Wednesday, 30 September 2015

New Edition Released - राजनीतिक समाजशास्त्रा की रूपरेखा, दूसरा संस्करण - शर्मा, शशि

            
 
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"राजनीतिक समाजशास्त्रा की रूपरेखाय्" का नवीन संस्करण आपके सम्मुख है। विषय सूची में अधिक बदलाव न करते हुए, भारत में चुनावी राजनीति एवं मतदान व्यवहार, राजनीतिक प्रक्रियाएं तथा राजनीतिक दल एवं दलीय प्रणालियां जैसे विषयों का उद्यतन किया गया है। एक स्वायत्त अंतरानुशासनिक वर्णसंकर अनुशासन के रूप में दृश्य शक्ति के विविध आयामों के साथ व्यवस्था में शक्तिधारक एवं शक्ति-प्रेषक की यथोचित स्थिति इसकी अध्ययन-सामग्री का बुनियादी विषय है। स्वतंत्रा रूप से उभरता यह नया विषय देश के अधिकांश विश्वविद्यालयों में स्नातक तथा स्नातकोत्तर स्तर पर राजनीति विज्ञान एवं समाजशास्त्रा केे पाठ्यक्रम में शामिल है। इस विषय पर पुस्तकों की उपलब्धता काफी कम है, और जो कृतियां मौजूद हैं वे विषय के अध्ययन-क्षेत्रा की व्यापकता और प्रासंगिकता की दृष्टि से अपर्याप्त हैं। विषय की उपयोगिता और विद्यार्थियों की आवश्यकता को ध्यान में रखते हुए इस कृति में संदर्भगत संकल्पनाओं की प्रस्तुति सरल एवं सुबोध शैली में की गई है, और विषय के स्पष्टीकरण हेतु अपेक्षानुरूप रेखाचित्रों के माध्यम से परिच्छेदों को सुरुचिपूर्ण बनाने का प्रयास किया गया है।
यह पुस्तक राजनीति विज्ञान एवं समाजशास्त्रा के बी.ए. ‘आॅनर्स’ तथा एम.ए. के विद्यार्थियों के लिए लिखी गई है। साथ ही, यह यू.जी.सी. की नेट परीक्षा तथा सिविल सेवा परीक्षा के परीक्षार्थियों के लिए एवं राजनीति विज्ञान तथा समाजशास्त्रा के शोधर्थियों के लिए अत्यंत उपयोगी है।
प्रमुख विशेषताएं
• विषय के उद्भव एवं विकास में योगदान देने वाले नामचीन समाजशास्त्रिायों, अर्थशास्त्रिायों एवं मनोविज्ञानियों द्वारा प्रस्तुत संकल्पनाओं का सारगर्भित विवरण।
• विषयगत अध्ययन के लिए प्रयुक्त विभिन्न उपागमों का रेखाचित्रा के साथ विश्लेषण।
• राजनीतिक व्यवस्था एवं समाज के मध्य अंतर्संबंधों की विवेचना।
• राजनीतिक व्यवस्था एवं राजनीतिक प्रक्रियाओं की विश्लेषणात्मक प्रस्तुति रेखाचित्रों के साथ।
• राजनीतिक अभिजन, राजनीतिक संस्कृति, राजनीतिक समाजीकरण, राजनीतिक लामबंदी, राजनीतिक विकास, राजनीतिक आधुनिकीकरण, राजनीतिक भर्ती, राजनीतिक दल, दबाव समूह एवं नौकरशाही अवधारणाओं पर भारतीय परिप्रेक्ष्य में विशेष आलेख।
• भारत में चुनाव व्यवस्था और मतदान व्यवहार पर विशेष सामग्री एवं सभी चुनावों की परिणाम तालिका।
• पंद्रहवीं एवं 2014 में संपन्न सोलहवीं लोकसभा चुनाव पर विस्तृत चर्चा परिणाम तालिका के साथ।
• भारत में राजनीतिक प्रक्रियाएंकृराजनीति और समाज के संबंधों की विश्लेषणपरक प्रस्तुति।
• भारत में राजनीतिक दल एवं दलीय व्यवस्था पर विशेष प्रस्तुति।
• बु(िजीवियों की राजनीतिक भूमिका एवं सार्थकता जैसे समसामयिक प्रसंग पर विशेष आलेख।
• पारिभाषिक शब्दावली की विशिष्ट प्रस्तुति।
इस नवीन संस्करण में अध्याय 19 ;भारत में चुनावी राजनीति के बदलते आयाम और मतदान व्यवहारद्ध, अध्याय 20 ;भारत में राजनीतिक प्रक्रियाएंः राजनीति और समाज के मध्य संबंधद्ध, एवं अध्याय 21 ;राजनीतिक दल और दलीय प्रणालियांः भारत की दलीय प्रणालीµएक परिचयद्ध को यथासंभव संशोधित कर भारत की राजनीति से संदर्भित समसामयिक प्रसंगों पर विशेष आलेख की प्रस्तुति की जा रही है। साथ-ही, 16वीं लोकसभा चुनाव से प्रासंगिक सभी प्रकार की अद्यतन ;नच.जव.कंजमद्ध सामग्री एवं भारत की दलीय-प्रणाली पर विशिष्ट समसामयिक विवरण आपके समक्ष प्रस्तुत है।


