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South Asia: Social Studies

A Book of Buddhist Symbolism and Icons

Author: Kamal S. Srivastava
Order No. 51173
ISBN: N/A
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Sangeeta Prakashan
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 169
Language: English

The book reflects an attention on the iconographic aspects of Buddhism and to promote a comprehensive survey of the history, significance, philosophy, symbolism, variety and Impact of Buddhist Iconography. Apart from the origin and development of Buddhist icons, it demonstrates Mudras (gestures), Buddhist deities, Buddhas (manus/), Bodhisattvas, Yoginis, Laughing Buddha and a select bibliography, it also includes 28 explanatory illustrations (14 plates). The work deals in simple, elegant, and exhaustive manner.





A Social History of India

Author: S.N. Sadasivan
Order No. 51049
ISBN: 817648170X
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 799
Language: English

A Social History of India is a systematic and objective study of society beginning with the Aryan invasion. It takes a leap into the pristine past to distinguish between the myths and realities associated with the origin and development of social order and religion and makes a critical assessment of the various schools of philosophical thought in India. The book contains a history of Buddhism and re-evaluates its organized, disciplined and peaceful course over a millennium to raise mankind intellectually, morally and spiritually on the sound foundation of reason.


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A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Author: K. Bhushan, G. Kayal
Order No. 51064
ISBN: 817648380X
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 208
Language: English

A vegetarian and a teetotaler, Abdul Kalam recites the Quran and the Bhagavad-Gita with equal ease. A confirmed bachelor, his modesty is evident from the fact that he gives all the credit to his colleagues. He burst into the limelight after the Pokhran nuclear explosions in 1998. Totally dedicated to the development of the nation, he has been felicitated with many national awards. Abdul Kalam is a dreamer. He dreamt of a strong India. “We must think and act like a nation of a billion people.” His next goal is to produce a reusable missile which no country in the world has been able to produce. And judging by his earlier achievements, this invention does not seem a distant possibility for this genius. It is hoped that the present book will open a new area for future historians, researchers and the general public to know his leadership.





Administrative System in India: Vedic Age to 1947

Author: U.B. Singh
Order No. 51097
ISBN: 8170249287
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 216
Language: English

This book makes an earnest attempt to trace the evolution of administration in Indian history. It discusses the historical development of administrative system over the periods starting from the Vedas to the Independence of the country. This may be a pioneer work on the subject and provides it a new vista.





Ambedkar, Politics and Scheduled Castes

Author: Prem Parkash
Order No. 51066
ISBN: 8170245907
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 181
Language: English

The study describes, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's role in the Indian politics of caste ism as very significant in the history of our country. It can be examined by knowing his achievements for the dehumanized untouchable in particular, and for the country as a whole. He had before him the aim of social deliverance, political safeguards and human rights for the untouchables. He wanted to secure for them political, social and economic justice with equality, liberty and fraternity as the principles of life. He had come to the conclusion that the constitutional safeguards were necessary to protect them from the oppression of caste and untouchability in the Indian Society.





Amberdkar and Indian Constitution

Author: Kusum Sharma
Order No. 51001
ISBN: 8170244994
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1997
Pages: 265
Language: English

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's role as the Chief architect of the Indian Constitution is a well regarded and widely discussed fact of our recent history. But how and to what extent he' influenced the Course of constitutional development in pre-independent India is not very well known. Fired with the zeal to secure social and Political rights for the depressed and down trodden of this country this great champion of liberty and human rights actively engaged himself in all the constitutional developments right from the year 1918 when he successfully pleaded for the case of the depressed classes before the Southborough Committee on Franchise. The authors bring forth hitherto unknown facts of our institutional history and established beyond doubt this great impact of edkar on constitutional reforms contained in the Acts of 1909, 1919 and 1935.





Atrocities on Indian Women

Author: Dipangshu Chakraborty
Order No. 51002
ISBN: 8176481157
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 197
Language: English

This book aims to make an in-depth study of the various crimes which are committed against women in India. The book tries to eradicate the ignorance amongst women about the laws which have been enacted in India to prevent them from being exploited. The book also tries to take a psychological approach to the various crimes which are committed against women by analyzing the reasons as to why these crimes are committed and trying to provide a solution to this burning problem.





Battles of Medieval India

Author: M.S. Naravane
Order No. 51098
ISBN: 8170247721
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1996
Pages: 241
Language: English

This book deals with, in an outline form, the main battles of medieval India. Ten battles in part I are covered in somewhat more detail while in Part II a general review of the more important battles fought by the Mughals, the Rajputs, the Marathas and the forces of the East India Company has been done. Chapters on the Sikh and Gurkha wars bring the story of Indian medieval battles to its logical end. Chapters on guerrilla warfare and the Principles of War as applied to medieval battles, add to the value of the book.





Baul Philosophy

Author: Baul Samrat Purna Das, Selina Thielemann
Order No. 51170
ISBN: 8176484091
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 540
Language: English

The present book offers for the first time an insight into the spiritual aspect of Baul culture in which the tenets of the Baul's spiritual search are revealed from the insider's point of view. From the basic level to increasingly intricate stages, the procedures and methods of questing as well as their inner signification are introduced one after the other in systematic progression. The essentials of sadhana, of the journey towards realization are explained in easy language so as to make them comprehensible to anyone interested in the processes of human spiritual emancipation. The tenets of Baul philosophy, if settled in the minds of all humans, are capable of extending exceedingly beneficial effects upon mankind as a whole, guiding man towards fulfillment of his utmost quest and bestowing upon humanity the gift of peace, of joy, of bliss and all-encompassing harmony.





Benazir-A Profile

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51003
ISBN: 8170247527
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1996
Pages: 186
Language: English

This book provides its readers an outline of the gracious emergence of an incomparable woman, as a socialist - democrat, hailing from a feudal background, coming out of the fundamentalist foundation of Islamic polity and moorings.





Bio-Terrorism

Author: L.R. Reddy
Order No. 51004
ISBN: 8176483117
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 225
Language: English

With the diagnosis of cases of Anthrax in Florida, USA on October 11, 2001 and deaths reported due to disease from Kolar district, Karnataka, India in September 2001 it is now time that we sit up and take a note regarding the possible threat of what has been called a Biological Warfare. This book elaborately discusses the burning issues of biological warfare in the contemporary world. It will be highly informative to all concerned.





Bride Burning in India

Author: Mohd. Umar
Order No. 51005
ISBN: 8170249228
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 326
Language: English

The problem of bride-burning has received a tremendous importance in the country during the last few years. Rape and physical torture of young women are common in most parts of the world but bride-burning appears to be a purely Indian phenomenon. The bride-burning is an extreme form of wife-beating and domestic violence. This book discusses the socio-economic background of the victims, their husbands, their in-laws and their parents in State of U.P. and analyses the form and manifestation of the nature of the harassment, torture and cruelty suffered by the victims. The author finds that dowry taking and giving is universal in India across caste/community, race religion and income group. The study concludes with policy recommendations and suggests legal and practical steps to check the menace of bride-burning and to create national awareness.





Buddhism Reincarnation and Dalai Lamas of Tibet

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51115
ISBN: 8170249309
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 236
Language: English
Price: $12.00

Buddhist Tibet accepts and treats India as the land of Gurus and the people of Tibet feel themselves as disciples. This is because of the message and teachings of Gautam Buddha propagated by Indian philosophers like Sakya Muni, Buddha, Nagarjuna and Padma Sambhav etc. Since long, Tibetans have been custodians of the Buddha's teachings. These have been analyzed, refined, experienced and assimilated as Tibetan culture. Re-incarnation is the central theme of this book and is a treasure trove of bibliography for students or scholars interested in further studies or research into the Dalai Lama system or reincarnation. Every living being is are-incarnation.




Buddhism: Dance and Drama

Author: V. Subramaniam
Order No. 51117
ISBN: 8170241413
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1985
Pages: 104
Language: English

Professor V. Subrarnaniam has established himself as a creative artist through his dance dramas and as a perceptive sociologist of the arts through his recent book The Sacred and the Secular in India's Performing Arts. This fourth book of his dance dramas titled Buddhism, Dance and Drama or Dima Panchakam is his latest creative work including some of his latest thinking on the sociology of Indian dance and on Buddhist themes. Dima Panchakam includes five Sanskrit dance dramas of the Dima genre, stressing the Rasas of Vira, Raudra and Bhayanaka i.e. heroism fury and fear. Three are totally Buddhist and the other two have Buddhist prayers and Buddhist morals.





Buddhism: Religions and Meditation

Author: S. Jafar Mahmud
Order No. 51116
ISBN: 817024949X
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 386
Language: English

The teachings of the Buddha, is clearly impossible with the materials at our disposal to develop in detail his position, and that how he strove to combine views, at least when closely probed. Meditation-putting away of all pleasures and pain, by which is one of pure or complete self-possession and indifference without pleasure or pain. The book highlights that the ultimate source of all true knowledge and of salvation, for his doctrines is not delivered for the sake of imparting knowledge on its own account, but as a remedy against the pain of life, which is inevitably miserable according to him.





Buddhism: The Science of Life

Author: Alice Leighton Cleather, Basil Crump
Order No. 51114
ISBN: 818722634X
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 204
Language: English

The growing demand, in the East as well as in the West, for a popular exposition of Buddhism, has resulted in a form of present book. Buddhism stands for brotherhood and unity between all beings without distinction of color and creed and the most characteristic feature is a gracious and winning tolerance which is common in all forms of Buddhism. Buddhism is not only deeply philosophical, but also possesses a system of Evolution far more comprehensive than the Darwinian from which it differs radically concerning the antiquity and origin of Man. This book is therefore offered as a modest contribution to a cause which' every true lover of humanity must have at heart.





Cities of India: Past & Present

Author: G.W. Forrest
Order No. 51099
ISBN: 8187226269
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 354
Language: English

The collected sketches were some of the records of many journeys which the author undertook across the continent of India. The Author believes that the work would reflect some of his own keen enjoyment in these cities and some of their serene charm and oriental enchantment. The Author has given an account of the story of each city their temples; mosque palaces with brief details of the manners and customs of those who erected them. He has endeavored to give life to old scenes, and to reproduce sentiments unfamiliar to the present generation. The book also peeps into ancient architecture and antiquity illustrating them with beautiful pictures.





Combating Terrorism

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51161
ISBN: 8176484156
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 570
Language: English

There is no better way to handle terrorist virulence, on the soft targets than decisive police action. The gunning down of five terrorists in Bangalore on 29th September 2002 by a team of Tamil Nadu commandos came in the wake of killing of two terrorists, on September 25 in the Akshardham temple in Gujarat. Both operations should set an example for the police force. More important, they ought to send a clear signal to India's destabilizers that the security forces mean business about eradicating the terrorist menace. The death of Imam Ali, one of the five in the Bangalore encounter, conveys the message that extremists Islamic fundamentalists cannot run forever. Terrorists target soft vulnerable places of open transparent societies and have no respect for national boundaries. United struggle against the global terrorism is the only way to combating terrorism.





Communist Party

Author: C.V.N. Rao
Order No. 51067
ISBN: 8176842684
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2001
Pages: 136
Language: English

This book lays bare microscopically the pre-set ideological beliefs, the secret blueprint, the polemics, the apparatus, and the modus operandi of a Communist Party. It painstakingly garners a number of historical case studies from various countries, meticulously giving step by step accounts, about how the Communist Party builds itself up from the scratch up to the level of capturing political power in a state. The party's shockingly true main preoccupation with the strategy and tactics of subterfuge, with all its repulsive ramifications, is unequivocally put before the reader. This book effectively unmasks the Communist Party and shows it in its true colors.





Constitution and Constitutionalism in India

Author: Surya Narayan Misra, et al.
Order No. 51069
ISBN: 8176480282
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 413
Language: English

A Constitution is a fundamental law laying down basic objectives of a polity, and the procedures of institutional functioning to facilitate the attainment of the stated goals. It represents the balance of forces in a society obtaining at a historical moment. The constitution embodies the vision of a good society which its framers would like to build in the country. Further, constitution has become a vital part of the socio-political order and the life-breath of a nation. It has been identified with democracy, nationalism and independence of a nation. The present volume is a comprehensive treatise on the theory and practice of the lengthiest constitution - The Constitution of India. The authors of the articles of the edited volume are eminent scholars and they contributed these articles covering various facets of the Indian Constitution.





