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India and Europe: An Essay in Philosophical Understanding
India and Europe: An Essay in Philosophical Understanding
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
  • By : Wilhelm Halbfass
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2013
  • Pages : 621
  • Weight : 950 gm.
  • Size : 8 x 10 x 1.8 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8120807367
  • ISBN-13: 978-8120807365
$48
India's Secularism: New Name for National Subversion
India's Secularism: New Name for National Subversion
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : Voice of India
  • By : Sita Ram Goel (Author), Yashpal Sharma (Author)
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2000
  • Pages : 119
  • Weight : 210 gm
  • Size : 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.3 inches
  • ISBN-10: 818599059X
  • ISBN-13: 978-8185990590
DESCRIPTION:
The ideology Secularism had taken shape during the European Enlightenment (18-19 centuries). Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who had never used the term in his pre-independence writings or speeches, simply picked up a prestigious world form the Western political parlance and made it mean the opposite of what it meant in the West. The outcome of this perversion proved disastrous for the newly independent nation, as became more than obvious in due course. In pre-independent India, the 'Muslim minority' had exercised a veto on who was to be hailed as 'nationalist' and who was to be denounced as 'Hindu communalist'. Now the same 'minority' reacquired the same veto on who was to be applauded as 'secularist' and who was to be hounded out as 'communalist'. In short, the term 'secularism' in the post-independence period has been and remains no more than a euphemism for Hindu-baiting. The word 'India's' instead of 'Indian' has been used in the title of this book because there is nothing Indian about Nahruvian Secularism. In fact, the term 'secularism' in its original Western sense had remained unknown to Indian political parlance because Indians had never envisaged or experienced a theocratic dispensation before the advent of Islam and its state apparatus in this country. Even today, traditional Indian scholars do not understand what theocracy means, and how Secularism in the Western sense stands opposed to it. And this 'secularism' has not been defined as Nahruvian because it is shared in common by all political parties including the Bharatiya Janata Party.
$21
Chanakya Niti Evam Kautilya Arthshastra (Kannada Edition)
Chanakya Niti Evam Kautilya Arthshastra (Kannada Edition)
SPECIFICATION:
  • Publisher : V&S Publishers
  • By : Editorial Board
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2014
  • Pages : 176
  • Weight : 150 gm
  • Size : 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • ISBN-10: 935057120X
  • ISBN-13: 978-9350571200
DESCRIPTION:
Mahapandit Chanakya ek rachnatmak vicharak the. Veh sarvshreshth arthshastri ke saath-saath mahaan raajneetigya evam katuneetigya the. Veh samraajya vinaashak bhi the tatha samrajya nirmaata bhi the. Unki 3 anupam kritiyan - chanakya neeti, chanakya sutra tatha kautilya arthashastra hain. iss pustak mein inn teeno ki vistrit vyakhya lekhak dwara prastut ki gayi hai. yeh pustak chintak, lekhak, prabandhak, sevak, shasak, prashasak, raajneetigya se lekar samaanya jan sab hi ke liye laabhdaayi tatha upyukt hai.(Mahapandit Chanakya was a creative thinker. He was a great economist and a great politician and a masterpiece.That empire was also a destroyer and the empire was also a producer. His 3 unique works - Chanakya policy, Chanakya Sutras and Kautilya economics. Detailed explanation of all three in this book is presented by the author.This book is beneficial and suitable for everyone, from the thinker, writer, manager, servant, ruler, administrator, politician to general public.) #v&spublishers
$22
Mantras For Success : India's Greatest CEOs Tell You How To Win
Mantras For Success : India's Greatest CEOs Tell You How To Win
Description

In Mantras for Success, India’s finest CEOs and business leaders tell you what it takes to be successful.They take you to the heart of their enormous businesses and tell you how they built these corporations and grew them to their present standards of excellence. These icons of business will show you how to find the keys to greatness, unlock the secrets of their ability to innovate, break the conventions, overcome challenges and generate strategies. Many of them have a lot of qualities in common, and all of them have a number of abilities that set them apart as the best. They talk candidly and clearly about these aspects of their life and work, and the elusive ‘x-factor’ needed to win.
This is a book that is intended for the general reader who wants to build a successful career and life, but it will specifically benefit those who are involved in business and management—from trainees to CEOs.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Suhel Seth is the Managing Partner of Counselage India and founder of Equus. He is a regular speaker at industry meets and lectures at various Indian Institutes of Management. A bestselling author, Suhel also writes columns in The Financial Times, London, and in Business India, The Hindustan Times and The Indian Express on current affairs and the social landscape of India.

