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Indian Democracy: Contradictions and Reconciliations

Indian Democracy: Contradictions and Reconciliations

Indian Democracy: Contradictions and Reconciliations provides a vivid presentation of major facets of democracy in India. It aims to explore how Indian democracy has functioned, with Reference to its theoretical foundations, institutional mechanisms and procedures, and political practices. The book starts with a close analysis of the Constitution of India, which provides the theoretical validation for democratic Politics and serves as a reflective and regulative ideal. It highlights the way adherence to democratic principles and nurturing of strong institutions have helped India negotiate and often reconcile contradictions such as caste inequalities, linguistic and ethnic identities,  majority–minority divide, gender bias and divergences in the conception of democracy itself. Furthermore, the book delineates significant improvements in the maintenance of accurate electoral registers, enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct and use of electronic voting machines, considerable reductions in violence and intimidation in the recent decades, which have together contributed to strengthening the Indian voter’s confidence in democratic processes. This edited book will prove indispensable for all those who are interested in a close understanding of democracy in India.

Uncivil City: Ecology, Equity and the Commons in Delhi

Uncivil City: Ecology, Equity and the Commons in Delhi

As cities become habitat for most of humanity, the question of their ecological capacity to sustain lives worth living becomes ever more critical. Yet, when we listen to debates about city planning and governance, and observe urban environmental campaigns on the ground, we notice that they have little to do with Ecology or justice. To examine this contradiction, Uncivil City: Ecology, Equity and the Commons in Delhi looks at two decades of environmental Politics in Delhi—across homes and workplaces, ordinary streets and extraordinary spectacles, and the river and the Ridge. It argues that the terms of the discourse—what is an environmental issue, who is authorised to speak, and which modes of action count as legitimate—are partial, particularistic and perverse. ‘Bourgeois environmentalists’, who claim to speak in the public interest, for nature and society, have made the city what it is: unfair and unliveable. Only citizenship and civility will save the commons—air, water, space and trees—upon which cities depend for survival.  

Myth of 'Free Media' and Fake News in the Post-Truth Era

Myth of 'Free Media' and Fake News in the Post-Truth Era

Myth of ‘Free Media’ and Fake News in the Post-truth Era reveals the story of ‘fake news’ hysteria and myth of ‘free media’ in the post-truth world order, starting from the question of whether there has really been a ‘truth’ era.  The book examines how the news media is battling for relevance in the age of Internet. It shows how the wave of media ‘liberalization’ has weakened the Basic premise of Libertarian Media Function Theory, which states that the media is the ‘Fourth Estate’ that protects the citizens from abuse of power by the government. It analyses how excessive commercialization of the media and the commodification of news has changed journalism globally. The book recommends a new paradigm and explains how it can be used to transform news reporting from an adversarial model to a human-centric one.

The Radio Career Book: From Programming to Performance

The Radio Career Book: From Programming to Performance

Conversational, entertaining and informative, this book is a must-have for anyone aspiring to carve a successful career in radio broadcasting. An outcome of the author’s vast experience of working as a radio jockey and programme manager for over 17 years, this book provides a thorough understanding of the various wings and functionaries of the radio industry. From the basics of understanding the pulse of radio listeners, formatting radio programming, making an effective sales pitch and producing great commercials to exhaustive advice on presenting a show, appearing for interviews and improving public speaking, the book will help in developing the right skill set for readers looking for a head start in the radio industry. Key Features: •Provides detailed job descriptions and skill sets required in the radio industry •Focuses on the intricacies of producing a radio show—from creating content to building relationships with the listener •Includes dedicated chapters on radio sales and audience research for better understanding of the commercial aspect of radio •Includes extensive discussion on the History of radio broadcasting, community radio and the FM revolution in India  

Transnational Television, Cultural Identity and Change: When STAR Came to India

Transnational Television, Cultural Identity and Change: When STAR Came to India

When STAR TV began broadcasting into India in 1992, it was at the vanguard of an influx of transnational television networks trying to tap into one of the world's largest consumer markets. STAR's Western programming, bold marketing, and its later ownership by one of the world's largest media conglomerates, Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, saw thename inextricably linked with the debate surrounding cultural change in India in the 1990s. This book is not just a History of the development of TV in India, nor solely an exploration of its impact. It measures cultural change by looking at changing perceptions of Indianness, or the understanding of what it means to call oneself an Indian, and the role of transnational TV in the process of defining, creating and maintaining that identity.