CONTENTS
प्रस्तावना (Preface)
1.   राजनीतिक समाजशास्त्राः अर्थ, प्रकृति, क्षेत्रा एवं महत्त्व (Political Sociology: Meaning, Nature, Scope and Importance)
2.   राजनीतिक समाजशास्त्राः विकास के विभिन्न आयाम (Political Sociology: Different Dimensions of Development)
3.   व्यवहारवादी उपागम (Behavioural Approach)
4.   राजनीतिक व्यवस्था विश्लेषण उपागम (Political System Analysis Approach)
5.   संरचनात्मक-प्रकार्यात्मक उपागम (Structural Functional Approach)
6.   राजनीति विज्ञान में वैज्ञानिक अध्ययन प(तिः तथ्य एवं मूल्य विवाद के परिप्रेक्ष्य में (Scientific Method in Political Science: In Context of Fact and Value Dichotomy)
7.   राजनीतिक समाजशास्त्रा का अन्य समाज विज्ञानों से संबंध (Relationship of Political Sociology with Other Social Sciences)
8.   राजनीतिक व्यवस्था एवं समाज के बीच अंतर्संबंध (Interrelationship between Political System and Society)
9.   राजनीतिक व्यवस्था एवं प्रक्रियाः संप्रत्यय, वर्गीकरण एवं क्रियात्मकता (Political System and Process: Concepts, Classification
and Activity)
10. जनतांत्रिक एवं सर्वाधिकारवादी व्यवस्थाएंः सामाजिक-आर्थिक स्थितियां, उनका आविर्भाव एवं स्थायित्व के संवाहक (Democratic and Totalitarian Systems: Socio-economic Conditions Conductive for their Emergence and Stability)
11. राजनीतिक अभिजन (Political Elite)
12. राजनीतिक संस्कृति (Political Culture)
13. राजनीतिक समाजीकरण (Political Socialisation)
14.   राजनीतिक सहभागिता, उदासीनता एवं लामबंदी (Political Participation, Apathy and Mobilisation)
15.   राजनीतिक विकास (Political Development)
16.  राजनीतिक आधुनिकीकरण Political Modernisation)
17.  राजनीतिक भर्ती (Political Recruitment)
18.   राजनीतिक संचार Political Communication)
19.   भारत में चुनावी राजनीति के बदलते आयाम और मतदान व्यवहार (Changing Dimensions of Electoral Politics in India and Voting Behaviour)
20.   Hभारत में राजनीतिक प्रक्रियाएंः राजनीति और समाज के मध्य संबंध (Political Processes in India: Relationship between Politics and Society)
21.   राजनीतिक दल और दलीय प्रणालियांः भारत की दलीय प्रणालीµएक परिचय (Political Parties and Party Systems: An Introduction to Indian Party Systems)
22.   दबाव समूह एवं हित समूह (Pressure Groups and Interest Groups)
23.   जनमत (Public Opinion)
24.   नौकरशाही की अवधारणा (The Concept of Bureaucracy)
25.  बु(िजीवियों की राजनीतिक भूमिकाः सार्थकता (Political Role of Intellectuals: Significance)
पारिभाषिक शब्दावली (Technical Terminology)
ग्रंथसूची (Bibliography)
अनुक्रमणिका (Index)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
प्रस्तुत कृति की लेखिका प्रोफेसर (डाॅ.) शशि शर्मा, पीएच.डी. (पटना विश्वविद्यालय) यूनिवर्सिटी प्रोफेसर, स्नातकोत्तर राजनीति विज्ञान विभाग, पटना विश्वविद्यालय की विभागाध्यक्षा हैं। डाॅ. शर्मा विगत 35 वर्षों से राजनीति विज्ञान के स्नातक एवं स्नातकोत्तर स्तर के शैक्षिक कार्यों में संलग्न हैं।
   
