Description : The Partition Of India In 1947 Caused One Of The Great Human Convulsions Of History. The Statistics Are Staggering. Twelve Million People Were Displaced; A Million Died; Seventy-Five Thousand Women Are Said To Have Been Abducted And Raped; Families Were Divided; Properties Lost; Homes Destroyed. In Public Memory, However, The Violent, Disturbing Realities That Accompanied Partition Have Remained Blanketed In Silence. And Yet, In Private, The Voices Of Partition Have Never Been Stilled And Its Ramifications Have Not Yet Ended. Urvashi Butalia S Remarkable Book, The Outcome Of A Decade Of Interviews And Research, Looks At What Partition Was Intended To Achieve, And How It Worked On The Ground, And In People S Lives. Pieced Together From Oral Narratives And Testimonies, In Many Cases From Women, Children And Dalits-Marginal Voices Never Heard Before-And Supplemented By Documents, Reports, Diaries, Memoirs And Parliamentary Records, This Is A Moving, Personal Chronicle Of Partition That Places People, Instead Of Grand Politics, At The Centre. These Are The Untold Stories Of Partition, Stories That India Has Not Dared To Confront Even After Fifty Years Of Independence.
Description : A chapter-by-chapter update of a bestselling classic, the first and still the best book to link Christian meditation with Jungian psychology.
Description : Examines the use of sign language by the deaf and discusses the education and social conditions of deaf people in the United States
Description : As a small child in a wintry Bremen Hanna starts dreaming about the other side of silence, the place where the wind comes from and palm trees wave in the sun. She sees her chance to escape from years of abuse in the orphanage and in service by joining one of the shiploads of young women transported in the early years of the twentieth century to the colony of German South-West Africa to assuage the needs of the male settlers. Atrocious punishment for daring to resist the advances of an army officer lands her in a fantasmagoric refuge in the African desert - 'prison, nunnery, brothel, shithouse, Frauenstein'. When the drunken excesses of a visiting army detachment threaten the young girl Katja who has become her only companion, Hanna revolts. Mounting a ragtag army of female and native victims of colonial brutality, she sets out on an epic march through the desert to take on the might of the German Reich. This apocalyptic journey through the darker regions of the soul will also reveal to her the hidden meanings of suffering, revenge, companionship, love, and compassion.
Description : A compelling novel from the winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize/ Best Book from Africa award. As a small child in a wintry Bremen, Hanna dreams about the other side of silence, the place where the wind comes from and palm trees wave in the sun. Seeing her chance to escape from years of abuse in an orphanage and in service, Hanna joins one of the shiploads of young women transported in the early years of the twentieth century to the colony of German South-West Africa to assuage the needs of the male settlers. Following atrocious punishment for daring to resist the advances of an army officer, she arrives at a phantasmagoric refuge in the African desert -- “prison, nunnery, brothel, shithouse, Frauenstein.” When the drunken excesses of a visiting army detachment threaten her only companion, Hanna revolts. Mounting a ragtag army of females and natives, she sets out on an epic march through the desert to take on the might of the German Reich. This apocalyptic journey through the darker regions of the soul will also reveal to Hanna the hidden meanings of suffering, revenge, companionship, love and compassion.
Description : A gripping, emotionally charged drama unfolding over a tumultuous week for Anna Mason, a Melbourne doctor: her newborn nephew's life hangs in the balance, her parents meet after years of rage and silence, and Anna's own heartbreak can no longer be denied. Moving, complex, but ultimately life-affirming, this book explores what happens when families are silent for generations about painful emotional truths and how lives can change when the truth is finally spoken.
Description : After years behind the Iron Curtain, Britain's most notorious traitor wants to return to the homeland he betrayed as part of the Cambridge Five spy ring. John Powell is assigned the task of finding out why. Is it an old man's whim, or a carefully planned KGB operation? To find out Powell must journey into the labyrinth of a man's legendary past, sifting through every rumour, every plot, every shadowy alliance, until the journey leads him into the most dangerous recess of them all, the heart and mind and motivation of the man himself - Kim Philby. THE OTHER SIDE OF SILENCE is a classic espionage thriller from one of the true masters of the genre.
Description : In the quiet Balti villages, high in the Karakoram Mountains of North Pakistan, life goes on. The women live peacefully as they prepare for the seasonal harvest and take in views of the breathtaking high mountains and pastures. Deeply rooted female relationships bloom and mature, as do their sustainable, ecologically friendly lifestyles. The Balti women have been living in the mountains for centuries, so why does there seem to be change in the air? There’s the war on terror, going on just outside their village. There are the growing influences and stresses of modernization. How will this society cope with such changes, and is there any hope for its survival? Social geographer Farida Azhar-Hewitt has spent months living in the Karakoram Mountains with the Balti women; now she presents her detailed study and firsthand experience in The Other Side of Silence: The Lives of Women in the Karakoram Mountains. Azhar-Hewitt takes a careful look at this mountain society—gaining recent media attention for its close proximity to the war on terror. Through the violence and fear, the Balti people have remained peaceful; the women have remained fruitful. Living as an insider, Azhar-Hewitt takes us behind the veil of these rural Muslim women, revealing a world of seclusion, community, and joy, despite all odds.
Description : ‘If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.’ George Eliot, Middlemarch Having spent her life trying to patch up the souls of others, psychiatrist Linda Gask came to realise that being an expert in depression didn’t confer any immunity from it – she had to learn take care of herself, too. Artfully crafted and told with warmth and honesty, this is the story of Linda’s journey, interwoven with insights into her patients’ diverse experiences of depression - inextricably linked with problems in the past and the present such as vulnerability, fear, loss, loneliness, dependence and grief. She sets out to convey, in a new and original way, how it truly feels to experience this devastating illness, what psychotherapy is about, and the role of medication - and provides hope for those who suffer from depression and their loved ones whilst busting the stigma of mental illness.
Description : When CSA Lieutenant William Joseph Butler, or Billy, as family and friends know him, becomes a target of revenge for a wealthy planter on the Mississippi, Billy's father allows him to follow his brother into the army. Seventeen-year-old Billy finds his brother and regiment at Corinth, just before the battle of Shiloh in April of 1862. War is not what young Billy imagined it to be. Educated and inquisitive, he questions much of what he sees and experiences, and Billy finds himself contemplating the true nature and validity of the war he's fighting-and losing. After his first battle, Billy realizes glory is not a holy grail to be sought or bought-glory is made when soldiers are brutally slain, unable to strike the heroic pose. Yet Billy still finds reason to continue the war effort at each junction, risking losses beyond anything he has known in his short life. From the fragrant stalls of a livery stable to the bloodstained battlefields of the Civil War, The Other Side of Silence vividly portrays the life of a soldier who becomes disillusioned with war and the quest for glory.