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Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra

Title Sacred Games
Author Vikram Chandra
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2010-10-22
Category Fiction
Total Pages 450
ISBN 9789351188209
Language English, Spanish, and French
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WINNER OF THE HUTCH CROSSWORD BOOK AWARD 2006 FOR BEST WORK IN ENGLISH FICTION Seven years in the making, Sacred Games is an epic of exceptional richness and power. Vikram Chandra's novel draws the reader deep into the life of Inspector Sartaj Singh, and into the criminal underworld of Ganesh Gaitonde, the most wanted gangster in India. This is a sprawling, magnificent story of friendship and betrayal, of terrible violence, of an astonishing modern city and its dark side. Drawing on the best of Victorian fiction, mystery novels, Bollywood movies and Chandra's years of first-hand research on the streets of Mumbai, Sacred Games reads like a potboiling page-turner but resonates with the intelligence and emotional depth of the best of literature. Note: This book is in the Hindi language and has been made available for the Kindle, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paperwhite, iPhone and iPad, and for iOS, Windows Phone and Android devices.

Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra

Title Sacred Games
Author Vikram Chandra
Publisher Penguin Random House India Private Limited
Release Date 2018-08-25
Category Fiction
Total Pages 828
ISBN 9789353052157
Language English, Spanish, and French
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WINNER OF THE HUTCH CROSSWORD BOOK AWARD 2006 A policeman, a criminal overlord, a film star, beggars, cultists, spies and terrorists—the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched and the bloodthirsty interweave with cataclysmic consequences amid the chaos of modern-day Mumbai in this soaring, uncompromising and unforgettable epic masterwork of literary art. Note: This book is in the Hindi language and has been made available for the Kindle, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paperwhite, iPhone and iPad, and for iOS, Windows Phone and Android devices.

Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra

Title Sacred Games
Author Vikram Chandra
Publisher Faber & Faber
Release Date 2011-03-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 912
ISBN 9780571267149
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 by Vikram Chandra

Title Sacred Games
Author Vikram Chandra
Publisher Harper
Release Date 2007-01-09
Category Fiction
Total Pages 916
ISBN UCSC:32106018687571
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Receiving an anonymous tip that could lead to the capture of a powerful criminal overlord, Bombay police officer Sartaj Singh is nearing his goal when he realizes that his imminent confrontation with the crime lord is part of a more sinister agenda.

Sacred Games by Gary Corby

Title Sacred Games
Author Gary Corby
Publisher Soho Press
Release Date 2013-05-21
Category Fiction
Total Pages 350
ISBN 9781616952280
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 by Bernhard Lang

Title Sacred Games
Author Bernhard Lang
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 1997-01-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 509
ISBN 0300172265
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Professor Bernhard Lang argues that the meaning of Christian ritual is embodied in six elementary forms, all of which have their roots in ancient, pre-Christian ritual. Well illustrated, written in a readable style, and geared to the general reader as well as to students and scholars, this pioneering work should become an indispensable addition to the broader study of Christianity. 50 illustrations.

Title Love And Longing In Bombay R E
Author Chandra
Publisher Penguin Books India
Release Date 1997
Category Mumbai (India)
Total Pages 268
ISBN 0143414178
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A collection of stories set in contemporary India. In Dharma, a soldier is forced to amputate his leg in order to save his life, Shakti is on two feuding society women, and Kama is on a detective who discovers political corruption at the highest level.

Sacred Games by Gerald Jacobs

Title Sacred Games
Author Gerald Jacobs
Publisher Penguin Uk
Release Date 1995
Category Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Total Pages 268
ISBN UOM:39015033265953
Language English, Spanish, and French
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During the WWII, Miklos Hammer, a Hungarian Jew from Budapest, was a member of the forced-labour Jewish battalion in the Hungarian army. But as the Nazis accelerated their anti-Semitic policies, he was arrested, held in the Jewish ghetto of a town, and transported, one of millions, to the death camps. This title tells the story of his survival.

Title Sex and Other Sacred Games
Author Kim Chernin
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release Date 1990
Category Fiction
Total Pages 271
ISBN UOM:39076001881429
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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

Title Sacred Games Death and Renewal in the Ancient Eastern Woodlands
Author A. Martin Byers
Publisher Rowman Altamira
Release Date 2011-01-16
Category Social Science
Total Pages 558
ISBN 075912034X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 Sacred The Digital by F.G. (Frank) Bosman

Title The Sacred the Digital
Author F.G. (Frank) Bosman
Publisher MDPI
Release Date 2019-04-18
Category Religion
Total Pages 182
ISBN 9783038978305
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Video game studies are a relative young but flourishing academic discipline. But within game studies, however, the perspective of religion and spirituality is rather neglected, both by game scholars and religion scholars. While religion can take different shapes in digital games, ranging from material and referential to reflexive and ritual, it is not necessarily true that game developers depict their in-game religions in a positive, confirming way, but ever so often games approach the topic critically and disavowingly. The religion criticisms found in video games can be categorized as follows: religion as (1) fraud, aimed to manipulate the uneducated, as (2) blind obedience towards an invisible but ultimately non-existing deity/ies, as (3) violence against those who do not share the same set of religious rules, as (4) madness, a deranged alternative for logical reasoning, and as (5) suppression in the hands of the powerful elite to dominate and subdue the masses into submission and obedience. The critical depictions of religion in video games by their developers is the focus of this special issue.

