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A Handbook for Teachers : Research in Teaching of Literature2014, by M.H. Siddiqui : Rs495 ISBN: 9788170245568

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Language Across the Curriculum , 2017, by Amandeep Kaur : Rs395 ISBN: 9788179460832

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Learn English through Conversation 2016, by K. Rajamouly : Rs395 ISBN: 9788131313633

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Letter Writing , 2018, by K. K. SINGH : Rs995 ISBN: 9788176483049

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The Love Story of Kinnera, 2004, by Hanumantha Rao : Rs200 ISBN: 9788176487306

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Media Technology and English Language Teaching 2016 by Jameel Ahmad : Rs595 ISBN: 9788131307038

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Modern Methods of Teaching English 2018, by R.K. Satya : Rs695 ISBN: 9788131302392

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Modern Essays 2011, by R. K. Manoharan : Rs495 ISBN: 9788131303115

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Moments of Melancholy : A Basket of Short Stories 2005, by N.M. Kachroo : Rs695 ISBN: 9788176489409

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Research in Teaching of Literature 2012, by J. Singh : Rs295 ISBN: 9788131315477

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Sentinel of the Damned, 2000, by K.D. Bar : Rs500 ISBN: 9788176481717

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Short Story Writing 2016, by G. Kleiser : Rs595 ISBN: 9788176485678

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Speak and Write Better English 2014, by G. Kleiser : Rs895 ISBN: 97881313 05539

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Spelling Power 2018, by G. Kleiser : Rs495 ISBN: 97881313 07168

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Studies in Prose 2016, by G. Kleiser : Rs495 ISBN: 9788176485692

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Synonyms and Antonyms 2013, by K.K. Singh : Rs1495 ISBN: 9789331318190

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Teaching of Scientific English: An EST Approach 2016, by Jameel Ahmad : Rs495 ISBN: 9788131307052

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Teaching of English through Multimedia 2016, by S.P. Denisia : Rs595 ISBN: 9788131308639

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Techniques of Teaching English, 2014, by P.S. Chiniwar : Rs995 ISBN: 9789331321084

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Tenses 2015, by D. N. Mehta : Rs295 ISBN: 9789331325983

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Thoughts and Proverbs, 2013, by D.J. Maurya : Rs195 ISBN: 9789331318992

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T.S. Elliot: A Reconsideration, 2001, by N.K. Singh : Rs600 ISBN: 9788176482387

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Victorian Literary Orientalism 2010, by S.F. Zaidi : Rs795 ISBN: 9788131308882

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The Woman in Indian Fiction in English, 2001, by S. Krishnaswamy : Rs600 ISBN: 817024

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Words Confused and Misused 2012, by Kleiser G. : Rs995 ISBN: 9789331316875

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Remedial Grammar And Composition by Shama Lohumi : Rs155 ISBN: 9789381390245

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Dalit Literature and Criticism by Raj Kumar : Rs250 ISBN: 9789352875320

This book is an attempt to write and develop a critical literary history and theory of Dalit literature. The book grapples with several questions and issues that are key to understanding Dalit voices in literature: Who is a Dalit? What is the history and context of Dalit self-expression? What is the philosophy of Dalit literature? What is Dalit aesthetics? How does one read, interpret and teach Dalit literature? While providing a concise critical survey of the five decades of Dalit literature and criticism, the book deals with Dalit life, culture and history.

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In Translation: Positions and Paradigms by Anisur Rahman : Rs775 ISBN: 9789352874620

In Translation: Positions and Paradigms is a book of multiple discourses on author, text, translator, reader (and their symbiotic relationships), models of empowerment and new literary cultures. It also engages with the lineage of the Indian author, the genealogy of the Indian text, language as repository of discourse, and translation as a mode of discourse formation. A wide variety of issues such as the problem of translatability, the semantics and morphology of text, and the idea of translation as an interrogative, collaborative and dialogic act are examined in the broader contexts of history, culture and writing. The book traces some of the new shifts in translation studies through the questions it raises.

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A Handbook of Rhetoric and Prosody by Jaydip Sarkar & Anindya Bhattacharya : Rs210 ISBN: 9789352872770

How can language be used to entertain, to persuade, to emotionally affect us? What is it about a piece of writing that makes it stylish or appealing or well-written? Orient BlackSwan‚€™s A Handbook of Rhetoric and Prosody aims to provide a clear understanding of the techniques used by writers, from the classical age to the present day, to make their words resonate with their audience. Written primarily for students and teachers of English literature‚€”both at the undergraduate and the postgraduate level‚€”this handy reference book examines every important rhetorical and prosodic device in a thorough and engaging manner.

The tropes and figures of speech in the ‚€˜Rhetoric‚€™ section of the book are categorised by type. This section not only defines each rhetorical term in lucid, accessible language, but also looks at its evolution, and analyses its use in detail through numerous examples culled from across centuries and genres. The ‚€˜Prosody‚€™ section introduces the reader to the varieties of regular and irregular metre found in English verse, along with various terms related to prosody. Most importantly, this section contains step-by-step guidance on the scansion of verse passages. In both sections, guided exercises and worked-out passages supplement and enhance the reader‚€™s understanding of each topic.

A Handbook of Rhetoric and Prosody will help students develop the skill of close reading of verse and prose passages. Understanding the way language works is essential for better appreciation and criticism of not only literature across the ages, but also of current socio-political and media discourses.

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English and Other International Languages - Volume 37 - People‚€™s Linguistic Survey of India by G. N. Devy and T. Vijay Kumar : Rs1075 ISBN: 9789352872923

English and Other International Languages (People‚€™s Linguistic Survey of India, Volume 37) discusses the status of English and other foreign languages which continue to have a presence in India. While Section I discusses the complex progression of English in the Indian linguistic scene and its increasing acceptance among the people here, Section II describes the status and development of eight other international languages in use in India. The volume also observes how India‚€™s engagement with foreign cultures has enriched the multilingual mosaic of the country.

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Jacques Lacan: From Clinic to Culture by Mahitosh Mandal and Sumit Chakrabarti : Rs320 ISBN: 9789352871902

This volume provides an overview of Lacan‚€™s significant psychoanalytic theories. It delves into the various ways in which Lacan made sense of the human subject, discusses the clinical structures of psychosis, neurosis and perversion, and uniquely demonstrates the application of Lacanian psychoanalytic criticism through a detailed analysis of John Fowles‚€™s The French Lieutenant‚€™s Woman. Engaging with Lacan beyond the clinical context, the book also examines how Lacan‚€™s work has been read in the domains of film studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies and deconstruction.          

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Know Your English (Vol.4): Vocabulary and Pronunciation by S Upendran : Rs475 ISBN: 9788173717321

Is ‚€˜tier‚€™ pronounced the same way as ‚€˜tyre‚€™? Which syllable is stressed in ‚€˜baton‚€™‚€“ the first or the second? How is the word ‚€˜danseuse‚€™ pronounced? Are you friends with the ‚€˜big cheese‚€™ on campus? When you watch a film, do you have a sense of ‚€˜dťjŗ vu‚€™?

Vocabulary and Pronunciation Is a practical reference guide that provides answers to such questions. The selections included in the book highlight some of the everyday words that we mispronounce when speaking in English. In addition, the book familiarises the reader with several hundred words and expressions used by native speakers of English in formal and informal contexts.
Like the earlier three volumes, this book is based on Upendran‚€™s popular weekly column, Know Your English, published in The Hindu. It contains a selection of over 800 entries; an explanation of the meaning, pronunciation and etymology of each word has been provided.

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Nampally Road by Meena Alexander : Rs95 ISBN: 9789352874040

The story of the book focuses on the experiences and perception of the central character, Mira Kannadical. After four years as a student in England, Mira returns to India to teach and write. But the India that Mira finds, teems with confusion and unrest. At the heart of this novel, is the gang rape of  Rameeza Be by the police. The townspeople rise up and burn the police station. Turning from poetry, Mira looks to people around her to help define herself: Durgabai, practical and devoted to her patients; Swami Chari, preaching that this world‚€™s sufferings are only an illusion; and her rebellious lover Ramu, urging her towards dangerous political action.

This novel has a powerful resonance with recent tragic events. When it was first published in 1991, it was a Voice Literary Supplement Editor‚€™s Choice.

Haunting and lyrical, Nampally Road vividly portrays contemporary India and one woman‚€™s struggle to piece together her past.This student edition is published for undergraduate courses and carries essay-type questions at the end of the book.

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Novel Formations: The Indian Beginning of a European Genre by Baidik Bhattacharya and Sambudha Sen : Rs795 ISBN: 9788178245362

This volume looks at the early Indian novel in a comparative frame, in the light of new conceptual approaches and research. It looks at novels written in various Indian languages as well as English. 

This is not a chronological or comprehensive history of the Indian novel, but a book about the connections between the novel in India as an emerging genre in relation to discourses such as political writing, visual culture, popular print genres, law and ethnography.

A wide-ranging examination of the early Indian novel of the kind to be found here has not been attempted before. This volume breaks new ground in the scholarship on the novel both in India and Europe. It will contribute to discussions on cultural modernity, the emergence of public spheres, and the history of expressive resources and literary languages in modern India.

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Of Indian Origin: Writings From Australia by Paul Sharrad, Meeta C. Padmanabhan : Rs675 ISBN: 9789352872954

Of Indian Origin is a dazzling collection of short stories and poetry by Australian writers of Indian origin. Cultures collide as children encounter racism in the playgrounds of Canberra, migrant women scrounge for a living nursing Melbourne's elderly, and a young author moves to a strange and unfamiliar country where she suffers from dreamlessness. These searing works bring new meaning to the field of ‚€˜Asian-Australian writing‚€™ and new perspectives on the Indian diasporic experience. Though the field of Indian-Australian writing is still small, this vibrant mix of emerging and established writers shows it is by no means a homogenous entity. Bold, experimental and wildly original, Of Indian Origin unapologetically tackles issues of home and provides a unique overview of how Indian-Australian literary writing has developed over half a century.

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People‚€™s Linguistic Survey of India, Volume 13, Part 2, The Languages of Jharkhand by G. N. Devy and Ramnika Gupta, Prabhat kumar Singh (Ed.s) : Rs1460 ISBN: 9789352874705

  • The People‚€™s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India.
  • It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities.
  • The Languages of Jharkhand documents all the indigenous languages that are spoken in the state.
  • The main objective of this volume is to bring the predominantly tribal languages of Jharkhand into focus and attempt to preserve them in their authenticity.
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Postmodern Literatures by Avishek Parui and Pramod K. Nayar : Rs225 ISBN: 9789352874637

The book provides an introduction to postmodern literatures by exploring its interactions with a range of subjects such as history, technology, media, gender, and the postcolonial. Postmodern readings have increasing significance in the ‚€œvirtual and real worlds we inhabit today‚€�. Through a detailed study of selected texts, the book examines the features, trajectories and narratives of this literary movement, and showcases how the experience of reading postmodern literature can be enhanced by active engagement with the text.

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The Languages of Mizoram - Volume 20, Part 2-People‚€™s Linguistic Survey of India by G. N. Devy and Lalnunthangi Chhangte : Rs1165 ISBN: 9789352871940

  • The People‚€™s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India.
  • It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities.
  • The Languages of Mizoram documents all the major languages‚€”along with their varieties that are spoken in the state.
  • The main objective of this volume is to bring all the extant languages of Mizoram into focus and attempt to preserve them in their authenticity.
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The Languages of Sikkim - Volume 26 - Part 2 by G. N. Devy and Balaram Pandey : Rs1325 ISBN: 9789352872534

The People‚€™s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India. It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities.

The given volume offers a detailed discussion about the languages spoken in the culturally and linguistically rich state of Sikkim. Its geographical location has allowed it to be influenced by the languages of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and West Bengal. This in turn has impacted the languages of the state too. Folktales, folk songs, origin myths and vocabulary lists are provided to help the reader have a better understanding of the linguistic scenario of the state. The volume examines grammatical features and also the number of speakers of each language, with data taken from actual field work.

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The Social History of England (Second Edition) by Padmaja Ashok : Rs150 ISBN: 9789352873876

The Social History of England is a concise survey of the important milestones in English history, from pre-history to the present. As a study that examines their impact upon the society and literature of England, this volume is both crucial and indispensable for a complete understanding and appreciation of English literature. The book includes chapters on the origin and growth of political parties in England, and also the impact of major internal and international events on contemporary life in England. The simple, straightforward approach of The Social History of England is supplemented with genealogical charts, maps and a glossary, which are very useful to the student.

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A Concise History of Indian Literature in English by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra : Rs595 ISBN: 9788178244846

For anyone interested in the story of English in India, or in the finest English storytellers of India, this is the essential book.

A history of two hundred years of Indian literature in English, it starts by looking at the introduction of English into India‚€™s complex language scenario around 1800. It then takes up the canonical poets, novelists, and dramatists, as well as unjustly forgotten figures who made significant contributions to Indian literature in English.

This new, expanded edition of a book established as the standard work on its subject, comprises twenty-nine chapters, each by an expert, and focused on either a single author (Kipling, Tagore, R.K. Narayan, D.D. Kosambi), or a group of authors (the Dutt family of Calcutta; diasporic writers; nature writers; ‚€˜pulp‚€™ novelists), or a genre (literary fiction; poetry since Independence).

This book is written for general readers. Biographical information is provided and each author is contextualized.

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A Course in Academic Writing by Renu Gupta : Rs330 ISBN: 9789386689634

  • A Course in Academic Writing (Second Edition) tries to teach the basics of academic writing.
  • This book is designed for people who want a single book that teaches advanced writing skills.
  • The book is student-friendly, and is written in a simple style that is easy to understand.
  • The book has illustrative examples that follow a task-based approach.
  • The book has exercises through which students will be able to practice on a small task and then transfer these skills to their own works.
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A Feminist Foremother: Critical Essays on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain by Mohammad A. Quayum and Md. Mahmudul Hasan : Rs950 ISBN: 9789386296009

This volume looks at the life and works of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880‚€“1932), arguably Bengal‚€™s earliest and boldest feminist, revered as a crusader for the emancipation and advancement of women, in particular Bengali Muslim women. Through her spirited writings and her activism, Rokeya challenged the two pillars of patriarchy ‚€“ hierarchical family structures and religious dogma. She demanded that the ‚€˜family‚€™ be restructured on the basis of gender equality. A devout Muslim, she asked that women be recognised as human beings in their own right within practices of Islam.

Born into an orthodox Muslim family, for Rokeya, the most vital way in which women could empower themselves was through education. The Sakhawat Memorial Girls‚€™ School in Kolkata, started by Rokeya in 1911, still stands as an enduring testament to that belief.

This collection of biographical and critical essays places Rokeya within the socio-cultural and historical context of her times to better appreciate her literary and social contributions in the face of the formidable challenges she faced as a Bengali Muslim woman. The essays also aim to understand why the extraordinary vision she had, not just for women but for an ideal, more gender-just society, continues to be as radical, powerful and relevant today, almost a century after her death.

This volume will be a valuable asset to students and scholars of women‚€™s and gender studies, as also of South Asian literature and culture.

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After Amnesia: Tradition and change in Indian Literary Criticism by G. N. Devy. : Rs425 ISBN: 9789386689160

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Critique and Postcritique by Elizabeth S. Anker and Rita Felski : Rs1175 ISBN: 9789386689627

This book attempts to evaluate the structural, methodological, and political potential and limitations of critique. The contributors assess the merits of the postcritical turn while exploring a range of alternate methods and critical orientations. They look at how critique-based theory has shaped the development of the novel; they examine Donna Haraway's feminist epistemology and objectivity; look at the positive outcomes of critique; highlight the difference between reading as method and critique as genre; and question critique's efficacy at attending to the affective dimensions of experience. In these and other essays this volume outlines the state of contemporary literary criticism and shows how this can be updated to include the intellectual and political challenges of the present. 

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Crossing Borders: Essays on Literature, Culture, and Society in Honor of Amritjit Singh by Tapan Basu and Tasneem Shahnaaz : Rs1125 ISBN: 9789386689368

Crossing Borders is a volume of interdisciplinary essays on the paradigm of borders in African American literature, multi-ethnic U.S. studies, and South Asian studies. Written by established and mid-career scholars from across the world, the essays employ a variety of approaches to the idea of ‚€œborder crossings‚€� and represent important contributions to the discourses on modernity, diasporic mobility, populism, migration, exile, sub-nation, trans-nation, as well as the formation of nationalities, communities, and identities. Borders, in these contexts, signify social and national inequities and hierarchies and also the ways to challenge and transgress entrenched barriers sanctioned by habit, custom, and law. The volume also honours and celebrates the life and work of Amritjit Singh as a teacher, mentor, author, scholar, and editor.

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Literature but Were Afraid to Ask ŇĹiŇĺek by Russell Sbriglia : Rs1125 ISBN: 9789386689610

This work demonstrates the importance of Slavoj ŇĹiŇĺek to literary criticism and theory. The contributors show how ŇĹiŇĺek's practice of reading theory and literature through one another allows him to critique, complicate, and advance the understanding of Lacanian sychoanalysis and German Idealism, resulting in a rethinking of historicity and universality. His methodology has implications in the analysis of literature across historical periods, nationalities, and genres and can enrich theoretical frameworks ranging from aesthetics, semiotics, and psychoanalysis to feminism, historicism, postcolonialism, and ecocriticism. The contributors also offer ŇĹiŇĺekian interpretations of a wide variety of texts including Geoffrey Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. There is alsoan essay by ŇĹiŇĺek on subjectivity in Shakespeare and Beckett. This bookaffirms ŇĹiŇĺek's value to literary studies and also offers a rigorous model of ŇĹiŇĺekian criticism.

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Gandharvi: Life of a Musician by Bani Basu, Jayita Sengupta (tr.) : Rs525 ISBN: 9788125064237

Gandharvi: Life of a Musician, by the Sahitya Akademi Award-winning novelist Bani Basu (and translated by English scholar Jayita Sengupta), tells the story of Apala, a gifted singer of Hindustani classical music. She was born into an old, middle-class family of limited means in north Calcutta. To her family, her music meant little, as it did not fit their idea of ‚€˜respectability‚€™. Her husband ‚€˜chose‚€™ her after hearing her sing at a public concert, yet her marital life proved loveless. Her in-laws were insensitive and exploitative. Her children grew up learning to ignore their mother‚€™s music. Shorn of freedom, love and, above all, music, Apala‚€™s life moved towards a tragic end.

Surrounding Apala‚€™s story are the interlinked lives of other practitioners of music and classical art, like Soham, Mitul, Rameshwar Thakur, Dipali and Shekharan. Their lives intersected with Apala‚€™s in ways that profoundly affected all of them. Written in lilting prose that draws on the idioms of Hindustani classical music, Gandharvi is also musical in its form, where in the end the movement of music and the life story of Apala become one and the same. A thinly veiled depiction of the classical music scene of Calcutta in the 1960s, this modern Bengali classic is also a celebration of the indomitable spirit of music.

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Haunting Bollywood: Gender, Genre, and the Supernatural in Hindi Commercial Cinema by Meheli Sen : Rs950 ISBN: 9789386392794

Hindi commercial cinema has been invested in the supernatural since its earliest days. However, only a small segment of these films has been adequately explored in scholarly work. Haunting Bollywood addresses this gap.

From Gothic ghost films of the 1950s to snake films of the 1970s and 1980s to today‚€™s globally influenced zombie and vampire films, Meheli Sen explores what the supernatural is and the questions it raises about film form, history, modernity, and gender in South Asian public cultures. Contrary to the widely held belief that these are uniquely ‚€œlocal‚€� forms, she shows that the supernatural is dispersed among multiple genres and is constantly in conversation with global cinematic conventions; simultaneously, the supernatural is an especially flexible impulse that pushes Hindi films into new formal and stylistic territories. 

Sen also argues that gender is a particularly accommodating arena in which the supernatural plays out its most basic compulsions; thus, the interface between gender and genre provides a productive lens into Hindi cinema‚€™s negotiation of the modern and the global. Haunting Bollywood reveals that the supernatural‚€™s unruly energies continually resist  being contained, even as they engage with and sometimes subvert Hindi cinema‚€™s most enduring pleasures, from songs and stars, to myth and melodrama.

Haunting Bollywood will be of interest to scholars and students of literary criticism, postcolonial studies, queer theory, history, and cultural studies.

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Indian English: Towards a New Paradigm by Rama Kant Agnihotri and Rajendra Singh (Eds.) : Rs595 ISBN: 9788193415719

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Indigenous Imaginaries: Literature, Region, Modernity by E V Ramakrishnan : Rs775 ISBN: 9789386689450

Indigenous Imaginaries argues for a redefinition of humanities from a comparative perspective anchored in the regional literary traditions of India. These indigenous traditions have negotiated hegemonic structures of power over centuries through creative engagements with differences and dogmas. The central argument here concerns the need to reconfigure epistemologies that do not accommodate the compulsions of creativity and critical reflection in a multilingual society. Translation functions throughout this volume as the telos of a dialogic, interdisciplinary mode of cognition that questions the exclusivist claims of Euro-centric formulations of the literary. It argues that the act of reading becomes an act of recovery when prescriptive protocols and absolutist dictums are subverted through an intimate involvement with the subliminal, the unwritten and the inarticulate embedded in literary texts. The book analyses the moral imaginaries that animate the works of Rabindranath Tagore, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, Mahasweta Devi, Amitav Ghosh, Bhalchandra Nemade, Anand, M. Mukundan, N. S. Madhavan, Agha Shahid Ali and Jean Arasanayagam as evidences of revisionist ways of radical rethinking that can propel us in the direction of an interdisciplinary domain of comparative humanities. It acknowledges the emergent cosmologies of the Global South that demand a self-critical and self-reflexive idiom that questions the binaries of pre-modern/modern, modern/postmodern, ‚€˜enlightened‚€™ West/impoverished East, region/nation, and global/local.

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Know Your English (Vol.3): Grammar and Usage by S Upendran : Rs475 ISBN: 9788173717314

Do you enjoy being in 'crowdy' places? What is the plural of 'aircraft' and 'cattle'? Is it 'media are' or 'media is'? Do you have a 'soft spot' or a 'soft corner' for someone? Is it okay to say Tendulkar is the 'bestest' batsmen India has produced? Are you 'good at' or 'good in' cricket?  Were you a 'topper' or 'ranker' in school? Why do software engineers want us to 'revert back ' to them? Do you pay 'in cash' or 'by cash'? Does your house have a big backside?

Grammar and Usage, the third volume in the Know Your English series, is a practical reference guide that provides answers to such questions. The selections included in the book highlight some of the common errors that we Indians make when we use English.

Like the first and second volumes ‚€“ Idioms and their Stories and Words Frequently Confused ‚€“ this book is based on Upendran‚€™s popular weekly column, Know Your English, published in The Hindu. It contains a selection of over 650 entries, each dealing with an aspect of grammar/usage. Explanations have been provided in simple, jargon-free language.

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Locating Indian Literature: Texts, Traditions, Translations by E V Ramakrishnan : Rs550 ISBN: 9789386392404

Locating Indian Literature attempts to explore the category of ‚€˜Indian literature‚€™ in relation to emerging discourses of marginality, region, resistance and the role of translation in the making and unmaking of literary traditions. Interrogating theoretical positions that present Indian literature as an essentialist category, it emphasises the pluralistic and performative elements of Indian literatures. In its first section, E.V. Ramakrishnan articulates the project of ‚€˜provincialising ‚€œIndian literature‚€�‚€™ and explores the dialogic interfaces between the abstractions of law and the evaluative role of criticism. It also interrogates the claims of history and the reticence of memories, and the dialectics between the dialect and the region. The second section presents readings of Malayalam literary texts that concretise the plurality of literary traditions. The third section argues for a new approach to the study of texts and traditions with translation forming the fulcrum of cultural and political mediations. Interdisciplinary in its approach, the volume will be of relevance to students and scholars in culture studies, social sciences and humanities.

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Looking Back: The 1947 Partition of India, 70 Years On by Rakhshanda Jalil, Tarun K. Saint and Debjani Sengupta : Rs1150 ISBN: 9789386689566

While discourse on the Partition, especially through literary representations, has changed radically, it is time to revisit it from a third and perhaps fourth-generation point of view. On the 70th anniversary of India‚€™s Independence and Partition, this anthology of diverse narratives collects fresh reflections on the continuing relevance and impact of 1947, and its afterlife, in South Asia.

In what ways can we re-think and re-imagine 1947 today, in 2017? Has the subcontinent worked through its burden of history and trauma relayed across generations? Or are we still trapped by the curse of mutual animosity, incoherence and distrust? Are there routes beyond polarised perceptions and attitudes that wait to be (re-)discovered?

Earlier Partition anthologies have underplayed the narratives of the aged, of marginal castes and tribes who may have experienced 1947 differently. The genres of poetry, drama and reportage have likewise not been collected and read as a whole. This anthology‚€”of essays, memoirs, art, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, reportage and drama‚€”seeks to rectify these omissions in a manner that is both self-reflexive and historically aware. It also features fresh translations‚€”from Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Bangla‚€”of older, lesser-known works together with new writing that narrates unheard and forgotten stories. In times when India-Pakistan relations are fraught, when we remain as divided by religion as by how we imagine the nation, this is an effort to cast new light on our fractured and conjoined past and to help us reflect on it with humanity.

The volume would be an asset to students and scholars of South Asian literature and history.

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Marxist Literary and Cultural Theory by David Anshen and Andrew Slade (Ed.) : Rs220 ISBN: 9789386392701

This book is designed as an in-depth introduction to Marxist theory and its praxis in literary and cultural studies. It introduces readers to the work of pioneering Marxists over the ages, from Marx and Lenin to Adorno and ŇĹiŇĺek. The book engages with the intellectual framework of Marxism and its manifold real-world applications over the years, in fields as diverse as history, painting and literature.

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Mobilizing Krishna‚€™s World: The Writings of Prince Savant Singh of Kishangarh by Heidi R. M. Pauwels : Rs925 ISBN: 9789352871278

Savant Singh (1694‚€“1764), the Rajput prince of Kishangarh, is famous for commissioning beautiful works of miniature painting and composing Krishna bhakti poetry under the nom de plume Nagaridas. Behind the idyllic world of the poetry and paintings lies a tragic life story: while designated the crown prince by his father, he never managed to ascend the throne, losing it to his younger brother. In the political tumult of the mid-eighteenth century, it proved hard to forge the necessary military alliances to regain his kingdom.

While on the road, seeking support for his cause, Savant Singh continued composing poetry. This book studies three of his more lengthy works authored in this turbulent period: an autobiographical pilgrimage account, Tirthananda; a hagiographic anthology, Pad- prasang-mala; and a reworking of the story of Rama, Ram-carit-mala. While mobilizing soldiers, Savant Singh also mobilized myths, songs, and stories about saints to cope with his personal and political crisis. 

In Tirthananda, Nagaridas focuses on the comfort of the satsang he finds in tirthas along the way, and in Braj where he settled down. His account of how major festivals were celebrated in Braj at the time provides historical depth to today‚€™s calendar cycle of this center of Krishna pilgrimage. In Pad-prasang-mala, he provides anecdotes that attest to the popularity of his favorite devotional songs, including those in Sanskrit by Jayadeva, in Marathi by Namdev, in Gujarati by Narsi Mehta, in Sant Bhasha by Kabir and Raidas, in Avadhi by Tulsidas, and of course in Braj by Mira, Surdas, Svami Haridas, and many others.

Finally, in his anthology Ram-carit-mala, he reworks the story of Rama, which acquires a poignant existential meaning for him as a prince in exile with his throne usurped by his brother.

Mobilizing Krishna's World allows us a glimpse into a world of intrigue involving political and religious reform movements, but one that also provides a promise of comfort in turbulent times.

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Much Ado Over Coffee - Indian Coffee House Then and Now by Bhaswati Bhattacharya : Rs975 ISBN: 9789383166169

Based on oral history, fiction, interesting intellectual gossip, and records of the Coffee Board of India, Much Ado Over Coffee: Indian Coffee House Then and Now is a many-sited description of the Indian Coffee House, possibly the world‚€™s first coffee house chain.

The book offers interestingly written accounts of the addas or informal meetings, of the educated middle class in the cities of Calcutta, Allahabad and Delhi. Addas initially flourished in the neighbourhood tea shops, and then switched to the newly created coffee houses.

Readers will encounter their favourite writers, and other famous people at close quarters here. Bhaswati Battacharya brings to life the lanes and by-lanes of these cities as they were then, through the sheer gift of her ethnographic skills.

Some workers, now forgotten but who were once immensely popular with the regular visitors of the coffee houses, live on again on these pages bringing back old memories. In this context one should perhaps mention that in an interesting departure, some footnotes in this book are used to carry video links of luminaries visiting these coffee houses.Change has set in here too as everywhere else.

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O N V Kurup: Selected Poems by O N V Kurup and K Jayakumar (tr.) : Rs745 ISBN: 9789352870844

Poet, lyricist and scholar, Jnanpith and Padma Vibhushan awardee ONV Kurup (1931‚€“2016) has been a towering presence in Kerala‚€™s cultural landscape for more than six decades. A loved and venerated teacher of Malayalam literature, a powerful orator and public intellectual, his poetry reverberates with the pains, hopes and dreams of the deprived, and the eternal value of love. This selection of poems, beautifully translated by K. Jayakumar, celebrates his humanist vision and his multidimensional genius.

The poems and songs of ONV, as he is known, have an unmistakable honesty, gravitas and restraint. Distinctive for their blend of spoken Malayalam with folk lyrics, ballads and epics, images drawn from everyday life, and an enduring empathy for the oppressed and the abandoned, ONV‚€™s poetry conveys his universal vision of an equal, free and just world for all people across class and caste. His early belief in the essential unity of humankind and human progress continued till the end to be the core of his poetry, even as it addressed the vicissitudes of history and changing literary trends. Encompassing themes ranging from nature, ecology, mythology, history, nostalgia, memory, the flowering of humankind, reflections on mortality, to the cosmic dimension, his rich oeuvre proves that ‚€˜nothing under the sun is alien to poetry.‚€™

This volume will be a treat for poetry lovers, for those familiar with ONV and those reading him for the first time.

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Sarasvatichandra Part IV: The Dreamland of Sarasvatichandra and the Culmination by Govardhanram Madhavram Tripathi and Tridip Suhrud (tr) : Rs1395 ISBN: 9789386392633

A novel of epic proportions written in four parts from 1887 to 1901, Sarasvatichandra is both the enactment and the embodiment of the life philosophy of one man, and his sole mission.

A witness to the intense upheaval that British India was undergoing at the turn of the nineteenth century, Govardhanram‚€™s objective in writing this novel was to educate his readers on key issues of his times and help them find ‚€˜their way out of the darkness into some kind of light‚€™. Part IV, The Dreamland, brings to a culmination the philosophical and narrative concerns explored in Parts I, II, III. At the heart of it lies the question of dharma and right conduct in the realms of state, society, family and love; and widow remarriage, a concern central to late nineteenth-century reform. It offers a utopia‚€”both personal and societal‚€”in the form of Kalyangram, where the ideal and desirable dominate over the real and possible. Sarasvatichandra and Kumud, separated in Part I, meet at last on Sundargiri and travel together in a dream.

The novel holds up a fascinating mirror to Gujarati society, the role of women in polity and life in the native states against the backdrop of India, pre-Independence, in transition‚€”culturally, politically and ideologically. Before Gandhi, arguably no other work has so profoundly influenced the ethos and imagination of Gujarat as Sarasvatichandra. Tridip Suhrud, who has also translated Parts I, II and III, is an acknowledged scholar of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Gujarat.

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Selected Tales and Critical Writings by Edgar Allan Poe, Sathyaraj Venkatesan (Ed.) : Rs250 ISBN: 9789386296672

Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most enigmatic and controversial writers of American literature. Poe‚€™s works continue to engage and baffle readers more than a century after they broke new ground in American letters. This book presents a meticulously edited and annotated selection of Poe‚€™s tales and critical writings. The detailed introduction offers a critical survey of Poe‚€™s oeuvre, while employing contemporary critical perspectives to contextualize and analyze key texts and thematic concerns. Supplemented with erudite critical studies by Dawn Keetley and James M. Hutchisson, this collection brings the writer and his contexts closer to the reader.

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Smritibiloper Pore-Bharatiya Sahitya Samalochanar Dharay Oitijhya O Paribartaner Parampara by Ganesh Devy and Sankar Prasad Sinha (tr.), Dr Indranil Acharya (tr.) : Rs745 ISBN: 9789386689597

This is the Bangla translation of  the second edition of the 1993 Sahitya Acakdemi Award winning English title After Amnesia published by us.  
This is an original analysis of literary criticism in India. It describes what is recognized by common agreement as a crisis in Indian criticism, and explains it in historical terms. 
Devy argues that the colonial experience in India gave rise to false images of the ancient Indian past as well as the modern West, and induced a state of ‚€˜cultural amnesia‚€™ and mistaken modes of literary criticism. It is this amnesia that is responsible for the belief among literary historians that accounting for critical tradition is necessary while constructing history of literature in modern Indian languages. Is it not conceivable for the languages like Marathi and Gujarati to have produced great literature for half a millennium without feeling the need to developing corresponding form of literary criticism? The author suggests that a proper assessment of literary criticism in Indian languages will become possible by postulating a more reliable literary history. 
Drawing upon Marathi and Gujarati‚€”and occasionally on Indian English‚€”criticism, the author maintains that the crisis in contemporary literary criticism is caused primarily by a lapse in cultural memory. Since criticism that develops from a misleading historiography is ill-equipped to break new theoretical ground, the book also proposes a tentative historiography of Indian criticism. 
This  has a chapter in which the author discusses the effects of the momentous changes that took place since the book was first published in English in 1993, and their impact on the languages and linguistic creativity in India. He also details the nature of the profound changes that natural memory is undergoing due to the information technology and points to its impact on the nature of literary imagination.

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The Languages of Arunachal Pradesh-Volume 4, Part 2 (PLSI) by G. N. Devy and Lisa Lomdak : Rs1400 ISBN: 9789386392688

‚€Ę The People‚€™s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India.

‚€Ę It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities.

‚€Ę The Languages of Arunachal Pradesh documents the major languages that are spoken in the state‚€”not only languages of well-known tribes, but also lesser known ethno-linguistic groups that are found within the larger ethnic groupings.

‚€Ę The main objective of this volume is to bring numerically smaller ethno-linguistic communities into focus and provide them with a platform to share their views about their language and culture as they perceive it.

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The Languages of Assam (Volume 5, Part 2) - People‚€™s Linguistic Survey of India by G. N. Devy and Bibha Bharali, Banani Chakravarty : Rs1995 ISBN: 9789386689153

The People‚€™s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India. It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities.

This volume discusses some interesting features of the languages spoken in the valleys, hills and terrains of Assam. It discusses features of Scheduled, Non-scheduled, and other languages of the state. The volume lists how these languages are in use in day-to-day life of the people there. It also includes folktales, folk songs to tell the reader about the rich culture of Assam.

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The Languages of Haryana-Volume 10, Part 2 (PLSI) by G. N. Devy and Roop Krishen Bhat & Omkar N. Koul (Ed.s) : Rs1200 ISBN: 9789386296856

The People‚€™s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India. It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities.

The Languages of Haryana (volume ten, part two) covers the languages that are spoken in the state of Haryana. The book gives a detailed description of Hindi as well as Hindi language and literature. In addition, the volume gives information about the contribution of Haryana to the development of Punjabi and Urdu language and literature.  Other languages, spoken in Haryana like Ahirwati, Bagri, Bangru, Kauravi and Mewati are also described in detail.

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The Languages of Himachal Pradesh-Volume 11, Part 2 (PLSI) by G. N. Devy and Tobdan : Rs1850 ISBN: 9789386296863

  • The People‚€™s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the languages of India-the widely spoken ones as well as the ones slowly going out of use.
  • The book is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities.
  • This volume covers the languages that are spoken in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
  • The book tries to document all these languages before they disappear and are no longer spoken.
  • The detailed linguistic descriptions given in the book have been taken from native speakers through oral interaction/by speaking with them directly.
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The Languages of Madhya Pradesh-Volume 16, Part 2 (PLSI) by G. N. Devy and Damodar Jain, Prashant Mishra : Rs1525 ISBN: 9788125061441

The People‚€™s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India. It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities.

Madhya Pradesh is the second-largest state in the country and is home to a significant number of Scheduled Castes and Schedules Tribes of the country. The given volume presents folktales, folk songs, and vocabulary lists for the reader to gain a better understanding of the languages of the state. Scheduled, Non-scheduled, and tribal languages are discussed.

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The Languages of Maharashtra (Volume 17, Part 2): People‚€™s Linguistic Survey of India by G. N. Devy, Arun Jakhade : Rs2650 ISBN: 9789386689443

The People‚€™s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India. It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities.

Maharashtra is India‚€™s third largest state and also its most industrialised. This volume informs the reader about the variety of languages that are prevalent and in use in the state. One of its interesting features is that it discusses the varieties of Marathi in use, and also different tribal languages. Apart from this, it also details the languages of nomadic communities and also has a chapter on the code language of the nomads.

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The Languages of Rajasthan (Volume 25, Part 2)-People‚€™s Linguistic Survey of India by G. N. Devy and Madan Meena and Suraj Rao (Eds) : Rs1350 ISBN: 9788125063971

The People‚€™s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India. It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities.

This volume of the People‚€™s Linguistic Survey of India, The Languages of Rajasthan recognises all the languages spoken in Rajasthan within its geographical boundary. The languages have been identified on the basis of people‚€™s knowledge and they have been accorded the status of independent languages, avoiding the distinction between language, dialect and sub-dialect. An important feature of this survey is that people have been given the freedom to name their languages.

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The Substance of Play: Principles of Pre-primary Teaching by K. T. Margaret : Rs495 ISBN: 9789352871391

In this book, K. T. Margaret sets out to explain the substance of play and why she believes it is the most important element in the education of pre-primary children. Taking up common issues faced in nursery classes, she draws on her considerable experience as a teacher and educator for more than thirty years to elaborate on a methodology she devised to improve children‚€™s overall learning experience. Personal yet instructive, the book includes anecdotes, photographs, case histories and comprehensive lesson plans. It has been compiled with the aim of assisting and motivating both aspiring and experienced pre-primary teachers in developing a curriculum which will provide a strong foundation for future learning.

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To Surju, With Love by Jaiwanti Dimri : Rs325 ISBN: 9789386296986

A transcreation of Jaiwanti Dimri‚€™s Hindi novella, Surju Ke Naam, this is the story of Sukurmani, a young woman who migrates to Bhutan with her four-year-old son, Surju, in search of livelihood, stability and peace. A Dumka tribal from Jharkhand, the one constant in her life is change as she crosses many borders ‚€“ from Ranchi in Jharkhand, to Kokrajhar to Darranga in Bodoland, to Bishalgarh in Tripura, to Rungthung and finally to Kanglung in east Bhutan ‚€“ to escape ethnic clashes, unrest and himsa, the omnipresent and many-faced violence which follows her.
Set in the small, scenic hill town of Kanglung, much of the story is told through a dialogue between two women: Sukurmani and her Memsaab. Through her Memsaab‚€™s eyes, we get glimpses of Sukurmani‚€™s life, past and present. We witness her struggles to make ends meet as a single mother, an illiterate labourer and uninhibited tribal in an alien land. We also see her as a self-reliant, resilient woman living her own life with willful little Surju, who trails her like a shadow, a participant in all his mother‚€™s joys and sorrows. As the narrative unfolds, an unusual bond forms between these two different women: two Indian expatriates, one legal and one illegal.
A poignant and thought-provoking story simply told, it lingers even after the last word is read.

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Victorian Literature by Pradipta Borgohain : Rs250 ISBN: 9789386296979

This book presents the contexts that generated Victorian literature as we know it: religious dilemmas, new discoveries in science, the advent of industrialisation and the emergence of a new class, growing awareness of women‚€™s rights, and the spread of education. The reign of Queen Victoria was a time of change like it never was before. This book looks at those precincts of change which led to the growth of a new literary creativity encompassing and taking into account the religious, scientific and industrial challenges of the times.

