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Small and Medium Towns and their Role in Regional Development

By: A.C. Minocha & H.S. Yadav

Price: $2.06

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd.: 1989

Seller ID: 105721

ISBN: 8121202647

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The book is a revised and enlarged version of the ICSSR project "A Study of Small and Intermediate Towns In Madhya Pradesh." It presents the role of small and medium towns in their different manifestations, as growth centres, as service centres, as central places in their respective hierarchies of settlements. The focus of the study is mainly on rural-urban interaction, the economic base of the towns, in terms of their land-use pattern, cropping pattern, agricultural specialisation and Crop combinations and the extent of commercialisation of Agriculture in their respective regional eco... View more info

Samkaleen Bharat Mein Vikas ki Prakriya aur Saamaajik Aandolan

By: Abhay Prasad Singh (Ed.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 102275

ISBN: 812505944X

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1] This textbook is written as per the ‘Samkaleen Bharat mein Vikas ki Prakriya aur Saamaajik Aandolan [Development Process and Social Movements in Contemporary India]’ – paper of undergraduate courses in Delhi university. [This is the Paper xix of Semester V of the three year Honors courses and xiv paper of FYUP DC-I, III year UG courses of Delhi university] b] This paper is also taught in MA political science in Delhi University. c] The aspirants of Civil services will also be benefited with this book. 2] Development process has been an untouched area so far a political science textb... View more info

Commonwealth of Independent State: Energy Security and Development

By: Ajay Patnaik & Anuradha M. Chenoy (Eds)

Price: $24.18

Publisher: New Delhi, India, KW Publishers: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 104449

ISBN: 8187966653

Condition: New


The Commonwealth of Independent States [CIS], consisting of the former Soviet Republics, is a region where energy resources and geopolitics have drawn international attention. A range of issues varying from energy issues at the international and local level, policies of states that impact on energy security and also on broader security issues have been discussed by eminent scholars from India and abroad, who also deal with the strategic environment, power rivalries and security architecture in the CIS. Given the pluralities within the region, there are multiple conflicts based on ethnic, relig... View more info

China's Geo-Strategy and International Behaviour

By: Akshaya Handa

Price: $18.09

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Vij Books India Pvt. Ltd.: 2014

Seller ID: 103189

ISBN: 9789382652663

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Geography confers advantages and imposes restrictions on regions. Regional powers over the millennia, leverage the former and aim to overcome the latter to maximize their gains. Such behaviour has been more consistent than political or religious ideologies. This can be seen in turmoil in Pakistan despite religious homogeneity and the failure of the erstwhile USSR China Vietnam axis at the height of Cold War despite similar ideology and structures.Likely emergence of China as a global power has placed its neighbours on the horns of dilemma, where some portray it as expansionist and hegemonist... View more info

Hindu-Catholic Engagements in Goa: Religion, Colonialism and Modernity

By: Alexander Henn

Price: $14.65

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2014

Seller ID: 101756

ISBN: 8125055215

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Hindu–Catholic Engagements in Goa offers a novel perspective on the Portuguese empire and Catholic hegemony in Asia that for almost half a millennium—from 1510 to 1961—had its capital in Goa. Based on fresh archival studies and extensive ethnography, it reveals the dramatic role of religion at the beginning of colonialism and modernity and provides insight into Goa’s intricate Hindu-Catholic syncretism today. Vasco Da Gama’s celebrated passage to India (1497–99) not only initiated a period of Christian expansion, in which Jesuit missionaries declared war to the alleged ‘idolatry... View more info

The WTO and India: Issues and Negotiating Strategies

By: Alokesh Barua & Robert M. Stern (Eds)

Price: $16.99

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2010

Seller ID: 101824

ISBN: 8125040420

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A brief historical overview of the WTO presents the readers with the necessary background. The book is divided into six thematic sections. Section I analyses the perspective of developing countries, with special reference to India. Section II addresses various negotiating options and strategies. India’s sectoral interests in market access are dealt with in Section III. Section IV looks at issues of trade facilitation and transparency in government procurement. Issues such as TRIPS and the GATS are considered in Section V. Finally, Section VI focuses on issues of poverty and income inequality... View more info