Red Earth And Pouring Rain by Vikram Chandra

Title Red Earth and Pouring Rain
Author Vikram Chandra
Publisher Back Bay Books
Release Date 2009-11-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 560
ISBN 9780316092869
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Combining Indian myths, epic history, and the story of three college kids in search of America, a narrative includes the monkey's story of an Indian poet and warrior and an American road novel of college students driving cross-country.

Olympia And Its Sacred Games by Sir John Alexander Hammerton

Title Olympia and Its Sacred Games
Author Sir John Alexander Hammerton
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1923
Category
Total Pages 4
ISBN OCLC:82170267
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sacred Games Signed Edition by Vikram Chandra

Title Sacred Games Signed Edition
Author Vikram Chandra
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2006-10
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1845794753
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hnefatafl by Jonathon A. George

Title Hnefatafl
Author Jonathon A. George
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2017-10-31
Category
Total Pages 466
ISBN 1977946127
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first book of its kind, Hnefatafl: The Sacred Game of Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia discusses the ancient games of Northern Europe, particularly the games now known as Hnefatafl. Beginning with the history of ancient games across the world and their divinatory uses by traditional cultures and ending with the modern history of Hnefatafl, this book covers the history, geographic spread and mythology surrounding Hnefatafl. All three of the main cultures of Northern Europe are covered, British, Irish and Scandinavian, and the games of each group are discussed (Gwyddbwyll, Fidchell, Brandubh, Tawlbwrdd, Buanbach and Alea Evangelii) with revealing excerpts from the legends and sagas of these groups as well as archaeological finds and the contentious conclusions surrounding them. A chapter on the mythology of Hnefatafl is included as well as chapters on the rules and notated example games to help any reader along with their skills and knowledge of Hnefatafl.

Title The Tender Carnivore and the Sacred Game
Author Paul Shepard
Publisher University of Georgia Press
Release Date 2011-07-01
Category Nature
Total Pages 302
ISBN 9780820342320
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Geek Sublime by Vikram Chandra

Title Geek Sublime
Author Vikram Chandra
Publisher Graywolf Press
Release Date 2014-09-02
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781555973261
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The nonfiction debut from the author of the international bestseller Sacred Games about the surprising overlap between writing and computer coding Vikram Chandra has been a computer programmer for almost as long as he has been a novelist. In this extraordinary new book, his first work of nonfiction, he searches for the connections between the worlds of art and technology. Coders are obsessed with elegance and style, just as writers are, but do the words mean the same thing to both? Can we ascribe beauty to the craft of writing code? Exploring such varied topics as logic gates and literary modernism, the machismo of tech geeks, the omnipresence of an "Indian Mafia" in Silicon Valley, and the writings of the eleventh-century Kashmiri thinker Abhinavagupta, Geek Sublime is both an idiosyncratic history of coding and a fascinating meditation on the writer's art. Part literary essay, part technology story, and part memoir, it is an engrossing, original, and heady book of sweeping ideas.

The Sacred Search by Gary Thomas

Title The Sacred Search
Author Gary Thomas
Publisher David C Cook
Release Date 2021-04-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780830781928
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the revised edition of his hit book The Sacred Search, author Gary Thomas helps single people of all ages make wise marital choices, in large part by rethinking what basis those choices should be made on. Readers are encouraged to think beyond finding their “soul mate,” an idea that has its roots in the philosophy of Plato, and instead adopt a more biblical search for a “sole mate”— someone who will walk with them on their spiritual journey. Thomas asks, What if we focused on why to get married more than on who to marry? What if being “in love” isn’t a good enough reason to get married? And most of all, what if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?

The Sacred Game by Frank Albert Von

Title The Sacred Game
Author Frank Albert Von
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 1985-06-30
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 188
ISBN 0521301599
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examines a variety of works created in frontier circumstances from the mid-17th to the mid-19th century. Reveals how being removed from the center of conventional culture affected literary expression as American civilization moved westward.

Sacred Games by Claus Næss Schmidt

Title Sacred Games
Author Claus Næss Schmidt
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2001
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:466168353
Language English, Spanish, and French
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