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Local Library Thread Anon 09/13/2022 (Tue) 19:43:10 ID:e119df No. 397 [Reply]
What's your favorite nearby library? It seems like public libraries in India are a complete state. I usually go to the Asiatic Society library which has roughly everything you could ask for, but it isn't the kind where you can borrow. Also doesn't have much that's in other languages. The other libraries usually end up being college libraries or reading rooms with zero selection. What's the situation in your city?
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>>402 Nah, I have a friend who has a Bibliotik account. Pretty much every book is available there, and the quality is top notch. The only downside is that I freeload off him.
you guys have city libraries, that's nice...
>>406 You don't need one, just buy a kindle, get into a couple of pvt trackers and pirate every book in existence. A seedbox costs 800rs/month.
>>405 Next time I head there I'll name a hundred titles you can't find anywhere else. You'd be surprised at how much literature there exists beyond the mainstream.
>>408 Ik mate. I guess you haven't discovered the power of pvt trackers like BIB yet. They fulfill any request within 24hrs. The problem is that it's impossible to get into unless you have a friend in there.

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Yoga Sutra Anon 09/09/2022 (Fri) 16:42:42 ID:c8cdd4 No. 365 [Reply]
what translation of the Yoga Sutras would you recommend? I tried looking elsewhere but most recommend (((indologist))) translations
>>365 BUMP. I have heard the patanjali books are good. Any anon care to expand ?
>>365 >>374 Use this one, since it has the original Sanskrit side-by-side: https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/yoga-sutras-with-vedanta-commentaries
>>375 Dhanyavaad anonji.

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/his/ - History General - 75 Years of Dindustan Edition Anon 08/20/2022 (Sat) 17:55:36 ID:5a90b6 No. 85 [Reply]
Let's discuss Indian history. Post books you consider essential for any reasonable reading of recent Indian history and broad culture. Books that reflect on different aspects of the last 75 years are particularly welcome - from sports to entertainment to education to the economy. Included Six Glorious Epochs so newfags can have a more colorful introduction to broader Indian history.
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>>98 The one thread I thought would take off ends with me being called a chamaar I've read praise for that one, but I'm kinda bored with general Indian histories now. Was looking for more specific histories y'know, why Indian sports (save for cricket) suck so much, a non LGBT book on modern hijdas, the rise and fall of Campa Cola, shit like that.
>>121 To be clear, I don't mean that I want a history on these specific things. Meant histories on oddly specific things you people have read and found interesting
>>85 Read decolonising the hindu mind by elst, its the best book i ve read about overview of ideological development and polemic about hindu pol movements
>>122 Read Gurcharan Das's works.
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How a tiny office of 35 in London enslaved an entire empire

Sanskrit courses Anon 09/07/2022 (Wed) 02:40:55 ID:3fee6e No. 355 [Reply]
>>355 It depends on your priorities. If your goal is fluency in spoken Sanskrit, this looks like a pretty worthwhile course. If your goal is understanding scripture and ancient literature, you'd be better off reading a Sanskrit grammar textbook.
>>356 Thanks anon. I'd like both, but I'll probably start with the grammar and basic vocab from the site and books you(?) recc'd last thread. Thanks yaar.
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>>355 >find a reputed college professor >see if he has written any book >work your way through that book its literally that easy, that guy must have referred to atleast 20 course and books to produce his book + his teaching experience trust me you will not be disappointed

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I wanna know my rights Gujjew chad 09/06/2022 (Tue) 16:14:59 ID:1c27a7 No. 354 [Reply]
So lawyerbros and my pyaare anons, can you suggest me books or websites or something which can brief me about laws and rights in India. I want to be well versed of the things i can do and cant in daily life
>>354 M Lakshmikant Indian Polity

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/sa/ reads The Metamorphosis - Starting from 28/8/22 Anon 08/27/2022 (Sat) 15:13:20 ID:8b78ad No. 261 [Reply]
Its the first /sa/ reads thread so i have decided to use a short book, use this thread to recommend other books and future prospects of these threads No the book won't be changed, you can recommend your book and we will add it in the next strawpoll as its just a matter of 3 days - >day 1 - 28/8/22 chapter 1, page 2-18 >day 2 - 29/8/22 chapter 2, page 19-36 >day 3 - 30/8/22 chapter 3, page 37-54
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>>348 >narcopolis >tartar steppe >dracula 3 books so far... 2 more books and we will make a poll i think many guys who participated in the /lit/ threads on /b/ aren't aware about /sa/, so you think we should shill /sa/ there ?
>>349 how is crime and punishment yaaro? you can include notes from underground as well, I didn't finish it last time. Might give it one more try if everyone reads along
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What am I in for, /sa/thiyo? Also more recommendations for new readers are welcome.
>>350 >how is crime and punishment yaaro based book, will add it into the poll too
>>351 >>352 Whose translations are easily readable when it comes to dostos works? I don't want literal translation, it should be just fun to read. P&V seemed like blabbercucks who used too much jargon. What does this board think?

