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xi, 260 pages ; 25 cm
  • Chapter 1. Introduction: A Post-Colonial Critique of Capital Accumulation Today.- Part I: New Dynamics of Accumulation.- Chapter 2. Flexible Labour and Capital Accumulation in a Post-Colonial Country Byasdeb Dasgupta.- Chapter 3. Law, Statistics, Public Private Partnership and the Emergence of a New Subject Mithilesh Kumar.- Chapter 4. S ecurity and the City: Postcolonial Accumulation, Securitization and Urban Development in Kolkata Ilia Antenucci.- Chapter 5. Accumulation by Possession: The Social Processes of Rent Seeking in Urban Delhi Sushmita Pati.- Chapter 6. Accumulation at Margins: The Case of Khora Colony Shruti Dubey.- Chapter 7. The Politics of Bank Nationalization in India Suhit K. Sen.- Part II: Caste, Gender, Race: Axes of Accumulation.- Chapter 8. Life, Labour, Recycling: A Study of Waste Management Practices in Contemporary Kolkata Debarati Bagchi and Iman Kumar Mitra.- Chapter 9. Ayurveda Tourism: Issues of Development and Gender in Contemporary Kerala Rashmi Gopi.- Chapter 10. Caste and the Frontiers of Post-Colonial Capital Accumulation Ritajyoti Bandyopadhyay and Ranabir Samaddar.- Chapter 11. Governmentalizing NRI Philanthropy in Andhra Pradesh: A Transregional Approach to India's Development Sanam Roohi.- Chapter 12. The Postcolony and Racy Histories of Accumulation Atig Ghosh.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811010361 20161024
This volume looks at how accumulation in postcolonial capitalism blurs the boundaries of space, institutions, forms, financial regimes, labour processes, and economic segments on one hand, and creates zones and corridors on the other. It draws our attention to the peculiar but structurally necessary coexistence of both primitive and virtual modes of accumulation in the postcolony. From these two major inquiries it develops a new understanding of postcolonial capitalism. The case studies in this volume discuss the production of urban spaces of capital extraction, institutionalization of postcolonial finance capital, gendering of work forms, establishment of new forms of labour, formation of and changes in caste and racial identities and networks, and securitization-and thereby confirm that no study of contemporary capitalism is complete without thoroughly addressing the postcolonial condition. By challenging the established dualities between citizenship-based civil society and welfare-based political society, exploring critically the question of colonial and postcolonial difference, and foregrounding the material processes of accumulation against the culturalism of postcolonial studies, this volume redefines postcolonial studies in South Asia and beyond. It is invaluable reading for students and scholars of South Asian studies, sociology, cultural and critical anthropology, critical and praxis studies, and political science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811010361 20161024
Green Library
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xv, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1 Introduction 2 Evolution of agriculture development in India 3 Agricultural growth process 4 Agriculture growth and regional change 5 Regional dimensions of land and labour productivity 6 Regional convergence in agricultural productivity 7 Hierarchically nested agriculture regions of India 8 Agriculture growth models 9 Food production, consumption and insecurity 10 Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138925175 20170313
Agriculture productivity, growth and regional change in post-colonial India from a spatial perspective are yet to be rigorously examined. In particular, the impacts of economic liberalisation, globalisation and deregulation are not being empirically investigated at a small-area level using advanced statistical and spatial techniques. Understanding the process of regional formation and the rapid transitioning of agricultural landscapes in the Post-Liberalisation phase is pivotal to developing and devising regional economic development strategies. This book employs advanced methods to empirically examine the key characteristics and patterns of regional change in agricultural growth and productivity. It offers insights on changes in agricultural production and practices since the colonial period through to the Post-Liberalisation phase in India. It also incorporates the key public policy debates on the progress of India's agricultural development with the aim of formulating spatially integrated strategies to reduce rapid rise in the regional convergence and to promote equitable distribution of strategic government investment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138925175 20170313
