The Silence Speaks

Author: Major General (Retd) Pran Koul

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 9781482815948

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 378

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Looking back, this book is a perfect blend of the memoirs of an innocent Kashmiri boy, a chemical-but-turned-out-to-be-mechanical engineer, a cadet, a shuffling army officer and surveyor. From snow-covered lands of Kashmir to the vast ice masses of Antarctica, from times spent in college to life at the Indian Military Academy, from a career spanning across ranks of the Indian Army to years spent in the Survey of India, the book encompasses within its pages learnings, teachings, experiences, contributions and rewards along lifes journey. The book and the author take you on a gripping journey through the insurgency infested Naga Hills, the mysterious and ever so unknown continent of Antarctica, as well as on foreign tours of strategic importance to the United States, Pakistan, China and Russia. The authors firsthand views on the contentious and sensitive issue of Sir Creek, as part of the Indian delegation to Pakistan, sure sheds a realistic insight on this matter of both national and international importance. Is the book an added value? You bet! It is a perfect blend of how to, what to and when to. Be it conquering ones simple fears or the ever-so-difficult act of quitting smoking, be it chasing your dreams or the need to deliver your best, this book sure has valuable take backs for all.
His Very Silence Speaks

Author: Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814321976

Category: Fiction

Page: 378

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The mount of Captain Miles W. Keogh, Comanche was the legendary sole survivor of Custer's Last Stand. As such, the horse makes an electric connection between history and memory. In exploring the deeper meaning of the Comanche saga, His Very Silence Speaks addresses larger issues such as the human relationship to animals and nature, cross-cultural differences in the ways animals are perceived, and the symbolic use of living and legendary animals in human cognition and communication. More than an account of the celebrated horse's life and legend existence, this penetrating volume provides insights into the life of the cavalry horse and explores the relationship between cavalrymen and their mounts. Lawrence illuminates Comanche's significance through the many symbolic roles he has assumed at different times and for various groups of people, and reveals much about the ways in which symbols operate in human thought and the manner in which legends develop.
Silence Speaks

Author: Baba Hari Dass

Publisher: Sri Rama Publishing

ISBN: 9780918100191

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 226

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Silence Speaks is a collection of writings of Baba Hari Dass, 1971-1977, consisting of answers to questions from group gatherings, personal interviews, and personal letters to students.

Author: Shaquille Aldonza

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781794896987

Category: Poetry


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Somewhere in this world, someone seeks the guidance which exists in the words that we keep within. For this reason, silence has now chosen to speak. Birthed on days when inspiration and experiences met poetry, When Silence Speaks peels back the layers of the life that we live. Each poem serves to engage readers in deep thoughts about religion, love and self-awareness, among other things. Emanating from the mind and experiences of a man with a voice too silent to be heard, When Silence Speaks yearns to make his messages be felt. If only one soul gains inspiration from these words, When Silence Speaks will achieve its single goal.
If silence speaks

Author: Dondapati Srilaxmi

Publisher: Prowess Publishing

ISBN: 9781545754016

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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A girl who enjoys her life every moment and a boy who keeps himself entertained and protects her all the time. Both fight like Tom and Jerry but, support each other in every difficulty. When the girl falls in love with him and goes to tell him that thing with great hope, she finds out that he loves another girl, and then how does the story turn out? Did that girl win his love? Did he actually know about her love? Or are the two left as enemies? You have to read the whole story to know that ....
Making Silence Speak

