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Heritage in the Urban Scenario: The Historic Villages of Delhi (Architectural Dissertations Book 2015)

by Rahul Arora

“Delhi has more layers of culture, civilization, history and built fabric than any other city in the world.” (DDA website)

When thinking about the heritage of Delhi, the first images that comes to the mind, are those of Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Qutub Minar or the Humayun’s Tomb. The other smaller monuments, like the ones in Mehraulli or amongst the “Historical Villages of Delhi’”seem to get lost amongst the shine of these “lavishly maintained monuments.” (C. Lewis, 1997)
Hence the question is asked by the researcher,
“Can the historic villages of Delhi form an image for the city?”

A qualitative and descriptive research was taken to find the answers of the above mentioned questions within the primary studies of the Begumpur, Khirki and...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

Driving Thailand: Thailand Diaries - Volume 2

by James King

Witty, informative, often deliciously ‘tongue-in-cheek’ and full of typically British humour, ‘Driving Thailand’ is an excellent overview of Thailand’s different regions. Highly recommended for travelers, would be ex-pats and those who enjoy light reading. In this second volume of his Thailand Diaries the author takes the reader on a conducted tour of the South, Central, North-East and North of Thailand. Thailand is split into four distinct regions; North (bordering Myanmar and Laos), North-East (bordering Laos and Cambodia), Central and South (bordering Malaysia). Then you have the myriad islands in the Gulf of Thailand and off the West coast in the Andaman Sea. The author highlights the differences in the history, environment, dialect, attitude and culture....

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Travel
Size: 70 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2017 onward  

Masashi: An Ennin Mystery #68

by Ben Stevens

'Absolutely engaging... There is so much mystery here...' Joanna Daneman (USA), #1 HALL OF FAME AMAZON REVIEWEREnnin is about to fight Japan's deadliest swordsman...Drunk on sake, and armed only with a stick of wood...(A story very loosely based upon the life of the legendary ronin, Miyamoto Musashi.)THE ENNIN MYSTERIES: COLLECTED SERIES 1 - 9 (45 Stories)(45 stories available at just $8.99 for a limited period. Well over 1000 'print' pages.)Amazon Reviews for ENNIN'Ben Stevens is a fascinating writer...' Grady Harp, TOP #10 HALL OF FAME AMAZON REVIEWER'The greatest of Japan's detectives, Ennin, and of course his trusted servant and chronicler Kukai... Full of intrigue, action and excitement... Great escapism...' M. Dowden, TOP #50 HALL OF FAME AMAZON REVIEWER'This excellent rendition of m...

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 10 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
9 reviews

The Art of War (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Sun Tzu

THE ART OF WAR (Chinese: 孫子兵法; pinyin: Sūnzĭ bīngfǎ) is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician, and kindred to the Realpolitik of his time, termed in China as Legalism. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. It has been the most famous and influential of China's Seven Military Classics, and "for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name." It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.Beyond its military and intelligence ap...

Genre: Business & Finance, Management & Leadership, History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 42 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
22 reviews

Lonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap

by Tony Wheeler

Lonely Planet: #1 Travel publisher in the world* Lonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap is a reprint of the very first Lonely Planet guide, originally published in 1973. It gives anyone interested in travel a unique insight into how Lonely Planet began and an idea of what it was like to travel overland from Europe to Asia, 40 years ago. Inside Lonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap Introduction to the Lonely Planet story Latest eBooks Discover how far Lonely Planet's books have changed over the last 40 years Country by country get an understanding of what it was like to travel overland in the 70s... ideal for the armchair traveller eBook Features Seamlessly flip between pages Quickly find what you are looking for with search capabilities Use bookmarks to quickly return to a page ...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Travel, Guidebook Series
Size: 138 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2017 onward  

On Eastern Crossroads (Legends and Prophecies of Asia)

by Agni Yoga Society

In the traditions of all peoples there have been legends of pilgrims who set stones along their path in order to find their way back to the source. “On Eastern Crossroads,” may be regarded in this light, and we feel that each of these superb fragments so carefully gathered by her adds its sparks to the texture of truth, and reveals the steps of the most ancient traditions. In the variety of subjects, in the work, there is no feeling of a personal impress; it is like a wreath of flowers, gathered not with special concern for the specimens, but out of love for the beauty of the entire meadow. One may feel how during many travels each new contribution to the work was added without any negative thought, and thus was gradually filled the collector’s bag of benevolence.It is valuable to fe...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.10 / 5
7 reviews

The History of India in 50 Events: (Indian History - Akbar the Great - East India Company - Taj Mahal - Mahatma Gandhi) (Timeline History in 50 Events Book 4)

by Stephan Weaver

Home to the world’s most ancient religions and practices, India is indeed a nation enriched with a fascinating history. The subcontinent has hosted a legion of great empires, monumental battles, religions, cultures, foreign invasions and much besides.

Inside you will learn about...
✓ The Indus Valley Civilization
✓ The Birth of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism
✓ The East Indian Companies
✓ British India
✓ Danish India
✓ Akbar the Great
And much more!

From pre-historic to modern, 50 of the most formative eras of the subcontinent are discussed.
Relating the zenith and nadir of India’s past, this eBook provides crisp and riveting accounts of one of the world’s most ancient nations.
...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 77 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
750 reviews

The Art of War (Chiron Academic Press - The Original Authoritative Edition)

by Sun Tzu

THE ART OF WAR (Chinese: 孫子兵法; pinyin: Sūnzĭ bīngfǎ) is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician, and kindred to the Realpolitik of his time, termed in China as Legalism. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. It has been the most famous and influential of China's Seven Military Classics, and "for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name." It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.Beyond its military and intelligence ap...

Genre: Business & Finance, Management & Leadership, History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Other Eastern Religions
Size: 108 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Thailand in perspective: Thailand Diaries - Volume 3

by James King

Written with insight and humour the author pulls no punches and presents Thailand exactly as seen through his eyes after experiencing spells living in the North, South and North-East since 2008. Although this is not a travel book in the accepted sense it can easily be categorised as such. It is more a critical memoir of the author’s observations of the peoples and culture of Thailand; a Country, monopolised by superstition, ancient cultural values and old religious beliefs, struggling to come to terms with modernity and the 21st century; people who have, as yet, traveled little. The author presents his views objectively although, in setting out the ‘pros and cons’ of life in and the mysteries of Thailand, some of his arguments may be viewed as polemic, which he says ‘was absolutely...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Travel
Size: 131 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Excellent Things in Women: A Memoir of Postcolonial Pakistan (Chicago Shorts)

by Sara Suleri Goodyear

Sometimes, only the most heartbreaking memories possess the capacity—in their elegiac immediacy—to take our breath away. With Excellent Things in Women, Sara Suleri offers the reader a delicately wrought memoir of life in postcolonial Pakistan. Suleri intertwines the violent history of Pakistan's independence with her own intimate experiences—relating the tumult of growing up female during a time of fierce change in the Middle East in the 1960s and ’70s. In the two selections presented here, “Excellent Things in Women” and “Meatless Days,” we watch as Suleri re-encounters the relationships that inform her voyage from adolescence to womanhood—with her Welsh mother; her Pakistani father, prominent political journalist Z. A. Suleri; and her tenacious grandmother, Dadi, along...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 March 2017 onward  

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