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Writing The First Person: Literature, History, and Autobiography in Modern Kerala by Udaya Kumar : Rs595 ISBN: 9788178245201

Why did autobiographical writings emerge in Kerala more than a century ago? What were the social, material, and cultural features that motivated individuals to write  personal histories and memoirs? This book shows the complex ways in which private recollections, and the use of memory for loosely literary ends, also entailed the production of history by another name.

Udaya Kumar analyses this period of social transformation to show the emergence of new resources for the self-relective writer, as well as of new idioms of expression. Among the many genres and forms he studies are anti-caste writings, works advocating spiritual and social reorientation, monologic poetry, and early novels in Malayalam.

Sree Narayana Guru‚€™s thought, the portrayal of women and desire in Kumaran Asan‚€™s poetry, and the fictional worlds created by major novelists of this period (such as O. Chandu Menon and C.V. Raman Pillai), says Udaya Kumar, excited fresh appraisals of morality, personal emotions, and shared pasts. The envisioning of caste reform, the recording of historical change, and the creation of political identities, he shows, are often inextricable aspects of new literary practices.

Using Kerala‚€™s cultural history as his entry point, Udaya Kumar has written an uncommonly inspirational book of ideas about the relationship of literature to history, on literature as‚€”in a sense‚€”‚€˜history in person‚€™.

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A Path and Many Shadows & Twelve Stories by Rajelakshmy, translated from the original Malayalam by R. K. Jayasree : Rs615 ISBN: 9788125063513

The anguish of yesterdays, the emptiness of today and the futility of tomorrows ‚€“ did she glimpse them all, in that moment? A Path and Many Shadows is a Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award winning novel by Rajelakshmy. It is the story of a girl growing up in southern India in the 1950s and how she blossoms as an individual. We are shown the formative years of Mani, who encounters a society that is deeply patriarchal. We read about her choices and mistakes, her desires and failings, and the ultimate realisation that liberation lies in pursuing what one‚€™s heart desires, come what may.

Rajelakshmy, one of Kerala‚€™s prominent writers, committed suicide in 1965. And now, fifty years later, R. K. Jayasree resurrects her fictional world in the English language. The themes dealt with here ‚€“ questioning faith, battling oppression, facing desire, choosing death ‚€“ continue to speak to the world today.

This book, which includes twelve short stories, contains a critical introduction that shows how Rajelakshmy‚€™s fiction lays bare the working of the writer‚€™s mind. It will interest students of literature, gender studies and translation, and the general reader interested in fiction.

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American Literature by Nandana Dutta,Pramod K. Nayar : Rs390 ISBN: 9788125062349

This book provides a backdrop to the study of American literature. Surveying over four hundred years of American history, it analyses the milieu that determined and defined literary representation and expression, and was responsible for the creation of writers and, indeed, readers. It seeks to understand the historical, social and natural environment that prevailed in different periods of American history, and its impact on literature.

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An Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism by Ashok Chaskar, Anand B Kulkarni : Rs195 ISBN: 9788125059653

Literary theory and criticism is an essential component of every English Studies curriculum. However, its vastness and complexity all too often mystifies students. This book has been written with the intention of making literary theory and criticism more accessible and comprehensible to students.

It covers the whole range of theories and movements in literature, from the ancient Greek and Roman theories, to modern-day movements like Cultural Studies and Digital Humanities. The various schools and theories have been presented in separate chapters chronologically, enabling students to map the development of literary theory and criticism through the ages. Complex concepts and theories are explained in simple, lucid language. The salient features of each theory are summarised at the end of each chapter, followed by questions which aid in recollection and critical thinking. A brief summary of an important critical work associated with each theory is also provided, in order to acquaint students with the major literary critical texts of each period.

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Banking on Words: The Failure of Language in the Age of Derivative Finance by Arjun Appadurai : Rs850 ISBN: 9788125060758

Renowned scholar Arjun Appadurai argues that the economic collapse of 2008, while indeed spurred on by greed, ignorance, weak regulation, and irresponsible risk-taking, was ultimately a failure of language. To prove this point, he takes us into the world of derivative finance, which is now the core of contemporary trading and the primary target of blame for the collapse.

Through his incisive analysis, Appadurai draws on thinkers such as J. L. Austin, Marcel Mauss, and Max Weber as theoretical guides to showcase the ways language‚€”and particular failures in it‚€”paved the way for ruin. He also

  • highlights the importance of derivatives in contemporary finance, isolating them as the core technical innovation that markets have produced.
  • shows that derivatives are essentially written contracts about the future prices of assets‚€”they are, crucially, a promise.
  • pinpoints one crucial feature of derivatives (seen especially in the housing market)‚€”that they function as complicated promises that are used to speculate on the probability of others not keeping their promises‚€”and details how this feature spread like a contagion through the market.

With his characteristic clarity, Appadurai explains one of the most complicated aspects of our modern economy, and makes the critical link between the numerical force of money and the linguistic force of what we say we will do with it. 

Banking on Words will be of considerable interest to scholars and students of cultural and social anthropology, economics, and language and linguistics.

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Career English for Nurses by Selva Rose : Rs275 ISBN: 9788125063858

This new edition includes topics such as preparing a CV, interview skills, nursing documentation and reporting, telephone skills and computer skills, including email etiquette. The methodology adopted is a blend of traditional exercises and communicative activities, aimed at developing fluency and accuracy.

  • new section on nursing documentation
  • new section on preparing CVs and approaching job interviews
  • new section on telephone and computer skills (including email etiquette)
  • an updated accompanying teacher's book
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Disnarration: The Unsaid Matters by Sudha Shastri : Rs850 ISBN: 9788125062387

Disnarration: The Unsaid  Matters  is the outcome of a conference on the theme of disnarration, narrative refusals, counterfactual histories, held at IIT Bombay, Mumbai. Since the time it was first introduced by Gerald Prince, the concept of disnarration has brought a new perspective of looking at narrative and theorising about it. Disnarration, in principle, can be applied as an interpretive tool to almost all narrative texts to see how far they yield to its investigative strategies. At the same time, disnarration also signposts discourses such as postcolonialism and feminism, because of the way it foregrounds silencing, and thus extends beyond being merely a tool for reading narrative structures.  The first section of this book looks at the notion of disnarration itself as a theoretical principle and examines its possibilities and trajectory. In the second section, it addresses subjects like postcoloniality, gender, physical disability and ethnicity and examines how chosen texts have disnarrated it. Disnarration: The Unsaid Matters thus approaches the idea of disnarration from two ends: the specific text and the larger, broader, theoretical reach. The editor‚€™s introduction effects a dialogue between these two vantage-points of deliberating disnarration.

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Dynamics of Human Communication by Sarita Anand and Archna Kumar(Ed) : Rs325 ISBN: 9788125063254

Communication is the essence of our lives. The ability to communicate makes it possible to exchange views, opinions, agreements and disagreements. Communication is being recognised as a core competency for the successful realisation of personal and organisational goals.

Dynamics of Human Communication explains the core notions related to the discipline of communication and seeks to develop critical thinking about various theories and methods. It comprises four units:

‚€Ę  Fundamentals of Human Communication studies the basics of communication as a subject.

‚€Ę  Critical Factors in Human Communication deals with the way culture impacts communication.

‚€Ę  Communication Systems discusses the various kinds of communication scenarios we enter into‚€”intrapersonal, interpersonal, group and mass communication.

‚€Ę  Communication with the Masses is devoted to one particular system of public communication which is gaining ground in today‚€™s globalised world‚€”mass communication.

Simply written and illustrated with figures and images,Dynamics of Human Communication has been designed for students across disciplines‚€”science, commerce, humanities‚€”with courses on communication in the curriculum. It will be a valuable text resource for students and scholars of home science who take courses in development communication.

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English Made Easy by A.Karunakar,Sumita Roy,E.Suresh Kumar(Eds). : Rs125 ISBN: 9788125063346

English Made Easy offers undergraduate students a comprehensive course in English.This textbook contains lessons on short fiction,prose,poetry and drama.It also includes additional reading passages that focus on the 'local colour' or arts and culture of the state of Telangana,in order to help learners identify and connect with the content.

While the focus of each lesson is on language learning (through sections on pronunciation,grammar,vocabulary,spelling,punctuation,writing and conversation), English Made Easy aims to contribute to the holistic development of students by including sections on soft skills and value orientation.This will help them prepare for future professional endeavours.

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Gitanjali Reborn: William Radice‚€™s Writings on Rabindranath Tagore by Martin Kšmpchen (Ed) : Rs850 ISBN: 9789383166152

After his path-breaking translation of Tagore‚€™s poems in 1985, Radice evolved into an ambassador of the poet in the Western world. He also translated Tagore‚€™s short stories and brief poems, and finally translated Gitanjali afresh, restoring Tagore‚€™s original English manuscript. W.B. Yeats had, in his attempt to edit them, seriously tampered with many Gitanjali poems.

From 2011 to 2013, when the poet‚€™s 150th birth anniversary was celebrated, Radice went from city to city in Asia, Europe and North America to advocate Rabindranath‚€™s importance as a poet and what he means to him.

Radice, himself a recognised poet and an erudite scholar, delved into the deeper meaning of Tagore‚€™s poems and songs, gauged his emotions and hidden thoughts and discussed his ideas on education and the environment with an insight probably no other Westerner has. This book presents a comprehensive collection of lectures and essays Radice wrote during those festival years.

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Modern English Literature, 1890‚€“1960 by Sipra Mukherjee,Pramod K. Nayar(Series Editor) : Rs275 ISBN: 9788125062738

This book provides a panoramic view of the modern age in English literature and its intellectual contexts. It describes the ideas, debates and events that determined the trajectory of literature and the arts in the modern age ‚€“ the discussions on democracy and equality; deliberations on the scientific developments of the age; the intellectual impact of the two World Wars; philosophical and scientific insights into the human mind; and innovations and experiments with language.

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Multilingualism and Multiculturalism: Perceptions, Practices and Policy by Supriya Pattanayak, Chandrabhanu Pattanayak, Jennifer M Bayer : Rs1150 ISBN: 9788125060000

This book is a collection of essays in honour of Debi Prasanna Pattanayak, for whom multilingualism and mother tongue education a means to secure social and linguistic justice. Dealing with the concept of multilingualism, this book aims to bring to the reader the evolution of cultures and its direct or indirect relation to language development in a multilingual society. This book comprises a wide variety of essays all brought together by common theme that examines multilingualism and its complexities in terms of sociolinguistic hierarchy.

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Postcolonial Literatures by Parama Sarkar : Rs295 ISBN: 9788125062837

This book provides an introduction to postcolonial literatures by uncovering their historical, political, cultural and linguistic contexts. It tracks the growth of British mercantile/colonial expansion and consolidation not only through the era of high imperialism, rapid colonisation and the mid-twentieth-century collapse of the empire, but also through the nascent neocolonialism and globalising forces of the twenty-first century. Sarkar reads literature both related to British imperialism and written in opposition to it, produced at both the metropolitan centre and in the colonies.

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Revisiting India‚€™s Partition: New Essays on Memory, Culture, and Politics by Amritjit Singh, Nalini Iyer, and Rahul K. Gairola (Eds) : Rs1195 ISBN: 9788125064121

Revisiting India‚€™s Partition: New Essays on Memory, Culture, and Politics is a contributory volume on the Partition of India on the eve of Independence. There are 19 essays in the book drawn from interdisciplinary backgrounds on several topics pertaining to the Partition, including decolonisation and post-colony, economic development and nation-building, cross-border skirmishes, terrorism, and nationalism. The volume covers areas beyond Punjab and Bengal and includes analyses of Sindh, Kashmir, Hyderabad, and more broadly South India, the Northeast, and Burma. It, in fact, extends and expands on the original notion of the ‚€˜Long Partition‚€™ to examine the cultural, political, economic, and psychological impact the Partition continues to have on communities in South Asia and throughout the diaspora. 

Useful for scholars in literary and cultural studies, history, political studies, sociology, Asian/South Asian studies, and women‚€™s studies, the book has a thought-provoking introduction which provides a multi-vocal, multi-focal, transnational commentary on the Partition in relation to motifs, texts, and regions that have earlier been ignored.

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Sarasvatichandra Part II: Gunasundari‚€™s Household by Govardhanram Madhavram Tripathi,Tridip Suhrud (tr.) : Rs495 ISBN: 9788125061588

An epic novel written in four parts from 1887 to 1901, Sarasvatichandra is both the enactment and embodiment of the life philosophy of one man, and his sole mission.

Part II, Gunasundari‚€™s Household, details the complex dynamics of a Hindu joint family. Minister of Ratnanagari, Vidya Chatura and Gunasundari were married as children. Intelligent and eager, a young Gunasundari is educated by her husband to share his pleasures of literature, poetry, philosophy. But this blissful aesthetic conjugality is disrupted when his relatives come to live with them. She must suddenly manage a household of fourteen individuals, each with different needs and idiosyncracies. Govardhanram‚€™s acute, often delightfully wry observations on human nature, the household dynamics, his sharp characterisation and descriptions of a pregnant Gunasundari struggling to keep the family ‚€˜joint‚€™ and content are perceptive and thought-provoking.

The novel holds up a fascinating mirror to Gujarati society, the joint family, particularly the role of women, and life in the princely states against the backdrop of India, pre-Independence, in transition at the turn of the nineteenth century‚€”culturally, politically and ideologically. Before Gandhi, arguably no other work has so profoundly influenced the ethos and imagination of Gujarat as Sarasvatichandra. Parts III and IV, also translated by Tridip Suhrud, an acknowledged scholar of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Gujarat, are forthcoming.

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Second Language Learning in a Foreign Language Environment: A Pragma-Discoursal Account by Asha Tickoo : Rs550 ISBN: 9788192047591

The aspects of written discourse addressed in this collection of nine papers are represented in terms of the defining informational constraints on their standard use, and the associated pragma-discoursal impact on the message. Each of the first seven papers individually addresses a core feature of written discourse of challenge to the high‚€“intermediate English as a Foreign Language learner, by examining how s/he tackles the very particular information-packaging directives that govern it. These seven papers cover a range of such features, from the micro- to the macro-level, including, reference framing, the marking of time and temporal passage, key intersentential relations and discoursal developments, and the signaling of genre. The eighth paper attempts a more general assessment of the information-design challenge that these facets of composing collectively constitute, and the last paper identifies, and accounts for, a common learning strategy that the typical foreign language context gives rise to. As a whole, the collection is a comprehensive but also deeply probing, first-of-its-kind pragma-discoursal study of how second-language writing is learned in a foreign language environment.

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Shades of Difference: Selected Writings of Rabindranath Tagore by Radha Chakravarty (Ed.) : Rs650 ISBN: 9789383166107

This unusual collection brings together Tagore‚€™s writings on forms of difference based on gender, caste, class, nation, community, religion, social customs and political beliefs. Via new translations, along with Tagore‚€™s own writings, lectures and conversations, this illustrated anthology presents his complex, dynamic approach to commonly perceived dualities ‚€“ like life/ death, nature/ culture, tradition/ modernity, East/ West, local/ universal etc.- to highlight his humanistic vision and its significance for us today.
The accompanying Audio Visual Material, Tagore & His World, provides a broader context for Tagore‚€™s evolution as a thinker and artist, offering glimpses of his life, travels, educational vision and creative experiments in the visual and performing arts.

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Shakespeare by Anna Kurian,Pramod K. Nayar : Rs245 ISBN: 9788125060123

This book presents an array of contexts that operated in Shakespeare's plays. These include ideas about kingship and authority; gender roles; prejudices, antipathies and stereotypes regarding national, racial, gender or ethnic identities; views about the world outside England, or about the classical world; and the world of the theatre, among many others. The book analyses how these contexts are reflected, examined, interrogated and sometimes subverted, in his plays.

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Sorajjem by Akkineni Kutumbarao, Alladi Uma (tr) and M. Sridhar (tr) : Rs325 ISBN: 9788125062936

In Malapalli, an ‚€˜Untouchable‚€™ corner of a village in the Andhra region, every child‚€™s dreams are crushed. They cannot stay at school. They tend the buffaloes. They work the fields. They are sexually exploited. They are expected to be content with a paltry pay. When they assert their rights, they are threatened, killed, or worse, forced to migrate to unknown far-away lands.

This is the story of the first sixteen years in the life of Sorajjem, born during the month of India‚€™s Independence. It is also a story of the sufferings of her community, the Malas. In this country where Gandhian values run deep, caste oppression is comfortably entrenched. This story is set in the recent past. But it can well be a story of contemporary India.

Written in 1973 and published in 1981, Sorajjem is one of the early Telugu novels written by a non-Dalit writer that depicts the problems faced by the Dalits. This masterful translation captures the lived reality of inhumanity, alienation, displacement and sexual atrocity that the Dalits face at the hands of caste-Hindus, and explores why seeds of revolution are sown in Dalit lives.  

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The Alchemy of Empire: Abject Materials and the Technologies of Colonialism by Rajani Sudan : Rs1125 ISBN: 9788125062905

The Alchemy of Empire unravels the non-European origins of Enlightenment science. Focusing on the mundane materials of empire-building, this study traces the history of substances like mud, mortar, ice, and paper, as well as forms of knowledge like inoculation. It demonstrates how East India Company employees deployed the field of alchemy in order to make sense of the new worlds they confronted, often resorting to analogy as reason when analysis failed.

Rajani Sudan questions the assumptions of the Enlightenment developed in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, focusing on the European notion that ‚€œReason belonged uniquely to the West.‚€� She identifies key substances that were appropriated, first through trade and then through colonial governance, and that eventually became intellectual products of European science. Colonialism is thus read not only as a form of governance but as a technology of empire.

Sudan argues that the Enlightenment was born largely out of Europe‚€™s (and Britain‚€™s) sense of insecurity and inferiority in the early modern world. Through an in-depth study of the imperial archive, Sudan uncovers the history of British Enlightenment in the literary artifacts of the eighteenth century, ranging from the correspondence of the East India Company and the papers of the Royal Society to the poetry of Alexander Pope and the novels of Jane Austen.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British studies, as well as those interested in the intersections of history, science, ecology, and literature.

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald,Evangeline Manickam(Ed) : Rs175 ISBN: 9788125062882

The Great Gatsby is a classic of American literature and continues to enthral readers more than ninety years after it was first published. This definitive edition of the novel ‚€“ meticulously edited, annotated and introduced ‚€“ provides contextual and thematic information, and employs contemporary critical perspectives. Supplemented with landmark critical studies by Jacqueline Lance and Leland S. Person, Jr., this edition of The Great Gatsby brings the text and its contexts closer to the reader

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The Languages of Manipur (Volume 18, Part 2)-People‚€™s Linguistic Survey of India by G. N. Devy and K. Nipuni Mao (Ed.s) : Rs1750 ISBN: 9788125064435

The People‚€™s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India. It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities.

This volume documents the variety of languages prevalent in the state of Manipur, so as to preserve them in this globalised world, where migration and other factors are resulting in loss of languages. Critically, the book encapsulates the world view of the speakers of the discussed languages. This book also attempts to showcase diversity in languages spoken in the state by contextualising the language wealth in its social ecology. The majority of the languages spoken in the state belong to the Tibeto-Burman language family. The Austro-Asiatic, Dravidian and Indo-Aryan language families also find representation in the state.

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The Languages of Nagaland - Volume 21, Part 2 - People‚€™s Linguistic Survey of India, by G. N. Devy and Duovituo Kuolie : Rs1550 ISBN: 9788125063124

The People‚€™s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India. It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities.

This volume attempts to bring to the reader the wealth of languages of Nagaland and contextualise them within contemporary linguistics. The languages surveyed have been divided into two parts‚€”(a) Tenyidie Group and (b) Other Naga Groups. The content of the survey is based entirely on structural bases, mainly, phonology, morphology and syntax. In an attempt to document these varieties of languages, this volume aspires to preserve the languages spoken in the state of Nagaland in this globalised world

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The Languages of Puducherry - Part 2, Volume 23 by G. N. Devy and L. Ramamoorthy, G. Ravisankar : Rs775 ISBN: 9788125062486

The People‚€™s Linguistic Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India. It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities.

This volume presents to the reader the multiethnic, multicultural and multilingual nature of the Union Territory of Puducherry and the history and the status of the languages in Puducherry. Formerly known as Pondicherry, Puducherry has been greatly influenced by French culture and language which can still be seen in the wide use of French in the region. The Union Territory comprises four small unconnected districts‚€”Puducherry, Karaikal, Yanam and Mahe. Each region has its dominant language as the local official language (Tamil in Puducherry and Karaikal, Malayalam in Mahe and Telugu in Yanam). This volume also highlights the spiritual identity of the region.

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The Languages of Punjab - Volume 24, Part 2 (PLSI) by Omkar N Koul, Roop Krishen Bhat (Eds) : Rs1095 ISBN: 9788125062400

The People‚€™s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India. It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities.

This volume documents the languages spoken in the state of Punjab. Apart from a detailed description of Punjabi language, the volume includes entries describing the linguistic features of the regional dialects of Bauria, Bazigari, Bhand, Dhaha, Gojri, Lahanda, Lubana, Odi and Sansi. A survey of folk and written literature is also included. In addition, the volume provides information about the invaluable contribution of Punjab to the development of Hindi and Urdu languages and literature.

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The Languages of Tripura (Volume 28, Part 2)-People‚€™s Linguistic Survey of India by G. N. Devy and Sukhendu Debbarma : Rs1195 ISBN: 9788125063964

The People‚€™s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India. It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities.

This volume tries to acquaint the reader with the languages spoken in this north-eastern state of India. There are nineteen Scheduled Tribe communities in Tripura and Kokborok is spoken by a majority of these tribes. The linguistic data of the languages covered in this volume has been provided mostly by community elders and experts and we hope that this book will bring to its readers a comprehensive survey of the languages of Tripura.

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The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings by Nathaniel Hawthorne,Srirupa Chatterjee(Ed) : Rs325 ISBN: 9788125062875

Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of American literature's greatest luminaries, and was instrumental in the formation of the American literary canon. This edition seeks to introduce readers to what has been called his ‚€œmasterwork‚€�, The Scarlet Letter, along with a choice selection of his short stories. Meticulously edited and annotated, this book features a detailed introduction providing contextual and thematic information, and employs contemporary critical perspectives. Supplemented with erudite critical essays by R. K. Gupta and Nina Baym, this edition of Hawthorne's key writings brings the texts and their contexts closer to the reader.

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Writing and Editing News by K. V. Krishnaswamy : Rs550 ISBN: 9788125064183

Methods of news gathering and writing, and presenting them have seen unprecedented changes in the past two decades. Newsrooms today deliver news across streams and formats and as it breaks. The frenetic pace at which news is generated makes it a challenge to produce error-free content.

While journalists play various roles‚€”as reporters, as editors on the desk, in news evaluation, in designing layouts and presenting news‚€”the foundations of news writing, the basic practices of reporting, editing, and accountability and ethics apply to all. Writing and Editing News takes one back to the basics of news writing and editing.

The book answers the questions: What is newsworthy information? How should a TV report be structured? Why is the humble sub vital for a report? How should the journalist guard against vested interests? From detailing the various styles of writing reports, to editing them for various formats, this book is a primer on basic journalistic practices. Drawing on the author‚€™s long career, this book provides illustrations, commentaries and an appendix of carefully-chosen exercises in writing and editing news. It will be invaluable for the student of journalism and mass communication.

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A Companion to Literary Forms by Padmaja Ashok : Rs140 ISBN: 9788125058656

A Companion to Literary Forms is a useful ready reckoner for both students and teachers of English literature. The study of literary genres and forms plays a key role in sensitising the student of literature to the nuances of a work of art. No course in literature can be complete without adequate knowledge of literary forms.

The book defines each literary form in simple and clear language, explains its features and sub-types, and provides numerous examples. In addition to examining all the major forms of poetry, drama and prose, this essential handbook also surveys literary criticism down the ages, from the ancient Greeks to the present day.

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Feminisms by Arpita Mukhopadhyay,Sumit Chakrabarti (Ed.) : Rs175 ISBN: 9788125060734

This volume attempts to locate feminism/s within historical and critical perspectives, and provides a broad framework within which to locate the possible politics of feminism. It traces the trajectory of feminism, from a movement for the rights of women to the possibility of an 'organic revolution', and from the renegotiations of the 'woman question' by early feminists and suffragists to the critical interventions of ecofeminists and lesbian feminism.

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Fields of Play: Sport, Literature and Culture by Poonam Trivedi,Supriya Chaudhuri : Rs895 ISBN: 9788125057550

The book is a collection of essays discussing the various aspects of sports in India. Apart from discussing the present status of the different sports and sporting formats, the essays also discuss the institutions attached to sports. At the same time, the essays also discuss the factors that make up the sport: the body cultures involved in various sports and corporeality in computer games. The book shows the strong sporting culture present in the Indian society through discussing the intimate relation between sports, literature and cinema, as depicted in books and movies like Harry Potter series and Iqbal respectively. This book will leave a mark on all, especially people interested in sports.

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Hamlet by William Shakespeare (ed. Philip Weller) : Rs250 ISBN: 9788125044949

Special features
Each title in the Philip Weller Annotated Shakespeare series contains‚€”

  • A general introduction to the series: an essay on the life and times of Shakespeare, placing the plays in the context of his era. The essay not only covers his life, his work, and his influence on English literature, but also looks at Renaissance theatre and playwriting at the time of Shakespeare.
  • Introduction to the play: a critical introduction to the play in question, written by an experienced Indian teacher. This essay looks at the play in detail, and analyses
    • plot
    • themes and ideas in the play
    • characterisation
    • stylistic and dramatic devices and techniques
  • The unabridged and fully annotated text of the play: the text of each play, carefully edited by   Dr Philip Weller, based on his extensive expertise in this field. Each play also contains annotations by Dr Weller, explaining the meanings of archaic words, phrases, allusions, etc., in simple English. A list of dramatis personae has also been included.
  • Act-wise summaries and questions: a simple summary of each act in the play, followed by a set of questions on each act. These questions may be used for classroom discussions as well as in examinations.
  • Topics for discussion: broader questions based on the entire play, which will help the student to understand each and every aspect of the play. These questions may be used for project work and assignments, in classroom discussions, as well as in examinations. There are questions for both undergraduate as well as postgraduate students.
  • Further reading: a detailed bibliography of useful books and articles that will be of further help to both teachers and students who wish to read and learn more about the play in question as well as on Shakespeare and his plays in general.
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Insights : A Course in English Literature and Language (Panjab University Edition) by K. Elango : Rs195 ISBN: 9788125059721

Insights: A Course in English Literature and Language is designed a little differently from conventional courses in general English for undergraduate students. Each unit, based on a central theme, has three texts belonging to different genres. A wide range of challenging tasks involving cognitive and linguistic abilities follow the texts in the book. Grammar at the word, sentence and discourse level is discussed using examples from the reading texts and keeping in mind the mixed-ability levels of learners. The prime objective of the book is to enable learners to acquire linguistic and communicative competence with ease.

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Kaanduri and Other Stories by Dash Benhur and Bikram Keshari Das (Trans.) : Rs295 ISBN: 9788125057444

The tales in Kaanduri and Other Stories, selected from the writings of Jitendra Narayan Dash (whose pen name is Dash Benhur), reveal his wide range. Small surprises and poignant discoveries about relationships account for the appeal of these stories, occasionally marked by humour, which convey the flavour of life among generally the middle and lower classes of Odisha. This volume of nineteen stories will appeal to general readers and readers of Indian fiction in translation, and will be a useful guide for students of Translation Studies. The stories have been deftly translated from the Odia by Prof. Bikram K. Das.

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Konkaboti: The Extraordinary Journey of a Village Girl by Troilokyonath Mukhopadhyay‚€”Translated from the Bangla by Arnab Bhattacharya : Rs575 ISBN: 9788125060529

Troilokyonath Mukhopadhyay‚€™s tales are excursions into fantasy, where fact confronts the unreal. He belongs to a group of writers (including Sukumar Ray and Lewis Carroll) who elevated nonsense in literature to an art form.

Konkaboti, Troilokyonath‚€™s first novel (1892), begins with the childhood years of the eponymous heroine and Khetu, a boy from her village, who goes to Kolkata to study. In time, their mothers want them to marry, but Konkaboti‚€™s avaricious father plans her wedding with an aged zamindar. The prospect appals her and she falls seriously ill.

Konka and Khetu undergo amazing experiences, including encounters with ghosts, a trip to the moon and back, and the ‚€˜death‚€™ of both protagonists. But matters are resolved through a major twist in the tail of the narrative. The effortlessly inventive goings-on compel readers to suspend their disbelief.

Translator Arnab Bhattacharya explains in a perceptive Afterword why Troilokyonath‚€™s book deserves a wider readership for it travels to imagined worlds scarcely ever portrayed in early Indian fiction.

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Macbeth by William Shakespeare (ed. Philip Weller) : Rs160 ISBN: 9788125044932

Each title in the Philip Weller Annotated Shakespeare series contains‚€”

  • A general introduction to the series: an essay on the life and times of Shakespeare, placing the plays in the context of his era. The essay not only covers his life, his work, and his influence on English literature, but also looks at Renaissance theatre and playwriting at the time of Shakespeare.
  • Introduction to the play: a critical introduction to the play in question, written by an experienced Indian teacher. This essay looks at the play in detail, and analyses
    • plot
    • themes and ideas in the play
    • characterisation
    • stylistic and dramatic devices and techniques
  • The unabridged and fully annotated text of the play: the text of each play, carefully edited by   Dr Philip Weller, based on his extensive expertise in this field. Each play also contains annotations by Dr Weller, explaining the meanings of archaic words, phrases, allusions, etc., in simple English. A list of dramatis personae has also been included.
  • Act-wise summaries and questions: a simple summary of each act in the play, followed by a set of questions on each act. These questions may be used for classroom discussions as well as in examinations.
  • Topics for discussion: broader questions based on the entire play, which will help the student to understand each and every aspect of the play. These questions may be used for project work and assignments, in classroom discussions, as well as in examinations. There are questions for both undergraduate as well as postgraduate students.
  • Further reading: a detailed bibliography of useful books and articles that will be of further help to both teachers and students who wish to read and learn more about the play in question as well as on Shakespeare and his plays in general.
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Paths to Skills in English by G M Sundaravalli, A S Kamalakar, S Sankar, N Usha : Rs95 ISBN: 9788125060116

Paths to Skills in English aims to help undergraduate students acquire English communication skills for professional development.It is divided into two semesters with four units in each semester,written in an interactive style with grammar embedded in context at the end of each unit. A large number of practical examples and tests with a practice-oriented approach follow each unit. written in consonance with the prescribed Common Core English curriculum of Andhra Pradesh, this book will help students develop better communication and personal skills.

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Psychoanalytic Theory and Criticism by Andrew Slade : Rs150 ISBN: 9788125060727

This book is designed to help students learn the basics of psychoanalytic theory and criticism as they have developed in the last hundred years and as they have been put to use in literary and cultural studies. It focuses on Freud‚€™s texts as the core and beginning of the discipline, while also pointing to the work of other psychoanalysts and literary and cultural theorists who have refined and developed Freud‚€™s formulations. The book shows a way to engage with psychoanalysis that is loyal to Freud and what has come since Freud in psychoanalytic thinking.

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Readings on Dalit Identity: History, Literature and Religion by Swaraj Basu : Rs995 ISBN: 9788125060901

Social oppression over the centuries in the name of caste and tradition denied a large section of the Indian population its rightful place in society. The cultural world and contribution of these people remained largely ignored. Resistance to the ideology of caste and the assertion by Dalits for equity and justice have found expression through writings over a period of time.

Since the 1970s, there have been attempts by scholars across disciplines to shed light on the cultural world of Dalits by constructing alternative historical and religious traditions, and even today, Dalit identity continues to be an important agenda of academic debate.

This volume brings together a diverse selection of writings that looks at how, through the reinterpretation of history, literature and religion, Dalits challenged their ascribed status and created a new identity for themselves. It examines the Dalit deconstruction of the Aryan migration theory, rewriting of the historical narrative, identity formation, cultural symbolism and memory, Dalit literature and women in Dalit autobiographies, ideas and notions of work, religion and caste identity, and the linkage between Dalit conversion and the question of decolonisation.

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Shades of Difference : Selected Writings of Rabindranath Tagore by Radha Chakravarty (Ed.) : Rs850 ISBN: 9789383166084

This unusual collection brings together Rabindranath Tagore's writings on forms of difference based on gender, caste, class, nation, community, religion, language, art, literature, philosophy, social custom and political belief. Via new translations, along with Tagore's own writings, lectures and conversations in English, this illustrated anthology presents his complex, dynamic approach to commonly perceived dualities -- such as life/death, nature/culture, male/female, tradition/modernity, East/West, local/universal, urban/rural etc. -- to highlight his humanistic vision and its significance for us today.

The accompanying Audio Visual material, Tagore & His World, provides a broader context for Tagore‚€™s evolution as a thinker and artist, offering glimpses of his life, travels, educational vision and creative experiments in the visual and performing arts. Through a range of contemporary adaptations from diverse sources and in different languages, it marks how Tagore‚€™s spirit lives on today, his legacy undiminished, for the world at large.

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The Languages of Kerala and Lakshadweep by M. Sreenathan and Joseph Koyipally(Eds.) : Rs1500 ISBN: 9788125056270

This fifteenth volume of the People‚€™s Linguistic Survey of India, The Languages of Kerala and Lakshadweep contextualises Kerala‚€™s language wealth in its social ecology. This volume deals with Malayalam and provides a description of its linguistic features. The volume also looks into the other tribal languages of the state.  Another sizeable section of the volume is devoted to the variant of Malayalam, Dweep Malayalam which is spoken in Lakshadweep, and which varies considerably from the language of the mainland.

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The Languages of Tamil Nadu,Volume 27, Part 2 by V. Gnanasundaram, K. Rangan : Rs2025 ISBN: 9788125055372

The People‚€™s Linguistics Survey of India provides an overview of the extant and dying languages of India. It is the culmination of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities. The volume documents the languages prevalent in the state of Tamil Nadu. Critically, the book encapsulates the world view of the speakers of the discussed languages.

Apart from dealing with the detailed study of the scheduled languages such as Telugu and Malayalam, that involves the discussion on various linguistics features as well as the literature, The Languages of Tamil Nadu brings to the readers a certain wealth of information on Tamil, as also the languages spoken by other speech communities like Saurashtri and Tanjavur Marathi. It also documents the languages of the tribals like the Irula and Toda and nomadic communities such as Narikkuravar, out of which, most are on the verge of extinction. 

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The Languages of Uttarakhand - Volume 30, Part 2 - People‚€™s Linguistic Survey of India by Uma Bhatt, Shekhar Pathak : Rs1525 ISBN: 9788125056263

The People‚€™s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India. It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities. The volume documents the languages prevalent in the state of Uttarakhand. Critically, the book encapsulates the world view of the speakers of the discussed languages.

The languages of Uttarakhand have a wide variety as well as rich heritage because of the various linguistic influences of the different settlers who came to India from time to time. Here, languages of the Tibeto-Burman family are spoken along with Austro-Asiatic languages. This volume attempts to document these varieties of languages so as to preserve them in this globalised world, where migration and other factors are resulting in loss of languages.

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The tragedy of macbeth by william shakespeare : Rs164 ISBN: 9788125059882

Macbeth (full title The Tragedy of Macbeth) is atragedy written by William Shakespeare, and is considered one of his darkest and most powerful works.Set in Scotland, the play dramatises what happens when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power.

The play is believed to have been written between 1599 and 1606. Macbeth tells the story of abrave Scottish general who receives a prophecy from three sinister witched that one day he will become King of Scotland...

 

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Tinku at Duliatal by Swapna Dutta : Rs146 ISBN: 9788125059868

In the beginning, Tinku hates being in Duliatal away from her friends and school in Delhi. But her feelings change as she begins to adjust to life in the hills, and meet new and interesting people. The delicate black and white watercolours capture the mist and green, and sudden silvery light of Duliatal.
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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (ed. Philip Weller) : Rs175 ISBN: 9788125044925

Each title in the Philip Weller Annotated Shakespeare series contains‚€”

  • general introduction to the series: an essay on the life and times of Shakespeare, placing the plays in the context of his era. The essay not only covers his life, his work, and his influence on English literature, but also looks at Renaissance theatre and playwriting at the time of Shakespeare.
  • Introduction to the play: a critical introduction to the play in question, written by an experienced Indian teacher. This essay looks at the play in detail, and analyses
    • plot
    • themes and ideas in the play
    • characterisation
    • stylistic and dramatic devices and techniques
  • The unabridged and fully annotated text of the play: the text of each play, carefully edited by   Dr Philip Weller, based on his extensive expertise in this field. Each play also contains annotations by Dr Weller, explaining the meanings of archaic words, phrases, allusions, etc., in simple English. A list of dramatis personae has also been included.
  • Act-wise summaries and questions: a simple summary of each act in the play, followed by a set of questions on each act. These questions may be used for classroom discussions as well as in examinations.
  • Topics for discussion: broader questions based on the entire play, which will help the student to understand each and every aspect of the play. These questions may be used for project work and assignments, in classroom discussions, as well as in examinations. There are questions for both undergraduate as well as postgraduate students.
  • Further reading: a detailed bibliography of useful books and articles that will be of further help to both teachers and students who wish to read and learn more about the play in question as well as on Shakespeare and his plays in general.

The Philip Weller Annotated Shakespeare series consists of edited and annotated texts of five plays by the renowned Elizabethan dramatist William Shakespeare‚€”MacbethJulius CaesarOthelloHamlet and Twelfth Night.

Each of these plays is accompanied by a detailed critical introduction, summaries, questions, topics for discussion and a reading list. These titles are aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students and have been specially designed to help them gain easy access to Shakespearean drama.

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the sea by Jules Verne : Rs155 ISBN: 9788125059875

The story opens in the year 1866. There a mysterious creature that has been sinking ships in the high seas.The US governmant commissions a warship, the Abraham Lincoln to capture the creature.On board the ship are Pierre Aronnax, a renowned scientist along with his manservant, Conseil and Ned Land, the king of harpooners.

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Vegetarians Only: Stories of Telugu Muslims by Skybaaba : Rs395 ISBN: 9788125060741

A translation of twelve short stories titled Adhure: Muslim Kadhalu, Vegetarians Only introduces readers to the life-world of Telugu Muslims, their dreams, sorrows and predicaments. Negotiations around the burqa and dowry are interwoven with communal sharing of marriage expenses and work. Unfulfilled love, the desperation and helplessness of penury are eased by promises of migration to the Gulf. The stories present moving portraits of individuals battling prejudice and isolation, within and outside the community, with dignity and courage. They also foreground the friendships and camaraderie between poor rural and mofussil Telugu Muslims and Dalits and invite us to share their emotional journeys.

Skybaaba‚€™s fiction captures a ‚€˜Muslim subalternity‚€™ in post-colonial Deccan that finds itself at the crossroads of language, religion and economies, challenging stereotypes, even as his use of ‚€˜Telugurdu‚€™ brings into focus the disparate histories of Muslim communities across India. His stories raise vital questions about Muslim and Telugu identity in India, the status of women in Islam, and crucially‚€”caste among Telugu Muslims.

Written in refreshingly direct and simple prose, these stories will resonate with a pan-Indian readership and lovers of Indian literature.

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Writing and Editing News by K. V. Krishnaswamy : Rs795 ISBN: 9788125059042

Methods of news gathering and writing, and presenting them have seen unprecedented changes in the past two decades. Newsrooms today deliver news across streams and formats and as it breaks. The frenetic pace at which news is generated makes it a challenge to produce error-free content.
While journalists play various roles‚€”as reporters, as editors on the desk, in news evaluation, in designing layouts and presenting news‚€”the foundations of news writing, the basic practices of reporting, editing, and accountability and ethics apply to all. Writing and Editing News takes one back to the basics of news writing and editing. The author discusses the value of maintaining objectivity, different formats of news writing, news structure and lead writing skills. Also examined are the continuing importance of editing as a skill, news list preparation, news budgeting and evaluation, and headline writing and design.
The book answers important questions: What is newsworthy information? How should a TV report be structured? Why is the humble sub vital for a report? How should the journalist guard against vested interests?
From detailing the various styles of writing reports, to editing them for various presentations, this book is a primer on these basic journalistic practices. Drawing on the author‚€™s long career, this book provides illustrations, commentaries and an appendix of carefully-chosen exercises in writing and editing news. It will be invaluable for the student of journalism and mass communication.

