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Thursday, 23 January 2014

Nelson Mandela: The African Gandhi

Title: Nelson Mandela: The African Gandhi
Author: Prof. Gopal Sharma 
ISBN: 978-93-82395-43-0
First Edition: 2014
Binding: Hard Cover
Language: English

About The Author:

Prof. Gopal Sharma Ph.D. M.Ed. PGDTE (CIEFL) has been involved in English language teaching since 1975. He taught in Indian Universities before working at Garyounis University (Now University of Benghazi) Libya and Wollega University, Ethiopia. He has written and edited several books in English and Hindi and published research papers in reputed national and international journals. A scholar of International repute and widely appreciated and honoured for his translations from English to Hindi and Hindi to English, his current academic interests are World Englishes, Applied Linguistics and English for Specific Purposes.
This is the second biographical book by him, the first being on Narendra Modi.
Grants and Awards
1. Dronacharya Award (2005): Best Instructor- KVS Delhi
2. Jagat Ram Arya Memorial Award (2005): Outstanding Reviewer - Kitabghar Delhi
3. Pt. Gauri Dutt Devnagri Puraskar (2004): Outstanding Editing of a rare Manuscript
4. Selected to work abroad as Hindi instructor by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations- 2003.
5. Vidya Marthand Award (2004): Promoting Indian values among youth of Hyderabad, India.
6. Two goal medals for outstanding research (one for Hyderabad region and another for all the four southern states of India) 1998 - Sampreshanpark Hindi Bhasha Shikshan (Sahitya Sahkar, New Delhi)
7. Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) Delhi citation for promoting Indian culture-1986.

About the Book:

Nelson Mandela is the African Gandhi for the Indians. The book is a tribute to the noble soul and as with the tributes it underlines the wisdom of Mandela. No other person, not even our own Gandhiji, suffered so much for getting his people freedom from apartheid and racial discrimination. The author of the book lived in Africa and was able to sense the kind of love and affection Africans have for Madiba. Though largely biographical and based on the accounts narrated by Mandela in his work “Long Walk to Freedom”, the book discusses in depth the philosophy and message of “a giant of history who moved a nation toward justice and in the process moved billions around the world.”

Online Purchase:
http://www.infibeam.com/Books/nelson-mandela-african-gandhi-prof-gopal-sharma/9789382395430

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

Title: Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education
Author: John Dewey 
ISBN: 978-93-82395-42-3
Edition: 2015
Binding: Hard Cover
Language: English
Category: Philosophy 

About the Author:
John Dewey, FAA was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey is one of the primary figures associated with the philosophy of pragmatism and is considered one of the founders of functional psychology. A well-known public intellectual, he was also a major voice of progressive education and liberalism. The overriding theme of Dewey's works was his profound belief in democracy, be it in politics, education or communication and journalism. As Dewey himself stated in 1888, while still at the University of Michigan, "Democracy and the one, ultimate, ethical ideal of humanity are to my mind synonymous." Known for his advocacy of democracy, Dewey considered two fundamental elements—schools and civil society—to be major topics needing attention and reconstruction to encourage experimental intelligence and plurality.

About the Book:
"Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education" is an important, controversial, and often cited work on public education. Dewey discusses the role of public education in a democracy and the different methods for achieving quality in education. After its initial publication, this book began a revolution in educational thinking; one that emphasized growth, experience, and activity as key elements in promoting democratic qualities in students and educators alike.

In this book, Dewey sought to at once synthesize, criticize, and expand upon the democratic (or proto-democratic) educational philosophies of Rousseau and Plato. He saw Rousseau's philosophy as overemphasizing the individual and Plato's philosophy as overemphasizing the society in which the individual lived. Dewey's educational theories, as explained in this book have enjoyed a broad popularity during his lifetime and after. Today Dewey is regarded a giant of both modern educational theory and progressive humanitarian thought, one of the great Americans of the last century of which all people of good will can be proud.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

