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2501 Arvind Sharma
Islam for Hindus
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2009; 8124605165; First Edition; Paperback; New; 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 94. 028752

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2502 Arvind Sharma
Reservation and Affirmative Action: Models of Social Integration in India and the United States
Sage Publications; New Delhi, India; 2008; 8178298589; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
This book examines the principles underlining the policies of reservation and affirmative action adopted by two non-homogeneous and multi-ethnic societies—India and the USA. Despite the fact that the governments of both countries have, for over fifty years now, applied these measures to overcome discrimination based on caste and race respectively, the author maintains that there is no comprehensive account of the grounds on which either reservations or affirmative action can be intellectually justified. Addressing the key question—What is being affirmed through affirmative action?—the author seeks the answer along four lines: - What is the religious component of such an affirmation, if any? - Is there a moral principle (or principles) underlying this affirmation? - Is this affirmation being advocated on the basis of ethical principles with which modern liberal thought is imbued? - Is the doctrine of human rights invoked in such an affirmation? Printed Pages: 200. 028571

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2503 Arvind Sharma
New Focus on Hindu Studies
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2005; 8124603073; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 166. 027408

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2504 Arvind Sharma
Sea-shell as Silver: A Metaphorical Excursion Into Advaita Vedanta
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2006; 8124603529; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 109. 027384

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2505 Arvind Sharma
The Quest of Serenity in World Religions
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2007; 8124604207; First Edition; Paperback; New; 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 88. 027380

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2506 Arvind Sharma
The World as Dream
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2006; 8124603650; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 222. 026216

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2507 Arvind Sharma
The World as Image
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2006; 8124603626; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 110. 026217

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2508 Arvind Sharma
The Philosophy of Religion: A Sikh Perspective
Rupa & Co.; New Delhi, India; 2007; 8129109050; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 311 with numerous colour illustrations. 018287

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2509 Arvind Sharma
The Quest for Serenity in World Religions
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2007; 8124604207; First Edition; Soft Cover; New; 14 Cms x 21.5 Cms 
Printed pages: 88. 017612

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2510 Arvind Sharma
Hinduism and Its Sense of History
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2003; 0195665317; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 15 Cms x 23 Cms 
It is virtually an axiom in the study of Hindu religion and culture that the Hindus lived in a mythic universe and lacked a sense of history. This book, which is in four parts, examines this proposition in detail. The book begins by considering the emergence of the axiom itself, and goes on to explore the pervasive role this axiom has played in virtually all fields of Indian studies, from historiography to literature studies. The author then catalogues and examines the various responses this alleged absence of a historcal sense on the part of the Hindus has evoked. He concludes, however, that despite its pervasiveness, the assumption cannot be sustained in the light of historical evidence, and contends that the proposition that the Hindus lacked a sense of history is misleading in the extreme and should be abandoned. Convincingly argued, eminently readable, and bearing Sharma's signature style, this compact study will attract scholars and students of Indian religions, compa rative religion, Indian history, and Indic civilization, as well as general readers interested in Hinduism. Printed Pages: 142. 010030

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2511 Arvind Sharma
Advaita Vedanta: An Introduction
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2007; 8120820274; Second Reprint; Hardcover; New; New; 
The novelty of this book consists of the fact that it introduces the reader to the basic tenets of Advaita Vedanta in three independent but complementary ways: scripturally, rationally and experientially. All the three elements are usually found intertwined in accounts of Advaita Vedanta. They are presented distinctly here in the hope that each perspective will enrich one`s understanding of Advaita Vedanta as a whole and also allow the reader to form his or her own opinion about the relative merits of each approach.Printed Pages: 125. 102126

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2512 Arvind Sharma
Decolonizing Indian Studies
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2015; 8124608326; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
The present Indian academic self-understanding of its history and culture is largely Western in origin. This Western intellectual enterprise, however, went hand in hand with a Western political enterprise, i.e. the colonization of India. This raises the question: To what extent, if any, did the two developments influence each other? It also raises another question: To what extent did West’s cultural presuppositions influence its understanding of Indian civilization?The central epistemological issue which these questions raise is the following: What significance does the fact that the self-understanding of a culture is mediated by that of another culture, over which it was culturally and politically dominant, possess for the votaries of the culture whose self-understanding has thus been mediated in this fashion?This question is not merely of historical but also of contemporary interest, for in an increasingly globalizing world, in which power is unevenly distributed at various levels, the self-understanding of all cultures is likely to be influenced by how they are being presented by other cultures. Furthermore, in such a world, shifting political alliances may generate new intellectual configurations, whose legitimacy may require constant examination. The essays in this book address these and similar issues. Printed Pages: 306. 107443

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2513 Arvind Sharma
Hinduism on its Own Terms
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2016; 8124608393; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Hinduism, due to its proteanness, is more a way of life rather than a creed. The Hindu tradition recognizes the Vedas as its foundational scripture, Hinduism itself being indigenously known as Vaidika Dharma. Shruti and Smriti are the primary sources of Hinduism, where the former connotes the Vedas that stand for the revealed wisdom and the latter stands for tradition. Smriti texts include law books like the Manusmriti, epics (Itihasa) like the Ramayana and Mahabharata, Puranas, Agamas, Darshana literature (philosophical systems), sometimes Buddhist and Jaina works, other than the numerous religious works in regional languages.Hinduism was challenged by the rise of heterodox movements in the sixth century bce, especially Jainism and Buddhism. Their prolonged encounter and interaction led to the development of the philosophical schools of Hinduism. The advent of Islam and Christianity, and the origin of Sikhism, led to further developments in the Hindu thought system. This book defines and surveys Hinduism, and elaborates its keywords. It consists of two parts. The first part is a general survey of Hinduism. It describes its primary sources of information and the historical trends within its study; the Great Tradition with its basic teaching and practices; the Little Tradition; and modern developments. Many terms which appear in the first part are elaborated in the second part, along with some additional terms.This volume enables readers to grasp the fundamentals of Hinduism. Printed Pages: 300. 107448

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2514 Arvind Sharma (ed.)
Perspectives on History and Culture: Essays in Honour of Professor D.P. Singhal
Sri Satguru Publications; New Delhi, India; 8170303184; New; 

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2515 Arvind Sharma (ed.)
Windows to World's Religions: Selected Proceedings of The Global Congress on the World's Religions After September 11
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2009; 8124604754; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 228. 027668

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2516 Arvind Sharma (ed.)
Essays on the Mahabharata
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2007; 8120827384; First Indian Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 497 025155

