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Summary: Follows the life of Mahatma Gandhi from his days as a lawyer in South Africa to his role as India's spiritual leader by using his philosophy of non-violent but direct-action protest that helped end British rule. Centers on the extraordinary man who fought for a nonviolent, peaceful existence and set an entire nation free.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GAN

Grant, Neil

Summary: The sea is inside his blood. Cursed, or blessed, on both sides. When sixteen-year-old Rudra Solace dredges up a long-hidden secret in his father's trawl net, his life in the sleepy fishing village of Patonga shifts dramatically. It is not long before Rudra is leaving Australia behind, bound for India on a journey of discovery and danger. A wonderfully compelling tale of belonging and loss, of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Allen & Unwin 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC GRA

Summary: Historian Michael Wood chronicles the history of the Indian subcontinent, focusing especially on the diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes. The world's largest democracy and a rising economic giant, India is now as well known across the globe for its mastery of computer technology as it is for its many-armed gods and its famous spiritual traditions. But India is also the world's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Maya Vision International 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD STO

Choudhury, Kushanava

Summary: The author describes how, after moving to New Jersey at the age of twelve, he returned to Calcutta to work for an English language newspaper, where he encountered a chaotic, living city unchanged by time.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHOUDHURY, KUSHANAVA CHO

McGinty, Alice B.

Summary: Documents the 1930 Satyagraha protest movement, describing how Gandhi led a twenty-four-day march to the sea to demonstrate against Great Britain's salt tax while offering insight into his beliefs about non-violent civil disobedience.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amazon Children's Pub. 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 GAN

Summary: When their land is sold to developers, the magicians, acrobats, and puppeteers of Kathputli, a hand-built artist colony hidden away in the alleyways of Delhi since the 1970s, must find a way to unite or splinter apart forever. Filmed from 2011 to 2014, this documentray chronicles the last days of of Kathputli, focusing on Puran the Puppeteer, Rahman the Magician, and Maya the Acrobat as they...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TOM

Lelyveld, Joseph.

Summary: In this ambitious, original study, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lelyveld sets out to measure Gandhi's accomplishments as a politician and an advocate for the downtrodden--against Gandhi's own expectations and in light of his complex, conflicted feelings about his place in Indian history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GANDHI, MAHATMA LEL

Summary: Plunge right into northern India's intoxicating mix of riotous pandemonium and sublime beauty, from Old Delhi's teeming streets, pungent spices, and glorious jumble of shops to the magnificent man-made wonder, the Taj Mahal. Rajasthan beckons with its irresistible lure of brilliant colors, scorching days, ghostly twilights, and the fiery spirit of its people.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Questar 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 915.3 RUD

Kuhn, Betsy.

Summary: This book follows Mohandas Gandhi's development of his nonviolent protest theories from his days as a young lawyer in South Africa to his later leadership in India. In a defining civil rights gesture Gandhi defied Great Britain's salt monopoly in India when he led a march to a beach and picked up a handful of salt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 954.035 KUH

Gidla, Sujatha

Summary: "The stunning true story of an untouchable family who become teachers, and one, a poet and revolutionary. Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. While most untouchables are illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of twenty-six. It was only then...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 GID

Summary: Two decades after its original negatives were burned in a fire, Satyajit Ray's breathtaking milestone of world cinema rises from the ashes in a meticulously reconstructed new restoration of a family saga. Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) follows a poor Bengali family living in a village. The boy Apu's development grows as he witnesses the protection of family members' reputations, the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN APU

Summary: Beset by the political tension of an unsettled year, Gandhi calls for British removal from India. Police Superintendent Ronald Merrick arrests an Indian news reporter. Daphne Manner arrives from London. Merrick vents his frustrations on Kumar in a vicious jailhouse beating. Daphne gives birth. Mildred Layton prepares for her daughter's wedding. The Governor finds out about Merrick's abuse....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2008

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV JEW

Roy, Arundhati.

Summary: In early 2010, Roy traveled into the forests of Central India, homeland to millions of indigenous people, dreamland to some of the world's biggest mining corporations. The result is this... report from the heart of an unfolding revolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 954.137 ROY

Nooyi, Indra K.

Summary: "Indra Nooyi, the trailblazing former CEO of PepsiCo, offers clear-eyed insight and a call to action for how our society can really blend work and family-and advance women-in the twenty-first century"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Portfolio/Penguin 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NOOYI, INDRA K. NOO

Massey, Sujata

Summary: "India, 1922: It is rainy season in the lush, remote Sahyadri mountains, where the kingdom of Satapur is tucked away. A curse seems to have fallen upon Satapur's royal family, whose maharaja died of a sudden illness shortly before his teenage son was struck down in a tragic accident. The kingdom is now ruled by an agent of the British Raj on behalf of Satapur's two maharanis, the dowager queen...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Crime 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAS

Rahman, A. R.

Contents: Chaiyya chaiyya -- Jiya jale -- Dil se re -- E Ajnabi -- Thayya thayya -- Satrangi re.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Venus 2009

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD SHOW MUSIC DIL

Rich, Katherine Russell.

Summary: At a time when her life seemed to be crumbling, Rich took on a writing assignment in India, where she was seduced by the idea of trying to speak Hindi, the language she heard swirling all around her. In a rash moment, she determined she would go live and study in the ancient city of Udaipur. That decision led to unexpected reclamation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RICH, KATHERINE RUSSELL RIC

Summary: Narrated by Orson Welles, Rikki Tikki Tavi is the story of a mongoose adopted by a British family. DVD includes Bonus Episode: Yankee Doodle Cricket.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Family Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV RIK

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD R

Summary: A documentary examining opposing cultural movements in India (tradition vs. modernism), contrasting the experiences and attitudes of contestants in the Miss India beauty contest with those of participants at a Hindu fundamentalist camp for young girls.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2013

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF WOR

Chopra, Deepak

Summary: Traces the lives of the Chopra brothers from India to the United States, where they both excelled in healing, one as a world-renowned spiritual teacher, the other as a professor at Harvard Medical School.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 CHOPRA, DEEPAK & SANJIV CHO

Summary: Set during Gandhi's rise to power, Chuyia, an Indian girl that is married and widowed at eight years old, is sent away to a home where Hindu widows must live in penitence. Her feisty presence affects the other residents, forcing each to confront their faith and society's prejudices.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN WAT

Guha, Ramachandra

Summary: "From the acclaimed author of India After Gandhi: a group biography of seven remarkable men and women who arrived in India during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in order to join the freedom movement and struggle for a country and peopleother than their own"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 954.03 GUH

Jadhav, Narendra

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JADHAV, NARENDRA JAD

Summary: After the death of his mother, Raju's father remarries a devious and cunning woman who gets her husband certified as mentally deranged. Raju is brought up without any education and skills, and works on the estate as a laborer. His stepmother wants him to marry an illiterate girl, so that she can continue to dominate him, but he marries Laxmi who is educated and shrewd enough to know that Raju...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Shemaroo Video 2003

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BET

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