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)

4. Apatride [2017]

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187 pages ; 21 cm
"D'autres nuits surgirent derrière ses paupières, mais la lumière n'y avait plus de chaleur, il ne s'en échappait aucun bruit, aucun son, aucun souffle. Elle se rendit compte que, ni ici ni là-bas, elle n'arrivait à rire, à respirer, à se sentir vivante, et qu'elle lévitait dans un mouvement aveugle, chutait dans le vide, sans terre ni ciel." Esha a quitté Calcutta pour s'installer à Paris, la ville dont elle rêvait. Or, d'année en année les déceptions s'accumulent, tout devient plus sombre et plus violent autour d'elle. Elle s'épuise dans d'innombrables batailles, et ne se sent plus en sécurité. Issue d'une famille de paysans pauvres, Mina vit près de Calcutta. Par ignorance, ou par crédulité, elle est entraînée à la fois dans un mouvement d'insurrection paysanne qui la dépasse et dans une passion irraisonnée pour son cousin Sam, qui lui fait commettre l'irréparable. Les destins de Mina et d'Esha se répondent dans ce roman qui ne ménage ni notre société ni la société indienne. L'écriture de Shumona Sinha est animée par la colère, une colère éloquente, aux images aussi suggestives que puissantes."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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ix, 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
A comprehensive and revealing account of the ongoing struggles and instability of India's political and economic institutions India's ascent as a formidable power on the world stage and its geopolitical ramifications have received much attention in recent years. This comprehensive study by Sumit Ganguly and William Thompson, two highly distinguished scholars of political science and international relations, delves into the intricate inner workings of this great Asian nation to reveal an Indian state struggling to maintain national security, domestic order, and steady fiscal growth despite weaknesses in its economic and political institutions. The authors' sobering account questions India's perceived strengths and domestic and foreign policy initiatives, while focusing on the South Asian giant's infrastructural and economic growth problems, opposition to reform, and other important hurdles the nation has faced and will continue to face over the coming decade and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300215922 20170213
Green Library
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liii, 292 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Law Library (Crown)
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496 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • 1. Development and Backwardness: What are they-- How do we Deal with them? 2. Bihar and Mithila: What Went Wrong? 3. The Environmental Roots of Backwardness in Bihar and Mithila, Part I: Floods 4. The Environmental Roots of Backwardness in Bihar and Mithila, Part II: Drought 5. Orientalism and India's Gordian Knot: Religion, Secularism and Caste 6. The Darbhanga Raj: The Heart of Mithila 7. Pulling the Threads Together 8. Some Final Thoughts and Observations 9. Postscript: The 2014 Lok Sabha Elections in Bihar: What Happened and What it Means?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138234772 20161205
The world has become obsessed with the Western notions of progress, development, and globalization, the latter a form of human and economic homogenization. These processes, through the aegis of the United Nations, are comparatively monitored. Those nations deemed to be 'lagging behind' are then provided with foreign aid and developmental assistance. For nearly seventy years, India has sought its place in this global endeavour; yet, even today, abject poverty and backwardness can be observed in districts in almost every state; with the highest concentration of such districts found in the state of Bihar and a cultural enclave, known as Mithila. Development in India has been elusive because it is difficult to define; and because the Western concepts of development and progress have no absolute equivalents within many non-Western settings. As a consequence, development programmes often fail because they are unable to ask the right questions, but equally important is the political economy derived from foreign aid. For politicians, there is no long-term benefit to be derived from successful development. In general, foreign aid only serves to corrupt governments and politicians and, in the end, does very little for those who need help. The struggling states of Bihar and Mithila serve as extreme examples of India's problems. Development here has been thwarted by a hereditary landed aristocracy supported by religion, casteism, custom, social stratification, tradition, and patterns of behaviour that can be traced back millennia. In turn, all these have been masterfully manipulated by co-opted politicians, who have turned politics into a veritable art form as this volume comprehensively demonstrates.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138234772 20161205