Crime and Punishment in Indian Society

Author: Cecil Walsh
Order No. 51070
ISBN: 8187226293
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 230
Language: English

The records of crime in India present peculiar features. The cases collected in this volume, with certain exceptions, have been chosen as types and illustrations rather than as eccentricities and abnormalities. The author in his study has found an enormous difference between the number of cases registered and those convicted. He has found that the large proportion of the cases of violence in India arise out of hot blood, ungovernable temper and the natural inclination of the villagers who is generally miles away from any police, to take the law into his hands and to fight out his quarrel on the spot and the increase in crime is also attributed to lack of education, the narrowness of their religion, the climate, and lack of reasoning and self control.





Cultural Integration in India

Author: V. Subramaniam
Order No. 51100
ISBN: 8170241405
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1979
Pages: 228
Language: English

In spite of several centuries of foreign rule and persistent predictions about impending disintegration. India has continued as a single cultural whole. Much has been written in a general way about the Indian capacity for cultural synthesis over the centuries but very little has been attempted in terms of rigorous sociohistorical analysis. This book deals with a crucial period after the end of the Hindu imperial period and before the establishment of Muslim rule when the Hindu intellectual elite built up the foundations of Hindu cultural integration through two major factors namely Sankara's creation and activation of a nationalist cultural elite and the rise of the Bhakti movement in South India. These two are analyzed with sociological imagination. The book also attempts to show how this integration persisted through the Muslim period and was revived and used by the nationalist leaders in the 19th and 20th centuries.





Dhirubhai Ambani: The Man Behind Reliance

Author: K. Bhushan, G. Kayal
Order No. 51146
ISBN: 8176483842
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 190
Language: English

Ambani, who founded the petrochemicals giant Reliance group, was born in 1932 in Chorwad village in Gujrat. He started out as a laborer, graduated to becoming a spice trader, and then set up his first cloth mill in Ahmedabad; finally building one of India's largest companies. The story of the small-time trader who, within four decades, created a global corporation is a part of Indian market folklore. The present book describes in detail the life and times of Dhirubhai Ambani. It will be extremely useful for people of Management Sector, Industrialists, Bureaucrats and the general public.





Divine Prostitution

Author: Nagendra Kr. Singh
Order No. 51008
ISBN: 8170248213
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1997
Pages: 300
Language: English

Divine prostitution means a woman enslaved for the service of some deity or sacred object. The term is the feminine form of "Devadas" a man who is enslaved for the service of a deity. Though the term has its origin in Sanskrit and means "God's slave", the prevailing custom and practices are in no way related to the gods or deities mentioned in Sanskrit literature, especially the Trinity. However, there are many temples in different part of the country with a divine prostitute attached to it.





Divine Service and Performing Arts in India

Author Selina Thielemann
Order No. 51119
ISBN: 8176483338
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 142
Language: English

The present book consists of a number of essays related to the theme of music and the performing arts as part of the divine service in Indian religious traditions, with emphasis on devotional religion and specifically on devotional Vaisnavism. Besides providing some basic insights into the integration of the various performing traditions into the ritual schedule of the Vaisnava temples, the thematic focus is directed at the theoretical purport for the significance of music, dance and acting as liturgical tools outlined in Vaisnava theology, as well as at the spiritual weight of music in larger philosophical dimensions. Dance is treated separately in a single essay, again from the viewpoint of its historical and practical association with the traditions of temple art throughout India.





Dr. Ambedkar and Social Justice

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51065
ISBN: 8176483524
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 259
Language: English

In the present book we embark on a journey where we see the miserable plight of the underprivileged and Dr. Ambedkar's reaction and his life long mission to eradicate the evil. As the main drafting personality of the Constitution of India he took care that the deprived are protected and given their due. The book makes interesting reading, particularly the chapters on race, caste, social revolution, modern menu, cultural renaissance deserve rereading. Dr. Ambedkar's interaction with national leaders like Gandhi, Jinnah and others scattered here and there in the book is spicy to taste.





Education & Politics from Sir Syed to Present Day

Author: Shan Muhammad
Order No. 51071
ISBN: 8176482757
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 300
Language: English

It is more than a century when Sir Syed founded the Aligarh School to disseminate modern education among Muslims in India. Education was the goal to be achieved in the beginning but later by the turn of the century it imbibed the ideals of Nationalism and spearheaded the national movement along with Mahatma Gandhi and other nationalists. This continued till 1937 and when the Congress ministries in some of the provinces mal-treated the Muslims, a section of the Aligarh School alienated from the Congress and supported the Pakistan Movement. After the Great Divide that section obviously left for Pakistan. The pro-Congress section of the school continued its allegiance to the Congress and fought for the independence. The book reveals how after the independence the School maintained the secular rations of India while keeping its own identity.





Elite Women of India

Author: Padmalaya Mohapatra
Order No. 51009
ISBN: 8176483397
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 282
Language: English

The women elite composed of the active and influential women of different fields definitely form a separate group, who can inspire women in general and their background and attitude can find ways of imparting welfare measures of women in particular. The book will be of use to students and researchers on women development. Administrators working on women welfare can get suggestions of women elite on issues related to women. These materials may serve as anchorage in imparting welfare measures.





Encyclopaedia of Great Men of India (3 vols.)

Author: Edited by L.F. Rushbrook Williams
Order No. 51072
ISBN: 8187226102(Set)
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 640
Language: English

The book is an attempt to tell the story of some of the greatest of the men who have made Indian history. The legacies of her culture, her art, her literature, her great and splendid past which were forgotten and neglected over the times was revived by these great men and the national spirit of India restored. The classification of the great men of India might well be divided into three parts there are men who ruled India with their stirring examples of courage and chivalry, there are the men who made the India of the Past with its rich culture, its deep philosophical wisdom and spiritual insight and there are the men who took the best from the past, and made India strong and great.





Encyclopaedia of Indian History: Ancient, Medieval & Modern (4 vols.)

Author: Prakash Chander
Order No. 51101
ISBN: 8176480703(Set)
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 1,264
Language: English

The four-volume publication; Encyclopaedia of Indian History has caught the imagination of the readers. The growing popularity of these books among the postgraduate students and researches in the history of India is evidenced by the ever increasing correspondence of the editor with them as also by the challenge of press review from scholars from various parts of the country. A brief resume on the survey of sources may give an idea to the scholars of history, particularly the subject-specialists, of the deep involvement of the author in the field of his study and research. As a matter of fact, it reveals but a tip of the iceberg of the source-material on Indian history which the editor has built over the last twenty five years.





Encyclopaedia of Muslim Biography: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh (5 vols.)

Author: Edited by Nagendra Kr. Singh
Order No. 51011
ISBN: 8176482307 (Set)
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2001
Pages: 2000
Language: English

This is a comprehensive biographical encyclopedia of about 4000 eminent Muslims of Indian subcontinent from advent of Islam to present day. It has been compiled in alphabetical order. Although several biographical works have been published in India and abroad but none of these is able to produce such a vast informative biography of prominent Indian personalities from ancient time to present day. The entries included in these volumes cover a wide range of competent surveys of biography written by the contributors and compilers





Encyclopaedia of South Asia (5 vols.)

Author: S.K. Khanna, K.N. Sudarshan
Order No. 51073
ISBN: 8170249198
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 1423
Language: English

The South Asian region, which comprises that present-day states of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives, has long been significant in world affairs. For 5000 years it has been one of the main centers of civilization continually enriching societies beyond its borders and in turn being enriched from outside. Four and a half thousand years ago many millennia of human development reached a striking in the Indus valley cities of Mohenjodaro and Harappa. The aim of this encyclopaedia of the countries of South Asia is, to make their worlds accessible to as wide a public as possible. At the same time there is the aim of offering new knowledge to the specialist.





Encyclopaedia of the Indian Biography (8 vols.)

Author: Edited by Nagendra Kr.Singh
Order No. 51012
ISBN: 8176480886 (Set)
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 5092
Language: English

This multi-volumes is a pioneering attempt of learned scholars to bring together not only the prominent historical and mythical personalities of India but also provide a lavishly illustrated details about the biographical analysis scientists, philosophers, social activists, politicians, artists, writers, poets, novelists, educationists, freedom lighters, spiritual teachers, religious reformers, mystics, and saints, from beginning of civilization to present day in alphabetical order from A to Z. We have tried to bring all leading Indian personalities of various dimensions in this encyclopedia, though several biographies of Indian personalities have been published in limited approach. In our opinion, it is the first comprehensive encyclopedia of Indian biography.





Encyclopaedia of Women Biography: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh (3 vols.)

Author: Edited by Nagendra Kr.Singh
Order No. 51010
ISBN: 8176482617(Set)
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2001
Pages: 1524
Language: English

This triple volumes has been designed to meet the current requirement of biographical studies. This encyclopaedia is comprehensive biographical information of about 2000 eminent women of Indian subcontinent from the earliest time to present day. Entries in this encyclopaedia are alphabetically arranged, strictly letter by letter. To guide readers from one entry to related biography elsewhere in the work, there is an extensive system of cross references.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 10:
Buddha: Myth & Legends

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51129
ISBN: 8176481890
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 680
Language: English

As part of 21-Volume series, this book points out that centuries pass but the stupa and its legends endure. Because legends and folk tales of divinity are so much more readable than a thousand scriptures though they both signpost a path to that which is everlasting.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
Myths Illuminate
Legends, Myths & Folklore
Living Power Behind Symbol
Every Religion Has Distinct Mythology
A Revolutionary Concept of Socio-spiritual Engineering
The Pathless Path to Truth
Siddhartha to Buddha
Creation of Universe
Shambhala: A Mythical Land
The Jataka Legend: Some Reflections
Appraisal & Sum up

About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. He is the author of over twenty books on Buddhism, history and political science.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 11:
Main Currents in Buddhism (With Kalchakra Abhishak Viddhi in Sanskrit, English)

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51130
ISBN:8176481904
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 764
Language: English

As part of a 21-volume set, this book points out that the most widely known aspect of Hindu Mysticism, beginning from the Vedas to the Upanishads ultimately blossomed into Vedantic Philosophy of Sunyata; (emptiness) and Tantrayana the aphoristic Yog Shastra of Patanjali.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
Edifice of Buddhism
Emblem of Buddhism
Buddhism as Mantrism
Trantric Buddhism
Mythology
Bodhisattva Philosophy
Path of the Soul
Religion of Logic and Reason
Kalchakra: Wheel of Time
Bhavachkra: The Wheel of Light
Aurachakra: The Wheel of Light
Yogacara: A Major School of Mahayana
Theravada Buddhism: Dhamma is Duty, Norm, Right & Destiny
Sutra Tantra and Dzgchen
Tantra in Vedas & Puranas
Mahamudra
The Enlightenment
Appraisal & Sum up

About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. He is the author of over twenty books on Buddhism, history and political science.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 12:
The World of Sorrows & Sufferings

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51131
ISBN: 8176481912
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 660
Language: English

As part of a 21-Volume series, this study reflects that every one of us is full of anxieties because of this material existence. Unless one is awakened to this position of questioning his suffering, unless he realizes that he doesn’t want suffering but rather wants to make a solution to all sufferings, then one is not to be considered a perfect human being. Humanity begins when this sort of enquiry is awakened in one’s mind.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
All Avoid Suffering, Aspire Happiness
Bodhisattva in the World of Suffering
The Enlightened
Search for Truth & Non-Violence
Suffering & Transitoriness of life
Existence is Suffering
Dukkha: Key Note with Buddhism
Saddharma Pundarika the Philosophy of Life
Universal Harmony & Tolerance
Lee Way to Adharma
Contentment, the Greatest Bliss
Craving and Desire: The Root of All Human Suffering
Pratityasamutpada
Science of Peace, Social, Economic & Spiritual Development
Annihilation of Suffering
Liberation of Suffering Beings through Kalachakra Tantra
Appraisal & Sum Up

About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. He is the author of over twenty books on Buddhism, history and political science.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 13:
Edifice of Buddhism

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51132
ISBN: 8176481920
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 860
Language: English

This book is part of 21-volume series on Buddhism: A World Faith. In an age repelled by the excesses of ritualism, casterism, there was the rise of Gautama, the Buddha decrying the Vedic tradition, questioning the existence of a personal god, emphasizing the Nirakara, the nirguna reality. Well it gave a certain twist to the Indian tradition. Spirituality fled from life to the forest, the viharas. Asceticism raised its head. Till then asceticism on such a large scale was not there in India.

