This is an inspiring story of a pioneering African American woman doctor fresh out of residency training. In 1975, Cornelia Davis, MD, sought a way to give back for her life’s opportunities. Her bold choice would benefit millions of lives. The World Health Organization hired Davis to work in its landmark smallpox eradication program. Connie traveled to India, where she scoured the countryside for the last remnants of the brutal, deadly disease. Connie didn’t allow entrenched sexism, or caste taboos to deter her from her fascinating mission. She tracked smallpox through the Thar Desert on camelback and across volatile Indo-Bangladeshi borders. She negotiated with smugglers and fakirs. She met Mother Theresa. She climbed to the base camp of Mount Everest. Finally, her symbolic search for Sitala Mata, the Hindu smallpox goddess, came to a positive conclusion. An international certification team declared smallpox eradicated in India. To this day, smallpox is the only disease that’s been completely wiped out. Davis played a role in stopping a pestilence that’s dogged humanity for thousands of years. Searching for Sitala Mata is the story of how one brave woman’s simple desire to pay it forward had historic and positive ramifications worldwide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grace Angela Henry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127022/bk_acx0_127022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Searching for Home:Stories of Indians Living Abroad Hachette India Simran Chawla
SEARCHING FOR AN ENEMY: Krish Bharadwaj
Searching for an Enemy: Krish Bharadwaj
What makes a good curry? Sensual spicy aromas or thick, creamy sauces? Rich, dark dals or crispy fried street snacks? The author journeys through India to find the answer, searching this colourful, chaotic nation in search of the truths behind our love affair with its food. He also uncovers recipes for kormas, spiced fish and slow-cooked biryanis.
Erscheinungsdatum: 09/2009Medium: BuchEinband: GebundenTitel: Mother IndiaTitelzusatz: Searching for a placeAutor: Tast, IsadoraFotograph: Tast, IsadoraVerlag: Peperoni Books // Wanderer, HannesSprache: Englisch // DeutschSchlagworte: Indien // R
At a time when violent images of the Muslim world dominate our headlines, Western audiences are growing increasingly interested in a different picture of Islam, specifically the idea of Muslim nonviolence, and what it could mean for the world. But is nonviolence compatible with the teachings of Islam? Is it practical to suggest that Muslim societies must adopt nonviolence to thrive in today’s world? Where is the Muslim equivalent of a Mohandas K. Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr.? Searching for a King offers a comprehensive look into Islamic conceptions of nonviolence, their modern champions, and their readings of Islam’s sacred texts, including the Qur’an and traditions of the Prophet Muhammad. Jeffry R. Halverson asserts that the foundation for nonviolence in Islam already exists. He points to the exemplary lives and teachings of modern Muslim champions of nonviolence, including Abdul Ghaffar Khan, an ethnic Pashtun from the tribal regions of Pakistan whose 100,000 Muslim followers peacefully resisted British colonial rule in India. Using rich historical narratives and data from leading NGOs and international governmental organizations, Halverson also makes the case that by eliminating the high costs of warfare, nonviolence opens the door to such important complementary initiatives as micro-financing and women’s education programs. Ultimately, he endorses Muslim conceptions of nonviolence and argues for the formulation of a nonviolent version of jihad as an active mode of social transformation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Bloodworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010069/bk_adbl_010069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
India in the World Order:Searching for Major-Power Status Baldev Raj Nayar, Thazha Varkey Paul, T. V. Paul