By Sanjeev Sanyal
Combining scholarship with gleaming wit, Sanjeev Sanyal units out to discover how India's background used to be formed by way of its geography--answering questions you have by no means idea to invite. relocating from geological and genetic origins to present-day Gurgaon, Land of the Seven Rivers is riveting, wry and whole of surprises.
During this benchmark five-volume learn, initially released among 1922 and 1955, Surendranath Dasgupta examines the valuable colleges of notion that outline Indian philosophy. A unifying strength more than paintings, literature, faith, or technology, Professor Dasgupta describes philosophy because the most vital success of Indian notion, arguing that an realizing of its heritage is important to understand the importance and prospects of India's complicated tradition. quantity III deals an exam of the Bhaskara institution of philosophy, the Pancaratra, the Arvars, the Visistadvaita institution of suggestion, the philosophy of Yamunacarya, the Ramanuja institution of concept, Nimbarka's philosophy, the philosophy of Vijnana Bhiksu, and the philosophical speculations of a few of the chosen Puranas.
By T.T. Ram Mohan
During the last decade India has been venture a programme of financial reform, and while the financial system has been starting to be at a excessive fee. As a part of the reform programme, and in response to winning fiscal pondering, India has been privatising its huge, ungainly public zone. One assumption underlying this programme is the dogma that public quarter corporations are doomed to inefficiency, and that aggressive industry forces may be trusted to make organisations extra effective after they are privatised. yet is that this particularly real?
Combining rigorous info research with case reports to supply a balanced evaluate of the method of deregulation and privatisation in the total context of financial reforms, the writer demonstrates, remarkably, that, opposite to the existing view, inner most quarter enterprises don't outperform public area businesses throughout all sectors. He additionally indicates that revenue-raising concerns have weighed extra seriously with the govt than potency targets. total, this examine of the reform method in India, with its certain longstanding mixture of inner most and public sectors, can be of serious curiosity to all these learning reform and transition world wide.
By R. C. Tripathi, Purnima Singh
This quantity brings jointly vital and unique views from South Asia at the courting among violence---an more and more very important factor in multicultural societies---and the method of othering. The individuals kingdom that societies create 'others' via planned acts of choice over a time period. the target of the method of othering is to disclaim rights and privileges that one units for one's personal workforce. This quantity affirms that primary to the certainty of violence in any society is the certainty of othering methods. Violence and nonviolence are inspired via the character of othering approaches in addition to the types of others in a society. teams engaged in mutual othering also are those which are frequently all in favour of violent relationships.
Renowned students from varied fields supply multidisciplinary views on violence and othering, discussing the thoughts of violence and nonviolence in multicultural societies, communal concord, structures of the opposite, fact commissions, nation censorship of 'sensitive' matters, fundamentalism and secularism in multifaith societies, and particular situations from fresh violence-prone components. This quantity makes a speciality of the South Asian, and extra particularly, the Indian context, yet is correct for researchers trying to comprehend those matters at any place on the planet.
In recent times, India has emerged as a huge fiscal and political energy. but, the country's cultural impression outdoors India has now not been appropriately analyzed in educational discourses. This booklet, a pioneering try out, from a global communication/media point of view, is aimed to fill the present hole in scholarship during this sector.
By Sengupta Indra Ali Daud
The essays during this quantity take in colonial wisdom as an analytical classification in South Asian historical past. They give a contribution to long-standing debates round business enterprise and tool, in addition to more moderen issues—like the coherence of information structures, structure and materiality, and the dissemination and reception of knowledge—through particular empirical and textual paintings. They exhibit that traditionally located analyses give you the such a lot nuanced solutions to such questions. Taken jointly, they exhibit that no unmarried concept of colonial wisdom is feasible and that wisdom had varied makes use of and receptions in South Asia’s colonial previous, simply because it maintains to have this day.
By Ranbir Vohra
Revised to surround advancements via to the tip of the 20 th century, it is a research of India's advanced historical past and society. the writer perspectives the improvement of Indian civilization when it comes to the socio-religious conflicts and traditions via time, and their influence on political tradition.