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Books with author Lawrence Babits

  • The Case of the Deadly Desperados: Western Mysteries, Book One by Lawrence, Caroline


    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, 2012, )
    The Case of the Deadly Desperados: Western Mysteries, Book One by Lawrence, C...
  • Religion in India: Past and present

    Lawrence A. Babb

    Paperback (Dunedin Academic Press, Jan. 23, 2020)
    The religious map of India is notoriously complex; not only are there indigenous traditions in great variety, but imported faiths such as Islam and Christianity have been added to the mix. Lawrence A. Babb helps the non-specialist navigate this variety. He provides an account of the subcontinent’s principal religions, focusing on how they began, what they teach, what they have become, and how religion fits in modern India’s national life. The book assumes no previous knowledge of Indian institutions or history, and is designed to give readers a big picture, leaving the fine points to the more specialized books. The perspective of the book is historical, tracing India’s religious evolution from the Indus-Valley period (c. 2600-1900 BCE) to the present. With the Indus Valley civilization as its starting point, the author covers the development of Vedic religion, the emergence of dissenting traditions, Buddhism and Jainism, the development of Hinduism and the coming of Islam to the subcontinent. The book’s concluding chapters deal with the impact of colonialism on Indian religions, the role of religion in the independence struggle, and the riddle of religion’s place in the Republic of India’s national identity. This textbook is designed to be used in university-level courses dealing with India and South Asian studies. It will also appeal to a general readership interested in South Asia and to travellers visiting the region.
  • The Adventures of Nivek The Memory Stick Man

    Babs Lawrence

    Paperback (Grosvenor House Publishing Limited, Oct. 1, 2010)
    INTRODUCING NIVEK THE MEMORY STICK MAN AND HIS GANG OF COMPUTER BUDDIES. Hello! Have you used your Computer lately? Well of course you have! Easy, isn't it? Switch on, log in......easy! So, you must know a clever Memory Stick Man called Nivek. A smart Text Girl called Tilly. A goofy Trash Bin Man called Toby. A Magical Shape-changing Being called DC and a beautiful Recycle Bin called Lady Regina? No, did you say? Oh dear! Who do you think is guarding the Information Highway for you then, the mighty Internet itself? It's always in danger from......well, you'd better check!