By Jaspreet Singh

Kirpal Singh is using the sluggish educate to Kashmir. With India passing by way of his window, he displays on his vacation spot, that is additionally his earlier: an army camp to which he has now not lower back for fourteen years. Kirpal, referred to as Kip, is shy and never but twenty whilst he arrives for the 1st time at common Kumar's camp, nestled within the shadow of the Siachen Glacier. At twenty thousand toes, the glacier makes a forbidding battlefield; its crevasses claimed the physique of Kip's father. Kip turns into an apprentice below the camp's chef, Kishen, a fiery mentor who courses him towards the heady spheres of foodstuff and ladies. during this position of contradictions, erratic violence, and severe temperatures, Kip learns to arrange neighborhood dishes and cuisine from all over the world. whilst months go, Kip, a Sikh, feels safe in his allegiance to India, firmly at the correct part of this interminable clash. Then, one muggy day, a Pakistani "terrorist" with lengthy, flowing hair is swept up at the banks of the river and alterations every little thing. Mesmeric, mournful, and very lyrical, Chef is a courageous and compassionate debut approximately wish, love, and reminiscence set opposed to the devastatingly attractive, war-scarred backdrop of occupied Kashmir.

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Pāla Bronzes LXV. Life-size Bronze Figure of a Goddess, Ceylon LXVI. Dancing giva. Bronze, Cōla LXVII. (a) Head of Dancing Śiva. Bronze, Cola (b) Śiva as Lord of Beasts. Bronze, Cōla LXVIII. Śiva as Teacher. Bronze, Cōla LXIX. (a) Pārvatī. Bronze, Cola (b) Kali. Bronze, Cola LXX. Kali as Demoness. Bronze, Cōla LXXI. King Krsna Deva Rāya and Two Queens. Bronze LXXII. Avalokiteśvara-Padmapāni. Mural, Ajanta LXXIII. Head of Avalokiteśvara, Ajantā LXXIV. The Temptation of the Buddha, Ajanta before LXXV.

G. Panjāb, Satlej, etc. 2 Endpapers not included in this edition. 3 At the time of going to press it has not been possible to trace the present owners of the copyright of the following c: plates XVIb, XIXc, XXa, XLIIb, LIX. They are asked to communicate with the Publisher. CONTENTS Preface List of Illustrations Line Drawings and Maps Chronology of Pre-Muslim India Pronunciation Chapter I. INTRODUCTION: India and her Ancient Culture The Land of India: The Discovery of Ancient India: The Glory of Ancient India II.

G. Bhāndārkar (d) Sir John Marshall V. Mohenjo Daro. A Hypothetical Reconstruction VI. (a) “First Street”, Mohenjo Daro (b) The Great Bath, Mohenjo Daro VII. Statuette of a Bearded Man, Mohenjo Daro VIII. (a) Male Torsos, Harappā (b) Bronze Statuette of a Girl, Mohenjo Daro IX. (a–f) Seals of the Harappā Culture (g) Monkey. Harappā Culture X. B. XI. (a) Aerial View of the site of Śiśupalgarh (b) The Great Stūpa, Sānchī XII. (a) Dhamekh Stūpa, Sarnath (b) The Great Stūpa, Nalanda (c) Remains of Monasteries, Nalanda (d) Corner Turret, Great Stūpa, Nalanda [Page xiv] XIII.

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