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2517 Arvind Sharma (ed.)
Goddesses and Women in the Indic Religious Tradition
Indica Books; Varanasi, India; 2007; 8186569693; First Edition; Soft Cover; New; 14 Cms x 21.5 Cms 
Printed pages: 179. 017159

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2518 Arvind Sharma (ed.)
Goddesses and Women in the Indic Religious Tradition
Brill; Leiden, The Netherlands; 2004; 9004124667; First Edition; Hard Cover; Brand New; 16.5 x 25 Cm 
Goddesses and Women in the Indic Religious Tradition goes beyond the traditional sources that lie at the basis for determining the position of goddesses and women in India. Following the lead of a “hermeneutics of surprise” the book identifies, indeed, surprising new material – and conclusions; for example the analysis of Vedic Srauta ritual. Or by offering surprising conclusions, when the location is obviously one involving women and goddesses, or anthropology discovers that the worship of the Great Goddess temporarily elevates the position of women. Other examples of the effectivity of the “hermeneutics of surprise” are seen when applied to the role of ?akinis, Sakti worship, the Marathi Sant tradition,and to Sa?kara’s commentaries. Printed Pages: 184. 012622

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2519 Arvind Sharma (ed.); Introduction By Katherine K. Young
Women in World Religions
Sri Satguru Publications; New Delhi, India; 8170304288; New; 

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2520 Arvind Sharma; Foreword By M.N. Srinivas
Sati: Historical and Phenomenological Essays
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2001; 8120804643; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 142. 030166

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2521 Arvind Sharma; Foreword By M.N. Srinivas
Sati: Historical and Phenomenological Essays
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2001; 8120805615; Paperback; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 142. 030167

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2522 Arvind Singhal and Everett M. Rogers
Combating AIDS: Communication Strategies in Action
Sage Publications; New Delhi, India; 2003; 076199727X; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
The purpose of this book is to synthesize critical lessons learned about effective HIV/AIDS prevention programs, emphasizing the role of communication strategies. Combating AIDS focuses on communication strategies that could mobilize political action, target high-risk groups, and overcome stigma. The authors describe and analyze advocacy strategies, culturally-engaging targeted and tailored responses, and the entertainment-education strategy, including the use of television and radio soap operas to engage audiences emotionally and create a forum for public debate and discussion. Focusing on the work being carried out by individuals and organizations, this book humanizes the AIDS epidemic. Interesting, informative, and readable, it will be of interest to policymakers, practitioners, and scholars in the fields of public health, communication and change, development studies, social work, and public policy. Printed Pages: 428. 028693

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2523 Arvind Singhal and Everett M. Rogers
Combating AIDS: Communication Strategies in Action
Sage Publications; New Delhi, India; 2003; 0761997288; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
The purpose of this book is to synthesize critical lessons learned about effective HIV/AIDS prevention programs, emphasizing the role of communication strategies. Combating AIDS focuses on communication strategies that could mobilize political action, target high-risk groups, and overcome stigma. The authors describe and analyze advocacy strategies, culturally-engaging targeted and tailored responses, and the entertainment-education strategy, including the use of television and radio soap operas to engage audiences emotionally and create a forum for public debate and discussion. Focusing on the work being carried out by individuals and organizations, this book humanizes the AIDS epidemic. Interesting, informative, and readable, it will be of interest to policymakers, practitioners, and scholars in the fields of public health, communication and change, development studies, social work, and public policy. Printed Pages: 428. 028694

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2524 Arvind Sinha
The Politics of Trade: Anglo-French Commerce on the Coromandel Coast 1763-1793
Manohar; New Delhi, India; 2002; 8173044198; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 249 with b/w illustrations. 021978

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2525 Arvind Sivaramakrishnan
Short on Democracy: Issues Facing Indian Political Parties
ImprintOne; New Delhi, India; 2007; 8188861049; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 145 x 225 Mm 
Printed Pages: 270. 020696

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2526 Arvind Sivaramakrishnan
Public-Interest Journalism: A Guide for Students
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2014; 8125056726; Hardcover; New; New; 
In the context of increasing corporatisation of the media, this volume shows why public-interest journalism is crucial to a healthy democracy. It also introduces aspiring journalists to the main methods of the craft. Those methods are sorely needed in the contemporary news media, and will be be a considerable an asset for those interested in public-interest writing or broadcasting. The author begins by setting the context in the English-speaking countries. Pressures on the media to reduce public-interest work stem from governments, from the increasingly corporatised and cartelised news media, and from journalists’ own professional techniques. Furthermore, media organisations in the public and the private sector often cut staff to save money or increase profits, but that makes the news media progressively more dependent on official and corporate sources and press releases. One consequence is that the news media severely reduce their coverage of significant public issues, such as global warming, mass poverty, policy failures, corporate illegalities and corruption. The second chapter focuses on the Indian news media, and includes selected examples from other South Asian countries. It also addresses some of the questions raised by proposed broadcasting regulations in India. The analysis moves on to journalists’ professional self-conceptions, with examples showing among other things that the process whereby issues are selected for coverage goes largely unexamined within the media.Printed Pages: 232. 101855

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2527 Arvind Subramanian
India's Turn: Understanding the Economic Transformation
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2008; 019569354X; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
India’s economic turnaround is now well known. However many questions still remain. When did the economy start turning around and why? What is so special about India’s pattern of economic development and what are the consequences? Are India’s public institutions deteriorating or improving? What is India’s economic future? These essays, both analytical and prescriptive, offer fresh and unconventional answers to questions relating to the turning point of India’s economy, its pattern of economic development, the status of its public institutions, and its economic future. Two broad themes underlie the volume. The first cluster relating to India’s current and future growth analyses the Indian experience in the last three decades. The second dealing with the integration of India into the world economy describes the global trading context and the opportunities and constraints that India faced, and how quickly these change. 028513

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2528 Arvind Virmani
Propelling India from Socialist Stagnation to Global Power: Vol. 1: Growth Process
Academic Foundation; New Delhi, India; 2006; 8171885306; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 5 3/4" x 9" 
Printed pages: 420. 016427

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2529 Arvind Virmani
Propelling India from Socialist Stagnation to Global Power: Vol. 2: Policy Reforms
Academic Foundation; New Delhi, India; 2006; 81-718-531-4; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 5 3/3" 9" 
Printed pages: 486. 016428

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2530 Arvinder A. Ansari
Communalisation of Indian Society
Aakar Books; Delhi, India; 2012; 9789350021392; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 192. 109112

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2531 Arvinder A. Ansari & Mohini Anjum (Authors)
Inter-Religion Marriages in Indian Society: Issues and Challenges
Aakar Books; Delhi, India; 2014; 8191038285; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 168. 109049