Specification
  • Product Code : BK8723
  • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
  • Edition : January 1, 2015
  • Pages : 240
  • Weight : 440 gm.
  • Size : 8.5 x 5.5 inches
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Author : Suhel Seth with Sunny Sen
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8129135671
    ISBN-13: 978-8129135674
$26
Maharashtra Maximus: The State, Its People and Politics
Maharashtra Maximus: The State, Its People and Politics
Description

What is Maharashtra? What has been the contribution of various communities and castes in making the Maharashtra of today? What makes Mumbai a centre of political power? Why is it that rampage can be unleashed if the city is called by its old name, Bombay? Who is a Maharashtrian? Sujata Anandan delves into history to unravel multiple layers that explain the complexity of Maharashtrian politics and its impact on the Indian State.

About the Author: Sujata Anandan
Sujata Anandan has an experience of more than three decades as a journalist through which she has mapped the length and breadth of Maharashtra, fine toothcomb in hand. She has closely observed the states society and the rise and decline of its political parties and leaders in their most potent as well as humdrum years in politics.

She has worked for leading newspapers and magazines like Hindustan Times, The Indian Express, Outlook and a wire service, United News of India. While a versatile writer, she has mostly distinguished herself as a noted political analyst.

Sujata is currently a columnist with Hindustan Times. She has also written occasionally for Mint, The Hindu, The Wire, Scroll.in and National Herald, and writes on national issues for Lokmat Times. She lives in Mumbai.

Specification
  • Product Code : BK8720
  • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
  • Edition : 20 January 2018
  • Pages : 256
  • Weight : 
  • Size : 8.7 x 5.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Binding : Paperback
  • Author : Sujata Anandan
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8129149990
    ISBN-13: 978-8129149992


$22
Life Among the Scorpions: Memoirs of a Woman in Indian Politics
Life Among the Scorpions: Memoirs of a Woman in Indian Politics
Description

An Indian politician looks back at her journey and recounts how the going got tougher with her every success, perhaps because she was a woman.

Life among the Scorpions recounts the deeply fascinating and often tumultuous events that mark thirty years of Jaya Jaitly’s political journey.

From arranging relief for victims of the 1984 Sikh riots, to joining politics under firebrand leader George Fernandes, to becoming the president of Samata Party—a key ally in the erstwhile NDA Government, Jaitly’s rise in Indian mainstream politics invited both awe and envy. But the going has been far from smooth. Trouble began with George Fernandes sacking Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat in 1998. Jaitly became the target. She was soon hounded by Tehelka’s stings—first concerning her son-in-law-to-be Ajay Jadeja and then herself in an alleged bribery case.

Eventually, Fernandes had to resign as India’s Defence Minister, despite being the best, and Jaitly quit as the Samata Party President. Meanwhile, she spiritedly fought booth capturing in Bihar as well as fellow party men’s egos, intervened and ensured the installation of the Samata government in Manipur. All this, even as she continued her parallel fight for the livelihood of craftsmen on the one hand, and conceptualized and ensured establishment of the first Dilli Haat (crafts market place) in 1994 on the other.

