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Birds of Southern India Book by ,

Birds of Southern India Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-08-06
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 147298112X

Summary: This guide is a successor to the much acclaimed Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by the same authors. Covering southern India, the superb plates are accompanied by a succinct text highlighting identification, voice, habitat, altitudinal range, distribution and status. The text is on facing pages to the plates, for easy reference. Like previous guides covering Bhutan, Northern India and Nepal, this guide is a perfect size for use in the field and will be an essential companion when visiting this region.

F-rated: Being a Woman Filmmaker in India Book by Nandita Dutta

F-rated: Being a Woman Filmmaker in India Book
  • Author : Nandita Dutta
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2019-07-25
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN Code: 935302952X

Summary: What does it mean to be a woman filmmaker in India? One famous director suffered from depression, unable to take on film projects because of her young child. Another was asked in an interview if she drinks and smokes to deal with the stress of filmmaking like men do. Some faced cinematographers who refused to listen to them. Almost all of them struggle to raise money for films with female protagonists. But they are also cool and sassy. One attended film-school with her two-week-old baby. Another stormed the once all-male bastion of the 200-crore club. They can make a hit film about a middle-aged housewife, as much as a bisexual teenager with a disability. F-rated brings together diverse stories of eleven women filmmakers in India: Aparna Sen, Mira Nair, Farah Khan, Meghna Gulzar, Nandita Das, Shonali Bose, Tanuja Chandra, Anjali Menon, Reema Kagti, Kiran Rao and Alankrita Srivastava. A celebration of their womanhood as much as their work - this is a must-read.

A Gandhian Affair: India's Curious Portrayal of Love in Cinema Book by Sanjay Suri

A Gandhian Affair: India's Curious Portrayal of Love in Cinema Book
  • Author : Sanjay Suri
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2019-07-05
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 9353570816

Summary: Hindi cinema, ever since Independence, has revolved almost entirely around issues of sex and money. This may seem odd given the conservative taste of the times. But that we do not 'see' sex does not hide just how much sex there is in the cinema. As for money, a nagging theme is the impact of money - or the lack of it - on sex. Sanjay Suri argues that Hindi cinema was an unlikely offspring of the Father of the Nation - the product of Gandhi's celibacy and austerity. His heroic retreat from wealth and sexuality was written into the cinema and then elaborately filmed shot by shot. Suri draws on numerous examples - from Mother India to Do Bigha Zameen; Shree 420 to Pyaasa; Sahib, Bibi aur Ghulam to Guide; and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge to Lage Raho Munnabhai - to show how cinema was made within well-defined moral fences that were built with dos and don'ts about sex and money. A Gandhian Affair is a history of India through the preoccupations of its cinema.

The Ruler's Gaze: A Study of British Rule over India from a Saidian Perspective Book by Arvind Sharma

The Ruler's Gaze: A Study of British Rule over India from a Saidian Perspective Book
  • Author : Arvind Sharma
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-05-10
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN Code: 9352641035

Summary: Edward Said's Orientalism (1978) is a seminal work in the field of postcolonial culture studies. It critiqued Western scholarship about the Eastern world for its patronizing attitude and tendency to view it as exotic, backward and uncivilized. Arvind Sharma, longstanding professor of comparative religion at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, now takes up the Palestinian academic's groundbreaking ideas - originally put forth predominantly in a Middle Eastern context - and tests them against Indian material. He explores in an Indian context Said's contention that the relationship between knowledge and power is central to the way the West depicts the non-West. Scholarly and accessible, The Ruler's Gaze throws fresh light on Indian colonial history through a Saidian lens.

You Cannot Miss This Flight: Essays on Emerging India Book by G R Gopinath

You Cannot Miss This Flight: Essays on Emerging India Book
  • Author : G R Gopinath
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2017-06-15
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN Code: 9352644808

Summary: Captain G.R. Gopinath is an unusual industry leader. Whether it was setting up Air Deccan to get train travellers in the air or jumping into the fray of Indian politics, Gopinath does not merely put his money where his mouth is - he takes his mouth to the scene of action. Unsurprisingly then, he has been an active and provocative columnist down the years. Nothing is off the table for him, not business rivals, nor political bosses. He meditates on yoga and farming, on caste and religion, he tears down the flaws in Indian aviation policy and he snipes at politicians who play Indians for their votes. He is honest about corruption, he is angry at the system and he is a believer in the power of entrepreneurship. Gopinath's is a brave and important voice in Indian business and media. You Cannot Miss This Flight is a selection of his writings in the past decade and a bit. As thought-provoking as they are delightful, these essays capture the breadth of Captain Gopinath's interests and the depth of his commitment.