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2532 Arya Maitreya; Translated By Rosemarie Fuchs
Buddha Nature: The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra with Commentary
Snow Lion Publications; Boston, USA; 1559391286; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 16 Cms x 24 Cms 
All sentient beings without exception have buddha nature?the inherent purity and perfection of the mind, untouched by changing mental states. Thus there is neither any reason for conceit in deeming oneself better than others nor any reason for self-contempt, thinking of oneself as inferior and unable to reach enlightenment. This seeing is obscured by veils which are removable and do not touch the inherent purity and perfection of the nature of the mind as such. The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra, one of the Five Treatises said to have been dictated to Asanga by the Bodhisattva Maitreya, presents the Buddha's definitive teachings on how we should understand this ground of enlightenment and clarifies the nature and qualities of buddhahood. Jamgön Kongtrül Lodro Thaye (1813?1899), the profoundly learned and realized master who compiled what are known as the "Five Great Treasures," wrote the outstanding commentary to the Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra translated here. Called The Unassailable Lion's Roar, it presents Maitreya's text as a background for the Mahamudra teachings in a way that is especially clear and easy to understand. Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche provided the annotations and the explanations on which the present translation is based. A renowned scholar and highly accomplished yogi, he is a living example of the ongoing tradition of oral transmission. He first visited the West in 1977 at the request of H.H. the Sixteenth Karmapa. Rosemarie Fuchs has been a student of Khen Rinpoche since 1978, and this translation was done upon his advice. Printed Pages: 416. 037313

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2533 Aryaman Dalmia
Graham Buffett and Me
Times Group Books; New Delhi, India; 2011; 9789380942254; First Edition; Softcover; New; 
This book outlines with real-world examples the basic tenets of investing, as enunciated by Benjamin Graham, the father of scientific investing. It further analyses how his master student Warren Buffett has navigated through the complexities of the investment world by following a few simple but extremely effective guidelines and become one of the three richest men in the world. It demonstrates how detailed analysis, independent thinking, and discipline can reap rewards and how one should control emotions and ignore market sentiment. It deals with examples from the Indian markets and goes through case studies of extraordinarily successful investors like Ashish Dhawan, founder of Chrys Capital; Madhav Dhar, former head of Emerging Markets at Morgan Stanley; Chaitanya Dalmia, whose own in-house performance beats that of most investment funds; and Sanjay Bakshi, who teaches value investing and runs an India-specific hedge fund. These examples demonstrate how the investors have followed Graham's and Buffett's approaches and made extraordinary profits from rational thought in a seemingly irrational world.Printed Pages: 126. 104666

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2534 Aryan Books International
A Gazetteer of Delhi (1883-84)
Aryan Books International; New Delhi, India; 2010; 8173054037; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 19 x 25 Cm 
Printed Pages: 253. 033969

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2535 Aryan Books International
Heritage and Urban Renewal
Aryan Books International; New Delhi, India; 2014; 817305469X; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 22 Cm 
It is the ground reality today that there is immense pressure on urban land. Urban density is in fact increasing beyond manageable limits. Compounded by a burgeoning population, the greatest challenge confronting conservationists is how to protect urban heritage, the historic landmarks of the city and the graceful ambience, its green cover and water bodies. The present volume addresses various such issues on heritage and urban renewal. Printed Pages: 314 with 19 figures & maps & 83 halftone illustrations. 100113

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2536 Aryan Books International
A Gazetteer of Delhi (1912)
Aryan Books International; New Delhi, India; 2011; 8173054169; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 19 x 25 Cm 
Printed Pages: 369 with 4 maps. 100149

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2537 Aryan Books International
The Masterpiece Library of Buddhism (Set of 10 Books)
Aryan Books International; New Delhi, India; 1996; 8173051062; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 4000 (app.). 100265

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2538 Aryan Books International
The Masterpiece Library of Islam (Set of 8 Books)
Aryan Books International; New Delhi, India; 1998; 8173051453; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 22 Cm 
Islam has been a great force in world history. Within A Few centuries after the death of Mohammed in A.D. 632 the Islamic creed had spread across half the world and obtained a powerful hold over millions of people. The present set published as a multivolume collection contains very rare and remarkable works on Islam. An attempt has been made to trace its origin and history. The endeavour is to elucidate the true place of Islam in the History of religions. The present work will be of immense help both to scholars and layreaders.Printed Pages: 2400. 100266

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2539 Aryasura
Fifty Stanzas on the Spiritual Teacher
Paljor Publications/Library of Tibetan Works & Archives; New Delhi, India; 2001; 8185102872; Reprint; Softcover; New; 
Fifty Stanzas on the Spiritual Teacher (formerly titled Fifty Stanzas on Guru Devotion) by Aryashura is an indispensable text that deals with How To cultivate the proper relationship between a student and his or her Spritual Teacher. This text along with the oral commentary by Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey have been ably translated by the LTWA translation bureau and reivsed by Dr. Alex Berzin.Printed Pages: 38. 103552

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2540 Asa Briggs & John Callow (Authors)
Marx in London: An Illustrated Guide
Aakar Books; Delhi, India; 2015; 9789350023594; First Edition; Softcover; New; 
Printed Pages: 110. 108957

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2541 Asa Briggs, John Roberts, James Joll, F. Bedarida, F.M.L. Thompson, John Rohl, Brian Bond, A.P. Thornton, Marcus Cunliffe, Hugh Seton-Watson; Edited By Asa Briggs
The Nineteenth Century: The Contradictions of Progress
Thames & Hudson; London, UK; 1970; 0500040095; First Edition; Hard Cover; Fine; Good; 28 Cms x 37 Cms 
Printed Pages: 360 with 668 illustrations, 211 in colour, 457 photographs, engravings, drawings and maps. Shelf-worn. Good condition. 003327

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2542 Asad Ali
Phonological Patterns in Urdu Speakers' English
Bahri Publications; New Delhi, India; 1994; First Edition; Hard Cover; Very Good; Very Good; 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 122. Slightly rubbed dust jacket. 021951

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2543 Asad R. Rahmani (Principal Investigator) and M. Zafar-ul Islam (Project Manager)
Important Bird Areas in India: Priority Sites for Conservation
Bombay Natural History Society; Mumbai, India; 2004; 0195673336; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; 22 Cms x 31 Cms 
Printed Pages: 1151. 008027