दख़ल की दुनिया

Upcoming Title
Upcoming Title: दख़ल की दुनिया
संकलन व सम्पादन: अनिल पुष्कर कवीन्द्र
ISBN: 978-93-82395-41-6
First Edition: 2014
Binding: Hard Cover
Language: Hindi 

Sociology and Modern Social Problems

Title: Sociology and Modern Social Problems
Author: Charles A. Ellwood
ISBN: 978-93-82395-40-9
Language: English
First Edition: 2015
Binding: Hard Cover
Category: Sociology

About the Author:
Charles Abram Ellwood (January 20, 1873 – September 25, 1946) was one of the leading American sociologists of the interwar period, studying intolerance, communication and revolutions and using many multidisciplinary methods. He graduated from Cornell University in 1896 and studied also at the Universities of Chicago and Berlin. For one year, he was lecturer and instructor at the University of Nebraska and in 1900 became professor of sociology at the University of Missouri. He became also advisory editor of the American Journal of Sociology and associate editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. In 1904 he served as president of the Missouri Confederated Charities. He was the fourteenth president of the American Sociological Association in 1924. He spent the first 30 years of his career and rose to national prominence at the University of Missouri-Columbia before a 15-year tenure at Duke University.

About the Book:
This book is intended as an elementary text in sociology as applied to modern social problems, for use in institutions where but a short time can be given to the subject, in courses in sociology where it is desired to combine it with a study of current social problems on the one hand, and to correlate it with a course in economics on the other. The book is also especially suited for use in University Extension Courses and in Teachers' Reading Circles. 
This book aims to teach the simpler principles of sociology concretely and inductively. In Chapters I to VIII the elementary principles of sociology are stated and illustrated, chiefly through the study of the origin, development, structure, and functions of the family considered as a typical human institution; while in Chapters IX to XV certain special problems are considered in the light of these general principles.




Thursday, 2 January 2014

Pedagogic Perspectives in Indian Classical Dance: The Manipuri and The Bharatanatyam

Title: Pedagogic Perspectives in Indian Classical Dance: The Manipuri and The Bharatanatyam
Author: Pukhrambam Lilabati Devi
Foreword: L. Joychandra Singh, former Director, Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, Imphal, Manipur
ISBN: 978-93-82395-39-3
Language: English
First Edition: 2014
Binding: Hard Cover

About the Book:
By Dance Pedagogy we shall mean the role played by the dance pedagogues and with whole their pioneering services, the Indian Dance have been transformed from the Folk form towards the classical status. It also means its art of teaching dance to young students according to their needs, values and understanding. Dance is an art and the dancer is the artist and both are materialised with teaching-learning process at which the teacher takes greater responsibility as by being a committed artist. Teaching is thus a sublimed art which is to be enlivened by the teacher from whom teaching cannot be separated at any cost.

The Indian Classical dances being the world famous modern Indian dances have definitely been framed up under efforts of teaching-learning process at which the pedagogues (teachers) have taken central roles to upholding these dances and positioning themselves to higher status. A time is so arrived today to study the underlying values being contributed by the pedagogues in the world of Indian Classical Dance, with an aim to energize efforts on its future development. Taking interest on their roots, and geographical locations, one being Manipur state situating in the Indian border in the north-eastern region at which the researcher belongs and another being Tamil Nadu state locating in the southern part of India, it is felt that the world of Indian classical dance as compared to one another is yet to be fully discovered.

In this work on the Pedagogical study of Manipuri and Bharatanatyam, the sub-themes perceiving as the valuable cells of the work, are developed by ways of going through authenticated books, journals, newspapers and official documents etc. as secondary sources of information and directly interviewing with the existing teachers of art and dance and the learners of the JNMDA and Kalakshetra of Manipuri and Bharatanatyam respectively and their some eminent teachers as of first hand information. The contents of the present work might be taken as the genuine venture to describe the roles being played by the dance in making the progressive forms of the two dances and this cracking of the nut will be helpful to further and deeper studies.

About the Author:
P. Lilabati began her formal dance education at Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, Imphal from early childhood. She owes her family for their love and encouragement which made it possible for her to take dance as her profession. She spent almost 9 years at Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, Imphal. She receives 3 years Certificate Course, 3 years Diploma Course, and another 3 years Post Diploma Course in Ras from J.N.M.D.A. Imphal.

