Sunday, 30 November 2014

Destination India

Destination India: From London Overland to India by Lloyd I. Rudolph And Susanne Hoeber Rudolph from Oxford University Press (India).

Destination India is an account of the travels of two eminent political scientists and, as such, a compelling account of India less than a decade after independence. In the summer of 1956, Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susannne Hoeber Rudolph drove a Land Rover from London to Jaipur, recording their impression of the people, the cultures, and the landscape. Their 5000 mile journey took them 'East of Suez', across the ecological and cultural lines distinguishing Europe from Asia, and then over the Khyber into the Indian subcontinent.

Part primary source, part analysis, the book also provides an account of what the Rudolphs subsequently learned over five decades of teaching and writing about India, including eleven research years in India. A concluding section, 'The Imperialism of Categories: Situating Knowledge in a Globalizing World', highlights how Western perceptions of India are often skewed. It makes the case for situated knowledge that recognizes the importance of context.


In our History section, Rs. 450, in paperback, 216 pages, ISBN :9780199450558

Friday, 28 November 2014

Financial and Fiscal Policies

Financial and Fiscal Policies: Crises and New Realities by Y.V. Reddy, Narayan Valluri And Partha Ray from Oxford University Press (India).

What started as subprime mortgage crisis in the US in 2007 snowballed into global recession soon after. Still running its course, it has transformed itself into an economic crisis, if not a socio-political one.

This book looks at the impact of the global crisis on fiscal positions, and fiscal implications of the measures undertaken to deal with the situation. The authors explore cross-country experiences with special focus on the euro area economies and India. 


Analysing the issues relating to the interaction between monetary, fiscal, and financial policies, with emphasis on public debt management, sovereign debt restructuring, taxation, and regulation of the financial sector and sub-national finance, they present the emerging challenges.

Recognizing the inter-linkages between monetary, financial, and fiscal policies against the backof the global crisis, this book offers an understanding of possible institutional arrangements for the future.


In our Economics section, Rs. 995, in hardback, 348 pages, ISBN: 9780199452651

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Marxism

Marxism: With and Beyond Marx by Amiya Kumar Bagchi And Amita Chatterjee from Routledge India.

This book offers a unique re-conceptualization of Marxism in bringing together leading scholars across disciplines — history, philosophy, economics, politics, sociology, and literary and culture studies — into one comprehensive corpus.

It demonstrates the engaging relevance of the perspectives and techniques of the analyses adopted by Karl Marx, Frederich Engels and contemporary Marxists, and will be immensely useful to scholars and researchers across social sciences as well as general readers interested in Marxism.


In our Politics section, Rs. 850, in hardback, 216 pages, ISBN: 9781138795679

Monday, 24 November 2014

Tehzeeb

Tehzeeb: Culinary Traditions of Awadh by Adil I. Ahmad from Roli Books.

In a Lucknow famous for its art, craft and way of living, food was the single element that united the prince and peasant alike. This book provides a peek into the resplendent Lucknow of yore. Into the kitchens where food and art became synonymous, where simple rice dishes were fashioned to look like glowing pearls, and where some of the worlds most famous dum and tandoor recipes were invented.

A world defined by grace, beauty and a heightened culinary aesthetic- where every meal required a perfectly appointed table and where each ingredient was circumscribed to a particular time of day. It is nostalgia for this sensual city of the past that defines Adil I. Ahmads life and work and is palpable in the pages of Tehzeeb.


In our History section, Rs. 995, in hardback, 240 pages, ISBN: 9788174369826

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Development' Destination' Policies

Growth or Development: Which Way is Gujarat Going? by Indira Hirway, Amita Shah And Ghanshyam Shah from Oxford University Press (India).

In this book, researchers from prominent academic institutes in Gujarat examine objectively the much talked about Gujarat model-the growth process in the state in the past decade or so. Apart from examining the validity of the theory and policy framework underlying the economic reforms in India, the book examines in depth the interpretation and implementation of this framework in Gujarat and studies the inclusiveness of the growth in terms of achieving development goals.

This book goes much beyond the state-level analysis. It studies the role of the Gujarat economy in the context of the national economy as well as in comparison with the performance of other states' economies. Further, it analyses the dynamics of growth in the state, that is, the sources and process of growth, sustainability of growth, and its interaction with development goals. The book also highlights the growing disconnect between economic growth and development goals in Gujarat.