Table of Contents:
Humanity: A World Family
Compassion is Divine
Loving Kindness
Buddha, His Form and Virtue
Sabbe Sankhara Anatta and Sabbe Sankhara Anicca
Dependent Origination
Time Space and Causation
No-Mind
Dhamma Pali, Dharma Sanskrit
Realising Fearlessness
Consciousness Inextricably Interwoven with entire Universe
Doctrine of Karma
Equality Liberty and Fraternity
Conventional and Ultimate Truth
Desires and Eternal Quest
Existence is but suffering
Interdependence
Reincarnation and Rebirth
Self and Selflessness

About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. He is the author of over twenty books on Buddhism, history and political science.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 14: The Bodhisattva's Selflessness

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51133
ISBN: 8170249104
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 806
Language: English

About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. He is the author of over twenty books on Buddhism, history and political science.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 15:
Buddhas: A Vehicle of Social Change

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51134
ISBN: 8170243892
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 622
Language: English

About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. He is the author of over twenty books on Buddhism, history and political science.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 16:
Vedic Religious Tradition

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51135
ISBN: 8170245931
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year:
Pages: 800
Language: English

About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. He is the author of over twenty books on Buddhism, history and political science.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 17:
Saddharmapundarika, The Lotus Sutra

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51136
ISBN: 8176480312
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year:
Pages: 800
Language: English

About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. He is the author of over twenty books on Buddhism, history and political science.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 18:
Bodhicharyavatara: Governing the Bodhisattvas Way of Life

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51137
ISBN: 8176480576
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year:
Pages: 800
Language: English

About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. He is the author of over twenty books on Buddhism, history and political science.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 19:
Interderendence & Interrelatedness

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51138
ISBN: 8170247454
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year:
Pages: 800
Language: English

About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. He is the author of over twenty books on Buddhism, history and political science.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 1:
The Dhammapada Stories, Verses & Commentary

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51120
ISBN: 8176481807
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1997
Pages: 773
Language: English

This inaugural volume of 21-volume series on Buddhism draws attention that Dhamma is discipline, law, religion; Pada is path, means (upaya), way (magga).

Table of Contents:
The Twin Verse
The Vigilance
The Mind
The Flowers
The Immature
The Wise
The Saint
The Thousands
The Evil
The Punishment
The Old Age
The Self
The World
The Enlightened
The Happiness
The Affection
The Anger
The Impurity
The Righteous
The Path
The Miscellaneous
The Woeful State
The Elephant
The Craving
The Bhikshu
The Brahma

About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. He is the author of over twenty books on Buddhism, history and political science.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 20:
Kalachakra Tantra

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51139
ISBN: 8176482498
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year:
Pages:
Language: English

About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. He is the author of over twenty books on Buddhism, history and political science.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 21:
Glossary of Buddhism Terms

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51140
ISBN: 8176483141
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 800
Language: English

This concluding volume of 21-volume series on Buddhism: A World Faith reflects that Buddhism is the teaching of actuality, and its language also – the Pali as regards content of actuality, takes a leading place among languages. The reader can have a clear glimpse of Buddhism if he intelligently, goes through this volume. In any case the Glossary is likely to be of great utility to the reader in his study of Buddhism.

About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. He is the author of over twenty books on Buddhism, history and political science.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 2:
World Peace in Nuclear Age

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51121
ISBN: 8176481815
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 500
Language: English

As part of a 21-Volume series, this book points out that world peace is not myth; it is a kind of mirage. We have never achieved it. And because we have never achieved peace, it is a real necessity that we look into all avenues of creating peace.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
World Peace: A Necessity
Individual to World Peace
Contribution to Peace
Peace Zones: Oases of Stability
Ecological Values and World Peace
Human Rights and Peace
Commonwealth of dharma
United Nations and Peace Keeping
India and World Peace
The Dividing Line: Non-violence and violence
Non-Violence: A Way of Life
Nuclear: Pakistan
Nuclear Non-Proliferation: A Game Plan
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and Sanctions
Small Arms, Big Impact
Buddhism and Just War
Smiling Buddha
Buddhism in the Changing World
Peace Loving Chakma Buddhists
Peace and Re-incarnation
Kalchakra for World Peace
Doctrine of Liberation & Peace
Love, Compassions: Pillars of World peace
Lotus Sutra: The Way to Peace
Welcome Steps towards Peace
Peace Through Dialogue
March Towards Perpetual peace
Buddhism: A Gospel of peace

About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. He is the author of over twenty books on Buddhism, history and political science.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 3:
So Says Bodhisattva

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51122
ISBN: 8176481823
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 700
Language: English

As part of a 21-volume set, this book stresses that the aim of life must be to transcend all suffering and it can be achieved by trading the path of Bodhisattva.

Table of Contents:
The Month of Janus: January
The Month of Purification: February
The Month of Mars: March
The Month of Venus: April
The Month of Maia: May
The Month of Juno: June
The Month of Julius Caesar: July
The Month of Augustus: August
The Barley Month: September
The Winter full-moon month: October
The Wind, Blood Month: November
The Winter Month: December

About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. Writing has developed his most favorite expression.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 4:
Buddhism and Environment

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51123
ISBN: 8176481831
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 464
Language: English

This volume, part of a 21-volume series, stresses that the planet is the home of all living beings. Every being has right to live and let others live. Man will survive as long as the Earth survives.
Table of Contents:
Introduction
Buddhist Concept of Environment
Earth: A Common Heritage
Trusteeship is Humanism Par Excellence
Trusteeship Heritage
Dalit, The Oppressed and Earth
Eco System in its Equilibrium
Eco Friendly System
Harmony with Nature
Nature and Nomadic life
Equilibrium in Nature
Nature Our Mother
Safety Valve to Impending ecocide
Concept in legends and Folklore
Wildlife conservation
Concept of Bodhi Tree and Forestation
Be Natural
Man, Environment & Global Concerns
Human Rights and Environment]
Environment, Human Rights and Tibet
Reincarnation Theory
Desire: The Seed of Mind
Population Poverty and Environment
Cold War Legacy
Environmental catastrophe
Dilution: No Solution to Pollution
Panchsheel and Environment
Consumerism: Lead to Environmental Degradation
Eco-tourism is Eco-development
Sustainable Development
Vision for Sustainable Water Future
Contentment Not consumerism
Vasudhiv Kutumbbkum and Environment
Interdependence: Fundamental Law of Nature
Bring Child Face to Face with his Divinity
Environmental education: Some Reflections
Loving Life and Fearing death
Excel Excellence with Indian Ethos

About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. He is the author of over twenty books on Buddhism, history and political science.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 5:
Buddhist Nirvana (With Text of Nagarjuniyam Madkyamak Shastram)

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51124
ISBN: 817648184X
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 617
Language: English

This 5th book of a 21-Volume set deals with Nirvana. Nirvana literally means without desire, or freedom for desire. People who indulge in worldly activities and pursue worldly ends will never realize truth, nor attain salvation. Only those who have experienced salvation during their lifetime, namely, who have gone through the process of dying while living, are competent.
Table of Contents:
The Purpose of Human Life
Ego Free Living
Living Eternal Truth
Man Delivers Himself
Live Buddhism Be Enlightened
Trikaya related to Buddha Nature
Unfolding Self
The Concept of Self In four Noble
Suffering and its Cessation
Ten Fetters of Human Passion
Freedom From Tanha: Nirvana
Samsara is Nirvana & Nirvana is Samsara
The Path of Souls Leads To Nirvana
The Wise Realize Nirvana
Dharmakaya, Nirvana: Two Sides of the same coin
Suchness to the Eternal Shores of Nirvana
Mahamudra Realisation
Summum Bonum of Life
Mediation is a way to Enlightenment
Jainism, Buddhism: To Ultimate Liberation
Enlightenment- Satori is instant
Peace and Re-incarnation
Liberation & Peace
Bodhisattva Ideal
Dharma Upholds Efforts
Morality: The Essence of Dhamma
Dhamma: Not Religion
Dharma: A Concept of Socio-Spiritual engineering
Love, Compassion; Motivation for Social Service
Buddhism: Admits Rebirth But Not Transmigration
Buddhism in the Changing World
Lotus Sutra: Skill-in Means
The Lotus Sutra: The Philosophy of life
Appraisal & Sum Up

About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. He is the author of over twenty books on Buddhism, history and political science.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 6:
Buddhism Pulsative Himalayas

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51125
ISBN: 8170249902
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 646
Language: English


About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. He is the author of over twenty books on Buddhism, history and political science.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 7:
Vipassana Meditation

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51126
ISBN: 8176481866
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 818
Language: English

As part of a 21-volume series, this book provides insight into the truth of the impermanence, suffering and impersonality of all corporal and mental phenomena of existence is Vipassana mediation.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
Stanic Hurdles
Vipassana
Insight Vipassana, The Mindfulness
Samatha & Vipassana
Metta Meditation
Universal love
Aim of Meditation- Removal of Ignorance
Meditation Doctrine in Hinayana
Mantrism Synonym of Vajrayana
Buddhism Better Known as Mantrism
Yantra, Mantra & Tantra
Prayer & Meditation
Karma Yoga: Preparatory to Meditation
The Highest Spiritual Discipline
Bodhisattva Deeds
Be Natural
Meditation & Samadhi
Sila Samadhi & Prajna
No Mind Means Pure Mind
Dharma Wish Fulfilling Tree
Self Sacrifice Means Surrender
Eternal Quest & The Desires
Kalchakra: Wheel of Time
True Nature of All Phenomena
Peace of Mind : A Way of life
Penetration and Filtration Process of meditation
The Fundamental Teaching of Quran: Universalization in Belief

About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. He is the author of over twenty books on Buddhism, history and political science.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 8:
Global Value

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51127
ISBN: 8176481874
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 820
Language: English

This book is a part of a 21-volume series on Buddhism: A World Faith. Buddhism certainly teaches love among mankind, between those of domestic, social and other relations, but at the same time it teaches love towards all beings with equally great emphasis.
Table of Contents:
Introduction
Benevolence: Kindred virtuous feelings and actions
Consensus Building
Deathlessness & fear of death: deathless
Ecological Values
Ego free living
The Desires and Eternal quest
Excel Excellence
Generosity: the practice of Dharma
Human Dignity
Interdependence: law of nature & the world
Life of pilgrimage
Love: A Universal Religion
Man delivers himself: the tempter Brahman
Mind the fore runner
Mother & motherhood
Non-violence; Devoid of all passion
One who keeps on reaches the goal
Patience: a value Virtue
Peace of Mind
Restraint thought
Self is the lord of self
Sustainable Development: Future ethics
The capsule of basic teachings of Buddha
The path of sense gratification and that of sense control
The saint
The spirit if giving and sharing
Truth, the cornerstone of All values
Universal harmony
Values classified
Values: socially accepted norms
Vigilance end thoughtlessness
World & beyond the world
World peace

About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. He is the author of over twenty books on Buddhism, history and political science.





Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Vol. 9:
Middle Path

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51128
ISBN: 8176481882
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 1000
Language: English

As part of a 21-volume series, this book underscores that The Buddha is aware of both possible extremes, which he emphatically tells us to avoid so as to take the middle course. The Buddha experienced both the paths and found them unsatisfactory and hence he preferred the middle path, which is neither indulgence non renunciation, but it consists in controlling desires to that they are subdued. This path is midway between the two paths and is, therefore, known as Middle Path.
Table of Contents:
Introduction
A Revolutionary Concept of Socio Spiritual Engineering
Advent of Socialism
Agenda 2000: Integration of Science and Spiritual Wisdom
Austerity to Eternal life
Beyond Time and Space
Buddha in the Making
Buddha the Enlightened
Buddha, the Reformist
Desire: The Seed of Mind
Dhamma & Dhammapada
Edifice of Buddhism
Evolution of Consciousness
Four Purusharthas
Globally Accepted Ethics
God: The Uncaused Cause of Creation
Harmonious World Community
Himalayas, The Sangam Sthal
Interdependence: law of nature
Kalachakra for World Peace
Lotus Sutra
Madhyamaka has Soteriological orientation
Mind the Interrelatedness of thoughts
Moral Values & Pure Senses
Re-incarnation, Re-birth & Transmigration
The Self and Selflessness
Shunyata is Buddha
The Jataka Myth & Legend
Life After Death
The Middle Path, Sustainable Development
The Suffering
Truth in Madhyamaka
Vedic Tradition
Vipassana: Buddhas variegate contr

About the Author:
M G CHITKARA, former Vice Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal, Shimla, has also served as Advocate General, Himachal Pradesh. He is the author of over twenty books on Buddhism, history and political science.





Eternal Gandhi

Author: Edited by Narayan Hazary, et al.
Order No. 51013
ISBN: 8170249155
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 357
Language: English

Mahatma Gandhi is Universally recognized as the most distinguished theorist and practitioner of love, non-violence, tolerance, freedom and peace in our century. His reverence for nature, concern for the poor, deprived and the downtrodden, his search for the social, economic, political and cultural alternatives-while combining lofty spiritual, moral and human values with publication have inspired and sustained many eminent persons of our times in the work they have undertaken in the public, no less than in the private domain. It may also be mentioned here that the increasing relevance of Gandhian principles to the Challenges which confront humanity today is gaining widespread acceptance.





Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka and Role of Indian Peace Keeping Force

Author: P.A. Ghosh
Order No. 51074
ISBN: 8176481076
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 215
Language: English

Sri Lankan ethnic crisis acquires an unique dimension of it's own in the context of demographic set up and geo-strategic milieu of the island state of Sri Lanka. The spectrum of the conflict transcend the domestic boundaries and spill over other contiguous state and area i.e. India and South-Asian continent as a whole. The complexities of the issue further expanded with the near involvement of the extra-regional powers and the fear of a far bigger external dimension was visible in a particular stage of the conflict.





Fifty Years of Indian Independence

Author: Edited by T. Suryanarayana Sastry
Order No. 51075
ISBN: 8176481491
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 250
Language: English

This book represents an insightful analysis into the various perceptions such as Sociological, Cultural, Economic, Political, Legal, Constitutional, Anthropological and Educational as projected by the authors. This book will be of immense help to Academicians, Policy Makers, Professionals and Researchers.





Folklore of Hindu Festival & Ceremonials

Author: P.A. Gupte
Order No. 51102
ISBN: 818722648X
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 285
Language: English

This work originated after the opinions of various scholars were strung together. J. Bryants' system of analysis of ancient mythology tells us that the first ray of religion appeared with the devotion to the unaccountable phenomena of Nature and the Deity, which they originally worshiped, was the Sun. The Hindu Ratha-saptami, Sankrant and Kapila-Shasthi are the examples. Story after story has been inserted to increase the number of fasts and feasts and advice is given everywhere to support them





Gandhi Amdedkar Dispute

Author: A.K. Vakil
Order No. 51078
ISBN: 8170243777
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1991
Pages: 201
Language: English

The book inquires into the reasoning, principles and strategies behind the dispute between Gandhi and Ambedkar on a few' issues. The researches, so far pursued, have not brought into focus the Hindutvavadi elements in Ambedkar's thought and action. The present book unfolds them and compares Ambedkar's Hindutva with that of Gandhi. It attempts to reply-How did Ambedkar's Satyagraha differ from Gandhi's? Why did Ambedkar follow two-pronged policy of Hindu-Sanghatan and establishing separate identity of the Untouchables simultaneously? Did Gandhi always show disregard for Hindu interests? How far the distinction between Dharma and Dhamma holds water? What were the points of strength and weakness in Gandhi's and Ambedkar's thinking and action.





Gandhi and Indian Freedom Struggle

Author: Mazhar Kibriya
Order No. 51076
ISBN: 8176480584
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 387
Language: English

The present work is a sincere attempt to understand the theoretical and conceptual dimensions as well as practical nature and efficacy of Non-violence as defined, interpreted, developed and practiced by Gandhi at several occasions the Indian freedom struggle. During this struggle Gandhi played a novel non-violent role which proved to be decisive in making India free from the British domination and left an indelible impact on the masses and classes of India as well as the world.





Gandhi and the World Order

Author: Ramjee Singh, S. Sundaram
Order No. 51077
ISBN: 8170247373
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1996
Pages: 405
Language: English

The world is sick of war and violence. It has also experienced the catastrophe enveloping the world owing to politics without principles and consumption without restraint. The model of development that we have been practicing has ceased to be sacrosanct. In short, everything is in a mess. Unless we have an alternative world order, we cannot have a new world and a new mankind. This book deals with this basic question in multi-dimensional manner-social, political, economic and technological. Most of the authors are authorities in their respective fields and familiar both in India and abroad.





Glimpse of Buddhist Culture in India

Author: V. Subramaniam
Order No. 51141
ISBN: 8176484512
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1983
Pages: 122
Language: English

The book includes four Sansknt dance dramas namely "Parimala Madhaveeyam", "Prabuddha Mekhaleeyam", "Khemanguli maleeyam" and Mahakanya Sangha Natakam." The introduction discusses the change from a secular to a religious basis for the arts in India through the Bhakti movement and its effect on Buddhism and some of the socio-historical aspects of musical composition. Appendix II on the dance drama is a sociological analysis of its evolution.





Glimpses of Kashmir

Author: T.R. Swinburne
Order No. 51014
ISBN: 8187226145
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 342
Language: English

The book was written day by day, and the sketches were all done on the spot. The Author remembers the happy time spent in the rambling among some of the finest scenery of this lovely earth and believes that this work would induce anyone to betake himself to Kashmir.





Glimpses of Nepal

Author: Naresh Chandra Sangal, Prakash Sangal
Order No. 51015
ISBN: 8170249627
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 342
Language: English

This book has been jointly written by Professor Naresh Chandra Sangal & his wife Dr. (Mrs.) Prakash Sangal. Professor Sangal has obtained B.Sc. degree from Agra University. B.D.S. & M.D.S. degrees from Lucknow University and higher specialized training at Guy's Hospital Dental School London (U.K.). Professor Sangal has written several scientific papers based on original researches which are published in reputed Journals. He has widely traveled in India & abroad. He loves, reading and writing on general subjects and current topics.





Gorkhaland Movement: A Study in Ethnic Separatism

Author: Amiya K. Samanta
Order No. 51016
ISBN: 8176481661
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 335
Language: English

Nation, nationality and ethnicity are expressions with different connotations. A nation has many prerequisites but none is indispensable. Ethnicity has multiple attributes like religion, sect, caste, region, language, color, culture, descent, race etc. These, in different combinations, often even singly, may determine an ethnic group. This book is the result of author's close and dispassionate observation of the events and intimate knowledge of the dramatis personae. A number of hitherto unpublished letters and documents have been reproduced to substantiate the contentions of the author.





Gujarat Holocaust: Communism in the Land of Gandhi

Author: Ram Nath Sharma
Order No. 51017
ISBN: 8187226714
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 344
Language: English

This book is a fact file. The author has sincerely and accurately drawn the total picture of Gujarat Holocaust. He has presented communalism in all its aspects. Starting from fire on Sabarmati Express on Feb 27, 2002, this book describes the Godhra Investigations, Godhra Aftermath, Communal Hot Spots in India, Minority Laments, Media's Major Role, The Accused C. M., International Protest, Ayodhya and V.H.P., BJP and Its Allies, R.S.S. and Family, P.M. Accused, Secularism and finally Communalism in the Land of Gandhi. These have been described in all details. Pictures have been given every where to enlighten understanding. This book should find its place on the shelf of every Indian who has been shaken from this Holocaust in the land of Gandhi.





Hand Book of Muslim Jurisprudence

Author: Alexander David Russell, et al.
Order No. 51079
ISBN: 8187226487
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 120
Language: English

While other systems of jurisprudence have grown up, and run their course and passed away-or at the best have altered their whole character in such a manner that only the student of antiquities can identify in the living form the traces of the past-Muslim law remains at the present of all practical purposes the same as it was at the commencement. With the sphere of family relations, (marriage, succession, wills, gifts etc.) more specially, it has undergone hardly any modification since old days. It will stand the student in good stead if he will bear this principle in mind as he advances into what complications of Muslim jurisprudence.





Health Planning in India

Author: Edited by G. Ramachandrudu
Order No. 51018
ISBN: 8170248760
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1997
Pages: 178
Language: English

The book is an attempt to go beyond the traditional concept of planning for health care services. Health is a wider proposition and very much linked to attitudes of the patient, doctor, producer of drugs and the government. This book deals with several aspects of social, cultural and economic aspects of health planning and policy. This book is certainly useful to planners, researchers and students of social planning.





Helping the Disabled: Indian Perspective

Author: A. Prakash Rao, Usha M. N
Order No. 51019
ISBN: 8170246709
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1995
Pages: 147
Language: English

The book mainly focuses on the various dimensions of disabled in India in general and in Karnataka in particular. It deals with demographic and social profile of disabled and covers Education, Special Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Health, Rehabilitation and other Welfare Programs for the disabled. Special attention has been paid to the disabled in Karnataka. However, a micro and a macro perspective have been given to the welfare of the disabled.





Hindu Techniques of Mental Health

Author: Rachna Sharma
Order No. 51020
ISBN: 8187226412
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 231
Language: English

While several works are available on the application of Western techniques of Mental Health, this book is the first and the only work on Hindu Techniques of Mental Health. Starting with the definition of Mental Health in East and West the book deals with Hindu Beliefs, Varnashrama Dharma, Hindu Values, Purusharthas, Personality and Self, Yoga and Mental Control, Sanskaras and Hindu Techniques of Mental Health. It is the first work to empirically and scientifically study the effectiveness of Hindu Techniques in the attainment of Mental Health through a life style close ended questionnaire given in the appendix of the book. Thus the book caters to the interest of the layman and the specialist, the psychologist and the psychiatrist.





Hinduism for All

Author: Raikha Bisnauth
Order No. 51080
ISBN: 8176480495
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 89
Language: English

The objective of human life is to gain liberation (Moksha), but the mind (Manas) is a stumbling block, and has to be brought under control in order for this to be achieved. The religious books (Sat Shastras), the nine (Nava) planets (Grahas), occupation (Varna), and divisions of life (Ashram as) are very useful aids to realize this worthwhile objective. The descent (Avatara) of the Supreme Lord into this material world is intended to give added impetus to achieve this objective.





History and Sources of Law in Ancient India

Author: Chakradhar Jha
Order No. 51082
ISBN: 8170240506
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1987
Pages: 233
Language: English

This is the first book of its kind on the subject. For the first time an attempt has been made by the author to present a comprehensive and exhaustive account of different facts of law in Ancient India. This is an authoritative account of the evolution of legal culture in Ancient India. The Author has successfully tried to give a realistic picture of the prominent phases as aspects of sources of law of Ancient India in its gleaming historical background.





History of Prostitution: From Antiquity to Present

Author: George Ryley Scott
Order No. 51021
ISBN: 8187226250
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 239
Language: English

Prostitution is one of those subjects the discussion of which has always been either evaded altogether, or justified and excused by being linked up with some praiseworthy social object or reform. The author was amazed to find that there was no modern comprehensive study of a sociological phenomenon which is of the most profound significance. There are some works which for the most part are fragmentary, prejudiced studies dealing with special phases of prostitution or with its relation to other sociological factors. So the author in his work has tried to deal the subject' of prostitution with utmost honesty, his approach has been direct and he makes no excuse for it; offers no apology and believes the need exists for a work surveying the whole field of prostitution not with the jaundiced eye of a reformer or moralist, but with the dispassionate eye of a scientific observer.





History of the Indigenous Indians

Author: T.H.P. Chentharassery
Order No. 51022
ISBN: 8170249597
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 165
Language: English

Prostitution is one of those subjects the discussion of which has always been either evaded altogether, or justified and excused by being linked up with some praiseworthy social object or reform. The author was amazed to find that there was no modern comprehensive study of a sociological phenomenon which is of the most profound significance. There are some works which for the most part are fragmentary, prejudiced studies dealing with special phases of prostitution or with its relation to other sociological factors. So the author in his work has tried to deal the subject' of prostitution with utmost honesty, his approach has been direct and he makes no excuse for it; offers no apology and believes the need exists for a work surveying the whole field of prostitution not with the jaundiced eye of a reformer or moralist, but with the dispassionate eye of a scientific observer.





History of the War in Afghanistan (in 2 vols.)

Author: John William Kaye
Order No. 51081
ISBN: 8187226080(Set)
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 1350
Language: English

The book is a collection of unpublished letters and Journals of political and military officers employed in Afghanistan throughout the entire period of the war. The author was in India during the period of war, but he never took even the humblest part in any of the events related to war but Promises that the work is trust worthy and authentic. In most cases he had in his possession the original letters and documents - in the rest authenticated copies. These volumes basically deal with the Political history of the war and are rather deficient in the respect of the military details. The book begins with a chapter on. Shah Zemaun, the rise and fall of Deuranee empire and covers almost all the events which were witness to the upheaval and blood shed in the country to the restoration of empire to dost Mohamed.





Human Rights in India: Issues and Perspectives

Author: Edited by S. Mehartaj Begum
Order No. 51023
ISBN: 817648136X
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 328
Language: English

Human Rights, being human-centric, are universal in character but caught in the diametrically opposing forces of globalization and fragmentation. Human Rights issues are destined to live with the opposite set of problems and their differentiated treatment. The questions resulting from these complexities and the answers, we require, have barely begun to surface. This book constitutes a part of the contribution to this vital process.





Human Rights in India: Issues and Perspectives

Author: Compiled by S. Mehartaj Begum
Order No. 51083
ISBN: 817648136X
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 328
Language: English

Human Rights, being human-centric, are universal in character but caught in the diametrically opposing forces of globalization and fragmentation. Human Rights issues are destined to live with the opposite set of problems and their differentiated treatment. The questions resulting from these complexities and the answers, we require, have barely begun to surface. This book constitutes a part of the contribution to this vital process.





