Constitutional history

The Republic of India

the development of its laws and constitution

Author: Alan Gledhill

Publisher: N.A


Category: Constitutional history

Page: 309

View: 5591



Author: Stanley A. Wolpert

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520221727

Category: History

Page: 273

View: 9058

"To all of us who delightedly and sometimes repetitively call ourselves Old India hands, Stanley Wolpert is the acknowledged authority. This book tells why. Indian history, art, culture, and contemporary politics are here in accurate, wide-ranging, and lucid prose."--John Kenneth Galbraith

The English in India

And Other Sketches : in Two Volumes

Author: William B. Hockley

Publisher: N.A



Page: 358

View: 8126


Continental India

Travelling Sketches and Historical Recollections [1822-1835] Illustrating the Antiquity, Religion and Manners of the Hindoos, the Extent of British Conquests, and the Progress of Missionary Operations

Author: James William Massie

Publisher: N.A


Category: India

Page: N.A

View: 2935

Political Science

India and the China Crisis

Author: Steven A. Hoffmann

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520065376

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

View: 9051


Tales of Ancient India

Author: J. A. B. van Buitenen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226846477

Category: Fiction

Page: 267

View: 1029

"This admirably produced and well-translated volume of stories from the Sanskrit takes the Western reader into one of the Golden Ages of India. . . . The world in which the tales are set is one which placed a premium upon slickness and guile as aids to success. . . . Merchants, aristocrats, Brahmins, thieves and courtesans mingle with vampires, demi-gods and the hierarchy of heaven in a series of lively or passionate adventures. The sources of the individual stories are clearly indicated; the whole treatment is scholarly without being arid."—The Times Literary Supplement "Fourteen tales from India, newly translated with a terse and vibrant effectiveness. These tales will appeal to any reader who enjoys action, suspense, characterization, and suspension of disbelief in the supernatural."—The Personalist
Literary Collections

Handbook of Twentieth-century Literatures of India

Author: Nalini Natarajan,Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313287787

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 440

View: 690

Surveys the many regional literatures of 20th century India.
Business & Economics


Development and Participation

Author: Jean Drèze,Amartya Sen

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199257492

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 5506

This book explores the role of public action in eliminating deprivation and expanding human freedoms in India. The analysis is based on a broad and integrated view of development, which focuses on well-being and freedom rather than the standard indicators of economic growth. The authors place human agency at the centre of stage, and stress the complementary roles of different institutions (economic, social, and political) in enhancing effective freedoms. In comparative international perspective, the Indian economy has done reasonably well in the period following the economic reforms initiated in the early nineties. However, relatively high aggregate economic growth coexists with the persistence of endemic deprivation and deep social failures. Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen relate this imbalance to the continued neglect, in the post-reform period, of public involvement in crucial fields such as basic education, health care, social security, environmental protection, gender equity, and civil rights, and also to the imposition of new burdens such as the accelerated expansion of military expenditure. Further, the authors link these distortions of public priorities with deep-seated inequalities of social influence and political power. The book discusses the possibility of addressing these biases through more active democratic practice.


A Global Studies Handbook

Author: Fritz Blackwell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576073483

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 4006

An all-encompassing and engrossing look at India—a land as diverse as its religions and as vibrant as its vast population. * Narrative sections detailing the geography, history, economics, and contemporary culture of India * Detailed references on languages, listings of government and nongovernment organizations, and an annotated bibliography and thorough listing of print and nonprint resources

Census of India, 1961: Rajasthan

Author: India. Office of the Registrar General

Publisher: N.A


Category: India

Page: N.A

View: 1727


A Social History of Early India

Author: Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131719589

Category: India

Page: 305

View: 2079

Contributed seminar papers.


The Tiger's Roar

Author: Aline Dobbie

Publisher: Melrose Press

ISBN: 0954848020

Category: India

Page: 222

View: 8465

'India: The Tiger's Roar; contains information on travelling in India and Indian wildlife, particularly tigers. There are studies of some of India's most famous wildlife parks. The book includes travelogue, anecdotes and author's insights on India.
Business & Economics

Speaking of India: Revised Edition

Bridging the Communication Gap When Working with Indians

Author: Craig Storti

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1941176127

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 7916

For Westerners conducting business with Indians and Indians trying to figure out the West-an indispensable book, newly updated.

India: The Ancient Past

A History of the Indian Subcontinent from c. 7000 BCE to CE 1200

Author: Burjor Avari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317236726

Category: History

Page: 354

View: 3486

India: The Ancient Past provides a clear and systematic introduction to the cultural, political, economic, social and geographical history of ancient India from the time of the pre-Harappan culture nine thousand years ago up until the beginning of the second millennium of the Common Era. The book engages with methodological and controversial issues by examining key themes such as the Indus-Sarasvati civilization, the Aryan controversy, the development of Vedic and heterodox religions, and the political economy and social life of ancient Indian kingdoms. This fully revised and updated second edition includes: Three new chapters examining the differences and commonalities between the north and south of India; Extended discussion on contested issues, such as the origins of the Aryans and the role of feudalism in ancient India; New source excerpts to introduce students to the most significant works in the historiography of India, and questions for discussion; Study guides, including a list of key issues, suggested readings and a selection of internet sources for each chapter; Specially designed maps to illustrate different time periods and geographical regions This richly illustrated guide provides a fascinating account of the early development of Indian culture and civilization that will appeal to all students of Indian history.

The History of India

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313314599

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 900

Discusses the political and economic aspects of each period as well as the social and cultural milieu, and includes a timeline, brief biographical notes on key players, and a bibliographic essay.
Business & Economics


Perspectives on Equitable Development

Author: S. Mahendra Dev,N. Chandrasekhara Rao

Publisher: Academic Foundation

ISBN: 9788171886852

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 615

View: 1316

Revised version of papers presented at the CESS silver jubilee seminar held at Hyderabad in January 2006.

The Jewish Communities of India

Identity in a Colonial Era

Author: Joan G. Roland

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412837484

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 2384

Although the Bene Israel community of western India, the Baghdadi Jews of Bombay and Calcutta, and the Cochin Jews of the Malabar Coast form a tiny segment of the Indian population, their long-term residence within a vastly different culture has always made them the subject of much curiosity. India is perhaps the one country in the world where Jews have never been exposed to anti-Semitism, but in the last century they have had to struggle to maintain their identity as they encountered two competing nationalisms: Indian nationalism and Zionism. Focusing primarily on the Bene Israel and Baghdadis in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Joan Roland describes how identities begun under the Indian caste system changed with British colonial rule, and then how the struggle for Indian independence and the establishment of a Jewish homeland raised even further questions. She also discuses the experiences of European Jewish refugees who arrived in India after 1933 and remained there until after World War II. To describe what it meant to be a Jew in India, Roland draws on a wealth of materials such as Indian Jewish periodicals, official and private archives, and extensive interviews. Historians, Judaic studies specialist, India area scholars, postcolonialist, and sociologists will all find this book to be an engaging study. A new final chapter discusses the position of the remaining Jews in India as well as the status of Indian Jews in Israel at the end of the twentieth century.