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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Natural Injustice

Neena Gupta  with Masaba  (3) jjjj

Bizarre notions stopped single
mothers from getting their due for too long, until the Supreme Court intervened
By Bhavdeep Kang

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FATHERHOOD is a well-regarded theory, but motherhood is a fact.” Indian jurisprudence has yet to take satirist PJ O’Rourke’s formulation to heart. What should have been a woman’s natural and inalienable right—guardianship of her children—must be wrested from courts of law, inch by inch.
For a single mother to apply for a passport, open a fixed deposit or take out an insurance policy in the name of her child—acts a single father can perform without a second thought—has taken decades of struggle. Even so, film-maker and unwed-single-mother-by-choice Kavita Lankesh must secure a “no-objection certificate” from her daughter’s biological father before she can get the child’s passport renewed! One can only imagine how Neena Gupta, pioneering single mother to her daughter by Vivian Richards, managed way back in 1989.
It took another ten years for the Supreme Court to recognize, in 1999 (Githa Hariharan vs Reserve Bank of India), that a mother had as much right as a father to be the “natural guardian” of a child. Ruling on the RBI’s refusal to accept her signature on an application to open relief bonds for her minor son, the SC said the parents had equal rights.

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Justice Vikramjit Sen delivered 
the landmark SC judment in 
favor of single mothers.
Last fortnight marked a new milestone in the single mother’s quest for recognition. Justice Vikramajit Sen, generally regarded as progressive and modern in his outlook, observed: “In today’s society, where women are increasingly choosing to raise their children alone, we see no purpose in imposing an unwilling and unconcerned father on an otherwise viable family nucleus.” Setting aside a previous judgment of the Delhi High Court, the Supreme Court ruled that a single mother could be the sole legal guardian of her child, even without the explicit consent of the father.
The Delhi High Court had held that the mother in question, a Christian, could not be recognized as sole guardian unless the father of the child was heard; she would have to provide his name and address, so that he could be served notice.
Was it a landmark judgment? Perhaps not. It did not go beyond the immediate prayer for recognition of an unwed mother’s right to sole guardianship of a minor, where she is demonstrably able to care for him and the father, being married, plays no role in the child’s life. The ruling makes it clear that if the absent biological father suddenly surfaces and challenges guardianship, he can do so. But it did recognize that in most legal systems, “priority, preference and pre-eminence is given to the mother over the father of the concerned child”.
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Author Githa Hariharan faced RBI’s refusal to accept her signature on an application to open relief bonds for her minor son; the SC then ruled that both parents had equal rights.

Despite Githa Hariharan, horrors are still visited on single mothers. Lankesh recalls the ordeal of getting her daughter’s passport renewed. Standing in line, she was grilled by passport officials on her marital status or lack thereof. “They could not understand that I wasn’t divorced or abandoned and that my child was not adopted. I simply didn’t want to be married to the father of my child,” she says.
Bizarrely, the Bombay High Court was informed last year by a government counsel that an unwed mother who wants a passport for her child must state whether or not it was conceived as a result of sexual assault! Clause 3.2(a) of the passport manual put out by the Ministry of External Affairs stated that an unwed mother was required to file an affidavit stating how she conceived and why she does not want the father’s name on the passport. Was it desertion, divorce or rape?
The case related to a woman’s prayer regarding the passport authority’s refusal to include her step-father or her mother’s name in her passport—despite the fact that the mother had custody. Earlier this year, the court directed the state government to amend the passport manual with reference to single mothers.
If that is a perplexing exercise, it’s only because the law has thus far bent over backwards to protect the rights of the father. Never mind that fatherhood isn’t a fact, only theory! The rights of the biological father, the step-father, the divorced/separated father, the MIA (missing in action) father were given primacy. The July 6 judgment is important in that it acknowledges that an absentee father—no matter what the reason for his absence—is dispensable.
If journalist-turned-spiritual activist Madhav Kant Misra has his way, the next step will be doing away entirely with the father’s name on official documents. He has filed a petition in the Supreme Court, essentially saying that motherhood is a fact, that is, “a mother’s identity is certain and definite.” For the mother not to be given primacy was “against the basic law of nature”. He questioned the practice of not identifying the child with the mother’s name. A SC bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu himself, has issued notice to all state governments, asking them to respond to the petition.
Some commentators have objected to the ruling on the grounds that it infringes on personal law and amounts to batting for a uniform civil code. Former law minister Salman Khursheed does not agree. “The ruling is limited to the issues raised in the petition in question. It has nothing to do with personal law. However, when such cases come up in future, no judge is likely to set this aside and rule otherwise,” he says.

