar and Aurangzeb rather than repeat the one-sided views popularized in school history books.

A wonderful introduction to the many dynasties and personalities of Indian history and a great starting point to explore specific regional or dynastic histories further.


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