Gandhian Thought and Communication: Rethinking the Mahatma in the Media Age

Gandhian Thought and Communication: Rethinking the Mahatma in the Media Age

Gandhian Thought and Communication: Rethinking the Mahatma in the Media Age looks at Gandhian thought and contributions from an interdisciplinary communication perspective. It explores the Mahatma as a public intellectual and communicator. It studies Gandhi’s unique communication techniques to connect with the masses and the way he used and appropriated myth, metaphors and symbols to communicate his ideas related to modernity and nationalism. The book examines how Gandhian ideas have been tested and the implications derived. This book also studies the contemporary relevance of Gandhian thought by looking at various popular media representations to open up the possibilities of rethinking and recasting Gandhi in the present context.

Adhigam Akshamta: Siddhant Se Prayog Tak

Adhigam Akshamta: Siddhant Se Prayog Tak

In spite of their average or even above-average intelligence and conventional classroom experience, a large number of children suffer from learning disabilities. Failing to cope with the academic demands of the school, many of them drop out at an early age. This deprives them of many opportunities in life that a literate person enjoys. In this context, this book serves two major objectives: it provides up-to-date information to the readers on theories and current practices in remediation of learning disability, and demonstrates the therapeutic effectiveness of two major techniques of intervention, namely, cognitive behaviour therapy and computer-assisted instruction, through a series of case studies. Thus, it bridges the theory–practice gap originating out of the difference between fundamental research and its actual implementation and places the treatment programmes on a firmer Scientific footing by validating them empirically.

India Higher Education Report 2018: Financing of Higher Education

India Higher Education Report 2018: Financing of Higher Education

In the last few decades, India has experienced several shifts in the policies pertaining to the financing of higher Education. These shifts include a move from public financing to keep pace with the expansion requirements of the sector; the strengthening of market forces in higher Education both through privatisation of public institutions and operation of private institutions; and a move from the financing of institutions to the financing of students. The Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education (CPRHE) has initiated major research activities to understand how the recent changes have affected the financing of higher Education in India and how the higher Education institutions cope with and respond to these changes. India Higher Education Report 2018, the fourth volume in the series, presents this study to provide a comprehensive analysis of financing of higher Education in India. This book investigates the changing dynamics and related key issues including state–market dynamics, university–industry linkages, foreign aid, institutional strategies to overcome shortages in funding, issues with self-financing courses, Educational loans and fee reimbursement schemes, expansion and financing of private higher Education.

Accounting and Finance for Non-finance Managers

Accounting and Finance for Non-finance Managers

Designed for Management students from a non-finance background, this book introduces the Basic concepts of Accounting and finance in an easy-to-understand manner. The book comprehensively Covers the fundamental concepts of Financial Accounting, cost Accounting, Management Accounting and Financial Management. It also introduces international Accounting Standards covering US GAPP and IFRS. Accounting and Finance for Non-finance Managers helps to develop the generic skills of application, problem-solving, evaluation and Communication in the areas of Accounting and finance to aid young managers in making appropriate Business decisions. Key Features: · Text and Theory supported by numerous examples, diagrams, activities, solved illustrations, practice modules, unsolved exercises, case studies and suggestions for project work. · Cases and examples extracted from newspapers, annual reports and Financial reports of real-time Companies to help practical understanding. · Robust companion website including additional solved illustrations, test bank, PPTs and manuals for classroom teaching.