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2544 Asadollah Khan; introduced and Edited By Alinaghi Alikhani; Translated Into English By Alinaghi Alikhani and Nicholas Vincent
The Shah and I: The Confidential Diary of Iran's Royal Court, 1969-1977
I.B. Tauris; London, UK; 2008; 1845113721; Paperback Edition; Paperback; New; 16 x 24 Cm 
Printed Pages: 576. 036448

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2545 Aschwin Lippe
Artibus Asiae: Institute of Fine Arts, New York University: Some South Indian Coins: Vol. XXXVII, 3
Artibus-Asiae Publishers; Ascona, Switzerland; 1975; First Edition; Paperback; Very Good; 

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2546 Aseem Singh Guru
The Red Stamp
Vitasta Publishing Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2014; 9789382711193; Softcover; New; 
The book, set against the backdrop of the onset of a civil war, is the story of a young boy, Keev, who discovers the vagaries and purpose of life in the most unexpected of situations. The protagonists of the book must overcome the tussle between their dangerous circumstances and their instinctive judgment to come out unscathed during the trials that they are faced with. As the forces on either side move in for what they determine to be the final debilitating offensive to bring the war to a close, they are both caught up in a bizarre swap of positions. The commander of the Alliance and the rebels, Cantilly and Bilal respectively, recognize this but are also resigned to it. The novel communicates the repercussions of neo-colonialist conflicts on the quotidian intellect of an individual and society, and its futility. Printed Pages: 268. 107229

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2547 Aseem Vadehra
A Chance at Happiness: A book of short stories
IndiaInk/Roli Books; New Delhi, India; 8186939652; Softcover; New; 
Melancholic and humorous, the stories in this collection tell tales of love, loss, loathing, cynicism and a range of other emotions set in contemporary Delhi. From a self-assured young man coming face-to-face with his dreams from years gone past in Mr Alexander to the trysts of adolescent love in Tara; from a hedonistic night out on the town in Nitin and I to the sheer helplessness of losing a best friend in Karan and Maneck; we find hints and reflections of people we know and situations we meet in our life’s journey towards a chance at happiness. Lyrical and tranquil, the stories in this collection revisit the life we live in the fast-paced world but forget to appreciate, and remember the joys of our everyday existence and shelved dreams. Printed Pages: 172. 108471

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2548 Aseema Sinha
The Regional Roots of Developmental Politics in India: A Divided Leviathan
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2006; 0195685113; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
This book argues that the success or failure of India as a developmental state cannot be attributed to policies of the central government alone. They are the combined products of central–local interactions and political choices made by the regional elites. Regional elites insert their agendas into the central framework—modifying and circumventing policy. The author re-evaluates national developmental trajectories differently and stresses the need to evolve a disaggregated, multilevel framework to understand economic policy, development, and globalization. Through in-depth analyses of Gujarat, West Bengal, and Tamil Nadu, the author presents two main arguments: sub-national developmental states can co-exist with the overarching national state and, these sub-national states are the products of struggle with a dominant centre, and shaped by regional political competition. Globalization makes these interventions even more crucial as local actors modify and reorder global priorities for regional ends. The author tests her thesis by studying four other large nation-states—China, Brazil, the former Soviet Union and democratic Russia. She demonstrates that in each of these countries, regional elites interact with central rulers and significantly influence national policy. 019692

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2549 Asghar Ali Engineer
The Gujarat Carnage
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2003; 8125024964; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
Printed Pages: 476. 032390

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2550 Asghar Ali Engineer
On Developing Theology of Peace in Islam
Sterling Publishers; New Delhi, India; 8120724666; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 

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2551 Asghar Ali Engineer
Muslims and India
Gyan Books Pvt Ltd; New Delhi, India; 2005; 8121208823; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 300. 019650

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2552 Asghar Ali Engineer
Islam Restructuring Theology
Times Group Books; New Delhi, India; 2012; 9789380828640; First Edition; Softcover; New; 
The author argues forcefully, supported ably by citations from the scriptures as well as their interpretation by scholars, how Islam has by and large been misinterpreted as a code of regression. From explaining how banking is allowed by the religion to the redundancy of the burqah, from providing the real definition of kafir to enumerating the rights of married and divorced partners in a couple, from putting jihad in the correct perspective to questioning the authenticity of any story that goes in the name of Hadith… Asghar Ali Engineer offers an issue-by-issue rebuttal of the uneducated notion that Muslims are an obscurantist lot. Of course, he has no kind words for the ulema that earn the faith a bad name; he might well have stuck his neck out to invite their ire by lambasting their tendency to interpret the Qur'an in the most unlikely, yet convenient, manner that suits a patriarchal, male chauvinist and sectarian mindset. Neither Allah nor His Prophet, the author insists, would approve of the injustice a motley group of monopolyists in the faith have unleashed on humanity. For all practical purposes, Islam is as modern as it gets.Printed Pages: 236. 104827

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2553 Asghar Ali Engineer
Rational Approach to Islam
Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2001; 8121207258; Hardcover; New; New; 
There are gross misunderstandings about Islam among Muslims as well as non-Muslims. There are several stereotypes about Islam which have got wide currency. Some orthodox Muslims refuse to change, while standing rigidly by theology, developed by the Ulema of the early period. Many extremists organisations among Muslims are giving Currency to rude ideas about Islam which are not in keeping with the real Teaching of Islam. Sometimes the media also misrepresents Islam and projects it as if it stands for Violence and suppression of human rights.Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer, an internationally known scholar of Islam approaches Islam rationally and projects Islamic teachings in its right spirit. He has taken up several issues in his Essays on Islam, some of which have been collected in this volume. He rationally and objectively deals with various issues, which are of contemporary significance. Whatever he writes, he writes with force of his scholarship. In this volume he deals with issues like interfaith approach of Islam, Islam and Gender justice, Islamic ethics, meaning of Prayer in Islam, core teaching of Islam, Islam and concept of jihad, etc., which are all highly relevant issues. This book will help scholars as well as lay readers to capture the real spirit of Islam and its teachings. It will help dispel misconceptions about Islam. The Author has also argued forcefully that Islam is far from being an anti-diluvion Religion and is as modern as any system of thought could be.Printed Pages: 300. 106026

