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xvi, 465 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The green revolution in India about 50 years ago transformed India's image then as begging bowl to bread basket. This transformation during the 1960s took just about 4 years. The yield increases achieved in wheat and then in rice which occurred in just about half decade is far in excess of the yield increases during the preceding 4000 years. This remarkable feat was achieved with the leadership of the author using the dwarf wheat types which had been produced by Norman Borlaug in Mexico.The research and development of green revolution of wheat and rice at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi was led by the author along with his team of students and co-workers. He has published over 100 papers on green revolution and the ever-green revolution which is a refinement of the former. This book is a compilation of just about 40 of his numerous research papers, monographs and books published by him on this subject.The papers in this book bring out the scientific basis of the modification of the plant type so as to be responsive to exogenous addition of chemical fertilizers and irrigation. The ideal plant type enables capture of adequate sunlight and using the chemical fertilizers added to the soil, produce substantial photosynthetic starch. And because the plants have short and thick culm, they are able to withstand enormous amounts of grains in their ears. This indeed was the basis of breaking the yield barriers associated with native varieties. The book also brings out that green revolution had established the food security at the national level but not at the individual household levels of millions of resource-poor rural small and marginal farming, fishing and landless families. Further green revolution was commodity-centric and the manner of its practice led to environmental degradation and social inequities. This author realized as early as 1972 that system of agriculture in India should be designed to fight both the famines of food and rural livelihoods. In pursuit of it, this author further designed an evergreen revolution with systems approach. What this means is providing concurrent attention to ecological foundations of agriculture and the livelihoods of the rural people.The book also brings out that green revolution was a team effort involving scientists, policy makers, administrators, farmers and students. This book is an outstanding example of green revolution providing a breathing space by putting the cereal grain production rate ahead of the population growth rate and then when food security has been adequately established, the system is changed to achieve productivity in perpetuity without causing environmental and social harm.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789813200067 20170710
Green Library
xxxiii, 119 pages : map ; 21 cm.
The ninth and tenth centuries witnessed the establishment of a substantial network of maritime trade across the Indian Ocean, providing the real-life background to the Sinbad tales. "These accounts are full of fascination and wonder...[and] continue the contribution this excellent series is making towards integrating classics of Arabic into the global canon." -Times Literary Supplement An exceptional exemplar of Arabic travel writing, Accounts of China and India is a compilation of reports and anecdotes about the lands and peoples of this diverse territory, from the Somali headlands of Africa to the far eastern shores of China and Korea. Traveling eastward, we discover a vivid human landscape-from Chinese society to Hindu religious practices-as well as a colorful range of natural wilderness-from flying fish to Tibetan musk-deer and Sri Lankan gems. The juxtaposed accounts create a kaleidoscope of a world not unlike our own, a world on the road to globalization. In its ports, we find a priceless cargo of information. Here are the first foreign descriptions of tea and porcelain, a panorama of unusual social practices, cannibal islands, and Indian holy men-a marvelous, mundane world, contained in the compass of a novella.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479830596 20170530
Green Library
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
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
Green Library
iii, 52 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
237 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 31 cm.