Revisiting the Political Thought of Ancient India: Pre-Kautilyan Arthashastra Tradition

Revisiting the Political Thought of Ancient India: Pre-Kautilyan Arthashastra Tradition

Revisiting the Political Thought of Ancient India: Pre-Kautilyan Arthashastra Tradition rediscovers the political ideas of the original and celebrated schools of thought in Ancient India—early Arthashastra and Pre-Kautilyan traditions. This book Throws light on hitherto not very well-known aspects of political ideas in Ancient India, which flourished during the 5th and 4th centuries before Christ. Kautilya’s Arthashastra is a major text on Ancient Indian political thought, wherein he cited views of a number of Arthashastra teachers who had written on political science. Unfortunately, their writings are not available today; only their views are found scattered in different texts. This book brings together these views to prepare a coherent account of their political ideas and reconstructs the pre-Kautilyan Arthashastra tradition with the help of available sources.

Disability and Care Work: State, Society and Invisible Lives

Disability and Care Work: State, Society and Invisible Lives

Disability and Care Work: State, Society and Invisible Lives explores the lived reality of Children with disabilities and those involved in parenting and caring for them. It discusses the extent to which the needs of the Disabled and their caregivers have been met by Health and welfare initiatives, and finds substantial gaps. The book describes vividly how the families of Children with disability negotiate the uncertain journey of identifying their child’s disability, obtaining a Diagnosis, accessing appropriate Services and their ongoing efforts to reconcile with and recognise their child’s unique situation and mode of being. It critically examines the gendered dimensions involved in caregiving, the role of the state and civil society, and the legal and institutional frameworks in place. The book calls for inclusion of disability treatment at the primary care level, enhanced Technology use for Diagnosis and information, coordinated national level disability care policy formulation and organised action by the Disabled and their caregivers to ensure their needs are addressed by the state and society.

Gendering Caste: Through a Feminist Lens (Theorizing Feminism)

Gendering Caste: Through a Feminist Lens (Theorizing Feminism)

The continuous demand for Gendering Caste: Through a Feminist Lens (2003) led to this revised edition which analyses the recent socio-economic and political changes that have taken place. Caste-based marriage and control over Women's Sexuality have been crucial for the continuation of the caste system in India. Thus, caste and gender are linked. Brutal reprisals have followed when dalits and Women have tried to challenge caste-based marriage and inequality which allots strict rules of conduct for Women and all dalits. Maithreyi Krishnaraj, the Series Editor, highlights the author’s discussion on the new ways in which caste violence targets Women and on the changes within the family—immediate and extended—that still keep Women subservient to caste norms. She points to the new discussion on an economy in transition to capitalism, and persistent conflicts over religion, language, Ethnicity and other differences that relate to gender. The book also includes a new ‘Afterword: Caste and Gender in the New Millennium’, which provides an updated discussion on the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 (known in short as Prevention of Atrocities Act: POA). Erudite, yet accessible, this book enables the reader to understand the ramifications of caste today.

Disability in South Asia: Knowledge and Experience

Disability in South Asia: Knowledge and Experience

Disability in South Asia: Knowledge & Experience presents a comprehensive approach to various aspects of disability in South Asia. A critical Work on disability studies, this book explores the full complexity of disability in its multi-layered, interactional dynamics. The book imparts understanding of the social, political and cultural construction of disability as opposed to the traditional perception of disability in terms of medical condition, biological trait, rehabilitation and special education. It focuses on foregrounding disability across various areas including education, Law and sociology, critically exploring the interaction of gender and disability, and challenging the separation between Theory and practice as well as academia and activism. The book shows how the inclusion of a disability perspective enriches scholarship by contributing to the understanding of social marginalization, oppression and the perception of difference. It highlights the lived experiences of People with disabilities to help Readers develop a nuanced comprehension of disability.

