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Norwegian: An Essential Grammar
Norwegian: An Essential Grammar is a reference guide to the most important aspects of contemporary Norwegian as used by native speakers. The Grammar presents a fresh and accessible description of the language. Explanations are clear, free from jargon and often accompanied by exercises. The book gives a simple, step-by-step presentation of the grammatical systems of Norwegi Norwegian: An Essential Grammar is a reference guide to the most...

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Wordplay: The Art and Science of Ambigrams
If the name Langdon sounds familiar, it’s because Dan Brown named the intrepid protagonist of The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons after ambigram- and symbol-designer John Langdon. Widely recognized as a master of the art of the ambigram form, John Langdon does with words what M.C. Escher and Salvador Dali did with images. An ambigram is where language, science, philo If the name Langdon sounds familiar, it’s because Dan...

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Masterpieces of Modern Urdu Poetry
Modern Urdu poetry is rendered into English and transliterated in the Roman script for the benefit of non-Urdu readers in this anthology. The 95 poems from 33 representative Indian and Pakistani poets reflect the social, political, and poetical trends that prevailed in the latter half of the 20th century. Inspired by the Red Revolution of 1917 and strongly influenced by th Modern Urdu poetry is rendered into English and transliterated in the...

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Bollywood Nights
Bollywood is no place for a vulnerable, small-town girl like Aasha Rani. But that doesn’t stop her mother from pushing her into a world of exploitation and bedroom casting calls. Aasha has no choice but to thrive-despite the vicious circles of starlets, pimps, and celebrities who want to see her meet her end. But the day she meets Bollywood’s leading man, everything she’s Bollywood is no place for a vulnerable, small-town...

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Indian Popular Cinema: A Narrative of Cultural Change
The book reviews nine decades of Indian popular cinema and examines its immense influence on people in India and its diaspora. Since it was published in 1998, Indian film has developed in new directions. As films today vie with Indian soap operas for popularity, film making in India has acquired ‘industry status’ and consequently has greater accountability to its public. A The book reviews nine decades of Indian popular cinema...

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An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire
Just in time for the elections, Arundhati Roy offers us this lucid briefing on what the Bush administration really means when it talks about “compassionate conservativism” and “the war on terror.” Roy has characteristic fun in these essays, skewering the hypocrisy of the more-democratic-than-thou clan. But above all, she aims to remind us that we hold the essence of power Just in time for the elections, Arundhati Roy offers us this...

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Celtic Mythology
This guide to Celtic mythology explores the Celtic world and its beliefs, describing Celtic archaeology and the insight it gives into the lives of these ancient peoples, whose civilization spread widely through the British Isles and beyond. The book is part of a series on myths and legends. Read...

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The Historical Evolution of Chinese Languages and Scripts
This bilingual text by Zhou Youguang (in Chinese) with English translation by Zhang Liqing makes it easier for English speakers to gain advanced level skills in East Asian languages. It also exposes learners at or above intermediate skill levels to the vocabulary and discourses of academic disciplines and provides entries into discussions with oral and written presentation This bilingual text by Zhou Youguang (in Chinese) with English...