  • Introduction and history of mapping and research / P.C. Bandopadhyay-- Introduction to the geography and geomorphology of the Andaman-Nicobar Islands / P.C. Bandopadhyay & A. Carter
  • Regional context of the geology of the Andaman-Nicobar accretionary ridge / P.D. Clift
  • Cenozoic rifting, passive margin development and strike-slip faulting in the Andaman Sea: a discussion of established v. new tectonic models / C.K. Morley
  • Regional tectonics, structure and evolution of the Andaman-Nicobar Islands from ophiolite formation and obduction to collision and back-arc spreading / C.K. Morley & M. Searle
  • Geological framework of the Andaman-Nicobar Islands / P.C. Bandopadhyay & A. Carter
  • Andaman-Nicobar Ophiolites, India: origin, evolution and emplacement / B. Ghosh, D. Bandopadhyay & T. Morishita
  • Mithakhari deposits / P.C. Bandopadhyay & A. Carter
  • Submarine fan deposits: petrography and geochemistry of the Andaman Flysch / P.C. Bandopadhyay & A. Carter
  • Provenance of Oligocene Andaman sandstones (Andaman-Nicobar Islands): Ganga-Brahmaputra or Irrawaddy derived? / M. Limonta, A. Resentini, A. Carter, P.C. Bandopadhyay & E. Garzanti
  • The Archipelago Group: current understanding / P.C. Bandopadhyay & A. Carter
  • Inner-arc volcanism: Barren and Narcondam islands / P.C. Bandopadhyay
  • Anatomy of the Andaman-Nicobar subduction system from seismic reflection data / S.C. Singh & R. Moeremans
  • Seismicity of the Andaman-Nicobar Islands and Andaman Sea / A. Carter & P.C. Bandopadhyay
  • The 26 December 2004 earthquake and tsunami / A. Carter & P.C. Bandopadhyay
  • Natural resources / P.C. Bandopadhyay, B. Ghosh & A. Carter
  • Index.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
306 pages ; 24 cm
"The stunning true story of an untouchable family who become teachers, and one, a poet and revolutionary. Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. While most untouchables are illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of twenty-six. It was only then that she saw how extraordinary--and yet how typical--her family history truly was. Her mother, Manjula, and uncles Satyam and Carey were born in the last days of British colonial rule. They grew up in a world marked by poverty and injustice, but also full of possibility. In the slums where they lived, everyone had a political side, and rallies, agitations, and arrests were commonplace. The Independence movement promised freedom. Yet for untouchables and other poor and working people, little changed. Satyam, the eldest, switched allegiance to the Communist Party. Gidla recounts his incredible life--how he became a famous poet, student, labor organizer, and founder of a left-wing guerrilla movement. And Gidla charts her mother's battles with caste and women's oppression. Page by page, Gidla takes us into a complicated, close-knit family as they desperately strive for a decent life and a more just society. A moving portrait of love, hardship, and struggle, Ants Among Elephants is also that rare thing: a personal history of modern India told from the bottom up"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library

9. A-OK? [2000]

1 streaming video file (25 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Vitamin A is essential for the functioning of the human immune system. In industrialized countries, foods like flour or sugar have been fortified with it for decades. But it's not the same picture in some developing countries, where children with Vitamin A deficiency run the risk of dying from common childhood illnesses like measles. The cost of ensuring all children receive enough Vitamin A is peanuts: capsules cost just 2 cents each, but improve children's chances of survival by as much as 25%. This episode of Life looks at the prospects for two very different Vitamin A distribution programs in Ghana and Guatemala, and asks whether the best way to ensure all children have access to the nutrients that can help them lead healthy, fulfilled lives isn't new, genetically-modified crops -- like the experimental Vitamin-A modified 'golden rice' currently being developed in Professor Ingo Potrykus' lab in Switzerland, as part of an initiative supported by the Rockefeller Foundation.

10. Apatride [2017]

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
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
xiii, 136 pages ; 21 cm
  • Contents and Abstracts1Introducing Aurangzeb chapter abstract This chapter introduces Aurangzeb Alamgir (r. 1658-1707), the sixth ruler of the Mughal Empire, arguably the most powerful and wealthiest man of his day, and an explosive figure in modern India and Pakistan. Politicians and others regularly invoke Aurangzeb in current debates, especially under the Hindu nationalist BJP party that is currently heading India. But modern visions of Aurangzeb are more myth than reality. This chapter argues that we ought to put aside modern imaginations of Aurangzeb and instead recover the historical Aurangzeb, a pivotal figure in South Asian history. 