It is a rare study that can encompass within its bounds the writings of the Sikh Gurus as well as several other writers who followed and then draw threads of arguments that run from sacred texts to later polemical essays in order to develop a holistic view of the evolution of various aspects of the Sikh faith.
Economic Reforms and Growth in India is a collection of articles from the Economic and Political Weekly on the Indian growth trajectory in the post-liberalization period. The articles are spread between the years 2004 to 2010 focussing mainly on those article written in the later stages of the economic reforms. The introduction to the book by Balakrishnan offers an overview to the five sections in which the book has been divided, and provides a rationalization for the compilation.
Part of the four sets of Readers that have been designed by the School of Women’s Studies, Jadavpur as Readings in Gender Studies, this happens to be the second volume of the first set. The other three are listed as forthcoming and having gone through the already published material, one looks forward to the forthcoming publications.
There has been a huge academic industry on Kerala’s demographic transition.Birth rates in Kerala began to decline in the second half of the 20th century despite little urbanization, industrialization, and economic growth—key factors that had led to demographic transition in the West in the 19th century.
This volume of the Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru covers the period of two months from November 1957 till December 1957. Its relevance is two fold. One, it contains enough data to throw light on some important facets of Nehru’s life and politics. Two, like earlier volumes on the 1950s, this too has a contemporaneity. Many of the issues that Nehru talked about and engaged with are still with us in some form or the other, some unresolved and some unresolvable.
Nestled within an idyllic ecological environment, the hill stations have always been an ideal summer retreat. However, the quietude of these settlements and the tranquility of their landscapes belie a history of conflicts and negotiations mostly dated to the nineteenth century, between the hill communities and the British.