Learn English: A Fun Book of Functional Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary

Learn English: A Fun Book of Functional Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary

A one-book army that will demolish your fear of and troubles with English! If you wish to improve your English but don’t know where to begin, try reading this book. Learn English is a complete package that presents the fundamentals of the English language in an enjoyable, reader-friendly style. From Basic sentences to complex grammatical forms, from essential English words to modern Business vocabulary, and from common errors to elements of style, this book Covers them all! As you Work through the book, you will find answers to your questions in easy-to-understand, informal language. The book is specifically aimed at South Asians who Face similar challenges while learning English. With contexts and stories they can easily relate to, this book offers insights into English in a fun way. It will help you speak and write English with clarity and confidence. This book: • Can an be used either by self-learners or in a classroom • Is based on modern concepts of second language acquisition • Deals with linguistic challenges and cultural aspects from a South Asian perspective

Character Strength Development: Perspectives from Positive Psychology

Character Strength Development: Perspectives from Positive Psychology

Character strengths are the foundations of life-long development and thriving. These strengths help individuals to deal with everyday challenges and move forward in life with confidence and resilience. Character Strength Development: Perspectives from Positive Psychology aims to document Research and evidence-based practices in positive Psychology with specific focus on character strengths. The arguments and perspectives shared by the experts in their respective chapters will help create new Research avenues. It is an excellent resource for researchers, academicians, practitioners and teachers to develop a comprehensive understanding of different approaches, Models and best practices for character Education across the globe. Practitioners, educators and policymakers in the field of character Education will also find this book immensely helpful for incorporating character strength-based approaches in their practice.

Inquilab: Bhagat Singh on Religion & Revolution

Inquilab: Bhagat Singh on Religion & Revolution

Extolled for his extraordinary courage and sacrifice, Bhagat Singh is one of our most venerated freedom fighters. He is valourised for his martyrdom, and rightly so, but in the ensuing enthusiasm, most of us forget, or consciously ignore, his contributions as an intellectual and a thinker. He not only sacrificed his life, like many others did before and after him, but he also had a vision of independent India. In the current political climate, when it has become routine to appropriate Bhagat Singh as a nationalist icon, not much is known or spoken about his nationalist vision. Inquilab: Bhagat Singh on Religion and Revolution provides a corrective to such a situation by bringing together some of Bhagat Singh's seminal writings on his pluralist and egalitarian vision. In doing so, it compels the reader to see that while continuing to celebrate the Memory of Bhagat Singh as a martyr and a nationalist, we must also learn about his intellectual legacy. This important book also makes a majority of these writings, hitherto only available in Hindi, accessible for the first Time to the English-language readership.

Happiness at Work: Mindfulness, Analysis and Well-being

Happiness at Work: Mindfulness, Analysis and Well-being

A handful of stressors and internal psychodynamics derail the happiness of normal People like you and me. Fortunately, rigorous Science and Psychology can be applied to this problem. Happiness at Work: Mindfulness, Analysis and Well-being tells you what to apply, how to apply and why it works. It is utterly simplistic to wish away external stressors. However, are you taking the best decisions about them? Everyone gets some of their decisions  wrong, aver the behavioral economists, as universal distortions are always at work. We can deploy some decision-making paradigms to minimize these distortions. We are beset with individual distortions too, as we are wired with certain tendencies and default modes. As soon as you understand the source and dynamics of these individual distortions, you would begin to heal. Your everyday errors, interpersonal interactions, nighttime dreams and body language, all give useful clues to this wiring. On top of this insight, you can build a fine temperament of mindfulness about your body, mind and interactions as well as your entire life. This would lead to peak emotional and mental wellness. Even as professionals leading busy lives, you would see the signs of progress yourself, in weeks and months. This is what ‘happiness at work’ is all about.

Environmental Governance in India: Issues and Challenges

Environmental Governance in India: Issues and Challenges

This exhaustive and thorough book on Environmental governance in India examines the multi-layered interaction between Society and nature in the light of the role of the State, the Judiciary and Civil Society. Governance of the natural Environment has, arguably, emerged as one of the most complex challenges faced by humanity. Consequently, Environment has been increasingly incorporated in the agenda at all Levels of governance, for both developed and developing countries. Environmental Governance in India: Issues and Challenges traces this Environment–development discourse and addresses the limitations, obstacles and possibilities for equitable, just and sustainable development. A pioneering text focusing on the State as a vital factor in Environmental and sustainability politics, this book not only reveals the conflicts, problems and dilemmas of urban Environmentalism but also suggests a viable strategy to maintain a balance between Ecology and equity. Key Features: • Issues of Environment and governance written in a lucid and jargon-free language. • Urban Environmentalism in India elucidated on the basis of an empirical study. • Exploration of social Issues in Environmental governance. • Environmental governance explained from both global and Indian perspectives.