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xxx, 245 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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viii, 409 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Part I: Western Imperialism, Philosophy and Ethics (Shyam Ranganathan) 1. Moral Philosophy: The Right and the Good 2. Philosophy, Religion and Scholarship 3. The West, the Primacy of Linguistics and Indology 4. Beyond Moral Twin Earth: Beyond Indology 5. Interpretation, Explication and Secondary Sources Part II: Moral Theory 6. The Scope for Wisdom: Early Buddhism on Reasons and Persons - Jake Davis 7. Jaina Virtue Ethics: Action and NonAction - Jayandra Soni 8. Patanjali's Yoga: Universal Ethics as the Formal Cause of Autonomy - Shyam Ranganathan 9. Nyaya Consequentialism - Kisor Chakrabarti 10. Mindfulness and Moral Transformation: Awakening to Others in Santideva's Ethics - William Edelglass 11. Three Vedantas: Three Accounts of Character, Freedom and Responsibility - Shyam Ranganathan Part III: Applied Ethics 12. Medical Ethics in the Sanskrit Medical Tradition - Dagmar Wujastyk 13. Toward a Complete and Integral Mimamsa Ethics: Learning with Madhava's GARLAND of Jaimini's Reasons - Francis X. Clooney, SJ Part IV: Ethics and Politics 14. A Study in the Narrative Ethics of the Mahabharata - Edeltraud Harzer 15. Ethics of M. K. Gandhi: Non-Violence and Truth - A. Raghuramaraju 16. The Ethics of Radical Equality: Vivekananda and Radhakrishnan's Neo-Hinduism as a form of Spiritual Liberalism - Ashwani Peetush Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472587770 20170123
Featuring leading scholars from philosophy and religious studies, The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics dispels the myth that Indian thinkers and philosophers were uninterested in ethics. This comprehensive research handbook traces Indian moral philosophy through classical, scholastic Indian philosophy, pan-Indian literature including the Epics, Ayurvedic medical ethics, as well as recent, traditionalist and Neo-Hindu contributions. Contrary to the usual myths about India (that Indians were too busy being religious to care about ethics), moral theory constitutes the paradigmatic differentia of formal Indian philosophy, and is reflected richly in popular literature. Many of the papers make this clear by an analytic explication that draws critical comparisons and contrasts between classical Indian moral philosophy and contemporary contributions to ethics. By critically addressing ethics as a sub-discipline of philosophy and acknowledging the mistaken marginalization of Indian moral philosophy, this handbook reveals how Indian contributions can illuminate contemporary philosophical research on ethics. Unlike previous approaches to Indian ethics, this volume is organized in accordance with major topics in moral philosophy. The volume contains an extended introduction, exploring topics in moral semantics, the philosophy of thought, (metaethical and normative) ethical theory, and the politics of scholarship, which serve to show how the diversity of Indian moral philosophy is a contribution to the discipline of ethics. With an overview of Indian moral theory, and a glossary, this is a valuable guide to understanding the past, present and future research directions of a central component of Indian philosophy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472587770 20170123
Green Library
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xvi, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library

11. The caste struggle [2008]

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1 streaming video file (52 min.) : digital, sound, color
How can a society built entirely around the principle of inequality become democratic? India has implemented a policy of affirmative action for the members of the lower or 'untouchable' caste, who represent more than half of the population: those who meet the policy's requirements will be employed as civil servants. This film documents the results of this controversial policy, a legislative attempt to bring social and political change to India.
