Our Selection of New and Forthcoming Titles
Hindi Cinema, Ghosts and Ideologies
Meraj Ahmed Mubarki
The book argues that Hindi horror cinema, which lies at the intersection of myths, ideology and dominant socio-religious thoughts, reveals three major strands of narrative constructs, each corresponding to the way the nation has been imagined at different times in post-colonial India.
Business Interests and the Environmental Crisis
Kanchi Kohli, Manju Menon
A major contribution to understanding how environmental crisis is viewed by business enterprises and how this can be addressed, offering solutions to global and national anxieties. This book highlights the manner in which key aspects in policy discourse-commodity, pricing, ownership, and regulation-have borrowed economic and trade principles to address the environmental crisis and to what effect.
Financing Cities in India
Municipal Reforms, Fiscal Accountability and Urban Infrastructure
Prasanna K. Mohanty
This book identifies Indian municipalities as among the weakest globally in terms of access to resources, revenue-raising capacity and fiscal autonomy. Advocating reforms in these sectors, it discusses the lack of clarity, consistency, adequacy and predictability in municipal taxation, user charging, inter-governmental transfers and development financing as key factors plaguing city finances.
Internal Migration in Contemporary India
Deepak K. Mishra
Focusing on the diverse aspects and types of internal migration, the book studies the exploitation and marginalization of migrants on the basis of class, caste, religion, gender, ethnicity and regional location in post-reform India.
Evolution and Practice
Bidyut Chakrabarty, Prakash Chand
This textbook acquaints the readers with the evolution of Indian administration through contextual analysis of the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject.
Introduction to Development Studies
B. K. Pattanaik
This textbook presents a balanced mix of economic, social, political, cultural and administrative premises of development and analyses its theoretical and practical dimensions.
Textbook of Parametric and Nonparametric Statistics
Vimala Veeraraghavan, Suhas Shetgovekar
This unique textbook guides students and researchers of social sciences to successfully apply the knowledge of parametric and nonparametric statistics in the collection and analysis of data.
Teaching Environmental Education
Trends and Practices in India
This book adopts a balanced approach to explain the theoretical and practical aspects of the study and inclusion of environmental education in the Indian school curriculum.
Life Skills for Success
The book uses the basics of psychology to explain and help deal with everyday challenges like stress, health, work, personal relationships, communication, assertiveness and self-esteem. It has been written to serve the requirements of students across all courses who will gain critical insight into vital aspects of life by understanding their nature, cause and effect.