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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
xv, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Evolution of agriculture development in India
  • Agricultural growth process
  • Agriculture growth and regional change
  • Regional dimensions of land and labour productivity
  • Regional convergence in agricultural productivity
  • Hierarchically nested agriculture regions of India
  • Agriculture growth models
  • Food production, consumption and insecurity.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)

3. 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
liii, 292 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Law Library (Crown)
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)
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
xvi, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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
vi, 377 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction : liberalism and Napier
  • Part I. Boyhood and war
  • Early days
  • A soldier
  • In America and France
  • Part II. The radical abroad and at home
  • Greece and the Greeks
  • Cephalonia and the Greek Revolution
  • Social reform for Cephalonia
  • Departure and bereavement
  • Australia and idealism
  • Flogging and politics
  • Part III. The north of England
  • The coming of Chartism
  • Command in the north
  • The long-term threat
  • Newport and after
  • Part IV. The conquest of Sind
  • To India and Sind
  • Napier's motivations
  • To and from the Battle of Miani
  • The Battle of Dubba
  • Part V. 'In Scinde as in Cephalonia ...'
  • Victory in the sun
  • 'To protect the poor from barbarian tyranny!'
  • Conflict and decline
  • Part VI. Commander-in-chief
  • Home and back
  • Reforming the army
  • The Kohat Expedition
  • The mutinies of Charles James Napier
  • Conclusion : Napier, liberalism, and imperialism.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxi, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Historical accounts of childhood: subalterns between structures and agency
  • Class, caste and children's life in contemporary India
  • Methods and reflections
  • Mediating Indian childhoods: texts and producers
  • 'Media rich' in India: routine, self-construction, conflicted conformism
  • 'Media poor' in India: deprivation, responsibility, resourceful conservation.
Green Library
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
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
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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)
ix, 179 pages ; 23 cm
  • Preface. Introduction 1. The Caste Context 2. Anti-Caste Developments 3. Pre-Ambedkar Dalit Movements 4. Dalit Movement under Ambedkar 5. Post-Ambedkar Movements of Dalits 6. Religious Conversion as Emancipation 7. Politics as the Masterkey 8. Dalits under Neoliberalism 9. New Trends in dalit Movement Epilogue Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138688759 20161124
This book is a comprehensive introduction to dalits in India (who comprise over one-sixth of the country's population) from the origins of caste system to the present day. Despite a plethora of provisions for affirmative action in the Indian Constitution, dalits are largely excluded from the mainstream except for a minuscule section. The book traces the multifarious changes that befell them during the colonial period and their development thereafter under the leadership of Babasaheb Ambedkar in the centre of political arena. It looks at hitherto unexplored aspects of the degeneration of the dalit movement during the post-Ambedkar period, as well as salient contemporary issues such as the rise of the Bahujan Samaj Party, dalit capitalism, the occupation of dalit discourse by NGOs, neoliberalism and its impact, and the various implicit or explicit emancipation schemas thrown up by them. The work also discusses ideology, strategy and tactics of the dalit movement; touches upon one of the most contentious issues of increasing divergence between the dalit and Marxist movements; and delineates the role of the state, both colonial and post-colonial, in shaping dalit politics in particular ways. A tour de force, this book brings to the fore many key contemporary concerns and will be of great interest to students, scholars and teachers of politics and political economy, sociology, history, social exclusion studies and the general reader.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138688759 20161124
Green Library
x, 313 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliographic DetailsHardbackNovember 2016 * GBP25.009781849046411 * 320pp Email me when this book comes outRequest Press Review Copy Request Inspection CopyDescriptionWhen India and Pakistan held nuclear tests in 1998, they restarted the clock on an intense competition that had begun with Partition. Nuclear weapons restored strategic parity, erasing the advantage of India's much larger military. But the shield offered by nuclear weapons also encouraged a reckless reliance by Pakistan on militant proxies even as jihadis spun out of control within and beyond its borders. In the years that followed, Pakistan would lose decisively to India, sacrificing its own domestic stability in a failed attempt to assert its claim to Kashmir and influence events in Afghanistan.Defeat is an Orphan tracks the defining episodes in the relationship between India and Pakistan from 1998, from bitter conflict in the mountains to military confrontation in the plains, from the hijacking of an Indian airliner to the Mumbai attacks. It is a frank history of an enduringly bitter relationship, set against the background of Islamist militancy in Pakistan and India's economic leap forward.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849046411 20170213
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
x, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction-- 2. An introduction to the Indian criminal justice system-- 3. The law and practice of rape adjudication in India-- 4. Rape sentencing: an empirical analysis-- 5. Myths and stereotypes in rape prosecutions-- 6. Structuring sentencing discretion: guideline models and approaches-- 7. Sentencing discretion in India: the need for structuring-- 8. Sentencing guidelines for rape.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107135628 20161213
This book addresses and analyses the rape sentencing regime in India, and demonstrates that despite law reform, the myths and stereotypes about rapists and rape victims that used to be embedded in the positive law of rape and/or in evidence law have, in many cases, merely shifted from the charging and trial stages to the sentencing stage. The book further argues that rape myths and stereotypes influence sentencing, leading to unwarranted disparity. It undertakes a theoretical examination of the purposes of punishment, the fundamentally overlapping nature of the stages of the criminal process, and the meaning of 'disparity'. The book sets forth what the sentencing guidelines for rape in India might provide, discussing factors that should be considered relevant and irrelevant in the sentencing of rape offenders. The underlying theme of the book is to bring the rule of law to criminal sentencing in India.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107135628 20161213
Green Library
x, 310 pages ; illustrations ; 24 cm
  • An introduction to the Indian criminal justice system
  • The law and practice of rape adjudication in India
  • Rape sentencing : an empirical analysis
  • Myths and stereotypes in rape prosecutions
  • Structuring sentencing discretion : guideline models and approaches
  • Sentencing discretion in India : the need for structuring
  • Sentencing guidelines for rape.