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2554 Asghar Ali Engineer
Islam: Misgivings and History
Vitasta Publishing Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2010; 9789380828008; Softcover; New; 
Islam is often misunderstood because of certain fundamentals who have turned jihad into a misnomer and lead the youth astray. This book digs the truth out of the closet and clears the haze off the myths which have been passed off as Holy Preachings. The articles reflect the author's impeccable understanding of Islam and Qur’anic teachings. Sensitive issues like gender and feminism along with other commonly debated theories on science, corporal punishment, Hindutva, cow slaughter and violence have been astutely dealt with.Ali discourses on several disputed issues and quotes extensively from Qur’an. He unravels the mystery of the “Missing Verse” in whose guises people take undue liberties and also demystifies the word kafir. He refutes those who preach that science and Islam are oxymorons and unveils the hidden similarities between the two. He gives even arguments on the shortcomings of people in interpreting them. He dives into the unfathomable and rediscovers the origin of Islam. This Compilation is a must-read for all those who want to understand the preachings of the religion which has for long been unjustly associated with fanaticism. Printed Pages: 238. 107258

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2555 Asghar Ali Engineer & Ram Puniyani
Making Sense of Ayodhya Verdict: Towards Efforts For Peaceful Solution
Times Group Books; New Delhi, India; 2011; 9789380828503; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
In the aftermath of the Ayodhya judgment by the Allahabad High Court, many social commentators, activists, historians, leaders of groups and parties came out with their opinion in various ways. Making Sense of the Ayodhya Issue... captures the background of archeological, historical and political aspects of the issue and lays the foundation of understanding the current debates. Tracing the evolution of the dispute and its political implications, the book goes on to present the intellectual atmosphere in the country post-judgment and gives a perspective about different facets of the consequences of the verdict. It gives the sample of the verdict by giving the major excerpts of the judgment, the opinions of all the three judges and the editorial opinions from different points of view. It includes the interviews of one of the judges, major intellectuals, writers and social activists. It also incorporates the chronology of events related to the dispute.Printed Pages: 239. 104542

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2556 Asghar Ali Engineer (Author) & Mushirul Hasan (Frwd)
A Living Faith: My Quest for Peace, Harmony and Social Change (An Autobiography of Asghar Ali Engineer)
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2012; 8125045724; Softcover; New; 
For most of the seventy-one years of his life, Asghar Ali Engineer has been a tireless soldier to the cause of national integration and communal harmony. Well-known today as a reformist, an activist and Islamic scholar, Asghar Ali Engineer received the Right Livelihood, or the ‘Alternative Nobel’, award in 2004 ‘for promoting over many years in South Asia the values of religious and communal co-existence, tolerance and mutual understanding’. Written with the simplicity that perhaps describes the man himself, is an extensive autobiographical account of Asghar Ali Engineer’s commitment to building an inclusive society and his inter-pretation of Islam as a modernist. It chronicles the personal, social and political events that shaped his life and views, his struggle against the orthodox Bohra priesthood and his rise as a leader of social and religious reform. It also documents his interactions with religious and political leaders of various hues across the world in the attempt to create a society that embraces all faiths.Printed Pages: 360. 101897

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2557 Asghar Ali Engineer and Amritjit S. Narang (eds)
Minorities and Police in India
Manohar; New Delhi, India; 2006; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 14.5 Cms x 22.5 Cms 
Printed Pages: 227. 024262

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2558 Asghar Ali Engineer, Ashok Row Kavi, Chandrasekhar Kambar, Dilip Chitre, Dipankar Gupta, Folke Tegetthoff, Ganesh N. Devy, George Szirtes, Jyotindra Jain, Kamaleshwar, Krzysztof Zanussi, Luce Irigaray, Orhan Pamuk, Peter Zilahy, Ramachandra Gandhi, et al
Katha; New Delhi, India; 2004; 8189020013; First Edition; Paperback; New; New; 15.5 Cms x 23 Cms 
Printed Pages: 204. 003157

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2559 Asghar Ali Engineer; Foreword By Mushirul Hasan
A Living Faith: My Quest for Peace, Harmony and Social Change. An Autobiography of Asghar Ali Engineer
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2011; 8125041974; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 356. 036617

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2560 Ash Narain Roy & George Mathew (Eds)
Development, Decentralisation and Democracy: Essays for M.A. Oommen
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2015; 812505877X; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Bringing together essays critical in contemporary development discourse, this volume addresses the broad themes of development as freedom, equality and human ascent within the framework of democracy and decentralised governance. The first seven essays interrogate and critique the ideas of democracy, development and its translation into the pursuit of growth that is market driven and measured exclusively in terms of GNP. They search for possible, more inclusive reconceptualisations of ‘development’. The other seven look at issues like primary education, food security, metropolitan finance, caste and gender parity, technology as freedom, decentralisation and innovation in governance in particular, the Kerala model of development, Latin American experiments in democracy and China’s growth story-all of which offer valuable comparisons and lessons for India and the world. Eclectic in their range of concerns, perspectives and insights, the common thread binding the essays is the accent on human development and social inclusion-a fitting tribute to developmental economist Professor M. A. Oommen whose influential writings and teachings reflect a lifelong commitment to equity.With contributions by well known economists from India and abroad, this volume will be useful for students and scholars of economics and development studies, finance, public policy, governance and sociology.Printed Pages: 376. 102269

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2561 Asha Das
The Cha-Keshadhatuvamsa (A Short Story of Six Hair Elements of the Buddha)
Pratibha Prakashan; Delhi, India; 1994; 8185268347; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 

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2562 Asha Gupta & P.B. Nandkar (Eds)
Perspectives in Culture
Akansha Publishing House; New Delhi, India; 2014; 818370378X; Hardcover; New; New; 

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2563 Asha Kalia
Art of Osian Temples
Abhinav Publications/Kaveri Books; New Delhi, India; 8170171571; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
"This book is a result of several years of intensive research which consisted of several visits to the pleasing hamlet of Osian, the libraries and museums of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi. Osian of today is a small town, but in its heyday, it was a bustling city and trade center of Northern India. Here convoys brought grains and produce, the citizens were contented and happy. To demonstrate their love for God,for what He had given them, they built shrines and temples. The temples of Osian are comparable in beauty to those of Khajuraho and Bhubaneswar. 108044

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2564 Asha Kaul
The Effective Presentation: Talk Your Way to Success
Response Books; New Delhi, India; 2005; 0761934138; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
Designed to respond to the growing needs of professionals and those in the academia, this book is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to making effective presentations. Written in a clear, accessible style, the author provides a friendly approach to a process that is often a nerve-wracking task for many. The author discusses how to plan presentations across disciplines, their delivery and aesthetics, and helpful tips throughout. With a multi-level focus, it also includes sections on: —choosing the right content and then sequencing it logically for maximum impact —duration of the presentation, ideal size of the audience and their level of understanding and knowledge base —presentation delivery, styles of communication, writing tips and the use of PowerPoint and video conferencing —audience interaction —strategies to avoid common pitfalls. Printed Pages: 244. 028916

