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Mani

Mani

  • Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • ISBN: 1848545436
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 300
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This is Patrick Leigh Fermor's spellbinding part-travelogue, part inspired evocation of a part of Greece's past. Joining him in the Mani, one of Europe's wildest and most isolated regions, cut off from the rest of Greece by the towering Taygettus mountain range and hemmed in by the Aegean and Ionian seas, we discover a rocky central prong of the Peleponnese at the southernmost point in Europe. Bad communications only heightening the remoteness, this Greece - south of ancient Sparta - is one that maintains perhaps a stronger relationship with the ancient past than with the present. Myth becomes history, and vice versa. Leigh Fermor's hallmark descriptive writing and capture of unexpected detail have made this book, first published in 1958, a classic - together with its Northern Greece counterpart, Roumeli.

Mani

Mani

Travels in the Southern Peloponnese

  • Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Publisher: John Murray Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780719566912
  • Category: Mani (Greece)
  • Page: 336
  • View: 8833
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This is Patrick Leigh Fermor's spellbinding part-travelogue, part inspired evocation of a part of Greece's past. Joining him in the Mani, one of Europe's wildest and most isolated regions, cut off from the rest of Greece by the towering Taygettus mountain range and hemmed in by the Aegean and Ionian seas, we discover a rocky central prong of the Peleponnese at the southernmost point in Europe. Bad communications only heightening the remoteness, this Greece - south of ancient Sparta - is one that maintains perhaps a stronger relationship with the ancient past than with the present. Myth becomes history, and vice versa. Leigh Fermor's hallmark descriptive writing and capture of unexpected detail have made this book, first published in 1958, a classic - together with its Northern Greece counterpart, Roumeli.

Mani

Mani

Travels in the Southern Peloponnese

  • Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Peloponnesus
  • Page: 320
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Mani and I, Memoirs of a Banarasi Karachiite

Mani and I, Memoirs of a Banarasi Karachiite

  • Author: Asif Siddiqi
  • Publisher: Bibliophile South Asia
  • ISBN: 9788185002521
  • Category: Immigrants
  • Page: 259
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Memoirs of the author, Pakistani economist who migrated from India.

Mr. Mani

Mr. Mani

A Novel

  • Author: A. B. Yehoshua
  • Publisher: HMH
  • ISBN: 0547542453
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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New York Times Notable Book: A story of six generations of a Jewish family, by an author Saul Bellow called “one of Israel’s world-class writers.” In this novel, a winner of both the National Jewish Book Award and the first Israeli Literature Prize, A. B. Yehoshua weaves a deeply affecting family saga and an portrait of Jewish life over the past two centuries. The story moves backward through time, unfolding over the course of five conversations. On a kibbutz in the Negev in 1982, a student describes her strange meeting with her boyfriend’s father, Judge Gavriel Mani. On German-occupied Crete in 1944, a Nazi soldier recounts his attempts to hunt down the Mani family. In Jerusalem in 1918, a Jewish lawyer in the British army briefs his commanding officer on the forthcoming trial of the political agitator Yosef Mani. In a village in southern Poland in 1899, a young doctor reports back to his father on his travels, and on his sister’s romance with Dr. Moshe Mani. And in Athens in 1848, Avraham Mani reveals the heartbreaking tale of the death of his son, Yonef, in Jerusalem. Alfred Kazin hailed Mr. Mani as “one of the most remarkable pieces of fiction I have ever read.” Named as one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly, it is both an absorbing tale and a powerful statement about family, faith, and the weight of history. Translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin