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Saturday, 26 September 2015

Degrees of Discontent

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The HRD ministry’s attempt to wrest control of the IIMs comes in for much criticism. Will the government relent or go ahead with its “takeover” plan? 
By Ajith Pillai
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No Bible on management would recommend that an institution or business give up its independent decision-making pro-cess and allow itself to be micromanaged by the government. The controversial Draft Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Bill, 2015, to be put up for parliament’s approval later this month, threatens to do just that—wrest autonomy from 13 premier management institutions across the country and bring them under the government’s oversight.
While recent press reports seem to suggest that the Union HRD Ministry piloting the legislation may suitably “tweak” it to accommodate the concerns of the various IIMs, officials of the ministry have indicated
to India Legal that no major changes are expected. So, unless there is intervention from the very top (read the prime minister) or if the cabinet does not give its approval, the legislation in its current form could well come up before parliament for approval during the monsoon session which begins on July 21.
Many in the top echelons of the IIMs see red at the prospect of the Bill getting the Parliamentary nod. In that event, they fear that the very character of the management institutes will be drastically altered and brand IIM’s credibility, built over the years, will slowly but surely take a hit. In fact, such is the concern that several objections have been raised against the proposed legislation in the last few weeks. According to former and serving faculty members, the government securing complete control over the IIMs would directly impact the independent functioning of the institutes.
Professor Pankaj Chandra, former director, IIM-Bangalore, who had advised the UPA government during the first draft of the Bill, told India Legal: “The Bill is not what was agreed upon when we submitted our suggestions in 2013 after much deliberation. This is a revised version which incorporates all that we had objected to. In its current form it will bring in several levels of government interference in the functioning of the IIMs. In fact, under certain provisions of the proposed Bill, virtually every decision will require government approval. That is not how centres of excellence are run anywhere in the world.” 

British Prime Minister David Cameron  interacting with  IIM-Calcutta students  during his India visit in November 2013

British Prime Minister David Cameron interacting with IIM-Calcutta students during his India visit in November 2013

This is as much the gist of what AM Naik, chairman of IIM-Ahmedabad Board of Governors, told reporters last month. He had pointed out that the independent functioning of the IIMs would be severely circumscribed if the Bill is implemented. “Our prime minister wishes to create world-class academic institutions, but this kind of regulation only pushes us in the opposite direction,” he had said. Naik also wrote to Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on June 24, expressing the concerns of IIMs. 

“Post 1996, we came to understand that dialogue was important and much better than the gun. It was a masterstroke of Narasimha Rao to revive the democratic process.”
To quote from his note to the minister: “On behalf of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad  (IIM-A), I would like to convey our deep reservations on the proposed IIM Bill that has been put up for public comments…. On a preliminary review of the Draft IIM Bill 2015, we are deeply concerned that some of the provisions of the Bill would seriously compromise the autonomy of the institute. We believe that developing a Bill that helps us achieve its vision requires a thorough and collaborative review process which needs adequate time and deliberation….”
Similar objections have been communicated to the ministry by some other IIMs, including Bangalore, Calcutta and Lucknow.
According to IIM insiders, the new Bill, circulated two months ago by the HRD ministry took everyone by surprise. It was a clear departure from the Draft Bill discussed and agreed upon by the IIMs two years ago. In its new avatar the Draft Bill had all the sticking points that the institutes had earlier objected to. Naik articulated his frustration to the media: “After nine months of silence, the government suddenly floated this new draft, which we saw just a few weeks back. It really caught us by surprise. The original Bill, which was approved by the IIMs and Ministry of HRD, has been completely changed, and rather made even worse than the original draft.”
Those who have objected to the Bill have taken particular umbrage over three sections of the new Bill which render the board of governors of the IIMs virtually powerless and toothless. Should the new legislation be passed, all its decisions relating to admissions, courses run, fee structure, establishment of new buildings, fellowships and scholarships will have to be cleared by the HRD Ministry. The appointment of chairpersons and directors of the IIM boards will also be finalized by the government.

