Jana Bibi s Excellent Fortunes

Hoping to attract tourists with promises of good things to come, she stacks her deck of cards, readies her fine-feathered assistant—and Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes is born.

Jana Bibi s Excellent Fortunes

Meet Jana Bibi, a Scottish woman helping to save the small town in India she has grown to call home and the oddball characters she considers family Janet Laird's life changed the day she inherited her grandfather's house in a faraway Indian hill station. Ignoring her son's arguments to come grow old in their family castle in Scotland, she moves with her chatty parrot, Mr. Ganguly and her loyal housekeeper, Mary, to Hamara Nagar, where local merchants are philosophers, the chief of police is a tyrant, and a bagpipe-playing Gurkha keeps the wild monkeys at bay. Settling in, Jana Bibi (as she comes to be known) meets her colorful local neighbors—Feroze Ali Khan of Royal Tailors, who struggles with his business and family, V.K. Ramachandran, whose Treasure Emporium is bursting at the seams with objects of unknown provenance, and Rambir, editor of the local newspaper, who burns the midnight oil at his printing press. When word gets out that the town is in danger of being drowned by a government dam, Jana is enlisted to help put it on the map. Hoping to attract tourists with promises of good things to come, she stacks her deck of cards, readies her fine-feathered assistant—and Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes is born.

Love Potion Number 10

When she saw her own sign, which read “Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes,” she felt a little rush of happiness to be home. Lal Bahadur Pun, tonight in military khakis, was at his position by the front gate, a grin of welcome lighting up ...

Love Potion Number 10

In the newest Jana Bibi adventure, Hamara Nagar is rocked by an espionage scandal. Now that the dust has settled and the town is safe from the threat of being flooded by a planned government dam, all eyes are on Jana and her feisty parrot, now the target of a potential kidnapping—‘birdnapping’—that puts Jana and her household on edge. Meanwhile, love is in the air and thanks to the appearance of an old flame and the intoxicating elixir Love Potion Number 10, Jana is giddy-headed with the possibilities. She sees love and connection all around her. Everyone in her bustling home, however, from her long-time ayah, Mary, to her 11-year-old errand boy Tilku, think that what’s missing from her life is a husband. A visit from Jana’s friends Lily and Cyrus, accompanied by Cyrus’s recently widowed cousin and business partner Max King, lead to hopes that Max might fit the bill. But the trio’s indulgence and hedonistic lifestyle clash with Jana’s simple existence. Set in the 1960s, Love Potion is the second book in the series which debuted with Jana’s Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes. With its eclectic cast of loveable characters, gentle wisdom and good cheer, this charming tale of love, adventure and intrigue is sure to lift the most cynical of spirits.

Love Potion Number 10

All around her she sees different kinds of love and connection—family, arranged marriages, chemical attractions, even intercontinental romance between people who have only met through letters—so when an old flame arrives and rekindles ...

Love Potion Number 10

In the newest Jana Bibi adventure from Betsy Woodman, Jana, Mr. Ganguly, and the gang are back as their small town in India is rocked by an espionage scandal and a homemade remedy that has love on everyone's mind The Jolly Grant House still welcomes all its visitors with the sign Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes hanging proudly outside its front door. Jana's fortune-telling has brought a lot of attention to the small town of Hamara Nagar, and now that the dust has settled and the town is safe from the threat of being flooded by a government dam, all eyes are on the Scottish-born card-reader Jana and her feisty, loose-beaked parrot, Mr. Ganguly. Some people, though, are not to be trusted, and Mr. Ganguly finds himself the target of a potential kidnapping that puts Jana and her household on edge. Meanwhile, love is in the air and, thanks to Abenath's Apothecary, it's also in a bottle. Abenath has created an intoxicating brew that he calls Love Potion Number 10, which seems to have Jana in a tizzy. While she explores her newest hobby, dream interpretation, her head is swimming with questions: Is a new love possible at age fifty-nine? If so, would she ever marry again? All around her she sees different kinds of love and connection—family, arranged marriages, chemical attractions, even intercontinental romance between people who have only met through letters—so when an old flame arrives and rekindles long-gone feelings, Jana begins to think that Love Potion Number 10 just might be the magic elixir its inventor thinks it is.