Human Rights in Pakistan

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51025
ISBN: 8170248205
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1997
Pages: 407
Language: English

The constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, (1973) as amended from time to time shakes the very foundations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as adopted and proclaimed by General Assembly vide resolution 217A (III) of December 10, 1948, and as such deserves to be further amended to make it secular so that same is inconsonance with the universal Declaration of Human Rights.





Human Rights Violation: A Global Phenomenon

Author: Vinod Sharma
Order No. 51024
ISBN: 8176483680
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 322
Language: English

Violations of human rights is one of the most worrying problems of our times for the entire world civilization. The responses to the worst human rights violations of the twentieth century have created a veritable human rights culture. This book highlights the contemporary challenges to human rights in order to illustrate the moral justification of and limits to privacy regulation, and the need to reconcile rights and community in the digital age. The present book provides an overall view on the burning issues of human rights violation taking place in this global age and elaborately discusses the complexity of the subject. This will certainly prove informative and useful for academics, policy planners, social scientist, students, researchers, human rights activists, besides general readers.





India China Border Dispute

Author: M.L. Sali
Order No. 51031
ISBN: 8170249643
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 313
Language: English

Dr. M.L. Sali deals with the historical, geographical and geopolitical perspectives of the eastern sector and provides enough support to rationalizes India's legitimate right. In addition to that security of the region and the policy of assimilations needed from the view point of National-interest integrations and territorial integrity. This present conditions and situations are also being dealt with





India Panorama: Triumphs and Tragedies (in 3 vols.)

Author: S.K. Ghosh
Order No. 51085
ISBN: 8176481262
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 520
Language: English

The book covers almost all burning issues - social, political and economic that are agitating the minds of educated Indians over the decades. It traces the causes and the conflicts of issues and their implications on the Indian polity of the day. A rush through the professionally erudite chapters, each enriched by conclusion, enlightens the readers about the exceedingly meaningful suggestions, not based upon academic reading, but rooted in a wealth of practical experience lived through the decades.





India Police 2001: What Went Wrong Here

Author: James Vadackumchery
Order No. 51086
ISBN: 8170249678
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 191
Language: English

This book identifies twelve areas of police work and examines- 'what went wrong here?’ The analysis is made on the light of management principles and thoughts. There is a milieu analysis as well. The cultural, social, legal, psychological environments are to be studied well to appreciate the development of a behavioral pattern in police. A change in police can be effected only if there takes place an internal change in police themselves. The meditation and introspection may aid the police to have an insight into their own, behaviors, 'strategy for the further' will enable them to arrive at right conclusions.





India's Army

Author Major Donovan Jackson
Order No. 51030
ISBN: 8187226374
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 584
Language: English

The main purpose of the book is to make known to the people of India the history and glory of their own army which they were not aware of over the years. The book is a compilation of the stories of the regiments of India’s army. The present histories were complied from official or regimental sources with the generous assistance of the regiments themselves. The Indian army is armed, trained, equipped and mechanized I in accordance with modern requirements and modern tactics. The present book is dedicated to the Indian soldier who will again be adding fresh glories to the Indian army.





India-China Relations in the First Half of the 20th Century

Author: B.R. Deepak
Order No. 51028
ISBN: 8176482455
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2001
Pages: 200
Language: English

The study focuses on mutual cooperation, support and sympathy of the Indian and Chinese people amidst imperialist oppression. It concludes that today, when we talk of the future of India China relations, it must be viewed in the larger perspective of India-China historical bonds vis-à-vis their interests and future outlook. The author hopes that these two. Asian giants would forge close ties as they did during their struggle for freedom and embark on the road of development, peace and good friendly relations.





India-China Relations in the First Half of the 20th Century

Author: B. R. Deepak
Order No. 51084
ISBN: 8174482455
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2001
Pages: 200
Language: English

A study of the freedom struggle the Indians and the Chinese experienced between 1905 and 1947. The book traces the anti-imperialist efflorescence of the Indians and the Chinese which threw a challenge to the colonial order for the first time in the mid-19th century. Includes information about Ghandi and his interaction with the Chinese, and the influence his acts of Non-Cooperation and Civil Disobedience had in China.





Indian and Western Philosophy

Author: J.M. Choudhury
Order No. 51147
ISBN: 8176483362
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 314
Language: English

This book has 3500 modern and old quotations from The Gita, The Vedas, The Holy Quran, The Bible, The Ramayana, The Mahabharata, The Puranas and from scholars viz. Sri Aurobindo, S.C. Bose, B.D. Tilak, M.K. Gandhi, J.L. Nehru, William Shakespear, John F. Kennedy and so on. The book has endorsed views of old and ancient religious persons and saints as well as intellectuals and VIP's from India and Western countries. The book therefore merits the attention of scholars related to the field of Education, Philosophy and other allied subjects.





Indian Heritage and Culture

Author: Dhirendra Singh
Order No. 51104
ISBN: 8170249929
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 313
Language: English

This book contents Indian avilization mythology, religion, spiritualism, history, freedom struggle and the present scenario. It covers the beginning of our civilization and continuity of the same beyond 1997, the 50th year of Independence. The special feature of the book includes critical discussion about the origin of mythology application of spiritualism, status of Hinduism, historical blunders, reasons of slavery, misconceptions about caste and creed, new observations about freedom struggle, present Indian problems and their remedies. This book is meant for research scholars, historians, politicians, social scientists, and foreigners who are interested to know about India and Indians through easy means.





Indian History, Historian and Historiography

Author: Kamal S. Srivastava
Order No. 51168
ISBN: N/A
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Sangeeta Prakashan
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 258
Language: English

This book is in very exhaustive and authentic manner. It contains the facts of Indian History, Historians and Historiography of ancient and mediaeval period of India. Apart from Bibliography, it also includes appendices consisting of a) Nature and Scope of History, b) Historical Research-Methodology, c) Indian Historiography ancient period d) Muslim Historiography in India and e) Mughal Historiography. It authenticates the published and unpublished valuable sources from, the ancient, medieval historians’ contribution; Apart from a lucid exposition of historiographical theme, which is certainly fruitful to stimulate further fascination on the topic by history-lovers and scholars.





Indian Legends

Author: Nagendra Kr. Singh
Order No. 51032
ISBN: 8170249023
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1997
Pages: 383
Language: English

Indian legends provide a great variety of characters. The fight between the gods and demons and the war of kings signify a status of immense action in which the entire human power was engaged. In the time of peace, the whole community sacrificed to the agents of their victory, glory and happiness, whom they called gods and the gods freely mixed with mortal. They exchanged favors to each other.





Indo-Pak Relations: Challenges before New Millennium

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51027
ISBN: 8176482722
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2001
Pages: 248
Language: English

Given the present situation, an ideal and well-synchronized set of activities cannot be expected, though desired. Looking back at India's struggle for the first vision for independence, all actions did not take place simultaneously. However, people acted spontaneously, sometimes even clumsily and the freedom movement was launched. To achieve the new vision, we, the Indians & Pakistanis should actually do something. We need to initiate action with an over all vision of developed Indian sub-continent. There is tendency to advise others. In a way this is good. But those who advise should also act.





Inside Afghanistan (End of Taliban Era)

Author: L.R. Reddy
Order No. 51026
ISBN: 8176483192
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 345
Language: English

The book has been compiled when Afghanistan is once again passing through a most critical period of its history. In this study for the first time an attempt has been made to critically examine the genesis of crises in Afghanistan, its historical roots, conflicting geopolitical interest of big powers in the post cold war period. Its proximity to Central Asia which has rich oil resources, role of Islamic card and theory of civilization conflicts' in the new phase, all these factors have been taken into account in this book.





Inside Pakistan

Author: Sanjay Dutt
Order No. 51029
ISBN: 8176481572
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 535
Language: English

In a day of dramatic events, prime minister Nawaz Sharif was deposed in a military coup after he sacked army Chief General Pervez Musharraf, Troops held Mr. Sharif under house arrest and took control of key installations and airports following the dismissal. The president, whom Gen. Musharraf again, said to favor the installation of a civilian administration as soon as possible. The army is considering a national all-party government. The army authorities are in touch with former law minister Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada as well as former Supreme Court chief justice Sajjad Ali Shah. At the same time the army has sealed off Pakistan's Parliament in an apparent move to stop the two Houses from meeting.





International Terrorism

Author: M.G. Chitkara, Girdhari Sharma
Order No. 51034
ISBN: 8176483133
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 297
Language: English

The topics of the book include genesis of terrorism, its Frankensteinian aspect, countries involved directly or indirectly, the global cooperation against it and war on it, finances, gun and drug running connections. So far there is no precise definition of terrorism. Authors have tried to bring out one. "International Terrorism"; is timely, lasting and not just another book.





Islamic Economics: A Global Perspective

Author: M. Shaghil
Order No. 51149
ISBN: 8170242630
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1989
Pages: 175
Language: English

Since Islam upholds the welfare of all mankind as being basic to the divine cosmic design, natural endowments are intended for collective use of all members of the human race. To establish a just, equitable and benevolent world order on Islamic lines of universal access to the bounties of nature and universal brotherhood of man, we have to effect an integration of nation States into a unified global system and work out the modalities of its functioning. Affairs of men must be viewed, organized and administered. On a 'One World' basis, its prospects have been examined in "Islamic Economics: A Global Perspective" from the theoretical as well as the pragmatic angles.





Islamic Mysticism in India

Author: Nagendra Kumar Singh
Order No. 51106
ISBN: 8170247772
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1996
Pages: 306
Language: English

The book is a descriptive analysis of Islamic Mysticism in India in three phases. First phase of this book throws light on the advent of Islamic mysticism in India, interaction between Hindu and Sufi mystic tradition, and development of classical mysticism in India by the Sufis. Second phase of this book gives an analysis of syncreticism and orthodoxy of Islamic Mystic tradition under the Mughal dynasty: secular and logical mystic order of Akbar, Dara Shikoh, and Shah Wali Allah. Third phase describes an interpretation of Islamic mysticism by Sir Sayyid Ahmad and Mohammad Iqbal in western perspective.





Jiy-e-Sindh: G.M. Syed

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51035
ISBN: 8170247683
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1996
Pages: 212
Language: English

The history records of Sindh a glorious past of over 500 decades. Sindh has its rich heritage that emanates from the ancient Indus valley civilization that ever bloomed in the lap of river Sindhu. The partition of India was based on religion and separatism, and if the Muslims of India had necessarily to be moved out of India and settled amongst their brotherly Muslim people the entire "Muslim Brotherhood" of the world should have shared the burden. The situation of the past five decades convinces any prudent person that Mohajirs have made no efforts to absorb themselves with the soil of Sindh, Rather they are insisting on their separate custom, culture and language which have impelled the Sindhis not to bear all the burden of Mohajirs.





Karakorams and Kashmir

Author: Oscar Eckenstein
Order No. 51089
ISBN: 8187226072
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 253
Language: English

The book is not a work upon Kashmir, but a description of the Principal matter's which struck the author on a journey to Kashmir. It neither formulates general views as to Kashmir nor criticizes those formulated by others. These are basically the impressions made upon by the author personally by the sights and incidents which he saw and the author believes that these impressions which are so vivid would be enjoyed by the readers.





Kashmir and Its Inhabitants

Author: C.E. Tyndale Biscae
Order No. 51038
ISBN: 818722603X
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 315
Language: English

The book gives a detail account of the author's view of Kashmir during his various visits to the place. He traveled all along the Kashmir valley and studied the life, habits and humor of its inhabitants, the beauty of the place and gave a brief description of the steady building of the People of Kashmir.





Kashmir Autonomy: An Exercise in Center State Relationship

Author: R.N. Sharma
Order No. 51087
ISBN: 8187226595
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 212
Language: English

Starting with an introduction to J&K state and an analysis of its culture called Kashmiriat, this book proceeds through an account of the Ethnic Triangle, the Mughal and the Hindu rule in Kashmir, the Muslim Awakening under Sheikh Abdullah and his efforts to build a new Kashmir. It discusses the demand of Kashmir Autonomy in the background of Centre-State Relations and the Recommendations of Sarkaria Commission. Summarizing the Autonomy Proposals the book analyses union Governments reaction to it. Pointing out that the doors are open for dialogue and that the search for solution continues, the book ends with the message that the solution to the problems of Kashmir Autonomy lies in an exercise in Centre-State relations acceptable to all parties alike.