This book addresses and analyses the rape sentencing regime in India, and demonstrates that despite law reform, the myths and stereotypes about rapists and rape victims that used to be embedded in the positive law of rape and/or in evidence law have, in many cases, merely shifted from the charging and trial stages to the sentencing stage. The book further argues that rape myths and stereotypes influence sentencing, leading to unwarranted disparity. It undertakes a theoretical examination of the purposes of punishment, the fundamentally overlapping nature of the stages of the criminal process, and the meaning of 'disparity'. The book sets forth what the sentencing guidelines for rape in India might provide, discussing factors that should be considered relevant and irrelevant in the sentencing of rape offenders. The underlying theme of the book is to bring the rule of law to criminal sentencing in India.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107135628 20161213
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 375 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Precursors to the Gāruḍam
  • Canon and compendia
  • The Vipati mantra
  • Nīkaṇṭha et al.
  • Snakebite goddesses
  • Impact
  • Conclusions and prospective.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
ix, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • List of abbreviations Acknowledgement Introduction: The Different East India Companies and the Variety of Cross Cultural Interactions in the Corporate Setting Part I: The Regulatory Worlds of the East India Company 1.The Failure of the Cloth Trade to Surat and the Internationalisation of English Mercantilist Thought, 1614-1621 2. Asian influences on the Commercial Strategies of the English East India Company 3. The East India Company and the shift in Anglo-Indian Commercial Relations in the 1680s 4. Indian merchants, company protection and the development of the Bombay shipping pass regime Part II: Religion, Society, Ethnographic Reconnaissance, and Inter Cultural Encounters 5. 'God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem'- The Religious Governance, Religious Sufferance and the Corporate Chaplain in India 1610-1701 6. Maritime Society in an Early Modern Port City: Negotiating family, religion and the English Company in Madras 7. Domesticity' in Early Colonial Bengal 8. The Travellers' tales: The Travel Writings of Itesamuddin and Abu Taleb Khan Part III: Diplomacy, Power, and the Company State - 222 - 322 9. Jahangir's Paintings 10. The Contested State: Political Authority and the Decentred Foundations of the Early Modern Colonial State in Asia 11. Messing, caste, and resistance: the production of 'jail-scapes' and penal regimes in the early 1840s 12. A Case of Multiple Existences: The Loyal Bombay Purbaiya and his rebellious cousin in Bengal Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138679436 20161228
This book employs a wide range of perspectives to demonstrate how the East India Company facilitated cross-cultural interactions between the English and various groups in South Asia between 1600 to 1857 and how these interactions transformed important features of both British and South Asian history. Rather than viewing the Company as an organization projecting its authority from London to India, the volume shows how the Company's history and its broader historical significance can best be understood by appreciating the myriad ways in which these interactions shaped the Company's story and altered the course of history. Bringing together the latest research and several case studies, the work includes examinations of the formulation of economic theory, the development of corporate strategy, the mechanics of state finance, the mapping of maritime jurisdiction, the government and practice of religions, domesticity, travel, diplomacy, state formation, art, gift-giving, incarceration, and rebellion. Together, the essays will advance the understanding of the peculiarly corporate features of cross-cultural engagement during a crucial early phase of globalization. Insightful and lucid, this volume will be useful to scholars and researchers of modern history, South Asian studies, economic history, and political studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138679436 20161228
Green Library