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JT- Japanese thread Anon 08/31/2022 (Wed) 15:15:24 ID:c51e38 No. 312 [Reply]
This is a thread for learning japanese language Guide: https://itazuraneko.neocities.org/ Lets learn japanese together
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>>312 どこまでやってきましたか。
>>314 4ケ月こと勉強している。まだことが下手だ
>>315 俺はOPだ。電話でこの書き込みいるだからIDが別だ
imagine learning Japanese

Anon 08/27/2022 (Sat) 16:30:52 ID:2625e1 No. 274 [Reply]
https://brhat.in/brhat/openlibrary/ Free open source library about bharatiya samrajya .Your welcome
>>274 bookmarked, thanks for contribution jaggu
>>274 Bump. Based jaggu. http://library.bjp.org/jspui/ Scroll down and enjoy

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Why was he like this ? Anon 08/27/2022 (Sat) 05:13:07 ID:a9899b No. 229 [Reply]
ah geez, it's so hot in here like man, I'm sweating bullets right now. Like dude, your honor, it was so fucking hot I had no choice but to randomly kill that guy. Bro it's so fucking hot in this courtroom. Fuck man, I'm sweating all over the place right now
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>>229 The big brain answer would be it showed racism towards algerians and arabs in general, or the absurdist angle which is a valid explanation too. But Camuism is better summed up as no reason.
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>>234 apparently he wrote it in the reflection of his autistic friend and im not surprised a bit Its also hypothesized that he mistakenly took the autism of his friend as a stoic masculine trait hence resulting in such a weird ending
>>235 Kek. And people formed a movement around it
>>262 most of the books that are shilled among normies had similar motivations, its just that the hype of a certain group of people got adopted by a majority I wonder what people thought of it when it was published
>>280 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hJZEq61KeM Sharing video to show what i mean. But people do read too much meaning into his works.

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The poems of Tolkien Anon 08/27/2022 (Sat) 06:28:16 ID:6597f8 No. 239 [Reply]
since im a fantasy fag, i was really influenced by the way Tolkien used poems in his works to explain the lore and scene in a much more creative and condensed form Hence we post and discuss the poems of Tolkien
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Long live the Halflings! Praise them with great praise! Cuio i Pheriain anann! Aglar'ni Pheriannath! Praise them with great praise, Frodo and Samwise! Daur a Berhael, Conin en Annûn! Eglerio! Praise them! Eglerio! A laita te, laita te! Andave laituvalmet! Praise them! Cormacolindor, a laita tárienna! Praise them! The Ring-bearers, praise them with great praise!
>>239 His Sindarin poems are much better than anything he's written in English or in Quenya. A Elbereth Gilthoniel silivren penna míriel o menel aglar elenath! Na-chaered palan-díriel o galadhremmin ennorath, Fanuilos, le linnathon nef aear, sí nef aearon! A Elbereth Gilthoniel o menel palan-díriel, le nallon sí di'nguruthos! A tiro nin, Fanuilos!
>>254 too kino yaar - In the willow-meads of Tasarinan I walked in the Spring. Ah! the sight and the smell of the Spring in Nan-tasarion! And I said that was good. I wandered in Summer in the elm-woods of Ossiriand. Ah! the light and the music in the Summer by the Seven Rivers of Ossir! And I thought that was best. To the beeches of Neldoreth I came in the Autumn. Ah! the gold and the red and the sighing of leaves in the Autumn in Taur-na-neldor! It was more than my desire. To the pine-trees upon the highland of Dorthonion I climbed in the Winter. Ah! the wind and the whiteness and the black branches of Winter upon Orod-na-Thôn! My voice went up and sang in the sky. And now all those lands lie under the wave, And I walk in Ambarona, in Tauremorna, in Aldalómë,

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>>242 this one is really hits tbh Gil gilad was the last high king of middle earth and led the elves in the last alliance He rules the entire middle earth after the capture of sauron to the point sauron thought of giving up his idea of ruling middle earth prior to the devastation of numenor He was the one who fought sauron himself along with elendil (last high king of men and numenorians), both of them inflicted severe wounds to sauron and ultimately decimated him but died in the struggle This gave the chance to isildur son of elendil to take the one ring from sauron's body but eventually fell to the demise himself - You could say that his demise eventually marked the losing power of elves in middle earth, even galadriel and elrond accepted this
>>239 Try reading George rr Martin if you like Tolkien, A song of ice and fire is a good read