“The Bill is not what was agreed upon when we submitted our suggestions in 2013 after much deliberation. This is a revised version which incorporates all that we had objected to.” 
Prof Pankaj Chandra, former director, IIM-B
Not just that, each IIM director must give their assessment on the performance and contribution of the five highest paid employees in the institute to the HRD Ministry. A senior faculty member of the IIM Lucknow says: “Every aspect of functioning has been covered by the Bill. It wrests total control with the government, reducing the IIMs to mere operating centres which will have to obey the diktats of the HRD Ministry in Delhi.”
Those who support the Bill point out that IIMs, though registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act, were created by the government in 1961 and are also funded by it. The institutes enjoyed day-to-day autonomy in their functioning till now although under the watch of the government which has been formulating broad policies for each of the IIMs. But this approach had to change with the number of institutes increasing from 3 to 13 and with 6 more on the anvil. The autonomy had to be codified by law and the role of the government defined. Also, since government funding is involved, accountability had to be formalised and a uniform system had to be put in place to cover areas like appointments.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

New Title Announcement - EDUCATION IN EMERGING INDIA By RAVI, S. SAMUEL

            
Price: Rs. 675.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5144-8
Pages: 784
Binding: Paper Back
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DESCRIPTION
India is evolving in every sphere, and its education system is no exception. The change, however, is largely towards the betterment of the society as a whole; but still constraints are many in achieving a stringent yet ‘beneficial for all’ education system in the country. This book gives a thorough account on the Indian Education system—from its inception to the present day, and underlines the hurdles faced and the improvements needed to achieve a flawless system of imparting value education the students.
The book begins by explaining fundamental theories of education—its meaning, nature and so on, and then proceeds to discuss the emerging Indian society and the constraints faced by its education system, like corruption, poverty, social discrimination, ill practices (drugs, violence, etc.). It further discusses the philosophies preached by the Indian and Western philosophers and educationists, like Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Rabindra Nath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Rousseau, Froebel, and Maria Montessori, and their contribution in shaping the Indian Education system in some way or the other.
The book further explains the concepts integral to Education in Emerging India, which are Education for All (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan), Education for Women (girl child), Education for the Children with Special Needs, Education for National Integration, and Adult Education. It also discusses the revised education policies, with special emphasis on education commissions, and organizations involved in it.
The book is designed for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Education.
CONTENTS

Preface
1.   Meaning and Nature of Education
2.   Scenario of Emerging India
3.   Meaning of Educational Philosophy
4.   Philosophy and Branches of Knowledge
5.   Indian Philosophy and Education
6.   Idealism
7.   Naturalism
8.   Pragmatism
9.   Existentialism
10. Rabindranath Tagore
(1861–1941)

11. Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)
12. Swami Vivekananda
(1863–1902)

13. Sri Aurobindo Ghosh
(1872–1950)

14. Jean Jacques Rousseau
(1712–1778)

15. Froebel (1782–1852)
16. John Dewey (1859–1952)
17. Maria Montessori (1870–1952)
18. Meaning and Scope of Educational Sociology
19. School and Community
20. Education and Social Change
21. Education and Culture
22. Education and Human Resource Development
23. Education and Economic Development
24. Universalisation of Elementary Education
25. Equalisation of Educational Opportunities
26. Education for Democracy
27. Education and Secularism
28. Education and Modernisation
29. Values in Education
30. Population Education
31. Agencies of Education
32. Socialisation of the Child
33. Special Education
34. Globalization and Education
35. Women’s Education
36. Adult Education
37. Distance Education
38. Education for National Integration
39. Education for International Understanding
40. University Education Commission (1948–1949)
41. Secondary Education Commission (1952–1953)
42. Indian Education Commission (1964–1966)
43. New Education Policy (1986)
44. Revised Education Policy (1992)
45. Educational Organizations
Bibliography • Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
S. SAMUEL RAVI, PhD, is working as an Assistant Professor, N.M. Christian College, Marthandam, Tamil Nadu. He has more than two decades of teaching experience in various educational and research institutions, both at the school and college levels. He is the author of two books—Comprehensive Study of Education, and Philosophical and Sociological Bases of Education, published by PHI Learning, Delhi.
2015 / 784pp. / 16.0 × 24.1 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5144-8 / Rs.675.00
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Monday, 21 September 2015

New Edition Released - E-COMMERCE: AN INDIAN PERSPECTIVE, FIFTH EDITION By P.T. JOSEPH, S.J.

            
 

Price: Rs. 450.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5154-7
Pages: 564
Binding: Paper Back
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DESCRIPTION
Electronic Commerce, popularly known as E-commerce is booming in India offering new ways of doing business. Referring to aspects of online business involving exchanges among customers, business partners and vendors, e-commerce has increased the speed and ease with which business can be transacted today, resulting in intense competition between enterprises. Companies are at the crossroads, with just two vistas ahead of them—either go online or go out of business. The comprehensive coverage of this Fifth Edition equips the students with the latest information on e-commerce—concepts, models, strategies, and techniques that can be used to build useful e-commerce applications.