Statistical Analysis of Rainfall Insurance Payouts in Southern India Book by James Vickery

Statistical Analysis of Rainfall Insurance Payouts in Southern India Book
  • Author : James Vickery
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Category: ,
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code:

Summary: Using 40 years of historical rainfall data, this paper estimates a distribution for payouts on rainfall insurance policies offered to farmers in the State of Andhra Pradesh, India, in 2006. The authors find that the contracts primarily protect households against extreme tail events; half the expected value of indemnities paid by the insurance are generated by only 2 percent of rainfall realizations. Contract payouts are significantly correlated cross-sectionally, and also inversely associated with real GDP growth. The paper discusses the implications of these findings for the potential benefits of insurance to households, the risks facing a financial institution underwriting rainfall insurance contracts, and pricing.

Mass Communication in India, Fifth Edition Book by Keval J. Kumar

Mass Communication in India, Fifth Edition Book
  • Author : Keval J. Kumar
  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
  • Release Date : 2020-12-10
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN Code: 8172243731

Summary: Third Completely Revised and Updated EditionMass Communication in India is a result of the author s in-depth study and understanding of the media. The book deals with a general introduction to Communication Theory, Advertising, Television, Effects of Media and Development. In short, the book is designed to give the student of Mass Communication a general and comprehensive view of the modern and traditional media in India. It meets the objective of being a text book as well as a book that gives an overview of mass communication in India.

Structure and Change in Indian Society Book by Milton B. Singer,Bernard S. Cohn

Structure and Change in Indian Society Book
  • Author : Milton B. Singer,Bernard S. Cohn
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date : 1970
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 507
  • ISBN Code: 9780202369334

Summary: Recent theoretical and methodological innovations in the anthropological analysis of South Asian societies have introduced distinctive modifications in the study of Indian social structure and social change. This book, reporting on twenty empirical studies of Indian society conducted by outstanding scholars, reflects these trends not only with reference to Indian society itself, but also in terms of the relevance of such trends to an understanding of social change more generally. The contributors demonstrate the adaptive changes experienced by the studied groups in particular villages, towns, cities, and regions. The authors view the basic social units of joint family, caste, and village not as structural isolates, but as intimately connected with one another and with other social units through social and cultural networks of various kinds that incorporate the social units into the complex structure of Indian civilization. Within this broadened conception of social structure, these studies trace the changing relations of politics, economics, law, and language to the caste system. Showing that the caste system is dynamic, with upward and downward mobility characterizing it from pre-British times to the present, the studies suggest that the modernizing forces which entered the system since independence--parliamentary democracy, universal suffrage, land reforms, modern education, urbanization, and industrial technology--provided new opportunities and paths to upward mobility, but did not radically alter the system. The chapters in this book show that the study of Indian society reveals novel forms of social structure change. They introduce methods and theories that may well encourage social scientists to extend the study of change in Indian society to the study of change in other areas. Milton Singer (1912-1994) was Paul Klapper Professor of Social Sciences and professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago. He was a fellow of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was also chosen as a distinguished lecturer by the American Anthropological Association and was the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award of the Association for Asian Studies. Bernard S. Cohn (1918-2003) was Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. He was widely known for his work on India during the British colonial period and wrote many books on the subject of India including India: The Social Anthropology of a Civilization (1971), An Anthropologist among the Historians and Other Essays (1987), and Colonialism and its Forms of Knowledge (1996).

