Rubies In My Ears is an inspirational story of a life filled with pain, loss, adventure, fun, love and eventual success. After completing his studies, but with no plans for the future, a chance meeting with a family friend takes Sanjiv to Tehran, Iran, with a promise of a glorious job and a glamorous life. Thus begins a journey of many twists and turns, and of life transforming experiences. "The boy from Ranchi has come a long way. Son of a traditional Indian family, Sanjiv became a nomad at first cry. Staying all over the world in his endeavour to find his comfort zone, Sanjiv has written about his life experiences with utmost honesty. Sometimes embarrassing, sometimes momentous, sometimes painful, his journey has been a walk in search of his divinity. We studied together and reconnected after a gap of some thirty years. In between, Sanjiv had moved house to live in New Zealand and travel the globe. This book has been written in front of me, as his latest endeavour, near the waves of a beach in Goa. It's a must read to understand the makeup of the moving Indian. Indeed, the boy from Ranchi has come a long way!" - Aditya Raj Kapoor, Consultant, Actor, Author, Biker & Adventurer.
India's recent economic performance has attracted world attention but the country is re-awakening not just as an economy but as a civilization. After a thousand years of the decline, it now has a genuine opportunity to re-establish itself as a major global power.In ?The Indian Renaissance?, the author, Sanjeev Sanyal, looks at the processes that led to ten centuries of fossilization and then at the powerful economic and social forces that are now working together to transform India beyond recognition. These range from demographic shifts to rising literacy levels, but the most important revolution has been the opening of mind and the changed attitude towards innovation and risk.This book is about how India found itself at this historic juncture, the obstacles that it still needs to negotiate and the future that it may enjoy. The author tells the story from the perspective of the new generation of Indians who have emerged from this great period of change.Published and distributed worldwide by World Scientific Publishing Co. except India, UK and North America
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay (1903-1988) was a remarkable woman of many passions and gifts. She played an important role in the struggle for Indian independence and was similarly a key figure in the international socialist feminist movement. She was India’s ambassador to Asia and Africa, an articulate and unflinching exponent of the idea of decolonization, and one of the earliest advocates of the idea of the global South. A staunch champion of women’s rights, she held views on women’s equality that continue to resonate in our times. Greatly disheartened by the partition of India in 1947, Kamaladevi became involved in the resettlement of refugees and appeared to withdraw from political life...
Nurdin Lalani and his family, Asian immigrants from Africa, have come to the Toronto suburb of Don Mills only to find that the old world and its values pursue them. A genial orderly at a downtown hospital, he has been accused of sexually assaulting a girl. Although he is innocent, traditional propriety prompts him to question the purity of his own thoughts. Ultimately, his friendship with the enlightened Sushila offers him an alluring freedom from a past that haunts him, a marriage that has become routine, and from the trials of coping with teenage children. Introducing us to a cast of vividly drawn characters within this immigrant community, Vassanji is a keen observer of lives caught between one world and another.
This book is unique in its in-depth coverage of heat transfer and fluid mechanics including numerical and computer methods, applications, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. It will serve as a comprehensive resource for professional engineers well into the new millennium. Some of the material will be drawn from the "Handbook of Mechanical Engineering," but with expanded information in such areas as compressible flow and pumps, conduction, and desalination.
It’s no secret that certain social groups have predominated India’s business and trading history, with business traditionally being the preserve of particular ‘Bania’ communities. However, the past four or so decades have seen a widening of the social base of Indian capital, such that the social profile of Indian business has expanded beyond recognition, and entrepreneurship and commerce in India are no longer the exclusive bastion of the old mercantile castes. In this meticulously researched book – acclaimed for being the first social history to document and understand India’s new entrepreneurial groups – Harish Damodaran looks to answer who the new ‘wealth creators’ are, as he traces the transitional entry of India’s middle and lower peasant castes into the business world. Combining analytical rigour with journalistic flair, India’s New Capitalists is an essential read for anyone seeking to understand the culture and evolution of business in contemporary South Asia.
This book offers a comprehensive coverage of laws and practices relating to banking. It begins with a module on the legal framework of regulations and the subsequent module covers a wide spectrum of laws that impacts on banking operations. Though tailore