Wednesday, 23 December 2015



Price: Rs. 350.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5215-5
Pages: 324
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Designed as a text for the undergraduate students of instrumentation, electrical, electronics and biomedical engineering, the second edition of the book covers the entire range of instruments and their measurement methods used in the medical field. The functions of the biomedical instruments and measurement methods are presented keeping in mind those students who have minimum required knowledge of human physiology.

The purpose of this book is to review the principles of biomedical instrumentation and measurements employed in the hospital industry. Primary emphasis is laid on the method rather than micro level mechanism. This book serves two purposes: One is to explain the mechanism and functional details of human body, and the other is to explain how the biological signals of human body can be acquired and used in a successful manner.

New to the second edition
•   The chapters of the book have been reorganized so that the students can understand the concepts in a systematic manner.

•   The chapter on Bioelectric Potentials and Transducers has been divided into three new chapters onTransducers for Biomedical Applications, Bioelectric Potential and Electrodes and some new sections are also included in these chapters.

•   A few sections have also been added to the chapter titled Electrical Safety of Medical Equipment and Patients.

Key features
•   More than 180 illustrations throughout the book.

•   Short questions with answers at the end of each chapter.

•   Chapter-end exercises to reinforce the understanding of the subject.


1.    Electronics and Medicine
2.    Transducers for Biomedical Applications
3.    Bioelectric Potentials
4.    Electrodes
5.    Bioelectric Signal Acquisition
6.    The Nervous System
7.    The Cardiovascular System
8.    Pulmonary/Respiratory Systems
9.    Therapeutic Units and Analytical Instruments
10.  Medical Imaging Systems
11.  Biotelemetry
12.  Electrical Safety of Medical Equipment and Patients

R. ANANDA NATARAJAN, PhD, is Professor, Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry. He is a fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) and member of Instrumentation Systems Automation (ISA) Society, USA. With more than two decades of teaching experience, Dr. Ananda Natarajan has published/presented several research papers in reputed national and international journals and conferences.
2016 / 324 pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5215-5 / Rs.350.00
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Tuesday, 22 December 2015


Price: Rs. 250.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5178-3
Pages: 272
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This book is aimed at providing the students with a sound knowledge of banking system in India. The text keeps abreast of all the theoretical concepts and practices of banking in simplified, explicit and elegant way, so that the beginners are able to comprehend the subject with ease.

Accentuating a systematic presentation of the contents, the book explores the details of money and banking, monetary policy, financial system in India, and evolution of banking including modern banking system and structure. The book also deals with present day commercial banking, development banking, co-operative and rural banking, central banking/Reserve Bank of India and Banking Regulation Act. In the latter part of the book, the text provides with an in-depth coverage of sources and uses of funds, emerging trends in banking, project financing, factoring services, merchant banking, venture capital, e-banking/internet banking/online banking and banking ombudsman scheme.

Covering a broad range of topics, the purpose of this book is to present a concise, but complete text on the subject.

Primarily designed for BBA and B.Com students, the book fulfills the syllabus requirement of a core course on ‘Banking’. It will also be useful for the aspirants of CAIIB Examination, appearing for Part I of the Associate Exam, for the paper on ‘Practice and Law of Banking’. The students of MBA and PGDM will also find this book equally valuable.
Foreword • Preface
1.      Money and Banking         
2.      Monetary Policy                
3.      Indian Financial System  
4.      Evolution of Banking
5.      Indian Banking System    
6.      Structure of Banking        
7.      Banker and Customer Relationship
8.      Special Type Accounts of Customers
9.      Negotiable Instruments Act
10.    Commercial Banking        
11.    Development Banking    
12.    Co-operative and Rural Banking
13.    Central Banking/Reserve Bank of India
14.    Banking Regulation Act
15.    Balance Sheet and Credit Control
16.    Sources and Uses of Funds
17.    Emerging Trends in Banking
18.    Project Financing 
19.    Factoring Services 
20.    Merchant Banking 
21.    Venture Capital 
22.    E-Banking/Internet Banking/Online Banking
23.    Banking Ombudsman Scheme
G.S. Popli, Ph.D. (Business Administration), is a Professor of Banking and Finance, Delhi School of Business, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Delhi. He has served at Oriental Bank of Commerce for more than three decades before moving to the fields of Academics. Dr. Popli is a CAIIB and CeBA qualified professional.
Professor Popli specialises in Banking and Finance. He was conferred Delhi Udyog Rattan award by the then Industry Minister of National Capital Region of Delhi in 2008 for his contribution on SME Financing in India. He has more than 55 research papers to his credit, which have been published/presented in various international and national journals/seminars. He is also a regular visiting Professor to many Staff Training Colleges of the Banks and some premier Management Institutes of NCR Delhi.

