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SHORT STORIES at IDEAINDIA.COM

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‘I DIED...LONG BEFORE’


Sujoy Ghosh


EBOOK available from IDEAINDIA.COM at http://www.ideaindia.com/product_detail.php?pid=1747


This is a powerful short story on female infanticide. It is the story of an adopted girl who has a successful career and life. She discovers that when she was born her real father had tried to have her killed simply for being a girl. She was then adopted. She tracks down her real father and confronts him…

Sujoy Ghosh - “poet by heart and engineer by default”. He is based in Uttar Pradesh, India and this is his first novel








THE PRIMITIVE CURSE




Naval Langa



EBOOK available from IDEAINDIA.COM at
http://www.ideaindia.com/product_detail.php?pid=1751


This is a short story with a very poignant message - the man, Kingo, invents a weapon and acquires strength. He uses it over the weak and the women. He dislikes free speech and the words spoken against him. So at the birth of every child, he cuts out its tongue and keeps all the tongues in his custody. But one young woman revolts …

URBANISATION AND LIVELIHOOD IN COASTAL INDIA - eBook by Sanjay Rode

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URBANISATION AND LIVELIHOOD IN COASTAL INDIA




Sanjay Rode




EBOOK available from IDEAINDIA.COM at http://www.ideaindia.com/product_detail.php?pid=1929




The coastline of India is characterized by several ecosystems and resources. Such ecosystem is characterized by the several economic resources. In coastal districts, large economic activities are located. Coastal ecosystem protects the region from saline winds, cyclones, tsunami, waves etc. It promotes raw materials for the number of manufacturing activities. The population in cities is generally increasing because they provide easy access to ocean, rivers beaches and other natural areas and are a good source for raw material and food. In addition, they provide good access to jobs, employment, housing and port, access to a wider market etc. The coastal regions where land and water meet are ecologically dynamic and sensitive regions, as marine and coastal ecosystems continuously impact on each other. These regions are rich ecologically as they …

THE SAGA OF THE ZOROASTRIAN RACE - VOL I - eBook by Porus Havewala

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THE SAGA OF THE ZOROASTRIAN RACE VOL I of V

The Great Migration





Porus Havewala


E-BOOK available as
Amazon Kindle eBook
and from
IDEAINDIA.COM



This is a fictional historical novel, in 5 volumes, on the origins of the Zoroastrian people. The Saga deals with the lives of the ancient Indo-Europeans about twenty thousand years ago, who called themselves the Aryans - the Noble Ones. They were the first MazdaYasnis, the Worshippers of Ahura Mazda (Zoroastrians): God in the ancient Aryan tongue of Avestan. Volume I of the Saga describes vividly the Great Migration of the Aryan ancestors from their ancient homeland Airyanam Vaejo in the North Pole, due to the Ice Age glaciations that occurred in that ancient age. Drawing inspiration from the sacred Scriptures of the Zoroastrians, in which the great journey is told; the book unfolds the trials and tribulations that befell the ancient ancestors of mankind in their great journey to the South and the South-West, towards Iran, India, Greece, Russia, Germa…

Extract from EVOLUTIONARY ECONOMICS – E-book by Hirak Bhattacharya

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Extract from


EVOLUTIONARY ECONOMICS

E-book by Hirak Bhattacharya



published by IDEAINDIA.COM at m.ideaindia.com/by_now.php?id=1911-EVOLUTIONARY%20%20ECONOMICS





HIRAK BHATTACHARYA, born in 1953, Hirak holds graduate and post-graduate degrees in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He served in public and private sector enterprises for about 25 years and is currently working as a freelance management consultant from Kolkata, India. Hirak has had a long cherished dream to write a book on Economics. His enthusiasm and hard work have resulted in the present work which, in his own words, ‘is intended not to educate but animate’!