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2565 Asha Khatau
The Best of Epicure's Entertaining with Asha Khatau
Popular Prakashan; Mumbai, India; 8179918092; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 

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2566 Asha Khatau
Epicure's Vegetarian Cuisines of India
Popular Prakashan; Mumbai, India; 2003; 8179911195; First Edition; Hardbound; New; New; 19 Cms x 25 Cms 
Printed Pages: 136. 002367

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2567 Asha Khatau
Epicure's Delectable Desserts of the World
Popular Prakashan; Mumbai, India; 2005; 8179912280; First Edition; Paperback; New; 19 Cms x 25 Cms 
Printed Pages: 284 with numerous colour illustrations. 009528

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2568 Asha Patel
Gandhian Vision of Rural Development: Its Relevance in Present Time
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2005; 818692132X; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 15 Cms x 23 Cms 
Printed Pages: 255 with colour illustrations. 011668

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2569 Asha Ram
Herbal Indian Perfumes and Cosmetics
Sri Satguru Publications; New Delhi, India; 8170305543; New; 

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2570 Asha Rani Tripathi
Manu Smriti: A Critical Study and Its Relevance in the Modern Times
D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2015; 8124608334; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Manu-Smriti is one of the most coveted and popular works of ancient India. It comprises codes that are needed for an ideal, peaceful and harmonious society. The entire Manu-Smriti revolves around the Vedic concept of rita or dharma. The concepts of purusharthas, ashramas and varnas have their roots in dharma. These concepts were meant to make the life of every member of the society fruitful and purposeful. The codes prescribed by Manu became an authority on ancient laws and were put in practice. The scholars working in different fields of sociology, religion, philosophy, ethics, ancient laws and politics are bound to consult Manu-Smriti for some reason or the other.The present book is an effort to bring together all scattered materials related to different topics contained in Manu-Smriti. The book also aims to diffuse many of the doubts related to certain topics contained in Manu-Smriti, for example, status of brahmana, shudra and woman. The analysis of topics such as human values, raja-dharma and Manu’s codes on crime and punishment has been presented in this book in a lucid style. All these topics bear great relevance even in modern times. The volume tries to maintain the originality of Manu’s concepts through rational and honest approach. The book also includes few modern subjects like economics, ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation that have been dealt by Manu in a scientific manner.This book will benefit all those who want to know about the rules and practices that governed our ancient history, pertaining to all the aspects of human life. Printed Pages: 372. 107450

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2571 Asha Rani Vohra
New Modern Cookery Book
V & S Publishers; New Delhi, India; 9789381384985; Softcover; New; 
It is a fact that to win a person?s heart, one must serve him with delicious food and exotic drinks. Hence, preparing tasty, healthy and good food is a must for all women ? whether a housewife or a working lady to win her man?s heart. Well, men also these days are taking a keen interest in learning the art of cooking and some of the great chefs of the world are all men. As we know, India is a vast country with such a great diversity in food habits and preparations, and that it is almost impossible to include all the recipes and dishes in one book. However, this book contains about 150 salient and popular recipes from all over the country. The unique features of the book are besides dealing with the ingredients, methods of preparation of various mouth-watering recipes along with the time consumed in easy and simple language, it serves as an overall guide imparting an in-depth knowledge about the art of cooking, serving, decorating your dining table or ambience, maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in the kitchen, ventilation, etc. It also serves as a manual teaching you the right way of cooking and using mechanical gadgets, such as gas stoves, electric ovens, heaters, cookers, toasters, mixies, grinders, etc for efficient and faster cooking. All the recipes given in this book have been accompanied with attractive photographs and a tip off at the bottom of each giving some valuable information or knowledge about the particular recipe. Printed Pages: 176. 108711

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2572 Asha Sarangi (ed.)
Language and Politics in India
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2009; 0195697863; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
This volume discusses the relationship between language and politics at multiple levels. It aims at expanding newer areas and frontiers of research and critical thinking by drawing attention to readings from different disciplines and perspectives. The thematic and methodological pluralism of the volume is reflected in the selection of readings related to the language question. The volume has a long introduction focusing on various important aspects of the language politics in independent India. 025804

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2573 Asha Saxena
Ancient Greek and Indian Theatre
Parimal Publications; Delhi, India; 1998; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 250. 103161

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2574 Ashapurma Debi & Jharna Sanyal (Tr.)
The Magic Web and Other Stories: Ashapurna Debi on the Widow and Her World
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2012; 8125047085; Softcover; New; 
The Magic Web and Other Stories is a collection of eighteen of Ashapurna Debi’s short stories on the lives of widows. One of the most prolific creative writers in Indian literature, Ashapurna Debi is known for her incisive chronicles of the Bengali middle-class. With women as her chosen subjects, her stories voice suppressed histories of intimate lives, and probe into the familial and social dynamics of relationships analysing the play of gender, caste and class. Through these stories, we are introduced to ritual-oriented drudges and gossip-mongering women, and to unbecoming women who refuse to hear the voice of everyday morality and silence the promptings of received values. One finds in the stories the rational, sensible, modern, urban gentleman all but merely the camouflaged victims of patriarchy. There are also tales where traces of deeply entrenched desires, expressed through gestures and silences, signify the buried yet pulsating emotions in the lives of women.Printed Pages: 244. 101877

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2575 Ashapurna Debi; Translated By Indira Chowdhury
The First Promise
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2009; 812503790X; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
The First Promise is a translation of Ashapurna Debi’s novel, Pratham Pratisruti , originally published in Bengali in 1964. Celebrated as one of the most popular and path-breaking novels of its time, it has received continual critical acclaim: the Rabindra Puraskar (the Tagore Prize) in 1966 and the Bharitiya Jnanpith, India’s highest literary award, in 1977. Spanning the late eighteenth and early twentieth centuries, Ashapurna tells the story of the struggles and efforts of women in nineteenth-century, colonial Bengal in a deceptively easy and conversational style. The charming eight-year old heroine, Satyabati is a child bride who leaves her husband’s village for Calcutta, the capital of British India where she is caught in the social dynamics of women’s education, social reform agendas, modern medicine and urban entertainment. As she makes her way through this complex maze, making sense of the rapidly changing world around her, Satyabati nurtures hopes and aspirations for her daughter. But the promises held out by modernity turn out to be empty, instigating Satyabati to break away from her inherited world and initiate a quest that takes her to the very heart of tradition. Indira Chowdhury’s confident translation, with its conscious choice of Indian English equivalents over British and American colloquialisms, carries across the language divide the flavour of Ashapurna’s unique idiomatic style. This edition also includes the translator’s reflections on the process of translation itself. Printed Pages: 600. 031640