The range of topics covered is broad, making this book a solid introductory text for the rapidly expanding number of courses in e-commerce for business students at undergraduate or postgraduate level, and also for the students pursuing courses in computer applications, information technology and information science.
The book features several comprehensive and diverse case studies and data on Indian corporations, as well as multinational companies showing success and failure of their Web-based electronic business models. New material on developments in technology and taxation issues have been added.

This fundamental treatment of the subject of e-commerce coupled with a clear and practical analysis of market models, continues to make this text an invaluable single source guide for students—arming them with skills to deal successfully with the managerial issues they will face as future business professionals.

Key features
•  Incorporates a new chapter E-commerce Laws and Taxation Issues.
•  Provides coverage of all elements of e-commerce including customer relationship, supply chain management, e-payment, e-security, mobile commerce, and Web designing.
•  Addresses key legal issues related to taxation, privacy, copyright, and so forth.
•  Gives the end-of-chapter Internet search exercises to help students develop analytical skills.
•  Defines key technical terms in the glossary.

CONTENTS
Preface
1.    History of E-commerce and Indian Business Context
2.    Business Models for E-commerce
3.    Enabling Technologies of the World Wide Web
4.    e-Marketing
5.    e-Security
6.    e-Payment Systems
7.    e-Customer Relationship Management
8.    e-Supply Chain Management
9.    e-Strategy and Knowledge Management
10.  Information Systems for Mobile Commerce
11.  Portals for E-business
12.  Legal and Ethical Issues
13.  E-commerce Laws and Taxation Issues
Glossary
Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
P.T. JOSEPH, S.J., PhD, (Marquette University), is Director, at Marian International Institute of Management, Kuttikkanam, Kerala. He was the  Director of the Xavier Institute of Management (XIM), Bhubaneswar. Prior to joining XIM, he has been Professor at the Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur. Earlier, he also taught at Marquette University in Milwaukee and St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Joseph has done research in image processing and published several papers, both in India and abroad.
  
2015 / 564pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5154-7 / Rs.450.00
  
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Thursday, 17 September 2015

New Edition Released - TEXTBOOK OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, THIRD EDITION By MANDAL, FATIK BARAN

            
 
Price: Rs. 495.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5148-6
Pages: 408
Binding: Paper Back
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DESCRIPTION
This well-accepted book, now in its Third Edition, is an extension of the previous edition. The text has further enriched with more information to understand animal behaviour coherently and scientifically.

The book attempts to provide a reasonably suitable account of animal behaviour for undergraduate as well as postgraduate students. Although behaviour of animals has fascinated people for a long, behavioural biology has been incorporated in the syllabi very recently. The study of behaviour received its important boost from the work of Charles Darwin who used the term ‘instinct’, to refer to the natural behaviour of animals. In the 1930s, a comprehensive theory of animal behaviour emerged through the work of Konrad Lorenz and, later of Niko Tinbergen. Biological study of behaviour, in fact came of age as a science when Lorenz, Tinbergen and Karl von Frisch received the Nobel Prize for their contribution to science.

Observing and describing exactly what animals do is fascinating and scientific analysis of their behaviour is significant for several reasons. Each species tends to have an array of stereotyped behaviours, some of which are shared with related species, but others are unique. Ecology, natural selection, macroevolution, microevolution, and gene constitute the foundation of animal behaviour. Various animal groups exhibit diverse strategies for their survival and reproduction which are discussed in this book.

The book is primarily intended for the students of B.Sc./M.Sc. (Zoology/Life Science) for their courses. It would be useful for the researchers in the field of animal behaviour, and conservation biologists. It would also attract students who are pursuing courses in Sociology and Anthropology.


Key features

•  Presents a well-balanced view of ethology.
•  Discusses the current development in the field.
•  Includes a glossary of important terms.
•  Offers chapter-end questions to check the students’ understanding of the concept.


CONTENTS
Preface • Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgements
1.    Introduction
2.    Trends in Animal Behaviour Studies
3.    Interaction between Gene, Neuron, Hormone and Environment
4.    Innate and Learned Behaviour
5.    Animal Communication
6.    Defensive Behaviour and Biomimicry
7.    Chronobiology
8.    Migration and Other Rythmic Behaviours
9.    Socio-biology and Social Behaviour
10.  Sexual Behaviour and Parental Care
11.  Behavioural Ecology and Conservation Biology
12.  Human Behaviour Glossary • References
Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
Fatik Baran Mandal, PhD, Associate Professor of Zoology, Bankura Christian College, Bankura, West Bengal has more than 17 years of teaching experience. He has been awarded Fellowship of Zoological Society of India (FZSI) in the year 1995. Dr. Mandal, a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Scientific Review, Editorial Board member of the World Journal of Science and Technology, Open Research Journal of Science and Environment, and Science Journal International is a reviewer of several Journals. A member of several national and international organizations, he is also a faculty member of Webmed Central. He has authored six books, including Human Parasitology (Second Edition), and Invertebrate Zoology, published by PHI Learning.

