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Motilal Books - Finding Indian Books

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Motilal Books - Book Trade

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Motilal Books - International Suppliers of Indian Published Books

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Motilal Books - Service For Publishers

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Motilal Books - About Us

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Our Stock Catalogue Has Just Surpassed 16,000 Unique Titles!

Posted by Ray McLennan on 11-Oct-2017 11:20:00

We are proud to announce that our stock catalogue of English language Indian books now exceeds 16,000 unique titles. This makes us the world’s largest stockholder of Indian books, outside of India, serviced with our offices in India and the UK.

Our titles are drawn from over 750 Indian publishers, plus publishing houses in Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and across South Asia. With many of these books unavailable through other channels in the West, we provide a unique outlet for Indian authors and publishers of all genres, connecting them with a new readership in Europe and America. To these we add between 700 and 1,000 new titles each month, on every conceivable topic from Indian language dictionaries to chemical engineering, comics, children’s books, romance novels and holy texts.

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The Best Selection of Indian Academic Books In The World From Motilal Books

Posted by Ray McLennan on 04-Oct-2017 11:50:41

If you are a school, library, University, graduate student or even a ‘student of life’, where do you source your academic books? The chances are that the ones purchased for college libraries, as well as those available at Blackwells, Waterstones etc, come from a small handful of British and American academic publishers. There’s nothing wrong with this of course, but many organisations and students crave a broader perspective on their university discipline.

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Book Review: Reflections of a Mongolian Shaman, by Byampadorj Dondog Shaman

Posted by Ray McLennan on 28-Sep-2017 13:00:00

ISBN: 9789937623292 | £16.50 | Paperback | Vajra Books

The day-to-day experience of a traditional Mongolian shaman is about as far removed from your average Western nine-to-fiver as it is possible to imagine. This is just one of the things that makes Reflections of a Mongolian Shaman a singularly fascinating read, both for the student of shamanistic religion and the general reader.

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Book Review: From Goddess To Mortal: The True-Life Story Of A Former Royal Kumari

Posted by Ray McLennan on 01-Sep-2017 14:30:00

By Rashmila Shakya (Trans: Scott Berry) | ISBN 9789937623063 | Vajra Books | £14.99 Paperback

In Nepal, shamanic and pagan beliefs dating back thousands of years continue to thrive, subsumed within an ostensibly Buddhist religious framework. From Goddess to Mortal is the astonishing story, in her own words, of Rashmila Shakya, a ‘Royal Kumari’ from Nepal who as a child between 1984 and 1991 was widely worshipped as a living goddess.

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4 Great Indian Books That Have Become Bollywood Films

Posted by Ray McLennan on 24-Aug-2017 14:00:00

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Bollywood films are full of colour, glamour, music and adventure. The Indian film industry produces dozens of new titles each year, often original scripts with a focus on romantic comedy or action themes. There are, however, several important literary crossovers where Bollywood directors have taken a classic Indian novel and transformed it into a big-screen production. We can think of at least 20 Bollywood films that been influenced by novels or plays to some degree. The following four are, in our opinion, the most faithful to the novels in question, and are among the most thought-provoking Bollywood films ever made.

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