Conversations with Mani Ratnam

Conversations with Mani Ratnam

  • Author: Baradwaj Rangan
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 8184756909
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 352
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Mani Ratnam’s Nayakan is among Time’s ‘100 Best Movies Ever’; and Roja launched A.R. Rahman. This book, unique to Indian cinema, illuminates the genius of the man behind these and eighteen other masterly films. For the first time ever, Mani Ratnam opens up here, to Baradwaj Rangan, about his art, as well as his life before films. In these freewheeling conversations—candid, witty, pensive, and sometimes combative—many aspects of his films are explored. Ratnam elaborates in a personal vein on his choice of themes, from the knottiness in urban relationships (Agni Natchatiram) to the rents in the national fabric (Bombay); his directing of children (Anjali); his artful use of songs; his innovative use of lighting; as also his making of films in Hindi and other languages. There are fond recollections of collaborations with stalwarts like Balu Mahendra, P.C. Sreeram, Thotta Tharrani and Gulzar, among many others. And delectable behind-the-scenes stories—from the contrasting working styles of the legendary composer Ilaiyaraaja and Rahman to the unexpected dimensions Kamal Haasan brought to the filming of Nayakan to what Raavan was like when originally conceived. In short, like Mani Ratnam’s films, Conversations surprises, entertains and stimulates. With Rangan’s personal and impassioned introduction setting the Tamil and national context of the films, and with posters, script pages and numerous stills, this book is a sumptuous treat for serious lovers of cinema as well as the casual moviegoer looking for a peek behind the process.

The Gospel of the Prophet Mani

The Gospel of the Prophet Mani

  • Author: Duncan Greenlees
  • Publisher: Book Tree
  • ISBN: 1585095028
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 580
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For many centuries Manicheism was a powerful and far-reaching religion, rivaled only by Christianity in its scope, but today it is virtually unheard of. It was more dualistic, Gnostic and spiritual so became the arch rival of Christianity and was ultimately stamped out. Every effort has been made to remove it from the memory of humankind and, for the most part, these efforts were a success. Today, however, there is a resurgence of interest in Gnostic thought and teachings. This book will contribute a wealth of new information that would otherwise be lost to history. There is without question no better book on the subject. The author has assembled every known lost fragment of the faith that could possibly be found in order to accurately reassemble its doctrines and teachings. The information is presented factually, without a bias in either direction, to document this movement and its history accurately. He lets the teachings speak for themselves, which allows the reader to make an independent assessment regarding its veracity. From an historical point of view the book is valuable because it both broadens and clarifies our view of religious history, showing what Christianity was truly up against and why Manicheism remained so popular for so long. There is no doubt that the prophet Mani was a great spiritual teacher - he had to be for the religion to flourish for so long. It lasted for over one thousand years in one form or another. Many of the holy books written by Mani have been lost or destroyed, only fragments remain, while his followers were killed and persecuted for centuries. What has been recovered has been painstakingly pieced together in this important work for the benefit of scholars, religious researchers and those interested in alternative spiritual paths.

Contentious Traditions

Contentious Traditions

The Debate on Sati in Colonial India

  • Author: Lata Mani
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520214064
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 246
  • View: 7918
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"An important and disturbing book. Lata Mani has reopened the archives on widow burning in colonial India. Her meticulous reading of contemporary texts . . . is exemplary for its conceptual sophistication. Unsettling and illuminating, this is feminist scholarship at its best."--Ranajit Guha, founding editor "Subaltern Studies" "Mani's argument that the terms 'tradition' and 'modernity' are inscribed and reinscribed in the bodies of colonized women has forever changed our understandings of patriarchy, nationalism, and colonialism, and indeed redefined the conditions for 'knowing' with respect to these contexts."--Lisa Lowe, author of "Immigration Acts" "Lata Mani's brilliant and persuasive analysis of official, native and missionary writings on "sati" in colonial India makes for a new beginning in contemporary analysis of colonial discourse.This is the book that many have waited for. A landmark publication in several fields at once: modern South Asian history, feminist critiques of colonial discourse, and cultural studies."--Dipesh Chakrabarty, University of Chicago

Mani

Mani

A Religio-historical Description of His Personality

  • Author: L. J. R. Ort
  • Publisher: Brill Archive
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Manichaeism
  • Page: 290
  • View: 1661
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Solar Radiation Over India