Women Survivors of Violence: Genesis and Growth of a State Support System

By: Anjali Dave

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 102271

ISBN: 8125059156

Condition: New


In the 1980s, a field action project, which later developed into a socio-legal service to address Violence against Women (VAW), was initiated and developed by an academic institute of social work in strategic partnership with the police in Mumbai and Maharashtra. This service, termed the ‘Special Cells’, worked in tandem with the police force, and in the past three decades, has been replicated in eight states across India. Women Survivors of Violence is a first-person account of the evolution of the Special Cells. In the mid-1980s, the author was the first social worker of the TISS-initiat... View more info

Governance: Key Concepts

By: Anne Mette Kjaer

Price: $22.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2015

Seller ID: 702012

ISBN: 8131606759

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Governance is an easy-to-read introduction to an increasingly important concept in political science. It provides a clear overview of how the concept has been used in the sub-fields of public administration and public policy, international relations, European studies, and comparative politics. There is no universally accepted and agreed definition of ‘governance’. It remains an elusive theory, defined and conceptualized in various ways. In this book, Anne Mette Kjær guides the reader through the key theoretical debates which have given rise to distinct interpretations of governance. Drawi... View more info

Ceylon: Twentieth Century Impressions - Its History, People, Commerce , Industries and Resources

By: Arnold Wright

Price: $199.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Asian Educational Services: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 102901

ISBN: 812061335X

Condition: New


This large commemorative book on the island nation of Sri Lanka is a veritable mine of information on a wide variety of aspects of this country. Contained within its 916 pages are erudite articles on : the history of Ceylon; constitution and law; legal, judicial and administrative establishments; archaeology, geology, weather; fauna, botany, irrigation; native customs and arts; post and telegraph; railways; education; medical department; rubber, cacao, opium, tea, coconuts, arrack and toddy; the city of Colombo; time, currency, weights and measures, provincial administrations; fisheries; milit... View more info

Dams and Development in India

By: Arun Kumar Nayak

Price: $38.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2016

Seller ID: 701989

ISBN: 8131607801

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This book discusses dams and its dynamics of development. Dam as a project of development was pioneered by the US in the 1930s and the success of Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) model of USA was replicated all over the world soon after the end of the Second World War. Almost all the rivers of the developing countries were engineered and various dams and Multipurpose River Valley Development (MPRVD) plans were implemented on almost all the big rivers of the world, including India. However, many a projects have failed to fulfil their intended objectives. Thus, this raises the question of the ra... View more info

Development, Decentralisation and Democracy: Essays for M.A. Oommen

By: Ash Narain Roy & George Mathew (Eds)

Price: $15.96

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 102269

ISBN: 812505877X

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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, ... View more info

Poverty and Under Development: New Challenge; A Global Survey

By: Attar Chand

Price: $11.45

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd.: 1987

Seller ID: 105676

ISBN: 8121201489

Condition: New


Poverty and underdevelopment is of utmost Importance as far the subject is concerned. In the past few years, there have been tremendous discussions on the mass poverty and underdevelopment problems and what should be done about them. Poverty and underdevelopment have most crucial problems, not only for some but for all nations. We in India believe that our poverty, the abysmal poverty of Asia, is a Product of the 19th century colonialization. A huge amount of resources went out of this part of Asia in the last century and helped to Finance the Industrial Revolution in the North World. Asia thu... View more info

Integration of Endogenous Cultural Dimension Into Development

By: Baidyanath Saraswati (Ed.)

Price: $11.35

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts/D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.: 1997

Seller ID: 101687

ISBN: 8124600899

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This volume takes the discourse on: from the complex issues of cultural identity to the worldwide human problems stemming from the development-planners unmindfulness of endogenous cultures. Carrying 17 presentations of a Unesco-sponsored workshop: 19-23 April 1995 at IGNCA, New Delhi, it questions the modern methods of development which, evolved from the experience of the industrialized world, have brought about neither peace nor harmony, neither alleviation of poverty nor socio-economic equality. Thus arguing why current development processes call for serious rethinking, the authors spell out... View more info

Computerizing Cultures

By: Baidyanath Saraswati (Ed.)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts: 1995

Seller ID: 101692

ISBN: 8124408246

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This book is a part of the proceedings of a UNESCO workshop, Cross Cultural Lifestyle Studies with Multi-Media Computerizable Documentation. The essays here collected deal with theoretical and technical issues concerning documentation and computerization of cultural data.Cognizance of ideological and methodological problems in man-computer interface is admirably demonstrated by several contributors, taking into account a comprehensive view of cultural data on India, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia and Japan, the computer scientists and technical experts have provided alluring illustrations of t... View more info

Rethinking Tribe in Indian Context : Realities, Issues and Challenges

By: Bidhan Kanti Das & Rajat Kanti Das (Eds.)

