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Sam Miller - Author

About the Author

Sam Miller was born and brought up in London. He studied History at Cambridge University and Politics at London University's School of Oriental and African Studies, before joining the BBC in 1986, for which he has worked, on and off, ever since. In the early 1990s he was the BBC World Service TV and radio correspondent in Delhi, and on his return to the UK in 1993 was the presenter of the BBC's current affairs programme, South Asia Report. Later he became the head of the Urdu service and subsequently Managing Editor, South Asia. He was posted back to Delhi in 2002 and has remained there ever since. He is the author of Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity (2009) and Blue Guide: India (2012).

Featured books by Sam Miller

A Strange Kind of Paradise India Through Foreign Eyes

A Strange Kind of Paradise India Through Foreign Eyes

Author: Sam Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

A Strange Kind of Paradise is an exploration of India's past and present, from the perspective of a foreigner who has lived in India for many years. Sam Miller investigates how the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Chinese, Arabs, Africans, Europeans and Americans - everyone really, except for Indians themselves - came to imagine India. His account of the engagement between foreigners and India spans the centuries from Alexander the Great to Slumdog Millionaire. It features, among many others, Thomas the Apostle, the Chinese monk Xuanzang, Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Vasco da Gama, Babur, Clive of India, several Victorian pornographers, Mark Twain, E. M. Forster, Allen Ginsberg, the Beatles and Steve Jobs. Interspersed between these tales is the story of Sam Miller's own 25-year-long love affair with India. The result is a spellbinding, 2,500-year-long journey through Indian history, culture and society, in the company of an author who informs, educates and entertains in equal measure, as he travels in the footsteps of foreign chroniclers, exposes some of their fabulous fantasies and overturns long-held stereotypes about race, identity and migration. At once scholarly and thought-provoking, delightfully eccentric and laugh-out-loud funny, this book is destined to become a much-loved classic.

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A Strange Kind of Paradise India Through Foreign Eyes

A Strange Kind of Paradise India Through Foreign Eyes

Author: Sam Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2014

A Strange Kind of Paradise is an exploration of India's past and present, from the perspective of a foreigner who has lived in India for many years. Sam Miller investigates how the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Chinese, Arabs, Africans, Europeans and Americans - everyone really, except for Indians themselves - came to imagine India. His account of the engagement between foreigners and India spans the centuries from Alexander the Great to Slumdog Millionaire. It features, among many others, Thomas the Apostle, the Chinese monk Xuanzang, Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Vasco da Gama, Babur, Clive of India, several Victorian pornographers, Mark Twain, E. M. Forster, Allen Ginsberg, the Beatles and Steve Jobs. Interspersed between these tales is the story of Sam Miller's own 25-year-long love affair with India. The result is a spellbinding, 2,500-year-long journey through Indian history, culture and society, in the company of an author who informs, educates and entertains in equal measure, as he travels in the footsteps of foreign chroniclers, exposes some of their fabulous fantasies and overturns long-held stereotypes about race, identity and migration. At once scholarly and thought-provoking, delightfully eccentric and laugh-out-loud funny, this book is destined to become a much-loved classic.

Other books by Sam Miller

Confrontation Management Improve Performance and Maintain Relationships

Confrontation Management Improve Performance and Maintain Relationships

Author: Sam Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2019

The ability to successfully confront an employee AND maintain a quality relationship is a skill impediment for many school leaders. Confrontation Management is a practical framework to help any leader plan and facilitate a confrontational conversation. The reader will learn how to: Appropriately beginning a confrontational conversation How to invite employees into a conversation and avoid a top-down meeting Common tactics used by employees to torpedo a meeting Successfully pivoting a conversation from issues or concerns to solutions Ending a conversation with a plan and on a positive note Confrontation Management is the ultimate guide to making sure that confrontation is facilitated effectively and the school leader's relationship with staff continues to result in a positive school culture.

