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True Agony of a Socialist Orwell is obviously angry at the way Socialism has been distorted by Stalin. Using Animal characters as symbols Orwell honestly mocks and criticizes the Russian leadership under Lenin. It is a very easy to read book giving good perspectives on the Socialist Revolution. --Abhishek Kona Aug 22, 2011 Animal Farm is a satirical allegory on the Russian Revolution. Orwell explains it, It is the history of revolution that went wrong. It tells the simple and tragic story of what happens when the oppressed farm rebel to attain freedom from Mr. Jones. It is about their attempt to rule the farm themselves on the basis of equality. The animals had initially aimed to form a utopian society, where each would work according to his capacity, respecting the needs of the others. But, they failed to do so. And, Animal Farm ended up being a dictatorship of the pigs that were the brightest, but did no physical work in reality. The main action of the story stands for The Russian Revolution of 1917 and the early years of the Soviet Union. Animalism is a metaphor for Communism. Manor farm is an allegory of Russia, Mr. Jones is Russian C-Zar, Old Major stands for Karl Marx, and Snowball represents Leo Trotsky. Napolean stands for Stalin, while the dogs are the secret police. The horse, Boxer stands for the working class which works constantly for the greater good while Squealer is the propagandist. The novel is skillfully organized and presents the horrors of communism through simple story-telling. It presents what propaganda and brain washing do to the people living under the dictatorship. How the fickle minded people were swayed easily by the pigs, who managed to reverse the seven commandments and reduce them to Four legs good, two legs better . I would recommend this book to everyone above 14 years of age who has some knowledge about communism or a hint of what happened during the Russian Revolution of 1917. The book is gripping as there is always something happening. It ends with the pigs becoming mush like humans and changing the name of the farm back to the Manor Farm . The ending was sad it shows how power turns comrades into tyrannical dictators
Revolution Twenty 20: Love. Corruption. Ambition
Author - Chetan Bhagat, Type - Paperback, Language - English, About The Book - Start the Revolution The books of Chetan Bhagat need no introduction. He is one of the most widely read authors of India. He has a long list of best sellers. Revolution 2020 is just another gem to that list. Set against the backdrop of one of Indias oldest city- Varanasi, this book is sure to capture the imagination of all the Indian readers. Truly Indian The main characters of this book are people all Indian readers can easily identify with namely Gopal, Raghav, and Aarti. They are childhood friends, with one of the boys wanting to use his intelligence for raking in the money and the other wants to fight the rut of the system. And in between them is Aarti. What ensues is a tale of love, heartbreak, dark politicians, power of money, friendship turning enmity, and true happiness. This is a gripping tale that is sure to capture the attention of the youth who will find many scenarios of the book relatable to their personal lives. Chetan Bhagat is a master at writing novels that are easy to understand and its lucid language ensures its widespread popularity.
One Indian Girl
Type - Paper Back, Language - English, Product Details - One Indian Girl is the story of Radhika Mehta, a worker at the Distressed Debt group of Goldman Sachs, the investment bank. The book begins with Radhika making arrangements regarding her marriage with Brijesh Gulati who works in the Facebook company in San Francisco.
Gently Falls The Bakula
Type - Paper Back, Language - English, Product Details - Gently Falls: The Bakula is a realistic-fictional read from Sudha Murthy, a profound writer and the Chairperson of Infosys Foundation. In this book, Sudha has boldly presented the agony of work ethics and modern lifestyle. The story is about a young couple Shrikant and Shrimati, and the changes they come across when Shrikant walks up the corporate ladder to the peak of success, while his married life slowly loses the charm and identity. With a magnificently straight way of writing, this book brings a simple but heart-touching story of a couple and the events that shake their life.
The Magic Of The Lost Temple
Type - Paper Back, Language - English, Product Details - Join the very curious character of Nooni as she unfolds the mystery behind the stepwell. Her incessant urge to abstracting information is what leads her on this adventure. This much awaited book by Sudha Murty is indeed a heart-warming read.
Type - Paper Back, Language - English, Product Details - Dollar Bahu is the story of how money can wreak havoc in the life of any family, if things spin out of control. Vinuta is a young woman, who marries Girish, who is a bank clerk. Vinuta then begins to live in Bangalore, with Girishs family and starts to get accustomed to her new family. She gets used to this new change quite well and spends her life looking after her in-laws and her husband. She even tries her level best to ignore the taunts of her mother-in-law, Gouramma.
The Gopi Diaries: Coming Home
Type - Hard Cover, Language - English, Product Details - The Gopi Diaries is a series of three books for children about a dog called Gopi. Told in Gopis voice, the first book, Coming Home, begins with Gopi going to his new home, and tells the story of how he settles down with his loving, human family. How Gopi sees the world around him and what he thinks of the people in his life give the story a truly unique flavour. Written in Sudha Murtys inimitable style, these are books children and adults will treasure as the simple stories talk of basic values even when told from a dogs perspective.
How I Taught My Grandmother To Read
Type - Paper Back, Language - English, Product Details - There is the engaging story about one of her students who frequently played truant from school. The account of how her mothers advice to save money came in handy when she wanted to help her husband start a software company and the heart warming tale of the promise she made and fulfilled to her grandfather, to ensure that her little village library would always be well supplied with books. Funny, spirited and inspiring, each of these stories teaches a valuable lesson about the importance of doing what you believe is right and having the courage to realize your dreams.
The Magic Drum And Other Favourite Stories (R/J)
Type - Paper Back, Language - English, Product Details - A princess who thinks she was a bird, a coconut that cost a thousand rupees and a shepherd with a bag of words kings and misers, princes and paupers, wise men and foolish boys, the funniest and oddest men and women come alive in this sparkling new collection of stories. The clever princess will only marry the man who can ask her a question she cannot answer the orphan boy outwits his greedy uncles with a bag of ash and an old couple in distress is saved by a magic drum.
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