ANURADHA JAIN, Ph.D., is Dean, School of Business Studies at Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies (VIPS). At VIPS, she has an exemplary exposure of holding distinct positions of Dean Academics, Dean Examination, Chairperson of Anti-ragging Committee and Member of Centre of Intellectual Activities with great expertise. Professor Anuradha Jain is a Gold Medalist from the University of Bombay. Her areas of academic specialisation are international trade and international business and that of academic research is economics. She has been invited for various national and international conferences and has numerous research papers to her credit in diverse areas such as WTO and Indian agriculture, foreign direct investment in retail, sustainable development, Gandhian economics, etc. She has also been invited as a subject expert in economics in Selection Board for State Civil Services by various State Public Service Commissions.
2016 / 272pp. / 16.0 × 24.1 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5178-3 / Rs.250.00
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Monday, 21 December 2015



Price: Rs. 575.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5164-6
Pages: 648
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This highly structured text, in its second edition, provides comprehensive coverage of design techniques of algorithms. It traces the complete development of various algorithms in a stepwise approach followed by their pseudo-codes to build an understanding of their applications in practice. With clear explanations, the textbook intends to be much more comprehensive book on design and analysis of algorithm.

Commencing with the introduction, the book gives a detailed account of graphs and data structure. It then elaborately discusses the matrix algorithms, basic algorithms, network algorithms, sorting algorithm, backtracking algorithms and search algorithms. The text also focuses on the heuristics, dynamic programming and meta heuristics. The concepts of cryptography and probabilistic algorithms have been described in detail. Finally, the book brings out the underlying concepts of benchmarking of algorithms, algorithms to schedule processor(s) and complexity of algorithms.
New to the second Edition
New chapters on
• Matrix algorithms                     • Basic algorithms
• Backtracking algorithms           • Complexity of algorithms

Several new sections including asymptotic notation, amortized analysis, recurrences, balanced trees, skip list, disjoint sets, maximal flow algorithm, parsort, radix sort, selection sort, topological sorting/ordering, median and ordered statistics, Huffman coding algorithm, transportation problem, heuristics for scheduling, etc., have been incorporated into the text.

Key features
•  Offers in-depth treatment of basic and advanced topics.
•  Includes numerous worked-out examples covering various real-world situations to help students grasp the concepts easily.
•  Provides chapter-end exercises to enable students to enhance their mastery of the subject.
•  Discusses recurrences and complexity of algorithms, which will help readers to develop complexity functions for different algorithms.

This text is designed for the students of B.Tech. and M.Tech. (Computer Science and Engineering, and Information technology), M.C.A. and M.Sc. (Computer Science and Information Technology). It would also be useful to the undergraduate students of electronics and electrical engineering, where a course in algorithm is prescribed, and the students of Ph.D. programmes involving algorithmic researches of different engineering disciplines.

1.    Introduction
2.    Graphs
3.    Data Structure
4.    Matrix Algorithms
5.    Basic Algorithms 
6.    Network Algorithms
7.    Sorting Algorithm
8.    Backtraking Algorithms
9.    Search Algorithms
10.  Heuristics
11.  Dynamic Programming
12.  Meta Heuristics
13.  Cryptography
14.  Probabilistic Algorithms
15.  Benchmarking of Algorithms
16.  Algorithms to Schedule Processor(s)
17.  Complexity of Algorithms 
Suggested Readings
R. PANNEERSELVAM, Ph.D., is Professor of operations and systems, and Head of Department of Management Studies, School of Management, Pondicherry University. He has been the Chairman of Computer Society of India (Pondicherry Chapter). He has more than 35 years of teaching and research experience, including his service at College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai. He has authored eleven other well-established books, in specific System SimulationModelling and Languages,Database Management Systems (second edition)Operations Research (second edition), etc., all published by PHI Learning. He has published about 100 research articles in leading national and international journals. He carried out overseas consultancy for CEMS, Malaysia.
2015 / 648 pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5164-6 / Rs.575.00
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Tuesday, 15 December 2015