Price: $39.15

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2017

Seller ID: 701988

ISBN: 8131608174

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The general understanding about tribes in India is somewhat hazy, confusing and at times biased. Tribals are almost invariably equated with marginalised, deprived or disadvantaged groups. With the rapid change of the so-called development scenario since independence, it is imperative to re-examine and re-assess tribes in the Indian context with a view to underline the major concepts that go with tribal formation and see them in the context of their geographical location, historical perspective, ethnicity-linked development and displacement, fallacy of administrative categorisation, identity po... View more info

Housing for the Urban Poor in Developing Countries

By: Brian C. Aldrich & Ranvinder S. Sandhu (Eds.)

Price: $42.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2015

Seller ID: 702030

ISBN: 8131607135

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Majority of the world’s population is now living in urban areas and the urban population is growing at a higher rate than the rural population. Large scale urbanization in developing countries continues to support squatting and informal settlement in large cities. While some urban regimes have been able to halt or reverse this process, it continues in most countries. The cases examined in this book illustrate the extent of the problem and the variety of efforts being made to mitigate it. Although slums have a symbiotic relationship with the city, slums and informal settlements in most cities... View more info

Samajik Vikas aur Vaigyanik Manavvada

By: C. Mani (Ed.) & B.R. Mani

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Delhi, India, Sharada Publishing House: 2009

Seller ID: 102738

ISBN: 8188934623

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Printed Pages: 127. View more info

The Everyday State and Society in Modern India

By: C.J. Fuller & Veronique Benei (Eds)

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2012

Seller ID: 101794

ISBN: 8187358572

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The Everyday State and Society in Modern India focuses on how the large, amorphous and impersonal Indian state affects the everyday lives of ordinary citizens. All the eight essays in this book are original contributions and are based on empirical research. They dwell on a variety of issues, such as riot control, the Emergency, corruption, irrigation, rural activism and education and cut across academic disciplines.Printed Pages: 321. View more info

The World under Pressure: How China and India are Influencing the Global Economy and Environment

By: Carl J. Dahlman

Price: $16.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press:

Seller ID: 101419

ISBN: 9789382264644

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The rapid rise of China and India is reshaping our global economic and environmental systems raising major issues of stability governance and sustainability. This book develops a framework that shows the interdependence between economic size trade finance technology environment security and global governance. The author uses this framework to provide data on the speed of global power shifts and to trace the implications for nations worldwide. Printed Pages: 326. View more info

Governance Development and Social Work

By: Chathapuram S. Ramanathan & Subhabrata Dutta (Eds)

Price: $31.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2014

Seller ID: 701998

ISBN: 813160635X

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This book explores how many issues related to development and governance—including migration, disaster management, environmental justice, people’s movement and democracy, peace and security, sustainability, public-private partnerships, citizen-centered practice and administration, health care, technology and information technology, capitalism and worker rights, and corporate responsibility—impact the practice of social work. It takes a global, comparative approach, reflecting the global context in which social workers and developmental professionals now operate. Printed Pages: 304. View more info

Social Development in India: Critical Assessment

By: Chhaya Patel

Price: $42.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2015

Seller ID: 701993

ISBN: 8131607488

Condition: New


Two distinct branches of development have emerged in form of social development and economic development. Often they are referred to as socio-economic development as one semantic expression. The agenda of social development is a monolithic enterprise and calls for multi-angular, multi-dimensional and multi-lateral initiatives and interventions. The ongoing Sen-Bhagwati debate has further spiced this war on agenda and priority of development in contemporary India. Globalization of economy has further questioned the role of state and society and intensified this debate. Whether the retreat of th... View more info

