Search Results: "Gayatri Devi"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2012

"A welcome alternative approach to overtaxing our brains and then reaching for the pill bottle—should warrant serious attention."
A neurologist who specializes in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and dementia explores how we can tap into "the neurology and physiology of our body's innate 'calm' mechanisms" to achieve greater health, happiness and success. Read full book review >

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THE HILL OF DEVI by E.M. Forster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1953

"In any list, this book will stand high for literary favor."
A collection of letters, recording Forster's remembrances of India and written during his visits in 1912-13 and again in 1921 when he served briefly as secretary to the Maharajah of Dewas. Read full book review >

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THE CITY OF DEVI by Manil Suri
Released: Feb. 4, 2013

"The melodrama of romantic intrigue is this novel's driving force."
Part international thriller, part romantic soap opera and less satisfying than the author's previous works. Read full book review >

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Gayatri Chakravarty Spivak by Jerry Dean Leonard
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An intriguing untangling of a complex theorist, with a Marxist spin."
A new work that seeks to reconcile an academic socialist author with the foundational works of socialism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Many cross-cultural cuisines seem arbitrary; Devi's is both well-grounded and inspired."
Devi, who wrote the esteemed and estimable Lord Krishna's Cuisine (1987), now offers a less extensive, less traditional collection of vegetarian recipes that have the same sumptuous appeal. Read full book review >

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IT DOES NOT DIE by Maitreyi Devi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1994

"An engaging story from a talented and skillful poet, philosopher, and storyteller having her say about the tangled threads of passion and memory."
Turnabout is fair play. Read full book review >

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Out of the Blue Valise by Mari Gayatri Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2015

"A delightful jumble of jungle creatures, two-legged and four-legged alike."
Hippos shrink, zebras speak French, and love heals all wounds in Stein's debut novel. Read full book review >

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FOLLOWING MY PAINT BRUSH by Dulari Devi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"While it will be inspirational to young readers who may be exploring their own talents, this is probably of greater interest to adult folk-art lovers. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
A village girl in India follows her inclinations and becomes an artist, in spite of her upbringing in a very poor family. Read full book review >

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HONOR'S KNIGHT by Rachel Bach
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Fun, with phasers on lethal."
Independently intelligible second entry (Fortune's Pawn, 2013) in a space opera starring a tough, sexy, armor-clad mercenary chick. Read full book review >

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SERVING CRAZY WITH CURRY by Amulya Malladi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2004

"A portrait of expatriate nostalgia, shaded heavily with immigrant identity angst and generational conflict, by a leading multicultural voice (The Mango Season, 2003, etc.)."
Transcontinental family saga about a young Indian immigrant to California who slowly rebuilds her life after a failed suicide attempt. Read full book review >

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Love Reincarnated by C. Sreedharan
Released: March 14, 2013

"A short, intriguing novel of reincarnation."
Sreedharan's unconventional debut love story is food for the inquisitive soul. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2015

"Fascinating reading about an intriguing woman."
Investigative journalist Goldberg (The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World, 2009, etc.) fluidly explores the extraordinary life of Indra Devi (1899-2002), the woman who helped transform the ancient Indian discipline of yoga into a worldwide phenomenon.Read full book review >