Price: Rs. 595.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5104-2
Pages: 640
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The book is primarily designed to cater to the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students of Electronics and Communication Engineering and allied branches. It also caters for fundamental requirements of professionals working on design and development of antenna and wave propagation related equipment either in research laboratories or industries or academic institutions elsewhere.

The book has been written with intent to grasp the basic understanding of theoretical as well as practical aspects of electromagnetic wave propagation and antenna engineering. The text has been aptly scripted considering the requirements of average students who can easily grasp and comprehend the basics of wave propagation and radiation mechanism of varieties of antennas coupled with their critical functionalities, utilities, advantages/disadvantages without any external assistance of teachers or other reference books. The book broaches very well on practical methods of parametric measurements of antenna with right measuring test equipment and associated tools. The last chapter of the book is dedicated to advance technology adopted in design and development of modern antenna.

Key features

•   A fairly large number of well labelled diagrams to provide practical understanding of the concepts.
•   The placement of numericals at appropriate places develops confidence among readers and enthuses them further to read in depth to crack any regular or competitive examinations.
•   Chapter summary highlights important points for quick recap and revision before examination.
•   Well-crafted multiple choice questions with answers at the end of each chapter to stimulate thought process and prepare better for viva-voce and competitive examinations.
•  Appropriate number of unsolved numerical problems with answers to improve problem solving skill of students.
Preface • Acknowledgements
Chapter 5:    WIRE ANTENNAS
Chapter 8:    ANTENNA ARRAYS
Appendix • References • Index
SAURABH SHUKLA, Scientist, Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE), DRDO, Bangalore. He has seven years of professional experience in design and development of wideband antennas and passive microwave devices. He has also served as Scientist ‘B’ at Defence Institute of Advance Technology, Pune.

He is the member of IEEE and Alumni Association of NIT, Hamirpur. He was also the member of Association of Old Crows (AOC), USA (2010-12).

He was awarded with Special Technology Award for Evaluation/Integration of RF Subsystems of EW-Suite of MiG-27 Aircraft (2010) by DARE, DRDO, Bangalore (2008).

Saurabh Shukla, Scientist, Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE). He has 8 years of professional experience in design and development of wideband antennas and passive microwave devices. He has also served as Scientist ‘B’ in Defence Institute of Advance Technology, Pune.

He is the member of IEEE and Alumni Association of NIT, Hamirpur. He was also the member of Association of Old Crows (AOC), USA (2010–2012). He was awarded by Special Technology Award for Evaluation/Integration of RF Subsystems of EW-Suite of MiG-27 Aircraft (2010) from DARE, DRDO, Bangalore.
2015 / 640pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5104-2 / Rs.595.00
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Thursday, 10 December 2015


Price: Rs. 425.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5180-6
Pages: 540
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Primarily intended for the undergraduate students of mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering and other branches of applied science, this book, now in its second edition, presents a comprehensive coverage of the basic laws of fluid mechanics. The text discusses the solutions of fluid-flow problems that are modelled by various governing differential equations. Emphasis is placed on formulating and solving typical problems of engineering practice.

Highlights of the book
•  The text introduces the principle of fluid mechanics in a well-organized manner, beginning with the simple and proceeding to the complex.
•  The aim of laboratory manual at the end of chapters is to teach the students, how to conduct experiments in fluid mechanics. It provides the step-wise details of experiments which include objective, theory of the experiment, apparatus used in the experiment, procedure, observations, and graphs to be plotted.  It also helps the faculties related to the subject in developing the experimental set ups independently.
•  Chapter-end exercises enable the students to recapture the topics discussed and drill them in the theory.
•  Worked-out examples with solutions are useful to readers in comprehending the problems discussed.

