From the acclaimed director of Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and The Bridge on the River Kwai, Sir David Lean’s last ever feature film is a magnificent work which earned two Oscars for its rich, evocative score and a superb performance by Dame Peggy Ashcroft.A Passage to India is “a wonderfully provocative tale, full of vivid characters, all played to near perfection” (The New York Times). With the director’s “strongest cast in years” (Time Out) including Judy Davis, James Fox, Sir Alec Guinness, and Nigel Havers.When liberal-minded English ladies Mrs. Moore (Ashcroft) and Adela Quested (Davis) arrive in India, they’re shocked by the prejudice that exists there. The gentle Dr. Aziz (Victor Banerjee) rises above the intolerance and guides the women on a tour of the splendid and mysterious Marabar caves; but when Adela runs terrified from the caves scratched and bleeding, news of the incident spreads across the whole of India...igniting a powder keg of tension that has been waiting to explode.Special Features: Two Theatrical Trailers Five Picture Galleries Cast Filmographies E.M. Forster Biography David Lean Filmography Subtitles
Erscheinungsdatum: 19.03.2017, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Across India at the Dawn of the 20th Century, Autor: Guinness, Lucy Evangeline, Verlag: Hansebooks, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Reisen und Urlaub, Rubrik: Reiseführer // Kunstreiseführer, Seiten: 260, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 401 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Certainly one of the best and a unique way to experience Hyderabad by visiting Ramoji Film City, The only one of its kind in India because of its magical theme around cinema Ramoji Film City sure does live upto that expression. It not only is one of the famous tourist places in Hyderabad but also holds a Guinness World Book Record for being a home to more than 50 well-equipped film sets at a single location.
With more than 900 million consumers, the continent of Africa is one of the world's fastest growing markets. In Africa Rising, legendary global business consultant Vijay Mahajan reveals this remarkable marketplace in all its richness and complexity, and helps companies understand the massive opportunity it presents.Mahajan tells the stories that Western executives and managers rarely hear: stories of African entrepreneurs, executives, and enterprises that are identifying powerful market opportunities and capitalizing on them. He teaches the lessons that Africa's successful and failing ventures have learned about succeeding on the continent...how Coca-Cola executives in Nairobi "walk with the market"...what Unilever has learned from its "consumer safaris"... how Guinness is learning to become authentically African...how global companies are overcoming Africa's unique political, economic, and resource challenges...how local entrepreneurs are profiting, even in profoundly troubled states like Rwanda.Mahajan reveals how companies are mining the growing South African "black diamond" middle class; how foreign investment is increasing, even in politically mismanaged states like Zimbabwe; and how India and China are staking out huge positions throughout Africa. pAfrica Rising uncovers what may be your largest untapped growth opportunity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Holland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000330/bk_adbl_000330_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An audiobook in Tamil.History! What could be more boring than memorizing dates and years? How many attempts did Mohammed Ghazni make on India before he finally succeeded in conquering it? Who was the last Moghul? Who built the Jama Masjid? Rote learning is now history. And history can be fun. Madan's Vandargal Vendrargal is an enjoyable listen as much as it is packed with facts of history. Examples of Madan's refreshingly different approach to writing history are: No kinder hearted king ever lived than Humayun. He would surely have entered the Guinness Book of World Records for compassion had there been one in his time!Babur's eighth wife was a gun! It was love at first sight, and the emperor kept it lovingly by his side. "How could the man who built this mausoleum have been born on earth? Do you need proof that the blueprint for it came from the heavens?" from notes left by Shahjahan on the Tajmahal.Akbar invited hundreds of sadhus on Sivaratri night and fasted in ritual penance along with them, to make Hindus happy. "Rulers cannot rest or take vacations. Their only duty is to labor constantly for the welfare of their subjects," so said Aurangzeb, whom many historians have labeled a despot.Who would not enjoy reading history so written? Itâ¿¿s never too late, even if you missed out during your schooldays. You can make up by lapping up Madan's sugarcoated Moghul history. Listen to this audiobook. It will bring back to life the great Moghuls we read about in our schoolbooks. 1. Tamil. Charles K. http://samples.audible.de/bk/newh/000035/bk_newh_000035_sample.mp3.
India is known for its diversity of wildlife and it harbors over 100 species of bats, both small and large. The largest is the Indian flying fox and the rarest is the Salim Ali's fruit bat. In 1948, naturalist Angus Hutton collected this species from the High Wavy Mountains of Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu state. But, it was misidentified as the common short-nosed fruit bat. In 1972, taxonomist Kitti Thonglongya reexamined the specimen and declared it as a new species. It was named after the renowned ornithologist, Salim Ali. This endangered species has a restricted distribution and it entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 1993 as one of the three rarest bats in the world. The author is one among a few biologists who have actually seen, studied, captured and released the Salim Ali's fruit bat into the wild. This book provides rare field data on the population status, ecology, behavior and conservation of fruit bats in Tamil Nadu state of India, including the highly endangered Salim Ali's fruit bat.
