Jasmine And Stars

📒Jasmine And Stars ✍ Fatemeh Keshavarz

✏Book Title : Jasmine and Stars
✏Author : Fatemeh Keshavarz
✏Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
✏Release Date : 2007-03-05
✏Pages : 192
✏ISBN : 0807883751
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Jasmine and Stars Book Summary : In a direct, frank, and intimate exploration of Iranian literature and society, scholar, teacher, and poet Fatemeh Keshavarz challenges popular perceptions of Iran as a society bereft of vitality and joy. Her fresh perspective on present-day Iran provides a rare insight into this rich culture alive with artistic expression but virtually unknown to most Americans. Keshavarz introduces readers to two modern Iranian women writers whose strong and articulate voices belie the stereotypical perception of Iranian women as voiceless victims in a country of villains. She follows with a lively critique of the recent best-seller Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, which epitomizes what Keshavarz calls the "New Orientalist narrative," a view marred by stereotype and prejudice more often tied to current geopolitical conflicts than to an understanding of Iran. Blending in firsthand glimpses of her own life--from childhood memories in 1960s Shiraz to her present life as a professor in America--Keshavarz paints a portrait of Iran depicting both cultural depth and intellectual complexity. With a scholar's expertise and a poet's hand, she helps amplify the powerful voices of contemporary Iranians and leads readers toward a deeper understanding of the country's past and present.

✏Book Title : Bharati Mukherjee s Fiction
✏Author : Sushma Tandon
✏Publisher : Sarup & Sons
✏Release Date : 2004-01-01
✏Pages : 189
✏ISBN : 8176253634
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Bharati Mukherjee s Fiction Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Census of the Galaxy Challenges for Photometry and Spectrometry with GAIA
✏Author : Vladas Vansevicius
✏Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
✏Release Date : 2002-06-30
✏Pages : 194
✏ISBN : 1402005962
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Census of the Galaxy Challenges for Photometry and Spectrometry with GAIA Book Summary : The book contains the highlights from the first full-scale Meeting of the GAIA Photometry Working Group. It brings up-to-date information on the current status in the development of the ESA's astrometric space mission GAIA, emphasizing on the design and optimization of the GAIA's photometric instrument. Also covered are selected topics dealing with the strategies for the evaluation of the photometric systems, photometric classification procedure, the application of the photometric systems for studying Galactic structure and evolution with GAIA. The book will be especially interesting for researchers involved in the astronomical photometry, as well as for a more general audience interested in the astrophysical applications of the space astrometry and photometry.

📒Jasmine S First Horse Show ✍ Bonnie Bryant

✏Book Title : Jasmine s First Horse Show
✏Author : Bonnie Bryant
✏Publisher : Open Road Media
✏Release Date : 2014-09-09
✏Pages : 89
✏ISBN : 9781497653658
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Jasmine s First Horse Show Book Summary : Jasmine wants her first horse show to be perfect—but when everything starts going wrong, will she be able to keep her cool? Jasmine couldn’t be more excited for her first horse show. But when her pony Outlaw stumbles and falls during a ride, the Pine Hollow veterinarian says that he needs rest. Without her pony, how can Jasmine compete? With the show approaching, Jasmine is a nervous wreck. Nothing is going the way she had hoped. But with the help of the Pony Tails, she learns that keeping it together under pressure can be just as important as beating the competition.

📒Darling Jasmine ✍ Bertrice Small

✏Book Title : Darling Jasmine
✏Author : Bertrice Small
✏Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
✏Release Date : 2007-03-01
✏Pages : 384
✏ISBN : 9780758272928
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Darling Jasmine Book Summary : She was headstrong, fearless, and beautiful. She was just like her grandmother, the legendary Skye O'Malley. Darling Jasmine Jasmine had been forced into marriage twice. Rebelling at King James' decree that she wed Jemmie Leslie, fifth earl of Glenkirk, she fled to France with her children. But her youngest, the illegitimate offspring of Jasmine's lover, Prince Henry Stuart, is also the king's only grandson. Now the man coming after her and her little boy is the man she both fears and desires. . . Jemmie Leslie has come to France to possess Jasmine--by force if necessary. Though they shared a night of unforgettable passion, her rejection of their betrothal stunned and maddened him. Yet once he sees her again, Jemmie vows to win the elusive Jasmine back. . .and take her beyond ecstasy. "Rare poignancy, heart-stopping adventure, and sizzling sensuality." --Romantic Times The author of over thirty-five novels of historical romance and four erotic novellas, Bertrice Small is a New York Times bestselling author who has also appeared on the Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Times bestseller lists. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including Best Historical Romance, Outstanding Historical Romance Series, Career Achievement for Historical Fantasy, and several Reviewers' Choice awards from Romantic Times BOOKclub. She has a "Silver Pen" from Affaire de Coeur, and an Honorable Mention from the West Coast Review of Books. In 2004 Bertrice was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Romantic Times BOOKclub for her contributions to the historical romance genre. Bertrice is a member of The Authors Guild, Romance Writers of America, PAN, and PASIC. She is also a member of RWA's Long Island chapter, L.I.R.W., and is its easternmost member.