New to the second Edition
•  Includes some minor changes and additions in the text, wherever required.
•  Presents a set of miscellaneous problems with solutions at the end of chapters.
•  Incorporates schematic diagrams of the experimental set ups at the end of the book.

Preface to the First Edition
1.    Introduction
2.    Fluid Static
3.    Fluid Kinematics
4.    Inviscid Fluid Flow
5.    Integral Analysis of Fluid Flow
6.    Differential Analysis of Fluid Flow
7.    Exact Solutions of Newtonian Fluid Flow
8.    Low Reynolds Number Flow
9.    Large Reynolds Number Flow
10.  Transition and Turbulent Flows
11.  Fundamentals of Compressible Fluid Flow
12.  Dimensional Analysis and Similitude
13.  Instrumentation and Measuring Techniques
14.  CFD for Practical Flows
15.  Fluid Energy Conversion System
Miscellaneous Problems
Laboratory Manual
Schematic Diagrams
BIRESWAR MAJUMDAR, Ph.D. (IIT Delhi), is Professor, Department of Power Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. With over three decades of teaching and research experience, Dr. Majumdar has published/presented 150 technical papers in various national and international journals and conferences. He is one of the expert in testing of small hydro plants at site. Besides, he has delivered invited talks at various engineering institutes. His research interests include hydropower, wind power and experimental aerodynamics.
2015 / 540pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5180-6 / Rs.425.00
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Tuesday, 8 December 2015



Price: Rs. 850
ISBN: 978-81-203-5167-7
Pages: 976
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Intended as a text for three courses—Signals and Systems, Digital Signal Processing (DSP), and DSP Architecture—this comprehensive book now in its Third Edition, continues to provide a thorough understanding of digital signal processing, beginning from the fundamentals to the implementation of algorithms on a digital signal processor.

This Edition includes Assembly, C and real time C programs for TMS 320C54XX and 320C6713 processor, which are useful to conduct a laboratory course in Digital Signal Processing. Besides, many existing chapters are modified substantially to widen the coverage of the book.

Primarily designed for undergraduate students of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Computer Science and Information Science, this text will also be useful for advanced digital signal processing and real time digital signal processing courses of postgraduate programmes.

Key Features

•   Provides a large number of worked examples to strengthen the grasp of the concepts of digital signal processing.
•   Includes MATLAB programs and exercises throughout the book.
•   Explains the architecture, addressing modes and instructions of TMS 320C54XX DSP and TMS 320C6713 with assembly language and real time C programs. 
•   Offers review questions and multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter to help students test their understanding about the fundamentals of the subject.

1.   Introduction
2.   Continuous Time Signals and Systems
3.   Discrete Time Signals and Systems
4.   Discrete Time Linear Time-invariant System
5.   Correlation
6.   Fourier Series and Fourier Transform of Continuous Time Signals
7.   Fourier Series and Fourier Transform of Discrete Time Signals
8.   Z-transforms
9.   Realization of Digital System
10. Discrete Fourier Transform: Its Properties and Its Applications
11. Fast Fourier Transform
12. Discrete Cosine Transform
13. FIR Filters
14. IIR Filters
15. Multirate Digital Signal Processing and Filter Bank Fundamentals
16. Adaptive Filters
17. Data Formats, Arithmetic Operations and Errors in Digital Signal Processors
18. Introduction to Digital Signal Processing Devices
19. Architecture of TMS 320C54XX Digital Signal Processor
20. Addressing Modes and Instruction Set of TMS 320C54XX DSP
21. TMS 320VC5416 Assembly Language Programming
22. Interfacing and Real Time C Programming with TMS 320C54XX
23. TMS 320C6713 Floating Point Processor Architecture and Real Time C Programming
V. UDAYASHANKARA, is Professor and Head in the Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore. He secured M.E. and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He has implemented a large number of research projects in the area of Embedded Systems and Signal Processing. His research interests include Rehabilitation Engineering, Speech Signal Processing and Biomedical Signal Processing. He has published and presented more than 100 research papers in various journals and conferences.
2015 / 976pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5167-7 / Rs.850
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Monday, 7 December 2015