Kashmir Crisis

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51166
ISBN: 8176484075
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 353
Language: English

The peculiar demographic landscape of J&K consists of three distinct geographical and ethnic groups with conflicting political aspirations. The solution must fulfill the legitimate economic, ethnic, social and political aspirations of people in different regions-Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir. Kashmir continues to cause concern. Over the years, the problems have assumed dangerous proportions. A predominantly Muslim-populated state, J&K has become a hotbed of violence. India and Pakistan have fought as many as four wars, which did not serve any purpose, except wasting the two countries' miserably limited resources.





Kashmir Loc

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51164
ISBN: 8176484415
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 177
Language: English

Kashmir problem is the outcome of Partition of the country, which took place on August 14-15-1947 and solution to the problems lies in annulment of the partition. The Kashmir and other basic problems confronting Indian Peninsula namely, population, poverty, illiteracy, unemployment etc. can be successfully tackled through the unification of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. LoC is nothing more than the cease fire line agreed to by Prime Minister Nehru in 1949, when he committed the monumental blunder of stopping the Indian army when it was on its way to evicting the Pakistanis from what is now Pakistan occupied Kashmir. From cradle to grave man has to face problem in life. Someone his own creation and some are attributed to the creator. Kashmir problem is the creation of man--the leaders-an outcome of their pride, prejudices, ego and false notions.





Kashmir Pandits: Looking to the Future

Author: Edited by M.K. Kaw, et al.
Order No. 51037
ISBN: 8176482366
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2001
Pages: 296
Language: English

Thousands of pages have been written about the tragic exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the enchanted vale which has been their home for millennia. This book is different. It calls upon Kashmiri Pandits to stop wailing and beating their breasts, so to look ahead to the new challenges and opportunities that a life outside Kashmir has to offer. This book is based on the proceedings of National Seminar on "Kashmiri Pandits: Looking Ahead" organized by the Kashmir Education, Culture and Science Society (KECSS) at Pam posh Enclave, New Delhi on 12th March; 2000. It is a clarion call to Kashmiri Pandits, asking them to see themselves in a new role where they spread the gospel of pratyabhijnya (recognition), in order to bring peace and enlightenment to the world.





Kashmir Shavism:8176484075 Under Siege

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51167
ISBN: 8176483605
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 353
Language: English

Kashmir Shaivism is under siege, master minded by terrorists, like Osama Bin Laden. The terrorists have no religion and are the enemies of the humanity. The challenges of the 21st Century, international terrorism in particular, can be met only by acting jointly and by rallying the efforts of the entire civilized world. Today the world must help check mate terrorism for, as the great American Ernest Hemingway said: "Do not ask for whom the bell tolls". But whenever it tolls, it is a warning for all. The siege can be lifted only when the breeding ground, which gives birth to the fundamentalist global terrorism, is obliterated. This needs strong will to fight the evil, jointly by concerted efforts by the Governments and peace loving people.





Kashmir's Buddhist Ladakh

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51165
ISBN: 8176484407
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 184
Language: English

Kashmir has been the most difficult issue confronting the Indian nation, with ramifications. About two thousand years or more ago, Kashmir was a great Buddhist centre and some of the famous Buddhist councils were held there. From then onwards it continued to be one of the principal centers of Sanskrit learning. Nearly a thousand years ago, Arab and Persian influences first affected Kashmir and later, under Muslim rule, Persian became the recognized official language. Thus Kashmir experienced successively and some times together Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim influences, creating a mixed but harmonized culture which is so evident even today in Kashmir.





Kashmir, Ladkh and Tibet

Author: Arthur Neve
Order No. 51088
ISBN: 8187226161
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 163
Language: English
Price: $46.25

The author who on his visit to Kashmir Ladakh and Tibet along with the medical missionary had traveled extensively to the interiors which brought him into contact with all classes, from the Maharajah down wards, and with all the many races from the Dogra of the south to the Tibetan of Ladakh or the chilasi and chitrali of the western frontier. He was accompanied by Geoffrey. W. Millais who captured the marvelous scenery of the northern Himalayas's beauty without color. The Author believes that the book would be defective without at least the brief glance at the humanitarian aspect of one's life and work, which is after all, of the most intrinsic interest.




Kashmir: A Tale of Partition (2 Vols.)

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51036
ISBN: 817648265X (Set)
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages:
Language: English

From cradle of grave man has to face problem in life. Someone his own creation and some are attributed to the creator. Kashmir problem is the creation of man-the leaders-an outcome of their pride, prejudices, ego and false notions. The partition was forced by religious bigots, ignoring that religion unites and not divides. Thus, the genesis of the India's problem lies in the partition. Only chaos followed the partition of India, neither the Hindus nor the Muslims, have benefited from the Partition.





Lahore and Its Rulers

Author: Edited by G. Carmichael Symth
Order No. 51090
ISBN: 8187226021
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 328
Language: English

The book has been compiled partly from native manuscripts and Partly from information collected from Sikh Sardar's and European officer's in Sikh services; but mainly from the notes of captain Gardener of Sikh artillery who brought to light the intrigues of the Jammu family and proved that the Dogra chief were at the bottom of Kabul insurrection. The book begins with a chapter on the history of Ranjeet Singh family. The Author has made us believe that Sher Singh who was considered the Louis Phillipe of Lahore "The king of the People" was not the real son of Ranjeet Singh as he was passed. on along with, Tara Singh as twin sons of Metab Kaur, one of the two wives of Ranjeet Singh by Suda Kaur mother of Mehtab Kaur. Actually it was Dehan Singh, a sejanus to Ranjeet.





Medieval Indian Culture and Political Geography

Author: K. Satya Murty
Order No. 51107
ISBN: 8170244420
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1991
Pages: 125
Language: English

"Medieval Indian culture and Political geography" is a modest attempt in interdisciplinary method. The theories of political geography are applied in understanding the nature of cultural zones and cultural traits. This is not a narrative oriented work, but interpretation oriented. This helps all the students of history to know about the practical utility of geographical models in historical analysis. This stands an example for "Right eye" approach in- history. The main theme rallys around the cultural traits in relation to the politico-geographical environment of medieval period.





Minorities in India: Protection and Welfare

Author: Rajendra Pandey
Order No. 51039
ISBN: 8170248736
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1997
Pages: 288
Language: English

This book brings together various materials on ethnicity. It has tried to document every proposition that is stated and every assertion that is made, which, between them build a wider and realists picture of the subject both in its wider sociological setting as well as concrete social situations.





Municipal System In India: Citizens' Involvement

Author: Bijoyini Mohanty
Order No. 51040
ISBN: 8170245303
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1993
Pages: 245
Language: English

Municipal Government forms the urban democratic grass-root in India. Creation of a municipality in an area by State Government is not all that is required for the system. Citizens who form the bulk of the system must have involvement in it for its success. The treatise deals at length the awareness, interest, evaluation and participation of citizens in municipal affairs. It provides a close look at the system from citizens' angle.





Muslim in India and Abroad

Author: Abdul Matin
Order No. 51041
ISBN: 8170247551
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1996
Pages: 169
Language: English

Misconceptions persist regarding the Islamic identity as the monolithic and homogeneous. However, Muslim identity is segmented, differentiated and heterogeneous. It is necessary to have a comprehensive understanding of the various group identities of the Muslims. Muslims having caste like features in India and ethnicity in Canada suggest that they are far from forming a homogeneous and coherent group identity. The present book is an endeavor towards unraveling and re-examining caste and ethnicity among Muslims in India and Canada respectively within the sociological perspective.





National Security Problems in India: Insurgency Problems

Author: Longjam Randeep Singh
Order No. 51091
ISBN: 8176481440
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 170
Language: English

This work starts with an attempt to concretize an adequate concept of National Security particularly for India and generally for the other developing nations by finding out various parameters and project the status of terrorism in the present international spectrum. And, reviewing the case study of Nagaland and Manipur situation, it traces the genesis of the two particular cases with and intention to find out probable solution in the form of two combined-approaches namely Security policy matters and other options. This study covers up to the period of the late eighties when the situation of the problem started Sky-rocketed. Further analysis will be covered in the next Volume which the author is now working on.





Natural History of the Himalayas

Author: R.W.G. Hingston
Order No. 51108
ISBN: 8187226110
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 300
Language: English

This book is a record of observations in natural science. These observations have been collected in the Himalayan valley of Hazara. The work commences with a brief description and the geographical features of the valley. The habits, instincts and general anatomy of species of ants, animals and birds have been discussed briefly. The interest of the author has been chiefly directed towards the habits of animals. The purpose of this book is to give more striking manifestation of life that is seen in the Himalayan valley. The study also contains the drawings of the species which add more interest to the subject matter of text. The photographs of scenery give some impression of the rugged feature of the Himalayas.





Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare

Author: K. Bhushan, G. Kayal
Order No. 51042
ISBN: 8176483125
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 496
Language: English

This book provides a thoughtful and comprehensive analysis of the historical motives for acquiring and possibly using- nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. The book is forward-looking as well, providing insight into what is surely the greatest challenge confronting security policymaking today: understanding the risks of current and future proliferation. The themes articulated in this breakthrough book will strongly influence policymakers and scholars for many years to come.





Pakistan's ISI: Network of Terror in India

Author: S.K. Ghosh
Order No. 51092
ISBN: 8176481785
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 267
Language: English

A history of terror let loose by the Pakistan's ISI, over the years, to subvert the political, economic and social life of the nation, is the theme of the book. The specter of subversion loomed large over India as the ISI exported sophisticated weapons, powerful explosives, narcotics, counterfeit Indian Currency notes and foreign mercenaries in an organized campaign, to destabilize and destroy India.





Pakistan: Past and Present

Author: Prakash Chander
Order No. 51162
ISBN: 8176484474
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 419
Language: English

Pakistan, a nation for only fifty-five years, has had a turbulent history. Ruled by the military for half its existence, it has seen three wars with India and the loss of much of its territory. The combination of political instability, deep-seated economic and social problems, and access to nuclear weapons has made it one of the most strategically sensitive countries in the world. In this riveting history of Pakistan from 1947 to the present the author describes many fault lines in Pakistani Society. While most Pakistanis have a moderate, tolerant vision of Islam, the country's central institutions are so weak that the military region may prove incapable of rescuing the "failed State" of Pakistan.





Perspectives on Indian Women

Author: R.S. Tripathi, R.P. Tiwari
Order No. 51043
ISBN: 8176480258
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 360
Language: English

Women constitute nearly half of our population. No society can progress, neglecting women folk. Though Indian Government has been much sensitive towards women's development and welfare but no fruitful results are visualized so far. Very recently, Government has taken laudable steps in improving the lot of women, but no effort can bring desired results unless and until current problems and status of women are unfolded. This volume is devoted to the same objectives. The contents of the volume are helpful to the academicians, administrators, social reformers and planners concerned with women's welfare.





Policing the Largest Democracy: 50 Years and After 1998

Author: James Vadackumchery
Order No. 51044
ISBN: 8170249791
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 215
Language: English

The defects in police behavior for the last 50 years can not be carried over to the 21st century as the people expect a professionally competent and behaviorally acceptable police service for the years to come. Will the INDIAN POLICE reach their destination? The OMEGA POINT? Or will it remain as an UTOPIAN HOPE? People discuss all these everywhere. Dr. James Vadackumchery who works in the police department for nearly 23 years answers all these and many questions. He is an academician, teacher and researcher in police studies. This book will provide sights and insights for behavioral modification-not only for the police but also for all those who are engaged in man-oriented services in many professions, particularly in law enforcement.





Political Awakening in Kashmir

Author: Ravinderjit Kaur
Order No. 51093
ISBN: 8170247098
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1996
Pages: 226
Language: English

Political awakening in Kashmir discusses the key aspects and facets of Kashmir politics comprehensively, analytically and dispassionately. It starts off with a detailed examination of the political, administrative, economic and social conditions prevailing in the State at the time it was founded. The work proceeds further to discuss the growth of national consciousness in the state and socio-religious reform movements led by various communities of the State, these reformist movements formed the basis of the struggle for freedom in the state. The book "also discusses in detail the impact of national movement in India and the constitutional reforms undertaken by the Dogras from time to time. The work rounds off the discussion with an elaborate and detailed description of the causes which led to Muslim unrest and its after effects.




Popular Hinduism: The Religion of the Masses

Author: L.S.S. O'Malley
Order No. 51109
ISBN: 8189226358
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 246
Language: English

India has been described as the land of religions but the most popular among them is Hinduism. The author in this book has observed that there are differences between the beliefs and practices of the cultured classes and those of the masses. The religion of the masses has few of spiritual conceptions. A mixture of orthodox Hinduism and Animism (a primitive form of religion) combines Brahmanical rites and observances with the fetishism of lower cults. There is a great variation of beliefs and practices, but there are also certain common characteristics.