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A History of English Literature: Traversing the Centuries by Aditi Chowdhury and Rita Goswami : Rs375 ISBN: 9788125054498

A History of English Literature: Traversing the Centuries provides a comprehensive outline of the course of English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day. In its fourteen chapters, the book covers all major literary periods with inclusive analyses of the political, social and intellectual developments which inevitably contribute to and influence literature in both overt and subtle ways. The survey includes all important literary figures and their significant literary works. The volume is also supplemented with an introductory chapter that discusses the shaping influences on English literature and the royal houses of England. This is followed by a timeline which will enable readers to place each author in the social and political settings and events of the time. In its broad canvass, the book delves into the nuances of everything that goes into the making of English literature. Carefully planned, rich in detail and information, and useful in marking the milestones within various periods as well as drawing the connections between them, A History of English Literature is a reference volume that  makes the reading of literary history a stimulating experience for students, scholars and teachers of English literature, and general readers interested in literary history.

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Arya and Other Stories by Chandrika Balan : Rs425 ISBN: 9788125056805

She is from a village. She is angry at her conservative mother. She is a flawed activist. She is being judged. She makes compromises. She cannot die, even if she wills it. She chooses to command. Her children want to do away with her. She looks for friendships online. She craves for fame. She musters the courage to pursue her lover. What binds her through all these is her strength; she is indomitable.

Arya and Other Stories is a collection of twelve short stories by Chandrika Balan, known in the Malayalam literary world as Chandramati. Balan brings to the reader a glimpse into the world of the woman in a village where feminism has reached. Here men know what feminism is; women know they can be independent; and, children know that their mother is not a caring-bearing machine. Balan‚€™s exploration is into the kind of questions a woman here goes through.

Employing different writing styles‚€”realism, magic realism and postmodernism‚€”Balan weaves a sensitive fabric that is a study of the contemporary woman. Accompanied by K. Satchidanandan‚€™s scholarly introduction that traces women‚€™s writing tradition in Kerala, this collection of poignant and incisive short stories is bound to interest every reader of fiction and translation.

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Auroral Musings: A Collection of English Poetry by Ashok Chaskar & Chetan Deshmane : Rs100 ISBN: 9788125055358

Auroral Musings, an anthology of English poetry prepared for students at undergraduate level. It brings together a range of poems, from Old English poetry to the Modern Age, including poems from the Restoration Period, Romantic Age and Victorian Age, and it offers the learner a comprehensive exposure to the evolution of this form of literature. The book also showcases the extraordinary talents of established icons of poetry‚€”from William Shakespeare and John Donne to Walt Whitman and G M Hopkins. Each unit includes additional material about the poet and his/her cultural background, as well as a glossary and comprehension and critical analysis questions.
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Cine-Politics: Film Stars and Political Existence in South India by M. Madhava Prasad : Rs995 ISBN: 9788125053569

Cine-politics explores the unique link established between cinema and politics in south India since the 1950s. Taking up the trajectories of three major stars‚€”M. G. Ramachandran, N. T. Rama Rao and Rajkumar, from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, respectively‚€” the book shows how the widespread political mobilisation of star charisma in south India‚€”‚€˜cine-politics‚€™‚€”sheds critical light on the nature of democratic political life in postcolonial India. Insisting on the centrality of both cinematic and political aspects in interpreting the cine-political event, the author locates the emergence of the phenomenon against the backdrop of demands for the linguistic reorganisation of the states soon after independence. The argument leads us through the various formal and narrative shifts enabling the production of a cinematic form that allowed marginalised populations, deprived of political existence in the newly forged nation, to enact the fantasy of popular sovereignty.

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Decentering Translation Studies: India and beyond by Judy Wakabayashi, Rita Kothari (eds) : Rs725 ISBN: 9788125054580

The book deals with translation in several non- western traditions. The essays show how social and historical contexts have shaped the way translations are rendered. They focus on multiple contexts of translation mainly in India, but also in Korea, Japan and South Africa.

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Engineering English by E. Suresh Kumar : Rs200 ISBN: 9788125057215

Engineering English, a textbook of English for BTech students. Written in a simple style, the books covers important topics in oral and written communication, such as effective listening, interpersonal communication, and writing reports, summaries, resumes and different kinds of letters.  Part 1, ‚€˜Communication Skills‚€™, cover listening, speaking and writing skills and some aspects of English grammar and vocabulary that many Indian learners have a problem with.  Part 2, ‚€˜Reading for Enrichment‚€™, has a selection of texts on inspiring achievers of our times, which students will relate to and enjoy.  The book also includes a list of basic technical vocabulary used in different branches of engineering.

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English in the Dalit Context by Alladi Uma, K. Suneetha Rani and D. Murali Manohar (Eds) : Rs875 ISBN: 9788125055198

Language does not confine itself to communication alone. It gets closely connected with politics, be it cultural, identity, or international politics. This becomes all the more true in the case of languages that were imported and imposed by colonial powers, and admired and followed by the colonised as the rulers‚€™ language.

 In India, English has always been an issue of political discourse, be it in pre-independent, postcolonial or globalised India. For the privileged class, English is either a language of achievement or one choice among many other languages. However, for disadvantaged and marginalised Dalits, mastering English promises liberation.

 English in the Dalit Context is set against this backdrop of the politics surrounding English in India. The volume, a collection of 15 essays, brings to the fore a multiplicity of views expressed by Dalit intellectuals and activists on ‚€˜English‚€™ in all its different senses. It also includes essays by non-Dalit scholars who have been long involved with questions of colonial modernity and of the English language in the Dalit context.

 The essays deal with issues of English pedagogy, such as English as one of the languages or subjects, English as medium of instruction, entry of Dalit literature into English departments in colleges and universities, and the politics of the English language as a stepping-stone to success in an increasingly globalised world, where market culture promises unlimited opportunities.

 This important and essential reading will be invaluable for students and scholars of English and caste and Dalit Studies.

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Enriching Speaking and Writing Skills (Second edition) by E. Suresh Kumar, B. Sandhya, J. Savithri and P. Sreehari : Rs225 ISBN: 9788125056089

The first part of the book, ‚€˜Communication Skills and Language‚€™, has units on communication, writing skills, vocabulary and grammar. The second part, ‚€˜Reading for Enrichment‚€™, has five reading texts followed by exercises on reading comprehension, communication skills and language.  The book offers students adequate opportunities to work on their language and communication skills, particularly writing, through guidelines and examples as well as a variety of challenging exercises.

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Indian Sign Language(s) by G. N. Devych(Ch. Ed.), Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Nisha Grover and Surinder P. K. Randhawa : Rs1250 ISBN: 9788125054894

This thirty-eighth volume of the People‚€™s Linguistic Survey of India is devoted to the Indian Sign Language (ISL), the language of the Deaf in India. The articles in the volume are divided into four parts. The first discusses both its formal linguistic and ‚€˜orthographic‚€™ features; the second presents the sociolinguistic themes of the ISL such as bilingualism and language variety as well as language planning and policy issues. Part three presents various synchronic aspects of the ISL. The final part comprises articles on themes interfacing Sign Languages and other knowledge systems. This very first collection of articles on the ISL, is a critically important contribution to the discipline.

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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (Ed. Philip Weller) : Rs150 ISBN: 9788125044956

Special features
Each title in the Philip Weller Annotated Shakespeare series contains‚€”

  • A general introduction to the series: an essay on the life and times of Shakespeare, placing the plays in the context of his era. The essay not only covers his life, his work, and his influence on English literature, but also looks at Renaissance theatre and playwriting at the time of Shakespeare.
  • Introduction to the play: a critical introduction to the play in question, written by an experienced Indian teacher. This essay looks at the play in detail, and analyses
    • plot
    • themes and ideas in the play
    • characterisation
    • stylistic and dramatic devices and techniques
  • The unabridged and fully annotated text of the play: the text of each play, carefully edited by   Dr Philip Weller, based on his extensive expertise in this field. Each play also contains annotations by Dr Weller, explaining the meanings of archaic words, phrases, allusions, etc., in simple English. A list of dramatis personae has also been included.
  • Act-wise summaries and questions: a simple summary of each act in the play, followed by a set of questions on each act. These questions may be used for classroom discussions as well as in examinations.
  • Topics for discussion: broader questions based on the entire play, which will help the student to understand each and every aspect of the play. These questions may be used for project work and assignments, in classroom discussions, as well as in examinations. There are questions for both undergraduate as well as postgraduate students.
  • Further reading: a detailed bibliography of useful books and articles that will be of further help to both teachers and students who wish to read and learn more about the play in question as well as on Shakespeare and his plays in general.
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Language and Cultural Diversity: The Writings of Debi Prasanna Pattanayak ‚€“ Volumes 1 by D P Pattanayak : Rs2450 ISBN: 9788125053941

This collection of essays by Debi Prasanna Pattanayak brings together for the first time the writings of this eminent Indian linguist. The essays were compiled by the author himself, under the aegis of the IGNCA with whom these two volumes have been co-published. It contains his speeches and writings spanning a career over forty years.
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Language and Cultural Diversity: The Writings of Debi Prasanna Pattanayak ‚€“ Volumes 2 by D P Pattanayak : Rs1950 ISBN: 9788125053958

This collection of essays by Debi Prasanna Pattanayak brings together for the first time the writings of this eminent Indian linguist. The essays were compiled by the author himself, under the aegis of the IGNCA with whom these two volumes have been co-published. It contains his speeches and writings spanning a career over forty years.
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Linguistics : An Introduction by Ashok Chaskar, Arjun Jadhav & Sanjay Pagare : Rs95 ISBN: 9788125055365

This is an introductory textbook for students of BA Special English.

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Literary Landscapes: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by Ashok Chaskar, R.S. Jain & Bharati Khairnar : Rs140 ISBN: 9788125055334

Literary Landscapes, a composite textbook for students at undergraduate level, is a combination of lessons in language and literature, designed to meet the requirements of students enrolled for second-year BA courses. First section is a collection of literary pieces‚€”essays, biographical pieces, short stories and poems‚€”drawn from various cultural and social contexts.  The writers featured are Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Walt Whitman, Kamala Das, Maya Angelou and others. The second section addresses students‚€™ language needs. It aims at helping students develop and hone their linguistic competence, focusing on vocabulary, grammar and written communication.

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Literary Vistas: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by Ashok Chaskar, Chetan Desmane & Bharati Khairnar : Rs100 ISBN: 9788125055327

Literary Vistas, a composite textbook for students at undergraduate level, is a combination of lessons in language and literature, designed to meet the requirements of students enrolled for second-year BSc courses. The first section presents a collection of ten literary pieces‚€”scientific and general essays, short stories and poems‚€”drawn from various cultural and social contexts. It includes J. B. S. Haldane, P B Shelley, William Wordsworth, Imtiaz Dharker and Rudyard Kipling, among many others. The second section addresses students‚€™ language needs. It aims at helping students develop and hone their linguistic competence, vocabulary, grammar and written communication.

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Mindscapes : English for Technologists and Engineers by Department of English Anna University, Chennai : Rs295 ISBN: 9788125047216

Since the book is an outcome of a thorough understanding of the language needs of contemporary students and the expectations of the industry,

The book is divided into ten units, each focused on a specific theme likely to be of interest to both students and teachers. The texts in each unit have been drawn from both general literature as well as materials in science and technology, based on the needs analysis conducted by the Department. The book incorporates a skills approach to teaching and the problem-solving tasks have been graded keeping in mind mixed classrooms and their specific needs. Therefore, apart from the equal weightage given to the language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) sufficient emphasis has also been laid on the practice of grammar. The book is accompanied by a DVD that contains a range of audiovisual material for classroom use.
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Othello by William Shakespeare (ed. Philip Weller) : Rs200 ISBN: 9788125044918

Each title in the Philip Weller Annotated Shakespeare series contains‚€”

  • A general introduction to the series: an essay on the life and times of Shakespeare, placing the plays in the context of his era. The essay not only covers his life, his work, and his influence on English literature, but also looks at Renaissance theatre and playwriting at the time of Shakespeare.
  • Introduction to the play: a critical introduction to the play in question, written by an experienced Indian teacher. This essay looks at the play in detail, and analyses
    • plot
    • themes and ideas in the play
    • characterisation
    • stylistic and dramatic devices and techniques
  • The unabridged and fully annotated text of the play: the text of each play, carefully edited by   Dr Philip Weller, based on his extensive expertise in this field. Each play also contains annotations by Dr Weller, explaining the meanings of archaic words, phrases, allusions, etc., in simple English. A list of dramatis personae has also been included.
  • Act-wise summaries and questions: a simple summary of each act in the play, followed by a set of questions on each act. These questions may be used for classroom discussions as well as in examinations.
  • Topics for discussion: broader questions based on the entire play, which will help the student to understand each and every aspect of the play. These questions may be used for project work and assignments, in classroom discussions, as well as in examinations. There are questions for both undergraduate as well as postgraduate students.
  • Further reading: a detailed bibliography of useful books and articles that will be of further help to both teachers and students who wish to read and learn more about the play in question as well as on Shakespeare and his plays in general.
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Panorama: Selected Essays and Short Stories by Nandita Singh and Ajay Kumar Shukla (ed) : Rs80 ISBN: 9788125052555

Panorama is a textbook meant for the first year undergraduate students of DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur. The book acquaints the students with essays and short stories as literary forms, across different ages and countries. Biographical details of the writers, the literary characteristics of their essays/short stories, explanatory notes and critical analysis of essays/short stories are aspects which add value to the book and make it user-friendly.

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Rabindranath Tagore : One Hundred Years of Global Reception by Martin Kšmpchen, Imre Bangha and Uma Das Gupta (Editorial Adviser) : Rs1750 ISBN: 9788125055686

When Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 for his own English translation of Gitanjali (Song Offerings), he became the first non-European to do so, achieving immediate fame.Translations in other languages of this and other works followed. Reams were written on his writings, and his personality. As aworld citizen, Tagore aimed at bringing the ‚€˜East‚€™ and the ‚€˜West‚€™ together for an inclusive humanism. His was assumed to be the Voice of India‚€”indeed of Asia and the colonised world. The Nobel Prize gave him the authority to speak, and the intellectual elite of many countries listened.

The editors of Rabindranath Tagore:  One Hundred Years of Global Reception had asked Tagore experts worldwide to narrate how the Bengali author was received from 1913 until our time. Their thirty-five essays arranged by region or language group inform us about translations, the impact of Tagore‚€™s visits, and his subsequent standing in the world of letters. Tagore‚€™s reception while often enthusiastic was not always adulatory, occasionally undergoing dramatic metamorphoses, and diverse political and social milieus and cultural movements responded to him differently. This nuanced global reception is for the first time dealt with comprehensively and systematically in this volume presented as a work of reference. These essays remind us that Tagore‚€™s works keep being reprinted or retranslated for he continues to be relevant to modern readers.

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Rainbow: A Collection of Short Stories by R.S. Jain, Bharati Khairnar & Ashok Chaskar : Rs95 ISBN: 9788125055341

This is an anthology of short stories prepared for undergraduate students specialising in English. The book brings together a range of short stories by authors who have influenced this form of literature are now considered masters in the field, including Tolstoy, Chekhov, Maupassant, O. Henry, R. K. Narayan and Saki. Information about the author and the story accompany every text, along with a glossary section. Comprehension questions at the end of the unit are designed to test the learners‚€™ understanding of the stories.

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Spoken English: A Foundation Course (Revised Edition) Part 1 by Kamlesh Sadanand and Susheela Punitha : Rs275 ISBN: 9788125054924

Spoken English: A Foundation Course Parts 1 & 2 (revised editions) are intended to help develop the oral communication skills of second language learners, especially those who have had a regional language medium of instruction at school and who have had little or no exposure to spoken English. They are aimed at students preparing to enter the mainstream, which would require them to compete with those who have a stronger base in English. The books can, however, be used just as effectively as self-instructional material by older learners who are employed or engaged in different activities of their own.

 The two parts of the book come with audio CDs that give learners an opportunity to listen to dialogues in everyday situations and that provide answers to the practice exercises as well. Also included in the books are brief, easy-to-understand tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and usage that learners are sure to find useful when learning to speak English.

 The books have been revised to include new dialogues set in familiar situations, more usage notes and an additional appendix.

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Spoken English: A Foundation Course (Revised Edition) Part 2 by Kamlesh Sadanand and Susheela Punitha : Rs295 ISBN: 9788125054931

Spoken English: A Foundation Course Parts 1 & 2 (revised editions) are intended to help develop the oral communication skills of second language learners, especially those who have had a regional language medium of instruction at school and who have had little or no exposure to spoken English. They are aimed at students preparing to enter the mainstream, which would require them to compete with those who have a stronger base in English. The books can, however, be used just as effectively as self-instructional material by older learners who are employed or engaged in different activities of their own.

 The two parts of the book come with audio CDs that give learners an opportunity to listen to dialogues in everyday situations and that provide answers to the practice exercises as well. Also included in the books are brief, easy-to-understand tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and usage that learners are sure to find useful when learning to speak English.

 The books have been revised to include new dialogues set in familiar situations, more usage notes and an additional appendix.

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Tess of the d‚€™Urbervilles by John Varghese : Rs295 ISBN: 9788125054269

Tess of the d‚€™Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy is part of the series called Critical Editions under co-publishing arrangement with the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad.

These editions of the classics are introduced to readers and students with a detailed analysis of the historical place of the genre involved, the place of the respective novelist in the canon, the important concerns and ideas of the novelist along with significant and pertinent issues for discussion and thought and a sociological perspective to the themes presented in the work. Tess of the d‚€™Urbervilles has, in addition, a set of annotations covering the more historical and contextual references in the work. The edition ends with two critical essays, a list of topics for classroom discussion and also a list of further reading.
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The Being of Bhasha: A General Introduction by G. N. Devy (Ed) : Rs995 ISBN: 9788125054887

The first volume of the People‚€™s Linguistic Survey of India brings to the reader the journey undertaken in 2010, by a group of visionaries led by G. N. Devy to document the languages of India as they existed then. The aim of the People‚€™s Linguistic Survey of India was to document these languages, spoken in India‚€™s remotest corners. India‚€™s towns and cities too have found a voice in this survey. What this journey did was to bring a groundswell of support from people from all walks of life, leading to The Being of Bhasha.

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The Ground Between: Anthropologists Engage Philosophy by Veena Das, Michael Jackson, Arthur Kleinman and Bhrigupati Singh (Eds.) : Rs1375 ISBN: 9788125055006

The guiding inspiration of this book is the attraction and distance that mark the relation between anthropology and philosophy. This theme is explored through encounters between individual anthropologists and particular regions of philosophy. Several of the most basic concepts of the discipline‚€”including notions of ethics, politics, temporality, self and other, and the nature of human life‚€”are products of a dialogue, both implicit and explicit, between anthropology and philosophy. These philosophical undercurrents in anthropology also speak to the question of what it is to experience our being in a world marked by radical difference and otherness.

In The Ground Between, twelve leading anthropologists offer intimate reflections on the influence of particular philosophers on their way of seeing the world, and on what ethnography has taught them about philosophy. Ethnographies of the mundane and the everyday raise fundamental issues that the contributors grapple with in both their lives and their thinking. With directness and honesty, they relate particular philosophers to matters such as how to respond to the suffering of the other, how concepts arise in the give and take of everyday life, and how to be attuned to the world through the senses. Their essays challenge the idea that philosophy is solely the province of professional philosophers, and suggest that certain modalities of being in the world might be construed as ways of doing philosophy.

This book will be of interest to social scientists, philosophers and literary scholars.

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The Languages of Jammu & Kashmir by G.N.Devy (Ed) and Omkar N. Koul(Ed) : Rs1750 ISBN: 9788125055167

This twelfth volume of the People‚€™s Linguistic Survey of India attempts to document the languages of the State of Jammu & Kashmir. The book is divided into three parts‚€”the first part covers the scheduled languages, Dogri and Kashmiri, the second part, the non-scheduled and minor languages and the third part is devoted to Sanskrit, Persian, Hindi and Urdu which have played an important role in the state and also influenced local languages. 

In the discussions about the languages, there is information about their contemporary status,   their historical evolution and structural aspects.
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The Languages of Meghalaya by G. N. Devy (Ed) and Esther Syiem(Ed) : Rs1800 ISBN: 9788125055174

This nineteenth volume of the People‚€™s Linguistic Survey of India attempts to document the languages of the State of Meghalaya, beginning at the grassroots and involving speakers from all walks of life, so as to bring to readers the linguistic and cultural heritage of the state. Apart from the dominant languages spoken in the state, Khasi, Pnar and Garo, the varieties of these languages too are described in great detail. Care has been taken to record the voices of the informants in the true nature of the survey, so that the volume is not a mere cataloguing of languages, but mirrors the spirit and world view of the speakers. For languages are an extension of people‚€™s existence and being.

In the discussions about the languages, there is information about their contemporary status, while the sections on the main languages also contain information about their historical evolution and structural aspects. The linguistic maps included in the volume also give a general idea of areas where the main languages are spoken. It is hoped that this volume will not only engage the reader, but will also stand as testimony to a people‚€™s search for their roots.
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Towards Social Change: Essays On Dalit Literature by Sankar Prasad Singha and Indranil Acharya : Rs895 ISBN: 9788125053446

  • Dalit writings have a sense of defiance, identity and revolt. The struggles that Dalit writers have had to go through provide them with intellectual clarity and self-confidence.
  • The essays in this collection discuss themes from various regions.
  • A piece on the dilemmas that a translator faces delves into the problems and politics of representation of the subaltern in an Amitav Ghosh novel.
  • Another chapter makes a comparative study of Dalit and Holocaust (Nazi Germany) literatures which share experiences of subjugation, suffering and torture.
  • An analysis of Narendra Jadhav‚€™s memoir Outcaste  that  travels from ‚€˜bitter memories‚€™ to ‚€˜better dreams‚€™ across three generations finds Dalits attaining recognition and success against dreadful odds.  A look at some Bengali Dalit poems shows how revolutionary anger is channelled to achieve an aesthetic effect. The creation of a forum for marginalised women writers in Andhra Pradesh is vividly described.
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Candida by Bernard Shaw by AC Ward, Kanchana Ugbabe (Eds.) : Rs140 ISBN: 9788125050551

Candida is another notable play by one of the greatest dramatists of English literature, Bernard Shaw. Shaw‚€™s plays mark a milestone in the history of British drama as they show a movement away from romanticism to realism. They are plays of ideas. They not only provoked readers to think but also helped them notice the humour and irony of situations that were ordinarily taken for granted, and to delve below the surfaces of refinement to examine some of the pleasant and unpleasant truths of human existence.  Candida has relevance to the topical issues of feminist liberation and ‚€˜the woman question‚€™ that were gaining prominence at the time. Anyone who was trying to gain an independent place in the community was called a ‚€˜New Woman‚€™. The play highlights and brings to the fore the utter absurdity of a situation wherein a woman is tempted to run away with frivolity and instability in opposition to a well-positioned home and family environment and a down-to-earth stable spouse. The play ends on the expected note: Shaw‚€™s Candida chooses the latter option.

This AC Ward series from Orient BlackSwan has been now enhanced and enriched with additional student-friendly features such as analyses of themes and characterisation, act-wise summaries and questions and also a select reading list. We hope that these value additions will help maintain the popularity that the series has long enjoyed with teachers and students alike.

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Communication for Professional Success by E. Suresh Kumar, B. Sandhya, J. Savithri and P. Sreehari : Rs105 ISBN: 9788125050131

Communication for Professional Successis a coursebook of general English for the undergraduate level. The first part of the book, ‚€˜Communication Skills and Language‚€™, has units on interpersonal communication, spoken communication, vocabulary and common errors made by non-native users of English, and information transfer. The second part, ‚€˜Reading for Enrichment‚€™, has two carefully chosen texts that should be of interest to students, each followed by exercises in reading comprehension, communication skills and language. On the whole, the book offers students adequate opportunities to work on their language and communication skills through guidelines and examples as well as a variety of challenging exercises.

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El Dorado: A Textbook of Communication Skills by R Pushkala & PA Sarada : Rs295 ISBN: 9788125053910

El Dorado: A Textbook of Communication Skills has been designed to equip students with the language skills necessary for a successful technical career. It meets the requirements of the Technical English syllabi followed by state and private engineering colleges and deemed universities. The resource materials provided in each unit are drawn from both science and literature, and are not only contemporary but also relevant. These are supplemented with appropriate illustrations, diagrams and tables. The book follows a skills-based approach with equal emphasis given to vocabulary, grammar and usage. El Dorado will fulfil the needs of students from different streams of learning and from different media of instruction.

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English for Speakers of Urdu: A Proficiency Course by Gulfishaan Habeeb : Rs195 ISBN: 9788125053972

English for Speakers of Urdu: A Proficiency Course has been written for the purpose of empowering Urdu speakers and improving their chances of employability by helping them become proficient in English. It is aimed at native speakers who lack selfconfidence because they are not fluent in English. The book starts with the basics‚€”the conventions for writing uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet and the sounds and vocabulary of English‚€”and then moves on to important topics in grammar as well as punctuation and oral communicative functions that users of English are commonly required to perform. The book is accompanied by an audio CD.

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English Literature: Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries by Board of Editors, Davangere University, Karnataka : Rs325 ISBN: 9788125052005

This textbook is meant for 3rd semester BA Optional English students of Davangere University, Karnataka.  The book consists of prose, poetry and a play.  The selection of prose, poetry and play is made with utmost care so that students gain appreciation of literature. The comprehension questions and the glossary enhance the students‚€™ understanding of the text.

The background essays give students an overview of the age they are studying. They trace significant literary movements as well as highlight key literary figures, works and genres.  The critical analyses of the poems encourage students to read and understand the poem in its literary and social context.  The detailed introduction and annotations to Paradise Lost, Book 1 and Julius Caesar will give students a comprehensive understanding of the times and context and also help them appreciate the richness of the text.
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Fictionalising Myth and History: A Study of Four Postcolonial Novels by Padma Malini Sundararaghavan : Rs995 ISBN: 9788125050230

Fictionalising Myth and History offers refreshingly new perspectives on four postcolonial novels by writers hailing from different countries: Witi Ihimaera of New Zealand, Ngugi wa Thiong''o of Kenya, Shashi Tharoor of India and Salman Rushdie, the India-born writer living in the UK. It reveals how the boundaries of fiction, myth and history get blurred when forces of imperialism and resistance play out their power struggles in different countries. Political and culture myths are being constantly reshaped in a dynamic historical process, underlying which is the truth that political myths that shape history are crafted by the word of command. The novels explored here being metafictional texts, Sundararaghavan uses multiple theories in her analysis. This includes the ideas of Ernst Cassirer, Roland Barthes, Levi Strauss, Hayden White, and Greg Grandin among others. The book ends with a discussion of the future of postcolonial studies in a century when old colonies have shed their colonial bondage. Sundararaghavan examines the evidence of historians to show the need for new directions in postcolonial studies in the light of the emergence of financial colonisation and other hegemonic structures. The book closes with an appendix that summarises how the myth of the Aryan invasion of India has shaped the teaching and writing of history in India.

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Flesh and Fish Blood: Postcolonialism, Translation, and the Vernacular by S Shankar : Rs875 ISBN: 9788125049883

Flesh and Fish Blood is a book that takes off from the idea that postcolonialism needs to break new ground since a character of staleness and ennui has come into postcolonial studies. The book brings into focus the need to infuse both new archival resources to approach the study of what postcolonialism means and also to stress new methodologies in analysing postcolonial studies.

The book therefore is a call to such a challenge. Working with literature and film from India in English, Tamil and Hindi, the book explores the rich potential of what S Shankar insists on calling the vernacular, and studies it as a critical term capable of opening up fresh areas for study within postcolonial studies. The book recommends and pushes for renewed and more focused attention to translation issues and comparative methods for their relevance in uncovering disregarded aspects of postcolonial societies such as India. Often, the argument draws out broader implications, offering provocative remarks on humanism and cosmopolitanism. Beyond its focus on India, Flesh and Fish Blood opens up new horizons of theoretical possibility for postcolonial studies and cultural analysis in general.

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Gendering the Nation: Identity Politics and English Comic Theatre of the Long Eighteenth Century by Chandrava Chakravarty : Rs850 ISBN: 9788125051299

Gendering the Nation studies the role of the comic theatre in Britain during the long eighteenth century as a nation-building discourse. It evaluates the impact of the cultural phenomenon of Sentimentality on the English comic stage in conceptualising gendered identities for the men and women of a polite, genteel nation. The book analyses certain popular comic plays of the time to ascertain the extent to which they could constitute gender ‚€“ masculinity and femininity ‚€“ as the basis of a secure social order and a stable nation. A study of gender‚€“culture interface, Gendering the Nation offers new readings of non-canonical plays and makes extensive use of several extra-literary discourses
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In Pursuit of Amitav Ghosh: Some Recent Readings by Tapan Kumar Ghosh and Prashanta Bhattacharya : Rs995 ISBN: 9788125051664

This book is a voluminous compendium of different essays covering Ghosh‚€™s writing, both his fiction and his non-fiction. The editors of this volume take a re-look at the rich literary wealth of Ghosh, and try to draw out their separate takes on the contributions of Ghosh. All of them try to place a ‚€˜new‚€™ and valid critical frame around the notion of civilizational crisis that often haunts Amitav Ghosh‚€™s search for ethical meaning. The book also includes a candid and revealing authorial interview, and is intended to be a comprehensive reference for students, teachers, scholars and book-lovers alike. The collection is the first of its kind in the area of Ghosh studies.
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Insights : A Course in English Literature and Language (Panjab University Edition) by K. Elango : Rs135 ISBN: 9788125051107

Insights: A Course in English Literature and Language is designed a little differently from conventional courses in general English for undergraduate students. Each unit, based on a central theme, has three texts belonging to different genres. A wide range of challenging tasks involving cognitive and linguistic abilities follow the texts in the book. Grammar at the word, sentence and discourse level is discussed using examples from the reading texts and keeping in mind the mixed-ability levels of learners. The prime objective of the book is to enable learners to acquire linguistic and communicative competence with ease.

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Issues in Learning Theories and Pedagogical Practices ‚€“ Volume 1 by Vaishna Narang (ed) : Rs1475 ISBN: 9788125049906

This two-volume collection of studies on issues in language teaching deals with both theoretical problems and practical issues faced in the classroom. It includes essays on

  • Socio-cultural and political contexts of teaching language
  • The relationship between grammar, language and literature
  • Multilingualism; complexities of teaching English in India
  • Language policy and planning in the country
  • Empirical studies from Japan, Korea, Egypt, Iran and Pakistan
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Issues in Learning Theories and Pedagogical Practices ‚€“ Volume 2 by Vaishna Narang (ed) : Rs1650 ISBN: 9788125049913

This two-volume collection of studies on issues in language teaching deals with both theoretical problems and practical issues faced in the classroom. It includes essays on

  • Socio-cultural and political contexts of teaching language
  • The relationship between grammar, language and literature
  • Multilingualism; complexities of teaching English in India
  • Language policy and planning in the country
  • Empirical studies from Japan, Korea, Egypt, Iran and Pakistan
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Know Your English (Vol.2): Words frequently confused by S Upendran : Rs475 ISBN: 9788173717307

Words Frequently Confused, the second volume in the four volume series, Know Your English, is based on S. Upendran‚€™s popular weekly column published in The Hindu. It contains a selection of about 480 pairs of words that are frequently confused. Each entry gives the meaning of the words and points out the difference between them. Examples are also provided showing how the words can be used in everyday contexts. Some of the entries also contain information about the pronunciation and the etymology (origin) of the word.

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Lights On: Indian Plays in English (Volume 1) by Lakshmi Chandra (Ed.) : Rs160 ISBN: 9788125049821

This collection of plays in English, in two volumes, is one of the only collections to be available in this genre. The plays that appear in these volumes are based on the fact that each one of them has been successfully performed on stage and that the issues tackled in them are relevant to us today in the postcolonial era we live in. They focus on history, culture, society and the politics in which postcolonial India lives and breathes, justifying the inclusion in a collection of its own. It depicts from start to finish how comfortable Indians have become with the English language and its use, and how these dramatists have made this language their very own. This first volume has plays by Asif Currimbhoy, Mahesh Dattani and Poile Sengupta.

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Lights On: Indian Plays in English (Volume 2) by Lakshmi Chandra (Ed.) : Rs180 ISBN: 9788125049838

This collection of plays in English, in two volumes, is one of the only collections to be available in this genre. The plays that appear in these volumes are based on the fact that each one of them has been successfully performed on stage and that the issues tackled in them are relevant to us today in the postcolonial era we live in. They focus on history, culture, society and the politics in which postcolonial India lives and breathes, justifying the inclusion in a collection of its own. It depicts from start to finish how comfortable Indians have become with the English language and its use, and how these dramatists have made this language their very own. This second volume has plays by Gurcharan Das, Manjula Padmanabhan, Zubin Driver and Ramu Ramanathan.

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Literature and Contemporary Issues by TY Aravindakshan and CR Murukan Babu (eds.) : Rs115 ISBN: 9788125050124

Literature and Contemporary Issues, a collection of prose, poetry, short fiction and drama drawn from various periods, cultures and perspectives, is an attempt to sensitise students to some of the complex socioeconomic realities of the world around them. It presents a variety of viewpoints on a range of interrelated issues ‚€“ human rights, discriminations based on racial and caste boundaries, gender issues, issues related to globalisation and the new economic order, etc., and features some of the most prominent writers of the past and the present, including Roland Barthes, Pablo Neruda, Kamala Das, Sylvia Plath, Nabaneeta Dev Sen and others.

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Modern English Poetry: A Selection by Mohan G Ramanan : Rs195 ISBN: 9788125052821

Critical Editions is a series intended to bring literary texts closer to students of both postgraduate and undergraduate levels. This anthology of modern British poetry includes representative poems by the important poets of the canon and helps introduce the reader to the sheer exuberance and variety of this period in British poetry. The detailed introduction offers a survey of the main themes, styles and poets.  The commentaries accompanying each poem will enable students to unravel the more obscure references and contextual implications of the poem in question.  The edition includes a select bibliography in the area to enable further reading and research.

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Nampally Road by Meena Alexander : Rs300 ISBN: 9788125048084

The story of the book focuses on the experiences and perception of the central character, Mira Kannadical. After four years as a student in England, Mira returns to India to teach and write, hoping that ‚€˜by writing a few poems . . . I could start to stitch it all together: my birth in India, a few years after national independence, my colonial education, my rebellion against the arranged marriage my mother had in mind for me, my years of research in England.‚€™

But the India that Mira finds, teems with confusion and unrest. At the heart of this novel, is the gang rape of  Rameeza Be by the police. The towns people rise up and burn the police station. As the conflict between the townspeople and police reaches a boiling point, Mira realises that the unrest in the souls of Indian men and women is ‚€˜too visible, too turbulent already to permit the kinds of writing I had once learnt to value.‚€™ Turning from poetry, Mira looks to people around her to help define herself: Durgabai, practical and devoted to her patients; Old Swami Chari, preaching that this world‚€™s sufferings are only an illusion; and her rebellious lover Ramu, urging her towards dangerous political action.

This novel has a powerful resonance with the recent tragic events in Delhi. When it was first published in 1991, it was a Voice Literary Supplement Editor‚€™s Choice.

Haunting and lyrical, Nampally Road vividly portrays contemporary India and one woman‚€™s struggle to piece together her past.

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On Track : English Skills for Success by Board of Editors, Solapur University : Rs100 ISBN: 9788125051084

The textbook On Track: English Skills for Success closely follows the recommendations made by the University Grants Commission for the Compulsory English syllabus at the undergraduate level. It has sections on prose, poetry, grammar and vocabulary, and communication skills, and it thereby offers a pedagogically comprehensive course in English.

The texts in the prose and poetry sections, representing different genres and themes, are aimed at strengthening the reading comprehension skills of students and giving them an opportunity to develop their literary sensibility and taste as well as their critical appreciation skills. The section on grammar and vocabulary is intended to raise students‚€™ level of proficiency by making them more accurate, intelligible and, hence, confident when speaking and writing in English. Finally, the book includes a section on communication skills, which covers some relevant speaking and writing skills necessary for communicating fluently in the language in various situations.

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Orient Blackswan Hindi-Angrezi-Hindi Shabdakosh (Hindi-English-Hindi Dictionary) by Vishwa Nath Bhargava : Rs316 ISBN: 9788125049968

Orient Blackswan Hindi-Angrezi-Hindi Shabdakosh [Hindi-English-Hindi Dictionary] is a learner‚€™s dictionary of Hindi language with English help provided throughout. It is specially designed for the students of non-Hindi and English medium schools of the country.

Hindi and English languages are very important in a school curriculum across the Boards in the country. Teaching of both these languages is compulsorily included in all schools. People especially children whose mother tongue is other than Hindi and also if the medium of instruction in the school is also English, such children have often found it difficult to get the meanings and usages of Hindi words, their nuances and phrases right and thus find the learning of Hindi cumbersome as a subject. And most of the times the parents also are not able to help their children with their Hindi language problems at home.

Orient BlackSwan Hindi-English-Hindi Dictionary is specially designed for the students and parents who find learning of Hindi difficult at the school level either because of their mother tongue is a language other than Hindi and/or who have to pursue their study at the school level through the English medium but have to study Hindi as a subject.

This dictionary provides solutions to both of these kinds who find Hindi difficult at the learning level.

 Amongst its key features:

  1. About 10000 words including headwords [mukhya shabda] and an equal number of derivatives [sambandhit shabd] and idiomatic phrases [muhavare and prayog] given with their grammar labels [vyakaranik bhed] and illustrative sentences [vaakya mein prayog].
  2. Provides  Pronunciation in Roman letters of headwords [mukhya shabda ka roman mein uchchaaran]
  3. Meanings of headwords [shabdon ke arth] provided in simple and clear English and Hindi with phrases and illustrative sentences in Hindi [Mukhya shabda evam sambandhit shabdon ka vaakyon mein prayog]
  4. Line drawings [chitra] given to clarify meanings for some words the meanings of which could neither be made clear through the explanation in Hindi and English or by an illustrative Hindi sentence. For example: the words like kargha [p.67], paalaki [193]; paalthi [194]; kardhani [67]; kangoora[62]; okhali [59]; ustaraa[52]; bagghi [217]; etc.
    Thus, illustrations complement and supplement information in this dictionary for some entries.
  5. Vishesh and/or Vyaakhya : Certain words like ashvamedh yajna [22]; Adhikaar‚€™[9]; ati [7-8]; Kabaddi [66]; Karbala [67]; Jis [120]; Tulsi [42];  Mangal [238] etc have been explained under the head ‚€˜Vishesh‚€™ or ‚€˜Vyaakhya‚€™.
  6. Bilingual Glossary [Hindi-Angrezi Shabdavali] [pp 346-360] includes English equivalents of Hindi terminology of about 1500 words.
  7. ‚€˜How to use this dictionary‚€™ is explained both in Hindi and English with the help of the entries from this dictionary [see pages x-xi]
  8. The Order of words in a Hindi dictionary i.e. ‚€˜how to look up a word in a Hindi dictionary‚€™ is explained both in Hindi and English. [see pages xii-xv]
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Practising English: Workbook by Board of Editors, Kuvempu University, Karnataka : Rs80 ISBN: 9788125052586

This is meant for 1st and 2nd semester undergraduate students at Kuvempu University, Karnataka. The workbook is basically aimed at making the learning of reading skills, vocabulary, grammar and everyday oral communication effective.  It focuses on helping students acquire language skills, improve their vocabulary and gain better understanding of the use of grammar.  The passages used for honing students‚€™ reading comprehension  skills are descriptive, narrative,  expository and argumentative. Some of the passages are contemporary in theme, style and outlook.  The book also includes exercises in vocabulary building, grammar, and oral skills.