India Higher Education Report 2017: Teaching, Learning and Quality in Higher Education

India Higher Education Report 2017: Teaching, Learning and Quality in Higher Education

Understanding teaching, learning and quality in higher Education requires in-depth engagement with theoretical discourse and empirical evidences. With this objective, the Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education (CPRHE) has initiated multiple Research activities to develop deeper insights into quality concerns in higher Education. India Higher Education Report 2017 evaluates the Indian higher Education system in terms of teaching, learning and quality and presents a comprehensive analysis of reforms that took place in these domains. Organized into three major parts—ranking, Research and quality; teachers and teaching–learning; and quality management—this book discusses changes and Issues that have affected the country’s higher Education system in recent times. This seminal Work is a must-have for scholars and researchers of Education, social Science and public policy.

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Macroeconomics: From Short Run to Long Run

Macroeconomics: From Short Run to Long Run

This comprehensive textbook deals with multidimensional aspects of macroeconomics through lucid presentation of concepts and critical comparison of different schools of thoughts. Macroeconomics: From Short Run to Long Run presents a clear explanation of how the incomes of a country, prices of goods and services, level of employment, Interest rates and so on are determined and how an economy progresses. The book attempts to re-establish the existing theories behind the determination of macro variables and the growth process of an economy. In the process, it captures the significance of the debate between the classical orthodox theories and Keynesian modernism and its implications. Besides adhering to traditional aspects, the book also focuses on recent developments such as green macroeconomics. Undergraduate and postgraduate students of Economics and Business Economics will find this book immensely helpful. Key Features: • Provides empirical verification of theories where necessary. • Offers insightful content and critical analysis of environmental factors in the study of macroeconomics. • Chapters aided by mathematical explanations, quantitative problems and their solutions, and a plethora of objective review questions.

Indian Administration: A Foundation of Governance

Indian Administration: A Foundation of Governance

Indian Administration: A Foundation of Governance offers a modern introduction to the structure and functioning of Indian public administration. The text has been developed keeping in mind the various conceptual shifts in the idea and practice of governance and its effects at both domestic and global levels. It analyses the fundamentals of Indian Administration and its multiple aspects through the lens of Public Administration theories and practices. Beginning with the evolutionary stages of administrative functions in independent India, the book elaborately traces the role of the Constitution in creating the framework for good governance. It provides critical insights into the development of local governance in India, the crucial relationship between the elected representatives and civil servants, the role of Ethics in governance and the much debated aspects of social welfare administration. This comprehensive textbook will be an indispensable companion to the students of public administration, political science, and UGC NET and civil Services aspirants.

Hippocratic Oath or Hypocrisy?: Doctors at Crossroads

Hippocratic Oath or Hypocrisy?: Doctors at Crossroads

Medicine was until recently a greatly respected profession supported by trust and faith on one side and compassion and care on the other. However, over the years, the relationship between doctors and patients has suffered. Doctors now find themselves in the News for all the wrong reasons. Labelled as ‘murderers’, ‘knife happy’, ‘organ stealing thieves’ or touts of pharmaceutical giants, they have now lost respect in the Eyes of society. When and how did this happen? When did doctors go from being ‘Next to God’ to maut ke saudagar, as the media is so fond of labelling them? Hippocratic Oath or Hypocrisy?: Doctors at Crossroads is the author’s journey as a doctor over three decades, from a young medical student to an experienced paediatrician. She has used her experience to highlight serious issues—demanding patients, prescribing of unnecessary investigations, hospitals run like Business houses, the role of big pharmaceutical Industries and so on from the point of view of both doctors and patients. The author’s anecdotal style, which includes quotes from her many case studies, will keep the reader turning the pages eagerly till the end.