His field of interest includes ecology and evolutionary biology, biodiversity, parasitology, and behavioural biology.
   
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Saturday, 12 September 2015

New Book - ELECTRONICS LAB MANUAL : VOLUME I, FIFTH EDITION By NAVAS, K. A.

            
 

Price: Rs. 395.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5142-4
Pages: 560
Binding: Paper Back
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DESCRIPTION
This lab manual is intended to support the students of undergraduate engineering in the related fields of electronics engineering for practicing laboratory experiments. It will also be useful to the undergraduate students of electrical science branches of engineering and applied science.
This book begins with an introduction to the electronic components and equipment, and the experiments for electronics workshop. Further, it covers experiments for basic electronics lab, electronic circuits lab and digital electronics lab. A separate chapter is devoted to the simulation of electronics experiments using PSpice. Each experiment has aim, components and equipment required, theory, circuit diagram, tables, graphs, alternate circuits, answered questions and troubleshooting techniques. Answered viva voce questions and solved examination questions given at the end of each experiment will be very helpful for the students.
The purpose of the experiments described here is to acquaint the students with:
• Analog and digital devices
• Design of circuits
• Instruments and procedures for electronic test and measurement

CONTENTS
Preface 1. FAMILIARIZATION OF ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND EQUIPMENT 2. BASIC ELECTRONICS LAB (SOLID STATE DEVICES LAB) 3. ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS LAB 4. SIMULATION USING PSPICE 5. DIGITAL ELECTRONICS LAB Appendices 1: Silicon Rectifier Diodes 1N4001–1N4007 2: Germanium Diode OA79 3: General Purpose Small Signal NPN Bipolar Transistor BC107 4: Silicon Power Transistor 2N3055 5: Unijunction Transistor 2N2646 6: LM124/LM224/LM324/LM2902 7: Timer 8: IC Numbers and Their Description Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
K.A. NAVAS, PhD, is Principal, LBS College of Engineering, Kerala. With three decades of teaching experience, he has authored 15 books and published forty nine technical papers in national and international journals.

His research interest includes pattern recognition, image processing and multimedia quality assessment.
  
2015 / 560pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5142-4 / Rs.395.00
  
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Friday, 11 September 2015

New Edition Released - TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, 2/E Edited by VYAS and PATEL

            
 

Price: Rs. 395.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5152-3
Pages: 524
Binding: Paper Back
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DESCRIPTION
English Language Teaching (ELT), especially English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL), has been witnessing unprecedented changes in curriculum, teaching methodology, and the application of learning theories. This has created a demand for teachers who can teach English to learners of varied cultural, socio-economic and psychological backgrounds.

The book, in its second edition, continues to discuss the modern trends, innovations, as well as the difficulties and challenges in teaching and learning ESL in a non-native context. The book, with contributions from many experts (each one specializing in a particular field) from countries such as UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, India, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, China, and Japan, provides new methods, strategies and application-oriented solutions to overcome the problems in a practical way.
The book deals with all topics pertinent to English as a Second Language or English for the non-native speakers, and these are further reinforced by a large number of examples and quotations from different sources.

The new edition comes along with thoroughly improvised chapters on Narrative Inquiry for Teacher Development (Chapter 13) and Mass Media, Language Attitudes and Language Interaction Phenomena (Chapter 23): to provide an insight on the innovative approaches in Teacher training and in classrooms, and new approaches and changing language dimensions in the world of media, and in general.

What distinguishes the text is its focus on modern innovations and use of technology in ELT/CLT (Communicative Language Teaching).

Postgraduate Students of English, teachers, teacher-trainees (B.Ed./M.A. Education/M.Ed.), and teacher-educators who are concerned with teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) should find this book immensely helpful.

CONTENTS
Preface. List of Contributors. 1. English: An Alladin’s Lamp. 

Part 1: Communicative Language Teaching in ESL Context
—2. What Can We Learn from Classroom Observations?: A study of CLT in a Chinese University Context. 3. Communicative Language Teaching and English Language Teaching in Nigeria. 4. Communicative Language Teaching: An Indian Teacher Resolves a Methodology Dilemma. 5. Integrating ICT in the Language Classroom: An Intercultural Journey?

