Looking for Lakshmi

This story begins at high seas on a 12-day voyage across the Indian Ocean, in the bowels of the SS Karanja bound for Bombay.

Author: Rajan Soni

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ISBN: 9781868887941

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 134

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This story begins at high seas on a 12-day voyage across the Indian Ocean, in the bowels of the SS Karanja bound for Bombay. It is February 1972, and author Rajan Soni has 200 pounds, stitched into the inside pocket of his trousers by an Indian tailor in Mombasa who is 'wise to the embraces of Indian pickpockets.' The 1,000-mile journey to his ancestral home in North Punjab lies ahead. Rajan Soni weaves together aspects of both his African and Indian inheritance to fashion the tale of his search for his anonymous Indian grandmother, Bibiji, whose legacy is shrouded in silence. The political and spiritual entwine as the writer traces the shadow of Bibiji through generations of his family dispersed across continents. His is a search for meaning that conjures universal themes which will resonate for readers who see their own migratory histories etched on familiar canvases of social turmoil, latent lines of fate, family, and political history shaping personal destiny. This evocative narrative straddles the emerging discipline of Indian Ocean studies and the popular genre of life writing. By turns restless, sardonic, lyrical, reflexive - and always quietly compassionate - Looking for Lakshmi is an engaging new contribution to diasporic writing. *** "Rajan Soni's gentle lyricism gives content to the abstractions of provenance and becoming. While we are all aware of the constitutive intersection of the roots and routes of identity, Looking for Lakshmi maps vividly the various journeys that ushered the author into being. Its portraits - of different times, contexts and people - transform cultural history into lived reality. As readers, we are blessed by Soni's invitation to travel with him." -- Michael Titlestad, Professor of Literature, U. of the Witwatersrand (Series: Unisa Flame) [Subject: Biography, Diaspora Studies, India Studies, African Studies]

Medieval Indian Literature Selections

Author: Ayyappappanikkar

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Category: Indic literature

Page: 1126

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This Volume Contains Selections From Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya And Punjabi.

Harvest Song

Mangala was taking time off from her busy schedule to look after Lakshmi , who
was looking very pale . The blood seemed blotted out from her face . “ Don ' t
make any noise . The house is full of men . They must not be disturbed , '
Mangala ...

Author: Sābitrī Rāẏa

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Category: Bengal (India)

Page: 373

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This epic panorama of rural Bengal, is set in the time of the Tebhaga movement of the 1940s, the peasants' uprising against unjust 'taxes' by landlords that was led by the Communist Party. Spanning generations, this story relates how the struggle changed rural Bengal. Roy depicts a range of women, educated and the less educated, who join the struggle and find some freedom in their lives. With a rare sensitivity and a tremendous sweep of vision, she narrates the triumph, the idealism and the stories of those who fought for or resisted change.

The Modern Review

cried out the zamindar learned person amongst the crowd , he decided in great
excitement , " you mean to say it is gold ? that it was Lakshmi . He pushed back
the Come near and have a good look . ” coolies from the hole , crying " Move
back ...

Author: Ramananda Chatterjee

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Category: India

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Includes section "Reviews and notices of books".

The Heritage

But I was sure Mr . Lakshmi Mal could not do There remained the matter of the
children ' s marwithout a dog . When Lakshmi Das , Lakshmi riages . But looking
at the way Lakshmi Mal was proCharan and Lakshmi Narain considered a kept ...

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Lakshmi

Lakshmi. Appears. After that, dueto Vishnu's encouragement, godsand
demonscontinued churning the sea. Then ahorse ... While everybody was
looking in surprise, Lakshmi put the garland around the neck of Vishnu and
occupied his chest.

Author: N.Raganatha Sharmaao

Publisher: Litent

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Page: 36

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Spiritual and Inspirational Biography.

Celebrity Colonialism

Look at her,” said Person 2, a woman seated beside him. “It's like she's on
display. ... In the superpopulated pantheon, Lakshmi is the domestic deity
representing wealth and the embodiment of beauty, grace and charm. One of the
cool things ...

Author: Robert Clarke

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527554759

Category: Social Science

Page: 375

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Celebrity Colonialism brings together studies on an array of personalities, movements and events from the colonial era to the present, and explores the intersection of discourses, formations and institutions that condition celebrity in colonial and postcolonial cultures. Across nineteen chapters, it examines the entanglements of fame and power fame in colonial and postcolonial settings. Each chapter demonstrates the sometimes highly ambivalent roles played by famous personalities as endorsements and apologists for, antagonists and challengers of, colonial, imperial and postcolonial institutions and practices. And each in their way provides an insight into the complex set of meanings implied by novel term “celebrity colonialism.” The contributions to this collection demonstrate that celebrity provides a powerful lens for examining the nexus of discourses, institutions and practices associated with the dynamics of appropriation, domination, resistance and reconciliation that characterize colonial and postcolonial cultural politics. Taken together the contributions to Celebrity Colonialism argue that the examination of celebrity promises to enrich our understanding of what colonialism was and, more significantly, what it has become.

