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The Mulla Nasruddin Stories By Benny Thomas
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Mulla Nasruddin is a common folk hero in the Near East, Middle East and Turkey. He is a Seljuk satirical Sufi figure, sometimes believed to have lived around 13th century. His inspired tomfoolery is... More > tempered with wisdom and in the present work his anecdotes serve the same purpose as the fables of the Greek slave. The Greek storyteller adopted fables as a mode to teach lessons in prudence and moral values. Mulla Nasruddin served his life, as a living proof that a life stripped of superfluities can be both inspiring and lively. This book is meant as a companion piece to the Life of Aesop written by the same author.< Less
Sufficient II By Benny Thomas
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This book is a result of the author's life-long search for meaning to life. Life according to him gives everyone a ringside view. "What is Life? It's easier to live than to explain." The... More > book contains many parables, one liners and witty observations.< Less
The Representational Man By Benny Thomas
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This book of anecdotes gives the reader an intimate look at the famous and not so famous in their unguarded moments: *Mme de Staël interrupts Napoleon in his bath on the excuse, ‘Genius... More > has no sex.’ *The formidable Dr. Johnson bares his prejudices and his life-long regret for being a bad son. *Picasso reveals his ‘fake’ while Whistler makes himself a living canvas. *Verdi makes his curse take effect on the parish priest who insulted him when he was an altar boy. There are many such little known facts that make history come alive and these are set down in two volumes. 33 illustrations. Anecdotes about 137 personalities.< Less
The Representational Man II By Benny Thomas
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“No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of the great men” so wrote Carlyle. The second book of the Representational Man carries more anecdotes of great... More > men whose personal lives made a history of sorts- a sideshow to the onward passage of mankind. Anecdotes of Einstein, Darwin, Voltaire, MK Gandhi, Wilde and Freud for example bring the larger movement of ideas into focus and on a personal level.< Less
Sufficient unto this Day By Benny Thomas
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"Where do we come from? Are we here with an in- built blueprint of sorts that dictates certain conduct in relation to others? Does our success or failure hang upon our lives, of what we... More > accumulate in material terms or in terms of ways and means we set out for others to follow? Are wars natural to mankind? If wars were fought between nations or tribes to balance some perceived injustice how come we still have wars in our midst? If religions are natural to us how we have caused so much bad blood between all?" If you have asked yourselves these questions this book shall be of interest to you. I have asked myself these and I have reached my own conclusion, which I have set out in 364 short essays. These loosely follow a pattern with some breaks where I have provided some anecdotes or personal glimpses.< Less
My New Country: India By Emma Thomas & Book II
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Photo's from The Nilgiris - a mountain range in the South of India. A sample of daily life as it is seen by me. The photographs are styled with poems from Benny Thomas. A fine table book and a... More > refreshing view on this part of the world.< Less
New Country Style - India By Emma Thomas - photography & Benny Thomas - poetry
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Here is an album of Images of New Country Style - India, where I started living and what I saw was impressive. It is easy to make photographs but to be objective is quite something else. Benny... More > Thomas added the book with his beautiful poems. The photographs are centered around Ooty, Coonoor and Kotagiri in The Nilgiris mountainrange.< Less
The Representational Man II By Benny Thomas
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“No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of the great men” so wrote Carlyle. The second book of the Representational Man carries more anecdotes of great... More > men whose personal lives made a history of sorts- a sideshow to the onward passage of mankind. Anecdotes of Einstein, Darwin, Voltaire, MK Gandhi, Wilde and Freud for example bring the larger movement of ideas into focus and on a personal level.< Less
The Representational Man By Benny Thomas
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This book of anecdotes gives the reader an intimate look at the famous and not so famous in their unguarded moments: *Mme de Staël interrupts Napoleon in his bath on the excuse, ‘Genius... More > has no sex.’ *The formidable Dr. Johnson bares his prejudices and his life-long regret for being a bad son. *Picasso reveals his ‘fake’ while Whistler makes himself a living canvas. *Verdi makes his curse take effect on the parish priest who insulted him when he was an altar boy. There are many such little known facts that make history come alive and these are set down in two volumes. 33 illustrations. Anecdotes about 137 personalities.< Less
The Tale of Two Brothers By Benny Thomas
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The tale of Two Brothers is the first in the series based on the Burton's version of The Arabian Nights. Two royal brothers find themselves cheated on by their queens. The elder brother, to safeguard... More > his honor, takes a bride for the night and kills her in the morning. This goes on till he finds a woman who turns the table on him....< Less