Sacred Games

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Author: Vikram Chandra
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571267149
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Category : Fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 912
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An enormously satisfying, exciting and enriching book, Vikram Chandra's novel draws the reader deep into the lives of detective Sartaj Singh and Ganesh Gaitonde, the most wanted gangster in India. Sartaj, the only Sikh inspector in the whole of Mumbai, is used to being identified by his turban, beard and the sharp cut of his trousers. But 'the silky Sikh' is now past forty, his marriage is over and his career prospects are on the slide. When Sartaj gets an anonymous tip off as to the secret hideout of the legendary boss of the G-company, he's determined that he'll be the one to collect the prize. This is a sprawling, epic novel of friendships and betrayals, of terrible violence, of an astonishing modern city and its underworld. Drawing on the best of Victorian fiction, mystery novels, Bollywood movies and Vikram Chandra's years of first hand research on the streets of Mumbai, this novel reads like a potboiling page-turner but resonates with the intelligence and emotional depth of the best of literature.


Der Pate Von Bombay

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Author: Vikram Chandra
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783746624839
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Languages : de
Pages : 1359
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Inspektor Sartaj Singh, Melancholiker und Frauenheld wider Willen, wird jäh aus seinem Alltag gerissen: Ein anonymer Anrufer setzt ihn auf die Spur Ganesh Gaitondes, des meistgesuchten Gangsters Indiens. Die Ermittlungen führen Sartaj hinter die Kulissen von Bollywood, Politik und Wirtschaft. Eine mörderische Suche nach Wahrheit, ein Strudel aus Gewalt, Spionage und Religionskämpfen. (Quelle: Buchdeckel verso).


Sacred Games

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Author: Gary Corby
Publisher: Soho Crime
ISBN: 9781616953690
Size: 35.53 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 368
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Nico works to clear his Olympics competitor best friend of a false murder accusation when a rival is found dead, a situation that is complicated by escalating violence between Athens and Sparta.


Sacred Games

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Author: Bernhard Lang
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300172263
Size: 18.11 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 509
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Professor Bernhard Lang argues that the meaning of Christian ritual is embodied in six elementary forms, all of which have their roots in ancient, pre-Christian ritual. Well illustrated, written in a readable style, and geared to the general reader as well as to students and scholars, this pioneering work should become an indispensable addition to the broader study of Christianity. 50 illustrations.


Sacred Games

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Author: Gary Corby
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1616952288
Size: 23.48 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 350
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A murder during the Olympics may spark a war between Athens and Sparta in this historical mystery in the “consistently excellent series” (Booklist). It is the Olympics of 460 BC. Nicolaos’s best friend, Timodemus, is a competitor in the pankration, the deadly martial art of ancient Greece. Timo is hot favorite to win—his only serious rival is Parmonos from Sparta. When Parmonos is found beaten to death, it seems obvious Timodemus would be the killer. Who else could have killed the second-best fighter in all Hellas but the very best? The judges of the competition sentence Timodemus to be executed in four days’ time, as soon as the Sacred Games have finished. Complicating everything is the fact that Athens and Sparta are already at each other’s throats, in the opening stages of a power struggle for control of Hellas. If an Athenian is found to have cheated at the Games by murdering a Spartan, it will be everything the hawks in Sparta need to declare open war the moment the Sacred Truce is over. And that’s a war Athens cannot hope to win. Now Nico and his partner in sleuthing, the annoyingly clever priestess Diotima, have four days to save their friend and avert a war that would tear their world apart.


Tanz Der G Tter

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Author: Vikram Chandra
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ISBN: 9783746622903
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Languages : de
Pages : 692
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Sacred Games

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Author: Gerald Jacobs
Publisher: Penguin Uk
ISBN:
Size: 48.61 MB
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Category : Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Languages : un
Pages : 268
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During the WWII, Miklos Hammer, a Hungarian Jew from Budapest, was a member of the forced-labour Jewish battalion in the Hungarian army. But as the Nazis accelerated their anti-Semitic policies, he was arrested, held in the Jewish ghetto of a town, and transported, one of millions, to the death camps. This title tells the story of his survival.


Sex And Other Sacred Games

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Author: Kim Chernin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Category : Fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 271
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Two women--one a European feminist, the other a licentious American--debate modern female sexuality, exploring the possibility of women inventing a sexuality of their own


Feuer Der Vergeltung

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Author: C.J. Sansom
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104037051
Size: 22.66 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 544
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England, 1540: Die Suche nach der Wunderwaffe Es ist Mai anno 1540, genau drei Jahre nach den Vorfällen im Kloster Scarnsea. Matthew Shardlake hat sich aus Cromwells Dunstkreis enttäuscht zurückgezogen, nachdem er dessen Intrigen und Machenschaften auf die Schliche gekommen war. Er lebt seitdem unbehelligt in London und soll als Rechtsanwalt eine junge Frau aus gutem Hause vertreten, der vorgeworfen wird, ihren Cousin ermordet zu haben. Die junge Frau schweigt zu alldem. Matthew ist aber von ihrer Unschuld überzeugt und versucht mit allen Mitteln, sie dem Foltertod zu entreissen. In dieser Zeit tritt auch Cromwell wieder in sein Leben: Dessen Stern ist bei Heinrich VIII. im Sinken begriffen, nachdem er diesem die deutsche Prinzession Anne von Kleve als Ehefrau vermittelt hat. Heinrich VIII. ist entsetzt über diese Wahl und hat sich schon wieder in Catherine Howard, ein Teenager und pikanterweise die Nichte des Herzogs von Norfolk, verliebt. Um sich die Gunst des Königs wieder zu sichern, braucht Cromwell etwas Spektakuläres, wobei Matthew Shardlake ihm helfen soll. In London geht das Gerücht um, dass es Leute gibt, die wissen,wie man ein griechisches Feuer entfacht - eine willkommene Waffe im heraufziehenden Krieg gegen Spanien und Frankreich. Shardlake soll die Formel besorgen - koste es, was es wolle.


Sacred Games Death And Renewal In The Ancient Eastern Woodlands

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Author: A. Martin Byers
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759120341
Size: 63.70 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : un
Pages : 558
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A. Martin Byers challenges the traditional views of the Ohio Hopewell embankment earthworks, providing an interpretation of them as sites of sacred games and world renewal rituals built and used by complex alliances of cult sodalities.