Each unit is followed by the glossary, the comprehension, language activity which helps students improve their communication skills.

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Practising Writing Skills: Workbook by Board of Editors, Davangere University, Karnataka : Rs80 ISBN: 9788125051992

This is a textbook for undergraduate students studying Compulsory English in the 3rd and 4th semesters at Davangere University, Davangere, Karnataka.  The book mainly focuses on important written communication skills essential for further study as well as for success at the workplace. Each chapter has an introduction to the topic and provides examples that students of English can use as models, followed by exercises which give students the opportunity to develop their writing skills and to test their ability.

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Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire by Saikat Majumdar : Rs675 ISBN: 9788125051237

Prose of the World identifies and explores the way the banality of everyday life and the boredom that often accompanies it paradoxically shape a narrative instinct along the margins of the global British empire from late colonial modernism to the present day as revealed in the fiction of four writers: James Joyce from Ireland, Katherine Mansfield from New Zealand, Zoe Wicomb from South Africa, and Amit Chaudhuri from India. Majumdar foregrounds the banal as a key instinct of modern and contemporary fiction‚€”one that nevertheless remains submerged because of its antithetical relation to literature‚€™s intuitive function to engage or excite. Majumdar suggests that this impoverished affective experience of colonial modernity significantly shapes the innovative aesthetics of modernist fiction. Prose of the World thus presents the literary modernism of banality as an aesthetic which, though seemingly isolated from the tremors of public history, is more symptomatic than conclusive.

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Radical Rabindranath: Nation, Family and Gender in Tagore‚€™s Fiction and Films by Sanjukta Dasgupta, Sudeshna Chakravarti and Mary Mathew : Rs995 ISBN: 9788125050285

Much has been said and documented about the multifaceted genius of Rabindranath Tagore. Radical Rabindranath is a post-colonial reading that focuses on areas that have been marginalised because of the more dominant and compelling desire in the West to establish Tagore as a transcendent visionary and poet-philosopher.

The volume breaks new ground as it critiques Tagore‚€™s non-conformism, radical outlook and occasional ambivalence as seen in his novels and short stories. In its re-readings of his works, it meticulously analyses issues such as sexual desire, repression, and jealousy on the one hand, and nation, politics, family and gender on the other. It also shows how, amidst changing social structures, his women protagonists are motivated by promptings of self-discovery and self-realisation, as well as a compulsive need to recreate their identities.

The book includes readings from selected film versions of Tagore‚€™s fiction. These trace the deviations from the original texts to highlight how pre- and post-independence Indian/Bengali film-makers have appropriated Tagore‚€™s literary texts by emphasising gender positions, the politics of the sexualised body and body images.

It also provides details of Tagore‚€™s early years of growing up, his formative influences and also throws light on his intellectual combats with contemporaries like Chandranath Basu and Dijendralal Roy. In an interesting detour, the authors bring forth his relationships with women like Kadambari Devi, Ranu Mukherjee and Victoria Ocampo‚€”encounters that allow a glimpse into a mind that despite being progressive and fearless, was not devoid of contradictions.

For students and scholars of comparative literature, and those with a keen interest in Tagore, the man, the poet, and ‚€˜the radical‚€™‚€”an indispensable read, both at home and in the world.

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Shakespeare and the Art of Lying by Shormishtha Panja : Rs995 ISBN: 9788125052647

Questions of truth, untruth, representation and deception were pivotal to sixteenth and seventeenth century thought. Be it Machiavelli, More or Montaigne, writers and philosophers struggled with questions of lying and truth-telling, and how truth is constructed and performed. But what view did Shakespeare subscribe to? What notions of falsehood, and, axiomatically, of truth, emerge from a reading of his works?
This collection of essays from scholars such as Stuart Sillars, Coppťlia Kahn, Supriya Chaudhuri, Bijoy Boruah, R. W. Desai, Gert Hofmann and Shormishtha Panja explores the many facets of lies, deception, truth and half-truth that feature so prominently in well-known plays such as Hamlet, King Lear, Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and inShakespeare’s Sonnets and poems.
From philosophy to physiognomy, from fictionality to reality, the essays are as varied as revealing. While the book explores the subversive potential of speech in the context of gender and class in Othello, there is also an analysis of ‘The Phoenix and the Turtle,’ one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known works. From examining visages of truth and deception in Hamlet, drawing on early modern discourses of face-reading, to reading Shakespeare in light of Nietzschean truth and falsehood and theories of mimesis and verisimilitude‚€”these essays analyse how complex and textured Shakespeare’s engagement with lying is.  In addition, the essayists pull into their orbit writers as varied as Plato, St. Augustine, Erasmus, Castiglione, and Franz Kafka.
Enlightening for the student and scholar alike, Shakespeare and the Art of Lying examines Shakespeare’s words from a hitherto unexplored angle, and raises new questions about the art of representation and dissimulation, and the rhetorical practices of truth and falsehood.

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Skills in English: A Course Book for Language Learning by E. Suresh Kumar, B. Yadava Raju and C. Muralikrishna (Eds.) : Rs135 ISBN: 9788125051008

This textbook, specially prepared for undergraduate students of Osmania University, has sixteen units altogether in poetry, prose and drama. Each of the units begins with pre-reading activities that lead students into the lesson by tuning their minds to the theme of the text for study. They also include reading comprehension exercises and post-reading activities which sharpen the students‚€™ hidden creative and innovative talents in addition to improving their understanding of the lesson. Each unit also includes language development activities that focus on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening, speaking and writing to help students acquire accuracy in the language. In addition, each unit has a soft skills section which helps in personality development and interpersonal relations.

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Spoken English: A Manual of Speech and Phonetics by R K Bansal and J B Harrison : Rs295 ISBN: 9788125050858

Spoken English: A Manual of Speech and Phonetics is a book for students who wish to improve their pronunciation of English and acquire the correct patterns of stress, rhythm and intonation. Common errors that occur in the speech of Indian speakers of English are discussed and hints are provided so that students can work towards achieving international intelligibility.

The book has two parts. Part I gives an introduction to phonetics and information about the sound system of English. Part II contains useful exercises for drills and practice.

The book is accompanied by a DVD to help with pronunciation and the practice of spoken English.

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Success with Getting Ahead in Social Science 8 by Vijaya Sreedharan, Hemalatha Seshadri, Mahalakshmi Ramjee : Rs455 ISBN: 9788125052180

  • Success with Getting Ahead in Social Science 6-8(Student‚€™s Edition) is a series of books for teaching social science at the middle school level. They are based on the CBSE Syllabus, and have been revised in accordance with CBSE‚€™s directives on continuous and comprehensive assessment (CCE).  These books are aimed at schools that empathise with the desires of the CBSE to put an end to rote learning, and ensure the all-round development of the child through the process of CCE.
  • Success with Getting Ahead in Social Science 6-8 covers all the new areas CBSE is focusing on such as HOTs, Life Skills, Problem Solving Skills and Value-Based Questions.
  • These books now come as part of a package which includes the SGASS Teacher‚€™s Edition, the SGASS Teacher‚€™s Manual and the SGASS Smart Books for Teachers.
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Success with GettingAhead in Social Science 7 by Vijaya Sreedharan, Hemalatha Seshadri, Mahalakshmi Ramjee : Rs442 ISBN: 9788125052142

  • Success with GettingAhead in Social Science 6-8(Student‚€™s Edition) is a series of books for teaching social science at the middle school level. They are based on the CBSE Syllabus, and have been revised in accordance with CBSE‚€™s directives on continuous and comprehensive assessment (CCE).  These books are aimed at schools that empathise with the desires of the CBSE to put an end to rote learning, and ensure the all-round development of the child through the process of CCE.
  • Success with GettingAhead in Social Science 6-8 covers all the new areas CBSE is focusing on such as HOTs, Life Skills, Problem Solving Skills and Value-Based Questions.
  • These books now come as part of a package which includes the SGASS Teacher‚€™s Edition, the SGASS Teacher‚€™s Manual and the SGASS Smart Books for Teachers.
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Tales of Athiranippadam by S. K. Pottekkatt : Rs950 ISBN: 9788125051275

Tales of Athiranippadam, translated from the Malayalam Oru Desathinte Katha, is the fictionalised autobiography of S. K. Pottekkatt, the acclaimed Malayalam writer. Sreedharan, the central character, offers us a glimpse of the author‚€™s own life in the little corner of the earth called Athiranippadam, where he was raised. The narrative uses an interesting mix of street gossip, fairy tale and recorded history. The characters that people the pages hold within themselves reminiscences of people we have met, conversations we have had, places we have seen and people we may know.

This volume was first published in 1971 in Malayalam and won the Sahitya Akademi award in 1972 and the Jnanpith award in 1980.

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The Curtain Raised : Five One-Act Plays by Roshan Lal Sharma, Ajay Khurana : Rs100 ISBN: 9788125052715

The Curtain Raised: Five One-act Plays is designed to introduce the students of BA II (English) of Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla to drama through its different genres such as comedy, tragedy, and problem play. Each of the five plays evokes a different atmosphere and offers variety of themes. An overview of the playwright‚€™s biographic profile along with a brief textual analysis regarding themes and characterization precedes each play, which is followed by annotations and exercises with a view to enhance the critical ability of the students.

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The English Romantic Poets: An Anthology by Pramod K. Nayar : Rs1195 ISBN: 9788125050841

The English Romantic Poets: An Anthology is a rare collection in that it includes representative poems of both the canonical and the non-canonical poets. Therefore, while there is poetry by Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats and Shelley, there is also the work of Anna Lśtitia Barbauld, Sydney Owenson and Anna Seward. This anthology also features political poetry about the slave trade, the state of the colonial Empire, industrialisation and labour strifes, and contemporary political debates.

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Trailblazers by Board of Editors : Rs110 ISBN: 9788125052265

Trailblazers brings together for students a collection of short biographical sketches of great Indian scientists and entrepreneurs and a poignant short by R K Narayan. The pioneers who feature in this book are well know in their respective fields for their hard work, dedication and sacrifices, and are, therefore, role models for students. The glimpses that the texts offer into the lives of these great people will lend fresh perspectives to students on life and work, and inspire them to dream and think big.
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Translation and Postcolonialities: Transactions Across Languages and Cultures by Vijaya Guttal and Suchitra Mathur (Eds.) : Rs995 ISBN: 9788125051282

Translation and Postcolonialities is a collection of essays that pertain to the many intricate and complex ways in which translation is seen to mirror postcolonialities, and brings to the foreground the nature and function of translation in the multilingual and multicultural context of India.

These essays are a selection from the IACLALS conference held in Dharwad, Karnataka, in 2009. They use a variety of linguistic and cultural contexts ‚€“ Kannada, Kashmiri, English and Hindi ‚€“ to interrogate translation practices for their complicity with the so-called colonial politics as well as to bring out the linguistic, cultural and political transactions and collaborations involved in colonial and postcolonial translations. Analysing ''texts'' as disparate as ancient Kannada scriptures and the Indian variant of Spider-Man comics, the volume presents a rich and layered debate on the role and place of translation in the postcolonial context.

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Varanasi by M.T.Vasudevan Nair, Translator: N. Gopalakrishnan : Rs395 ISBN: 9788125051787

Women of character and strength, reveal his failings, one by one. And, Sudhakaran runs; from village to town, from town to city and city to city. The city now is Varanasi. This ancient city reminds him of all that it stands for‚€”dharma, lust and death‚€”and that there is no place where one can hide one‚€™s mistakes. Of all places one cannot hide in Varanasi, where memories hold the city together; and, where Kalabhairavan, astride his fierce dog, punishes everyone before salvation.

Varanasi, in his trademark austere writing style, is Jnanpith laureate M. T. Vasudevan Nair‚€™s latest novel. Non-linear and set through the protagonist‚€™s reminiscences, this novel is MT‚€™s experiment in style. The narrative is in the unusual ‚€˜alternating person view‚€™, where the narrator smoothly shifts between the first, second and third person. Complemented by a steady stream of paradoxes and allusions, legends and parallel realities, this novel makes for an engaging read.

Translated by Sahitya Akademi award winner N. Gopalakrishnan, this work is laced with the flavours of the original Malayalam, even as its protagonist leaves his native far behind and for too long. However, Sudhakaran and other etched characters of Varanasi are here to stay, for a long time to come‚€”like the grand old city itself.

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3, Sakina Manzil and Other Plays by Ramu Ramanathan, Lakshmi Chandra(Ed.) : Rs525 ISBN: 9788125045113

The book contains eight of Ramanathan‚€™s well-known plans: Shanti, Shanti, It‚€™s a War; The Boy Who Stopped Smiling; Curfew; Mahadevbhai (1892‚€“1942); Collaborators; 3, Sakina Manzil; Shakespeare and She; and Jazz. This volume also contains an Introduction and an interview with the playwright.

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Bahadur Shah and the Festival of Flower-sellers by Mirza Farhatullah Beg, Mohammed Zakir (trans.) : Rs375 ISBN: 9788125046189

It was a queen‚€™s promise that upon the release of her son from prison, she would present a ritual chadar cloth and a floral decoration at the holy dargah of Mehrauli. This procession and the offering of flowers that became an annual ritual for both Hindus and Muslims, came to be known as phool valon ki sair, or the festival of flower-sellers, and it continues to this day.

In the days of Bahadur Shah II, the festival took the form of an exuberant celebration, an experience that brought the city of Delhi alive. In a narrative that captures the delight that once filled the hearts of the people of the city, when they came together regardless of their religious diversities, Mirza Farhatullah Beg brings this experience to the reader.

Beg takes us through the Mehrauli that was. We travel with him from the mango-grove and the cascading waters of the Shamsi Talab, to the busy bazars glimmering with mirrors, chandeliers and lamps; from the sweet call of the peacock and papiha, and the gentle drizzle of Bhadon rain, to the songs of Tirmunhi Khanam and Dildar; from the fragrance of andarsas and suhals frying in the angithees to the aroma of kachoris and kebabs in the shops on the streets; from the flare of the dancers' pishwaz to the tinkle of her glass bangles ‚€¶ to the grand procession itself, accompanied by the dhol and shehnai, by wrestling matches, kite-flying competitions, and the magic of fireworks lighting up the sky‚€”a spectacle that continued well past midnight.

A vivid portrayal of Delhi's picturesque and happy past, this story is also reminiscent of the love and faith that the King shared with his people. It is a portrayal the reader is sure to relish through Mohammed Zakir‚€™s lucid yet evocative translation that ably retains the flavour of the Urdu original.

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English for Empowerment by Shelley Walia, Deepti Varma, Prakash Varma and Neelkamal Puri : Rs140 ISBN: 9788125047131

This is a textbook for general English courses at the undergraduate level. It has sections on prose, poetry and written communication. Each unit in the prose and poetry sections has pre- and post-reading sections, a glossary, reading comprehension exercises, and language development activities to help students improve in the areas of grammar and vocabulary.

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English Language Practice by Board of Editors, Davangere University : Rs75 ISBN: 9788125047100

This is a workbook that can be used either as a stand-alone title or to supplement the textbook prescribed for general English courses at the undergraduate level.  It provides practice to students in reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and speaking skills.

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English Poetry from the Elizabethans to the Restoration: An Anthology by Pramod K Nayar : Rs220 ISBN: 9788125046103

This comprehensive anthology of English poetry, from the Elizabethan age to the Restoration, places canonised poets such as Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Donne, Herbert along with poets not usually found in anthologies ‚€“ Margaret Cavendish, Isabella Whitney, Mary Wroth, among others. The collection offers poetry of science, religious poetry, the country-house poem and courtly poetry and has a comprehensive introduction which presents the socio-political and intellectual backgrounds to the literature of this era Traditional and new readings of this poetry are listed in a full bibliography at the end of the introduction. Biographical notes introduce each poet, while selective annotation explains some of the more obscure references and contextual implications of the poems.

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Faerie Queene Book 1 by Edmund Spenser by MC Jussawalla and Ananya Dutta Gupta (Eds.) : Rs350 ISBN: 9788125040309

This revised edition of Faerie Queene Book has been freshly brought out under the series Orient BlackSwan Annotated Study Texts which is a series designed to bring classic English texts closer to students so that they are able to enjoy and understand the literary beauty and value of these excellent works. The introductions, commentaries and notes are aimed to provide guidance to the student to perceive the complete literary and cultural matrix of the work as well as to draw on the stylistic and technical mastery of the writers. Frequently, the student finds himself/herself confronted with not only the intricacies of the text under study but also the necessity to grapple with it contextually in terms of genre, literary and historical background and critical commentary. These editions provide the necessary background and analysis, including a list of questions and topics for discussion in class as well as a select bibliography.

This edition of Faerie Queene covers all aspects of the genesis, the history and the deeper contextual and allegorical representations of this seminal work by Edmund Spenser within the scope of the annotations which are extremely detailed and exhaustive.

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Gender, Sex and the City: Urdu Rekhti Poetry, 1780-1870 by Ruth Vanita : Rs1295 ISBN: 9788125045533

Gender, Sex and the City explores the cosmopolitan sensibilities of Urdu poetry written in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, especially in the city of Lucknow, which was the centre of a flourishing Indo-Persian culture. Through its ground-breaking analysis, it demonstrates how re??ti (a type of Urdu poetry whose distinguishing features are a female speaker and a focus on women‚€™s lives) and to some degree, non-mystical re??ta (mainstream Urdu poetry with a male speaker), for the first time in Urdu represent women (both of conventional families and courtesan households) as important shapers of urban culture, especially urban speech.

Vanita analyses how re??ti  becomes a catalyst for the transformation of the g_?azal, first, by focusing it not on love alone but on the practices, spaces and rituals of everyday life; second, by bringing subordinated figures, such as women as well as servants centre-stage; and, third, by challenging the g_?azal‚€™s ideal of perfect love as framed by separation and suffering.

Women characters in re??ti  fall in love, but they also work, shop, dress, sing, dance, eat, fast, chat, quarrel, pray, invoke spirits, and voice opinions on many matters. The author explores the way re??ti reconfigures the city from women‚€™s perspective, depicting a parallel world of urban women‚€™s meeting places, networks and rituals. 

The first book-length study in English of re??ti and also of non-mystical re??ta, it demonstrates the interplay between the twoin language, form and content. Including many first-time translations and also analyses of neglected poems, such as Rangin‚€™s Mas?nawi Dilpazir and Jur‚€™ at‚€™s ???aja ?asan-o  Ba??shi  T?wa‚€™ if,  (a romance with a courtesan heroine), it also studies in detail the works of Insha and Nisbat, among others.

With several more transcribed poems than in its US edition, this book is a must-read for students and scholars of literature, history, sociology, gender and sexuality studies, South Asian studies and culture studies.

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Indian English: Towards a New Paradigm by Rama Kant Agnihotri and Rajendra Singh (Eds.) : Rs950 ISBN: 9788125043713

Millions of educated Indians use English in some domains, but exactly what is Indian English, how is it best understood and described, and how far is it from the claimed centres of the socio-cultural space accorded to English? Centred around a scholarly dialogue, this book comprises a Target Paper by Rajendra Singh and some responses to it from scholars around the world.  In his Target Paper, Singh examines the status and structure of Indian English and its place in the language ecology of India. His examination of these issues leads him to question the dichotomy ‚€˜native‚€™ and ‚€˜non-native‚€™ varieties of English and to argue that it cannot be sustained. Agnihotri and Singh have in this book broken fresh ground in the study of English, particularly in the study of post-colonial varieties such as Indian English.

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Indian Voices : A Course in Literature and English Language by Kshamata Chaudhary and Sanjay Chawla : Rs125 ISBN: 9788125047247

This book contains a collection of essays and short stories meant for the undergraduate course in general English for BA, B.Sc. and B.Com for the University of Kota. Each chapter is followed by a detailed glossary to guide learners through the text.

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Innovations in English Language Teaching: Voices from the Indian Classroom by Z. N. Patil, Anindya Syam Choudhury and S. P. Patil (Eds.) : Rs375 ISBN: 9788125044772

Innovations in English Language Teaching: Voices from the Indian Classroom presents the views of a number of experienced classroom teachers of English in India who have realised the limitations of traditional pedagogical practices. The book embodies their desire and attempt to adopt a learner-centric approach and explore innovative materials and techniques of teaching English as a second/foreign language. Thus, the book is not based on the choices and decisions of theoreticians and syllabus designers, which are later imposed on teachers, but on the personal experience, the tested materials and strategies, and the distilled pedagogical wisdom of seasoned teachers of English.

The book is expected to be of immense value to all practising teachers of English at the primary, secondary, higher-secondary and tertiary levels, and to teacher trainers and trainer trainees. Students doing graduate and postgraduate courses in education will also find the book a reliable resource. The book will be equally useful to postgraduate students doing courses such as English Language and Literature Teaching (ELLT), offered by many universities in India.

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Inter-Sections: Essays on Indian Literatures, Translations and Popular Consciousness by Rana Nayar : Rs795 ISBN: 9788125045540

Inter-sections brings together a collection of discursive essays that deal with a range of contemporary issues‚€”from the history of literary genres to the future of humanities; from locating Indian literatures to mapping Indian English fiction and drama; from Punjabi literature, history and culture to the theory and practice of translation; from media-driven literary evaluation to multiple ways of shaping popular consciousness. Divided into four (inter-)sections, these essays raise some fundamental questions regarding our postcolonial, postmodern era and emphasise the need for an interdisciplinary approach to mediate both thought and knowledge. The easy, accessible, non-pedantic style of these essays is bound to engage scholars as well as lay readers.

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Literature and Nationalist Ideology: Writing Histories of Modern Indian Languages by Hans Harder (Ed.) : Rs425 ISBN: 9788187358602

Writing histories of literature means making selections, passing value judgments, and incorporating or rejecting foregoing traditions. The book argues that in many parts of India, literary histories play an important role in creating a cultural ethos. They are closely linked with nationalism in general and various regional ‚€˜sub-nationalisms‚€™ in particular.

Literary historiography helps to establish a national literature in a way that is not always unproblematic: systematic representation of literary works and authors is as much part of this story as conscious omissions or political spins in the making of a literary heritage.

The contributors to this volume look at a great variety of aspects of the historiography of modern regional languages of India. The approach excludes classical languages of India from this approach, except Tamil which is considered a modern and a classical language at the same time. It includes the late yet undoubtedly successful arrival of English in the nation‚€™s literary corpus.

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Not Without Reason and Other Stories by Rajee Seth, Raji Narasimhan (Tr.) : Rs350 ISBN: 9788125045120

A warm humanism marks this collection of stories by Rajee Seth, some of which are vibrantly feminist. Woman suffers, and man too, and Seth tries to dissect the reasons why. A clinical detachment is tempered by empathy and understanding.

The protagonist in ‚€˜Amma‚€™s Gold‚€™, who lost in an earlier war, and wants to sell her ornaments to donate to the National Defence Fund during the Kargil battle, cannot be deterred by her grasping other son. Partition forms the background of ‚€˜Wait, Intezaar Hussein‚€™: on Independence Day, a man, while reading a book about the watershed in history, assailed by the memory of his beloved who perished in the Lahore riots forty years ago. In ‚€˜Yatra‚€™, an old man getting reconciled to his son after long servitude at his master‚€™s mansion discovers that being fettered is demeaning to the human spirit. The title story is about childlessness where the man, himself the cause, stigmatises his wife, who gets wind of her mother-in-law‚€™s plans to seek another bride and decides to leave. ‚€˜Morass‚€™ lends itself to pharaphrasing Ivy Compton-Burnett‚€™s words: pride goes before a fall, but male pride may continue after.

In Raji Narasimhan‚€™s precise and vivid translations from their Hindi originals, the stories truly come in.

Apart from the general reader, Not without Reason and Other Stories will appeal to students of gender studies and comparative literature.

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Orient BlackSwan Junior English Dictionary by Dr NS Prabhu : Rs295 ISBN: 9788125043065

This dictionary aims to serve the needs of students at the middle school level, from class 1 to class 6. It deals with words which learners are likely to encounter at that level, as indicated by school-level vocabulary syllabuses professionally prepared or officially approved, and words actually occurring in certain school textbooks widely in use at present. This is supplemented by the relevance of certain words or meanings for Indian and South Asian learners.

Special care has been taken to make the book as user-friendly as possible. This has been done by focusing on and defining the most frequently used meaning of a word, as well as by employing easy to understand language and diction to indicate those meanings.

Apart from including phonetic transcriptions, illustrative sentences and phrasal verbs or compound nouns, the dictionary also contains clean and clear illustrations. There are also six pages that include a variety of illustrations linked by a common theme, such as Human Anatomy.

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Play: Experiential Methodologies in Developmental and Therapeutic Settings by Shubhada Maitra and Shekhar Seshadri : Rs625 ISBN: 9788125047599

This book looks at the use of play as a therapeutic and developmental tool when dealing with children across socio-economic divisions who have suffered trauma or loss.

It is divided into two parts‚€”Part I covers key concepts on which play and play therapy is based. Part II of the book focuses on the use of various types of play and art methods while working with children.

The last section talks about the use of play to get messages across to children on important topics like child sexual abuse and life-formation skills.

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Studying Literature: An Introduction to Fiction and Poetry by Pramod K. Nayar : Rs225 ISBN: 9788125048732

Studying Literature is a short introduction to two genres in literary studies: fiction and poetry. It explicates in easy-to-understand terms the basic elements of a fictional work, such as plot, setting, characterisation and point of view; and the constituents of a poem, such as tone, diction, imagery and figurative language. Each of these elements is explained through the analysis of examples from assorted literary texts from around the world. The explanations are supplemented with examples from films, celebrity culture and political speeches. The book offers a point of departure for students embarking on literary studies. It foregrounds the literariness and special use of the language of poetry and fiction, and demonstrates how these texts are put together.

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Survival and Other Stories: Bangla Dalit Fiction in Translation by Indranil Acharya and Sankar Prasad Singha : Rs395 ISBN: 9788125045106

‚€˜An eternity of oppression‚€™ has defined the lives of Dalits. Yet, they survive, resilient and defiant. Drawing on the works of Dalit writers, Survival and Other Stories is a collection of Bangla fiction in translation, that speaks of Dalit lives lived on the edge and of suffering, negation and revolt.

A mason is tortured for claiming equality with ‚€˜upper-caste‚€™ people but he refuses to yield. A ‚€˜gunin‚€™, or witch doctor, holds a woman responsible for the illness of her grandchild; her son kills her but the child dies, so the man kills the gunin too. A zamindar repeatedly taunts another for his ‚€˜lowly‚€™ ancestry: the latter forces him to drag a plough‚€”replacing a bullock! A penniless man, woman and child wage a fight for survival with a poisonous snake: it‚€™s coiled up in a hole full of grains. A proposal for marriage from the progressive-minded son of a corrupt politician is turned down by his ‚€˜low-born‚€™ lover believing that society is not ready to accept their union. A stick-wielding hireling of landlords, and later of a political party, learning in old age from his erstwhile Muslim adversary that they had been cynically exploited, reluctantly accepts his friendship. Evocative of the indignities heaped on the Dalits, these stories are insightful and perceptive. They are a sensitive retelling, that retains the rhythms and idioms of the original Bengali narratives.

The spectrum of experiences as depicted in these probing and absorbing stories is a must read for students and scholars of Dalit and caste studies, development studies, Indian Literature in Translation, and gender studies.

Each story has a glossary with meanings of non-English words in the end.

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Teaching Listening and Speaking: A Handbook for English Language Teachers and Teacher Trainers by Kamlesh Sadanand : Rs275 ISBN: 9788125046592

Teaching Listening and Speaking, intended for teacher trainers, teacher trainees and practising teachers, has two sections, one on the teaching of listening and the other on the teaching of speaking. Through varied activities, the book aims to motivate teachers to reflect upon: the purpose of listening and speaking in the context of English language learning; the possibility of using authentic materials to teach listening and speaking; the selection of suitable materials for different levels of learners; and the use of ‚€˜prompting‚€™‚€”visual and audio‚€”to encourage students to speak fluently.

As special features, the book offers extensive notes and guidelines for teachers, demonstrates how authentic audio materials from television programmes and lessons from English textbooks can be used to teach listening and speaking skills, and provides materials on pronunciation for easy reference.

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The Boatman of the Padma by Ratan K. Chattopadhyay (Tr.) : Rs425 ISBN: 9788125049340

In the grey monsoon dawn, the fishermen catch ilish on the Padma. Kuber majhi, Dhananjoy and Ganesh count their share of the catch that will be transported to Calcutta in rail wagons. But the money does not necessarily come immediately in return for the fish. Yet, paucity and poverty do not allow protests. Back in Kuber‚€™s hut, a newborn‚€™s cries greet him. There is his aunt (Pishi), his still-to-be-married daughter, Gopi, his two sons, Lakha and Chandi, and his crippled wife Mala; Kuber worries how to feed another mouth.

Contrary to this mundane everyday, Kuber has a secret life where he is happy weaving dreams around his ebullient sister-in-law, Kapila. And then there is the mysterious and powerful Hossain Mian, luring the unwary to his fabled Moynadwip. In the lives of poor fishermen like Kuber, greed, treachery and helplessness are countered by hopes, aspirations, also moments of joy and love.

An English translation of Manik Bandopadhyay‚€™s Bengali classic Padma Nadir Majhi (1936), The Boatman of the Padma is a story of the lives of boatmen and fishermen in Ketupur, a village in Bangladesh (then, East Bengal), nurtured by the river Padma, the lifeline of the country. Written largely in the local dialect, it is a captivating portrayal of the Padma, of survival and predicament‚€”of life.

Ratan Kumar Chattopadhyay‚€™s translation is insightful and precise, masterfully retaining the nuances of the original. Detailed notes on some of the terms and cultural practices used in the context of the story also add to the read.

A timeless tale, The Boatman of the Padma is sure to make a place on every reader‚€™s bookshelf and in every reader‚€™s heart.

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A Companion to Translation Studies by Piotr Kuhiwczak and Karin Littau (Eds.) : Rs650 ISBN: 9788125041474

The book provides an authoritative guide to key approaches in translation studies. Each chapter gives an in-depth account of theoretical concepts, issues and studies. In the general introduction, the editors illustrate how translation studies has developed as a broad interdisciplinary field.

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Apology for Poetry by Sir Philip Sidney (OBAST) by Visvanath Chatterjee (ed.) : Rs195 ISBN: 9788125040293

This book is part of Orient BlackSwan Annotated Study Texts (OBAST) series. OBAST is a series designed to bring classic English texts closer to students so that they are able to enjoy and understand the literary beauty and value of these excellent works. The introductions, commentaries and notes are aimed at providing guidance to the student to perceive the complete literary and cultural matrix of the works as well as to draw on the stylistic and technical mastery of the writers.

Sir Philip Sidney‚€™s An Apology for Poetry is a classic text in the history of literary criticism, forming an important milestone in the defence of poetry. The text is a statement defending poetry as being superior to philosophy and history as a means of teaching virtue. This edition of Sidney‚€™s Apology has an introduction, annotations and notes prepared by Professor Visvanath Chatterjee which specifically address the needs of students of Indian colleges and universities. While the introduction contextualises the study of the Apology and gives insights into the nature of the work, the background of the writer and his age, and important ideas and themes, the annotations and notes analyse the specific textual and thematic aspects. In addition, there are extracts from eminent critical studies on the Apology. The edition concludes with a select bibliography and a set of topics and questions for classroom discussion and critical analysis.

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Arms and the Man by Bernard Shaw (edited by A C Ward) : Rs95 ISBN: 9788125041740

Bernard Shaw‚€™s Arms and the Man, written in 1894, is one of his most important plays. This was one of Shaw‚€™s plays that were meant to be ‚€˜pleasant‚€™ because, instead of dealing with social issues, it takes the situations of conventional theatre and contrasts real life with the romantic attitudes to theatre prevalent at the time. Arms and the Man breaks the idolatry of war and the romanticism of love. Set during the Serbo-Bulgarian War of the late nineteenth century, the play is an attempt to distinguish between false romanticism and practical human behaviour. To this day, it remains as popular as it was at the time of its first performance. The themes in the play are still relevant and true. The characters remain etched in memory long after the play is read.

Each title in this series has a general critical introduction to the work of Shaw, a specific introduction to the play itself, the author‚€™s own preface, and also notes and glossaries. It is hoped that all this additional material will provide the student with a complete background of the work and the period.

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Arms and the Man (Revised) by Bernard Shaw (edited by A C Ward) : Rs135 ISBN: 9788125042471

Bernard Shaw‚€™s Arms and the Man, written in 1894, is one of his most important plays. The play exploits the situations of conventional theatre and contrasts real life with the romantic attitudes prevalent at the time. To this day, it remains as popular as it was at the time of its first performance.

Each title in the Bernard Shaw/AC Ward series has a general critical introduction to the works of Shaw, a specific introduction to the play itself, the author‚€™s own preface, and also notes and glossaries. The series has now been enhanced and enriched with additional student-friendly features such as analyses of themes and characterisation, act-wise summaries and questions, and a select reading list. We hope that these value additions will help maintain the popularity that the series has long enjoyed with teachers and students alike.

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Caesar and Cleopatra by Bernard Shaw by AC Ward and Kanchana Ugbabe : Rs150 ISBN: 9788125042778

Caesar and Cleopatra is another notable play by one of the greatest dramatists of English literature, Bernard Shaw. Shaw‚€™s plays mark a milestone in the history of British drama as they show a movement away from romanticism to realism. They are plays of ideas. Caesar and Cleopatrais about the historical situation of Caesar conquering Egypt and holding the queen Cleopatra under his thumb. The iconoclastic Shaw breaks the idols of Cleopatra and of Caesar in such an unforgettable way that the reader then begins to see the humorous side of Caesar while also seeing the unglamorous side of Cleopatra. The light-veined humorous touches to the history of Egypt with Rome as the conquering nation are made memorable through this play.

This AC Ward series from Orient BlackSwan has been now enhanced and enriched with additional student-friendly features such as analyses of themes and characterisation, act-wise summaries and questions and also a select reading list. We hope that these value additions will help maintain the popularity that the series has long enjoyed with teachers and students alike.

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Change ‚€“ Conflict and Convergence : Austral‚€“Asian Scenarios by Cynthia vanden Driesen and Ian vanden Driesen (Eds.) : Rs995 ISBN: 9788125042198

This is the fourth volume in the series of Australian‚€“Asian Association publications and  carries on the interdisciplinary and international tradition of the same. The intensely provocative theme of ‚€˜change‚€™ is traced through motifs of convergence or conflict across a multiplicity of disciplines. The volume has attracted contributions from some of the best-known authorities in their  different fields. The papers cover subjects ranging from Sri Lankan cricket to diplomacy on the world scene; from literary ‚€˜blogging‚€™ to trade performance; from Bollywood audiences to  aboriginal rights in Australia and  the development of Australian studies in Spain; from a nineteenth-century Shakespeare production  in Sri Lanka  to a performance of Bizet‚€™s ‚€˜The Pearl Fishers‚€™ in Sydney. They cover the phenomenon of change as it manifests itself in a range of disciplines and highlight shared commonalities as well as contrasted experiences and perspectives. The book is a record of the richness of the dialogue between disparate groups connected by scholarly interest and intellectual curiosity, in fact, a global academic community.

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Colonialism, Modernity, and Literature: A View from India by Satya P Mohanty : Rs1150 ISBN: 9788125042754

This is an innovative volume of essays situated at the intersection of at least three multi-disciplinary fields: postcolonial and subaltern theory; comparative literary analysis, especially with a South Asian and transnational focus; and the study of ‚€˜alternative‚€™ and ‚€˜indigenous‚€™ modernities. This definitive new work grounds the political insights of postcolonial and subaltern theory in close textual analysis and challenges readers to think in new ways about global modernity and local cultures. Focusing in part on Fakir Mohan Senapati‚€™s ground-breaking late-19th century Oriya novel Chha Mana Atha Guntha (Six Acres and a Third), the volume‚€™s comparative method suggests to readers non-ethnocentric and non-chauvinist ways of studying Indian literature. It de-emphasises regional literary histories, especially the construction of hoary pasts and glorious traditions, to focus instead on cross-regional clusters of historical and cultural meaning. The essays attempt in-depth interpretations instead of merely celebrating authors and their works. They challenge readers to think in new ways about global modernity and local cultures.

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Damayanti and Nala: The Many Lives of a Story by Susan S. Wadley (Ed.) : Rs750 ISBN: 9788180280375

This volume of essays with papers by anthropologists, Sanskritists, scholars of religion, historians, literary scholars and folklorists, explores the many ‚€˜tellings‚€™ of the story of Damayanti and Nala, giving us new understandings of this well-known story.

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Decentering Rushdie: Cosmopolitanism and the Indian Novel in English by Pranav Jani : Rs995 ISBN: 9788125044529

Decentering Rushdie, printed under license from Ohio State University Press, offers a new perspective on the Indian novel in English and interrogates current theories of cosmopolitanism, nationalism, and aesthetics in postcolonial studies. The book works on the contention that Salman Rushdie‚€™s Midnight‚€™s Children which won the Booker Prize in 1981 has  dominated all discussions of postcolonial literature in the recent few years with its postmodern style and orientation with the result that the rich variety of narrative forms and perspectives on the nation have been obscured, if not erased altogether.

Reading a range of novels published between the 1950s and the 1990s, including works by Nayantara Sahgal, Kamala Markandaya, Anita Desai, and Arundhati Roy, Decentering Rushdie suggests an alternative understanding of the genre in postcolonial India. Pranav Jani documents the broad shift from nation-oriented to postnationalist perspectives following the watershed crisis of the Emergency of the 1970s. Recovering the ‚€˜namak-halaal cosmopolitanism‚€™ of early novels‚€” a cosmopolitanism that is ‚€˜true to its salt‚€™‚€”Decentering Rushdie also explains the rise and critical celebration of postnational cosmopolitanism. The book resituates contemporary literature within a nuanced history of Indian debates about cosmopolitanism and the national question.

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Emma by Jane Austen by Sunita Mishra (Ed.) : Rs375 ISBN: 9788125041023

Emma is part of the series called Critical Editions, co-published with The English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U, Hyderabad). This is a series intended to bring literary texts closer to students, of both postgraduate and undergraduate levels. Each edition in the series explores the structure and texture of the chosen text but also places it in its literary and cultural context. Annotations and glosses are provided wherever it is felt that students need help to understand the original.

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English Poetry 1660‚€“1780 by Pramod K Nayar (Ed.) : Rs335 ISBN: 9788125040880

English Poetry 1660‚€“1780 is part of the series called Critical Editions, co-published with The English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U, Hyderabad). This is a collection of poetry of the ‚€˜Age of Enlightenment‚€™ or the long eighteenth century, with representative work from poets as well known as Alexander Pope and John Dryden and lesser known ones such as Aphra Behn, Thomas Parnell, Robert Blair, Edward Young, Mary Collier and Anna Laetitia Barbauld, or Ann Yearsley and Hannah More, Charlotte Smith, Stephen Duck and Mary Collier. The volume carries a detailed introduction to the socio-historical background of the age and its literature.

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English that Works: Workbook by M. S. Nagaraja Rao and D. S. Manjunatha (Eds.) : Rs90 ISBN: 9788125043034

English that Works is a compulsory English workbook prescribed for students of first year undergraduate courses at Kuvempu University, Shimoga. It consists of practice exercises in reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and oral skills.

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Essential English by E. Suresh Kumar, P. Sreehari and J. Savithri : Rs195 ISBN: 9788125041658

Essential English is a coursebook for undergraduate students. It provides students with adequate and challenging material to practise and work on their English skills through a variety of exercises in listening, speaking, reading and writing.  The book also addresses the communicative needs of students by providing useful tips and exercises on topics such as presentations, seminars, conferences, group discussions, public speaking, interviews and rťsumť writing. The ‚€˜Reading for Enrichment‚€™ section includes carefully chosen passages that are relevant to the lives and interests of young people today. The passages are followed by comprehension, vocabulary and grammar exercises, which are based on the text.

Essential English has been written in a simple and comprehensible style, suitable to the needs of the Indian student.