Although there are some limitations of the neo-liberal policy framework in delivering inclusive growth, the focus of Gujarat on becoming the fastest growing state in the world and the most attractive destination for corporate investments has led the state government to make serious compromises with respect to development goals. In spite of being one of the fastest growing states, therefore, the state is lagging behind other fast-growing as well as slow-growing states in achieving inclusive growth.


In our Economics section, Rs. 1395, in hardback, 608 pages, ISBN :9780199451180

Destination India: From London Overland to India by Lloyd I. Rudolph And Susanne Hoeber Rudolph from Oxford University Press (India).

Destination India is an account of the travels of two eminent political scientists and, as such, a compelling account of India less than a decade after independence. In the summer of 1956, Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susannne Hoeber Rudolph drove a Land Rover from London to Jaipur, recording their impression of the people, the cultures, and the landscape. Their 5000 mile journey took them 'East of Suez', across the ecological and cultural lines distinguishing Europe from Asia, and then over the Khyber into the Indian subcontinent.

Part primary source, part analysis, the book also provides an account of what the Rudolphs subsequently learned over five decades of teaching and writing about India, including eleven research years in India. A concluding section, 'The Imperialism of Categories: Situating Knowledge in a Globalizing World', highlights how Western perceptions of India are often skewed. It makes the case for situated knowledge that recognizes the importance of context.


In our History section, Rs. 450, in paperback, 216 pages, ISBN :9780199450558

Financial and Fiscal Policies: Crises and New Realities by Y.V. Reddy, Narayan Valluri And Partha Ray from Oxford University Press (India).

What started as subprime mortgage crisis in the US in 2007 snowballed into global recession soon after. Still running its course, it has transformed itself into an economic crisis, if not a socio-political one.

This book looks at the impact of the global crisis on fiscal positions, and fiscal implications of the measures undertaken to deal with the situation. The authors explore cross-country experiences with special focus on the euro area economies and India. Analysing the issues relating to the interaction between monetary, fiscal, and financial policies, with emphasis on public debt management, sovereign debt restructuring, taxation, and regulation of the financial sector and sub-national finance, they present the emerging challenges.

Recognizing the inter-linkages between monetary, financial, and fiscal policies against the backof the global crisis, this book offers an understanding of possible institutional arrangements for the future.



In our Economics section, Rs. 995, in hardback, 348 pages, ISBN :9780199452651

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Politics Trumps Economics

Politics Trumps Economics: The Interface of Economics and Politics in Contemporary India by Bimal Jalan And Pulapre Balakrishnan from Rupa & Co.

In India a globally impressive talent pool co-exists with the highest incidence of poverty in the world. The engaged citizen is aware of this situation, wants to know how it has come to be and what can be done to improve it. That the countrys full potential is not being realized to make for a dynamic economy and acceptable living conditions for her people points to something beyond economics being at play. And this is the ever-present politics.

In this volume, edited by Bimal Jalan and Pulapre Balakrishnan, twelve professionals illuminate the interface between politics and economics in the country, illustrating in the process how their interaction will determine the path that India will take. Among the subjects discussed are the implications of the emergence of coalition governments as the norm, the rise of civic activism, the tension between identity politics and development and the nature of the discourse on the informal sector. The essays also offer possible solutions to end corruption in administration and identify the strategic factors in achieving inclusive growth.

With contributions from Meghnad Desai, Dipankar Gupta, Poonam Gupta, Ashima Goyal, Ravi Kanbur, Sunil Mani, T. T. Ram Mohan, Deepak Mohanty, Samuel Paul and M. Govinda Rao, Politics Trumps Economicsis an incisive comment on how politics can influence the outcome of the most well-intentioned of economic policies.


In our Politics section, Rs. 500, in hardback, 221 pages, ISBN :9788129132734

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Marxism

Marxism: With and Beyond Marx by Amiya Kumar Bagchi And Amita Chatterjee from Routledge India.

This book offers a unique re-conceptualization of Marxism in bringing together leading scholars across disciplines — history, philosophy, economics, politics, sociology, and literary and culture studies — into one comprehensive corpus.

It demonstrates the engaging relevance of the perspectives and techniques of the analyses adopted by Karl Marx, Frederich Engels and contemporary Marxists, and will be immensely useful to scholars and researchers across social sciences as well as general readers interested in Marxism.