GATE 2016: Study Plan

GATE 2016 is scheduled to be conducted between January 30 and February 7, 2016. With less than 90 days left, it is time to put in the extra effort to crack GATE in first attempt.  Here is a suggested schedule that can help students prepare for GATE:

Schedule for the first 30 days
  • As there are some changes in the syllabus, the candidates are advised to check the entire syllabus thoroughly on the official website
  • The candidates should ensure to obtain study material for the whole syllabus
  • The candidates should analyse previous years' GATE papers and see the weightage each topic has, and then they should start preparing for topics that have higher weightage
  • Allot 2 -3 hours each day to understand the concepts, makes short notes and be familiar with the important formulae in each topic
  • Allot 1 hour each day for Engineering Mathematics and General Ability as these 2 topics cover 30 per cent weightage in GATE and they need more practice


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Friday, 4 December 2015



Price: Rs. 275.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5179-0
Pages: 208
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The book, Software Development Teams, offers a new and unique approach to developing software project teams. It guides IT experts and managers for forming, assessing and developing successful project management teams for effective performance and productivity.
Focusing on the management side of the software industry, this text-cum-reference book discusses key aspects of the management such as performance measurement, organisational structure and development, motivation of the team with awards and rewards to bring innovative ideas, and the best practices followed in the modern software industry for measuring the team effectively.

The book begins with an introduction of software teams, explaining how software projects are different. It then discusses the characteristics, skills and competencies that are required for a perfect programmer or a project manager, in addition to many other dimensions of software development teams.
It further includes empirical studies on team climate, team performance, team productivity and team innovation. Next, it explores the factors that are important for maintaining the software development team climate, and the impact of conflicts on teams, which may ultimately have negative impact on the organisation.
Tools and techniques to measure performance of software development team are explained along with the factors that influence the teams’ performance, relationship between team cohesion, productivity and finally the performance.

Different types of possible innovation in software teams and organisations, innovation cycle and framework, role of top management and leadership in team management are also given due weightage.

Providing an exhaustive description of the origin and present status of the Indian software industry using statistical data, the book is useful for the students of MBA (IT), BE/B.Tech (CS and IT), M.Tech (CS and IT) and M.Tech (Software Engineering). The book is also useful as a reference for professionals in the field of information systems, software project management, software engineering, team management and organisational development.

Key features of the book
• Highlights the latest studies in the field and cites inferences of various researchers.
• Includes numerous figures, tables, graphs, and abbreviations to clarify the concepts.
• Provides chapter-end questions and quick quiz (multiple choice questions with answers) to test the knowledge acquired.
• Incorporates keywords and adequate number of references, which make the book an ideal tool for learning the concepts of software development teams.
• Includes case studies to show the application of concepts of software development teams in real life scenarios.

Preface • Acknowledgements
List of Figures • List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
Chapter 1 Introduction to Software Development Teams
Chapter 2 Research Studies on Software Development Teams
Chapter 3 Software Development Team Climate
Chapter 4 Software Development Team Performance
Chapter 5 Software Development Team Productivity
Chapter 6 Software Development Team Innovation
Chapter 7 Indian Software Industry
G. P. SUDHAKAR, PhD, is Faculty Member, ICFAI University Group, Hyderabad. He worked as a consultant in IBM, Siemens, Wipro Technologies, Nokia and held both managerial and technical positions in the IT industry. He has extensive experience in managing software projects, quality management, business process re-engineering, HRM and human aspects of project management. A member of All India Management Association (AIMA), he is a Project Management Professional (PMP) certified by Project Management Institute, USA.
With over a decade of industrial experience, he has published many books and articles in leading publications. His research areas include project management, general management, HR and organisational behaviour, and conflict management in projects and IT industry.
2015 / 208pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5179-0 / Rs.275.00
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Wednesday, 2 December 2015



Price: Rs. 350.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5172-1
Pages: 328
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This comprehensive text is primarily designed for BE/BTech students of mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, and production engineering. This text consists of 11 chapters covering concepts and techniques of process planning and cost estimation. The text is supported by well-labelled diagrams and case studies. The book contains solved problems that facilitates students to understand the concepts quickly. At the end of each chapter, theoretical questions and applicable numerical problems are given to test the understanding of the readers.