Mercury

They look very much like what you see if you try stretching an old , dried - out
piece of chewing gum . Lakshmi's southern ... It looks as though Lakshmi's plains
are somewhat folded where they abut the mountains . The plains were formed by
 ...

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Category: Astronomy

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Great Women of Modern India Vija ya Lakshmi Pandit

Not for us are content and quiet , and peace of mind For we go seeking a City that
we shall never find There is no solace on earth for us - for such as we Who
search for a hidden city which we shall never see . Only the road and the dawn ,
the ...

Author: Verinder Grover

Publisher: Deep and Deep Publications

ISBN: 9788171004584

Category: Politicians

Page: 312

View: 610


The Indian Textile Journal

Be it in performance , quality , installation or service , Veejay Lakshmi Two - for
one Twisters have no match . After all Veejay Lakshmi is one of the first textile
machinery manufacturers to obtain the ISO 9002 certification So , if you are
looking ...

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Textile Trends

After all Veejay Lakshmi is one of the first textile machinery manufacturers to
obtain the ISO 9002 certification : So , if you are looking for unmatched twisting
quality and a proven means to reduce twisting costs , you know where to look -
Veejay ...

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Indian Horizons

In a free moment between dances Lakshmi caught Miss Urvasi looking at an
elderly person at the other end of the room questioningly as if she wanted his
guidance in forming her opinion . At that moment the dance song began and her
steps ...

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Category: India

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Discourse of Zindaginama

3 Laxmi Brahmani and the Sayyid The affair of widowed Laxmi Brahmani with the
Muslim Sayyid is one which tends to shake the foundations of the barriers ...
Shahni laughed indulgently , “ Look how quickly these marjani ' s have matured ' .

Author: Kumool Abbi

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Category: Punjab

Page: 329

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This Is Dr. Kumool Abbi`S Brilliant Analysis Of Krishna Sobti`S Zindaginama A Well Known Hindi Text With Socio-Cultural 20Th Century Punjab As Its Background. The Beautifully Articulated Text Comes Up With The Thesis That Every Social Cultural And Political Structure Is In Perpetual Dialectical Interaction With Its Anti-Structure. As A Result The Diachronic Movements Continuously Subvert The So Called Static Wholes.

Women and the Indian Freedom Struggle Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

They look forward to it and wash and clear up before coming to us . I have had a
small choldari ( tent ) put up in front of the barrack which I use as a kitchen . The
kids come and watch me cook and help to wash the vegetables clean the rice ...

Author: Rameshwari Devi

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ISBN: 9788171321667

Category: India

Page: 298

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Parliamentary Debates

Therefore to say SHRIMATI LAKSHMI N. MENON : The defence of the
international border is the responsibility of the Central ... For administrative
purposes , the State Government may be responsible for looking after the border
but the primary ...

Author: India. Parliament. Rajya Sabha

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Category: India

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Mountain Path

He turned to Sri Bhagavan with an enquiring look . Sri Bhagavan then said : “ Yes
, yes , this is Lakshmi who has been responsible Smt . & Sri Ranganadham with
Sri Bhagavan for drawing all the members of her family to this place .

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Category: Mysticism

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Profiles of Lakshmi N Menon

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Category: India

Page: 204

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Festschrift on Lakshmi N. Menon, 1899-1994, woman educationist, social reformer, central minister, 1956-1966; includes some of her speeches and writings.

Lakshmi s Home

Lakshmi ' s grand children had been out of bed . They were in their study , in the
second floor of the house . They enjoyed looking at the silver plated roofs . But
the openings were not broad enough for all of them to look out at the same time .

Author: Śesharāja Dalī

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Category: Joint families

Page: 173

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A narrative of life in a Nepalese joint family in the early nineteen thirties.

The Cry of the Cicadas

Lakshmi was busy in the kitchen making preparations for dinner . ... Lakshmi ' s
feet slipped and she fell down head long against the tiled walls . ... He went out
and sat on the parapet looking in the blank air and shrugging his shoulders .

Author: G. Reghunatha Pillai

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Category: Indic fiction (English)

Page: 120

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Sensuous Horizons

The Stories & the Plays K. S. Maniam. ( Muniandy notices Chevudon looking at
Kali / Lakshmi who is placing a tier - lamp in the corner . ) CHEVUDON : Fine
woman there ! Light up anybody ' s life ! MUNIANDY : ( proudly ) See that pottu on
her ...

Author: K. S. Maniam

Publisher: Skoob Books Pub Limited

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Category: Fiction

Page: 241

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Maniam's Malaysia is a land of paradoxes and contrasts. His characters are suffused with erotic tensions and spiritual longing. In this provocative collection of stories and plays, the acclaimed author of The Return and In A Far Country explores the complex and varied lives of husbands, sons, wives and lovers, all players in a game as old as time. Sensual and challenging, the works demonstrate and bear all the hallmarks of Maniam the poetic visionary. -- Back cover.