Author: André Lardinois

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691187594

Category: Literary Criticism


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This collection attempts to recover the voices of women in antiquity from a variety of perspectives: how they spoke, where they could be heard, and how their speech was adopted in literature and public discourse. Rather than confirming the old model of binary oppositions in which women's speech was viewed as insignificant and subordinate to male discourse, these essays reveal a dynamic and potentially explosive interrelation between women's speech and the realm of literary production, religion, and oratory. The contributors use a variety of methodologies to mine a diverse array of sources, from Homeric epic to fictional letters of the second sophistic period and from actual letters written by women in Hellenistic Egypt to the poetry of Sappho. Throughout, the term "voice" is used in its broadest definition. It includes not only the few remaining genuine women's voices but also the ways in which male authors render women's speech and the social assumptions such representations reflect and reinforce. These essays therefore explore how fictional female voices can serve to negotiate complex social, epistemological, and aesthetic issues. The contributors include Josine Blok, Raffaella Cribiore, Michael Gagarin, Mark Griffith, André Lardinois, Richard Martin, Lisa Maurizio, Laura McClure, D. M. O'Higgins, Patricia Rosenmeyer, Marilyn Skinner, Eva Stehle, and Nancy Worman.
When Silence Speaks

Author: Tim Peeters


ISBN: 0232532028


Page: 222

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True solitude is a rare experience in today’s busy world. For many people it has negative connotations, but for the Carthusian monks it is a blessing. They have given up everything in order to share in the desert experience of Jesus and to continue the ancient traditions of the Desert Fathers, who searched for God in the realms of silence.When Silence Speaks uncovers the deep spiritual foundations on which this remarkable and mysterious order of hermits has built for more than nine centuries: solitude and silence, separation and simplicity, contemplation and prayer, asceticism andperseverance. It includes an anthology of the original spiritual literature of the Carthusian tradition, the testimonies of monks who still follow the Carthusian way today, and a selection of photographs that provide a rare window into their world away from the world.‘To understand what is almost incomprehensible,’ writes author Tim Peeters, ‘we will take a walk with Saint Bruno and the Carthusian monks. We will climb into the high mountains of the Chartreuse massif near Grenoble [in France] where the origins of the order are situated. We will watch over the walls of the monasteries and enter into the cells and the hearts of the monks. And we hope you will taste something of the ultimate goal of this solitary and silent life: God, who speaks when the Carthusian listens and keeps quiet.’The original Dutch version of this book received the award for Religious Book of the Year in Belgium. It has also been published in French and Italian.
Behind the Silence

Author: Jing-Bao Nie

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X004909090

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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Behind the Silence is the first in-depth work in any language to explore the diverse perspectives of mainland Chinese regarding induced abortion and fetal life in the context of the world's most ambitious and intrusive family planning program. Through his investigation of public silence, official standpoints, forgotten controversies from the imperial era, popular opinions, women's personal stories, doctors' narratives, and the problem of coerced abortion, Nie Jing-Bao brings to light a surprising range of beliefs concerning fetal life and the morality of abortion, yet finds overall an acceptance of national population policies. China's internal plurality, the author argues, must be taken seriously if the West is to open a fruitful cross-cultural dialogue. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Silence Speaks

Author: Francisco Capelo

Publisher: River Books Press Dist A C

ISBN: 6167339627


Page: 296

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Silence Speaks: Masks, Shadows and Puppets from Asia is a travel through the many rituals and performances traditions in twelve regions and countries of Asia: Himalayas, (Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal), India, Sir Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia (Java, Bali), Vietnam and Japan. Masks, Shadows and Puppets are essential for the enactment of rituals and performances. These surprising, fragile objects of great beauty are not viewed or used as a disguising or as simple forms of entertainment. Often they signal the wearer's willingness to be possessed and receive a spiritual visitation. Their performance is often a welcoming and pleasing ceremony for unseen audiences of unearthly spirits. These traditions are framed by ancient and sacred narratives that have been received since the first Millennium C.E., via land and sea from distant lands. Together with the dance movements and gestures they use, these ancient narratives were gradually adapted by the ancestors of the populations now living in the countries that this book visits. Silence Speaks: Masks, Shadows and Puppets from Asia illustrates 270 objects from the Francisco Capelo Collection, assembled in the past twenty years and now part of the permanent collection of the Museu da Marioneta in Lisbon.