Preface from
EVOLUTIONARY ECONOMICS




I once came across a dull painting of a pipe (years before I was introduced to the equally morbid painting of a ‘rational consumer’ in the books of economics) with an intriguing caption, ‘This is not a pipe!’ In the same sense, this is not a book and I see no book as being capable of capturing the reality. There ar…

FEDERALISM YES, WHAT ABOUT DECENTRALISATION? - E-article by V. Anil Kumar

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FEDERALISM YES, WHAT ABOUT DECENTRALISATION?
Some Aspects of Politics and Governance in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu




Dr. V. Anil Kumar



E-ARTICLE available from IDEAINDIA.COM at http://www.ideaindia.com/product_detail.php?pid=1928



We examine the decentralisation process in two south Indian states: Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. These states have major role in the federal politics of the Indian polity. In this context this e-article argues that there is an inverse relationship between strong federal demands and their relation to decentralisation further down the polity. These fast reforming states are strengthening the state level governments but the same does not seem to happen with decentralisation.


There are good reasons to compare Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu with regard to their politics: firstly both are Dravidian states; both have strong regional parties; both have had, and still have, charismatic film stars as political leaders, and both have strongly championed the federal cause in…

THE HISTORY OF INDIAN ART HISTORY - Free eBook by Debashish Banerji - IdeaIndia.Com

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The History of Indian Art History: Free eBook by Debashish Banerji - IdeaIndia.Com



THE HISTORY OF INDIAN ART HISTORY



Interpretation and Interpenetration







Debashish Banerji

Free eBook



E-BOOK available FREE from IDEAINDIA.COM at http://www.ideaindia.com/the-history-of-indian-art-history/p/1756/



To compare Indian art historiography with art historiography in general, we need first to constellate these categories - general art historiography with western art historiography and Indian art historiogaphy with the art historiography of colonized people. Art History as a nascent discipline is born in the west, particularly in Renaissance Florence, in the work of Giorgio Vasari (1511-74). It took shape as a discipline under circumstances similar to the birth of all modern academic disciplines, as a way to arrive at a complete and comprehensive knowledge of the human species and its world, in its historical evolution towards perfect rationality. Art was seen as a precious human expression, capturing t…

INDIAN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT: INDIAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SINCE INDEPENDENCE - VOLUME I - E-BOOK by AMAL KRISHNA DEY

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INDIAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SINCE INDEPENDENCE:
VOLUME I: INDIAN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT


Amal Krishna Dey




E-BOOK available from IDEAINDIA.COM at http://www.ideaindia.com/product_detail.php?pid=1812




This volume is an extremely thorough study of agricultural development in India since Independence. A further 3 volumes will deal with Management System and Behaviour of Indian Capital Market, Readings in Indian Corporate Sector Development and Readings in Indian Industrial Development. This volume, spread over two parts and eighteen chapters, provides empirical evidence of an understanding of the growth of Indian Agriculture in two periods, pre and post green revolution. The discussion is concluded by representing the results of econometric exercise evaluating the comparative advantages of alternative estimation procedures when applied to different specification of growth functions. Thus, in addition to its economic content, the methodological contribution of the study should provide to be us…

INTERVIEW WITH MARIAN LARSEN - author of Stones on the Road

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INTERVIEW


WITH


MARIAN LARSEN




Author of


STONES ON THE ROAD




eBook published by IDEAINDIA.COM at http://www.ideaindia.com/product_detail.php?pid=1886

Read Marian’s journey to find meaning in her life, about her travels through several countries including India and the effects her travels have had on her.




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THE BOLLYWOOD STORY by Ramya Sarma

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THE BOLLYWOOD STORY




Ramya Sarma



E-BOOK available from IDEAINDIA.COM at http://www.ideaindia.com/the-bollywood-story/p/1927/



This is an excellent guide to the history of Hindi cinema and Bollywood and its addiction to big stars.


It all began many years ago, in 1896. That was the year the Lumiere brothers came to India, to Bombay, as it was known then, with their moving pictures. They had been showing off their work in France and the United States, and had developed quite a reputation for the ‘magic’ that they carried in their little boxes. And the elite world in Bombay that was invited to watch the show was fascinated. And a very savvy business-minded few people realized that it was the perfect opportunity to rake in the money from the masses. It may have started on a very small scale, with the first newsreel (Return of Wrangler Paranjpye in 1901), but today the world of films in Mumbai (as it is now) is considered to be the largest production factory in the world.


Today that comparativel…