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Fifty Ways to Improve Your Business English by Ken Taylor : Rs425 ISBN: 9788125041603

Fifty Ways to Improve Your Business English, belonging to the Fifty Ways series ,offers second language business people/students valuable tips on improving their business English skills. It has sections on networking, socialising, presentations, telephoning, etc.

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Fifty Ways to Improve Your Business English Using the Internet by Eric Baber : Rs425 ISBN: 9788125041610

Fifty Ways to Improve Your Business English Using the Internet, belonging to the Fifty Ways series, offers second language business people/students valuable tips on improving their business English skills using the internet and on the use of English when communicating online. The book shows business people and students how the internet can be used as a valuable resource to learn business English.

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Fifty Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills in English by Bob Dignen : Rs425 ISBN: 9788125041627

Fifty Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills in English, belonging to the Fifty Ways series, is intended to help second language business people/students improve the skills involved in making presentations in English. It has modules on planning, making a good start, using multimedia visuals and closing.

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Fifty Ways to Improve Your Telephoning and Teleconferencing Skills by Ken Taylor : Rs425 ISBN: 9788125041634

Fifty Ways to Improve Your Telephoning and Teleconferencing Skills in English, belonging to the Fifty Ways series, offers second language business people/students valuable tips on improving their skills in telephoning and teleconferencing, which have become essential modes of communication in present work contexts. The accompanying CD provides practice in listening comprehension, necessary when you use the telephone to communicate.

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Locating Indian Literature: Texts, Traditions, Translations by E V Ramakrishnan : Rs725 ISBN: 9788125042211

Locating Indian Literature attempts to explore the category of ‚€˜Indian literature‚€™ in relation to emerging discourses of marginality, region, resistance and the role of translation in the making and unmaking of literary traditions. Interrogating theoretical positions that present Indian literature as an essentialist category, it emphasises the pluralistic and performative elements of Indian literatures. In its first section, E.V. Ramakrishnan articulates the project of ‚€˜provincialising ‚€œIndian literature‚€�‚€™ and explores the dialogic interfaces between the abstractions of law and the evaluative role of criticism. It also interrogates the claims of history and the reticence of memories, and the dialectics between the dialect and the region. The second section presents readings of Malayalam literary texts that concretise the plurality of literary traditions. The third section argues for a new approach to the study of texts and traditions with translation forming the fulcrum of cultural and political mediations. Interdisciplinary in its approach, the volume will be of relevance to students and scholars in culture studies, social sciences and humanities.

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Meetings by Anne Laws : Rs350 ISBN: 9788125041597

Meetings, belonging to a set of four books on business skills, is designed to help non-native speakers participate effectively in English at meetings. The book gives useful tips and the language needed when preparing for meetings, at meetings and during follow-up after meetings.

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Nandanvan & Other Stories by Lakshmi Kannan : Rs495 ISBN: 9788125043232

Lakshmi Kannan‚€™s Nandanvan & Other Stories is a collection of 17 of her own stories originally written in Tamil. As vivid in imagination as they are realistic, the stories in this collection are reflections on gender, sexuality, filial piety, construction of identity, cultural institutions and the individual existing ‚€˜within‚€™ and ‚€˜outside‚€™.

The stories, situated in various locales‚€”the home, a hospital, a government office, the university, the London Tube, parks and gardens, temples and restaurants‚€”introduce us to several memorable characters. Sensitive women who negotiate their space through an essentially patriarchal culture, with confidence in the strength of their womanhood. An elderly man who understands the language of the birds so completely that the birds take over as the chief protagonists of the story and later evolve as the most concerned mourners at his funeral. A narrator who sees in a total stranger an uncanny resemblance to his dead father with whom he had a difficult relationship. An art historian trapped in a bleak and cheerless life, languishing in a bureaucratic system of the government department in which he works. The thoughts and feelings of a man in a coma, who wanders through the corridors of a subterranean region of the dead. The coming back of a woman from the clutches of death as an answer to fervent prayers.

Kannan‚€™s characters reflect their strength of spirit as they struggle with the inevitable pain of existence, everyday grievances and prejudices, the indomitable will to survive loneliness and sorrow, and the confidence to resolve inner and external conflict. Her protagonists reveal themselves through soliloquies, dialogue, and evocative silences.

Kannan is her own translator. Perhaps, that is why, the rhythms and idioms of the Tamil world is translated into such fluid prose in English, where she masterfully retains the intensity and ethos of the original. The spectrum of experiences and sensibilities depicted in these lucid, probing and absorbing narratives is a must read!

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Negotiations by Anne Laws : Rs350 ISBN: 9788125041580

Negotiations, belonging to a set of four books on business skills, is designed to help non-native speakers negotiate effectively in English. The book gives useful tips and the language needed at different phases in business negotiations and also on handling cultural differences.

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On the Stage: One-act Plays by K Sujatha(Ed.) : Rs106 ISBN: 9788125042914

This collection of one-act plays has been designed as a textbook for the Core Course ENCR 7: Reading Drama for the fifth semester students of the B. A. Programme in English Language and Literature in the various colleges affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. The primary objective of this book is to expose students to the world of one-act plays and to help them develop an interest in the enlightening and entertaining aspects of the theatre. Each play included in this anthology is accompanied by

  • a  brief sketch of the authors and their works
  • a  glossary
  • comprehension exercises

The collection is unique as it includes one Russian, one British, one American, one Spanish, one Ugandan and one Indian play.

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Paradise Lost Books 1 and 2 : Revised edition by Nissim Ezekiel, Vrinda Nabar and Ajanta Paul (eds.) : Rs225 ISBN: 9788125040323

Paradise Lost Books 1 and 2: revised edition has been freshly brought out under the series Orient BlackSwan Annotated Study Texts which is a series designed to bring classic English texts closer to students so that they are able to enjoy and understand the literary beauty and value of these excellent works. The introductions, commentaries and notes are aimed to provide guidance to the student to perceive the complete literary and cultural matrix of the work as well as to draw on the stylistic and technical mastery of the writers. Frequently, the student finds himself/herself confronted with not only the intricacies of the text under study but also the necessity to grapple with it contextually in terms of genre, literary and historical background and critical commentary. These editions provide the necessary background and analysis, including a list of questions and topics for discussion in class as well as a select bibliography.

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Presentations by Anne Laws : Rs350 ISBN: 9788125041573

Presentations, belonging to a set of four books on business skills, is designed to help non-native speakers prepare and make presentations in English. The book gives useful tips on what makes a good presentation and how to prepare for it, presentation language and evaluation checklists for the learner to use when preparing and after giving a presentation.

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Pygmalion (Revised) by AC Ward and Bernadine Joseph (Eds.) : Rs150 ISBN: 9788125042495

Pygmalion is another notable play by one of the greatest dramatists of English literature, Bernard Shaw. Pygmalion belongs to the AC Ward series from Orient BlackSwan. They are plays of ideas. Shaw‚€™s plays mark a milestone in the history of British drama as they show a movement away from romanticism to realism. They are marked by a peculiarly pungent and witty satire that invoked both admiration and disdain. They not only provoked readers to think but also helped them notice the humour and irony of situations that were ordinarily taken for granted, and to delve below the surfaces of refinement to examine some of the pleasant and unpleasant truths of human existence. 

Pygmalion is about the effort made by a professor of phonetics to educate and refine a cockney girl who has a deplorably cockney accent, and how it all rebounds in an interesting way. However, the end of the play is a return to reality as Eliza needs to return to her ordinary day-to-day life after a tryst with refinement. It provokes readers to think about the irony of the situation.

This series has been now enhanced and enriched with additional student-friendly features such as analyses of themes and characterisation, act-wise summaries and questions and also a select reading list.

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Revisiting Abhijnanasakuntalam: Love, Lineage and Language in Kalidasa's Nataka by Saswati Sengupta and Deepika Tandon (Eds.) : Rs1100 ISBN: 9788125044192

Kālidāsa‚€™s AbhijŮānaśākuntalam has an iconic status in the history of Indian literatures. It is a tale of love found, forgotten and restored between Duṣyanta, the hero king, and Śākuntalā, an innocent maiden.

Bringing together linguists, literary critics, historians, Indologists and Sanskritists, Revisiting AbhijŮānaśākuntalam analyses the play as more than just a figment of imagination‚€”as a rich terrain for exploring links between culture, history and politics, as an interplay of memory, desire and languages. Divided into three sections, it focuses on the continuity as well as the change in the narrative of Śākuntalā, locating it in contexts of class, caste, gender, patriarchy and monarchy.

The first section, ‚€˜The Biography of a Narrative‚€™, addresses the earliest appearance of the narrative in the epic Mahābhārata, its best known form AbhijŮānaśākuntalam as ‘aka, and William Jones‚€™ Orientalist interpretation of the play. It also critically examines the varied representations of the play in diverse forms such as art, theatre and cinema.

Contrary to popular perception today that Śākuntalā is the central protagonist of AbhijŮānaśākuntalam, the second section, ‚€˜The Hero King‚€™, addresses how and why Duṣyanta is posited as the hero. It examines the representation of the king as the ideal in literature and its material reality in the context of the Gupta Period, the construction of kingship in different genres, and the politics of a courtly culture and patronage within which the articulation of the heroic king takes place.

The control of the womb is central to the reproduction of feudal and caste patriarchies. The third section, ‚€˜Of Love, Marriage and Family‚€™, deconstructs the politics of romantic love, marriage and motherhood in the play. The strategies of surveillance, regulation and control of sexuality by state and society as deployed in it are the focus of this section. The book thus looks into how the transactions within the play, whether dealing in love or land, through different languages, mark not only hierarchies of gender, caste and status, but also of spheres of influence and of knowledge.

A rich storehouse of diverse perspectives, this volume would be invaluable to students and scholars of literature, culture studies, history, linguistics, and performance studies.

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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe by Pramod K Nayar (Ed.) : Rs265 ISBN: 9788125040903

Robinson Crusoe is part of the series called Critical Editions, co-published with The English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U, Hyderabad). This is a series intended to bring literary texts closer to students, of both postgraduate and undergraduate levels. Each edition in the series explores the structure and texture of the chosen text but also places it in its literary and cultural context. Annotations and glosses are provided wherever it is felt that students need help to understand the original.

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Selections from Galpaguchchha (Box) by Rabindranath Tagore, Translator: Ratan K. Chattopadhyay : Rs1500 ISBN: 9788125040477

This three-volume English translation by Ratan Kumar Chattopadhyay called Selections from Galpaguchchha is a collection of sixty-one of Tagore‚€™s short stories broadly grouped under the themes of parting of ways, the relationship between men and women, and the power within the woman, respectively.

Volume 1 includes memorable stories like the ‚€˜The Pedlar from Kabul‚€™, ‚€˜Broken Nest‚€™, ‚€˜Punishment‚€™ and ‚€˜The Postmaster‚€™. In the first, an Afghan hawker, Rahmat, comes to Calcutta and befriends five-year-old Mini, who reminds him of his own daughter back home. While ‚€˜Broken Nest‚€™ is a story of a lonely urban housewife‚€™s friendship with her brother-in-law and her overwhelming sense of loss when the relationship ends abruptly, ‚€˜Punishment‚€™
set in rural Bengal is a poignant story of young Chandora and her grim resolve when her husband, to save his brother, persuades her to own up to a murder she did not commit.

In Volume 2, we find the ever- popular ‚€˜Ramkanai‚€™s Folly‚€™, ‚€˜The Ghat‚€™s Story‚€™, ‚€˜Woman Bereft of Jewels‚€™, ‚€˜Grandfather‚€™, and ‚€˜The Matronly Boy‚€™, among other stories. The travails of a timid man of indomitable honesty who attains a tragic heroism are narrated in ‚€˜Ramkanai‚€™s Folly‚€™, while the theme of ‚€˜The Ghat‚€™s Story‚€™ is the unstated, forbidden love of a young woman for a hermit who may or may not be her long-lost husband. The frisson in the haunting climax of the ‚€˜Woman Bereft of Jewels‚€™, a horrifying morality tale of egotism and greed, is justly famous.

Volume 3, the last in this series, is studded with gems such as ‚€˜Hungry Stones‚€™, ‚€˜The Wife‚€™s Letter‚€™, ‚€˜The Story of a Muslim Woman‚€™, ‚€˜Hidden Treasure‚€™ and ‚€™At Dead of Night‚€™. The theme of ‚€˜Hungry Stones‚€™ is a tale hovering between dream and reality involving palace intrigue and unrequited love, and in ‚€˜The Wife‚€™s Letter‚€™, Mrinal breaks free from the stifling marital ties of fifteen years in what is an indictment of existing gender relations. A traditional Hindu girl out of gratitude for her elderly Muslim protector embraces his religion and falls in love with his son in ‚€˜The Story of a Muslim Woman‚€™.

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Soft Skills for Interpersonal Communication by S Balasubramaniam and Board of Editors : Rs65 ISBN: 9788125041948

Soft Skills for Interpersonal Communication is intended to help students develop the work skills and soft skills they will need once they enter the world of work and business. Students are introduced to skills such as adaptability, accountability, the ability to cooperate, team work and other work-related skills, which are brought to life and explained in a simple and comprehensible style through case studies, projects and anecdotes about the business and corporate world.

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Springboard to Success: Workbook for Developing English and Employability by Sharda Kaushik and Bindu Bajwa : Rs135 ISBN: 9788125041146

Springboard to Success is essentially a workbook meant for recent graduate students and people looking for placement in the job market, especially in the BPO sector. It is suitable for study at the undergraduate level and can be adapted to syllabuses of most Indian Universities. This edition was specially published by RIE, Chandigarh.

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Teaching English: The Use of Support Materials by B S Jadhav : Rs425 ISBN: 9788125042082

Teaching English: The Use of Support Materials demonstrates how to make the most of support materials such as cartoons, newspapers, folktales and jokes for the learning and teaching of English at the college level. The book attempts to explore various ways by which these materials can contribute to making the classroom an interesting and lively place for students, thereby enhancing the language learning process. It is a resource book intended for both practising and trainee teachers.

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The Old Playhouse and Other Poems by Kamala Das : Rs450 ISBN: 9788125043249

The Old Playhouse and Other Poems is among the classics of modern Indian poetry in English. This new edition carries an eminently readable and insightful introduction by V. C. Harris. Not only Kamala Das‚€™s major themes but the specific terms of her poetic address, voice, and concerns (as a woman, poet, and social being) receive fairly close and critical attention in these pages. Harris concludes his discussion of The Old Playhouse with an altogether fresh and illuminating reading of Kamala Das‚€™s ‚€œAn Introduction‚€� in the light of postcolonial concerns of home and the world, and the poet‚€™s conversion to Islam in the last years of her life. ‚€œTalking about Kamala Das today means talking about not merely post-Independence Indian poetry in English,‚€� he observes,  adding that other, far more complicated issues ‚€œrelating to gender, violence, identity and difference, hybridity, contradictory coherence, and . . . language and the art of writing the self‚€� cry for renewed attention, pre-eminently in this collection.

New readers of Kamala Das will find her as engaging and challenging as the old readers have always found her. Furthermore, as Harris suggests in his essay, no reader could leave The Old Playhouse without being awakened by a newer conscience and unmoved by fond memories.

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The Poet and His World: Critical Essays on Rabindranath Tagore by Mohammad A. Quayum(Ed.) : Rs1050 ISBN: 9788125043195

Seventy years after his death, Tagore's genius still provides ample scope for critical analyses of his writings, especially in the English language and outside the subcontinent.

A collection of thirteen essays, The Poet and His World: Critical Essays on Rabindranath Tagore enhances critical literature on Tagore. Looking at different aspects of Tagore's life and philosophy, the chapters in this volume are sequenced from the more general to the specific. They analyse the poet‚€™s life and relationships, his moral, educational, political and dramaturgical philosophy, and finally provide textual analysis of select individual works like the novels Gora and The Home and the World, and a short story, ‚€œThe Laboratory‚€�.

Eminent scholars like Sukanta Chaudhuri, Martin Kšmpchen, William Radice, Bharati Ray, Kathleen M. O‚€˜Connell, Uma Das Gupta, to name a few, have contributed to this volume. Brought out on the 150th birth anniversary of the poet, this book will be an unputdownable read for students and scholars of literature and culture studies.

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The Rape of the Lock by C T Thomas (Ed.) : Rs150 ISBN: 9788125040316

The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope has been freshly brought out under the series Orient BlackSwan Annotated Study Texts which is a series designed to bring classic English texts closer to students so that they are able to enjoy and understand the literary beauty and value of these excellent works. The introductions, commentaries and notes are aimed to provide guidance to the student to perceive the complete literary and cultural matrix of the work as well as to draw on the stylistic and technical mastery of the writers. Frequently, the student finds himself/herself confronted with not only the intricacies of the text under study but also the necessity to grapple with it contextually in terms of genre, literary and historical background and critical commentary. These editions provide the necessary background and analysis, including a list of questions and topics for discussion in class as well as a select bibliography.

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The Social History of England by Padmaja Ashok : Rs145 ISBN: 9788125042877

The Social History of England is a concise survey of the important historical and political milestones of English history, from pre-history to the present. As a study that examines their impact upon the society and the literature of England, it is both crucial and indispensable for a complete understanding and appreciation of English literature. The book encapsulates more than two thousand five hundred years of history. It includes chapters on the origin and growth of political parties in England and also the impact of major internal and international events on contemporary life in England. The simple and straightforward approach of The Social History of England is supplemented with genealogical charts, maps and a glossary, which are very useful to the student.

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The Writer's Feast: Food and the Cultures of Representation by Supriya Chaudhuri and Rimi B. Chatterjee (Eds.) : Rs925 ISBN: 9788125041955

  • Sharing food, eating salt, breaking bread, raising a toast, picnics in the wild, formal dinners‚€”all have certain ideological, political and social significances. Some foods are taboo, whereas others endow the eater with purity. The means of preparing or processing food in different cultures each symbolise something.
  • The Writer‚€™s Feast is a collection of essays that discuss the various symbolic representations associated with food.
  • The essays in this volume show how food is a system of signs through which human societies give meanings to the material world they inhabit.
  • The book is divided into four thematic sections.
  • The first section eating cultures looks at social practices and systems relating to food and its consumption.
  • The second section gendering food, focuses on the gender implications of cooking and serving food.
  • In the third section, migrancy, diaspora and the cosmopolitan gourmet, the overwhelming importance of the symbolic function of food is discussed in immigrant narratives, as cuisine comes to be associated with the lost or abandoned homeland of the refugee or migrant.
  • The last section of this book, the body and its limits, looks into the implications of excessive appetites on the human body and what drives them. It also speaks of healthy eating practices. By way of contrast, it also examines what happens to human beings, their bodies when driven to the limit by extreme physical conditions or by famine and want.
  • The Contributors featuring in this book are scholars from all over the world.
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Verses for a Multiverse: Poems for the New Generation by T. Sriraman and N. Krishnaswamy(Ed.s) : Rs295 ISBN: 9788125042747

This is a coursebook in English poetry designed for undergraduate learners of English. The book has a new approach to poetry: it uses the comparative method. The poems are organized by theme and poems from different periods on the same subject are compared with each other. This provides the student a fresh perspective on poetry. Both contemporary and classic poems are given.

The tasks and activities set on the poems help the student appreciate the technical and aesthetic aspects of the poems.

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Voice and Memory: Indigenous Imagination and Expression by G. N. Devy, Geoffrey V. Davis and K. K. Chakravarty(Eds.) : Rs995 ISBN: 9788125042228

Voice and Memory: Indigenous Imagination and Expression is a companion volume to Indigeneity: Culture and Representation. The essays present a critical enquiry into the cultures and literatures of indigenous communities. They deal with their stories of colonial experience, their marginalization and their struggles to avert the decline of their socio-cultural status, and the emergence of their voice in the respective national literature. Rather than seeking succour from a human rights regime, Aboriginal peoples have consistently looked for lessons of environmental balance and social regeneration in their own literature, knowledge systems and cultural traditions.

The essays in this volume show how these groups have acknowledged, internalized and adapted to their own idiom, linguistic and cultural nuances and expressions left behind as a relic of colonial presence. Further, in their endeavour to analyze the reasons behind their alienation, they have consistently been self critical, holding the white colonists responsible for their current situation, but recognizing and narrating instances of complicity of Aboriginal elders in the persecution of their women.

Running through the volume is the view that the indigenous people are agents rather than objects of change. They have the capacity to classify, codify and present their knowledge and perceive and evaluate changes in the environment. The essays also highlight the rejection by Aboriginal groups of the prevailing view of their cultural heritage as a "social problem", at odds with the imperatives of contemporary existence.

This book is a celebration of indigenous cultures rooted in their physical and cultural environment rather than an archival repository or a museum gallery. Bringing together scholars from across the world, this volume will be of invaluable interest to students and scholars of sociology, anthropology, tribal studies, colonial studies, literature and linguistics.

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Why Translation Matters by Edith Grossman : Rs795 ISBN: 9788125041672

Why Translation Matters argues for the cultural importance of translation, and for a more encompassing and nuanced appreciation of the translator‚€™s role. As the acclaimed translator Edith Grossman writes in her introduction, ‚€œMy intention is to stimulate a new consideration of an area of literature that is too often ignored, misunderstood, or misrepresented.‚€�

For Grossman, translation has a transcendent importance: ‚€œTranslation not only plays its important traditional role as the means that allows us access to literature originally written in one of the countless languages we cannot read, but it also represents a concrete literary presence with the crucial capacity to ease and make more meaningful our relationships to those with whom we may not have had a connection before. Translation always helps us to know, to see from a different angle, to attribute new value to what once may have been unfamiliar. As nations and as individuals, we have a critical need for that kind of understanding and insight. The alternative is unthinkable.‚€�

Throughout the four chapters of this bracing volume, Grossman‚€™s belief in the crucial significance of the translator‚€™s work, as well as her rare ability to explain the intellectual sphere that she inhabits as interpreter of the original text, inspires and provokes the reader to engage with translation in an entirely new way.

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte by Sunita Mishra (Ed.) : Rs280 ISBN: 9788125041863

Wuthering Heights is part of the series called Critical Editions, co-published with The English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U, Hyderabad). This is a series intended to bring literary texts closer to students, of both postgraduate and undergraduate levels. Each edition in the series explores the structure and texture of the chosen text but also places it in its literary and cultural context. Annotations and glosses are provided wherever it is felt that students need help to understand the original.

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A Concise History of Indian Literature in English by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra (Ed.) : Rs495 ISBN: 9788178243023

For anyone interested in the story of English in India, or in the finest English storytellers of India, this is the essential companion.

This book is a history of two hundred years of Indian literature in English. It starts by looking at the introduction of English into India‚€™s complex language scenario around 1800. It then takes up the canonical poets, novelists, and dramatists, as well as a few unjustly forgotten figures, who have made significant contributions to the evolution of Indian literature in English.

The book comprises twenty-four chapters, written by some of India‚€™s foremost scholars and critics. Each chapter is devoted either to a single author (Kipling, Tagore, Sri Aurobindo, R.K. Narayan), or to a group of authors (the Dutt family of nineteenth-century Calcutta; the Indian diasporic writers of the twentieth century), or to a genre (beginnings of the Indian novel; poetry since Independence).

Though the contributors are all experts in their chosen areas, this is a book for the non-specialist general reader. Biographical information on major literary figures is provided, and in most cases their work is historically contextualized. The chapters can be read selectively (for example, to follow the development of a genre) or in the order in which they appear, which is chronological.

William Jones and Thomas Macaulay, Henry Derozio and Toru Dutt, Bankim and Tagore, Kipling and Naipaul, G.V. Desani and Raja Rao, R.K. Narayan and Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Sarojini Naidu and Anita Desai, Gandhi and Nehru, Mulk Raj Anand and Aubrey Menen, Khushwant Singh and Ved Mehta, Verrier Elwin and Salim Ali, Jim Corbett and M. Krishnan, Nissim Ezekiel and A.K. Ramanujan, Salman Rushdie and Vikram Seth, Amitav Ghosh and I. Allan Sealy, Gieve Patel and Girish Karnad, social reformers and religious thinkers, conservationists and hunters, Presidency College and St Stephen‚€™s College, drama and translation, this volume covers everything of literary significance that has happened in India.

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A Course in Business Communication by Madhulika Jha and Shashi Shekhar : Rs110 ISBN: 9788125039907

A Course in Business Communication deals primarily with the communication needs of students pursuing business management courses. The book provides in-depth knowledge of the various forms and practices of business communication which should help learners to understand the nuances of business communication and enhance their communication skills at the work place.

The book is divided into three parts‚€”the first part presents an overview of communication, its nature, scope and significance. Negotiation and presentation skills are discussed in Chapters 2 and 3 of this section. Chapter 4 discusses the importance of meetings and how best they can be conducted. In Chapters 5and 6, which form the second part of the book, the significance and characteristics of the most important and basic skills of communication‚€”speaking and listening are discussed. Part III which deals with written communication comprises the essentials of effective business writing. This section elaborates on the important forms of written communication, namely, letters, reports, notices and circulars, resumes, paragraphs and e-mails.

Each chapter is followed by questions to test learner comprehension. We hope that students who study this book will be able to use the knowledge effectively.

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A General Introduction to Linguistics by Tariq Rahman : Rs345 ISBN: 9788125039792

A General Introduction to Linguistics takes the lay reader through the scientific study of language, linguistics. Moving away from a Euro-centric premise, the author begins with Panini‚€™s description of Sanskrit grammar in his eight books, the Ashtadhayi and moves on to linguists who have contributed to the discipline like de Saussure, Bloomfield and Chomsky, whose theories it conveys simply and lucidly. It also deals with current linguistic theories and touches upon issues in socio-linguistics, linguistic human rights and language death.

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A Little Book of Language by David Crystal : Rs550 ISBN: 9788125040699

With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily, an understanding of the origins and currency of language has never seemed more relevant. In this charming volume, expert linguist David Crystal proves why the story of language deserves retelling.

From an infant‚€™s first words to the peculiar dialect of text messaging, A Little Book of Language ranges widely, revealing language‚€™s myriad intricacies and quirks. Crystal delves into the development of unique linguistic styles, the origins of obscure accents and the search for the first written word. He discusses the plight of endangered languages, as well as successful cases of linguistic revitalisation. Much more than a history, this book also turns to the future of language, exploring the effect of technology on our day-to-day reading, writing and speech. Through enlightening diagrams and quizzes, as well as Crystal‚€™s avuncular and entertaining style, A Little Book of Language reveals the story of language to be a captivating tale for all ages.

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David Copperfield by Charles Dickens by Praniti Ghatak Bose (Abr.) and Seetha Srinivasan (Ed.) : Rs150 ISBN: 9788125039587

‚€˜David Copperfield‚€™ by Charles Dickens is a classic for all times. This particular edition of the book is part of the series, Orient BlackSwan Abridged Texts, which is a set of abridged classics each with a detailed introduction and also glossaries, chapter summaries and questions. These abridged versions are abridged for length only. No attempt has been made to modify or alter the language of the original. The work is therefore presented to the reader with the literary quality and flavour of the original intact. The abridgement is designed to help the reader move on to the full-length version with interest and confidence.

Each edition in this series thus introduces the student to works which have become classics and which have provided pleasurable reading to generations of readers. The series is an attempt to answer the need for texts to supplement courses in reading, comprehension and literary appreciation.

The introduction contains notes on the life of the author, the socio-historical background of the work, important themes and motifs of the work, studies of character and important language and style aspects of the work.

The summaries and glossaries are intended to help the student improve his or her language skills other than understanding the text. The questions provided at the end of the book that can be used in a classroom for discussion and study and also for examinations.

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Emma by Jane Austen by Seetha Srinivasan (Ed.), Manju Sambhunath Sen (Abr.) : Rs195 ISBN: 9788125039556

‚€˜Emma‚€™ by Jane Austen is a classic for all times. This particular edition of the book is part of the series, Orient BlackSwan Abridged Texts, which is a set of abridged classics each with a detailed introduction and also glossaries, chapter summaries and questions. These abridged versions are abridged for length only. No attempt has been made to modify or alter the language of the original. The work is therefore presented to the reader with the literary quality and flavour of the original intact. The abridgement is designed to help the reader move on to the full-length version with interest and confidence.

Each edition in this series thus introduces the student to works which have become classics and which have provided pleasurable reading to generations of readers. The series is an attempt to answer the need for texts to supplement courses in reading, comprehension and literary appreciation.

The introduction contains notes on the life of the author, the socio-historical background of the work, important themes and motifs of the work, studies of character and important language and style aspects of the work.

The summaries and glossaries are intended to help the student improve his or her language skills other than understanding the text. The questions provided at the end of the book that can be used in a classroom for discussion and study and also for examinations.

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English in Practice by M.S. Nagaraja Rao and D.S. Manjunatha : Rs70 ISBN: 9788125040552

English in Practice is a compulsory English workbook prescribed for students of first year undergraduate courses at Kuvempu University, Shimoga. It consists of practice exercises in reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and oral skills.

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Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy by Manju Sen (Abr.) and Seetha Srinivasan (Ed.) : Rs195 ISBN: 9788125039563

‚€˜Far from the Madding Crowd‚€™ by Thomas Hardy is a classic for all times. This particular edition of the book is part of the series, Orient BlackSwan Abridged Texts, which is a set of abridged classics each with a detailed introduction and also glossaries, chapter summaries and questions. These abridged versions are abridged for length only. No attempt has been made to modify or alter the language of the original. The work is therefore presented to the reader with the literary quality and flavour of the original intact. The abridgement is designed to help the reader move on to the full-length version with interest and confidence.

Each edition in this series thus introduces the student to works which have become classics and which have provided pleasurable reading to generations of readers. The series is an attempt to answer the need for texts to supplement courses in reading, comprehension and literary appreciation.

The introduction contains notes on the life of the author, the socio-historical background of the work, important themes and motifs of the work, studies of character and important language and style aspects of the work.

The summaries and glossaries are intended to help the student improve his or her language skills other than understanding the text. The questions provided at the end of the book that can be used in a classroom for discussion and study and also for examinations.

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Genre, Text, Grammar: Technologies for Teaching and Assessing Writing by Peter Knapp and Megan Watkins : Rs775 ISBN: 9788125040217

Genre, Text, Grammar is a comprehensive reference text that examines how the three aspects of language (genre, text, grammar) can be used as resources in teaching and assessing writing. It provides an accessible account of current theories of language and language learning, together with practical ideas for teaching and assessing the genres and grammar of writing across the curriculum.

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Gulliver‚€™s Travels by Jonathan Swift by V. Gopalan Nair and Seetha Srinivasan : Rs150 ISBN: 9788125040118

‚€˜Gulliver‚€™s Travels‚€™ by Jonathan Swift is a classic for all times. This particular edition of the book is part of the series, Orient BlackSwan Abridged Texts, which is a set of abridged classics each with a detailed introduction and also glossaries, chapter summaries and questions. These abridged versions are abridged for length only. No attempt has been made to modify or alter the language of the original. The work is therefore presented to the reader with the literary quality and flavour of the original intact. The abridgement is designed to help the reader move on to the full-length version with interest and confidence.

Each edition in this series thus introduces the student to works which have become classics and which have provided pleasurable reading to generations of readers. The series is an attempt to answer the need for texts to supplement courses in reading, comprehension and literary appreciation.

The introduction contains notes on the life of the author, the socio-historical background of the work, important themes and motifs of the work, studies of character and important language and style aspects of the work.

The summaries and glossaries are intended to help the student improve his or her language skills other than understanding the text. The questions provided at the end of the book that can be used in a classroom for discussion and study and also for examinations.

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Hard Times by Charles Dickens by S V Krishnan (Abr.) and Seetha Srinivasan (Ed.) : Rs195 ISBN: 9788125039570

‚€˜Hard Times‚€™ by Charles Dickens is a classic for all times. This particular edition of the book is part of the series, Orient BlackSwan Abridged Texts, which is a set of abridged classics each with a detailed introduction and also glossaries, chapter summaries and questions. These abridged versions are abridged for length only. No attempt has been made to modify or alter the language of the original. The work is therefore presented to the reader with the literary quality and flavour of the original intact. The abridgement is designed to help the reader move on to the full-length version with interest and confidence.

Each edition in this series thus introduces the student to works which have become classics and which have provided pleasurable reading to generations of readers. The series is an attempt to answer the need for texts to supplement courses in reading, comprehension and literary appreciation.

The introduction contains notes on the life of the author, the socio-historical background of the work, important themes and motifs of the work, studies of character and important language and style aspects of the work.

The summaries and glossaries are intended to help the student improve his or her language skills other than understanding the text. The questions provided at the end of the book that can be used in a classroom for discussion and study and also for examinations.

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Indian Literary Criticism by G. N. Devy : Rs750 ISBN: 9788125039525

‚€˜Contemporary Indians,‚€™ says G. N. Devy, ‚€˜seem to be afflicted by a sense of amnesia in relation to literary history‚€™. The affliction is more severe, he feels, in the sphere of literary criticism, not only because older texts are generally unavailable, but also because modern India has lost touch with both the language and the ethos of the critical texts of ancient and medieval India.

Students of Indian literature need to have access to India‚€™s critical tradition. This volume takes a step towards providing it and giving teachers, students, and scholars-in-the-making easy access to some of the key concepts and ideas in the Indian tradition of literary theory. In doing so it brings together in one volume some of the most significant literary thinkers in the Indian tradition of the last two thousand years.

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Language Education in the Primary Years by Frances Christie : Rs775 ISBN: 9788125040224

Language Education in the Primary Years gives a coherent and structured account of language and learning and of language pedagogy, using functional grammar. The author addresses oral language in the classroom, the grammatical difference between speech and writing, visual literacy, the impact of technology on language learning, etc.

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Lycidas by John Milton, Ajanta Paul, C T Thomas(Ed.) : Rs125 ISBN: 9788125040279

Orient BlackSwan Annotated Study Texts is a series designed to bring classic English texts closer to students so that they are able to enjoy and understand the literary beauty and value of these excellent works. The introductions, commentaries, notes and critical essays are aimed to provide guidance to the student to perceive the complete literary and cultural matrix of the work as well as to draw on the stylistic and technical mastery of the writers.

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Macaulay: The Tragedy of Power by Robert E. Sullivan : Rs1195 ISBN: 9788125040439

On the 150th anniversary of the death of the English historian and politician Thomas Babington Macaulay, Robert Sullivan offers a portrait of a Victorian life that probes the cost of power, the practice of empire and the impact of ideas.

His Macaulay is a Janus-faced master of the universe: a prominent spokesman for abolishing slavery in the British Empire who cared little for the cause, a forceful advocate for reforming Whig politics but a Machiavellian realist, a soaring parliamentary orator who avoided debate, a self-declared Christian, yet a skeptic and a secularizer of English history and culture, and a stern public moralist who was in love with his two youngest sisters.

Perhaps best known in India for the insolent tone of the Minute of 1835 and the drafting of the Criminal Procedure Code, Macaulay‚€™s History of England is a celebrated western classic. His father ensured that ancient Greek and Latin literature shaped Macaulay‚€™s mind, but he crippled his heir emotionally. Self-defense taught Macaulay that power, calculation, and duplicity rule politics and human relations. In Macaulay‚€™s writings, Sullivan unearths a sinister vision of progress that prophesied twentieth-century genocide. That the reverent portrait fashioned by Macaulay‚€™s distinguished extended family eclipsed his insistent rhetoric about race, subjugation, and civilizing slaughter testifies to the grip of moral obliviousness.

Devoting his huge talents to gaining power‚€”above all for England and its empire‚€”made Macaulay‚€™s life a tragedy. Sullivan offers an unsurpassed study of an afflicted genius and a thoughtful meditation on the modern ethics of power.

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Mastering English: A Course for Beginners by Anil Kinger, Nila Shah, Ketan Pandya and Ami U Upadhyay : Rs135 ISBN: 9788125040484

Mastering English: A Course for Beginners is a learner-oriented, task-based coursebook. It is primarily intended for pre-intermediate and intermediate level students of English. Nevertheless, more advanced learners will also find it useful as it helps them to strengthen their proficiency in grammar and improve their language skills. The exercises in the book are intended to help students prepare for various competitive examinations that test their proficiency in English. It will help those preparing for exams like TOEFL, IELTS, KET, PET, FCE, CAE and CPE.

The book focuses on key concepts of English grammar which have been explained with the help of numerous examples. Ample scope has been provided for practice. The book also lays emphasis on basic conversational forms facilitating the learners to hone their spoken communication skills.

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Multilingual Education Works: From the Periphery to the Centre by Kathleen Heugh and Tove Skutnabb-Kangas (Eds.) : Rs995 ISBN: 9788125041160

For the last century or more, Western and Northern models of education have dominated countries of the South/South-East. These have seldom borne fruit in Africa, South America, South and South-East Asia becaause linguistic diversity and indigenous or organically developed educational practices have been largely overlooked. Such models have not met the needs of linguistically diverse communities on the margins. This volume responds to that challenge. It demonstrates successful practices in multilingual education, responsive to local conditions and with community participation, in low-income countries, even within limited budgetary investment. The examples in this volume foreground the systematic use of the mother tongue/local language, alongside an international language of wider communication and possibly a third language with regional or national significance. The case studies identify what works, as well as the risks and vulnerabilities. The West and North have much to learn from the practices presented and what the research contributes towards current theories in linguistics and education.

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Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens by Pronoti Sinha and Seetha Srinivasan : Rs195 ISBN: 9788125039938

‚€˜Oliver Twist‚€™ by Charles Dickens is a classic for all times. This particular edition of the book is part of the series, Orient BlackSwan Abridged Texts, which is a set of abridged classics each with a detailed introduction and also glossaries, chapter summaries and questions. These abridged versions are abridged for length only. No attempt has been made to modify or alter the language of the original. The work is therefore presented to the reader with the literary quality and flavour of the original intact. The abridgement is designed to help the reader move on to the full-length version with interest and confidence.

Each edition in this series thus introduces the student to works which have become classics and which have provided pleasurable reading to generations of readers. The series is an attempt to answer the need for texts to supplement courses in reading, comprehension and literary appreciation.

The introduction contains notes on the life of the author, the socio-historical background of the work, important themes and motifs of the work, studies of character and important language and style aspects of the work.

The summaries and glossaries are intended to help the student improve his or her language skills other than understanding the text. The questions provided at the end of the book that can be used in a classroom for discussion and study and also for examinations.

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Riders to the Sea by Ashok Sengupta : Rs100 ISBN: 9788125037422

This title is the first of the series, Orient BlackSwan Annotated Study Texts, which is designed to bring the classics closer to students so that they are able to enjoy and understand such literary works. The annotations, notes and commentary enable the student to perceive and comprehend the significance of a particular text in the literary canon as well as to view the complete literary and cultural matrix of the work in question.

The book provides a very comprehensive introduction that offers a reading and analysis of the play‚€™s thematic and formal aspects. There are detailed comments on the themes, the background and the affiliations of the work in terms of literary canons and traditions. There is also a very useful glossary, a select bibliography of critical studies on Synge and the play, Riders to the Sea.

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The Writings of M. T. Vasudevan Nair by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, Translators:Gita Krishnankutty, V. Abdulla : Rs950 ISBN: 9788125039631

This hardback omnibus edition collects three of M. T. Vasudevan Nair‚€™s previously published works‚€”Mist and The Soul of Darkness, Kaalam and Kuttiedathi and Other Stories. The volume features an introduction to M. T. Vasudevan Nair‚€™s work by P. P. Raveendran, an eminent academic and a scholar of Malayalam literature.

Mist and The Soul of Darkness are translationsof M. T. Vasudevan Nair‚€™s highly-acclaimed novellas, Manhu and Irutinde Atmavu. In the Mist, set at a hill-station resort, the author narrates the story of Vimala, a school teacher who continues to wait for her beloved Sudhir, with whom she once shared a passionate affair filled with promises. The Soul of Darkness, on the other hand speaks ofVelayudhan, a young man regarded by his family as ‚€˜not normal‚€™ and is thus treated abominably, tortured and beaten. Though his cousin Ammakutty really cares for him, she is helpless and cannot do much to save him. In both stories, Nair voices through mists of memories and emotions, some lost hopes and evocative experiences. The narratives are deeply touching, dramatic and realistic.

