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📒And The Mountains Echoed ✍ Khaled Hosseini
✏And the Mountains Echoed Book Summary : An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.
📒The Kite Runner ✍ Khaled Hosseini
✏The Kite Runner Book Summary : Over 21 million copies sold worldwide
📒Studies In Feminism ✍ Lilack Biswas
✏Studies in Feminism Book Summary : This book is an anthology of recent studies of various authors and their texts from a Feminist point of view. It not only echoes the voices of the women but also there are some essays that contemplate on bridging gender gap, social economic and political discrimination, and show the way to move forward to a sustainable development. Some chapters are there that focus on typical feminine experiences like motherhood or pregnancy etc. and the emotions related to these, which only a woman can experience. In some chapters the backwardness of women has been discussed and it is said that education is the best and only available solution to this problem. Contribution of women novelists of the Bengali renaissance, has also been incorporated in a chapter. Epic heroines, their Tragedy and sufferings have been discussed in two essays. As a whole this book is a collection of eighteen highly interesting and informative research articles which a reader of feminism must keep in collection.
📒Afghanistan ✍ Thomas Barfield
✏Afghanistan Book Summary : Afghanistan traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in this volatile region of the world, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taliban resurgence today. Thomas Barfield introduces readers to the bewildering diversity of tribal and ethnic groups in Afghanistan, explaining what unites them as Afghans despite the regional, cultural, and political differences that divide them. He shows how governing these peoples was relatively easy when power was concentrated in a small dynastic elite, but how this delicate political order broke down in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when Afghanistan's rulers mobilized rural militias to expel first the British and later the Soviets. Armed insurgency proved remarkably successful against the foreign occupiers, but it also undermined the Afghan government's authority and rendered the country ever more difficult to govern as time passed. Barfield vividly describes how Afghanistan's armed factions plunged the country into a civil war, giving rise to clerical rule by the Taliban and Afghanistan's isolation from the world. He examines why the American invasion in the wake of September 11 toppled the Taliban so quickly, and how this easy victory lulled the United States into falsely believing that a viable state could be built just as easily. Afghanistan is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how a land conquered and ruled by foreign dynasties for more than a thousand years became the "graveyard of empires" for the British and Soviets, and what the United States must do to avoid a similar fate.
📒Protecting Civilians During Violent Conflict ✍ Igor Primoratz
✏Protecting Civilians During Violent Conflict Book Summary : There is almost unanimous agreement that civilians should be protected from the direct effects of violent conflict, and that the distinction between combatant and non-combatant should be respected. But what are the fundamental ethical questions about civilian immunity? Are new styles of conflict making this distinction redundant? Eloquently combining theory and practice, leading scholars from the fields of political science, law and philosophy have been brought together to provide an essential overview of some of the major ethical, legal and political issues with regard to protecting civilians caught up in modern inter- and intra-state conflicts. In doing so, they examine what is being done, and what can be done, to make soldiers more aware of their responsibilities in this area under international law and the ethics of war, and more able to respond appropriately to the challenges that will confront them in the field. 'Protecting Civilians During Violent Conflict' presents a clear-eyed look at the dilemmas facing regular combatants as they confront enemies in the modern battlespace, and especially the complications arising from the new styles of conflict where enemy and civilian populations merge.
📒After Saddam ✍ Dina Badie
✏After Saddam Book Summary : This book explores the monumental shift in the balance of power in the Middle East since the 2003 Iraq War. It investigates the manner in which American foreign policy in Iraq artificially shifted this balance and brought religious identities to the foreground.
📒Representing Jihad ✍ Jacqueline O'Rourke
✏Representing Jihad Book Summary : The jihad has been at the centre of the West's securitization discourse for more than a decade. Theorists constantly use the jihadist as a discursive tool to further their neoliberal, military and market agendas, perpetuating massive gaps of understanding between 'the West', Muslims and jihadists themselves. They are helped by Muslim interlocutors, who all too often play the role of 'good' Muslims explaining the motifs of the 'bad' Muslims. This timely book argues that Muslim theory and fiction has been significantly commodified to cater to the needs of western ideology. It skillfully critiques the ideological contradictions of the debate around the jihadist by offering a comprehensive analysis of Muslim and non-Muslim cultural critics. Ranging from Edward Said to Slavoj Zizek, from Don DeLillo to Orhan Pamuk and from Mohammed Siddique Khan to Osama bin Laden, this vastly heterogeneous discourse produces a multi-dimensional Muslim response. O'Rourke examines some of its critical fault lines in postcolonial theory and literary analysis. This groundbreaking book argues that the temptation to appropriate the figure of the jihadist offers a fertile area from which to launch a discussion about the limits of current theory.
📒Translation And Language Education ✍ Sara Laviosa
✏Translation and Language Education Book Summary : The revival of translation as a means of learning and teaching a foreign language and as a skill in its own right is occurring at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in universities. In this book, Sara Laviosa proposes a translation-based pedagogy that is grounded in theory and has been applied in real educational contexts. This volume draws on the convergence between the view of language and translation embraced by ecologically-oriented educationalists and the theoretical underpinnings of the holistic approach to translating culture. It puts forward a holistic pedagogy that harmonizes the teaching of language and translation in the same learning environment. The author examines the changing nature of the role of pedagogic translation starting with the Grammar Translation Method and concluding with the more recent ecological approaches to Foreign Language Education. Translation and Language Education analyses current research into the revival of translation in language teaching and is vital reading for translators, language teachers and postgraduate students working in the areas of Translation Studies and Applied Linguistics.
📒Middle Ground ✍ Sheryl L. Finkle
✏Middle Ground Book Summary : Provides a review of the theory and practice of teaching Middle Eastern literature and includes coverage of the principles for selecting quality texts and activities, lessons, and support materials for various print and nonprint texts.
📒The Dangerous Act Of Loving Your Neighbor ✍ Mark Labberton
✏The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor Book Summary : Labberton advises that by seeing others through the eyes of Jesus, readers begin to bear the fruit of love towards others that can make a difference.