Mapping India Book by Sutapa Dutta,Nilanjana Mukherjee

Mapping India Book
  • Author : Sutapa Dutta,Nilanjana Mukherjee
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2019-07-01
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN Code: 1000186407

Summary: This book presents an alternate history of colonial India in the 18th and the 19th centuries. It traces the transitions and transformations during this period through art, literature, music, theatre, satire, textiles, regime changes, personal histories and migration. The essays in the volume examine historical events and movements which questioned the traditional parameters of identity and forged a new direction for the people and the nation. Viewing the age through diverse disciplinary angles, the book also reflects on the various reimaginings of India at the time. This volume will be of interest to academics and researchers of modern Indian history, cultural studies and literature. It will also appeal to scholars interested in the anthropological, sociological and psychological contexts of imperialism.

India's Shakespeare Book by Poonam Trivedi,Dennis Bartholomeusz

India's Shakespeare Book
  • Author : Poonam Trivedi,Dennis Bartholomeusz
  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Category: Drama
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN Code: 9780874138818

Summary: This is a collection on the diverse aspects of the interaction between Shakespeare and India, a process embedded in the contradictions of colonialism - of simultaneous submission and resistance. The essays, grouped around the key issues of translation, interpretation, and performance, deal with how the plays were taught, translated, and adapted, as well as the literary, social, and political implications of this absorption into the cultural fabric of India. They also look at the other side, what India meant to Shakespeare. Further, they document how the performance of Shakespeare both colonized and catalyzed Indian theater - being staged in English in schools, in translation in various parts of the country, through acculturation into indigenous theater forms and Hindi cinema. The book highlights, and thus rereads, not just one of the longest and most widespread interactions between a Western author and the East but also part of the colonial and postcolonial history of India. Poonam Trivedi is a Reader in English at Indraprastha College, University of Delhi. Now retired, Dennis Bartholomeusz was Reader in English literature at Monash University in Melbourne.

Hydrology and Water Resources of India Book by Sharad K. Jain,Pushpendra K. Agarwal,Vijay P. Singh

Hydrology and Water Resources of India Book
  • Author : Sharad K. Jain,Pushpendra K. Agarwal,Vijay P. Singh
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-05-16
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 1260
  • ISBN Code: 1402051808

Summary: India is endowed with varied topographical features, such as high mountains, extensive plateaus, and wide plains traversed by mighty rivers. Divided into four sections this book provides a comprehensive overview of water resources of India. A detailed treatment of all major river basins is provided. This is followed by a discussion on major uses of water in India. Finally, the closing chapters discuss views on water management policy for India.

Maritime Heritage of India Book by Indian Navy

Maritime Heritage of India Book
  • Author : Indian Navy
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN Code: 935206917X

Summary: This photo-essay book is a modest attempt to link our maritime past, along with the entire progress, to the present, and in light of the same, to relate the future of the nation to a distinct maritime orientation with the Indian Navy as the lead national maritime agency. It traces about 7,500 years of India's maritime history and heritage. There are eight chapters, each dwelling on different aspects of maritime heritage namely, trade and commerce, evolution of cultures, influence of architecture, forts and lighthouses, naval battles and the evolution of the Indian navy. With images and artwork, this book will give the reader a vivid insight into our country's rich maritime past.

India and the Indianness of Christianity Book by Richard Fox Young

India and the Indianness of Christianity Book
  • Author : Richard Fox Young
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN Code: 0802863922

Summary: Honoring historian Robert Eric Frykenberg, the essays in this collection avoid the pitfall of Eurocentric, top down historiographies and instead adopt and adapt Frykenberg s own Indocentric, bottom up approach, thus accentuating indigenous agency in the emergence of Christianity as an Indian religion. / Contributors: Peter B. Andersen, Michael Bergunder, Judith M. Brown, John B. Carman, Gunnel Cederlf, Daniel Jeyaraj, Chandra Mallampalli, Geoffrey A. Oddie, Avril A. Powell, Rosemary Seton, Wilbert R. Shenk, Martha Lund Smalley, Brian Stanley, Richard Fox Young.

China and India in Central Asia Book by Sébastien Peyrouse

China and India in Central Asia Book
  • Author : Sébastien Peyrouse
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2010-11-08
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN Code: 0230114350

Summary: This book looks at how China and India's growing interests in Central Asia disrupt the traditional Russia-U.S. 'Great Game' at the heart of the old continent. In the years to come, both Asian powers are looking to redeploy their rivalry on the Central Asian and Afghan theatres on a geopolitical, but also political and economic level.