In our Politics section, Rs. 850, in hardback, 344 pages, ISBN :9781138795679

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Thirsty Cities

Thirsty Cities: How Indian Cities Can Meet Their Water Needs by M. Dinesh Kumar from Oxford University Press (India).

Urban water management is an important challenge for many developing countries of the world, characterized as they are by high development economics, rapid urbanization, and unregulated industrialization. With urban population increasing by 38.1 million from 2001 to 2011, infrastructure in Indian cities, including water supply, has come under enormous pressure. A number of solutions from rainwater harvesting to community participation and public-private partnerships have been suggested. This book argues against these fragmented approaches and presents an Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) framework for India.

The author elucidates how IUWM takes a comprehensive approach to urban water services, viewing water supply, storm water, and waste water as components of an integrated physical system and recognizes that the physical system sits within an organizational framework and a broader natural landscape. He discusses how the policies for sustainable urban water management will be decided by the type of physical interventions, economic instruments, and institutional changes required for achieving the goal of IUWM. Since these would change across localities, the policies also will have to be different for different localities.


In our Economics section, Rs. 895, in hardback, 376 pages, ISBN :9780198099550

Friday, 14 November 2014

Light Matter

Light Matter: Atelier by Pierre Legrand And Anuradha Majumdar from Roli Books.

When he started out on his artistic journey, the question plaguing Pierre Legrand was: what was there to see? Was there something still to reveal in a world flooded with too much of everything? Underneath the chaos, was there another map of man to be discovered?

Cellular structures that wrote the whole universe, also wrote a human being to existence was that the frontier from where all would change? Could that become Art?

In his journey, Legrand has questioned limits and redefined matter. This book is a visual record of his path-breaking work the exploration of a distinct inner territory at a time crowded by many outer conflicts.


In our Culture section, Rs. 1495, in hardback, 204 pages, ISBN :9788174369734

Tehzeeb: Culinary Traditions of Awadh by Adil I. Ahmad from Roli Books.

In a Lucknow famous for its art, craft and way of living, food was the single element that united the prince and peasant alike. This book provides a peek into the resplendent Lucknow of yore. Into the kitchens where food and art became synonymous, where simple rice dishes were fashioned to look like glowing pearls, and where some of the worlds most famous dum and tandoor recipes were invented.

A world defined by grace, beauty and a heightened culinary aesthetic- where every meal required a perfectly appointed table and where each ingredient was circumscribed to a particular time of day. It is nostalgia for this sensual city of the past that defines Adil I. Ahmads life and work and is palpable in the pages of Tehzeeb.


In our History section, Rs. 995, in hardback, 240 pages, ISBN : 9788174369826

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

On Their Watch

On Their Watch: Mass violence and State apathy in India Examining the record by Surabhi Chopra And Prita Jha from Three Essays Collective.

In 2005, India passed a law giving individuals the right to information on the State’s acts and decisions. Using this law, the authors in this edited volume applied for official records about four of the worst episodes of mass violence in independent India. These traumatic events had not previously been scrutinised using the recently-minted law on this scale. The authors filed over 800 applications for information; the results of their unusual endeavour led to this book.

Sifting through hundreds of government documents on criminal justice, administrative discipline, commissions of inquiry, emergency relief and monetary compensation, the authors examine the State’s response to sectarian violence in Nellie in 1983, Delhi in 1984, Bhagalpur in 1989 and Gujarat in 2002. Hundreds of people, most of them religious minorities, were killed, injured, displaced from their homes, and stripped of their livelihoods in these episodes of mass violence. In each instance, violence was encouraged by the politically powerful and tolerated by the police.

This book examines official records and shows how State apathy in the wake of violence thwarted attempts to rehabilitate survivors and punish perpetrators. These failures are not simply an unfortunate coincidence. The State’s own records reveal that national and state governments have been negligent in recurring, systematic ways. By detailing how State processes have failed, this disquieting book demonstrates that the State could have pursued justice and reparation for victims of mass violence in the past, and could, in substantial measure, still do so.


In our Politics section, Rs. 750, in hardback, xx+374 pages, ISBN :9788188789870

Monday, 10 November 2014

Women and protective law

Women and protective law by Monica Chawla from Regal Publications.

Law cannot be divided into Law relating to Men and Law relating to women as law of any country is applicable to all persons i.e. male and female. Whatever Law is applicable to men is also applicable to women equally. However some enactments may be exclusively for women to upliftment of the dignity and status of women in society.