Confrontation Management Improve Performance and Maintain Relationships

Confrontation Management Improve Performance and Maintain Relationships

Author: Sam Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2019

The ability to successfully confront an employee AND maintain a quality relationship is a skill impediment for many school leaders. Confrontation Management is a practical framework to help any leader plan and facilitate a confrontational conversation. The reader will learn how to: Appropriately beginning a confrontational conversation How to invite employees into a conversation and avoid a top-down meeting Common tactics used by employees to torpedo a meeting Successfully pivoting a conversation from issues or concerns to solutions Ending a conversation with a plan and on a positive note Confrontation Management is the ultimate guide to making sure that confrontation is facilitated effectively and the school leader's relationship with staff continues to result in a positive school culture.

Fathers

Fathers

Author: Sam Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

In early 2014, after many years living abroad, Sam Miller returned to his childhood home in London. His father was dying. In the months after his death, Sam began to write about his father. He had been told, long ago, a family secret involving his parents and a close friend. Now, by reading his father's papers and with the help of his mother, he was able to piece together a remarkable story. Fathers is the result: a tender, thoughtful exploration of childhood and parenthood, of friendship, love and loyalty.

A Strange Kind of Paradise India Through Foreign Eyes

A Strange Kind of Paradise India Through Foreign Eyes

Author: Sam Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

A Strange Kind of Paradise is an exploration of India's past and present, from the perspective of a foreigner who has lived in India for many years. Sam Miller investigates how the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Chinese, Arabs, Africans, Europeans and Americans - everyone really, except for Indians themselves - came to imagine India. His account of the engagement between foreigners and India spans the centuries from Alexander the Great to Slumdog Millionaire. It features, among many others, Thomas the Apostle, the Chinese monk Xuanzang, Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Vasco da Gama, Babur, Clive of India, several Victorian pornographers, Mark Twain, E. M. Forster, Allen Ginsberg, the Beatles and Steve Jobs. Interspersed between these tales is the story of Sam Miller's own 25-year-long love affair with India. The result is a spellbinding, 2,500-year-long journey through Indian history, culture and society, in the company of an author who informs, educates and entertains in equal measure, as he travels in the footsteps of foreign chroniclers, exposes some of their fabulous fantasies and overturns long-held stereotypes about race, identity and migration. At once scholarly and thought-provoking, delightfully eccentric and laugh-out-loud funny, this book is destined to become a much-loved classic.

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Applied Thermodynamics for Meteorologists

Applied Thermodynamics for Meteorologists

Author: Sam Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2015

This textbook on atmospheric thermodynamics is for students of meteorology or atmospheric science. It also serves as a reference text for working professionals in meteorology and weather forecasting. It is unique because it provides complete, calculus-based derivations of basic physics from first principles, and connects mathematical relationships to real-world, practical weather forecasting applications. Worked examples and practice problems are included throughout.

Blue Guide India

Blue Guide India

Author: Sam Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2011

Blue Guides: Complete Cultural Guides -- The guide contains superb plans of cities, cave sites and temple complexes, as well as illustrations of architecture and sculpture. Organised state by state, each chapter includes select coverage of where to stay and eat. The depth of information and quality of research make this book the best guide for the independent cultural traveller to this extraordinarily varied country, with excellent introductory sections on India's history, religions, culture and art. Ideal as an on-site guide as well as for pre-travel reading, to help visitors plan their itinerary. Illustrations to inform rather than to decorate: maps, diagrams, floor plans, architectural details and photographs. -- Often plagiarised by other guide writers, Blue Guides have always been a gold standard for accuracy and depth Daily Telegraph. Guide books in the grand tradition of thoroughness and objectivity Georgia Review.

Delhi Adventures in a Megacity

Delhi Adventures in a Megacity

Author: Sam Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2010

In an extraordinary portrayal of one of the world's fastest growing cities, Sam Miller sets out to discover the real Delhi. Following a spiral course through the city, he visits its less celebrated destinations; the unexpected, the ignored and the eccentric. Through his encounters with Delhi's people - from a professor of astrophysics to a crematorium attendant, from ragpickers to members of the Police Brass Band - Miller creates a richly entertaining portrait of what this megacity means to its residents. The modern Delhi he depicts, in all its humour and humanity, is one whose future concerns us all.

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