Rising India and Indian Communities in East Asia Book by K Kesavapany,A Mani,P Ramasamy

Rising India and Indian Communities in East Asia Book
  • Author : K Kesavapany,A Mani,P Ramasamy
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN Code: 9812307990

Summary: This edited volume containing thirty-five chapters focuses on three main contemporary issues: the phenomenon of "new Indians" in the past five decades, the impact of rising India on settled Indian communities, and the recent migrants. By examining these interrelated aspects, this study seeks to address questions like: what does "Rising India" mean to Indian communities in East Asia? How are members of Indian communities responding to India's rise? Will India pay greater attention to people of ...

Peasants and Monks in British India Book by William R. Pinch

Peasants and Monks in British India Book
  • Author : William R. Pinch
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1996-06-18
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN Code: 9780520916302

Summary: In this compelling social history, William R. Pinch tackles one of the most important but most neglected fields of the colonial history of India: the relation between monasticism and caste. The highly original inquiry yields rich insights into the central structure and dynamics of Hindu society—insights that are not only of scholarly but also of great political significance. Perhaps no two images are more associated with rural India than the peasant who labors in an oppressive, inflexible social structure and the ascetic monk who denounces worldly concerns. Pinch argues that, contrary to these stereotypes, North India's monks and peasants have not been passive observers of history; they have often been engaged with questions of identity, status, and hierarchy—particularly during the British period. Pinch's work is especially concerned with the ways each group manipulated the rhetoric of religious devotion and caste to further its own agenda for social reform. Although their aims may have been quite different—Ramanandi monastics worked for social equity, while peasants agitated for higher social status—the strategies employed by these two communities shaped the popular political culture of Gangetic north India during and after the struggle for independence from the British.

India and the Occult Book by G. Djurdjevic

India and the Occult Book
  • Author : G. Djurdjevic
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-05-21
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN Code: 113740499X

Summary: India and the Occult explores the reception of Indian spirituality among Western occultists through case studies. Rather than focusing on the activities of Theosophical Society, India and the Occult looks at the 'hard-core' occultism, in particular the British 20th century currents associated with Aleister Crowley, Dion Fortune, Kenneth Grant, etc.

History of India, in Nine Volumes: Vol. II - From the Sixth Century B.C. to the Mohammedan Conquest, Including the Invasion of Alexander the Great Book by Vincent A. Smith,A. V. Williams Jackson

History of India, in Nine Volumes: Vol. II - From the Sixth Century B.C. to the Mohammedan Conquest, Including the Invasion of Alexander the Great Book
  • Author : Vincent A. Smith,A. V. Williams Jackson
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN Code: 1605204927

Summary: A special agency of censors was also organized for the purpose of enforcing the regulations concerning the sanctity of animal life and the observance of filial piety, in the most extended sense. These officers were expressly enjoined to concern themselves with all sects, and with every class of society, not excluding the royal family, while separate officials were charged with the delicate duty of supervising female morals. In practice, this system must have led to much espionage and tyranny] from Chapter VII: Asoka Maurya and His Successors First published in 1906, this classic nine-volume history of the nation of India places it among the storied lands of antiquity, alongside Egypt, China, and Mesopotamia. Edited by American academic ABRAHAM VALENTINE WILLIAMS JACKSON (18621937), professor of Indo-Iranian languages at Columbia University, it offers a highly readable narrative of the Indian people and culture through to the time of its publication, when the nation was still part of the British Empire. Volume II, From the Sixth Century B.C. to the Mohammedan Conquest, Including the Invasion of Alexander the Great, by British scholar VINCENT ARTHUR SMITH (1848-1920), features entertaining and enlightening treatments of: [ the dynasties before Alexander [ Alexanders Indian campaign [ imperial monarch Asoka Maurya [ the Indo-Greek and Indo-Parthian dynasties [ the Gupta Empire and the white Huns [ the reign of Harsha [ the medieval kingdoms of the north [ and much more. This beautiful replica of the 1906 first edition includes all the original illustrations.