Sacred Games

Author by : Vikram Chandra
Languange : en
Publisher by : Faber & Faber
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Description : An enormously satisfying, exciting and enriching book, Vikram Chandra's novel draws the reader deep into the lives of detective Sartaj Singh and Ganesh Gaitonde, the most wanted gangster in India. Sartaj, the only Sikh inspector in the whole of Mumbai, is used to being identified by his turban, beard and the sharp cut of his trousers. But 'the silky Sikh' is now past forty, his marriage is over and his career prospects are on the slide. When Sartaj gets an anonymous tip off as to the secret hideout of the legendary boss of the G-company, he's determined that he'll be the one to collect the prize. This is a sprawling, epic novel of friendships and betrayals, of terrible violence, of an astonishing modern city and its underworld. Drawing on the best of Victorian fiction, mystery novels, Bollywood movies and Vikram Chandra's years of first hand research on the streets of Mumbai, this novel reads like a potboiling page-turner but resonates with the intelligence and emotional depth of the best of literature.


Sacred Games

Author by : Gary Corby
Languange : en
Publisher by : Soho Press
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Total Read : 65
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Description : A murder during the Olympics may spark a war between Athens and Sparta in this historical mystery in the “consistently excellent series” (Booklist). It is the Olympics of 460 BC. Nicolaos’s best friend, Timodemus, is a competitor in the pankration, the deadly martial art of ancient Greece. Timo is hot favorite to win—his only serious rival is Parmonos from Sparta. When Parmonos is found beaten to death, it seems obvious Timodemus would be the killer. Who else could have killed the second-best fighter in all Hellas but the very best? The judges of the competition sentence Timodemus to be executed in four days’ time, as soon as the Sacred Games have finished. Complicating everything is the fact that Athens and Sparta are already at each other’s throats, in the opening stages of a power struggle for control of Hellas. If an Athenian is found to have cheated at the Games by murdering a Spartan, it will be everything the hawks in Sparta need to declare open war the moment the Sacred Truce is over. And that’s a war Athens cannot hope to win. Now Nico and his partner in sleuthing, the annoyingly clever priestess Diotima, have four days to save their friend and avert a war that would tear their world apart.


Sacred Games Death And Renewal In The Ancient Eastern Woodlands

Author by : A. Martin Byers
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman Altamira
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Description : A. Martin Byers challenges the traditional views of the Ohio Hopewell embankment earthworks, providing an interpretation of them as sites of sacred games and world renewal rituals built and used by complex alliances of cult sodalities.


The Tender Carnivore And The Sacred Game

Author by : Paul Shepard
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Georgia Press
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Total Read : 38
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Description : In what may be his boldest and most controversial book, Paul Shepard presents an account of human behavior and ecology in light of our past. In it, he contends that agriculture is responsible for our ecological decline and looks to the hunting and gathering lifestyle as a model more closely in tune with our essential nature. Shepard advocates affirming the profound and beautiful nature of the hunter and gatherer, redefining agriculture and combining technology with hunting and gathering to recover a livable environment and peaceful society.


The Sacred Marriage Of A Hindu Goddess

Author by : William P. Harman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
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Total Read : 19
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Description : supplemented by a commentary; both seek to emphasize how the teaching is


Sacred Games

Author by : Gerald Jacobs
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin Uk
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Total Read : 91
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Sex And Other Sacred Games

Author by : Kim Chernin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ballantine Books
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Total Read : 13
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Description : Two women--one a European feminist, the other a licentious American--debate modern female sexuality, exploring the possibility of women inventing a sexuality of their own


Politeness Strategies In Vikram Chandra S Sacred Games

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Languange : en
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Rom Antiqu Notitia

Author by : Basil Kennett
Languange : en
Publisher by : Philadelphia : Hickman & Hazzard
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Total Read : 57
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A Dictionary Of Polite Literature

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Languange : en
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