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The Palace Tiger

Author : Barbara Cleverly
ISBN : 9781780337685
Genre : Fiction
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India, 1922. In this, the fourth in the acclaimed Joe Sandilands series, Scotland Yard detective Joe arrives in the princely state of Ranipur at the request of the Maharajah, an old ally of the British. The Maharajah is dying, and the succession is unclear. The death of his first son, while panther-wrestling, is suspicious, but as Joe begins to investigate a second son dies dramatically right before his eyes. With only the youngest, aged 12, now left to succeed, can Joe ensure his survival? In the glittering and luxurious setting of the court with its array of powerful, scheming characters, Joe must find his way through the maze of intrigue to trap, at last, the palace tiger.
Category: Fiction

Tiger In An African Palace And Other Thoughts About Identification And Transformation

Author : Fardon, Richard
ISBN : 9789956791705
Genre : Social Science
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Tiger in an African palace collects eight essays about kinship and belonging that Richard Fardon wrote to complement his monographs on West Africa. The essays extend those book-length descriptions by pursuing their wider implications for theory in social anthropology: exploring the relationship between comparison and historical reconstruction, and questioning the fit between personal, ethnic and cosmopolitan identities in contemporary West African nations. In an Introduction written specially for this Langaa collection, Richard Fardon retraces the career-long development of his preoccupation with concepts of identification and transformation, and their relevance to understanding West African societies comparatively and historically.
Category: Social Science

Tiger In The Palace

Author : Stella Furuya (pseud. van Stella Olivia.)
ISBN : 6029835270
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The Tiger Of Mysore

Author : George Alfred Henty
ISBN : UOM:39015073479951
Genre : Adventure stories
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Tiger Burning Bright

Author : Marion Zimmer Bradley
ISBN : 9780575113978
Genre : Fiction
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The House of the Tiger has skillfully ruled Merina in times of peace. But now the indomitable armies of the Emperor Balthasar stand poised to crush the vulnerable city/state. And in the enemy's midst is the gray mage Apolon - foul necromancer who serves the Dreadful Dark . . . and whose mission it is to satisfy his Master's terrible hungers with living souls, the Heart of a Goddess, and the blood of a Princess. For Adele, aging Dowager Queen, for ruling Queen Lydana, and for Princess Shelyra, lithe, impetuous, ingenious Designated Daughter, the battle seems hopeless - for they possess no defense, save for their wiles and weapons of the spirit. But the Tiger is a cunning beast, not to be underestimated. And when cornered, she bares her teeth . . . and strikes.
Category: Fiction

The Small Tigers Of Shergarh

Author : Ranjit Lal
ISBN : 9789351940692
Genre : Fiction
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Orphaned in a car accident, fourteen-year-old Shikha and five-year-old Sunny reach Shergarh House, on the edge of the Shergarh Tiger Reserve, to live with their uncle Binoy, an eccentric painter. In the company of Aslambhai (a retired forest guard) and his mischievous grandson Ali, the children enter a new world; that of the sights and sounds of the jungle. Encouraged by Field Director Mr Rana's daughter, Dipti, and watched over by her family, the children begin to enjoy their forays into the reserve and get inexorably drawn into the lives of the reserve's magnificent tigers; macho 'doofus'shahenshah, ferocious Sheba and even terrifying Shaitan. But then, Veena aunty, a.k.a. 'Snail Snot', turns up, a 'social worker'who is set to inveigle herself into Binoy chacha's life and who wants to discredit the reserve in whatever way she can as part of her 'Good Work'. Accompanied by her unpleasant cousin, the slimeball Randhir, and his equally dubious friends, she is determined to send the children to separate boarding schools by whatever means possible. As the two hatch their diabolical plans, the children's lives seem ready to fall apart, again. But will the doughty Shikha allow that to happen? Will Sunny, struck dumb by the shock of the car crash, stop clinging to his sister and speak again? Will the two children, who run away into the reserve pursued by Veena, Randhir and his cronies, survive the perils of the forest? Can 'the small tigers of Shergarh'turn the tables on the villains and live up to their name?
Category: Fiction

Tiger Queen

Author : Annie Sullivan
ISBN : 9780310768760
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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“TIGER QUEEN is a gorgeous, lush YA fiction…Highly recommend for anyone looking for a beautifully crafted stand-alone book.” (YA and Kids Book Central) Two doors. Two choices. Life or death. Kateri, an arrogant warrior princess, has to fight in the arena against her suitors to win her right to rule, and she is desperate to prove to her father that she is strong enough to take over his throne and rule the kingdom. But when she finds out her final opponent, she knows she cannot win. Kateri flees to the desert to train under the enemy she hates the most and the only one who might be able to give her a shot at winning. But what Kateri discovers in the desert twists her world—and her heart—upside down. There in the sand, away from the comforts of the palace, Kateri’s perception of her father is challenged and she discovers the truth about his treatment of her people. When she returns to the kingdom, the fate of the one she loves lies behind two doors in the arena—one door leads to happiness, and the other door releases the tiger. Secrets, suitors, thieves, and a fierce princess await readers in this YA fantasy re-telling. Tiger Queen: Is a fantasy re-telling of Frank Stockton’s famous short story, “The Lady, or the Tiger?” Features a slow-burn romance wrapped in fast-paced adventure Is set in a fantastical world wrought by fascism, classism, and climate crisis
Category: Young Adult Fiction