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2576 AshaRani Mathur
A Jewelled Splendour: The Tradition of Indian Jewellery
Rupa & Co.; New Delhi, India; 2002; 8171679749; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 21 Cms x 22 Cms 
Printed Pages: 96 with numerous colour illustrations. 017261

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2577 AshaRani Mathur
Diamond: Eternal Fire: The Indian Diamond Tradition
Rupa & Co.; New Delhi, India; 8129108798; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 21 x 22 Cm 

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2578 AshaRani Mathur (ed.)
Brijbasi Art Press; New Delhi, India; 1987; First Edition; Hardcover; Fine; Fair; 23 x 30 Cm 
Printed Pages: 91 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. Torn dust jacket, 018353

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2579 Asheref Illiyan, Shahid Ashraf & M.S. Bhatt (Authors)
Problems and Prospects of Environment Policy
Aakar Books; Delhi, India; 2008; 8189833596; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 550. 109340

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2580 Ashgar Ali Engineer
Islam Woman and Gender Justice
Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2001; 812120755X; Hardcover; New; New; 
The Muslim Women in India Face a host of problems. It is generally believed that these women face only of Legal Nature and that if Muslim Personal Law is reformed, i.e., triple Divorce and polygamy abolished, everything will be all right for them. It is far from true. These women face several problems such as Complex problems apart from legal ones. They also face economic, educational, communal problems as well as related to health. It is very important to understand all these problems in order to appreciate Muslim women's problems.Recently an all-India seminar was held in Mumbai in which subject experts, scholars and activists from different Fields were invited to present their papers and discuss various problems. These papers throw light on all these aspects by scholars and activists of repute in their respective fields have been collected in this volume and edited by Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer, himself an expert in shari’ah matters and an activist for the cause of the rights of Muslim women.In order to understand the problems of Muslim women both for academics as well as activists, this volume is an Essential reading. These papers discuss not only mere theoretical and Academic issues but also the Concrete problems and what could be done to solve these. Thus this volume will serve a very useful Purpose for an Integrated understanding of problems which arc being faced by Muslim women in India.Printed Pages: 370. 106009

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2581 Ashima Goyal
A Concise Handbook of the Indian Economy in the 21st Century
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 019946099X; Hardcover; New; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 374. 107466

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2582 Ashirbadi Lal Srivastava
Studies in Indian History
Shiva Lal Agrawala & Co. Private Ltd.; Agra, India; 1974; First Edition; Hardcover; Good; No Jacket; 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed pages: 413. 025255

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2583 Ashis Nandy
Bonfire of Creeds: The Essential Ashis Nandy
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2010; 0198065760; First Edition; Paperback; New; 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 516 with tables. 033709

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2584 Ashis Nandy
Time Warps: The Insistent Politics of Silent and Evasive Pasts
Permanent Black; New Delhi, India; 2002; 8178240718; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
Printed Pages: 220. 032547

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2585 Ashis Nandy
Time Treks: The Uncertain Future of Old and New Despotisms
Permanent Black; Ranikhet, India; 2007; 8178241366; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 14.5 Cms x 22.5 Cms 
Printe dpages: 229. 017575

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2586 Ashis Nandy
The Romance of the State: And the Fate of Dissent in the Tropics
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 0195693337; Softcover; New; 
Printed Pages: 232. 108823

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2587 Ashis Nandy in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo
Talking India
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2006; 0195678982; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 14 x 22 Cm 
Multifaceted thinker and prolific author, Ashis Nandy is considered to be one of India’s leading intellectuals. For someone trained as a clinical psychologist and later as a sociologist, he continues to capture the imagination of the reading public and those interested in ideas, for his fertile mind, myriad and unpredictable ways of thinking and the essential humanism which all his writings signify. This book is a series of comprehensive interviews conducted by Ramin Jahanbegloo at Teheran and organized over six sessions. The interviewer questions Nandy within the context of his own ‘Indian-ness’ as also his affinity (and criticisms) for things Indian: whether it be thought, religion or pluralistic tendencies. The essence of Ashis Nandy and his perspectives on a wide range of things include political philosophy, democracy, India and Pakistan, globalization, Indian culture and tradition, and Gandhi, are all revealed. Throughout the interview, Nandy brings to bear his formidable intellect on these questions, which is always challenging and engaging. Printed Pages: 160. 015914

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2588 Ashis Nandy; Introduction By Imtiaz Ahmed
A Very Popular Exile: An Omnibus Comprising 'The Tao of Cricket'; 'An Ambiguous Journey to City'; Traditions, Tyranny, and Utopias'
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2010; 0195693221; First Paperback Edition; Paperback; New; 15 x 23 Cm 
This is a collection of three significant works of Ashis Nandy - The Tao of Cricket, An Ambiguous Journey to the City, and Traditions, Tyranny, and Utopias. In The Tao of Cricket, Nandy shows how a game once identified with the British Empire and a preserve of the British gentry - is now more South Asian than English. He examines the sneaking entry of the modern urban industrial ethic and mass culture into a game that used to thrive on its ability to be a living critique of modern life. Through the story of Indian cricket, he attempts a systematic analysis of world-views, ideologies, cultural exchanges, and political choices. An Ambiguous Journey to the City - concerned with the apparently territorial journey between the village and the city - captures some of the core fantasies and anxieties of Indian civilization over the past century. Nandy argues that the decline of the village from the creative imagination of Indians in recent decades has altered the meaning of this journey drastically, and that the true potentialities of Indian cosmopoloitanism cannot be realized without renegotiating the myth of the village. Traditions, Tyranny, and Utopias is a collection of essays on the modern West and its cultural and psychological impact on the East. Nandy analyses, brilliantly and insightfully, aspects of East-West relationship - from Western visions, which have displaced all other ideals of a good society, to Western histories that have displaced all other posts of the East. Yet, the apparently defeated have, through the likes Gandhi and Senghor, tried to subvert the West's construction of the rest and to ensure cultural survival and on open-ended future. This volume is essential reading for social scientists, policymakers, activists and anyone interested in the way Indian politics and culture are now enmeshed with a global struggle to protect human dignity and democratic values. This is the third omnibus edition of Ashis Nandy's writings, the first two being Exiled at Home and Return from Exile. 033872

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2589 Ashis Sarkar
Quantitative Geography: Techniques and Presentations
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2013; 8125052666; Softcover; New; 
Quantitative geography is the collection of methods that are applied, or could/can be applied, by geographers and others to study spatial phenomena (‘spatial’, in geography, is any space on earth that can be represented on a map), issues and problems. This volume gives a broad summary of this discipline and the methods that geographers use to study spatial phenomena. Beginning with a brief outline, the author has explored in detail the range of methods that are used to study the discipline.Printed Pages: 400. 101840