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viii, 246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • 1. A Brief History of Indian Christianity as it Pertains to the Politics of Modern-day Catholic Renewal in Chennai, Tamil Nadu The Nature and Location of Value 2. Reviving the History of St. Thomas: Martyrdom and Burial as a New Myth of Origin for Indian Catholics in Chennai 3. The Influences of Indian Political Ideologies on Catholic Revivalist Strategies in Chennai 4. The Physical Renovation of San Thome Cathedral: Revival through Tourism, Branding, and Heritage Preservation 5. A Broader View of Catholic Renewal in Chennai: A Strategy for Shrinal-Based Evangelization 6. Conclusion on Catholic Renewal in Chennai.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472485168 20161205
Though proportionally small, India's Christians are a populous and significant minority. Focussing on various Roman Catholic churches and shrines located in Chennai, a large city in South India where activities concerning saintal revival and shrinal development have taken place in the recent past, this book investigates the phenomenon of Catholic renewal in India. The author tracks the changing local significance of St. Thomas the Apostle, who according to local legend, was martyred and buried in Chennai and details the efforts of the Church hierarchy in Chennai to bring about a revival of devotion to St. Thomas. Insodoing, the book considers Indian Catholic identity, Indian Christian indigeneity and Hindu nationalism, as well as the marketing of St. Thomas and Catholicism within South India.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472485168 20161205
Green Library
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vi, 377 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Illustrations and Maps Acknowledgements Introduction: Liberalism and Napier Part I: Boyhood and War Chapter 1: Early Days Chapter 2: A Soldier Chapter 3: In America and France Part II: The Radical Abroad and at Home Chapter 4: Greece and the Greeks Chapter 5: Cephalonia and the Greek Revolution Chapter 6: Social Reform for Cephalonia Chapter 7: Departure and Bereavement Chapter 8: Australia and Idealism Chapter 9: Flogging and Politics Part III: The North of England Chapter 10: The Coming of Chartism Chapter 11: Command in the North Chapter 12: The Long-Term Threat Chapter 13: Newport and After Part IV: The Conquest of Sind Chapter 14: To India and Sind Chapter 15: Napier's Motivations Chapter 16: To and from the Battle of Miani Chapter 17: The Battle of Dubba Part V: 'In Scinde as in Cephalonia...' Chapter 18: Victory in the Sun Chapter 19: 'To Protect the Poor from Barbarian Tyranny!' Chapter 20: Conflict and Decline Part VI: Commander-in-Chief Chapter 21: Home and Back Chapter 22: Reforming the Army Chapter 23: The Kohat Expedition Chapter 24: The Mutinies of Charles James Napier Conclusion: Napier, Liberalism, and Imperialism Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138699267 20170227
General Charles James Napier was sent to confront the tens of thousands of Chartist protestors marching through the cities of the North of England in the late 1830s. A well-known leftist who agreed with the Chartist demands for democracy, Napier managed to keep the peace. In South Asia, the same man would later provoke a war and conquer Sind. In this first-ever scholarly biography of Napier, Edward Beasley asks how the conventional depictions of the man as a peacemaker in England and a warmonger in Asia can be reconciled. Employing deep archival research and close readings of Napier's published books (ignored by prior scholars), this well-written volume demonstrates that Napier was a liberal imperialist who believed that if freedom was right for the people of England it was right for the people of Sind -- even if "freedom" had to be imposed by military force. Napier also confronted the messy aftermath of Western conquest, carrying out nation-building with mixed success, trying to end the honour killing of women, and eventually discovering the limits of imperial interference.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138699267 20170227
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xxi, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Historical accounts of childhood: subalterns between structures and agency 2. Class, caste, and children's life in contemporary India 3. Methods and reflections 4. Mediating Indian childhoods: Texts and producers 5. Media rich in India: routine, self-construction, conflicted conformism 6. Media poor in India: deprivation, responsibility, resourceful conservation 7. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138929470 20170321