Teacher Education in the 21st Century

Teacher Education in the 21st Century

The book provides a valuable insight for teachers and teacher-educators to act on the demands of teaching in the 21st century and helps them develop their pedagogical practices accordingly. Teacher Education in the 21st Century presents a series of focused ideas and classroom plans along with real-life examples for enhancing the quality of teacher preparation efforts to develop young minds for the future. The editors and contributors have incorporated principles of constructive teaching, inclusive Education and integration of Technology throughout the book. The book explicitly contextualizes the teaching practices and pedagogies in the social, cultural and linguistic landscape of India. The learning pedagogies, resource ideas, case studies, flow charts and classroom activities in this book lay the essential groundwork for teachers and teacher-educators to apply in their daily teaching. The examples and case studies span across teaching contexts in primary, middle and high school grade levels. Key Features: • New and emerging interdisciplinary curricular areas. • Emphasis on ongoing Professional development for teachers. • New-age pedagogical practices for teachers and students. • Highlights the importance of collaborative efforts between and among teachers, parents, school administrators, and ancillary school professionals.

Kerala’s Economic Development: Emerging Issues and Challenges

Kerala’s Economic Development: Emerging Issues and Challenges

Focusing on current economic problems, Kerala's Economic Development: Emerging Issues and Challenges provides an in-depth analysis of the major development Issues and challenges faced by the state. Kerala’s development experience has attracted worldwide attention due to its paradoxical development: attaining higher quality of life of People on the one hand and continuation of the backward productive sectors on the other. The state’s economy remained backward in many respects and relied heavily on the remittance of Keralite emigrants. The implementation of liberalisation and globalisation policies since 1991 radically altered the growth process and Kerala achieved higher rates of investment and growth and greater technological change. These policies, however, have not only provided enormous opportunities, but also new challenges. This book examines the state’s economic growth as well as the Issues that have accompanied the policy changes.

Books published by SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd at best prices | Best of SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd (163 books)

Books published by SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd at best prices | Best of SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd (163 books) Price
Indian Democracy: Contradictions and Reconciliations Rs. 971.0
Uncivil City: Ecology, Equity and the Commons in Delhi Rs. 896.0
Myth of 'Free Media' and Fake News in the Post-Truth Era Rs. 810.0
The Radio Career Book: From Programming to Performance Rs. 528.0
Transnational Television, Cultural Identity and Change: When STAR Came to India Rs. 220.0
Gandhian Thought and Communication: Rethinking the Mahatma in the Media Age Rs. 925.0
Adhigam Akshamta: Siddhant Se Prayog Tak Rs. 325.0
India Higher Education Report 2018: Financing of Higher Education
Accounting and Finance for Non-finance Managers Rs. 636.0
Revisiting the Political Thought of Ancient India: Pre-Kautilyan Arthashastra Tradition Rs. 596.0
Disability and Care Work: State, Society and Invisible Lives Rs. 596.0
Gendering Caste: Through a Feminist Lens (Theorizing Feminism) Rs. 421.0
Disability in South Asia: Knowledge and Experience Rs. 871.0
Learn English: A Fun Book of Functional Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary Rs. 375.0
Character Strength Development: Perspectives from Positive Psychology Rs. 785.0
Inquilab: Bhagat Singh on Religion & Revolution Rs. 221.0
Happiness at Work: Mindfulness, Analysis and Well-being Rs. 295.0
Environmental Governance in India: Issues and Challenges Rs. 280.0
India Higher Education Report 2017: Teaching, Learning and Quality in Higher Education Rs. 1000.0
Macroeconomics: From Short Run to Long Run Rs. 440.0
Indian Administration: A Foundation of Governance Rs. 380.0
Hippocratic Oath or Hypocrisy?: Doctors at Crossroads Rs. 338.0
Teacher Education in the 21st Century Rs. 236.0
Kerala’s Economic Development: Emerging Issues and Challenges Rs. 876.0