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1 Manoj Kumar Sanyal
Culture, Society and Development in India: Essays for Amiya Kumar Bagchi
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2009; 8125037071 / 9788125037071; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
This volume collects writings by authors across disciplines on issues that have engaged eminent economic historian Amiya Kumar Bagchi. The eleven essays define and develop the concepts of tradition, modernity, post modernism, liberty and humanism in the Indian context. They include critiques fo theWestern model of monolingualism in development, and of the 'self-absorbed' Indian middle class in the wake of Mandalisation and globalisation, as well as Amiya Bagchi's own writings in Bangla; the place of women in early hindi films, and in Utopias and fiction, past and present; the culture of hindustani classical music in the colonial context of the late 19th century; the language of contemporary Indian art; and ideological and bussiness aspects of the cinema of Mumbai. The subjects of this compelling collection include Wajid Ali Shah, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Dadasaheb Phalke, Mahasweta Devi, F.N. Souza and the cult film Jai Santoshi Ma This book offers glimpses of the many shades of the cultural life of a nation forever swinging between inertia and change. It will interest students of art, language and literature, music, gender studies and films. The informed general reader too will find much to treasure here. Printed Pages: 192. 031448

Price: 9.25 USD
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2 Manoj Kumar Sanyal and Arunabha Ghosh (eds)
Culture, Society and Development in India: Essays for Amiya Kumar Bagchi
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2009; 8125037071 / 9788125037071; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 190. 028662

Price: 9.95 USD
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3 Manoj Kumar Sanyal, Mandira Sanyal, and Shahina Amin (eds)
Post-Reform Development in Asia: Essays for Amiya Kumar Bagchi
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2009; 8125035494 / 9788125035497; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
This festschrift volume for Professor Amiya Kumar Bagchi dwells on issues often raised in the development debate whether neo-liberal reforms in developing nations have raised inequality and poverty, food insecurity, hindered empowerment of women, aggravated agrarian distress, reallocated resources for private profitability and facilitated the rise of multi-national oligopoly according inferior status to the domestic industries in the host countries. Most of the issues have been examined on the basis of empirical data drawn from China, India and Bangladesh. Essays on China concentrate on post-reform issues of inequality across regions and rural-urban locations and its failure to achieve targets of human development while experiencing rapid economic growth. Discussions on changes in policy environment since the early days of the People’s Republic of China also constitute the basic themes of the essays. Food insecurity, growth-poverty-employment relationship, gender discrimination in the labour market and agrarian distress caused by withdrawal of state support to small farmers growing commercial crops and revision of priority sector lending policy at the cost of small farmers and entrepreneurs are the major themes of essays written in the Indian context of post-reform development. In an essay on Bangladesh the poverty issues has been revisited in the context of child work. Agrarian issues have also been raised in an essay where the author proposes an alternative peasant social construction for the dual affirmation of land rights of the state and of the peasant family. In the last two essays authors look far beyond the mainstream tradition to develop an analytical framework for understanding issues relating to the recent rise of multi-national firms and the phenomenal growth of India’s software technology. Printed Pages: 354. 026760

Price: 17.95 USD
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