Emeralds Included

A Jana Bibi Adventure Betsy Woodman ... showed up to figure out whether an Anand hot-water boiler could be installed at the Jolly Grant House, Mary and Jana met him at the gate. ... “Your business is telling people excellent fortunes.

Emeralds Included

Feathers fly and cultures clash as the Jolly Grant House prepares to welcome a special delivery from Scotland In the third installment of the Jana Bibi series, Betsy Woodman takes us back to the Jolly Grant house for the arrival of Jana's son, Jack, from Scotland, and his Hungarian bride-to-be, Katarina Esterhazy. The whole gang is excited to welcome their international visitors—and Jana is determined to repair the house to Jack's high standards and those of her grandfather, from whom she inherited the eccentric building. But this puts a strain on Jana, both emotionally and financially, and she risks her most prized and valuable possession—the (surprisingly real!) emeralds she got from the Treasure Emporium—to help her through it. Jana saved the town from a government dam in Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes and foiled an international bird-smuggling ring in Love Potion Number 10, but in Emeralds Included, Jana faces her biggest challenges yet: preparing for her son's arrival and planning a wedding in the upside-down town of Hamara Nagar!

The Sundarbans

on the contrary , is the embodiment of the forest itself , cast in a feminine form . ... The poor poet says , ' Who ever had such good fortune as to be called a son by Banabibi herself ! ' ) There is nowhere in the text any lengthy ...

The Sundarbans

On the cultural history of Sundarbans, Bangladesh and India.

Glossary Hind st n English to the New Testament and Psalms

bhút , s . m . a spirit , an evil bihtar samajbná , to prefer . spirit , a hobgoblin . bihtarí , s . f . welfare , advantage , bíbí , s . f . a lady , mistress . profit : in 1 Cor . 10. 24 , wealth . bích , s . m . midst .

Glossary Hind  st  n     English to the New Testament and Psalms


The Calcutta Historical Journal

The poor poet says whoever had such good fortune as to be called a son by Banabibi herself ) There is nowhere , in the text , a detailed description of nature as we find in later novels on the Sundarbans .

The Calcutta Historical Journal


THE INDIAN LISTENER

V * is an occasion for special prayers to Lakshmi, the goddess of good fortune. ... shown of a boys lesson at in school geography. going Noor Jahan Begam Hain Jana Ek Sab prem chhor hai rasm-i-mohabbat ki ke dunia jhagre basao dunia ke ...

THE INDIAN LISTENER

The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service,Bombay ,started on 22 december, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in english, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it was published by All India Radio,New Delhi.In 1950,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later,The Indian listener became "Akashvani" in January 5, 1958. It was made a fortnightly again on July 1,1983. It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes,who writes them,take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artistS. It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: The Indian Listener LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE,MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 07-10-1938 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Fortnightly NUMBER OF PAGES: 92 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. III, No. 20 BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED(PAGE NOS): 1444-1523 ARTICLE: 1. The Revival Of Indian Music 2. Music For The Indian Film (A Talk Broadcast Recently From Bombay) 3. AIR At Work V. Outside Broadcasts AUTHOR: 1. K. A. Desai 2. Sir Richard Temple 3. Unknown KEYWORDS: 1. Revival of Indian Music, Bal Sangit Mala, Western India, Maula Bux, Music Schools 2. Art Soiree, Indian Film Industry, Indian Musician 3. Delhi Programme Assistant, AIR Studio, Mushaira, Outside Broadcasts, Microphone Document ID: INL - 1938 ( J-D) Vol -I (20)

The Royal Dictionary

to be released from imprison . jackal in anger ; ( daráwa ) threat ; mont . men á jáná , ( daránemen á j . ) ... malang | Bhadrá , S. a . ( ķhu - b ) happy ; ( ķhush - 1 .. mol ) of great value , costly , precious . sib ) lucky ; -m .