And after her Diploma in Manipur Dance, she learnt 4th year Diploma Course in Kalakshetra Foundation Rukmini Devi College of Fine Arts, Chennai, under a Scholarship from the Government of India. And after the 4th year of Diploma, the Former President of India, Late R. Venkataraman, the then chairman at Kalakshetra Foundation Chennai 2004, awarded her to continue the Post Diploma Course in Bharatanatyam. Moreover, along with her sister, she has the distinction of being the first Manipuri to get the Scholarship to learn Bharatanatyam.

After a successful stay in Rukmini Devi College of Fine Arts, Chennai, she was selected a state nominee by the Director of Education (U), Government of Manipur, for the Master of Performing Arts, specializing in Master of Performing Arts. During her stay at Kalakshetra Foundation in 2004, she was selected for Junior Membership Performing Artiste Award by Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi. She was also a member in the Academic Council of the University for the Academic Year 2008-2009, nominated by the Vice Chancellor in statute (1) (xii) of the statute of the University. From Hyderabad Central University, she got Gold Medal in Master of Performing Arts Examination held in the year 2009 and was awarded the Nataraja Rama Krishna Sharada Devi Medal.

Now she is pursuing Ph.D at Hyderabad Central University. She has cleared UGC NET. Now she is working as Guest Lecturer, Department of Dance, in Manipur University, Canchipur. She is an enthusiastic young artiste trying to explore the nuances of Bharatanatyam and Manipuri along with other Indian dance forms with full heart. She can formally conclude that the sole goal of her life is to discover dance, discover herself.

Book Releasing Photos:
Releasing of the book "Pedagogic Perspectives in Indian Classical Dance: The Manipuri and The Bharatanatyam" by Vice Chancellor of Manipur University on 24/06/2014 at Centenary Hall, Manipur University.





Wednesday, 1 January 2014

An Introduction to Philosophy

Title: An Introduction to Philosophy
Author: George Stuart Fullerton
ISBN: 978-93-82395-37-9
Publisher: Ruby Press & Co.
First Edition: 2015
Binding: Hard Cover
Category: Philosophy

About the Author:
George Stuart Fullerton (1859–1925) was an American philosopher and psychologist. He was the host of the first annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in 1892 at the University of Pennsylvania, and the APA's fifth president, in 1896. Fullerton was born at Fatehgarh, India; graduated in 1879 from the University of Pennsylvania and in 1884 from Yale Divinity School; and returned to Pennsylvania to be an instructor, adjunct professor, and dean of the department of philosophy, dean of the college, and vice provost of the university. In 1904 he was appointed professor of philosophy at Columbia University, and served as head of the department. In 1914, while he was exchange professor at the University of Vienna, World War I broke out. Fullerton was imprisoned as a civilian enemy national. He remained imprisoned for four years, until the end of the war, and conditions were so harsh that he returned to the U.S. with his health permanently damaged. Nearly an invalid for the last decade of his life, Fullerton committed suicide at the age of 66.

About the Book:
The book An Introduction to Philosophy” has been made as clear and simple as possible- that no unnecessary difficulties may be placed in the path of those who enter upon the thorny road of philosophical reflection. This book helps the beginner in philosophy to get familiarized with some of the terms, names, theories, and even philosophies. It is a very good point to start from or even to refresh the mind of those costumed to deal with philosophy. It undertakes — 1. To point out what the word "philosophy" is made to cover in our universities and colleges at the present day, and to show why it is given this meaning. 2. To explain the nature of reflective or philosophical thinking, and to show how it differs from common thought and from science. 3. To give a general view of the main problems with which philosophers have felt called upon to deal. 4. To give an account of some of the more important types of philosophical doctrine which have arisen out of the consideration of such problems. 5. To indicate the relation of philosophy to the so-called philosophical sciences, and to the other sciences. 6. To show, finally, that the study of philosophy is of value to us all, and to give some practical admonitions on spirit and method.