Part 2: Multimedia in ELT
6. Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Its Future. 7. Podcasting as an Effective Tool for Language Learning. 8. Making Language Teaching Relevant for the Digital Age. 

Part 3: Content Based Instruction
—9. Content-based Instruction. 10. Familiarity and Planning in Task-based Learning. 11. A Fine ‘How Do You Do’: Contextual Factors within English Greetings.

Part 4: Factors Affecting ESL Teaching—12. Motivation and Demotivation Factors in Language Learning. 13. Narrative Inquiry for Teacher Development. 14. Redefining Learner Autonomy in the Indian ESL Context. 15. Teaching English at the Undergraduate Level: Groping in the Dark? 16. Applying Knowledge of Psycholinguistics in Language Teaching and Learning. 

Part 5: Games and Activities in ESL Classroom
—17. Language-based Games and Motivation: Using Games in the ESL Classroom. 18. Dynamic, Interactive Classroom Activities. 19. Games and Students’ Motivation in Foreign Language Learning. 

Part 6: Vocabulary Development

20. Vocabulary Learning through Experience Tasks. 21. Enhancing ESL Learners’ Lexical Competence. 22. Morphological Analysis and Vocabulary Development: Critical Criteria. 23. Mass Media, Language Attitudes and Language Interaction Phenomena.

Part 7: Pedagogical Reorientation of Grammar—24. Revising Our Paradigm: Teaching Grammar as Text Inquiry. 25. A Reflection of Pedagogic Value on Swan’s Design Criteria and Westney’s Approach to Grammar Teaching. 

Part 8: Developing Communication Skills

26. Developing the Speaking and the Writing Skills at Technical Institutes: A Classroom Investigation with Suggestions. 27. Integrating Skills: Business Presentations for Business Students. 

Part 9: Multiculturalism in ESL
—28. Linguistic Migrations: Teaching English in Multicultural Contexts. 29. Identity Maintenance for Non-native Speakers of English. 30. Enacting a Plurilingual Pedagogy: English Language Policy and Instruction in India. 31. Investigating Linguistic Diversity in American Classrooms. 32. Crosstalk in Multilingual Interactions among Non-native Speakers of English.

Part 10: Curriculum Development—33. Universals in the Process of Curriculum Development in ELT.
34. Communicative Language Teaching: Problems of Designing Syllabuses and Producing Materials. 35. Constructing Curriculum for an Intensive English Program. 

Part 11: Language Testing
—36. Testing Communicative Competence.

Index.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(s)
Manish A. Vyas (PhD) is Senior Lecturer with the Department of English, VPMP Polytechnic, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. He has been teaching ESL for the last eight years at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dr. Manish Vyas has presented many papers in various conferences and has published many articles/chapters on Indian, Oriental and American literature in various national and international journals and books.
Yogesh L. Patel is Controller of Examination, Shree Somnath Sanskrit University, Veraval-Somnath, Gujarat. He has specialized in the field of ELT and is engaged in research on Indian English: A Linguistic Study. He has attended English language teacher workshops and presented articles on ELT in India. His area of interest is sociolinguistics and applied linguistics.

  
2015 / 524pp. / 16.0 × 24.1 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5152-3 / Rs.395.00
  
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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Awards for Excellence in Book Production 2015


September 2015
The ceremony for Awards for Excellence in Book Production held on Friday, 4th September 2015 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi during 21st Delhi Book Fair 2015. PHI Learning received the following awards: 

  • First Prize for Shaikshik Prabandhan (Educational Management) in the category of Reference Books (Hindi) 
  • Second Prize for Financial Accounting-A Managerial Perspective, 5/E in the category of Text Books: Colleges (English) 
  • Certificate of Merit for Solar PhotoVoltaics -Fundamentals, Technologies and Advanced Applications, 3/E in the category of Scientific/Technical/Medical Books (English).


» First Prize for Shaikshik Prabandhan (Educational Management) in the category of Reference 
   Books (Hindi)

Shaikshik Prabandhan (Educational Management)Shaikshik Prabandhan (Educational Management)Educational Management


» Second Prize for Financial Accounting - A Managerial Perspective (Fifth Edition) in the 
   category of Text Books: Colleges (English)

Financial AccountingFinancial AccountingFinancial Accounting

» Certificate of Merit for Solar Photovoltaics - Fundamentals, Technologies and Applications 
   (Third Edition) in the category of Scientific/Technical/Medical Books (English)

SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS - Fundamentals, Technologies and ApplicationsSOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS - Fundamentals, Technologies and Applications

    


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