Key features
•  Includes classification and coding systems with fitting examples
•  Contains a complete account of work study
•  Provides detailed coverage of process planning
•  Gives formulas of mensuration for material cost estimation
•  Introduces different manufacturing processes in relevant chapters

1.    Production System
2.    Work Study
3.    Process Planning
4.    Elements of Costs
5.    Cost Estimation
6.    Mensuration for Material Cost Estimation
7.    Material Weight and Cost Estimation
8.    Estimation of Machining Time
9.    Estimation of Forging Cost
10.  Time and Cost Estimation of Shaping, Planning, Milling and Grinding
11.  Estimation of Welding
R. PANNEERSELVAM, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Management Studies, School of Management, Pondicherry University, Puducherry. He has been Head of the Department, and Dean of School of Management, Pondicherry University. He has more than three decades of teaching and research experience, which includes his teaching of engineering and management students at Anna University, Chennai. He is the recipient of Academic Excellence Award in an International Conference on Advances in Industrial Engineering Practices (2010) and Best Teacher Award of Pondicherry University (2012–2013).

The author of 12 books (all published by PHI Learning), Professor Panneerselvam has to his credit about 100 research articles published in national and international journals of repute and conference proceedings. He has also carried out overseas consultancy to CEMS, Malaysia.

P. SIVASANKARAN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Alpha College of Engineering and Technology, Pondicherry. Also, he has served at various engineering institutions including Anna University, Chennai. He is teaching BE students of Mechanical Engineering and ME students of various related streams. He has published about 12 research articles in leading national and international journals. His research areas include assembly line balancing, production scheduling, flexible manufacturing system and quality management. He has to his credit a textbook on Quality Management published by PHI Learning.

2015 / 328pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5172-1 / Rs.350.00
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Tuesday, 1 December 2015



Price: Rs. 195.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5132-5
Pages: 232
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Indian Writing in English has proliferated over the last few decades and has made a huge impact on English readers. Not only do the works of Indian authors writing in English find a place on the best-seller list, they are also receiving critical acclaim across the world. Starting from Rabindranath Tagore, Sarojini Naidu, R.K. Narayan, Raja Rao, Mulk Raj Anand to V.S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth and Amitav Ghosh, we have an array of writers adorning the literary horizon. All these writers have considerable following in the English speaking countries, and Amitav Ghosh certainly occupies an important place among them, and is much acclaimed for his literary style and content.

One of the most prolific postcolonial writers writing today, Amitav Ghosh has received many awards:The Circle of Reason winning the Prix Medici Etranger (one of France’s top literary award), The Shadow Lines winning the Sahitya Akademi Award, and The Calcutta Chromosome bagging the Arthur C. Clarke Award for 1997. His later novels, Sea of PoppiesRiver of Smoke and Flood of Fire showcasehis capacity for epic narration, with each of these texts in the Ibis series, exploring the layered dimensions of identity and cultural form.

This book, in its second edition, continues to be an anthology of critical essays, and deals with fictional as well as non-fictional works of Amitav Ghosh. It focuses on Ghosh’s idea and theory of the novel, postcolonial rationality in The Circle of Reason, nationalism in the context of Partition in The Shadow Lines, and the East-West encounter in The Calcutta Chromosome. Besides, it also discusses power structure operating within the narrative of The Glass Palace, and the question of space, identity and cultural difference in The Hungry Tide. Though different from each other, some of the essays take up common themes for discussion and offer new insights into Ghosh’s works.

New to this Edition 

This edition introduces critical analyses of Ghosh’s three much talked-about books from Ibis Triology:Sea of Poppies (2008), River of Smoke(2011) and the most recent one Flood of Fire (2015). The essays examine the plots of the two novels highlighting the Opium culture being cultivated in India by the colonial powers.
This book is meant for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of English literature. Besides, all those readers who wish to delve deeper into the works of Amitav Ghosh will find reading the text extremely informative, and useful.