With all the backstories of major events in Indian politics between 1970–2000, including her experience of dealing with the Commission of Inquiry and courts regarding the Tehelka stings, the story of Jaya Jaitly makes for a riveting read. A powerful narrative on why being a woman in politics was for her akin to being surrounded by scorpions; this hard hitting memoir offers a perspective on the functioning of Indian politics from a woman’s point of view.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Jaya Jaitly is the former president of the Samata Party, a key ally of the NDA Government (1998–2004), and an eminent expert in the traditional arts and crafts of India. She has worked closely with craftspeople since 1965 to sustain traditional livelihoods and preserve India’s crafts heritage. Having founded the Dastkari Haat Samiti, a body of craftspeople, in 1986, she established Dilli Haat a permanent marketplace showcasing weaves and handicrafts, in 1994. Her work brings together rural artisans within India, and of India, with those of Pakistan, Vietnam, Iran, Egypt and many other countries. These programs have often been supported by the Indian Government as an instrument in diplomacy.

Jaitly was educated in the UK, Burma, Japan, India and the USA. Her published works include Craft Traditions of India (1990), Crafts of Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh (1999), A Podium on the Pavement (2005), Biju Spins Some Magic (2005), Crafting Nature (2007), Crafts Atlas of India (2012), Woven Textiles of Varanasi (2014), The Artistry Of Handwork (2014), and Vishvakarma’s Children: Stories of India’s Craftspeople (2001). Jaya Jaitly is based in Delhi.

Specification
  • Product Code :  BK8718
  • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
  • Edition : November 11, 2017
  • Pages : 312
  • Weight : 550 gm.
  • Size : 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
  • Binding : Hardcover
  • Author : Jaya Jaitly
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8129149095
    ISBN-13: 978-8129149091
$30
Kautilya’s Arthashastra: An Intellectual Portrait
Kautilya’s Arthashastra: An Intellectual Portrait
Description

‘Kautilya who?’ In India itself, Kautilya is mentioned for reasons that are more sentimental and nationalistic than analytical and comparative with respect to the theoretical significance of his contributions to statecraft. In academic circles, Kautilya is labelled as the ‘Indian Machiavelli’, even though the Arthashastra was written some 1800 years prior to Machiavelli’s Discorsi and Principe and is much broader in scope. This book brings the wisdom of Kautilya’s text—a tour de force in strategic thinking—to the present political discourse, emphasizing the relevance of this ancient text to contemporary world affairs. Brilliant scholarly analysis complemented with in-depth academic enquiry gives this work an edge over all that has been written on Arthashastra so far. Mitra and Liebig move beyond romanticizing Kautilya and present to the reader one of the sharpest minds in history, unmatched in its knowledge of statecraft and a theory unparalleled in strategic thinking. A must-have guide to understanding both Kautilya and the intricacies of governance.

Specification
  • Product Code : BK8713
  • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
  • Edition : 20 November 2017
  • Pages : 600
  • Weight : 550 gm.
  • Size : 8.4 x 5.4 x 1.7 inches
  • Binding : Hardcover
  • Author : SUBRATA K. MITRA
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 812914865X
    ISBN-13: 978-8129148650

 

$30
Flying in High Winds: A Memoir
Flying in High Winds: A Memoir
Description

Throughout his career, S.K. Misra has flown in high winds, sometimes with them and sometimes against. As principal secretary to three chief ministers of Haryana, including the formidable Bansi Lal and Chaudhary Devi Lal; principal secretary to Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar; and secretary in the Ministries of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Agriculture, he worked closely with strong political leaders. He also developed close friendships with some of the most iconic cultural figures of the time. Among many other achievements, he directed the Festivals of India, set up the National Institute of Fashion Technology, served as chairman of INTACH and played a crucial role in creating the International National Trusts Organization (INTO). He continues to innovate with ITRHD, a new trust for rural heritage and development. In all of this, he has always maintained one thing—his integrity.

Flying in High Winds chronicles a life well lived, revealing unknown facets of the prominent personalities with whom he interacted, such as Jawaharlal Nehru, M.F. Husain, Prince Charles, Sanjay Gandhi and Ebrahim Alkazi, and behind-the-scenes history of major events in which he played a key role. Candid, enlightening and with doses of tongue-in-cheek humour, this book showcases Indian bureaucracy in a new light.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK
S.K. Misra was born in 1932. He received his MA degree from Allahabad University and joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1956. He served as principal secretary to three chief ministers in Haryana and later as director general of the Festivals of India, and secretary in the Ministries of Agriculture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. He retired from government as principal secretary to the prime minister, after which he served with the UPSC, and as chairman of INTACH. He has created and nurtured numerous institutions, including the Punjab Agricultural University, the Motilal Nehru School of Sports, the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) and, currently, the Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development (ITRHD). In 2009 he was awarded the Padma Bhushan for Distinguished Civil Service.