Solar Radiation Over India

  • Author: Anna Mani and S. Rangarajan
  • Publisher: Allied Publishers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Mani & Pitouee

Mani & Pitouee

The True Legend of Sleeping Bear Dunes

  • Author: Paul H. Sutherland,Timothy M. Gibbons
  • Publisher: Utopia Press
  • ISBN: 0966106032
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 30
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Ecology and Biogeography of High Altitude Insects

Ecology and Biogeography of High Altitude Insects

  • Author: M.S. Mani
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9789061931140
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 530
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In my book Introduction to High Altitude Entomology, published in 1962, I summa rized the results of eight years' studies, mainly on the Himalaya. I have since then had the opportunity of studying the collections of high altitude insects from the Alps, Carpathians, Caucasus, Urals, Alai-Pamirs, Tien Shan, Altai and other im portant mountains of the world in different museums and institutions in Europe. Through the courtesy and generosity of the Academy of Sciences of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, I was also able to personally collect insects and make valuable field observations on the Caucasus, the Alai-Pamirs, Ala-Tau and the Tien Shan mountains. Through comparative studies I have tried to synthesize the fundamental principles of high altitude entomology. I have described here the distinctive characters of the high altitude environment, the ecological specializations of the high altitude insects, their ecological inter relations and the outstanding peculiarities of their biogeography. I have also pre sented here an outline of the high altitude entomology of the principal mountains of the world, with brief accounts of their orogeny, geology and vegetation. This book differs from all other contributions in the field in its comparative ecological approach and in the fact that the main emphasis is throughout on the evolution of the high altitude ecosystem as an integral part of the orogeny. High mountains are, in all parts of the world, important and independent centres of origin and differ entiation of distinctive and highly specialized ecosystems and faunas.

Women, Power, and Political Change

Women, Power, and Political Change

  • Author: Bonnie G. Mani
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 9780739118900
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 315
  • View: 8328
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Women, Power, and Political Change analyzes the lives of fourteen American women who faciliated social and political changes since America's founding. Bonnie G. Mani describes the social and political context of each time period and uncovers how women can influence public policy without holding elected office and without personal wealth.

Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

  • Author: Mani S. Kavuru
  • Publisher: Professional Communications
  • ISBN: 1932610383
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 288
  • View: 1123
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Review of all aspects of asthma from definition and classification through diagnosis and treatment. The role of bronchodilators, anti-inflammatory agents, anti-leukotrienes, and anti-IGE therapy in treatment is discussed, along with complete drug-dosing information. Detailed treatment algorithms based on NIH guidelines are presented. A separate chapter on combination therapy and its importance is included.

Cosmopolitical Claims

Cosmopolitical Claims

Turkish-German Literatures from Nadolny to Pamuk

  • Author: B. Venkat Mani
  • Publisher: University of Iowa Press
  • ISBN: 1587297361
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 262
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Cosmopolitical Claims is a profoundly original study of the works of Sten Nadonly, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Feridun Zaimoglu, and 2006 Nobel prize in literature recipient Orhan Pamuk. Rather than using the proverbial hyphen in “Turkish-German” to indicate a culture caught between two nations, Venkat Mani is interested in how Turkish-German literature engages in a scrutiny of German and Turkish national identity.

Automatic Summarization

Automatic Summarization

  • Author: Inderjeet Mani
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9789027249869
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 285
  • View: 5039
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With the explosion in the quantity of on-line text and multimedia information in recent years, there has been a renewed interest in automatic summarization. This book provides a systematic introduction to the field, explaining basic definitions, the strategies used by human summarizers, and automatic methods that leverage linguistic and statistical knowledge to produce extracts and abstracts. Drawing from a wealth of research in artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and information retrieval, the book also includes detailed assessments of evaluation methods and new topics such as multi-document and multimedia summarization. Previous automatic summarization books have been either collections of specialized papers, or else authored books with only a chapter or two devoted to the field as a whole. This is the first textbook on the subject, developed based on teaching materials used in two one-semester courses. To further help the student reader, the book includes detailed case studies, accompanied by end-of-chapter reviews and an extensive glossary.Audience: students and researchers, as well as information technology managers, librarians, and anyone else interested in the subject.