2Early Years chapter abstract This chapter details the first four decades of Aurangzeb's life, including his princely education and far-flung imperial postings under his father, Shah Jahan. Shah Jahan fell ill in 1657, when Aurangzeb was in his late 30s, and a war of succession ensued among the four adult princes. The Mughal royal family did not practice primogeniture but rather considered all brothers equal contenders for the throne. Aurangzeb's main competition was Dara Shukoh, the eldest brother and Shah Jahan's favorite to succeed as king. Whereas Dara had spent the bulk of his young adult life leisuring at court in Delhi, Aurangzeb had been hardened by decades of battle and administrative duties across the vast Mughal Empire. After a bloody two-year struggle, Aurangzeb emerged the undisputed victor and executed two of his brothers, drove the third out of India, and imprisoned the recovered Shah Jahan. 3The Grand Arc of Aurangzeb's Reign chapter abstract Aurangzeb inherited a vast empire and a rich ruling culture from his Mughal predecessors. This chapter provides a chronological overview of Aurangzeb's efforts to expand the Mughal kingdom, rule with justice, and adjust his inherited royal traditions to suit his own needs, a project that unfolded across his nearly fifty-year rule. 4Administrator of Hindustan chapter abstract This chapter explores Aurangzeb's efforts to oversee a vast and, at times, unwieldy kingdom. Aurangzeb fretted about the safety of the roads, corrupt administrators, and armed uprisings. He came down hard on those he perceived as threats to the state security, such as Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru who was executed by Aurangzeb in 1675. Many Hindus fared in Aurangzeb's massive bureaucracy, and this chapters uses both numbers and the case study of Raja Raghunatha to explore the roles of Hindus in the Mughal administration. The chapter closes by considering those Hindus who bucked under the Mughal yoke, especially the Rathor and Sisodia Rajputs and the Maratha warrior Shivaji. Shivaji mounted the most famous and arguably the most successful opposition to Aurangzeb's expansionist agenda, and the rivalry between Shivaji and Aurangzeb was a critical component of Aurangzeb's reign. 5Moral Man and Leader chapter abstract This chapter outlines Aurangzeb's vision of himself as a pious Muslim ruler. Whereas most scholars have emphasized Aurangzeb's inner piety, this chapter focuses on his outward actions as emperor and tensions between his religious ideals and political ambitions. Like prior Mughal rulers, Aurangzeb ran into problems with the ulama, the learned men of Islam and a powerful constituency in the Mughal kingdom. Aurangzeb tried to placate the ulama by providing them with employment as judges (qazis) and censors and by instituting hardline measures such as the jizya, a poll tax on non-Muslims. But tension with the ulama nonetheless surfaced. The second half of the chapter delineates Aurangzeb's view of himself as a moral leader of his subjects, Muslim and non-Muslim alike. Aurangzeb curbed social and religious practices that he found immoral in an attempt to mold the theological and ethical leanings of Mughal subjects. 6Overseer of Hindu Religious Communities chapter abstract Aurangzeb's treatment of Hindu temples and Hindu religious communities is one of the most controversial aspects of his reign. Aurangzeb destroyed numerous temples throughout his nearly fifty-year rule, and, as a result, many Hindus today condemn the king as a hateful bigot. This chapter delves into Aurangzeb's actions regarding temples and their leaders, including his default policy of protecting Hindu and Jain temples and his periodic decisions to demolish or desecrate such institutions. The chapter argues that Aurangzeb's vision of himself as a moral leader required him to extend state protection to Hindu and Jain temples. However, from Aurangzeb's perspective, that protection could be revoked when specific temples or their associates acted against imperial political and moral interests. Accordingly, Emperor Aurangzeb authorized targeted temple destructions and desecrations throughout his rule. 7Later Years chapter abstract This chapter narrates the final decades of Aurangzeb's life and his death at the age of eighty-eight. Aurangzeb spent his later years warring in the Deccan in central India. He won much land for the Mughal kingdom, including the sultanates of Bijapur and Golconda and many forts previously held by the Marathas. But the endless sieges and battles created hardships for both imperial officers and ordinary subjects. Aurangzeb's land acquisitions also proved short-lived and were lost within a few decades of his death. As he lay on his deathbed, Aurangzeb looked ahead to the future of the Mughal kingdom and he did not like what he saw. His late-life letters showcase a man distressed by his potential legacy and with little faith in the next generation's ability to rule the Mughal kingdom. 