Modernity, Ethnicity and Development

By: D.V. Kumar

Price: $38.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2017

Seller ID: 701987

ISBN: 8131608468

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This book is a product of engagement that the author has been pursuing with modernity and ethnicity for quite some time now. Although modernity has emerged as a metanarrative in social science literature, its meaning and the possible forms of engagement one can pursue with it has not been adequately explored. Also, it has been uncritically accepted that Europe was the only home of modernity, a point which is contested in this book. The fact that other civilizations have also contributed significantly to the project of modernity needs to be reaffirmed. Contrary to what the classical scholarship... View more info

Bharat Nirman Evam Manrega (Hindi)

By: Dharmraj Sharma

Price: $22.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2019

Seller ID: 701981

ISBN: 8131609979

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Development Narratives: Walking the Field in Rural West Bengal

By: Dipankar Sinha

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2014

Seller ID: 101753

ISBN: 8125056254

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Development is a contested concept involving abundant local-level controversies and gotiations. Its multifarious workings on the ground are not always captured by the academic genre of esearch reports, with their classic methodologies of statistical sampling and objective questionnaires. Instead, this book offers a narrativebased ‘field view’ of development, with the aim of gathering an intimate understanding of development as lived, negotiated and told. Based on the author’s fieldwork in rural West Bengal in the mid-1990s and 2000s, the narratives presented here foreground the politica... View more info

Decentralization and Empowerment for Rural Development

By: Hari K.Nagarajan, Hans P.Binswanger-Mkhize & S.S.Meenakshisundaram

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2014

Seller ID: 101415

ISBN: 9789382264781

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This book examines the empowerment of citizens in general and of the poor and marginalized groups in particular by the process of decentralization. It discusses the precise role of Panchayat and local governance on the quantity and quality of services. Some of the findings include – long term impacts of political reservation for women positive relationship between local revenue generation and quality of governance significant welfare gains due to parochial politics and even bribes. The mechanisms through which improvements in governance are achieved include Gram Sabha meetings with specific ... View more info

On the Pathways of Development

By: Hari Shankar Singhania (Author) & Pranab Mukherjee (Frwd)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Times Group Books: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 104766

ISBN: 9789380828862

Condition: New


The rapidly growing Indian economy and global economy are getting increasingly integrated in the new world order in the post Cold-war era. Hari Shankar Singhania has witnessed this growth and transition and has spoken extensively and written about these trends. This book is a collection of his speeches and articles at various forums. As an entrepreneur, Singhania reflects on the problems, the trials and the tribulations that both Indian and global economies have gone through. His perspectives are rich observations about the intricacies involved and the issues that shaped policy-making during t... View more info

The Study of Urban Geography

By: Harold Carter

Price: $32.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 1995

Seller ID: 702037

ISBN: 0713165898

Condition: New


Since it was first published, The Study of Urban Geography has established itself as the most coherent and comprehensive account of the subject. Now completely revised and updated, it still retains the basic structure of the original volume. Its central purpose is the distillation of a wide range of work, including much original research, into an effective synthesis of contemporary urban geography. This new edition reflects the substantial developments in the field since the appearance of the third edition in 1981. There are new chapters on urban transport, on planning, and on the city under s... View more info

Middle India and Urban-Rural Development

By: Harriss White

Price: $34.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2018

Seller ID: 702029

ISBN: 8132237897

Condition: New


Middle India and Urban-Rural Development explores the socio-economic conditions of an ‘India’ that falls between the cracks of macro-economic analysis, sectoral research and micro-level ethnography. Its focus, the ‘middle India’ of small towns, is relatively unkown in scholarly terms for good reason: it requires sustained and difficult field research. But it is where most Indians either live or constantly visit in order to by and sell, arrange marriages and plot politics. Anyone who wants to understand India therefore needs to understand non-metropolitan, provincial, small-town India a... View more info

Ahmedabad: Shock City of Twentieth-Century India

By: Howard Spodek

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2012

Seller ID: 101813

ISBN: 8125046615

Condition: New


At least three times in the last century Ahmedabad was a “shock city”, an arena in which developments of national importance took place first and most intensely. Gandhi led India’s independence struggle; Ahmedabad was his home. He and his fellow citizens, together, honed their strategies for national freedom and for urban development. Immediately after Independence, as India began its modern industrialization, Ahmedabad’s textile magnates entered into multinational agreements to expand into new entrepreneurial directions based on chemicals and pharmaceuticals. They also brought to Ahme... View more info

Polity, Civil Society and Development: Modernization, Globalization and Social Transformation

By: Ishwar Modi (Ed.)