Professionalism In Indian Police

Author: Anil K. Saxena
Order No. 51045
ISBN: 8170248515
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1997
Pages: 185
Language: English

This book gives a conceptual framework of Professionalism in Police through an extensive survey of literature. Police role and responsibilities have been redefined for 21st Century. The Professionalism requirements have been spelt out for avoiding the future shock. The profiles of perceptions of top echelons of police, IAS Officers, Officers of legal system, Civil liberty Advocates, Journalists and citizens have been presented to understand the expectations of these groups towards police and their professionalism. The book officers recommendations for making Indian Police more professional.





Public Administration in Asia (in 2 vols.)

Author: S. Kalyanaraman
Order No. 51094
ISBN: 8170243122(Set)
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1991
Pages: 885
Language: English

The book is a massive compendium of Public Administration theories which are evaluated in the context of the experience of developing countries in Asia. The book is based on the author's doctoral dissertation presented to the University of the Philippines. Providing a unique blend of theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence of three decades since the 1950's, the book is a comparative study of the development experience of six large Asian countries: India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines, and Thailand. The concepts of decision, power, participation and work are integrated within a framework of relational developmental database. Administrative, political, social and economic development administration are four facets related to the four concepts of decision, power, participation and work. Based on the experience of Public Administration in Asia, the book provides strong arguments for decentralized and participative structures to successfully face the development challenge.





Reflections on Kashmir Politics

Author: Gull Mohd. Wani, Nasir A. Naqash
Order No. 51095
ISBN: 817024580X
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1993
Pages: 94
Language: English

Kashmir, the Land of contrasts, by Virtue of its strategic position, literally balances the geo-politics of the region. Covering an area of 84,494 Sq miles larger than sixty eight sovereign countries of the world and situated in the north of the subcontinent and in the heart of central Asia, it has border with Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and India.





Regional Disparities and Development in India

Author: R.S. Tripathi, R.P. Tiwari
Order No. 51046
ISBN: 8170245990
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1993
Pages: 336
Language: English

More than Thirty years passed since India started her planned development. Huge amount has been invested for development of the country but the desired results could not be obtained so far. Among various problems of development, existence of regional disparities in development is a glaring one. Though attempts have been made to redress the backwardness of the regions, there have been certain set-backs in the process. It is a need of the hour to expose the disparities in regional development. This volume is devoted to the same objective. The volume contains scholarly contributions covering various social and economic aspects of development. The volume is expected to be of much help to the social scientists, social reformers, administrators and planners.





Religions in India

Author: Kamal S. Srivastava
Order No. 51172
ISBN: N/A
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Sangeeta Prakashan
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 341
Language: English

The books is an attempt to present a general view of the phases, as well as the different religions adopted by Indian Mass. This is dealt with the comparative aspects of religions in India. India is a land of various religions' followers ego Hinduism and different sects, Brahmanism, Vaisnavism, Saivism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism and various faiths. In this monograph, author reflects the ideas of different types, systems, as well as their comparative aspects. Apart from an exhaustive but selected bibliography and a useful index, it consists of Thirteen chapters and also includes the social and philosophical aspects of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity and neo-thought in comparative manner.





Role of Press & Indian Freedom

Author: A.S. Iyengar
Order No. 51096
ISBN: 8176482560
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2001
Pages: 338
Language: English

The public in India know very little of the journalists, while even politicians have only an imperfect appreciation of their difficulties. The setting up of the All-India Newspaper Editors' Conference and the publication of its periodical proceedings have made the politicians as well as the public realize in a general way that pressmen have their own problems concerning the people and the Government. The Nehru-Liaqat Agreement of April 1950 has been followed by a joint session of the Standing Committees of the All-India Newspaper Editors' Conference and of the Pakistan Newspaper Editors' Conference held in New Delhi, at which a complete understanding was reached as to the measures necessary to implement the Agreement so far as the pressmen of both the countries are concerned. This itself is the most significant development for which 1950 will be memorable in the annals of journalism as in the field of politics or statesmanship, bringing into bolder relief the close relationship between the Government and the Press in the interests of democracy and people's welfare.





Scheduled Castes of Rural India: Problems and Prospects

Author: Victor Sunderaj
Order No. 51047
ISBN: 8176481688
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 228
Language: English

The book presents a profile of the innovative and non-innovative rural Scheduled Castes. The innovative are those who adopt social welfare schemes and move up the socio-economic ladder. The innovative are the high social mobility group. The non-innovative are those who have not adopted (m) any social welfare schemes and, as a result, have stayed at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder. These non-innovative are the low social mobility group. The research concludes that the innovative and non-innovative rural Scheduled Castes have distinct characteristics. The book offers some suggestions to social welfare organizations that are engaged in the promotion of the rural Scheduled Castes.





Secularism in India: The Concept & Practice

Author: S.K. Ghosh
Order No. 51048
ISBN: 8176482404
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2001
Pages: 215
Language: English

This book is a study on the concept and practice of Secularism in India. We are all painfully aware of what is going on in our country these days-demolition of mosque, destruction of Churches, rape of Christian nuns, killing of Christian priests, minority communities being harassed and terrorized, Dalits and tribal Christians being reconverted. These are inhuman and barbaric manifestations of fundamentalist forces which point to a dangerous and insecure future. In these, one sees violations of human rights, a serious threat to secularism and consequently a danger to democracy and peaceful and harmonious coexistence of Indians belonging to divers religious faiths.





Social Problems and Welfare in India

Author: Jogan Shankar
Order No. 51050
ISBN: 8170244927
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1992
Pages: 387
Language: English

This volume presents the outcome of interaction between Sociology teachers of South India and Resource Persons who participated in Fifth Refresher Course in Soc held in January 1991 for Twenty one days. The Course was organized by Academic Staff College, University of Mysore. This volume consists of 30 papers based on lectures followed by discussions between participants and resource persons. Resource persons were drawn from different disciplines and backgrounds such as researchers, academies belonging to the different faculties, administrators, social workers and activists.





Some Aspects of Indian History (Ancient and Medieval Period)

Author: Kamal S. Srivastava
Order No. 51175
ISBN: N/A
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 248
Language: English

The present volume is a detailed study of some aspects of Indian history with an exhaustive work. It highlights the emergence of new trends of thoughts and beliefs represented by the historians. Adequate attention has been given for obtaining an comprehensive details of views and facts. Apart from the Indus Valley Civilization, Hinduism, it represents the detailed study of Medieval history as well as Ancient Indian History, covering 26 chapters. It covers Maurya Period, Gupta Period, Sultanate period, as well as Mughal period. Several topics have been dealt with authentic and exhaustive facts.




Sri-Lanka: Past and Present

Author: L.R. Reddy
Order No. 51163
ISBN: 8176484490
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 382
Language: English

Sri Lanka, the serendipitous isle off India's south-east coast has been savaged by civil war. Largely peaceful during British colonial times, after independence in 1948, the majority Sinhala (74 percent) intensified patterns of state-sanctioned discrimination against the minority Tamils (18 percent). Since the fanatical LTTE began battling the government in 1984, more than 60,000 Sinhala & Tamils have been killed, and thousands more have been internally displaced. The book contains a series of interrelated chapters discussing the Land, the People, the Historical & Cultural Heritage, History, Economy, Agriculture, The Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka & the recent peace talks in Sattahip Naval Base in Thailand during September 2002.





Status of Girl Child & Women in India

Author: Niranjan Pant
Order No. 51052
ISBN: 817024708X
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1995
Pages: 175
Language: English

The author has attempted an integrated approach to capture a succinct yet objective picture of the phenomenon. In the initial portray the larger context of the state in which the girl child and the women are circumstanced. Therefore, the initial portion an attempt has been made to portion of the book provides a profile of Uttar Pradesh dealing with its physiographic, natural resources, cultural milieu, demographic profile, economy and poverty alleviation measures taken by the central and the State Governments. This is followed by an account of life situation through successive stages in the life cycle of a girl child. p>




Status of Women in Islam

Author: Mohammad Shabbir Khan
Order No. 51051
ISBN: 8170247322
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2001
Pages: 180
Language: English

The present book deals with the status of women in Islam. It has been divided into two parts-the first deals with the status of women as per tenets of Islam in the family structure and in the society and economy; and the other, with the status of Muslim women in our country. The discussion on the status of women in the family structure deals with the status of a daughter, the right given to a girl to choose her spouse, the right of the mother and the right of a wife vis-à-vis her husband.




Stranger Than Fiction: Images of Islam and Muslim in English Fiction

Author: Edited by A.R. Kidwai
Order No. 51053
ISBN: 817648203X
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 147
Language: English

Stranger than Fiction being the collection of articles has grown mainly out of the UGC Major Research Project "Image of Islam and Muslims in English Literature". It seeks to identify and comment upon the representation of Islam/Muslims in select literary texts, ranging from Beckford's Vathek, E.M. Forster's A Passage to India, pulp fiction, post-Independence Indian Fiction in English, to Khushwant Singh's and Gurcharan Oas's works. While undertaking socio-political reading of the works under study it attempts at unraveling the main contours of the rich, though so far unacknowledged, repository of information on the subject.





Teaching of Islamic Education

Author: Mujibul Hasan Siddiqui
Order No. 51150
ISBN: 8176480630
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 149
Language: English

The book constitutes four chapters. Chapter one indicates general views of methods of teaching, objectives and criteria of good method of teaching. Chapter two describes chalk and talk method, text-book method, discussion method, lecture method, problem solving method, project method, inductive and deductive method, supervised study method, socialized recitation method, biographical method, story telling method and maps as a method of teaching in the field of Islamic education. Chapter three includes maxims of teaching like simple to complex, part to whole, whole to part, concrete to abstract, analysis to synthesis, and psychological to logical. Chapter four comprises of various types of techniques of teaching which are question and answer techniques, illustration, assignments case study, symposium, debate, role play, dramatization, core-teaching, team teaching, programmed instruction, and demonstration in the area of Islamic education.





Terrorism: World Under Siege

Author: S.K. Ghosh
Order No. 51054
ISBN: 8170246652
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1994
Pages: 669
Language: English

This book highlights terrorist activities in their various manifestations, such as, kidnappings, abductions, hijackings, hostage seizures, extortions, assassinations and bombing around the world and more specifically in India; and is the product of over four years hard and sustained labor.





The Charms of Kashmir

Author: C.G. Bruce
Order No. 51006
ISBN: 8187226056
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 95
Language: English

The book is a brief description of beauty and Charms of Kashmir by the author on her visit to the place captured by pen, brush and camera. The Author was very much impressed by the natural beauty of Kashmir. The book begins with a chapter on ancient history of Kashmir the life of the people, their religion and customs. She gives a brief detail of the mountains rivers passes of the Kashmir valley followed by the chapter on flora and fauna of Kashmir.





The Christian Conquest of Asia

Author: John Henry Barrows
Order No. 51007
ISBN: 818722648X
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 258
Language: English

The Author believes that the western theologies cannot be bodily transplanted into soil of Asia as one of the chief hindrances to Christian expansion in Asia is the imperfect and sometimes evil characters of nominal Christians from where India, China and Japan get their strongest impression of real Christianity.





The Constitution and Criminal Justice Administration (of India)

Author: Dalbir Bharti
Order No. 51068
ISBN: 8176483354
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 320
Language: English

This book discusses various aspects of the Constitution of India and criminal justice administration. It describes how the performance of the criminal justice administration has a direct impact on the success of the Constitution. The book illustrates the evolution of the criminal justice system in India and charts the constitutional development. It gives detailed description of the structure and functioning of the police, bar, judiciary and correctional services. Analysis of constitutional provisions referring to the Constituent Assembly Debates is the special feature of the book. Rights and duties of the people under various criminal laws are delineated and examined to update the knowledge of the common man. After analyzing the problems of the criminal justice administration, practical suggestions are made to improve its efficacy.





The Great Indian Religions

Author: G.T. Bettany
Order No. 51103
ISBN: 8187226366
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 291
Language: English

The Hindu system was dominated by Brahmans, a religious Caste without whom the Hindus could not attain or keep ceremonial and religious purity. The system of degeneration into polytheism which was the basis of Hindu theology was later adopted by Sikhs and Bramhosamaj. Buddhism is an offshoot of early Brahmanism was a part of revolt against the iron tyranny of the Brahmanism. The idea of seeking absorption in the Infinity was how ever conjoined with the practical moral discipline that gave Buddhism and enormous vitality and power. Buddhism was followed by a Zorastrianism which was simpler yet a kindred system reversing early vedism with the simple worship of God by the symbol of fire. In its conception of dual Government of the Universe by good and evenly powers it contributed most importantly to world Philosophy.





