#DailyBookQuote 28Nov13  : Murasaki Shikibu’s The Tale of Genji
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#DailyBookQuote 28Nov13 : Murasaki Shikibu’s The Tale of Genji

#DailyBookQuote : 28th November 2013   –          Murasaki Shikibu (11th Century, Japan) –          Murasaki Shikibu’s The Tale of Genji The Tale of Genji is a classic work of Japanese literature written by the noblewoman and lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu in the early years of the 11th century, around the peak of the Heian period. It is … Continue reading

#DailyBookQuote 11June2013 : James Clavell’s Shogun
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#DailyBookQuote 11June2013 : James Clavell’s Shogun

#DailyBookQuote : 11th June 2013   –          James Clavell (Oct 10, 1924 – Sep 7, 1994) –          James Clavell’s Shogun A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love. All brought together in an extraordinary saga of a time and a place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust, … Continue reading

#DailyBookQuote 9May13 : Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha
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#DailyBookQuote 9May13 : Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha

#DailyBookQuote : 9th May 2013 –          Arthur Golden (Dec 6, 1956) –          Arthur Golden’s The memoirs of a Geisha In this literary tour de force, novelist Arthur Golden enters a remote and shimmeringly exotic world. For the protagonist of this peerlessly observant first novel is Sayuri, one of Japan’s most celebrated geisha, a woman who is both performer and courtesan, … Continue reading

#DailyBookQuote 19Apr13 : Haruki Murakami’s 1984
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#DailyBookQuote 19Apr13 : Haruki Murakami’s 1984

#DailyBookQuote : 19th April 2013 –          Haruki Murakami (Jan 12, 1949) –          Harumi Murakami’s 1984 A magnum opus from Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell’s 1984. The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out … Continue reading

#Anime from #Ghilbi Studio: Much more than just an animation movie
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#Anime from #Ghilbi Studio: Much more than just an animation movie

#Anime from #Ghilbi Studio: Much more than just an animation movie Ghibli Studio: Hayao Miyazai, Isao Takahata & Toshio Suzuki The name Ghibli is based on the Arabic name for the sirocco, or Mediterranean wind, the idea being the studio would “blow a new wind through the Japanese anime industry”.  Although the Italian/Arabic word is … Continue reading

Anime: Amazing window to Japanese Culture
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Anime: Amazing window to Japanese Culture

Anime: Amazing window to Japanese culture Japan and its cultural introduction through Anime http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-11-27/anime-professionals-talk-in-london-january-18 There is nothing permanent in the universe, everything keeps changing, evolving and over a period of time it is hard to imagine how much things have changed. When India was under the British occupation till 1947, most of the things that Indian were exposed … Continue reading