Set against the backdrop of a crumbling matrilineal tarawad system of the Nairs in Kerala with its manifold conflicts and problems, Kaalam is the story of Sethumadhavan Nair who starts out as an ambitious and confident adolescent -- but in his journey towards adulthood, where material and social success go hand in hand, he is faced with an overwhelming sense of disillusionment.  In its revelations, the story is beautifully adorned with the emotional experiences of the protagonist, which is also reflective of MT‚€™s own childhood in many ways.

Kuttiedathi and other stories is a collection of the finest stories of M. T. Vasudevan Nair that encompasses the ordinary middle class lives and sufferings of people in northern Kerala. Nair‚€™s engaging style of storytelling is touching throughout. If the lead story ‚€˜Kuttiedathi‚€™ mixes tragic memory and domestic martyrdom, ‚€˜When the Doors of Heaven Open‚€™ plays out another life upon which centre a group of lives, all selfish, caring and indifferent by turns. In ‚€˜Insight‚€™ however, strange and unfathomable bonds of passion come up as the main theme. These are little tragedies of the soul told with a finesse characteristic of Nair‚€™s profound, yet minimalist sense of expression.

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A Handbook of Teaching English by S Kaushik and B Bajwa : Rs65 ISBN: 9788125036616

It is a resource book that has been written keeping in mind the training/teaching needs of English teachers in India. The rationale is that not all teachers get an opportunity to receive in-service training or access the latest books in the field. The book provides a synthesis between principles of language teaching and classroom practices. The handbook can be used as a training tool as well as a resource book for teachers in a school.

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An Introduction to Stylistics: Theory and Practice by Partha sarathi Misra : Rs275 ISBN: 9788125036784

This book presents a lucid and accessible introduction to stylistics and provides a clear, broad-based and methodological stylistic analysis of various literary as well as non-literary texts. Though the book is primarily meant for students interested in the theory and practice of stylistics, the methodological approach of the book with plenty of examples drawn from different genres will also benefit researchers working in the fields of stylistics, semiotics and literary studies. Adopting a user-friendly approach, the author has discussed the role of stylistics in understanding the relationship between language and its creative and communicative functions. A number of poems, short stories and dramatic discourses are analysed in the book and each chapter includes practical exercises and follow-up work to consolidate the acquired skills. This book will inspire future students and researchers to approach texts on their own.

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Directions in Applied Linguistics by Paul Bruthiaux,Dwight Atkinson,William G. Eggington,William M. Grabe, Vaidehi Ramanathan (eds.) : Rs795 ISBN: 9788125036555

The essays and research papers in this collection explore current issues across four areas: Language Education, English for Academic Purposes, Contrastive Discourse Analysis, and Language Policy and Planning. Contributors reflect on the nature and scope of applied linguistics, review its evolution, and vigorously debate the dynamic process whereby theory and practice inform each other and jointly drive the field as an academic discipline and a locus for reflection and action regarding language-related social issues.

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Dispelling the Silence: Stories from the Commonwealth Countries by Baskaran, G and Shanmugiah, S (Eds.) : Rs145 ISBN: 9788125037040

This anthology, Dispelling the Silence: Stories from the Commonwealth Countries has been put together with the intention of introducing the undergraduate student to the literature and sociocultural contexts of eight nations that once belonged to the British Commonwealth. The selection has been made on the basis of the literary and aesthetic value of the stories themselves and also on the basis of the literary position occupied by the writers in the context of modern literature. As representative stories by representative writers, the collection has an eminent place in the history of world literatures. It includes the prose fiction of Rabindranath Tagore, Shashi Deshpande, Janet Frame, Chinua Achebe, Bessie Head and Henry Lawson among others. It leads the young reader from familiar to more unfamiliar experiences, from a perception of similarity to an understanding and appreciation of differences, from the sense of diversity to the sense of a deeper unity, all in the context of individual and sociocultural landscape. The exercises that follow each story draw the attention of students to the thematic and technical aspects and also lead them on to additional insights into the creativity of these writers. The anthology would be usable in general English as well as English major courses.
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English Communication for Polytechnics by S. Chandrashekhar, S. Bramaramba, C.V. Inamdar, Rajyashree Srikant and A Daniel : Rs75 ISBN: 9788125037460

The relevance of English today is unquestionable. In the present-day industrial world, its importance to students of polytechnics is growing every day. This book focuses on the requirements of contemporary students, addressing as it does, the twin objectives of improving communication skills and ensuring employability. To these ends, a systematic approach has been adopted---one that will better students' comprehension and communication skills as well as their ability to write grammatically correct English, and all of this, without burdening them with the technical aspects of grammar. The members of the committee responsible for the creation of this book have drawn on their vast experience of decades in teaching English to students of polytechnics across Karnataka.

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Enriching Oral and Written Communication in English by Ashok Thorat and Munira Lokhandwala : Rs130 ISBN: 9788125037446

Enriching Oral and Written Communication in English, a coursebook prepared for the undergraduate level, aims to acquaint students with different facets of communication and make them effective users of English. The book has chapters on the basics of communication, vocabulary building, features of pronunciation, expressions used in polite oral interaction, some forms of spoken communication that are of relevance to students, written communication, and the use of technology to communicate in work situations. The book offers brief explanations supported by examples on different aspects of communication and enables practice through exercises, thereby giving students the opportunity to express themselves effectively in study and work situations.

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Fiction as Window: Critiquing the Indian Literary Cultural Ethos since the 1980s by V.Padma : Rs750 ISBN: 9788125036579

Fiction in India has witnessed great changes since the 1980s. Written, critiqued, read, patronised and translated from the myriad subject positions that Indian culture is teeming with, fiction is a valuable site from which to critique the Indian literary cultural ethos. Fiction as Window, in its first part, uses the fiction produced across languages in India during this vibrant period to critically look at the issues that criticism, patronage and translation of fiction throws up. Cutting across languages, in its second part, the book analyses novels from various Indian languages and those written or translated into English in an attempt to see how these issues are fictionalised. The book cuts new ground with its blend of the literary and the aliterary and its analyses of awards foundations as sites of production of a cultural tradition. The field of literary studies in India since the 1980s has seen a decisive shift towards greater interdisciplinarity. Neither is literature any longer merely a connoisseur‚€™s delight nor is literary criticism any more barely an exercise in aesthetic interpretation. Subversive conceptual changes have made it impossible for literature to remain an isolated creative activity. Literary criticism has perforce to encompass these changes and study their relation to the prevailing forms, themes and techniques in literature today using an integrated methodology. Even as creative literature is fast becoming a discursive space where pressing issues and concerns can be debated and discussed, literary criticism is compelled to turn ideological and is showing an increasing awareness, in a self-reflexive manner, of the paradigms and assumptions that inform its own activity. This study aims at examining the literary cultural ethos in India during this stimulating and perhaps even turbulent period.

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First Promise, The by Ashapurna Debi , Translated by Indira Chowdhury : Rs575 ISBN: 9788125026501

The First Promise is a translation of Ashapurna Debi‚€™s novel, Pratham Pratisruti, originally published in Bengali in 1964. Celebrated as one of the most popular and path-breaking novels of its time, it has received continual critical acclaim: the Rabindra Puraskar (the Tagore Prize) in 1966 and the Bharitiya Jnanpith, India‚€™s highest literary award, in 1977. Spanning the late eighteenth and early twentieth centuries, Ashapurna tells the story of the struggles and efforts of women in nineteenth-century, colonial Bengal in a deceptively easy and conversational style. The charming eight-year old heroine, Satyabati is a child bride who leaves her husband‚€™s village for Calcutta, the capital of British India where she is caught in the social dynamics of women‚€™s education, social reform agendas, modern medicine and urban entertainment. As she makes her way through this complex maze, making sense of the rapidly changing world around her, Satyabati nurtures hopes and aspirations for her daughter. But the promises held out by modernity turn out to be empty, instigating Satyabati to break away from her inherited world and initiate a quest that takes her to the very heart of tradition.

Indira Chowdhury‚€™s confident translation, with its conscious choice of Indian English equivalents over British and American colloquialisms, carries across the language divide the flavour of Ashapurna‚€™s unique idiomatic style. This edition also includes the translator‚€™s reflections on the process of translation itself.

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Grammar and Composition for Communication by Sagar Mal Gupta & Alpana Gupta : Rs325 ISBN: 9788125037125

  • Lucid explanation of difficult grammatical concepts
  • Valuable suggestions for improving writing skills
  • Models for group discussions and seminar presentations, letters, essays, reports, precis
  • Review of common errors in English
  • Caters to mixed-ability, large classrooms
  • Explanatory steps and key to exercises included to help students

Based on the syllabus of Rajasthan Technical University.

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In Quest of Indian Folktales: Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube and William Crooke by Sadhana Naithani : Rs1150 ISBN: 9788125034506

In Quest of Indian Folktales publishes for the first time a collection of northern Indian folktales from the late nineteenth century. Reputedly the work of William Crooke, a well-known folklorist and British colonial official, the tales were actually collected, selected, and translated by a certain Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube. In 1996, Sadhana Naithani discovered this unpublished collection in the archive of the Folklore Society, London. Since then, she has uncovered the identity of the mysterious Chaube and the details of his collaboration with the famous folklorist. In an extensive four-chapter introduction, Naithani describes Chaube's relationship to Crooke and the essential role he played in Crooke's work, as both a native informant and a trained scholar. By unearthing the fragmented story of Chaube's life, Naithani gives voice to a new identity of an Indian folklore scholar in colonial India. The publication of these tales and the discovery of Chaube's role in their collection reveal the complexity of the colonial intellectual world and problematize our own views of folklore in a postcolonial world.

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Linguistic Imperialism Continued by Robert Phillipson : Rs725 ISBN: 9788125037484

Linguistic Imperialism Continued brings together writings by Robert Phillipson since the publication of Linguistic Imperialism in 1992. It consists of articles published in anthologies and journals. It also contains reviews of the work of others on global English, language policy, and the role of English in multilingual settings worldwide. Among the central concerns of the book are English in globalisation and neoliberal empire, how the project of establishing English as a ‚€˜world‚€™ language came about, and the balance between English and other languages in higher education. One recurrent theme is whether English is learned and used in a healthy balance with other languages ‚€“ English as a lingua franca ‚€“ or in pernicious ways that threaten the future of other languages ‚€“ English as a lingua frankensteinia. Seven scholars respond to an analysis of this by Robert Phillipson in an article that shows how the concept lingua franca is often used misleadingly. Linguistic Imperialism triggered a major re-thinking of the English teaching profession, as it connected English Language Teaching to wider political and economic forces. Linguistic Imperialism Continued analyses how the dominance of English persists in the 21st century.

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Radiance : Communication Skills, Prose and Poetry by Board of Editors : Rs110 ISBN: 9788125037736

Radiance: Communication Skills, Prose and Poetry is meant for undergraduate courses in general English and includes not only prose and poetry but also sections on written communication and spoken communication. It is hoped that students will stand to benefit from the glossary at the end of each prose and poetry text and also the comprehension questions that follow. Apart from this, the writing section gives ample practice in writing for specific purposes required of any graduate who enters higher academic or professional fields. The purpose of this textbook, therefore, is to take forward the course offered in Prism and guide learners in more kinds of written and spoken forms of communication, thus equipping them with the confidence to meet the needs and challenges of advanced study as well as the job market.

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Reading Children: Essays on Children's Literature by Rimi B. Chatterjee and Nilanjana Gupta : Rs775 ISBN: 9788125037002

Children‚€™s literature as a genre has not received much attention from the academic world in India up till now. This collection of essays and articles, is an attempt to look at the shape of writing for children from the nineteenth century onwards, and to question the political and cultural context in which it took place. Crucial questions include the conundrum of whether (and how) childhood and its books have been ‚€˜invented‚€™ by publishers and writers, and how and from what sources literature of the child has been produced and presented.

This includes the vexed question of textbooks and their relationship to the State, the imperial context and the creation of the categories of subject and ruler in child readers, the marketing of literature through journals and other media, questions of gender and gendered reading, and the complex interplay between real and fictional children.

Focusing on India but ranging all over the world, these essays create a foundation and a starting point for discussion on this subject in academic contexts in India. Written by experts in their various fields, the essays cover subjects as diverse as the philosophy behind the Amar Chitra Katha comic books from the 1960s onwards in India, the writings of Lila Majumdar, a pioneer writer for girls in Bengali, Rudyard Kipling and his imperial animal kingdom, Dhan Gopal Mukerji, winner of the Newbery Prize for children‚€™s fiction in 1928, Winnie the Pooh as a version of the pastoral, and secret readers of the Boy‚€™s Own Paper. The introduction pulls together the various critical strands implicit in the book and situates Indian scholarship on the map of genre theory, providing students with a handy point of reference.

Now that teaching and research in India is becoming interested in popular genres, and syllabi are broadening to include non-canonical literature, this book will fill a need for critical work on literature for children.

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Spoken English: A Foundation Course Part 1 (for speakers of Bangla) by Kamlesh Sadanand and Susheela Punitha : Rs250 ISBN: 9788125034759

The book is intended to help develop the oral communication skills of second language learners, especially those who have had a regional language medium of instruction at school and who have had little or no exposure to spoken English. It is primarily aimed at students preparing to enter the main stream, which would require them to compete with those who have a stronger base in English. The book can also be used as self-instructional material by people who are employed or engaged in different activities of their own. The book comes with an audio CD that gives learners an opportunity to listen to dialogues in everyday situations and that provide answers to practice exercises as well. Also included are brief, easy to understand tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and usage. The book offers learners a second and more advanced set of 25 functions that require the use of relatively complex language structures than those in Part 1.

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Spoken English: A Foundation Course Part 2 (for speakers of Bangla) by Kamlesh Sadanand and Susheela Punitha : Rs250 ISBN: 9788125034766

The book is intended to help develop the oral communication skills of second language learners, especially those who have had a regional language medium of instruction at school and who have had little or no exposure to spoken English. It is primarily aimed at students preparing to enter the main stream, which would require them to compete with those who have a stronger base in English. The book can also be used as self-instructional material by people who are employed or engaged in different activities of their own. The book comes with an audio CD that gives learners an opportunity to listen to dialogues in everyday situations and that provide answers to practice exercises as well. Also included are brief, easy to understand tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and usage. The book offers learners a second and more advanced set of 25 functions that require the use of relatively complex language structures than those in Part 1.

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Teaching Young Learners by S.Kaushik : Rs150 ISBN: 9788125036609

It attempts to generate awareness among primary level teachers on what to teach and how to do it. The book pays attention to activity based learning. It is aimed to train teachers in the four language components: teaching handwriting, teaching nursery rhymes, techniques of storytelling and developing oral communication skills. This book is prepared for the teachers of vernacular medium elementary schools.

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Texts Histories Geographies: Reading Indian Literature by PP Raveendran : Rs1050 ISBN: 9788125035473

Texts Histories Geographies is a critical reading of trends, texts and authors belonging to the broad field of Indian literature from a theoretically informed perspective. The essays constituting the volume interrogate, both directly and by implication, the canonical views on the categories of ‚€˜India‚€™, ‚€˜literature‚€™ and ‚€˜Indian literature‚€™, and the book can be said to represent a critical attitude that has till recently been admitted only into the periphery of literary debates. Consideration of Indian literature from a self-consciously non-dominant position is what the book attempts by raising questions about politics, theory, history, genealogy, location, culture and translation with reference to Indian literature. Though literary and cultural texts from several languages are used for this purpose, the central argument has been elaborated with the support of texts and authors from two specific literatures: Indian English literature and Malayalam literature.

The topics that are discussed in the book include issues concerning modernity, nationalism, colonialism, textuality, historicity, identity and diaspora. For this the work draws upon a broad range of writing by such authors as Raja Rao, Jayanta Mahapatra, Shashi Deshpande, Kamala Das, Mahasweta Devi, OV Vijayan, Meenakshi Mukherjee, Arundhati Roy, CV Raman Pillai, Kumaran Asan, MT Vasudevan Nair and Ayyappa Paniker.

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The Chomsky Effect: A Radical Works Beyond the Ivory Tower by Robert F. Barsky : Rs850 ISBN: 9788125037262

Noam Chomsky has been praised by the likes of Bono and Hugo Chavez and attacked by the likes of Ton Wolfe and Alan Dershowitz. Ground-breaking linguist and outspoken political dissenter-voted ‚€œmost important public intellectual in the world today‚€� in a 2005 magazine poll-Chomsky inspires fanatical devotion and fierce vituperation. In The Chomsky effect, Chomsky biographer Robert Barsky examines his subject‚€™s positions on a number of highly charged issues-Chomsky‚€™s signature issues, including Vietnam, Israel, East Timor, and his work in linguistics-that illustrate not only ‚€œthe Chomsky effect‚€� but also ‚€œthe Chomsky approach.‚€�

Chomsky, writes Barsky, is an inspiration and a catalyst. Not just an analyst or advocate, he encourages people to become engaged---to be ‚€œdangerous‚€� and challenge power and privilege. The actions and reactions of Chomsky supporters and detractors and the attending contentiousness can be thought of as ‚€œthe Chomsky effect‚€�. Barsky discusses Chomsky‚€™s work in such areas as language studies, media, education, law, and politics and identifies Chomsky‚€™s intellectual and political precursors. He charts anti-Chomsky sentiments as expressed from various standpoints, including contemporary Zionism, mainstream politics and scholarly communities. He discusses Chomsky‚€™s popular appeal---his unlikely status as punk and rock hero (Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam is one of many rock and roll Chomskyites)---and offers in-depth analyses of the controversies surrounding Chomsky‚€™s roles in the ‚€œFaurisson Affair‚€� and the ‚€œPol Pot Affair.‚€� Finally, Barsky considers the role of the public intellectual in order to assess why Noam Chomsky has come to mean so much to so many and what he may mean to generations to come.

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The Communicator by Board of Editors : Rs160 ISBN: 9788125037538

The Communicator is a textbook of English for the undergraduate level. Designed to be used in a two-semester course aimed at strengthening the language and oral communication skills of the students, the book contains six units on grammar and nineteen units on common functions required of students speaking in English in everyday situations. It also includes twenty-five worksheets that provide supplementary practice in the topics covered. The Communicator has been prepared keeping in mind the needs of rural students, especially those from regional language background.

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The G N Devy Reader : After Amnesia, ‚€˜Of Many Heroes‚€™, The Being of Bhasha and Countering Violence by G N Devy : Rs1175 ISBN: 9788125036937

A dominated culture learns not just to be like the culture that dominates it, but also attempts to conceal its own antecedents.  In such cultural encounters, amnesia plays a major role in defining the self-perception of cultures.  G. N. Devy‚€™s  After Amnesia, first published in 1992,  offers an incisive analysis of contemporary literary scholarship in Indian languages by demonstrating how modern Indian languages ‚€˜learnt to forget‚€™ that literary criticism had been rejected by them during the post-Sanskrit medieval centuries, and how they have posed before themselves a false choice of  intellectual practices rooted in culturally distant Western or Sanskritic traditions.  After Amnesia proposes that what has come to be seen as a crisis in Indian literary criticism can be understood if a relevant historiography is formulated. ‚€˜Of Many Heroes‚€™, first published in 1997, is an attempt to formulate such a historiography. If After Amnesia is an essay on literary criticism, ‚€˜Of Many Heroes‚€™ is a historiography of literary historiography in India. It presents a wide spectrum of survey of texts on literary history, beginning with the fourth century Bhartrihari‚€™s Vakyapadiya to the seminal texts produced during the twentieth century.  The Reader brings together two other new essays by G. N. Devy ‚€“ The Being of Bhasha and Countering Violence. These philosophical essays discuss the significance of dialects and vanishing languages in the making of civilization, the place of silence and insanity in the making of meaning, and of language itself in the future of knowledge. After closely analyzing the sociological and psychological roots of violence, the author argues that the increasing violence in modern societies and the loss of languages in an increasingly intolerant and aggressive world need to be seen as closely related aspects of the cultural impact of historical processes germinating in colonialism and globalization hostile to cultural plurality. The four essays together present a complete theory of knowledge in postcolonial times. They present a plea for a radical reorientation to the question of education, knowledge, expression and interpretation of linguistic creative. They are, perhaps, the most challenging and unorthodox thesis on epistemic and hermeneutical issues central to modern Indian culture

This Reader is a true summa, bringing together Devy‚€™s ground-breaking work in the field of contemporary Indian thought.

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This Gift of English: English Education and the Formation of Alternative Hegemonies in India by Alok K Mukherjee : Rs1295 ISBN: 9788125036012

This provocative work deconstructs the popular belief that English was imposed on India by the British. Mukherjee draws on the theories of Gramsci and Bourdieu to demonstrate that the rise of English and the continued valorization of the literatures of Anglo-America in post-independence India have their roots in a conjuncture of the hegemonic agendas of British colonial rulers and ‚€˜high‚€™ caste Hindus. Through English education, British colonial intellectuals hoped to civilize a benighted people and to perpetuate colonial rule. ‚€˜High‚€™ caste Hindus, on the other hand, saw in English education the possibility of Hindu revival. Embracing the theory of a common racial origin, they argued that English education would help revive India‚€™s lost glorious past by giving access to the scientific and rational traditions of the Hindus‚€™ racial kin, the Europeans. After India‚€™s independence, English education, as a field and an institutional practice, continued to be ‚€˜brahmanical‚€™. With Dalits demanding English, it is now the site of a new contest of alternative hegemonies. Mukherjee makes a forceful case that if Dalits are to successfully employ English in a pursuit of emancipation and empowerment, they must ask fundamental questions about the field as it currently exists.

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A Concise History of Indian Literature in English by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra (ed.) : Rs595 ISBN: 9788178242408

For anyone interested in the story of English in India, or in the finest English storytellers of India, this is the essential companion. This book is a history of two hundred years of Indian literature in English. It starts by looking at the introduction of English into India‚€™s complex language scenario around 1800. It then takes up the canonical poets, novelists, and dramatists, as well as a few unjustly forgotten figures, who have made significant contributions to the evolution of Indian literature in English. The book comprises twenty-four chapters, written by some of India‚€™s foremost scholars and critics. Each chapter is devoted either to a single author (Kipling, Tagore, Sri Aurobindo, R.K. Narayan), or to a group of authors (the Dutt family of nineteenth-century Calcutta; the Indian diasporic writers of the twentieth century), or to a genre (beginnings of the Indian novel; poetry since Independence). Though the contributors are all experts in their chosen areas, this is a book for the non-specialist general reader. Biographical information on major literary figures is provided, and in most cases their work is historically contextualized. The chapters can be read selectively (for example, to follow the development of a genre) or in the order in which they appear, which is chronological.

William Jones and Thomas Macaulay, Henry Derozio and Toru Dutt, Bankim and Tagore, Kipling and Naipaul, G.V. Desani and Raja Rao, R.K. Narayan and Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Sarojini Naidu and Anita Desai, Gandhi and Nehru, Mulk Raj Anand and Aubrey Menen, Khushwant Singh and Ved Mehta, Verrier Elwin and Salim Ali, Jim Corbett and M. Krishnan, Nissim Ezekiel and A.K. Ramanujan, Salman Rushdie and Vikram Seth, Amitav Ghosh and I. Allan Sealy, Gieve Patel and Girish Karnad, social reformers and religious thinkers, conservationists and hunters, Presidency College and St Stephen‚€™s College, drama and translation, this volume covers everything of literary significance that has happened in India.

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Alternative Gaze, An: Essays on D.H. Lawrence by Sheila Lahiri Choudhury : Rs625 ISBN: 9788180280306

This collection of essays on D.H. Lawrence explores his major novels from an alternative perspective, keeping in mind the continuing popularity and relevance of his novels in college and university syllabi around the world. The eleven essays present straightforward interpretations of the novels as opposed to the dominant post-modernist readings. Such overtly theoretical exercises often obscure the text and leave the readers more confused than the locating of them in historical and cultural context would achieve.

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Beyond the World of Apu ‚€“ the films of Satyajit Ray by John W. Hood : Rs995 ISBN: 9788125035107

In this new work, John W. Hood makes a thoroughly informed critique of all twenty-nine feature films of Satyajit Ray. Structured along themes which the author has identified in Ray's movies, this reassessment analyses each film on the basis of its individual merits and lapses. Having taken us through the two ends of the spectrum of excellence and mediocrity that comprise Ray's work, Hood concludes his incisive study by affirming that ‚€œwhat makes Ray ascend into the realms of the great is his profound sense of humanity.‚€� A highly accessible work on arguably the finest filmmaker India has ever produced, this book will engage not only serious readers of cinematic texts but also be a valuable leaning resource for students of film studies, all over the world.

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English Grammar in Steps by David Bolton and Noel Goodey : Rs325 ISBN: 9788125034339

English Grammar in Steps is an innovative reference and practice grammar book. It covers essential grammar topics and grammatical structures. The language of explanation is clear and simple. The book explains the form, meaning and use of grammar items. The style used in presentation texts and explanation are very informal and everyday. To help students understand the meaning of some grammatical terms, a glossary is also given. Answers to the practice exercises are also provided for students' help.

Features:

  • The book covers the most important grammar topics and grammatical structures.
  • Easy to use: Students can look at the contents or index to find the grammar item they want to work on.
  • More advanced students will find it useful for revision and consolidation.
  • Each unit is divided into Steps, so students can work on the grammar in easy steps, bit by bit.
  • At the end of each Step there are some Check Questions. These questions confirm that students have understood the explanations given in the Step.
  • At the end of each unit there are exercises given to test the student's understanding of the grammar topic explained in the unit.
  • It concentrates on those areas which students find most difficult.
  • The book is suffused with interesting examples which help students understand the grammar topic.
  • An Answer Key is provided at the end of the book.
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English Grammar in Steps: Practice Book by David Bolton and Noel Goodey : Rs275 ISBN: 9788125034346

A comprehensive practice book for pre-intermediate and intermediate students, containing the 100 most important grammatical points in the English language, which can be used in the classroom or for autonomous study.

  • Each unit is preceded by a brief grammar explanation
  • Contextualised exercises
  • Wide variety of exercise types and contexts
  • Extensive examples of the types of exercises found in the Cambridge FCE exam
  • Separate answer key
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English Language Teaching: Approaches, Methods, Techniques by Geetha Nagaraj : Rs325 ISBN: 9788125035190

English Language Teaching: Approaches, Methods, Techniques provides a comprehensive overview of English language teaching methodology. The theoretical aspects discussed in the book are supported by valuable insights gained by the author in the course of a long career in the field of ELT. Part 1 deals chronologically with the different approaches and methods that have influenced English language teaching and materials production over the years. Part 2 discusses the teaching techniques and aids that can optimise the teacher‚€™s efforts in the classroom. It also outlines the testing criteria and procedures that help the teacher to evaluate accurately the teaching done in the classroom. The revised edition updates readers on the major trends and changes‚€”mainly in terms of delivery systems‚€”that have emerged over the last decade.

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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: Shakespeare by M H Khan, Series editor: Dr S Viswanathan : Rs175 ISBN: 9788125033646

The book is an annotated text which has detailed line references, explanations and commentary. There is a general introduction to Shakespeare and his work and also to the play in detail. Care has been taken to point out stage history, biographical references, historical and cultural factors etc. in the cross referencing where necessary. The following are the chief features of this series:

  • The General Introduction provides the cultural and historical background for the drama of the period and a brief biography of the playwright.
  • The Introduction to the Play discusses the theme, the structure and the plot. It also includes a comprehensive critical study and a brief stage history of the play.
  • Detailed annotations are provided at the bottom of each page to facilitate referencing.
  • Suggestions for Further Reading helps students acquire a wide understanding of the play.
  • Topics for Discussion initiates classroom analysis and study.
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Harold E. Palmer: From Learner-Teacher to Legend by Makhan L. Tickoo : Rs1495 ISBN: 9788125034322

The book is a biography of the eminent British linguist and phonetician, Harold E. Palmer. It views Palmer at work through the 47 years of his creative efforts‚€”with their vast range and, for their day, amazing newness and depth. It also raises hitherto unraised, partially raised or misrepresented issues that arise in looking for the the sources and supports of his major discoveries ad seeks to highlight the true nature of the additions and enhancements he made to give it theoretical fecundity and, more significantly, practical power and prescience inside a fruitful linguistic pedagogy. In two separate but inter-animating parts, the book first discusses the four major phases of his working life in a chronological order and also studies his contributions to English grammar‚€”its theory and pedagogic practice, to the sound system of English and its intonation, to the study, selection and use of English vocabulary in language teaching and in learner-oriented lexicography and to language curricula and language teaching methodology and materials. The author brings into focus a lot of issues in ELT that Palmer had raised and which are relevant even today, especially in the context of Asian ELT.

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Hindi Gadya-Padya Sangrah - 1 by Dinesh Prasad Singh (Ed.) : Rs110 ISBN: 9788125035398

It is an anthology of prose and poetry for Hindi (50 marks) for students of BA/B.Sc/B.Com. Patna University prescribed under the restructured syllabus effective from July, 2008. There are five prose pieces and seven poems in it. Each prose piece represents a particular literary type. Poems have been arranged chronologically to introduce students to the evolution of Hindi Kavya by representative poets. Each chapter is preceded by notes. At the end of the book Glossary and Quotes for explanation are given.

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Linguistic Genocide in Education or Worldwide Diversity and Human Rights? by Tove Skutnabb-Kangas : Rs1595 ISBN: 9788125034612

In this powerful multidisciplinary new book, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas shows how most indigenous and minority education contributes to linguistic genocide according to United Nations definitions. Her starting point is that it is normal and desirable for people, groups, countries, and schools to be multilingual and multicultural. She brings together theoretical concerns and research areas which no other contemporary book synthesizes: linguistic human rights; minority and multilingual education; language ecology and threatened languages; the relationship between biodiversity and linguistic and cultural diversity; the impact of linguistic imperialism and unequal power relations on ethnicity, linguistic, and cultural competence, and identities. Theory is combined with a wealth of factual encyclopedic information and with many examples and vignettes. The examples come from all parts of the world and try to avoid Eurocentrism. Oriented toward theory and practice, facts and evaluations, reflection and action, the book prompts readers to find information about the world and their local contexts, to reflect, and to act. It is essential reading for scholars, students, and practitioners in the fields of language and society, language policy and language planning, the sociology of education, critical pedagogy, comparative education, educational linguistics, minority studies, cultural studies, human rights, ethnolinguistics, anthropology, and ecological issues.

Reviews:

"This work, by one of the leading scholars of linguistic human rights, presents a provocative, engaging, grand synthesis. It makes a major contribution by bringing together a number of contemporary theoretical and research orientations as evidenced by its focus on linguistic human rights, linguistic ecology, and the impact of linguistic imperialism. In addition, it provides basic insights on anti-racist education.... This is a book that deserves reading by students and scholars committed to furthering educational equity and human rights. Both specialists and those new to the field will find it challenging and informative. It is the type of book that forces educators and students to reflect on their own assumptions and values." -- Terrence Wiley, California State University-Long Beach

"A pathbreaking text, written with absolute clarity of purpose and commitment.... The book as a whole takes the debates about minority languages much further than ever before.... It is a fascinating and immediate social history of languages, political forces, struggles, and education.... .[Although] this is a lengthy work, and one which may appear to be daunting at the outset.... what one discovers is an engaging and varied style which teases the reader further and further into a domain which has never before been captured from so many and new angles.... It is a privilege and a pleasure to read a work of such international significance." -- Kathleen Heugh, Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa, University of Cape Town

"An absolutely stirring 'J'accuse', appealing to the conscience of the Western world to cease the ethnolinguistic genocide which it has inflicted on humanity at large. Via a superb and compelling assembly of data, logic, argument, and analysis, Skutnabb-Kangas shows how justice, decency, health, social stability, and normal biodiversity all suffer, even in the West itself, when linguacidal state and global policies are implemented. Nothing less than an international campaign for linguistic human rights is called for and called for with compelling force and convincing clarity." -- Joshua Fishman, University Research Professor of Social Sciences, Yeshiva University, and Visiting Professor of Linguistics, Stanford University

"A substantial, important, and creative contribution.... Skutnabb-Kangas is a very gifted and respected scholar, and her past work has been seminal in the field. This book not only brings together a number of the themes and topics on which she has worked in the past, but moves forward in a substantial manner the debate about language policy in education broadly conceived.... It represents Skutnabb-Kangas at her very best, and will challenge other researchers, teachers, and policy makers to more honestly and thoughtfully address language-related issues in education." -- Timothy Reagan, University of Connecticut

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Moveable Type: Book History in India by Abhijit Gupta And Swapan Chakravorty (Eds.) : Rs595 ISBN: 9788178242170

Book history is an emerging discipline in India. The editors of the present volume began the work of consolidating the dispersed writings in the field with Print Areas: Book History in India (Permanent Black, 2004). Reviewers welcomed that volume as the first significant Indian contribution to an academic discourse that is fast changing literary scholarship and challenging assumptions, if not practices, in the social sciences.

Moveable Type brings together a wider variety of the best recent work on the subject, combining compilation of primary data with rigorous historical analysis. Contributions range from a magisterial history of censorship in colonial India to reflections on the social construction of texts. Several essays focus on the study of historically symptomatic cases, such as the making of a Tamil encyclopaedia and the special number of a Hindi periodical.This collection is the latest in a series that promises to be an indispensable resource for future research in history, literature, textual scholarship, editorial theory, and cultural studies.

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New Bearings in English Studies: A Festschrift for C T Indra by R Azhagarasan Bruce, Bennett, Mohan Ramanan, R Palanivel, T Sriraman, C Vijauasree(Ed.s) : Rs1495 ISBN: 9788125035121

This is a set of invited papers to honour Dr C T Indra who has done commendable work in at least five areas of English studies:

  • Critical Theory
  • Translation Theory and Practice
  • Cultural Studies
  • Postcolonial literatures
  • India studies
  • The volume consists of 20 papers covering all the areas mentioned above.
  • Some of the contributors are: Bruce Bennett ( Wollongong), Paul Sharrad ( New South Wales), Inez Baranay (Brisbane), Radhakrishnan (California) Santosh Sareen (JNU, Delhi), Alladi Uma (Univ. of Hyderabad) Vanamala Viswanatha (Bangalore Univ.), Tutun Mukherjee (Univ. of Hyderabad) and others
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Spoken English: A Foundation Course Part 1 (for speakers of Gujarati) by Kamlesh Sadanand and Susheela Punitha : Rs250 ISBN: 9788125034797

The book is intended to help develop the oral communication skills of second language learners, especially those who have had a regional language medium of instruction at school and who have had little or no exposure to spoken English. It is primarily aimed at students preparing to enter the main stream, which would require them to compete with those who have a stronger base in English. The book can also be used as self-instructional material by people who are employed or engaged in different activities of their own. The book comes with an audio CD that gives learners an opportunity to listen to dialogues in everyday situations and that provide answers to practice exercises as well. Also included are brief, easy to understand tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and usage. The book offers learners a second and more advanced set of 25 functions that require the use of relatively complex language structures than those in Part 1.
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Spoken English: A Foundation Course Part 1 (for speakers of Kannada) by Kamlesh Sadanand and Susheela Punitha : Rs250 ISBN: 9788125034773

The book is intended to help develop the oral communication skills of second language learners, especially those who have had a regional language medium of instruction at school and who have had little or no exposure to spoken English. It is primarily aimed at students preparing to enter the main stream, which would require them to compete with those who have a stronger base in English. The book can also be used as self-instructional material by people who are employed or engaged in different activities of their own. The book comes with an audio CD that gives learners an opportunity to listen to dialogues in everyday situations and that provide answers to practice exercises as well. Also included are brief, easy to understand tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and usage. The book offers learners a second and more advanced set of 25 functions that require the use of relatively complex language structures than those in Part 1.

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Spoken English: A Foundation Course Part 1 (for speakers of Malayalam) by Kamlesh Sadanand and Susheela Punitha : Rs250 ISBN: 9788125034711

The book is intended to help develop the oral communication skills of second language learners, especially those who have had a regional language medium of instruction at school and who have had little or no exposure to spoken English. It is primarily aimed at students preparing to enter the main stream, which would require them to compete with those who have a stronger base in English. The book can also be used as self-instructional material by people who are employed or engaged in different activities of their own. The book comes with an audio CD that gives learners an opportunity to listen to dialogues in everyday situations and that provide answers to practice exercises as well. Also included are brief, easy to understand tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and usage. The book offers learners a second and more advanced set of 25 functions that require the use of relatively complex language structures than those in Part 1.

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Spoken English: A Foundation Course Part 1 (for speakers of Marathi) by Kamlesh Sadanand and Susheela Punitha : Rs250 ISBN: 9788125034650

The book is intended to help develop the oral communication skills of second language learners, especially those who have had a regional language medium of instruction at school and who have had little or no exposure to spoken English. It is primarily aimed at students preparing to enter the main stream, which would require them to compete with those who have a stronger base in English. The book can also be used as self-instructional material by people who are employed or engaged in different activities of their own. The book comes with an audio CD that gives learners an opportunity to listen to dialogues in everyday situations and that provide answers to practice exercises as well. Also included are brief, easy to understand tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and usage. The book offers learners a second and more advanced set of 25 functions that require the use of relatively complex language structures than those in Part 1.

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Spoken English: A Foundation Course Part 1 (for speakers of Oriya) by Kamlesh Sadanand and Susheela Punitha : Rs250 ISBN: 9788125034735

The book is intended to help develop the oral communication skills of second language learners, especially those who have had a regional language medium of instruction at school and who have had little or no exposure to spoken English. It is primarily aimed at students preparing to enter the main stream, which would require them to compete with those who have a stronger base in English. The book can also be used as self-instructional material by people who are employed or engaged in different activities of their own. The book comes with an audio CD that gives learners an opportunity to listen to dialogues in everyday situations and that provide answers to practice exercises as well. Also included are brief, easy to understand tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and usage. The book offers learners a second and more advanced set of 25 functions that require the use of relatively complex language structures than those in Part 1.

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Spoken English: A Foundation Course Part 1 (for speakers of Tamil) by Kamlesh Sadanand and Susheela Punitha : Rs250 ISBN: 9788125034674

The book is intended to help develop the oral communication skills of second language learners, especially those who have had a regional language medium of instruction at school and who have had little or no exposure to spoken English. It is primarily aimed at students preparing to enter the main stream, which would require them to compete with those who have a stronger base in English. The book can also be used as self-instructional material by people who are employed or engaged in different activities of their own. The book comes with an audio CD that gives learners an opportunity to listen to dialogues in everyday situations and that provide answers to practice exercises as well. Also included are brief, easy to understand tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and usage. The book offers learners a second and more advanced set of 25 functions that require the use of relatively complex language structures than those in Part 1.

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Spoken English: A Foundation Course Part 1 (for speakers of Telugu) by Kamlesh Sadanand, Susheela Punitha : Rs250 ISBN: 9788125033998

Orient Blackswan Foundation Course in Spoken English, published in two parts, is intended to help develop the oral communication skills of second language learners, especially those who have had a regional language medium of instruction at school and who have had little or no exposure to spoken english. It is primarily aimed at students preparing to enter the mainstream, which would require them to compete with those who have a stronger base in English. The book can, however, be used just as effectively as self-instructional material by persons of an older age group, who are employed or engaged in different activities of their own. The two parts of the book come with audio-CDs that give learners an opportunity to listen to dialogues in everyday situations and that provide answers to the practice exercises as well. Also included in the books are brief, easy-to-understand tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and usage that learners are sure to find useful when learning to speak English. Part 1 Covers 25 basic functions, presented in a simple and extremely learner-friendly manner.

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Spoken English: A Foundation Course Part 2 (for speakers of Gujarati) by Kamlesh Sadanand and Susheela Punitha : Rs250 ISBN: 9788125034803

The book is intended to help develop the oral communication skills of second language learners, especially those who have had a regional language medium of instruction at school and who have had little or no exposure to spoken English. It is primarily aimed at students preparing to enter the main stream, which would require them to compete with those who have a stronger base in English. The book can also be used as self-instructional material by people who are employed or engaged in different activities of their own. The book comes with an audio CD that gives learners an opportunity to listen to dialogues in everyday situations and that provide answers to practice exercises as well. Also included are brief, easy to understand tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and usage. The book offers learners a second and more advanced set of 25 functions that require the use of relatively complex language structures than those in Part 1.

