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A Place to Live: Contemporary Tamil Short Fiction

By: Dilip Kumar (ed.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002765

ISBN: 0143031597

Condition: 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 hierarchi... View more info

Decentralisation, Governance and Development: An Indian Perspective

By: Pranab Kumar Das (Ed.) & Dilip Mookherjee (Frwd)

Price: $19.10

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2017

Seller ID: 112300

ISBN: 9789386296887

Condition: 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 decentralisat... View more info