Preface • Acknowledgements

1.    Amitav Ghosh, Modernity and the Theory of the Novel — Bibhash Choudhury
2.    Police and Postcolonial Rationality in Amitav Ghosh’s The Circle of Reason— Yumna Siddiqi
3.    National Allegory and Partition in The Shadow Lines  — Thomas F. Halloran
4.    Postcolonial Melancholy: An Examination of Sadness in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines — Ian Almond
5.    The Calcutta Chromosome: Re-reading Western Cultural Hegemony — Isabella Bruschi
6.    In An Antique Land: A Fragmentary History of the Indian Ocean — Claire Chambers
7.    The Suave Steps of Memory and Rebirth: Dancing in Cambodia, Stories in Stones, At Large in Burma — Andrea Duranti
8.    Mapping of Power Discourse in The Glass Palace — N.K. Rajalakshmi
9.    ‘You and Your Stories’: Narrating the Histories of the Dispossessed in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide and Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children — Hywel Dix
10.  Rethinking ‘Diaspora’: A Postcolonial Reading of The Hungry Tide and A Fine Balance — Debashree Dattaray
11.  The Cult of the Bomb: Amitav Ghosh’s Countdown — Sandip Ain
12.  Fraught with a Background: Identity and Cultural Legacy in Sea of Poppies — Bibhash Choudhury
13.  Sea of Poppies: The Myriad Shifts of Colonialism in Transit — Prasenjit Das
14.  Critical Theory, History and Fiction: A Reading of Amitav Ghosh’s River of Smoke — Lalan Kishore Singh
15.  From Recuperation to Enactment of History: Amitav Ghosh’s Flood of Fire — Sandip Ain

The Contributors • Index
Bibhash Choudhury (PhD) is Associate Professor, Department of English, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam. His book English Social and Cultural History—An Introductory Guide and Glossary published by PHI Learning, Delhi, has been well-accepted by the students and academics all over India.
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Friday, 27 November 2015



Price: Rs. 325.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5171-4
Pages: 256
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This book, written in an interactive manner and easy-to-comprehend style, explicates the concepts of game theory. It enables the readers to think strategically in interactions that they may encounter as managers. The book innovatively cites real-world scenarios to highlight the fundamental concepts of game theory. It includes applications from regions around the world, with special emphasis on India.

Primarily intended for the students of MBA, the book is also of immense use for managers involved in decision-making. In addition, it will be of value to all readers from all walks of life engaged in strategic interactions, including professionals.

The book is supplemented with Instructor’s Manual and Solution’s Manual.

Highlights of the book
• Many case studies and examples are given in the text to maintain the reader’s interest in the subject. The case studies dwell on diverse issues such as diplomacy, politics, movies, sports, health care, environment, besides business and economics.
• Mathematical usage is kept at a level that is easy for most MBA students. Even for those students who are not very comfortable with mathematics, the book is designed in such a way that intuitive and logical understanding is possible without rigorous models.
• Each chapter (excluding the first chapter on introduction) ends with summary, solved examples, key terms and exercises.

Solution Manual is available for adopting faculty.
1.    Introduction
2.    Simultaneous-move Games: Pure Strategies
3.    Games of Coordination
4.    Games using Randomized Strategies
5.    Dynamic Sequential-move Games
6.    Oligopoly Models of Continuous Strategies
7.    Repeated Games
8.    Asymmetric Information
9.    Auctions
10.  Bayesian Games
11.  Coalition Games
12.  Bargaining and Contracts
Alka Chadha, Ph.D. in Economics (National University of Singapore), is a faculty member (Economics) at the Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli. She was earlier teaching at the NUS Business School, National University of Singapore. She has completed her B.A. (Hons) Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and M.A. Economics from Delhi School of Economics.

She has published several articles in international refereed journals, including World Development, Industrial and Corporate Change, Economic Modelling and Scientometrics. Her teaching interests include Microeconomics, Game Theory, Indian Economy and Policy and Economics of Innovation. Her research areas focus on Innovation, Pharmaceuticals, Health Care, Internationalisation and FDI.
2015 / 256pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5171-4 / Rs.325.00
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