📒Transits Of Venus Iau C196 ✍ International Astronomical Union. Colloquium

✏Book Title : Transits of Venus IAU C196
✏Author : International Astronomical Union. Colloquium
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2005-06-30
✏Pages : 538
✏ISBN : 0521849071
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Transits of Venus IAU C196 Book Summary : Proceedings of the IAU C196 meeting, which coincided with the 8 June 2004 transit of Venus.

📒Who Is Allah ✍ Bruce B. Lawrence

✏Book Title : Who Is Allah
✏Author : Bruce B. Lawrence
✏Publisher : UNC Press Books
✏Release Date : 2015-04-06
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : 9781469620046
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Who Is Allah Book Summary : This vivid introduction to the heart of Islam offers a unique approach to understanding Allah, the central focus of Muslim religious expression. Drawing on history, culture, theology, politics, and the media, Bruce B. Lawrence identifies key religious practices by which Allah is revered and remembered, illuminating how the very name of Allah is interwoven into the everyday experience of millions of Muslims. For Muslims, as for adherents of other religions, intentions as well as practices are paramount in one's religious life. Lawrence elucidates how public utterances, together with private pursuits, reflect the emotive, sensory, and intellectual aspirations of the devout. Ranging from the practice of the tongue (speaking) to practices in cyberspace (online religious activities), Lawrence explores how Allah is invoked, defined, remembered, and also debated. While the practice of the heart demonstrates how Allah is remembered in Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam, the practice of the mind examines how theologians and philosophers have defined Allah in numerous contexts, often with conflicting aims. The practice of the ear marks the contemporary period, in which Lawrence locates and then assesses competing calls for jihad, or religious struggle, within the cacophony of an immensely diverse umma, the worldwide Muslim community.

📒Sufi Narratives Of Intimacy ✍ Sa'diyya Shaikh

✏Book Title : Sufi Narratives of Intimacy
✏Author : Sa'diyya Shaikh
✏Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
✏Release Date : 2012-03-05
✏Pages : 304
✏ISBN : 9780807869864
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Sufi Narratives of Intimacy Book Summary : Thirteenth-century Sufi poet, mystic, and legal scholar Muhyi al-Din ibn al-'Arabi gave deep and sustained attention to gender as integral to questions of human existence and moral personhood. Reading his works through a critical feminist lens, Sa'diyya Shaikh opens fertile spaces in which new and creative encounters with gender justice in Islam can take place. Grounding her work in Islamic epistemology, Shaikh attends to the ways in which Sufi metaphysics and theology might allow for fundamental shifts in Islamic gender ethics and legal formulations, addressing wide-ranging contemporary challenges including questions of women's rights in marriage and divorce, the politics of veiling, and women's leadership of ritual prayer. Shaikh deftly deconstructs traditional binaries between the spiritual and the political, private conceptions of spiritual development and public notions of social justice, and the realms of inner refinement and those of communal virtue. Drawing on the treasured works of Sufism, Shaikh raises a number of critical questions about the nature of selfhood, subjectivity, spirituality, and society to contribute richly to the prospects of Islamic feminism as well as feminist ethics more broadly.

✏Book Title : Adolescents Families and Social Development
✏Author : Judith G. Smetana
✏Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
✏Release Date : 2010-11-04
✏Pages : 336
✏ISBN : 9781444390889
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Adolescents Families and Social Development Book Summary : This book provides an in-depth examination of adolescents’ social development in the context of the family. Grounded in social domain theory, the book draws on the author’s research over the past 25 years Draws from the results of in-depth interviews with more than 700 families Explores adolescent-parent relationships among ethnic majority and minority youth in the United States, as well as research with adolescents in Hong Kong and China Discusses extensive research on disclosure and secrecy during adolescence, parenting, autonomy, and moral development Considers both popular sources such as movies and public surveys, as well as scholarly sources drawn from anthropology, history, sociology, social psychology, and developmental psychology Explores how different strands of development, including autonomy, rights and justice, and society and social convention, become integrated and coordinated in adolescence

📒The Call Of Bilal ✍ Edward E. Curtis IV

✏Book Title : The Call of Bilal
✏Author : Edward E. Curtis IV
✏Publisher : UNC Press Books
✏Release Date : 2014-10-15
✏Pages : 248
✏ISBN : 9781469618128
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Call of Bilal Book Summary : How do people in the African diaspora practice Islam? While the term "Black Muslim" may conjure images of Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, millions of African-descended Muslims around the globe have no connection to the American-based Nation of Islam. The Call of Bilal is a penetrating account of the rich diversity of Islamic religious practice among Africana Muslims worldwide. Covering North Africa and the Middle East, India and Pakistan, Europe, and the Americas, Edward E. Curtis IV reveals a fascinating range of religious activities--from the observance of the five pillars of Islam and the creation of transnational Sufi networks to the veneration of African saints and political struggles for racial justice. Weaving together ethnographic fieldwork and historical perspectives, Curtis shows how Africana Muslims interpret not only their religious identities but also their attachments to the African diaspora. For some, the dispersal of African people across time and space has been understood as a mere physical scattering or perhaps an economic opportunity. For others, it has been a metaphysical and spiritual exile of the soul from its sacred land and eternal home.