A NOVEL OF HIGH ADVENTURE, GREAT STORYTELLING AND MORAL PURPOSE, BASED ON AN EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY OF EIGHT YEARS IN THE BOMBAY UNDERWORLD. ‘IN THE EARLY 80S, GREGORY DAVID ROBERTS, AN ARMED ROBBER AND HEROIN ADDICT, ESCAPED FROM AN AUSTRALIAN PRISON TO INDIA, WHERE HE LIVED IN A BOMBAY SLUM. THERE, HE ESTABLISHED A FREE HEALTH CLINIC AND ALSO JOINED THE MAFIA, WORKING AS A MONEY LAUNDERER, FORGER AND STREET SOLDIER. HE FOUND TIME TO LEARN HINDI AND MARATHI, FALL IN LOVE, AND SPEND TIME BEING WORKED OVER IN AN INDIAN JAIL
This book offers a wonderful variety of tempting, finger-licking, delectable dishes that bring out the true flavour of Sri Lankan food. There are dishes for all occasions. Whether planning a nutritious meal for your family or an elegant dinner, this book will prove to be the ultimate resource. There are recipes for fish, chicken and prawns; for rice, gravies, curries and pickles; and for cakes, cookies and breakfast dishes. These easy-to-follow recipes guarantee success and give the reader the confidence and expertise to extend their cooking repertoire. Sumptuous full-color photographs accompany the recipes.
The Leader Who Had No Title is a motivational novel written by one of the world’s most highly respected leadership experts Robin Sharma. Talking about all those leaders who were not honored in their conventional domain, but their ideologies certainly proved them otherwise is the subject around which the book has been written. Pointing out that anyone can be a leader, this book is written in a business fable style, which makes it all the more interesting and engaging.
Synopsis This book presents the history of Sri Lanka from the earliest times to the present. Sri Lanka is an ancient civilization, shaped and thrust into the modern globalizing world by its colonial experience. With its own unique problems, many of them historical legacies, it is a nation trying to maintain a democratic, pluralistic state structure while struggling to come to terms with separatist aspirations. This is a complex story, and there is perhaps no better person to present it in reasoned, scholarly terms than K. M. de Silva, Sri Lanka’s most distinguished and prolific historian. “A History of Sri Lanka”, first published in 1981, has established itself as the standard work on the subject.
A photographic identification guide to 125 tree species most commonly seen in Sri Lanka, perfect for resident and visitor alike. Over 350 high quality photographs from Sri Lanka’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography and climate, the different habitats and tree structure.
A fully comprehensive field guide to the 462 bird species of Sri Lanka. With photographs from the author and the region’s other top-quality nature photographers, each species is illustrated, including variants where relevant. The guide is focussed on field use to help beginners and experts identify species.