Price: $41.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2014

Seller ID: 701996

ISBN: 8131606422

Condition: New


This book is the third of the four-volume Festschrift – Modernization, Globalization and Social Transformation – in honour of one of the stalwarts of sociology in India, Professor Yogendra Singh. In the first section of this volume, papers focusing on such aspects of polity and civil society as Indian democracy, dynamics of development, citizenship, Naxal movement, nativism, regionalism, nationalism, radical nationalism, freedom movement, civil resistance, Fiji Indian quest for power, socio-cultural transformation of Indians in the US, etc., have been written by most eminent sociologists. ... View more info

European Union in Changing International Order

By: Jayaraj Amin (Ed.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Kaveri Book Service: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 104139

ISBN: 8174791221

Condition: New


European Union (EU) is presumably a major player in the world. The developments within the EU and its external postures have theoretical implications and apparent consequences to the rest of the world. The integration process touching the core areas of nation states has prompted a relook into our hitherto-held notions on political categories. This process has invoked a mixed response on the future of Europe, including questions about its identity and the loyalty of its people as well as the further expansion of EU to include Turkey. The neo-liberal economic policies of EU which were not articu... View more info

Anthropology and Development: Understanding Contemporary

By: Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan

Price: $27.15

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2018

Seller ID: 701984

ISBN: 8131609537

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The central purpose of this book is to re-establish the relevance of anthropological (and indeed sociological) approaches to development processes and, pari passu, persuading anthropology to recognise that the study of contemporary development ought to be one of its principal concerns. Professor Olivier de Sardan argues for a socio-anthropology of change and development that is a deeply empirical, multidimensional, diachronic study of social groups and their interactions, combining analysis of social practices and consciousness. It has, in his view, simultaneously to be a political anthropolog... View more info

China and the Developing World: Beijing's Strategy for the Twenty-First Century

By: Joshua Eisenman, Eric Heginbotham & Derek Mitchell

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, KW Publishers: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 104411

ISBN: 9789380502151

Condition: New


China's relationship with the developing world is a fundamental part of the country's larger foreign policy strategy. Sweeping changes both within and outside China's borders and the transformation of geopolitics since the end of the cold war have spurred Beijing to reevaluate its strategies and objectives in the developing world. This is the first full-length treatment in nearly two decades of China's relationship with the developing world. The introductory materials and first chapter of the book provide a general overview and framework of analysis for this important aspect of Chinese policy.... View more info

The Urban Fringe Of Indian Cities

By: Jutta K. Dikshit

Price: $41.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2011

Seller ID: 702033

ISBN: 8131604039

Condition: New


Urban fringe is the most sought after and at the same time most problematic area of a periurban region. This is the area of future growth, the area in which the city expands, yet, is often subjected to a chaotic development before it is finally merged in the city. An area of transition, between the rural and the urban, the fringe has been the subject of study by different disciplines. The present volume is a collection of essays written by some of the well-known geographers, architects, planners and social scientists from India and abroad who present their own perspective on the nature of the ... View more info

Health And Development : The Millennium Perspectives

By: K. Gangadharan

Price: $38.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2011

Seller ID: 702003

ISBN: 8131604055

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Improvements in health status as well as health care are treated as integrated components of the development process. Since health is a product of multivariate production process, in which medical care is just one of the many inputs, the impact of the state intervention on health status depends on its overall socio-economic policies. Rapid urbanization, industrialization, changes in lifestyle and consequent hike in risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity caused for increase in global burden of chronic illness. There are also overriding environmental and mental ... View more info

Kerala’s Gulf Connection, 1998-2011: Economic and Social Impact of Migration

By: K.C. Zachariah

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2012

Seller ID: 101818

ISBN: 8125049355

Condition: New


This volume situates the phenomenon of migration from Kerala to the Gulf in its economic and social contexts. Based on migration surveys carried out by the authors, the volume is a comparative study of the surveys carried out in 1998, 2003 and 2008. It looks at the changes migration has brought about in the lives of the families left behind by the migrant. It also carries a two-part epilogue. While the first analyses the panel data from the 1998 and 2008 surveys, the second evaluates the results from the most recent survey conducted in 2011 that throws light on migration during the global fina... View more info

Country-Town Nexus (Studies in Social Transformation in Contemporary India)

By: K.L. Sharma & Dipankar Gupta (Eds.)