The life of women is divided into four parts: childhood, adolescent, adult and old age. There are laws to protect women in all the stages. The book is an effort to compile various laws relating to women.


In our Law section, Rs. 1750, in hardback, 458 pages, ISBN :9788184842166

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Guts and Glory

Guts and Glory: 20 Inspiring Stories of Graduates From SIBM Pune Who Made Their Own Future by Students of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management from Rupa & Co.

Guts and Glory profiles twenty entrepreneurs who have conquered limitations and obstacles to write their stories of success. In the beginning was just an idea. Gutsy and driven by the will to succeed, they aspired to shun the limitations of working in cushy corporate jobs and confront the challenges of the unknown by plunging into entrepreneurship. Where will we generate the finances from?

How will we deal with disappointment and disillusionment? Such questions and apprehensions didn t have the power to demotivate these entrepreneurs as they moved out of their comfort zones to start out on their own and chase their dreams. They run businesses ranging from apparel and FM radio to beer caf├ęs and wineries, from HR consultancies and leadership training organizations to software firms and advertising agencies.

These former MBA students of SIBM Pune are glorious and inspiring examples for those who feel that the fear of failure and its repercussions is holding them back from realizing their ambitions. The book will inspire and unshackle those who haven t had the courage to translate their ideas into reality due to the absence of enterprise and, more importantly, willpower. Above all, the book has a lesson for everyone.


In our General section, Rs. 250, in paperback, 236 pages, ISBN :9788129123701

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The First Naxal

The First Naxal: An Authorised Biography of Kanu Sanyal by Bappaditya Paul from Sage India.

It seldom happens that the story of an individual becomes so intertwined with the cause she or he stands for that it becomes impossible to separate the one from the other. Kanu Sanyal’s is one such rare story: to read it is to relive the history of the Naxalite Movement, which the Indian establishments call the country’s biggest internal security threat.

This book narrates the making of Kanu Sanyal right from his childhood to the days of the Naxalbari uprising and beyond. It delves deep into Sanyal’s evolution as a Communist rebel and throws light on the various stages of the Naxalite Movement with relevant background information.

What is significant about this book is that this is the only authorised biography of Kanu Sanyal in any language—he personally read and cleared all its chapters but the last one, which deals with his aberrant demise.


In our Politics section, Rs. 550, in paperback, 264 pages, ISBN :9788132117872


Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Disaster Management and Strategies

Disaster Management and Strategies: Concept & Methods, Risk Reduction & Insurance, Experiences & Case Studies by Ashu Pasricha, Kiyanoush Ghalavand And Jai Narain Sharma from Regal Publications.

India has been traditionally vulnerable to natural disasters on account of its unique geo-climatic conditions. Currently, it has become equally prone to man-made disasters. The urgent need of the hour is to manage them.

This outstanding book will help in great way to manage both natural as well as man made disasters. It will be greatly useful for the policy planners engaged in the disaster management as well as for the students and research scholars of the subject.


In our Managemet Studies section, Rs. 2050, in hardback, 373 pages, ISBN :9788184844061

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Indians at Herod's Gate

Indians at Herod's Gate: A Jerusalem Tale by Navtej Sarna from Rupa & Co.

Eight hundred years ago Baba Farid, the great Sufi saint of the Chisti order, visited Jerusalem, freshly wrested back for Islam from the Crusaders by Saladin, and meditated there for forty days in an underground room. Later, an Indian Hospice was born through a waqf endowment around that room and has welcomed Indian pilgrims and soldiers to Jerusalem ever since.

For close to a century, through the tumultuous years of the British Mandate, the Second World War, the birth of Israel and the ensuing decades of conflict, the Hospice has been looked after by an Indian family first by Sheikh Nazir Hasan Ansari, a police inspector s son from Saharanpur, and then by his eldest son, Sheikh Munir Ansari.

Following in the tradition of literary travellers such as Bruce Chatwin and Paul Theroux, Navtej Sarna wanders through the timeless narrow lanes of Old Jerusalem, sifting through fact and fable to tease out the unique story of the Indian Hospice and the Ansari family. What starts off as a personal conversation becomes a deeply researched but lightly told account that weaves historical narrative with telling personal detail.


In our Culture section, Rs. 500, in hardback, 208 pages, ISBN :9788129134516