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Spoken English: A Foundation Course Part 2 (for speakers of Kannada) by Kamlesh Sadanand and Susheela Punitha : Rs250 ISBN: 9788125034780

The book is intended to help develop the oral communication skills of second language learners, especially those who have had a regional language medium of instruction at school and who have had little or no exposure to spoken English. It is primarily aimed at students preparing to enter the main stream, which would require them to compete with those who have a stronger base in English. The book can also be used as self-instructional material by people who are employed or engaged in different activities of their own. The book comes with an audio CD that gives learners an opportunity to listen to dialogues in everyday situations and that provide answers to practice exercises as well. Also included are brief, easy to understand tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and usage. The book offers learners a second and more advanced set of 25 functions that require the use of relatively complex language structures than those in Part 1.
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Spoken English: A Foundation Course Part 2 (for speakers of Malayalam) by Kamlesh Sadanand and Susheela Punitha : Rs250 ISBN: 9788125034728

The book is intended to help develop the oral communication skills of second language learners, especially those who have had a regional language medium of instruction at school and who have had little or no exposure to spoken English. It is primarily aimed at students preparing to enter the main stream, which would require them to compete with those who have a stronger base in English. The book can also be used as self-instructional material by people who are employed or engaged in different activities of their own. The book comes with an audio CD that gives learners an opportunity to listen to dialogues in everyday situations and that provide answers to practice exercises as well. Also included are brief, easy to understand tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and usage. The book offers learners a second and more advanced set of 25 functions that require the use of relatively complex language structures than those in Part 1.

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Spoken English: A Foundation Course Part 2 (for speakers of Marathi) by Kamlesh Sadanand and Susheela Punitha : Rs250 ISBN: 9788125034667

The book is intended to help develop the oral communication skills of second language learners, especially those who have had a regional language medium of instruction at school and who have had little or no exposure to spoken English. It is primarily aimed at students preparing to enter the main stream, which would require them to compete with those who have a stronger base in English. The book can also be used as self-instructional material by people who are employed or engaged in different activities of their own. The book comes with an audio CD that gives learners an opportunity to listen to dialogues in everyday situations and that provide answers to practice exercises as well. Also included are brief, easy to understand tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and usage. The book offers learners a second and more advanced set of 25 functions that require the use of relatively complex language structures than those in Part 1.

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Spoken English: A Foundation Course Part 2 (for speakers of Oriya) by Kamlesh Sadanand and Susheela Punitha : Rs250 ISBN: 9788125034742

The book is intended to help develop the oral communication skills of second language learners, especially those who have had a regional language medium of instruction at school and who have had little or no exposure to spoken English. It is primarily aimed at students preparing to enter the main stream, which would require them to compete with those who have a stronger base in English. The book can also be used as self-instructional material by people who are employed or engaged in different activities of their own. The book comes with an audio CD that gives learners an opportunity to listen to dialogues in everyday situations and that provide answers to practice exercises as well. Also included are brief, easy to understand tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and usage. The book offers learners a second and more advanced set of 25 functions that require the use of relatively complex language structures than those in Part 1.

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Spoken English: A Foundation Course Part 2 (for speakers of Tamil) by Kamlesh Sadanand and Susheela Punitha : Rs250 ISBN: 9788125034681

The book is intended to help develop the oral communication skills of second language learners, especially those who have had a regional language medium of instruction at school and who have had little or no exposure to spoken English. It is primarily aimed at students preparing to enter the main stream, which would require them to compete with those who have a stronger base in English. The book can also be used as self-instructional material by people who are employed or engaged in different activities of their own. The book comes with an audio CD that gives learners an opportunity to listen to dialogues in everyday situations and that provide answers to practice exercises as well. Also included are brief, easy to understand tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and usage. The book offers learners a second and more advanced set of 25 functions that require the use of relatively complex language structures than those in Part 1.

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Spoken English: A Foundation Course Part 2 (for speakers of Telugu) by Kamlesh Sadanand and Susheela Punitha : Rs250 ISBN: 9788125034001

Orient Blackswan Foundation Course in Spoken English, published in two parts, is intended to help develop the oral communication skills of second language learners, especially those who have had a regional language medium of instruction at school and who have had little or no exposure to spoken english. It is primarily aimed at students preparing to enter the mainstream, which would require them to compete with those who have a stronger base in English. The book can, however, be used just as effectively as self-instructional material by persons of an older age group, who are employed or engaged in different activities of their own. The two parts of the book come with audio-CDs that give learners an opportunity to listen to dialogues in everyday situations and that provide answers to the practice exercises as well. Also included in the books are brief, easy-to-understand tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and usage that learners are sure to find useful when learning to speak English. Part 2 offers learners a second and more advanced set of 25 functions that require the use of relatively complex language structures.
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Synergy : Communication in English and Study Skills for Students of Commerce and Business Management by Board of Editors : Rs100 ISBN: 9788125035770

Synergy: Communication in English and Study Skills for Students of Commerce and Business is meant for use in undergraduate commerce and management courses, and it is intended to equip students with the communication and study skills necessary for further study as well as for work. The book has a brief introductory chapter on forms of communication in business organisations, which is followed by sections on written, spoken and nonverbal communication. Also included is a section on vocabulary development and study skills, in which students could need help and practice. Besides simple descriptions and explanations as well as examples and exercises on the topics concerned, the book offers valuable tips on different aspects of the communication and study skills covered.

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A Geopolitics of Academic Writing by A.Suresh Canagarajah : Rs825 ISBN: 9788125031116

A Geopolitics of Academic Writing critiques current scholarly publishing practices and principles, exposing the inequalities in the way academic knowledge is constructed and legitimized. A. Suresh Canagarajah a periphery scholar now working in (and writing from) the center examines the broad Western conventions governing academic writing and argues that their dominance leads to the marginalization of appropriation of the knowledge of Third World communities. ‚€œThis is bold and intellectually honest attempt to deal with the ethnography of writing focusing on the post-Foucauldian problem of power-knowledge as it applies to the unequal relationship between centers of academic power located in the United States and Europe and various peripheries located mostly in the Third World.‚€�

  • Gananath Obeyesekere, Princeton University ‚€œCanagarajah deepens and sharpens our understanding of the luxury of ordinary research, writing, and publishing practices even as he guides us through a thicket of extraordinary postcolonial barriers to the democratization of academic scholarship and publication.‚€�
  • Linda Brodkey, University of California, San Diego ‚€œWill stand as a landmark for decades to come‚€�
  • Lester Faigley, University of Texas
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Bouqet of Indian Poetry in English, A by Board of Editors : Rs75 ISBN: 9788125032656

This book was prepared on the specific request of Calicut University for the B A English final year paper on Indian Writing in English. There is a fine selection of poems by prominent Indian poets such as Kamala Das, Nissim Ezekiel, A K Ramanujan, Rabindranath Tagore, Sarojini Naidu, Adil Jussawala, Gieve Patel, Arun Kolatkar, Dilip Chitre and Jayanta Mahapatra.

Each poem has a detailed write-up on the author, a glossary, explanatory notes on difficult lines, questions in comprehension and meaning, some writing activity based on the different aspects of the poem, critical questions pertaining to an interpretation of themes and techniques in the poem.

Features:

  1. The poems are selected for their interest value to the student.
  2. The set of poems is a very manageable syllabus for medium-level students.
  3. The poems are adequately glossed for the undergraduate student, and wherever possible, line explanations are provided with the student‚€™s needs in mind.
  4. Each poem is preceded by a detailed note on the author so that there is no necessity for the student to refer to any other book for this.
  5. The price is very affordable and within reach of students.
  6. The format is neat and helps the student grasp the different parts of each unit.
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Communicative English by E Suresh Kumar and P Sreehari : Rs210 ISBN: 9788125032502

Communicative English has been prepared to meet the needs of the student/learner who would like to communicate effectively in the world today. The book covers the skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing, grammar and vocabulary and also offers practical tips on reports, resumes, interviews, group discussions, seminars and conferences. It will serve as a useful textbook/ self-learning book for improvement of communication skills.

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English for Nurses: A Natural Approach to Learning by Margarita Platt, Angela Langridge : Rs225 ISBN: 9788125031512

English for Nurses is a sourcebook for nurses who aim to complete for nursing jobs abroad. The authors, Margarita Platt and Angela Langridge, are qualified linguists and teachers with extensive experience in the training of overseas nursing students in England and Argentina. The book is structured in a way that, even with no previous knowledge in English, the learners can be trained to understand and acquire requisite levels of expertise in communication. The structured lessons, specialist vocabulary, practice sections on grammatical structures through speaking and listening, along with written exercises and glossary, help build a strong base in English. The objectives of each lesson, which are clearly stated at the beginning of the lesson, ensure better comprehension of the text that follows. The select material engages all the key skills; listening, reading, speaking and writing, to ensure that nurses will successfully develop social and professional communication skills in English.

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Expressway to English (English for speakers of Hindi) along with a CD by Bikram K Das : Rs195 ISBN: 9788173702884

The book is planned as a bilingual course to teach spoken English (formal as well as informal) to adult beginners and takes the learner from this initial stage of learning to the intermediate stage. The following points will be useful in an understanding of the book and its purpose:

  1. It is assumed that the user has had some instruction in English at school or college level and are familiar with the fundamentals of the language, but lack the skills and confidence to communicate through English.
  2. Explanations, instructions etc. are in the regional language which will be considered as the resource language of the learner.
  3. The book can be used as one-to-one teaching, as classroom teaching and as a self-learning tool.
  4. There is an accompanying computer CD which has tracking facilities and text appearing on screen for listening and speech models.
  5. The book is illustrated with small and lively illustrations just to relieve the tedium of the reading and not really to explain the text in any way.
  6. The book adopts a functional‚€“situational approach, that is, it will be organised around different language functions such as ‚€˜introducing oneself‚€™, ‚€˜inviting someone‚€™, ‚€˜requesting for help‚€™ and so on.
  7. Typical expressions commonly used in performing different language functions (e.g. We would be delighted if you could . . .‚€™) are used and repeated in the exercises to reinforce learning, but the dialogues will be designed to bring out the dynamics of communication.
  8. Important points of grammatical usage are discussed wherever required.
  9. Each dialogue is accompanied by explanatory notes and comments where required, as well as by exercises.
  10. Exercises are straightforward because they are meant for learners with elementary skills in the language. Hence the exercises look at aspects such as repetition, completion with prompts, translation, echoing etc.
  11. Cultural differences between the source and target languages are highlighted wherever relevant.
  12. The book is divided into two parts: a. English in Social Situations b. English in Work-Related Situations
  13. The book has a word list at the end with words divided according to situations and contexts. The word list is illustrated where possible.
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Global Issues in Languages, Education and Development: Perspectives from Postcolonial Countries by Naz Rassool : Rs950 ISBN: 9788125032670

This book examines the role that language-in-education policy, historically, has played in shaping possibilities for development, within countries in the Sub-Saharan and South Asian regions. This discussion takes account also of the complex ways in which language, education and development, are linked to the changing global labour market. Key questions are raised regarding the impact of international policy imperatives on development possibilities.

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Hindi Sahitya ka Saral Itihas by Vishwanath Tripathi : Rs150 ISBN: 9788125032335

Hindi Sahitya ka Saral Itihas is a simple, concise introduction to the gradual development of Hindi literature. It deals with all the relevant topics essential for history of Hindi literature. Representative authors, their representative works and representative literary trends have been treated in a little more detail and in the contexts of social and historical developments of the periods. The aim is that the reader becomes acquainted with the literature of each period in its specific context. This book is targeted at undergraduates basically and the general readers who want to have a quick acquaintance with the subject. Special features of the book are:

  1. It is easy and simple. (This is an advantage with any textbook.)
  2. It is also a concept-building book. (Concepts are important for studying advanced-level books of the subject.)
  3. Its conciseness has an appeal for readers. (Nowadays trend is in favour of short and slim books.)
  4. It treats modern trends and developments (like dalit lekhan, stree lekhan) and thus updates readers‚€™ knowledge.
  5. It gives, besides facts, critical insights to readers.
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Living Literatures : An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by Department of English, University of Delhi : Rs210 ISBN: 9788125031666

Living Literatures is an anthology of the shorter readings prescribed for the second and third year of the Discipline course in English at Delhi University. The poems in the first part, by Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Swift, Blake, Hardy, Eliot and others, illustrate major periods in English literature and several different poetic forms. The questions encourage close critical reading and comparisons between poems. The second part introduces students to post-colonial literature, with poems and short stories by writers like Neruda, Marquez, Mahashweta Devi and Ngugi wa Thiong‚€™o. Themes of national identity, the effect of colonial rule on a country‚€™s language and culture, the resistance to capitalist of patriarchal oppression and the use of new narrative techniques such as magic realism are all represented in this selection.

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Nation in Imagination: Essays on Nationalism, Sub-Nationalisms and Narration by C. Vijayasree, Meenakshi Mukherjee, Harish Trivedi and T. Vijay Kumar (Ed.) : Rs1350 ISBN: 9788125033639

The book is a collection of papers presented at the 13th Triennial conference of the Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (ACLALS), held in 2004 in Hyderabad. The essays examine the swiftly changing connotations of nation in today‚€™s global world. The contributors to the volume come from different parts of the world, and this makes the collection a truly cross-cultural attempt to re-examine nationalism and understand its complex negotiations in the present. The title Nation in Imagination points to the shaping influence of narratives in the shifting contours of the concept of nation.

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Negotiating Empowerment: Studies in English Language Education by Ed. by Premakumari Dheram : Rs675 ISBN: 9788125032311

The book is a collection of key papers presented at an international conference held at the Indo-American Centre for International studies, Hyderabad, India, in 2004, and includes a few other contributions of an equally high standard. Together, they offer an international perspective on language use and pedagogy, relating to both theory and application, in various countries including Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Switzerland and the United States of America. The volume highlights issues such as identity construction, self-esteem, economic and intellectual empowerment, and the role of the individual and state in the context of English as a second language, and suggest how we may examine and address them.

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen : Rs95 ISBN: 9788125032496

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is one of the immortal favourites in fiction. Lauded time and again by critics and writers alike, the novel is one of the best of Jane Austen's work. 'A miniature painted on two inches of ivory' as Charlotte Bronte called it, the work represents the limited world of the eighteenth-century English countryside with the rural gentry as the central focus. The world as depicted here is a small one, but typical: it is peopled by ordinary men and women totally absorbed with news of the neighbourhood, exchanging visits, attending balls and dances, getting their daughters married to the most eligible bachelors and wearing the best clothes possible on occasions. It is a simple and peaceful attitude to life, and Jane Austen captures it all, in the best language possible. Difficult to forget, the book captivates us by the sharpness of wit and dialogue. This edition is an abridged version of the original classic, and it is hoped that when students read this, they would be drawn to the original and not only this one, but also the rest of Jane Austen's fiction.

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Towards Freedom by Sharmila Purkayastha, Shampa Roy, Saswati Sengupta (Eds.) : Rs625 ISBN: 9788125031871

Rabindranath Tagore's Ghare Baire was first serialised in 1914 and published as a novel in 1916. The events in the novel deal with the period 1905-7, a period of tremendous political unrest in Bengal. The public upheaval takes place alongside another revolution ‚€“ that of women's emancipation and a new gender equation. Ghare Bhaire (The Home and the World) is the first fictional exploration of the tangled web of crucial issues related to the two spheres, the home and the world, in early twentieth century Bengal. Towards Freedom is a collection of critical essays on the issues raised by Tagore's novel in a contemporary world where differences of religion, region, class, caste, gender, etc., constantly demand to be addressed. It focuses upon the crafting of the novel out of complex historical contexts of caste, class and gender politics. By examining the play of ideologies in this novel, the anthology aims to help students recognise the importance of locating imaginative literature within its histories. Given that most of these structured hierarchies of oppression function powerfully in our lives even today, Towards Freedom stresses the continuing relevance of engaging with the issues raised by a novel which looks at the private and the political as intertwined.

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Translation and Interpreting: Reader and Workbook by Ravinder Gargesh and Krishna Kumar Goswami : Rs325 ISBN: 9788125032076

Translation and Interpreting is a bilingual textbook for the application course in translation in the new restructured BA Programme of University of Delhi. The book comprises a Reader and a Workbook. The Reader contains articles both in English and Hindi, which discuss general issues and approaches related to the theory of translation. The Workbook consists of exercises for the students. The book intends to make students familiar with the basic concepts relating to the theory and practice of translation and, create an awareness of the challenges and opportunities presented by linguistic and cultural differences in the context of globalization and the dynamics of the multilingualism of Indian society.

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Trial of Bahadur Shah Zafar, The by Pramod K. Nayar : Rs950 ISBN: 9788125032700

Bahadur Shah Zafar, the poet-king, was catapulted into the limelight when the ‚€˜mutineers‚€™ from Meerut arrived in Delhi on 11 May 1857. After the ‚€˜mutiny‚€™, the last of the great Mughals went on trial on 27 January 1858 for aiding and abetting the ‚€˜mutineers‚€™ of 1857. The 21-day trial in the Diwan-i-Khas, the Hall of Special Audience, in Zafar‚€™s own palace, saw the British produce dozens of witnesses and documents to demonstrate Zafar‚€™s complicity in the ‚€˜Mutiny‚€™. He was eventually found guilty and exiled to Burma, where he died years later. The proceedings of this historic trial was first published in 1858, but has remained largely absent from studies and histories of colonial India. The current edition reproduces the text, documents and witness accounts of the day-by-day account of the trial. The Introduction, beginning with a short but comprehensive history of the East India Company and the ‚€˜Mutiny‚€™, places the trial in the context of the colonial state and its ideological structures. It then moves on to a reading of the trial‚€™s key narrative and rhetorical features. The text of the trial constitutes a great historical drama. The vast archive of ‚€˜evidence‚€™ captures the theatre, the violence, the betrayals and the British anger. The legal arguments and eye-witness accounts reveal the human, political and bureaucratic dimensions of the trial of the nineteenth century. The Trial of Bahadur Shah Zafar makes for fascinating reading‚€”for the history buff and anyone interested in India 1857.

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William Congreve's The Way of the World by Shrishendu Chakrabarti (Ed.), Series editor: Nissim Ezekiel : Rs225 ISBN: 9788125028734

This is an annotated edition of William Congreve's play The Way of the World (1700). This edition, besides elucidating the text, attempts to bring out its larger social implications and moorings. It thus addresses a lingering prejudice about the shallowness and moral bankruptcy of the Restoration comedy of manners. The author has analysed, before examining the play, the social and historical background of the author and his works. Further, he has also added a brief discussion of the Restoration comedy, including the other comedies of Congreve.

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Writers in Retrospect: The Rise of American Literary History, 1875‚€“1910 by Claudia Stokes : Rs950 ISBN: 9788125031611

In the aftermath of America‚€™s centennial celebrations of 1876, readers developed an appetite for chronicles of the nation‚€™s past. Born amid this national vogue, the field of American literary history was touted as the balm for numerous "ills"--from burgeoning immigration to American anti-intellectualism to demanding university administrators ‚€“ and enjoyed immense popularity between 1880 and 1910. In the first major analysis of the field's early decades, Claudia Stokes offers important insights into the practices, beliefs, and values that shaped the emerging discipline and have continued to shape it for the last century. She considers particular personalities ‚€“ including Thomas Wentworth Higginson, William Dean Howells, Brander Matthews, and Mark Twain ‚€“ and episodes that had a formative effect on American literary history as a discipline. Reexamining the field's deep attachment to the literature of antebellum New England, the periodization of the nineteenth century, and the omission of Native narratives, Stokes reveals the many forces, both inside and outside the academy, that propelled the rise of American literary history and persist as influences on the work of current practitioners of the field.

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Written and Spoken Communication in English by Prepared In-house : Rs160 ISBN: 9788173715952

‚€˜Written and Spoken Communication in English‚€™ is a textbook of general English for the undergraduate level. The book has been prepared with the aim of making students able and effective communicators in English. It has four parts that cover basic grammar, composition, phonetics and conversational skills. The book includes exercises that will provide practice to students and that will also enable teachers to assess them on every topic covered in the book.

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Beyond Methods : Macrostrategies for Language Teaching by B.Kumaravadivelu : Rs895 ISBN: 9788125029410

The framework of the book consists of 10 macrostrategies based on current theoretical, emperical and experiential knowledge of second and foreign language teaching. This book is both practical and accessible and encourages critical thinking. It is indispensible for teachers, researchers and teacher educators.

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English Literary Criticism and Theory: An introductory history by MS Nagarajan : Rs310 ISBN: 9788125030089

The book is a history of Western literary criticism and a general introduction to the subject of literary criticism and theory. It follows the survey approach, discussing English literary critics in a historical-chronological order. It is primarily designed to serve as a text/reference book for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Indian universities and colleges. The book deals with the critical texts that are prescribed for study in many M.A (English) courses in India. One section of the book surveys the contribution made by the ancient critics since knowledge of classical criticism is essential for an understanding of later developments. Another section (sixteenth to twentieth century) takes for close examination, individually, such of those critics as are prescribed in the curricula of M.A. courses in Indian universities and colleges. The last section on Contemporary Criticism, examines all the movements, with special emphasis on theorists who have initiated these movements. The section, ‚€˜A Glossary of Critical Terms,‚€™ gives short explanatory notes on critical terms with which a student is expected to be familiar. The Select Bibliography lists important works on criticism which can be consulted for further reading and research.

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English Vernacular Divide, The: Postcolonial Language Politics and Practice by Vaidehi Ramanathan : Rs595 ISBN: 9788125030720

The book critically examines the role of English in a postcolonial, multilingual society such as India. The book argues that issues of inequality, subordination and unequal values stem from the positioning of English vis a vis the regional languages. Drawing from her own experiences and engaging in scholarly discussion, the author gives us an insight into the complexity of the role of English in postcolonial contexts.

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Functional Grammar and Spoken and Written Communication in English by Bikram K. Das : Rs195 ISBN: 9788125030584

Functional Grammar and Spoken and Written Communication in English is specially designed for use as a textbook in the first year of the undergraduate degree programmes offered by the University of Kerala. The book‚€™s content has been developed according to the prescribed syllabus, and the topics for study as well as the exercises have been chosen with the aim of helping students prepare to take the examination at the end of the course. The larger objective of the book, however, is to equip undergraduate students with a comprehensive understanding of the important aspects of English, which will allow them to communicate effectively in the language. The book has five chapters dealing with grammar, pronunciation, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written communication and spoken communication. Besides offering learners clear explanations and guidance on major topics in their respective areas, the chapters in the book offer additional support in the form of examples of sounds and grammatical structures as well as samples of the use of English to communicate in common situations and to perform important language functions. The book also includes a large number of exercises that will enable valuable language practice.

There are three appendices in the book. The first of these is a list of errors commonly made together with their corrections. This can be used for quick reference as well as for practice in correct usage. The second appendix is an introduction to soft skills, which in combination with good communication skills, are of great relevance in the present world. The third appendix in the book is a key to its grammar and pronunciation exercises, which will allow students to check their work and to correct themselves.

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Infirm Glory: Shakespeare and the Renaissance Image of Man by Sukanta Chaudhuri : Rs600 ISBN: 9788180280269

Infirm Glory places Shakespeare in the context of Renaissance thought and literature, especially with respect to man‚€™s faculties and his place in the universe. The author starts with an account of Renaissance skepticism, the line of thought that questions man‚€™s ability to attain to certain knowledge. This intellectual doubt soon extends to moral questioning, and passes beyond formal philosophy to broader literary and speculative treatments. Infirm Glory was originally published in 1981. This new edition carries a fresh introduction by the author, looking back on his work and placing it in the light of subsequent scholarship. There is also a short critique of English studies, especially Shakespeare studies, in India.

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Measure for Measure by Amlan Das Gupta : Rs120 ISBN: 9788125026488

This edition of Measure for Measure is an annotated text with detailed notes on the play from different angles. It has a general introduction by the series editor and an introduction to the play by the editor of the book, marking the place of the play in Shakespeare's dramatic career. There is also a detailed analysis of each act so that the student will get a clear idea of the development of the plot structure. There is also an elaborate discussion of the different themes and ideas in the play and write-ups of the stage history and the sources of the play. There are line references, explanations and commentary which will enable the student to master the play. Cross-references which have been added on at all relevant points give the student a holistic view of the play. There is a list of further reading and a list of topics for discussion at the end of the edition.

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Multilingualism In India by Debi Prasanna Pattanayak : Rs595 ISBN: 9788125030737

This edited volume of eight essays discusses sociology, psychology, pedagogy and demographic aspects of multilingualism. They bring out some of the salient problems of literacy in a multilingual country like India and give a language planning perspective. This book will appeal equally to linguists, social scientists and educators.

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Amitav Ghosh: A Critical Companion with a new essay on Satyajit Ray by Amitav Ghosh by Tabish Khair : Rs395 ISBN: 9788178241135

‚€˜Looking back now, I am more than ever aware of the part that [Satyajit] Ray played in shaping the imaginary universe of my childhood and youth. I see this even in such details as my interest in science and science fiction; in ghost stories and the fantastical‚€¶When I saw Agantuk [The Stranger], in which the main character is an anthropologist, I began to wonder whether my interest in anthropology too, owed something,perhaps subconsciously, to Ray‚€¶‚€™, ruminates Amitav Ghosh in this book. Ghosh discusses herehe the influence of Satyajit Ray on his work, and the functions of the narrative arts. Amitav Ghosh is widely recognised as one of India‚€™s leading novelists. His work has won numerous literary prizes in India and abroad, has been translated into many languages and is required reading at several universities. This book examines Ghosh‚€™s fiction through separate critical essays by reputed scholars in six countries. It includes a study of the early novels, as well as essays on In an Antique Land, The Shadow Lines, The Calcutta Chromosome, and The Glass Palace. These thoughtful, incisive and highly readable essays are grounded in the interests that infuse Ghosh‚€™s fiction: history, science, discovery, travel, nationalism, subalternity, agency. It is invaluable for those interested in Ghosh‚€™s work, providing ideas and starting points for scholars and students. An up-to-date bibliography on Ghosh‚€™s works is also provided.

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English Grammar Practice by Raj N Bakshi : Rs195 ISBN: 9788125027997

ENGLISH GRAMMAR PRACTICE combines explanations of grammar points and practice exercises in a single volume. It

  • is an excellent practice book on English grammar for first year college students, senior secondary students and students preparing for competitive examinations
  • can be used as a textbook in class or for self-study
  • covers a complete range of grammar items/structures like word classes, phrases, clauses, simple and complex sentences, tenses, prepositions, active and passive sentences, direct and indirect speech, etc.
  • has simple and easy explanations of each grammar point with illustrations to support the explanation
  • has a large number of graded exercises for practice: elementary exercises which develop the confidence of a student in using English, intermediate exercises to further consolidate the confidence and improve the competence of a student and advanced exercises to make a student use English effectively
  • acts as a link between the correct use of sentences and connected discourse
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Exploring Shakespeare: The Dynamics of Playmaking by S Viswanathan : Rs795 ISBN: 9788125026631

The book is a compilation of different erudite articles already published by the author in various scholarly journals and other edited volumes. The essays are a study and an enquiry into a variety of dramaturgical methods and processes that contribute to the theatrical dynamics of the Shakespeare plays. All the articles are concerned with the art of playmaking, with an examination of the tools and devices used by Shakespeare which contribute to the dramatic life of the play but also articulate the moral and sociocultural ideas of the time. There has not been much critical work in this area before and the book is one of the first of its kind. The book unravels the function and effect of many poetic, rhetorical, topological, visual and theatrical devices which Shakespeare exploits in his plays for a dramatic effect. Together, the essays present an idea of the multidimensional totality of theatre language and communication which Shakespeare achieves through a masterful orchestration of dramatic resources. The book will be of immense value to students, scholars and researchers in the fields of theatre techniques and art, literature in general and drama in particular.

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Illustrated History of Indian Literature in English, An by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra (Ed.) : Rs1495 ISBN: 9788178241517

This book is an illustrated history of two hundred years of Indian literature in English. It starts by looking at the introduction of English into India's complex language scenario around 1800. It then takes up the canonical poets, novelists, and dramatists, as well as unjustly forgotten figures, who have made significant contributions to Indian literature in English.

It comprises twenty-four chapters, written by India's foremost scholars and critics. Each chapter is devoted either to a single author (Kipling, Tagore, Sri Aurobindo, R.K. Narayan), or to a group of authors (the Dutt family; diasporic writers), or to a genre (the novel; poetry; drama). This is a book for the non-specialist general reader. Biographical information on major literary figures is provided, and in most cases their work is historically contextualized. A unique feature of the book is the illustrations. They range from rare photographs and drawings to comic books and popular prints, and have been collected especially for this volume, making it the first illustrated history of any of the Indian literatures. William Jones and Thomas Macaulay, Henry Derozio and Toru Dutt, Bankim and Tagore, Kipling and Naipaul, G.V. Desani and Raja Rao, R.K. Narayan and Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Sarojini Naidu and Anita Desai, Gandhi and Nehru, Mulk Raj Anand and Aubrey Menen, Verrier Elwin and Salim Ali, jim Corbett and M. Krishnan, Nissim Ezekiel and A.K. Ramanujan, Salman Rushdie and Vikram Seth, Gieve Patel and Girish Karnad, social reformers and religious thinkers, conservationists and hunters, Presidency College and St Stephen's College, drama and translation, this volume covers everything of literary significance that has happened in India.

For anyone interested in the story of English in India, or in the finest English storytellers of India, this is the essential companion.

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Strengthen Your Writing (3rd Edn.) by V. R. Narayanaswami : Rs210 ISBN: 9788125028659

`Strengthen Your Writing‚€™ is an intensive course in writing that promotes the understanding and practice of the essential aspects of English composition and related study skills relevant to students at the intermediate and first-year degree levels. The book is designed to help students acquire and reinforce their writing skills in English in preparation for a successful academic and professional life. The revised edition includes a range of fresh texts based on themes that are modern as well as interesting. Skills not relevant or infrequently used have been omitted and new skills such as writing e-mail messages, memorandums and rťsumťs, which are demanded of students today, have been introduced. There are well-explained models to illustrate different forms of writing as well as a large number of revised, contextualised exercises that provide students with sufficient opportunity for practice. Also included in the book are brief notes in shaded boxes on topics like bias-free writing and the use of parallel structure in composition, which would be of value to students aiming to improve their writing skills in English. Finally, the chapters in the new edition have been reorganised to lead students slowly from simple writing skills to more complex ones, and the book concludes with a unit that shows how graphics can be used effectively to supplement writing.

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A Teacher's Grammer of English by K.R.Narayanaswamy : Rs525 ISBN: 9788125026648

It is a refresher, a reference book and a workbook for teachers of English. It is also for teachers handling subjects other than English in schools and colleges. The book centres round the idea that grammar paves the way for smooth and accurate communication, and aims to strike a balance between conventional concepts and latter-day developments, and between descriptive grammar and grammar in use. Each chapter of the book begins by describing the forms of the grammatical class or category it deals with. It then presents a variety of illustrative examples. Finally, it explains the communicative uses of the forms and the situations in which they are typically used. A distinct feature of the book is that it deals with both spoken and written grammar, with greater emphasis on the written mode.

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An Elocution Manual by Father John Parankimalil : Rs95 ISBN: 9788125025733

This elocution manual is a comprehensive and practical book that will help learners acquire a sound diction, correct pronounciation and perfect their reading and speaking skills to express themselves confidently and fluently in front of an audience. The first section covers all important areas of English pronunciation: individual speech sounds, sounds in connected speech, word stress and intonation. The final section provides reading practice with a selection of famous speeches and English poetry. With its rich texture of association and allusion and repeating patterns of sound and stress, good literature, especially poetry, is an excellent medium for elocution practice.

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As You Like It by Dr Swapan Chakravorty (Ed.) : Rs175 ISBN: 9788125027980

This edition of As You Like It is an annotated text with detailed notes on the play from different angles. It has a general introduction by the series editor and an introduction to the play by the editor of the book, marking the place of the play in Shakespeare‚€™s dramatic career. There is also a detailed summary of each scene at the beginning of each scene so that the student will get a clear idea of the development of the plot structure. There is also an elaborate discussion of the different strands of thought and ideas in the play in the introduction. There are line references, explanations and commentary which will enable the student to master the play. Cross-references which have been added on at all relevant points give the student a holistic view of the play. There is a list of further reading and a list of topics for discussion at the end of the edition.

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Critical Essays on R K Narayan's The Guide by Krishna Sen : Rs195 ISBN: 9788125025177

The essays in this book have been divided into two sections. The first section examines one of Narayn's major works, The Guide. The essays here discuss the genesis of the novel, narrative structure, use of language, humour and irony in the novel, the characters, and also the post-colonial quality of The Guide. The second section situates The Guide within the larger context of Narayan's life and works, Narayan as a novelist, themes and characters in his novels, Narayan's Malgudi, and Narayan as an Indian English writer. These essays will be essential reading for students who study The Guide, and also Narayan's works as a whole.

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English Language Teaching - Principles and Practice by V.Saraswati : Rs425 ISBN: 9788125026556

This is a textbook which looks at the practice of ELT from an Indian perspective. It has a training-oriented approach and can be used as a manual by teacher trainers, students at the undergraduate and graduate levels in B.Ed. and allied programmes.

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Language in the Law by John Gibbons, V Prakasam, K V Tirumalesh & Hemalatha Nagarajan (Eds.) : Rs825 ISBN: 9788125026495

This book is a record of modes and practices in the use of language within the context of law. The papers in this volume not only examine the different situations that arise in legal processes, but they also unveil the inherent problems and impact of ambiguity and distortion in the uses of legal language, the consequences of cultural constraints on translation of legal texts, the power of interpreters in legal testimony and sources of complexity in legal register. The book examines the nexus between language and the law in various countries and cultures.

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Towards an Aesthetic of Dalit Literature: History, Controversies and Considerations by Sharankumar Limbale : Rs495 ISBN: 9788125026563

This book is the first critical work by an eminent Dalit writer to appear in English, it is a provocative and thoughtful account of the debates among Dalit writers on how Dalit literature should be read.

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Write Better Speak Better by Joseph Madappally : Rs175 ISBN: 9788125026426

This is a compilation of common errors in English among Indian users and, as mentioned above, is a selection and adaptation of the column which the author had serialised in Career Deepika. The entries are done according to alphabetical order, with the main word of common error given in bold. The entries highlight the right sentence and the corresponding wrong use. Brief grammatical explanations are also given alongside to educate the reader on why one is right and the other is wrong. Sometimes, more examples are provided. Grammatical classes are marked out in groups, for instance, prepositions, articles, adverbs and so on. Since the arrangement is alphabetical, the book would be more useful as a ready reckoner than a book for reading from end to end. Explanations are kept to the minimum and so need not tire the reader who just would like to know what is right and what is wrong. Therefore the book can be considered an useful addition to any learner‚€™s ready reference.

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Amitav Ghosh: A Critical Companion - With a New Essay on Satayajit Ray by Amitav Ghosh by Tabish Khair (Ed.) : Rs495 ISBN: 9788178240749

‚€˜Looking back now, I am more than ever aware of the part that [Satyajit] Ray played in shaping the imaginary universe of my childhood and youth. I see this even in such details as my interest in science and science fiction; in ghost stories and the fantastical‚€¶When I saw Agantuk [The Stranger], in which the main character is an anthropologist, I began to wonder whether my interest in anthropology too, owed something, perhaps subconsciously, to Ray‚€¶‚€™, ruminates Amitav Ghosh in this book. In Ghosh‚€™s unpublished essay, the writer discusses the influence of Satyajit Ray on his work, and the functions of the narrative arts. This book examines Ghosh‚€™s fiction through separate critical essays by reputed scholars in six countries. It includes a study of the early novels, as well as essays on In an Antique Land, The Shadow Lines, The Calcutta Chromosome, and The Glass Palace.

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Mastering Western Texts: Essays on Literature and Society - For A. N. Kaul by Sambudha Sen (Ed.), : Rs595 ISBN: 9788178240695

One of the best examples of how the study of foreign literature has survived and, in fact, thrives despite the constraints of the Indian classroom is provided by the work of the legendary teacher A. N. Kaul, author of two internationally reputed works of socio-literary criticism. Several of Kaul‚€™s students are now themselves illustrious teachers, theorists and practitioners of cultural and practitioners of cultural and literary studies, both in India and the West. In this volume they come together to offer original essays on diverse and specialized areas of research.

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Teaching and Learning English: A Sourcebook for Teachers and Teacher-Trainers by M L Tickoo : Rs795 ISBN: 9788125023074

Teaching and Learning English is a sourcebook for teachers and teacher-trainers who work in diverse contexts to teach English as a second or foreign language. It combines information on the subject and key points of research with a holistic and multidisciplinary approach, all of which familiarize the reader with the terminology of ELT.

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Teaching and Learning English: A Sourcebook for Teachers and Teacher-Trainers by M.L.Tickoo : Rs1295 ISBN: 9788125025030

Teaching and Learning English is a sourcebook for teachers and teacher-trainers who work in diverse contexts to teach English as a second or foreign language. It combines information on the subject and key points of research with a holistic and multidisciplinary approach, all of which familiarize the reader with the terminology of ELT.

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Authentic English for Home Science and Allied Sciences by P.Ilangovan And David A Hill (Eds.) : Rs90 ISBN: 9788125022909

This book is one of a series of three books which are the outcome of a project sponsored by British Council and implemented at two universities and two autonomous colleges of science and technology in Coimbatore and Tamil Nadu. The focus in these books is on the communicative and interactive approach to teach the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The materials used in this book are materials from the real world of science and technology. Reading, writing, listening and speaking tasks are preceded by pre-reading, pre-writing, pre-listening and pre-speaking tasks.

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Communication Skills for Technical Students by T.M .Farhathullah : Rs335 ISBN: 9788125022473

This book has grown out of lesson units that have been used by the author successfully in his English classes for engineering students for over a decade. It is a continuous instructional and practice workbook that teaches communication skills that are essential in the areas of professional and technical activities. The book has taken into account the problems and requirements of technical students and is an attempt to offer sensible pedagogical solutions based on the recent developments in applied linguistics.

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English Conversation for Indian Students by V.V.Yardi : Rs95 ISBN: 9788125022077

English Conversation for Indian Students is eminently suitable for use by adult learners of the language in India. It presents the unique feature of the language by way of an introduction, substantiates this with twenty sample dialogues, and concludes with an analysis of the stress and intonation patterns of English. The book can be put to effective use in English language classrooms in India.

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Fantasy: A Collection of Short Stories by V.Sasikumar(Ed.) : Rs90 ISBN: 9788125022374

This is an anthology of brilliant short stories by some of the best-known short story writers such as O‚€™Henry, Somerset Maugham, Ernest Hemingway, Evelyn Waugh, Ruskin Bond and others. The questions and discussions that follow each of the short stories enhance the value of the texts by guiding students to understand the theme, the plot and the deeper meanings of the stories other than forming an idea of the techniques employed by the story writer to strike the required effects in a story. The book can be used as a supplementary reader not only at the intermediate level in any part of the country but also at the undergraduate level.

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Indian Literary Criticism: Theory and Interpretations by G.N.Devy (Ed.) : Rs895 ISBN: 9788125020226

Literary criticism produced by Indian scholars from the earliest times to the present age is represented in this book. These include Bharatamuni, Tholkappiyar, Anandavardhana, Abhinavagupta, Jnaneshwara, Amir Khusrau, Mirza Ghalib, Rabindranath Tagore, Sri Aurobindo, B.S. Mardhekar, Ananda Coomaraswamy, and A.K. Ramanujam and Sudhir Kakar among others. Their statements have been translated into English by specialists from Sanskrit, Persian and other languages.

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Literature and Gender: Essays for Jasodhara Bagchi by Supriya Chaudhuri and Sajni Mukerji (Eds.) : Rs895 ISBN: 9788125022275

This book brings together a rich collection of new work on the cultural interface of literature and gender, ranging from essays on medieval and Renaissance Europe to nineteenth-century political movements, and representations in modern Indian film. The contributors are some of the most distinguished scholars of our time, working in Europe and in India.