The Tiger Queens

Author : Stephanie Thornton
ISBN : 9781101607688
Genre : Fiction
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In the late twelfth century, across the sweeping Mongolian grasslands, brilliant, charismatic Temujin ascends to power, declaring himself the Great, or Genghis, Khan. But it is the women who stand beside him who ensure his triumph.... After her mother foretells an ominous future for her, gifted Borte becomes an outsider within her clan. When she seeks comfort in the arms of aristocratic traveler Jamuka, she discovers he is the blood brother of Temujin, the man who agreed to marry her and then abandoned her long before they could wed. Temujin will return and make Borte his queen, yet it will take many women to safeguard his fragile new kingdom. Their daughter, the fierce Alaqai, will ride and shoot an arrow as well as any man. Fatima, an elegant Persian captive, will transform her desire for revenge into an unbreakable loyalty. And Sorkhokhtani, a demure widow, will position her sons to inherit the empire when it begins to fracture from within. In a world lit by fire and ruled by the sword, the tiger queens of Genghis Khan come to depend on one another as they fight and love, scheme and sacrifice, all for the good of their family...and the greatness of the People of the Felt Walls.
Category: Fiction

Honorary Tiger The Life Of Billy Arjan Singh

Author : Duff Hart-Davis
ISBN : 9789351940722
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Popularly known as India's latterday Jim Corbett and 'tiger man', 87-year-old Billy Arjan Singh is by any standards an extraordinary man. At Tiger Haven, his home in a magical spot on the edge of the jungle in UP, Singh's experiments with bringing up three orphaned leopards, and also Tara, a tiger cub that he imported from a zoo in England, shot him into both limelight and controversy. His aim was to see if Tara's instincts would make her revert to the wild when she became mature. They did, and over the years, she produced four litters of cubs, thus proving his contention that it is possible to supplement dwindling wild stocks with zoo-born animals. But when it was discovered that the tigress had Siberian genes in her ancestry, he was accused of having introduced a 'genetic cocktail'into the jungle. Undeterred, Singh remained a champion of the forest and its denizens. It was almost entirely due to his advocacy that in 1973 the then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, authorized the creation of the Dudhwa National Park. Now, in his eighties, comes recognition for his efforts. In March 2005, he received the J. Paul Getty Wildlife Conservation award - a global honour administered by the World Wildlife Fund, that serves to recognize outstanding contributions in international conservation. In this affectionate biography, the British author Duff Hart-Davis tells the story of a man absolutely dedicated to the cause of animals, who has given fifty years of his own life to their conservation.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Magic Pot

Author : Odeen Ishmael
ISBN : 9781453539057
Genre : Fiction
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This book comprises a collection of popular folk stories from Guyana and other countries of the Caribbean region. The starring character in all of them is Nansi whose exploits form part of the folklore of these countries. Nansi, the starring character in all the stories, is also popularly known as Anansi. But in Guyana and some other Caribbean countries, Nansi, the shortened form of this name, is usually preferred. Nansi, who is a spiderbut who sometimes takes the qualities or form of a man, or even half-man and half-spideris originally the chief trickster among the Ashanti and Akan peoples of West Africa. When some of these peoples were forcibly brought to the Caribbean and the American continent as slaves from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, they also brought with them the tales of the exploits of Nansi, who was, and still is, variably regarded as a folk hero, a cunning trickster and also sometimes as a fool. The stories in this book are no different to the ones told in West Africa or other parts of the Caribbean and the south-east United States, even though the plots and the characters involved may vary slightly. They certainly provide tangible evidence that much of the oral traditions of people of African origin in the Americas remain intact, despite the historical trauma caused by centuries of slavery. Nansi is always outwitting the forest creatures, humans, his own family, the community in which he lives, and sometimes even deities. His character assumes various patterns. In some cases he is regarded as wise, but he can be greedy, cunning, gluttonous, stupid and dishonest. Despite these varying characteristics, Nansi is generally admired for the manner in which he outwits others. In Guyana and other countries of the English-speaking Caribbean, particularly in rural areas, the exploits of Nansi are related by older people as a form of entertainment at wakes and other community gatherings. The stories are now no longer exclusive to people of West African ancestry, since people of all ethnic origins in the these countries regard Nansi as their folk hero as well. Interestingly, all stories told at these informal community gatherings are regarded as Nansi stories even though Nansi may not be a character in any of them. The tales of Nansi are very imaginative and they are so embedded in the minds of people of Guyana and the Caribbean that sometimes any story that is far-fetched and hard to believe is dismissed as a Nansi story.
Category: Fiction