8Aurangzeb's Legacy chapter abstract This chapter provides a short overview of events after the death of Aurangzeb in 1707. The emperor's sons fought a war of succession, but the victor, Bahadur Shah, lacked the ability and resources of his forefathers to solidify his grip over the Mughal kingdom. Bahadur Shah died after a mere five years on the throne, and a series of kings ruled in quick succession. The Mughal Empire hemorrhaged land, and within a few decades Nadir Shah, a Persian warlord, sacked Delhi and carried away the Mughal's famed Peacock Throne and much treasury wealth. The chapter closes by assessing Aurangzeb's reign in comparison to prior Mughal kings and suggests that he broke with Mughal precedents far less than most people have suggested. Postscript: A Note on Reading Medieval Persian Texts chapter abstract The postscript provides a basic overview of how historians approach premodern Indo-Persian texts and the difficulties therein. Premodern Persian chronicles are not straightforward accounts of the facts, and modern readers must acknowledge their literary facets in order to responsibly use such works. In addition to interpretive issues, scholars face practical obstacles in accessing premodern sources, such as a lack of printed editions and language training. Personal letters, imperial orders, and European travelogues provide additional resources on Indo-Muslim history, but these too must be read rigorously. Bibliographical Essay: Bibliographical Essay chapter abstract The Bibliographical Essay offers an overview of some of the major primary and secondary sources for studying Aurangzeb. The Essay simultaneously provides a record of the major works that the author consulted in writing this book. Readers interested in sources for quotes and other specific information should look at the Chapter Notes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781503602038 20170621
The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir is one of the most hated men in Indian history. Widely reviled as a religious fanatic who sought to violently oppress Hindus, he is even blamed by some for setting into motion conflicts that would result in the creation of a separate Muslim state in South Asia. In her lively overview of his life and influence, Audrey Truschke offers a clear-eyed perspective on the public debate over Aurangzeb and makes the case for why his often-maligned legacy deserves to be reassessed. Aurangzeb was arguably the most powerful and wealthiest ruler of his day. His nearly 50-year reign (1658-1707) had a profound influence on the political landscape of early modern India, and his legacy-real and imagined-continues to loom large in India and Pakistan today. Truschke evaluates Aurangzeb not by modern standards but according to the traditions and values of his own time, painting a picture of Aurangzeb as a complex figure whose relationship to Islam was dynamic, strategic, and sometimes contradictory. This book invites students of South Asian history and religion into the world of the Mughal Empire, framing the contemporary debate on Aurangzeb's impact and legacy in accessible and engaging terms.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781503602038 20170621
Green Library
lxvi, 146 pages : color illustrations ; 37 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: DVD video. Digital: video file; DVD video.
Electronic Acquisitions
Explores the political ideas of two rival Indian Muslim leaders between 1937 and 1947: Maulana Azad, the long-serving president of the Indian National Congress and independent India’s first Minister of Education; and Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the foremost leader of the Muslim League and Pakistan’s first Governor-General.
Media & Microtext Center
liii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Balancing decision-making amongst courts and legislatures
  • Judicial review and political responses
  • Comparing political responses in India and the United Kingdom
  • Judicial review in the shadow of remedies
  • Collateral institutions to judicial review
  • Conclusion.
The Human Rights Act (HRA) of the UK, enacted in 1998, provoked particular interest amongst scholars. Unlike systems of parliamentary sovereignty and judicial supremacy, it promised a new, 'balanced' model for the protection of rights, which conferred courts with a limited power of review over legislation. Under this new model, rights-based decision-making was expected to be balanced amongst courts and legislatures, rather than lopsided in favour of either. Indian courts, on the other hand, have always been constitutionally entrusted with the power to strike down primary legislation enacted by the Union and state legislatures. This book examines the promise of the new model against its performance in practice by comparing judicial review under the HRA to an exemplar of the old model of judicial review, the Indian Constitution. It argues that although the HRA fosters a more balanced allocation of powers between legislatures and courts than the Indian Constitution, it does so for a novel reason. Balanced constitutionalism is not achieved through the legislative rejection of judicial decision-making about rights. Instead, the nature of the remedy under the HRA enables British courts to assert their genuine interpretations of rights in situations in which Indian courts find it difficult to do so.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199470587 20170508
Law Library (Crown)
x, 292 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm.