Confessions of a Secular Fundamentalist

Confessions of a Secular Fundamentalist

  • Author: Mani Shankar Aiyar
  • Publisher: Penguin Books India
  • ISBN: 9780143062059
  • Category: Religion and state
  • Page: 304
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In Confessions Of A Secular Fundamentalist, Mani Shankar Aiyar, Crusader For A Secular Credo, Calls For An Unambiguous And Decisive Restoration Of Secularism To The Core Of Our Nationhood. In Doing So, He Revisits Every Dimension Of Our Secular Ethos And Exposes The Various Myths Perpetuated By Communal Elements Of All Hues. Putting Under The Scanner Contentious Issues Like Conversions, Uniform Civil Code And Article 370, He Nails The Falsehood Underlying Terms Like Pseudo-Secularism , Appeasement And Soft Hindutva . And He Places The Domestic Debate Over Secularism In India In The Wider External Dimension By Discussing The Experiences Of Countries Like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Israel And Erstwhile Yugoslavia. Admitting To Wearing His Secularism On His Sleeve, Aiyar Reasons That Only A Determined And Inflexible Adherence To Secularism Can Counter Religious Bigotry And Fundamentalism. Clear In His Convictions, With History, Logic And Persuasive Argument At His Command, This Is Mani Shankar Aiyar At His Best, On A Subject That We Can Ignore Only At Our Own Peril.

Computational Modeling of Narrative

Computational Modeling of Narrative

  • Author: Inderjeet Mani
  • Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • ISBN: 1608459810
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 144
  • View: 6157
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The field of narrative (or story) understanding and generation is one of the oldest in natural language processing (NLP) and artificial intelligence (AI), which is hardly surprising, since storytelling is such a fundamental and familiar intellectual and social activity. In recent years, the demands of interactive entertainment and interest in the creation of engaging narratives with life-like characters have provided a fresh impetus to this field. This book provides an overview of the principal problems, approaches, and challenges faced today in modeling the narrative structure of stories. The book introduces classical narratological concepts from literary theory and their mapping to computational approaches. It demonstrates how research in AI and NLP has modeled character goals, causality, and time using formalisms from planning, case-based reasoning, and temporal reasoning, and discusses fundamental limitations in such approaches. It proposes new representations for embedded narratives and fictional entities, for assessing the pace of a narrative, and offers an empirical theory of audience response. These notions are incorporated into an annotation scheme called NarrativeML. The book identifies key issues that need to be addressed, including annotation methods for long literary narratives, the representation of modality and habituality, and characterizing the goals of narrators. It also suggests a future characterized by advanced text mining of narrative structure from large-scale corpora and the development of a variety of useful authoring aids. This is the first book to provide a systematic foundation that integrates together narratology, AI, and computational linguistics. It can serve as a narratology primer for computer scientists and an elucidation of computational narratology for literary theorists. It is written in a highly accessible manner and is intended for use by a broad scientific audience that includes linguists (computational and formal semanticists), AI researchers, cognitive scientists, computer scientists, game developers, and narrative theorists.

Coordinate Geometry

Coordinate Geometry

Polar Coordinates Approach

  • Author: Mukut Mani Tripathi
  • Publisher: Alpha Science Int'l Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9781842652251
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 149
  • View: 8654
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Presents a systematic study of straight lines, circles and conics by using the powerful tool of polar coordinates. This book contains sufficient number of solved examples and problems, placed in an appropriate order, to help understand the concepts and techniques.

A Course in Modern Control System

A Course in Modern Control System

  • Author: Saurabh Mani Tripathi
  • Publisher: Firewall Media
  • ISBN: 9788131802564
  • Category: Feedback control systems
  • Page: 175
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