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2590 Ashis Sarkar
Practical Geography: A Systematic Approach (Revised Edition)
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2008; 812503529X; Revised Edition; Softcover; New; 
Printed Pages: 276. 101843

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2591 Ashish Bose & Mala Kapur Shankardass (Authors))
Growing Old in India: Voices Reveal, Statistics Speak
B.R. Publishing Corporation; New Delhi, India; 2004; 8176463817; Hardcover; New; New; 
In this long awaited new book Growing Old in India: Voices Reveal, Statistics Speak Ashish Bose, world-wide well-known economist and demographer along with Mala Kapur Shankardass, internationally reputed expert on Ageing Studies, use the voices of older people, government officials, United Nations Representatives, Voluntary sector workers and a whole range of statistics as part of research, projections and available data from documented sources, census data, etc., to provide insights into the experience of growing old in a country with an increasing ageing population, limited social security benefits and changing social structure affecting individuals, families and society at large. The authors, with their expertise in the field of demography, sociology, gerontology and policy analysis, bring forth different dimensions of ageing and response at the national and international level, covering a span of over two decades. With the focus on the First World Assembly on Ageing at Vienna in 1982 to the Second held at Madrid in 2002, Bose and Shankardass bring to the readers in a significant manner the plans, programmes, feelings, and thoughts on ageing, which will dominate the 21st century. CONTENTS: Foreword Preface Part I : Introduction : 1. Introduction 2. Beyond Medical Science - Vital Role of Yoga and Meditation in Taking Care of the Elderly in the 21st Century 3. The Study of Ageing Part II : Voices Reveal : 4. Voices Reveal 5. Response to some Sociological Questions by the Aged 6. Results of a Survey of Elderly Persons in a Middle Class Locality in New Delhi: Some Highlights Part III : Policy Interventions : 7. International Call, National Response 8. Moving from Vienna to Madrid 9. National policy on Older Persons Part IV : Statistics Speaks : Statistical Profile of the Elderly in India Sources of Data List of Figures List of Tables Section A : Growth of Sixty Plus Population Section B : Characteristics of Sixty Plus Population Section C : Sixty Plus Workers Section D : Economic Security Section E : Living Arrangements Section F : Disability and Chronic Illness Section G : Widows and Widowers : District wise Data for States Section H : Micro Survey of Sixty Plus Persons in a Middle Class Locality in New Delhi Section I : International Comparisons: Elderly in Canada Section J : Global Perspectives : United Nations Population Projections Printed Pages: 472. 110257

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2592 Ashish Dutta
Body Language: What Words don't Reveal
Goodwill Publishing House; New Delhi, India; 8172453299; Softcover; New; 
Though we are often not cognisant of the signals that our body sends out to other people, yet unconsciously we are able to decode the body language of others. We rely on our intuitive feelings to interpret and read between the lines of what the other person is saying to us.Movement is also a part of body language. All movements such as that of our head, our legs, our feet and various other body parts along with facial expressions and our gestures, combine to make our body language harmonious.Our face is the most visually expressive part of our body. There are six universal facial expressions - happiness, sadness, surprise, fear, anger and distrust.Sending out good and positive body language is like having two voices showering praises on you. But how does one go about getting better body language?The reason that body language is given such a high reliability value might be due to the fact that a lot of non-verbal behaviour that we pickup is hereditary, or is learnt by us at a very young age. Without necessarily learning it, we can convey our feelings of love, hatred, fear, enjoyment, boredom, sadness and other primary human feelings to other people. Printed Pages: 144. 108120

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2593 Ashish Dutta
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Conservation
Kalpaz Publications/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 2001; 8178350580; Hardcover; New; New; 
Biodiversity is the variety of the world's living species, including their Genetic diversity and the Communities and ecosystems that they form. The Complex threats to Biological diversity call for a wide range of responses from many private and public sectors, and the mix of these responses must be adjusted to suit local conditions.This book complies succinct and authoritative information about biodiversity. It will certainly prove an asset and reference tool to all concerned.Printed Pages: 340. 105988

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2594 Ashish Khokar
Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra: A History-Sumitra Charat Ram Reminisces
Roli Books; New Delhi, India; 2004; 8174360433; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 24 Cms x 29 Cms 

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2595 Ashish Kothari
Birds In our Lives
Universities Press; Hyderabad, India; 2007; 8173715866; First Edition; Soft Cover; New; 14 Cms x 21.5 Cms Madhuvanti Anantharajan 
Printed pages: 308 alongwith numerous coloured photographs. 017451

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2596 Ashish Kumar Dubey
Culture Under the Gahadavalas: An Epigraphical Study
Sharada Publishing House; Delhi, India; 2014; 818893481X; Hardcover; New; New; 23 x 29 Cm 
Utilizing critically after a thorough assessment of the data gleaned from the Gahadavala inscriptions, substantiated by the contemporary literature and other archaeological sources, the book judiciously deals with the culture of the Middle Ganga Valley during the twelfth century CE. It also incorporates the relevant material available in the researches of modern scholars. The study mainly focuses on landgrants, feudalism, scribes and artisans, historical geography, society, religion, education, art and architecture of the Gahadavala period. This is a valuable addition in the field of epigraphic studies, characterized by the objectively made new observations and fact-based interpretations.Printed Pages: 230 with 28 b/w photos. 102729

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2597 Ashish Mohan Khokar
Folk Dance: Tribal, Ritual and Martial Forms
Rupa & Co.; New Delhi, India; 2003; 8129100975; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 21 Cms x 21 Cms 
Printed Pages: 104 with numerous colour illustrations. 002480

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2598 Ashish Mohan Khokar
Shirdi Sai Baba
Rupa & Co.; New Delhi, India; 2004; 8129105896; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 21 Cms x 21 Cms Ashish Mohan Khokar 
Printed Pages: 108 with numerous colour illustrations. 013820

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2599 Ashish Mohan Khokar (edited and compiled)
Attendance: The Dance Annual of India
EKAH-Printways; Bangalore, India; 2002; First Edition; Paperback; New; 21.5 x 28 Cm 
Printed Pages: 176 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 013420

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2600 Ashish Mohan Khokar (edited and compiled); Guest Editor:
Attendance: The Dance Annual of India 2003-04
EKAH-Printways; Bangalore, India; 2003; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 21.5 x 28 Cm 
Printed Pages: 100 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 013437

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