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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.
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.
House Of Cards
Type - Paper Back, Language - English, Product Details - House of Cards is the story of Mridula, a bright young woman with enormous enthusiasm for life who hails from a Karnataka village. A chance meeting with Sanjay, a talented but impoverished doctor, leads to love and the couple marry and settle in Bangalore. The more Mridula sees of the world, the more she realizes how selfish and materialistic people can be, but she does not take the ups and downs of life to heart and lives each day with positive energy. Trouble brews when Sanjay quits his government job and starts an immensely successful private practice. With affluence comes the neverending ambition for more and the inevitable slide into corrupt practices. For a long time, Mridula has no idea that Sanjay has sold his soul. When the truth hits her, she has no recourse but to walk out on him, but can she really find a space of her own? This intricately woven novel explores human relationships in telling detail and holds up a mirror to our society with candour and with conviction.
The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk: Life Stories From Here And There
Type - Paper Back, Language - English, Product Details - Over the years, Sudha Murty has come across some fascinating people whose lives make for interesting stories and have astonishing lessons to reveal. Take Vishnu, who achieves every material success but never knows happiness or Venkat, who talks so much that he has no time to listen. In other stories, a young girl goes on a train journey that changes her life forever an impoverished village woman provides bathing water to hundreds of people in a drought-stricken area a do-gooder ghost decides to teach a disconsolate young man Sanskrit and in the title story, a woman in a flooded village in Odisha teaches the author a life lesson she will never forget.
The Girl In Room 105: An Unlove Story
Type - Paper Back, Language - English, Product Details - Hi, Im Keshav, and my life is screwed. I hate my job and my girlfriend left me. Ah, the beautiful Zara. Zara is from Kashmir. She is a Muslim. And did I tell you my family is a bit, well, traditional? Anyway, leave that. Zara and I broke up four years ago. She moved on in life. I didnt. I drank every night to forget her. I called, messaged, and stalked her on social media. She just ignored me. However, that night, on the eve of her birthday, Zara messaged me. She called me over, like old times, to her hostel room 105. I shouldnt have gone, but I did and my life changed forever. This is not a love story. It is an unlove story.
50 Greatest Short Stories
Type - Paper Back, Language - English, Product Details - Greatest short stories is a selection from the best of the world short fiction, bringing together writings by great masters such as Anton Chekov, Rudyard Kipling, h.g. wells, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, saki, o. henry, f. Scott Fitzgerald and Guy de Maupassant. each story is a classic, a testimony to the skills of its creator that make it resonate with readers even today.
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The Upside-Down King
Type - Paper Back, Language - English, Product Details - The tales in this collection surround the two most popular avatars of Lord Vishnu-Rama and Krishna-and their lineage. Countless stories about the two abound, yet most are simply disappearing from the hearts and minds of the present generation. Bestselling author Sudha Murty takes you on an arresting tour, all the while telling you of the days when demons and gods walked alongside humans, animals could talk and gods granted the most glorious boons to common people.
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