Specification
  • Product Code : BK8694
  • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
  • Edition : 17 May 2016
  • Pages : 288
  • Weight : 500 gm.
  • Size : 6 x 9 inches
  • Binding : Hardcover
  • Author : S.K. Misra
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 812913960X
    ISBN-13: 978-8129139603

 

$25
Durand’s Curse: A Line Across the Pathan Heart
Durand’s Curse: A Line Across the Pathan Heart
Description

Blood and fire have often blighted Afghanistan, the three Anglo-Afghan wars being among the bloodiest and the cruelest in its history. But Britain’s partitioning of Afghanistan will rank as the greatest crime of the nineteenth century. That arbitrary line which Mortimer Durand drew in 1893 on a small piece of paper continues to bleed Afghanistan and hound the world. Alas, this story remained untold until now.

Written in an inimitable style, Durand’s Curse is the result of deep research. Fascinating details from long-buried archives of history reveal for the first time a tale of intrigue and deceit against Afghanistan. First the British and then Pakistan had taken away territory that originally belonged to Afghanistan. But the divided Pathan families refuse to accept this division even now and for the last century and over, there has been a struggle to rub out the cursed line drawn across the sand.

Rajiv Dogra brings alive the wars, the tragedies and the Afghan anger against injustice in this heart-wrenching account of Afghanistan’s misfortunes. This is an absolutely riveting story of the Indian sub-continent’s history told by an important writer of our generation.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK
Rajiv Dogra is a writer, television commentator and artist. A career foreign service officer of the 1974 batch, he was India’s Ambassador to Italy and Romania, the Permanent Representative to the United Nations Agencies in Rome and the last Consul General in Karachi.

An active public speaker, Dogra is one of India’s foremost commentators on foreign policy and strategic affairs and is noted for his considered and assertive views. He is the bestselling author of Where Borders Bleed, regarded as one of the most authoritative books on India–Pakistan relations.

Specification
  • Product Code : BK8687
  • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
  • Edition : August 21, 2017
  • Pages : 264
  • Weight : 380 gm.
  • Size : 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
  • Binding : Paperback
  • Author : Rajiv Dogra
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8129148641
    ISBN-13: 978-8129148643
$32
'Deendayal Upadhyaya: Life of an Ideologue Politician'
'Deendayal Upadhyaya: Life of an Ideologue Politician'
Description

The ideals and values that Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya propagated and practised, which led to the growth of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, and later to the birth of the BJP, have been well-laid out in this book.

Being thoroughly in sync with the ways of the RSS, he dedicated his life to serve the nation through the Sangh. This book not only traces his journey as one of the primary leaders who instilled the sense of nationality in the country, but also as one who condemned exploitation by the State.

While much has been discussed and written on Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, it is not easily accessible to all. This book is an attempt to make his contributions accessible to the general readers for their understanding of his personality and principles.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK
Dr Shiv Shakti Nath Bakshi has a PhD in history from Jawaharlal Nehru University, is currently the National Convenor of BJP Journals and Publication Department, and is also Executive Editor of Kamal Sandesh. Mr Bakshi edits Party publications, presents papers in India and abroad, writes regularly in many national dailies and frequently appears as a panelist in discussions on various national TV news channels.
He lives in New Delhi, India.

Specification
  • Product Code : BK8684
  • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
  • Edition : January 1, 2018
  • Pages : 190
  • Weight : 200 gm.
  • Size : 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Binding : Paperback
  • Author : Dr Shiv Shakti Nath Bakshi
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8129150484
    ISBN-13: 978-8129150486
$20

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