Between the late sixteenth and early twentieth centuries, Banaras, the iconic Hindu center in northern India that is often described as the oldest living city in the world, was reconstructed materially as well as imaginatively, and embellished with temples, monasteries, mansions, and ghats (riverfront fortress-palaces). Banaras's refurbished sacred landscape became the subject of pilgrimage maps and its spectacular riverfront was depicted in panoramas and described in travelogues.In Banaras Reconstructed, Madhuri Desai examines the confluences, as well as the tensions, that have shaped this complex and remarkable city. In so doing, she raises issues central to historical as well as contemporary Indian identity and delves into larger questions about religious urban environments in South Asia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295741994 20170911
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
x, 270 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Britain was rapidly emerging as the most powerful European nation, a position France long believed to be her own. Yet with France still commanding the largest continental army, Britain saw its best opportunities for expansion lay in the East. Yet, as Britain s influence increased through its official trading arm, the East India Company, the ruler of Bengal, Nawab Siraj-ud-daulah, sought to drive the British out of the sub-continent and turned to France for help. The ensuing conflict saw intimate campaigns fought by captains and occasionally colonels and by small companies rather than big battalions. They were campaigns fought by individuals rather than anonymous masses; some were heroes, some were cowards and most of them were rogues on the make. The story is not only about Robert Clive, a clerk from Shropshire who became to all intents and purposes an emperor, but also about Eyre Coote an Irishman who fought with everyone he met, about Alexander Grant a Jacobite who first escaped from Culloden and then, Flashman-like was literally the last man into the last boat to escape Calcutta and the infamous Black Hole.The fighting culminated in Robert Clive s astonishing victory at Plassey where just 3,000 British and sepoy troops defeated Siraj-ud-Daulah s Franco-Bengali army of 18,000 in the space of only forty minutes. The victory at Plassey in 1757 established Britain as the dominant force in India, the whole of which gradually come under British control and became the most prized possession in its empire. Few battles in history have ever had such profound consequences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781473885264 20170807
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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)
xxx, 245 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Foreword by Dr Samiran Nundy Foreword by Dr Farokh Udwadia Preface Acknowledgements Executive Summary The First Birth: Malini Chib The Second Birth: The Spastics Society of India Contextual Analyses: Cerebral Palsy Domain I. Education Domain II. Treatment and Rehabilitation Unit a. Parents in Partnerships b. Manpower Training: Therapists c. Aids and Appliances Domain III. Child and Parents in Partnership Domain IV. Training Domain V. Capacity Building in the Community Domain VI. Work Training Unit and the Skills Development Centre People Behind the Scenes Domain VII. (i) Expansion of Services on the National Level: From Schools to Institution Building (ii) Expansion of Services on the International Level a. International Collaborations b. International Course: Community Initiatives in Inclusion (CII) (iii) Economics and Sustainability People Behind the Scenes Domain VIII. Research and Transformation of Ideology: A Shift from Special Education to Inclusive Education a. Special Schools versus Inclusive Schools b. Research: Invisible Children: A Study of Policy Exclusion (1993-99) c. Developing Sustainable Educational Inclusive Policy and Practice: UK, South Africa, Brazil and India-An International Research Study-UNESCO Project (2000) d. The National Resource Centre for Inclusion (NRCI), an Indo-Canadian Project (1999-2004) e. Developing Inclusive Education Practice in Early Childhood in Mumbai: The Whole Community Approach-UNICEF/SSI Project (2001) f. Developing Rural Services-Mithu Alur Foundation (MAF) 2009 g. Developing a Sustainable District Model: Shiksha Sankalp (2010-13) h. Developing a Code of Practice for Inclusive Education: Culturally Appropriate Policy and Practice (CAPP) Domain IX. Policy and Macro-level Change: Legislation and Policy a. Moving from Charity to Rights: ADAPT Rights Group (ARG) b. Workshops, Seminars and Conferences c. Engaging with Government: Striving to Make India a Disability-friendly Country d. Media Coverage Domain X. Results and Outcome and the Way Forward a. The Impact: Overcoming Adversity Some Stories b. Results and Outcome c. Reflections, Discussion and the Way Forward d. Ideology and Philosophy Annexure I Annexure II Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789386062215 20170418
A novel model of care-integrating education, treatment and social and emotional development-that addresses the issues of people with disability This research examines a new holistic approach of care for persons with cerebral palsy and their families, developed by The Spastics Society of India (now ADAPT). The focus is on a new psycho-social model that combines education, treatment and socio-emotional development in social rather than in hospital settings, making inclusive education in regular schools possible. The author also narrates her experience as a mother, care-giver and professional, and the role of family support. Based on 40 years' work, the book provides an example of compassionate and effective care as well as its scalability. Using narratives of children, parents, doctors and other professionals, it shares the journey of pioneers who helped and trained others who eventually went on to create similar institutions all over India, empowering both parents and disabled but self-confident professionals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789386062215 20170418
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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
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