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 1992

Seller ID: 702038

ISBN: 8170330998

Condition: New


The essays in this volume, whether conceptual or empirical, or a blend of both, all reinforce the claim that the term “country-town nexus” makes a sociological category. It is unimportant to emphasize the advantages of employing the category “country-town nexus” as opposed to “modernization” or “rural-urban interaction”. Firstly, the “country-town nexus” forces one to visualise the town and country as mutually implicated. Secondly, the “nexus” also sensitises the scholar to the fact that the interaction between the town and country is fraught with contradictions and tha... View more info

Human Development in Indian Perspective and Other Essays

By: Kapila Vatsyayan

Price: $32.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 116194

ISBN: 8124609039

Condition: New


This book, a collection of six lectures Dr Kapila Vatsyayan made at different UNESCO seminars and two reports she prepared for UNESCO, presents, discusses, analyses and prognosticates the varied aspects of human development in India and other developing nations. She has made some commendable observations and suggestions with a futuristic view on UNDP’s “Human Development Report 1990” which defines and measures human development.Through these papers and reports, Dr Vatsyayan has attempted to chart out a new perspective as far as development is concerned from the viewpoint of developing co... View more info

Ethnicity In Urban Context: The Gujaratis In Madras City

By: Leila Narayanan

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 1989

Seller ID: 702039

ISBN: 8170330718

Condition: New


This book raise a number of issues both theoretical as well as specific, influencing interaction between different ethnic groups. It examines prevailing theories of acculturation and assimilation in the context of internal migration in India. The study focuses on the Gujaratis who have migrated to Tamil Nadu. A judicious combination of qualitative and quantitative methods highlights the internal differentiations among the Gujaratis based on religion, time of migration and region of origin. The findings on the varied levels of ethnicity are relevant to the understanding of other migrant groups ... View more info

Resources Tribes and Development: Competing Interests and Contours of Possibilities

By: M.C. Behera & Jumyir Basar (Eds)

Price: $41.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2014

Seller ID: 701997

ISBN: 8131606708

Condition: New


The papers included in this volume primarily focus on contradicting perspectives, competing interests and emerging outcomes when the relation between tribes and their resource perceptions shifts along the line of corporate-induced development projects. Precisely, it is a compendium of issues related to development induced displacement. With distinct analytical frames and empirical findings, the papers, contributed by the experts in the field – academics, bureaucrats and activists alike – unambiguously present a critique to perspectives of people’s development within the frame of contempo... View more info

Crushes, Careers & Cell Phones

By: Manjiri Gokhale Joshi

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Times Group Books: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 104598

ISBN: 9789380828435

Condition: New


Blue denim, snazzy sunglasses, an evolving lingo, frenetic text messaging and hourly social network updates...the pleasure of celebrating youth brings the pressures of exams, foregoing dreams for sensible careers, peer and parental expectation and still looking cool! And for the parents of teenagers is the uncertainly-Are you “giving space” or being careless, imparting values or being dictatorial, encouraging ambition or building burdensome expectation? There is so much to talk about -A for alcohol, appearance,ambition, B for babies, braces, boyfriends, D for dads, dreams and drugs, E for ... View more info

Problem of Slums and Viable Strategies for Development

By: Manoranjan Acharya

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Delhi, India, Pratibha Prakashan:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 101395

ISBN: 8177021087

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 356. View more info

Tajikistan’s: Difficult Development Path

By: Martha Brill Olcott

Price: $18.40

Publisher: New Delhi, India, KW Publishers: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 104274