Tiger Man Of Vietnam

Author : Frank Walker
ISBN : 9781458761996
Genre : Guerrilla warfare
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In 1963, 28-year-old Australian Captain Barry Petersen was sent to Vietnam as part of the 30-man Australian Training Team, two years before the first official Australian troops arrived. Seconded to the CIA, he was sent to the remote Central Highlands to build an anti-communist guerrilla force among the indigenous Montagnard people. He was sent off with bag loads of cash and a vague instruction to 'get to know the natives'. Petersen took over the running of the paramilitary force that had been started by the local police chief and started to earn the Montagnards respect. He lived drank and ate with the Montagnards, learned their language and respected their skills. The Vietcong dubbed Petersen's force 'tiger Men'. When Petersen he heard this, he had special badges made for their berets and supplied tiger print uniforms. The Montagnards loved Petersen and flocked to join his force but the CIA were worried. They thought he was out of control and too close to the Montagnard people.
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The War Tiger

Author : William Dalton
ISBN : 9783752331516
Genre : Fiction
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Reproduction of the original: The War Tiger by William Dalton
Category: Fiction

The Palace Of Laughter

Author : Jon Berkeley
ISBN : 9780062003126
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Miles Wednesday, orphaned, unwashed and living in a barrel, has never been to a circus before—but then the Circus Oscuro is no ordinary circus. There's a strange beast called The Null and an array of sinister-looking clowns, and when an unusual little girl with wings falls from a tower during the performance, Miles's life is changed forever. As Miles and Little embark on an extraordinary journey to rescue two friends who have been captured at the Palace of Laughter, they discover nothing less than the power of friendship and the gift of family.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Queen S Tiger Colonial Series Book 2

Author : Peter Watt
ISBN : 9781760787929
Genre : Fiction
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'One of Australia's best historical fiction authors' Canberra Weekly Peter Watt brings to the fore all the passion, adventure and white-knuckle battle scenes that made his beloved Duffy and Macintosh novels so popular. It is 1857. Colonial India is a simmering volcano of nationalism about to erupt. Army surgeon Peter Campbell and his wife Alice, in India on their honeymoon, have no idea that they are about to be swept up in the chaos. Ian Steele, known to all as Captain Samuel Forbes, is fighting for Queen and country in Persia. A world away, the real Samuel Forbes is planning to return to London - with potentially disastrous consequences for Samuel and Ian both. Then Ian is posted to India, but not before a brief return to England and a reunion with the woman he loves. In India he renews his friendship with Peter Campbell, and discovers that Alice has taken on a most unlikely role. Together they face the enemy and the terrible deprivations and savagery of war - and then Ian receives news from London that crushes all his hopes... PRAISE FOR THE QUEEN'S TIGER 'Watt has a true knack for producing captivating historical adventures filled with action, intrigue and family drama' Canberra Weekly
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White Tiger

Author : Olga Bicos
ISBN : 9781628154863
Genre : Fiction
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The Hiram Kane Adventures Box Set 1 3 The Tiger Temple The Samurai Code The Condor Prophecy Plus A Bonus Copy Of The Golem Of Prague

Author : Steven Moore
Genre : Fiction
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4 lightning-paced international action thrillers packed with real-world places, deadly criminals, ancient settings, and exciting unsolved mysteries. With over 1000 pages of relentless action, thrills & adventure, the Hiram Kane books will leave you gasping for more! "Compelling from start to finish. Highly recommended" — Mark Dawson, USA TODAY Bestselling Author “Looking for a new favourite action-thriller author? Look no further” — Nick Thacker, USA TODAY Bestselling Author "Quite simply, the king of the action-thriller" — Adam Croft, USA TODAY Bestselling Author MEET HIRAM KANE. Archaeologist turned expedition leader, Kane is the great-grandson of Patrick Kane, friend and assistant to legendary explorer Hiram Bingham. A master of tae-kwon-do, and cursed with often misplaced bravery, Kane has an uncanny knack of finding trouble. But when everything around him unravels and he faces off to a series of deadly gangsters, fundamentalist terrorists, and other decidedly nefarious characters, there is no one you’d want in your corner more than Hiram Kane.
Category: Fiction

Ekpen Tiger In The Swamps

Author : Temienor Tuedon
ISBN : 9781482802771
Genre : Drama
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From the intrigues and traditional politics in the royal courts of the Oba of Benin over five centuries ago; to an odyssey, a classic chase, and then warfare in the swamps and creeks of the Western Niger Delta; and finally to a recognition of the futility of war, remorse, and then peace and calm—and the community and kingdom that rose from it all—the Okere Community in today’s Warri metropolis in Nigeria and the Warri Kingdom from which metropolis derived its name. The story is told lucidly in Ekpen—Tiger in the Swamps. It is a story of historical and epic proportion; one of valor; of conflicts between duty, loyalty, and conviction; and of their resolution. Ekpen—Tiger in the Swamps is a dramatic rendition of a grand odyssey, of a sublime self-conquest, and of peace. This play is written with candor and passion and, no doubt, a reasonable degree of artistic license that nevertheless leaves the basic historical facts comfortably in place. The language is rich and engaging, typical of the cultural wealth and heritage of the Bini and Itsekiri people of Nigeria.
Category: Drama