The Indian Mafia

Author: S.K. Ghosh
Order No. 51033
ISBN: 8170243785
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1991
Pages: 111
Language: English

In this work, the author, in six hard-hitting chapters, deals with the growing influence of the mafia hierarchy, comprising broadly of antisocialists, gangsters, goondas, musclemen, dadas and other lumpen elements of the underworld, thriving on crime and vice. They have been exerting powerful influence on industry, business, social and educational organizations, and politicians and political parties over the decades. They go about terrorizing citizens, extorting money, molesting women and stabbing and gunning down people, at will, in the streets. Even the country's capital is not free from the antisocial activities of the mafia hierarchy.





The Indian Muslim

Author: An Indian Mahomedan
Order No. 51105
ISBN: 8187226277
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 268
Language: English

The writer of this work is an Indian Nawab holding a responsible official position, which precludes his signing it with his name. His former work on "British India from Queen Elizabeth to Lord Reading," met with a very favorable reception in the press. In this book he has dealt with the problems of Muslims, their role before and after the war of independence and suggested some of the remedies to improve the condition of Muslims in the country.





The Indian Scriptures and the Life Divine

Author: Binita Pani
Order No. 51148
ISBN: 8170245923
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1993
Pages: 367
Language: English

The present work deals with Sri Aurobindo's Philosophy of Puma Advaita which is the product of his own mystic experiences and his knowledge of the Indian Scriptures like the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Gita which form the basic foundation of Indian Philosophy. This book begins with an introduction on Sri Aurobindo's biography with a special emphasis on his spiritual experiences. The first part analyses his philosophy of The Life Divine which includes a detailed discussion on different metaphysical concepts such as the Absolute, the Cosmos, Evolution, Knowledge and Ignorance, Divine Life, Falsehood, Evil and Error etc. The second part brings out the above mentioned metaphysical concepts as contained in the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Gita. Finally the work concludes by establishing how Sri Aurobindo's Philosophy of the Life Divine is greatly influenced by these ancient scriptures.





The Maritime and Coastal Forts of India

Author: M.S. Naravane
Order No. 51152
ISBN: 8170249104
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 196+54
Language: English

After giving a geographical portrait of the Indian coastline, the book describes, under standard format, the 151 forts that the author has been able to definitely identify. Next, their importance to the various powers-Indian rulers, the Portuguese, the French, the Dutch and the British, has been analyzed. Finally, the impact of these forts in the military field has been assessed. The appendices cover some allied topics such as the Climate of History of the period, some thoughts on the Restoration, Preservation and Utilization of these forts and a Note on Shipping. Two new concepts add to the value of the book. The first is the financial classification of the forts, the second is the distinction made between Maritime Forts and Coastal Forts.





The Religious Heritage of India

Author: J. Murray Mitchell
Order No. 51111
ISBN: 8187226609
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 287
Language: English

This work provides a well Written col1ection of lectures delivered by the author on various religions of India. He has given an exhaustive account of Hinduism, its main branches and its religious books like the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Bhagwat Gita etc. His description about Hinduism during various kingdoms is very fascinating. He has described Zoroastrianism, the Persian religion microscopically. The author has presented Mohammedanism, prophet Mohammed, the Quran, Paradise and Hell in an artistic way. Animism, the religion of wilder races, has been given an important place in this book. The description of principles of Buddhism and Christianity give mental satisfaction. The study goes beyond the 'confines of a particular religion and propagates the fundamentals of all the great religions of India.





The Religious History of India

Author: James Vaughan
Order No. 51110
ISBN: 8187226072
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1999
Pages: 344
Language: English

The author on his various visits to India with the missionary conducted a deep and derail study of the religious history of India. According to him the religious history of India is mysterious special forces, it awakens sentiments of sympathy and thrilling interest, it reveals to him the struggle of human mind to settle momentous questions which the light of revelation alone can solve and providentially bring in to the closest alliance with oneself and mutely craving for the spiritual quest.





The Religious Thought in Islam

Author: Sir Mohammad Iqbal
Order No. 51112
ISBN: 8187226587
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 249
Language: English

The Quran emphasizes deed rather than idea. There are men who assimilate on alien universe by reliving a vital process, of inner experience on which religious faith rests. The modern man has developed habits of concrete thoughts which Islam itself fostered in the earlier stages of its cultural career. The more genuine schools of Sufism have done good work in shaping and directing the evolution of religious experiences in Islam but on the later day representatives, owing to the ignorance of the modern mind, have become incapable of receiving fresh inspiration from modern thought and experience. In these lectures the Author had tried to meet the urgent need to reconstruct Muslim religious philosophy with regards to philosophical traditions of Islam and recent developments in the domains of human knowledge.





The Road to Delhi

Author: Gabrielle Festing
Order No. 51113
ISBN: 81872260408
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1998
Pages: 435
Language: English

The book is an attempt to treat the history of Delhi, from the Primitive past of Kauravas and the Pandavas about 1000 BC to the last mughal of Delhi, Bahadur Shah Jafar. He also gives the brief details of the battles fought on this land and how it became the most prestigious possession of the rulers in their time. The book also gives us the brief description of all those who took the road to Delhi. Some came there only for the purpose of spoil and plunder and others came because it had been proved many a time that he who was the master of Delhi could be master of all Hindustan.





The Worst of Global Terrorism

Author: L.R. Reddy
Order No. 51061
ISBN: 8176482951
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 457
Language: English

The day of infamy in New York and Washington DC on September 11, 2001 is a wake-up call for all nations grapping with the menace of terrorism. The towering inferno in New York has illuminated the darkest reality of the times, some one is out there to strike against the foundation of freedom and democracy. Only a collective endeavor of the civilized can take on the millennial evil. This book elaborately discusses the burning issues of terrorism in the contemporary world.





Toxic Tibet Under Nuclear China

Author: M.G. Chitkara
Order No. 51055
ISBN: 8170247187
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1996
Pages: 163
Language: English
Price: $17.50

The abundant natural mineral resources of Tibet are being rapidly plundered. To emerge as a world nuclear power, China was interested in Uranium rich Tibet. China today exploits Tibet for mining and exploration of Uranium; production of nuclear weapons and as a store house for radioactive waste. The greed of a few individuals is dangerous to National Life, similarly the greed of a Nation is disastrous to peaceful international life.




Tribal and Indigenous People of India: Problems and Prospects

Author: R.N. Pati, J. Dash
Order No. 51056
ISBN: 8176483222
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 510
Language: English

This book covers a wide range of research articles on various dimensions of tribal and indigenous communities of our country. The research articles have been authored by eminent anthropologists, Sociologists and demographers working in various Universities and Research Institutes of India. No doubt, this book is a masterpiece of its kind. I am confident this book will provide appropriate guidelines and inputs for further empirical research to scholars working on tribal, indigenous communities and sustainable development.





US Arms to Pakistan: A Study in Alliance Relationship

Author: Devidas B. Lohalekar
Order No. 51057
ISBN: 8170243831
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1991
Pages: 154
Language: English

It will be true to say that, the arms race continues in quantitative and more dangerous qualitative levels. The problem of having equal security has become a problem of equal danger. Hence it can be mentioned that, the concept of security as the formation and preservation of an alliance depends on the military capacity of status as well their political incentive to co-operate militarily due to their offensive and defensive alliances. Also analyzed are the Pakistan-U.S. security relations during the last thirty eight years which have been based as much on the geostrategic relations and compulsions of both the South-West Asian region as on super power globalism after World War II.





Victims of Terrorism

Author: D.P. Sharma
Order No. 51160
ISBN: 8176484512
Binding: Hardcover
Pub Year: 2003
Pages: 241
Language: English

The book deals perceptively and compassionately with very old problem in a very new context: human response to human cruelty. The author's concern in the book is mainly with a small but important, poignant and neglected sector-the victims of terrorism and how we can help them. It is intended to seek ways to understand the experience, to ameliorate the suffering, and when possible, to prevent it. There is another factor, even more important, which has been dealt exclusively in the book is that the tumult and drama surrounding a notorious event once over, the victims are soon forgotten. No effort is made to understand and care for the victims in those areas where he/she suffers the most: the wounds to the mind and spirit.





War & Peace in Kargil Sector

Author: Sanjay Dutt
Order No. 51058
ISBN: 8176481513
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 489
Language: English

While the entire country led by A.B. Vajpayee were raising toasts to the success of the bus to Lahore and the consequent 'Lahore Declaration', Pakistan was engaged in dispatching its troops to the icy heights of Kargil. Whatever Pakistan did or tried to do to India through Kargil, it has, at least, indirectly shown the vigor of the evolving Indian nation. For once, all Indian forgot their immediate petty identities to support their country with one voice. The nationalist zeal witnessed during the Kargil crisis has only consolidated the Indian nation-state and here Pakistan’s attempt to break India definitely had the opposite impact. Even though, Kargilisation of lndo-Pak relations has dealt a heavy blow to the bilateral relations, India should not completely lose hope. Even as India should strengthen its security apparatus, she should simultaneously engage in confidence building measures with Pakistan.





When Fathers Rape: A Socio-Psycho-Legal-Global Study

Author: Manish Sharma
Order No. 51159
ISBN: 817024739X
Binding: Hardcover
Pub Year: 1996
Pages: 321
Language: English

When Fathers Rape, assesses the menace of forced paternal incest from the psychological, psychiatric, sociological, sexological & legal aspects; through research-analysis, case studies, interviews with experts, opinion poll & discussions & statistical surveys. It closely studies the profile of the victim & the culprit and the consequent social chaos. The book through a systematic assessment, gives a layout of the solution to the problem by an extensive discussion of the three ways programmed-the punishment structure, the prevention clause & the victim counseling. It also involves a comparative law study discussing laws of foreign countries grouped on the basis of their characteristics, the common legal perspectives & international cases.





Widows in India

Author: T.N. Kitchlu
Order No. 51060
ISBN: 817024529X
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 1993
Pages: 341
Language: English

The study is concerned with a section of women who have lost their husbands and have the problem of being the sole parent. They are entrusted with the responsibility of bringing up their young children and in some cases support other dependents in the family. It is hoped that the study on widows will provide the basis for development of welfare services for widows and their children.





Women In Islam (2 Vols.)

Author: Naseem Ahmad
Order No. 51174
ISBN: 8176483850(Set)
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 987
Language: English

Among the Islamic themes which have occupied the attention of the learned circles and have been the subject of debate and discussion, that of woman's rights have acquired great importance from various angles. The modern educated generation has leveled certain objections to it. In the present work to begin with, the rights granted to a Muslim woman have been briefly touched upon, and later on, the main objections raised against them have been examined. The issues dealt with here, have all been exhaustively discussed from all angles. In dealing with all the issues polemic style has been avoided since it closes the doors on receptivity and appreciative understanding.





Women's Studies in India

Author: L. Thara Bhai
Order No. 51059
ISBN: 817648122X
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2000
Pages: 232
Language: English

Women's Studies is slowly getting the status of an academic discipline and many works are coming in this regard. In India also the subject is introduced at various levels of the curriculum,(but the subject is taught and learned through the western literature. There- is no doubt that in India there are many studies available in this area but most of them are field studies and this book consolidate some of these works and tries to give a theoretical frame of reference from the Indian context to the Women's Studies. The author's effort is to give the conceptual clarification and the elaboration and a methodology for the subject. The experience in this field and the discussion she had with the experts in this field helped the author to give a shape to this work. The book will be useful to all those who are concerned with the society.





Working Women in Kashmir

Author: Aneesa Shafi
Order No. 51063
ISBN: 8176483508
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 212
Language: English

Although a lot of work has been done on women's issues in the world in general and in India in particular, the book entitled "Working Women in Kashmir" is the original, isolated empirical work done on women's issues in the state of J&K. The work highlights the problems faced by working women in the contemporary Kashmiri society anti their adjustment to the conflict situation. The book can be very useful to those working on women's issues in the state, as well as for the NGO's and other social institution, students and research scholar, dealing with the women's issues in general.





World Fights Terrorism

Author: R.N. Sharma
Order No. 51062
ISBN: 8187226625
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 319
Language: English

This book is a fact file. It sincerely records the onslaught of Terrorism before and after the holocaust of the Black Tuesday 11th September 2001. The author has gathered material from News Papers, Journals, Internet and all other modern sources of communications particularly in the West. Significant pictures have been given throughout the book to enliven the subject. Terrorism today crosses all national frontiers. It is a world problem and not only USA but the whole world is fighting against it. Not giving any personal suggestions, the author has gathered and presented data about the world's fight against terrorism in such a way that every enlightened man and woman may be stirred to think over this problem, look around and look within and decide his or her role to fight this world menace so that our earth may become a fit place for freedom, equality, fraternity, peace and progress.





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