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  • Part One. Governing the Company: The patent and the formation of the Company
  • Constituting authority: the court of committees and the generality
  • Wooing adventurers: membership and useful men
  • Division within the Company: the problem of faction and representation
  • Merchants, trading companies, and public appeal
  • Part Two. The Company and the State: The changing patent: negotiating privileges between Company and regime
  • "What his men have done abroad": martial engagements and the Company
  • The Dutch East India Company and Amboyna: crisis and response in the Company
  • Taking stock and looking forward: the difficulties of the late 1620s
  • Crown manipulations of the East Indies trade: dismantling the Company in the 1630s.
A Business of State reveals how the English state took an active role in the creation and functioning of the East India Company in the early years of its existence, and, reciprocally, how institutions like the Company helped create the early Stuart state. To understand how the Company operated, the author delves into the political life of the body as well as constructing a richly detailed account of the interactions between the Company and the regime. Viewing politics and political engagement through the lens of the Company exposes a version of the English polity in which Company members regularly appeared before the monarch and privy council, saw themselves as active agents in government, and used the tools of public appeal to sway both Company and state policies. In return, monarch and privy council promoted and protected the Company, depended on Company expertise and resources, and shaped state policy objectives in response to Company needs and requirements.-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
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220 pages ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Acknowledgements 2. List of abbreviations 3. Introduction to Proportionality and Gender Equality 4. Constitutional Courts in Context: India, Canada and South Africa 5. The Adjudication of Gender Equality in Independent India: Judicial Discourse from Deference to Discord 6. The Theoretical Foundations of Proportionality Analysis 7. Proportionality Analysis in Canadian Gender Equality Jurisprudence 8. Proportionality Analysis in South African Gender Equality Jurisprudence 9. Defining an Indian Proportionality Analysis for Gender Equality and Beyond 10. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138706699 20171121
For a judiciary in a democracy, dispensing justice is not only about doing justice, but also about showing that justice is being done; it is about giving reasons and creating a "culture of justification". The question becomes how to nurture such a culture. A number of liberal democratic jurisdictions have answered this question in part with the adoption of the multi-step method of evaluating the constitutionality of legislative infringements on fundamental rights widely known as Proportionality Analysis. Under Proportionality Analysis courts must engage in a structured process of reasoning. This book deals with Gender Justice and Proportionality Analysis in India. The author argues that the Supreme Court of India should consider adopting Proportionality Analysis for the adjudication of the fundamental right to sex equality in Indian courts. The book includes an analysis of Canadian and South African Proportionality Analysis and makes some suggestions on how an Indian Proportionality Analysis could be generated using this comparative investigation. Additionally, the book proposes ways of applying the effects of socio-political context on doctrine, as well as doctrine's interpretive impact on adjudicated outcomes for gender, thus making a contribution to feminist jurisprudence. Finally, the author analyses Indian gender equality jurisprudence, demonstrating the inadequacies of the current doctrinal framework for achieving the goal of substantive gender equality and suggesting ways in which an Indian Proportionality Analysis might be fashioned to address these inadequacies. A novel examination of the gender situation in India in comparative perspective, this book will be of interest to academics in the field of Gender Studies, Asian and Comparative Law and South Asian studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138706699 20171121
Green Library
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xiv, 356 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xiv, 356 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Law Library (Crown)
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xiii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Green Library
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xvi, 313 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Walking away from the theater of history
  • Jinnealogy: archival amnesia and Islamic theology in post-partition Delhi
  • Saintly visions: the ethics of elsewhen
  • Strange(r)ness
  • Desiring women
  • Translation
  • Stones, snakes, and saints: remembering the vanished sacred geographies of Delhi
  • The shifting enchantments of ruins and laws in Delhi
  • Conclusion: Remnants of despair, traces of hope.
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319 p. ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xxvii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Foreword by Professor Patricia Uberoi1. Mapping the Debate on Marriage 2. Revisiting Arranged Marriages: Marital Roles, Conflict and Kinship Support 3. Courtships and Love Marriages 4. Secondary Unions and Other Conjugal Arrangements 5. Informal Dispute Settlement: The Mahila Panchayats 6. Towards the Democratization of Marriage and Relationships: Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138019331 20171121
This book makes use of interesting case studies and photographs to describe everyday life in a squatter settlement in Delhi. The book helps to understand the marital experiences of these people most of whom belong to the Scheduled Caste and live in one identified geographical space. The author describes the shifts within their marriages, remarriages and other kinds of unions and their striking diversities, which have been described with care. Shalini Grover also examines the close ties of married women with their mothers and natal families. An important contribution of the book lies in the unfolding of the role of women-led informal courts, Mahila Panchayats and their influence in conflict resolution. This takes place in a distinctly different mode of community-based arbitration against the backdrop of mainstream legal structures and male-dominated caste associations. The book will be of interest to students of sociology and social anthropology, gender studies, development studies, law and psychology. Activists and family counsellors will also find the book useful.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138019331 20171121
Green Library
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xxiii, 349 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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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
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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
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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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42 p.
While India’s per capita income is converging towards that of the richer countries, inequality has drifted up. Spatial inequality – across states and between urban and rural areas – is pronounced, with large differences in output per capita and in access to core public services, such as electricity, roads, and education. Implementing the GST will contribute to reduce trade barriers across states while recent changes in the federalism model are empowering states and promoting experimentation. Prompting states to modernise product and labour market regulations should allow firms in the organised sector to reach an efficient size, and promote job creation and rising incomes in all states. Raising the living standards in poorer states would also require increasing productivity in the agricultural sector by supporting farm consolidation and improving infrastructure in rural areas, particularly roads that connect villages to market towns, crop storage infrastructure and access to sustainable irrigation technologies. As working population moves out of agriculture, urbanisation will gather pace. However, exploiting cities’ potential for job creation, productivity gains and improvement in the quality of life would require better physical and social urban infrastructure. Local spending and regulatory competences should be clarified. Performance of local bodies should be assessed regularly to make them accountable. Municipalities should also be granted clear revenue-raising power (in particular property taxes and user charges for urban infrastructure) to enable them to fund better public infrastructure and services.
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xviii, 286 pages ; 22 cm
Law Library (Crown)
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xiii, 430 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • An Ottoman scholar in Victorian Kabul : the first Ottoman mission to Afghanistan
  • A Damascene road meets a passage to India : Ottoman and Indian experts in Afghanistan
  • Exit great game, enter Great War : Afghanistan and the Ottoman Empire during World War I
  • Converging crescents : Turco-Afghan entente and an Indian exodus to Kabul
  • Legalizing Afghanistan : Islamic legal modernism and the making of the 1923 Constitution
  • Turkish tremors, Afghan aftershocks : Anatolia and Afghanistan after the Ottomans
  • Conclusion.
Debunking conventional narratives, Faiz Ahmed presents a vibrant account of the first Muslim-majority country to gain independence, codify its own laws, and ratify a constitution after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Afghanistan, he shows, attracted thinkers eager to craft a modern state within the interpretive traditions of Islamic law and ethics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674971943 20171106
Law Library (Crown)
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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
Green Library
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iii, 52 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
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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)
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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