The Royal Dictionary


Pure bred Dogs American Kennel Gazette

Sunny Shay & Roger Rechler Bonanza Good Time Redcoat ( O ) MC177058 10-78 By Camris Good Time Charlie 12-09 x ... 76 x Ch ' s Bonnie V Of Beagle Chase 4-75 Breeder / Owner Ol Johnson Junior's Painted Lady ( B ) MC482714 By Ch Jana Page ...

Pure bred Dogs  American Kennel Gazette


Mind Body and Society

The poor poet says , ' Who ever had such good fortune as to be called a son by Bonobibi herself ! There is nowhere in the text any lengthy description of nature as we find in later novels of the Sundarbans .

Mind  Body  and Society

Contributed papers of series of lectures and seminars organized by the Department of History, Presidency College and Calcutta University, on the occasion of the birth centenary of Prof. Kuruvila Zachariah.

East African Literature

O you , my virtuous one , I am telling you the truth , by God , it is too much for me , I can no longer bear this love , remember me , take off this ... it is the lady with good fortune , she glorified her , while she was praising her .

East African Literature


Hindustani as it is Ought to be Spoken

-nasib , destitute of good Bhatti , a still . luck . tarah , beyond the pro- Bhauņkna , to bark . per manner ... Bhúl , an error , -na ; -jána , to Bhágna ; bhág - jána ; bhág - commit an error ; to forjána , to flee ; escape . get .

Hindustani as it is Ought to be Spoken


North Indian Notes and Queries

One toy is a straight piece of that this practice is considered good and desirable wood , as long as a finger ... possess This is called a bori ; it is held by the child in its learning , and have wealth , perform the ' akikah on hand ...

North Indian Notes and Queries


Objective General Knowledge

What is that ? ( a ) Long life ( b ) Worldly prosperity ( c ) Brave sons ( d ) Beautiful daughters 13. Chand Bibi fought against the ... The basic social unit of the Vedic society was the ( a ) kula ( b ) jana ( c ) yis ( d ) grama 26.

Objective General Knowledge


Full of Life

Old Age and Care in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Jana Gerold ... In the course of the data collection I was fortunate to be able to move into the house of bibi Ugumbia, a single elderly woman residing in the research site Mbagala.

Full of Life

"Full of Life" contributes to a growing body of literature discussing care during old age in Africa. The main research thrust addresses care arrangements by focusing on experiences of growing old, meanings of old age and the social inter-connectedness of the older generation. Contradicting clich�d preconceptions of the sedentary elderly, this study reveals surprising mobility patterns related to care during old age. Being on the move encompasses three dimensions: physical mobility through actual travel; mediated mobility through virtual connectivity via mobile phones; and immaterial mobility through aspirations. Dissertation. (Series: Swiss African Studies / Schweizerische Afrikastudien - Etudes africaines suisses, Vol. 11) [Subject: Geriatric Care, Health & Aging, African Studies, Sociology]

Objective General Knowledge

What is that ? ( a ) Long life ( b ) Worldly prosperity ( c ) Brave sons ( d ) Beautiful daughters 13. Chand Bibi fought ... object was acquisition of the wealth of India ( c ) he was a great empire builder ( d ) none of the above 17.

Objective General Knowledge


The bride s mirror or Mir tu l r s of Maulav Naz r A mad

... is used by the Pathāns . bhāg , H. , m . , portion , share , lot , bogam , P. , f . , a larly ; used ainong luck ... a to run away ; bhāg jānā , intensive creeper to climb to the roof ; of bhāgnā . metaph . for a design succeeding ...

The bride s mirror  or  Mir   tu l     r  s of Maulav   Naz    r  A   mad


A trilingual Dictionary being a comprehensive lexicon in English Urd and Hind exhibiting the syllabication pronunciation and etymology of English words with their explanation in English and in Urd and Hind in the Roman characters

( S. wid ) extended far each way , broad , distant ; ad . at a distance , far , with great extent- Parákh kushada ya wasi ' ... WřD'OW - HỮNT - ER , n . one who courts widows for jointure or fortune - Bewó - parast , bewa - parast ...

A trilingual Dictionary being a comprehensive lexicon in English  Urd   and Hind    exhibiting the syllabication  pronunciation and etymology of English words  with their explanation in English  and in Urd   and Hind   in the Roman characters