ISBN: 9789381904961

Condition: New


TAJIKISTAN TEETERS ON THE BRINK OF FAILURE. This mountainous and landlocked country, the poorest in Central Asia, confronts the challenges of good governance and economic survival. These domestic struggles become even more problematic as international forces prepare to withdraw from neighboring Afghanistan, leaving Central Asian countries to ensure regional stability. In Tajikistan’s Difficult Development Path, Martha Brill Olcott traces the political, economic, and social change following the country’s independence and international efforts to avert state collapse. The Tajik government’... View more info

MGNREGA Sameeksha: An Anthology of Research Studies on the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 2006-2012

By: Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2012

Seller ID: 101819

ISBN: 8125047255

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The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), the flagship rural employment Scheme of the Government of India, was launched in February 2006. It is perhaps the largest and most ambitious social security and public works programme in the world. Six years after its implementation, the basic principles and high potential of the MGNREGA are well established. The fact that about one-fourth (25 per cent) of all rural households in the country participate in the programme every year, is testimony to its resounding popularity. Since its inception, around Rs 110,000 crore has go... View more info

Social Development in Asia : Diversity and Implications

By: Murli Desai

Price: $41.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2015

Seller ID: 701992

ISBN: 8131607003

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Asia is the most populated continent of the world, known for its ancient civilizations, origin of religions as well as its recent history of colonization. While Asia is known for its fast economic development and explanations for it are sought in an ‘Asian development model’ and ‘Asian values’, this region is also known for the largest number of poor people in the world. The aim of the book is to carry out a comparative study of social development in Asian sub-regions to explore the following questions: What is the status of social development in Asia with reference to progress, gaps a... View more info

Historical Development of Food and Agriculture in Bengal

By: Nilangshu Mukherjee & Avik Mukherjee (Authors)

Price: $15.71

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Gen Next Publication/Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd.: 2015

Seller ID: 106106

ISBN: 9789380222677

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The book–'Historical Development of Agriculture and Food in Bengal' is first attempt of its kind in India. Despite the time and again change of geographical area Bengal remained united in its diversity and rich with its mixed people and culture. As a result this fertile land was strong to overcome the disastrous events. With a large population it continued to be food-deficit even in eighties of last century when also farming was 'bargdars' (share-croppers) receiving right to 'barga-land' farming in Bengal became 'small' and 'marginal' farming. Applying their experience, skill and innovativen... View more info

India Infrastructure Report 2013 | 14: The Road to Universal Health Coverage

By: Orient BlackSwan/IDFC Foundation

Price: $16.60

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2014

Seller ID: 101808

ISBN: 8125056106

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The Indian population today has little or no access to good quality healthcare at affordable prices. Not surprisingly, on several of the basic health indicators India ranks amongst the lowest in the world. The health crisis is aggravated by a rising incidence of chronic and non-infectious diseases. The public health system is in jeopardy, due to decades of appallingly low public investments; inadequate and antiquated infrastructure; severe shortage of human resources; and inadequacies in government policies. Failed public health systems have forced people to turn to the private sector, which i... View more info

India Rural Development Report 2012 | 13

By: Orient BlackSwan/IDFC Foundation

Price: $17.55

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2013

Seller ID: 101811

ISBN: 8125053921

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Rural India is undergoing a sweeping transformation. The narratives vary from rural resurgence and expanding consumption to conflicts, poverty and distress. In this complex and multi-layered context, the India Rural Development Report 2013 | 13 delves into various aspects of rural development. The Report is unique in that it provides a comprehensive current picture of rural India and brings together into a single compilation a review and analysis of the: evolving rural economy and its implications on social relations; contours of regional inequality, social and economic deprivation; inequaliti... View more info

Sagar: Virasat Aur Vikas

By: P. Raghavan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Delhi, India, Sharada Publishing House: 1992

Seller ID: 102763

ISBN: 8185616108

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Printed Pages: 132. View more info

Essays on Rural Development

By: P.R. Dubhashi

Price: $11.37

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Kaveri Book Service: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 104244

ISBN: 817479008X

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Contains 32 papers on various aspects of rural development classified into six parts - Dimensions of Development; Approaches to Rural Development; Policy and Planning; Organisation and Administration; Sectors of Rural Development and; Case Studies of Rural Development.Printed Pages: 252. View more info