Is the bicycle, like the loudspeaker, a medium of communication in India? Do Indian children need trade unions as much as they need schools? What would you do with a mobile phone if all your friends were playing tag in the rain or watching Indian Idol? Children and Media in India illuminates the experiences, practices and contexts in which children and young people in diverse locations across India encounter, make, or make meaning from media in the course of their everyday lives. From textbooks, television, film and comics to mobile phones and digital games, this book examines the media available to different socioeconomic groups of children in India and their articulation with everyday cultures and routines. An authoritative overview of theories and discussions about childhood, agency, social class, caste and gender in India is followed by an analysis of films and television representations of childhood informed by qualitative interview data collected between 2005 and 2015 in urban, small-town and rural contexts with children aged nine to 17. The analysis uncovers and challenges widely held assumptions about the relationships among factors including sociocultural location, media content and technologies, and children's labour and agency. The analysis casts doubt on undifferentiated claims about how new technologies 'affect', 'endanger' and/or 'empower', pointing instead to the importance of social class - and caste - in mediating relationships among children, young people and the poor. The analysis of children's narratives of daily work, education, caring and leisure supports the conclusion that, although unrecognised and underrepresented, subaltern children's agency and resourceful conservation makes a significant contribution to economic, interpretive and social reproduction in India.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138929470 20170321
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224 pages : map ; 22 cm
  • List of tables List of Abbreviations Preface Acknowledgement Introduction 1. Pre-colonial tribal system (prior to 1793) 2. Geographical encroachment 3. Colonial agrarian policies (1793-1872) 4. Colonial agrarian policies (1872-1947) 5. Commercialization of forests 6. Commercial forest policy and tribal private forests 7. Plantation collision and appropriation of tribals 8. Impact of external factors Conclusion Bibliography Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138697515 20161124
This book offers a bird's eye view of the economic and environmental history of the Indian peninsula during colonial era. It analyses the nature of colonial land revenue policy, commercialisation of forest resources, consequences of coffee plantations, intrusion into tribal private forests and tribal-controlled geographical regions, and disintegration of their socio-cultural, political, administrative and judicial systems during the British Raj. It explores the economic history of the region through regional and 'non-market' economies and addresses the issues concerning local communities. Comprehensive, systematic and rich in archival material, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers in history, especially those concerned with economic and environmental history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138697515 20161124
Green Library
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1 online resource
Science communication, once the exclusive preserve of a scientific elite, has not been immune to the growing influence of mass media over society. As mass media becomes the most prominent site of public deliberation over science, multiple voices-both expert and non-expert-have begun to emerge, rewriting the social contract of science. In the new millennium, the Indian state of Kerala saw a number of scientific controversies being discussed in the regional newspapers. Set against the backdrop of case studies of three major public controversies, Contested Knowledge explores how these mediated disputes brought the otherwise hidden dynamics of scientific knowledge production into full public view. It examines critical questions about 'medialized science', such as: What is a scientific-citizenry? How did a 'scientific public sphere' develop in Kerala? How does public contestation of knowledge contribute to deliberative democracy by re-instilling politics into science? Are there limits to such a democratization of science? A fascinating commentary on the relation between science and society, this volume is a pioneering work that analyses the science-media-public interaction in a non-Western context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199469123 20170327
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vi, 242 pages : some illustrations ; 24 cm.
Coolie labour was often proclaimed as a deliberate compromise straddling the regimes of the past (slave labour) and the future (free labour). In the late 1850s, the locals were replaced by labourers imported from outside the province who were designated "coolies". Qualifying this framework of transition and introduction, this study makes a case for the "production" of coolie labour in the history of the colonial-capitalist plantations in Assam.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110461152 20170220
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ix, 157 pages ; 24 cm.
""Studies the politics of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in contemporary India"--Provided by publisher".
Green Library
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xxv, 372 pages ; 23 cm
Law Library (Crown)
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xvi, 252 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction
  • Freedom of speech and expression in the cyber space
  • Trolling and gender bullying
  • Online grooming
  • Privacy infringement
  • Online sexual offences
  • Right to be forgotten: liability of the service providers
  • Procedural practices for investigation, prosecution, arrest and detention
  • Combating of the offences.
Law Library (Crown)