The present volume provides a fascinating overview of geometrical ideas and perceptions from the earliest cultures to the mathematical and artistic concepts of the 20th century. It is the English translation of the 3rd edition of the well-received German book "5000 Jahre Geometrie," in which geometry is presented as a chain of developments in cultural history and their interaction with architecture, the visual arts, philosophy, science and engineering.Geometry originated in the ancient cultures along the Indus and Nile Rivers and in Mesopotamia, experiencing its first "Golden Age" in Ancient Greece. Inspired by the Greek mathematics, a new germ of geometry blossomed in the Islamic civilizations. Through the Oriental influence on Spain, this knowledge later spread to Western Europe. Here, as part of the medieval Quadrivium, the understanding of geometry was deepened, leading to a revival during the Renaissance. Together with parallel achievements in India, China, Japan and the ancient American cultures, the European approaches formed the ideas and branches of geometry we know in the modern age: coordinate methods, analytical geometry, descriptive and projective geometry in the 17th an 18th centuries, axiom systems, geometry as a theory with multiple structures and geometry in computer sciences in the 19th and 20th centuries.Each chapter of the book starts with a table of key historical and cultural dates and ends with a summary of essential contents of geometry in the respective era. Compelling examples invite the reader to further explore the problems of geometry in ancient and modern times.The book will appeal to mathematicians interested in Geometry and to all readers with an interest in cultural history.From letters to the authors for the German language editionI hope it gets a translation, as there is no comparable work.Prof. J. Grattan-Guinness (Middlesex University London)"Five Thousand Years of Geometry" - I think it is the most handsome book I have ever seen from Springer and the inclusion of so many color plates really improves its appearance dramatically!Prof. J.W. Dauben (City University of New York)An excellent book in every respect. The authors have successfully combined the history of geometry with the general development of culture and history. ...The graphic design is also excellent.Prof. Z. Nádenik (Czech Technical University in Prague)
'MODERN REGIONALISM: The architecture of Sarbjit Bahga' is a monograph on the selected works of Indian architect Sarbjit Bahga. He has more than three-and-a-half decades of practical experience in designing of various types of buildings, complexes and large campuses. His completed works include an eclectic and impressive range of administrative, recreational, educational, medical, residential, commercial and agricultural buildings. His building designs are innovative and responsive to function, climate and materials. He is a staunch modernist and an ardent, yet not blind, admirer of Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Louis Kahn. He is three-time recipient of the World Architecture Community Awards. His name has been featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for designing the 'longest covered concrete corridor' in Vidya Sagar Institute of Mental Health, Amritsar. The main focus of this book is to present a few selected works of the architect which portray his prolific approach to the designs of the diverse range of building types. Of more than 200 projects he has designed, only 54 have been included in this treatise. These projects have been subdivided into seven categories i.e., Office Buildings, Recreational Buildings, Educational Buildings, Healthcare Buildings, Residential Buildings, Public Infrastructure, and Agricultural Buildings. These projects cover a vast range of scale from a tiny house and office building to sprawling campuses. Irrespective of their scale, these projects portray the accumulated design philosophy of the architect which has been elaborated in detail in the second chapter, 'About the Architect'. The first chapter of the book titled, 'Metamorphosis of Architecture in Post-Independent India' dwells on the transition, development and transformation of modern Indian architecture since 1947. The projects included in the next seven chapters have been explained both objectively and subjectively, and well-illustrated with photographs and drawings which are uniformly drawn in a minimalist manner. The last chapter titled 'Biography', is a brief description of the architect's life, works, achievements, awards, honours, and publications. The book is authored by Supreet Singh Bahga, a Doctorate from Stanford University, USA, and Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. Christopher Charles Benninger, a renowned American-Indian architect/planner, and allumnus of MIT, and Harvard University, USA, has written the foreword essay, 'In Search of an Indian Architecture: Modern Regionalism.' The book will be of immense value to the architects, urban designers, planners, engineers and the students of these disciplines. Apart from this, it will act as an important link between the past and future developments in the profession of architecture in the Indian context. Future historians will find a lot of valuable content in this compilation. It is an earnest attempt to keep the beacon of architecture glowing in the minds of the generations to come.
There is Nothing Like a Dane is an affectionate compilation of mostly funny (but sometimes serious) bits and pieces about Hamlet - interwoven with Clive Francis's delectable caricatures of various members of the theatrical profession strutting their stuff. The great hall of fame is duly visited, though its inhabitants are not always as dignified as they would like to seem. Here are glimpses in word and pictures of the likes of Donald Wolfit, Kenneth Branagh, John Gielgud, Henry Irving, Jonathan Pryce, John Barrymore, Alec Guinness, Richard Burton and of course, Laurence Olivier. The tone is also elevated now and then by contributions from great writers such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Henry Fielding and P.G. Wodehouse. But the chief delight is in the unexpected: a stubbornly mustachioed Ophelia in Poona, India, an inadvertently horn-rimmed Hamlet on London's Waterloo Road - and would you believe Tony Hancock, Tommy Cooper and even June Whitfield as the Prince of Denmark? This is a book for actors and audiences - and Shakespeare buffs on their day off.