Juvenile Fiction

The Indian Horse Mystery

Author: Mary Adrian

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 126

View: 174

Harold "Hap" Miller, whose parents owned the Hanging Rock Ranch, is best friends with Jim Hawn, a boy of the Yakima Indian tribe. When a calf goes missing on the ranch, the two boys ride out to find it -- and set off a chain of events that reveals a modern-day mystery! "Another fast moving Mary Adrian mystery. Like the others, into its plot is woven a lot of interesting information about life on a western ranch and an Indian reservation." -- The Times Recorder

Spoor of an Indian Horse

Author: Soman Gouda

Publisher: SomeKranthi Creations


Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 645

Spoor of an Indian Horse is the unforgettable story of Laxman, a lonely corporate professional, at a crucial juncture in his life, seeks to refuge in writing about his fairytale-like childhood full of serendipitous encounters, in the hope of finding the purpose of his existence. A boy in a southern Indian village with a buffalo to be taken care along with his school, leaves home at a dawn, after a series of debacles and dejections that come his way. Then follows his stint at the summit of a hill nearby the village, at White Horse Dargah — with a dying Sufi saint and an enchanting stallion. He remains obscured, behind the curtains in sanctum and helps the needy pilgrims with his prodigious talent in number patterns. After few days, eyes of a gang of gamblers fall on the wonder boy. What happens after that? Laxman in his present life struggles — to cope up with his alienated life, and to escape the strained liaison with his neighbour woman. The process of tracing his own footprints I.e self-reflection ignites his soul to transform his present life as well. He finds the lost thread of the purpose of his life and evolves into a complete man, by churning through his memories. The story that begins as an individual’s ends as that of a satisfying Indian narrative. It is a skilfully interwoven tale with the multifarious themes such as repercussions of globalization both at individual and societal levels, economic imbalance, cultural conflicts, illiteracy, migratory chaos, communal amalgamation, corporate alienation and so on. Spoor... is also an awe-inspiring story of success and idealism of an unlikely boy from a remote village of southern India.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Horse and the Plains Indians

Author: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 118

View: 140

Documents the transformative period in the early sixteenth century when the Spaniards introduced horses to the Great Plains and how horses became an integral part of the Plains Indians' culture.
Technology & Engineering

Glossary of Indian Crops

Author: N.R. Das

Publisher: Scientific Publishers


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 615

The book, entitled, 'Glossary of Indian Crops' has been written according to the English alphabetical order of crops and crop-words (i.e. same crop, having different names), for obtaining total number. The total number is 1164. The crops, have been given here in English / generic names with serial numbers. The names of the crops / species and their common names, have been written with bold letters, whereas the scientific names and the family names, have been italicized. All the crops have been described, in short, mentioning the scientific names, common names, family names, types / natures, growing period and also the conditions, utilization, NPK-fertilizer requirements (if any), soil types, irrigation schedules, crop-speciality, by-product utilization, economic yields and other important points, through a loose format. In the same crop, the different species under same genus have been mentioned with three small italicized letters at the end of the crop, whereas same crop with different genus and species, have been given with three italicized letters each of both genus and species with a slash (/) in between. The English alphabetical order of crops and crop-words, have been maintained chronologically within alphabets, as far as possible. Every man, concerning agriculture, needs this book, for his knowledge in crops, throughout his entire life.
Indians of North America

Our Wild Indians

Author: Richard Irving Dodge



Category: Indians of North America

Page: 653

View: 239

Electronic books

The Indian Frontier

Author: Jos Gommans

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Electronic books

Page: 352

View: 542

This omnibus brings together some old and some recent works by Jos Gommans on the warhorse and its impact on medieval and early modern state-formation in South Asia. These studies are based on Gommans¿ observation that Indian empires always had to deal with a highly dynamic inner frontier between semi-arid wilderness and settled agriculture. Such inner frontiers could only be bridged by the ongoing movements of Turkish, Afghan, Rajput and other warbands. Like the most spectacular examples of the Delhi Sultanate and the Mughal Empires, they all based their power on the exploitation of the most lethal weapon of that time: the warhorse. In discussing the breeding and trading of horses and their role in medieval and early modern South Asian warfare, Gommans also makes some thought-provoking comparisons with Europe and the Middle East. Since the Indian frontier is part of the much larger Eurasian Arid Zone that links the Indian subcontinent to West, Central and East Asia, the final essay explores the connected and entangled history of the Turko-Mongolian warband in the Ottoman and Timurid Empires, Russia and China.