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Mastering Business English: Clarity in Business Expression by : Rs95 ISBN: 9788125021704

Explains complex business vocabulary and expressions, focuses on style in the business world and discusses differences between British and American business English.

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Mastering Business English: Companies, Finance and Banking by : Rs95 ISBN: 9788125021711

Introduces concepts and ideas prevalent in the world of finance and presents the vocabulary and expressions of the language of finance.

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Mastering Business English: Marketing and Management by : Rs95 ISBN: 9788125021728

Introduces concepts, ideas, terms and expressions encountered in the world of trade, marketing and management.

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Mastering Business English: Office Routine by : Rs95 ISBN: 9788125021698

Teaches presentation skills, instructs students on how to write formal letters and rťsumťs and how to deal with interviews.

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Othello, the Moor of Venice by Thomas Woodman (ed.) : Rs175 ISBN: 9788125022510

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Readings in English Language Teaching in India by S.Kudchedkar (Ed.) : Rs950 ISBN: 9788125022299

The book is a contributory volume of essays on the teaching of English in Indian classrooms: the sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic aspects, the theories and practice, syllabus design, classroom methodologies and classroom management, materials development and evaluation strategies. It offers exhaustive, concrete and supportive theoretical systems to analyse the situation of teaching English as a second language in India.

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A Thing of Beauty by S.Jagadisan and V.Saraswati : Rs95 ISBN: 9788125016250

An Anthology of Poems is meant for students of general English at the undergraduate level. Major poets of different periods of English literature have been included. Poems have been selected for easy comprehension and are fairly well-known. In addition, notes and exercises have been planned with a view of developing and refining the learner‚€™s response to poetry.

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English Online: Communication for Information Technology by Jayashree Mohanraj & S.Mohanraj : Rs150 ISBN: 9788125019596

This book is meant to teach functional and practical English to users of computer systems in order to enable them to achieve their learning targets more easily.

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Julius Caesar by A.Desai (Ed.) : Rs175 ISBN: 9788125020066

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Language Curriculum, The: Dynamics of Change - Volume 1 by : Rs550 ISBN: 9788125020363

The Language Curriculum, vol. 1 is a mix of the academic and the practical, it is a rich source of information relevant to the practitioner, the researcher in education and teacher education. This volume focuses on class activity, curriculum preparation, evaluation and the role of the ELT expert.

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Language Curriculum, The: Dynamics of Change - Volume 2 by : Rs450 ISBN: 9788125020370

Volume 2 represents teacher concerns as opposed to the ‚€˜expert‚€™ orientation in volume 1. The focus in this volume is on the teacher in India, presenting a wealth of ethnographic information to any researcher in the field of education, teacher education and ELT.

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Reclaiming Identity: Realist Theory and the Predicament of Postmodernism by Paula M.L.Moya and Michael R.Hames-Garcia (Eds.) : Rs510 ISBN: 9788125021650

‚€œIndentities‚€� has become very important in today‚€™s world in which globalisation tends to wipe out differences between groups. It is one of the most hotly debated topics in many disciplines, including literary theory and cultural studies. This bold and groundbreaking collection of essays argues that identity is not just socially constructed, but has real epistemic and political consequences for how people experience the world.

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The First Part of Henry the Fourth: Shakespeare by Yashdip S Bains (Ed.) : Rs110 ISBN: 9788125020059

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The Tempest by H.Khan (Ed.) : Rs165 ISBN: 9788125011606

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Course in English Grammar, A by R.N.Bakshi : Rs395 ISBN: 9788125018469

The main aim of this book is to make advanced students of English understand grammatical categories and their inter-relationships. Each section in a chapter is based on the discussion of a grammatical category along with illustrative sentences. This book can be used as a coursebook for BA (Hons) English, B.Ed (English Methods), MA English, M. Phil English, and the Post Graduate Diploma in the teaching of English.

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Scientific English: A Guide for Scientists and Other Professionals by Robert A Day : Rs375 ISBN: 9788173712647

Never before has there been a book on English that was so helpful, yet so simple and enjoyable. Each chapter contains abundant and often humorous examples. Highly recommended for all types of libraries and for personal purchase.

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The Poetry of Sylvia Plath by P.Rajani : Rs595 ISBN: 9788125017547

This book is a scholarly, critical work on the poetry of Sylvia Plath. It was originally the author‚€™s Ph.D. thesis and is written with rare sensitivity.
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Dictionary of Indian Literature, A : Beginnings ‚€“ 1850  Vol. 1 by Sujit Mukherjee : Rs725 ISBN: 9788125014539

This volume aspires to be a handy reference work for users whose interest is not limited to one or two Indian language literatures but spreads over Sanskrit, Tamil, Pali and the Prakrit as well as to Asimiya, Bangla, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Sindhi, Telugu and Urdu. Starting with the vedas and the upanishads, the coverage spans several centuries up to the year 1850.

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‚€˜Of Many Heroes‚€™: An Indian Essay in Literary Historiography by G.N.Devy : Rs750 ISBN: 9788125013099

This books is a sequel to After Amnesia, Dr Devy‚€™s Sahitya Akademi Award winning study. Of Many Heroes attempts to reconstruct the convention‚€™s of literary history in India prior to India‚€™s colonial encounter with the modern West. In some sections of the essay, the main focus is the mutual dependence of western literary history and cultural colonialism.

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Course in English Phonetics, A  (for Nepalese Students) by T.R.Kansakar : Rs250 ISBN: 9788125014416

This book has been prepared with special attention to the needs of students in Nepal at the certificate and diploma levels. It is also a basic textbook for students in India at the level of undergraduate English.

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Huckleberry Finn by : Rs225 ISBN: 9788125009962

The Orient Blackswan Easy Readers introduce the child to the enchanting world of reading, which encourage him/her to read with little or no external help. These well-illustrated books are carefully graded into seven levels. The series begins at Level 1 and is meant for beginners in the age group of 5 years. The other levels are: Level 2: 6‚€“8 years, Level 3: 7‚€“9 years, Level 4: 9‚€“11 years, Level 5: 10‚€“12 years, Level 6: 11‚€“14 years and Level 7: 15 years and above. This careful grading, based on age-appropriate vocabulary and structure enables the reader to progress through the successive levels. The current titles mainly include the classics and also have those that suit modern tastes and interests.

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Career English for Nurses: Teacher‚€™s Manual by S.Rose : Rs65 ISBN: 9788125012092

The Teacher‚€™s Manual for Career English for Nurses is a teacher‚€™s companion indispensable to the effective use of the book Career English for Nurses. The introductory ‚€˜To the Teacher‚€™ section explains the rationale behind the choice of subject matter, task types and their organisation. It also gives interesting tips on organising classroom activities. The texts for listening tasks follow this introduction. For some exercises, the phonetic transcription has been given to help the teacher in correct pronunciation. The ‚€˜Key to the Exercises‚€™ will prove invaluable to the teacher as a ready reference for verifying answers. An exhaustive bibliography and a list of references help the teacher in accessing source material for the theory and practice of teaching English for specific purposes.

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English Practice for Intermediate Students by S.D.Joshi : Rs195 ISBN: 9788125011620

English Practice adopts a simple, functional approach to grammar which takes into account the changing face of the English language. A unique feature is the chapter on spoken English, providing real life contexts for the practice of stress and intonation in the language used naturally by native speakers.

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English for Students of Science by A.Roy & P.L.Sharma (Eds) : Rs195 ISBN: 9788125003953

This course in English has been designed to cater to the needs of undergraduate students of science, while they are studying as well as later. The course contains a varied selection of reading passages of prose, poetry and drama. Each reading unit is accompanied by exercises and activities that would develop the students‚€™ language and writing skills.

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English Language Teaching: Approaches, Methods, Techniques by G.Nagaraj : Rs325 ISBN: 9788125007517

This is a textbook on English Language Teaching Methodology which was a task-based, communicative approach to deal with concepts and theories. The book gives an up-to-date overview of ELT. Most books stop at the structural syllabus. The focus of this book is on classroom practice, open-ended enough to allow for interaction and discussions. Instead of discursive essays, the book systematises information through charts, check lists, etc.

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Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The ‚€“ Coleridge  Rev. Edn. by V.Sachithanandan (Ed.) : Rs110 ISBN: 9788125010128

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Success with Grammar and Composition by K.R. Narayanaswamy : Rs160 ISBN: 9788125006343

This book is designed for pupils at the upper secondary level and the first year of undergraduate study. As a proficiency book, while covering basic components in a thorough and systematic way, it offers extended practice in areas of grammar and composition which present special difficulty to students at this stage. The book provides simple and brief explanations on the rules of grammar followed by a variety of exercises which not only develop proficiency but also help recognition of these rules and principles.

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Hard Times by Charles Dickens : Rs145 ISBN: 9788125007982

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After Amnesia: Tradition and Change in Indian Literary Criticism by G.N.Devy : Rs425 ISBN: 9788125004202

After Amnesia is an original analysis of literary criticism in India. It is an attempt to describe what is recognised by common agreement to be a crisis in Indian criticism, and to explain it in historical terms. Dr Devy argues that the colonial experience in India gave rise to false images of the West as a superior culture; and induced a state of ‚€˜cultural amnesia‚€™ and mistaken modes of literary criticism. It is this amnesia that is responsible for the belief among literary historians that the critical tradition in the modern Indian languages‚€”for instance, Gujarati and Marathi‚€”is only over a hundred years old. The author argues that it is inconceivable for these languages to have produced great literatures for half a millennium without developing some form of literary criticism. Therefore, he says, it is necessary to postulate a more reliable literary history.

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After Amnesia: Tradition and Change in Indian Literary Criticism by G.N.Devy : Rs350 ISBN: 9780863112676

After Amnesia is an original analysis of literary criticism in India. It is an attempt to describe what is recognised by common agreement to be a crisis in Indian criticism, and to explain it in historical terms. Dr Devy argues that the colonial experience in India gave rise to false images of the West as a superior culture; and induced a state of ‚€˜cultural amnesia‚€™ and mistaken modes of literary criticism. It is this amnesia that is responsible for the belief among literary historians that the critical tradition in the modern Indian languages‚€”for instance, Gujarati and Marathi‚€”is only over a hundred years old. The author argues that it is inconceivable for these languages to have produced great literatures for half a millennium without developing some form of literary criticism. Therefore, he says, it is necessary to postulate a more reliable literary history.

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Approach to Life, The by O.C.Sharma (Ed.) : Rs120 ISBN: 9788125003977

A collection of twenty-five enjoyable extracts from works of authors like Ruskin, Charles Lamb, Lord Macaulay, Tagore and several others.

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Emma by Austen, J. : Rs160 ISBN: 9780863112355

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Heart of Darkness by : Rs125 ISBN: 9788125004233

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Joseph Andrews by Fielding, H. : Rs135 ISBN: 9780863112386

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Mayor of Casterbridge, The by Thomas Hardy : Rs225 ISBN: 9788125017684

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Wuthering Heights by : Rs250 ISBN: 9788125007999

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English for Students of the Humanities and Social Sciences by Board of Editors. : Rs195 ISBN: 9788125000884

This course in English has been designed to cater to the needs of undergraduate students of the humanities and social sciences. The main objectives of the course are - to enable the students to read and comprehend complex texts; to help them write logical, coherent and persuasive prose; to develop their ability to understand spoken English and to enable them to speak correctly and intelligibly.

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English for Career Development: A Course in Functional Grammar by Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati : Rs245 ISBN: 9780863111211

This book has been designed to help develop communicative skills which will enable students not only to prepare for a career but also to function effectively in it. As such, the course is for students doing postgraduate courses in all disciplines. Its academic emphasis is on oral and written communication and on the academic and professional use of the language. It keeps in view the students‚€™ job-seeking, job-getting and job-holding needs. The book aims at the task-oriented and student-centred approach. Grammatical and pronunciation accuracy are integrated with communicative appropriacy and effectiveness.

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English for Engineers & Technologists: A Skills Approach (Vol. 1) by : Rs195 ISBN: 9788125022565

English for Engineers & Technologists is in two volumes and has been written by teachers. It has been produced by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Anna University and is a British Council-aided project. The writing of the book was supervised by three specialists from the Ealing College of Higher Education, London. The contents of the books are based on eight ‚€˜real-life‚€™ topics which are interesting and relevant to engineering/technical students. Each unit is in turn divided into three sub-topics (eg. the ‚€œResources‚€� unit has ‚€˜water‚€™, ‚€˜gold‚€™ and ‚€˜human resources‚€™). The exercises in each of the lesson units are aimed at developing in the students, skills in listening, discussion, reading, writing and presentation.

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English for Engineers & Technologists is in two volumes and has been written by teachers. It has been produced by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Anna University and is a British Council-aided project. The writing of the book was supervised by three specialists from the Ealing College of Higher Education, London. The contents of the books are based on eight ‚€˜real-life‚€™ topics which are interesting and relevant to engineering/technical students. Each unit is in turn divided into three sub-topics (eg. the ‚€œResources‚€� unit has ‚€˜water‚€™, ‚€˜gold‚€™ and ‚€˜human resources‚€™). The exercises in each of the lesson units are aimed at developing in the students, skills in listening, discussion, reading, writing and presentation.

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Justice: A Tragedy in Four Acts ‚€“ Galsworthy by D.Mitra (Ed.) : Rs60 ISBN: 9788173710995

An in-depth study of Galsworthy‚€™s Justice, a play which had the effect of arousing public conscience in its portrayal of stark reality during the Victorian era. Offering students all the essentials of critical study including notes, commentary, analysis, background, evaluation and a select bibliography. This presentation is intended to stimulate more intensive study and develop skills for spontaneous appreciation.

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Masterminds: Profiles of Eleven Indian Scientists by Menakshi Chatterjee : Rs110 ISBN: 9788125007951

This anthology deals with the lives and works of eleven scientists in various fields: J. C. Bose in the Physical and Life Sciences, P. C. Ray, S. S. Bhatnagar in Chemistry, C. V. Raman, S. N. Bose and M. N. Saha in Theoretical and Experimental Physics, S. Ramanujam in Mathematics, H. J. Bhabha in Nuclear Physics, Vikram Sarabhai in Space Research, Birbal Sahni in Paleobotany, Salim Ali in Ornithology. The author also chronicles the growth and development of modern scientific culture in India. No similar collection of biographies is available.

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Communicative Competence in Business English by B.M.H.Robinson,V.S.Netrakanti,H.V.Shintre : Rs175 ISBN: 9788125010401

This book is the outcome of an English Language Teaching Project undertaken by the Department of English, University of Poona, as part of a collaborative programme between the governments of India and the UK. This textbook has been prepared specifically to develop the communicative competence of commerce students. Some of the guiding principles of this textbook have been the use of language for achieving communication tasks, emphasising student initiative and interaction, making students aware of variation in language use, and concentrating on appropriacy and fluency.

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Selected College Poems by A.Sengupta (Ed.) : Rs115 ISBN: 9788125003830

Selected College Poems presents a cross-section of English language poetry suitable for the undergraduate General English course. While the major part of the anthology consists of British poetry from Shakespeare to Dylan Thomas, a few selected American and Indian poets have also been included. Each poem is preceded by an introductory note on the poet and the poem in particular and is followed by detailed explanatory notes.

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Plays in One-Act by M.Elias (Ed.) : Rs110 ISBN: 9788125005261

Beginning with Synge‚€™s Riders to the Sea, generally considered the best one-act play ever written, this volume contains some of the masterpieces of world literature in this shorter genre. Among others, plays from the pens of Chekov, Tennessee Williams and Conan Doyle are included.

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Communication in English for Technical Students by Curriculum Development Centre, Technical Teachers‚€™ Training Institute, Kolkata. : Rs220 ISBN: 9788125008316

This unique resource-cum-workbook is written with the aim of helping students in polytechnics and engineering institutes to acquire the skills of language and communication. The book is an outcome of a collaborative project between the Technical Teachers‚€™ Training Institute, Calcutta; the Language Studies Unit, University of Aston, Birmingham; the British Council at Calcutta and London, and the Overseas Development Administration, London.

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A new approach to English language teaching which will be beneficial to students at the college level. The reading material is well-chosen from a variety of sources, and exercises on vocabulary, comprehension, note-taking, note-making, conducting an interview, collecting information and writing reports give the student a practical knowledge of the English language.

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Spoken English by R.K.Bansal & J.BHarrison : Rs210 ISBN: 9788125000808

This is a helpful book for teachers and students who wish to improve their English pronunciation, and acquire the correct patterns of accent, rhythm, and intonation.

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Strengthen Your Writing (Rev. Edn.) by V.R.NAarayanaswami : Rs195 ISBN: 9788125004295

This book aims at improving the composition and writing skills of the higher secondary and school-leaving student. The writing tasks represent the continuous forms which will be useful to the student both in academic and professional life.

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This book is divided into three major sections‚€”The Art of Writing, Comprehension, and Language Exercises. The exercises provided give a firm grasp of modern English as it is written and used today.

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A two-year course for higher secondary students that trains them in writing in English for a wide variety of purposes, whether they intend taking up a job or pursuing their studies.

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A graded practice book which concentrates on selected areas of difficulty. The lessons are designed to provide exercises and drills for intensive oral and written work.

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A practice book which aims at giving the student practical insights into the system and structure of the English language.

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Spectrum: An Anthology of Short Stories by J.Sasikumar and P. Gunasekhar (Eds.) : Rs125 ISBN: 9788125004318

Stories from Britain, the United States, Canada, India, China, Nigeria, France and the USSR are included in this anthology.

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The Siren‚€™s Song : An Anthology of British and American Verse by MURDOCH, D. (Ed.) : Rs95 ISBN: 9788125003069

This anthology is designed for students of Indian universities. It presents, in chronological sequence, some of the major British poets from the sixteenth century to the present, and it also offers a cross-section of American poetry.

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A.Book of Poems by A.Bose (Ed.) : Rs85 ISBN: 9788125004127

This anthology of twenty-eight poems of eminent poets has been divided into five thematic groups:

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  5. values of life.
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Hall of Fame: A Collection of Short Biographies by D.Horsburg : Rs115 ISBN: 9788125004189

The book contains short accounts of the lives of Socrates, Joan of Arc, Abraham Lincoln, Louis Pasteur, Tolstoy, Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Schweitzer who, by their qualities of mind and heart, have presented an imperishable example of what man is capable of in terms of great human values.

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Examine Your English by N.Maison & K.Kumar : Rs265 ISBN: 9788125001768

A course in English grammar and composition for students in Indian universities. The book has numerous examples and exercises, and having been designed essentially from an Indian point of view, will enable the Indian student to avoid the usual pitfalls in speech and writing.

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Major Barbara by : Rs165 ISBN: 9788125017622

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The current edition of this widely used introductory textbook updates the work to take accounts of developments in the last few years. John Fiske's study equips the reader with a range of methods of analysing examples of communication in our society, together with a critical awareness of the theories underpinning them. The reader will be able to tease out the latent cultural meanings in such apparently simple communications as news photos or popular TV programmes.

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3000 Synonyms And Antonyms by Sam Phillips ENGLISH : Rs.125 ISBN: 9788172450069
3000 Synonyms and Antonyms by Sam Phillips is a matchless collection of three thousand words along with their synonyms and antonyms. The book is incredibly practical for everyone-common learners, students, teachers, writers, authors, editors and journalists-as it assists them in their work. The main word in the book has been given in the bold type followed by its synonyms and antonyms. Nearly every synonym of the main word has been given a precise antonym.

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3000 Idioms And Phrases by Sam Phillips ENGLISH : Rs.125 ISBN: 9788172450076
3000 Idioms and Phrases by Sam Phillips is an incomparable compilation of three thousand most popular idioms and phrases. Each of the idioms and phrases has been explained in easy to understand language with their meanings and how to use them properly to fit the context. The book is exceptionally handy for everyone-general learners, students, teachers, writers, authors, editors, journalists and the like.

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3000 Quotations by Sam Phillips ENGLISH : Rs.125 ISBN: 9788172450083
3000 Quotations by Sam Phillips is a perfect collection of three thousand motivating and inspiring quotations of a number of great personalities and scholars from all over the world. The quotations in the book are an everlasting asset and motivate one do the right as per the context. Using these quotations, while speaking or writing, is sure to impart an indelible impression on everyone. The book would be greatly useful for students, teachers, writers, authors, editors, journalists, etc.

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3000 Proverbs by Sam Phillips ENGLISH : Rs.125 ISBN: 9788172450090
3000 Quotations by Sam Phillips is a perfect collection of three thousand motivating and inspiring quotations of a number of great personalities and scholars from all over the world. The quotations in the book are an everlasting asset and motivate one do the right as per the context. Using these quotations, while speaking or writing, is sure to impart an indelible impression on everyone. The book would be greatly useful for students, teachers, writers, authors, editors, journalists, etc.

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Common Mistakes In English by Sam Phillips ENGLISH : Rs.160 ISBN: 9788172450106
This book has been created specially to deal in detail with the common errors committed by the students and laymen in their writing and speech. It, being so comprehensive, may be used very profitably as a reference book both by the students and the teachers. It is primarily meant for the students to help them learn principles of everyday usage which often pose problems. It aims at giving the readers a proper and in-depth understanding of correct and good English which consists of spellings, usage, idioms, phrases, construction, punctuation, etc. The various chapters on common mistakes in this book are not presented in any graded order. Therefore, it is not necessary to study them in their order given here. But apply your mind while going through it, mere reading is o enough. A careful and thorough study of these chapters is bound to help you considerably in avoiding common errors committed in everyday life. Students commit mistakes repeatedly, for they are not familiar with the norms of writing correct and good English. Correct writing is not an end in itself, but a means to better self-expression and social communication. Correct writing is not synonymous with writing, but the former certainly helps in the achievement of the latter. It is hoped that this Practical Guide to Common mistakes, with so much basic and functional solutions, will aid you in possessing better skills and improve language abilities without the help of the teacher.

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Dictionary Of Idioms & Phrases by Anand Sagar ENGLISH : Rs.225 ISBN: 9788172450175
Idioms have become a vital part of the English language. The words of idioms have become fixed and unchangeable on the account of their consistent use in the language. This dictionary claims a very special place in the learning of the English language as it also illustrate the true meaning of each idiom and phrase by providing its usage.

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Dictionary Of Quotations by Dr. B. James ENGLISH : Rs.99 ISBN: 9788172450168
Dictionary of Quotations by B. James is a thorough collection of stirring and encouraging quotations of a number of great personalities and intellectuals from all over the world. All the quotations have been given in alphabetical order. Hence, the readers would face no difficulty in finding the desired quotation. Using these quotations while speaking or writing is certain to pass on an ineradicable impression on everyone. The book would be hugely valuable for all.

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Improve Your English by Dr. B. James ENGLISH : Rs.125 ISBN: 9788172450151
Reading, Speaking and Writing are essential to learning a language. Reading enriches our knowledge which in its turn serves as a spur to original thinking. Speaking organises the thoughts in their logical sequence: this helps in the continuous flow of ideas and the mind - becomes quick in selecting words. Writing makes the language scientific, accurate and effective. However, English cannot be improved by simply reading books or by simply increasing vocabulary. It requires an all-out effort to make it more effective. If you read English books, converse in English and write in English, you start thinking in English.

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Improve Your Vocabulary by Nihal Chand ENGLISH : Rs.125 ISBN: 9788172450212
Whether you speak or write, it is the effectiveness of he language used that matters. Effectively created sentences would enable you to win arguments or discussions with friends, opponents and others. A quiver full of expressive and forceful words would make you a winner in your day-to-day interaction with people.

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Dictionary Of Synonyms And Antonyms by B.n. Ahuja ENGLISH : Rs.195 ISBN: 9788172450137
Synonyms and Antonyms are an important part of the English language. They greatly help develop one's vocabulary and word power. They have the potential to' equip the student with ability to choose the right word for the right expression. This dictionary is a discrete collection of synonyms and antonyms. It includes all the essential words that a student would need to be able to write any type of composition, essay, article, comprehension, paragraph, story, anecdote, letter, prťcis or summary.

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Common Errors In English by Michael Braganza ENGLISH : Rs.140 ISBN: 9788172450182
Errors in writing and speaking any language could create difficulties for the users of that language. Even the most seasoned and established writers are likely to commit some errors of omission and commission and they might not be aware of those errors. In order to write good and perfect English, a good understanding of grammar, sentence formation and thoughts is a must. This book is a guide on very common mistakes frequently committed in the course of writing and speaking English language, both at personal and professional level. Special attention has been paid to the spelling mistakes for they constitute a major part of the mistakes committed by the modern users of English. A special attraction of the book is that it offers practice exercises along with their corrected exercises which will enable the readers to check their understanding of the English language. Besides, there are many solved and unsolved exercises as well for further practice. This book is highly useful for students and professionals alike. It is a must read for all those who are interested in speaking and writing good and perfect English.

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Improve Your Idioms And Phrases by J.s. Bright ENGLISH : Rs.175 ISBN: 9788172450199
From time to time, from clime to clime, idioms and phrases change like old wine in new bottle or new wine in old bottle. English is now an international language and foreign influences, particularly the American have brought the English idioms and phrases from the blue skies down to the green earth. Modern business, information media, newspapers, radio and television, as well as developments in science and technology, have brought new awareness into the English language and its idiomatic usages and flowery phrases. English in India today is more popular than it was ever before the independence, although the standard of English has fallen. Indian culture, civilization and politics have so much affected English that it has now come to be called English. In this book we have illustrated the usage of English idioms phrases as these are being widely used and appreciated. Today the idiomatic use of a common word is more popular than the usage of an uncommon idiom. You can spin a fairy tale out of the commonest words!

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Basic English Grammar by Thomas Kerchever Arnold ENGLISH : Rs.110 ISBN: 9788172450342
Basic English Grammar has been authored by Thomas Kurchever Arnold. The author has explained the concepts and the rules of Grammar in very simple way and limpid manner. The book is certainly useful for not only the students but also teachers and the laypersons who want to learn the principles of English Grammar.

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Dictionary Of Proverbs by Jens Nelson ENGLISH : Rs.110 ISBN: 9788172450373
Dictionary of Proverbs by Jens Nelson is a unique compilation of more than seven thousand most trendy proverbs used in daily life. Proverbs included in the book will be very valuable for everybody, as they would add grandeur to their speeches and written articles. The proverbs included in the book are those used, in general, during verbal as well as written communication. With all its distinctiveness, the book is a must for all including general learners, students, teachers, authors, journalists and the like.

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How To Write Correct English by Prof.v. Sreedharan ENGLISH : Rs.125 ISBN: 9788172450410
Writing and speaking correct English is very imperative as wrong usage of language may leave a bad impression on the readers and the listeners. How to Write Correct English by Prof. V. Sreedharan successfully tries to explain how to use Articles, Tenses, Active Voice and Passive Voice and Different Parts of Speech correctly. Once you read the book, you will find yourself more confident and more efficient in using correct English.

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Spoken English by Alison Reid ENGLISH : Rs.95 ISBN: 9788172450656
It is not always true that one who can write and read English confidently and effortlessly can speak it fluently too. Sometimes, people good at reading and writing English find themselves tongue-tied when it comes to expressing it verbally. Learning how to speak English fluently and flawlessly is no rocket science. It requires patience and constant endeavour for positive improvements. Spoken English, created by Alison Reid, aims at offering uncomplicated, effortless and efficient ways to learn how to speak English confidently and impressively.

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Rapid Vocabulary Builder by Clairvoyant A. Sundararajan ENGLISH : Rs.150 ISBN: 9788172451059
Goodwill's Rapid Vocabulary Builder, is the 'Master Key to the Million Words of Modern English'. The author contends that the vast stream of common words stem from a few thousand root words, which are gathered and presented herein with varieties of derivatives or 'Lexemes'. With ease and confidence, you can learn to understand new words by exploring the building blocks of all words - the roots.

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Self Help To English Conversation by Rekha Chandra ENGLISH : Rs.160 ISBN: 9788172451264
The purpose of this book is to tutor its reader to speak the English language confidently, correctly and effectively. The book sets the reader on the path of effective English conversation thus enabling him/her to master the language with considerable ease. Mrs. Rekha Chandra, the author of this book, is an experienced teacher, who has taught the English language not only within India but also abroad, her students being people from all walks of life. 

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Learn English - The Easy Way by Dierdre Wolownick Honnold ENGLISH : Rs.125 ISBN: 9788172453022
Many a person, particularly non-native learners, finds English a tough and bothersome language when it comes to learning its rules, pronunciation and spellings. They struggle hard to master the language, and hence, they seek for various books and other sources to satisfy their thirst of mastering the language, but to no avail. Learn English The Easy Way by Dierdre Wolownick Honnold is a perfect book for such people, as it makes learning English very simple and easy by explaining even the toughest rules in simple steps. So, why wait, if want to learn English? Get your copy now

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The Complete Grammar by Michael Strumpf, Auriel Douglas ENGLISH : Rs.295 ISBN: 9788172453046
No one knows grammar like Michael Strumpf. For over a quarter of a century, as creator and proprietor of 'The National Grammar Hot Line', he helped thousands of callers from every corner of the globe tackle even the thorniest issues of English grammar. Now, in The Complete Grammar, Professor Strumpf combines his years of experience answering real questions from real people with characteristic wit and wisdom. More than just a simple reference tool, The Complete Grammar is a scholarly yet practical guide that is guaranteed to enlighten, educate, and entertain. Michael Strumpf was a professor of English at Moorpark College, as well as the force behind The National Grammar Hot Line. His unique expertise has led to appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and NBC's Today, as well as articles in such newspapers and magazines as the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Reader's Digest, and Family Circle. Professor Strumpf serves as a grammatical consultant to major corporations and governmental bodies. He is also listed in Who's Who in American Educators and the Educators' Hall of Fame.

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How To Speak Correct English by Twinkle Singh ENGLISH : Rs.75 ISBN: 9788172453640
A child learns to speak his mother tongue even without learning, reading and writing. The child is not aware of any grammar rules. He learns the language by listening to the people around him and then he starts communicating in that language. This is how a child learns a language naturally. The role of listening is, therefore, very important in learning to speak a language. A person who wants to learn English should also first begin with listening. If one does not understand what others speak in English, 'one cannot converse with them in English. How to Speak Correct English endeavours to acquaint the learner with the basic rules of grammar and proceeds with exercises on dialogue, conversation, elocution, recitation, debate, group discussion, public speaking and narration. Advanced Conversation' section includes idioms, phrases and quotations which will help you to add zest and life to your conversations. Apart from an academic learner, general learners will also find this book very useful from which they can derive immense benefits.

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Comprehensive English Grammar by Madan Sood ENGLISH : Rs.160 ISBN: 9788172453961
Comprehensive English Grammar has been specifically written to cater to the requirements of all school and college students to comprehend and assimilate the rules of grammar without the help of an English teacher. Topics such as Parts of Speech, Voice, Narration, Analysis, Transformation, Non Finites, Synthesis etc. will prove to be a boon for those readers who require a thorough knowledge of grammar. The book also serves the purpose of a unique reference book for teachers. Another useful feature of this book is that answers to all the unsolved exercises have been provided at the end, thereby enabling the students to evaluate for themselves their grasp of rules and to avoid errors in the subsequent exercises.

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Most Common Errors In English by Madan Sood ENGLISH : Rs.140 ISBN: 9788172454401
There is no denying the fact that the knowledge of English language is becoming a necessity in today's world of globalization. However, many people are unable to speak and write flawless English, in spite of their best efforts. This can invariably be attributed to their lack of knowledge of English grammar. The book, Most Common Errors in English, incorporates all the areas of grammar where there are possibilities of errors cropping up. Chapters on Tenses, Sequence of Tenses, Narration, Adverbs, Adjectives, Articles, Punctuation, Letter Writing, Idioms and Phrases, Prepositions, Agreement of the Verb with the Subject, Paronyms, Homonyms, Spellings, Question Tags and Short Answers, etc. have been included in the books so that the reader can familiarize himself with the rules of grammar besides knowing the flaws which might occur while writing or speaking English. At the end of each chapter, clues (answers) have been provided for each wrong sentence, thereby enabling the reader to identify the flaws in a particular sentence. We are confident that this book will help the readers to polish their English speaking and writing skills.

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Step By Step Approach To English Conversation by Madan Sood ENGLISH : Rs.140 ISBN: 9788172454425
Step by Step Approach to English Conversation aims to facilitate its readers to approach and apprehend the rules of English Grammar in a step-by-step manner. It has been prepared bearing in mind the readership extent from almost all walks of life. Therefore, it is useful not only for the students of schools, colleges and those preparing for competitive examinations but also for those who want to communicate effectively for official, commercial, political or social purposes. The book ensures to coach the rules and regulations of English language such that readers are sure to overcome their lapses in the same.

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Advanced Spoken English by Madan Sood ENGLISH : Rs.125 ISBN: 9788172454449
Advanced Spoken English by our revered author, Madan Sood, is meant not only for improving writing skills but also for oral practice. It is useful for both the advanced and the average learners who have completed at least the basic course in English. The content is so chosen and the exercises are so framed as the learners are sure to learn what they require. The exercises in the book have been framed to make learning a fun and easy process. We are sure that the book would prove immensely useful for the readers.

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The Wrong Word Dictionary by Dave Dowling ENGLISH : Rs.90 ISBN: 9788172454494
Unlike math and science, writing has very few absolutes. To that end, we're faced with making choices, and many times those choices are word choices. Since I began teaching technical and business writing in industry years ago, one lesson never grew old an exercise on when to write the right word. Many writers confuse complement when they mean compliment, compose when they mean comprise, or assume when they mean presume. And hundreds of other mistaken word identities also exist. This Quick reference aims to filter this confusion of words. Remember, writing is much easier to comprehend when the noise around it is eliminated. Though not inclusive of all word pair mistakes, this book speaks to the common word choices that challenge us daily. This book consists of more than 900 entries and the meanings of more than 2,000 individual words or phrases. Much of the content is based on word problems I've witnessed during my 25 years of business writing as well as the misuse commonly found in the online and print media. If you're looking for the basic homonyms such as to, too, and two, or here and hear, you won't find them here. But you will find the basic pronoun possessives (their, they're, there, who's and whose, and you're and your) because they still give us problems. I've tried to eliminate obvious synonyms (inedible vs. uneatable, simultaneous vs. concurrently, rare vs. scarce, etc.) and include just word pairs where the word distinction is still important yet challenging. Note that a few entries may seem trivial and others may seem a bit obscure or obsolete. But overall you'll find it a good mix of problem words (among vs. between, flounder vs. founder, blatant vs. flagrant), Also included are a few notes on phrases that often lead to problem writing (between you and I, one of the only, and others). For each entry in this reference, the difference between the words is explained, and in most cases, a short and simple sentence example showing the correct usage is provided. The word definitions provided are intended strictly as guides and not dictionary definitions. They should help you differentiate between the words. Current dictionaries, popular writing books, and reputable style guides were among the many' resources consulted for this book. The word list is arranged alphabetically according to the first word in the set. Always think about the words you use. Accuracy in word choice is a key to effective communication. In your daily writing, try to make sure you apply the right word for the right meaning. By doing so, its effect can affect your writing in a positive way.

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Word Power Made Easy by D.s. Paul ENGLISH : Rs.169 ISBN: 9788172454609
English is arguably the most dominating language in the world. It is the major communicating language amongst the people belonging to different cultures and countries. It is also the main language of books, magazines, newspapers, websites, etc. Briefly, its importance can't be denied. It is imperative to have command over a well-built and well-organised collection of words to express oneself impressively and to understand others well. It is this dexterity that can be achieved by our bestseller Word Power Made Easy which explains different ways to learn and remember words.

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Advanced English Grammar by D.s. Paul ENGLISH : Rs.295 ISBN: 9788172455392
English is the official language in over hundred countries across continents with the number of people using it on a regular basis crossing 2 billion! English is the language of major newspapers, journals, and books around the world. It is the main language of communication, education, legal documents, business agreements, scientific procedures, instructions, interviews, discussions, meetings and conferences. It is the language of emails, texts, blogs, and tweets. English grammar, which in effect holds the language together, is the structure of words, phrases, clauses and sentences which together form expression. Grammar is the way in which sentences are structured and the language is formatted. It encompasses the analysis and comparison of the sentence structures, rules determining the structure and interpretation thereof, description of the syntax of English as it is used in speech and writing. Good grammar, correct spelling and clear expression put punch and perspicacity in your writing and give rich rewards. The book explains, with suitable examples, all the key elements of English grammar, like parts of speech, non-finites like infinitives, participles and gerunds; Tenses and their forms; Active and Passive voice; Direct and Indirect speech, delineating the rules governing them; various types of errors commonly committed and how to avoid them; auxiliary verbs like modals; clauses and phrases; types of sentences; transformation and synthesis of sentences; connectors and their functions; figures of speech and their application; punctuation and its rules; spelling rules; and writing for correctness and clarity. Besides, many other pertinent topics have been covered to give a unique coverage to the book. A large number of examples have been included in every chapter. Each rule, idea and explanation has been given in accessible style. The book facilitates faster and easier understanding through simple structure and lucid manner with ample exercises to test the concepts learned. It will be useful for students and teachers of English besides professionals like editors, writers and columnists. To common readers it will provide a richly rewarding reading experience.

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Mastering English (read, Write And Speak Correct English) by D.s. Paul ENGLISH : Rs.225 ISBN: 9788172455408
English is unarguably the most important language in the world. It is increasingly being used in commercial transactions throughout the globe. MNCs are always looking for capable employees who have good English skills. The means to get such employees is through conducting exams, including test of English skills. The book has been designed to cater to the needs of those preparing for any competitive examination in English anywhere in the world, including IELTS, TOEFL, GMAT, etc. A large number of important words and their synonyms and antonyms have been included, helping the readers to use the right word in the given contexts. An exclusive chapter has been devoted to confusing pairs of words to help readers to make a distinction and avoid misuse. One-word substitutes from various fields have been included as they are useful in making prťcis, abstraction, etc. Analogy, which is included in all standard competitive examinations, has also been taken up. Idioms and phrases, which are an integral part of English texts are also included. Spelling errors and other common errors have been explained with methods to avoid them. Questions on sentence improvement, sentence completion, sentence arrangement, spotting the error in a sentence, and comprehension of passages, are also part of the book’s content. Since the book is based on the types of questions asked in various competitive examinations in recent years, it will apprise the aspirants of the pattern of question papers and right answers.

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Up-to-date School Essays, Letters, Applications, Paragraphs And Stories by S.s. Bhakri, Anand Sagar ENGLISH : Rs.95 ISBN: 9788172450021
Writing is an essential skill which plays an important role in a child's life. This book titled 'Up-to-Date School Essays, Letters, Applications, Paragraphs and Stories' is a perfect package for developing the skills of expression in students. It is primarily meant for secondary and higher secondary students and teachers. Great care has been taken to include all important, interesting, familiar and current topics, under a selective approach. The book aims to help the children put their thoughts into words and to develop their logical thinking in written form. The language used in the book is simple, lucid and quite intelligible, keeping in view the level of the students.

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School Essays, Letters, Comprehension, Precis And Paragraphs by L.m. Sharma ENGLISH : Rs.85 ISBN: 9788172450274
Writing is an indispensable skill which is important in all aspects of life. Goodwill's 'School Essays, Letters, Comprehension, Precis and Paragraphs' is a valuable guide for the students to build a strong foundation for developing their writing skills. This book has been prepared to help students to develop their ability to structure their writing and enhance their writing abilities. The wide variety of topics covered in the book will enable the students to become confident writers and pen down their thought more effectively and efficiently.

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School Essays, Comprehension And Letters For Juniors by Dr.b.r. Kishore ENGLISH : Rs.75 ISBN: 9788172450281
Essays and letters form an integral part of learning any language. They have the potential to reveal the abilities of the students to reason, analyse, create, synthesise and evaluate. This book provides essays on a wide range of topics and it is primarily meant for junior school students and teachers. Each essay is followed by comprehension questions. Under a selective approach, all important, interesting and familiar topics have been chosen, covering a wide range of subj