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1 Dilip Kumar (ed.)
A Place to Live: Contemporary Tamil Short Fiction
Penguin; New Delhi, India; 2004; 0143031597 / 9780143031598; First Edition; Paperback; New; New; 
Innumerable strands of ethnic, regional and universal experiences are woven together in this collection of fine short fiction spanning four decades—1960_1990—in which the short story emerged as the definitive genre of modern Tamil literature. Twenty-nine famous names are represented here—from Rajanarayanan to Paavannan and many others who have encapsulated the joys, sorrows and peculiar challenges of life in Tamil Nadu. Taken together, these stories represent a certain world view in which old ideas of honour and prestige, and the attitude of resignation—to fate and to social hierarchies—are yielding place to an ethic of struggle and strategic compromise. The language itself is transformed in the process, churning up a new idiom that loses none of its freshness or vitality in translation. Printed Pages: 304. 002765

Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Pranab Kumar Das (Ed.) & Dilip Mookherjee (Frwd)
Decentralisation, Governance and Development: An Indian Perspective
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2017; 9789386296887; Hardcover; New; New; 
India believed it could take development closer to its people, make the government more accountable, and empower women and oppressed communities through decentralisation—the provision of political and financial autonomy at the local level through the three-tier Panchayati Raj structure.Fifteen years after the 73rd and 74th Amendments that brought in this innovation, what is the performance of the local government in India? Decentralisation, Governance and Development provides a comprehensive assessment that answers this question.Drawing from the examples of the two states where decentralisation has been most successful—Kerala and West Bengal—this volume explores the causes and effects of failures in implementation and issues of governance. These essays by scholars from diverse disciplines, as well as policymakers and practitioners, will equip readers with both a theoretical understanding of the issues concerning local government, and the practical problems of designing and implementing policy framework in the field.This book will be useful to students and scholars of development studies, economics, political science and sociology, and public servants and policymakers. Printed Pages: 312. 112300

Price: 19.10 USD
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